Ioanna holds a BSc. in Geology (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece) and a MSc. in Paleontology (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain). Her research for SUNDASIA will establish the minimum extant species diversity for the genus Cyclophorus spp. within the Tràng An massif, and create an intra-karst geographic model of carbon off-sets exhibited within modern Cyclophorus shells. Her work will provide the basis for modelling expectations about past species diversity and the impact of carbon off-set under changing environmental conditions during the Early Holocene and Late Pleistocene.