Mr Periklis Kleitou
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Mr Periklis Kleitou

Research Assistant-Preventing a Lionfish Invasion in the Mediterranean

School of Biological and Marine Sciences (Faculty of Science and Engineering)

Research

Research

Research interests

Since January, 2018, Periklis Kleitou is working for UoP with Professor Jason Hall-Spencer and Dr Sian Rees on the lionfish invasion in the Mediterranean and he is a part-time PhD student; studying the social and ecological implications of lionfish presence in the basin. 

For the most part he is based in Cyprus where he has been involved and participated in several research programmes/projects related to the marine ecosystem, collection and analysis of fishery and biological data, monitoring of non-indigenous species, evaluation of anthropogenic impacts, environmental monitoring and impact assessments, habitat mapping and baseline surveys, sustainable aquaculture development as well as actions related to the dissemination and increase of the public awareness on environmental issues.

He holds good relationships with stakeholders, such as fishermen, aquaculture farmers, local and public bodies. He is a certified diver (FDI Free Diver, PADI Advanced Diver, PADI Deep Dive), boat captain, ceritified for offshore work (BOSIET with HUET and EBS training, and BOSIET with Compressed Air Emergency Breathing System), first-aid qualified while during his compulsory military service in Cyprus (2009-2011) he graduated first from the 70th Navy Seal school. In addition to his work at the UoP, he is working for the Cyprus SME Marine and Environmental Research (MER) Lab, while he is strongly participating in citizen-science projects of the Greek NGO iSea (Environmental Organisation for the Preservation of the Aquatic Ecosystems).

His primary research interests include blue growth, marine conservation and education, citizen science, invasive alien species, ecology and social capital.

