Ana M Queirós is a Senior Benthic Ecologist at PML, where she is involved in a diverse range of projects aimed at disentangling the impacts of global climate change on benthic biota and ecosystem processes, with a focus on blue carbon.
Ana is currently a Co-Investigator in the NERC-DEFRA Marine Ecosystems Research Programme, where she is leading benthic-pelagic coupling research into the role of coastal sediments, and the fauna within them, as potential sinks for carbon dioxide fixed by coastal seaweeds. This work is aimed to feed into ecosystem models that will improve the estimation of ecosystem services provided by UK marine ecosystems.
Ana is also a Co-Investigator in several projects funded by the Natural Environment Research Council and Research Councils UK through the Global Challenges Research Fund. In these projects, Ana aims to improve the climate-readiness of marine spatial planning and associated uses of the marine environment based on modelling and GIS, supporting food provision and marine conservation in the Western Indian Ocean and SE Asia.