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Ευφημία Παπαθεοδώρου

Title:   Associate Professor

Name:  Papatheodorou Efimia

Address: Department of Ecology, School of Biology, AUTH

Telephone: +30 2310 998313

e-mail:  papatheo@bio.auth.gr

 

Scientific Interests

The effect of grazing on nutrients recycling 

The effect of changes of the temperature-humidity conditions on soil variables 

Soil quality and agricultural practices (organic and conventional method of cultivation, fallow, soil sterilization) 

Soil microbial community structure and function

Enzymes in soil

Restoration of ecosystems

 

Teaching Experience

Under graduate courses

Dynamics of Populations and Biocommunities

General Ecology

Protection, Biomonitoring and Restoration of Ecological systems

Analysis of ecosystems

 Post-graduate courses

Population Viability Analysis

 

Supervision

Msc students

Nikolaidou N (2019) The effects of Glomus intraradices and Bacillus subtilis co-inoculation on the rhizosphere microbial community of Lactuca sativa in different levels of soil humidity

Alatzidis A (2019) The contribution of Mentha, Lavandula and Thymus genera to sustainable agriculture as antibacterial, antifungal and soil amelioratitive agents

Gouletsos T (2018) The role of endophytes in agriculture: Abiotic and biotic factors affecting their communities

Natsios T (2018) The role of microbial inoculants in the improvement of livestock food

Konstantinou S (2013) The effect of essential oil and arbuscular mycorrhiza (AMF) on N cycling

Chatzoudis G (2012) Assessment of soil parameters and vegetation in restored sites of Tagarades landfill

 Georgila E-D  (2009) Soil fertility in organic bean cultivations

Kosta C (2008) Mechanical disturbance and incorporation of organic additives: the influence on soil parameters related to nitrogen and carbon cycle  

 Kordatos C (2008) Functional groups of soil microorganisms in soil treated with manure and water  

 Efthimiadou E (2004) The effect of conventional and organic bean cultivations on soil variables

Monokrousos  N (2002) Balance of nutrients in a Mediterranean ecosystem in Halkidiki

Erasmus student

Rotriguez I. (2013) Nematode community as bioindicator of the soil status in a restored landfill inTagarades, Greece.

PhD student

P. Kapagianni (2009)  Impact of soil management on soil processes and crop yield 

 

Research projects

  • 2016-2017 “The effects of mixing of soil communities on soil functions: the role of inoculum”. State Scholarships Foundation-Coordinator
  • 2014-2015 “Plant-microbes interactions under the influence of essential oils in the Mediterranean environment: searching for new applications”. Aristeia II (Member of the Scientific Team)
  • 2013-2014 “The recovery of soil functionality after disturbance: the role of mycorrhizal symbiosis on N cycling” Research Committee AUTh–Coordinator
  • 2012-2013 “The effects of irrigation and inoculation with arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi on soil quality and plant productivity” Research Committee AUTh–Coordinator
  • 2005–2009 The use of alternative methods to improve soil fertility”(PENED 2003) -Coordinator
  • 2002-2005 “The development of an integrated system for assessing soil quality by using  innovative technologies: its application in organic farming” (PENED 2001) General Secretary for Research and Technology
  •  2000-2001 Assessing soil quality by using new computer vision techniques” (PENED 1999)
  • 1999-2001 “Virtual reality technology and multimedia in environmental training in Culture, Development and Tourism issues (TECHNIKORAMA)” General Secretary for Research and Technology
  • 1998-1999 "Global Change and biodiversity in soils" (GLOBIS). European Commission
  • 1996-1998 " Diversity effects in grassland ecosystems of Europe" (DEGREE). European Commission
  • 1993-1995 "Mediterranean Desertification and Land Use II" (MEDALUS II). European Commission
  • 1992 "Mediterranean Desertification and Land Use"(MEDALUS). European Commission
  • 1989-1990 "Models of nutrients recycling and energy flow in Mediterranean grasslands" European Commission
  • 1989-1990 " Model of nutrients recycling in maquis formations" General Secretary for Research and Technology 

Publications

Journal Publications

Bizos G., Papatheodorou E.M., Chatzistathis T., Ntalli N., Aschonitis V.G., Monokrousos N. (2020). The role of microbial inoculants on plant protection, growth stimulation, and crop productivity of the olive tree (Olea europea L.). Plants 9, 743. doi:10.3390/plants9060743

Schizas D., Papatheodorou E., Vezagkou T., Stamou G. (2020). Unravelling the holistic nature of ecosystems: biology teachers’ conceptions of ecosystem borders. Int. J. Sci. Educ., doi:10.1080/09500693.2020.1781287

