Ana Cristina Costa is a marine biologist (PhD in Marine Sciences - Marine Ecology) assistant professor at the Department of Biology and researcher at CIBIO (Research Center for Biodiversity and Genetic Resources)/INBIo Associated Laboratory) at the University of the Azores.
ACC has taught and lectured several courses in the Biology undergrad degrees (Biology and Biological Sciences and Health), as well as in master’s degrees and the PhD graduate program in Biology in the Azores. In addition, she has supervised several undergrad and grad (master's and PhD) students and young post-doc researchers.
Her main interest is marine biodiversity and ecology and, to a lesser extent, taxonomy. She also has interests in marine environmental monitoring and biodiversity sustainability, conservation, and planning, and in interdisciplinary research, developing outreach actions, and stakeholders’ involvement and ocean literacy.