Wanda Plaiti

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Personal InformationWanda Plaiti
Biodiversity, taxonomy, scientific diving

HCMR Thalassocosmos 71500 Gournes, Crete, Greece

+30 2810 337742


Field & DegreeM.Sc.
SectionBiodiversity & Genetics
LocationMain Building
ORCID iDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-0904-9874
ResearchGate IDhttps://www.researchgate.net/profile/Wanda_Plaiti
Scopus iD2811484
Scientific impact
Publication record
H-index (scopus): 3
Articles: 8
Citations-total: 608
Citations-nonself: 499
Education & training
Year (completed) Degree, Department, University, Town (optional), Country
1981B.Sc. in Oceanography from the University of Gdańsk, Poland
1983M.Sc. from the University of Gdańsk, Poland
Work Experience
Year (start) Position – Organization, Town (optional), Country
1986Research assistant , Chemistry lab, Institute of Marine Biology and Genetics , Hellenic Centre for Marine Research of Crete (HCMR)
2003Research assistant , Institute of Marine Biology and Genetics , Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HCMR)
Personal skills
Mother tongue(s)Polish
Other language(s)
Language Basic/Intermediate/Proficient
Russian, GermanIntermediate
Educational activities
Teaching experience
April 1988
Crustacean taxonomy advanced level workshop, Wales
May 1988
Amphipoda taxonomy, Marine Laboratory, Aberdeen
April 1992
Amphipoda taxonomy of Mediterranean species, Centre d’Oceanologie de Marseille (Prof. D. Bellan-Santini), Marseilles, (France)
August 1993
Fish parasita taxonomy (Prof. Lia Paggi), Instituto di Parassitoligoa Universita di Roma “La Sapienza”, Roma (Italy)
June 1994
Taxonomy, fixation, mounting and staining of Digenea (Prof. Lia Paggi), Instituto di Parassitoligia Universita di Roma “La Sapienza”, Roma (Italy)
August 1994
Techniques used in parasitology (Prof. I. Paperna) , Faculty of Agriculture Department of Animal Sciences, University of Jerusalem, Rehovot (Israel)
Tselepides, APapadopoulou K-NPodaras DPlaiti WKoutsoubas DPantazoglou F.  1997.  Macrobenthic community structure in Cretan Sea.the 5th National Symposium on Oceanography and Fisheries. :233-236.
Karakassis, IPapadopoulou K-NDafnomili EPlaiti WWilkinson M.  1993.  Preliminary study of the environmental conditions of Iraklion Harbour4th Pan-Hellenic Symposium Oceanography and Fisheries. :397-400.
Organization of conferences & symposia



Scientific reviewing

Guest Editor: INSTYTUT BIOLOGII DOŚWIADCZALNEJ IM. M. NENCKIEGO, INSTYTUT EKOLOGII (POLSKA AKADEMIA NAUK), & POLSKA AKADEMIA NAUK. (1953). Polskie archiwum hydrobiologii. Dziekanów Lesńy, Państwowe Wydawn. Naukowe. 2001, Vol XLVII No. 3-4

Membership of scientific societies

Member of The Crustacean Society

Publications outside HCMR


Keklikoglou, K; Chatzigeorgiou, G; Faulwetter, S; Kalogeropoulou, V; Plaiti, W; Maidanou, M; Dounas, C; Lampadariou, N; Arvanitidis, C

'Simple' can be good, too: Testing three hard bottom sampling methods on macrobenthic and meiobenthic assemblages Journal Article

Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 2018, ISSN: 00253154, (Publisher: Cambridge University Press)


Mavraki, D; Fanini, L; Tsompanou, M; Gerovasileiou, V; Nikolopoulou, S; Chatzinikolaou, E; Plaitis, W; Faulwetter, S

Rescuing biogeographic legacy data: The "Thor" Expedition, a historical oceanographic expedition to the Mediterranean Sea Journal Article

Biodiversity Data Journal, 4 (1), 2016, ISSN: 13142828, (Publisher: Pensoft Publishers).


Plaitis, W; Rossano, C; Chatzigeorgiou, G

Amphipod fauna community in three Mediterranean harbours – preliminary study Inproceedings

International Colloquium on Amphipoda, 2013.


Company, JB; Maiorano, P; Tselepides, A; Politou, C -Y; Plaiti, W; Rollant, G; Sardá, F

Deep-sea decapod crustaceans in the western and central Mediterranean Sea: preliminary aspect of species distribution, biomass and population structure. Journal Article

Scientia Marina, 68 , pp. 73–86, 2004.


Plaiti, W; Tselepides, A

Amphipod community structure in an area of intensive natural and anthropogenic disturbance (Termaicos Bay in the Mediterranean Sea). In Proceedings

Tunis, Tunisia, 2003, (Publication Title: The11th International Colloquium on Amphipoda, Type: Abstract).


Plaiti, W; Sardá, F; Tselepides, A

A comparative study of the deep-sea epibenthic fauna from the Balearic (NW Mediterranean) and Ionian (SE Mediterranean) Basins. In Proceedings

Lodz, Poland., 2002, (Publication Title: The 4th European Crustacean Conference.).

Plaiti, W; Sardá, F; Tselepides, A

The contribution of decapod crustaceans to the hyperbenthic fauna of the deep Mediterranean Sea. (poster) In pPoceedings

Corfu, Greece. 2-6 September., 2002, (Publication Title: 8th Colloquium Crustacea Decapoda Mediterranean. Type: Poster).


Tselepides, Anastasios; Papadopoulou, Konstantia-N; Podaras, Dimitris; Plaiti, Wanda; Koutsoubas, Drosos

Macrobenthic community structure over the continental margin of Crete (South Aegean Sea, NE Mediterranean) Journal Article

Progress in Oceanography, 46 (2-4), pp. 401–428, 2000, ISSN: 00796611.

Hatziyanni, E; Tsapakis, E; Plaiti, W; Karakassis, I

Impact of organic enrichment on the vertical distribution and the size of macrofauna in a coastal fish farming size. In Proceedings

pp. 341–345, Chios, Greece, 2000, (Publication Title: The 6th Hellenic Symposium of Oceanography and Fisheries,).

Plaiti, W; Akoumianaki, I; Eleftheriou, A

Seasonal and bathymetric trends of the amphipod fauna in Heraklion Bay (Aegean Sea) Journal Article

Polskie Archiwum Hydrobiologii, 47 , pp. 517 – 525, 2000.

Plaiti W, Akoumianaki I, Eleftheriou A. Seasonal and bathymetric trends of the amphipod fauna in Heraklion Bay (Aegean Sea). Pol. Arch. Hydrobiol.. 2000;47(3-4):517-25.

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Tselepides, A; Akoumianaki, I; Papadopoulou, K -N; Podaras, D; Plaiti, W; Tholosan, O

Seasonal variability and distribution of organic matter in surface and subsurface sediments of the Aegean Sea. In Proceedings

Perpignan, France, 1999, (Publication Title: The 4th MTP workshop- MATER).

Karakassis, I; Hatziyanni, E; Tsapakis, M; Plaiti, W

Benthic recovery following cessation of fish farming: a series of successes and catastrophes Journal Article

Marine Ecology Progress Series, 184 , pp. 205–218, 1999, ISSN: 0171-8630, 1616-1599.


Hatziyanni, E; Papadopoulou, K -N; Plaiti, W; Maidanou, M; Karakassis, I

The structure of macrobenthic communities in three coastal areas of intensive fish-culture. In Proceedings

pp. 223–226, Kavala, Greece,, 1997, (Publication Title:  5th Pan-Hellenic Symposium of Oceanography and Fisheries).

Tselepides, A; Papadopoulou, K -N; Podaras, D; Plaiti, W; Koutsoubas, D; Pantazoglou, F

Macrobenthic community structure in Cretan Sea. Inproceedings

pp. 233–236, Kavala, Greece, 1997, (Publication Title: 5th National Symposium on Oceanography and Fisheries).

Tselepides, A; Polychronaki, T; Dafnomili, E; Plaiti, W; Zivanovic, S

Distribution of nutrients, chloroplastic pigments, POC, PON and ATP in the Cretan Sea (NE Mediterranean): Seasonal and interannual variability In Proceedings

pp. 189–193, 1997, (Publication Title: 5th Pan-Hellenic Symposium of Oceanography and Fisheries).


Labropoulou, M; Plaiti, W

Selective predation on small crustaceans by six demersal fish species in Iraklion Bay (Cretan Sea, north-eastern Mediterranean). Journal Article

Biology and Ecology of Shallow Coastal Waters, pp. 351–357, 1995.

Tselepides, A; Smith, C; Kallianiotis, Argyris; Polychronaki, T; Dafnomili, E; Papadopoulou, K -N; Plaiti, W; Zivanovic, S; Podaras, D; Pandazoglou, F; Psara, S; Otegui, A; Eleftheriou, A

Chemical metabolic and faunal gradients over the continental shelf, slope and deep basin of the Cretan Sea. In Proceedings

Sorrento, Italy, 1995, (Publication Title: 2nd MAST days and EUROMAR market Type: Poster).


Karakassis, Ioannis; Papadopoulou, K -N; Dafnomili, E; Plaiti, W; Wilkinson, M

Preliminary study of the environmental conditions of Iraklion Harbour In Proceedings

pp. 397–400, Rhodes, Greece, 1993, (Publication Title: 4th Pan-Hellenic Symposium Oceanography and Fisheries).





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