Reizopoulou Sofia

by / Friday, 14 November 2014 / Published in people

Position: Researcher

Contact Info

Institute: Oceanography
Address: HCMR, 46.7 km. Athens Sounio, PO Box 712 19013 Anavyssos, Attiki, Greece
Tel: +302291076383
Telex: +302291076347


Dr. Sofia Reizopoulou (PhD in Marine Biology) is a Researcher at the Institute of Oceanography in Hellenic Centre for Marine Research – H.C.M.R.

Involved in several National and International projects concerning ecological studies and monitoring of coastal and transitional waters, undertaking WP responsibility, or as scientific responsible for HCMR.

Education Profile

• 1997, PhD in Marine Biology, University of Athens
• 1990, Diploma in Biology, University of Ferrara

Professional Profile

• 2006-today Researcher, Institute of Oceanography, HCMR
• 2001-2006: Research Scientist, Institute of Oceanography, HCMR
• 1996-2000, Research scientist with contract, Institute of Oceanography, HCMR
• 1991-1996, Research scientist with contract, Department of Zoology-Marine Biology, University of Athens

Research Interests

Benthic Ecology in transitional and coastal waters, Biodiversity research studies, Impact assessment, Toxin accumulation (Harmful Algal Blooms) on the benthic food web.

Reizopoulou, S., M.Thessalou-Legaki, Nikolaidou A., 1996. “Assessment of disturbance in Mediterranean lagoons: an evaluation of methods”. Marine Biology, 125:189-197.

Reizopoulou, S., K. Kormas, Nicolaidou A., 1998. “Factors affecting benthic biodiversity in five coastal brackish water lagoons of Amvrakikos Gulf, Hellas”. Rap. Comm. Int. Mer. Medit., 35:580-581.

Reizopoulou S., F. Santas, D-P. Haeder, Santas R., 2000. “UV effects on invertebrate and diatom assemblages of Greece”. Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology, 56:172-180.

Kormas, K., A. Nicolaidou, Reizopoulou S., 2001. “Temporal variations of nutrients, clorophyll a and particulate matter in three coastal lagoons of Amvrakikos Gulf (Ionian Sea, Greece)”. P.S.Z.N. Marine Ecology, 22(3): 201-213.

Reizopoulou S., Nicolaidou A., 2004. Benthic diversity of coastal brackish-water lagoons in western Greece. Aquatic conservation: Marine and freshwater ecosystems 14:S93-S102.

Reizopoulou S., Zenetos, A., 2005. A preliminary study of an eastern Mediterranean coastal ecosystem: Summer Resorts and Benthic ecosystems. Mediterranean Marine Science, 6/1:41-50.

Nicolaidou A., Reizopoulou S., Koutsoubas D., Orfanidis S., Kevrekidis Th., 2005. Biological components of Greek lagoonal ecosystems: an overview. Mediterranean Marine Science 6/2:31-50.

Nicolaidou A., Petrou K., Kormas K., Reizopoulou S., 2006. Inter-annual variability of soft bottom macrofaunal in two Ionian Sea lagoons. Hydrobiologia 555:89-98.

Mouillot D., Spatharis S., Reizopoulou S., Laugier T., Sabetta L., Basset A., Do Chi T., 2006. Alternatives to taxonomic-based approaches to assess changes in transitional water communities. Aquatic conservation: Marine and freshwater ecosystems 16:469-482.

Basset A., Sabetta L., Fonnesu A., Mouillot D., Do Chi T., Viaroli P., Reizopoulou S., Carrada G. C., 2006. Typology in Mediterranean transitional waters: new challenges and perspectives. Aquatic conservation: Marine and freshwater ecosystems 16:441-455.

Karyotis Th., Orfanidis S., Reizopoulou S., 2006. Marine benthic macrophytes as possible nitrogen source in agriculture. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science 169:1-7.

Reizopoulou S., Nicolaidou A., 2007. Index of Size Distribution (ISD): a method of quality assessment for coastal lagoons. Hydrobiologia 577: 141- 149.

Reizopoulou S., Nicolaidou A., 2007. The growth of the bivalve Abra segmentum (Recluz, 1843) in two Mediterranean lagoons. Transitional Waters Bulletin 4, 1-8.

Sangiorgio F., Basset A., Pinna M., Sabetta L., Abbiati M., Ponti M., Minocci M., Orfanidis S., Nicolaidou A., Moncheva S., Trayanova A., Geogescu L., Dragan S., Beqiraj S., Koutsoubas D., Evagelopoulos A., Reizopoulou S., 2007. Ecosystem processes: litter breakdown patterns in Mediterranean and Black Sea transitional waters. Transitional Waters Bulletin 3: 51-55.

