Christos Arvanitidis

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Personal InformationChristos Arvanitidis
PositionResearch Director
Field & DegreeMarine Biology, PhD
Research FieldBiodiversity
E-mail Address arvanitidis@hcmr.gr
Phone+302810337748
AddressHCMR Thalassocosmos 71500 Gournes, Crete, Greece
ORCID iD0000-0002-6924-5255

Marine Biodiversity, Functional Diversity, Biodiversity Informatics, Transitional Ecosystems, Quality control and assessment of the coastal marine ecosystems, Τaxonomy

Dr Christos Arvanitidis LifeWatch ERIC CEO, Seville, Spain. Research Director IMBBC, HCMR. Former head of Biodiversity laboratory. Involved in >70 research projects, coordinated 10. Research Funding ID: >40 M€. With >100 peer-reviewed articles. Associate Editor: Diversity, Frontiers in Marine Science, Biodiversity Data Journal; Handling Editor: Mediterranean Marine Science; Guest Editor: Marine Ecology Progress Series, Journal of Sea Research. Reviewer in >45 journals. Member of: Pool of experts, biodiversity drafting team UN World Ocean Assessment; National expert on GES Descriptor “Biodiversity”, EU (MSFD); ICES Task Group 6 on seafloor integrity (EU MSDF); Executive Board of European Network of Marine Research Institutes and Stations; Scientific Advisory Council International Polychaete Association; Scientific Council of the Institut Méditerranéen de Biodiversité et d'Ecologie marine et continentale. Coordinator of the LifeWatchGreece Research Infrastructure. Research focus on marine biodiversity, biodiversity informatics, functional diversity, coastal ecosystems. Working on comparisons of marine biodiversity information patterns deriving from various biological organization levels and scales of observation, by developing new approaches to explore their interrelationships.

Publication recordNo of ProjectsThesis supervision
H-index (scopus): 23Coordinator: 1PhD: 5
Articles: 85Princ. Invest.: 15MSc: 7
Citations-total: 1,722Project member: 18BSc: 3
Citations-nonself: 1,627Funding: 5,291,869
Year (completed) Degree, Department, University, Town (optional), Country
1994PhD in Marine Biology, School of Biology, Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki
1988BSc in Biology, School of Biology, Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki
1999Postdoctoral training in the context of the Project on the Hellenic-French Scientific Co-operation: Sejours Scientifiques en France. Station Marine de Wimereux, France
1998EU TMR practical training course "Biodiversity from Genes to Ecosystems”. Laboratoire Arago, Banyuls-sur-Mer, France
1990Postgraduate training in the context of the EU Project Erasmus. Station Marine d’Endoume, Université d’Aix Marseille II; Laboratoire d’Écologie Animale, Université Catholique de l’Ouest d’Angers, France
Year (start) Position – Organization, Town (optional), Country
2019Chief Executive Officer, LifeWatch ERIC, Seville, Spain
2016April 2019, Research Director, Marine Biodiversity, Institute of Marine Biology, Biotechnology and Aquaculture, Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, Crete, Greece
2006Senior Researcher, Marine Biodiversity, Institute of Marine Biology, Biotechnology and Aquaculture (former Institute of Marine Biology and Genetics), Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, Crete, Greece
1996Research collaborator, Marine Biodiversity, Institute of Marine Biology of Crete and Institute of Marine Biology and Genetics, Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, Crete, Greece
1994Postdoctoral collaborator, Taxonomy, Zoogeography and Ecology of Marine Organisms, Zoology Department, School of Biology, Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki
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