Team Members

Catarina V. Guerreiro (PhD)

Catarina V. Guerreiro (PhD)

Marine geologist and nannopalaeontologist with a multidisciplinary profile, and a large experience in coccolithophore signatures from sediments and water column in present-day marginal to open-ocean environments, and its application as a tool to unravel (paleo)environmental variability. Currently works as a postdoctoral researcher at MARE/FCiências.ID and University of Lisbon, as the PI of DUSTCO. Her first steps exploring the effects of Saharan dust in the tropical North Atlantic started in 2015, when she received a Marie Curie COFUND Fellowship to work at the University of Bremen More info

Vanda Brotas (PhD)

Vanda Brotas (PhD)

Marine biologist with a broad experience in topics related to marine ecology, including spatio-temporal dynamics of marine phytoplankton, phenology of the phytoplankton spring bloom and validation of satellite ocean colour with in situ data. Currently works as a senior researcher at MARE/FCiências.ID, full professor at the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon, and visiting professor in the Plymouth Marine Laboratory. She has been the PI of several Portuguese-funded projects and the Portuguese representative of EU-funded projects and European Space Agency projects.  More info

Jan-Berend Stuut (PhD)

Jan-Berend Stuut (PhD)

Marine geologist with a large experience dealing with the transport, dynamics and deposition of desert dust. Senior Researcher at Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ), and Utrecht University, and part-time professor at Vrije Universities Amsterdam. PI of two large projects focusing on dust research, in which DUSTCO is embedded: TRAFFIC and DUSTTRAFFIC, funded by the Dutch National Science Foundation (NWO) and the European Research Council (ERC), respectively.  More info

Patrizia Ziveri (PhD)

Patrizia Ziveri (PhD)

Scientific Director at the ICTA-UAB Unit of Excellence, with an extensive and world-wide experience in the coccolithophores seasonal export production and related interaction with biogeochemical cycles. Being one of the leading experts in this field of research, Prof. Ziveri currently is, and has been, the PI of several Spanish- and EU-funded and nationally funded research projects exploring the links between atmospheric CO2 dynamics, ocean acidification climate variability and coccolithophores, integrating both modern and past global changes.  More info