Dr Christos Arvanitidis is senior researcher and head of the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HCMR) marine biodiversity laboratory. Involved in more than 40 research and education projects, coordinated 6. Research ID: 6.8 M€. More than 50 peer-reviewed scientific articles. Guest editor in Marine Ecology Progress Series, member of the editorial board of Transitional Waters Bulletin, Associate Editor of Frontiers in Marine Science and Biodiversity Data Journal; reviewer in more than 30 international peer-reviewed journals.
Member of: Society for the Marine European Biodiversity Data (SMEBD), editorial board of the Word Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), scientific advisory council of the International Polychaete Association (IPA), ICES task group 6 working on the sea floor integrity (EU MSDF), drafting team of the UN World Ocean Assessment and of the Scientific Council of the Institut Méditerranéen de Biodiversité et d’ Ecologie marine et continentale (IMBE), Marseille. Arvanitidis’ research focuses on marine biodiversity, functional diversity, and coastal ecosystems.
He works on the comparisons of marine biodiversity information patterns deriving from various biological organization levels and scales of observation, trying to develop new approaches to explore their interrelationships.