Evgenia Lefkaditou

Evgenia Lefkaditou

Associate Researcher

Tel: +30-210-9856705
Fax: +30-210-9811713

Short CV

  • BSc in Biology, Department of Biology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (1977-1982)
  • MSc in Biological Oceanography, Graduate School of Oceanography, Faculty of Sciences, Kapodistrian University of Athens (1982-1986)
  • PhD in the Department of Animal Biology, School of Biology, University of Patras (1993-2006)

She has attended special training courses on methods for stock assessment of pelagic and demersal fishes, artificial reefs and their combination with mariculture, acoustic method for stock assessment of small pelagic fishes, fishing gears technology, infrastructure for electronic function of fish auctions at landing ports, sytematics of Sepiolidae, reproductive strategies of Cephalopods, statolith preparation technique for squid ageing, cephalopod parasites, study of static fishing gears selectivity, use of the MOCNESS sampling device for sampling of plankton, meta-population theory and application to marine environment and fisheries management, determination of precision levels in statistical estimations, new techniques in support of ecosystem-based fishery management, Single-species Length based Stock Assessment Methods, Data Analysis Tools in Ecology (Data Exploration, Rregression, GLM & GAM-With

Introduction to R).She has held a position as Fishermen Consultant in Fisheries Office, Ministry of Agriculture, Kavala, Greece (1985-1988); as Functionary in Fisheries General Directorate, Ministry of Agriculture, Athens Greece (1988-1993); as Leader of Research Team of “TEUTHIS” Association, Greece (1994-1995); as MSc Scientist Contractor in the Institute of Marine Biological Resources (IMBR) of NCMR, Athens, Greece (11/1995-2000); as MSc Scientist in IMBR of HCMR,Athens, Greece (2001-2006); as post-doctoral Scientist in the IMBR and IMBRIW of HCMR, Athens (2007-2011).

She co-supervise(d)s BSc dissertations and MSc theses.

She has research interests on:

  • cephalopod species taxonomy, biology, fisheries, community structure and trophic interactions
  • essential habitats of demersal marine species
  • environmental effects on demersal marine species’ distribution patterns and population structure
  • marine species growth and ageing based mainly on daily increments interpretation in calcified structures by use of image analysis techniques
  • effects of alien species on fisheries of the eastern Mediterranean
  • association of macro-litter accumulation on sea bottom to human activities and water-masses circulationShe has participated in 31 national and international projects .

She was/is a member of the

  • Cephalopod International Advisory Council (2003-2009)
  • ICES Working Group on Cephalopod Fisheries and Life History (2008-2010)
  • Expert Group (ICES) on Age estimation of European hake (2009-11)
  • Chair of the “Network of Experts on the Effect of Lessepsian Species on Fisheries” established in the framework of the FAO-EastMed Project (2011- today)
  • Expert Group (ICES) of National Age Readings Coordinators (2013)

She has contributed 30 papers in peer-reviewed journals, 2 book chapters, 3 books (dissertation and theses), as well as more than 100 other publications (i.e. conference proceedings, special publications, newspaper and magazine articles) and co-authored 23 final technical reports of Research projects. She has also contributed in 7 workshop reports.


