Dr Eva Papastergiadou, is an assistant Professor at the Department of Biology, University of Patras, Greece with expertise in ecology of aquatic macrophytes. Coordinator of the Greek national “Natura 2000” program for the implementation of the EU Directive 92/43 in Greece. Expertise on ecosystem-scale dynamics in wetlands, involved in many monitoring projects on the protection, management, rehabilitation, and restoration of wetlands. Expertise in developing aquatic macrophyte indices to implement Water Framework Directive (2000/60) in lakes, rivers, coastal and transitional waters (10peer reviewed publications related to ecological water quality with aquatic macrophytes as biotic indices). Experience as key partner and National representative of Greece and Cyprus in MEDGIG intercalibration process for rivers (quality element, macrophytes). Experience in many national and international projects on biodiversity conservation and management of protected areas. The main research interests includes: Biodiversity, Habitat types and flora species of Community Interest. Landscape analysis using remote sensing techniques.Ecological evaluation of natural areas, Management Plans for protected areas. Vegetation and habitats mapping with GIS. Structural, functional and energetic aspects of lake and river communities. Biotic integrity of aquatic macrophytes. Use of aquatic organism groups and species assemblages to detect human-induced ecological change. Aquatic and riparian vegetation: spatial patterns, environmental drivers and affects of human-driven stressors. Effects of climate changes on aquatic and wetland ecosystems. Spatial and temporal variations of aquatic macrophytic communities and the importance of ecological scale. Ecosystem quality and the distribution of aquatic organisms in lakes, rivers and wetlands. Member of the Editorial Board of the journal Knowledge & Management of Aquatic Ecosystems (2009- present).
Biography Updated on 13 August 2012