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Ioannis Diamantopoulos
Assistant Professor, Department of Ecology, School of Biology
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 541 24 Thessaloniki, Greece

Personal Information
Name / Surname: Ioannis Diamantopoulos
Position: Assistant Professor
Place of birth:Athens, Greece
Mail Address: Dept. of Ecology/ School of Biology/ Fac. of Sciences/ Aristotle University /Box 119/ 541 24 Thessaloniki/ Greece
Telephone number: 31-998251 Fax: 31-998379
E-mail: jdiamant@bio.auth.gr
1. 6th High School Athens, High School Diploma
2. National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, B. Sc. in Natural Sciences
3. Universitė Grenoble Institut Dolomieu, France. "Mineralogie Petrologie "
4. ITC The Netherlands. Postgraduate studies in “Aerial Photography and Environmental prospection”
5. ITC The Netherlands. Postgraduate studies in “Satellite Imagery Processing”

Scholarships & Awards
1980-1981 NATO for International Cooperation

1977-1979: Research and Teaching Assistant, Department of Botany,School of Sciences National & Kapodistrian University of Athens
1979-1983: Research and Teaching Assistant, Department of Ecology,School of Sciences Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
1984-1995:Lecturer, Department of Ecology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
1995- today : Assistant Professor, Department of Ecology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki


1.Conservation Biology 2007 A translation in Greek of “A primer of Conservation Biology (3rd Edition)” by Richard Primack, Eds.Odysseas Athens, pp 470 In Colaboration with M Arianoutsou,D. Daniilidis,S. Valakos, P.Paphilis and J.Pantis

2.Notes in Applied Ecology for student use 1998-2003 In collaboration with G.P.Stamou, D.Vokou, and S Sgardelis, pages 200

Soil vegetation interactions in Terrestrial Ecosystems – Desertification
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Scientific Publications
Communications Presented at Greek and International Congresses
Structure and distribution of Greek phryganic ecosystems, Aristotle University Thessaloniki , 1983 (pp.102).
Scientific Publications

  1. Arianoutsou M., Diamantopoulos J., & N. S. Margaris, 1980. Fire behaviour of Ceratonia siliqua.Separatade Portugaliae Acta Biologica,Vol XVI No 14,pp67-74
  2. Diamantopoulos J. & N.S. Margaris,1981 Flowering times and flower colors in the flora of Greece Phyton (Austria) 21(2):241-244
  3. Diamantopoulos J & N.S.Margaris,1981 «The transition of Euphorbia acanthothamnos from the winter to the summer form» Flora 171:315-328
  4. N. S. Margaris, S. Adamandiadou, L. Siafaca and J. Diamantopoulos, 1984, “Nitrogen and phosphorus content in plant species of Mediterranean ecosystems in Greece” Plant Ecology 55,1,pp29-35  

5.    Diamantopoulos J., Pirintsos S., Laundon J R , Vokou D., 1992 “The epiphytic lichens around Thessaloniki (Greece) as indicators of Sulfur-dioxide pollution” Lichenologist 2463-71 Part 1

