The acidiCO₂ceans team
Institute of Oceanography
Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HCMR)
Her research interests involve: marine ecology, coastal ecosystems, human impacts on marine communities and ecosystems, climate change, biogeochemistry, biodiversity, structure and function of benthic communities, mesocosm experiments.
She has published 17 papers and she has participated in 14 national and EU projects.
One of her recent activities is the conduction of marine benthocosm experiments in HCMR-Crete through her participation in HAME project (investigation of Hypoxia and Acidification effects on Marine Ecosystems by means of benthic mesocosm experiments, GSRT).
Dr Eva Chatzinikolaou is a post doc researcher in the Institute of Marine Biology, Biotechnology and Aquaculture of the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HCMR).
Her main research interests focus on marine biodiversity and more specifically on the intertidal and lagoon ecology. Her scientific field includes research on invertebrate population dynamics, gastropod growth, reproduction and larval development. She has worked on techniques for ageing of gastropods using statoliths. Furthermore, she has studied aspects of marine pollution and environmental protection and she has investigated the phenomenon of imposex due to TBT pollution on marine gastropods.
She has published 14 scientific papers. She has actively participated in four FP7 European projects, in one ENPI CBC-MED project and in two national projects. She is currently employed as the executive manager in the ESFRI project Lifewatch-Greece. She was granded twice (2012 - 2013) with an ASSEMBLE research funding.
In the acidiCO2ceans project she will participate in the set up of the acidification experiments, in the organisation and implementation of samplings and in the study of the acidification impacts especially on the hard structures of gastropods and bivalves.
Sarah is a post doc researcher at the Institute of Marine Biology, Biotechnology and Aquaculture of the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HCMR).
Her main research activities lie in the fields of biodiversity informatics and cybertaxonomy. She develops online tools, databases and new methods to facilitate biodiversity and ecosystem research. She's a taxonomic expert for marine bristle worms (polychaetes) in the Mediterranean and participates regularly in field trips to collect samples, either from the shore or by SCUBA diving.
She has 20 publications in peer-reviewed international journals and is involved in a range of European research projects, mostly in the field of biodiversity informatics and cybertaxonomy.
In the acidiCO₂ceans project she is — together with Niki Keklikoglou – responsible for developing protocols for the micro-CT scanning of the specimens and for imaging and and image analysis. She also is the website developer and will help during sampling events and the setup of experiments.
A full CV can be found at http://www.imbbc.hcmr.gr/users/sarah-faulwetter
Ana M. Queiros
Dr Ana M Queirós is a benthic ecologist at PML, where she is involved in a diverse range of projects aimed at disentangling the impacts of global change on benthic biota and ecosystem processes. Ana’s current research is aimed at understanding the risks posed by Carbon Sequestration technology, ocean warming and acidification. Ana’s role at PML involves large-scale ecological research, statistical analysis, and interface with ecosystem modelling.
Ana has been involved in the design and execution of several mesocosm experiments at PML and in international collaborations, aimed at quantifying effects of anthropogenic stressors on benthic biota and processes. Ana has recently worked on the application of novel imaging tools for the assessment of biological modulation of geochemical processes, and the effects of stressors on animal behaviour. She has expertise in the use of time-lapse photography and the analysis of computer aided tomography data.
Ana is involved in the development and parameterization of the benthic sub-model of the European Regional Seas Ecosystem Model, through direct involvement with the Western Channel Observatory long term monitoring programme. Through FP7 projects, Ana is currently undertaking meta-analysis approaches to look at large scale patterns in the North Sea Ecosystem. She is also currently involved in the development of Dynamic Bioclimatic Envelope Models.
Ana has 12 publications, and is currently involved in nine FP7, Interreg and other research grants funded by the National Environment Research Council of the United Kingdom. She is an active contributor in one working group and one study group of the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES).
In acidiCO2ceans Ana will be responsible for the analysis of the impacts of acidification and warming on the early life stages of a keystone marine gastropod predator.
Professional Website: http://www.pml.ac.uk/about_us/pml_people-1/ana_queiros.aspx
Google Scholar: http://scholar.google.co.uk/citations?user=IGwyDfsAAAAJ&hl=en
Niki Keklikoglou is a MSc student at the Institute of Marine Biology, Biotechnology and Aquaculture of the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HCMR).
Her main research interests are related with marine biodiversity (especially benthic invertebrates), ecology, Micro-Computer tomography and hard bottom sampling techniques.
She has published 3 papers.
In the acidiCO₂ceans project she will participate, together with Sarah Faulwetter, in the developing of protocols for the micro-CT scanning of the specimens and for imaging and image analysis
Professional Website: http://www.marbigen.org/users/kleoniki-keklikoglou
Dr Panos Grigoriou is a post doc researcher in the CretAquarium of the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HCMR).
His main research interests involve cuttlefish physiology and aquaculture. His main focus is on animal collection from wild stocks, rearing under laboratory conditions, investigating different growing conditions, behaviour, physiology and reproduction. He has also experience on care and rehabilitation of injured sea turtles. He is an active member of the HCMR scuba diving team.
He has published 6 scientific papers. He is involved in two COST projects (FA 1004, FA 1301) as a nominated Management Committee member for Greece, and he is acting as a WP vice leader in FA 1301 (WG3 - Neurophysiology, Anaesthesia and Human End Points).
In the acidiCO2ceans project he will coordinate the set up of the acidification experiments and the organisation and implementation of samplings, and he will participate in the study of the acidification impacts especially on the hard structures of cuttlefish.
Saskia is an MRes Marine Biology student at Plymouth University. She has been living and studying in England for almost four years to date, absolving a Bachelor of Science in Scarborough, refining her professional skills as a marine biologist and improving on her English language skills. Her Masters research project is centered around the impacts of ocean acidification and warming on the ontogeny of the shell of Nucella lapillus, an intertidal predatory gastropod.