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  1. Smeti, E., Tsirtsis, G., Meziti, A., Kormas, K. A., Danielidis, D. B., Roelke, D. L. and Spatharis, S. (2024) Resilience of coastal marine metacommunities to increasing hydraulic connectivity. Marine Ecology Progress Series, (Accepted for Publication)

  2. Meziti, A., Smeti, E., Daniilides, D., Spatharis, S., Tsirtsis, G. and Kormas, K. A. (2023) Increased contribution of parasites in microbial eukaryotic communities of different Aegean Sea coastal systems. PeerJ, 11, e16655. (doi: 10.7717/peerj.16655,

  3. Algueró-Muñiz M, Spatharis S, Dwyer T, de Noia M, Chaib B, Robertson B, Johnstone C, Welsh J, Macphee A, Mazurkiewicz M, Bickerdike R, Migaud H, McGhee C, Præbel K, Llewellyn M, 2023. High resolution longitudinal molecular and morphological tracking of planktonic threats to salmon aquaculture: new candidates and old players. Bioarchive:

  4. Christoforou, E., Dominoni, D. , Lindstrom, J. , Diamantopoulou, C., Czyzewski, J., Mirzai, N. and Spatharis, S. (2023) The effects of artificial light at night (ALAN) on the gaping activity and feeding of mussels. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 192, 115105. (doi: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2023.115105) (PMID:37290299)

  5. Vad CF, Hanny-Endrédi A, Kratina P, Abonyi A, Mironova E, Murray DS, Samchyshyna L, Tsakalakis I, Smeti E, Spatharis S, Tan H, Preiler C, Petrusek A, Bengtsson MM, Ptacnik R., 2023. Spatial insurance against a heatwave differs between trophic levels in experimental aquatic communities. Glob Chang Biol. 2023 Jun;29(11):3054-3071. doi: 10.1111/gcb.16692. Epub 2023 Apr 7. PMID: 36946870.

  6. Apostolopoulou, N. G., Smeti, E., Lamorgese, M., Varkitzi, I., Whitfield, P., Regnault, C. and Spatharis, S. (2022) Microalgae show a range of responses to exometabolites of foreign species. Algal Research, 62, 102627. (doi: 10.1016/j.algal.2021.102627) (PMID:35311224) (PMCID:PMC8924005)

  7. Haddou, Y.Mancy, R. , Matthiopoulos, J. , Spatharis, S. and Dominoni, D. M. (2022) Widespread extinction debts and colonization credits in United States breeding bird communities. Nature Ecology and Evolution, 6, pp. 324-331. (doi: 10.1038/s41559-021-01653-3) (PMID:35145265)

  8. Baroja, E., Christoforou, E.Lindstrom, J. and Spatharis, S. (2021) Effects of microplastics on bivalves: Are experimental settings reflecting conditions in the field? Marine Pollution Bulletin, 171, 112696. (doi: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2021.112696) (PMID:34252736)

  9. Diamantopoulou, C.Christoforou, E.Dominoni, D. M. , Kaiserli, E. , Czyzewski, J.Mirzai, N. and Spatharis, S. (2021) Wavelength-dependent effects of artificial light at night on phytoplankton growth and community structure. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B: Biological Sciences, 288(1953), 20210525. (doi: 10.1098/rspb.2021.0525) (PMID:34157871)

  10. Christoforou, E.Dominoni, D. M. , Lindström, J. , Stilo, G. and Spatharis, S. (2020) Effects of long-term exposure to microfibers on ecosystem services provided by coastal mussels. Environmental Pollution, 266(Part 3), 115184. (doi: 10.1016/j.envpol.2020.115184) (PMID:32683089)

  11. Kafouris, S., Smeti, E., Spatharis, S. , Tsirtsis, G., Economou-Amilli, A. and Danielidis, D. B. (2019) Nitrogen as the main driver of benthic diatom composition and diversity in oligotrophic coastal systems. Science of the Total Environment, 694, 133773. (doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.133773)

  12. Spatharis, S. , Lamprinou, V., Meziti, A., Kormas, K. A., Danielidis, D. D., Smeti, E., Roelke, D. L., Mancy, R. and Tsirtsis, G. (2019) Everything is not everywhere: can marine compartments shape phytoplankton assemblages? Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B: Biological Sciences, 286(1914), 20191890. (doi: 10.1098/rspb.2019.1890) (PMID:31662088) (PMCID:PMC6842854)

  13. Caceres, C.Spatharis, S. , Kaiserli, E. , Smeti, E., Flowers, H. and Bonachela, J. A. (2019) Temporal phosphate gradients reveal diverse acclimation responses in phytoplankton phosphate uptake. ISME Journal, 13(11), pp. 2834-2845. (doi: 10.1038/s41396-019-0473-1) (PMID:31350454)