Publications

Publications

Key publications

Key publications are highlighted

Journals
Articles
Giovos I, Barash A, Barone M, Barría C, Borme D, Brigaudeau C, Charitou A, Brito C, Currie J & Dornhege M (2021) 'Understanding the public attitude towards sharks for improving their conservation' Marine Policy 134, 104811-104811 , DOI
Giovos I, Aga Spyridopoulou RN, Doumpas N, Glaus K, Kleitou P, Kazlari Z, Katsada D, Loukovitis D, Mantzouni I & Papapetrou M (2021) 'Approaching the “real” state of elasmobranch fisheries and trade: A case study from the Mediterranean' Ocean & Coastal Management 211, 105743-105743 , DOI
Moutopoulos DK, Giovos I, Kleitou P, Kletou D, Savva I, Cai LL & Katselis G (2021) 'Multi-disciplinary approach of reported and unreported fisheries in a new established MPA: The case of Cavo Greco, Cyprus' Regional Studies in Marine Science 47, 101922-101922 , DOI
Vasilopoulou G, Kehayias G, Kletou D, Kleitou P, Triantafyllidis V, Zotos A, Antoniadis K, Rousou M, Papadopoulos V & Polykarpou P (2021) 'Microplastics Investigation Using Zooplankton Samples from the Coasts of Cyprus (Eastern Mediterranean)' Water 13, (16) 2272-2272 , DOI
Giovos I, Serena F, Katsada D, Anastasiadis A, Barash A, Charilaou C, Hall-Spencer JM, Crocetta F, Kaminas A & Kletou D (2021) 'Integrating Literature, Biodiversity Databases, and Citizen-Science to Reconstruct the Checklist of Chondrichthyans in Cyprus (Eastern Mediterranean Sea)' Fishes 6, (3) 24-24 , DOI Open access
Ulman A, Harris HE, Doumpas N, Deniz Akbora H, Al Mabruk SAA, Azzurro E, Bariche M, Çiçek BA, Deidun A & Demirel N (2021) 'Low Pufferfish and Lionfish Predation in Their Native and Invaded Ranges Suggests Human Control Mechanisms May Be Necessary to Control Their Mediterranean Abundances' Frontiers in Marine Science 8, , DOI Open access
Kleitou P, Rees S, Cecconi F, Kletou D, Savva I, Cai LL & Hall-Spencer JM (2021) 'Regular monitoring and targeted removals can control lionfish in Mediterranean Marine Protected Areas' Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems , DOI Open access
Kleitou P, Hall-Spencer JM, Savva I, Kletou D, Hadjistylli M, Azzurro E, Katsanevakis S, Antoniou C, Hadjioannou L & Chartosia N (2021) 'The Case of Lionfish (Pterois miles) in the Mediterranean Sea Demonstrates Limitations in EU Legislation to Address Marine Biological Invasions' Journal of Marine Science and Engineering 9, (3) 325-325 , DOI Open access
Crocetta F, Shokouros-Oskarsson M, Doumpas N, Giovos I, Kalogirou S, Langeneck J, Tanduo V, Tiralongo F, Virgili R & Kleitou P (2021) 'Protect the Natives to Combat the Aliens: Could Octopus vulgaris Cuvier, 1797 Be a Natural Agent for the Control of the Lionfish Invasion in the Mediterranean Sea?' Journal of Marine Science and Engineering 9, (3) 308-308 , DOI Open access
Al Mabruk SAA, Abdulghani A, Nour OM, Adel M, Crocetta F, Doumpas N, Kleitou P & Tiralongo F (2021) 'The role of social media in compensating for the lack of field studies: five new fish species for the Mediterranean Egypt' Journal of Fish Biology , DOI Open access
Kleitou P, Crocetta F, Giakoumi S, Giovos I, Hall-Spencer JM, Kalogirou S, Kletou D, Moutopoulos DK & Rees S (2020) 'Fishery reforms for the management of non-indigenous species' Journal of environmental management 280, , DOI Open access
Doumpas N, Tanduo V, Crocetta F, Giovos I, Langeneck J, Tiralongo F & Kleitou P (2020) 'The bastard grunt Pomadasys incisus (Bowdich, 1825) (Teleostei: Haemulidae) in Cyprus (eastern Mediterranean Sea) - a late arrival or just a neglected species?' Biodiversity Data Journal 8, (0) 0-0 , DOI Open access
Peyton JM, Martinou AF, Adriaens T, Chartosia N, Karachle PK, Rabitsch W, Tricarico E, Arianoutsou M, Bacher S & Bazos I (2020) 'Horizon Scanning to Predict and Prioritize Invasive Alien Species With the Potential to Threaten Human Health and Economies on Cyprus' Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 8, , DOI Open access
Kletou D, Kleitou P, Savva I, Attrill MJ, Charalambous S, Loucaides A & Hall-Spencer JM (2020) 'Seagrass of Vasiliko Bay, Eastern Mediterranean: Lost Cause or Priority Conservation Habitat?' Journal of Marine Science and Engineering 8, (9) 717-717 , DOI Open access
Minasidis V, Doumpas N, Kleitou P, Spryridopoulou RNA, Papadamakis P & Giovos I (2020) 'Additional Records of Tripletail Lobotes surinamensis (Bloch, 1790), from the Eastern Mediterranean' Thalassas: An International Journal of Marine Sciences , DOI Open access
Savva I, Chartosia N, Antoniou C, Kleitou P, Georgiou A, Stern N, Hadjioannou L, Jimenez C, Andreou V & Hall-Spencer JM (2020) 'They are here to stay: The biology and ecology of lionfish (Pterois miles ) in the Mediterranean Sea' Journal of Fish Biology , DOI Open access
Michel B, Al-Mabruk S, Ates M, Buyuk A, Crocetta F, Dritsas M, Diala E, Fortic A, Gavriil E & Gerovasileiou V (2020) 'New Alien Mediterranean Biodiversity Records 2020' Mediterranean Marine Science , DOI Open access
