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Nikolaos P. Nikolaidis
(Lab Director)
Phone: +30-28210-37785
Fax: +30-28210-37847
E-mail: Nikolaos P. Nikolaidis

H.E.R.S. Lab,
Environmental Eng. Dept., 
Technical University of Crete, 
73100, Chania, Crete, Greece


Journal Peer-Reviewed Publications

  1. Olga Vigiak, Stefanie Lutz, Angeliki Mentzafou, Gabriele Chiogna, Tuo Ye, Bruno Majone, Hylke Beck, Ad Roo, Anna Malagó, Fayçal Bouraoui, Rohini Kumar, Luis Samaniego, Ralf Merz, Christos Gamvroudis, Nikolaos Skoulikidis, Nikolaos P Nikolaidis, Alberto Bellin, Vicenç Acuňa, Nataša Mori, Ralf Ludwig and Alberto Pistocchi.
    Uncertainty of modelled flow regime for flow-ecological assessment in Southern Europe. Science of The Total Environment 615:1028–1047, February 2018. URL, DOI

  2. Antonios Apostolakis, Sotiria Panakoulia, Nikolaos P Nikolaidis and Nikolaos V Paranychianakis.
    Shifts in soil structure and soil organic matter in a chronosequence of set-aside fields. Soil and Tillage Research 174:113–119, December 2017. URL, DOI

  3. G G Morianou, N N Kourgialas, G P Karatzas and N P Nikolaidis.
    River flow and sediment transport simulation based on a curvilinear and rectilinear grid modelling approach – a comparison study. Water Science and Technology: Water Supply 17(5):1325–1334, October 2017. URL, DOI

  4. Giasemi G Morianou, Nektarios N Kourgialas, George P Karatzas and Nikolaos P Nikolaidis.
    Assessing hydro-morphological changes in Mediterranean stream using curvilinear grid modeling approach - climate change impacts. Earth Science Informatics, October 2017. URL, DOI

  5. C Gamvroudis, Z Dokou, N P Nikolaidis and G P Karatzas.
    Impacts of surface and groundwater variability response to future climate change scenarios in a large Mediterranean watershed. Environmental Earth Sciences 76(11):385, June 2017. URL, DOI

  6. Dimitrios Hasapis, Nikolaos Savvakis, Theocharis Tsoutsos, Konstantinos Kalaitzakis, Spyridon Psychis and Nikolaos P Nikolaidis.
    Design of large scale prosuming in Universities: The solar energy vision of the TUC campus. Energy and Buildings 141:39–55, April 2017. URL, DOI

  7. S Rousseva, M Kercheva, T Shishkov, G J Lair, N P Nikolaidis, D Moraetis, P Krám, S M Bernasconi, W E H Blum, M Menon and S A Banwart.
    Soil Water Characteristics of European SoilTrEC Critical Zone Observatories. In Advances in Agronomy. 2017, pages 29–72. URL, DOI

  8. S A Banwart, S M Bernasconi, W E H Blum, D M Souza, F Chabaux, C Duffy, M Kercheva, P Krám, G J Lair, L Lundin, M Menon, N P Nikolaidis, M Novak, P Panagos, K V Ragnarsdottir, D A Robinson, S Rousseva, P Ruiter, P Gaans, L Weng, T White and B Zhang.
    Soil Functions in Earth's Critical Zone. In Advances in Agronomy. 2017, pages 1–27. URL, DOI

  9. N Li, M -Y You, B Zhang, X -Z Han, S K Panakoulia, Y -R Yuan, K Liu, Y -F Qiao, W -X Zou, N P Nikolaidis and S A Banwart.
    Modeling Soil Aggregation at the Early Pedogenesis Stage From the Parent Material of a Mollisol Under Different Agricultural Practices. In Advances in Agronomy. 2017, pages 181–214. URL, DOI

  10. J Ö G Jónsson, B Davíðsdóttir and N P Nikolaidis.
    Valuation of Soil Ecosystem Services. In Advances in Agronomy. 2017, pages 353–384. URL, DOI

  11. M Kotronakis, G V Giannakis, N P Nikolaidis, E C Rowe, J Valstar, N V Paranychianakis and S A Banwart.
    Modeling the Impact of Carbon Amendments on Soil Ecosystem Functions Using the 1D-ICZ Model. In Advances in Agronomy. 2017, pages 315–352. URL, DOI

