Christos Arvanitidis

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Personal InformationChristos Arvanitidis
Research Director
Biodiversity

HCMR Thalassocosmos 71500 Gournes, Crete, Greece

+302810337748

arvanitidis@hcmr.gr

Field & DegreeMarine Biology, PhD
SectionBiodiversity & Genetics
LocationMain Building
OfficeOffice 52
Secondary E-mailceo@lifewatch.eu
Mobile Number+306947854311
ORCID iD0000-0002-6924-5255
Researcher IDC. Arvanitidis
ResearchGate IDhttps://www.researchgate.net/profile/C_Arvanitidis
Scopus iD6602439394
Linked iNhttps://gr.linkedin.com/in/christos-arvanitidis-a67a8b5
Gender Male | Date of birth 1966/03/04
Scientific impact
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
Education & training
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
Work Experience
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
Personal skills
Mother tongue(s)Greek
Other language(s)
Language Basic/Intermediate/Proficient
EnglishExcellent
FrenchVery Good
SpanishGood
Educational activities
Teaching experience

R. Undergraduate Seminars

4. 1999, Operational Education Project – Seminars: Life forms in the marine environment; structure and functioning of marine ecosystems, Institute of Marine Biology of Crete (IMBC)

3. 1994-1996, Aquatic Organisms and Communities, School of Biology, Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki

2. 1988-1996, Marine Biology lab courses, School of Biology, Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki

1. 1988-1996, Zoology lab courses, School of Biology, Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki

S. Postgraduate Seminars

11. 2018, Polychaete identification course, IOLR, Haifa, Israel

10. 2015, The R virtual laboratory, LifeWatchGreece Research Infrastructure (ESFRI), ECODAR, Department of Marine Sciences, University of the Aegean, Mytilene, Lesbos, Greece

9. 2011, Lagoons: a model habitat to explore, Department of Biology, University of Crete, Heraklion, Heraklion, Crete, Greece

8. 2010, Multivariate techniques in community ecology; The «Mediterranean Biota» summer school, University of Kiel, HCMR, University of Crete, Environmental Education Centre of Heraklion, Heraklion, Crete, Greece

7. 2010, The use of the multivariate analyses in large-scale ecology: Are marine benthic communities assembled at random from regional species pools? The «Mediterranean Biota» summer school, University of Kiel, HCMR, University of Crete, Environmental Education Centre of Heraklion, Heraklion, Crete, Greece

6. 2010, Biological geography of the European seas: results from the MacroBen database; The «Mediterranean Biota» summer school, University of Kiel, HCMR, University of Crete, Environmental Education Centre of Heraklion, Heraklion, Crete, Greece

5. 2010, Biodiversity: an ocean of initiatives, projects, platforms and data; The «Mediterranean Biota» summer school, University of Kiel, HCMR, University of Crete, Environmental Education Centre of Heraklion, Heraklion, Crete, Greece

4. 2008, Multivariate analyses in Marine Biodiversity, Biology Department, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Laboratoire Arago, Banyuls-sur-Mer, France

3. 2007, Multivariate analyses in Marine Biodiversity, Biology Department, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Laboratoire Arago, Banyuls-sur-Mer, France

2. 2005, Marine Biodiversity: from the Comprehensive methodology to the Rapid Assessment Techniques, Institute of Marine Biology and Genetics, HCMR

1. 2004, Community analyses: steps to move forward – Seminar for Industry engineers, Institute of Marine Biology and Genetics, HCMR

Supervision
PhD

Supervision of PhD Theses

13. Moraitis M (2014-) Changes on the ecological status and benthic biodiversity along a productivity gradient in an oligotrophic sea. Department of Biology, University of Crete (co-supervisor)

12. Ulman A (2014-2018) Recreational boating as a vectors of spread of marine non-indigenous species in the Mediterranean Sea: biological and socio-economic analysis. Pavia University, Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, Université Pierre et Marrie Curie (UPMC) MARES PhD programme (EU funded) (co-supervisor)

11. Tsikopoulou I (2013-2018) Large scale impact of the anthropogenic activities on the benthic ecosystem. Department of Biology, University of Crete (co-supervisor)

10. Nasi F (2013-2017) Spatio-temporal patterns in coastal zoobenthos under environmental stress. Universita degli Studi di Trieste (co-supervisor)

9. Pavloudi C (2013-2017) Microbial community functioning at hypoxia: identification of the key players of nitrogen and sulfur cycles and their role in the ecosystem with manipulation experiments. MARES PhD programme (EU funded) (cosupervisor)

