Ana M Queiros

  • Senior Marine Ecologist - Plymouth Marine Laboratory

Research interests

Senior benthic and climate change ecologist with 10 yrs of research experience in the UK, EU, Africa, Australia and SE Asia.

I am a leading expert in the assessment of the impacts of global climate change on marine species, ecosystems and services, sitting on a number of advisory boards and committees, including being the cliamte changes co-lead for the ICES working group on Marine Planning and Coastal Zone Management.

I have acted as a co-I on an extensive range of projects focusing on marine spatial planning (scientific lead for Spatial Data and Evidence Projects to support Marine Spatial Planning and the Goals of Harnessing Our Ocean Wealth), climate change (UKRI GCRF SOLSTICE and Blue Communities, H2020 FutureMARES), blue carbon (NERC/DEFRA MERP), and policy advice (EMFF Spatial Data and Evidence).

My work is highly inter-disciplinary and innovative, having won awards for the latter. I undertake field research, laboratorial experiments and ocean climate modelling application development and analysis. I have led the development ecosystem scaled modelling applications, analysis tools, and service solutions for marine policy-makers & other practitioners (e.g. COPERNICUS Climate Change Service). I have led and facilitated high level stakeholder engagements, including at the UNFCCC COP since 2016.

I have a sustained publication record (Google h-index 26, >2,400 cites). I am an Associate Editor for two peer-reviewed journals, and have supervised a number of postgraduate students to present.