Dr Paris Stefanoudis

Research Interests

I am a marine biologist fascinated by the largest environment on planet Earth: the oceans. My general research interests lie in documenting the distribution patterns of marine life in the ocean and identifying the underlying environmental factors shaping those. Part of my research portfolio has included biodiversity assessments of ultra-deep underwater mountains in the NE Atlantic, shallow and deep water reef biodiversity in Bermuda, and plastic pollution in the Thames Estuary. At present, I am a postdoctoral researcher at the Nekton Research Group in Zoology, and my main research focus is benthic and fish community structure and connectivity across depth in tropical coral reef ecosystems. For that, I will participate in a series of oceanographic expeditions in the Indian Ocean between 2019-2021 as part of Nekton Mission II, starting in the Seychelles in March 2019. In other capacities, I am the communications officer of the Deep-Sea Biology Society and part of the editorial team of the INDEEP/DOSI/DSBS-led newsletter Deep-Sea Life.

Selected Publications

Howell KL, Davies JS, Allcock AL, Braga-Henriques A, Buhl-Mortensen P, Carreiro-Silva M, Dominguez-Carrió C, Durden JM, Foster NL, Game CA, Hitchin B, Horton T, Hosking B, Jones DOB, Mah C, Laguionie Marchais C, Menot L, Morato T, Pearman TRR, Piechaud N, Ross RE, Ruhl HA, Saeedi H, Stefanoudis PV, Taranto GH, Thompson MB, Taylor JR, Tyler P, Vad J, Victorero L, Vieira RP, Woodall LC, Xavier JR, Wagner D (2019). A framework for the development of a global standardised marine taxon reference image database (SMarTaR-ID) to support image-based analyses. PloS one, 14 (12),  https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0218904.

Stefanoudis PV, Rivers M, Smith SR, Schneider CW, Wagner D, Ford H, Rogers AD, Woodall LC (2019). Low connectivity between shallow, mesophotic and rariphotic zone benthos. Royal Society Open Science, 6, 9, p.190958, https://doi.org/10.1098/rsos.190958 .

Stefanoudis PV, Gress E, Pitt JM, Smith SR, Kincaid T, Rivers M, Andradi-Brown D, Rowlands G, Woodall LC, Rogers AD (2019). Depth-dependent structuring of reef fish assemblanges from the shallows to the rariphotic zone. Frontiers in Marine Science, 6, 307, https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2019.00307.

Stefanoudis PV, Rivers M, Ford H, Yashayaev IM, Rogers AD, Woodall LC (2019). Changes in zooplankton communities from epipelagic to lower mesopelagic waters. Marine environmental research 146, 1-11, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marenvres.2019.02.014.

Stefanoudis PV, Smith SR, Schneider C, Wagner D, Goodbody-Gringley G, Xavier J, Rivers M, Woodall LC, Rogers AD (2018). Deep Reef Benthos of Bermuda: Field Identification Guide, 168 p, 10.6084/m9.figshare.7333838.

Woodall, LC, Andradi-Brown, DA, Brierley, AS, Clark, MR, Conelly, D, Hall, RA, Howell, KL, Huvenne, VAI, Linse, K, Ross, RE, Snelgrove, P, Stefanoudis, PV, Sutton, TT, Taylor, M, Thornton, TF, Rogers, AD (2018). A multidisciplinary approach for generating globally consistent data on mesophotic, deep-pelagic, and bathyal biological communities. Oceanography, 10.5670/oceanog.2018.301.

Clark, PF, Stefanoudis, PV, Crimmen, OA, Pearce, D, Clifton‐Dey, D, Morritt, D (2017). Catching invasive Chinese mitten crabs while releasing the endangered European eel and other fish by‐catch: The implications of fyke net design. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, 10.1002/aqc.2779.

Stefanoudis, PV, Sayer, CD, Greaves, HM, Davidson, TA, Robson, H, Almeida, D, Smith, E (2017). Consequences of fish for cladoceran, water beetle and macrophyte communities in a farmland pond landscape: implications for conservation. Fundamental and Applied Limnology/Archiv für Hydrobiologie, 190, 141−156, https://doi.org/10.1127/fal/2017/1004.

Stefanoudis, PV, Bett, BJ, Gooday, AJ(2017). Relationship between ‘live’ and dead benthic foraminiferal assemblages in the abyssal NE Atlantic. Deep-Sea Research Part I – Oceanographic Research Papers, 121, 190−201,http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dsr.2017.01.014.

Stefanoudis, PV, Bett, BJ, Gooday, AJ(2016). Abyssal hills: the influence of topography on benthic foraminiferal assemblages from the Porcupine Abyssal Plain. Progress in Oceanography, 148, 44−55, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pocean.

Stefanoudis, PV, Gooday, AJ(2016). Formation of agglutinated cysts by the foraminiferan Sphaeroidina bulloideson the Porcupine Abyssal Plain (NE Atlantic). Marine Biodiversity, online first, 1−3, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12526-015-0433-6.

Stefanoudis, PV, Schiebel, R, Mallet, R, Durden, JM, Bett, BJ, Gooday, AJ (2016). Agglutination of benthic foraminifera in relation to mesoscale bathymetric features in the abyssal NE Atlantic (Porcupine Abyssal Plain). Marine Micropaleontology,123, 15−28, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marmicro.2015.12.005.

Stefanoudis, PV, Gooday, AJ (2015). Basal monothalamous and pseudochambered benthic foraminifera associated with planktonic foraminiferal shells and mineral grains from the Porcupine Abyssal Plain, NE Atlantic. Marine Biodiversity,45, 357−369, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12526-014-0277-5.

Morritt, D, Stefanoudis, PV, Crimmen, OA, Pearce, D, Clark, PF (2014).Plastic in the Thames: A river runs through it. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 78, 196−200, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.limno.2013.12.003.

Almeida, D, Stefanoudis, PV, Fletcher, DH, Rangel, C, da Silva, E (2014). Population traits of invasive bleak Alburnus alburnusbetween different habitats in Iberian fresh waters.Limnologica – Ecology and Management of Inland Waters, 46, 70−76, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.limno.2013.12.003.


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