Sofia Giakoumi

Sofia Giakoumi

Scientific Personnel

Tel: +30-22910-76415
Fax: +30-22910-76419

Short CV

BSc in Fish Biology & Fisheries, Technical School of Messolongi (1993-1997)

She has attended special training courses in electrofishing. Since 1998, she has held a position among the scientific personnel of the Institute of Marine Biological Resources & Inland Waters.
Since 1998, she has held a position among the scientific personnel of the Institute of Marine Biological Resources & Inland Waters.

She has research interests on conservation of endangered freshwater fish species, on biology and ecology of freshwater fish, with emphasis to the endemic species & on systematic and morphology of freshwater fish.

She has participated in 19 national and 12 international projects; in 8 of those she had financial coordination and project administration duties.She has contributed 12 papers in peer-reviewed journals, one book chapter, two books, as well as more than 35 other publications (i.e., conference proceedings, special publications, newspaper and magazines) and co-authored 43 technical reports.

She has also attended special training courses in electrofishing. In the past few years she has been a working member in one of the Scientific Groups of HCMR’s that cross Greece every spring and summer to monitor the ecological quality of our fresh water systems.

At the same time, as an active member of HCMR’s Education Unit, she welcomes schools in our facilities and share with the students the secrets of the aquatic world…

Indicative Publications

  • Kalogianni E., Kmentová N., Harris E., Zimmerman B., Giakoumi S., Chatzinikolaou Y. & Vanhove M.P.M. (2017). Occurrence and effect of trematode metacercariae in two endangered killifishes from Greece. Parasitology Research 116: 3007-3018. (DOI: 10.1007/s00436-017-5610-z).
  • Economou A.N., Zogaris S., Vardakas L., Koutsikos N., Chatzinikolaou Y., Kommatas D., Kapakos Y., Giakoumi S., Oikonomou E., Tachos V. (2016). Developing policy-relevant river fish monitoring in Greece: Insights from a nation-wide survey. Mediterranean Marine Science 17 (1): 302-322.
  • Kalogianni E., Giakoumi S., Andriopoulou A. & Chatzinikolaou Y. (2014). Prey utilisation and trophic overlap between the non native mosquitofish and a native fish in two Mediterranean rivers. Mediterranean Marine Science (DOI: 10.12681/mms.609).
  • Vogiatzi E., Kalogianni E., Zimmerman B., Giakoumi S., Barbieri R., Paschou P., Magoulas A., Tsaparis D., Poulakakis N. & Tsigenopoulos C.S. (2014). Reduced genetic variation and strong genetic population structure in the freshwater killifish Valencia letourneuxi(Valenciidae) based on nuclear and mitochondrial markers. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 111(2): 334-349 (DOI: 10.1111/bij.12206).
  • Vanhove M., Economou A., Zogaris S., Giakoumi S., Zanella D., Volckaert F. & Huyse T. (2013). The Gyrodactylus (Monogenea, Gyrodactylidae) parasite fauna of freshwater sand gobies (Teleostei, Gobioidei) in their centre of endemism, with description of seven new species. Parasitology Research 113(2): 653-668 (DOI: 10.1007/s00436-013-3693-8).
  • Koutsikos N., Zogaris S., Vardakas L., Tachos V., Kalogianni E., Šanda R., Chatzinikolaou Y., Giakoumi S., Economidis P.S. &  Economou A.N. (2012). Recent contributions to the distribution of the freshwater ichthyofauna in Greece. Mediterranean Marine Science, 13(2): 268-277.
  • Vanhove M.P.M., Economou A.N., Zogaris S., Larmuseau M.H.D., Giakoumi S., Kalogianni E., Volckaert F.A.M. & Huyse T. (2012). Phylogenetics and biogeography of the Balkan ‘sand gobies’ (Teleostei: Gobiidae): vulnerable species in need of taxonomic revision. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 105(1): 73-91 (DOI: 10.1111/j.1095-8312.2011.01781.x).
  • Perdikaris C., Paschos I., Gouva E., Giakoumi S., Pappas E. & Kalogianni E. (2010). Rapid population collapse of the critically endangered Valencia letourneuxi in Kalamas basin of Northwest Greece. Aquaculture, Aquarium, Conservation & Legislation International Journal of the Bioflux Society (AACL Bioflux) 3(2): 69-76.
  • Kalogianni E., Giakoumi S., Zogaris S., Chatzinikolaou Y., Zimmerman B. & Economou A.N. (2010). Current distribution and ecology of the critically endangered Valencia letourneuxi in Greece. Biologia 65(1): 128-139 (DOI 10.2478/s11756-009-0231-3).
  • Kalogianni E., Giakoumi S., Andriopoulou A. & Chatzinikolaou Y. (2010). Feeding ecology of the critically endangered Valencia letourneuxi (Valenciidae). Aquatic Ecology 44: 289-299 (DOI 10.1007/s10452-009-9253-8).
  • Vogiatzi E., Kalogianni E., Giakoumi S., Magoulas A. & Tsigenopoulos C.S. (2009). Characterization of polymorphic microsatellite markers in Valencia letourneuxi (Valenciidae) and cross-amplification in two other cyprinodontiform species. Conservation Genetic Resources 1(1): 27-30 (DOI 10.1007/s12686-009-9006-y).
  • Economou A.N., 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(1): 91-166.


  • 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 No 8. Hellenic Centre for Marine Research: Athens, Greece, pp. 136.
  •  Zogaris S., Chatzivarsanis V., Economou A.N., Chatzinikolaou Y., Giakoumi S. & Dimopoulos P. (2007). Riparian Zones in Greece. Protecting the riparian oases of life. Hellenic Center for Marine Research (ed).

Special Editions

  • Zogaris S., Bjorkland R., Bjorkland R.H., Chatzinikolaou Y., Giakoumi S., Economou A.N. & Dimopoulos P. (2008). Rapid visual assessment protocols for monitoring in riparian zones. In: Sustainable Riparian Zones. A management guide. Arizpe D., Mendes A. & Rabaca J.E. (eds.), Generalitat Valenciana, pp. 127-141.
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