Theodora Petanidou

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I was born in Makrynitsa, a village on Mt. Belles facing lake Kerkini and the lush plain of Serres. But was for life attracted by the beauty of the Mediterranean dry systems once I had been in Athens where my family moved in 1970. My first studies did not satisfy my spirit, and after my degree in Pharmacy at the University of Athens I found my niche in pollination ecology at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki where I got my second degree in Biology and my PhD in Ecology. I gained a lot of research experience during my long stays in Europe as an Erasmus free mover (University of Amsterdam), post doc (Catholic University of Leuven), visiting professor (University of Alicante), and in Greece (Agricultural University of Athens and Thessaloniki), and I finally precipitated at the Department of Geography, University of the Aegean in 1997. Although the Mediterranean is big enough for a lifetime to explore, the New World challenged my research appetite, thus I spent some months as a Fulbright scholar at the Arizona State University and later at the Institute of Ecology & Systematics at the University of Havana, Cuba.

My research interests include pollination ecology, Mediterranean ecogeography, natural resources conservation, and cultural ecology. I adore marginal systems characterized by extreme conditions, and this is the reason I selected Mediterranean ecosystems, islands, xeric expansions and deserts, as well as heat loving animals, like bees, to be my research focus. I love life at the extremes, and this is why I selected salinas and terraces to be my research hobby.


Kantsa A, Raguso RA, Lekkas T, Kalantzi O-I, Petanidou T. Floral volatiles and visitors: a meta-network of associations in a natural community. Journal of Ecology, accepted.

Duffy, K.J., Waud, M., Schatz, B., Petanidou, T., Jacquemyn, H. 2019. Latitudinal variation in mycorrhizal diversity associated with a European orchid. Journal of Biogeography, DOI: 10.1111/jbi.13548.

Lazarina, M., Devalez, J., Neokosmidis, L., Sgardelis, S.P., Kallimanis, A.S., Tscheulin, T., Tsalkatis, P., Kourtidou, M., Mizerakis, V., Nakas, G., Palaiologou, P., Kalabokidis, K., Vujic, A., Petanidou, T. 2019. Moderate fire severity is best for the diversity of most of the pollinator guilds in Mediterranean pine forests. Ecology e02615.

Kaloveloni, A., Tscheulin, T., Petanidou, T. 2018. Geography, climate, ecology: What is more important in determining bee diversity in the Aegean Archipelago? Journal of Biogeography 45 (12): 2690-2700.

Chroni, A., Grković, A., Ačanski, J., Vujić, A., Radenković, S., Petanidou, T. 2018. Disentangling a cryptic species complex and defining new species within the Eumerus minotaurus group (Diptera: Syrphidae), based on integrative taxonomy and Aegean palaeogeography, Contributions to Zoology  87 (4): 197-225.

Ramos–Jiliberto, R., Moisset de Espanés, P., Franco–Cisterna, P., Petanidou, T., Vázquez, D. P. 2018. Phenology determines the robustness of plant–pollinator networks. Scientific Reports 8, 14873.

Takkis, K., Tscheulin, T., Petanidou, T. 2018. Differential effects of climate warming on the nectar secretion of early-and late-flowering Mediterranean plants. Frontiers in Plant Science 9, 874.

Kantsa A, Raguso RA, Dyer ΑG, Olesen JM, Tscheulin T, Petanidou T. 2018. Disentangling the role of floral sensory stimuli in pollination networks. Nature Communications 9, 1041.

Petanidou T, Price MV, Waser NM, Kantsa A, Tscheulin T, Kariyat RR, Krigas N, Mescher MC, De Moraes CM, Bronstein JL. 2018. Pollination and reproduction of an invasive plant inside and outside its ancestral range. Acta Oecologica 89, 11-20.

Petanidou, T., Kallimanis, A. S., Lazarina, M., Tscheulin, T., Devalez, J., Stefanaki, A., Hanlidou, E., Vujić, A., Kaloveloni, A. & Sgardelis, S. P. 2018. Climate drives plant–pollinator interactions even along small-scale climate gradients: the case of the Aegean. Plant Biology, 20, 176-183.

Kantsa A, Raguso RA, Dyer AG, Sgardelis SP, Olesen JM, Petanidou T. 2017. Community-wide integration of floral colour and scent in a Mediterranean scrubland. Nature Ecology & Evolution 1: 1502-1510.

