“Preliminary study of the alien fauna in the marine environment of the southeastern Aegean Sea”

Co-ordinator: M. Corsini-Foka, Hydrobiological Station, Rhodes

Duration: 2008-2009

Funding: Prefecture of Dodecanesos

Brief Description of the Program:

The project deals with the qualitative and quantitative study of the coastal ichthyofaunal and benthic community along the NW and SE coasts of the island of Rhodes, in order to improve knowledge on the today situation in a marine area particularly prone to invasions and to evaluate the impact of recent and older invasive species on the distribution and abundance of native species.

 Technical report

Corsini-Φωκά Μ. & Pancucci-Papadopoulou M. A., 2010. Προκαταρκτική μελέτη της αλλόχθονης πανίδας στο θαλάσσιο οικοσύστημα του Νοτιοανατολικού Αιγαίου. Τελική τεχνική έκθεση, ΕΛΚΕΘΕ-ΥΣΡ, 77 pp. Υπεύθυνη Προγράμματος: M. Corsini-Φωκά.

“Invasion of Mnemiopsis into the Saronikos Gulf, Aegean Sea: A question of origin and effect on ecosystem”. Hellenic Centre for Marine Research,funded by NATO SCIENCE PROGRAMME) CLG 979197

“Occurrence of the ctenophore Mnemiopsis leidyi in the Aegean Sea, comparison with the population of the Black Sea”. Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, Bilateral Greek-Russian cooperation.
“Pinctada radiata: an invading bioindicator in the Mediterranean”. Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, funded by UNEP/MAP, 2003-2004.
“Introduction of allochthonus species via ship hulls in Greek ports and consequences in local ecosystems” University of Athens. Funded by General Secretariat of Ministry of Development.2003-2005.