  12. G V Giannakis, N P Nikolaidis, J Valstar, E C Rowe, K Moirogiorgou, M Kotronakis, N V Paranychianakis, S Rousseva, F E Stamati and S A Banwart.
    Integrated Critical Zone Model (1D-ICZ). In Advances in Agronomy. 2017, pages 277–314. URL, DOI

  13. M Andrianaki, S M Bernasconi and N P Nikolaidis.
    Quantifying the Incipient Development of Soil Structure and Functions Within a Glacial Forefield Chronosequence. In Advances in Agronomy. Volume 142, 2017, pages 215–239. URL, DOI

  14. Maria A Lilli, Evdokia Syranidou, Andriana Palliou, Nikolaos P Nikolaidis, George Karatzas and Nicolas Kalogerakis.
    Assessing the impact of geogenic chromium uptake by carrots (Daucus carota) grown in Asopos river basin. Environmental Research 152:96–101, January 2017. URL, DOI

  15. S K Panakoulia, N P Nikolaidis, N V Paranychianakis, M Menon, J Schiefer, G J Lair, P Krám and S A Banwart.
    Factors Controlling Soil Structure Dynamics and Carbon Sequestration Across Different Climatic and Lithological Conditions. In Advances in Agronomy. 2017, pages 241–276. URL, DOI

  16. Anna Malagò, Dionissios Efstathiou, Fayçal Bouraoui, Nikolaos P Nikolaidis, Marco Franchini, Giovanni Bidoglio and Marinos Kritsotakis.
    Regional scale hydrologic modeling of a karst-dominant geomorphology: The case study of the Island of Crete. Journal of Hydrology 540:64–81, September 2016. URL, DOI

  17. Sofia D Nerantzaki, Georgios V Giannakis, Nikolaos P Nikolaidis, Ierotheos Zacharias, George P Karatzas and Ioannis A Sibetheros.
    Assessing the Impact of Climate Change on Sediment Loads in a Large Mediterranean Watershed. Soil Science 181(7):306–314, July 2016. URL, DOI

  18. Elias Moussoulis, Ierotheos Zacharias and Nikolaos P Nikolaidis.
    Combined hydrological, rainfall–runoff, hydraulic and sediment transport modeling in Upper Acheloos River catchment. Desalination and Water Treatment 57(25):11540–11549, May 2016. URL, DOI

  19. Zoi Dokou, Vasiliki Karagiorgi, George P Karatzas, Nikolaos P Nikolaidis and Nicolas Kalogerakis.
    Large scale groundwater flow and hexavalent chromium transport modeling under current and future climatic conditions: the case of Asopos River Basin. Environmental Science and Pollution Research 23(6):5307–5321, March 2016. URL, DOI

  20. Zoi Dokou, Vasiliki Karagiorgi, George P Karatzas, Nikolaos P Nikolaidis and Nicolas Kalogerakis.
    Large scale groundwater flow and hexavalent chromium transport modeling under current and future climatic conditions: the case of Asopos River Basin. Environmental Science and Pollution Research 23(6):5307–5321, March 2016. URL, DOI

  21. E A Varouchakis, G V Giannakis, M A Lilli, E Ioannidou, N P Nikolaidis and G P Karatzas.
    Development of a statistical tool for the estimation of riverbank erosion probability. SOIL 2(1):1–11, January 2016. URL, DOI

  22. S D Nerantzaki, G V Giannakis, D Efstathiou, N P Nikolaidis, I Α Sibetheros, G P Karatzas and I Zacharias.
    Modeling suspended sediment transport and assessing the impacts of climate change in a karstic Mediterranean watershed. Science of The Total Environment 538:288–297, December 2015. URL, DOI

  23. O Tzoraki, I Karaouzas, L Patrolecco, N Skoulikidis and N P Nikolaidis.
    Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) and Heavy Metal Occurrence in Bed Sediments of a Temporary River. Water, Air, & Soil Pollution 226(12):421, December 2015. URL, DOI

  24. Androniki Papafilippaki, Nikolaos Paranychianakis and Nikolaos P Nikolaidis.
    Effects of soil type and municipal solid waste compost as soil amendment on Cichorium spinosum (spiny chicory) growth. Scientia Horticulturae 195:195–205, November 2015. URL, DOI

