Ana Catarina Soares Gavina

Ana Gavina is a PhD Student in Biology from FCUP & CIIMAR. She obtained her degree in Biology and Geology in 2009 and her Master degree in Applied Biology – Toxicology and Ecotoxicology in 2011, at the University of Aveiro. During the PhD, she is carrying out a research on a derivation of risk limits for the protection of soil ecosystems from nanomaterials. Main research interests are related to nanomaterials and soil ecotoxicology, namely the evaluation of changes in the habitat and retention soil functions as well as the evaluation of changes in soil enzyme activity under the exposure to nanomaterials.