Kapiris Kostas

by / Friday, 14 November 2014 / Published in people

Position: Assistant Researcher

Contact Info

Institute: Marine Biological Resources
Address: 46,7 km Athens Sounio, Mavro Lithari P.O. BOX 712 19013 Anavissos, Attica, Greece


Dr. Kostas Kapiris is an Assitant Researcher in the Institute of Marine Biological Resources of HCMR from 2006.

Dr. Kostas Kapiris holds a Bachelor Degree on Biology (1989), a Master Degree on Oceanography (1992) and a PhD Degree on Icththyology-Marine Biology from the University of Athens. He works in HCMR from 1996.

Before this position, Dr. Kostas Kapiris has participated in scientific projects about mesozooplankton ecology, microzooplankton taxonomy, biochemical composition of mesozooplankton in the Department of Zoology-Marine Biology (University of Athens).

During the last 16 years, he has worked on the biology and ecology of deep-water crustaceans, small-scale fishery species, benthic and pelagic fishes, on the assessment and management of decapod crustacean in the Greek Seas and in the Mediterranean.

Education Profile
• Ph.D., Ichthyology-Marine Biology, University of Athens, GREECE, 2007
• M.Sc., Oceanography, University of Athens, GREECE, 1992
• B.Sc., School of Biology, University of Athens, GREECE, 2003
Professional Profile
• 1994-1996: Participation in the Research Projects in the Sector of Zoology, School of Biology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, GREECE
• 1998-1999: Participation in the Exercises of the School of Biology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, GREECE
• March 1996- April 2000: Employee in contract in the Institute of Marine Biological Resources of H.C.M.R., Athens, GREECE
• Μay 2000 – 2006: Specific Scientist in the Institute of Marine Biological Resources of H.C.M.R., Athens, GREECE
Scientific and Professional Memberships
 Member of the Hellenic Association of Aquacultures Scientists (G.A.A.S.), Hellenic Oceanographers Association (in 1991-1995, 1997-1999, 2004-2006 I was member of the Administrative Council), Hellenic Society of Biologists, Hellenic Zoological Society, The Crustacean Society, Greenpeace, Μεσόγειος S.O.S., WWF.
 In 2004-2006 I was an elected Member of the five-members Committee of Ichthyologists of the Branch of E. Sterea and elected member of the Representatives in the Assembly of the Branch and General Assembly of the Geotechnical Chamber of Hellas (GEO. ΤΕ.Ε).
 In 2007: Member of the Administrative Council of the Society of Hellenic Researchers (Ε.Ε.Ε.).
Awards and Recognition
Research Interests
Dr Kapiris research interests are related with: Fisheries Biology,
Fishery, Biology of the deep water species (fishes, crustaceans),
Fisheries Ecology of crustaceans
Population dynamics of fishes and crustaceans
Study of zooplanktonic biosocieties, relationships with pollution and physicochemical characteristics of the ecosystems
Education of students, pupils and teachers of high school educations on Fishery, Fisheries Biology, Ichthyology and Management of Marine Environment

