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


Journal Peer-Reviewed Publications

  1. Mankasingh, U., N. P. Nikolaidis, S. A Banwart, J. Leake, J. Gaillardet, P. Aagaard, T. S. White, M. Novak, P. van Gaans, S. Rousseva, W. Blum, K. V. Ragnarsdottir, 2012. A multi-disciplinary approach to soil research: Soil sustainability in Europe as deduced from investigation of the Critical Zone, GeoDerma (In Review)
  2. Stamati F., N.P. Nikolaidis, S.A. Banwart and W.E. Blum, 2012. A Coupled Carbon, Aggregation, and Structure Turnover (CAST) Model for topsoils, GeoDerma (In Review).
  3. Stamati F., N.P. Nikolaidis, J.L. Schnoor. 2011. The role of soil texture on carbon and nitrogen sequestration in agricultural soils of different climates. AGEE, (Revised).
  4. Nikolaidis, N.P. and G. Bidoglio, 2011. Modeling of Soil Organic Matter and Structure Dynamics: A Synthesis Review, Agronomy for Sustainable Development, (In Review).
  5. Nikolaidis, N.P, F. Bouraoui. and G. Bidoglio, 2012. Hydrologic and geochemical modelin of a karstic Mediterranean watershed, Hydrology and Earth System Sciences Discussion (HESSD) 9, 1–27, 2012.
  6. Gallart F., N. Prat, E. M. Garcia-Roger, J. latron, M. Rieradevall, P. Llorens, D. Brito, A.M. De Girolamo, G. Gonzalz-Barbera, A. Lo Porto, R. Neves, N.P. Nikolaidis, E.P. Querner, J.M. Quinonero, M.G. Tournoud, O. Tzoraki, and J. Froebrich, 2011. Analyzing stream reach flow status frequency to assist the determination of ecological quality in temporary streams, Hydrology and Earth System Sciences Discussion (HESSD), 8, 9637-9673, 2011.
  7. Moraetis D., N.P. Nikolaidis, G.P. Karatzas, Z. Dokou, N. Kalogerakis, L. Winkel, and A. Palaiogianni-Bellou, 2012. Origin and mobility of hexavalent chromium in north-eastern Attica, Greece, Applied Geochemistry (In Press).
  8. Casentini, B., S.J. Hug, N.P. Nikolaidis, 2011. Arsenic accumulation in irrigated agricultural soils in Northern Greece, Science of Total Environment, 409,4802-4810.
  9. Kourgialas, N.N., G.P. Karatzas, and N.P. Nikolaidis, 2011. Development of a thresholds methodοlogy for real-time flash flood prediction in a complex geomorphological river basin, Hydrologic Processes, DOI: 10.1002/hyp.8272.
  10. Banwart S., S. Bernasconi, J. Bloem, W. Blum, M. Brandao, S. Brantley, F. Chabaux, C. Duffy, L. Lundin, P. Kram, N.P.Nikolaidis, M. Novak, P. Panagos, K. V. Ragnarsdottir, B. Reynolds, S. Rousseva, P. de Ruiter, P. van Gaans, W. van Riemsdijk, T. White, B. Zhang, 2011. Assessing Soil Processes and Function across an International Network of Critical Zone Observatories: Research hypotheses and experimental design, Vadose Zone Journal, 10, 978-987.
  11. Nikolaidis, N.P, 2011. Human Impacts on Soil: Tipping Points and Knowledge gaps, Applied Geochemistry, 26, S230-S233.
  12. Moraetis, D., F., Stamati, M., Kotronakis, T., Fragia, N., Paranychnianakis and N.P., Nikolaidis, 2011. Identification of hydrologic and geochemical pathways using high frequency sampling, REE aqueous sampling and soil characterization at Koiliaris Critical Zone Observatory, Applied Geochemistry, 26, S101-S104.
  13. Stamati F., N.P. Νikolaidis, D. Venieri, E. Psillakis, and N. Kalogerakis, 2011. Dissolved organic nitrogen as an indicator of livestock impacts on soil biochemical quality. Applied Geochemistry, 26, S340-S343.
  14. Moraetis, D., F. Stamati, N.P. Nikolaidis and N. Kalogerakis, 2011. Olive mill waste water irrigation of maize: Impacts on Soil and Groundwater, Agricultural Waste Management, 98, 1125-1132.
  15. Demetropoulou, L., N.P. Nikolaidis, V. Papadoulakis, K. Tsakiris, Th. Koussouris, N. Kalogerakis, K. Koukaras, A. Chatzinikolaou and K. Theodoropoulos, 2010. Water Framework Directive implementation in Greece: moving towards participatory governance – the case of the Evrotas River Basin Management Plan, Environmental Governance and Policy, (20, 336-349.
