Vasilis Gerovasileiou

Vasilis Gerovasileiou

Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HCMR), Institute of Marine Biology, Biotechnology and Aquaculture (IMBBC)
&  Ionian University

Former US Base at Gournes, P.O. Box 2214, 71003 Heraklion Crete, Greece

Research interests

My research focuses on marine biodiversity, taxonomy and biogeography of sessile invertebrates and ecology of hard substrate communities, with emphasis on dark habitats and sciaphilic assemblages (e.g. marine caves, coralligenous reefs and deep-sea habitats). My scientific field includes research on non-indigenous species, symbiotic relationships, underwater sampling, visual census techniques and scientific diving. I have studied aspects of marine conservation and restoration and have been also involved in the development of marine biodiversity databases and citizen science projects.


  Please note that only publications relevant to mesophotic reefs are indexed.

Marine caves of the Mediterranean Sea: a sponge biodiversity reservoir within a biodiversity hotspot | article
Gerovasileiou V, Voultsiadou E (2012)
PLoS ONE 7:e39873

Research keywords
Research platform experience
  SCUBA (open-circuit or unspecified)
  Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV)
  Dredging / trawling
  Drop / Towed Video
Research summary (from publications)