Henrique Cabral is Full Professor at the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon (FCUL), and Director of MARE – Marine and Envioronmental Sciences Centre, which is a research unit with more than 500 researchers. He has taught several courses at the undergraduate, Master and PhD levels, as well as several training courses in Portuguese and foreign universities. Henrique Cabral’s main fields of research are marine ecology, fisheries, environmental impact assessment. He is author or co-author of more than 240 papers in international scientific journals included in the Science Citation Index. He holds a Biology Degree from FCUL, a Masters degree in Mathematics Applied to Biological Sciences (Experimental Statistics) from the Instituto Superior de Agronomia of the Technical University of Lisbon, and a PhD degree in Biology (Ecology and Biossystematics) also from FCUL.