The Team

Despina Migli, MSc

Doctoral Researcher at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Despina is the lead coordinator of the project. With multiple years of experience in recording mammalian populations within Greece, she has realised significant studies on wildcats. Currently, she is carrying out her doctoral research at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, aspiring to contribute to understanding the species’ natural history in Greece, as well as its conservation.

Georgios Boutsis, PhD

Postdoctoral Researcher at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

With long activity in ecology and environmental science, George holds diverse experience in field studies. He often participates in research recording vertebrate and invertebrate populations in Greece, as well as studies that investigate the impact of soil composition and chemistry to animal species.

Dionisios Youlatos, PhD

Professor at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Dionisis is a faculty member of the School of Biology of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. His research interests are focused on the morphology, ecology, evolution, protection, and conservation of mammals, emphasising primates, rodents, and carnivores. His research activity spans across Europe, America, Asia, and Africa.

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Nikolaos Evangelos Karantanis, PhD

Head of the Royal Princess College of Animal Management and Saddlery in London, United Kingdom

Having completed a doctorate on the ecologic morphology and evolution of locomotion in arboreal mammals, Nikos is now primarily active in education. At present, he is the Head of the Princess Royal College of Animal Management and Saddlery of Capel Manor College in London, United Kingdom. Therein, he plans and implements educational programmes, and teaches Animal Management and Zoology subjects in Higher Education, in collaboration with the Royal Agricultural University.

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Christos Astaras, PhD

Wildlife Researcher at at the Forest Research Institute in Thessaloniki, Greece

Christos is a wildlife researcher at the Forest Research Institute in Thessaloniki (Hellenic Agricultural Organization “Demeter”). His research interests are focused on the ecology, management and conservation of terrestrial mammals, human-wildlife conflict mitigation, and the development of passive acoustic monitoring methods for anthropogenic activities (e.g. poaching, logging) within protected areas.

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Anastasia Diakou, DVM, PhD

Associate Professor at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Anastasia is a veterinarian, Associate Professor in the Laboratory of Parasitology and Parasitic Diseases of the School of Veterinary Medicine in the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Her specific research interest is focused on the parasites and parasitic diseases of dogs, cats, and wildlife, and on their possible zoonotic significance.

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Ioannis Savvas, DVM, PhD

Associate Professor at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Ioannis is a veterinarian, Associate Professor in the Companion Animal Clinic of the School of Veterinary Medicine in the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. His specific research interests are sedation/anaesthesia/analgesia and intensive care in many animal species (Classes Mammalia, Aves, Reptilia), domestic as well as wild.

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