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Nikolaos Ntoulas

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Dr. Nikolaos Ntoulas earned his PhD degree from the Department of Crop Science, Agricultural University of Athens. He has also fulfilled his BSc and pursued his MSc in Landscape Architecture at the same Department. He is working as a member of the teaching and research staff of the Laboratory of Floriculture and Landscape Architecture, Department of Crop Science, Agricultural University of Athens. He teaches in 4 under- and 5 post- graduate modules. He has participated in several granted research programs. Thus, he has a very good status concerning experience on landscape and urban horticulture, green roof and living wall systems, native plant species evaluation for establishing sustainable green roofs, substrate amendments and turfgrass science that resulted in more than 70 scientific publications in impact factor journals, international and national conferences and technical magazines. He has been a reviewer of several scientific journals and he has excellent knowledge of various statistics and design software.

Research Interests

  • Green roof establishment and management in semi-arid climates
  • Turfgrass science, management and culture
  • Urban landscape architecture, landscape construction, sustainable design
  • Landscape design and restoration
  • Substrate selection for horticulture and green roof systems
  • Composted agricultural and urban waste residues for horticultural use / Substrate amendments
  • Water and salinity stress plant physiology
  • Native plant species evaluation for establishing sustainable green roofs
  • Living walls
  • Determination and evaluation of soil and substrates physical, chemical and hydraulic properties
  • Soil and substrate moisture content determination using dielectric sensors

Profiles in academic research databases

 

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ΒΙΟΓΡΑΦΙΚΟ ΣΗΜΕΙΩΜΑ ΝΙΚΟΛΑΟΥ ΝΤΟΥΛΑ 6-2020.pdf, CV NIKOLAOS NTOULAS 6-2020.pdf

Granted Research Projects – Collaborator

  • “New Agriculture for a New Generation: Recharging Youth to Revitalize the Agriculture & Food Sector of the Greek Economy” (2020). Funded by Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF).
  • “Implementation of a Pilot Program for Agricultural Education for Refugees 15 to 18 years old” (2018). Funded by the European Union-Immigration and Integration Asylum Fund & National Asylum and Integration Fund Program 2014-2020.
  • “Short training seminars Triptolemos, Division: Anhydrous gardens and green roofs of agritourist units” (2014-2017). Funded by the General Secretariat for Lifelong Learning and Youth.
  • “Cooperation for R&D on screening and formulation of substrates and plants for green roofs - Urban BioRoof [Research and technological cooperation for the selection and establishment of substrates and plant compositions for plantings - Urban BioRoof]” (2013-2015). Funded by the GSRT in the framework of the program "Bilateral E&T Cooperation between Greece and China 2012-2014", NSRF 2007-2013.
  • “Integrated water management in urban residential complexes - HOLISTIC” (2014-2015). Funded by GGET in the framework of the program “Industrial Research and Technology Development Program (PAVET) 2013”, NSRF 2007-2013, General Secretariat of Research and Technology.
  • “Urban Greening Systems for the Mediterranean Region - UgreenS” (2014-2015). Funded by the Leonardo Da Vinci Transfer of Innovation.
  • “ARCHEOSCAPE - Integrated Vegetation Management in Archaeological Sites for Monument Protection and Enhancement of the Historic Landscape – THALIS” (2013-2015). Co-funded by Greece and the European Union, under the egis of the Education and Lifelong Learning operational program, NRSF 2007-2013.
  • “Substrate selection based on pumice for green roof construction” (2012).
  • “Restoration and improvement of the urban and sub-urban landscape of the Municipality of Neapoli, Lasithi, Crete” (2010). Financed by the Municipality of Neapolis, Crete.
  • “Planning of the maintenance of Pedion Areos Park and Attikon Park” (2010). Financed by the Prefecture of Attika.
  • “Specifications and recommendations of creating environmentally friendly golf courses (2009).
  • “Determination of the physicochemical parameters and quality composition of urban wastes in Attiki - Urban Waste Compost Evaluation” (2007 and 2009).
  • “Establishment and management of the removable turfgrass system of the main stadium of OAKA to be used for the Olympic Games of 2004” (2004-2005).
  • “Implication of technologies and restoration methods of landfills” (2002-2004).
  • “Evaluation of olive mill waste compost as soil amendment for turfgrasses establishment and growth” (2002-2003).

