Associated lecturer at the University of the Azores, where she coordinates the Herbarium AZB Ruy Telles Palinha of DB/UAç, leads the Island Aquatic Ecology SubGroup (http://www.ce3c.portais.com/teams/profile/sub.php?id=61) of the Island Biodiversity, Biogeography & Conservation Group (IBBC-cE3c), and teaches courses at undergraduate, Master and PhD levels.
With a background on marine botany and coastal ecology, and having started with studies of characterization of Azorean coastal communities, she has a well-established expertise in marine macroalgae and extensive experience in the ecology of coastal habitats. Throughout her career she has been actively involved with research, having coordinated 10 R&D Projects and 10 Contract Services, and participated in 9 R&D Projects. Through these projects, she has improved laboratory facilities with new spaces and equipment.
Being actively involved with the coordination of students and researchers, Ana I Neto has successfully supervised 4 post-doctoral researchers, 14 doctoral theses, 20 Master theses and over 60 undergraduate theses. This investment in human resources has resulted in the consolidation of skills and in the creation of a multidisciplinary research team in the field of Marine Biology.
Neto is also experienced in coordinating, managing and executing national and international scientific events (e.g. expeditions, congresses, workshops, seminars). She reviews regularly for several Web of Science journals and is often member of review panels for international and national research projects and grants, and also for academic career evaluations (e.g. PhD).
With a background on marine botany and coastal ecology, Ana I Neto’s professional activity at the University of the Azores has been focused in the areas of Marine Biology, Marine Botany and Coastal Ecology. Throughout the academic career, she has maintained a close link between research and teaching activities, prioritizing issues of regional interest and the internationalization. She has published 8 book guides in marine biology and over 90 Web of Science publications.