Curriculum vitae: Cristina Barbara Milani

Me on the beach of Ammolofous



Surname: MILANI VIDORI

Name: CRISTINA BARBARA

Data, place of birth: Turin-Italy 23/04/1970

Nationality: Italian

Marital status: Married with two children

Address: Palio 375, Kavala (Greece)

Phone number: +30-510-441002

Fax number: +30-5940-22222

E-mail: crismilani13@hotmail.com

Profession: General partner in a touristic society, operating in Greece and Italy on the ecological awareness and marine environmental education.

Technician at the Fisheries Research Institute (FRI-NAGREF) of Kavala (Greece) in the laboratory of Fishery biology for field and lab work.


GRADUATED AND POST-GRADUATED STUDIES

2010-2015: PhD at the University of Malta on the topic: “Cetaceans and their interaction with coastal fishery in the Gulf of Kavala, Eastern Mediterranean Sea” under the supervision of Prof. Adriana Vella (Malta) and Dr. Argyris Kallianiotis (Greece).

2005-2010: MPhill at the University of Malta on the topic: “Interaction between local population of Tursiops truncatus and other Dolphins’ species and Coastal Fishery in the Gulf of Kavala, Greece and in Maltese Island” under the supervision of Prof. Adriana Vella.

2005: Master in Environmental Education at the University of Milano “Bicocca” with a practical stage as Naturalistic guide in the resort of the Italian tour operator Ventaglio “Pian dei Mucini” in Massa Marittima (Tuscany)

1996: Practical year (Tirocinio) in Animal Biology at the University of Pavia; supervisor for the Marine Biology semester Dr. Francesco Barbieri, supervisor for the Ornithology semester Dr. Mauro Fasola.

1995: Degree in Biological Sciences obtained from the “University of Studies” in Pavia” - Italy (full marks 110/110 cum laude); thesis on Marine Biology: “Megabenthonic Epifauna of various stations off the Island of Crete (Greece): composition and related batimetric variations”, Supervisor Dott. A. Torelli, effected at the “Institute of Marine Biology of Crete” IMBC in Iraklion.


SPOKEN LANGUAGES

Italian: mother language;

English: good spoken and written knowledge;

French, Modern Greek: good spoken level, medium written level;

Spanish: good comprehension, spoken and written elementary.

Norwegian: comprehension, spoken and written elementary.

PC KNOWLEDGES

WORD, EXCEL, COREL DRAW, POWER POINT, INTERNET


WORKING EXPERIENCE

2005-to date: General partner in the touristic society ADAMAS & Co. operating in Greece and Italy on the ecological awareness and marine environmental education.

1997-to date (periodically, not continuously): Technician at the Fisheries Research Institute (FRI-NAGREF) of Kavala (Greece) in the laboratory of Fishery biology for field and lab work, such as analysis of cetacean stomach contents, otholits and scales analyses of fish caught with traditional trawling and coastal fishing methods. During this period participated in several national and international programs (see “Publications”). Contemporarily, was part of the scientific diving staff of the Institute, performing Environmental Impact Analysis (EIA) and monitoring some artificial reefs in the North of Greece. From 1998 until now I am also involved in carrying out visual census of the cetacean population in the Gulf of Kavala, as well as interviewing local fishermen about damages/losses caused to the fleet – in term of net damage - by the dolphins’ population and in writing of the application of European projects concerning the aforementioned subject and the possibility of protecting and monitoring some areas of particular interest. In 2003 I was uncharged of the coordination of the ANREC project (QLRT-2001-01216) “Association of Physical and Biological processes acting on Recruitment and Post-Recruitment stages of Anchovy” funded by the Fifth Framework Program of the EEC.

2005 (summer): Naturalistic guide at the Resort Ventaclub Pian dei Mucini, where I engaged the Environmental Education of the tourist guests, both adults and children. During my permanence I kept relation with the local communities for the touristic development of the area, proposing several activities inside and outside the village. I also delivered theoretical lessons and practical activities on biology and ecology of local flora and fauna.

2001-2004: partner in a network marketing society uncharged of the distribution of products and services to privates. During this period I followed numerous seminaries and training courses focusing on communication skills and techniques, non verbal communication and marketing.

2000-2001: teacher in the Private School for Italian Language “Dante Alighieri” of the course of Biology to the students that are preparing to attend the admission examination for the Italian University, Faculty of Medicine and other scientific faculties. Lecture of Italian at the same school.

