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 oceans 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, conservation of threatened species and plastic pollution in the Thames Estuary.

At present, I am a postdoctoral researcher of the Marine Ecology and Conservation Group at the Department of Zoology, working closely with the NGO Nekton. My main research focus lies in assessing biodiversity and faunal connectivity across depth and geography in tropical reef ecosystems, and assess the impact of human activities on them. For that, I am participating in a series of Missions in the Indian Ocean led by Nekton, known as First Descent: Indian Ocean 2019-2022.

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

For a full list visit my Google Scholar profile https://scholar.google.co.uk/citations?user=nYDdnWQAAAAJ&hl=en

Stefanoudis P, Talma S, Samimi-Namin K, Woodall L (2020). Deep reef ecosystems of the Western Indian Ocean: addressing the great unknown. Research Ideas and Outcomes, 6, p.e53913, https://riojournal.com/article/53913/.

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.