BSc Biological Science, University of Cyprus, 2016 – 2020
MSc Marine Biology, Bangor University, Wales, United Kingdom, 2020 – 2021

Christina Michail holds a BSc in Biological Sciences (University of Cyprus, Cyprus) (2016 -2020) and an MSc in Marine Biology (Bangor University, UK) (2020 – 2021). She is also a certified SCUBA diver (NAUI – Open Water, Advanced Open Water).

She has been involved and participated in several projects, collecting, and analysing biological data, examining the feeding habits of non-indigenous species through stomach content analysis, and identifying marine benthic invertebrates.

As part of her Master’s dissertation, she examined the reproduction of two Antarctic echinoderms, the sea star Odontaster validus and the brittle star Ophionotus victoriae, in collaboration with the British Antarctic Survey (BAS). For this project she tried to link biological and environmental parameters in order to predict the effects of climate change on the reproduction of these two polar species.

She has a keen interest in benthic ecology, marine conservation, Lessepsian introductions, and a great passion for marine life and public outreach.

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