Sílvia Martins

Administrative Services
Environmental and Social Sustainability

I have a degree in Organic Agriculture by the Agrarian School of Coimbra and a Master’s degree in Biological Resources, Territorial Development and Sustainability by the University of Coimbra, where I studied the current status of native and invasive alien species in aquatic and riparian plants in the Mondego River Basin. My professional career encompasses a diverse range of experiences, centred essentially on pond management and later on biological invasions by plants in aquatic ecosystems. Currently, I work in science communication in the PONDERFUL project, which aims to investigate how ponds can work as a nature-based solution and in environmental education related with aquatic ecosystems and its species. My main goal is to communicate about the importance of ponds, their ecological restoration and to increase knowledge about aquatic vegetation communities.