George Tserpes

---George Tserpes

George Tserpes

Research Director

Tel: +30-2810-337851
Fax: +30-2810-337822

Short CV

  • BSc in Biology, University of Patras, Greece (1976-1981)
  • MSc in Marine Biology, University of Wales, UK (1982-1983)
  • PhD in Applied Biology, Department of Biology, University of Crete, Greece (1991-1996)

He has attended training courses in fish stock assessment methods and management scenario evaluations.

During 2000-2003, he held the position of Associate Researcher at the Institute of Marine Biology of Crete (IMBC) and during 2003-2007 the position of Principal Researcher at the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HCMR). Since 2008, he is Research Director at the (current) Institute of Marine Biological Resources and Inland Waters of HCMR. His main research interests are related to the Dynamics, Assessment and Management of large pelagic and demersal fish stocks, as well as to Stock Assessment methodology.

He has participated in several International Scientific Groups being member of the Scientific, Technical and Economic committee for Fisheries (STECF) of EU and various STECF Sub-committees. Since 2003, he  coordinates the Mediterranean Swordfish Working Group of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT).

He has participated in 47 National and International projects, coordinating about 30 of them, and has authored/coauthored more than 100 scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals, book chapters and conference proceedings. He co-supervised 12 MSc and PhD theses.