 

Publications

International Peer Reviewed Scientific Journals

  1. Nektarios, P.A., S. Kastritsis, N. Ntoulas, and P. Tsiotsiopoulou. 2011. Substrate amendment effects on potted plant production and dry weight partition of Lantana camara. HortScience 46(6):864-869. DOI: 10.21273/HORTSCI.46.6.864
  2. Ntoulas, N, P.A. Nektarios, and G. Gogoula. 2011. Evaluation of olive mill waste compost as a soil amendment for Cynodon dactylon turf establishment, growth, and anchorage. HortScience 46(6):937-945. DOI: 10.21273/HORTSCI.46.6.937
  3. Nektarios, P.A., I. Amountzias, I. Kokkinou, and N. Ntoulas. 2011. Green roof substrate type and depth affect the growth of the native species Dianthus fruticosus under reduced irrigation regimens. HortScience 46(8):1208-1216. DOI: 10.21273/HORTSCI.46.8.1208
  4. Nektarios P.A., N. Ntoulas, S. McElroy, M. Volterrani, and G. Arbis. 2011. Effect of olive mill compost on native soil characteristics and Tall Fescue turfgrass development. Agronomy Journal 103(5):1524-1531. DOI: 10.2134/agronj2011.0145
  5. Ntoulas, N., P.A. Nektarios, K. Spaneas, and N. Kadoglou. 2012. Semi-extensive green roof substrate type and depth effects on Zoysia matrella ‘Zeon’ growth and drought tolerance under different irrigation regimens. Acta Agriculturae Scandinavica, Section B-Soil & Plant Science 62(sup1):165-173. DOI: 10.1080/09064710.2012.681391
  6. Kotsiris, G., P.A. Nektarios, N. Ntoulas, and G. Kargas. 2013. An adaptive approach to intensive green roofs in the Mediterranean climatic region. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening 12(3):380-392. DOI: 10.1016/j.ufug.2013.05.001
  7. Ntoulas, N., P.A. Nektarios, E. Charalambous, and A. Psaroulis. 2013. Zoysia matrella cover rate and drought tolerance in adaptive extensive green roof systems. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening 12(4):522-531. DOI: 10.1016/j.ufug.2013.07.006
  8. Kargas, G., N. Ntoulas, and P.A. Nektarios. 2013. Moisture content measurements of green roof substrates using two dielectric sensors. HortTechnology 23(2):177-186. DOI: 10.21273/HORTTECH.23.2.177
  9. Ntoulas, N., P.A. Nektarios, and E. Nydrioti. 2013. Performance of Zoysia matrella ‘Zeon’ in shallow green roof substrates under moisture deficit conditions. HortScience 48(7):929-937. DOI: 10.21273/HORTSCI.48.7.929
  10. Kargas, G., N. Ntoulas, and P.A. Nektarios. 2013. Soil texture and salinity effects on calibration of TDR300 dielectric moisture sensor. Soil Research 51(4):330-340. DOI: 10.1071/SR13009
  11. Nektarios, P.A., N. Ntoulas, A.T. Paraskevopoulou, A. Zacharopoulou, and I. Chronopoulos. 2014. Substrate and drainage system selection and slope stabilization in an intensive-type roof garden park: case study of Athens Concert Hall. Landscape and Ecological Engineering 10(1):29-46. DOI: 10.1007/s11355-013-0213-z
  12. Nektarios P.A., N. Ntoulas, G. Kotopoulis, Th. Ttoulou., and P. Ilia. 2014. Festuca arundinacea drought tolerance and evapotranspiration when grown on two extensive green roof substrate depths and under two irrigation regimes. European Journal of Horticultural Science 79(3):142-149.
