Marianthi Tsakaldimi

Marianthi Tsakaldimi
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki | AUTH · Faculty of Forestry and Natural Environment

PhD
Carbon Sequestration in Forests, Climate value of Urban Trees, Forest Restoration and Climate Adaptive Reforestation

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Additional affiliations
September 2002 - September 2005
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Position
  • Lecturer in Forest Nurseries-Reforestations, Nature conservation and Landscape Ecology, Applied Silviculture, Urban Forestry
March 2002 - January 2021
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Position
  • Academic Teaching Staff
January 2002 - June 2017
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Position
  • Department of Silviculture
Education
September 1996 - March 2001
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Field of study
  • Dept. Forestry & Natural Environment, Silviculture
September 1990 - September 1995
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki,
Field of study
  • Forestry and Natural Environment

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Publications (79)
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Recent model projections and many research results across the world suggest that forests could be significant carbon sinks or sources in the future, contributing in a such a way to global warming mitigation. Conversion of coppice forest to high forest may play an important role towards this direction. This study deals with the estimation of biomass...
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In the past few years, the continuous expansion of urban development has created mixed forested, agricultural, and urban areas. These areas are called the wildland–urban interface (WUI), and they are characterized by increased human activities and land-use conversion, and they usually contribute to a high risk of wildfire occurrence. In the case of...
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Forests host important plant biodiversity. Nevertheless, due to climate change and human disturbances, the floristic quality of forest ecosystems is degraded. Greek peri-urban forests biodiversity is threatened by anthropogenic activities such as forest fragmentation, pollution, garbage, etc. Measurement of biodiversity status and the floristic qua...
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Floodplain forest ecosystems are considered important ecosystems for their high ecological and economical values and functions. Last decades human activities on floodplains have resulted in a large reduction of these ecosystems or/and high degradation, while in some cases they severely disrupted the regeneration of riparian tree species of the Sali...
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Στην παρούσα εργασία προτείνεται ο επανασχεδιασμός υφιστάμενου αστικού πάρκου, με στόχο τη λειτουργία του ως πάρκο περιβαλλοντικής εκπαίδευσης και εργαστήρι της φύσης, για την εκπαίδευση έξω από την τάξη και την ψυχοκινητική ανάπτυξη μαθητών. Κατά τον σχεδιασμό δόθηκε βαρύτητα: α)στην επιλογή αυτόχθονων των φυτικών ειδών, με βάση τις αρχές της οικ...
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Κατά την περίοδο της πανδημίας του covid-19 και των μέτρων για την αντιμετώπιση της (από 3/2020 έως και τον 5/2021) ο μαζικός τουρισμός κλονίστηκε. Οι ανάγκες για κοινωνική αποστασιοποίηση ευνόησαν τις επισκέψεις σε περιοχές φυσικού κάλους και στα δάση, όπου ο οικοτουρισμός με τα ιδιαίτερα χαρακτηριστικά του (επισκέψεις στην ύπαιθρο από μικρές ομάδ...
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Είναι γενικά αποδεκτό ότι τα δάση συμβάλλουν στη δέσμευση του άνθρακα και στη μείωση της συγκέντρωσης του διοξειδίου του άνθρακα της ατμόσφαιρας, στο οποίο αποδίδεται κατά κύριο λόγο η υπερθέρμανση του πλανήτη. Παρόλη όμως τη γενική παραδοχή, ο ακριβής προσδιορισμός των ποσοτήτων άνθρακα που δεσμεύονται στα δασικά οικοσυστήματα είναι μια δύσκολη δι...
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Citation: Ivetić, V.; Tsakaldimi, M.; Ganatsas, P.; Kerkez Janković, I.; Devetaković, J. Freezing and Heating Tolerance of Pinus nigra Seedlings from Three South to North Balkan Provenances. Sustainability 2021, 13, 9290. https://doi.
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A critical issue in effective post-fire regeneration and re-establishment of a burnt forest is the stage concerning the burned stands. When stands are mature and produce seeds, the regenera-tion can theoretically be achieved, while in the case of immature stands, they may not be able to produce enough quantities of germinable seeds that can secure...
