Research Interests

Marine biodiversity: taxonomy, zoogeography and ecology of sponges (Porifera) and other Mediterranean invertebrates (crustaceans, mollusks, ascidians)
Structure and distribution of benthic marine communities Specific marine habitats, e.g. marine caves
Fisheries biology, stock assessment and culture of benthic commercial invertebrates
Marine ecosystem engineering symbiotic relationships in marine invertebrates
Human impact on marine environment Marine protected areas
History and Philosophy of Biology
Paleoethnozoology
Zoological terminology and nomenclature