Pyrounaki Myrto

by / Friday, 14 November 2014 / Published in people
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Position: Fisheries Technician

Contact Info

Address: HCMR Gournes pediados P.O. Box 2214, P.C. 71003 Heraklion Crete Greece


Myrto Pyrounaki works as a Fisheries Technician focusing on acoustic data analysis at the Institute of Marine Biological Resources in HCMR and she assumed her duties in August 2010. She is now participating in “AcousMed” project that concerns the harmonization of historical acoustic surveys in the Mediterranean Sea.
Myrto earned her master’s degree in Marine biology from the Biology Department of the University of Crete in 2008 and her bachelor’s degree in Biology from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 2006.

Education Profile
• M.Sc., Marine Biology, University of Crete, Biology Dept., 2008
• B.Sc., Biology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Biology Dept., 2006

Professional Profile
• 2010–now: Fisheries technician, Fisheries Biology Group, HCMR, Greece.

Research Interests
Pyrounaki’s research interests are concerned with the fisheries acoustics, the application of spatial modelling techniques (e.g., geostatistics, generalized additive models) and the distribution of small pelagic fish in relation to environmental parameters.

Peer Reviewed Publications
• Giannoulaki M., Pyrounaki M.M., Liorzou B., Leonori I., Valavanis V.D., Tsagarakis K., Bigot J.L., Roos D., De Felice A., Campanella F., Somarakis S., Arneri E., Machias A., 2011. Habitat suitability modelling for sardine juveniles (Sardina pilchardus) in the Mediterranean Sea. Fisheries Oceanography 20 (5): 367–382
• Voultsiadou E., Pyrounaki M.M., Chintiroglou C., 2007. The habitat engineering tunicate Microcosmus sabatieri (Roule, 1885) and its associated peracarid epifauna. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 74 (1-2): 197-204

• Giannoulaki M., Iglesias M., Tugores Ferra P., Bonnano A., Quinci E., De Felice A., Gramolini R., Liorzou B., Ticina V., Pyrounaki M.M., Tsagarakis K., Machias A., Somarakis S., Schismenou E., Basilone W., Leonori I., Patti B., Miguel J., Onate D., Roos D., Bigot J.L., Valavanis V., 2010. Identifying the potential habitat of anchovy Engraulis encrasicolus during different life stages in the Mediterranean Sea. ICES CM: R10, ICES Annual Conference, Nantes, France
• Tsagarakis K., Machias A., Giannoulaki M., Pyrounaki M.M., Somarakis S., Papaconstantinou C., 2009. Diurnal vertical migration of European anchovy in the Aegean Sea (Greece). 139th Meeting of the American Fisheries Society, Nashville, September 2009, Book of abstracts no 0048
• Giannoulaki M., Liorzou B., De Felice A., Leonori I., Valavanis V., Machias A., Pyrounaki M.M., Tsagarakis K., Roos D., Gramolini R., Arneri E., 2009. The use of acoustics in identifying small pelagics’ juvenile habitat in the Mediterranean. ICES Working Group on Fisheries Science and Technology Annual Meeting, Ancona 18-22 May 2009
• Pyrounaki M.M., Giannoulaki M., Tsagarakis K., A. Machias 2009. Spatial models of juvenile sardine schools (Sardina pilchardus W.) in relation to satellite environmental data in the area of North Aegean Sea. 9th Panhellenic Symposium on Oceanography and Fisheries, Patras Greece, 13-16 May 2009, Conference Proceedings vol. 2, p. 901
Workshops – Working groups
• Giannoulaki M., Machias A., Pyrounaki M.M., 2010. Geostatistical analysis and optimization of survey design of the acoustic surveys in North Aegean Sea. Joint AcousMed Project/ICES WGACEGG Workshop on Geostatistics (WKACUGEO), 20-21 November 2010, Palma de Mallorca, Spain

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