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Konstantinos Ar. Kormas

Associate Professor of Aquatic microbial ecology

Department of Ichthyology & Aquatic Environment
University of Thessaly
384 46 Nea Ionia
Tel.: +30-242-109-3082 (office/voice mail)
Fax: +30-242-109-3157
E-mail: kkormas@uth.gr



1998   Ph.D. Marine Biology, University of Athens, Greece (Abstract)
1994   B.Sc. Biology, University of Athens, Greece


Research interests

The research interests of the Kormas Lab (KLab) are … small. We investigate patterns and processes that underpin the distribution and abundance of microorganisms in different habitats of the aquatic environment. Some of our quests deal with the following:

* How do aquatic microbial communities assemble?

* Which members of the microbial trophic web are the key players in defining and maintaining community structure?

* How do these trophic links change over time?

* What is the role of spatial structure in regulating the community’s stability?

* How do abiotic parameters regulate ecosystem functioning of microbial processes?

* What types of association exist between prokaryotes and aquatic invertebrates?



Professional experience & Scientific visits


2010 – present Associate Professor, Dept. of Ichthyology & Aquatic Environment, Univ. of Thessaly, Greece

2005 – 2010 Assistant Professor, Dept. of Ichthyology & Aquatic Environment, Univ. of Thessaly, Greece

2002 – 2005 Research Associate, Department of Zoology - Marine Biology, University of Athens, Greece

2000 – 2002 Post doctoral investigator (NATO), Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, U.S.A.

1999 – 2000 Post doctoral fellow of the National Foundation of State Scholarships, Greece

1992 – 1998 Assistant Researcher, Department of Zoology - Marine Biology, University of Athens, Greece

2007 Visiting scientist at the Institute of Microbiology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia

2005 Visiting scientist at the Institute for Biological Resources and Functions, AIST, Tsukuba, Japan

2000 Visiting scientist at the Trondhjem Research Infrastructure, Norway

1997 Postgraduate ERASMUS (EU) scholar at the Plymouth Marine Laboratory, U.K.



Recent publications

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Lamprinou V, Hernández-Mariné M, Pachiadaki MG, Kormas K, Economou-Amilli A, Pantazidou A (accepted) New findings on the true-branched monotypic genus Iphinoe (Cyanobacteria) from geographically isolated caves (Greece). Fottea

Mente E, Stratakos A, Boziaris IS, Kormas KA, Karalazos V, Karapanagiotidis I, Catsiki VA, Leondiadis L (accepted) Sustainable aquaculture development: a case of environmentally friendly seabream production in Greece. Sci. Mar. DOI: 10.3989/scimar.03411.07C

Akoumianaki I, Nomaki H, Pachiadaki M, Kormas KA Kitazato H, Tokuyama H (2012) Low bacterial diversity and high labile organic matter concentrations in the sediments of the Medee deep-sea hypersaline anoxic basin. Microbes Environ. DOI: 10.1264/jsme2.ME12045

Akoumianaki I, Papaspyrou S, Kormas KA, Nicolaidou A (2012) Environmental variation and macrofauna response in a coastal area influenced by land runoff. Est. Coast. Shelf Sci. DOI:10.1016/j.ecss.2012.04.009

Oikonomou A, Katsiapi M, Karayanni H, Mousta-Gouni M, Kormas KA (2012) Plankton microorganisms coinciding with two consecutive mass fish kills in a newly reconstructed lake. TheScientificWorldJournal DOI:10.1100/2012/504135

Spatharis S, Skliris N, Meziti A, Kormas KA (2012) First record of a Trichodesmium erythraeum bloom in the Mediterranean Sea: a result of climate change. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. DOI:10.1139/F2012-020

Lymperopoulou DS, Kormas KA, Karagouni AD (2012) Variability of prokaryotic community structure in a drinking water reservoir (Marathonas, Greece). Microbes Environ. 27:1-8





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Last update: 31 Jul. 2012