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Konstantinos Tsagarakis

Konstantinos Tsagarakis

Associate Researcher

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Short CV

  • BSc in Biology, Department of Biology, school of Science, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (1998-2003)
  • MSc in Environmental Biology – Marine Biological Resources, Department of Biology, School of Sciences and Engineering, University of Crete (2003-2005)
  • PhD in Marine Biological Resources, Department of Biology, School of Sciences and Engineering, University of Crete (2006-2011)

His research interests include Ecosystem modeling, Fisheries ecology, Fisheries discards, Hydroacoustics, Distribution and behaviour of small pelagic and mesopelagic fish, Fisheries impacts.He has acted as coordinator, HCMR scientific responsible and/or Task/WP leader in eight projects and has participated in more than thirty additional national and international projects.

He has attended special training courses in ecosystem modelling, stock assessment, hydroacoustics.He has given lectures on Ecosystem Based Management and on the Mesopelagic Zone and has supervised undergraduate and postgraduate theses on these fields. He serves in the Editorial Board of the Mediterranean Marine Science journal.

He has contributed 38 papers in peer-reviewed journals, 2 book chapters, as well as more than 60 other publications (i.e., conference proceedings, presentations in scientific Workshops etc) and co-authored more than 18 technical reports.

Indicative Publications

  • Dimarchopoulou D., Tsagarakis K., Sylaios G., Tsikliras A.C., 2022. Ecosystem trophic structure and fishing effort simulations of a major fishing ground in the northeastern Mediterranean Sea (Thermaikos Gulf). Estuarine Coastal Shelf Science 264, 107667. doi: 10.1016/j.ecss.2021.107667
  • Petriki O., Moutopoulos D. K., Tsagarakis K., Tsionki I., Papantoniou G., Mantzouni I., Barbieri R., Stoumboudi M., 2021. Assessing ecosystem trade-offs and fisheries-induced effects on the largest Greek lake (Lake Trichonis). Water 13, 3329. doi: 10.3390/w132333299
  • Papantoniou G., Giannoulaki M., Stoumboudi M. Th., Lefkaditou E., Tsagarakis K., 2021. Food web interactions in a human dominated Mediterranean coastal ecosystem. Marine Environmental Research, 172, 105507. doi: 10.1016/j.marenvres.2021.105507
  • Leonori I., Ticina V., Giannoulaki M., Hattab T., Iglesias M., Bonanno A., Constantini I., Canduci G., Machias A., Ventero A., Somarakis S., Tsagarakis K., Bogner D., Barra M., Basilone G., Genovese S., Juretic T., Gasparevic D., De Felice A., 2021. The history of acoustic surveys in the Mediterranean Sea. Mediterranean Marine Science 22, 751-768. doi: 10.12681/mms.26001
  • Tsagarakis et al., 2021. New records of rare species in the Mediterranean Sea (October 2021). Mediterranean Marine Science 22, 627-652. doi: 10.12681/mms.26669
  • Tsagarakis, K., Panigada S., Machias A., Giannoulaki M., Foutsi A., Pierantonio N., Paximadis G., 2021. Trophic interactions in the “small pelagic fish – dolphins – fisheries” triangle: Outputs of a modelling approach in the North Aegean Sea (Eastern Mediterranean, Greece). Ocean & Coastal Management 204, 105474. doi: 10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2020.105474
  • Despoti, S., Milisenda, G., Ligas, A., Bentes, L., Maynou, F., Vitale, S., Garofalo, G., Sbrana, M., Erzini, K., Tserpes, G., Tsagarakis, K., Maina, I., Pyrounaki, M.-M., Papadopoulou, N., Machias, A., Colloca, F., Fiorentino, F., Stergiou, K.I., Giannoulaki, M., 2020. Marine spatial closures as a supplementary tool to reduce discards in bottom trawl fisheries: Examples from southern European waters. Fisheries Research 232, 105714. doi: 10.1016/j.fishres.2020.105714
  • Papapanagiotou G., Tsagarakis K., Koutsidi M., Tzanatos E., 2020.  Using traits to build and explain an ecosystem model: Ecopath with Ecosim modelling of the North Aegean Sea (eastern Mediterranean). Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science 236, 106614. doi: doi.org/10.1016/j.ecss.2020.106614
  • Dimarchopoulou, D., Keramidas, I., Tsagarakis, K., Tsikliras, A.C., 2019. Ecosystem Models and Effort Simulations of an Untrawled Gulf in the Central Aegean Sea. Frontiers in Marine Science, 6: 648.(https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fmars.2019.00648/full)