1996: Laboratory technician and member of the diving team at the “Station de Reserches Sous-marines et Oceanographiques (STARESO)” in Calvi (Corsica). A CEE fellowship allowed the attendance of a specialized course on different methodologies applied to marine biology, as well as the attendance of post-degree practice on the influence of environmental factors on the distribution of Blennidae and Tripterigiidae families on rocky bottoms. During the whole stay at the Station also a member of the STARESO scientific diving team, working on the Environmental Impact Analysis (EIA) programs across the Corsican territory (see “Publications”).

1993: attendance at the Institute of Marine Biology of Crete IMBC in Iraklion (Greece), by benefit of a CEE grant, included in the Erasmus 93 program. During this period attended the laboratory of Benthic Ecology and analyzed various samples. This research later led to the preparation of the aforementioned thesis (see “Publications”).


PROFESSIONAL AND AMATEUR LICENCES - UNIVERSARY SPECIALIZATION COURSES (with relative certificates)

2012: Workshop on the use of the Distance Sampling Methodology (methods for design and analysis of distance sampling surveys) at the University of St. Andrews (Scotland)

2011: Scientific and Ecologic license Reef Check EcoDiver (266) for monitoring of the Tropical Reef and of the Mediterranean environment with MAC protocol in Indonesia

2007: Offshore sailing licence obtained from the Nautical Club of Kavala of Greece

2002: International boat license obtained from the Greek Port Authorities

2001: CMAS 3 stars diving license, obtained from the Hellenic Federation for Underwater Activities (HFUA) of Greece

2000: Scientific diving license obtained from the International School of Scientific Diving (ISSD) of Pisa (Italy)

2000: Third European Conference on “Marine Mammals: biology and conservation”, held at the “Universidad Internacional Menandez Pelajo” in Valencia – Spain

2000: Specialized course on “Biology of Cetaceans”, held at the “Fondazione Cetacea di Riccione” (Italy) in cooperation with the Centro Studi Cetacei

1997: Sailing license level A2 obtained at the FFV (Federation Francaise de Voile)

1997: Partecipation at the ”International workshop on Fish Visual Census in Marine Protected Areas” hold at the “Riserva Marina di Ustica” (Italia)

1996: Naturalistic Diver licence obtained from the FFESSM Association (Federation Francaise d’Etudes et de Sport Sous-Marins)

1996: Specialized course on “Fisheries and Environmental Pollution in the Mediterranean and Black Seas”, held at the Fisheries Research Institute of Kavala - Greece

1996: CMAS 2 stars diving licence, obtained from the FFESSM Association (Federation Francaise d’Etudes et de Sport Sous-Marins)

1995: CMAS 1 star diving licence, obtained from the FIPS Association (Federazione Italiana di Pesca Subacquea) of Turin - Italy

1995: Specialized course on “Marine Zoology and Ecology”, held at the “Station Biologique de Roscoff” - Universite’ Pierre et Maria Curie, Paris VI C.N.R.S. in Roscoff - France

1994: Specialized course on “Marine and Terrestrial Mediterranean Ecology”, held at the ‘Laboratoire Arago”- Universite’ Pierre et Maria Curie, Paris VI C.N.R.S. in Banyuls sur Mer - France

1993: Elementary license of speleology, obtained from the CAI-UGET Association of Turin -Italy

1992: Specialized course on “Ecology of predators”, organized by the “University of Pesaro and Urbino” - Italy

1991: Licence of naturalistic photography obtained from the “Association of Italian Naturalistic Photographers (AFNI)”, Turin –Italy

NATURALSITIC EXPERIENCES

• 1991-2015. Attendance of various conferences, in Italy and abroad, on the study of terrestrial and marine fauna and their relative management; between them the annual conferences of the European Cetacean Society (1999-2015).

• Summer 2002. Field responsible of the CTS project “Delfini di Tavolara” focused on the study of a bottlenose dolphins’ population present in the area of the Gulf of Olbia.

• June 2000/June 2001. Collaboration with “Ionian Dolphin Project” at the “Tethys Institute” for the study of two populations of bottlenose and of common dolphins, inhabitating the Ionian Greek waters which surround the Island of Kalamos.

