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Position: Technical Scientist Under Contract
Expertise: Biologist
Premises: athens
University of Athens   
Phd in Biology; Theme: “Development and evaluation of biotic tools for the ecological assessment of coastal lagoon ecosystems”

Sept. 2008 - Jul 2010
University of Athens   	                              	 
MSc in Oceanography; Grade: 8,8; Thesis: Study and use of zoobenthos to evaluate the ecological status of four Greek lagoons 

Sept 2004-Sept 2008
University of Crete 	      	  
Bachelor degree in Biology, with a specialization in Environmental biology;  Grade: 8,08; Thesis: “Effects of aquaculture in a shallow closed gulf in West Greece (Astakos)”

Sept 1999-Sept 2003
Bachelor degree in Aquaculture & Fisheries; Grade: 7,6; Thesis: “Hermaphroditism on fish”
Jun.2011 - Hellenic Center for Marine Research	     	  
Water Framework Directive; Benthos of Antikyra; Vourkari Monitoring; NATURA Monitoring; Chalivourgiki Project; MedSea CheckPoint; COCONET-Towards CΟast to CΟast NETworks of marine protected areascoupled with sea-based wind energy potential; TWReferenceNet
Sampling, Sorting, benthic invertebrates’ identification, statistics, use of benthic indicators, reporting

Cabana, D., Nicolaidou, A., Sigala, K. & Reizopoulou, S., 2017. Multi-scale functional and taxonomic β-diversity of the macroinvertebrate communities in a Mediterranean coastal lagoon. Mediterranean Marine Science, 18 (1): 121-133.
Reizopoulou, S., Simboura, N., Sigala, K., Barbone, E., Aleffi, F., Kaisakis, G., Rosati, I., Basset, A. & Nicolaidou, A., 2013. Assessment of the ecological status of the Mediterranean coastal lagoons using macroinvertebrates. Comparison of the most commonly used methods. Mediterranean Marine Science, 15/3: 602-612.
Cabana, D., Sigala, K., Nicolaidou, A. & Reizopoulou, S., 2013. Towards the implementation of the Water Framework Directive in Mediterranean Transitional Waters: the use of macroinvertebrates as biological quality element. Advances in Oceanography and Limnology, 4 (2).
Sigala, K., Reizopoulou, S., Basset, A. & Nicolaidou, A., 2012. Functional diversity in three Mediterranean transitional water ecosystems. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 110: 202-209. 
Papageorgiou, N., Sigala, K & Karakassis, I., 2009. Changes of macrofaunal function composition at sedimentary habitats in the vicinity of fish farms. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 83 (4): 561-568.
Simboura, N., Sigala K., Voutsinas, E. & Kankan, E., 2008. First occurrence of the invasive alien species Polydora cornuta Bosc, 1802 (Polychaeta: Spionidae) on the coast of Greece (Elefsis Bay; Aegean Sea). Mediterranean Marine Science, 9 (2): 121-126. 
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