Aristotelis Martinis

Aristotelis Martinis
Ionian University | IONIO · Department of Environment - Zakynthos

PhD Environmental Manager - Assistant Professor

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There is a significant number of agricultural systems with rich and special biodiversity, characterized as high-nature-value farming systems (HNV) in the Ionian Islands region. These agro-ecosystems cover a significant area in this region and are divided in olive groves and vineyards which, in some cases, cover a significant part of the protected a...
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The quality of content and the attractiveness of an environmental website can create an environmentally friendly attitude before one visits a secured area. However, a website should be evaluated to ensure that its goal is met. For this reason, the websites of environmental content have been evaluated using a combination of AHP and PROMETHEE II. Mor...
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Η γεωγραφική θέση της Λίμνης Κάρλας, που βρίσκεται στα όρια των Νομών Λάρισας και Μαγνησίας και σε συνδυασμό με τα γειτονικά ορεινά οικοσυστήματα του Κισσάβου-Μαυροβουνίου-Πηλίου, καθιστούν τη Λίμνη Κάρλα ως Μητροπολιτικό κόμβο βιώσιμης οικοτουριστικής - αγροτουριστικής ανάπτυξης, τόσο για την τοπική κοινωνία, όσο και για την Περιφέρεια Θεσσαλίας....
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From ancient times the olive trees are closely connected with the history and culture of the Mediterranean countries. The focus of this paper is on designing a tool that can evaluate monumental Olive Trees that their age is not known. The proposed tool uses Multi-Criteria Decision Making for combining the different criteria that are taken into acco...
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The role of national parks is multidimensional, diverse, and important, and maybe supported by a good website. However, a website should be evaluated to ensure that the goals of a national park are met. For this reason, an evaluation of the websites of Protected Areas Managing Boards in two Mediterranean countries, Greece and Italy, has been implem...
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Protected Areas (PAs) represent attractive destinations for visitors that seek contact with the natural environment, biodiversity, and cultural heritages. To manage PAs holistically (i.e., maintenance, protection, and sustainable development), managers must know the socio-economic and demographic characteristics of visitors. Here, questionnaire res...
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Over 80 species are recognized in the commercially important genus Morchella, many of them endemic to specific regions or continents. Among them, M. anatolica and M. rufobrunnea are the earliest diverging lineages and key in decoding the evolutionary history, global biogeography, and ecological trends within this iconic genus. Early ancestral area...
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Persons in the field of Environmental Education (EE) often have difficulty identifying and selecting educational programs that have the potential to best maximize needed resources to implement and achieve desired outcomes due, in part, to their lack of expertise in evaluation knowledge and practice. This article presents an approach for using a set...
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The importance of evaluating the effectiveness of Environmental Education (EE) programs cannot be underestimated. However, only a few evaluation experiments of these programs are implemented and, therefore, it is not easy to collect data about the evaluation of environmental education projects. As a result, we present the design of a tool that help...
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The current study aims at monitoring, measuring and evaluating the “Safe havens for wild birds” campaign, implemented within the framework of the LIFE programme, in Greece and more specifically in the Ionian Islands. The study detects attitude changes that occurred in three target groups (pupils, local hunters and residents) on three islands where...
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The main objective of this paper is to evaluate and compare the electronic presence of the Protected Areas Managing Bodies with qualitative and quantitative factors. For this reason, an evaluation has been implemented using different methods and theories. The evaluation experiment involved the websites of Protected Areas Managing Boards in Greece....
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This research aims to understand the profile and the type of tourists that visit islands with protected areas such as national parks or Natura 2000 areas. For this reason a study was implemented in Zakynthos Island during the summer 2013. The questionnaire-based survey involved 2981 participants and the results revealed the tourists’ profile, their...
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The scope of this paper is on presenting an evaluation model for evaluating and comparing the websites of thematic museums. The particular evaluation model has been used for evaluating the websites of thematic museums on olives and olive oil using a multi-criteria decision making theory called Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP).
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To manage multiple ecosystem services (ES) effectively, it is essential to understand how the dynamics of ES maintain healthy ecosystems to avoid potential negative impacts on human well-being in the context of sustainable development. In particular, the Ionian Islands in the central Mediterranean are characterized by high natural, ecological, and...
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The Strofades Islands form part of the National Marine Park of Zakynthos. Juniperus turbinata Gussone (syn. Juniperus phoenicea Linnaeus) forests are one of the few remaining high forest forms in Mediterranean. Here, the ecological status and the state of forest regeneration on the Strofades were evaluated to contribute information to their preserv...
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The use of satellite data has been widely applied to provide a cost-effective mean to analyse land cover changes over large geographic regions. The aim of this study was the multi-temporal change analysis of vegetation over the last 30 years, using freely available remote sensing data in three steps in Ilia Prefecture, Greece. In the first step, fo...