  13. Magni, S., M. Gaetani, L. Caturegli, C. Leto, T. Tuttolomondo, S. La Bella, G. Virga, N. Ntoulas, and M. Volterrani. 2014. Phenotypic traits and establishment speed of 44 turf bermudagrass accessions. Acta Agriculturae Scandinavica, Section B-Soil & Plant Science 64 (8):722-733. DOI: 10.1080/09064710.2014.955524
  14. Paraskevopoulou A., I. Mitsios, I. Fragkakis, P. Nektarios, N. Ntoulas, P. Londra, and M. Papafotiou. 2015. The growth of Arthrocnemum macrostachyum and Halimione portulacoides in an extensive green roof system under two watering regimes. Agriculture and Agricultural Science Procedia 4:242-249. DOI: 10.1016/j.aaspro.2015.03.028
  15. Nektarios P.A., N. Ntoulas, E. Nydrioti, I. Kokkinou, E.-M. Bali, and I. Amountzias. 2015. Drought stress response of Sedum sediforme grown in extensive green roof systems with different substrate types and depths. Scientia Horticulturae 181:52-61. DOI: 10.1016/j.scienta.2014.10.047
  16. Ntoulas N., and P.A. Nektarios. 2015. Paspalum vaginatum drought tolerance and recovery in adaptive extensive green roof systems. Ecological Engineering 82:189-200. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecoleng.2015.04.091
  17. Ntoulas, N., P.A. Nektarios, T.-E. Kapsali, M.-P. Kaltsidi, L. Han, and S. Yin. 2015. Determination of the physical, chemical, and hydraulic characteristics of locally available materials for formulating extensive green roof substrate. HortTechnology 25(6):774-784. DOI: 10.21273/HORTTECH.25.6.774
  18. Kokkinou Ι., Ν. Ntoulas, P.A. Nektarios, D. Varela. 2016. Response of native aromatic and medicinal plant species to water stress on adaptive green roof systems. HortScience 51(5):608-614. DOI: 10.21273/HORTSCI.51.5.608
  19. Ntoulas, N., and P.A. Nektarios. 2017. Paspalum vaginatum NDVI when grown on shallow green roof systems and under moisture deficit conditions. Crop Science 57(Suppl1):S-147—S-160. DOI:10.2135/cropsci2016.05.0381
  20. Soulis, K.X., N. Ntoulas, P.A. Nektarios, and G. Kargas. 2017. Runoff reduction from extensive green roofs having different substrate depth and plant cover. Ecological Engineering 102:80-89. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecoleng.2017.01.031
  21. Kanellou, E., G. Economou, M. Papafotiou, N. Ntoulas, D. Lyra, E. Kartsonas, and S. Knezevic. 2017. Flame weeding at archaeological sites of the Mediterranean region. Weed Technology 31(3):396-403. DOI:10.1017/wet.2016.31
  22. Ntoulas, N., P.A. Nektarios, G. Kotopoulis, P. Ilia, and Th. Ttooulou. 2017. Quality assessment of three warm-season turfgrasses growing in different substrate depths on shallow green roof systems. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening 26:163-168. DOI: 10.1016/j.ufug.2017.03.005
  23. Soulis, K.X., J.D. Valiantzas, N. Ntoulas, G. Kargas, and P.A. Nektarios. 2017. Simulation of green roof runoff under different substrate depths and vegetation covers by coupling a simple conceptual and a physically based hydrological model. Journal of Environmental Management 200:434-445. DOI: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2017.06.012

