Panayota Yolanda Koulouri

Panayota Yolanda Koulouri
Hellenic Centre for Marine Research | hcmr · Institute of Marine Biology, Biotechnology and Aquaculture

PhD

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Introduction
Yolanda Koulouri currently works at the Institute of Marine Biology, Biotechnology and Aquaculture, Hellenic Centre for Marine Research. Yolanda does research in Marine Ecology and Marine Biology. Their current project is "Development of a new type of artificial shelters for the increase of biomass and the reproductive potential of hard substrate demersal fish."
Education
October 2000 - February 2005
University of Crete, Greece
Field of study
  • Marine Biology-Ecology
October 1996 - February 1999
University of Crete, Greece
Field of study
  • Marine Biology-Ecology

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Publications (227)
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The present pilot study aims at evaluating knowledge, attitudes, and behaviour concerning ocean issues in relation to university students in Greece. A 3-scale questionnaire was developed and administered to 106 students. Results revealed that Marine Sciences students were found to have better knowledge as well as pro-environmental attitudes and beh...
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Recreational SCUBA diving is currently a nature-based USD multibillion tourism industry across the globe. However, degradation of many recreational diving destinations all over the world due to “soft” ecotourists necessitates the adoption of innovative management measures. Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HCMR) developed an innovative technolog...
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There is growing interest about marine bivalve aquaculture globally, not only for the market value of the goods produced, but also for the socioeconomic and environmental services that this activity can provide. Arca noae is an endemic Mediterranean bivalve of commercial value, whose previously undescribed population in Elounda Bay we studied in te...
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The colonization of artificial structures by benthic organisms in the marine realm is known to be affected by the general trophic patterns of the biogeographical zone and the prevailing environmental traits at the local scale. The present work aims to present quantitative data on the early settlement progress of macrofaunal benthic assemblages deve...
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Open Schooling is a novel concept promoted by the European Commission since 2015. A key issue is that there are still limited resources and tools for promoting this approach in schools. “Open schooling is where schools, in cooperation with other stakeholders (scientists, families…), become an agent of community well-being;” (European Commission, 20...
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The Mediterranean Sea is recognized as a key component in the development, economy, and culture of European, North African, and Middle East countries. With respect to heterogeneity across the region in different sectors, Ocean Literacy, though still in its infancy, is nevertheless a requisite for a better understanding of the two-way interaction be...
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The Mediterranean Sea is recognized as a key component in the development, economy, and culture of European, North African , and Middle East countries. With respect to heterogeneity across the region in different sectors, Ocean Literacy, though still in its infancy, is nevertheless a requisite for a better understanding of the two-way interaction b...
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The Mediterranean Sea is characterized by rich biodiversity, and its region hosts people living in several countries with a rich variety of cultures, but-at the same time-it is "under siege", due to anthropogenic pressures. To address these pressures, many actions are needed aiming, among others, at establishing Ocean Literacy (OL) across the Medit...
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The Mediterranean Sea is characterized by rich biodiversity, and its region hosts people living in several countries with a rich variety of cultures, but-at the same time-it is "under siege", due to anthropogenic pressures. To address these pressures, many actions are needed aiming, among others, at establishing Ocean Literacy (OL) across the Medit...
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Ocean Literacy (OL) is considered to be important for raising awareness of the people concerning conservation, restoration and sustainable use of the ocean and its resources. Addressing environmental issues related to the Mediterranean SeaMediterranean Sea and increasing OL can be the first step to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 14UN Sustaina...
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Both public and policymakers require a basic Ocean Literacy to support relevant policies and sustainable economic activities. Without Ocean Literacy it will be impossible to achieve a collective action and behaviour change towards sustained science operations and funding. This policy brief emphasises Ocean Literacy as a strategic activity area in o...
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The present study is part of a project funded by the Greek Ministry of Agriculture in order to update the historical scientific data available for Messara Bay and propose measures for the protection and sustainable exploitation of its marine biological resources as this area used to be one of the most important fishing grounds in the Cretan contine...
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This study investigates the trophic diversity of fishes living in a meadow of Caulerpa prolifera on a bimonthly basis between May 2006 and April 2007 in a semi-enclosed coastal marine ecosystem of the Mediterranean Sea (Elounda Bay, Crete Island). The study area is shallow and protected from waves, and it is covered by a C. prolifera bed, character...
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Ocean Literacy (OL) has been defined as an understanding of the ocean’s influence on people and their influence on the ocean. The OL movement was born in the US and its framework consisted of seven essential principles and 45 fundamental concepts; it is now largely accepted worldwide for use in both formal (schools and universities) and non-formal...
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The history of water supply and wastewater engineering in Crete Island (Greece) dates back more than ca 4,500 years, since the early Bronze Ages. In the Minoan era, it was recognized that the removal of wastewater and storm-water were necessary for communal living. The early Minoan developments in wastewater and storm-water collection and removal a...
