Athanasios Evagelopoulos

Athanasios Evagelopoulos
Fisheries Research Institute, Kavala

PhD

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December 2012 - present
University of the Aegean
Position
  • Deposits of Marine Aggregates: Methods of Detection and Extraction, Environmental Impacts and Exploitation Possibilities – MARE (Funding: Thales, EU)
January 2004 - December 2006
University of the Aegean
Position
  • Management and Sustainable Development of Protected Transitional Waters - ΤWReferenceNET (Funding: INTERREG IIIB/CADSES, EU)
September 2002 - December 2007
University of the Aegean
Position
  • Biodiversity Patterns in the Coastal Wetland of Kalloni Solar Saltworks (Funding: Heracletus, Greek Ministry of Education & EU)
Education
February 2008
University of the Aegean
Field of study
  • Marine Ecology
January 1998
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Field of study
  • Hydrobiology and Aquaculture
October 1994

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Publications (32)
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Sea turtles are highly mobile species that use oceanic, neritic, and coastal habitats as nursery, foraging, wintering, breeding and migration areas at distant locations throughout their lifetime. Due to their highly migratory nature and large-scale habitat use, they are subjected to multiple threats across marine and coastal ecosystems that can imp...
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Data with high spatial resolution on the structure and diversity of marine assemblages are valuable for fisheries management and conservation planning but are seldom available. This study provides fisheries-independent, baseline information on the structure and diversity of the demersal fish assemblages of the continental shelf and upper slope off...
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This study presents the length-weight relationships (LWR) for 12 commercial fish species from coastal waters off South Corfu Island (N. Ionian Sea, Greece). All fish originated from the catches made by a single artisanal fisherman during April – September 2009. Multiple types of predominantly static fishing gear were used, mainly gillnets (mesh siz...
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Ecosystem-based management requires an assessment of the cumulative effects of human pressures and environmental change. The operationalization and integration of cumulative effects assessments (CEA) into decision-making processes often lacks a comprehensive and transparent framework. A risk-based CEA framework that divides a CEA in risk identifica...
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Parupeneus forsskali has been the latest Indo-Pacific goatfish species to expand its range into the Mediterranean. It is the least studied alien mullid in the Eastern Mediterranean, and specific information on its diet is generally lacking in the literature. The objectives of this paper are (1) to comprehensively document the progress of its invasi...
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Ecological monitoring is a prerequisite for ecosystem-based management and conservation. There is a need for developing an efficient and non-destructive method for monitoring marine benthic arthropods on soft substrate, as the currently applied methods are often inadequate. Pitfall trapping has been used extensively to sample terrestrial arthropods...
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Biological invasions threaten biodiversity in terrestrial, freshwater and marine ecosystems, requiring substantial conservation and management efforts. To examine how the conservation planning literature addresses biological invasions and if planning in the marine environment could benefit from experiences in the freshwater and terrestrial systems,...
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Cumulative effects assessments (CEAs) are inherently complex and seldom linked to real-world management processes • A risk-based CEA contains risk identification , risk analysis and risk evaluation, revealing the risk of exceeding thresholds • Embedding CEAs in a risk management process reduces complexity, streamlines scientific products, and incre...
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Length-weight relationships are presented for 9 commercial fish species from Psara Island (North Aegean Sea). The species studied are Boops boops, Dentex maroccanus, Helicolenus dactylopterus, Merluccius merluccius, Mullus surmuletus, Pagrus pagrus, Raja clavata, Scyliorhinus canicula and Trachurus picturatus. To our knowledge, there are no publish...
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Cumulative human impacts have led to the degradation of marine ecosystems and the decline of biodiversity in the European and contiguous seas. Effective conservation measures are urgently needed to reverse these trends. Conservation must entail societal choices, underpinned by human values and worldviews that differ between the countries bordering...
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This paper describes an occurence dataset, also including numerical abundance and biomass data, pertaining to the macrobenthic molluscan assemblages from a marine - lagoonal environmental transition. The study system was the soft-substrate benthoscape of the area of the Kalloni solar saltworks (Lesvos Island, Greece). Specifically, the study area e...
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Ten alien species were recorded in a first-time survey of the benthic biodiversity of the upper sublittoral at Sigri Bay (Lesvos Island, Northeastern Aegean Sea). The record of the mollusc Syrnola fasciata is the first in Hellenic territorial waters. The records of the brown alga Stypopodium schimperi, the bivalve Septifer cumingii, the gastropods...
