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Maria Sini

Maria Sini
Title:PhD, Marine Ecology
Affiliation:Department of Marine Sciences
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Curriculum vitae:cv


My research interests focus on the ecology of fish and benthic communities, the distribution patterns of marine biodiversity, the design of marine protected areas through an ecosystem-based approach, and the development of scientific tools for underwater assessment and analyses.


Undergraduate program:

Graduate program:

  • 2016–2018 | Applied marine ecology, invited lectures and laboratory exercises on the quantitative analysis of benthic images using the photoQuad software.

Selected publications

Sini M, Garrabou J, Trygonis V, Koutsoubas D, 2019. Coralligenous formations dominated by Eunicella cavolini (Koch, 1887) in the NE Mediterranean: biodiversity and structure. Mediterranean Marine Science. doi: 10.12681/mms.18590

Dimitriadis C, Sini M, Trygonis V, Gerovasileiou V, Sourbés L, Koutsoubas D, 2018. Assessment of fish communities in a Mediterranean MPA: can a seasonally enforced no-take area provide effective protection? Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 207, 223–231. doi: 10.1016/j.ecss.2018.04.012

Tsirintanis K, Sini M, Doumas O, Trygonis V, Katsanevakis S, 2018. Assessment of grazing effects on phytobenthic community structure at shallow rocky reefs: An experimental field study in the North Aegean Sea. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 503, 31–40. doi: 10.1016/j.jembe.2018.01.008

Sini M, Katsanevakis S, Koukourouvli N, Gerovasileiou V, Dailianis T, Buhl-Mortensen et al, 2017. Assembling ecological pieces to reconstruct the conservation puzzle of the Aegean Sea. Frontiers in Marine Science 4: 347. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2017.00347

Sini M, Kipson S, Linares C, Koutsoubas D, Garrabou Q, 2015. The yellow gorgonian Eunicella cavolini: Demography and disturbance levels across the Mediterranean Sea. PLos One 10(5): e0126253. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0126253

Trygonis V, Sini M, 2012. photoQuad: a dedicated seabed image processing software, and a comparative error analysis of four photoquadrat methods. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 424-425, 99−108.  doi: 10.1016/j.jembe.2012.04.018

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