Costas Dounas (retired)

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Personal InformationCostas Dounas (retired)
PositionResearch Director
Field & DegreeMarine Biology/Ecology, PhD
Research FieldMarine Biology/Ecology/Technology
E-mail Address
Phone+30 2810337814
AddressHCMR Thalassocosmos 71500 Gournes, Crete, Greece

Structure and dynamics of macrobenthic and benthopelagic assemblages
Marine biodiversity (crustaceans, sponges, polychaets)
Integrated Coastal Zone Management
Marine Environmental Technology and Innovation
Marine Protected Zones
Artificial reefs research and applications
Ocean literacy
Environmental Impact Assessments
Marine Pollution Monitoring
Fishing gear effects

Dr Costas Dounas is currently working as a Research Director at the Insitute of Marine Biology, Biotechnology & Aquaculture of the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research. Member of the National Council of Research and Development (1999-2004), the National Committee of Technology Transfer & Innovation (2001-2004) and the International Advisory Board of Coastal Research and Planning Institute, Claipeda University, Lithuania (2004-2005). Main fields of interest: marine biodiversity, benthic ecology, coastal zone management, MPAs, marine environmental technology, artificial reefs, EIAs, oil pollution and fishing gear effects. Co-ordination of more than 60 EU/National/regioanl funded research & development projects. More than 100 publications in Scientific Journals and Conferences Proceedings as well as 6 National/International Patents (Distinction award in the 1st National Patent Contest, 2002).

Publication recordNo of ProjectsThesis supervision
H-index (scopus): 20Coordinator: 4PhD: 10
Articles: 92Princ. Invest.: 41MSc: 12
Citations-total: 908Project member: 17BSc: 8
Citations-nonself: 858Funding: 6,340,000
Year (completed) Degree, Department, University, Town (optional), Country
1978B.Sc., Dept Biology, Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki, Greece
1986Ph.D., Dept Biology, Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Year (start) Position – Organization, Town (optional), Country
1986postdoctorate researcher at the Research Center of Crete - Institute of Molecular Biology
1987postdoctorate researcher at the Institute of Marine Biology of Crete, Greece
1995Senior Researcher at the Institute of Marine Biology of Crete, Greece
2001Research Director at the Institute of Marine Biology of Crete, Greece
2003Research Director at the Institute of Marine Biology, Biotechnology & Aquaculture, Greece
Language Basic/Intermediate/Proficient
French Basic

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