Radenkovic S., Šašić L., Djan M., Obreht Vidaković D., Ačanski J., Ståhls G., Veličković N., Markov Z., Petanidou T., Kočiš Tubić N., Vujić A.. Cryptic speciation in the Merodon luteomaculatus complex (Diptera: Syrphidae) from the Eastern Mediterranean. Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research, in press.

Grossenbacher, D. L., Brandvain, Y., Auld, J. R., Burd, M., Cheptou, P.-O., Conner, J. K., Grant, A. G., Hovick, S. M., Pannell, J. R., Pauw, A., Petanidou, T., Randle, A. M., Rubio de Casas, R., Vamosi, J., Winn, A., Igic, B., Busch, J. W., Kalisz, S. and Goldberg, E. E. 2017. Self-Compatibility is Overrepresented on Islands Globally, Revealing Broad Support for Baker's Law. New Phytologist 215: 469–478.

Chroni, A., Djan, M., Obreht-Vidakovic, D., Petanidou, T., Vujic, A. 2017. Molecular species delimitation in the genus Eumerus (Diptera: Syrphidae). Bulletin of Entomological Research 107(1): 126-138.

Lazarina, M., Sgardelis, S.P., Tscheulin, T., Devalez, J., Mizerakis, V., Kallimanis, A.S, Papakonstantinou, S., Kyriazis, T., Petanidou, T. 2017. The effect of fire history in shaping diversity patterns of flower-visiting insects in post-fire Mediterranean pine forests. Biodiversity and Conservation 26(1): 115–131.

Hudson L.N. et al. 2017. The database of the PREDICTS (Projecting Responses of Ecological Diversity In Changing Terrestrial Systems) project. Ecology and Evolution 7(1): 145-188.

Lazarina, M., Sgardelis, S.P., Tscheulin, T.,  Kallimanis, A.S., Devalez, J., Petanidou, T. 2016. Bee response to fire regimes in Mediterranean pine forests: The role of nesting preference, trophic specialization, and body size. Basic and Applied Ecology 17: 308-320.

Lázaro, A., A. Chroni, T. Tscheulin, J. Devalez, C. Matsoukas, and T. Petanidou. 2016. Electromagnetic radiation of mobile telecommunication antennas affects the abundance and composition of wild pollinators. Journal of Insect Conservation: 20(2): 315-324.

Neokosmidis L., ,Tscheulin, T., Devalez, J., Petanidou, T. 2016. Landscape spatial configuration is a key driver of wild bee demographics. Insect Science (in press).

De Palma A. et al., Petanidou T., et al. 2016. Predicting Bee Community Responses to Land-use Changes: Effects of Geographic and Taxonomic Biases. Scientific Reports 6, 31153: 1–14.

Goras G., Tananaki C., Dimou M., Tscheulin T., Petanidou T., Thrasyvoulou A. Impact of honeybee (Apis mellifera L.) density on wild bee foraging behavior. Journal of Apicultural Science 60: 49–61.

Grković A., Vujić A., Radenković S., Chroni A., Petanidou T. 2015. Diversity of the genus Eumerus Meigen (Diptera, Syrphidae) on the eastern Mediterranean islands with description of three new species. Annales de la Société entomologique de France (N.S.) 51(4): 361-373.

Ståhls, G., Vujić, A., Petanidou, T., Cardoso, P., Radenković, S., Ačanski, J., Pérez Bañón, C. and Rojo, S. 2016. Phylogeographic patterns of Merodon hoverflies in the Eastern Mediterranean region: revealing connections and barriers. Ecology and Evolution 6(7): 2226-2245.

Vujić, A., T. Petanidou, T. Tscheulin, P. Cardoso, S. Radenković, G. Ståhls, Ž. Baturan, G. Mijatović, S. Rojo, C. Pérez-Bañón, J. Devalez, A. Andrić, S. Jovičić, D. Krašić, Z. Markov, D. Radišić, and G. Tataris. 2016. Biogeographical patterns of the genus Merodon Meigen, 1803 (Diptera: Syrphidae) in islands of the eastern Mediterranean and adjacent mainland. Insect Conservation and Diversity (in press).

The QUINTESSENCE Consortium. 2016. Networking Our Way to Better Ecosystem Service Provision. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 31:105-115.

