PhD, University of Lisbon (Portugal)
Rui Rosa is the co-coordinator (CO-PI) of project OCEANPLAN. He is a Principal Researcher and Lecturer at the University of Lisbon, Faculty of Sciences (MARE-Marine and Environmental Sciences Center). Rui graduated in Marine Biology in 1999 and completed a PhD degree in Biology in 2005 by the University of Lisbon. He carried his post-doctoral activities on Climate Change research at the University of Rhode Island (United States) funded by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT), Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian and US National Science Foundation. While still at young age, Rui received the two most important national scientific awards in the field of Marine Biology (Sea Museum and IMAR-Luiz Saldanha Awards). After his return to Portugal in 2008, he started establishing his own research team (the Rui Rosa Lab). His research aims to understand the impact of climate change in the marine biota, from cells to ecosystems, towards a multidisciplinary and holistic approach. His team is examining the combined effects of climate change-related stressors (ocean warming, acidification and hypoxia) on ecologically-relevant marine invertebrate and vertebrate groups. The multidisciplinary expertise of the group encompasses several research areas, at different levels of biological organisation including Embryology, Transcriptomics, Physiology, Ecology, Evolution, Toxicology, Modelling and Education. For the past decade Rui supervised a high number of post-doc researchers, PhD students, master students and Erasmus Internships. He also gathered c. 5.1 million euros for his research, corresponding to 22 projects. Rui has authored 171 papers in international peer reviewed journals, several published in top-ranked journals such as Nature Geoscience, PNAS, Proc. Royal Soc. London, Global Ecology and Biogeography, Global Change Biology, and Biology Letters, and has been long engaged in internationally-renowned evaluation programs, including those of US National Science Foundation, NERC (UK), ANR (FR), National Geographic, and US MIT Sea-Grants. His teaching experience pertains to several curricular units (1st to 3rd cycles) at the University of Lisbon, together with university courses in Angola and the United States. His educational commitment is also linked to organising Summer Schools at MARE-FCUL and coordinating an on-going joint program with the Cascais Municipality to engage local elementary/high school students in the “Challenges of the Ocean of Tomorrow”.