Position: Research Director
Institute: Marine Biological Resources
Address: HCMR, Former American Base of Gournes 71500 Gournes Crete, Greece
He has a wide experience on aspects related to the management of marine fisheries through its participation in the Scientific, Technical and Economical Committee for Fisheries of the EU (regular member from 1998 to 2002), and in the meetings of various international scientific organizations that are involved with the assessment of marine fishery resources (GFCM, ICES, ICCAT). Since 2002 he is coordinating the Mediterranean Swordfish working group of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT).
Dr. Tserpes holds a Ph.D degree in Applied Biology from the University of Crete (Greece), a M.Sc degree in Marine Biology from the University of Wales (UK) and a B.Sc degree in Biology from the University of Patras (Greece).
1996, Ph.D., Applied Biology, University of Crete, Greece.
1983, M.Sc., Marine Biology, University of Wales, U.K.
1981, B.Sc., Biology, University of Patras, Greece.
2008-to date: Research Director, Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HCMR), Greece
2003-2007: Principal Researcher, Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HCMR), Greece
2000-2003: Associate Researcher, Institute of Marine Biology of Crete (IMBC), Greece
1989-2002: Research assistant, Institute of Marine Biology of Crete (IMBC), Greece
1987-1988: Research assistant, Fishery Laboratory of the University of Crete, Greece.
Scientific and Professional Memberships
Scientific Committee for Research and Statistics of ICCAT
Geo-technical Society of Greece
Dr. Tserpes’ research interests cover a wide range of aspects in the fields of fisheries biology/ecology and stock management. They include study of the ecology and dynamics of demersal and pelagic fish and fish communities, as well as, the development of new stock assessment methods and integrated management approaches.
Guijarro, B., Tserpes, G., Moranta, J. and Massut√≠, E., 2011. Assessment of the deep water trawl fishery off the Balearic Islands (western Mediterranean): from single to multi-species approach. Hydrobiologia, 670: 67-85.
Tserpes, G., Tzanatos, E., Peristeraki, P., 2011. Spatial management of the Mediterranean bottom-trawl fisheries; the case of the southern Aegean Sea. Hydrobiologia, 670: 267-274.
Rochet, M-J., Trenkel, V.M., Carpentier, A., Coppin, F., Gil de Sola, L., Leaute, J-P., Mahe, J-C., Maiorano, P., Mannini, A. Murenu, M., Piet, Politou, C-Y., Reale, B., Spedicato, M-T., Tserpes, G., and Bertrand, J.A., 2010. Do changes in environmental and Ô¨Āshing pressures impact marine communities? An empirical assessment. Journal of Applied Ecology, 47: 741‚Äď750.
Tserpes, G., Tzanatos, E., Peristeraki, P., Placenti, V., Kell, L., 2009. A bio-economic evaluation of different magement measures for the Mediterranean swordfish. Fisheries Research, 96: 160-166.
Kiparisis, S., Tserpes, G., Somarakis, S., Economidis, P., Koutsikopoulos, K., 2008. Site-attachment behaviour of Oblada melanura (Linnaeus, 1758) (Osteichthyes: Sparidae) benthic larvae: a quantitative approach. Scientia Marina, 72(3): 429-436.
Tzanatos E., Somarakis S., Tserpes G., Koutsikopoulos C., 2008. Catch length analysis, relation to minimum landing sizes and management implications from a Mediterranean small-scale Ô¨Āshery (Patraikos Gulf, Greece). Fisheries Research, 93: 125-134.
Tserpes, G., Politou, C-Y., Peristeraki, P., Kallianiotis, A., Papaconstantinou, C., 2008. IdentiÔ¨Ācation of hake distribution pattern and nursery grounds in the Hellenic seas by means of generalized additive models. Hydrobiologia, 612: 125-133.
Tserpes, G., Peristeraki, P., Valavanis, V.D., 2008. Distribution of swordÔ¨Āsh in the eastern Mediterranean, in relation to environmental factors and the species biology. Hydrobiologia, 612: 241-250.
Politou, C-Y., Tserpes, G., Dokos, J., 2008. IdentiÔ¨Ācation of deep-water pink shrimp abundance distribution patterns and nursery grounds in the eastern Mediterranean by means of generalized additive modelling. Hydrobiologia, 612: 91-107.
Kasapidis, P., Peristeraki, P., Tserpes, G., Magoulas, A., 2007. First record of the Lessepsian migrant Lagocephalus sceleratus (Gmelin 1789) (Osteichthyes: Tetraodontidae) in the Cretan Sea (Aegean, Greece). Aquatic Invasions, 2(1): 71-73.
Kasapides, P., Peristeraki, P., Tserpes, G. Magoulas, A., 2007. A new record of the Lessepsian invasive fish Etrumeus teres (Osteichthyes: Clupeidae) in the Mediterranean Sea (Aegean, Greece). Aquatic invasions, 2(2): 152-154.
Tzanatos E., Somarakis S., Tserpes G., Koutsikopoulos C., 2007. Discarding practices in a Mediterranean small-scale fishing fleet (Patraikos Gulf, Greece), Fisheries Management & Ecology, 14(4): 277-285.
Tzanatos E., Somarakis S., Tserpes G., Koutsikopoulos C., 2006. Identifying and classifying small-scale fisheries metiers in the Mediterranean: a case study in the Patraikos Gulf, Greece, Fisheries Research, 81: 158-168.
Tserpes, G., D. Moutopoulos, P. Peristeraki, G. Katselis and C. Koutsikopoulos, 2006. Study of swordfish fishing dynamics in the eastern Mediterranean by means of machine-learning approaches. Fisheries Research 78: 196‚Äď202.
Tserpes G., P. Peristeraki, and J. R. Nielsen, 2006. Ecological Side-Effects of Fishing from the Fisheries Management Perspective. In: ‚ÄúThe Knowledge Base for Fisheries Management‚ÄĚ. Eds. L. Motos, D.C. Wilson. Elsevier, Oxford, Developments in Aquaculture and Fisheries Science, 36, pp. 454 (267-294).
Nielsen, J. R., Per J. Sparre, Holger Hovgaard, Hans Frost and G. Tserpes, 2006. Effort and Capacity-Based Fisheries Management. In: ‚ÄúThe Knowledge Base for Fisheries Management‚ÄĚ. Eds. L. Motos, D.C. Wilson. Elsevier, Oxford, Developments in Aquaculture and Fisheries Science, 36, pp. 454 (163-216).
Tomas, J., Geffen A.J., Millner, R.S., Pineiro, C.G., and Tserpes, G. 2006. Elemental composition of otolith growth marks in three geographically separated populations of European hake (Merluccius merluccius). Marine Biology,148(6): 1399-1413.