  25. I Petousi, M S Fountoulakis, M L Saru, N Nikolaidis, L Fletcher, E I Stentiford and T Manios.
    Effects of reclaimed wastewater irrigation on olive (Olea europaea L. cv. ‘Koroneiki') trees. Agricultural Water Management 160:33–40, October 2015. URL, DOI

  26. Inge C Regelink, Cathelijne R Stoof, Svetla Rousseva, Liping Weng, Georg J Lair, Pavel Kram, Nikolaos P Nikolaidis, Milena Kercheva, Steve Banwart and Rob N J Comans.
    Linkages between aggregate formation, porosity and soil chemical properties. Geoderma 247-248:24–37, June 2015. URL, DOI

  27. Myrto Tsiknia, Nikolaos V Paranychianakis, Emmanouil A Varouchakis and Nikolaos P Nikolaidis.
    Environmental drivers of the distribution of nitrogen functional genes at a watershed scale. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 91(6), June 2015. URL, DOI

  28. C Gamvroudis, N P Nikolaidis, O Tzoraki, V Papadoulakis and N Karalemas.
    Water and sediment transport modeling of a large temporary river basin in Greece. Science of The Total Environment 508:354–365, March 2015. URL, DOI

  29. J P Leeuwen, D Moraetis, G J Lair, J Bloem, N P Nikolaidis, L Hemerik and P C Ruiter.
    Ecological soil quality affected by land use and management on semi-arid Crete. SOIL Discussions 2(1):187–215, March 2015. URL, DOI

  30. Daniel Moraetis, Nikolaos V Paranychianakis, Nikolaos P Nikolaidis, Steve A Banwart, Svetla Rousseva, Milena Kercheva, Martin Nenov, Toma Shishkov, Peter Ruiter, Jaap Bloem, W E H Blum, G J Lair, Pauline Gaans and Marc Verheul.
    Sediment provenance, soil development, and carbon content in fluvial and manmade terraces at Koiliaris River Critical Zone Observatory. Journal of Soils and Sediments 15(2):347–364, February 2015. URL, DOI

  31. Helen Dimitroula, Evdokia Syranidou, Eleni Manousaki, Nikolaos P Nikolaidis, George P Karatzas and Nicolas Kalogerakis.
    Mitigation measures for chromium-VI contaminated groundwater – The role of endophytic bacteria in rhizofiltration. Journal of Hazardous Materials 281:114–120, January 2015. URL, DOI

  32. Maria A Lilli, Daniel Moraetis, Nikolaos P Nikolaidis, George P Karatzas and Nicolas Kalogerakis.
    Characterization and mobility of geogenic chromium in soils and river bed sediments of Asopos basin. Journal of Hazardous Materials 281:12–19, January 2015. URL, DOI

  33. Eleanor Milne, Steven A Banwart, Elke Noellemeyer, David J Abson, Cristiano Ballabio, Francesca Bampa, Andre Bationo, Niels H Batjes, Martial Bernoux, Tapas Bhattacharyya, Helaina Black, Daniel E Buschiazzo, Zucong Cai, Carlos Eduardo Cerri, Kun Cheng, Claude Compagnone, Rich Conant, Heitor L C Coutinho, Delphine Brogniez, Fabiano Carvalho Balieiro, Christopher Duffy, Christian Feller, Elaine C C Fidalgo, Cristiane Figueira Silva, Roger Funk, Greta Gaudig, Patrick T Gicheru, Marty Goldhaber, Pia Gottschalk, Frederic Goulet, Tessa Goverse, Peter Grathwohl, Hans Joosten, Peter T Kamoni, Job Kihara, Rene Krawczynski, Newton La Scala, Philippe Lemanceau, Lianqing Li, Zichuan Li, Emanuele Lugato, Pierre-Alain Maron, Christopher Martius, Jerry Melillo, Luca Montanarella, Nikolaos Nikolaidis, Generose Nziguheba, Genxing Pan, Unai Pascual, Keith Paustian, Gervasio Piñeiro, David Powlson, Alberto Quiroga, Dan Richter, Annie Sigwalt, Johan Six, Jo Smith, Pete Smith, Michael Stocking, Franziska Tanneberger, Mette Termansen, Meine Noordwijk, Bas Wesemael, Rodrigo Vargas, Reynaldo Luiz Victoria, Boaz Waswa, David Werner, Sabine Wichmann, Wendelin Wichtmann, Xuhui Zhang, Yongcun Zhao, Jinwei Zheng and Jufeng Zheng.
    Soil carbon, multiple benefits. Environmental Development 13:33–38, January 2015. URL, DOI

