Demetra Andreou

Dr Demetra Andreou

  • 01202 968934
  • dandreou at bournemouth dot ac dot uk
  • Principal Academic in Environmental Science
  • Christchurch House C217b, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB
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Biography

I am an evolutionary ecologist with a keen interest in understanding how parasites influence host behaviour, sexual selection and population dynamics. My research focuses on the impact of non-native parasites on native biodiversity and parasite mediated speciation.

In my work on the impact of non-native parasites, I employ a multidisciplinary approach using tools from the fields of parasitology, epidemiology, pathology, ecology and molecular biology to evaluate the risks posed by non-native parasites. I focus on the susceptibility of native species and how parasite life history traits influence the success of an introduced parasite and its impact on local biodiversity. Outcomes of my research on the non-native parasite Sphaerothecum destruens have been used by the UK government agencies DEFRA and the Environment Agency to evaluate its risk on native UK freshwater biodiversity.

I am also interested in how parasites can influence sexual selection (through mate choice) and reinforce the process of speciation...

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Journal Articles

  • PEGG, J., ANDREOU, D., WILLIAMS, C.F. and BRITTON, J.R., 2017. Consistent patterns of trophic niche specialization in host populations infected with a non-native copepod parasite. Parasitology, 1-9.
  • Morris, A.L., Guegan, J.-F., Andreou, D., Marsollier, L., Carolan, K., Le Croller, M., Sanhueza, D. and Gozlan, R.E., 2016. Deforestation-driven food-web collapse linked to emerging tropical infectious disease, Mycobacterium ulcerans. SCIENCE ADVANCES, 2 (12).
  • Davison, P.I., Creach, V., Liang, W.-J., Andreou, D., Britton, J.R. and Copp, G.H., 2016. Laboratory and field validation of a simple method for detecting four species of non-native freshwater fish using eDNA. JOURNAL OF FISH BIOLOGY, 89 (3), 1782-1793.
  • Sheath, D.J., Andreou, D. and Britton, J.R., 2016. Interactions of warming and exposure affect susceptibility to parasite infection in a temperate fish species. PARASITOLOGY, 143 (10), 1340-1346.
  • Andreou, D. and Gozlan, R.E., 2016. Associated disease risk from the introduced generalist pathogen Sphaerothecum destruens: management and policy implications. PARASITOLOGY, 143 (9), 1204-1210.
  • Britton, J.R. and Andreou, D., 2016. Parasitism as a Driver of Trophic Niche Specialisation. TRENDS IN PARASITOLOGY, 32 (6), 437-445.
  • Al-Shorbaji, F., Roche, B., Gozlan, R., Britton, R. and Andreou, D., 2016. The consequences of reservoir host eradication on disease epidemiology in animal communities. EMERGING MICROBES & INFECTIONS, 5.
  • Antognazza, C.M., Andreou, D., Zaccara, S. and Britton, J.R., 2016. Corrigendum to Loss of genetic integrity and biological invasions result from stocking and introductions of Barbus barbus: Insights from rivers in England [Ecology and Evolution (2016), 6,5: 1280-1292. doi: 10.1002/ece3.1906]. Ecology and Evolution, 6 (10), 3439.
  • Antognazza, C.M., Andreou, D., Zaccara, S. and Britton, R.J., 2016. Loss of genetic integrity and biological invasions result from stocking and introductions of Barbus barbus: insights from rivers in England. ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION, 6 (5), 1280-1292.
  • Guo, Z., Andreou, D. and Britton, J.R., 2016. Sea Lamprey Petromyzon marinus Biology and Management Across Their Native and Invasive Ranges: Promoting Conservation by Knowledge Transfer. REVIEWS IN FISHERIES SCIENCE & AQUACULTURE, 25 (1), 84-99.
  • Médoc, V., Firmat, C., Sheath, D.J., Pegg, J., Andreou, D. and Britton, J.R., 2016. Parasites and Biological Invasions: Predicting Ecological Alterations at Levels From Individual Hosts to Whole Networks. Advances in Ecological Research.
  • Pegg, J., Andreou, D., Williams, C.F. and Britton, J.R., 2015. Temporal changes in growth, condition and trophic niche in juvenile Cyprinus carpio infected with a non-native parasite. PARASITOLOGY, 142 (13), 1579-1587.
  • Ercan, D., Andreou, D., Sana, S., Ontas, C., Baba, E., Top, N., Karakus, U., Tarkan, A.S. and Gozlan, R.E., 2015. Evidence of threat to European economy and biodiversity following the introduction of an alien pathogen on the fungal-animal boundary. EMERGING MICROBES & INFECTIONS, 4.
  • Al-Shorbaji, F.N., Gozlan, R.E., Roche, B., Britton, J.R. and Andreou, D., 2015. The alternate role of direct and environmental transmission in fungal infectious disease in wildlife: threats for biodiversity conservation. SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, 5.
