Marine Science

Marine Science publishes articles, short communications, and critical reviews that contribute to our scientific understanding of marine systems and the impact of human activities. The Journal serves as a foundation for scientific advice across the broad spectrum of management and conservation issues related to the marine environment. Oceanography, marine habitats, living resources, ecology and related management topics constitute the key elements of papers eligible for publication. Integrated studies that bridge gaps between traditional disciplines are particularly welcome. The scope of the journal also includes economic, social, and public administration studies to the extent that they are directly related to management of the seas and are of general interest to marine scientists. Papers of both fundamental and applied approaches are accepted.

Athanassios Tsikliras

Editorial Board Member of Marine Science

Senior Lecturer, University of Thessaly, Volos, Greece

Research Areas

Fish and fisheries biology


2004Ph.D.Fish and fisheries biology, Laboratory of Ichthyology, School of Biology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
1999 M.Sc.Oceanography, Department of Oceanography, University of Southampton, UK
1997B.Sc.Environmental Biology, School of Applied Science, London South Bank University, UK


2009-presentSenior Lecturer, Department of Ichthyology and Aquatic Environment, University of Thessaly, Volos, Greece
2005-2008Research fellow, School of Biology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece
2003-2004Postgraduate researcher, School of Biology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece
1999-2002Special scientist, Fisheries Research Institute, Kavala, Greece