 

International Conferences Proceedings (Peer Reviewed)

  1. Nektarios, P.A., and N. Ntoulas. 2003. The fate of turf applied agrochemicals. National Turfgrass Foundation Annual Conference: 'In Pursuit of Excellence', Southport, UK, 3-6 November 2003.
  2. Ntoulas, N., P. Tsiotsiopoulou, P.A. Nektarios, M. Papafotiou, and I. Chronopoulos. 2004. Olive mill waste compost evaluation as a soil amendment for turfgrass culture. 1st International Conference on Turfgrass Management and Science for Sport Fields, Athens, Greece, 2-7 June 2003. Acta Horticulturae 661:71-76. DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2004.661.7
  3. Nektarios, P.A., N. Ntoulas, Α. Zacharopoulou, G. Arbis, and A.A. Nektarios. 2005. La soluzione per i giochi olimpici di Atene 2004. Tappeti Erbrosi. Conference and Expo, Padova, Italy, 18-19 February 2005. Agenda Atti Dei Seminari:85-91.
  4. Nektarios, P.A. and N. Ntoulas. 2008. Olympic stadium construction for the Athens Olympic Games 2004 using modular turf. 2nd International Conference on Turfgrass Management and Science for Sport Fields, Beijing, China, 24-29 June 2007. Acta Horticulturae 783:589-600. DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2008.783.61
  5. Ntoulas, N., and P.A. Nektarios. 2010. Design of Athens’ tram and urban bus depots surrounding areas based on noise levels monitoring. 2nd International Conference on Landscape and Urban Horticulture, Bologna, Italy, 9-13 June 2009. Acta Horticulturae 881:343-346. DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2010.881.49
  6. Nektarios, P.A., N. Ntoulas, A. Zacharopoulou, and I. Chronopoulos. 2010. Athens Concert Hall roof garden construction. 2nd International Conference on Landscape and Urban Horticulture, Bologna, Italy, 9-13 June 2009. Acta Horticulturae 881:683-688. DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2010.881.112
  7. Nektarios, P.A., N. Ntoulas, and E. Nydrioti. 2012. Turfgrass use on intensive and extensive green roofs. 28th International Horticultural Congress on Science and Horticulture for People (IHC2010): International Symposium on Environmental, Edaphic, and Genetic Factors Affecting Plants, Seeds and Turfgrass, Lisbon, Portugal, 22-27 August 2010. Acta Horticulturae 938:121-128. DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2012.938.15
  8. Kanellou E., M. Papafotiou, G. Economou, D. Lyra, Ν. Ntoulas, S. Knezevic, E. Kartsonas, A. Alexopoulos, C. Mouroutoglou, K. Nifakos, and S. Karras. 2014. Integrated weed management in archaeological sites – Thalis project. 9th International Symposium on the Conservation of Monuments in the Mediterranean Basin, (MONUBASIN9): Improvements in Conservation and Rehabilitation–Integrated Methodologies, Ankara, Turkey, 3-5 June 2014. Proceedings of the 9th International Symposium on the Conservation of Monuments in the Mediterranean Basin:863-871.
  9. Nektarios, P.A., E. Nydrioti, T. Kapsali, and N. Ntoulas. 2016. Substrate type, depth and irrigation regime effects on Ebenus cretica growth in extensive green roof. 29th International Horticultural Congress on Horticulture: Sustaining Lives, Livelihoods and Landscapes (IHC2014): 5th International Conference on Landscape and Urban Horticulture and International Symposium on Sustainable Management in the Urban Forest, Brisbane, Australia, 17-22 August 2014. Acta Horticulturae 1108:297-302. DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2016.1108.39
  10. Nektarios, P.A., E. Nydrioti, T. Kapsali, and N. Ntoulas. 2016. Crithmum maritimum growth in extensive green roof systems with different substrate type, depth and irrigation regime. 29th International Horticultural Congress on Horticulture: Sustaining Lives, Livelihoods and Landscapes (IHC2014): 5th International Conference on Landscape and Urban Horticulture and International Symposium on Sustainable Management in the Urban Forest, Brisbane, Australia, 17-22 August 2014. Acta Horticulturae 1108:303-308. DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2016.1108.40
  11. Patakioutas, G., D. Dimou, O. Kostula, P. Yfanti, D. Kyrkas, P. Baltzoi, I.L. Tsirogiannis, N. Ntoulas, and P.A. Nektarios. 2016. Turfgrass root system inoculation and colonization by a mycorrhizal fungus and other symbiotic micro-organisms and evaluation of its effects on green turf cover and growth. 29th International Horticultural Congress on Horticulture: Sustaining Lives, Livelihoods and Landscapes (IHC2014): 3rd International Conference on Turfgrass Management and Science for Sports Fields, Brisbane, Australia, 17-22 August 2014. Acta Horticulturae 1122:65-72. DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2016.1122.9
  12. Kanellou, E., M. Papafotiou, G. Economou, and N. Ntoulas. 2017. Testing soil solarization as an alternative method for weed suppression at archaeological sites. 6th International Conference on Landscape and Urban Horticulture, Athens, Greece, 20-25 June 2016. Acta Horticulturae 1189:69-72. DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2017.1189.13
  13. Nektarios, P.A., and N. Ntoulas. 2017. Designing green roofs for arid and semi-arid climates. the route towards the adaptive approach. 6th International Conference on Landscape and Urban Horticulture, Athens, Greece, 20-25 June 2016. Acta Horticulturae 1189:197-202. DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2017.1189.39
  14. Kargas, G., N. Ntoulas, P.A. Nektarios, and A. Kladou. 2017. Soil moisture determination using the dielectric sensor TDR300 in porous media with increased salinity. 6th International Conference on Landscape and Urban Horticulture, Athens, Greece, 20-25 June 2016. Acta Horticulturae 1189:267-270. DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2017.1189.51
  15. Ntoulas, N., and P.A. Nektarios. 2017. Balancing substrate depth and irrigation inputs influence the aesthetic quality of Paspalum vaginatum when grown on adaptive extensive green roof systems. 6th International Conference on Landscape and Urban Horticulture, Athens, Greece, 20-25 June 2016. Acta Horticulturae 1189:271-274. DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2017.1189.52
  16. Soulis, K.X., N. Ntoulas, P.A. Nektarios, and G. Kargas. 2017. Green roof runoff reduction under different substrate depths and vegetation covers: the effect of initial substrate moisture conditions and total rainfall depth. 6th International Conference on Landscape and Urban Horticulture, Athens, Greece, 20-25 June 2016. Acta Horticulturae 1189:541-544. DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2017.1189.108
  17. Fotia, K., N. Ntoulas, C. Koliopanos, I.L. Tsirogiannis, and P. Nektarios. 2018. Utilization of reflectance indices to evaluate the impact of grey or recycled irrigation water on Festuca arundinacea turfgrass. International Symposium on Sensing Plant Water Status - Methods and Applications in Horticultural Science, Potsdam, Germany, 5-7 October 2016. Acta Horticulturae 1197:103-108. DOI:10.17660/ActaHortic.2018.1197.14