  16. Moraetis, D., D. Efstathiou, F. Stamati, O. Tzoraki, N.P. Nikolaidis, J.L. Schnoor, and K. Vozinakis, 2010. High frequency monitoring for the identification of hydrological and biochemical processes in a Mediterranean river basin, J. of Hydrology, 389:127-136.
  17. Kourgialas, N.N., G.P. Karatzas, and N.P. Nikolaidis, 2010. An integrated framework for the hydrologic simulation of a complex geomorphological river basin, J. of Hydrology, 381:308-321.
  18. Stamati F.E., N. Chalkias, D. Moraetis and N.P. Nikolaidis, 2010. Natural attenuation of nutrients in a Mediterranean drainage canal, Journal of Environmental Monitoring, 12:164-171.
  19. Dimitriou, E., E. Moussoulis, F. Stamati and N.P. Nikolaidis, 2009. Modelling hydrological characteristics of Mediterranean Temporary Ponds and potential impacts from climate change, Hydrobiologia, 634: 195-208.
  20. Tsimas, E.S., K. Tyrovola, N.P. Xekoukoulotakis, N. P. Nikolaidis, E. Diamadopoulos, and D. Mantzavinos, 2009. Simultaneous Photocatalytic Oxidation of As(III) and Humic Acid in Aqueous TiO2 Suspensions, J. of Hazardous Materials, 169: 376–385.
  21. Tyrovola, K., and N.P. Nikolaidis, 2009. Arsenic mobility and stabilization in topsoils. Water Research 43: 1589 – 1596.
  22. Nikolaidis, N.P., A. Karageorgis, V. Kapimalis, P. Drakopoulou, N. Skoulikidis, H. Behrendt, and Z. Levkov, 2009. Management of Nutrient Emissions of Axios River Catchment: their Effect in the Coastal Zone of Thermaikos Gulf-Greece. Ecological Modeling, 220: 383–396.
  23. Tzoraki, O., N. P. Nikolaidis, A. Trancoso, F. Braunschweig, and R. Neves, 2009. A Generalized Reach–Scale Biogeochemical Model for Temporary Rivers, Hydrologic Processes, 23: 272-283.
  24. Nikolaidis, N.P., 2008. Bridging fate, exposure and ecotoxicity of contaminants, Environmental Research, 106, 287-288 (Guest Editorial of Special Issue).
  25. Stamati, F., N.P. Nikolaidis, E. Dimitriou and Th. Koussouris, 2008. Hydro-geochemical aspects of Mediterranean temporary ponds in western Crete. Journal of Environmental Quality, 37(1) 164-173.
  26. Hellerich L.A., N.P. Nikolaidis and G.M. Dobbs, 2008. Evaluation of the potential for the natural attenuation of hexavalent chromium within a sub-wetland ground water. Journal of Environmental Management, 88:1513-1524.
  27. Tzoraki, O. and N.P. Nikolaidis, 2007. A Generalized Framework for Modeling the Hydrologic and Biogeochemical Response of a Mediterranean Temporary River Basin. Journal of Hydrology 346, 112-121.
  28. Kokkinaki, A., O. Tzoraki, K. Tyrovola, and N.P. Nikolaidis, 2007. Mobility of Copper in Greenhouse Soils. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 149, 557-561.
  29. Tyrovola, K., E. Peroulaki, and N.P. Nikolaidis, 2007. Modeling of Arsenic Immobilization by Zero Valent Iron. European Journal of Soil Biology 43, 356-367.
  30. Tzoraki, O., N.P. Nikolaidis, Y. Amaxidis, and N.Th. Skoulikidis, 2007. In-Stream Biogeochemical Processes of a Temporary River. Environmental Science and Technology 41(4), 1225-1231.
  31. Nikolaidis, N.P., N. Skoulikidis and A. Karageorgis, 2006. Pilot implementation of EU policies in Acheloos river basin and coastal zone, European Water, 13/14: 45-53.
  32. Tyrovola, K., N.P. Nikolaidis N. Veranis, N. Kallithrakas-Kontos, P.E. Koulouridakis, 2006. Arsenic Removal From Geothermal Waters With Zero-Valent Iron – Effect of Temperature, Phosphate and Nitrate. Water Research, 40, pp. 2375-2386.
  33. Nikolaidis, N.P., A. Karageorgis, V. Kapimalis, G. Marconis, P. Drakopoulou, H. Kontoyiannis, E. Krasakopoulou, A. Pavlidou, and K. Pagou, 2006. Circulation and Nutrient Modeling of Thermaikos Gulf, Greece. Journal of Marine Systems, 60, pp. 51-62.