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This study contributes to a better understanding of the effects of small scale artisanal fisheries on fish stock status and overall marine biodiversity, both within the limits of the MPA of NMPZ, as well as in the North and Eastern coasts of Zakynthos Island. It also provides insights regarding the effectiveness of management measures, fishermen at...
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Cited By (since 1996): 1, Export Date: 16 January 2013, Source: Scopus, CODEN: JEMBA, doi: 10.1016/j.jembe.2012.05.016, Language of Original Document: English, Correspondence Address: Dimitriadis, C.; Dept. of Marine Sciences, Faculty of Environment, University of the Aegean, Lesvos Island 81100, Greece; email: xdimitriadis@marine.aegean.gr, Refere...
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The performance of three biotic indices (AMBI, Bentix, M-AMBI) has been compared in communities of soft sediment habitats (mostly covered by Posidonia oceanica meadows) at a coastal area of the NE Aegean Sea. AMBI and Bentix had similar trends, but M-AMBI's dependence to Shannon diversity rendered a more degraded state, possibly due to the dominanc...
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This paper focuses on the structure of the phytoplankton and macrobenthic invertebrates communities in a productive solar saltworks, as well as the major abiotic determinants of the observed biotic patterns. The observed patterns in the structure of the biotic communities attest that the ecosystem of the low salinity ponds of Kalloni Saltworks is s...
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1. Leaf litter decomposition rates in aquatic ecosystems are known to be related to many abiotic and biotic factors. 2. Field experiments were carried out during spring 2005 in 16 ecosystems, each with four sampling sites, using the litter bag technique to investigate the influence of abiotic factors on patterns of reed litter breakdown in differen...
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1.Solar saltworks are man-made systems for the production of salt and are characterized by high habitat heterogeneity owing to the existence of a strong salinity/confinement gradient. Although solar saltworks are considered to be artificial systems, they are also coastal aquatic ecosystems sharing common characteristics with natural transitional wa...
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1. This paper is focused on the identification of patterns of variation in phytoplankton abundance and taxonomic composition at the eco-regional scale. In addition, these patterns were evaluated with respect to climatic, hydrological and physiographic drivers.2. A hierarchical sampling design was used to integrate seasonal and spatial variations in...
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Solar saltworks are extremely heterogeneous coastal aquatic ecosystems whose benthic biodiversity patterns have not been comprehensively investigated yet. The present study focuses on the seasonal community structure of the macrobenthic molluscs at the marine-lagoonal environmental transition that takes place at Kalloni solar saltworks (Lesvos Isla...
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1 -Leaf litter decomposition rates, in aquatic ecosystems, are known to be related to many different abiotic and biotic factors. 2 -Here, we focus on the influence of abiotic factors, searching for patterns of reed litter decay rates on gradient of physiographic, hydrological and physico-chemical components of transitional water ecosystems. 3 -Fiel...
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Spatial and seasonal variations of two important biological quality elements (phytoplankton and macrobenthic invertebrates) in Tran sitional Water (TW) ecosystems were studied in Kalloni Saltworks, located at the island of Lesvos (NE. Aegean Sea, Greece). 2 - A total of 36 phytoplankton taxa, belonging to 5 classes, were collected in the study area...
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The thecal morphology and plate pattern of fourteen species of the genus Protoperidinium, found in the inner Thermaikos Bay (North Aegean Sea, Eastern Mediterranean) during the period 1989-1992, are described and discussed. These species are: P and P. diabolus. Among the fourteen species, P. cf. obtusum and P. sp. are the most interesting from a ta...
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Protoperidinium compressum is a rare marine dinoflagellate that we found in the plankton of Thermaikos Bay (North Aegean Sea, Eastern Mediterranean). The morphological characters of the species in this habitat were studied and the differences found with former descriptions of the species by other authors in other habitats are discussed. A review of...

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I am looking for data preferably in a table or database format. I am aware of the MARLIN BIOTIC and NMITA (Neogene Marine Biota of Tropical America) online databases and the papers of Rueda and Urra. I am interested in macrobenthic species of the Mediterranean in particular.

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The research project MODIAS aims to advance our state of knowledge regarding the cumulative impacts of biological invasions, fisheries and climate change in the South Aegean Sea by the development of the first ecosystem models for the study area. These models will be used to assess for the first time the historical effects of these stressors on the study ecosystem and also make predictions under different scenarios regarding the invasion regime, fisheries management, and climate change. The results of the project are expected to advance our knowledge regarding the process of biological invasions in the Eastern Mediterranean and also inform fisheries management and marine conservation of the significantly impacted marine ecosystem of the region.