Nicolaos Kassinis

PhD student
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About me

I am head of the research and mouflon conservation sector of the Game and Wildlife Service, Cyprus.  I also have duties regarding EU issues including reporting for nature Directives,  implementing LIFE-funded and other EU co-funded conservation projects. I hold a BA from the University of Texas at Austin and an MSc in Range and wildlife Management. from Texas A&M University-Kingsville, USA. Sectors of specialization: Wildlife Ecology and management, Plant and Soil science, Biometrics.

​Further Training

Government of Israel, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Center for International Cooperation. 

Social, Economic and Political Challenges in Nature Conservation (January-February 2002)

Cyprus-America scholarship program

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Texas.  Reintroduction of Desert Bighorn sheep in its historical habitat of west Texas.

February –March 2003.

​My professional and research experience includes: Mouflon population monitoring, Monitoring of breeding raptors, Population counts and trends for game species and common birds, Waterbird counts, Biological rodent control through establishment of a network of nesting boxes for Barn Owls, cooperation with the Veterinary Services for establishing cause of death for wildlife found dead.  

Key publications:

Moysi, M., Christou, M., Goutner, V., Kassinis, N., & Iezekiel, S. (2018). Spatial and temporal patterns in the diet of barn owl (Tyto alba) in Cyprus. Journal of Biological Research-Thessaloniki, 25(1), 1-8.

Hadjikyriakou, T. G., Kassinis, N., Skarlatos, D., Charilaou, P., & Kirschel, A. N. (2020). Breeding success of Eleonora’s Falcon in Cyprus revisited using survey techniques for cliff-nesting species. The Condor, 122(4), duaa045.

Kassinis, N., & Charalambidou, I. (2021). Autumn migration of the Red-footed Falcon, Falco vespertinus, at Akrotiri Peninsula, Cyprus 2009-2019 (Aves: Falconiformes). Zoology in the Middle East, 67(1), 19-24.