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Arvanitidis Christos

Affiliation: Institute of Marine Biology, Biotechnology and Aquaculture, Hellenic Centre for Marine Research

Position, academic degree, rank: Senior Researcher, D. Sc.

Address: P. O. Box 2214, Heraklion, 71003, Greece


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Membership in international and Russian publishing associations, scientific communities, and other organizations:
Associate Editor – scientific journal "Frontiers in Marine Science".


Borja A., Andersen J. H., Arvanitidis C. D., Basset A., Buhl-Mortensen L., Carvalho S., Dafforn K. A., Devlin M. J., Escobar-Briones E. G., Grenz C., Harder T., Katsanevakis S., Liu D. Y., Metaxas A., Moran X. A. G., Newton A., Piroddi C., Pochon X., Queiros A. M., Snelgrove P. V. R., Solidoro C., John M. A., Teixeira H. Past and future grand challenges in marine ecosystem ecology. Frontiers in Marine Science, 2020, vol. 7, art. 362 (9 p.).


Painting S. J., Collingridge K. A., Durand D., Gremare A., Creach V., Arvanitidis C., Bernard G. Marine monitoring in Europe: Is it adequate to address environmental threats and pressures? Ocean Science, 2020, vol. 16, iss. 1, pp. 235–252.


Zafeiropoulos H., Viet Ha Q., Vasileiadou K., Potirakis A., Arvanitidis Ch., Topalis P., Pavloudi Ch., Pafilis E. PEMA: A flexible pipeline for environmental DNA metabarcoding analysis of the 16S/18S ribosomal RNA, ITS, and COI marker genes. GigaScience, 2020, vol. 9, iss. 3, article giaa022 (12 p.).


Dimitriou P. D., Chatzinikolaou E., Arvanitidis C. Ecological status assessment based on benthic macrofauna of three Mediterranean ports: Comparisons across seasons, activities and regions. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 2020, vol. 153, article no. 110997.


Míguez B. M., Novellino A., Vinci M., Claus S., Calewaert, J.-B., Vallius H., Schmitt T., Pititto A., Giorgetti A., Askew N., Iona S., Schaap D., Pinardi N., Harpham Q., Kater B. J., Populus J., She J., Palazov A. V., McMeel O., Oset P., Lear D., Manzella G. M. R., Gorringe P., Simoncelli S., Larkin K., Holdsworth N., Arvanitidis Ch. D., Jack M. E. M., Chaves Montero M. M., Herman P. M. J., Hernandez F. The European Marine Observation and Data Network (EMODnet): Visions and roles of the gateway to marine data in Europe. Frontiers in Marine Science, 2019, vol. 6, article no. 313.


Vitali F., Mandalakis M., Chatzinikolaou E., Dailianis T., Senatore G., Casalone E., Mastromei G., Sergi S., Lussu R., Arvanitidis Ch., Tamburini E. Benthic prokaryotic community response to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon chronic exposure: Importance of emission sources in Mediterranean ports. Frontiers in Marine Science, 2019, vol. 6, article no. 590.


Ulman A., Ferrario J., Forcada A., Seebens H., Arvanitidis Ch., Occhipinti A., Marchini A. Alien species spreading via biofouling on recreational vessels in the Mediterranean Sea. Journal of Applied Ecology, 2019, vol. 56, iss. 12, pp. 2620–2629.


Ulman A., Ferrario J., Forcada A., Arvanitidis Ch., Occhipinti-Ambrogi A., Marchini A. A Hitchhiker's guide to Mediterranean marina travel for alien species. Journal of Environmental Management, 2019, vol. 241, pp. 328–339.


Keklikoglou K., Chatzigeorgiou G., Faulwetter S., Kalogeropoulou V., Plaiti W., Maidanou M., Dounas C., Lampadariou N., Arvanitidis Ch. ‘Simple’ can be good, too: Testing three hard bottom sampling methods on macrobenthic and meiobenthic assemblages. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 2019, vol. 99, iss. 4, pp. 777–784.


