Nadia Papadopoulou

Nadia Papadopoulou

Research Associate

Tel: +30-2810-337827
Fax: +30-2810-337822

Short CV

  • B.Sc. Biology,  University of Athens, Greece, 1987

Nadia Papadopoulou has been working in Crete for 30 years and during this time has participated in over 50 national and international research projects (including DEVOTES, BENTHIS, ABIOMMED, SEAWISE), latterly as lead HCMR investigator in the EU projects AFRIMED, MERCES and ODEMM. Her main research interests include:

  • Ecosystem impacts and ecosystem approach to marine management of pressures: impacts of fishing and other marine/maritime impacts (eg litter) and ecosystem restoration
  • Sensitive habitats and invertebrate fisheries (e.g. red coral and Nephrops norvegicus)
  • Gear technologies: fishing gear selection, alternative fishing techniques (particularly trapping)
  • Benthic ecology: megafaunal and macrofaunal community structure and dynamics, ecosystem processes and functioning, biological traits analysis, interactions of functional groups
  • Public awareness on environmental issues/scientific dissemination, societal relevance, policies.
  • Implementation and recommendations for EU Policies, particularly the MSFD, BDS 2030

She has published 67 papers in peer-reviewed international journals, 6 book chapters and has had more than 100 presentations in international conferences. She has also been involved in various international committees over the years including a) ICES Benthos Ecology Working Group Nephrops video assessment, BEDPRESS/BEDLOSS, WKTRADE and WKFBIT; b) national delegate to EU DG ENV TG Seabed; c) national focal point to GFCM Red Coral Working Group. Member of the MSFD D6 seafloor integrity Greek Team within the EU MSFD. She is a member of the Institute’s Scientific Board.

Nadia has also been involved in scientific administration, management boards and has coordinated directorial level appointment activities. During recent years she has been an HCMR COVID Coordinator.

