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Antonina Dos Santos
Antonina dos Santos has over 20 years of scientific work in taxonomy and ecology of larvae of marine invertebrates. She graduated in Marine Biology and Fisheries at the University of Algarve and has a PhD in Biology (Ecology and Biosystematics) at the University of Lisbon in 2000.
Her main area of work has been the study of the larval phase of living resources, focusing her studies on larval dispersal and recruitment to the origin population. Besides working on the dispersal and recruitment of larvae of crustaceans she has also done some important work on the taxonomy of adults having already described four new species of shrimp to science. She has been involved in many scientific projects subject to competitive tendering national and European multidisciplinary, some of which as coordinator and has been chief scientist on more than 15 multidisciplinary oceanographic campaigns off the Portuguese coast.