Sylvaine Giakoumi is a marine ecologist specializing in the design of marine protected areas.
She is a postdoctoral researcher at the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research and the University of Queensland, Australia.
The research focuses on the ecology of communities, the biology of conservation and environmental stewardship.
She has coordinated two research projects in the past:
"Design of a network of Marine Protected Areas in the Cyclades" funded by the Prefecture of Cyclades and
"NETMED - Design a network of Marine Protected Areas in the Mediterranean Sea" financed by National and Community ( European Social Fund) funds. She has also participated in the research FP7 program MESMA (www.mesma.org).
She has organized the following international workshops:
"Marine protected areas: overcoming barriers to successful implementation", 6 - 10 November 2014, California, USA,
"Marine Conservation in a changing world", 17-19 February 2014, Strantmprok, Australia,
"Cumulative impact of stressors on the seagrass Posidonia oceanica food web", 2-4 October 2013, Corsica, France,
"First International Workshop on Marine Conservation Planning in the Mediterranean Sea", 2-5 April 2012 Santorini, Greece.
She is (to be) author of 17 scientific publications in international scientific journals.