Constantinos Mylonas

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Personal InformationConstantinos Mylonas
Field & DegreeFish reproduction, PhD
Research FieldFish reproduction
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Personal Web Page
Phone+30 2810337878
AddressHCMR Thalassocosmos 71500 Gournes, Crete, Greece
ORCID iD0000-0003-1805-4392

- Fish reproductive physiology
- Induced spawning
- Sperm enhancement and quality

My research field may be summarized in (a) the study of fish reproductive biology and endocrinology, (b) the identification of the dysfunctions exhibited by female and male broodstocks in captive conditions, and (c) the development of pharmacological methods for the control of reproduction, induction of spawning and improvement of sperm production in fish of interest for the aquaculture industry. In this framework, I was involved in mainly applied research aiming at the optimization of broodstock management methods, focusing on marine fishes. My research gave me the opportunity to be in close contact with the aquaculture industry, and to study more than twenty different cultured fish species. More recently, my research focuses on the study of large benthic and pelagic fishes such as the wreckfish (Polyprion americanus), greater amberjack (Seriola dumerili) and the Atlantic bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus), species which we succeeded in controlling their reproduction in captivity. These successes have opened a new chapter in the potential of marine aquaculture, not only in Greece and Europe, but world wide, since all three species are cosmopolitan in distribution and highly demanded in the seafood markets.

Publication recordNo of ProjectsThesis supervision
H-index (scopus): 45Coordinator: 7PhD: 18
Articles: 150Princ. Invest.: 17MSc: 28
Citations-total: 6,075Project member: 7BSc: 58
Citations-nonself: 4,358Funding: 6,080,300
Year (completed) Degree, Department, University, Town (optional), Country
1996Ph.D., Marine-Estuarine and Environmental Sciences, University of Maryland, USA
1991M.Sc., Zoology, North Carolina State University, USA
1988B.Sc., Aquaculture, Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences, Texas A&M University, USA
1984Cyprus National Guard, Nicosia, Cyprus
1982Apolytirion, Acropolis A' Gymnasium, Nicosia, Cyprus
Year (start) Position – Organization, Town (optional), Country
2020Director – Institute of Marine Biology, Biotechnology & Aquaculture, HCMR, Greece
2007Director of Research (Professor equivalent) – Institute of Marine Biology, Biotechnology & Aquaculture, HCMR, Greece
2002Principal Researcher (Associate Professor equivalent) – Institute of Aquaculture, HCMR, Greece
1999Assistant Researcher (Assistant Professor equivalent) – Institute of Marine Biology of Crete, Greece
1997Assistant Hatchery Manager - Sagro Aquaculture Ltd., Limassol, Cyprus
Language Basic/Intermediate/Proficient

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