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Vasilis Dakos

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  • Research Scientist (CR1)
  • CNRS Languedoc-Roussillon Delegation
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Recent publications

  • Identifying best-indicator species for abrupt transitions in multispecies communities

    • Dakos V
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  • Slow Recovery from Local Disturbances as an Indicator for Loss of Ecosystem Resilience

    • van de Leemput I
    • Dakos V
    • Scheffer M
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Professional experience

Research Scientist (CR1)

CNRS Delegation Languedoc-Roussillon

February 2017 - Present

Postdoc Fellow


August 2015 - January 2017(a year)


BSc Biology

Aristotelio University ofThessaloniki


Department for Aquatic Ecology and Water Quality Management, Wageningen University

MSc Hydrolody & Water Quality

Wageningen University


Vasilis Dakos was born in 1977 in Greece. After completing his Bachelor studies in Biology in Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, he moved to the Netherlands where he received a Master’s degree in Aquatic Ecology in Wageningen University as a fellow of Bodossakis Foundation. In 2011 he obtained his PhD in theoretical ecology under the supervision of Marten Scheffer and Egbert van Nes at the Department of Aquatic Ecology in Wageningen University, where he continued for one extra year as a postdoc. For 3 years he worked as a postdoc fellow in the Estación Biológica de Doñana in Sevilla, Spain at the lab of Jordi Bascompte. From August 2015 to February 2017, Vasilis was part of a postdoctoral program on Adaptation to a Changing Environment in ETH Zurich. Now he is a permanent researcher in France at CNRS in the Institute of Evolution in Montpellier (ISEM). Vasilis’ research mainly focuses on the emerging topic of early-warning signals for critical transitions in ecological, but not only, systems. He has been collaborating among others with Steve Carpenter, Tim Lenton, Jef Huisman, George Sugihara, Max Rietkerk, and Tony Ives. He is an active member of the Resilience Alliance Young Scholars (RAYS) and he was a recipient of the Dutch Science Academy grant for participating in IIASA’s Young Scientist Summer Program in Vienna. For his postdoctoral studies in Spain, he is awarded a Dutch Rubicon postgraduate grant and a EU Marie Curie fellowship for IntraEuropean postdoctoral studies.


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