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The use of satellite data has been widely applied to provide a cost-effective mean to analyse land cover changes over large geographic regions. The aim of this study was the multi-temporal change analysis of vegetation over the last 30 years, using freely available remote sensing data in three steps in Ilia Prefecture, Greece. In the first step, fo...
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We evaluated how fire impacts the ecological coherence of Aleppo pine forests and their biodiversity over a 40-year period. The study area forms part of an insular ecosystem of Zakynthos Island (Zante) in western Greece, which forms part of the Ionian Islands. Post-fire effects were studied for both plant and bird diversity at 20 sampling plots, us...
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Στην παρούσα εργασία αξιολογείται η εκστρατεία ενημέρωσης που διεξήχθη σχετικά με την ανοιξιάτικη λαθροθηρία των μεταναστευτικών πτηνών στα Ιόνια Νησιά, στο πλαίσιο του ευρωπαϊκού προγράμματος LIFE11INF/IT/253 «Ασφαλή καταφύγια για τα άγρια πουλιά». Στόχος της έρευνας ήταν α) ο εντοπισμός και η καταγραφή πιθανών αλλαγών στη στάση και συμπεριφορά ομ...
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This paper presents the development of a fuel model for areas covered by Cistus spp. in Greece. This fuel model is intended to be used as input for fire behavior prediction systems such as BehavePlus, FARSITE, etc.. Thirty plots, 1 m2 each, were sampled destructively in phryganic areas dominated by Cistus species, namely Cistus creticus, Cistus par...
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This study presents the results of a questionnaire-based survey, conducted in primary and secondary public schools of Zakynthos Island during 2013, referring to environmental awareness as well as pupils’ perceptions and attitudes on specific environmental issues. The main aim of the study was to determine the knowledge and awareness that local pupi...
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People depend on ecosystems and their services for food, climate regulation, aesthetic pleasure, recreation-entertainment etc. Ecosystem services (ES) are defined as benefits provided to humans from the environment and are crucial in the search for sustainability. In order to identify synergies and trade-offs between ES at the Ionian Islands, 9 ES...
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Sustainable development is a key tool for the management of areas with natural and cultural wealth. Particularly in protected areas, the sustainable use of natural resources enables the rational use of environmental resources and environmental awareness, both for the protection from increased tourism and for mild development of downgraded areas. La...
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Sustainable development is a key tool for the management of areas with natural and cultural wealth. Particularly in protected areas, the sustainable use of natural resources enables the rational use of environmental resources and environmental awareness, both for the protection from increased tourism and for mild development of downgraded areas. La...
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The current study took place at Natura 2000 areas in Ionian Islands, specifically at Zakynthos and Strofades. Both islands have a significant natural and cultural heritage and constitute part of the Natura 2000 Network. Zakynthos is protected for its biodiversity and its landscape and the Strofades islands belong to the National Marine Park of Zaky...
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The evaluation of soil degradation and desertification processes is one of the main issues worldwide, because of their adverse effects to biomass production and environmental quality. The severe degradation of soil conditions, leading to desertification, can be attributed to various factors, such as large moisture deficits, climatic variability wit...
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The study presented here uses satellite information from Envisat Medium Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (MERIS), ground data and ancillary maps to access the use of MERIS satellite data in mapping burnt forest areas and monitoring their regeneration. A time series of MERIS images for 5 consecutive years 2007 to 2011 was processed. The MERIS based N...
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In this study we evaluated the post-fire impacts on biodiversity and ecological coherence of the Aleppo pine forest habitats in the Zante Island, Greece. Data were collected in summer of 2012 in 20 sites following the stratified random sampling method on the basis of fire intensity: 1) sites with pine forests that remained nonburnt for more than 40...
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Vegetation is important because it provides the foundation of all terrestrial ecosystems. Indicators on vegetation can help track changes in the health and integrity of ecosystems. Also, indicators on vegetation responses to stresses like pollution and land uses can provide early warning of changes in ecosystems that are harder to measure. Various...
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The study presented here uses satellite information from Envisat..Medium Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (MERIS), ground data and ancillary maps to access the use of MERIS satellite data in mapping burnt forest areas and monitoring their regeneration. A time series of MERIS images for 5 consecutive years 2007 to 2011 was processed. The MERIS based...
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The present study proposes the implementation of a new planning policy for the Parnassus National Park (NP), in Central Greece. National Parks constitute the most important category of protected areas in Greece, because they include mountainous forest areas, of great scientific and ecological interest. The mountainous area of Parnassus is of partic...
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Rural tourism is a profitable local activity, in rural areas, as well as a soft human activity with respect to physical, architectural and cultural environment3 So it is necessary, costs and benefits be measured4 At the same time, it may be concerned as a methodological tool for an integrated rural and ecological development, at local level with re...