Manh Nguyen H, Savva I, Kleitou P, Kletou D, Lima FP, Sapir Y & Winters G (2020) 'Seasonal dynamics of native and invasive Halophila stipulacea populations—A case study from the northern Gulf of Aqaba and the eastern Mediterranean Sea' Aquatic Botany 162, 103205-103205 , DOI Open access
Naasan Aga Spyridopoulou, Langeneck, Bouziotis, Giovos, Kleitou & Kalogirou (2020) 'Filling the Gap of DataLimited Fish Species in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea: A Contribution by Citizen Science' Journal of Marine Science and Engineering 8, (2) 107-107 , DOI Open access
Kleitou P, Kletou D & David J (2020) 'Corrigendum to “Is Europe ready for integrated multi-trophic aquaculture? A survey on the perspectives of European farmers and scientists with IMTA experience” [Aquaculture, Volume 490, 1 March 2018, Pages 136-148]' Aquaculture 516, 734502-734502 , DOI
Kleitou P, Giovos I, Antoniou C, Ioannou G & Bernardi G (2020) 'The third record of black‐spotted porcupinefish Diodon hystrix Linnaeus, 1758 in the Mediterranean Sea' Journal of Applied Ichthyology , DOI Open access
Michailidis N, Manitaras I, Bernardi G & Kleitou P (2020) 'Variola louti ( Perciformes : Epinephelidae ) in the Mediterranean Sea: Incidental introduction or aquarium release?' Journal of Applied Ichthyology , DOI Open access
Giovos I, Tiralongo F, Langeneck J, Kaminas A, Kleitou P, Crocetta F & Doumpas N (2020) 'First record of the Atlantic spadefish Chaetodipterus faber (Broussonet, 1782) in the Mediterranean Sea: is it a new aquarium release?' BioInvasions Records Open access
Kleitou P (2020) 'Unpublished Mediterranean records of marine alien and cryptogenic species' BioInvasions Records Open access
Antoniou C, Kleitou P, Crocetta F & Lorenti M (2019) 'First record of ectoparasitic isopods on the invasive lionfish Pterois miles (Bennett, 1828)' Spixiana 42, (2) Open access
Giovos I, Kleitou P, Poursanidis D, Batjakas I, Bernardi G, Crocetta F, Doumpas N, Kalogirou S, Kampouris TE & Keramidas I (2019) 'Citizen-science for monitoring marine invasions and stimulating public engagement: a case project from the eastern Mediterranean' Biological Invasions 21, (12) 3707-3721 , DOI
Dimitriou AC, Chartosia N, Hall-Spencer JM, Kleitou P, Jimenez C, Antoniou C, Hadjioannou L, Kletou D & Sfenthourakis S (2019) 'Genetic Data Suggest Multiple Introductions of the Lionfish (Pterois miles) into the Mediterranean Sea' Diversity 11, (9) 149-149 , DOI Open access
Giovos I, Stoilas V, Al-Mabruk SAA, Doumpas N, Marakis P, Maximiadi M, Moutopoulos D, Kleitou P, Keramidas I & Tiralongo F (2019) 'Integrating local ecological knowledge, citizen science and long‐term historical data for endangered species conservation: Additional records of angel sharks (Chondrichthyes: Squatinidae) in the Mediterranean Sea' Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems , DOI Open access
Peyton J, Martinou AF, Pescott OL, Demetriou M, Adriaens T, Arianoutsou M, Bazos I, Bean CW, Booy O & Botham M (2019) 'Horizon scanning for invasive alien species with the potential to threaten biodiversity and human health on a Mediterranean island' Biological Invasions , DOI Open access
Kleitou P, Savva I, Kletou D, Hall-Spencer J, Antoniou C, Christodoulides Y, Chartosia N, Hadjioannou L, Dimitriou AC & Jimenez C (2019) 'Invasive lionfish in the Mediterranean: Low public awareness yet high stakeholder concerns' Marine Policy , DOI Open access
Kousteni V, Bakiu R, Benhmida A, Crocetta F, Di Martino V, Dogrammatzi A, Doumpas N, Durmisha S, Giovos I & Gokoglu M (2019) 'New Mediterranean Biodiversity Records (April, 2019)' Mediterranean Marine Science , DOI Open access
Tiralongo F, Giovos I, Doumpas N, Langeneck J, Kleitou P & Crocetta F (2019) 'Is the mangrove red snapper Lutjanus argentimaculatus (Forsskål, 1775) established in the eastern Mediterranean Sea? First records from Greece through a citizen science project' BioInvasions Records Open access
Kleitou P, Giovos I, Wolf W & Crocetta F (2019) 'On the importance of citizen-science: the first record of Goniobranchus obsoletus (Rüppell & Leuckart, 1830) from Cyprus (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Nudibranchia)' BioInvasions Records Open access
Kleitou P, Giovos I, Tiralongo F, Doumpas N & Bernardi G (2018) 'Westernmost record of the diamondback puffer, Lagocephalus guentheri (Tetraodontiformes: Tetraodontidae) in the Mediterranean Sea: First record from Greek waters' Journal of Applied Ichthyology , DOI Open access
Al-Mabruk SAA, Stoilas V-O, Kleitou P & Giovos I (2018) 'The first record of Torquigener flavimaculosus (Tetraodontiformes: Tetraodontidae) from Libya' International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies Open access
Chartosia N, Anastasiadis D, Bazairi H, Crocetta F, Deidun A, Despalatovic M, Di Martino V, Dimitriou N, Dragicevic B & Dulcic J (2018) 'New Mediterranean Biodiversity Records (July 2018)' Mediterranean Marine Science , DOI Open access
