Angeliki Mentzafou

---Angeliki Mentzafou

Angeliki Mentzafou

PhD Student

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Short CV

  • BSc in Geology and Geoenvironment, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens (Specialization: Dynamic, Tectonic & Applied Geology) (1997-2002)
  • MSc in Water Resources Science and Technology, National Technical University of Athens (Specialization: Hydrology and Environmental Management of Water Resources) (2002-2004)
  • PhD student in the Department of Geography, School of Environment, Geography and applied Economics, Harokopio University of Athens (2018-today)

During the period 2004-2010 she self-employed as freelancer geologist with main activity geological, hydrogeological and environmental research and water resources management studies. From 2010 she holds a position as a research associate in Institute of Marine Biological Resources and Inland Waters, Hellenic Centre for Marine Research.

She has research interests on hydrology and water balance, water management, hydrogeology and groundwater, surface water and groundwater quality – environmental monitoring, hydrological – hydrogeological -water quality modeling, vulnerability – flood hazard – erosion modeling and GIS applications.She has participated in (17) national and international projects.

She has contributed with (14) papers in peer-reviewed journals, (1) book chapter, participated in (22) national or international conferences and co-authored in (18) technical reports.


  • Mentzafou, A., Dimitriou, E. (2019). Nitrogen loading and natural pressures on the water quality of a shallow Mediterranean lake. Science of the Total Environment646, 134–143. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.07.249
  • Mentzafou, A., Wagner, S., & Dimitriou, E. (2018). Historical trends and the long-term changes of the hydrological cycle components in a Mediterranean river basin. Science of The Total Environment636, 558–568.
  • Vigiak, O., Lutz, S., Mentzafou, A., Chiogna, G., Ye, T., Majone, B., … Pistocchi, A. (2018). Uncertainty of modelled flow regime for flow-ecological assessment in Southern Europe. Science of The Total Environment615, 1028–1047.
  • Dimitriou, E., Panagiotopoulos, , Mentzafou, A., & Anagnostou, C. (2018). Assessing the anthropogenic impacts on the fluvial water and sediment fluxes into the Thermaikos Gulf, Northern Greece. Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, 17(5), 1053–1068.
  • Karaouzas, , Smeti, E., Vourka, A., Vardakas, L., Mentzafou, A., Tornés, E., … Kalogianni, E. (2018). Assessing the ecological effects of water stress and pollution in a temporary river – Implications for water management. Science of the Total Environment, 618, 1591–1604. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.09.323
  • Mentzafou, A., Vamvakaki, C., Zacharias, , Gianni, A., & Dimitriou, E. (2017). Climate change impacts on a Mediterranean river and the associated interactions with the adjacent coastal area. Environmental Earth Sciences76(6), 259. doi:10.1007/s12665-017-6572-2
  • Vardakas, L., Kalogianni, E., Papadaki, C., Vavalidis, T., Mentzafou, A., Koutsoubas, D., & Skoulikidis Th., N. (2017). Defining critical habitat conditions for the conservation of three endemic and endangered cyprinids in a Mediterranean intermittent river before the onset of drought. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems27(6), 1270–1280. doi:10.1002/aqc.2735
  • Mentzafou, A., Markogianni, V., & Dimitriou, E. (2017). The Use of Geospatial Technologies in Flood Hazard Mapping and Assessment: Case Study from River Evros. Pure and Applied Geophysics174(2), 679–700. doi:10.1007/s00024-016-1433-6
  • Dimitriou, E., & Mentzafou, A. (2016). Assessing the impacts of climate and land use changes on the water quality of a transboundary Balkan river. Water, Air, & Soil Pollution227(6), 209. doi:10.1007/s11270-016-2905-0
  • Mentzafou, A., Dimitriou, E., & Zogaris, S. (2016). Integrated ecological assessment and restoration planning in a heavily modified peri-urban Mediterranean lagoon. Environmental Earth Sciences75(11), 983. doi:10.1007/s12665-016-5800-5
  • Markogianni, V., Mentzafou, A., & Dimitriou, E. (2016). Assessing the impacts of human activities and soil erosion on the water quality of Plastira mountainous Mediterranean Lake, Greece. Environmental Earth Sciences75(10). doi:10.1007/s12665-016-5737-8
  • Mentzafou, A., Dimitriou, E., & Papadopoulos, A. (2015). Long-Term Hydrologic Trends in the Main Greek Rivers: A Statistical Approach. In N. Skoulikidis, E. Dimitriou, & Karaouzas (Eds.), The Rivers of Greece. Evolution, Current Status and Perspectives. The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry, vol 59 (pp. 129–165). Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer Berlin Heidelberg. doi:10.1007/698_2015_446
  • Tzortziou, M., Zeri, C., Dimitriou, E., Ding, Y., Jaffe, R., Anagnostou, E., … Mentzafou, A. (2015). Colored dissolved organic matter dynamics and anthropogenic influences in a major transboundary river and its coastal wetland. Limnology and Oceanography60(4), 1222–1240. doi:10.1002/lno.10092
  • Dimitriou, E., Markogianni, V., Mentzafou, A., Karaouzas, , & Zogaris, S. (2014). Ecological status assessment of Pikrodafni stream (Attica, Greece), restoration and management measures. Desalination and Water Treatment56(5), 1248–1255. doi:10.1080/19443994.2014.952250
  • Dimitriou, E., Mentzafou, A., Markogianni, V., Tzortziou, M., & Zeri, C. (2014). Geospatial investigation into groundwater pollution and water quality supported by satellite data: a case study from the Evros River (Eastern Mediterranean). Pure and Applied Geophysics171(6), 977–995. doi:10.1007/s00024-012-0621-2
  • Dimitriou, E., Mentzafou, A., Zogaris, S., Tzortziou, M., Gritzalis, K., Karaouzas, , & Nikolaidis, C. (2012). Assessing the environmental status and identifying the dominant pressures of a trans-boundary river catchment, to facilitate efficient management and mitigation practices. Environmental Earth Sciences66(7), 1839–1852. doi:10.1007/s12665-011-1409-x