Georgia Papantoniou

---Georgia Papantoniou

Georgia Papantoniou

Researcher Associate

Short CV

  • BSc in Environmental and Natural Resources Management, University of Ioannina, Greece, “A comparative study of lakes in Estonia based on their zooplankton communities” (2005),
  • MSc in Department of Geography, University College London, London, United Kingdom, “Population and trophic ecology of the Bullhead (Cottus gobio) in a chalk stream ecosystem” (2006)
  • PhD in in Marine Ecology, Division of Biology, University of Athens, Greece, “Zooplankton in Kalloni Gulf and its role in the food web” (2015)

During her undergraduate and postgraduate studies, she has been trained in the Institute of Geoecology (Tallinn, Estonia), the Department of Geography (University College London, UK), the Department of Biology (Queen Mary University, London, UK) and the Institut de Ciencias de Mar (ICM, Barcelona, Spain) in a wide array of field techniques (e.g. mesoscale enclosure/exclosure field experiments), laboratory skills (e.g. copepod ecophysiology experiments) and identification expertise (e.g. freshwater, coastal and marine micro- and mesozooplankton ).

She has attended a special training course in modelling aquatic ecosystems with Ecopath, Ecosim and Ecospace.

She has participated in 8 national and European research projects, she has co-authored 7 scientific articles in international peer-reviewed journals and participated in 9 national and international conferences. Her principal research interests lie on the impacts of stressors (climate change, acidification, eutrophication, habitat alteration, overfishing) on the structure and functioning of aquatic ecosystems.

In 2017 she held a teaching position (Academic scholar) for the undergraduate course of “Freshwater ecosystems” in the Department of Ecology and Systematics in the Division of Biology of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.

Currently she is exploring the food web structure and dynamics of Saronikos gulf via ecological modelling using “EwE”, a tool which allows the description and evaluation of the links between form and function in multispecies systems.


  • Tsagarakis K., Carbonell A., Brčić J., Bellido J.M., Carbonara P., Edridge A., García T., González M., Šifner S.K., Machias A., Papantoniou G., Sala A., Škeljo F., Vitale S., Vassilopoulou V., 2017. Old Info for a New Fisheries Policy: Discard Ratios and Lengths at Discarding in EU Mediterranean Bottom Trawl Fisheries. Frontiers in Marine Science, 4, p.99.
  • Isari S., Zervoudaki S., Peters J., Papantoniou G., Pelejero C., Saiz E., 2016. Lack of evidence for elevated CO2-induced bottom-up effects on marine copepods. ICES Journal of Marine Science 73, 3, 650-658.
  •  Papantoniou G., Danielides D.B., Spyropoulou A., Fragopoulu N., 2015. Spatial and temporal variability of small-sized copepod assemblages in a shallow semi-enclosed embayment (Kalloni Gulf, NE Mediterranean Sea). Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the UK 94, 02, 349-360.
  • Cladas Y., Papantoniou G., Bekiari V., Fragopoulu N., 2015. A dystrophic event in Papas Lagoon, Araxos Cape, Western Greece in the summer 2012. Mediterranean Marine Science, 17(1), 32-38.
  • Spyropoulou A., Spatharis S., Papantoniou G., Tsirtsis G., 2012. Potential response to climate change of a semi-arid coastal ecosystem in Eastern Mediterranean. Hydrobiologia 705, 87-99.
  • Eleftheriou A., Anagnostopoulou-Visilia, Anastasopoulou E., Ates S.A., Bachari N. El I, Cavas L., Cevik F., Ulhas M., Cevik, F., Delos A.-L, Derici O.B., Erguden D., Fragopoulu N., Giangrande A., Goksan T., Gravili C., Gurlek M., Hattour A., Kapiris K., Kouraklis P., Lamouti S., Prato E., Papa L., Papantoniou G., Parlapiano I., Poursanidis D., Turan C. and Yaglioglou D., 2011. New Mediterranean Biodiversity Records. Mediterranean Marine Science 12, 2, 491-508.
  • Woodward G., Papantoniou G., Lauridsen R.B., 2008. Trophic trickles and cascades in a complex food web: impacts of a keystone predator on a stream community structure and ecosystem processes. Oikos 117, 5, 683- 692.