  34. Nikolaidis, N.P., Zheng, H., and van Geen, A., 2005. Removal of Arsenic from Bangladesh Groundwater with Zero Valent Iron. In: Advances in Arsenic Research: Integration of Experimental and Observational Studies and Implications for Mitigation, Eds: P.A. O'Day, D. Vlassopoulos, X. Meng, and L.G. Benning. ACS Symposium Series 915, pp. 361-371.
  35. Cheng Z., A. Van Geen, N.P. Nikolaidis, R. Bailey, 2005. Removal of Methylated Arsenic in Groundwater with iron Filings. Environmental Science and Technology, 39 (19), 7662-7666.
  36. Hellerich L.A., and N.P. Nikolaidis, 2005. Studies of Hexavalent Chromium Attenuation in Redox Variable Soils Obtained From a Sandy to Sub-Wetland Groundwater Environment. Water Research, 39: 2851-2868.
  37. Hellerich L.A., and N.P. Nikolaidis, 2005. Sorption Studies of Mixed Chromium and Chlorinated Ethenes at the Field and Laboratory Scales. Journal of Environmental Management, 75: 77-88.
  38. Karageorgis A.P., Skourtos M.S., Kapsimalis V., Kontogianni A.D., Skoulikidis N.Th., Pagou K., Nikolaidis N.P., Drakopoulou P., Zanou B., Karamanos H., Levkov Z., Anagnostou Ch., (2005). An integrated approach to watershed management within the DPSIR Framework: Axios River catchment and Thermaikos Gulf. Regional Environmental Change, 5: 138-160.
  39. Nikolaidis, N.P., G.M. Dobbs, and J.A. Lackovic, 2004. Arsenic Mobility in Contaminated Lake Sediment, Environmental Pollution, 129, 479-487.
  40. Karageorgis A.P, N.P. Nikolaidis, H. Karamanos, and N.Skoulikidis, 2003. Water and sediment quality assessment of Axios River and its coastal environment, Continental Shelf Research 23, 1929-1944.
  41. Hellerich L.A., P.M. Oates, C.R. Johnson, N.P. Nikolaidis, C.F. Harvey, and P.M. Gschwend, 2003. Bromide Transport Before, During, and After Colloid Mobilization in Push-Pull Tests and the Implications for Changes in Aquifer Properties, Water Resources Research, 39(10) 1301
  42. Hellerich, L.A, Panciera, M.A., Nikolaidis, N P., Smets, B. F., and Dobbs, G.M. 2003. Attenuation of a mixed chromium and chlorinated ethene groundwater plume in estuarine influenced glaciated sediments. Ground Water Monitoring and Remediation, 23(3): 74-84.
  43. Michels, H.T., B. Boulanger, and N.P. Nikolaidis, 2003. Environmental Impact of Stormwater Runoff from a Copper Roof. Materials Performance, Corrosion, Prevention and Control Worldwide, 42(2), 70-75.
  44. Nikolaidis, N.P., G.M. Dobbs, J. Chen, and J.A. Lackovic, 2003. Arsenic Removal by Iron Fillings: Field, Laboratory and Modeling Studies, Water Research, 37 (6), 1417-1425.
  45. Boulanger, B. and N.P. Nikolaidis, 2003. Modeling Framework for Managing Copper Runoff in Urban Watersheds, Journal American Water Resources Association, 39(2): 325-336.
  46. Boulanger, B. and N.P. Nikolaidis, 2003. Mobility and Aquatic Toxicity of Copper in an Urban Watershed, Journal American Water Resources Association, 39(2) 337-345.
  47. Nikolaidis, N.P., and Hellerich, L.A., 2002. Natural restoration of heavy metal contaminated soils: The role of interfacial processes. . In: Groundwater Quality: Natural and Enhanced Restoration of Groundwater Pollution, Eds. S.F. Thornton and S.E. Oswald, IAHS Publication no. 275, 127-132
  48. Boulanger B., N.P. Nikolaidis, and N. W. Garrick, 2001. Use of X-ray Fluorescence Spectrometry to Detect Residual Chlorine in Road Salt Deicer Samples. Applied Spectroscopy, 55 (11) 1568-1571.
  49. Johnson, C.R., Hellerich, L.A., Nikolaidis, N.P., and P.M. Gschwend 2001. Colloid Mobilization in the Field Using Citrate to Remediate Chromium. Ground Water, 39(6): 895-903.
  50. Nikolaidis, N.P., and P. Cheeda, 2001. Heavy Metal Mobility in Biosolid-Amended Glaciated Soils. Water Environment Research Journal, January/February, 73 (1), 80-86.
