Kombiadou, Katerina

Kombiadou, Katerina
Post doc fellow
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Key Words: Sediment transport, Numerical modelling, Fine sediment dynamics, Oceanography

Additional Info

  • Bio:


    My main research interests lie in the field of modelling fine sediment transport in coastal/shelf areas, sediment-hydro dynamics’ interactions and coastal circulation. In the framework of my doctoral thesis I studied the physical processes that control the fate of fine sediments in the marine environment, processes that were included in a comprehensive mathematical model. After successfully completing my PhD, I received a scholarship from the Greek State Scholarships Foundation in the context of extending the modelling framework of my thesis towards the formulation of a coupled circulation-sediment transport model. I also had the opportunity of working as a postdoctoral researcher in IFREMER regarding the coupling of sediment dynamics’ and ecosystem models to investigate the impacts of extreme hydro-meteorological conditions on the sea-grass dynamics of the Arcachon Basin, in France. Recently, I have also participated in scientific projects related with storm surge variability under climate change conditions and coastal circulation prognosis.

    As of September 2016, I am a postdoctoral researcher at CIMA, working on the project ‘EVREST - Evolution and Resilience of barrier island systems’.

  • Interests:


    Sediment transport modelling

    Coastal evolution


    Resilience theories

  • Publications:


    Makris, C., Galiatsatou, P., Tolika, K., Anagnostopoulou, C., Kombiadou, K., Prinos, P., … Rusu, E. (2016). Climate change effects on the marine characteristics of the Aegean and Ionian Seas. Ocean Dynamics, 66(12), 1603–1635. link

    Androulidakis, Y. S., Kombiadou, K. D., Makris, C. V., Baltikas, V. N., & Krestenitis, Y. N. (2015). Storm surges in the Mediterranean Sea: Variability and trends under future climatic conditions. Dynamics of Atmospheres and Oceans, 71, 56–82. link

    Konstantinou, Z. I., Kombiadou, K., & Krestenitis, Y. N. (2015). Effective mussel-farming governance in Greece: Testing the guidelines through models, to evaluate sustainable management alternatives. Ocean & Coastal Management, 118B, 247–258. link

    Kombiadou, K., Ganthy, F., Verney, R., Plus, M., & Sottolichio, A. (2014). Modelling the effects of Zostera noltei meadows on sediment dynamics: application to the Arcachon lagoon. Ocean Dynamics, 64(10), 1499–1516. link

    Ekaterina Trifonova, Nikolay Valchev, …, Katerina Kombiadou, …, Sergey Kuznetsov and Yana Saprykina (2014). Mitigating Flood and Erosion Risk using Sediment Management for a Tourist City: Varna, Bulgaria. In: Zanuttigh B., Nicholls R.J., Vanderlinden J.-P., Thompson R.C. & Burcharth H.F. (Eds.), Coastal Risk Management in a Changing Climate (Chapter 7: Case Studies Worldwide).  Butterworth-Heinemann. pp.358-383 link

    Katerina Kombiadou & Yannis N. Krestenitis (2013). Modelling Cohesive Sediment Dynamics in the Marine Environment. In A. Manning (Ed.), Sediment Transport Processes and Their Modelling Applications. InTech. link

    Kombiadou, K., & Krestenitis, Y. N. (2012). Fine sediment transport model for river influenced microtidal shelf seas with application to the Thermaikos Gulf (NW Aegean Sea). Continental Shelf Research, 36, 41–62. link

    Krestenitis, Y. N., Kombiadou, K. D., & Androulidakis, Y. S. (2012). Interannual variability of the physical characteristics of North Thermaikos Gulf (NW Aegean Sea). Journal of Marine Systems, 96–97, 132–151. link

    Kombiadou, K., & Krestenitis, Y. Ν. (2011). Simulating the fate of mechanically eroded masses in the Thermaikos Gulf. Continental Shelf Research, 31(7), 817–831. link

    Kombiadou, K. D., Krestenitis, Y. N., Antoniadou, C., & Chintiroglou, C. (2010). Mathematical Investigation of the Applicability of Benthic Ascidians as Biological Filters in Coastal Areas. Journal of Marine Environmental Engineering, 9(2), 85–97.  link

    Krestenitis, Y. N., Kombiadou, K. D., & Savvidis, Y. G. (2007). Modelling the cohesive sediment transport in the marine environment: the case of Thermaikos Gulf. Ocean Science, 3(1), 91–104. link

  • Projects:


    EVREST: Evolution and Resilience of Barrier Island Systems