Dr Sylvaine Giakoumi
Location: Goddard Building 8, School of Biological Sciences
Sylvaine is a postdoctoral researcher working on marine conservation planning in the Mediterranean Sea (outgoing postdoctoral fellowship co-financed by the European Union and the Greek State). She will be conducting her research at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions, University of Queensland and the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research in Greece. She completed her PhD thesis in marine community ecology and marine conservation planning at the University of the Aegean in 2010. After attaining an Endeavour Research Award in 2009 she visited the Spatial Ecology Lab, University of Queensland and Prof. Hugh Possingham supervised the last part of her PhD thesis.
Sylvaine’s research interests include: marine spatial planning and prioritization of conservation actions in data poor areas; marine community ecology including the impacts of invasive species on native communities; and cumulative human impacts on food webs. Her study area is currently the Mediterranean Sea, where apart from being involved in advancing marine conservation planning at a Mediterranean basin scale (https://sites.google.com/site/conservationmediterraneanws1/), she is actively involved in initiatives for the establishment of marine protected areas in Greece (http://www.cousteaudivers.org/emails/view/january-ewsletter).
S. Giakoumi, S. Katsanevakis, V. Vassilopoulou, P. Panayotidis, S. Kavadas, Y. Issaris, A. Kokkali, A. Frantzis, A. Panou, G. Mavromati (2012). Could European conservation policy benefit from systematic conservation planning? Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, doi: 10.1002/aqc.2273.
S. Giakoumi, T. Mazor, S. Fraschetti, S. Kark, M. Portman, M. Coll, J. Steenbeek, H. Possingham and Workshop participants (2012). Advancing marine conservation planning in the Mediterranean Sea. Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries, doi: 10.1007/s11160-012-9272-8.
S. Giakoumi, E. Cebrian, G. Kokkoris, E. Ballesteros and E. Sala (2012). Relationships between fish, sea urchin and macroalgae: The structure of shallow rocky sublittoral communities in the Cyclades, Eastern Meditrranean. Estuarine, Coastal and Self Science 109, 1-10. .
S. Giakoumi, H. Grantham, G. Kokkoris and H. Possingham (2011). Designing a network of marine reserves in the Mediterranean Sea with limited socio-economic data. Biological Conservation 144, 753-763.
V. Stelzenmüller, P. Breen, T. Stamford, F. Thomsen, F. Badalamenti, Á. Borja, L. Buhl-Mortensen, J. Carlström, G. D’Anna, N. Dankers, S. Degraer, M. Dujin, F. Fiorentino, I. Galparsoro, S. Giakoumi et al. (2012). Monitoring and evaluation of spatially managed areas: A generic framework for implementation of ecosystem based marine management and its application. Marine Policy, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpol.2012.02.012.
A. Nicolaidou, G. Alongi, O. Aydogan, M. Catra, L. Cavas, C. Cevik, A. Dosi, V. Circosta, S. Giakoumi et al. (2012). New Mediterranean Biodiversity Records (June 2012). Mediterranean Marine Science 13 (1): 162-174.