• September 1995-March 1996. Assistant in the international project EURING on the study of the migrations flow between Africa and North Europe at the “Stazione Ornitologica delle Bolle di Magadino” (Switzerland), in cooperation with the “University of Pavia, Department of Animal Biology”. The project focused in particular on trans-Saharian migrants and their migrant conditions, collecting biometrical and statistical data. During the stay at the Station, also involved in the evaluation of the negative effects on the ornithic fauna caused by anti-noise panels placed along the Swiss highway between Chiasso and Bellinzona, and possible way of reducing such impact on the environment.

• July-August 1995. Bird capture and ringing in Bourgogne (central France), as an assistant for a specialized course in ringing birds at the “Station Ornithologique du Bec d’Allier” SOBA.

• June-July 1995. Census and study of Mediterranean monk seal (as well as common and little tern) in a protected area, including the coast and islands in front of the village of Foca (Izmir, Turkey).

• April-May 1995/April-May 1996. Bird capturing and ringing in Corsica, as part of a project called “Piccole Isole (Small Islands)” for the study of migration flows between Africa and Europe.

• Spring-Summer 1994. Attendance on brief courses on terrestrial vertebrate fauna.

• 1991-1994. Collaboration with the University of Turin, Faculty of Veterinary Science, the University of Pavia, Department of Animal Biology, the Center of Research in Applied Ecology (CREA) and the association Europe Conservation working on eco-ethologic researches on several alpines mammals.

• 1992. Collaboration with the regional nature magazine “Piemonte Parchi”, by analyzing and providing information on the situation in the region of Piedmont.

• 1991-92. WWF active member for the conservation of some of the most endangered species of Italian carnivores, wolves being the primary focus.

• Summer 1991. Census of marine mammals in the Tirrenian Sea (Central-Western Mediterranean), working on a sailing boat with various environmental associations (WWF, Greenpeace).


SCIENTIFIC PUBBLICATIONS AND TECHNICAL REPORTS

MILANI C., VELLA A., VIDORIS P., CHRISTIDIS A., KALLIANIOTIS A., KOUTRAKIS E. (2015) Cetacean strandings and diet analyses in the North Aegean Sea (Greece) - European Research on Cetaceans, Abstract book of the 29th annual Conference on the European Cetacean Society, St. Julian (Malta) 23-25 March 2015. Edt. P.G.H. Evans, J. Cruz and J.A.

MILANI C., VELLA A., VIDORIS P., CHRISTIDIS A., KOUTRAKIS E. (2013) Cetacean distribution in the Thracian Sea (Greece) related with fishing activities - European Research on Cetaceans, Abstract book of the 27th annual Conference on the European Cetacean Society, Setubal (Spain) 8-10 April 2013. Edt. P.G.H. Evans, J. Cruz and J.A.

MILANI C., VELLA A., CHRISTIDIS A., VIDORIS P., KALLIANIOTIS A. (2012) Dolphin species’ diet, fisheries association and net damage in coastal fisheries of the north Aegean Sea (Greece)- European Research on Cetaceans, Abstract book of the 26th annual Conference on the European Cetacean Society, Galway (Ireland) 26-28 March 2012. Edt. P.G.H. Evans, J. Cruz and J.A.

MILANI C., VELLA A., VIDORIS P., CHRISTIDIS A., KALLIANIOTIS A. (2011) Diet of five cetacean species in the North Aegean Sea (Greece) - European Research on Cetaceans, Abstract book of the 25th annual Conference on the European Cetacean Society, Cadiz (Spain) 21-23 March 2011. Edt. P.G.H. Evans, J. Cruz and J.A.

MITRA S., KOUTRAKIS E., CLARK T., MILANI C. (2004). Cetacean interaction with small scale coastal fisheries: implications for conservation and damage limitation in the Northern Aegean, Greece. European Research on Cetacean 15: 172-176.

MITRA S., KOUTRAKIS E., MILANI C. (2001) Cetacean interaction with small-scale coastal fisheries: implications for conservation and damage limitation – European Research on Cetaceans, Act of the 15th annual Conference on the European Cetacean Society, Rome (Italy) 6-10 May 2001. Edt. P.G.H. Evans, J. Cruz and J.A.