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Olive orchards are the basic tree cultivation in the Mediterranean and dominate its rural landscape (Loumou & Giourga, 2003). Although an agro-ecosystem, it resembles natural Mediterranean ecosystems and many species have been adopted in this man-made habitat. Species like Olive-tree Warbler (Hippolais olivetorum), Olivaceous Warbler (Hippolais pal...
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The development of sustainable eco tourism and cultural tourism could have positive effects in many socioeconomic factors of a country. A way of promoting eco-tourism is by using the knowledge and the experiences of different people for presenting the natural and cultural resources. This can be achieved using the practice of Wikipedia, in which any...
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Forest ecosystems provide several goods and services, but strategies for the conservation of biodiversity are missing in traditional forest management schemes. In this paper we develope a decision support system to optimize the conservation of biodiversity in managed forests, taking Dadia National Park as a case study area, a local Mediterranean ho...
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Within the project BIOLMED, an empirical study was conducted. The empirical study involved the design of a questionnaire about innovations in Organic Olive Grove. The questionnaire was distributed to 200 farmers that are specialised in organic agriculture in Greece. The results of the fulfilled questionnaires were input in a database and then were...
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The majority of innovations pioneered within/for the organic olive oil production (OOOP) chain may, and are, increasingly becoming, adopted by the conventional olive oil production chain, especially regarding cultivation, inputs related to plant/ecosystem protection and trade/promotion of specialized high quality products. Therefore the OOOP-chain...
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Οι Παξοί-Αντίπαξοι, διαθέτουν ένα φυσικό περιβάλλον πλούσιο σε βιοποικιλότητα κaι αισθητική αξία καθώς και ιδιαίτερη πολιτισμική κληρονομιά. Η μέχρι σήμερα έλλειψη μιας ολοκληρωμένης πολιτικής για την ορθολογική διαχείριση των φυσικών πόρων αλλά και των περιβαλλοντικών ζητημάτων, όπως προκύπτει από την ανάλυση SWOT που εφαρμόσθηκε στα δεδομένα της...
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In this paper a combination of traditional GIS along with multimedia, remotely sensed and GPS derived data is realised. Such a combination results in a multimedia GIS for accurate and valuable information concerning geotourism. A special feature of the multimedia GIS that was developed is that it contains information about the environmental challen...
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Ecolourism as a growing source of revenue for the long-term management and care of vulnerableI natural destinations worldwide it's not just about driving more tourists to these locations. This research is ; focused on setting up a network of environmental routes through the utilization of new technologies (GIS and GPS). Corfu and Paxi islands were...
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Environmental Education (EE) constitutes a particular form of education, aiming at the resolution of problems related to the continuous degradation of natural components through public information, awareness and development of critical thought, skills and abilities. The International Conference of Environment and Society held in Thessaloniki (1997)...
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Wetlands constitute a great variety of valuable ecosystems supporting wildlife biodiversity and human activities. However, in Greece, it’s only during the last decade that systematic studies on wetlands in the insular area complexes of the Aegean and Ionian Sea have been conducted. The present work consists part of a broader research project, coord...
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This paper presents the software life-cycle for the development of a knowledge-based GIS. The life-cycle framework used is called MBIUI and provides the experimental studies that are required for designing, implementing and testing a decision making theory in a graphical user interface. The decision making theory has been adapted in the user interf...
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The research presented in this paper introduces a user context approach for the implementation of an adaptive Geographical Information System (GIS). The main focus of the paper is on presenting some implementation issues about the data used and their evaluation with respect to their suitability for the user interacting with the system. For the eval...

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The LIFE11 INF/IT/000253 ‘Safe haven for Wild Birds: changing attitudes towards illegal killing in the North Mediterranean for European biodiversity’ project started on 01/08/2012 and ended on 31/10/2015. The project was implemented by the Lega Italiana Protezione Uccelli (LIPU), the Hellenic Ornithological Society (HOS), the Sociedad Española de Ornitología (SEO/BirdLife) and J. Walter Thompson Italia S.p.A. (JWT). The specific objectives of the project were to: ● Raise awareness of key stakeholder groups through a series of targeted communication tools organised into national campaigns for each one of the three involved countries, under the original title ‘Leaving is Living’. The campaign targeted national audiences, the local authorities, the hunting community, the poachers/trappers and local residents along the migratory flyways of the species affected, informing them about the impacts of illegal killing. ● Change of socio-cultural attitudes towards illegal killing in the younger generation through Environmental Education (EE); ● Improve law enforcement, through increased awareness and better coordination among law enforcement authorities; ● Demonstrate, through the international campaign, the added value created by the collaboration of three countries across the Mediterranean to raise awareness of illegal killing.
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