Pavlidou Alexandra

by / Friday, 14 November 2014 / Published in people

Position: Associate Researcher

Contact Info

Institute: Oceanography
Address: 46.7 Km Athens-Sounio Av., Anavyssos, 19013, Athens, Greece
Tel: +302291076364
Telex: +302291076347


Dr. Alexandra Pavlidou is an Associated Researcher on Chemical Oceanography – Inorganic Chemistry at the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HCMR). She assumed her duties in December 2006.
Dr. Alexandra Pavlidou is Quality Manager of the accredited by ISO 17025 Biogeochemical Laboratory in Institute of Oceanography at HCMR.
Dr. Alexandra Pavlidou leads the laboratory of nutrient analysis in the Institute of Oceanography at HCMR.
Dr. Alexandra Pavlidou completed her doctoral training in October 1998. Her thesis work focused on metal speciation in microenvironments with different physico-chemical characteristics, using the technique of Anodic Stripping Voltammetry.
Dr. Pavlidou’s research interests are mainly focused on dissolved oxygen and nutrient distribution in coastal and open sea environments. Her research includes the study of the structure and functioning of coastal ecosystems, the influence of natural and anthropogenic pressures in the coastal zone with emphasis in eutrophication and pollution, the biogeochemical cycles of N, P, Si and the tracing of water mass formation, circulation and history using dissolved oxygen and nutrients.
She has participated in about 45 national and European projects focusing on the pollution and biogeochemical processes in marine ecosystems. Dr. Alexandra Pavlidou has published about 80 scientific papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals and conference proceedings.
Dr. Alexandra Pavlidou earned her doctoral degree in Chemical Oceanography from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from the University of Athens.

• Ph.D., Chemical Oceanography, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, 1998
• B.S., Chemistry, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, 1991

Professional Profile
• 2006-Today: Associated Researcher, Institute of Oceanography, HCMR
• 1998-2006: Adjunct Researcher in Institute of Oceanography, HCMR
• 1994-1998: Scientist in Institute of Oceanography, HCMR.
• 1991-1994: Adjunct Researcher in National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Department of Chemistry.

Scientific and Professional Memberships
• Greek Research Society
• Hellenic Oceanographic Association
• Greek Chemical Society

Research Interests
• Influence of natural and anthropogenic pressures in the coastal zone with emphasis in eutrophication and pollution.
• Structure and functioning of coastal ecosystems (biogeochemical cycles).
• Biogeochemical cycles of N, P, Si.
• Influence of Climatic changes in marine ecosystems in relation with the anthropogenic activities.
• Tracing water mass formation, circulation and history using dissolved oxygen and nutrients.