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Article history: This paper deals with the evaluation of rehabilitation of spoils depositions of asbestos mine MABE, Kozani, in northern Greece, eight years after restoration works. In order to succeed in this, we monitored all the restoration actions during the period of restoration works, as well as during the post-restoration period of eight yea...
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Solanum elaeagnifolium Cav. is one of the most invasive plant species worldwide that colonizes crops and human disturbed lands, while it appears at the edge of forest ecosystems. Its control still remains an unsolved problem around the world. Understanding its distribution under predicted climate change, could contribute to an effective management...
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Reforestation constitutes a challenge in post-fire ecosystem restoration, although there are limitations such as species and genotype selection, planting and management design, and environmental conditions. In the present study, the basic issue is the longevity of Abies cephalonica Loudon—the Greek fir seedlings planted extensively in Parnitha Nati...
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Pinus nigra is one of the most widely used tree species for reforestation within its geographical distribution, as well as being a potential substitute for other tree species in Central Europe under future climate scenarios. P. nigra is transplanted into the field as two-year or three-year old seedlings because of its relatively low growth rate in...
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This paper aims to investigate the root characteristics of three woody species (Pinus brutia, Quercus coccifera and Spartium junceum) planted on steep soil-denuded slopes, surfaced after ring-road excavation. The planted slopes were almost vertical, south faced and adding no soil. Fifteen plants per species were manually extracted for root system a...
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Η σπουδαιότητα της επιδείνωσης του φαινομένου του θερμοκηπίου και της τρύπας του όζοντος στον τελευταίο αιώνα, ενεργοποίησαν την παγκόσμια κοινότητα για άμεση λήψη μέτρων. Στην κατανόηση των αιτιών, των συνεπειών και των μέτρων που θα πρέπει να υιοθετηθούν ώστε να περιοριστούν τα παραπάνω περιβαλλοντικά προβλήματα, καθοριστικό ρόλο παίζει η εκπαίδε...
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Ο σκοπός της παρούσας εργασίας είναι να μελετήσει την υφιστάμενη κατάσταση και να προτείνει τον οικολογικό σχεδιασμό ενός πάρκου για το χώρο που περιβάλλει το ιστορικό μνημείο «Γενί χαμάμ» στο κέντρο της πόλης της Θεσσαλονίκης, με στόχο: α) την αύξηση της αστικής βιοποικιλότητας, β) τη δημιουργία ενός βιώσιμου και φιλόξενου περιβάλλοντος για την κα...
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Η Σαμοθράκη είναι το νησί που προσφέρεται για εναλλακτικό τουρισμό και ιδιαίτερα για οικολογικό, φυσιολατρικό και πεζοπορικό τουρισμό. Οι φυσικοί πόροι και τα τοπία του νησιού είναι ανεπανάληπτα. Η παρούσα εργασία ασχολείται με το σχεδιασμό δικτύου περιβαλλοντικών διαδρομών-μονοπατιών της φύσης στο νησί της Σαμοθράκης, με απώτερο σκοπό την οικοτουρ...
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Verbascum dingleri Mattf and Stef. is a Greek endemic plant species belonging to the family of Scrophulariaceae that only occurs in northeastern Greece, east of the city of Kavala. Knowledge of species distribution, habitat requirements, reproduction, ecology, and population characteristics is limited in the literature. In this study, habitat chara...
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Η πρόταση διαμόρφωσης του χώρου του στρατοπέδου αποβλέπει: β) στην ικανοποίηση των αναγκών των κατοίκων της πόλης των Σερρών για ψυχαγωγία, αθλητισμό, αναψυχή και επαφή με τη φύση, α) στην αξιοποίηση του χώρου ώστε να αποτελέσει πόλο έλξης επισκεπτών, συμβάλλοντας στην οικονομική, αλλά και τουριστική ανάπτυξη της πόλης, γ) στην ποσοτική και ποιοτικ...
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Pinus nigra J.F. Arnold, is a conifer with a wide but fragmented distribution across Europe and Asia Minor, predominantly in mountain areas. Because of its ecological flexibility, it is one of the most widely used tree species for reforestation along its geographical distribution. Also it is considered a potential substitute for other indigenous co...