Publications

  • Kavadas S, Damalas D, Georgakarakos S, Maravelias C, Tserpes G, Papaconstantinou C, Bazigos G (2013) IMAS-Fish: Integrated MAnagement System to support the sustainability of Greek Fisheries resources. A multidisciplinary web-based database management system: implementation, capabilities, utilization and future prospects for fisheries stakeholde. Mediterranean Marine Science 14:109-118
  • Maravelias CD, Tserpes G, Pantazi M, Peristeraki N (2012) Habitat selection and temporal abundance fluctuations of common demersal cartilaginous fish in the Aegean Sea (eastern Mediterranean). PLoS ONE 7:e35474
  • Rockmann S, Ulrich C, Dreyer M, Bell E, Borodzicz E, Haapasaari P, Hiis-Hauge K, Howell D, Mantyniemi S, Miller D, Tserpes G, Pastoors M (2012) The added value of participatory modelling  in fisheries management – what has been learnt? Marine Policy 36:1072–1085
  • Tserpes G, Peristeraki P (2012) Albacore catch rate variations in the Greek drifting longline fisheries.  ICCAT Collective Volume of Scientific Papers 68:492-495
  • Guijarro B, Tserpes G, Moranta J, Massutí E (2011) Assessment of the deep water trawl fishery off the Balearic Islands (western Mediterranean): from single to multi-species approach. Hydrobiologia 670:67-85
  • Tserpes G, Peristeraki P, Di Natale A, Mangano A (2011) Analysis of swordfish (Xiphias gladius)catch rates in the central-eastern Mediterranean. ICCAT Collective Volume of Scientific Papers66:1495-1505
  • Tserpes G, Tzanatos E, Peristeraki P (2011) Spatial management of the Mediterranean bottom-trawl fisheries; the case of the southern Aegean Sea. Hydrobiologia 670:267-274
  • Tserpes G, Tzanatos E, Peristeraki P (2011) Use of risk analysis for the Evaluation of different management strategies for the Mediterranean swordfish stock. ICCAT Collective Volume of Scientific Papers 66:1506-1514
  • Tzanatos E, Tserpes G (2011) Inclusion of stock reproductive potential in the evaluation of management scenarios for the Mediterranean swordfish. ICCAT Collective Volume of Scientific Papers 66:1489-1494
  • Vasilakopoulos P, Pavlidis M, Tserpes G (2011) On the diet and reproduction of the oilfish Ruvettus pretiosus (Perciformes: Gempylidae) in the eastern Mediterranean. Journal of Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 91:873-881
  • Tserpes G, Peristeraki P (2010) Differences in the selection pattern of drifting longlines used in the greek swordfish fishery. ICCAT Collective Volume of Scientific Papers 65: 302-306
  • Tserpes G, Tzanatos E, Peristeraki P, Placenti V, Kell L (2009) A bio-economic evaluation of different magement measures for the Mediterranean swordfish. Fisheries Research 96:160-166
  • Tserpes G, Tzanatos E, Peristeraki P, Placenti V, Kell L (2009) Evaluating different management scenarios for the Mediterranean swordfish fishery: a bioeconomic approach. ICCAT Collective Volume of Scientific Papers 64:2079-2092
  • Kallianiotis A, Papaconstantinou C (2008) Artificial Reefs, 299-305p. In: State of Hellenic Fisheries. Ed. Papaconstantinou C, Zenetos A, Vassilopoulou V, Tserpes G, HCMR Publ., 466pp., Athens
  • Kasapidis P, Mejuto J, Tserpes G, Antoniou A, Garcia-Cortes B, Peristeraki P, Oikonomaki K, Kotoulas G, Magoulas A (2008) Genetic structure of the swordfish (Xiphias gladius) stocks in the Atlantic using microsatellite DNA analysis. ICCAT Collective Volume of Scientific Papers 61:89-98
  • Kiparisis S, Tserpes G, Somarakis S, Economidis P, Koutsikopoulos K (2008) Site-attachment behaviour of Oblada melanura (Linnaeus, 1758) (Osteichthyes: Sparidae) benthic larvae: a quantitative approach. Scientia Marina 72:429-436
  • Kotoulas G, Mejuto J, Antoniou A, Kasapidis P, Tserpes G, Piccinetti C, Peristeraki P, Garcia-Cortes B, Oikonomaki  K, De La Serna JM, Magoulas A (2008) Global genetic structure of swordfish (Xiphias gladius) as revealed by microsatellite DNA markers. ICCAT Collective Volume of Scientific Papers 61:79-88
  • Peristeraki P, Kypraios N, Lazarakis G, Tserpes G (2008) By catches and discards of the Greek swordfish fishery.  ICCAT Collective Volume of Scientific Papers 62:1070-1073
  • Politou C-Y,  Tserpes G, Dokos J (2008) Identification of deep-water pink shrimp abundance distribution patterns and nursery grounds in the eastern Mediterranean by means of generalized additive modeling. Hydrobiologia 612:99-107
