Cristina Pita (Portugal)
Cristina is a researcher at the Department of Environment and Planning & Centre for Environmental and Marine Studies (CESAM), at the University of Aveiro, Portugal.
She holds a PhD in Social and Environmental Sustainability and her research emphasizes interdisciplinary approaches to sustainable use of marine resources and coastal governance.
Her research interests include coastal community development, marine protected areas, fisheries and coastal governance, especially in the context of small-scale fisheries.
She contributes to several ICES expert groups (WGRMES, WGCEPH and SIHD).
She has participated and collaborated in several EU and national projects focused on fisheries, MPAs and conservation (FP5 AQCESS, FP6 INCOFISH, FP7 KNOWSEAS, INTERREG Cheps&chefs, DGMARE ORFISH, GOBAMP II, MCES). She has authored and co-authored over 35 peer-reviewed journal papers and book chapters.