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Ο σκοπός της παρούσας εργασίας ήταν να μελετήσει και να προτείνει τη διαμόρφωση και αξιοποίηση ενός εγκαταλελειμμένου βιομηχανικού χώρου στην περιοχή της ανατολικής Θεσσαλονίκης, και συγκεκριμένα του οικοδομικού τετραγώνου, στο οποίο βρίσκονται οι παλιοί μύλοι της εταιρίας Allatini (Αλλατίνη). Οι βασικοί στόχοι και οι αρχές της πρότασης ήταν: η εγκ...
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Ο σκοπός της παρούσας εργασίας ήταν να μελετήσει και να προτείνει τη διαμόρφωση και αξιοποίηση ενός εγκαταλελειμμένου βιομηχανικού χώρου στην περιοχή της ανατολικής Θεσσαλονίκης, και συγκεκριμένα του οικοδομικού τετραγώνου, στο οποίο βρίσκονται οι παλιοί μύλοι της εταιρίας Allatini (Αλλατίνη). Οι βασικοί στόχοι και οι αρχές της πρότασης ήταν: η εγκ...
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The creation of peri-urban forests with recreational sites and their connection with the cities as well as the accessibility for pedestrians at the forested locations are required for the sustainable development of the urban environment. The purpose of this study is to underline the protective and recreational role of the peri-urban forest "Seih-So...
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In this study, we investigated the germination behavior, and the differences in desiccation sensitivity and water uptake (WU), of the acorns of the two subspecies of Quercus ithaburensis, inhabiting different ecological niches. Sensitivity of acorns to drying was assessed by subjecting them to several desiccation treatments. The results showed that...
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The three major functions of a potting medium for plant production is to provide support, to retain water and nutrients, and to allow oxygen diffusion to the roots. A potting medium should meet the requirements of practical plant production such as: to be available and ready at all times, easy to handle, lightweight and to produce uniform plant gro...
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The three major functions of a potting medium for plant production is to provide support, to retain water and nutrients, and to allow oxygen diffusion to the roots. A potting medium should meet the requirements of practical plant production such as: to be available and ready at all times, easy to handle, lightweight and to produce uniform plant gro...
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Στην παρούσα εργασία επιχειρείται μια ολοκληρωμένη αξιολόγηση των χώρων πρασίνου μεταξύ δύο μεγάλων πόλεων, μίας ελληνικής με μακρόχρονη ιστορία και χαρακτηριστικά πόλης ΝΑ Ευρώπης (η Θεσσαλονίκη) και μιας γερμανικής ως δείγμα του μεσευρωπαϊκού προτύπου ανάπτυξης των πόλεων (το Βούπερταλ). Οι δύο πόλεις που ερευνώνται έχουν αρκετές ομοιότητες και π...
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Σκοπός της εργασίας αυτής είναι ο εντοπισμός και η περιγραφή ιδιαίτερων θέσεων με μοναδικά οικολογικά και αισθητικά χαρακτηριστικά της νήσου Σαμοθράκης, η αισθητική αξιολόγηση των θέσεων αυτών, και η ανάδειξη των ιδιαίτερων περιβαλλοντικών και αισθητικών στοιχείων του νησιού με σκοπό την ανάπτυξη μιας αειφορικής διαχείρισης. Η μέθοδος περιλάμβανε τ...
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Quercus ithaburensis subsp. macrolepis is a species of high ecological importance. It forms some of the few deciduous oak forests in the eastern Mediterranean zone, is well adapted to Mediterranean conditions and warm dry periods , develops a deep root system, regenerates easily after fire and is used in many restoration projects. However, informat...
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In this study an experiment was conducted to find out the influence of drought on Fraxinus ornus plant morphology, biomass allocation, architecture of first-order lateral roots (FOLR) and field survival at the early stages of outplanting. Totally 120 undercut bareroot plants were transplanted to field conditions in a Mediterranean area. After estab...
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Rahman M.S., Tsitsoni T., Tsakaldimi M., Ganatsas P. (2015). Field performance of Fraxinus ornus bareroot plants to drought stress. Abstract: In this study an experiment was conducted to find out the influence of drought on Fraxinus ornus plant morphology, biomass allocation, architecture of first-order lateral roots (FOLR) and field survival at th...
