Maria Th. Stoumboudi

Maria Th. Stoumboudi

Research Director

Tel: +30-22910-76392
Fax: +30-22910-76419

Short CV

  • BSc in Biology, School of Biology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (1986)
  • PhD in Biology, School of Biology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (1991), with the PhD research performed in the Department of Zoology of the Hebrew University (Jerusalem, Israel) under fellowships

She was also a post-doctoral fellow at the Hadassah School of Dental Medicine of the Hebrew University (1991-1993). Since 1995, she works as a Researcher at the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, where she holds the position of Research Director since 2008 (at the current Institute of Marine Biological Resources and Inland Waters).

She has participated in 31 Research and Developmental Projects, in 13 acting as scientific co-ordinator and/or project manager. She has authored 30 peer reviewed publications and participated with more than 60 contributions at scientific conferences. She was a member of the Editorial Board of the Electronic Journal of Ichthyology and is a referee in several international scientific journals. She participates as expert in the IUCN working group for freshwater fishes.

For several years she was the Treasurer and the President of the European Ichthyological Society. She was also Secretary of the Association of Greek Researchers, and currently its President.


  • Moutopoulos D.K., Stoumboudi M.Th., 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(1): 259-283.
  • Stoumboudi M.Th., Barbieri R., Kalogianni E. (2017). First report of an established population of Oncorhynchus mykiss (Walbaum, 1792) (Salmonidae) on the Island of Crete, Greece. Acta Zoologica Bulgarica 9: 99–104.
  • Papadaki C., Bellos V., Stoumboudi M., Kopsiaftis G., Dimitriou E. (2017). Evaluation of streamflow habitat relationships using habitat suitability curves and HEC-RAS. European Water 58: 127-134.
  • Barbieri R., Zogaris S., Kalogianni E., Stoumboudi M.Th., Chatzinikolaou Y., Giakoumi S., Kapakos Y., Kommatas D., Koutsikos N., Tachos V., Vardakas L., Economou A.N. (2015). Freshwater fishes and lampreys of Greece: An annotated checklist. Monographs on Marine Sciences, 8, Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, Athens, Greece: p. 130.
  • Geiger M.F., Herder F., Monaghan M.T., Almada V., Barbieri R., Bariche M., Berrebi P., Bohlen J., Casal-Lopez M., Delmastro G.B., Denys G.P.J., Dettai A., Doadrio I., Kalogianni E., Kärst H., Kottelat M., Kovačić M., Laporte M., Lorenzoni M., Marčić Z., Özuluğ M., Perdices A., Perea S., Persat H., Porcelotti S., Puzzi C., Robalo J., Šanda R., Schneider M., Šlechtová V., Stoumboudi M., Walter S., Freyhof J. (2014). Spatial heterogeneity in the Mediterranean Biodiversity Hotspot affects barcoding accuracy of its freshwater fishes. Molecular Ecology Resources DOI:10.1111/1755-0998.12257
  • Apostolidis AP, Stoumboudi MTh, Kalogianni E, Cote G, Bernatchez L (2011) Genetic divergence among native trout Salmo trutta populations from southern Balkans based on mitochondrial DNA and microsatellite variation. Journal of Fish Biology 79:1950-1960
  • Kalogianni E, Alexis M, Tsangaris C, Abraham M, Wendelaar Bonga SE, Iger Y, Van Ham EH, Stoumboudi MTh (2011) Cellular responses in the skin of the gilthead sea bream Sparus aurata and the sea bass Dicentrarchus labrax exposed to high ammonia. Journal of Fish Biology 78:1152-1169
  • Moutou KA, Mamuris Z, Firme T, Kontou M, Sarafidou T, Stoumboudi MTh (2011) Patterns of variability at the major histocompatability class I and class II loci in populations of the endangered cyprinid Ladigesocypris ghigii. Conservation Genetics 12:1159-1171
  • Lang NJ, Roe KJ, Renaud CB, Gill HS, Potter IC, Freyhof J, Naseka AM, Cochran P, Espinosa Pérez H, Habit EM, Kuhajda BR, Neely DA, Reshetnikov YS, Salnikov VB, Stoumboudi MTh, Mayden, RL (2009) Novel relationships among lampreys (Petromyzontiformes) revealed by a taxonomically comprehensive molecular data set. In: Brown, L.R., Chase, S.D., Mesa, M.G., Beamish, R.J. & Moyle, P.B. (Eds.), Biology, Management, and Conservation of Lampreys in North America. American Fisheries Society, Bethesda, Maryland, U.S.A. 41-55