Kapiris K., Thessalou-Legaki M. Morphometric Studies and Possible Relations to the Evolution and to the Environmental Adaptations: The Deep Water Red Shrimps as a Case Study. In: Advances in Environmental Research, Vol. 21. ISBN 978-1-61470-007-4. Editor Justin A. Daniels, pp. 93-130, 2011, Nova Science Publishers, Inc (in press).
Kapiris Kostas. Feeding ecology of both deep-water red shrimps, Aristaeomorpha foliacea and Aristeus antennatus, in the Ionian Sea (E. Mediterranean). “Food Quality”, ISBN 979-953-307-285-1. INTECH Open Acess Publishers, Croatia (accepted).
Helen Glenn, Diana Tingley, Sonia Sánchez Maroño, Dennis Holm, Laurence Kell, Gurpreet Padda, Ingi Runar Edvardsson, Johann Asmundsson, Alexis Conides, Kostas Kapiris, Mintewab Bezabih, Premachandra Wattage, Sakari Kuikka, 2012. Trust in the Fisheries Scientific Community. Marine Policy 36: 54-72
Kapiris, Κ., Klaoudatos D., 2011. Length-weight relationships of twenty one fishes from Argolikos Gulf (Central Aegean Sea, E. Mediterranean) Τurkish Journal of Zoology 35(5): 717-723
Castritsi-Catharios I., Miliou H., Kapiris K. and Kefalas E. 2011. Recovery of the commercial sponges in the central and southeastern Aegean Sea (NE Mediterranean) after an outbreak of sponge disease. Mediterranean Marine Science 12(1): 5-20.
Kapiris, Κ., Thessalou-Legaki, Μ., 2011. Feeding ecology of the deep-sea red shrimp Aristeus antennatus in the NE Ionian Sea (E. Mediterranean). Journal of Sea Research 65: 151-160.
Kapiris Κ., 2010. Study of the fisheries viability of the Argolic Gulf. Αlieftika Nea, v. 342: 36-46.
Klaoudatos D., Kapiris K., Conides A., Papaconstantinou C., Glykokokkalos S., 2010. Assessment of benthopelagic distribution between two fishing areas in N. and Central Greece. International Aquatic Research 2(3): 143-154.
D. Tingley, J. Ásmundsson, E. Borodzicz, A. Conides, B. Drakeford, I. Rúnar Eðvarðsson, D. Holm, K. Kapiris, S. Kuikka, B. Mortensen, 2010. Risk Identification and perception in the fisheries sector: Comparisons between the Faroes, Greece, Iceland & U.K. Marine Policy 34 (6): 1249-1260
Kapiris, Κ., Thessalou-Legaki, Μ., Petrakis, G., Conides, A., 2010. Ontogenetic shifts and temporal changes the trophic patterns of deep-sea red shrimp Aristaeomorpha foliacea (Decapods, Aristeidae) in the E. Ionian Sea (E. Mediterranean) Marine Ecology 31(2): 341-354
Kapiris K., 2009. Reproductive patterns of Aristaeomorpha foliacea and Aristeus antennatus in the Greek waters. ICES WKMSC: EU DCR/ICES Workshop on crustaceans (Aristeus antennatus, Aristaeomorpha foliacea, Parapenaeus longirostris, Nephrops norvegicus) maturity stages, IAMC-CNR, Messina, Italy. Working group for Data Collection Regulation in the Mediterranean Sea. Organising committee: IAMC-CNR Messina & University of Messina
K. Kapiris, A. Conides, 2009. Studies on the allometric growth of the caramote prawn Melicertus kerathurus (Decapoda, Penaeidae) in the Western Greece (E. Mediterranean). Mediterranean Marine Science 10(1): 25-34
Kapiris K., Kavvadas, S., 2009. Morphometric structure and allometry profiles of the red shrimp Aristeus antennatus (Risso, 1816) in the Eastern Mediterranean. Aquatic Ecology 43, 4: 1061-1071
K. Kapiris and M. Thessalou-Legaki, 2009. Comparative Reproduction Aspects of the Deep-water Shrimps Aristaeomorpha foliacea and Aristeus antennatus (Decapoda, Aristeidae) in the Greek Ionian Sea (Eastern Mediterranean) International Journal of Zoology, vol. 2009, Article ID 979512, 9 pages, doi:10.1155/2009/979512
Kapiris K., 2008. Invasion of new species in the Mediterranean. Avoketa, 3: 9. (In Greek)
Conides, A., Glamuzina, B., Dulčić J., Kapiris, K., Jug-Dujaković J., Papaconstantinou, C., 2008. Study of the reproduction of the karamote shrimp Penaeus (Melicertus) kerathurus in Amvrakikos Gulf, Western Greece. Acta Adriatica 49(2): 97-106.
K. Kapiris, E. Kallias, A. Conides, 2008. First occurrence of Pomadasys incisus (Osteichthyes: Haemulidae) in the Aegean Sea, Greece. Mediterranean Marine Science 9(2): 53-62.
Anastasopoulou A., Kapiris K., 2008. Feeding ecology of the shortnose greeneye Chlorophthalmus agaassizi (Pishes: Chlorophthalmidae) in the eastern Ionian Sea (E. Mediterranean). J. of Applied Ichthyology 24: 170-179.
Kapiris, K., Mytilineou, Ch., Politou, C.Y., Kavadas, S. and Conides, A., 2007. Research on shrimps’ resources and fishery in Hellenic waters. In: State of Hellenic waters . Papaconstantinou, C., Zenetos, A., Vassilopoulou, V, Tserpes, G. (Eds): 421-432.