Gabriele C, Valentina G, Kletou D, Kleitou P, Pansini M, Setti A, Pronzato R & Bertolino M (2018) 'A first preliminary study of the shallow water sponge fauna from Cyprus Island (Eastern Mediterranean)' Zootaxa , DOI Open access
Nguyen HM, Kleitou P, Kletou D, Sapir Y & Winters G (2018) 'Differences in flowering sex ratios between native and invasive populations of the seagrass Halophila stipulacea' Botanica Marina 61, (4) , DOI Open access
Giovos I, Kleitou P, Paravas V, Marmara D, Romanidis-Kyriakidis G & Poursanidis D (2018) 'Citizen scientists monitoring the establishment and expansion of Pterois miles (Bennett, 1828) in the Aegean Sea, Greece' Cahiers de Biologie Marine 59, (4) , DOI Open access
Giovos I, Keramidas I, Antoniou C, Deidun A, Font T, Kleitou P, Lloret J, Matic-Skoko S, Said A & Tiralongo F (2018) 'Identifying Recreational fisheries in the Mediterranean through Social Media' Fisheries Management and Ecology 25, (4) 287-295 , DOI Open access
Kletou D, Kleitou P, Savva I, Martin A, Antoniou C & Hall-Spencer J (2018) 'Seagrass recovery after fish farm relocation in the eastern Mediterranean' Marine Environmental Research Open access
Kleitou P, Kalogirou S, Marmara D & Giovos I (2018) 'Coryphaena hippurus: A potential predator of Lagocephalus sceleratus in the Mediterranean Sea' International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies 6, (3) Open access
Kleitou P, Kletou D & David J (2018) 'Is Europe ready for integrated multi-trophic aquaculture? A survey on the perspectives of European farmers and scientists with IMTA experience' AQUACULTURE 490, 136-148 Author Site , DOI Open access
Giovos I, Bernardi G, Romanidis-Kyriakidis G, Marmara D & Kleitou P (2018) 'First records of the fish Abudefduf sexfasciatus (Lacepède, 1801) and Acanthurus sohal (Forsskål, 1775) in the Mediterranean Sea' BioInvasions Records , DOI Open access
ARTICLE A C (2017) 'V. Gerovasileiou et al.: New Mediterranean Biodiversity Records (July, 2017)' Mediterranean Marine Science 18, (2) 355-355 , DOI Open access
Bariche M, Kleitou P, Kalogirou S & Bernardi G (2017) 'Genetics reveal the identity and origin of the lionfish invasion in the Mediterranean Sea' Scientific Reports 7, (1) , DOI Open access
Kleitou P, Antoniou C, Giovos I & Kletou D (2017) 'How accurately are we describing the longline bycatch? The case of the ‘rare’ shark Alopias superciliosus in eastern Mediterranean' International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies Open access
MYTILINEOU CH, AKEL EHK, BABALI N, BALISTRERI P, BARICHE M, BOYACI YÖ, CILENTI L, CONSTANTINOU C, CROCETTA F & ÇELIK M (2016) 'New Mediterranean Biodiversity Records (November, 2016)' Mediterranean Marine Science 17, (3) 794-794 , DOI Open access
Kletou D, Hall-Spencer JM & Kleitou P (2016) 'A lionfish (Pterois miles) invasion has begun in the Mediterranean Sea' Marine Biodiversity Records 9, (1) , DOI Open access
CROCETTA F, AGIUS D, BALISTRERI P, BARICHE M, BAYHAN YK, ÇAKIR M, CIRIACO S, CORSINI-FOKA M, DEIDUN A & EL ZRELLI R (2015) 'New Mediterranean Biodiversity Records (October 2015)' Mediterranean Marine Science 16, (3) 682-682 , DOI
Books
Langar H; Ouerghi A (2019) Tackling the lionfish invasion in the Mediterranean. the EU-LIFE RELIONMED Project: progress and results. Tunisia SPA/RAC publication Open access
Conference Papers
Kleitou P, Hall-Spencer JASON, Rees SIAN, Kletou DEMETRIS, SAVVA I, ANTONIOU C, JIMENEZ C, HADJIOANNOU L & ANDREOU V (2019) 'TARGETED REMOVALS OF INVASIVE SPECIES IN MARINE PROTECTED AREAS' CIESM CONGRESS Open access
Posters
Bertolino M, Setti A, Gabriele C, Giussani V, Kletou D, Kleitou P, Pansini M & Pronzato R Bertolino M, Setti A, Gabriele C, Giussani V, Kletou D, Kleitou P, Pansini M & Pronzato R 'A survey of the shallow water sponge fauna of Cyprus island (Eastern Mediterranean)'
Kletou D, Savva I, Kleitou P, Antoniou C, Rotini A, Conte C, Migliore L, Chiquillo K, Willette D & Winters G Kletou D, Savva I, Kleitou P, Antoniou C, Rotini A, Conte C, Migliore L, Chiquillo K, Willette D & Winters G 'Differences in morphological, physiological and genetic traits between native and invasive populations of Halophila stipulacea'
Keramida I, Doumpas N, Kleitou P, Tiralongo F, Bernardi G, Romanidis-Kyriakidis G, Marmara D, Kampouris T & Giovos I Keramida I, Doumpas N, Kleitou P, Tiralongo F, Bernardi G, Romanidis-Kyriakidis G, Marmara D, Kampouris T & Giovos I 'Is it alien to you? Share it!!! Citizen scientists monitoring non-indigenous species in Greece' Open access
Giovos I, Barash A, Barone M, Borne D, Cecile B, Brito C, Currie J, Dornhege M, Endrizzi L & Forsberg K Giovos I, Barash A, Barone M, Borne D, Cecile B, Brito C, Currie J, Dornhege M, Endrizzi L & Forsberg K 'Understanding the public perception of sharks as a tool for their conservation'