The University of Aveiro (UAVR) is a public foundation under private law whose mission is to contribute to and develop graduate and postgraduate education and training, research and cooperation with society.
Ana is a well-established researcher in Coastal Ecosystems with focus on: Coastal Ecosystems Ecological Status & Management; Applied Ecology & Nature-based solutions; Environmental Chemistry & Anthropogenic impacts; EU Policies & Ecosystem Services, in a transdisciplinary context. She is a Principal Researcher at the CESAM and the Dept. of Biology of the University of Aveiro where she is currently Vice-Rector for the promotion of quality, communication, effectiveness and efficiency of the University and environmental sustainability of the campuses.
Heliana is a coastal and marine benthic ecologist at the Center for Environmental and Marine Studies (CESAM) and the Department of Biology of the University of Aveiro in Portugal. Her research focuses on pressure-response relationships and on the development and use of ecological indicators to understand trends in ecosystems in relation to anthropogenic disturbance and climate change. She has large experience in environmental monitoring and quality assessments and participated in several international projects and working groups, providing scientific support to the implementation of policies in Water, Marine Strategy, Biodiversity and Nature Conservation domains.