Lázaro A., Tscheulin T., Devalez J., Nakas G., Petanidou T. 2016. Effects of grazing intensity on flower cover, pollinator abundance and diversity, and pollination services. Ecological Entomology 41(4): 400-412.

Pérez-Bañón S., Radenković S., Vujić A., Ståhls G., Rojo S., Grković A., Petanidou T. 2016. Brachyopa minima (Diptera: Syrphidae), a new species from the Greek island of Lesvos with notes on the biodiversity and conservation of the genus Brachyopa Meigen, 1822. Zootaxa 4072:217-234.

Lázaro A., Tscheulin T., Devalez J., Nakas G., Stefanaki A., Hanlidou E., Petanidou T. 2016. Moderation is best: effects of grazing intensity on pollination networks in Mediterranean communities. Ecological Applications 26(3): 796-807.

Kantsa, A., Sotiropoulou, S., Vaitis, M., Petanidou, T. 2015. Plant volatilome in Greece: a review on the properties, prospects, and chemogeography. Chemistry & Biodiversity, 12(10): 1466-1480. pdf

Takkis, K., Tscheulin, T., Tsalkatis, P., Petanidou, T. 2015. Climate change reduces nectar secretion in two common Mediterranean plants. AoB Plants 7:plv111 pdf

Stefanaki, A., Kantsa, A., Tscheulin, T., Charitonidou, M & Petanidou, T. 2015. Lessons from Red Data Books: Plant vulnerability increases with floral complexity. PLOS ONE, 10(9): e0138414.

Pannell, J. R., J. R. Auld, Y. Brandvain, M. Burd, J. W. Busch, P.-O. Cheptou, J. K. Conner, E. E. Goldberg, A.-G. Grant, D. L. Grossenbacher, S. M. Hovick, B. Igic, S. Kalisz, T. Petanidou, A. M. Randle, R. R. de Casas, A. Pauw, J. C. Vamosi, and A. A. Winn. 2015. The scope of Baker's law. New Phytologist 3:656-667. pdf

Kaloveloni, A., T. Tscheulin, A. Vujić, S. Radenković, and T. Petanidou. 2015. Winners and losers of climate change for the genus Merodon (Diptera: Syrphidae) across the Balkan Peninsula. Ecological Modelling 313:201-211. pdf

Lawrence N. Hudson, Tim Newbold, Sara Contu, Samantha L. L. Hill, Igor Lysenko, Adriana De Palma, Helen R. P. Phillips, Rebecca A. Senior, Dominic J. Bennett, Hollie Booth, Argyrios Choimes, David L. P. Correia, Julie Day, Susy Echeverría-Londoño, Morgan Garon, Michelle L. K. Harrison, […], Theodora Petanidou, […], Jörn P. W. Scharlemann, and Andy Purvis. (2015). The PREDICTS database: a global database of how local terrestrial biodiversity responds to human impacts. Ecology and Evolution 4:4701-4735. pdf

Carvalheiro, L. G., J. C. Biesmeijer, G. Benadi, J. Fründ, M. Stang, I. Bartomeus, C. N. Kaiser-Bunbury, M. Baude, S. I. F. Gomes, V. Merckx, K. C. R. Baldock, A. T. D. Bennett, R. Boada, R. Bommarco, R. Cartar, N. Chacoff, J. Dänhardt, L. V. Dicks, C. F. Dormann, J. Ekroos, K. S. Henson, A. Holzschuh, R. R. Junker, M. Lopezaraiza-Mikel, J. Memmott, A. Montero-Castaño, I. L. Nelson, T. Petanidou, E. F. Power, M. Rundlöf, H. G. Smith, J. C. Stout, K. Temitope, T. Tscharntke, T. Tscheulin, M. Vilà, and W. E. Kunin (2014). The potential for indirect effects between co-flowering plants via shared pollinators depends on resource abundance, accessibility and relatedness. Ecology Letters 17:1389-1399. pdf

Petanidou T., Kallimanis A.S., Sgardelis S.P., Mazaris A.D., Pantis J.D., Waser N.M. (2014). Variable flowering phenology and pollinator use in a community suggest future phenological mismatch. Acta Oecologica 59:104-111. pdf

Breeze T.D., Vaissière B.E., Bommarco R., Petanidou T., Seraphides N., Kozák L., Scheper J,Biesmeijer J.C., Kleijn D., Gyldenkærne S., Holzschuh A., Steffan-Dewenter I., Stout J.C., Pärtel M., Zobel M. and Potts S.G. (2014). Pollination Services Threatened by Supply-Demand Mismatch of Honeybee Colonies in Europe. PLOS ONE 9(1): e82996.