8. Roussou M (2013-2018) Structure and function of the coastal benthic soft bottom communities of Cyprus. Department of Biology, Aristoteleian University of Thessaloniki (co-supervisor)

7. Poursanidis D (2012-2016) Ecological and biodiversity patterns of the molluscan taxocommunity of the coastal hard substrates of Crete. Department of Marine Science, University of the Aegean (co-supervisor)

6. Vasileiadou A (2013-2016) Genetic Diversification of the dominant benthic and zooplanktonic species in W. Greek lagoons. Department of Biology, University of Patras (co-supervisor)

5. Chatzigeorgiou G (2015) Genetic and ecological patterns comparison derived from the polychaetes of the Northern Cretan rocky shores. Department of Biology, University of Crete (co-supervisor)

4. Faulwetter S (2014) Biodiversity Information Management: virtual information repository. Department of Biology, National and Kapodestrian University of Athens (co-supervisor)

3. Papageorgiou N. Study of the impacts of aquaculture on benthic fauna and on its functioning. Department of Biology, University of Crete (Member of Jury)

2. Τzomos Th (2015) Study of the taxonomy, zoogeography and phylogeny of the Palaemonetes and Macrobrachium species in the circa-Mediterranean fresh waters, School of Biology, Αristotelian University of Thessaloniki (Title of the PhD Thesis) (co-supervisor)

1. Deprez T (2006) Taxonomy and Biogeography of the Mysida (Peracarida, Crustacea): A global approach through the biological information system NeMYS. Faculty of Sciences, University of Ghent (Member of Jury)

MSc

Supervision of MSc Theses

10. Mantzani EN (2016) Ecological evaluation and diversity patterns of submarine caves in Zakynthos (Laganas Bay). MSc Thesis, Department of Biology, University of Crete (co-supervisor)

9. Anastasiou T (2013-2014) The phenomenon of imposex and the effect of butyltin substances on the gastropod Hexaplex trunculus. MSc Thesis, Department of Biology, University of Crete (implementation advisor)

8. Keklikoglou K (2014) Comparative study of the collecting performance of three hard bottom samplers on the benthic assemblages (meio-macrofauna). MSc Thesis, Department of Biology, University of Crete (co-supervisor)

7. Tsikopoulou I (2012) Experimental approach of the effects of organic enrichment in phototrophic bacterial composition on marine sediment. MSc Thesis, Department of Biology, University of Crete (co-supervisor)

6. Pavloudi C (2012) Comparative analysis of geochemical variables, macrofaunal and microbial communities in lagoonal ecosystems. MSc Thesis, Department of Biology, University of Crete (co-supervisor)

5. Μarkantonatou V (2011) The Use of information on the macrobenthic invertebrate (Polychaeta) life cycle traits for the estimation of the transitional habitat quality in the Mediterranean. MSc Thesis, Department of Biology, University of Crete (co-supervisor)

4. Vasileiadou Κ (2007) The polychaete taxo-community in lagoonal ecosystems: A first ecological and molecular approach. MSc Thesis, Department of Biology, University of Crete (co-supervisor)

3. Chatzigeorgiou G (2005) Succession of a coastal transitional habitat in the Mediterranean (Gialova lagoon). MSc Thesis, Department of Biology, University of Crete (co-supervisor)

2. Κoulouri P (1999) Structure and dynamics of the soft substrates molluscan taxocommunities at the sewage outfall of the Heraklion Gulf. MSc Thesis, Department of Biology, University of Crete (implementation advisor)

1. Sevastou Κ (1999) Study of the structure and distribution of the soft substrates polychaete taxocommunities at the sewage outfall of the Heraklion Gulf. MSc Thesis, Department of Biology, University of Crete (implementation advisor)

BSc

2. Faulwetter S (2005) Development of MedOBIS – a biogeographic information system for the Eastern Mediterranean and the Black Sea. Diploma Thesis, Department of Documentation in Life Sciences, University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Hanover (co-supervisor)

1. Chatzigeorgiou G (2003) Assessment of the Mediterranean lagoonal biodiversity, Diploma Thesis (BSc Honours) Department of Marine Sciences, University of the Aegean (co-supervisor)

Organization of conferences & symposia

40. November 15-18, 2018, Hellenic Bioinformatics 11, Thessaloniki, Greece; member of the organizing committee
39. October 04-07, 2018, HELECOS9, Heraklion, Greece; member of the organizing committee
38. May 30 – June 03, 2018, 12th Panhellenic Symposium of Oceanography and Fisheries, Ionian University, Corfu, Greece;
Chair
37. April 16, 2016, Catalogue of Life Annual Meeting, Herakleion, Greece; co-organizer
36. December 1-3, 2015, EU BON Invasive Alien Species Modelling Workshop, Heraklion, Greece; co-organizer
35. July 3, 2015, MAPMED Content Transfer Workshop, Heraklion, Greece; co-rganizer
34. June 8-11, 2015, EMODnet WP4 EMODnet/EUBON workshop on markup/semi-automated extraction of historical (marine)
biogeographic data, Heraklion, Greece; co-organizer
33. Aplril 20-24, 2015, EMBOS synthesis meeting, Heraklion, Greece; co-organizer
32. December 15-19, 2014, EMBOS Workshop, Heraklion, Crete, Greece; co-organizer
31. July 7-8, 2014, Lifewatch Stakeholders Board Meeting, Heraklion, Crete; organizer
30. June 30 – July 3, 2014, LifewatchGreece Data Management Workshop, Heraklion, Crete
29. June 3-5, 2014, LifeWatch Marine Thematic Technical Workshop, Heraklion, Crete; organizer
28. EUBON 2nd General Meeting and Training Workshop, 30 March – 3 April 2014, Heraklion, Crete, Greece. Member of the
organising committee; co-organizer
27. November 20-22, 2013, EMBOS Workshop, Anavyssos, Greece; co-organizer
26. October 3-5, 2013, BEF (Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning) Workshop for special issue in memoriam of Carlo
Heip, Heraklion, Greece; organizer
25. July, 23-25, 2013, MARBIGEN Cybertaxonomy Workshop, HCMR, Heraklion, Greece; organizer
24. July 14-20, 2013, EMBC Summer School, HCMR, Heraklion, Greece; co-organizer
23. July 1-2, 2013, Blue Hackathon, AgInfra-ViBRANT joint event, HCMR, Heraklion, Greece; co-organizer
22. April 17-19, 2013, CIGESMED kick-off meeting, HCMR, Heraklion, Greece; co-organizer
21. October 2012, ViBRANT management meeting, HCMR, Heraklion, Crete, Greece; co-organizer
20. October 2012, Srcatchpads Workshop, HCMR, Heraklion, Crete, Greece; co-organizer
19. December 2011, EVAMAP Workshop, HCMR, Heraklion, Crete, Greece; co-organizer
18. October 2011, EMODnet Workshop, HCMR, Heraklion, Crete, Greece; co-organizer
17. October 2010, The “Mediterranean Biota”, postgraduate level summer school, Heraklion, Crete, Greece; co-organizer
16. July 2010, Third HELBIONET Steering Committee, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
15. May 2010, HELBIONET Second Steering Committee and Assembly Workshop meeting, Heraklion, Crete, Greece;
organizer
14. February 2010, First HELBIONET Steering Committee meeting, Athens, Greece; organizer
13. October 2009; ICES Task Group 6 on Indicators of seafloor integrity, Heraklion, Crete, Greece; organizer
12. April 2009; X_Theory Workshop (Marine Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning, MarBEF), Heraklion, Crete, Greece;
organizer
11. February 2007; Nomina 1 Workshop (Encyclopedia of Life), Heraklion, Crete, Greece; co-organizer
10. April-May 2006; ICES (International Council for the Exploration of the Seas) Symposium Benthos Ecology Working Group
WGBE; Heraklion, Crete; co-organiser
9. June 2006; SeaDataNet Workshop, Heraklion, Crete; co-organiser
8. October 2006; Theme 1 MarBEF Workshop, Heraklion, Crete, Greece; organizer
7. October 2006; Theme 1 MarBEF Workshop, Heraklion, Crete, Greece; organizer
6. October 2006; PROPE-taxon RMP (MarBEF) Workshop, Heraklion, Crete, Greece; organizer
5. December 2004; MarBEF Theme 3 Workshop, Heraklion, Crete, Greece; co-organizer
4. June 2004, ELME WP1 Workshop, Heraklion, Crete, Greece; co-organizer
3. March 2002, BIOMARE Workshop, Heraklion, Crete, Greece; organizer
2. May 2002, BIOMARE Workshop, Corinth, Greece; organizer
1. April 1998; ICES Symposium Living Resources Committee, WGCEPH; Heraklion, Crete; member of the organising
committee

Scientific reviewing


7. Biodiversity and Conservation
8. Biodiversity Data Journal
9. Biological Conservation
10. Biological Invasions
11. Biology Letters
12. Bulletin of Marine Science
13. Continental Shelf Research
14. Diversity and Distributions
15. Ecological Indicators
16. Environmental Science and Technology
17. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science
18. Ethics in Science and Environmental Politics
19. Frontiers in Marine Science
20. Frontiers of Environmental Science and Engineering in China
21. Frontiers in Microbiology
22. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution
23. Global Ecology and Biogeography
24. Helgoland Marine Research
25. Hydrobiologia
26. ICES Journal of Marine Science
27. Italian Journal of Zoology
28. Journal of Applied Ecology
29. Journal of Biogeography
30. Journal of Biological Research
31. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology
32. Journal of Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom
33. Journal of Marine Systems
34. Journal of Nature Conservation
35. Journal of Sea Research
36. Marine Biodiversity
37. Marine Biology
38. Marine Ecology Progress Series
39. Marine Ecology (formerly published by PSZNI)
40. Marine Pollution Bulletin
41. Mediterranean Marine Science
42. Nature Scientific Reports
43. PLoS ONE
44. Regional Studies in Marine Science
45. Transitional Waters Bulletin
46. Scientia Marina
47. Subterranean Biology
48. Vie et Milieu
49. Zookeys
50. Zoosymposia

Membership of scientific societies

14. 2017-, National expert on the GES Descriptor “Biodiversity” to the EU (MSFD Implementation phase); nominated by the
Special Secretariat for Water of the Hellenic Ministry of Environment and Energy
13. 2016, Biodiversity expert for the GLOBIS-B (GLOBal Infrastructures for Supporting Biodiversity research) project on
species distributions and abundances
12. 2015, Member of the UNEP (United Nations Environment Program) World Ocean Assessment: Biodiversity (drafting
team), Estuaries and Deltas (core group experts)
11. 2014-, Member of the MARS (European Marine Stations Network) Board
10. 2014-, Member of the ICES review group for the EU Decision on the Descriptor 6 (sea floor integrity) of the MSFD
9. 2013-2014, Member of the pool of experts for the drafting of the UN World Ocean Assessment
8. 2013-2014, Member of the Scientific Council of the Institut Méditerranéen de Biodiversité et d'Ecologie marine et
continentale (IMBE), Aix-Marseille Université, Marseille
7. 2010-2011, Member of the ICES Integrating Marine and Maritime Science Communities (MARCOM+) First Panel
6. 2009-2010, Member of the ICES Task Group 6 on the “Indicators of seafloor integrity”
5. 2008-2011, Member of the Standing Advisor Committee of the Institute of Marine Biology and Genetics
4. 2008, Treasurer of the MarBEF+ Organization
3. 2008-, Member of the WoRMS (Word Register of Marine Species) Board
2. 2007-2015, Member of the SMEBD (Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data) Council
1. 1998-2000, 2012-2013, Advisory Committee Member of the International Polychaete Association (IPA)

Awards & distinctions

6. 2018, Awarded with the Frontiers Community Support Fund as a recognition for the work carried out as an Associate
Editor for Frontiers in Marine Science, by the College of Chief Editors
5. 2017, Awarded with the Frontiers Community Support Fund as a recognition for the work carried out as an Associate
Editor for Frontiers in Marine Science, by the College of Chief Editors
4. Wu Y, Wang C, Zheng G, Li S (2016) Three new species of the genus Leptonetela from Greece (Araneae, Leptonetidae)
ZooKeys 569: 23–35; URL: http://zookeys.pensoft.net/articles.php?id=6921
“Abstract: Three new species of the spider genus Leptonetela collected from caves in Greece are described: L. arvanitidisi sp. n. (male & female), L.
paragamiani sp. n. (male & female) and L. penevi sp. n. (male & female). Detailed illustrations of the new species are provided. DNA barcodes were
obtained for future use.
Etymology: The specific name is dedicated to Dr. Christos Arvanitidis of the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research in Crete, a leading taxonomist on
Polychaeta; noun(name) in genitive case.”
3. 1999, Hellenic-French Scientific Co-operation: Sejours Scientifiques en France. Station Marine de Wimereux, France
2. 1998, EU TMR. Laboratoire Arago, Banyuls-sur-Mer, France
1. 1990, EU Project Erasmus. Station Marine d’Endoume, Université d’Aix Marseille II; Laboratoire d’Écologie Animale,
Université Catholique de l’Ouest d’Angers, France

 

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