Anna-Maria Vafeiadou

 

Anna-Maria Vafeiadou is a marine biologist with interest in climate change impacts on marine food webs. Her joint PhD in Biology/ Marine Sciences at Ghent University and Aristotle University of Thessaloniki focused on species coexistence, investigating ecological mechanisms of niche differentiation of marine nematodes at the prism of climate change. She holds a BSc in Biology and an international MSc in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation by UGent and 5 European partner universities (EMBC). She is particularly interested in marine vegetated ecosystems (seagrass, mangroves) and her research focuses on meiobenthos responses to climate change with a close view on species interactions and marine food webs, using lab experiments, trophic biomarkers (stable isotopes, fatty acids) and microbiome analysis (NGS) approaches.