Graça Sofia Nunes

   Graça Sofia Nunes holds a degree in Marine Biology from the Faculty of Science and Technology of Algarve University. She is currently in the 1st year of a master’s degree in Marine Ecology, at the Faculty of Science of Lisbon University. Following a passion for marine wildlife and the relationship between living beings and the environment, her areas of interest are polar ecology and climate change, where she would like to study Primary Producers and how they are affected by climate change.

   She volunteered at Centro de Investigação Marinha e Ambiental da Universidade do Algarve (CIMA), where, among other activities, she performs analysis of nutrients and chlorophyll a, through spectrophotometric methods and in the summer of 2022 she did a Dolphin Research Internship, with AIMM, where she had the opportunity to perform fieldwork and meet several species of cetaceans, sharks, sea turtles and seabirds that can be found in the south of Portugal.

   G. Sofia Nunes became a member of the Executive Committee of APECS Portugal in April 2022.

Occupation: MSc Student | Institution: FCUL