  • Tserpes G (2008) Estimates of the Mediterranean swordfish stock by means of a non-equilibrium surplus production model approach. ICCAT Collective Volume of Scientific Papers 62:1084-1087
  • Tserpes G,  Scott GP, Neilson JD (2008) Effects of different minimum landing size limitations on the yield levels of swordfish in the Mediterranean swordfish. ICCAT Collective Volume of Scientific Papers 62:1163-1166
  • Tserpes G, Peristeraki P (2008) Discards of undersized swordfish individuals in the greek swordfish fisheries. ICCAT Collective Volume of Scientific Papers 62:1081-1083
  • Tserpes G, Peristeraki P, Di Natale A, Mangano A (2008) Standardization of swordfish (Xiphias gladius) catch rates from the Greek and Italian Mediterranean longline fisheries.  ICCAT Collective Volume of Scientific Papers 62:1074-1080
  • Tserpes G, Peristeraki P, Valavanis VD (2008) Distribution of swordfish in the eastern Mediterranean, in relation to environmental factors and the species biology. Hydrobiologia 612:241-250
  • Tserpes G, Politou C-Y, Peristeraki P, Kallianiotis A, Papaconstantinou C (2008) Identification of hake distribution pattern and nursery grounds in the Hellenic seas by means of generalized additive models. Hydrobiologia 612:125-133
  • Tzanatos E, Somarakis S, Tserpes G, Koutsikopoulos C (2008) Catch length analysis, relation to minimum landing sizes and management implications from a Mediterranean small-scale fishery (Patraikos Gulf, Greece). Fisheries Research 93:125-134
  • Kasapides P, Peristeraki P, Tserpes G, Magoulas A (2007) A new record of the Lessepsian invasive fish Etrumeus teres (Osteichthyes: Clupeidae) in the Mediterranean Sea (Aegean, Greece). Aquatic invasions 2:152-154
  • Kasapidis P, Peristeraki P, Tserpes G, Magoulas A (2007) First record of the Lessepsian migrant Lagocephalus sceleratus (Gmelin 1789) (Osteichthyes: Tetraodontidae) in the Cretan Sea (Aegean, Greece). Aquatic Invasions 2:71-73
  • Peristeraki P, Lazarakis G, Skarvelis K, Georgiadis M, Tserpes G (2007) Additional records on the occurrence of alien fish species in the eastern Mediterranean Sea. Mediterranean Marine Science 7:61-67
  • Peristeraki P, Lazarakis G, Skarvelis K, Kypraios N, Tserpes G (2007) Temporal growth differences of swordfish recruits in the E. Mediterrannean. ICCAT Collective Volume of Scientific Papers 60:2063-2068
  • Tserpes G, Peristeraki P (2007) Effects of a seasonal closure of the Mediterranean swordfish fisheries on the stock production levels. ICCAT Collective Volume of Scientific Papers 60:2059-2062
  • Tzanatos E, Somarakis S, Tserpes G, Koutsikopoulos C (2007) Discarding practices in a Mediterranean small-scale fishing fleet (Patraikos Gulf, Greece). Fisheries Management and Ecology 14:277-285
  • Tomas J, Geffen AJ, Millner RS, Pineiro CG, Tserpes G (2006) Elemental composition of otolith growth marks in three geographically separated populations of European hake (Merluccius merluccius). Marine Biology 148:1399-1413
  • Tserpes G, Moutopoulos D, Peristeraki P, Katselis G, Koutsikopoulos C (2006) Study of swordfish fishing dynamics in the eastern Mediterranean by means of machine-learning approaches. Fisheries Research 78:196-202
  • Tserpes G, Tatamanidis G, Peristeraki P (2006) Oilfish and shark by-catches of the Greek swordfish fishery in the E. Mediterranean; a preliminary analysis applied to “presence-absence” data. ICCAT Collective Volume of Scientific Papers 59:987-991
  • Tzanatos E, Somarakis S, Tserpes G, Koutsikopoulos C (2006) Identifying and classifying small-scale fisheries metiers in the Mediterranean: A case study in the Patraikos Gulf, Greece. Fisheries Research 81:158-168
  • Peristeraki P, Tserpes G, Lefkaditou E (2005) What cephalopod remains from Xiphias gladius stomachs can imply about predator-prey interactions in the Mediterranean Sea? Journal of Fish Biology 67:549-554
  • Somarakis, S. Ganias, K., Tserpes, G., Koutsikopoulos, C., 2004. Ovarian allometry and the use of the gonosomatic index: a case study in the Mediterranean sardine, Sardina pilchardusMarine Biology, 146: 181-189.
  • Tserpes G, Peristeraki P (2004) Catchability differences among the longlines used in the Greek swordfish fishery. ICCAT Collective Volume of Scientific Papers 56:860-863
  • Tserpes G, Peristeraki P, Di Natale A (2004) Standardised catch rates for swordfish (Xiphias gladius) from the Italian and Greek fisheries operating in the central-eastern Mediterranean. ICCAT Collective Volume of Scientific Papers 56:850-859