  51. Nikolaidis, N.P., and H. Shen, 2000. Development and Application of a Conceptual Site Model for Evaluating Contaminant Mobility and Remediation. Global NEST: The International Journal, 2(1) 67-76.
  52. Lackovic, J.A., N.P. Nikolaidis, and G.M. Dobbs, 2000. Inorganic Arsenic Removal by Zero-Valent Iron. Environmental Engineering and Science, 17(1), 29-39.
  53. Bruell, R., N.P. Nikolaidis, and R.P. Long, 1999. Evaluation of Remedial Alternatives of Lead From Shooting Range Soil. Environmental Engineering and Science, 16(5), 403-414.
  54. Nikolaidis, N.P., L.A. Hellerich, and J.A. Lackovic, 1999, Methodology for Site-Specific, Mobility-Based Cleanup Standards for Heavy Metals in Glaciated Soils. Environmental Science and Technology, 33 (17), 2910-2916.
  55. Nikolaidis, N.P., P. Cheeda, J.A. Lackovic, K. Guillard, B. Simpson, and T. Pedersen, 1999. Nitrogen Mobility in Biosolid-Amended Glaciated Soils. Water Environment Federation, Research Journal, 71(3), 368-376.
  56. Hu, H-L, N.P. Nikolaidis, and D. Grasso, 1998. Inhibition of nickel precipitation by gluconate: Part I. Kinetic studies and spectroscopic analyses. Journal of Environmental Engineering, ASCE, 124 (8), 677-684.
  57. Hu, H-L, N.P. Nikolaidis, D. Grasso, 1998. Inhibition of nickel precipitation by gluconate: Part II. Mechanistic modeling. Journal of Environmental Engineering, ASCE, 124 (8), 685-689.
  58. Nikolaidis, N.P., H. Heng, R. Semagin, and J.C. Clausen, 1998. Non-Linear Response of a Mixed Land Use Watershed to Nitrogen Loading. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 67, 251-265.
  59. Hu, H-L, H-M Chen, N.P. Nikolaidis, D.R. Miller and X. Yang, 1998. Estimation of nutrient atmospheric deposition to Long Island Sound. Water, Air and Soil Pollution, 105 (3-4) 521-538.
  60. Heng, H. and N.P. Nikolaidis, 1998. Distributed Modeling of Nonpoint Source Pollution of Nitrogen. Journal of American Water Resources Association, 34 (2) 359-374.
  61. Grasso, D., M.A. Butkus, O'Sullivan, D., and N.P. Nikolaidis,1997. Soil Washing Design Methodology for a Lead-Contaminated Sandy-Soil. Water Research, 31(12), 3045-3056.
  62. Olazabal, M.A., N.P. Nikolaidis, S.L. Suib, and J.M. Madariaga, 1997. Precipitation Equilibria of the Cr(VI)/Fe(III) System and Spectrospcopic Characterization of the Precipitates. Environmental Science and Technology, 31(10), 2898 - 2902.
  63. Lackovic, J.A., N.P. Nikolaidis, P. Cheeda, R.J. Carley, and E. Patton, 1997. Evaluation of batch leaching procedures for estimating heavy metal mobility in glaciated soils. Ground Water Monitoring and Remediation, 17 (3), 231-240.
  64. Shen, H. and N.P. Nikolaidis, 1997. A Direct Substitution Method for Multicomponent Solute Transport in Ground Water. Ground Water, 35(1), 67-78.
  65. Yang, X., D.R. Miller, X. Xu, L.H. Yang, H-M. Chen, and N.P. Nikolaidis, 1996. Spatial and Temporal Variations of Atmospheric Deposition in Interior and Coastal Connecticut. Atmospheric Environment, 30(22), pp. 3801-3810.
  66. Mattuck, R. and N.P. Nikolaidis, 1996. Chromium Mobility in Freshwater Wetlands. Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 23(3) 213-232.
  67. Nikolaidis, N.P., T.E., Koussouris, Murray,T, Bertahas, I., and Diapoulis, A., 1996. Seasonal Variation of Nutrients and Heavy Metals in Phragmites australis of Lake Trichonis, Greece. Lake and Reservoir Management Journal, 12(3), pp. 364-370.
  68. Nikolaidis, N.P., Robbins, G.A., Scherer, M., McAninch, B., Binkhorst, G., Asikainen, J.M. and Suib, S., 1994. Vertical Distribution and Partitioning of Chromium Contamination in a Glacio-Fluvial Aquifer. Groundwater Monitoring and Remediation, Vol. 14, No. 3, pp. 150-159.
