Leading marine conservation research and conservation planning.

Sylvaine Giakoumi introIn 2012 I joined CEED just after commencing my post-doctoral fellowship funded by the European Union and the Greek Government.

Thanks to financial support from CEED, I was able to organise international workshops, which also gave me the opportunity to meet and collaborate with leading scientists in my field of marine conservation. Training sessions run by CEED broadened my skills and capabilities. But most importantly, being part of CEED gave me the opportunity to collaborate and share experiences with an amazing group of people.

I left CEED and Australia in 2015 to undertake post-doctoral research at the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, France, where I lead a collaborative project with the Interdisciplinary Studies of Coastal Oceans. I am a principal investigator on a three-year project assessing the relationships between marine protected areas and invasive species, funded by the French National Research Agency. I am also a group leader on a four-year European Union COST project, investigating integrated conservation planning.

- Dr Sylvaine Giakoumi