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Antonina Dos Santos
Dr. Antonina dos Santos is a research scientist at the Portuguese Institute for Sea and Atmosphere (IPMA) and leads the Plankton and crustacean Lab. Antonina has been studying taxonomy and ecology of crustacean larvae in Portugal seas.
Much of Antonina research has been the study of unexplored phase of living resources, focusing her studies on larval dispersal and recruitment to the origin population. Besides working on the dispersal and recruitment of crustacean larvae she has also done some work on the taxonomy of the adult phase of caridean shrimps (Decapoda). In 2016 she created the GelAvista citizen science project to monitor the stranding's of jellyfish in Portuguese coasts. Antonina research topics is to investigate how environmental conditions influence ecological patterns and processes, such as abundance and productivity, distribution, and size structure of plankton species. She has been involved in many scientific multidisciplinary projects subject to competitive tendering national and European, and she has been chief scientist on more than 15 multidisciplinary oceanographic surveys off the Portuguese coast. Since 2014 she is the Portuguese member of ICES Science Committee. Antonina has previously worked as Director of the Department of Sea and Marine Resources at IPMA.
Biodiversity Biogeography Biological Oceanography Ecology Environmental Impacts Marine Biology Taxonomy Zoology