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Conides Alexis J

Position: Research Director

Contact Info

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


Dr Alexis J. Conides is a Researcher of the Institute for Marine Biological Resources of the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research since 1994.

The main scientific fields of interest of Dr Conides are coastal fisheries, aquaculture, fisheries economics and bio-economics and integrated coastal zone management.

Before this appointment, Dr Conides was a private consultant and Director of the Dr Alexis J. Conides Group which specialized in aquaculture development. The main activities of the group were the design and building of aquaculture farms, marine fish and shrimp hatcheries, design of aquaria and the elaboration of studies for the licensing of aquaculture farm, the attraction of EU funds for the subsidization of aquaculture farms within the development and structural funds of Greek Government and EU (National Development Law 1262, EU structural funds FEOFA, 4028 etc.) and the elaboration of EIA studies. During this period also Dr Conides, through his group was en external consultant by contract for the Aquaculture Center of Acheloos S.A. (1989-1990) and the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research/Institute for Marine Biological Resources /Laboratory of Aquaculture (1989-1992).

Dr Conides holds a BSc in Biology, a PhD in aquaculture (physiology of sea bream) as well as post-graduate specialization degrees for finance and economics of SMEs and financial law. In addition, Dr Conides has received training in fisheries bioeconomics from University of Portsmouth (UK) and University of Maryland at College Park (USA). Dr Conides holds a degree on international auditor for ISO 14000 in the field of fisheries and has served as external consultant and advisor for the auditing of marine aquaculture farms for ISO 9000 on processes and ISO 14000. Currently he is finishing his PhD on coastal fisheries and population dynamics.

For the past 15 years, Dr Conides has divided his attention and work in research and teaching. Since 1990, he has published 136 papers in journals, national and international conferences, 12 books and book chapters, 39 training materials/teaching aids, 19 mass media publications (newspapers, magazines) and designed 6 educational multimedia applications. Topics include physiology and reproduction of marine species for aquaculture, marine policy, population dynamics and biology of coastal species, fisheries management, coastal oceanography, coastal ecology and conservation.

Dr Conides is a Visiting Professor of the University of Dubrovnik (Croatia) since 2000 teaching courses in aquaculture and statistics.

In the period 1990-2011, Dr Conides participated or coordinated 57 research projects from which 21 were funded by the EU or international donors and 36 were funded by the Greek Government (17 from which were co-funded with EU).

Education profile

• Bsc, Biology, University of Athens, Greece 1984
• PhD, Aquaculture, University of Athens, Greece, 1992
• PhD, Fisheries, University of Athens, Greece, ongoing
• Certified Auditor/International ISO 14000 Auditor, EUCAT/IRCA, 2000
• Post graduate specialization, Bio-economics of fisheries, University of Maryland at College Park, USA, 2000-2001
• Post graduate specialization, Financial and business management of SMEs, University of Athens, Greece, 2002-2003
• Post graduate specialization, Financial Law, University of Athens, Greece, 2003-2004

Professional Profile

• Since 1994: Hellenic Centre for Marine Research
• 1988-1994: Private Consultant in aquaculture sector

Scientific and Professional Memberships

• Member, Greek Geotechnical Chamber, No 05-00210 since 1989
• Member, New York academy of Sciences

Research Interests

• Fisheries: population dynamics, growth, mortality, reproduction, yields, morphometry, biological-economics models, population ecology and interactions/interconnections of environmental parameters and CPUE
• Aquaculture: design of aquaculture farms, shrimp farming, operation of hatcheries, cultivated species reproduction (natural and artificial), biology and husbandry
• Integrated Coastal Zone Management: with special focus on the effects and interactions between coastal fisheries and the other human activities such as tourism, agriculture, aquaculture, urban development, coastal industry, services, shipping and transportation. In addition telemetry applications for the monitoring of coastal water quality. Special interest is shown for lagoons, coastal lakes, estuaries and similar coastal ecosystems

