I have a wide interest in conservation, macroecology and biogeography. I am more interested on the practical side of conservation, either on conducting research that can have direct impact on conservation actions or on the ground in terms of management plans. In the past I have worked on biogeographical patterns of biodiversity, creating a framework to assess connectivity and planning conservation strategies. I will be working on project 10 “Tracking changes in protection of Greek Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs)” for the next years. The two main goals of the project are to review Greek KBAs following the new standard of KBA identification and delineation, and to improve the robustness of the protected area coverage of KBAs indicator, an official indicator of progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals and Aichi Targets.

The New Global Framework for Managing Nature Through 2030

The last decades, the implications of human actions in nature became more and more apparent. Exploitation of natural resources, habitat destruction in the sake of economic development, illegal species trading are only a few of the activities that have resulted in a new era of mass extinction, the Anthropocene. One of the responses to this ...

Wind Farms in Greece

Despite some beliefs, climate change is real and humans are the ones to blame for. The increase of greenhouse gases – mainly CO2 – in the atmosphere, is the key driver of climate change. Emissions from human activities are responsible for 100% of the warming observed since 19501. One such activity is the production of ...