Partner Institution: UAzores
PhD in Marine Sciences – Marine Ecology (2004), Ana C. Costa is an assistant professor at the Biology Department in the University of the Azores, where she has been working since 1991. Her main research interest is in marine and freshwater biodiversity: aquatic invertebrate biology and ecology and, to a lesser extent, invertebrate taxonomy. In the marine realm she has been working with benthic macroinvertebrates, mostly crustaceans and echinoderms. She is a qualified diver, and much of her research has involved SCUBA sampling. She has also been involved in applied research namely working for the Coastal Zone Management Planning in the Azores. Nowadays she is involved in several research national and international research projects in marine ecology and biology of marine invertebrates. She has a long teaching experience in invertebrate biology and marine issues (Biological Oceanography, Coastal Biology and Toxicology) and has supervised many undergraduate and graduate students.
Martín JL, Cardoso P, Arechavaleta M, Borges PAV, Faria BF, Abreu C, Aguiar AF, Carvalho JA, Costa AC, Cunha RT, Gabriel R, Jardim R, Lobo C, Martins AMF, Oliveira P, Rodrigues P, Silva L, Teixeira D, Amorim IR, Fernandes F, Homem N, Martins B, Martins M, Mendonça E 2010. Using taxonomically unbiased criteria to prioritize resource allocation for oceanic island species conservation. Biodiversity and Conservation 19:1659–1682.
Winkelmann K, Buckeridge JS, Costa AC, Dionísio MA, Medeiros A, Cachão M, Ávila SP 2010. Zullobalanus santamariaensis sp. nov., a new late Miocene barnacle species of the family Archaeobalanidae (Cirripedia: Thoracica), from the Azores. Zootaxa ISSN 1175-5334 (online edition)
Borges PAV, Gabriel R, Arroz AM, Costa AC, Cunha RT, Silva L, Mendonça E, Martins AMF, Reis F, Cardoso P 2010. The Azorean Biodiversity Portal: An internet database for regional biodiversity outreach. Systematics and Biodiversity 8(4): 423–434.