• Conides, A., and Zouganeli, P., 2000. Modelling the effects of Galatas city irrigation system on the adjacent Evinos river delta in Central-Western Greece. Irrig. Science j, 35(1), 101-117
• Conides, A., and Al-Hassan, L.A.J., 2000. Using eye lens diameter as age indicator of young Lithognathus mormyrus and Diplodus vulgaris. NAGA, ICLARM, 23(3), 21-22
• Conides, A., and Glamuzina, B., 2001. Study of the early larval development and growth of the red porgy, Pagrus pagrus with emphasis on the mass mortalities observed during this phase. Scientia Marina, 65(3), 193-200
• Lumare, F., Scordella, G., Sanna, A., and Conides, A., 2001. Effects of dietary cholesterol content on the growth and survival of Marsupenaeus japonicus (Decapoda, Penaeidae) post-larvae (PL4-PL21) fed on compound diets. Rivista Italiana di Acquicoltura, 4 (35): 137-146
• Conides, A., and Glamuzina, B. 2001, Study on the effects of rearing density, temperature and salinity on hatching performance of the European sea bass, Dicentrarchus labrax (Linnaeus, 1758). Aquaculture International, 9(3), 217-224 (0.753)
• Conides, A.J., and Zacharaki, P.E., 2001. Modelling the effects of Ferres irrigation system (Evros River, North Greece) on the coastal lagoons. Irrig. Sci.,j. 2, 157-169 (1.753)
• Conides, A., and Papaconstantinou, C., 2001. The basis of coastal fishery management for small fishing communities: the case of the shrimp (Penaeus kerathurus) fishery in Western Greece. Nase More, 48(5-6), 231-236
• Glamuzina, B., Tutman, P., Conides, A.J., Kozul, V., Glavic, N., Skaramuca, B., 2003. Preliminary results on growth and feeding of wild-caught young goldblotch grouper, Epinephelus costae, in captivity. J. Appl. Ichthyol., 19, 209-214 (1.121)
• Conides, A., Papaconstantinou, C., Al-Hassan, L.J., and Hunter, S.A., 2002. First checklist of marine finfish species in lake Ain-Ziana, Benghazi, Libya (abstract). J. Fish Biology, 61, Suppl. A., 275
• Conides, A., Papaconstantinou, C., and Hunter, S.A., 2002. Effects of agriculture drainage on estuarine fish and shrimp population of Evinos river delta, Central Greece. (abstract). J. Fish Biology, 61, Suppl. A., 257-258
• Diapoulis, A., Conides, A., and Panayotidis, P., 2002. Diversity and abundance of phytobenthic communities on the coast of the Aegean volcanic arc: Nisyros and Milos Islands (Greece). Fresenius Environmental Bulletin, 11(9a), 594-598 (0.531)
• Scordella, G., Lumare, F., Conides, A., and Papaconstantinou, C., 2004. First occurrence of the tilapia Oreochromis niloticus niloticus (Linnaeus 1758) in Lesina lagoon (Eastern Italian coast). Mediterranean Marine Science, 4(1), 41-47
• Bartulović, V., Lučić, D., Conides, A. and Glamuzina, B. 2004. Food of sand smelt, Atherina boyeri Risso, 1810 (Pisces: Atherinidae) in the estuary of the Mala Neretva River (middle-eastern Adriatic, Croatia). Scientia Marina, 68(4), 597-604
• Conides, A, Papaconstantinou, C. and Glamuzina, B., 2004. Native molluscs beds: Strategic management, protection, restoration and exploitation. Nase More, 51 (1-2): 37-42.
• Bartulović, V., Glamuzina, B., Conides, A., Dulčić, J., Lucic, D., Njire, J., and Kozul, V., 2004. Age, growth, mortality and sex ratio of sand smelt, Atherina boyeri Risso, 1810 (Pisces: Atherinidae) in the estuary of the Mala Neretva River (middle-eastern Adriatic, Croatia). J. Appl. Ichthyol., 20, 427-430 (1.121)
• Conides, A., and Glamuzina, B., 2006. Laboratory simulation of the effects of environmental salinity on acclimation, feeding and growth of wild-caught juveniles of European sea bass Dicentrarchus labrax and gilthead sea bream, Sparus aurata. Aquaculture, 256, 235-245 (10.1016/j.aquaculture.2006.02.029) (1.925)