 

Technical Journals

  1. Nektarios, P.A., N. Ntoulas, Α. Zacharopoulou, G. Arbis, and A.A. Nektarios. 2005. Integrated Turfgrass Modular (ITM) System: The solution for the Olympic Games of Athens 2004. Rasen-Turf-Gazon 36(1):75-80.

 

International Conferences Abstracts

  1. Nektarios, P., N. Ntoulas, G. Kotopoulis, E. Nydrioti, D. Barela, T. Kapsali, G. Amountzias, I. Kokkinou, and A.T. Paraskevopoulou. 2013. Constructed Rootzones for Green Roof Systems. The Bouyoucos Conference on the Advances in Research on Soil Biological, Chemical and Physical Properties for Sustainable Constructed Rootzones “Constructed Rootzones 2012”, Philadelphia, U.S.A., 20-23 May 2012. Applied Turfgrass Science 10(1). DOI:10.2134/ATS-2013-0021BC
  2. Kanellou, E., M. Papafotiou, N. Ntoulas, D. Lyra, G. Economou, and S. Knezevic. 2015. Flame weeding: a new approach in weed control for archaeological sites. 17th European Weed Research Society Symposium: “Weed management in changing environments", Montpellier, France, 23-26 June 2015. Abstracts pp. 233.

 

Citations of Scientific Publications (June 2020)

Google Scholar: 474 citations; h-index: 13

Scopus: 333 citations; h-index: 10

Scopus excluding self-citation: 236 citations; h-index: 8