  • Anastasopoulou A, Mytilineou Ch, Lefkaditou E, Dokos J, Smith CJ, Siapatis A, Bekas P, Papadopoulou KN. Diet and feeding strategy of blackmouth catshark Galeus melastomus in the deep-waters of the eastern Mediterranean. Journal of Fish Biology (in press)
  • Anastasopoulou A, Mytilineou Ch, Lefkaditou E, Kavadas S, Bekasv, Smith CJ, Papadopoulou KN, Christides G (2013) The diet and feeding ecology of Conger conger (l. 1758) in the deep waters of the eastern Mediterranean Sea. Mediterranean Marine Science 14:365-368
  • Schismenou E, Tsiaras K, Kourepini MI, Lefkaditou E, Triantafyllou G, Somarakis S (2013) Seasonal changes in growth and condition of anchovy late larvae explained with a hydrodynamic- biogeochemical model simulationMarine Ecology Progress Series 478:197-209
  • Lefkaditou E, Tsigenopoulos CS, Alidromiti C, Haralabous J (2012) On the occurrence of Alloteuthis subulata in the Eastern Ionian Sea and its distinction from the sympatric Alloteuthis media. Journal of Biological Research-Thessaloniki 17:169-175
  • Mytilineou Ch, Anastasopoulou A, Christides G, Bekas P, Smith CJ, Papadopoulou KN, Lefkaditou E, Kavadas S (2013) New records of rare deep-water fish species in the Eastern Ionian Sea. Journal of Natural History 47:1645-1662
  • Lefkaditou E, Peristeraki P, Chartosia N, Salman A (2011) Recent findings of Ommastrephes bartramii  (Cephalopoda: Ommastrephidae) in the eastern Mediterranean and implication on its range expansion. Mediterranean Marine Science 12:413-428
  • Lefkaditou E, Corsini-Foka M, Kondilatos G (2009) Description of the first Lessepsian squid migrant Sepioteuthis lessoniana (CEPHALOPODA: Loliginidae) from the Aegean Sea (Eastern Mediterranean). Mediterranean Marine Science 10:87-97
  • Katsanevakis S, Lefkaditou E, Galinou-Mitsoudi S, Koutsoubas D, Zenetos A (2008) Molluscan species of minor commercial interest in Hellenic Seas: Distribution, exploitation and conservation status. Mediterranean Marine Science 9:77-118
  • Lefkaditou E, Politou C-Y, Palialexis A, Dokos J, Cosmopoulos P, Valavanis VD (2008) Eastern Ionian Sea: Influences of environmental variability on the population structure and distribution patterns of the short-fin squid Illex coindetii (Cephalopoda: Ommastrephidae). Hydrobiologia 612:71-90
  • Pierce GJ, Valavanis VD, Guerra A, Jereb P, Orsi-Relini L, Bellido JM, Katara I, Piatkowski U, Pereira J, Balguerias E, Sobrino I, Lefkaditou E, Wang J, Santurtun M, Boyle PR, Hastie LC, MacLeod CD, Smith JM, Viana M, Gonzalez AF, Zuur AF (2008) A review of cephalopod-environment interactions in European Seas. Hydrobiologia 612:49-70
  • Katsanevakis S, Thessalou-Legaki M, Karlou-Riga C, Lefkaditou E, Dimitriou E, Verriopoulos G (2007) Information-theory approach to allometric growth of marine organisms. Marine Biology 151:949-959
  • Krstulovic-Sifner S, Lefkaditou E, Ungaro N, Ceriola L, Osmani K, Kavadas S, Vrgoc N (2005) Composition and distribution of the cephalopod fauna in the easterna Adriatic and eastern Ionian Sea. Israel Journal of Zoology 51:315-330
  • Lefkaditou E, Kaspiris P (2005) Distribution and abundance of sepiolids (Mollusca: Cephalopoda) off the north-eastern Greek coasts. Belgian Journal of Zoology 135:199-204
  • Lefkaditou E, Siapatis A, Somarakis S (2005) Juvenile planktonic cephalopods sampled off the coasts of central Greece (Eastern Mediterranean) during winter. Research Bulletin. Phuket Marine Biological Centre 66:259-265
  • 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
  • Lefkaditou E, Bekas P (2004) Analysis of beak morphometry for the horned octopus Eledone cirrhosa (Cephalopoda: Octopoda) from the Thracian Sea (NE Mediterranean). Mediterranean Marine Science 5:143-149
  • Lefkaditou Ε, Mytilineou Ch, Maiorano P, D’ Onghia G (2003) Cephalopod species captured by deep-water exploratory trawling  in the north-eastern Ionian Sea. Journal of Northwestern Atlantic Fishery Science 31:431- 440
  • Lefkaditou  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
  • Villanueva R, Arkhipkin A, Jereb P, Lefkaditou E, Lipinski MR, Perales-Raya C, Riba J, Rocha F (2003) Embryonic life of the loliginid squid Loligo vulgaris: comparison between statoliths of Atlantic and Mediterranean populations. Marine Ecology Progress Series 253:197-208
  • Belcari P, Sartor P, Sanchez P, Demestre M, Tsagridis A, Leondarakis P, Lefkaditou E, Papaconstantinou C (2002) Exploitation patterns of the cuttlefish, Sepia officinalis (Sepioidea, Sepiidae), in the Mediterranean Sea. Bulletin of Marine Science 71:187-196
  • 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
  • Lefkaditou E, Politou C-Y, Papaconstantinou C (2000) Notes on Brachioteuthis riisei (Steenstrup, 1882) and Ancistroteuthis lichtensteini (Orbigny, 1839) (Cephalopoda: Teuthoidea) found in the Aegean Sea. Belgian Journal of Zoology 130:71-75
  • Lefkaditou E, Papaconstantinou C, Anastasopoulou K (1999) Juvenile cephalopods collected in the midwater macroplankton over a trench in the Aegean Sea (Northeastern Mediterranean)Israel Journal of Zoology 45:395-405
  • Lefkaditou E, Kaspiris P (1998) Distribution and reproductive biology of Sepietta neglecta (Naef, 1916) (Cephalopoda: Sepioidea) in the North Aegean Sea (Eastern Mediterranean). Veliger 41:239-242
  • Lefkaditou E, Sanchez P, Tsangidis A, Adamidou A (1998) A preliminary investigation on how meteorological changes may affect beach-seine catches of Loligo vulgaris in the Thracian Sea (Eastern  Mediterranean). South African Journal of Marine Science 20:453-461
  • Tursi A, D’ Onghia G, Lefkatidou E, Maiorano P, Panetta P (1995) Population biology of Eledone cirrhosa (Mollusca, Cephalopoda) in the North Aegean Sea (Eastern Mediterranean Sea). Vie et Milieu 45:139-145
  • Corsini M, Lefkaditou E (1994) Occurrence of Ocythoe tuberculata (Cephalopoda: Ocythoidae) in Greek waters. Bolletino Malacologico 30:304-310
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