• Pavlidou, A., “Nutrient distribution in selected coastal areas of Aegean Sea (East Medditerranean Sea), Journal of Environmental Science and Engineering, in press, corrected proof (2011).
• Pavlidou, A.; Kontoyiannis, H.; Anagnostou, Ch.; Siokou–Frangou I.; Pagou, K.; Krasakopoulou, E.; Assimakopoulou, G.; Zervoudaki, S.; Zeri, Ch.; Chatzianestis, I; and Psyllidou-Giouranovits, R., “Biogeochemical Characteristics in the Elefsis Bay (Aegean Sea, Eastern Mediterranean) in relation to anoxia and climate changes” in: E. Yakushev (ed) Handbook of Environmental Chemistry, Springer-Verlag, Volume 4E / 1999 – Volume 12 / 2010 (2010).
• Varkitzi, I.; Pagou, K.; Graneli, E.; Hatzianestis, I.; Pyrgaki, Ch.; Pavlidou, A.; Montesanto, B.; Economou-Amill,i A., “Unbalanced N:P ratios and nutrient stress controlling growth and toxin production of the harmful dinoflagellate Prorocentrum lima (Ehrenberg) Dodge”, Harmful Algae, 9 (3): 304-311 (2010).
• Pavlidou, A.; Kontoyiannis H.; and Psyllidou – Giouranvits, R., “Nutrient concentrations in the Inner Saronikos Gulf after the sewage secondary treatment”, Fresenius Environmental Bulletin, 17, 11a, 1852-1858 (2008).
• Nikolaidis,N.; Karageorgis, A.; Kapsimalis, V.; Marconis, G.; Pagou, K.; Kontoyiannis, H.; Krassakopoulou E.; and Pavlidou, A., “Circulation and Nutrient Modeling of Thermaikos Gulf, Greece”, Journal of Marine Systems, 60, 51-62 (2006).
• Pavlidou, A.; Psyllidou-Giouranovits, R.; and Sylaios G. K., “Nutrients and dissolved oxygen in Hellenic coastal waters”, in: E. Papathanasiou & A. Zenetos (eds) “State of the Hellenic Marine Environment”, chapter IV1, pp. 127-136 (2005).
• Pavlidou, A.; Kontoyiannis, H.; and Psyllidou-Giouranovits, R., “Trophic Conditions and stoichiometric nutrient balance in the Inner Saronikos Gulf (Central Aerean Sea) affected by the Psittalia Sewage Outfall”, Fresenious Environmental Bulletin, 13 (12b), 1509-1514 (2004).
• Kontoyiannis, H.; Balopoulos, E.; Gotsis-Skretas, O.; Pavlidou, A.; Assimakopoulou, G.; and Papageorgiou, E., “The hydrology and biochemistry of the cretan straits (antikithira and kassos straits) revisited in the period june/1997 – may/1998”, Journal of Marine Systems, 53, 37-57 (2003).
• Scoullos, M.J.; and Pavlidou, A.S., “Determination of the lability characteristics of lead, cadmium and zinc in a polluted Mediterranean brackish interface system”, Water, Air and Soil Pollution, vol 147, pp. 203-227 (2003).
• Dassenakis, M.; Scoullos, M.; Rapti, K.; Pavlidou, A.; Tsorova, D.; Paraskevopoulou, V.; Rozi, E.; Stamateli, A.; and Siganos, M., “The distribution of copper in Saronikos Gulf after the operation of the wastewater treatment plant of Psittalia”, Global Nest:The International Journal, 5 (3), 135-145 (2003).
• Pavlidou A.; and Krasakopoulou, E., “Nutrient Dynamics in the North Aegean Sea (Thermaikos Gulf-Sporades Basin)”, Reports of the Second International Conference on Oceanography of the Eastern Mediterranean and Black Sea:Similarities and differences of the two Interconnected Basins, pp. 418-423 (2003).
• Pavlidou, A.; Papadopoulos, V.; Hatzianestis, I.; Sklivagou, E.; and Zervakis, V., “Hydrology and pollution assessment in a coastal estuarine system. The case of Strymonikos Gulf (North Aegean Sea)”, Mediterranean Marine Science, vol 3/1, 65-78 (2002).
• Pavlidou, Α.; Papadopoulos, V.; and Zervakis, V., “Hydrology and nutrient – dissolved oxygen distributions in coastal waters affected by the Nestos River plume, north Aegean Sea, Greece”, Fresenius Environmental Bulletin, 10 (11), 823-831 (2001).
• Pavlidou, A.; and Georgopoulos, D., “Dissolved Oxygen and Nutrients in coastal waters impacted by the Strymon River plume, North Aegean Sea, Greece”, Global Nest, 3 (2), 71-84, (2001).
• Dassenakis, M;. Kapiris, K.; and Pavlidou, A., “The Aegean Sea”: in: Sees at the Millenium,: Environmental Evaluation Ch. Sheppard (ed.), 1, 233-252 (2000).
• Scoullos, Μ.; and Pavlidou, Α., “Metal Speciation studies in a brackish/marine interface system”, Global Nest 2(3), 255-264 (2000).
• Balopoulos, E.Th.; Theocharis, A.; Kontogiannis, H.; Varnavas, S.; Voutsinou-Taliadouri, F.; Iona, A.; Souvermezoglou, A.; Ignadiades, L.; Gotsis-Skretas, O.; Pavlidou, A., “Major Advances in the Oceanography of the Southern Aegean sea-Cretan straits system (Eastern Medeterranean)”, Progress in Oceanography, 44, pp. 109-130 (1999).
• Krassakopoulou, E.; Souvermezoglou, E ; Pavlidou, A.; and Kontoyiannis, H., “Oxygen and Nutrients Fluxes through the straits of the Cretan Arc (March 1994 – January 1995)”, Progress in Oceanography , 44/4, pp. 601-624 (1999).
• Souvermezoglou,E.; Krasakopoulou, E.; Pavlidou, A., “Temporal variability in oxygen and nutrients concentrations at the South Aegean Sea and the Straits of the Cretan Arc (March 1994-January 1995)”,. Progress in Oceanography, 44, pp. 573-600 (1999).
• Psyllidou- Goiuranovits, R.; Pavlidou, A.; and Georgakopoulou-Gregoriadou, E., “Impact of the Operation of the Athens Sewage Treatment Plant on the Distribution of Dissolved Oxygen and Nutrients in the Saronikos gulf”, Fresenius Environmental Bulletin, 7/3A-4A pp. 315-320 (1998).
• Dassenakis, M.; Scoullos, M.; Pavlidou, A.; Foufa, E.; Krasakopoulou, E.; and Kloukiniotou. M., “The effects of multiple sourse of pollution on the water quality of a small Mediterranean River”, Applied Geochemistry Vol. 13, pp. 197-211 (1998).
• Scoullos, M.J.; and Pavlidou, A.S., “Speciation of trace metals in Elefsis gulf, Greece”, Croatica Chemica Acta, vol 70, n 1, pp. 289-307 (1997).
• Dassenakis, M.; Pavlidou, A; and Kloukiniotou, M., “Τhe influence of long existing pollution to trace metal levels in a small tidal Mediterranean Bay”, Marine Pollution Bulletin, vol. 32, no 3, pp.275-282 (1996).
• Balopoulos, E.Th.; Theocharis, A.; Gotsis-SKretas, O.; Voutsinou-Taliadouri, F.; Nakopoulou, C.; Pavlidou, A.; Papadopoulos, V.; Pagou, K.; Souvermezoglou, A.; Gregoriadiou-Georgakopoulou, E.; Moriki, A.; Stavrakakis, S.; Price, B.; Apostolopoulou, M.; Zervoudak,i S.; Kapiris, K.; Ignadiades, L.; Kozanoglou, A.; Psara, S.; Matsoukis, P.; Kotsovinos, N.; Dermissis, V.; Koutitas, C.; Prinos, P.; Skarvelis, I.; Varnavas, S.; Monaco, A.; Heussner, S.; Collins, B. ; Velegrakis, A.; Theodorou, A.; and Davies P., “Hydrodynamics and biogeochemical fluxes in the straits of the Cretan Arc (Aegean sea, Eastern Mediterranean Basin)”, Second MAST Days and European Market, Project Reports, Volume 1, pp. 453-468 (1995).

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