  • Economou AN, Giakoumi S, Vardakas l, Barbieri R, Stoumboudi M, Zogaris S (2007) The freshwater ichthyofauna of Greece – an update based on a hydrographic basin survey. Mediterranean Marine Science 8:91-166
  • Kottelat M, Barbieri R, Stoumboudi MTh (2007) Aphanius almiriensis, a new species of toothcarp from Greece (Teleostei: Cyprinodontidae). Revue Suisse de Zoologie 114:13-31
  • Triantafyllidis A, Leonardos I, Bista I, Kyriazis ID, Stoumboudi MTh, Kappas I, Amat F, Abatzopoulos TJ (2007) Phylogeography and genetic structure of the Mediterranean killfish Aphanius fasciatus (Cyprinodontidae). Marine Biology 152:1159-1167
  • Stoumboudi MTh, Kottelat M, Barbieri R (2006) The fishes of the inland waters of Lesbos Island, Greece. Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters 17:129-146
  • Economou AN, Barbieri R, Stoumboudi MTh (2005) Threatened fishes of the world: Leuciscus keadicus Stephanidis, 1971 (Cyprinidae). Environmental Biology of Fishes 73:252
  • Mamuris Z, Stoumboudi MTh, Stamatis C, Barbieri R, Moutou KA (2005) Genetic variation in populations of the endangered fish Ladigesocypris ghigii and its implications for conservation. Fresh. Biol., 50 (9), 1441–1453.
  • Poncin P, Stoumboudi MTh, Gervalle L, Barbieri R, Economou AN, Economidis PS (2005) The spawning behaviour of the endangered freshwater fish Ladigesocypris ghigii (Gianferrari, 1927). Journal of Αpplied Ιchthyology 21:225-228
  • Barbieri R, Stoumboudi MTh, Economou AN (2002). Threatened fishes of the world: Valencia letourneuxi Sauvage, 1880 (Valenciidae). Envioronmental Biology of Fishes 65: 46
  • Corsini Foka M, Barbieri R, Stoumboudi MTh (2002) Conservation efforts for gizani. EAZA News (European Association of Zoos and Aquaria) 39:26-27
  • Stoumboudi MTh, Barbieri R, Mamuris Z, Corsini-Foka MJ, Economou AN (2002) Threatened fishes of the world: Ladigesocypris ghigii (Gianferrari, 1927) (Cyprinidae). Environmental Biology of Fishes 65:340p
  • Barbieri R, Daoulas Ch, Psarras Th, Stoumboudi M, Economou A (2000) The biology and ecology of Valencia letourneuxi Sauvage, 1880 (Valenciidae) – Prospects for conservation. Mediterranean Marine Science 1:75-90
  • Daoulas C, Economou A, Stoumboudi MTh, Psarras Th, Barbieri-Tseliki R (1997) Larvae development in a landlocked population of Atherina boyeri in Lake Trichonis, Greece. Israeli Journal of Zoology 43:159-166
  • Daoulas Ch, Economou AN, Stoumboudi MTh, Psarras Th, Barbieri-Tseliki R (1997). Larvae development in a landlocked population of Atherina boyeri Risso 1810 in Lake Trichonis (Greece). Israeli Journal of Zoology 43:159-166
  • Stoumboudi MTh, Abraham M (1996) The spermatogenetic process in Barbus longiceps, Capoeta damascina and their natural hybrid (Teleostei, Cyprinidae). Journal of Fish Biology 49:458-468
  • Stoumboudi MTh, Schwartz Z, Sela J, Goldstein D, Yafe P, Boyan BD, Ornoy A (1995) Effect of 17β-estradiol on the healing of tibial bone after marrow ablation. Αcta Anatomica 152:110-118
  • Stoumboudi MTh, Villwock W, Sela J, Abraham M (1993) Gonadosomatic index in Barbus longiceps, Capoeta damascina and their natural hybrid (Pisces, Cyprinidae), versus spermatozoan index in the parental males. Journal of Fish Biology 43:865-875
  • Stoumboudi M., Villwock W., Golenser E. and Abraham M. (1992). The Barbus longiceps / Capoeta damascina hybrids -Qualified for aquaculture? European Aquaculture Society Special Publication 17, Oostende, Belgium, pp. 197-204.
  • Stoumboudi MTh, Abraham M, Villwock W, Ben-Tuvia A, Economidis PS, Shapiro J (1992) Gonad development and somatic growth in an intergeneric cyprinid hybrid from Lake Kinneret, Israel. Journal of Applied Ichthyology 8:110-121
  • Stoumboudi M, Rothbard S, Villwock W, Gissis A, Abraham M (1989) Cyprinid hybrids in nature and in aquaculture ponds. Inter. Aquacult. Conf., Bordeaux, France, EAS Sp. Publ. 10:239-240
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