Stamou G.P., Argyropoulou M., Rodriguez-Polo I., Boutsis G., Kapagianni P., Papatheodorou E.M. (2020). A case tudy of nematode communities’ dynamics along successional paths in the reclaimed landfill. Diversity 12, 274. doi:10.3390/d12070274

Angelina E., Papatheodorou E.M., Dermitzoglou T., Monokrousos N. (2020). Effects of Bacillus subtilis and Pseudomonas fluorescens inoculation on attributes of the lettuce (Lactuca sativa L.) soil rhizosphere microbial community: The role of the management system. Agronomy 10, 1428. doi:10.3390/agronomy10091428

Schizas D., Papatheodorou E., Stamou G.P. (2020). Unraveling the holistic nature of ecosystems: biology teachers’ conceptions of methodological choices regarding the study of ecosystems. Envir. Educ. Res.,doi.org/10.1080/13504622.2020.1819963

Papatheodorou E.M., Papapostolou A., Monokrousos N., Jones D-W., Scullion J., Stamou G.P. (2020). Crust cover and prior soil moisture status affect the response of soil microbial community and function to extreme rain events in an arid area. Eur. J. Soil Biol., 101:103243. doi.org/10.1016/j.ejsobi.2020.103243.

Kapagianni P.D., Topalis I., Jones D-W., Menkissoglu-Spiroudi U., Stamou G.P., Papatheodorou E.M. (2020). Effects of plant invaders on rhizosphere microbial attributes depend on plant identity and growth stage. Soil Res. (in press).

 Schizas D., Papatheodorou E., Stamou G. (2019) Unravelling the holistic nature of ecosystems: biology teachers’ conceptions of ecosystem balance and self-regulation. Int J Sci Educ. doi: 10.1080/09500693.2019.1690179

Papatheodorou E.M., Hatzoudis, G., Kapagianni P., Tsiripidis, P., Stamou G.P. (2019) Social network analysis as a tool for the study of ecological succession route in reclaimed landfills. Res Plant Sci., doi:10.12691/plant-7-1-1

Ntalli N., Zioga D., Argyropoulou D.A., Papatheodorou E.M., Menkissoglu-Spiroudi U., Monokrousos N. (2019) Anise, parley and rocket as nematicidal soil amendments and their impact on non-target soil organisms. Appl. Soil Ecol., 143: 17-25.

Kapagianni P.D., Papadopoulos D., Menkissoglu-Spiroudi U., Stamou G.P., Papatheodorou E.M. (2019). Soil functionality produced by soil mixing: The role of inoculum and substrate. Ecol. Res., 1-12. doi: 10.1111/1440-1703.12026.

Konstantinou S., Monokrousos N., Kapagianni P., Menkissoglu-Spiroudi U., Gywnn-Jones D., Stamou G.P., Papatheodorou E.M. (2019). Instantaneous responses of microbial communities to stress in soils pretreated with Mentha spicata essential oil and/or inoculated with arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus. Ecol. Res., 1-10, doi: 10.1111/1440-1703.12030.

Stamou G.P., Monokrousos N., Gwynn-Jones D., Whitworth D.E., Papatheodorou E.M. (2019). A Polyphasic Approach for Assessing Eco-System Connectivity Demonstrates that Perturbation Remodels Network Architecture in Soil Microcosms. Microb. Ecol., doi.org/10.1007/s00248-019-01367-x.

Monokrousos N., Papatheodorou E.M., Orfanoudakis M., Gwynn-Jones D., Scullion J., Stamou G.P. (2019) The effects of plant type, AMF inoculation and water regime on rhizosphere microbial communities. Eur. J. Soil Sci. doi: 10.1111/ejss.12882

Nantsios T., Monokrousos N., Papatheodorou E.M. (2019) Microbial Inoculation as a tool in livestock farming. Mod Concepts Develop Agron., doi: 10.31031/MCDA.2019.05.000608

Monokrousos N., Papatheodorou E.M., Stamou G.P. (2018) Dimension and structural traits of soil micropores in cultivations differing in the duration of organic management. Environ. Eng Manag J, 17(7): 1555-1562.

Stamou G.P., Konstadinou S., Monokrousos N., Mastrogianni A., Orfanoudakis M., Hassiotis Ch., Menkissoglu-Spiroudi U., Vokou D., Papatheodorou E.M. (2017) The effects of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and essential oil on soil microbial community and N-related enzymes during the fungal early colonization phase. AIMS Microbiology, 3(4): 938-959. doi: 10.3934/microbiol.2017.4.938.