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Quercus ithaburensis subsp. macrolepis is a species of high ecological importance. It forms some of the few deciduous oak forests in the eastern Mediterranean zone, is well adapted to Mediterranean conditions and warm dry periods , develops a deep root system, regenerates easily after fire and is used in many restoration projects. However, informat...
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Materials and Methods Conclusions What is the tree health status of fir forest in Pamassos mountain, in relation to stand and site conditions? Thirty plots were taken, where all the individuals were measured for their dimensions and health status. All trees were classified according to IUFRO classification for their social status and their vitality...
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The survival of seedlings in the field depends on their morphological and physiological characteristics and the environmental conditions of the planting site. This study was undertaken to identify seedlings morphological characteristics that ensure better field performance Cercis siliquastrum L. The purpose of this research specifically, was to ans...
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The aim of this study was to investigate the methods that increase the germination of the native species Cercis siliquastrum and Carpinus orientalis, whose seeds exhibit dormancy. Seeds of C. siliquastrum were collected from a natural habitat and an urban environment, and seeds from both origins were given 6 different dormancy-breaking treatments....
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In Europe, the establishment of the Natura 2000 network is one of the main actions that has been undertaken to contribute to the maintenance of biodiversity. However, the management system of sites included in the network is under question. The aim of this study was to assess the natural resource management applied to the National Park of the wetla...
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Field performance can be predicted by evaluating nursery stock quality, but optimal morphological variables for use in these assessments may vary by species espe-cially under dry Mediterranean conditions. Our objective was to identify initial seedling morphological characteristics that successfully predict field performance of five Mediter-ranean s...
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Nine years after a wildfire, above-and below-ground morphology of Pinus brutia Ten. saplings and the microsite factors prevailing in understorey (unburned area) and postfire conditions (burned area) of the Forest Park of Thessaloniki were studied. Major stand characteristics (density, tree canopy cover, tree height, crown height, and diameter) were...
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This paper examines the results of plantings of the Mediterranean pine species, Pinus halepensis and Pinus pinea, in a degraded Mediterranean kermes oak (Quercus coccifera) shrubland in Northern Greece, which were accomplished in order to mitigate ecosystem degradation. Plant establishment and the vegetation differences between the degraded ecosyst...
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Quercus alnifolia is an endemic species in Cyprus, and it is rated as Vulnerable (VU) in the Red List of Oaks. Although Q. alnifolia has a great ecological importance, there are only few studies about this species. In this work we have studied the natural variability of this species by analyzing acorn dimensions, acorn mass, length of embryo, moist...
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Postfire plantation results and pattern of natural revegetation process were monitored for six years after wildfire in the artificial Pinus brutia forest of the suburban park of Thessaloniki, northern Greece. Some flood-preventing treatments and plantings took place on half of the burned area immediately after the fire, while the rest of the burned...
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This paper deals with the planning of rehabilitation of spoils of asbestos mine in NW Greece with the name MABE in Prefecture of Kozani. For this purpose a detailed ecological research has taken place in the wider area in order to estimate the prevailing environmental (site) conditions. The spoils heaps are characterized by very steep slope inclina...
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Fire is an integral part of Pinus brutia forests in Mediter-ranean ecosystems and post-fire regeneration has been an issue in many areas of the Mediterranean basin (Thanos et al. 1989, Thanos and Marcou 1991, Spanos 1992, Spanos et al. 2000a, 2001, Thanos and Doussi 2000, Boydak 2004, Boydak et al. 2006). Post-fire regeneration of plant communities...
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with the name MABE in Prefecture of Kozani. For this purpose a detailed ecological research has taken place in the wider area in order to estimate the prevailing environmental (site) conditions. The spoils heaps are characterized by very steep slope inclination (80-90%). In order to improve the stability of the area, in cooperation with civil engin...
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We explored the different mechanisms developed by naturally regenerated seedlings of Quercus ilex L. (Holm oak) under Mediterranean conditions compared to container-seedlings commonly used in plantations. We examined the differences in root architecture (including topology and morphology) and shoot parameters. The results showed that there are many...