  • Stithou, M., Vassilopoulou, V., Tsagarakis, K., Edridge, A., Machias, A., Maniopoulou, M., Dogrammatzi, A., Bellido, J.M., Carbonara, P., Carbonell, A., Lembo, G., 2019. Discarding in Mediterranean trawl fisheries—a review of potential measures and stakeholder insights. Maritime Studies 18(2), 225-238. doi: 10.1007/s40152-018-00131-0 (https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s40152-018-00131-0)
  • Maina, I., Kavadas, S., Machias, A., Tsagarakis, K., Giannoulaki, M. 2018. Modelling the spatiotemporal distribution of fisheries discards: A case study on eastern Ionian Sea trawl fishery. Journal of Sea Research, 139, 10-23.
  • Moutopoulos, D.K., Stoumboudi, M.T., Ramfos, A., Tsagarakis, K., Gritzalis, K.C., Petriki, O., Patsia, A., Barbieri, R., Machias, A., Stergiou, K.I. , Bobori, D.C., 2018. Food web modelling on the structure and functioning of a Mediterranean lentic system. Hydrobiologia 822, 259–283.
  • Damalas, D., Ligas, A., Tsagarakis, K., Vassilopoulou, V., Stergiou, K.I., Kallianiotis, A., Sbrana, M., Maynou, F., 2018. The “discard problem” in Mediterranean fisheries, in the face of the European Union landing obligation: the case of bottom trawl fishery and implications for management. Mediterranean Marine Science 19, 459-476. doi: 10.12681/mms.14195
  • Moutopoulos, D.K., Tsagarakis, K., Machias, A., 2018. Assessing ecological and fisheries implications of the EU landing obligation in Eastern Mediterranean. Journal of Sea Research 141, 99-111. doi: 10.1016/j.seares.2018.08.006
  • Tsagarakis, K., Nikolioudakis, N., Papandroulakis, N., Vassilopoulou, V., Machias, A. 2018. Preliminary assessment of discards survival in a multi‐species Mediterranean bottom trawl fishery. Journal of Applied Ichthyology 34, 842-849.
  • Tsagarakis, K., Carbonell, A., Brčić, J., Bellido, J., Carbonara, P., Casciaro, L., Edridge, A., García, T., González, M., Krstulović Šifner, S., Machias, A., Notti, E., Papantoniou, G., Sala, A., Škeljo, F., Vitale, S., Vassilopoulou, V., 2017. Old Info for a New Fisheries Policy: Discard Ratios and Lengths at Discarding in EU Mediterranean Bottom Trawl Fisheries. Frontiers in Marine Science 4, 99.
  • Bundy, A., Chuenpagdee, R., Boldt, J. L., de Fatima Borges, M., Camara, M. L., Coll, M., Diallo, I., Fox, C., Fulton, E. A., Gazihan, A., Jarre, A., Jouffre, D., Kleisner, K. M., Knight, B., Link, J., Matiku, P. P., Masski, H., Moutopoulos, D. K., Piroddi, C., Raid, T., Sobrino, I., Tam, J., Thiao, D., Torres, M. A., Tsagarakis, K., van der Meeren, G. I., Shin, Y.-J., 2017. Strong fisheries management and governance positively impact ecosystem status. Fish and Fisheries 18, 412–439.
  • Coll, M., Shannon, L. J., Kleisner, K. M., Juan-Jordá, M. J., Bundy, A., Akoglu, A. G., Banaru, D., Boldt, J. L., Borges, M. F., Cook, A., Diallo, I., Fu, C., Fox, C., Gascuel, D., Gurney, L. J., Hattab, T., Heymans, J. J., Jouffre, D., Knight, B. R., Kucukavsar, S., Large, S. I., Lynam, C., Machias, A., Marshall, K. N., Masski, H., Ojaveer, H., Piroddi, C., Tam, J., Thiao, D., Thiaw, M., Torres, M. A., Travers-Trolet, M., Tsagarakis, K., Tuck, I., van der Meeren, G. I., Yemane, D., Zador, S. G., Shin, Y. J., 2016. Ecological indicators to capture the effects of fishing on biodiversity and conservation status of marine ecosystems. Ecological Indicators 60, 947-962.
  • Halouani, G., Gascuel, D., Hattab, T., Lasram, F. B. R., Coll, M., Tsagarakis, K., Piroddi, C., Romdhane, M. S., Le Loc’h, F. 2015. Fishing impact in Mediterranean ecosystems: an EcoTroph modeling approach. Journal of Marine Systems 150(0), 22-33.
  • Tsagarakis K., Palialexis A., Vassilopoulou V., 2014. Mediterranean fishery discards: review of the existing knowledge. ICES Journal of Marine Science 71, 1219-1234.
  • Giannoulaki, M., Iglesias, M., Tugores, P., Bonanno, A., Patti, B., De Felice, A., Leonori, I., Bigot, J.L., Ticina, V., Pyrounaki, M., Tsagarakis, K., Machias, A., Somarakis, S., Schismenou, E., Quinci, E., Basilone, G., Cuttitta, A., Campanella, F., Miquel, J., Onate, D., Roos, D. , Valavanis, V., 2013. Characterising the potential habitat of European anchovy Engraulis encrasicolus in the Mediterranean Sea, at different life stages. Fisheries Oceanography 22, 69-89.
  • Tsagarakis K., Coll M., Giannoulaki M., Somarakis S., Papaconstantinou C., Machias A. 2010. Food-web traits of the North Aegean Sea ecosystem (Eastern Mediterranean, Greece) and comparison with other Mediterranean ecosystems. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 88, 233-248.
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