Schizas D., Papatheodorou E.M., Stamou G.P. (2017). Transforming “ecosystem” from a scientific concept into a teachable topic: philosophy and history of ecology informs science textbook analysis. Res. Sci. Educ., DOI 10.1007/s11165-016-9568-0.

Stamou G.P., Papatheodorou E.M. (2016). Studying the complexity of the secondary succession process in the soil of restored open mine lignite areas; the role of chemical template. Appl. Soil Ecol., 103: 56-60.

Monokrousos N., Charalampidis G., Kapagianni P.,Argyropoulou M.D., Papatheodorou E.M. (2016). Spatial and temporal variations of soil function in a Mediterranean serpentine ecosystem. Soil Res.http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/SR15291.

Monokrousos N., Charalampidis G., Boutsis G., Sousanidou V., Papatheodorou E.M., Argyropoulou M.D. (2014) -Plant-induced differentiation of soil variables and nematode community structure in a Mediterranean serpentine ecosystem. Soil Res.,52(6): 593-603.  doi.org/10.1071/SR14011.

Mastrogianni A., Papatheodorou E.M., Monokrousos N., Menkissoglou-SpiroudiU., Stamou G.P. (2014) - Reclamation of lignite mine areas with Triticum aestivum: the dynamics of soil functions and microbial communities. Appl. Soil Ecol., 80:51-59.

Papatheodorou E.M., Margariti Ch., Vokou D. (2014) - Effects of the two carvone enantiomers on soil enzymes involved in C, P and N cycles. J. Biol. Res.-Thessaloniki, 21:7.doi:10.1186/2241-5793-21-7.

Papatheodorou E.M., Kapagianni P., Goergila E-D., Monokrousos N., Stamou G.P. (2013)-Predictability in soil succession patterns under different agricultural land use practices: continual conventional cultivation versus transformation to organic cultivation or fallow land. Pedobiologia, 56: 233-239

Vlachodimos K., Papatheodorou E.M., Diamantopoulos J., Monokrousos N. (2013). Assessment of Robinia pseudoacacia cultivations as a restoration strategy for reclaimed mine spoil heaps. Environ. Monit. Assess 185(8): 6921-6932.

Papatheodorou E.M., Kapagianni P., Georgila E-D., Monokrousos N., Stamou G.P.(2013). Predictability in soil succession patterns under different agricultural land use practices: continual conventional cultivation versus transformation to organic cultivation or fallow land. Pedobiologia56:233-239.

Kapagianni P., Monokrousos N., Stamou G.P., Papatheodorou E.M. (2013). The response of properties of soil cropped with shell beans and treated with disinfectant and fertilizer during the plant growing season. Biol. Fertil. Soils 49(2): 225-233.

Costa C., Papatheodorou E.M., Monokrousos N., Stamou G.P. (2012). Spatial variability of soil organic C, inorganic N and extractable P in a Mediterranean grazed area. Land Degrad. Develop DOI: 10.1002/Idr.2188

Papatheodorou E.M., Kordatos H., Kouseras T., Monokrousos N., Menkissoglu-Spiroudi U., Diamantopoulos I., Stamou G.P., Argyropoulou M.D. (2012). Differential responses of structural and functional aspects of soil microbes and nematodes to abiotic and biotic modifications of the soil environment. Appl. Soil Ecol. 61: 26-33.

Monokrousos N., Papatheodorou E.M., Stamou G.P. (2011). Under climatic change, soil microbail community and variables relating to N-cycle are modulated by changes in the upper limit temperature.Global Nest 13(4): 385-394.

Efthimiadou E., Papatheodorou E.M., Monokrousos N. and G.P. Stamou (2010) - Changes of soil chemical, microbiological, and enzymatic variables in relation to management regime and the duration of organic farming in Phaseolus vulgarisJ. Biol. Res, -Thessaloniki,. 14: 151-159.

Stamou G.P., Argyropoulou M.D., Tsiafouli M., Monokrousos N., Sgardelis S., Papatheodorou E.M.(2011). The study of secondary successional patterns in soil using network analysis: The case of conversion from conventional to organic farming. Pedobiologia 54: 253-259.

Kapagianni P.D., Boutsis G., Argyropoulou M.D., Papatheodorou E.M. and G.P. Stamou (2010) -The network of interactions among soil quality variables and nematodes: short-term responses to disturbances induced by chemical and organic disinfection. Appl. Soil Ecol., 44: 67-74.

