Manolis Tsapakis received a Ph.D. degree in environmental organic chemistry (2003) and a B.S. degree in chemistry (1993) from the University of Crete, Greece. His work has contributed to the understanding of air-water cycling and long-range transport of persistent organic pollutants in the remote eastern Mediterranean. This included examining their sources, occurrence, and the processes governing their fate in urban environments. Recent work has focused on the quantification of the atmosphere-ocean exchanges of total organic carbon and the vertical transport process to deeper marine ecosystem. Supplementary to this, the fate of inorganic and organic substances released from point sources (with focus on aquaculture activities) is also included in his activities. He has worked as a team leader or principal investigator in a number of recent and ongoing EU and other international research projects. In particular, his research areas include (i) anthropogenic pressure in the marine ecosystems from organic (PCBs, PAHs) and inorganic (nutrients etc) pollutants, (ii) air-sea interactions, (iii) sources and fate of PAHs in atmospheric environment, (iv) interaction between aquaculture and marine environment, (v) study of effects of inorganic pollution in the primary productivity using modern techniques as in situ bioassays, and (vi) new technologies and methodology for the detection the environmental changes.
Biography Updated on 29 January 2012