Matina Katsiapi

Matina Katsiapi
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki | AUTH · School of Biology

MSc, PhD

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Publications (38)
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Understanding the processes that underlay an ecological disaster represents a major scientific challenge. Here, we investigated phytoplankton and zooplankton community changes before and during a fauna mass kill in a European protected wetland. Evidence on gradual development and collapse of harmful phytoplankton blooms, allowed us to delineate the...
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Cyanobacterial blooms have been known since ancient times; however, they are currently increasing globally. Human and ecological health risks posed by harmful cyanobacterial blooms have been recorded around the world. These risks are mainly associated with their ability to affect the ecosystem chain by different mechanisms like the production of cy...
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The neglected zooplankton communities as indicators of ecological water quality of Mediterranean lakes The exclusion of zooplankton as a biological quality element from the Water Framework Directive, led to the decreased monitoring of zooplankton communities all over Europe, including Greece. Patterns of abundance, biomass and size structure were i...
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Understanding the diversity patterns of phytoplankton assemblages in coastal lagoons is clearly important for water management. In this study, we explored alpha and beta diversity patterns in phytoplankton communities across five Mediterranean lagoons hydrologically connected to Vistonikos Gulf. We examined the phytoplankton community composition a...
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The ancient lakes Mikri Prespa and Megali Prespa are located in SE Europe at the transnational triangle and are globally recognized for their ecological significance. They host hundreds of flora and fauna species, and numerous types of habitat of conservational interest. They also provide a variety of ecosystem services. Over the last few decades,...
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The enactment of the Water Framework Directive (WFD) initiated scientific efforts to develop reliable methods for comparing prevailing lake conditions against reference (or nonimpaired) states, using the state of a set biological elements. Drawing a distinction between impaired and natural conditions can be a challenging exercise. Another important...
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Eutrophication assessment is made widely using Carlson Trophic State indices (TSI) [e.g. secchi disc depth (TSISD)] or phytoplankton biomass. Recently, two Carlson type indices using rotifers (TSIROT) and crustaceans (TSICR) were developed from Polish lakes. In the present study, both indices were applied to zooplankton communities from 16 Greek la...
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Protected areas represent the main tool for halting the continuing loss of biological diversity. The number and extent of protected areas is gradually increasing, but this expansion does not always ensure the efficient protection of key species, habitats, and ecosystem functioning. Today, the Natura 2000 network encompasses more than 27 000 sites,...
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Grazing potential (GP, in % day−1) was estimated for the plankton communities of 13 Greek lakes covering the trophic spectrum, in order to examine its sensitiveness in discriminating different classes of ecological water quality. Lakes with high GP values exhibited high zooplankton biomass dominated by large cladocerans or/and calanoids while lakes...
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Cyanobacteria are an essential biological component of phytoplankton water quality assessment. However, there are some problems associated with the widely used everyday practices of sampling, estimation and use of cyanobacteria when calculating phytoplankton indices assessing water quality. Many indices were developed during the implementation of t...
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Abstract Toxic cyanobacteria occur in Greek surface water bodies. However, studies on the occurrence of cyanotoxins (CTs) are often limited to mainly microcystins (MCs), with use of screening methods, such as ELISA, that are not conclusive of the chemical structure of the CT variants and can be subject to false positive results. A multi-lake survey...
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The enactment of the Water Framework Directive (WFD) initiated scientific efforts to develop reliable methods for comparing prevailing lake conditions against reference (or non- impaired) states, using the state of a set biological elements. Drawing a distinction between impaired and natural conditions can be a challenging exercise, as it stipulate...
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Temporary saline lakes are diverse ecosystems mostly located in arid areas. In the Mediterranean region they are among the most remarkable, but also the most threatened habitats; thus, effective management and conservation plans need to consider their special hydrological and ecological features and requirements. They are mainly fishless systems an...
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Toxic cyanobacterial blooms have been implicated for their negative consequences on many terrestrial and aquatic organisms. Water birds belong to the most common members of the freshwater food chains and are most likely to be affected by the consumption of toxic cyanobacteria as food. However, the contribution of cyanotoxins in bird mortalities is...
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The abundance, biomass and the taxonomic composition of the total airborne bacterial communities in a coastal urban area of Northeastern Mediterranean Sea were examined. In total, 27 air samples were collected across three seasons from a sampling point of approximately 30 m altitude in the center of the city. The abundance and biomass were determin...
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The aim of this research was to study the diversity of zooplankton communities in temporary salt lakes of Cyprus, in terms of species richness and abundance. Samplings took place on February 2014 and during the period March-May 2015 in 7 lakes of Cyprus. According to salinity values measured during the samplings, lakes were classified as saline wit...