Monokrousos N., Bobori D., Tsiafouli M., Boutsis G., Chalkos D., Vlachodimos K., Kladas E., Blake K., Pyrovetsi M., Papatheodorou E., Sgardelis S., Symeonidis L., and Diamantopoulos I. (2009) - Evaluation of biological soil properties as indicators of flying ash deposition from lignite power plants in the Florina-Kozano basin. Fres. Environ. Bull.,18:1289-1294

Yadav R.K.P., Papatheodorou E.M., Karamanoli K., Konstantinidou H-I.A. and Vokou D. (2008) - Abundance and diversity of the phyllosphere bacterial communities of Meditteranean perennial plants that differ in leaf chemistryChemoecology, DOI 10.1007/s00049-008-0408-1.

Papatheodorou E.M., Efthimiadou E and G.P. Stamou (2008). – Functional diversity of soil bacteria as affected by management practices and phenological stage of Phaseolus vulgaris. Eur. J. Soil Biol., 40: 429-436.

Monokrousos N., Papatheodorou E.M. and G.P. Stamou (2008). - The response of soil biochemical variables to organic and conventional cultivation of Asparagus sp. Soil Biol. Biochem. , 40: 198-206.

Monokrousos N., Papatheodorou E.M., Diamantopoulos J.D. and G.P. Stamou (2006). – Soil quality variables in organically and conventionally cultivated field sites. Soil Biol. Biochem. , 38(6): 1282-1289.

Monokrousos N., Papatheodorou E.M., Diamantopoulos J.D. and G.P. Stamou (2004). - Temporal and spatial variability of soil chemical and biological variables in a Mediterranean shrubland. For. Ecol. Manage., 202: 83-91.

Maragos P., Sofou A., Stamou G.B., Tzouvaras V., Papatheodorou E. and G.P. Stamou (2004). – Image abalysis of soil micromorphology: feature extraction, segmentation, and quality inference. J. Appl. Signal Proc., 6: 1-11.

Stamou G.P., Stamou G.V., Papatheodorou E.M., Argyropoulou M.D. and S.G Tzafestas (2004). – Population dynamics and life history tactics of arthropods from Mediterranean-type ecosystems.Oikos, 104: 98-108.

Argyropoulou M.D., Karris G., Papatheodorou E.M. and G.P. Stamou (2005) - Epiedaphic Coleoptera in the Dadia Forest Reserve (Thrace, Greece): The effect of Human Activities on Community Organization Patterns. Belg. J. Zool., 135(2) 127-133.

Stamou G.P., Papatheodorou E.M., Hovardas A. and M.D. Argyropoulou(2005) - Some structural and functional characteristics of a soil nematode community from a Mediterranean grassland. Belg. J. Zool.135(2) 253-259

 Papatheodorou E.M., Stamou G.P. and A. Giannotaki (2004). - Response of soil chemical and biological variables to small and large scale changes in climatic factorsPedobiologia, 48, 329-338

  Papatheodorou E.M., Argyropoulou M.D. and G.P. Stamou (2004). - The effects of large- and small-scale differences in soil temperature and moisture on bacterial functional diversity and the community of bacterivorous nematodes. Appl. Soil Ecol., 25, 37-49. 

Papatheodorou E.Μ.and G.P. Stamou, (2004). - Νutrient attributes of tissues in relation to grazing, in an evergreen sclerophyllous shrub (Quercus coccifera L.) dominating vegetation in Mediterranean-type ecosystems. J. Arid Environ., 59, 217-227.

Waite I.S., O’Donnell A.G., Harrison A., Davies J.T., Colvan S.R., Ekschmitt K., Dogan H., Wolters V., Bongers T., Bongers M., Bakonyi G.., Nagy P., Papatheodorou E.M., Stamou G.P. and S. Boström (2003). - Design and evaluation of nematode 18S rDNA primers for PCR and denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis (DGGE) of soil community DNA. Soil Biol. Biochem, 35: 1165-1173.

Klemens E., Bakonyi G., Bongers M., Bongers T., Boström S., Dogan H., Harrison A., Nagy P., O’Donnell A.G., Papatheodorou E.M., Sohlenius B., Stamou G.P. and V. Wolters (2001). - Nematode community structure as indicator of soil functioning in European grassland soils. Eur. J. Soil Biol., 37, 263-268.

Stamou G.P., Karris G., Tsiafouli M.A., Papatheodorou E.M. andM. D. Argyropoulou (2000). - The effect of acclimation to constant temperatures, pollution of food by heavy metals and short-term fasting on the metabolic activity of Glomeris balcanica (Diplopoda: Glomeridae). Web Ecol. 1: 11-19.