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The present study was carried out in the marine area of Stratoni, Greece, where two seahorse species are present (Hippocampus hippocampus and H. guttulatus). Two surveys were conducted (September 2016, May 2019) to gather information regarding seahorse species' abundance, distribution and habitat characteristics. Four different seahorse natural and...
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The checklist of Tanaidacea of Greece was developed in the framework of the LifeWatchGreece Research Infrastructure (ESFRI) project and coordinated by the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research during the period 2013-2015. By applying the Greek Taxon Information System (GTIS) of this project, a complete checklist of species recorded from Greek Seas ha...
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The present study investigates the distribution of trace metals (Fe, Mn, Cr, Zn, Pb, Cu and Al), as indicators of pollution, in the surficial inner shelf sediments along the northern coast of Heraklio Gulf (Crete Island). Despite the fact that Heraklio Gulf is an industrialized urban area, hosting the third most important commercial harbour in Gree...
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The checklist of Stomatopoda of Greece was developed in the framework of the LifeWatchGreece Research Infrastructure (ESFRI) project, coordinated by the Institute of Marine Biology, Biotechnology and Aquaculture (IMBBC) of the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HCMR). The application of the Greek Taxon Information System (GTIS) of this project ha...
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A European Maritime Day (EMD) 2019 event was held at a Greek mainland middle school in which twenty-two fifteen-years-old students participated. The event included a presentation, two hands-on labs (“Floating and non-floating plastics”, “The voyage of rubber ducks”), one drama activity (“How do sea food chains work?”) as well as one drawing and han...
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Ocean Literacy (OL) is of paramount importance nowadays as the life-giving ocean is seriously under threat. Children who are considered to be the “living arrows sent forth” should have the opportunity to become citizens able to make informed and responsible decisions about the ocean. Members of the European Marine Science Educators Association from...
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A good understanding of the role and function of the ocean seems to be of paramount importance in recent years, constituting the basic tool for the promotion of healthy and sustainable marine environment, and a target area of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. In this study, the content knowledge of elementary school students (grades 3-6)...
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The Underwater Biotechnological Park of Crete (UBPC) is an applied research infrastructure established in 2015 at the island of Crete (Aegean Sea, Eastern Mediterranean), occupying a seafloor area of 2.5 hectares at depths between 18 and 22 m. Its main objectives are: (a) the continuous monitoring of coastal environmental parameters; (b) the experi...
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Ocean Literacy (OL) is a multifaceted issue, involving not only scientific knowledge, but also environmental, societal and economical implications. Within this scenario, Scienza under 18 Isontina and MARE FVG - Maritime Technology Cluster FVG developed an innovative project aimed at promoting OL and blue careers among students of Friuli Venezia Gi...
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EMSEA Med is an international Mediterranean group of educators and scientists/researchers. It was established in 2015 within EMSEA on the basis of the common regional origin and of the shared interest for the promotion of OL along the Mediterranean Sea. This “Sea in the middle of the Earth”, the largest and deepest enclosed sea on Earth, cradle of...
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The Mediterranean Sea region is the cradle of modern civilization, a biodiversity hotspot, the most visited touristic area and home to over 460 million people. Increasing stresses due to tourism, fishing, coastal development, pollution, shipping and climate change are threatening the fragile Mediterranean Sea ecosystem. Sustainable development of t...
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The present study investigates the structure and intra-annual variation of the benthic macrofaunal community associated with a dense monospecific C. prolifera meadow in a shallow semi-enclosed coastal marine ecosystem of the eastern Mediterranean Sea (Elounda Bay, Crete Island). The samples were collected on five occasions (May, September and Novem...
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Background Citizen Science (CS) as a term implies a great deal of approaches and scopes involving many different fields of science. The number of the relevant projects globally has been increased significantly in the recent years. Large scale ecological questions can be answered only through extended observation networks and CS projects can support...
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Although a management plan including measures for the conservation and maintenance of marine biological resources of Elounda Bay was proposed in 2007 by the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HCMR), no progress has yet been made for the implementation of the proposed or any other similar measures. Despite the financial crisis in Greece, the regio...
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A new type of artificial habitat for recreational diving that fully retains or even exceeds the functionality of natural reefs has been developed by the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HCMR). The deployment of these innovative artificial structures made of concrete provides enhanced availability and diversity of microhabitats and structural re...
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The first attempt to compile the checklist of Cumacea of Greece was made in the context of the "Greek Biodiversity Database" project (2005-2008) coordinated by the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Since then, only scattered information on new elements of the Greek cumacean fauna has been available. The objectives of the present study were to u...
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The checklist of Mysida and Lophogastrida of Greece was created within the framework of the Greek Taxon Information System (GTIS), which is one of the applications of the LifeWatchGreece Research Infrastructure (ESFRI) resuming efforts to develop a complete checklist of species recorded and reported from Greek waters. The objectives of the present...
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Checklist of Cumacea (Arthropoda: Malacostraca) of Greece