  1. Pirintsos,S A ,Vokou, D., Diamantopoulos J.,Galloway D.J.,1993. “An Assessment of the sampling procedure for estimating air-pollution using epiphytic lichens as indicators” Lichenologist 25165-173 Part 2.
  2. Pirintsos S.A., Diamantopoulos J., Stamou G.P.,1993,“Analysis of the Vertical-Distribution of Epiphytic Lichens on Pinusnigra (Mount-Olympus, Greece) Along an Altitudinal Gradient” Vegetatio109, 1, 63-70
  3. Diamantopoulos,J.; Pirintsos,S.A.; Margaris,N.S.; Stamou,G.P. ,1994, Variation in Greek phrygana vegetation in relation to soil and climate J. VEG. SCI. 5, 3, 355-360.
  4. Pirintsos,S.A.; Diamantopoulos,J.; Stamou,G.P. 1995 Analysis of the distribution of epiphytic lichens within homogeneous Fagus sylvatica stands along an altitudinal gradient (Mount Olympos, Greece) Vegetatio 116 (1):33-40 .
  5. Pirintsos,S.A.; Diamantopoulos,J.; Stamou,G.P.,1996, Hierarchical Analysis of the relationshipbetween spatial distribution and abundance of epiphytic lichens (Mnt Olympos-Greece) Vegetatio122 (1) 95-106
  6. Kosmas, C., Danalatos, N., Cammeraat, L.H., Chabart, M.; Diamantopoulos,J.; Farand,R.; Gutierrez,L.; Jacob,A.; Marques,H.; Martinez-Fernandez,J.; Mizara,A.; Moustakas,N.; Nicolau,J.M.; Oliveros,C.; Pinna,G.; Puddu,R.; Puigdefabregas,J.; Roxo,M.; Simao,A.; Stamou,G.; Tomasi,N.; Usai,D.; Vacca,A. 1997, The effect of land use on runoff and soil erosion rates under Mediterranean conditions CATENA, 29, 1, 45-59 .
  7. Detsis, V., Diamantopoulos , J., and Kosmas ,C., 2000 Collembolan assemblages in Lesvos – Greece. Effects of differences in vegetation and precipitation Acta Oecologica-International Iournal of Ecology 21(2) :149-159  
  8. Monokrousos,N.; Papatheodorou,E.M.; Diamantopoulos,J.D., Stamou,G.P.2006 Soil quality variables in organically and conventionally cultivated field sites Soil Biol. Biochem., 38, 6, 1282-1289.
  9. MonokrousosN., PapatheodorouE.M., DiamantopoulosJ.D.,StamouG.P, 2004 Temporal and spatial variability of soil chemical and biological variables in a Mediterranean shrubland, For. Ecol. Manage., 202, 1-3, 83-91

Communications Presented at Greek and International Congresses

  1. VLACHODIMOS K. & DIAMANTOPOULOS J., 2008. “Looking for plant indicators in the Florina-Kozani basin ”. 30th Scientific Conference of Hellenic Association for Biological Sciences, May 22-24 2008, Thessaloniki. p xxx -xxx  

Participation in Research Programs as Research Responsible
Participation in Research Programs as a Member
Participation in Research Programs as Research Responsible or Principal Contractor

  1. MEDALUS I, II and III: 1990-1997: Mediterranean Desertification and Land use Program funded by the Commission of the European Communities  DG XII B/2 (SMDE3/69). Principal Contractor
  2. LIFE _Environment (SMAQ) Satellite Assisted Monitoring of Air Quality 2006-2009  

Participation in Research Programs as a Member

  1.  Euphorbia Latex

PhD Theses
1.    PIRINTSOS S., (19xx). “Contribution to the study of epiphytic lichens in the Mnt Olympos Greece”.
2.    MONOKROUSSOS N., (1994). “ Evaluation of the quality of soils with biologic cultivations ”.

  1. BAKA Κ., (1999). “CertificationandprinciplesofdevelopmentofEnvironmentalManagementSystemsintheenterprisesandindustries working in the forest Natural Environment” (150 pp)
  2. PAPAIOANNOU A., (2000). “ Polen of deciduous oak as a vector of gene distribution in the landscape of Western North Greece”.
  1. KOUSSERASTh (2009) “Diversityofsoilmicroorganisms. Relations with nematode community after organic fertilization-irrigation” In collaboration with Prof Argyropoulou  

Dissertetations (in Greek)
1       HAIRISTANIDIS (2001) StudyofthegrazingimpactinsuburbanareasofThessaliniki, usingGIS (37 pp.+ addent) # supervised in collaboration with with Dr I Pantis . [47/01 (τ.Ο.)]
2      SKEMBRIM. (2004) “Studyoftheseasonalcourseofthesoilbiologicalactivityandpossibleimplicationsinphenological manifestationsinaphryganicecosysteminHalkidiki (Greece)
3      VLACHODIMOS K (2008)
4      DELLIOU I., (2010). “Factors affecting the growth of peripheral urban centers. The case of Sozopolis and Kallikratia”.
5         MAKRI M., (2010). “A preliminary study of psychic health improvement through contact with nature”.