Panayota (Yolanda) Koulouri

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Personal InformationPanayota (Yolanda) Koulouri
PositionPrincipal Researcher
Field & DegreeMarine Biology, PhD
Research FieldMarine Biology/Ecology
E-mail Address
Phone+30 2810 337716
AddressHCMR Thalassocosmos 71500 Gournes, Crete, Greece

Marine biodiversity (Crustacea, Mollusca)
Benthic ecology
Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM)
Ocean literacy (OL)
Biology and Ecology of Benthic Boundary Layer (BBL) macrofauna
Fishing gear effects on BBL
Recreational diving parks by using artificial reefs
Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs)
Marine pollution monitoring

Dr Yolanda Koulouri is a biologist who studied for a PhD in Marine Biology/Ecology at the University of Crete. She has been working as a Senior Researcher at the Institute of Marine Biology, Biotechnology & Aquaculture (IMBBC) of the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HCMR) in Crete since 2016. She has an adequate experience working on funded research projects concerning marine biodiversity, benthic ecology, coastal zone management, development of recreational diving parks and no-take zones by using artificial reefs and Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs). She is the author of more than 35 publications in Scientific Journals and more than 50 announcements in Scientific Conferences. She is a member of the European Marine Science Educators Association (EMSEA). She is also a member and co-chair (2021-2024) of the Expert Working Group on Ocean Literacy of the European Global Ocean Observing System (EuroGOOS) and representative for HCMR of EU4Ocean Platform participating in its Working Groups activities in order to design OL action in Europe. She is a member of the Scientific Council of IMBBC. Lately, she has become CEO of the spin-off company of Artificial Reef Innovative Applications.

Publication recordNo of ProjectsThesis supervision
H-index (scopus): 10PhD: 2
Articles: 40Princ. Invest.: 3MSc: 1
Citations-total: 359Project member: 26BSc: 1
Citations-nonself: 317Funding: 870,000
Year (completed) Degree, Department, University, Town (optional), Country
1996BSc, Biology, University of Patras, Greece
1999MSc, Biology, University of Crete, Greece
2005PhD, Biology, University of Crete, Greece
2012Participation in MedOpen Virtual Training Course on Intergrated Coastal Zone Management (Basic & Advanced level, duration of 4 months) organized by «Priority Actions Programme/Regional Activity Centre (PAP/RAC) for UNEP» within the framework of the European Project «People for Ecosystem-based Governance in Assessing Sustainable development of Ocean and coast (PEGASO 2011-2014)» of FP7- ENV.2009. Integrated Coastal Zone Management
2015Participation in virtual MedOpen Advanced Training Course on Climate Variability and Change (CV&C) in the Mediterranean (duration of 1 month) organized by «Priority Actions Programme/Regional Activity Centre (PAP/RAC) for UNEP»
Year (start) Position – Organization, Town (optional), Country
2016Senior Researcher, IMBBC, Crete, Greece
2011Associate Researcher, IMBBC, Crete, Greece
2006Assistant Researcher, IMBG, Crete, Greece
2005Post-doctoral Researcher, IMBG, Crete, Greece
2001Research Assistant, IMBG, Crete, Greece
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