Antonina dos Santos

Antonina dos Santos has over 20 years of scientific work in taxonomy and ecology of marine invertebrates. She graduated in Marine Biology and Fisheries at the University of Algarve and had her PhD in Biology (Ecology and Biosystematics) at the University of Lisbon in 2000.

Her main area of work has been the study of decapod larvae, focusing her studies on taxonomy, larval dispersal and recruitment. Besides that she has also done some important work on the taxonomy of adults having already described four new species of shrimp to science (Bresilia saldanhai, Periclimenaeus aurae, Lysmata jundalini and Macrobrachium pantanalense). Recently she created GelAvista, a citizen science project to study jellyfish. She has been involved in many scientific projects subject to competitive tendering national and European multidisciplinary, 5 of which as coordinator. The results of her scientific activities are reflected in the publication of over 60 scientific articles published in international journals. She have also guided many students from graduates to masters theses, doctoral and post-doc from Portugal, Spain, Italy and Brazil among others. It has been chief scientist on more than 15 multidisciplinary oceanographic campaigns off the Portuguese coast. Also it is editor of the ICES Identification Leaflets for Plankton and academic editor of PeerJ.