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During the end of August 2013, a massive fish mortality occurred in Ismarida Lake, a small and shallow system of Northern Greece, where approximately 10-18 tons of euryhaline fish died. This study attempts to describe the event of this fish kill or Massive Fish Mortality (MFM) that occurred in Ismarida Lake during the night of August 28, 2013, and...
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The cyanobacterium Arthrospira is among the most well-known food supplements worldwide known as “Spirulina.” While it is a widely recognized health-promoting natural product, there are no reports on the molecular diversity of commercially available brands of “Spirulina” supplements and the occurrence of other cyanobacterial and heterotrophic bacter...
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In a literature search, the presence of Haematococcus in phytoplankton communities and its biogeography were investigated. Haematococcus, although showing a wide biogeographical distribution, has been rarely found in phytoplankton communities. Simultaneously, the colonization potential of air-dispersed Haematococcus in ephemeral waters and its inte...
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The cyanobacterium Aphanizomenon favaloroi was identified for the first time in Europe in the Mediterranean brackish Lake Vistonis during July–August 2014. It formed a dense bloom (from 16 Â 10 6 to 81 Â 10 6 trichomes L À1), causing a brown colouration of the lake water. When A. favaloroi formed 100% of the total phytoplankton biomass (44 mg L À1)...
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Background Recently the utilization of microalgae for biological nutrient and organic load removal from industrial wastewater streams has been of great research interest. amongst the several biotechnological applications of microalgae. This research aimed to develop a biological (algal) second cheese whey wastewater (SCWW) treatment system able to...
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Lake Karla (Greece) is an example of a lake ecosystem which was dried in 1960's and now is restored, facing various anthropogenic pressures, whereas it is also listed in the network of Greek protected areas in terms of its conservation value. The objective of the present study was to determine the presence of microcystins (MCYST) in the lake water...
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Phytoplankton long-term changes were examined in a shallow urban lake (L. Kastoria, Greece) after sewage diversion in nine distinct years from 1994–2010. Using different levels of phytoplankton descriptors (diversity, taxonomic and functional composition, dominant species, total phytoplankton and cyanobacterial biomass) asynchronous changes were ob...
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The potential importance of watershed land use types, lake/watershed morphometry/topography and geographic distance as drivers of phytoplankton community composition was evaluated by using data collected from 18 freshwaters (lakes and reservoirs) distributed around Greece. In all freshwaters, phytoplankton species composition showed a strong correl...
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This study examines the plankton succession in a polluted temporary lake after intermittent dry-out. The initial stage after flooding was heterotrophic (zooplankton/phytoplankton carbon biomass ratio > 1). Phytoplankton species richness increased exponentially within a few months after inundation. The chlorophyte Koliella cf. longiseta was the pion...
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Lake Karla, Greece, was dried up in 1962 and its refilling started in 2009. We examined the Cyanobacteria and unicellular eukaryotes found during two fish kill incidents, in March and April 2010, in order to detect possible causative agents. Both microscopic and molecular (16S/18S rRNA gene diversity) identification were applied. Potentially toxic...
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During the past decades efforts have been made through restoration measures to reverse eutrophication and improve water quality in lakes. In this study, phytoplankton was studied in two different water bodies under restoration in Greece; Lake Kastoria and the temporary brackish water body Koronia. In Koronia, zooplankton structure was also examined...
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The ecological water quality of one of the ancient world lakes, Lake Megali Prespa, is examined for the first time on the basis of its plankton communities. During the study period (October- November 2008) the lake's plankton showed signs of a moderate ecological water quality. This quality was reflected in: i) phyto- and zoo-plankton species compo...
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Phytoplankton and water quality of Marathonas drinking-water Reservoir were examined for the first time. During the study period (July-September 2007), phytoplankton composition was indicative of eutrophic conditions although phytoplankton biovolume was low (max. 2.7 mm³ l⁻¹). Phytoplankton was dominated by cyanobacteria and diatoms, whereas desmid...
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The Hellenic Natural Zeolite (HENAZE) contains 89 wt.% HEU-type zeolite (Ca1.5K1.4Mg0.6Na0.5Al6.2Si29.8O72.20H2O), 3 wt.% mica, 2 wt.% clays (94 wt.% microporous minerals), 4 wt.% feldspars and 2 wt.% quartz. The HENAZE shows a remarkable ammonia ion exchange capacity of 226 meq/100g, as well as an ability to neutralize the pH of basic and acidic w...
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The taxonomical relationship of Cylindrospermopsis raciborskii and Raphidiopsis mediterranea was studied by morphological and 16S rRNA gene diversity analyses of natural populations from Lake Kastoria, Greece. Samples were obtained during a bloom (23,830 trichomes mL−1) in August 2003. A high diversity of apical cell, trichome, heterocyte and akine...
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Long-term limnological studies are lacking in Greece. Nevertheless, in Lake Kastoria, a shallow lake with a history of toxic cyanobacterial blooms, studies on cyanobacteria have been made for several years whereas nutrients and zooplankton have been studied only for short periods. The objective of this study was to assess the ecological status of L...

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