  14. Peters, L., Spatharis, S. , Dario, M. A., Dwyer, T., Roca, I. J.T., Kintner, A., Kanstad-Hanssen, Ø., Llewellyn, M. S. and Praebel, K. (2018) Environmental DNA: a new low-cost monitoring tool for pathogens in salmonid aquaculture. Frontiers in Microbiology, 9, 3009. (doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2018.03009) (PMID:30581425) (PMCID:PMC6292926)

  15. Smeti, E., Roelke, D. L., Tsirtsis, G. and Spatharis, S. (2018) Species extinctions strengthen the relationship between biodiversity and resource use efficiency. Ecological Modelling, 384, pp. 75-86. (doi: 10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2018.06.006)

  16. Tamvakis, A., Anagnostopoulos, C.-N., Tsirtsis, G., Niros, A. D. and Spatharis, S. (2018) Optimized classification predictions with a new index combining machine learning algorithms. International Journal on Artificial Intelligence Tools, 27(3), 1850012. (doi: 10.1142/s0218213018500124)

  17. Papanikolopoulou, L. A., Smeti, E., Roelke, D. L., Dimitrakopoulos, P. G., Kokkoris, G. D., Danielidis, D. B. and Spatharis, S. (2018) Interplay between r- and K-strategists leads to phytoplankton underyielding under pulsed resource supply. Oecologia, 186(3), pp. 755-764. (doi: 10.1007/s00442-017-4050-x) (PMID:29299673)

  18. Sakavara, A., Tsirtsis, G., Roelke, D. L., Mancy, R. and Spatharis, S. (2018) Lumpy species coexistence arises robustly in fluctuating resource environments. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 115(4), pp. 738-743. (doi: 10.1073/pnas.1705944115) (PMID:29263095) (PMCID:PMC5789903)

  19. Karayanni, H., Meziti, A., Spatharis, S. , Genitsaris, S., Courties, C. and Kormas, K. A. (2017) Changes in microbial (Bacteria and Archaea) plankton community structure after artificial dispersal in grazer-free microcosms. Microorganisms, 5(2), 31. (doi: 10.3390/microorganisms5020031) (PMID:28587211)

  20. Smeti, E., Roelke, D. L. and Spatharis, S. (2016) Spatial averaging and disturbance lead to high productivity in aquatic metacommunities. Oikos, 125(6), pp. 812-820. (doi: 10.1111/oik.02684)

  21. Smeti, E., Roelke, D. L., Gremion, G., Linhart, J. M., Danielidis, D. B. and Spatharis, S. (2015) Potential mechanisms of coexistence between two globally important pseudo-nitzschia (Bacillariophyta) species. Hydrobiologia, 762(1), pp. 89-101. (doi: 10.1007/s10750-015-2340-z)

  22. Roelke, D. L. and Spatharis, S. (2015) Phytoplankton succession in recurrently fluctuating environments. PLoS ONE, 10(3), e0121392. (doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0121392) (PMID:25803437) (PMCID:PMC4372531)

  23. Roelke, D. L. and Spatharis, S. (2015) Phytoplankton assemblage characteristics in recurrently fluctuating environments. PLoS ONE, 10(3), e0120673. (doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0120673) (PMID:25799563) (PMCID:PMC4370464)

  24. Tamvakis, A., Trygonis, V., Miritzis, J., Tsirtsis, G. and Spatharis, S. (2014) Optimizing biodiversity prediction from abiotic parameters. Environmental Modelling and Software, 53, pp. 112-120. (doi: 10.1016/j.envsoft.2013.12.001)

  25. Spatharis, S. and Tsirtsis, G. (2013) Zipf–Mandelbrot model behavior in marine eutrophication: two way fitting on field and simulated phytoplankton assemblages. Hydrobiologia, 714(1), pp. 191-199. (doi: 10.1007/s10750-013-1536-3)

  26. Smeti, E., Kormas, K.A. and Spatharis, S. (2013) A non-phylogenetic alpha diversity approach on prokaryotic community structure in aquatic systems. Ecological Indicators, 29, pp. 361-366. (doi: 10.1016/j.ecolind.2013.01.027)

  27. Spyropoulou, A., Spatharis, S. , Papantoniou, G. and Tsirtsis, G. (2013) Potential response to climate change of a semi-arid coastal ecosystem in eastern Mediterranean. Hydrobiologia, 705(1), pp. 87-99. (doi: 10.1007/s10750-012-1384-6)

  28. Tamvakis, A., Miritzis, J., Tsirtsis, G., Spyropoulou, A. and Spatharis, S. (2012) Effects of meteorological forcing on coastal eutrophication: modeling with model trees. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 115, pp. 210-217. (doi: 10.1016/j.ecss.2012.09.003)

  29. Roelke, D.L., Spatharis, S. and Mitrovic, S.M. (2012) A new hydrology: effects on ecosystem form and functioning. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 69(8), pp. 1377-1379. (doi: 10.1139/f2012-085)

