Ana Margarida de Almeida Matias

Ana Margarida de Almeida Matias

Investigadora Auxiliar
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Ana Matias is an Auxiliar Researcher at CIMA - University of Algarve. She has a Geology Degree (1996), a MSc degree in Coastal and Marine Studies (2000), a PhD in Marine Geology (2006), and a MSc degree in Science Communication (2019). She devoted most of her academic career to research in coastal geological processes, with participation in 22 projects that covered topics such as dune vulnerability, overwash, and coastal resilience. She coordinated RUSH and EVREST projects (FCT national funding) and was WP leader on BARDEX II project (EU funding). She published her findings in 2 book chapters and 54 papers (h=18 in scopus), and presented her results in over 40 international conference communications. Since 2017, A. Matias main research focus is Transdisciplinary Research on Geoscience, Art, and Communication. She coordinated the science & art projects The Sea Rolls the Sand (2017, coastal science & dance), Embodying Memories (2019, neuroscience & visual art), and Rescue|Search (2020, marine science & photography). Research on science communication is also being published/presented. She is on the direction board of SciComPt (Portuguese science communication network) and is a member of the international Public Communication of Science and Technology network.

Science Communication; Science & Art; Barrier Island Evolution; Storm Impacts

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