CASALE M., MILANI C., KALLIANIOTIS A. (1999) Preliminary survey on the interactions between local populations of Delphinus delphis and Tursiops truncatus and coastal fishery in the North-Aegean Sea – European Research on Cetaceans, Proceeding of the thirteenth annual Conference on the European Cetacean Society, Valencia, Spain 5-8 April, 1999. Edt. P.G.H. Evans, J. Cruz and J.A. Raga: p 100

AAVV (1998) Qualitative and quantitative study of the hycthiofauna in the Gulf of Antikira (Gulf of Korinto, 1996-1997 - FRI, Nea Peramos, Final report 1998

VIDORIS P., MILANI C., KALLIANIOTIS A. (1997) - Comparative study of fish assemblages between Antikyra and Krissaios Bay in Korinthiakos Gulf- Poster presented at the International workshop: Fish Visual Census in Marine Protected Areas (Ustica, 26-28 June 1997)

AAVV (1997) DISCARD-Analysis of Trawl’s Discard operation in the central and eastern Mediterranean” (1996-1999) - FRI, Nea Peramos (Analysis of Trawl’s Discard operation in the Thracian Sea, in: “Analysis of Trawl’s Discard operation in the central and eastern Mediterranean”. Interim Report 1997).

AAVV (1997) MEDITS GR- International bottom trawl survey in the Mediterranean” (1996-2000) - FRI, Nea Peramos (Regional report for the MEDITS GR1 zone-North Aegean Sea including Length frequency distribution figures and abundance and biomass indices by strata, in: “International bottom trawl survey in the Mediterranean”, Final report 1997);

MILANI C. (1997) Studio preliminare delle popolazioni di Blennidae e Tripterygidae presso la punta della Revellata (Calvi – Corsica) – Atti del XXVIII Congresso della Societa’ Italiana di Biologia Marina SIBM – Trani, 26-31 Maggio 1997: pg 706-709

MILANI C. (1996) Etologia e ripartizione ecologica di Blennidi e Tripterigidi – STARESO s.a. Calvi; Octobre 1996: 17 pg

MILANI C. (1996) – Aspetti del benthos della piattaforma continentale a nord dell’Isola di Creta – Atti del XXVI Congresso della Societa’ Italiana di Biologia Marina SIBM – Sciacca, Maggio 1995: pg.

BAY D., LEJEUNE P., PELAPRAT C., MILANI C., NORRO A., JANSSENS M (1996) Etude du milieu marin en vue de la mise en place de un emissaire en mer dans la commune de Tiucce – Etude d’impact STARESO s.a. Calvi; Septembre 1996; 150 pg.

BAY D., LEJEUNE P., PELAPRAT C., MILANI C., JANSSENS M (1996) Etude du milieu marin en vue de la mise en place de un emissaire en mer dans la commune de Bravona – Etude d’impact STARESO s.a. Calvi; Septembre 1996; 122 pg.

BAY D., LEJEUNE P., PELAPRAT C., MILANI C., NORRO A., JANSSENS M. (1996) Etude du milieu marin en vue de la reoverture de l’ancient grau de l’Etang d’Urbinu – Notice d’impact STARESO s.a. Calvi; Aout 1996; 22 pg.

BAY D., LEJEUNE P., PELAPRAT C., MILANI C., JANSSENS M (1996) Etude du milieu marin en vue de l’amenagement d’un port de peche dans le port de plaisance de Calvi – Notice d’impact STARESO s.a. Calvi; Aout 1996; 39 pg.

BAY D., JANSSENS M., PELAPRAT C., MILANI C. (1996) “Plage de Calvi – Rechargement de la plage et construction d’un epi” - Notice d’impact STARESO s.a. Calvi; Mars 1996; 23 pg.

BAY D., JANSSENS M., PELAPRAT C., MILANI C. (1996) Etude du milieu marin en vue de la mise en oeuvre d’un quai de debarquement temporaire au niveau de GDF Bastia sud – Notice d’impact STARESO s.a. Calvi; Mars 1996; 23 pg.

BAY D., PELAPRAT C., JANSSENS M., MILANI C. (1996) Etude du milieu marin en vue de la mise en oeuvre d’une butee de pied pour proceder au confortement du talus aval de la R.D. 80 au sud d’Erbalunga (entre PK 7,4 et 7,57) – Notice d’impact STARESO s.a. Calvi; Mars 1996; 20 pg.

MILANI C. (1995) – L’epifauna megabentonica di alcune stazioni al largo dell’isola di Creta (Grecia): composizione e sue variazioni batimetriche – Tesi di laurea presso l’Universita’ di Pavia – Dipartimento di Biologia Animale: 177 p

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