Laboratory of Zoology, Department of Biology
The Marine Ecology Research Group in the Biology Department carries out fundamental and applied research in the fields of Biological Oceanography and Fisheries Ecology in both coastal and oceanic environments.
The main field of activity concern the fisheries – environment interaction through the study of:
(i) recruitment processes,
(ii) zooplankton ecology in pelagic, coastal and lagoon ecosystems,
(iii) structure and functioning of Coralligene formations in the eastern Mediterranean, and
(iv) analysis of ecological aspects of the lagoon fisheries.
The research involves the analysis of distributional patterns in relation to environmental parameters, short and long term dynamics of marine populations, behavior studies, ecological modeling.