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Christos Gkenas

  • PhD
  • Post-doc researcher
  • MARE – Marine and Environmental Sciences Centre
  • 7PublicationsNumber of items in Christos's My Publications folder on Mendeley.
  • 3Followers

About

I am a Postdoctoral researcher at the Centro de Oceanografia at the Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa. My research focuses on developing and applying quantitative methods to tackle questions in invasion biology. The rapid expansion of non-native species into aquatic systems has increasingly become an economically costly and environmentally destructive phenomenon. By integrating an understanding of food web dynamics, trophic interactions and exploitative competition, I aim to develop a more quantitative understanding of biological invasions. Research topics currently under investigation include efforts (1) to determine how facilitative interactions between invaders and other organisms perturb existing mutualisms and contribute to invasion success, (2) to reveal the mechanisms involved in the displacement of native species and (3) to quantify the dynamics controlling susceptibility to invasion.

Recent publications

  • Diet and feeding habits of Economidichthys pygmaeus (Perciformes: Gobiidae) in Lake Pamvotis, NW Greece

    • Gkenas C
    • Malavasi S
    • Leonardos I
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  • Life cycle of a small endemic goby Economidichthys pygmaeus (Family: Gobiidae) in Lake Pamvotis, northwestern Greece

    • Gkenas C
    • Leonardos I
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Professional experience

Post-doc researcher

MARE – Marine and Environmental Sciences Centre

April 2013 - Present

Researcher assistant

Univeristy of Ioannina, Dept of Biological Applications and Technologies

March 2007 - December 2011(5 years)

Education

PhD student

University of Ioannina, Dept of Biological Applications and Technologies

October 2006 - November 2012(6 years)

MSc

Univeristy of Wales, Bangor

September 1999 - November 2000(a year)

BSc

TEI Messolonghi, school of fisheries and aquaculture

October 1994 - July 1998(4 years)

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