Poursanidis D., Chatzigeorgiou G., Dimitriadis Ch., Koutsoubas D., Arvanitidis Ch. Testing the robustness of a coastal biodiversity data protocol in the Mediterranean: Insights from the molluskan assemblages from the sublittoral macroalgae communities. Hydrobiologia, 2019, vol. 826, iss. 1, pp. 159–172.

Keklikoglou K., Faulwetter S., Chatzinikolaou E., Wils P., Brecko J., Kvacek J., Metscher B., Arvanitidis Ch. Micro-computed tomography for natural history specimens: A handbook of best practice protocols. European Journal of Taxonomy, 2019, vol. 522, pp. 1–55.

Vasileiadou K., Pavloudi Ch., Camisa F., Tsikopoulou I., Fragopoulou N., Kotoulas G., Arvanitidis Ch. Genetic diversity of Nephtys hombergii (Phyllodocida, Polychaeta) associated with environmental factors in a highly fluctuating ecosystem. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 2018, vol. 98, iss. 1, pp. 777–789.

Bulleri F., Eriksson B. K., Queiros A., Airoldi L., Arenas F., Arvanitidis Ch., Bouma T., Crowe T., Davoult D., Guizien K., Ivesa L., Jenkins S. R., Michalet R., Olabarria C., Procaccini G., Serrao E., Wahl M., Benedetti-Cecchi L. Harnessing positive species interactions as a tool against climate-driven loss of coastal biodiversity. PLOS Biology, 2018, vol. 16, iss. 9, article e2006852.

Dimitriadi A., Beis D., Arvanitidis Ch., Adriaens D., Koumoundouros G. Developmental temperature has persistent, sexually dimorphic effects on zebrafish cardiac anatomy. Scientific Reports, 2018, vol. 8, article no. 8125.

Chatzinikolaou E., Mandalakis M., Damianidis P., Dailianis T., Gambineri S., Rossano C., Scapini F., Carucci A., Arvanitidis Ch. Spatio-temporal benthic biodiversity patterns and pollution pressure in three Mediterranean touristic ports. Science of the Total Environment, 2018, vol. 624, pp. 648–660.

Guy-Haim T., Lyons D., Kotta J., Ojaveer H., Queiros A. M., Chatzinikolaou E., Arvanitidis Ch., Como S., Magni P., Blight A. et al. Diverse effects of invasive ecosystem engineers on marine biodiversity and ecosystem functions: A global review and meta-analysis. Global Change Biology, 2018, vol. 24, iss. 3, pp. 906–924.

Peck M., Arvanitidis Ch., Butenschon M., Canu D. M., Chatzinikolaou E., Cucco A., Domenici P., Fernandes J. A., Gasche L., Huebert K. et al. Projecting changes in the distribution and productivity of living marine resources: A critical review of the suite of modelling approaches used in the large European project VECTORS. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 2018, vol. 201, SI, pp. 40–55.

Kissling W. D., Ahumada J. A., Bowser A., Fernandez M., Fernandez N., Alonso Garcia E., Guralnick R., Isaac Nick J. B., Kelling S., Los W. … Arvanitidis Ch. et al. Building essential biodiversity variables (EBVs) of species distribution and abundance at a global scale. Biological Reviews, 2018, vol. 93, iss. 1, pp. 600–625.

Schmeller D., Bohm M., Arvanitidis Ch., Barber-Meyer S., Brummitt N., Chandler M., Chatzinikolaou E., Costello M. J., Ding H., Garcia-Moreno J. et al. Building capacity in biodiversity monitoring at the global scale. Biodiversity and Conservation, 2017, vol. 26, iss. 12, pp. 2765–2790.

Schmeller D., Mihoub J.-B., Bowser A., Arvanitidis Ch., Costello M. J., Fernandez M., Geller G. N., Hobern D., Kissling W. D., Regan E. et al. An operational definition of essential biodiversity variables. Biodiversity and Conservation, 2017, vol. 26, iss. 12, pp. 2967–2972.

Ulman A., Ferrario J., Occhpinti-Ambrogi A., Arvanitidis Ch., Bandi A., Bertolino M., Bogi C., Chatzigeorgiou G., Cicek B. A., Deidun A. et al. A massive update of non-indigenous species records in Mediterranean marinas. PeerJ, 2017, vol. 5, pp. E3954.

Cascarano M. C., Keklikoglou K., Arvanitidis Ch., Katharios P. Contribution to the morphological description of the marine leech, Ozobranchus margoi (Apáthy) (Rhynchobdellida: Ozobranchidae) by using combined histology, micro-CT and SEM. Zootaxa, 2017, vol. 4337, no. 1, pp. 91–108.

Pavloudi C., Kristoffersen J. B., Oulas A., De Troch M., Arvanitidis Ch. Sediment microbial taxonomic and functional diversity in a natural salinity gradient challenge Remane's “species minimum” concept. PeerJ, 2017, vol. 5, pp. E3687.

Gerovasileiou V., Dimitriadis C., Arvanitidis Ch., Voultsiadou E. Taxonomic and functional surrogates of sessile benthic diversity in Mediterranean marine caves. PLoS ONE, 2017, vol. 12, iss. 9, pp. e0183707.

Maidanou M., Koulouri P., Arvanitidis Ch., Koutsoubas D., Dounas C. Macrobenthic assemblage structure associated with a Caulerpa prolifera meadow in the eastern Mediterranean Sea (Elounda Bay, Crete Island). Regional Studies in Marine Science, 2017, vol. 14, pp. 1–14.

Hummel H., Van Avesaath P., Wijnhoven S., Kleine-Schaars L., Degraer S., Kerckhof F., Bojanic N., Skejic S., Vidjak O., Rousou M., Orav-Kotta H. … Arvanitidis Ch. et al. Geographic patterns of biodiversity in European coastal marine benthos. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 2017, vol. 97, iss. 3, pp. 507–523.

Kotta J., Orav-Kotta H., Janes H., Hummel H., Arvanitidis Ch., Van Avesaath P., Bachelet G., Benedetti-Cecchi L., Bojanic N., Como S. et al. Essence of the patterns of cover and richness of intertidal hard bottom communities: a pan-European study. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 2017, vol. 97, iss. 3, pp. 525–538.

Dal Bello M., Leclerc J.-C., Benedetti-Cecchi L., De Lucia G. A., Arvanitidis Ch., Van Avesaath P., Bachelet G., Bojanic N., Como S., Coppa S. et al. Consistent patterns of spatial variability between NE Atlantic and Mediterranean rocky shores. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 2017, vol. 97, iss. 3, pp. 539–547.

Puente A., Guinda X., Juanes J., Ramos E., Echavarri-Erasun B., De La Hoz C. F., Degraer S., Kerckhof F., Bojanic N., Rousou M. … Arvanitidis Ch. et al. The role of physical variables in biodiversity patterns of intertidal macroalgae along European coasts. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 2017, vol. 97, iss. 3, pp. 549–560.

Chatzigeorgiou G., Keklikoglou K., Faulwetter S., Badalamenti F., Kitsos M.-S., Arvanitidis Ch. Midlittoral polychaete communities in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea: New information from the implementation of the Natural Geography in Shore Areas (NaGISA) protocol and comparisons at local and regional scales. Marine Ecology – an Evolutionary Perspective, 2017, vol. 38, iss. 1, e12339.

Voultsiadou E., Gerovasileiou V., Vandepitte L., Ganias K., Arvanitidis Ch. Aristotle's scientific contributions to the classification, nomenclature and distribution of marine organisms. Mediterranean Marine Science, 2017, vol. 18, iss. 3, pp. 468–478.

Pavloudi C., Oulas A., Vasileiadou K., Kotoulas G., De Troch M., Friedrich M. W., Arvanitidis Ch. Diversity and abundance of sulfate-reducing microorganisms in a Mediterranean lagoonal complex (Amvrakikos Gulf, Ionian Sea) derived from dsrB gene. Aquatic Microbial Ecology, 2017, vol. 79, iss. 3, pp. 209–219.