Dr Evanthia Mantzouki
Former collaborator - PostDoc; Cyanobacteria dynamics under eutrophication and climate change
Eutrophication is still a large problem facing surface waters in Europe. Blooms of cyanobacteria choke out other aquatic life and produce toxins which endangers the safe production of drinking water, recreation and public health. The recent scientific literature forecasts that climate warming will increase these problems. A warmer climate will promote cyanobacterial blooms and threatens to undo decades of succesful lake restoration in Europe, where meausures to mitigate eutrophication and control cyanobacterial blooms have been taken at the expense of billions of euros. Yet there is no scientific consenus about the way eutrophication and climate change will interact. Some authors claim nutrients will remain the main cause of blooms and see only a minor role for temperature, while others predict climate warming will have a major impact ("blooms like it hot"). Important question: will nutrients and temperature interact synergistically? This is not only of scientific interest, it also determines which measures must be taken to prepare our ecosystems and control blooms in future. This proposal seeks to provide reliable answers on the question how the two stressors interact. We will do so by a three pronged approach: (i) paleolimnology (learning from climate change in the past), (ii) experiments under controlled conditions in chemostats, (iii) a multiple lake survey in all CyanoCOST countries, results to be used to construct a predictive cyanobacterial distribution model.
Department F.-A. Forel for environmental and aquatic sciences, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Cyanobacteria dynamics under eutrophication and climate change,
Institute F.-A. Forel, University of Geneva, Switzerland,
Supervisor: Prof. Bastiaan Ibelings
|April 2014||M.S. Track Limnology and Oceanography, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands|
|Erasmus Placement: INRB-IPMA Instituto de Investigação das Pescas e do Mar, Lisbon|
|Erasmus Studies: University of Rennes I, Sciences de La Vie et de L’Environnement, France|
|July 2011||Diploma: Biology, Department of scientific disciplines, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece|
|2005||High School: Public High School of Thessaloniki, Greece, Medical and Scientific Track|
- Engelen AH, Mantzouki E, Fernandez CG, Ruiz AL & Straub S.ECSA 54 Conference - Coastal systems under change: tuning assessment and management tools, Sesimbra, Portugal, 12-16 May, 2014. Submitted for publication in Ocean and Coastal Management and Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science special issues (expected, 2015)
- Mantzouki E, Ysnel F, Carpentier A & Petillon J, 2012. Accuracy of pitfall traps for monitoring populations of the amphipod Orchestia gammarella (Pallas 1766) in saltmarshes. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science
- Mantzouki E, Nunes C, Ganias K. Could the body cavity be considered as a restrictive parameter of the size of the ovary in the Atlantic sardine, Sardina pilchardus? 10th Over-Hellenic symposium of oceanography and fisheries, HCMR, Athens, Greece, May 2012.
- Ganias K, Stavridou F, Mantzouki E, Ntokou A. Stereological estimation of vitellogenic oocyte production in indeterminate spawners. 10th Over-Hellenic symposium of oceanography and fisheries, HCMR, Athens, Greece, May 2012.
- Gonçalves P, Mantzouki E, Costa AM. Batch fecundity estimates in Trachurus trachurus. FRESH Conference, COST action, Vigo, Spain, 16-20/5/2011.
|MSc’s Literature review
Implementation of conservation genetics in marine ecosystems: a literature review.
CCMAR, Portugal and University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
|MSc’s external course
Arctic Marine Molecular Ecology
University Center in Svalbard, Norway
|MSc’s 2nd research project
The microbiome of octocorals under macro algal stress across the Atlantic Ocean. CCMAR, Portugal – CARMABI, Caribbean
University of Amsterdam, Netherlands (supported by KNAW –SBP grant)
|MSc’s 1st research project
Nutrient and light limitation of phytoplankton species in the North Sea, Applications of a model
IBED, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands -NIOZ, Texel, Netherlands
|Diploma’s Independent Research project
Could the body cavity be considered as a restrictive parameter of the size of the ovary in the Atlantic sardine, Sardina pilchardus?
Instituto de Investigaçao das Pescas e do Mar, INRB-IPIMAR, Portugal & Department of Ichthyology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Participation in the annual DEPM (Daily Egg Production Method) survey for the fecundity estimation of the North Atlantic sardine Sardine pilchardus
Instituto de Investigaçao das Pescas e do Mar, INRB-IPIMAR, Portugal
Accuracy of pitfall traps for monitoring populations of the amphipod Orchestia gammarella (Pallas 1766) in saltmarshes
Université de Rennes I, Sciences de La Vie et de L’Environnement, France