  69. Asikainen, J.M., and Nikolaidis, N.P., 1994. Sequential Extraction of Chromium From Contaminated Aquifer Sediments. Groundwater Monitoring and Remediation, Vol. 14, No. 2, pp. 185-191.
  70. Nikolaidis, N.P., Hu., H., and Ecsedy, C., 1994. Effects of Climatic Variability on Freshwater Watersheds: Case Studies. Aquatic Sciences, Vol. 56, No. 2, pp. 161-178.
  71. Geigert, M.A., Nikolaidis, N.P., Miller D.R., and Heitert, J., 1994. Deposition Rates for Sulfur and Nitrogen to a Hardwood Forest in Northern Connecticut. Atmospheric Environment, Vol. 28, No. 9, pp. 1689-1697.
  72. Nikolaidis, N.P., Hu., H., Ecsedy, C., and J. D. Lin 1993. Hydrologic Response of Freshwater Watersheds to Climatic Variability; Model Development. Water Resources Research, Vol. 29, No. 10, pp. 3317-3328.
  73. Nikolaidis, N.P., Shen, H., Heng, H., Hu, H.-L., and Clausen, J.C., 1993. Movement of Nitrogen Through an Agricultural Riparian Zone: 2. Distributed Modeling. Water Science and Technology, Vol. 28, No. 3-5, pp.613-623.
  74. Mukhopadhyay, N., Bendel, R.B., Nikolaidis, N.P., and Chattopadhyay, 1992. Efficient Sequential Sampling Strategies for Long-Term Environmental Monitoring. Water Resources Research, Vol. 28, No. 9, pp. 2245-2256.
  75. Nikolaidis, N.P., Nikolaidis, V.S. and Schnoor, J.L. 1991. Assessment of Episodic Freshwater Acidification in the Sierra Nevada, California. Aquatic Sciences, Vol. 53/4, pp. 330-345.
  76. Nikolaidis, N.P., Muller, P.K., Schnoor, J.L. and Hu, H.L. 1991. Modeling the Hydrogeochemical Response of a Stream to Acid Deposition Using the Enhanced Trickle-Down Model. Research Journal of Water Pollution Control Federation, Vol. 63, No. 3, pp. 220-227.
  77. Nikolaidis, N.P., Ecsedy, C. Nikolaidis, V.S., Olem, H., Saldi, K., and Tarbox S. 1991. Global Climate Change and Acidic Deposition. Research Journal of Water Pollution ¬Control Federation, .Vol. 63, No. 4, pp. 735-746.
  78. Nikolaidis, N.P., Nikolaidis, V.S., Olem, H. and Ecsedy, C. 1990. Acidic Deposition and Global Climate Change. Research Journal of Water Pollution Control Federation, Vol. 62, No. 4, pp. 630-640.
  79. Nikolaidis, N.P., Nikolaidis, V.S. and Olem, H. 1989. Acidic Precipitation. Journal of Water Pollution Control Federation, Literature Review Issue, Vol. 61, No. 6, pp. 1109-1117.
  80. Georgakakos, K.P., Valle-Filho, G.M., Nikolaidis, N.P. and Schnoor, J.L. 1989. Lake Acidification Studies: The Role of Input Uncertainty in Long-Term Predictions. Water Resources Research, Vol. 25, No. 7, pp. 1511-1518.
  81. Nikolaidis, N.P., Schnoor, J.L., and Georgakakos, K.P. 1989. Modeling of Long-Term Lake Alkalinity Responses to Acid Deposition. Journal of Water Pollution Control Federation, Vol. 61, No. 2, pp. 188-199.
  82. Nikolaidis, N.P., Rajaram, H., Schnoor, J.L., and Georgakakos, K.P. 1988. Generalized Softwater Acidification Model. Water Resources Research, Vol. 24, No. 12, pp. 1983-1996.
  83. Schnoor, J.L., Lee, S., Nikolaidis, N.P., and Nair, D.R. 1986. Lake Resources at Risk to Acidic Deposition in the Eastern United States. Water, Air and Soil Pollution, Vol. 31, pp. 1091-1101.
  84. Schnoor, J.L, Nikolaidis, N.P., and Glass, G.E. 1986. Lake Resources at Risk to Acidic Deposition in the Upper Midwest. Journal of Water Pollution Control Federation, Vol. 58, No. 2, pp. 139-148.
  85. Nikolaidis, N.P., Kousouris, T., Fotis, G. and Papachristou, E. 1985. Trophic Status Assessment of Lake Vegoritida, Greece. ISEM Journal, Vol. 7, No. 3-4, pp. 11-26.