Vassiliki Kati

Associate Professor on Biodiversity Conservation
Phone: +30 264107-4193
E-mail: vkati [at] upatras [dot] gr
Extended CV


Undergraduated Studies: Department of Biology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (1996)
Postgraduated Studies: Department of Biology, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium, (2001)
Ph.D. Thesis: Methodological Approach on Assessing and Optimizing the Conservation of Biodiversity: a case study in Dadia reserve (Greece)
Supervisor: Prof. Philippe Lebrun



  • Kati V., Papaioannou, H., Tziova, K., Xristou V. 2001. “National Parks of Vikos-Aoos and Pindos”. Pindos Perivallontiki & Prefecture of Ioannina
  • Dimopoulos, P. & Kati, V. 2007. “Biodiversity in the protected area of Tzoumerka-Peristeri”. Pythagoras II. EN PLO, Ioannina


Selected Publications

  • ZAKKAK, S., RADOVIC, A., NIKOLOV, S.C., SHUMKA, S., KAKALIS, L., KATI, V*. 2015. Assessing the effect of agricultural land abandonment on bird communities in the Balkan Peninsula. Journal of Environmental Management 164:171-179
  • KATI, V*., HOVARDAS, T., DIETERICH, M., IBISCH, P.L., MIHOK, B., SELVA, N. 2015. The Challenge of Implementing the European Network of Protected Areas Natura 2000 Conservation Biology 29 (1):260-270
  • SCHINDLER, S., VON WEHRDEN, H., POIRAZIDIS, K., HOCHACHKA, W.M., WRBKA, T., KATI, V. 2015. Performance of methods to select landscape metrics for modelling species richness.  Ecological Modelling 295: 107-112
  • RADOVIĆ, A., PERĈEC TADIĆ, M., DENAC, D., KATI, V., JELASKA, S., KOTROŠAN, D. 2015. Modelling the spatial distribution of the White Stork (Ciconia ciconia) breeding populations in the Southeast Europe. 2015. Bird Study 62 (1):106-114
  • ZAKKAK, S., HALLEY, J.M., AKRIOTIS, T., KATI, V. 2015. Lizards along an agricultural land abandonment gradient in Pindos Mountains, Greece. Amphibia-Reptilia 36: 253-264
  • ZOGRAFOU, K., ADAMIDIS, G.K., GRILL, A., KATI, V.,WILSON, R.J., HALLEY, J.M. 2015. Who flies first? Habitat-specific phenological shifts of butterflies and orthopterans in the light of climate change: a methodological case study from south-east Mediterranean. Ecological Entomology 40: 562-574


Research Interests

  • Methods of biodiversity assessment
  • Biodiversity indicators
  • Biodiversity conservation and climate change
  • Ecological networking
  • Community ecology and conservation: grasshoppers, butterflies, amphibians, reptiles, birds
  • Science-policy interface for biodiversity conservation



Biodiversity conservation
Biodiversity and ecosystems monitoring
Fauna management
Management of protected areas


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