Aspasia Sterioti

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Personal InformationAspasia Sterioti
PositionPrincipal Researcher
Field & DegreeAquaculture, PhD
Research FieldFisheries & Aquaculture/ Marine Aquariology
E-mail Address
Phone+30 2810337886
AddressHCMR Thalassocosmos 71500 Gournes, Crete, Greece

Mesocosms larval rearing
Food chains, Life food production
Fish coloration - Pigment cells
Marine Aquariology
Endangered species protection
Allochthonus species life cycle
Sea turtle rehabilisation & release

Dr. Sterioti is a senior researcher at the Institute Marine Biology, Biotechnology and Aquaculture Institute of the Hellenic Center for Marine Research. Her research interests are focused on the study of marine organisms with economical and/or ecological interest for the aquaculture and marine aquarium.
Dr. Sterioti's research field may be summarized in (a) the collection and identification of marine fish larvae/fry, (b) the marine hatchery techniques mainly Extensive (Mesocosm), Semi-extensive (Mesocosm) and Intensive larval rearing, the study of fish stage development, the Food chains and Life food production, (c) the coloration of marine fish, the histological studies (skin structure) by both light and electron microscopy, the morphology and physiology of skin chromatophores (pigment cells).
Her research field also includes (d) the alive stock handling and study of Mediterranean and Indo-Pacific tropical fish and invertebrates, including the jellyfish and seahorse to the elasmobranch (sharks Carcharias taurus, Carcharhinus plumbeus, rays, skates) and allochthonus Lessepsian species, the water quality amelioration, and, finally, (e) the protection of wild life, injured marine turtles' care and rehabilitation, the conservation and reproduction of endangered species.

Publication recordNo of ProjectsThesis supervision
H-index (scopus): 8PhD: 1
Articles: 15MSc: 1
Citations-total: 389Project member: 12BSc: 126
Citations-nonself: 389
Year (completed) Degree, Department, University, Town (optional), Country
2007Training Course on Sea Turtle and Rehabilitation, Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn & UNEP/MAP (Regional Activity Centre for Specially Protected Areas (RAC/SPA)), Naples, Italy
2005Ph.D. Marine Biology, Biology Department, University of Crete, Heraklion, Greece
2001Training: Microscopie électronique transmission et à balayage et Microanalyses "Ecole d’'été": materiaux mous. Université Montpellier II, Sciences et Techniques du Lanquedoc - Roussillion, Laboratoire de Mictoscopie Electronique. ASSOCIATION NATIONALE DE LA RECHERCHE TECHNIQUE (ARNT), Montpellier, France
1999M.Sc. Marine Biology, Biology Department, University of Crete, Heraklion, Greece
1996B.Sc. Biology, Biology Department, University of Crete, Heraklion, Greece
1988B.Sc. Ichthyology, Fisheries & Aquaculture, TEI Mesolonghi, Greece
Year (start) Position – Organization, Town (optional), Country
2017Principle Researcher (Associate Professor equivalent), IMBBC, Heraklion, Greece
2006Assistant Researcher (Assistant Professor equivalent), Institute of aquaculture, Hellenic Center for Marine Research, Heraklion, Greece
2006Responsible of Aquariology, CretAquarium, Heraklion, Greece
1989Research Scientist, Department of Aquaculture, Institute of Marine Biology of Crete (IMBC), Heraklion, Crete, Greece
1988Assistant hatchery manager, Sagro Aquaculture LtD, Pafos, Cyprus
Language Basic/Intermediate/Proficient
FrenchCertificat de Langue Française
SpanishBasic/ Independent

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