Sylvaine Giakoumi

Mediterranean Project Co-Director
Convening Lead Author
University of Nice Sophia Antipolis

Sylvaine Giakoumi is a researcher and ANR fellow at the ECOMERS lab, CNRS - University of Nice Sophia Antipolis in France. She is also affiliated to the Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions at the University of Queensland, Australia. Her research focuses on 1) understanding the processes that shape marine communities exploring species interactions and the impacts of human uses on marine ecosystems; and 2) developing marine conservation planning approaches and the spatial prioritization of conservation actions in the marine environment and across realms. The two main axes of her research aim to inform policy and decision making on how to achieve conservation outcomes efficiently. More information about research interests, projects, and publications can be found at