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Dimitra Petza

Dimitra Petza
Title:PhD Candidate
Affiliation:Department of Marine Sciences
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Curriculum vitae:cv


My PhD research focuses on the study of the area-based fisheries management measures (ABFMs) in the light of Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries, Maritime Spatial Planning, and area-based Marine Conservation. I am strongly interested in identifying and assessing the contribution of ABFMs to marine conservation, under the Other Effective area-based Conservation Measures (OECMs) concept, as proposed by the Aichi Biodiversity Target 11 of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).

Professional activities

  • Professional experience as fishery policy officer (permanent staff) of the Directorate General for Fisheries of the Hellenic Ministry of Rural Development & Food (2009 - today) working on fisheries management, Common Fisheries Policy of the EU, Regional Fisheries Management Organizations policy, fisheries legislation, fisheries data management and processing.

  • Research experience as full time technical/ scientific staff at the Fisheries Laboratory, Ministry of Rural Development & Food (2004-2005), the Department of Biology, University of Athens (2005-2008) and the Department of Animal Production and Aquaculture, Agricultural University of Athens (2008).

Other activities

  • Complementary education in International Law of the Sea, International Environmental Protection and Environmental Policy in the European Union at the Panteion University (2010–2011) and in Geographic Information Systems at the Harokopio University (2017–2019).

  • Participation in national & international research projects (MARISCA, PROTOMEDEA, ECOAST, MARCONS).

  • Co-author of 10 scientific publications in international peer-review journals, 15 articles in conference proceedings and over 15 other publications (technical reports, studies, scientific manuals).

  • Contribution to the development and publication of methodologies and guidelines on Other Effective area-based Conservation Measures (OECMs) as a member of the IUCN World Commission of Protected Areas Specialist Group on OECMs and the IUCN Commission for Environmental Management Fisheries Expert Group.

Selected publications

Gissi E, Manea E, Mazaris AD, Fraschetti S, Almpanidou V, Bevilacqua S, Coll M, Guarnieri G, Lloret-Lloret E, Pascual M, Petza D, Rilov G, Schonwald M, Stelzenmüller V, Katsanevakis S, 2021. A review of the combined effects of climate change and other local human stressors on the marine environment. Science of The Total Environment, 755(1): 142564. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.142564

Petza D, Chalkias C, Koukourouvli N, Coll M, Vassilopoulou V, Karachle P, Markantonatou V, Tsikliras A, Katsanevakis S, 2019. An operational framework to access the value of fisheries restricted areas for marine conservation. Marine Policy, 102: 28-39. doi: 10.1016/j.marpol.2019.01.005

Fraschetti S, Badalamenti F, Claudet J, Dahl K, D'Anna G, Daunys D, Frost M, Gissi E, Katsanevakis S, Lazar D, Mackelworth P, Manzo S, Martin G, Mazaris A, Palialexis A, Panayotova M, Petza D, Pipitone C, Ramdani M, Rilov G, Torodova V, 2018. Light and shade in marine conservation across the European waters and contiguous seas. Frontiers in Marine Science, 5:420. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2018.00420

Petza D, Maina I, Koukourouvli N, Dimarchopoulou D, Akrivos D, Kavadas S, Tsikliras A, Karachle P, Katsanevakis S, 2017. Where not to fish – reviewing and mapping fisheries restricted areas in the Greek Aegean Sea. Mediterranean Marine Science, 18(2): 310–323. doi: 10.12681/mms.2081

Katsanevakis S, Poursanidis D, Issaris Y, Panou A, Petza D, Vassilopoulou V, Chaldaiou I & Sini M, 2011. “Protected” marine shelled molluscs: thriving in Greek seafood restaurants. Mediterranean Marine Science, 12(2): 429–438. doi: 10.12681/mms.42

Petza D, Katsanevakis S & Verriopoulos G, 2006. Experimental evaluation of the energy balance in Octopus vulgaris, fed ad libitum on a high fat diet. Marine Biology, 148: 827–832. doi: 10.1007/s00227-005-0129-8

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