Editorial Board

Editors

François G SCHMITT

University of Paris
France View Profile

Research Interest:
turbulence, complexity in the ocean, stochastic and scaling processes and methods

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Hector J Severeyn

Universidad del Zulia
Venezuela View Profile

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Romero Oscar Enrique

University of Bremen
Germany View Profile

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Michael L Fine

Virginia Commonwealth University
USA View Profile

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Neurobiology and behavior of marine and fresh-water fishes, Central nervous system control of behavior; behavioral, anatomical, physiological, and endocrine aspects of animal commu¬nication; sexual dimorphism of brain and muscle

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Iuri Herzfeld

iGrow Sustainable Industries, LLC
USA View Profile

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Iuri Herzfeld did has a Phd in Chemical Oceanography from the University of Hawaii. He has worked as faculty in the university of Florida and in the university of Tampa. He has also worked as a research assistant in the United States Geological Survey, St. Petersburg, Florida and Supervised QA/QC of geochemical analyses, and GIS data analysis and interpretation, and presented the results at regional and national conferences. He is currently working as the Principal at iGrow Sustainable Industries, LLC., and is also the Co-founder, Secretary, and Earth Systems Science Director at Green Energy Living Systems (GELS), Inc., where he acts as the Lead scientist of alternative food and green energy-producing systems . Apart from his contributions to several reputed international journals, seminars and conferences, he has also co-authored books on Marine Science.
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Shih-Ang Hsu

Louisiana State University
USA View Profile

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Coastal and Marine Meteorology; Hydro-and Engineering Meteorology; Air-Sea interaction;

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Bruce A Fowler

University of Alaska-Fairbanks
USA View Profile

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Development of molecular biomarkers for evaluating mechanisms of metal-induced cell injury and cell death; Roles of metal-binding and stress proteins in mediating mechanisms of cell injury and cell death in mammals and aquatic organisms; Roles of genetic polymorphisms in mediating susceptibility to chemical toxicity; Biomarkers of nephrotoxicity from therapeutic drugs; Translation of computational toxicology methods for risk assessment

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Bruce A. Fowler holds obtained his doctorate from University of Oregon medical school in 1972. Currently, he is the President’s Professor of Biomedical Research, University of Alaska-Fairbanks, Center for Alaska Native Health Research (NIH COBRE Center) and also the Adjunct Professor at Emory University Rollins School of Public Health, Department of Environmental Health. In the past, he has graced several prominent positions such as 2011Acting Scientific Director, ATSDR Computational Toxicology and Methods Development Laboratory, 2003Senior Research Advisor, Agency for Toxic Substances and Diseases Registry (ATSDR), Atlanta, GA, Director, Office of Collaborative Studies of Adaptive Responses of EstuarineSpecies, Baltimore, MD. He is a board member of several international scientific committees as well. He was also elected to the Board of Directors, Georgia Chapter of the Fulbright Association- February 2010-12. He is the recipient of several scientific awards and is listed among the ‘who’s who in America’.
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Gemma Aiello

Institute of Marine Coastal Environment
Italy View Profile

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Marine geology and geophysics, Coastal geology and geomorphology, Seismic stratigraphy, Basin analysis

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Dr. Gemma Aiello was born in Aversa (CE), Italy on 24 October 1964. In 1989 she graduated in Geological Sciences at the University of Naples “Federico II”. In 1993 she earned a PhD in Sedimentary Geology at the University of Naples “Federico II”, Department of Earth Sciences, Faculty of Geological Sciences. She completed a two-year post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Naples “Federico II”, a CNR-CEE fellowship and several contracts at the Research Institute “Geomare Sud”, CNR, Naples, Italy. Since 1998 she has been a full time researcher at the Italian CNR. Dr. Aiello has a twenty-five-years experience in the field of sedimentary geology, marine geology and geophysics, participating in different research projects of CNR (CARG, Vector, Centri Regionali di Competenza).
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Chehab FH Hosny

King Faisal University (KFU)
Saudi Arabia View Profile

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fish and invertebrates biology; coral reefs biodiversity; coastal resources management; environmental impact assessment

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Chehab F.H. Hosny graduated from Alexandria University (Egypt) with a BSc in Oceanography in 1977. He acted as teaching assistant while pursuing his studies and research until he received an MSc in Biological Oceanography in Taxonomy and Biology of sharks of the SE Mediterranean in 1981. In order to obtain advanced knowledge he studies for the fall semester of 1983 at the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries at Texas A&M University, USA. He obtained his PhD in 1987 from Alexandria University in Fish Population Dynamics. He was tenured as lecturer from 1987 to 2000 at the Oceanography Department. In 1991, he operated a mesocosm facility at Texas Christian University (TCU) running experiment on the biological manipulation of drinking water reservoir of Dallas Ft Worth city. In 1998, he started a 5years research study on the environmental factors affecting fish stock in the Arabian Gulf off Saudi Arabia. He has substantial experience in implementing research and development projects on fish and invertebrates biology, coral reefs biodiversity, coastal resources management, environmental impact assessment, biological manipulation of water quality of agricultural drainage system with funding support from the British Council, the USAID, the British Overseas Development Administration (ODA), the US Peace Fellowship, King Abdul-Aziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) and Deanship of Scientific Research (DSR) at King Faisal University (KFU). In 1993, he joined KFU as assistant professor teaching eight undergraduate and four graduate courses at the department of animal and fish production until 2010. He is a senior researcher at the Fish Resources Research Center (FRRC) at King Faisal University (KFU), Saudi Arabia since 2010.
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Ahmed H Al Harbi

Life Science and Environment Research Institute
Saudi Arabia View Profile

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Bacterial taxonomy and ecology; Identification, diagnosis and control of bacterial fish pathogens; Infectious diseases; vaccination and immunology of fish; Environmental influence and epizootiology of fish diseases

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Dr. Ahmed H. Al-Harbi is Professor of Aquatic Animal Health at the Life Science and Environment Research Institute, King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He obtained his Bachelor (marine biology) and Master degrees (fish diseases) from King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah in 1982 and 1986, respectively and obtained Ph.D. degree in fish immunology from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh in 1991.
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Chin-Chang Hung

National Sun Yat-sen University
Taiwan View Profile

Research Interest:
Marine organic carbon Extreme weather events (typhoon, dust storms) Mesoscale eddies Interaction between water quality and aquaculture.

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Shyn Shin Sheen

National Taiwan Ocean University
Taiwan View Profile

Research Interest:
Aquaculture; Feed and Nutrition; Living Organisms as aquatic feed; Biological Statistics

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Shyn-Shin Sheen holds a Ph.D from The Mississippi State University, U.S.A. Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and is currently serving as a Professor at National Taiwan Ocean University. He has held several academic positions at this university and has also served as the Dean of International Affairs, National Taiwan Ocean University. He is associated with several international organizations like World Aquaculture Society, American Fisheries Society and Sigma Xi. He has published his research in several international journals and has the experience of having served as the The Board of Director of The Fishery Society of Taiwan, The Board of Director of Taiwan Aquaculture Development Foundation. He was Listed in Marquis’ Who’s Who in the World, 2001.
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António Domingos de Sousa Abreu

European Environment Advisory Councils Network – EEAC
Portugal View Profile

Research Interest:
marine biology; ecology; coastal management; fisheries; biodiversity conservation

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António Domingos Abreu holds a PhD in Marine Biology being an environmental expert and highly versatile professional with expertise in transposing scientific and technical research into international policy management and governance. Works across multiple government and non-governmental stakeholders in building international alliances to help define and shape projects, policies and practices ensuring balanced and practically workable outcomes. Has an in depth experience with Maritime and Marine issues including research on marine biology and ecology, coastal management, fisheries, biodiversity conservation and protected areas. Member of several organizations and working groups dealing with maritime policy and governance. He is currently Chair of the Marine Working Group of the Network of European Environmental Advisoruy Councils. He is also the consultant for the UNESCO MaB programme and also a member of the National Council for Environmental and Sustainable Development. Apart from his research activities, he is also a visiting faculty associated with several universities.
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Levent Bat

Sinop University
Turkey View Profile

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Marine Biology; Aquatic Toxicology & Marine; levels of heavy metals in marine fauna, flora and sediment; Phyto, Ichthyo, macroplankton and jellyfish of the Black Sea.

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Levent Bat obtained his Ph.D. degree from the University of Aberdeen at Department of Zoology, Aberdeen Scotland, United Kingdom (1993-1996). He worked as an Assistant Prof. in University of Ondokuz Mayis, Sinop Fisheries Faculty between 1997 and 1998; as an Assoc. Prof. in University of Ondokuz Mayis, Sinop Fisheries Faculty between 1999 and 2004; as a Prof. in University of Ondokuz Mayis, Sinop Fisheries Faculty between 2004 and 2007; as a Prof. Dr. in Sinop University, Fisheries Faculty since 2007. Levent Bat carried out research for his PhD on the ecotoxicological effects of metals on marine invertebrates. His work involves both ecological and chemistical procedures. The composition of phytoplankton, zooplankton,ichtyoplankton, mesoplankton and fish of the Black Sea coast and its impact on the Black Sea ecosystem and fisheries. Levent has been involved in several projects in many European countries related to ICZM (Integrated Coastal Zone Management), MPA (Marine Protected Area) and MSFD Guiding Improvements in the Black Sea Integrated Monitoring System. Among many other projects, he provides all information on habitat types of the Turkish Black Sea coasts, including the biology of the Black Sea. He has been involved in many projects as project coordinator with many other countries supported by NATO Scientific Affairs Linkage Grant, NATO Science for Peace and The Scientific and Technical Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) - The National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (NASU), for instance in quantification of the recent ctenophore invader Beroe ovata impact in the Black Sea, bioindicators for assessment of the Black Sea ecosystem recovery, comparative studies of meiobenthic community structure off Crimea (Ukraine) and Sinop (Turkey) with respect to identification of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in Turkish Black Sea, monitoring of anchovy and sprat nutritional condition in the Black Sea and fishing stock distribution: response on nutritional condition and environmental forces. He is author of many publications with Black Sea Commission (BSC) and Turkish Marine Research Foundation (TUDAV) on Black Sea Fish Check-List, Black Sea Non-Native Fish List, Black Sea Fishes List IUCN STATUS and Red data list of fishes from the Turkish Black Sea coasts, respectively.
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Seval Dernekbaşı

Sinop University
Turkey View Profile

Research Interest:
Fish feeding; Fatty acids; Breeding; Sturgeon and rainbow trout breeding; Fish nutrition

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Seval Dernekbası is currently working as faculty in the Faculty of Fisheries and Aquaculture, Sinop University, Sinop, Turkey. She holds a phd from the Institute of Aquaculture, Turkey and her field of study was ‘Fatty acids in fish nutrition . She has published her research work in several journals of international repute and has contributed to many seminars and conferences.
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Orhan AK

Central Fisheries Research Institute (CFRI)
Turkey View Profile

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dynamics of marine populations; ichthyoplankton; stock management; biodiversity- particularly in response to climate variability and change; fishing

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Orhan AK holds a PhD from the Ataturk University, Turkey. He is actively involved in developing ecosystem-based approaches to fisheries management, including the transfer and incorporation of ecological knowledge into fisheries assessment, forecasting and management. He has 10 years’ experience working with CFRI on fisheries biology and management, dynamics of populations. He has been the coordinator in numerous EU and National projects on dynamics of fish populations, stock management and ecosystems. He has published more than 25 publications in internationally-refereed journals. He is the managing editor of Turkish Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences (TrJFAS).
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Renata Guimarães Moreira

University of São Paulo
Brazil View Profile

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Fish Reproduction, Aquaculture, Fish Physiology

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PhD in animal physiology, associate professor at the Bioscience Institute (University of São Paulo). Expertise in fish physiology with emphasis in reproduction and metabolism. She has expertise in lipid metabolism in fish, specially regarding fatty acids metabolism during reproductive process. Another expertise is in aquatic toxicology, integrating environmental change, reproduction, and conservation physiology, mainly in the context of conservation aquaculture.
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Claire Juliana Francisco

Unesp
Brazil View Profile

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Claire Juliana Francisco obtained her PhD from Universidade do Porto, Portugal and is currently pursuing her post doc research from unesp, Brazil. She has also worked as a faculty in the past and has vast experience in handling several research projects. Apart from her regular educational qualifications, she is also trained in Molecular Biology, Animal Pathology, Nursery Systems of Marine Shrimp to name a few; has also undergone practical training in Phylogeography. She has also published several research articles in national and international journals.
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Kunshan Gao

Key Laboratory of Marine Environmental Science
China View Profile

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ecophysiology of algae and algal photobiology

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Kunshan Gao is currently the chair professor of State Key Laboratory of Marine Environmental Science, Xiamen University, China. He obtained his Ph.D. from Kyoto University of Japan in 1989 and continued his research since then at Kansai Technical Research Institute of Kansai Electrical Co. and at University of Hawaii in USA as a postdoctoral fellow. He was appointed as associate professor of Shantou Univ. in 1995, and became recognized as the outstanding young scientist in 1996 by NSFC, then as professor for one hundred talented programs in the Institute of Hydrobiology by the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1997. He has more than 220 publications in peer reviewed journals, several invited contributions and keynotes on ecological effects on ocean acidification. He is also a UNEP panel member, member of SCOR WG on Changing Ocean Biological Systems.
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Jin-Long Yang

Shanghai Ocean University
China View Profile

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Molecular mechanism of mussel settlement and/or metamorphosis: Membrane receptors mediating mussel larval development; Biofilms mediating mussel settlement

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Alexis J Conides

Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, Institute for Marine Biological Resources and Inland Waters
Greece View Profile

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Fisheries; Population dynamics; Fisheries economics; Small scale fisheries; Aquaculture; Integrated coastal zone management; Coastal ecology and oceanography

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Alexis J Conides worked initially as external consultant/contractor for the Aquaculture Centre of Acheloos S.A. and then the Institute of Marine Biological Resources of the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (former National Centre for Marine Research). In 2004, he was appointed for the permanent position of researcher for the Institute of Marine Biological Resources of the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, a position which he retains until today. As external consultant/contractor for the ACEA SA Government company and the Institute of Marine Biological Resources of the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, he has provided services as a fish biologist in aquaculture of marine shrimps and fish based on my expertise (PhD on aquaculture physiology). In particular, his services focused on: • reproduction of marine species under controlled conditions • egg management and hatching • larvae feeding and management • collection of wild fry for use in aquaculture/condition of wild fry • management and feeding of broodstock, broodstock maintenance • environmental interaction of aquaculture At the same time Dr.Conides served as external consultant for the Institute of Inland Waters for research projects and the elaboration of publications. In particular, his services focused on: • fish biology of inland waters (freshwater species) • fisheries exploitation of inland water bodies • environmental studies of inland water bodies • statistical analysis of research results As researcher for the Institute of Marine Biological Resources of the National Centre for Marine Research (1994-2003), he continued his work for the Department of Aquaculture with the above subjects. Following the merger of the National Centre for Marine Research and the Institute for Marine Biology of Crete, to form the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (2003-today), he remained in the independent Institute of Marine Biological Resources since the Department of Aquaculture was upgraded to the Institute of Aquaculture. During this period he has provided services on fisheries biology and population dynamics of marine species in accordance with his expertise (PhD in fisheries biology and population dynamics as well as 2 University specialization degrees). His work in the Institute of Marine Biological Resources focuses on: • fisheries biology of coastal species • population dynamics of coastal populations • Integrated Coastal Zone Management In 2007, and in accordance to the decision of the Board of Directors and the Director of the Institute of Marine Biological Resources, he was appointed as the Deputy Director of the Institute of Marine Biological Resources. His tasks for this position were: • participation in administration issues of the Institute • undertaking of tasks related to the negotiations for the participation of the Institute in research projects and contracts. The negotiations concerned the technical, economic and legal aspects of the agreement. Example, the recent Saudi Arabia extension project between King Fahd University and Hellenic Centre for Marine Research. • participation in various bodies within of Hellenic Centre for Marine Research or not such as legislation standing committees, the European Fisheries Technological Platform (EFTP) and fisheries ERANETs (MARIFISH and COFASP)
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Konstantinos Polymeros

University of Thessaly
Greece View Profile

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Agricultural, Fisheries and Food Marketing, Agricultural and Fisheries Policy, Common Agricultural and Fisheries Policy of the E.U International Trade of Agricultural and Fisheries Products, Consumer behavior in Agricultural and Fisheries Products Rural Development

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George Triantaphyllidis

NAYS Ltd
Greece View Profile

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George Triantaphyllidis studied Biology in the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece, 1986-1990). He holds a Ph.D. in Applied Biological Sciences from the University of Ghent (Belgium, 1991-1995) and he completed his post-doctoral Research at the National Centre for Marine Research in Greece, and at the University of Athens (1997-1999). He has participated in applied projects of live food production & manipulation of their nutritional profile for aquaculture applications (microalgae, rotifers and Artemia). Since June 1999 he is working in the private sector in the field of management services and consulting, including research and development, and consulting for fisheries & aquaculture related projects. He has been involved in various national and international projects, extending his services to project management, environmental impact assessments, business planning, re-engineering, research and development planning and procurement procedures. He has a working experience in Greece, Egypt, the United Arabic Emirates, Oman and Kuwait, and he has implemented projects in Cyprus, Italy, Malta, Slovenia, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Yemen and Egypt. He has assisted the implementation of the Ex-ante evaluations in Greece of the “Fisheries 2000-2006” and the Initiative PESCA of the 2nd CSF for the Greek Ministry of National Economy and the Greek Ministry of Agriculture. He has also assisted the Ex-post Evaluation and preparation of the Cypriot National Developmental Plan. He participated in several EU funded projects and consultancies for DG MARE (Former DG Fish) with the recent ones being the Impact Assessment on the CFP Reform, Costs and benefits arising from the establishment of maritime zones in the Mediterranean Sea (2010-2011), the Feasibility Study for Technical Assistance Program in the Egyptian Aquaculture Sector (2012), the study in support of the review of the EU regime on the small-scale driftnet fisheries (2013-2014), Support activities for the development of maritime clusters in the Mediterranean and Black Sea areas (2014) and the Study on the implementation of the landing obligation in the Black Sea (2015). He worked for Nireus Consultants and LAMANS Management Services SA. In NAYS he is working since July 2014 and he is currently holding the position of Senior Expert.
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Argyro Zenetos

Hellenic Centre for Marine Research
Greece View Profile

Research Interest:
Saronikos Gulf and the development of its benthic ecosystem

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Argyro Zenetos is currently a Research Director at the Institute of Biological Resources and Inland Waters HCMR, with a 30 year experience in the systematics and biodiversity of benthic macrofauna. Environmental impact studies and development of indicators related to pollution/disturbance from industrial effluent, (tannery, red mud, coarse metalliferous waste), oil spills, and trawling are included among her research activity. She is the co-ordinator of the Hellenic Νetwork on Aquatic Invasive Species (ELNAIS). As a member of the SEBI2010 expert group on “trends in invasive alien species -see http://biodiversity-chm.eea.eu.int/information/indicator/F1090245995, She is responsible for marine alien species and has developed a Pan-European database which is updated to Dec 2013 under EEA contracts. Consultant to EEA and UNEP/MAP MEDPOL, UNEP/MAP on indicators for pollution under WFD. Consultant to JRC for Quality Control of EASIN and to UNEP MAP RAC/SPA for development of MAMIAS (a Mediterranean database). National expert in ESENIAS and COST 1209.
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Aristides Prospathopoulos

Hellenic Centre for Marine Research Institute of Oceanography
Greece View Profile

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Mathematical modelling and simulation of underwater acoustic propagation and scattering; underwater noise and effects; wavelet application in underwater radioactivity measurements; statistical analysis of wave data; coastal and marine environmental engineering aspects

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Aristides Prospathopoulos graduated from the School of Mechanical Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), and received a PhD diploma in Underwater Acoustics from the School of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering of the same university. He is a Research Assistant in the Institute of Oceanography of the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HCMR). His work experience is characterized by the following activities: HCMR responsible for the Descriptor 11 (refers to energy, including underwater noise) of Good Environmental Status related to Marine Strategy Framework Directive; mathematical modelling of acoustic field in ocean waveguides and software development for problems of three-dimensional acoustic wave propagation and scattering in the ocean environment; implementation of numerical wave models for open sea / coastal areas and for sediment transport in the coastal zone; statistical analysis of wave data; software development for automated qualitative and quantitative analysis of radioactivity spectra in the marine environment. He has more than 20 peer-reviewed publications in international journals and conferences with more than 140 citations (Google Scholar). He has participated in numerous international and national projects. He has been a reviewer in “The Open Ocean Engineering Journal”, the International Offshore-Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference (ISOPE) and the International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering (OMAE). He has also been a member of Organization Committees for international conferences, workshops and summer schools dealing with ocean observing systems as well as climate variability and predictability. He has been invited as a speaker from the Geotechnical Chamber of Greece and the University of Aegean, Dept. of Marine Science. He is a member of the Technical Chamber of Greece and the Hellenic Institute of Acoustics.
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Kriton Grigorakis

Hellenic Centre for Marine Research
Greece View Profile

Research Interest:
Seafood Quality; Aquaculture; Feed quality and Composition; Food Composition; Sensory Analysis of Food; Food & Aquaculture Ethics

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Kriton Grigorakis was born in Athens in October 1971. He studied Biology in the University of Patras (Greece) and did post graduate studies in the U.K. (MSc in Biomolecular Technology – University of Leicester, and PhD in Fish Quality- Food research Centre, University of Lincolnshire). He has also studied Philosophy of Science in University of Athens (Greece). He is a researcher in the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HCMR) in the Institute of Marine Biology, Biotechnology and Aquaculture, since 2007. He has more than 35 ISI publications cited more than 900 times, including three single-author review articles in aspects of Aquaculture, Fish Quality, Food Science and Food & Aquaculture Ethics. He has published 5 chapters in scientific books and he is an author of a scientific book in Greek language. He has teaching experience in higher education for 13 years and supervised numerous MSc projects and two PhDs. He is a reviewer in 20 ISI journals (having reviewed over 100 manuscripts).
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Abdel Rahman El Gamal

Fish Consulting Group
Egypt View Profile

Research Interest:
Aquaculture systems; Fish breeding and genetics; Environmental issues related to aquaculture practices; Advanced aquaculture methodology

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El Gamal undertook postgraduate studies in Auburn University, USA, where he obtained his M.Sc in aquaculture, and Ph.D in aquaculture (breeding & genetics). He was appointed as Director of the Central Laboratory for Aquaculture Research (CLAR) from February 1992 – May, 1997. He joined ICLARM (now WorldFish Center) in 1998 as a senior Aquaculture Scientist. He has extensive experience in aquaculture development through a wide range of projects and studies, both as leader and contributor, for the Ministry of Agriculture (Egypt), FAO, UNDP, GEF, AOAD, Dutch Embassy (Egypt), Egyptian Fish Council (EFC), Industrial Modernization Center (IMC), Strategic Research Unit (National Water Research Center), Advisory Panel on Water Management (Egypt-The Netherlands), CRSP, AARDO and others. Dr. El Gamal has represented Egypt in the International Network on Genetics in Aquaculture (INGA) from its establishment until 1998. Dr. El Gamal has served as an active member of the Research Council for Fishery Resources of the Egyptian Academy of Scientific Research & Technology. Dr. El Gamal supervised several master and doctoral programs in the area of aquaculture and has served as an external examiner for several graduate programs at national or international levels. In the area of scientific publication, Dr. El Gamal continues to referee manuscripts for key international scientific journals. Dr. El Gamal has also given several lectures on fish breeding and genetics in Azhar University (Egypt). Dr. El Gamal co-authored a 2-volume textbook on aquaculture and solely authored a book on biodiversity of aquatic organisms and another book on cage piloting in River Nile.
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Eman El-Wazzan

National Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries
Egypt View Profile

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Marine Biology; Invertebrates biology; ecology and aquaculture; Fisheries; Marine Biotechnology; Gene Expression; Aquaculture Biotechnology and Marine Pollution.

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Dr. Eman El-Wazzan is an experienced marine biologist and marine environment scientist working as a Research Doctor at the Marine Invertebrates Lab, Aquaculture Division of the National Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries (NIOF). She has eleven years of experience in marine environmental sciences, especially marine pollution and marine biotechnology and fourteen years of experience in invertebrate aquaculture especially bivalve aquaculture. She has earned her M.Sc. in Chemical Oceanography from Alexandria University, Egypt and completed her Ph.D. studies in bivalve culture and molecular biology from Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, USA in 2008. Post-doctoral studies involved evaluation of bivalves in Egyptian fisheries and stress-related biomarkers of disease resistance. She introduced bivalve aquaculture in Egypt in 2009 and initiated and managed bivalve aquaculture research program at NIOF when she secured fund and acted as a principal investigator of a joint Egypt-US project funded by STDF, Egypt and USDA, USA and other national projects. She has participated as PI, team leader in 8 international and national projects, all dealing with invertebrate ecology, biodiversity, biotechnology and aquaculture (bivalves, sponges and sea cucumber). She was contracted as National Consultant by FAO organization in a FAO- EastMed-GAFRD project, 2013-2014. She is an editor in World Life Sciences (WLS)-Global Technology Press. She has completed project management professionals courses (PMP) and preparing to be PMP certified.
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Hanan M M Mitwally

University of Alexandria
Egypt View Profile

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Ibrahim Mohamed Ibrahim Aboyadak

National Institute of Oceanography and Fishery
Egypt View Profile

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Diagnosis of fish diseases; Outbreaks in Tilapia farms in Egypt; Isolation and identification of bacterial, fungal and parasitic etiological agents causing fish diseases; fish chemotherapy.

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Ibrahim Aboyadak, born in august 1978 in Egypt, completed his Bachelor of veterinary medicine science (B.V.Sc.), from Tanta University, Egypt in 2001, earned a Diploma in animal microbiology from Mansura University in 2009 and a master degree in veterinary medicine science(Veterinary Pharmacology - Fish Pharmacology), from Kafrelsheikh University, Egypt in 2011. He completed his Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph. D.) in veterinary medicine science, (Veterinary Pharmacology – Fish Pharmacology) from Kafrelsheikh University, Egypt in 2014. He is currently engaged as a specialist in fish disease lab at the National institute of Oceanography and fishery, Alexandria, Egypt. He has previously served as the Head of fish diseases department in Veterinary medicine, directorate of Kafrelsheikh. He has assisted in the research work of a number of masters and doctoral students in veterinary pharmacology, and fish diseases and management. He has also designed and developed research plans for a number of scientific researches.
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Erick Raul Baqueiro Cardenas

CONABIO
Mexico View Profile

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To determine the effect of community variations on the population dynamics of commercial mollusk populations; Impact of pollutants on benthic communities and their path through the food chain; Mollusks as pollution sentinel organisms.

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• ErickRaul Baqueiro Cardenas holds a doctrate in Studies on Fisheries Oceanography, from the Institute of Marine Science and limnology, and a doctrate in Doctorate on Marine Biology from CINVESTAV, IPN, Merida, Yucatan, Mexico. He has worked as Fisherys research scientist at the National Institute of Fisheries as head of the Mollusk resources program for ten years at the Pacific coast and for another ten at the Atlantic coast. He has been the Head Scientist for the National Program on Fisheries of Commercial Marine Mollusks and the Director of the Aquaculture Center for the queen conch "Strombus gigas", Puerto Morelos, Quintana Roo. Currently, he is the Retired Codirector of the project, ‘ Update of the Mexican Catalog of Mollusks’, For CONABIO, “Biodiversity Agency of Mexico”. Erick Cardenas has also published numerous research papers in international publications, and has authored books.
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Lydia B Ladah

Center for Scientific Research and Higher Education
Mexico View Profile

Research Interest:
Coastal oceanographic processes, Benthic nearshore ecology, Kelp forest ecology, Intertidal ecology, Internal waves, Biological-physical coupling

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Milos Pavlovic

University of Belgrade
Serbia View Profile

Research Interest:
Experimental surgery; Ultrasound and Endoscopy; Serbian Race horses.

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Milos Pavlovic, currently working as a Professor of Obstetrics and Reproduction in the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Belgrade, completed his masters in veterinary medicine from the university of Belgrade in 1995 and obtained a doctorate in the same subject from the university of Belgrade in 2002. Apart from his academic duties, he has also been on board of several important institutions like the Institute of Meat Hygiene and Technology, International League for Protection of Horses, Veterinary Chamber of Serbia, Federation of Veterinarians of Europe, Brussels, etc. He has also served as the president of Yugoslavian Equine Veterinary Association of Serbia from 1997 to 2005. Mr. Pavlovic has been in the ministry of Agriculture as a minister and a member of city government.
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Pham Minh Duc

Can Tho University
Vietnam View Profile

Research Interest:
Epidemiology of aquatic animal disease, Fresh water fish diseases, Brackish water shrimp diseases and environmental management, Fungal infection in aquatic animals,

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Farhad Kaymaram

Iranian Fisheries Science Research Institute
Iran View Profile

Research Interest:
Marine Biology & Ecology; Population Dynamics; Marine Resources Sustainable Development, Coastal Zone Management; Fisheries Management; Climate Change

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Farhad Kaymaram Holds a phd in Marine Biology from the University of Azad and is currently serving as the Associate professor of Marine Biology and Stock Assessment at the Iranian Fisheries Science Research Institute. He has numerous scientific research articles and reports to his credit. He guides several phd students and has headed many conferences and seminars on fisheries. He has also been part of several research committees.
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Swapnaja Ashish Mohite

College of Fisheries
India View Profile

Research Interest:
Taxonomy; Anatomy and Biology of Finfishes; Shellfishes; Sponges

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Swapnaja Ashish Mohite is currently serving as an associate professor in aquaculture at The College of Fisheries, Ratnagiri, India. She has a masters in Fisheries management and a doctorate in aquaculture, along with a masters in education. She has several years of teaching experience as a lecturer, assistant professor and associate professor and also as a resource person for several training programmes. Swapnaja Mohite also serving as a guide to several students pursuinf their doctorate in aquaculture and Fisheries. Apart from several publications in national and international journals, she has also headed several research projects of national importance.
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Sunil Kumar P

Marine Biological Association
India View Profile

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Sunil Kumar P completed his masters in Mariculture from the Central Institute of Fisheries Education, Mumbai Deemed University under the Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi in 1997. He was awarded a Ph. D. in Fish and Fisheries Science from Central Institute of Fisheries Education, Mumbai Deemed University under the Indian Council of Agricultural Research in 2002. He has taught aquaculture and fish processing technology in various educational institutions. He has also worked as Farm Technician at Elenjikal Aqua Marine Exports, Kochi Ltd. in India and is experienced in the fields of shrimp hatchery management, induced breeding and larval rearing of penaeids, culture of live feed organisms. He has also drafted syllabus for M.Sc Fishery Biology and fish processing technology for St.Xavier’s College, Vaikom, India. He has published several research articles in international journals and has actively participated in seminars and workshops of aquaculture. He has acted as a guide for several research students of fisheries and aquaculture and is a member of the Marine Biological Association of India and Network of Tropical Aquaculture and Fisheries Professionals
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