Gkemitzi Alexandra

Rank: Assistant Professor

Scientific area: GIS and Modeling tools in Environmental Engineering

? B.Sc. in Geology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.
? M.Sc. in Groundwater Engineering University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.
? Ph.D. Department of Civil Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.

Brief description Scientific interests:
Development of modeling techniques using modern tools such as fuzzy logic, neural networks and Geographic Information Systems, for the simulation and assessment of environmental systems, climate and land use change effects and the prediction and risk assessment of extreme natural phenomena or natural disasters.
Teaching Undergraduate Courses:
? Computer programming
? Geographic Information Systems
Teaching Postgraduate Courses:
? Natural resources and ecosystems management
? Climate changes effects - Vulnerability and adaptation.

Representative Scientific Projects:
? 2009 2014: Principal researcher in the EU FP7 project: "Genesis: Groundwater and Dependent Ecosystems: New Scientific and Technical Basis for Assessing Climate Change and Land-use Impacts on Groundwater Systems".
? December 2009 May 2010: Researcher in the project titled: "Hydrochemical investigation of the groundwaters in the broader Perama area (Evros prefecture)"" sponsored by the Thracean Gordmining S.A.
? 2006 2008: Participation in the research team of the program Greek General Secretariat of Research and Technology: "Integrated sludge management of the urban wastewater treatment plants and wastewater treatment with natural systems.
? 2006 2008: Researcher in the EU project INTERREG IIIB MEDOCC: "Reseau Durable d'Amenagement des Ressources Hydrauliques HYDRANET .
? 2006 2008: Researcher in the EU program INTERREG IIIA: "Pilot monitoring system of the transboundary Nestos basin".
? 2005 -2007: Participation in the research team of the program EPEAEK II PYTHAGORAS II of Department of Geology of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, titled: "Architecture and Tertiary up to now tectonic evolution of the sedimentary basin of Xanthi - Komotini Perama and its leration with the orogenic evolution of the Hellenides and the active tectonics (Thrace, NE Greece).

Key Publications:
? Pisinaras V., Polychronis C., Gemitzi A., 2016. Intrinsic groundwater vulnerability determination at the aquifer scale: a methodology coupling travel time estimation and rating methods. Environ Earth Sci (2016) 75:85. DOI 10.1007/s12665-015-4965-7
? Wachniew P., Zurek A.J., Stumpp C., Gemitzi A., Gargini A., Filippini M., Rozanski K., Meeks J., Kvaerner J., Witczak S., 2016. Towards Operational Methods for the Assessment of Intrinsic Groundwater Vulnerability: a Review. Critical Reviews of Environmental Science and Technology. (Accepted manuscript). DOI: 10.1080/10643389.2016.1160816
? Gemitzi A., Stefanopoulos K., Schmidt M., Richnow H.H., 2014. Sea water intrusion into groundwater aquifer through coastal lake - Complex interaction characterised by D and 18O isotopes. Isotopes in Environmental & Health Studies, 50: 74-87. DOI:10.1080/10256016.2013.823960
? Klove B., Balderacchi M., Gemitzi A., Hendry S., Kv?rner J., Muotka T., Preda E., 2014. Protection of groundwater dependent ecosystems: Current policies and future management options. Water Policy, 16: 10701086. DOI: 10.2166/wp.2014.014
? Balderacchi M., Filippini M., Gemitzi A., Klove B., Petitta M., Trevisan M., P. Wachniew, Witczak S., Gargini A. 2014. Does groundwater protection in Europe require new EU-wide environmental quality standards? Frontiers in Chemistry, 2: 1 6. DOI: 10.3389/fchem.2014.00032.
? Pisinaras V., Wei Y., Barring L., Gemitzi A., 2014. Conceptualizing and assessing the effects of installation and operation of photovoltaic power plants on major hydrologic budget constituents. Science of the Total Environment, 493: 239250. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2014.05.132
? Groenendijk P., Heinen M., Klammler G., Fank J., Kupfersberger H., Pisinaras V., Gemitzi A., Pena-Haro S., Garcia-Prats A., Pulido-Velazquez M., Perego A., Acutis M., Trevisan M., 2014.Performance assessment of nitrate leaching models for highly 1 vulnerable soils used in low input farming based on lysimeter data. Science of the Total Environment, 499: 463480.
? Balderacchi M., Benoit P., Cambier P., Eklo O.M., Gargini A., Gemitzi A., Gurel M., Klove B., Nakic Z., Preda E., Ruzicic S., Wachniew P., Trevisan M., 2013. Groundwater pollution and quality monitoring approaches at the European level. Critical Reviews of Environmental Science and Technology, 43: 323 - 408. DOI:10.1080/10643389.2011.604259.
? Stefanopoulos K., Yang H., Gemitzi A., Tsagarakis K.P., 2013. Application of the Multi-Attribute Value Theory for Engaging Stakeholders in Groundwater Protection in the Vosvozis Catchment in Greece. Science of the Total Environment 470471, 2633. DOI:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2013.09.008.
? Gemitzi A. 2012. Evaluating the anthropogenic impacts on groundwaters; a methodology based on the determination of Natural Background Levels and Threshold Values. Environmental Earth Sciences, 67: 2223-2237.
? Gemitzi A., Stefanopoulos K., 2011. Evaluation of the effects of climate and man intervention on ground waters and their dependent ecosystems using time series analysis. Journal of Hydrology, 403: 130140.

Contact details
Tel: +30 25410 79371
email: agkemitz@env.duth.gr
LinkedIn: Alexandra Gemitzi
Address: Democritus University of Thrace, Department of Environmental Engineering, V. Sofias 12, 67100 Xanthi

Curriculum Vitae


  • Address:Department of Environmental Engineering, 67100, Xanthi

  • Telephone: 30 25410 79109,79117,79112

  • Email: secr@env.duth.gr