Simboura, N. Reizopoulou S., 2007. A comparative approach of assessing ecological status in two coastal areas of Eastern Mediterranean. Ecological Indicators,7: 455-468.

Simboura N., Reizopoulou S., Arvanitidis C., Basset A. 2007. New information on the biogeographical and ecological distribution of Pionosyllis anophthalma Capaccioni & San Martin, 1989 (Polychaeta, Syllidae). Transitional Water Bulletin, 4: 53-58.

Reizopoulou S., Strogyloudi E., Giannakourou A., Pagou K., Hatzianestis I., Pyrgaki C., Graneli E., 2008. Okadaic acid accumulation in macrofilter-feeders subjected to natural blooms of Dinophysis acuminata. Harmful Algae 7, 228-234.

Simboura N., Reizopoulou S., 2008. An intercalibration of classification metrics of benthic macroinvertebrates in coastal and transitional ecosystems of the Eastern Mediterranean ecoregion (Greece). Marine Pollution Bulletin 56, 116-126.

Orfanidis, S., Reizopoulou, S., Basset, A., 2008. Transitional states in transitional waters. Aquatic Conservation, Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 18 (suppl.1): 1-3.

Basset, A., Sabetta, L., Sangiorgio, F., Pinna, M., Migoni, D., Fanizzi, F., Barbone, E., Galuppo, N., Umani, S. Fonda, Reizopoulou, S., Nicolaidou, A., Arvanitidis, C., Moncheva, S., Trajanova, A., Georgescu, L., Beqiraj, S., 2008. Biodiversity conservation in Mediterranean and Black Sea lagoons: a trait-oriented approach to benthic invertebrate guilds. Aquatic Conservation, Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 18 (suppl.1): 4-15

Sangiorgio, F., Basset, A., Pinna, M., Sabetta, L., Abbiati, M., Ponti, M., Minocci, M., Orfanidis, S., Nicolaidou, A., Moncheva, S., Trayanova, A., Georgescu, L., Dragan, S., Beqirai, S., Koutsoubas, D., Evagelopoulos, A., Reizopoulou, S., 2008. Environmental factors affecting Phragmites australis litter decomposition in Mediterranean and Black Sea transitional waters. Aquatic Conservation, Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 18 (suppl.1): 16-26.

Faulwetter, S, Gotsis, P., Reizopoulou, S., Orfanidis, S., Kevrekidis, Th., Nicolaidou, A., Simboura, N., Malea, P., Dounas, C., Mogias, A., Valavanis, V., Arvanitidis, C., 2008. ElNet: The Greek biodiversity transitional waters information system. An exemplar for the development of distributed information networks in Europe. Aquatic Conservation, Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 18 (suppl.1): 135-142.

Zaldivar, J.M., Cardoso, A.C., Viaroli, P., Newton, A., De Wit, R., Ibanez, C., Reizopoulou, S., Somma, F., Razinkovas, A., Basset, A., Holmer, M., Murray, N., 2008. Eutrophication in transitional waters: an overview. Transitional Waters Monographs, vol. 2,(1), 78p.

Arvanitidis C, Somerfield PJ, Chatzigeorgiou G, Reizopoulou S, Kevrekidis Th., Eleftheriou A, 2009. Do multivariate analyses incorporating changes in pattern across taxonomic levels reveal anthropogenic stress in Mediterranean lagoons? Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 369, 100–109.

Chatzigeorgiou G., Reizopoulou S., Maidanou M., Naletaki M., Orneraki E., Apostolaki E., Arvanitidis C., 2011. Macrobenthic community changes due to dystrophic events and freshwater inflow: Changes in space and time in a Mediterranean lagoon (Gialova lagoon, SW Greece). Estuarine and Coastal Shelf Science 94:111-121.

Barbone E., Rosati I., Reizopoulou S., Basset A., 2012. Linking classification boundaries to sources of natural variability in transitional waters: A case study of benthic macroinvertebrates. Ecological Indicators 12: 105-122.

Basset Α., Barbone, Ε., Borja, Α., Brucet, S., Pinna, M., Quintana, X.D. Reizopoulou, S., Rosati, I, Simboura N. 2012. A benthic macroinvertebrate size spectra index for implementing the Water Framework Directive in coastal lagoons in Mediterranean and Black Sea ecoregions. Ecological Indicators 12: 72-83

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