  30. Carteron, A., Jeanmougin, M., Leprieur, F. and Spatharis, S. (2012) Assessing the efficiency of clustering algorithms and goodness-of-fit measures using phytoplankton field data. Ecological Informatics, 9, pp. 64-68. (doi: 10.1016/j.ecoinf.2012.03.008)

  31. Spatharis, S. , Skliris, N., Meziti, A., Kormas, K.A. and Weyhenmeyer, G. (2012) First record of a trichodesmium erythraeumbloom in the mediterranean sea. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 69(8), pp. 1444-1455. (doi: 10.1139/f2012-020)

  32. Tsirtsis, G. and Spatharis, S. (2011) Simulating the structure of natural phytoplankton assemblages: descriptive vs. mechanistic models. Ecological Modelling, 222(12), pp. 1922-1928. (doi: 10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2011.03.029)

  33. Spatharis, S. , Roelke, D.L., Dimitrakopoulos, P.G. and Kokkoris, G.D. (2011) Analyzing the (mis)behavior of Shannon index in eutrophication studies using field and simulated phytoplankton assemblages. Ecological Indicators, 11(2), pp. 697-703. (doi: 10.1016/j.ecolind.2010.09.009)

  34. Spatharis, S. , Orfanidis, S., Panayotidis, P. and Tsirtsis, G. (2011) Assembly processes in upper subtidal macroalgae: the effect of wave exposure. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 91(2), pp. 298-305. (doi: 10.1016/j.ecss.2010.10.032)

  35. Spatharis, S. and Tsirtsis, G. (2010) Ecological quality scales based on phytoplankton for the implementation of Water Framework Directive in the Eastern Mediterranean. Ecological Indicators, 10(4), pp. 840-847. (doi: 10.1016/j.ecolind.2010.01.005)

  36. Spatharis, S. , Dolapsakis, N.P., Economou-Amilli, A., Tsirtsis, G. and Danielidis, D.B. (2009) Dynamics of potentially harmful microalgae in a confined Mediterranean Gulf—assessing the risk of bloom formation. Harmful Algae, 8(5), pp. 736-743. (doi: 10.1016/j.hal.2009.03.002)

  37. Spatharis, S. , Mouillot, D., Chi, T.D., Danielidis, D.B. and Tsirtsis, G. (2009) A niche-based modeling approach to phytoplankton community assembly rules. Oecologia, 159(1), pp. 171-180. (doi: 10.1007/s00442-008-1178-8)

  38. Spatharis, S. , Mouillot, D., Danielidis, D.B., Karydis, M., Chi, T.D. and Tsirtsis, G. (2008) Influence of terrestrial runoff on phytoplankton species richness-biomass relationships: a double stress hypothesis. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 362(1), pp. 55-62. (doi: 10.1016/j.jembe.2008.06.003)

  39. Tsirtsis, G., Spatharis, S. and Karydis, M. (2008) Application of the lognormal equation to assess phytoplankton community structural changes induced by marine eutrophication. Hydrobiologia, 605(1), pp. 89-98. (doi: 10.1007/s10750-008-9307-2)

  40. Tsirtsis, G., Spatharis, S. , Sampatakaki, A. and Spyropoulou, A. (2008) Thresholds of terrestrial nutrient loading for the development of eutrophication episodes in a coastal embayment in the Aegean Sea. Translational Waters Bulletin, 2(3), pp. 25-37. (doi: 10.1285/i1825229Xv2n3p25)

  41. Spatharis, S. , Danielidis, D.B. and Tsirtsis, G. (2007) Recurrent Pseudo-nitzschia calliantha (Bacillariophyceae) and Alexandrium insuetum (Dinophyceae) winter blooms induced by agricultural runoff. Harmful Algae, 6(6), pp. 811-822. (doi: 10.1016/j.hal.2007.04.006)

  42. Spatharis, S. , Tsirtsis, G., Danielidis, D.B., Chi, T.D. and Mouillot, D. (2007) Effects of pulsed nutrient inputs on phytoplankton assemblage structure and blooms in an enclosed coastal area. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 73(3-4), pp. 807-815. (doi: 10.1016/j.ecss.2007.03.016)

  43. Mouillot, D., Spatharis, S. , Reizopoulou, S., Laugier, T., Sabetta, L., Basset, A. and Do Chi, T. (2006) Alternatives to taxonomic-based approaches to assess changes in transitional water communities. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, 16(5), pp. 469-482. (doi: 10.1002/aqc.769)

  44. Copp, G.H., Spatharis, S. and Turmel, M. (2005) Consistency of diel behaviour and interactions of stream fishes and invertebrates during summer. River Research and Applications, 21(1), pp. 75-90. (doi: 10.1002/rra.833)

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