Ioanna Salvarina

Ioanna Salvarina
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki | AUTH · Ichthyology Lab, Biology

PhD

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September 2018 - present
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Position
  • Principal Investigator
Description
  • Project funded by the General Secretariat for Research and Technology (GSRT) and the Hellenic Foundation for Research and Innovation (HFRI) Title of the project:Bats and their relationship to water availability and quality in the Mediterranean sub-basin
August 2015 - August 2018
University of Konstanz
Position
  • PostDoc Position
April 2010 - April 2015
Universität Konstanz
Position
  • PhD Student
Education
April 2015 - April 2015
Limnological Institute, University of Konstanz
Field of study
September 2004 - December 2006
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Field of study
  • Hydrobiology-Aquaculture
January 1999 - June 2004

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Publications (15)
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Knowledge of aquatic food resources entering terrestrial systems is important for food web studies and conservation planning. Bats, among other terrestrial consumers, often profit from aquatic insect emergence and their activity might be closely related to such events. However, there is a lack of studies which monitor bat activity simultaneously wi...
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Food is an important factor for the survival of juvenile fish. Knowledge of the diet of co-existing species helps clarify their relationships with each other. A number of Mugilidae species are known to co-exist in estuarine systems, raising the question of whether they compete for food resources. The feeding behaviours of five juvenile Mugilidae sp...
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Many bats use aquatic habitats for foraging and for drinking water. Interactions between aquatic and terrestrial systems are important for understanding food web dynamics and for conserving species and ecosystems. Therefore, in this review, I examined the data available on bats’ use of aquatic habitats. The objectives of the present review were to...
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Background Morphologically similar sympatric species may have a high degree of niche overlap. Barking deer Muntiacus vaginalis and four-horned antelope Tetracerus quadricornis are solitary ungulates of the Indian sub-continent. Limited information is available regarding their trophic ecology, particularly of the endemic four-horned antelope. We pre...
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As part of its policy, Mediterranean Marine Science started from 2014 to publish a new series of collective article with fisheries-related data from the Mediterranean Sea. In this first collective article we present length frequencies and weight-length relationships for the northern brown shrimp Farfantepenaeus aztecus in the eastern Mediterranean,...
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Stable isotope and fatty acid signatures of biomaterials can provide important information about the dietary niche of animals. Stable isotope and fatty acid signatures differ between aquatic and terrestrial food webs, and therefore can be used to assess the aquatic and terrestrial contributions to the diets of species. We studied faecal samples of...
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Stable isotope analysis in ecological studies is usually conducted on biomaterials, e.g. muscle and blood, that require catching the animals. Feces are rarely used for stable isotope analysis, despite the possibility of non-invasive sampling and short-term responsiveness to dietary changes. This promising method is neglected due to a lack of calibr...
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The diet composition of ten fish species from the eutrophic East Mediterranean Lake Volvi was studied seasonally (summer 2005 – spring 2006) and in relation to body size. The index of relative importance (ΜΙ%) of each prey consumed varied within species. Diet diversity (Shannon-Wiener index, Hʹ) and diet breadth (Levins’ standardized index, Bʹ) exh...
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The seasonal variation of fish species composition and abundance in gillnet catches (14-90 mm knot-to-knot) from the Greek part of the transboundary Lake Doirani was studied during the period 2006-2007. A total of 8,419 specimens weighing 182.3 kg and belonging to 9 species were caught. Catch composition differed with season. Thus, Rhodeus meridion...
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Length-weight (L-W) relationships for 17 fish species (one hybrid included) from three natural, eutrophic lakes in Greece are presented. The calculated values (mean±SE) of the exponent b ranged from 2.117±0.116 to 3.550±0.104 (global mean±SE: 3.044±0.066), with 87% of the observed b values of the species/lake combinations lying within the expected...

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The Eurasian or European beaver Castor fiber was known to occur in Greece until the 19th century. The last report on the existence of the beaver in Greece comes from A. De Hoestin, who visited the Alpheus River (Peloponnese, south Greece) in the nineteenth century, although the animals are believed to have disappeared from northern Greece much later (Sidiropoulos et al. 2017). The name of the town of Kastoria, located in NW Greece, apparently comes from this animal that is called Kastor/Castor in Greek that used to live on the banks of Lake Kastoria. Until the 18th century CE the locals were still hunting the species for their fur in the region. Also, a beaver was killed at Messolonghi lagoons (western Greece) in 1839 and it was donated to the Zoological Museum of the University of Athens in 1933. The species occurred in Greece since the Last Glacial Period, as remains were found in Epirus, NW Greece. In the Holocene, during the Neolithic period, remains were found in coastal Evros (NE Greece), and during the Neolithic to Bronze Age transition in Ptolemaida basin (north Greece) and during the Early Helladic II in northeastern Peloponnese. In 4th century BCE, Aristotle described the species under the name Latax (Λάταξ in Greek). He wrote that it is wider than the otter, with strong teeth and that it gets often in the night to the river banks to cut down trees with their teeth . Description of the project phases and actions The project will be conducted in 2 phases: Phase A: preparation and writing up of the feasibility study. Phase B : dissemination and lobbying activities. PHASE A: Feasibility study on beaver reintroduction in Greece The duration of Phase A, includes the preparation of a technical report on the feasibility study of beaver reintroduction in Greece, and it is expected to cover the whole 1st year of the project. A report with the assessment of the feasibility on the reintroduction of the beaver in Greece will cover all aspects of the species biology, the natural environment and human activities, legal status, land uses, water regimes, etc. of candidate areas. It will be based on other feasibility studies for the beaver in other European countries or for other species. Along with the basic elements on the species ecological requirements, the study will cover 3 main aspects concerning the reintroduction of the beaver in Greece, based on the findings of the in situ research and on the evaluation of the specific social conditions as well as the examination of nature laws in Greece: (a) evaluation of candidate areas for beaver reintroduction, covering the entire drainage basins/catchment areas that would allow the expansion of the species, (b) evaluation of stakeholders perceptions and acceptability at local and national level, and (c) assessment of the available legal framework for the species reintroduction in Greece (not any faunal species reintroduction has taken place in Greece so far).
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The general aim of this project is to investigate the relationship between bats and freshwater sources in Mediterranean habitats that are prone to dryness and other effects of climate change.
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