International Association
for Open Knowledge
on Invasive Alien Species
Individual Member Profile
Dr. Vasilis Gerovasileiou Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HCMR)
Position in the INVASIVESNET Lifetime Member
International Council member
Expertise My research focuses on marine biodiversity, ecology of hard substrate communities, taxonomy and biogeography of sessile invertebrates. My scientific field includes research on non-indigenous species, symbiotic relationships, underwater sampling, visual census techniques and scientific diving. I have also studied aspects of marine conservation and restoration and have been involved in biodiversity informatics and citizen science projects.
Expertise Keywords
Marine biodiversity, Marine caves, Benthic invertebrates, Sponges, Sessile benthos, Non-indigenous species, Marine conservation
Eastern Mediterranean Sea, Aegean Sea, Ionian Sea, Greece
Porifera, Anthozoa
Sponges, corals
Projects EMODnet biology (; MOBILISE COST Action (; ALAS (
Online databases World Register of marine Cave Species - WoRCS (
Editorial assignments Mediterranean Marine Science (Co-Editor-in-Chief); Biodiversity Data Journal (Guest Editor); Journal of Marine Science and Engineering (Guest Editor); Journal of the Black Sea / Mediterranean Environment (Advisory Board Member)
Reviewing experience 34 scientific journals
Professional societies
Expert networks and working groups Ellenic Network on Aquatic Invasive Species (ELNAIS); World Register of marine Cave Species (WoRCS); GFCM Working Group on Vulnerable Marine Ecosystems (WGVME); LifeWatchGreece Research Infrastructure; Deep-Sea Biology Society
Professional social networks
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