Dr. Amadeu M V M Soares has his PhD in Zoology from the University of Sheffield (1989) with habilitation for full professorship from the University of Coimbra, Portugal (1997). His main work areas are ecotoxicology and functional biodiversity. He was previously a professor at the University of Coimbra, Portugal until the year 2000, when he moved, by public call, to the University of Aveiro, Portugal, as an Associate Professor. He became a full professor in 2004 and Head of the Department of Biology since 2001, and also leads the Research Group on Ecotoxicology and Functional Biodiversity. He has gained wide experience in participating in national and international assessment committees, for individual grants and projects, and also as a PI/coordinator of national and international R&D projects, involving European, Latin-American and Asian institutions. He is the author/co-author of more than 400 papers published in ISI Web journals, with an h-index=40 (see metrics in ResearcherID:A-8304-2008). In addition, he is a founding member and president (1996/97) of SETAC-Europe (Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry), and a main organiser of the 1st SETAC World Congress, held in Lisbon in 1993, and the 17th SETAC-Europe Annual meeting, in Porto in 2007. He is an associate fellow of the Canadian Rivers Institute, University of New Brunswick, Canada (from 2006), a member of the Strategic Council of Universidade Lúrio (Mozambique) and, from 2011, a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Institute of Environmental Assessment and Water Research-IDAEA, from the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC).