Maria Pantazi

Maria Pantazi

Research Associate

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Short CV

  • BSc in Statistics and Insurance Science, University of Piraeus (1996-2001)
  • MSc in Biological Oceanography, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens (2001-2004)

She has attended special training courses in Stock assessments and fisheries advice (ICES, Denmark), Functioning and evolution of Mediterranean Marine Ecosystems (John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation – SESAME project), Statistical Modelling and Time series analysis of Biological Data (Institute of Oceanology, BAS, Bulgaria – SESAME project) and Statistical analysis & Data assimilation in biogeochemical oceanography (IFM-GEOMAR, Germany – EUR-OCEANS/CARBOOCEAN project)

Since 2006, she holds a position as a research associate (Statistician) at the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research. Her research interests include: Statistical Modelling, Time series Analysis, Spatial & Temporal models in fisheries stocks, Geo-Statistics, Fisheries Management, Bio-economic Modelling, Risk Assessment, Evaluation of Ecological Indices and Ecosystem-Based Spatial Management. She has participated in more than 15 national and international projects. She has contributed more than 20 publications in peer-reviewed journals, as well as more than 25 other publications (i.e. conference proceedings, book chapters, special publications, newspaper and magazine articles).

She is a member of the Geotechnical Chamber of Greece as well as of the Hellenic Oceanographers’ Association.


  • Ioanna Siokou, Soultana Zervoudaki, Dimitris Velaoras, Alexander Theocharis, Epaminondas D. Christou, Maria Protopapa and Maria Pantazi (2019) Mesozooplankton vertical patterns along an east-west transect in the oligotrophic Mediterranean sea during early summer. Deep-Sea Research Part II 164 (2019) 170–189.
  • Alexandra Pavlidou, Nomiki Simboura, Kalliopi Pagou, Georgia Assimakopoulou, Vassilis Gerakaris, Ioannis Hatzianestis, Panayotis Panayotidis, Maria Pantazi, Nadia Papadopoulou, Sofia Reizopoulou, Chris Smith, Maria Triantaphyllou, Maria C. Uyarra, Ioanna Varkitzi, Vassiliki Vassilopoulou, Christina Zeri and Angel Borja. (2018)  Using a holistic ecosystem-integrated approach to assess the environmental status of Saronikos Gulf, Eastern Mediterranean Ecological Indicators.
  • VARKITZI, I., MARKOGIANNI, V., PANTAZI, M., PAGOU, K., PAVLIDOU, A., & DIMITRIOU, E. (2018). Effect of river inputs on environmental status and potentially harmful phytoplankton in a coastal area of eastern Mediterranean (Maliakos Gulf, Greece). Mediterranean Marine Science, 19(2), 326-343. doi:
  • Maina, I., Kavadas, S., Damalas, D., Pantazi, M., and Katsanevakis, S. Dynamics of trawling effort in the Aegean Sea: investigating the potential of Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) data. – ICES Journal of Marine Science, doi:10.1093/icesjms/fsy083.
  • Maren Myrto Brodersen, Maria Pantazi, Athina Kokkali, Panayotis Panayotidis, Vassiliki Vassilopoulou. (2017). Cumulative impacts from multiple human activities on seagrass meadows in eastern Mediterranean waters: the case of Saronikos Gulf (Aegean Sea, Greece). Environmental Science and Pollution Research.
  • Teixeira H, Berg T, Uusitalo L, Fürhaupter K, Heiskanen A, Mazik K, Lynam CP, Neville S, Rodriguez J, Papadopoulou N, Moncheva S, Churilova T, Krivenko O, Krause-jensen D, Zaiko A, Verissimo H, Pantazi M, Carvalho S, Patrício J, Uyarra MC and Borja A(2016) A Catalogue of marine biodiversity indicators. Front. Mar. Sci. 3:207.
  • Frangoulis, C., Grigoratou, M., Zoulias, Th., Hannides, C.C.S., Pantazi, M., Psarra, S., Siokou, I., Continental Shelf Research (2016), Expanding zooplankton standing stock estimation from meso- to metazooplankton: A case study in the N. Aegean Sea (Mediterranean Sea), Continental Shelf Research
  • Uusitalo L, Blanchet H, Andersen JH, Beauchard O, Berg T, Bianchelli S, Cantafaro A, Carstensen J, Carugati L, Cochrane S, Danovaro R, Heiskanen A-S, Karvinen V, Moncheva S, Murray C, Neto JM, Nygård H, Pantazi M, Papadopoulou N, Simboura N, Srebaliene G, Uyarra MC and Borja A (2016) Indicator-Based Assessment of Marine Biological Diversity–Lessons from 10 Case Studies across the European Seas. Front. Mar. Sci. 3:159
  • Queirós AM, Strong JA, Mazik K, Carstensen J, Bruun J, Somerfield PJ, Bruhn A, Ciavatta S, Flo E, Bizsel N, Özaydinli M, Chuševė R, Muxika I, Nygard H, Papadopoulou N, Pantazi M and Krause-Jensen D (2016) An Objective Framework to Test the Quality of Candidate Indicators of Good Environmental Status. Front. Mar. Sci. 3:73. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2016.00073.
  • Crise, H. Kaberi, J. Ruiz, A. Zatsepin, E. Arashkevich, M. Giani, A. P. Karageorgis, L. Prieto, M. Pantazi, D. Gonzalez-Fernandez,et al. 2015. A MSFD complementary approach for the assessment of pressures, knowledge and data gaps in Southern European Seas: the PERSEUS experience. Marine Pollution Bulletin.
  • V. Stelzenmüller, T. Vega Fernández, K. Cronin, C. Röckmann, M. Pantazi, J. Vanaverbeke, et al. Assessing uncertainty associated with the monitoring and evaluation of spatially managed areas. Marine Policy, 51 (2015), pp. 151–162.
  • D. Altukhov, I. Siokou, M. Pantazi, K. Stefanova, F. Timofte, A. Gubanova, A. Nikishina, E. Arashkevich. 2015. Intercomparison of five nets used for mesozooplankton sampling. Mediterranean Marine science. DOI: 10.12681/mms.1100.
  • Stefanos Kavadas, Irida Maina, Dimitrios Damalas, Ioannis Dokos, Maria Pantazi, Vassiliki Vassilopoulou. 2015. Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis as a tool to extract fishing footprints: application to small scale fisheries and implications for management in the context of the Maritime Spatial Planning Directive. Mediterranean Marine science. DOI:
  • Siokou, I., Frangoulis, C., Grigoratou, M., Pantazi, M., 2014. Zooplankton community dynamics in the Aegean Front (E. Mediterranean) in the winter spring period.  Mediterranean Marine Science, 15(4), 706-720. doi:10.12681/mms.915.
  • Maravelias CD., Maynou, F., Pantazi M., 2014. Fisheries management scenarios; Tradeoffs between economic and biological objectives. Fisheries Management and Ecology 21(3), 186-195. doi: 10.1111/fme.12060.
  • Issaris Y, Katsanevakis S, Pantazi M, Vassilopoulou V, Panayotidis P, Kavadas S, Kokkali A, Salomidi M, Frantzis A, Panou A, Damalas D, Klaoudatos D, Sakellariou D, Drakopoulou V, Kyriakidou C, Maina I, Fric J, Smith C, GIakoumi S, Karris G (2012) Ecological mapping and data quality assessment for the needs of ecosystem-based marine spatial management: case study Greek Ionian Sea and the adjacent gulfs. Mediterranean Marine Science 13:297-311
  • Maravelias CD, Tserpes G, Pantazi M, Peristeraki N (2012) Habitat selection and temporal abundance fluctuations of common demersal cartilaginous fish in the Aegean Sea (eastern Mediterranean). PLoS ONE 7:e35474
  • Moncheva S, Pantazi M, Pautova L, Boicenco L, Vasiliu D, Mantzosh L (2012) Black Sea phytoplankton data quality–problems and progress. Turkish Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 12:417-422
  • Raitsos DE, Korres G, Triantafyllou G, Petihakis G, Pantazi M, Tsiaras K, Pollani A (2012) Assessing chlorophyll variability in relation to the environmental regime in Pagasitikos Gulf, Greece. Journal of Marine Systems 94:S16-S22
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