Ioannis is a marine biologist with a background in the conservation of Mediterranean endangered marine megafauna. His research focuses on elasmobranch conservation, historical ecology, conservation policies, iEcology, citizen science and local ecological knowledge.Ioannis has more than a decade of experience in conservation projects in the Mediterranean and currently, he is the Fisheries Director of iSea and a member of the Marine and Environmental Research Lab. At the same time, he is conducting my PhD in Elasmobranch Conservation Policies at the University of Patras in collaboration with the University of Padova.
Ioannis is the Greek delegate in the European Elasmobranch Association, member of the IUCN SSC Shark Specialist Group and a Member of the European Board of the Society for Conservation Biology. His work has been published in scientific peer-reviewed journals and he is constantly participating in international and national conferences.