Nikolaos Nikolioudakis

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I am dealing with spatial models in an attempt to understand the mechanisms that drive the distribution and abundance of NVG heering, blue whiting and mackerel. Utilizing fish and environmental data from the ecosystem surveys I study the links between the three species and their habitat.

Curriculum Vitae

Date of birth: 28 July 1980
Nationality: Hellenic
Marital status: Single

Higher Education

2011: Doctor of Philosophy degree (Ph.D.) University of Crete, Greece. Title: "Trophic ecology of small pelagic fish"

2006: Master's Degree (M.Sc.) in Ecology, Management and Protection of the Natural Environment, University of Patras, Greece. Master thesis: "Development of a methodology to define metamorphosis in fish: application to species of the Sparidae family"

2004: Bachelor Degree (B.Sc.) in Biology, University of Patras, Greece

Military Service
2011 - 2012: Greek Military Service (Assistant Microbiologist)


Current position: Postdoctoral researcher in the NFR project EcoNorSe(, Pelagic fish group at the Institute of Marine Research

2012 – 2014: Postdoctoral position (Institute of Marine Biological Resources and Inland Waters, HCMR, Greece)

2007 – 2011: Research fellow / PhD student at the University of Crete, Greece

2004 – 2006: Research fellow / MSc student at the University of Patras, Greece


Nikolioudakis N., Somarakis S., Tsikliras A.C., Stergiou K.I. 2015 Tenure and academic deadwood. Ethics in Science and Environmental Politics 19: pending. II51.

Dimitriou P. D., Karakassis I., Pitta P., … Nikolioudakis N., Tsapakis M. 2015. Mussel farming in Maliakos Gulf and quality indicators of the marine environment: Good benthic below poor pelagic ecological status. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 101: 784-793.

Colloca F., Garofalo G., Bitetto I., ...Nikolioudakis N., ... Spedicato M. T. 2015. The seascape of demersal fish nursery areas in the North Mediterranean Sea, a first step towards the implementation of spatial planning for trawl fisheries. PLoS One. 2015 Mar 18;10(3):e0119590.

Nikolioudakis N., Koumoundouros G., Somarakis S. 2014. Synchronization in allometric and morphological changes during metamorphosis: comparison among four sparid species. Aquatic Biology, 21: 155-165.

Nikolioudakis N., Isari S., Somarakis S. 2014. Trophodynamics of anchovy in a non-upwelling system: Direct comparison with sardine. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 500: 215-219.

Nikolioudakis N., Isari S., Pitta P., Somarakis S. 2012. Diet of sardine Sardina pilchardus : an “end-to-end” field study. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 453: 173-188.

Nikolioudakis N., Palomera I., Machias A., Somarakis S. 2011. Diel feeding intensity and daily ration of the sardine Sardina pilchardus . Marine Ecology Progress Series, 437: 215-228.

Somarakis S., Nikolioudakis N. 2010: What makes a late anchovy larva? The development of the caudal fin seen as a milestone in fish ontogeny. Journal of Plankton Research, 32: 317-326.

Nikolioudakis N., Koumoundouros G., Kiparissis S., Somarakis S. 2010. Defining length-at-metamorphosis in fishes: a multi-character approach. Marine Biology, 157: 991-1001.

Somarakis S., Nikolioudakis N. 2007. Oceanographic habitat, growth and mortality of larval anchovy ( Engraulis encrasicolous ) in the northern Aegean Sea, eastern Mediterranean). Marine Biology, 152: 1143-1158.