Antonios D. Mazaris

Antonios Mazaris


Assistant Professor at the Department of Ecology, School of Biology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Scholarships & Awards

Research of Excellence, Distinguished Academic Staff–Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece (2011-12)
Research of Excellence – Post Doctoral Researchers–Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece (2010-11)
PhD Scholarship for Basic Research, European Science Foundation & Greek Ministry of Education (2002-04)
EU-Marie Curie Fellowship, UFZ, Leipzig – Halle, Germany, (2004)
Global Fellowship in Marine Conservation, Duke University, USA (2004)
EU-Marie Curie Fellowship,  BATMARE, University of Bergen, Norway (2003)


Lecturer, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece (2012-14)
Visiting Lecturer, Technological Educational Institute of Western Greece (2008-11)
Visiting Lecturer, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (2008-11)
Research Fellow, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (2007-08)
Research Fellow, University of the Aegean, Greece (2005-07)


Contact details

tel. : +30 2310 998975
address : Department of Ecology, School of Biology,
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Antonios D. Mazaris



Assistant Professor at the Department of Ecology, School of Biology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki


  • PhD, 2005, (Environmental Sciences), Department of Environment Studies, University of the Aegean, Greece
  • M.Sc., 2000, (Geography), Department of Geography, Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London, UK
  • BSc, 1999, (Forestry and Natural Environment), Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece


Teaching (2016-2017)

BSc courses

  • School of Biology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki: Analyses of Ecological Systems, Ecology, Cartography

MSc courses

  • MSc in Geo-information in Environmental Management, Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania, Ecological Modeling
  • MSc in Comlex Systems and Networks, School of Mathematics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
  • MSc inEcological databases, School of Biology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Other teaching and training activities (Indicative)

  • Instructor – Santander International Summer School for Doctoral Students, “ARISING AWARENESS”, Sustainable Development of human society within the frame of planet Earth (2015), Heidelberg University, Heidelberg, Germany
  • Instructor – Nature Conservation in different European Landscapes: joint Research and Management (NACELA) LLP Erasmus + (2014), Daugavpils, Latvia

Professional Reviews

  • Expert Reviewer of the General Secretariat of Research and Technology of Greece (2016- Present)
  • Expert Reviewer for Ypatia research Fellowships by the University of the Aegean, Gr (2015- Present)
  • External Expert Reviewer for the Croatian Science Foundation (2015)
  • Expert Reviewer for Greek State Scholarships Foundation (2014- Present)
  • Review Editor (Marine mega-fauna) Frontiers in Marine Science (2014-Present)
  • Editorial Board: Journal of Biological Research, Thessaloniki, ISSN: 1790-045X. (2011- Present)
  • Journals:

Amphibia-Reptilia, Aquatic Biology, Biodiversity and Conservation, Biological Conservation, Biology Letters, Chelonian Conservation and Biology, Conservation Letters, Global Ecology and Biogeography, Diversity and Distributions, Ecological Economics, Ecological Indicators, Ecological Modeling, Ecological Research, Ecosphere, Endangered Species Research, Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, Ethics in Science and Environmental Politics, Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, Frontiers in Marine Science, Herpetological Journal, Hydrobiologia, Journal of Animal Ecology, Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, Landscape and Urban Planning, Landscape Ecology, Marine Ecology Progress Series, Nature Conservation, Ocean and coastal Management, Plos One, Scientific Reports, Wetlands Ecology and Management

Board Member

  • Scientific Expert and Acting Member of the Board of Prespa National Park, a position that was appointed by the Greek Ministry of Environment, Energy and Climate Change, (2010-present)
  • Scientific Expert for Biodiversity Conservation for the Greek Government during the Greek Presidency of the Council of the European Union, 2014.
  • Member of the Board of the Hellenic Ecological Society, 2010-14.
  • Scientific Committee: “Research Excellence Strategic Framework”. Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 2012.
  • Member of a Scientific Expert Committee of External Advisors, was invited by the General Secretariat for Macedonia-Thrace of the Greek Ministry of Development, Competitiveness and Shipping, 2011 & 2017-present

Research Collaboration with GOs and NGOs

  • National Marine Park of Zakynthos. (2013-Present)
  • Kallisto- Environmental Organization for Wildlife and Nature – Responsibility: application of ecological models and development of habitat suitability models for Brown Bear (Ursus arctos), evaluating the impacts of a road network to species persistence and habitat use. (2008-Present)
  • WWF-Greece – Responsibility: Statistical analysis of data on nesting activities of loggerhead sea turtles collected over a ten year period (2009-10)
  • Hellenic Wildlife Hospital – Responsibility: Evaluating potential threats to birds in Greece, statistical analysis of time series data. (2007-08)
  • Pelagos – The Cetacean Research Institute – Responsibility: modeling population dynamics of Sperm Wales in the eastern Mediterranean, information used for IUCN conservation status update (The World Conservation Union held at Ministry of State in Monaco, 5-7 March 2006)
  • The Sea Turtle Protection Society of Greece (ARCHELON) – Responsibility: monitoring and analysis of sea turtle nesting activities. (2002-05)
  • National Marine Park of Zakynthos (under the contract of Greek Ministry of Agriculture) – Responsibility: evaluating the efficiency of different conservation measures for loggerhead sea turtles. (2002-03)