Maria Purificación Veiga Sánchez
Puri Veiga graduated in Marine Sciences in 2000 by the University of Vigo. She completed her MSc in Biodiversity and Conservation in 2003 and her PhD degree in 2008 by the University of Santiago de Compostela. Since 2012, she is post-doc researcher, funded by the FCT, at CIIMAR. Her main research interests focus on marine biodiversity from basic taxonomy to more applied issues as anthropogenic effects on biodiversity and their consequences to human-wellbeing. Her previous research includes the description of a genus and three new species to science. She is the author of 36 papers published in international journals.