• Conides, A., Glamuzina, B., Jug-Dujacovic, J., Papaconstantinou, C., and Kapiris, K., 2006. Age, growth, and mortality of the karamote shrimp, Penaeus (Melicertus) kerathurus (Forskål 1775) in the east Ionian Sea (Western Greece). Crustaceana, 79(1), 33-52 (0.507)
• Bartulović, V., Glamuzina, B., Conides, A., Gavrilović, A., and Dulčić, J., 2006. Maturation, reproduction and recruitment of the sand smelt, Atherina boyeri Risso, 1810 (Pisces:Atherinidae) in the estuary of Mala Neretva River (southeastern Adriatic, Croatia). Acta Adriatica, 47(1), 5-11
• Glamuzina, B., Bartulovic, V., Dulcic, J., Conides, A., Tutman, P., Matic, S., Gavrilovic, A., Jug-Dujacovich, J., Haskovic, E., Ivanc, A., and Zovko, N., 2006. Some biological characteristics of the endemic Neretvan nase, Chondrostoma knerii, Heckel 1843, in the Hutovo Blato wetlands (Bosnia and Herzegovina). J. Appl. Ichthyology, 1-5 (1.121)
• Glamuzina, B., Dulcic, J., Conides, A., Bartulovic, V., Matic-Skoko, S., and Papaconstantinou, C., 2007. Some biological parameters of the thin-lipped mullet Liza ramada (Pisces, Mugilidae) in the Neretva River delta (Eastern Adriatic, Croatian coast), Vie et Milieu, 57(3), 7-13 (0.475)
• Bartulovic, V., Glamuzina, B., Lucic, D., Conides, A., Jasprica, N., and Dulcic, J., 2007. Recruitment and food composition of juvenile thin-lipped grey mullet, Liza ramada (Risso, 1826), in the Neretva River estuary (Eastern Adriatic, Croatia). Acta Adriatica, 48(1), 25 – 37
• Onofri, V., Dulčić, J., Conides, A., Matić-Skoko, S. and Glamuzina, B. 2008. The occurrence of the blue crab, Callinectes sapidus Rathbun, 1896 (Decapoda, Brachyura, Portunidae) in the eastern Adriatic (Croatian coast). Crustaceana 81(4): 403-409. (0.507)
• Dulcic, J., Kokan, B., Vrgoc, N., Glamuzina, B., Conides, A., and Skaramuca, B., 2008. Age, growth and mortality of the red bandfish, Cepola macrophthalma (L.) in the eastern Adriatic Sea. J. Appl. Ichthyol., 1-3 (1.121)
• Kapiris, K., Kallias, E., and Conides, A., 2008. Preliminary biological data on Pomadasys incisus (Osteichthyes: Haemulidae) in the Aegean Sea, Greece. Mediterranean Marine Science, 9(2), 2008, 53-62
• Conides, A., Glamuzina, B., Dulcic, J., Kapiris, K., Jug-Dujakoivc, J., & Papaconstantinou, C., 2008. Study of the reproduction of the karamote prawn, Penaeus (Melicertus) kerathurus in Amvrakikos Gulf, Western Greece. Acta Adriatica, 49(2), 97-106
• Kapiris, K., & Conides, A., 2009. Studies on the allometric growth of the caramote prawn Melicertus kerathurus in Western Greece (E. Mediterranean). Medit. Mar. Sci., 10/1, 25-35
• Bartulovic, V., Matic-Skoko, S., Lucic, D., Conides, A., Jasprica, N., Joksimovic, A., Dulcic, J., & Glamuzina, B., 2009. Recruitment and feeding of juvenile leaping grey mullet, Liza saliens (Risso, 1810) in the Neretva River estuary (south-eastern Adriatic, Croatia). Acta Adriatica, 50(1), 91-104
• Tingley, D., , Asmundsson, J., Borodzicz, E., Conides, A., Drakeford, B., Ejvarjsson, I.R., Holme, D., Kapiris, K., Kuikka, S., & Mortensen, B., 2010. Risk identification and perception in the fisheries sector: Comparisons between the Faroes, Greece, Iceland and UK. Marine Policy 34 (2010) 1249–1260 (1.396)
• Tomsic, S., Conides, A., Dupcic-Radic, I., & Glamuzina, B., 2010. Growth, size class frequency and reproduction of purple sea urchin, Paracentrotus lividus (Lamark 1816) in Bistrina Bay (Adriatic Sea, Croatia). Acta Adriatica, 51(1), 67-77
• Kapiris, K., Thessalou-Legaki, M., Petrakis, G., & Conides, A., 2010. Ontogenetic shifts and temporal changes in the trophic patterns of the deep-sea red shrimp Aristeomorpha foliacea in the Eastern Ionian Sea (eastern Mediterranean). Marine Ecology, 31, 341-354 (1.558)

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