Dafni A., Benítez G., Blanché C., Laca L.R., Petanidou T., Aytaç B., Horvat M., Lucchese F., Beva-Kleinberger A. (2013). The etymological, ecological, historical and ethnobotanical roots of the vernacular names of Ecballium elaterium (L.) Rich. (Squirting cucumber). The Journal of Ethnobiology and Traditional Medicine 119: 515–537. pdf

Kantsa A., Tscheulin T., Junker R.R., Petanidou T., Kokkini S. (2013). Urban biodiversity hotspots wait to get discovered: the example of the city of Ioannina, NW Greece. Landscape and Urban Planning 120: 129–137. pdf

Dalsgaard B., Trøjelsgaard K., Martín González A.-M., Nogués-Bravo D., Ollerton J., Petanidou T., Sandel B., Schleuning M., Wang Z., Rahbek C., Sutherland W.J., Svenning J.-C., Olesen J.M. (2013). High quaternary climate-change diminishes modularity of pollination networks. Ecography 36: 001–010. pdf

Petanidou T., Ståhls G., Vujić A., Olesen J.M., Rojo S., Thrasyvoulou A., Sgardelis S., Kallimanis A.S., Kokkini S., Tscheulin T. (2013). Investigating Plant–Pollinator Relationships in the Aegean: the approaches of the project POL-AEGIS (The Pollinators of the Aegean Archipelago: Diversity and Threats). Journal of Apicultural Research 52(2): 106-117. pdf

Petanidou T., Duffy K., Karatza A., Kantsa A. (2013). Reduced fecundity in large populations of a Mediterranean orchid that occur in a human-modified landscape. Basic and Applied Ecology 14: 36–43. pdf

Tscheulin T., Petanidou T. (2013). The presence of Solanum elaeagnifolium, an invasive plant in the Mediterranean, increases pollen limitation in the native co-flowering species Glaucium flavum. Biological Invasions 15:385–393. pdf

Barthell JF, Hranitz JM, Redd JR, Brewster TN, Chicas-Mosier AM, Dinges CW, Hayes CA, Rivera-Vega KM, Williams MI, Petanidou T., Wells H. (2013). Plant Competition in a Greek Island Ecosystem: A Perturbation Experiment. Integrative and Comparative Biology 53: E243-E243, Suppl. 1.

Stuke J.-H., Petanidou T., Clements D., Taylor M.J. (2012). Records of Conopidae (Diptera) from the North Aegean islands Chios and Lesvos, Greece. Dipterist Digest 19: 171–177. pdf

Nielsen A., Dauber J., Kunin W.E., Lamborn E., Meyer B., Moora M., Potts S.G., Roberts S., Sõber V., Settele J., Steffan-Dewenter I., Stout J.C., Tscheulin T., Vaitis M., Vivarelli D., Biesmeijer J.C., Petanidou T.. (2012). Pollinator community responses to the spatial population structure of wild plants: A pan-European approach. Basic and Applied Ecology 13: 489–499. pdf

Barthell JF, Hranitz JM, Redd JR, Clement ML, Crocker KC, Becker EC, Leavitt KD, McCall B, Mills-Novoa M, Walker CM, Petanidou T, Wells H (2012). Observations on nectar availability and bee visitation at patches of yellow star-thistle and yellow star-thistle on the northeast Aegean island of Lesvos (Greece). Uludag Bee Journal 12(2): 55–61. pdf

Petanidou T., Godfree R.C., Song D.S., Kantsa A., Dupont Y.L, Waser N.M. (2012). Self-compatibility and plant invasiveness: Comparing species in native and invasive ranges. Perspectives in Plant ecology, Evolution and Systematics 14: 3–12. pdf

Barthell JF, Hranitz JM, Albritton-Ford AC, Barnett A, Butler ME, Cowo CL, Kurtz RM.); Sanchez ML, Warren JJ, Petanidou T, Wells H. (2012). Competition between two Eurasian plant species for pollinators: a perturbation experiment. Integrative and Comparative Biology 52: E208–E208 Suppl. 1.

Milic D., Luković J., Dan M., Zorić L., Obreht D., Veselić S., Anačkov G., Petanidou T. (2011). Identification of Salicornia population: anatomical characterization and rapd fingerprinting. Archives of Biological Sciences – Belgrade 63(4): 1087–1098. pdf

Nielsen A., Steffan-Dewenter I., Westphal C., Vaitis M., Woyciechowski M., Bazos I., Biesmeijer J.C., Bommarco R., Kunin W.E., Lamborn E., Messinger O., Potts S.G., Roberts S., Szentgyorgyi H., Settele J., Vaissiere B.E., Petanidou T. (2011). Assessing bee species richness in two Mediterranean communities: importance of habitat type and sampling techniques. Ecological Research 26(5): 969–983. pdf

Tscheulin T., Neokosmidis L., Petanidou T., Settele J. (2011). Impact of landscape context on the abundance and diversity of bees in Mediterranean olive groves. Bulletin of Entomological Research 101: 557–564. pdf

Petanidou T., Vujic A., Ellis W.N. (2011). Hoverfly diversity (Diptera: Syrphidae) in a Mediterranean scrub community, Athens, Greece. Annales de la Société Entomologique de France 47(1–2): 168–175. pdf

Barthell JF, Redd JR, Clement ML, Hranitz JM, Petanidou T, Wells H (2011). Nectar Levels of a Highly Invasive Flowering Plant Species Correlate with Pollinator Size within Island Ecosystems in America and Eurasia. Integrative and Comparative Biology 51: E163–E163 Suppl. 1

Ricci PR, Hranitz JM, Barthell JF, Freeman B, Lui L, Stevison B, Giannoni M, Redd J, Presky M, Cakmak I, Petanidou T (2011). Existing Microsatellite Primers for Osmia rufa Amplify Homologous Microsatellite DNA in an Invasive Leafcutting Bee. Integrative and Comparative Biology 51: E243–E243 Suppl. 1

Potts SG, Biesmeijer J., Bommarco R., Felicioli A, Fischer M, Jokinen P, Kleijn D, Klein A-M, Kunin WE, Neumann P, Penev L, Petanidou T., Rasmont P, Roberts S, Smith H, Sorensen P, Steffan-Dewenter I, Vaissière B, Vilà M, Vujić A, Woyciechowski M, Zobel M, Settele J, Schweiger O. (2011). Developing European conservation and mitigation tools for pollination services: approaches of the STEP (Status and Trends of European Pollinators) project. Journal of Apicultural Research 50(2): 152–164. pdf

Radenkovic S., Vujic A., Ståhls G., Pérez-Bañón C., Rojo S., Petanidou T., Simic S. (2011). Three new cryptic species of the genus Merodon Meigen (Diptera: Syrphidae) from the island of Lesvos (Greece). Zootaxa 2735: 35–56. pdf

Klonari Ai, Dalaka A., Petanidou T. (2011). How Evident is the Apparent? Students’ and Teachers’ Perceptions of the Terraced Landscape. International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education 20(1): 5–20. pdf

Vivarelli D., Petanidou T., Nielsen A., Cristofolini G. (2011). Small-size bees reduce male fitness of the flowers of Ononis masquillierii, a rare endemic plant on the northern Apennines. Botanical Journal of the Linnaean Society 165 (3): 267–277. pdf

Tscheulin T., Petanidou T. (2011). Does spatial population structure affect seed set in pollen-limited Thymus capitatus? Apidologie 42: 67–77. pdf

Schweiger O., Biesmeijer J., Bommarco R., Hickler T., Hulme P.E., Klotz S., Kühn I., Moora M., Nielsen A., Ohlemüller R., Petanidou T., Potts S.G., Pyšek P., Stout J., Sykes M., Tscheulin T., Vilà M., Walther G.-R., Westphal C., Winter M., Zobel M., Settele J. (2010). Multiple stressors on biotic interactions: how climate change and alien species interact to affect pollination. Biological Reviews 85: 777–795. pdf

Bascompte J., Aizen M., Fontaine C., Fortuna M.A., Jordano P., Lewinsohn T.M., Memmott J., Olesen J.M., Petanidou T., Rico-Gray V., Thompson J.N. (2010). Mutualistic Networks. Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America 93(3): 367–370. pdf

Kizos Τ., Dalaka Α., Petanidou Τ. (2010). Farmers’ practices and landscape change: Evidence from the abandonment of olive cultivation on terraces on Lesvos, Greece. Agriculture and Human values 27: 199–212. pdf

