Assistant Professor, Department of Environment, University of the Aegean
Ecosystem dynamics and soil-plant-atmosphere interactions.
Integration of field observations and process-based models.
Mediterranean and Tropical Ecosystems.
Modelling Ecosystem Dynamics
I am coordinating the development of TFS, a trait-spectra and individual-based model that uses trait distributions to represent functional tree diversity and alternative plant strategies at simulations of forest dynamics. With colleagues from around the world, we are developing versions of the model with different levels of ecophysiological detail. A fully physiological-based version of the model is described here. A detailed hydraulic scheme can be found here. A simplified version of TFS which is currently developed for larger scale applications is presented here. Please contact me for additional info and latest code developments.
Quantifying Ecosystem Processes along Environmental Gradients
We have deployed a network of forest plot measurements across the Greek mountains (MEDIT). In MEDIT we are collecting plant functional, stand structural and environmental data in order to understand forest ecosystem dynamics and their potential response to global change.
I also collaborate with Oxford’s University Ecosystems Group to integrate a uniquely rich dataset of intensively monitored forest plots measurements with TFS, aiming to understand forest productivity across the world’s Tropical regions and the vulnerability of these ecosystems to global change.
2017 – 2018 Researcher, Forest Research Institute, Hellenic Agricultural Organisation
2015 – 2017 Postdoctoral Researcher, Environmental Change Institute, School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford
2011 – 2015 Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Ecology & Systematics, Faculty of Biology, University of Athens
2009 – 2011 Marie Curie Fellow, Ecology & Global Change, School of Geography, University of Leeds
2007 – 2009 Postdoctoral Research Associate, Earth & Biosphere Institute, School of Geography, University of Leeds