Publications: Journals

[1]  Froese R, Tsikliras AC, Stergiou KI (2011) Editorial on length-weight relationships of fishes. Acta Ichthyologica et Piscatoria, in press.
[2]  Stergiou KI, Tsikliras AC (2011) Fishing-down, fishing-through and fishing-up: fundamental process versus technical details. Marine Ecology Progress Series 441: 295-301.
[3]  Tsikliras AC, Koutrakis ET (2011) Summer fish larval assemblages and station groups in the northern Aegean Sea. Acta Adriatica 52: 57-66.
[4]  Antonopoulou E, Tsikliras AC, Kocour M, Žlábek V, Flajšhans M, Gela D, Piačková V, Scott AP (2011) Peak production of the ‘maturation-inducing steroid’ 17, 20β-dihydroxypregn-4-en-3-one is not associated with spawning time in male and female tench, Tinca tinca (a teleost fish). General and Comparative Endocrinology 172: 234-242.
[5]  Leonardos ID, Tsikliras AC (2011) Validating annulus formation and examining the potential use of pectoral spines for age determination in Aristotle’s catfish (Silurus aristotelis). Journal of Applied Ichthyology 27: 53-56.
[6]  Tsikliras AC, Antonopoulou E, Stergiou KI (2010) Spawning period of Mediterranean marine fishes. Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries 20: 499-538.
[7]  Sylaios GK, Koutroumanidis T, Tsikliras AC (2010) Ranking and classification of fishing areas using fuzzy models and techniques. Fisheries Management and Ecology 17: 240-253.
[8]  Koutrakis ET, Tsikliras AC (2009) Reproductive biology of the marbled goby, Pomatoschistus marmoratus (Pisces, Gobiidae), in a northern Aegean estuarine system (Greece). Folia Zoologica 58: 447-456.
[9]  Leonardos ID, Tsikliras AC, Batzakas I, Ntakis A, Liousia V (2009) Life-history characteristics of the endangered Aristotle’s catfish (Silurus aristotelis Garman, 1890), Lake Pamvotis, north-western Greece. Journal of Applied Ichthyology 25: 746-751.
[10]  Tsikliras AC, Koutrakis ET, Sylaios GK, Kallianiotis AA (2009) Summer distribution of fish larvae in northern Aegean Sea. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 89: 1137-1146.
[11]  Stergiou KI, Tsikliras AC, Pauly D (2009) Farming up the Mediterranean food webs. Conservation Biology 23: 230-232.
[12]  Tsikliras AC (2008) Climate-related geographic shift and sudden population increase of a small pelagic fish (Sardinella aurita) in the eastern Mediterranean Sea. Marine Biology Research 4: 477-481.
[13]  Leonardos ID, Tsikliras AC, Eleftheriou V, Kladas Y, Kagalou I, Chortatou R, Papigioti O (2008) Life history characteristics of an invasive cyprinid fish (Carassius gibelio) in Chimaditis Lake (northern Greece). Journal of Applied Ichthyology 24: 213-217.
[14]  Tsikliras AC (2008) Chasing after the high impact. Ethics in Science and Environmental Politics 8: 45-47.
[15]  Tsikliras A, Moutopoulos D, Stergiou K (2007) Reconstruction of Greek marine fisheries landings: national versus FAO statistics. In: D Zeller, D Pauly (eds) Reconstruction of marine fisheries catches for key countries and regions (1950-2005). Fisheries Centre Research Reports, 15 (2): 121-137.
[16]  Tsikliras AC, Antonopoulou E, Stergiou KI (2007) A phenotypic trade-off between previous growth and present fecundity in round sardinella Sardinella aurita. Population Ecology 49: 221-227.
[17]  Stergiou KI, Tsikliras AC, Apostolidis CA (2006) Age and growth of Mediterranean marine fishes. In: MLD Palomares, KI Stergiou, D Pauly (eds) Fishes in databases and ecosystems. Fisheries Centre Research Reports 14 (4): 18-21.
[18]  Stergiou KI, Tsikliras AC (2006) Scientific impact of FishBase: a citation analysis. In: MLD Palomares, KI Stergiou, D Pauly (eds) Fishes in databases and ecosystems. Fisheries Centre Research Reports 14 (4): 2-6.
[19]  Stergiou KI, Tsikliras AC (2006) Underrepresentation of regional ecological research output by bibliometric indices. Ethics in Science and Environmental Politics 2006: 15-17.
[20]  Bobori DC, Tsikliras AC, Economidis NI (2006) Some morphological and biological characteristics of fishes from Tavropos reservoir (western Greece). Folia Zoologica 55: 199-210.
[21]  Tsikliras AC, Antonopoulou E (2006) Reproductive biology of round sardinella (Sardinella aurita) in the north-eastern Mediterranean. Scientia Marina 70: 281-290.
[22]  Tsikliras AC, Torre M, Stergiou KI (2005) Feeding habits and trophic level of round sardinella (Sardinella aurita) in the northeastern Mediterranean (Aegean Sea, Greece). Journal of Biological Research 3: 67-75.
[23]  Sylaios GK, Tsihrintzis VA, Acratos Ch, Tsikliras AC, Haralambidou K (2005) Exchange dynamics through the mouth of a coastal lagoon. Journal of Marine Environmental Engineering 8: 1-19.
[24]  Koutrakis ET, Tsikliras ΑC, Sinis ΑI (2005) Temporal variability of the ichthyofauna in a Νorthern Aegean coastal lagoon (Greece). Influence of environmental factors. Hydrobiologia 543: 245-257.
[25]  Tsikliras AC, Koutrakis ET, Stergiou KI (2005) Age and growth of round sardinella (Sardinella aurita) in the northeastern Mediterranean. Scientia Marina 69: 231-240.
[26]  Koutrakis ET, Kallianiotis AA, Tsikliras AC (2004) Temporal patterns of larval fish distribution and abundance in a coastal area of northern Greece. Scientia Marina 68: 585-595.
[27]  Tsikliras AC, Koutrakis ET, Kallianiotis AA, Economidis PS (2004) Massive leaping of Sardinella aurita Valenciennes, 1847 under probable risk of predation in northern Aegean Sea (Greece). Marine and Freshwater Behaviour and Physiology 37: 31-34.
[28]  Sylaios G, Tsihrintzis VA, Acratos Ch, Tsikliras A, Haralambidou K (2003) Residual currents and fluxes through the mouth of Vassova coastal lagoon. Mediterranean Marine Science 4/2: 39-52.
[29]  Koutrakis ET, Kokkinakis AK, Tsikliras AC, Eleftheriadis EA (2003) Characteristics of the European Βitterling Rhodeus amarus (Cyprinidae) in the Rihios River, Greece. Journal of Freshwater Ecology 18: 615-624.
[30]  Koutrakis ΕΤ, Tsikliras ΑC (2003) Length-weight relationships of fishes from three northern Aegean estuarine systems (Greece). Journal of Applied Ichthyology 19: 258-260.