Mytilineou, Ch., Politou, C.Y., Kapiris, K., 2007. Deep water fisheries research in the Hellenic seas. In: State of Hellenic waters. Papaconstantinou, C., Zenetos, A., Vassilopoulou, V, Tserpes, G. (Eds): 411-420.
Κapiris Κ., 2007. The present and future of the fisheries in Hellas. Ocean Challenge 15(1): 24-30.
Κapiris K., Thessalou-Legaki M., 2006. Comparative fecundity and oocyte size of Aristaeomorpha foliacea and Aristeus antennatus in the Hellenic Ionian Sea (E. Mediterranean) (Decapoda: Aristeidae). Acta Zoologica, 87: 239-245
Conides A., Glamuzina B., Papaconstantinou C., Kapiris K., 2006. Age, growth, and mortality of the karamote shrimp, Penaeus (Melicertus) kerathurus (Forskal, 1775) in the East Ionian Sea (Western Hellas). Crustaceana, 79(1): 33-52.
Mytilineou, Ch., Kavadas S., Politou C.-Y., Kapiris K., Tursi A., Maiorano P., 2006. Catch composition in red shrimp (Aristaeomorpha foliacea and Aristeus antennatus) grounds in the eastern Ionian Sea. Hydrobiologia, 557: 155-160.
Sobrino, I., Silva, C., Sbrana, M, Kapiris, K., 2005. Biology and Fisheries of Deep Water Rose Shrimp (Parapenaeus longirostris) in European Atlantic and Mediterranean waters. Crustaceana 78 (10): 1153-1184.
D’Onghia G., Capezzuto F., Mytilineou Ch., Maiorano P., Kapiris K., Carlucci R., Sion L., Tursi A., 2005. Comparison of the population structure and dynamics of Aristeus antennatus (Risso, 1816) between exploited and unexploited areas in the Mediterranean Sea. Fisheries Research, 76: 23-38.
Kapiris K., 2005. Morphometric structure and allometry profiles of the giant red shrimp Aristaeomorpha foliacea (Risso, 1827) in the eastern Mediterranean. Journal of Natural History, 39(17): 1347-1357.
Politou C.-Y., Kapiris K., Maiorano P., Capezzuto F., Dokos J., 2004. Deep-Sea Mediterranean biology: the case of Aristaeomorpha foliacea (Risso, 1827) (Crustacea: Decapoda: Aristeidae). Scientia Marina, 68 (Suppl. 3): 117-127.
Sardà, F., D’Onghia, G., Politou, C.-Y., Company, J. B., Maiorano, P. & Kapiris, K., 2004. Deep-sea distribution, biological and ecological aspects of Aristeus antennatus (Risso, 1816) in the western and central Mediterranean Sea. Scientia Marina, 68 (Suppl. 3): 117-127.
Kapiris, K., 2004. Feeding ecology of Parapenaeus longirostris (Lucas, 1846) (Decapoda: Penaeidae) from the Ionian Sea (Central and Eastern Mediterranean Sea). Scientia Marina, 68(2): 247-256.
Kapiris, Κ., 2004. Biology and fishery of deep water shrimps Aristaeomorpha foliacea (Risso, 1827) and Aristeus antennatus (Risso, 1816) (Decapoda: Dendrobranchiata). Ph. D. Thesis, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Hellas, pp. 289 (in Hellenic)– Brief summary of the thesis in “The Ecdysiast”, Newsletter of the Crustacean Society, May 2006, p. 14.
Papaconstantinou C. and Kapiris, K., 2003. The biology of the giant red shrimp (Aristaeomorpha foliacea) on an unexploited fishing ground in the Hellenic Ionian Sea Fisheries Research, 62: 37-51.
Kapiris K., Moraitou-Apostolopoulou M, Papaconstantinou C., 2002. The growth of male secondary sexual characters in Aristaeomorpha foliacea and Aristeus antennatus (Decapoda, Aristeidae) in the Hellenic Ionian Sea (Eastern Mediterranean) J. of Crust. Biology, 22(4): 784-789.
Kapiris K., Thessalou-Legaki, M, 2001. Sex-related variability of rostrum morphometry in Aristeus antennatus from the Ionian Sea (Eastern Mediterranean. Hydrobiologia 449: 123-130.
Papaconstantinou C. and Kapiris, K., 2001. The biology of the blue-and-red shrimp (Aristeus antennatus) on an unexploited fishing ground in the Hellenic Ionian Sea. Aquatic of Living Resources, 14(5): 303-312.
Moraitou-Apostolopoulou, M, Zervoudaki, S., Kapiris, K., 2000. Composition, bathymetric and temporal differentiation of zooplankton in an oligotrophic area (South Aegean Sea). Marine Life, 10(1-2): 43-55.
Kapiris K., 2000. Diurnal diversifications in the fishery of deep water shrimp Aristaeomorpha foliacea (Risso, 1827) in the Ionian Sea. Fishing News, v. 228: 89-92(in Hellenic).
M Dassenakis, K. Kapiris, A. Pavlidou, 2000. The Aegean Sea. “Seas at the Millenium: An environmental evaluation” – Volume I Regional chapters: Europe, The Americas and West Africa, (Εdited by C. Sheppard, Elsevier Science): 233-252

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