Position: Research Director
Expertise: Biologist Oceanographer
Department: Biological Oceanography
She is a Research Director (grade A) at the Institute of Oceanography. She holds a BSc in Biology (Univ. Athens, 1989), an MSc in Oceanography (Univ. Athens, 1994) and a Ph.D. in phytoplankton ecology (Univ. Aix Marseille II, 2002). She has over 25 years of research experience with over 30 (mostly EU and few national) research programs. Her research interests involve primary productivity and phytoplankton diversity and their connections to the biogeochemical cycles and current issues related to ecosystem functioning in the E. Mediterranean (nutrient limitation, ocean acidification, dust deposition, climate change), tested with microcosm/ mesocosm experiments and field campaigns. Over the last years she has been focusing in bio-optical studies in the Aegean Sea and the E. Mediterranean within EU (PERSEUS, ROSACE) and national (AegeanMarTech-THALES (coordinator) LEVECO (coordinator), MARRE) projects. She is (co)author of 53 peer-reviewed scientific publications (with over 1700 citations, h index 20, in Scopus) and of over 80 presentations in international/Greek congresses and conferences.
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