Anna Diem is a PhD- candidate at MARE – Marine and Environmental Sciences Centre, funded by the Regional Agency for the Development of Research Technology and Innovation (ARDITI), enrolled at the University of Lisbon. Her research is about marine non-indigenous species and their possible role as a vector for introducing microplastics into the marine food web.
Anna completed the International Master of Science “Marine Biodiversity and Conservation”, nowadays called “IMBRC”, with the master’s thesis concluded at the University of Ghent, Belgium. This program allowed her to study Marine Biology and gain insights into the research of several different institutions worldwide and improve her language skills in English and Spanish, Portuguese, and Dutch. Her field of interests is vast: Starting from the conservation of sea- turtles (which was part of her Bachelor- Thesis at the University of Vienna, Austria), to Coral Reefs in the Red Sea (where she concluded her PADI Divemaster internship in Dahab, South Sinai, Egypt), to climate change, (micro)plastic pollution, non-indigenous species, ecotoxicology, and Blue Economy.
Main Research Interests
MARE Research Groups
Coastal Systems and Ocean
MARE Thematic Line(s)
Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning