The Team

One of the main goals of Archipelagos is to bring together the expertise and know-how of the local and international scientific conservation community and to gain knowledge and experience that actively contribute to the conservation of the unique biodiversity hotspot of the Aegean Sea and the eastern Mediterranean.

Scientists, experts, recent graduates and students join forces in Archipelagos’ research bases on the Northeastern Aegean islands throughout the year. Teams are comprised of people from all over the world, with a wide background of specialties and skills, who actively work on various projects. Archipelagos works closely with leading universities and research institutes from Europe, America and Asia.

Core Team

Thodoris Tsimpidis
(Greece)


Director

Honorary Researcher of Marine Conservation

Laura Macrina
(Italy)

Project Manager Marine Ecology and Biodiversity Research

PhD Fellow at KAUST (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology), Red Sea Research Center, Saudi Arabia

Alice Malcolm-McKay
(UK)

Assistant Manager Marine Ecology and Deep Sea Conservation

BSc. Marine Biology, University of Essex, UK

Lauren Horstmyer
(USA)

Admissions Manager / Shark Research Assistant

BA Marine Science (major) & English (minor)

Periklis Koxilas
(Greece)

Captain of the Research Boats

Anastasia Miliou
(Greece)


Scientific Director

Hydrobiologist, Greek Ambassador in the EU for Sustainable Maritime Policy, (PhD Cand. Fisheries Management)

Dr. Alice Masper
(Italy)


Project Manager Microplastics Research

PhD Ecotoxicology, CIAD, Mexico

Maria Moran García
(Spain)

Assistant Manager Marine Ecology and Biodiversity Research

BSc in Biology, Universidad de Navarra, Spain
MSc in Marine Ecosystem Management, University of St Andrews, Scotland

Gareth Ross
(South Africa)

GIS & Remote Sensing Research Assistant

BSc. Geology and Geography and PgDip. Enterprise Management, Rhodes University, South Africa BSc. (Hon) GIS, University of Cape Town, South Africa

Tim Grandjean
(Netherlands)

Project Manager Deep Sea Conservation and GIS Research

PhD Cand. in Coastal Ecosystems, NIOZ & UU, Netherlands

Konstantis Alexopoulos
(Greece)

Coordinator Environmental Monitoring and Mapping

BSc Ocean Science and Marine Conservation

Phoebe Moss
(UK)


Marine Mammal Research Assistant

MSc Biology, University of Bristol

Maurizio Ingrosso
(Italy)

Visiting Marine Mammal Scientist

PhD Cand. in Bidiversity, Agriculture and Environment (curriculum in Environmental Science), University of Bari, Italy

Beatriz Tintoré
(Spain)

Project Manager Marine Mammal and Terrestrial Research

MSc Marine Biology, Bangor University, UK

Yali Mevorach
(Israel)

Assistant Manager Marine Mammal Research

Emma Fleming
(Ireland)

Marine Ecology and Biodiversity Research Assistant

BSc. Marine Biology MSc. Environmental Science, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

Vasilis Sarantou
(Greece)

Captain of the Research Boats

Scientific Advisors

Dr. David J. Smith
(UK)

Professor of Marine biology, University of Essex, UK

Tropical Marine Ecology Expert Director of the Coral Reef Research Unit Director of Masters in Tropical Marine Biology

Dr. Rupert Perkins
(UK)

Senior Lecturer of Marine Bioscience, Cardiff University, UK

Marine Ecology Expert

Dr. Ronny Steen
(Norway)

Researcher at Norwegian University of Life Sciences

Ornithological Research Expert

Dr. Pavlos Eleftheriadis
(Greece)

Professor of Public Law and a Fellow, University of Oxford, UK

Planning and Environmental Law Expert

Dr. Leanne Hepburn
(UK)

Senior Lecturer of Marine Ecology University of Essex, UK

Marine and Coastal Ecology Expert

Cpt. Nikos Plakas
(Greece)

Shipping Risk Management Expert

Mr. T David Schofield Jr.
(USA)

Cetacean Behavior, Acclimation and Transport Consultant

Sanctuary Education and Advisory Specialists

Dr. Tom Cameron
(UK)

Lecturer of Animal Evolution, Ecology and Behaviour, University of Essex, UK

Fisheries Ecology Expert

Dr. Isabella Clegg
(UK)

Founder of Animal Welfare Expertise

Specialist for marine mammal welfare in captivity.

Dr.Marta Azzolin
(Italy/Greece)

Lecturer at Turin University for the course of the MSc Applied Ethology ECAU, Italy

PhD, President of Gaia Research Institute Onlus

Dr. Valentina Costa
(Italy)

Researcher of Marine Biologist and Ecologist, University of Aveiro , Portugal

Marine and Coastal Ecology Expert

Associates

Dr Guido Pietroluongo
(Italy)

Marine Mammal Veterinarian

DVM (Doctor in Veterinary Medicine), Teramo University, Italy

Sophie Woolcock
(UK)

Deep Sea Conservation Associate

BSc Biological Sciences, University of Exeter

Billy Browning
(UK)

GIS Research Assistant

BSc. Geography, University of Birmingham, UK

Anton Leach
(New Zealand)

Producer/Director Clawed Hat Films

Jasmine Duthie
(New Zealand)

Producer/Director Clawed Hat Films

Marine Ecology Team

Niamh Heatley
(Ireland)

Marine Ecology Research Intern

BSc. Marine Biology with Professional Studies, Queen's University Belfast, Northern Ireland

Lucy Hall
(UK)

Marine Ecology Research Intern

BSc Environmental Science, Universtiy of Portsmouth

Cecile Hagen
(Netherlands)

Marine Ecology Research Intern

BSc Coastal and Marine management, Hogeschool van Hall Larenstein

Jehanne Azier
(Netherlands)

Marine Ecology Research Intern

Ecology and Wildlife, Yuverta

Claudia Tonnis
(Netherlands)

Marine Ecology Research Intern

BSc Coastal and Marine management, Hogeschool van Hall Larenstein

Paula Eckroth
(Germany)

Marine Ecology Research Intern

BSc International Degree Programme in Biomimetics, City University of Applied Sciences Bremen

Jessica D'Auria
(USA)

Marine Ecology Research Intern

BSc Marine Biology, Maine Maritime academy & MSc Biodiversity conservation, Bornmouth University

Cyril de la Noue
(France)

Marine Ecology Research Intern

Biological Sciences, University College London

Imogen Peckett
(UK/Bermuda)

Marine Ecology Research Intern

BSc Environmental Geography, Cardiff University

Jorinde van den Berg
(Netherlands)

Marine Ecology Research Intern

BSc Coastal and Marine management, Hogeschool van Hall Larenstein

Oliver Delf-Rowlandson
(UK)

Marine Ecology Research Intern

Masters in Bioinformatics and Systems Biology, Universiteit van Amsterdam

Microplastics Research Team

Doniyorbek Abdulla-Zoda
(Uzbekistan)

Microplastic Research Intern

University of Wroclaw

Marine Mammal Research Team

Gemma McCormick
(Ireland)

Marine Mammal Research Intern

BSc. Marine Biology, Queen's University Belfast, Northern Ireland

Noemie André
(France)

Marine Mammal Research Intern

AgroSup Dijon, Agronomy and environment, France

Viola Novelli
(Italy)

Marine Mammal Research Intern

BSc. (Hon) Marine Biology, University of Stirling, Scotland.

Alice Beranger
(France)

Marine Mammal Research Intern

MSc. Agronomic Engineering, École Nationale Supérieure d'Agronomie de Toulouse, France

Natalie Goelerslough
(USA)

Marine Mammal Research Intern

BSc. Biology, Haverford College, United States

Lisa-Marie Zado
(Germany)

Marine Mammal Research Intern

Maximilian-Kolbe-Gymnasium, Germany

Max Foster
(England)

Marine Mammal Research Intern

BS. Marine Geography, Cardiff University, Wales

Sofija Dubianskaja
(Russia)

Marine Mammal Research Intern

BSc Biological Sciences, Durham University

Penny Yarwood
(UK)

Marine Mammal Research Intern

BSc Marine Zoology, Newcastle University

Aaron Robertson
(Northern Ireland)

Marine Mammal Research Intern

BSc. in Marine Biology with Professional studies, Queen's University Belfast, Northern Ireland

Caoimhe White
(Ireland)

Marine Mammal Research Intern

BSc. Environmental science, University of Ulster, Ireland

Riley Berg
(USA)

Marine Mammal Research Intern

MSc. Animal Behaviour and Welfare, School of Biological Sciences, Northern Ireland

Faye Nixon
(Northern Ireland)

Marine Mammal Research Intern

BSc. Zoology, Queen's University Belfast, Northern Ireland

Swann Picard
(France)

Marine Mammal Research Intern

BSc. Engineering, ENSEGID Bordeaux, France

Laura Spallanzani
(Italy)

Marine Mammal Research Intern

BSc. Animal Care, University of Padua, Italy

Andrea Tomé Pérez
(Spain)

Marine Mammal Research Intern

MSc. Biodiversity, Conservation and Evolution, University of Valencia, Spain

Andi Clark
(USA)

Marine Mammal Research Intern

BSc Marine Science and Biology, Coastal Carolina University

Ella Stuttard
(UK)

Marine Mammal Research Intern

BSc Marine and Freshwater biology, Aberystwyth University

Lucas Bernier
(France)

Marine Mammal Research Intern

ESPCI Pari, France

Minne van Lübeck
(Netherlands)

Marine Mammal Research Intern

BSc. Biology and Medical Laboratory Research, University of Applied Sciences Leiden, The Netherlands

Hillary Santamaria
(Portugal)

Marine Mammal Research Intern

BSc. Marine Biology and Biotechnology, Instituto politécnico de Leiria ESTM, Portugal

Christoforos Karydis
(Greece)

Marine Mammal Research Intern

BSc. Environmental Science and Sustainability, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom

Rose Myatt
(Canada)

Marine Mammal Research Intern

BSc. Philosophy of Leadership and Wildlife Conservation, University of New Brunswick, Canada

Emma Lennox
(Ireland)

Marine Mammal Research Intern

MSc. Applied Marine Science, University of Cape Town, South Africa

Nathalie Barat-Vassard
(France)

Marine Mammal Research Intern

Agronomy and agro-industry engineering, Institut Polytechnique UniLaSalle Beauvais

Svenja Heckler
(Germany)

Marine Mammal Research Intern

MSc Marine Ecosystem and Fisheries Science, University of Hamburg

Georgia Nichols
(UK)

Marine Mammal Research Intern

BSc. zoology, Aberystwyth university, United Kingdom

Emily Main
(UK)

Marine Mammal Research Intern

BSc. Marine Geography, Cardiff University, United Kingdom

Yanis Moulin
(France)

Marine Mammal Research Intern

AgroSup Dijon, Agronomy and environment, France

Farah Schmitt
(USA)

Marine Mammal Research Intern

MSc. Marine Conservation and Marine Mammal Biology, University of Miami, USA

Alexis Ufret
(Puerto Rico)

Marine Mammal Research Intern

BSc. Marine Sciences with minor in Pre Veterinary, Universidad interamericana de Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico

Mathilde Foin
(France)

Marine Mammal Research Intern

BS. Marine Geography with PPY, Cardiff University, Wales

Mariana Cerca
(Portugal)

Marine Mammal Research Intern

Wildlife Conservation with Zoo biology, University of Salford

Maria Fernanda Rosas Corona
(Mexico)

Marine Mammal Research Intern

MSc student in Wildlife and Conservation, Animal Sciences at Wageningen University & Research, the Netherlands

Terrestrial Research Team

Alice Connell
(UK)

Terrestrial Ecology Team Supervisor

MRes in Movement Ecology (Zoology), Swansea University, Wales

Hannah Canning
(Ireland)

Terrestrial Research Intern

BSc Biological Sciences, Queen's University Belfast

Jonas Alsheimer
(Germany)

Terrestrial Research Intern

BSc. Bionik, Hochschule Bremen, Germany

GIS Research Team

Viktoria Veith
(Germany)

GIS Research Intern

BSc. Geography, Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg, Germany

Victor Bouvard-Coconet
(France)

GIS Research Intern

Communication system and industrial engineering, EPF Cachan

Law and Policy Team

Charlotte Leduc
(France)

Law & Policy Intern

MSc. Environmental Chemistry, National Graduate School of Chemistry of Montpellier, France

Media Team

Multidisciplinary Team

Hannah Mithen
(Australia)

Multidisciplinary Research Intern

BSc. Ecology and Environmental Sciences, Monash University, Australia

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