Key Words: Biological Oceanography, Microbial Oceanography, Phytoplankton, Heterotrophic bacterioplankton
Ana Maria Branco Barbosa
Ana B. Barbosa (BSc Marine Biology, PhD Marine Sciences, 2006) is a tenured Assistant Professor at University of Algarve (UAlg), lecturing in Biological Oceanography and Marine Ecosystem Dynamics. She was a member of the Organizing Committee of the BSc and MSc Programmes in Marine Biology (UAlg), and Director of this BSc, during the past 10 years. She has been developing research in Marine Microbial Ecology and Ecosystem Dynamics, and her major research interests include the regulation of planktonic communities and effects of natural and anthropogenic-induced ecosystem changes. She has supervised 2 PhD and 9 Master theses. She has been involved in 15 European and national funded research projects, being coordinator of some national projects. She has published 20 articles in peer-reviewed SCI-indexed journals, and 5 book chapters.