Indicative Publications

  • Chen W., Wallhead P., Hynes S., Groeneveld R., O’Connor E., Gambi C., Danovaro R., Tinch R., Papadopoulou N., Smith C. (2021). Ecosystem service benefits and costs of deep-sea ecosystem restoration. Journal of Environmental Management. In press.
  • Ramírez-Monsalve P., Coelho N.F., Carballo-Cárdenas E., van Tatenhove , Papadopoulou N., & Smith, C.J. (2021). Marine restoration governance arrangements: Issues of legitimacy. Environmental Policy and Governance, 1–13.
  • Fraschetti S., McOwen C., Papa L., Papadopoulou N., Bilan M., Boström C., Capdevila P., Carreiro-Silva M., Carugati L., Cebrian E., Coll M., Dailianis T., Danovaro R., De Leo F., Fiorentino D., Gagnon K., Gambi C., Garrabou J., Gerovasileiou V., Hereu B., Kipson S., Kotta J., Ledoux J.-B., Linares C., Martin J., Medrano A., Montero-Serra Τ., Morato T., Pusceddu A., Sevastou K., Smith C.J., Verdura J. and Guarnieri G. (2021). Where Is More Important Than How in Coastal and Marine Ecosystems Restoration. Front. Mar. Sci. 8:626843. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2021.626843.
  • Smith C.J., Papadopoulou N., Carballo-Cárdenas E., van Tatenhove J.P.M. (2021). Marine restoration in the Mediterranean: red coral and fan mussel discourses, uncertainty and reaching restoration targets. Marine Policy 128, 104488.
  • 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,
  • van Tatenhove J.P.M., Ramírez‐Monsalve P., Carballo-Cárdenas E., Papadopoulou N., Smith C.J., Alferink L., Ounanian K., Long R. (2020). The governance of marine restoration: insights from three cases in two European seas. Restoration Ecology 29 (S2) https://doi:10.1111/rec.13288
  • Murillas-Maza A., Uyarra M.C., Papadopoulou K.N., Smith C.J., Gorjanc S., Klancnik K., Paramana T., Chalkiadaki O., Dassenakis M, Pavicic, M. (2020). Programmes of measures of the marine strategy framework directive: Are they contributing to achieving good environmental status in the Mediterranean? Marine Pollution Bulletin 161 111715.
  • Bekkby T., Papadopoulou N., Fiorentino D., McOwen C.J., Rinde E., Bostrom C., Carreiro-Silva M., Linares C., Andersen G.S., Bengil E.G.T., Bilan M., Cebrian E., Cerrano C., Danovaro R., Fagerli C.W., Fraschetti S., Gagnon K., Gambi C., Gundersen H., Kipson S., Kotta J., Morato T., Ojaveer H., Ramirez-Llodra E., Smith C.J. (2020). Habitat features and their influence on the restoration potential of marine habitats in Europe. Front. Mar. Sci. 7:184. https://doi: 10.3389/fmars.2020.00184
  • Da Ros Z., Dell’Anno A., Morato T., Sweetman A.K., Carreiro-Silva M., Smith C.J., Papadopoulou N., Corinaldesi C., Bianchelli S., Gambi C., Cimino R., Snelgrove P., Van Dover C.L., Danovaro R. (2019). The deep sea: a new frontier for ecological restoration. Marine Policy, 108.
  • Tsikopoulou I.,  Moraitis M.L., Geropoulos A., Papadopoulou K.N., Papageorgiou N., Plaiti W.,  Smith C.J., Karakassis I., Eleftheriou A. (2019). Long-term changes in the structure of benthic communities: revisiting a sampling transect in Crete after 24 years. Marine Environmental Research. 144, 9-19.
  • Pavlidou A., Simboura N., Pagou Κ., Assimakopoulou G., Gerakaris V., Hatzianestis I., Panayotidis P., Pantazi M., Papadopoulou N., Reizopoulou S., Smith C., Triantaphyllou M., Uyarra M.C., Varkitzi I., Vassilopoulou V., Zeri C., Borja A. (2018). Using a holistic ecosystem-integrated approach to assess the environmental status of Saronikos Gulf, Eastern Mediterranean. Ecological Indicators, 96, 336-350.
  • Dailianis T., Smith, C.J., Papadopoulou, N. Gerovasileiou, V., Sevastou, K., Bekkby, T., Bilan, M., Billett, D., Boström, C., Carreiro-Silva, M., Danovaro, R., Fraschetti, S., Gagnon, K., Gambi, C., Grehan, A., Kipson, S., Kotta, J., McOwen, C.J., Morato, T., Ojaveer, H., Pham, C.K, Scrimgeour, R. (2018). Human activities and resultant pressures on key European marine habitats: an analysis of mapped resources. Marine Policy, 98, 1-10.
  • Soma K., Nielsen J.R., Papadopoulou N., Polet H., Zengin M., Smith C.J., Eigaard O.R., Sala A., Bonanomi S., van den Burg S.W.K., Piet G.J., Buisman E., Gumus, A. (2018) Stakeholder perceptions in fisheries management – Sectors with benthic impacts. Marine Policy 92,  73-85.
  • Amoroso R., Pitcher C.R., Rijnsdorp A.D., McConnaughey R.A., Parma A.M., Suuronen P., Eigaard O.R., Bastardie F., Hintzen N.T., Althaus F., Baird S.J., Black J., Buhl-Mortensen L., Campbell A., Catarino R., Collie J., Cowan J. H., Durholtz, D., Engstrom, N., Fairweather, T.P., Fock, H., Ford, R., Gálvez, P.A., Gerritsen, H., Góngora, M.E., González, J.A., Intelmann, S.S., Jenkins, C., Kaingeb, P., Kangas, M., Kathenab, J.N., Kavadas, S., Leslie, R.W., Lewis, S.G., Lundy, M., Making, D., Martin, J., Mazor, T., Mirelis, G.G., Newman, S.J., Papadopoulou, N., Rochester, W., Russo, T., Sala, A., Semmens, J.M., Silva, C., Tsolos, A., Vanelslander, B., Wakefield, C.B., Wood, B.A., Hilborn, R., Kaiser, M.J. & Jennings, S. (2018) Bottom fishing footprints on the world’s continental shelves. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 115 (43) E10275-E10282;
  • Bolam S.G., Garcia C., Eggleton J., Kenny A.J., Buhl-Mortensen L., Gonzalez-Mirelis G., van Kooten T., Dinesen G., Hansen J., Hiddink J.G., Sciberras, M. Smith C., Papadopoulou N., Gumus A., Van Hoey G., Eigaard O.R., Bastardie F., Rijnsdorp A.D. (2017). Differences in biological traits composition of benthic assemblages between unimpacted habitats. Marine Environmental Research. 126: 1-13.
  • Eigaard O. R., Bastardie F., Hintzen, N. T., Buhl-Mortensen L., Buhl-Mortensen. P., Catarino R., Dinesen G. E., Egekvist J.,  Fock H.O., Geitner K., Gerritsen H.D.,  Gonzalez M.M., Jonsson P., Kavadas S., Laffargue P., Lundy M.,  Gonzalez-Mirelis G., Nielsen J.R., Papadopoulou N., Posen P.E.,  Pulcinella J., Russo T., Sala A., Silva C., Smith C.J., Vanelslander B., Rijnsdorp A.D. (2017). The footprint of bottom trawling in European waters: distribution, intensity, and seabed integrity. ICES Journal of Marine Science, 74, 847-865. https://doi:10.1093/icesjms/fsw194.
  • Smith C.J., Papadopoulou K-N., Barnard S., Mazik K., Elliott M., Patrício J., Solaun O., Little S., Bhatia N., Borja A. (2016). Managing the Marine Environment, Conceptual Models and Assessment Considerations for the European Marine Strategy Framework Directive. Frontiers in Marine Science. 3 (144). https://doi: 10.3389/fmars.2016.00144
  • Boyes S., Elliott M., Murillas-Maza A., Papadopoulou N., Uyarra M.C. (2016). Is existing legislation fit-for-purpose to achieve Good Environmental Status in European seas? Marine Pollution Bulletin 111(1-2), 18-32.
  • Borja A., Prins T.C., Simboura N., Andersen J.H., Berg T., Marques J.C., Neto J.M., Papadopoulou N., Reker J., Teixeira H., Uusitalo L. (2014). Tales from a thousand and one ways to integrate marine ecosystem components when assessing the environmental status. Front. Mar. Sci., 1 (2014), 1-20, https://doi: 10.3389/fmars.2014.00072.
  • Anastasopoulou A., Mytilineou Ch., Smith C.J., Papadopoulou K.N. (2013). Plastic debris ingested by deep-water fish of the Ionian Sea (Eastern Mediterranean) Deep Sea Research I. 74, 11-13.
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