Hammen V.C., Biesmeijer J.C., Kunin W.E., Bommarco R., Budrys E., Christensen T.R., Fronzek S., Grabaum R., Klotz S., Kroel-Dulay G., Kühn I., Jaksic P., Kramarz P., Mirtl M., Moora M., Petanidou T., Potts S.G. et al. (2010). Establishment of a cross-European field site network in the ALARM project for assessing large-scale changes in biodiversity. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 164 (1–4): 337–348. pdf

Dauber J., Biesmeijer J., Gabriel D., Kunin W.E., Lamborn E., Meyer B., Nielsen A., Potts S.G., Sõber V., Steffan-Dewenter I., Settele J., Stout J.C., Teder T., Tscheulin T., Vivarelli D., Petanidou T. (2010). Effects of plant population structure on flower visitation and seed set of wild plants at two spatial scales: a pan-European approach. Journal of Ecology 98: 188–196. pdf

Barthell JF, Clement ML, Giannoni MA, Liu L, Presky ME, Redd JR, Ricci PR, Stevison BK, Freeman B, Petanidou T, Hranitz JM, Wells H (2010). Differing foraging responses by bees to the invasive thistle species Centaurea solstitialis L. in native (Greece) and non-native (USA) island ecosystems. Integrative and Comparative Biology 50: E203–E203 Suppl.

Petanidou T., Dalaka A. (2009). Mediterranean’s changing saltscapes: a study of mapping and evaluating the salt-making business in Greece. GNEST: The International Journal 11(4): 415–433. pdf

Vilà M., Bartomeus I., Dietzsch A.C., Petanidou T., Steffan-Dewenter I., Stout J.C., Tscheulin T. (2009). Invasive plant integration into native plant–pollinator networks across Europe. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London – B 276 (1674): 3887–3893.

Ståhls G., Vujić A, Pérez-Bañon C., Rojo S., Petanidou T. (2009). COI barcodes for identification of Merodon hoverflies (Diptera, Syrphidae) of Lesvos Island. Molecular Ecology Resources 9: 1431–1438.

Tscheulin T., Petanidou T., Potts S.G., Settele J. (2009). The impact of Solanum elaeagnifolium, an invasive plant in the Mediterranean, on the flower visitation and seed set of the native co-flowering species Glaucium flavum. Plant Ecology 205 (1): 77–85. pdf

Barthell JF, Clement ML, Daniel S. Song DS, Savitski An, Hranitz JM, Wells H, Petanidou T., Thorp RW, Wenner AM, Griswold TL. (2009). Nectar secretion and bee guild characteristics of yellow star-thistle on Santa Cruz Island and Lesvos: where have the honey bees gone? Uludag Bee Journal 9 (3): 109–121. pdf

Barthell JF, Clement ML, Wells H, Crocker KC, Becker EC, Leavitt KD, Mccall BT, Mills-Novoa M, Walker CM, Petanidou T (2009). Foraging Patterns of Bees in Response to Nectar Availability in Populations of the Invasive Thistle Species Centaurea solstitialis L. in Native (Greece) and Non-Native (USA) Island Ecosystems. Integrative and Comparative Biology 49: E10–E10 Suppl. 1.

Hranitz JM, Savitski AN, Barthell JF, Clement ML, Song DS, Petanidou T (2009). Nucleotide Diversity in Native and Invasive Island Populations of the Leafcutting Bee (Megachile apicalis). Integrative and Comparative Biology 49: E245–E245 Suppl. 1.

Dupont Y.L., Padrón B., Olesen J.M., Petanidou T. (2009). Spatio-temporal variation in the structure of pollination networks. Oikos 118 (8): 1261–1269. pdf

Tscheulin T., Petanidou T., Settele J. (2009). Invasive weed facilitates incidence of invasive pest on native crop. International Journal of Pest management 55: 165–173. pdf

Kallimanis A.S., Petanidou T., Tzanopoulos J., Pantis J.D., Sgardelis S.P. (2009). Plant–pollinator interaction network: a stochastic procedure? Ecological Modelling 220: 684–693. pdf

Westphal C., Bommarco R., Carré G., Lamborn E., Petanidou T., Potts S.G, Roberts S.P.M., Szentgyörgyi H., Tscheulin T., Vaissière B.E., Woyciechowski M., Biesmeijer J.C., Kunin W.E., Settele J., Steffan-Dewenter I. (2008). Measuring pollinator biodiversity in different habitats and biogeographic regions. Ecological Monographs 78(4): 653–671. pdf

Petanidou T., Kallimanis A.S., Tzanopoulos J., Sgardelis S.P., Pantis J.D. (2008). Long-term observation of a pollination network: fluctuation in species and interactions, relative invariance of network structure, and implications for estimates of specialization. Ecology Letters 11(6): 564–575. pdf

Petanidou T, Kizos T., Soulakellis N. (2008). Socioeconomic dimensions of the agricultural landscape change in the Mediterranean: the case of the abandonment of cultivation terraces on Nisyros island, Greece. Environmental Management 41: 250–266. pdf

Vujic A., Pérez-Bañón C., S. Radenkovic, G. Ståhls, S. Rojo, T. Petanidou, S. Simic (2007). Two new species of Merodon Meigen, 1803 (Syrphidae, Diptera) from the island of Lesvos (Greece), East Mediterranean. Annales de la Société Entomologique de France 43(3): 319–326. pdf

Pérez-Bañón C., Petanidou T., Marcos-García M.-A. (2007). Pollination in small islands by occasional visitors: the case of Daucus carota subsp. commutatus (Apiaceae) in the Columbretes archipelago, Spain. Plant Ecology 192:133–151. pdf

Anagnostou S.I., Petanidou T. (2006). The salt and the salinas of Lesvos as appearing in the press of Lesvos in the period 1912-1940. Historika 23 (45): 456-466. pdf

Petanidou T, Van Laere A, Ellis WN, Smets E. (2006). What shapes amino acid and sugar composition in Mediterranean floral nectars? Oikos 115: 155–169. pdf

Jorgensen T. H., Petanidou T., Andersson S. (2006). The potential for selection on pollen colour dimorphisms in Nigella degenii: morph-specific differences in pollinator visitation, fertilisation success and siring ability. Evolutionary Ecology 20: 291–306. pdf

Potts S.G., Petanidou T., Roberts S., O’Toole C., Hulbert A., Willmer P. (2006). Plant–pollinator biodiversity and pollination services in a complex Mediterranean landscape. Biological Conservation 129: 519–529. pdf

Petanidou T., Lamborn E. (2005). A land for flowers and bees: studying pollination ecology in Mediterranean communities. Plant Biosystems 139: 279–294. pdf

Petanidou T. (2005). Sugars in Mediterranean floral nectars: a community and evolutionary approach. Journal of Chemical Ecology 31 (5): 1065–1088. pdf

Settele J., Hammen V., Hulme P., Karlson U., Klotz S., Kotarac M., Kunin W., Marion G., O’Connor M., Petanidou T., Peterson K., Potts S., Pritchard H., Pyšek P., Rounsevell M., Spangenberg J., Steffan-Dewenter I., Sykes M., Vighi M., Zobel M., Kühn I. (2005). ALARM: Assessing LArge-scale environmental Risks for biodiversity with tested Methods: The concept, objectives, structure and management of a large Integrated Project within the 6th framework programme of the European Commission. GAIA – Ecological Perspectives in Science, Humanities, and Economics 14(1): 69–72. pdf

Vayanni E., Iosifidis T., Petanidou T. (2003). The use of SWOT analysis in spatial and development planning: the case of ecotourist planning of Polichnitos, Lesvos [In Greek]. Topos 20-21: 119-137. pdf

Pérez-Bañón C., Juan A., Petanidou T., Marcos-García M.A., Crespo M.B. (2003). The reproductive ecology of Medicago citrina (Font Quer) Greuter (Leguminosae), a bee-dependent plant in bee-deprived Mediterranean islands. Plant Systematics and Evolution 241 (1–2): 29–46. pdf

Petanidou T. (2003). Introducing plants for bee-keeping at any cost? – Assessment of Phacelia tanacetifolia as nectar source plant under xeric Mediterranean conditions. Plant Systematics and Evolution 238 (1–4): 155–168. pdf

Petanidou T., Ellis-Adam A.C., den Nijs H.C.M., Oostermeijer J.G.B. (2001). Differential pollination success in the course of individual flower development and flowering time in Gentiana pneumonanthe L. (Gentianaceae). Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 135: 25–33. pdf