  34. N Prat, F Gallart, D Von Schiller, S Polesello, E M García-Roger, J Latron, M Rieradevall, P Llorens, G G Barberá, D Brito, A M De Girolamo, D Dieter, A Lo Porto, A Buffagni, S Erba, N P Nikolaidis, E P Querner, M G Tournoud, O Tzoraki, N Skoulikidis, R Gómez, M M Sánchez-Montoya, K Tockner and J Froebrich.
    THE MIRAGE TOOLBOX: AN INTEGRATED ASSESSMENT TOOL FOR TEMPORARY STREAMS. River Research and Applications 30(10):1318–1334, December 2014. URL, DOI

  35. Myrto Tsiknia, Nikolaos V Paranychianakis, Emmanouil A Varouchakis, Daniel Moraetis and Nikolaos P Nikolaidis.
    Environmental drivers of soil microbial community distribution at the Koiliaris Critical Zone Observatory. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 90(1):139–152, October 2014. URL, DOI

  36. G V Giannakis, N N Kourgialas, N V Paranychianakis, N P Nikolaidis and N Kalogerakis.
    Effects of Municipal Solid Waste Compost on Soil Properties and Vegetables Growth. Compost Science & Utilization 22(3):116–131, July 2014. URL, DOI

  37. Ourania Tzoraki, Nikolaos P Nikolaidis, David Cooper and Elissavet Kassotaki.
    Nutrient mitigation in a temporary river basin. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 186(4):2243–2257, April 2014. URL, DOI

  38. Myrto Tsiknia, Vasileios A Tzanakakis, Dimitris Oikonomidis, Nikolaos V Paranychianakis and Nikolaos P Nikolaidis.
    Effects of olive mill wastewater on soil carbon and nitrogen cycling. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology 98(6):2739–2749, March 2014. URL, DOI

  39. Steve Banwart, Helaina Black, Zucong Cai, Patrick Gicheru, Hans Joosten, Reynaldo Victoria, Eleanor Milne, Elke Noellemeyer, Unai Pascual, Generose Nziguheba, Rodrigo Vargas, Andre Bationo, Daniel Buschiazzo, Delphine De-Brogniez, Jerry Melillo, Dan Richter, Mette Termansen, Meine Noordwijk, Tessa Goverse, Cristiano Ballabio, Tapas Bhattacharyya, Marty Goldhaber, Nikolaos Nikolaidis, Yongcun Zhao, Roger Funk, Chris Duffy, Genxing Pan, Newton Scala, Pia Gottschalk, Niels Batjes, Johan Six, Bas Wesemael, Michael Stocking, Francesca Bampa, Martial Bernoux, Christian Feller, Philippe Lemanceau and Luca Montanarella.
    Benefits of soil carbon: report on the outcomes of an international scientific committee on problems of the environment rapid assessment workshop. Carbon Management 5(2):185–192, March 2014. URL, DOI

  40. Manoj Menon, Svetla Rousseva, Nikolaos P Nikolaidis, Pauline Gaans, Panos Panagos, Danielle Maia Souza, Kristin Vala Ragnarsdottir, Georg J Lair, Liping Weng, Jaap Bloem, Pavel Kram, Martin Novak, Brynhildur Davidsdottir, Gudrun Gisladottir, David A Robinson, Brian Reynolds, Tim White, Lars Lundin, Bin Zhang, Christopher Duffy, Stefano M Bernasconi, Peter Ruiter, Winfried E H Blum and Steven A Banwart.
    SoilTrEC: a global initiative on critical zone research and integration. Environmental Science and Pollution Research 21(4):3191–3195, February 2014. URL, DOI

  41. G V Giannakis, S K Panakoulia, N P Nikolaidis and N V Paranychianakis.
    Simulating Soil Fertility Restoration Using the CAST Model. Procedia Earth and Planetary Science 10:325–329, 2014. URL, DOI

  42. Fotini E Stamati, Νikolaos P Nikolaidis, Steven Banwart and Winfried E H Blum.
    A coupled carbon, aggregation, and structure turnover (CAST) model for topsoils. Geoderma 211-212:51–64, December 2013. URL, DOI

