Graduation (Degree and Baccalaureate) in Biological Sciences for the Universidade Santa Úrsula (1983), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil;
D.E.A en Oceanologie Biologique – Station Marine d´Endoume et Université Aix-Marseille II (1984), Marseille, France;
Doctor in Marine Ecology – Université Aix-Marseille II (1988), Marseille, France
Assistant Researcher – Instituto de Estudos do Mar Almte Paulo Moreira (1985-1991), Arraial do Cabo, RJ, Brazil
Full Professor of the Fluminense Federal University, Niterói,RJ, Brazil (since 1992)
Experience in the area of Marine Ecology, acting mainly in the following themes: taxonomy and ecology of seaweeds, rocky coasts, community structure, bio-ecology of organisms applied for marine aquaculture, Benthic communities of hard substratum monitoring.