  • Pegg, J., Andreou, D., Williams, C.F. and Britton, J.R., 2015. Head morphology and piscivory of European eels, Anguilla anguilla, predict their probability of infection by the invasive parasitic nematode Anguillicoloides crassus. Freshwater Biology, 60 (10), 1977-1987.
  • Morris, A., Gozlan, R.E., Hassani, H., Andreou, D., Couppie, P. and Guegan, J.-F., 2014. Complex temporal climate signals drive the emergence of human water-borne disease. EMERGING MICROBES & INFECTIONS, 3.
  • Andreou, D. and Benesh, D., 2014. Copulation order, density cues and variance in fertilization success in a cestode. Parasitology (Cambridge), 141 (7), 934-939.
  • Gozlan, R.E., Marshall, W.L., Lilje, O., Jessop, C.N., Gleason, F.H. and Andreou, D., 2014. Current ecological understanding of fungal-like pathogens of fish: what lies beneath? Frontiers in microbiology, 62 (5), 1-16.
  • Morris, A., Gozlan, R., Marion, E., Marsollier, L., Andreou, D., Sanhueza, D., Ruffine, R., Couppié, P. and Guégan, J.F., 2014. First Detection of Mycobacterium ulcerans DNA in Environmental Samples from South America. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 8 (1), 10.
  • Gozlan, R.E., Burnard, D., Britton, J.R. and Andreou, D., 2014. Evidence of female preference for hidden sex signals in distant fish species. Behavioural Ecology, 25 (1), 53-57.
  • Rowley, J.J.L., Gleason, F.H., Andreou, D., Marshall, W.L., Lilje, O. and Gozlan, R., 2013. Impacts of mesomycetozoean parasites on amphibian and freshwater fish populations. FUNGAL BIOLOGY REVIEWS, 27 (3-4), 100-111.
  • Gozlan, R.E., Burnard, D., Andreou, D. and Britton, J.R., 2013. Understanding the threats posed by non-native species: public vs. conservation managers. PLoS One, 8 (1), e53200.
  • Burnand, D., Osselton, M., Hubbard, P.C., Muller, C.T., Griffiths, S.W., Andreou, D., Canario, A.V.M. and Gozlan, R.E., 2012. Chemically-mediated sexual display postures in pre-ovulatory female topmouth gudgeon Pseudorasbora parva. Behaviour brill, 149, 1003-1018.
  • Andreou, D., Arkush, K., Guegan, J.F. and Gozlan, R.E., 2012. Introduced Pathogens and Native Freshwater Biodiversity: A Case Study of Sphaerothecum destruens. PLoS One, 7.
  • Andreou, D., Vacquie-Garcia, J., Cucherousset, J., Blanchet, S., Gozlan, R.E. and Loot, G., 2012. Individual genetic tagging for teleosts: an empirical validation and a guideline for ecologists. Journal of Fish Biology, 80, 181-194.
  • Paley, R., Andreou, D., Bateman, K.S. and Feist, S.W., 2012. Isolation and culture of Sphaerothecum destruens from Sunbleak (Leucaspius delineatus) in the UK and pathogenicity experiments in Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar). Parasitology.
  • Andreou, D., Hussey, M., Griffiths, S.W. and Gozlan, R.E., 2011. Influence of host reproductive state on Sphaerothecum destruens prevalence and infection level. Parasitology, 138, 26-34.
  • Andreou, D., Gozlan, R.E., David, S., Martin, P., Bateman, K.S. and Feist, S.W., 2011. Sphaerothecum destruens pathology in cyprinids. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms, 95, 145-151.
  • Gozlan, R.E., Andreou, D., Golicher, D. et al., 2010. Pan-continental invasion of Pseudorasbora parva: towards a better understanding freshwater fish invasions. Fish and Fisheries.
  • Andreou, D., Gozlan, R.E. and Paley, R., 2009. Temperature Influence on Production and Longevity of Sphaerothecum destruens Zoospores. Journal of Parasitology, 95, 1539-1541.
  • Gozlan, R.E., Whipps, C., Andreou, D. and Arkush, K., 2009. Identification of a rosette-like agent as Sphaerothecum destruens, a multi-host fish pathogen. International Journal for Parasitology, 39, 1055-1058.

Reports

Grants

  • ECO-CODING: Creating a centre for DNA Meta-barcoding Ecology at BU (HEIF (Higher Education Innovation Fund), 31 Jul 2016). Awarded

Public Engagement & Outreach Activities

  • Presented research and took part in a Q&A as part of a series of lectures around conservation for members of the U3A.

Qualifications

  • BSc (Hons) in Biology (Trent University, Canada, 2003)
  • MRes in Ecology and Environmental Management (University of York, 2005)
  • PhD in Biological Sciences (Cardiff University, 2010)

Memberships

  • British Ecological society, Member (2011-),
  • British Ecological Society, Member (2011-),
  • British Ecological Society, Member,
  • British Society for Parasitology, Member,
  • Fisheries Society of the British Isles, Member,
  • North-Western Journal of Zoology, Associate,
  • The British Society for Parasitology, Member (2011-),
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