Dr. Ioannis Karakassis


Prof. Dr. Ioannis Karakassis

Professor at the Biology Department of the University of Crete (UoC)

Coordinator of the HYPOXIA project

PhD in Benthic Ecology (UoC 1991). Currently Professor at the Biology Department of the UoC, head of the Marine Ecology Laboratory. Involved as PI or coordinator in more than 40 national and/or international research projects 10 of which are EU-funded and relevant to Aquaculture-environment interactions, i.e. AQUAENV-GR, MARAQUA, AQCESS, BIOFAQs, MERAMED, MedVeg, ECASA, SAMI, AQUAGRIS, PREVENT ESCAPE. Member of the Benthic Indicators Group (BIG) of the IOC-UNESCO, of the GESAMP WG on Offshore Aquaculture and of the FAO WG on Ecosystem Approach to Aquaculture. He is also coordinator of the SHOCMED initiative and the WG on Site Selection and Carrying Capacity of Mediterranean Aquaculture of the GFCM. His research interests include anthropogenic effects on marine ecosystems, development of indicators for the assessment of biodiversity and the level of health/disturbance of marine ecosystems.


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