Ana F. Lopes is a Marine Biologist graduated by the Faculty of Sciences of the Lisbon University in 2010, currently is a Behavioral PhD student at MARE-ISPA and the Gothenburg University. Her PhD thesis focus on plasticity as an indicator of potential acclimatization of marine temperate fish to future global changes. Other research interests also include the effects of climate change on marine ecosystems and fish behaviour, physiology and development of different life stages of marine organisms and the effects of multi-stressors on the life cycle of fish and general fish population sustainability.
Between 2010 and 2012 worked in different aquaculture facilities as a technician improving skills in production of plankton, larvae rearing and general management of aquaculture systems. As a research assistant was able to take part in several fish nutrition projects for several economical important species. From 2013 to the present, she worked as a researcher assistant in MARE-ISPA and data analyst in CE3C, in ocean acidification projects, looking to behavioral and physiology impacts of this on ecological important fish species of the Portuguese coast.