Korfiatis Κ., Papatheodorou E., Paraskevopoulos S. and G.P. Stamou (1999). – An investigation of the effectiveness of computer simulation programs as tutorial tools for teaching population ecology at university. Int. J. Sci. Educ.21(12): 1269-1280.

Papatheodorou Ε.Μ., Pantis J.D and G.P. Stamou (1998). - The effect of grazing on phenology and biomass allocation in Quercus coccifera. Acta Oecol., 19(4): 339-347.

Papatheodorou Ε.Μ., Pantis J.D and G.P. Stamou (1993). - The effects of grazing on growth, spatial pattern and age structure of Quercus coccifera. Acta Oecol., 14(5): 589-602. 

 

Book chapters

  Papatheodorou E.M. (2008) Responses of soil microbial communities to climatic and human impacts in Mediterranean regions (Review). In: Liu T-X (ed), Soil Ecology Research Developments. Nova Science Publishers, New York. Pp. 63-87.  

Kapagianni P.D. and Papatheodorou E.M. (2010). The effect of disinfection on soil bacterial functionality in organically and conventionally cultivated plots. In: Grossman D.C and Barrios T.L. (eds), Organic farming and Peanut Crops. Nova Science Publishers, New York., pp. 137-151. 

 Tsiafouli M., Monokrousos N., Papatheodorou E., Argyropoulou M., Sgardelis St., Diamantopoulos I. and G.P. Stamou (2004). Organic agriculture and soil quality. In: Arianoutsou M. and V.P. Papanastasis (eds), Ecology, Conservation and Management of Mediterranean Climate Ecosystems (MEDECOS), Millpress,Rotterdam. 

Stamou G.P., Papatheodorou E.M., Stamou G.V. and M.D. Argyropoulou (2004). Using fuzzy systems to stimulate population dynamics of Mediterranean arthropods. In: Arianoutsou M. and V.P. Papanastasis (eds), Ecology, Conservation and Management of Mediterranean Climate Ecosystems (MEDECOS), Millpress,Rotterdam.  

Papatheodorou E.M., Monοkrousos N., Chalkos D., Karris G., Argyropoulou M., Vokou D., Diamantopoulos J. and G.P. Stamou (2002). Biological and biochemical parameters distinguishing soil microsites under different Mediterranean shrub species. In: Zdruli P., Steduto P. and Kapur S.(eds), 7th International Meeting on Soils with Mediterranean Type of Climate (Selected Papers), 37-44. 

Dalaka Α., Papatheodorou E., Iatrou G., Mardiris T., Pantis J., Sgardelis S., Lanara Cook C., Lanaras T., Argyropoulou M., Diamantopoulos K. J. and G. P. Stamou (2001). Differing responses of Greek Mediterranean Plant Communities to Climate and the Combination of Grazing and Fire. In: Geeson N.A., Brandt C. J. and Thornes J. B. (eds), Mediterranean desertification: a mosaic of processes and responses. John Wiley and Sons., 109-118. 

Stamou G.P., Diamantopoulos J., Pantis J., Sgardelis S., Dalaka A., Papatheodorou E., Pirinstos S., Mardiris Th.A., Lanaras T., Cook C.M. and Iatrou G. (1998). The case studies at the Petralona and Hortiatis field sites, northern Greece. In: P. Mairota, J.B. Thorns and N. Geeson (eds), Atlas of Mediterranean Environments inEurope. Chichester, Wiley, pp.124-125.

Diamantopoulos J., J. Pantis, S. Sgardelis, G. Iatrou, E. Gameraat, C. Kosmas, S. Pirintsos, EPapatheodorou, A. Dalaka and G. P. Stamou (1996). - The Petralona and Hortiatis Field Sites (Thessaloniki-Greece). In: Brandt C.J. and Thornes J.B. (eds), Mediterranean Desertification and Land Use. John Wiley and Sons., Chichester, 229-244.

Textbooks

E.M. Papatheodorou & G.P. Stamou (2015) Soil processes and restoration of soils (e-book).  Hellenic Academic Libraries, Athens. ISBN: 978-960-603-314-8. URL:http://hdl.handle.net/11419/4292

G. P Stamou & E.M. Papatheodorou (2015) Biocommunities structure and dynamics (e-book). Hellenic Academic Libraries, Athens. ISBN 978-960-603-158-8. URL:http://hdl.handle.net/11419/4388

 

Memberships

2014-2018:Member of the Editorial Board of the Hellenic Ecological Society

2018-2020 Member of the Governing Board of International Hellenic University

 

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