Athanassios C. Tsikliras

Assistant Professor of Fish Biology and Fisheries

Laboratory of Ichthyology
Department of Zoology, School of Biology
UP Box 134, 541 24, Thessaloniki, Greece

Tel.     +30 2310 998391
Fax     +30 2310 998279

2004 (PhD) 
& fisheries 
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

1999 (MSc) 
NOCS, University of Southampton, UK

1997 (BSc)
Environmental Biology
London South Bank University, UK



Assistant Professor

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece



University of Thessaly, Greece


Research fellow

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece


Special scientist
Fisheries Research Institute, Greece
My current research is focused on assessing the exploitation level and the status of marine fisheries resources, reconstructing fisheries data, evaluating trophic interactions between fisheries and aquaculture, reviewing the reproductive biology (time of spawning, maturity, fecundity) of Mediterranean marine fishes, and examining the effect of sea warming and climatic oscillation on Mediterranean fish stocks.

    Recent (since 2014) journal articles

II56. Froese R, Walters C, Pauly D, Winker H, Weyl OLF, Demirel N, Tsikliras AC, Holt SJ (2016) Reply to Anderson et al. ICES Journal of Marine Science, in press

II55. Brager S, Moritz T, Tsikliras AC, Radulovic M, Gonzalvo J, Staszny A (2015) Scale morphometry of two closely related sympatric clupeid speciesJournal of Fish Biology 88: 1273-1281

II54. Froese R, Walters C, Pauly D, Winker H, Weyl OLF, Demirel N, Tsikliras AC, Holt SJ (2015) A critique of the balanced harvesting approach to fishing. ICES Journal of Marine Science, in press 

II53. Stergiou KI, Somarakis S, Triantafyllou G, Tsiaras KP, Giannoulaki M, Petihakis G, Machias A, Tsikliras AC (2015) Trends in productivity and biomass yields in the Mediterranean large marine ecosystem during climate change. Environmental Development 17 (Suppl. 1): 57-74

II52. Nikolioudakis N, Somarakis S, Tsikliras AC, Stergiou KI (2015) Tenure and academic deadwood. Ethics in Science and Environmental Politics 15: 87-93

II51. Tsikliras AC, Peristeraki P, Tserpes G, Stergiou KI (2015) Mean temperature of the catch (MTC) in the Greek Seas based on landings and survey data. Frontiers in Marine Science 2: 23

ΙΙ50. Tsikliras AC, Dinouli A, Tsiros V-Z, Tsalkou E (2015) The Mediterranean and Black Sea fisheries at risk from overexploitation. PLoS ONE 10: e121188

ΙΙ49. Tsikliras AC, Stergiou KI (2015) Age at maturity of Mediterranean marine fishes. Mediterranean Marine Science 16: 5-20

ΙΙ48. Tsikliras AC (2014) Fisheries mismanagement in the Mediterranean: a Greek tragedy. Fisheries and Aquaculture Journal 5: 1000e113

ΙΙ47. Tsikliras AC, Stergiou KI (2014) Mean temperature of the catch increases quickly in the Mediterranean Sea. Marine Ecology Progress Series 515: 281-284

ΙΙ46. Tsikliras AC (2014) Sympatric clupeoid fish larvae in the eastern Mediterranean: coexistence or avoidance? Advances in Ecology 2014: 274180 

ΙΙ45. Tsikliras AC, Polymeros K (2014) Fish market prices drive overfishing of the 'big ones’. Peer J 2: e638

ΙΙ44. Juntunen T, Tsikliras AC, Mäntyniemi S, Stergiou KI (2014) A Bayesian population model to estimate changes in the stock size in data-poor cases using Mediterranean bogue (Boops boops) and picarel (Spicara smaris) as an exampleMediterranean Marine Science 15: 587-601

ΙΙ43. Tsikliras AC, Stergiou KI (2014) Condition and health indicators of exploited marine fishes. Journal of Fish Biology 85: 560-561

II42. Tsikliras AC, Stergiou KI, Adamopoulos N, Pauly D, Mente E (2014) Shift in trophic level of Mediterranean mariculture species. Conservation Biology 28: 1124-1128

II41. Tsikliras AC, Robinson D, Stergiou KI (2014) Which came first: the money or the rank? Ethics in Science and Environmental Politics 13: 203-213

II40. Stergiou KI, Tsikliras AC (2014) Global university reputation and rankings: insights from culturomics. Ethics in Science and Environmental Politics 13: 193-202

II39. Stergiou KI, Tsikliras AC (2014) Global university rankings uncovered: introduction. Ethics in Science and Environmental Politics 13: 59-64

ΙΙ38. Tsikliras AC, Stergiou KI (2014) Size at maturity of Mediterranean marine fishes. Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries 24: 219-268

ΙΙ37. Alheit J, Licandro P, Coombs S, Garcia A, Giraldez A, Santamaria MTG, Slotte A, Tsikliras AC (2014) Atlantic Multi-decadal Oscillation (AMO) modulates dynamics of small pelagic fishes and ecosystem regime shifts in the eastern North and Central Atlantic. Journal of Marine Systems 131: 21-35


Editorial board memberships

Frontiers in Marine Science, Section Marine Fisheries, Aquaculture and Living Resources (Associate editor)
Turkish Journal of Zoology
Fisheries and Aquaculture Journal
Marine Science
Ethics in Science and Environmental Politics (Guest Editor)
The Open Ecology Journal (2008-2011)


Acta Adriatica, Acta Ichthyologica et Piscatoria, African Journal of Agricultural Research, Animal Biodiversity and Conservation, Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, Asian Fisheries Science, Belgian Journal of Zoology, Brazilian Journal of Oceanography, Cahiers de Biologie Marine, Central European Journal of Biology, Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science, Ethics in Science and Environmental Politics, Fisheries Management and Ecology, Fisheries Oceanography, Fisheries Research, Global Change Biology, Hydrobiologia, ICES Journal of Marine Science, Indian Journal of Marine Sciences, Journal of Biological Research-Thessaloniki, Journal of Environmental Biology, Journal of Fish Biology, Journal of Marine Biology, Journal of Marine Systems, Journal of Sea Research, Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the UK, Journal of Zhejiang University - Science B, Lakes and Reservoirs: Research and Management, Marine Ecology Progress Series, Marine Ecology-An Evolutionary Perspective, Marine Science, Mediterranean Marine Science, North American Journal of Fisheries Management, PLoS ONE, Scientia Marina, The Open Ecology Journal, Turkish Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, Turkish Journal of Zoology

Full CV available to download 
(in Greek)


The next Ichthyological conference will be held in Kavala (6-9 October 2016) and Rainer Froese will be the keynote speaker

Course material