Dr. Ana Cristina Cardoso is a Senior scientific Officer at The European Commission, Directorate Joint Research Centre. She holds a Ph.D. in marine biology from the University of Wales, UK.
She has joined the European Commission, Joint Research Centre in 1995 as a scientific officer. Since then, she has contributed and coordinated several institutional research and science-policy projects in the fields of biodiversity, freshwater and marine ecology. She has also participated in several EU-funded or other international and national research projects.
She is (co)author of >80 publications (>40 in peer-reviewed international journals). Current research interests include the assessment of alien invasive species and citizen science.
She was involved in European Alien Species Information Network (EASIN) conceptual design and she is responsible for its coordination.