  43. Nikolaos P Nikolaidis, Leeda Demetropoulou, Jochen Froebrich, Claire Jacobs, Francesc Gallart, Narcis Prat, Antonio Lo Porto, Claudia Campana, Vassilis Papadoulakis, Nikolaos Skoulikidis, Thierry Davy, Giovanni Bidoglio, Fayçal Bouraoui, Mike Kirkby, Marie-George Tournoud, Stefano Polesello, Gonzalo G Barberá, David Cooper, Rosa Gomez, María Mar Sánchez-Montoya, Jérôme Latron, Anna Maria De Girolamo and Jean-Louis Perrin.
    Towards sustainable management of Mediterranean river basins: policy recommendations on management aspects of temporary streams. Water Policy 15(5):830, September 2013. URL, DOI

  44. N V Paranychianakis, M Tsiknia, G Giannakis, N P Nikolaidis and N Kalogerakis.
    Nitrogen cycling and relationships between ammonia oxidizers and denitrifiers in a clay-loam soil. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology 97(12):5507–5515, June 2013. URL, DOI

  45. Lenny H E Winkel, Barbara Casentini, Fabrizio Bardelli, Andreas Voegelin, Nikolaos P Nikolaidis and Laurent Charlet.
    Speciation of arsenic in Greek travertines: Co-precipitation of arsenate with calcite. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 106:99–110, April 2013. URL, DOI

  46. Ourania Tzoraki, David Cooper, Thomas Kjeldsen, Nikolaos P Nikolaidis, Christos Gamvroudis, Jochen Froebrich, Erik Querner, Francesc Gallart and Nikolaos Karalemas.
    Flood generation and classification of a semi-arid intermittent flow watershed: Evrotas river. International Journal of River Basin Management 11(1):77–92, March 2013. URL, DOI

  47. N P Nikolaidis, F Bouraoui and G Bidoglio.
    Hydrologic and geochemical modeling of a karstic Mediterranean watershed. Journal of Hydrology 477:129–138, January 2013. URL, DOI

  48. Nikolaos P Nikolaidis and G Bidoglio.
    Soil Organic Matter Dynamics and Structure. In Sustainable Agriculture Reviews. 2013, pages 175–199. URL, DOI

  49. Fotini E Stamati, Nikolaos P Nikolaidis and Jerald L Schnoor.
    Modeling topsoil carbon sequestration in two contrasting crop production to set-aside conversions with RothC – Calibration issues and uncertainty analysis. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 165:190–200, January 2013. URL, DOI

  50. Steven Banwart, Manoj Menon, Stefano M Bernasconi, Jaap Bloem, Winfried E H Blum, Danielle Maia Souza, Brynhildur Davidsdotir, Christopher Duffy, Georg J Lair, Pavel Kram, Anna Lamacova, Lars Lundin, Nikolaos P Nikolaidis, Martin Novak, Panos Panagos, Kristin Vala Ragnarsdottir, Brian Reynolds, David Robinson, Svetla Rousseva, Peter Ruiter, Pauline Gaans, Liping Weng, Tim White and Bin Zhang.
    Soil processes and functions across an international network of Critical Zone Observatories: Introduction to experimental methods and initial results. Comptes Rendus Geoscience 344(11-12):758–772, November 2012. URL, DOI

  51. F Gallart, N Prat, E M García-Roger, J Latron, M Rieradevall, P Llorens, G G Barberá, D Brito, A M De Girolamo, A Lo Porto, A Buffagni, S Erba, R Neves, N P Nikolaidis, J L Perrin, E P Querner, J M Quiñonero, M G Tournoud, O Tzoraki, N Skoulikidis, R Gómez, M M Sánchez-Montoya and J Froebrich.
    A novel approach to analysing the regimes of temporary streams in relation to their controls on the composition and structure of aquatic biota. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 16(9):3165–3182, September 2012. URL, DOI

  52. D Moraetis, N P Nikolaidis, G P Karatzas, Z Dokou, N Kalogerakis, L H E Winkel and A Palaiogianni-Bellou.
    Origin and mobility of hexavalent chromium in North-Eastern Attica, Greece. Applied Geochemistry 27(6):1170–1178, June 2012. URL, DOI

  53. Nektarios N Kourgialas, George P Karatzas and Nikolaos P Nikolaidis.
    Development of a thresholds approach for real-time flash flood prediction in complex geomorphological river basins. Hydrological Processes 26(10):1478–1494, May 2012. URL, DOI