I was born in 1977 in Greece. After completing my Bachelor studies in Biology in Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, I moved to the Netherlands where I received a Master’s degree in Hydrology and Water Quality Management in Wageningen University as a fellow of Bodossakis Foundation. In 2011 I obtained my PhD in theoretical ecology under the supervision of Marten Scheffer and Egbert van Nes at the Department of Aquatic Ecology of Wageningen University, where I also stayed for an extra year as a postdoc.
Since April 2012, I work as a postdoc fellow in the Estación Biológica de Doñana in Spain at the lab of Jordi Bascompte.
My research mainly focuses on the emerging topic of early-warning signals for critical transitions in ecological, but not only, systems. I was lucky to have been collaborating among others with Steve Carpenter, Tim Lenton, Jef Huisman, George Sugihara, Max Rietkerk, and Tony Ives. I am also an active member of the Resilience Alliance Young Scholars (RAYS) and I was a recipient of the Dutch Science Academy grant for participating in IIASA’s Young Scientist Summer Program in Vienna. For my postdoctoral studies in Spain, I was awarded a Dutch Rubicon postgraduate grant and a EU Marie Curie fellowship for IntraEuropean postdoctoral studies.
I live in Seville in Spain.