Dr. Ana Marta Gonçalves holds a PhD in Biology, specialty in Ecology, from the University of Coimbra, Portugal, in collaboration with Ghent University, in 2011. During her research career obtained several grants in highly international competitive calls, including MARS award for young scientists funded by The Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ) and the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT, Portugal) grants. Since 2019 she is auxiliary researcher at the Department of Life Sciences, Faculty of Sciences and Technology of University of Coimbra. AMG is member of the Directive Board of the research unit MARE (Marine and Environmental Sciences Centre). Since 2016 she is member of the Scientific Council of Institute for Interdisciplinary Research – University of Coimbra. AMG is Editor of some Special Issues and presents vast experience as reviewer of several SCI journals, that awarded her by the outstanding contribution to the journals. Currently she is member of the Editorial Board of Ecological Indicators, Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management (IEAM) and International Journal and Environmental Research and Public Health, and reviewer Editor of Frontiers in Marine Ecosystem Ecology Journal. AMG holds various administrative and science management positions in international networks giving her vast experience in this area. Her area of specialization includes Aquatic ecotoxicology; Trophic food web; Global changes; Anthropogenic impacts; Microplastic pollution; Marine biotechnology; Biochemical analysis (fatty acids and carbohidrates profiles; proteins); Biomarkers; Aquatic ecology; Estuarine plankton dynamics; Long-term changes of plankton communities; Aquaculture; Environmental education.