Oostermeijer J.G.B., Luijten S.H., Petanidou T., Kos M., Ellis-Adam A.C., den Nijs J.C.M (2000). Pollination in rare plants: is population size important? Matematisk Naturvidenskapelige Klasse (The Norvegian Academy of Science and Letters) 39: 201–213. pdf

Petanidou T., Goethals V., Smets E. (2000). Nectary structure of Labiatae in relation to their nectar secretion and characteristics in a Mediterranean shrub community – Does flowering time matter? Plant Systematics and Evolution 225: 103–118. pdf

C. Pérez-Bañón, M.A. Marcos-García, Petanidou T. (1999-2000). Eupeodes luniger (Diptera, Syrphidae) a new record to Greece and a key for the genus Eupeodes in this country. Entomologia Hellenica 13: 31–34.

Petanidou T., Goethals V., Smets E. (1999). The effects of nutrient and water availability in the nectar production and nectary structure of the dominant Labiatae species of phrygana. Systematics and Geography of Plants 68: 233–244. pdf

Petanidou T., Ellis-Adam A.C., den Nijs H.C.M., and J.G.B. Oostermeijer (1998). Pollination ecology of Gentianella uliginosa, a rare annual of the Dutch coastal dunes. Nordic Journal of Botany 18: 537–548. pdf

Petanidou T., Smets E. (1996). Does temperature stress induce nectar production in Mediterranean plants? New Phytologist 133: 513–518. pdf

Petanidou T., van Laere A.J., Smets E. (1996). Change in floral nectar components from fresh to senescent flowers of Capparis spinosa L., a nocturnally flowering shrub. Plant Systematics and Evolution 199: 79–92. pdf

Petanidou T. (1996). Labiatae: a key family for wild bees and the pollination ecology in Mediterranean phryganic communities. Lamiales newsletter 4: 4–6.

Petanidou T., Smets E. (1995). The potential of marginal lands for apiculture: nectar secretion in Mediterranean shrublands. Apidologie 26: 39–52. pdf

Petanidou T., den Nijs J.C.M., Oostermeijer J.G.B. (1995). Pollination ecology and constraints on seed set of the rare perennial Gentiana cruciata L. in The Netherlands. Acta Botanica Neerlandica 44: 55–74. (Current journal name: Plant Biology). pdf

Petanidou T., Ellis W.N., Ellis-Adam A.C. (1995). Ecogeographical patterns in the incidence of brood parasitism in bees. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 55: 261–272. pdf

Petanidou T., den Nijs J.C.M., Oostermeijer J.G.B., Ellis-Adam A.C. (1995). Pollination ecology and patch-dependent reproductive success of the rare perennial Gentiana pneumonanthe in The Netherlands. New Phytologist 129: 155–163. pdf

Petanidou T., Ellis W.N., Margaris N.S., Vokou D. (1995). Constraints on flowering phenology in a phryganic (East Mediterranean) ecosystem. American Journal of Botany 82: 607–620. pdf

Petanidou T., Vokou D. (1993). Pollination ecology of Labiatae in a phryganic (East Mediterranean) ecosystem. American Journal of Botany 80: 892–899. pdf

Petanidou T., Ellis W.N. (1993). Pollinating fauna of a phryganic ecosystem: composition and diversity. Biodiversity Letters (currently Diversity and Distributions) 1: 9–22. pdf

Petanidou T., den Nijs H., Ellis-Adam A. (1991). Comparative pollination ecology of two rare Dutch Gentiana species in relation to population size. Acta Horticulturae 288: 308–312. pdf

Petanidou T. (1991). Pollinating fauna of a phryganic ecosystem: species list. Verslagen en Technische Gegevens 59: 1–11. pdf

Petanidou T., Vokou D., Margaris N.S. (1991). Panaxia quadripunctaria in the highly touristic valley of butterflies (Rhodes, Greece): Conservation and remedies. Ambio 20: 124–128. pdf

Vokou D., Petanidou T., Bellos D. (1990). Pollination ecology and reproductive potential of Jankaea heldreichii (Gesneriaceae): a tertiary relict on Mt Olympus, Greece. Biological Conservation 52: 125–133. pdf

Petanidou T., Vokou D. (1990). Pollination and pollen energetics in Mediterranean ecosystems. American Journal of Botany 77: 986–992. pdf