  • Kotoulas G, Mejuto J, Tserpes G, Garcia-Cortes B, Peristeraki P, De la Serna JM, Magoulas A (2003) DNA microsatellite markers in service of swordfish stock structure analysis in the Atlantic and Mediterranean. ICCAT Collective Volume of Scientific Papers 55: 1632-1639
  • Lefcaditou  E, Peristeraki P, Bekas P, Tserpes G, Politou C-Y, Petrakis G (2003) Cephalopods distribution in the southern Aegean Sea. Mediterranean Marine Science 4:79-86
  • Peristeraki P, Tserpes G, Koutsikopoulos C, Katselis G, Kallianiotis A (2003) Length and weight conversion equations for bluefin tuna from the eastern Mediterranean Sea. ICCAT Collective Volume of Scientific Papers 55:91-93
  • Stergiou KI, Tserpes G, Peristeraki P (2003) Modelling and forecasting monthly swordfish catches in the Eastern Mediterranean. Scientia Marina 67:283-290
  • Tserpes G, Darby C, Di Natale A, Peristeraki P, Mangano A (2003) Assessment of the Mediterranean swordfish stock based on Greek and Italian fisheries data. ICCAT Collective Volume of Scientific Papers 55:94-106
  • Tserpes G, Peristeraki P, Di Natale A, Mangano A (2003) Length – weight relationships for the Mediterranean swordfish. ICCAT Collective Volume of Scientific Papers 55:85-90
  • Belcari P, Tserpes G, Gonzalez M, Lefkaditou E, Marceta B, Piccinetti-Manfrin G, Souplet A (2002). Distribution and abundance of Eledone cirrhosa (Lamarck, 1798) and E. moschata (Lamarck, 1798) (Cephalopoda: Octopoda) in the Mediterranean Sea. Scientia Marina 66:143-155
  • Di Natale A, De La Serna JM, De Metrio G, Restrepo V, Srour A, Tserpes G (2002). On the reduction of juvenile swordfish catches in the Mediterranean. ICCAT Collective Volume of Scientific Papers54:1529-1533
  • Tserpes G, Fiorentino F, Levi D, Cau A, Murenu M, Zamboni A, Papaconstantinou C (2002) Distribution of Mullus barbatus and M. surmuletus (Osteichthyes: Perciformes) in the Mediterranean continental shelf: implications for management. Scientia Marina 66:39-54
  • Tserpes G, Peristeraki P (2002) Trends in the abundance of demersal species in the southern Aegean Sea. Scientia Marina 66:243-252
  • Tserpes G, Peristeraki P, Di Natale A (2001) Size distribution of swordfish landings in the central and eastern Mediterranean. ICCAT Collective Volume of Scientific Papers 52:733-739
  • Tserpes G, Peristeraki P, Somarakis S (2001) On the reproduction of swordfish (Xiphias gladius L.) in the Eastern Mediterranean. ICCAT Collective Volume of Scientific Papers 52:740-744
  • Tserpes G, Tsimenides N (2001) Age, growth and mortality of  Serranus cabrilla (Linnaeus, 1758) on the Cretan Shelf. Fisheries Research 51:27-34
  • Kiparissi S, Tserpes G, Tsimenides N (2000) Aspects on the demography of chub Mackerel (Scomber japonicus Houttuyn, 1782) in the Hellenic Seas.  Belgian Journal of Zoology 130:5-9
  • Tserpes G, Peristeraki P, Potamias G, Tsimenides N (1999) Species distribution in the southern Aegean sea based on bottom-trawl surveys. Aquatic Living Resources 12:167-175
  • Labropoulou M, Tserpes G, Tsimenides N (1998) Age, growth and feeding habits of the brown comber Serranus hepatus (Linnaeus, 1758) on the Cretan shelf. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 46:723-732
  • Tserpes G (1995) The Greek swordfish fisheryICCAT Collective Volume of Scientific Papers44:287-288
  • Tserpes G,  Tsimenides N (1995) Determination of age and growth of swordfish, Xiphias gladius L., 1758, in the eastern Mediterranean using anal-fin spines. Fishery Bulletin  93:594-602
  • Tserpes G, Peristeraki P, Tsimenides N (1993) Greek swordfish fishery; some trends in the size composition of the catches. ICCAT Collective Volume of Scientific Papers 40:137-140
  • Tserpes G, Tsimenides N (1991) Evaluation of growth rate differences in populations of Sardina pilchardus (Walbaum, 1792) (Clupeidae) from the Aegean and Ionian seas. Cybium 15:15-22
  • Tsimenides N, Tserpes G, Machias A, Kallianiotis A (1991) Distribution of fishes on the Cretan shelf. Journal of Fish Biology 39:661-672
  • Tsimenides N, Tserpes G (1989) Age determination and growth of swordfish Xiphias gladius L., 1758 in the Aegean sea. Fisheries Research 8:159-168
  • BBeaumont Α, Tserpes G, Budd MD (1987) Some effects of copper on the veliger larvae of the mussel Mytilus edulis and the scallop Pecten maximus. Marine Environmental Research 21:299-309
  • Beaumont Α, Tserpes G (1984) The effects on Mytilus edulis larvae of toxins leaching from paints. Aquaculture 38:365-369