Panagiotis Tsalkatis

Panagiotis is currently a MSc student at the Department of Marine Sciences of the University of the Aegean. 🐬 


In 2012, in my third year of undergraduate studies at the Department of Geography, I selected the Laboratory of Biogeography & Ecology for my internship, which was about the impact of fire on pollinators in a burnt area in Northern Greece. I eventually became very interested in the subject, so I delved into it during my diploma thesis that investigated the impacts of different fire intensities on the pollinating fauna of the National Park of Dadia – Lefkimi – Soufli Forest, NE Greece. Currently, and while anticipating my graduation ceremony, I am working for the POL-AEGIS research project as fieldwork assistant and insect specimen handler. My scientific interests also include marine biology and the human impact on fisheries. I spend my spare time on handball and outdoor activities such as spearfishing and hiking.


Lazarina, M., Devalez, J., Neokosmidis, L., Sgardelis, S.P., Kallimanis, A.S., Tscheulin, T., Tsalkatis, P., Kourtidou, M., Mizerakis, V., Nakas, G., Palaiologou, P., Kalabokidis, K., Vujic, A., Petanidou, T. 2019. Moderate fire severity is best for the diversity of most of the pollinator guilds in Mediterranean pine forests. Ecology e02615.

Takkis, K., Tscheulin, T., Tsalkatis, P., Petanidou, T. 2015. Climate change reduces nectar secretion in two common Mediterranean plants. AoB Plants, DOI: 10.1093/aobpla/plv111