Welcome Fulbright Scholar Afonso Ferreira

April 18, 2023

Afonso Ferreira is a marine biologist at MARE – Marine and Environmental Sciences Centre with an interest in marine phytoplankton ecology and phytoplankton variability and bloom phenology through satellite ocean color. A graduate from the University of Lisbon (Portugal), Afonso has participated in several research projects in the Portuguese coast, using remote sensing to provide relevant information for fisheries, water quality management, and aquaculture. Currently, he is a PhD candidate at the University of Lisbon and his research is based on time-series data of environmental parameters obtained from satellite remote sensing with the aim of disclosing links between climate-driven variability and marine phytoplankton in the North Atlantic and the Southern Ocean regions.