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I completed my PhD Thesis in 2009 on cohesive sediment transport modelling and have since participated in several research projects. My main research interests lie in the field of modelling sediment transport in coastal/shelf areas, sediment-hydro dynamics’ interactions and coastal circulation. Here you can find information on my academic studies, publications and research activities.

Curriculum Vitae

academic studies and experience

Research

selected research

Publications

journals and collective volumes

Contact information

Katerina Kombiadou
  1. Laboratory of Maritime Engineering and Maritime Works, Department of Civil Engineering
    Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 54124 Thessaloniki, Greece
    tel:++302310995877, email: kobiadou{at}civil.auth.gr
  2. Centre for Marine and Environmental Research (CIMA)
    University of Algarve, Campus de Gambelas, Edf. 7, 8005-139 Faro, Portugal
    tel. ++351 289800100, ext. 7887, email: akompiadou{at}ualg.pt

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Latest publications

a quick glance on recently published research
Past and future marsh adaptation: lessons learned from the Ria Formosa lagoon

Past and future marsh adaptation: lessons learned from the Ria Formosa lagoon


This study investigates the recent lateral and volumetric changes of the Ria Formosa lagoon marshes, in terms of past (1947-2014) geomorphological evolution and of its potential future adjustment to sea-level rise (~100 years). We highlight the influence of both stressors and examine how their interactions can contribute to understanding future changes and resilience of lagoon marshes.
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Simulating Destructive and Constructive Morphodynamic Processes in Steep Beaches

Simulating Destructive and Constructive Morphodynamic Processes in Steep Beaches

Short-term beach morphodynamics are typically modelled solely through storm-induced erosion, disregarding post-storm recovery, even though the full cycle of beach profile response is critical for even longer temporal scales. We simulate morphodynamic changes from the incidence and post-storm recovery of Faro Beach from the Emma storm.
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Exploring foredune growth capacity in a coarse sandy beach

Exploring foredune growth capacity in a coarse sandy beach


Dune growth capacity is evaluated analysing topographical changes observed along a coastal dune over two different temporal scales. Spatiotemporal variability in wind fetch and forcing, alone, fail to explain alongshore dune growth patterns, while optimal dune growth occurs under strong winds, combined with low runup, over zones of shoreline progradation
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Barrier island resilience assessment: Applying the ecological principles to geomorphological data

Barrier island resilience assessment: Applying the ecological principles to geomorphological data

Novel methodology, based on identifying barrier states and related threshold crossings and on reconstructing the resilience trajectories of barrier islands, thus expressing the spatiotemporal changes in resilience topography (resilience dimensions and barrier stable states), in response to external conditions and internal barrier organisation
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Coastal ridge constructive processes at a multi‐decadal scale in Barreta Island (Southern Portugal)

Coastal ridge constructive processes at a multi‐decadal scale in Barreta Island (Southern Portugal)

We explore the geometry and growth mechanisms of multiple ridges, generated at Barreta Island (Ria Formosa, S Portugal), as a consequence of the rapid progradation of the island over the last 70 years, aiming to distinguish growth mechanisms and better understand the main parameters determining the final geometry of the observed ridges.
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Bridging the gap between resilience and geomorphology of complex coastal systems

Bridging the gap between resilience and geomorphology of complex coastal systems

Resilience has been used over a wide range of scientific fields and often ambiguously, causing confusion and misconceptions, even within the same scientific discipline. Starting by providing clarifications and definitions of the main terminology and key principles of ecological resilience theory, we pass on to expressing them through geomorphic dimensions of barrier islands.
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Rethinking suspended mussel-farming modelling to support integrated aquaculture management

Rethinking suspended mussel-farming modelling to support integrated aquaculture management

We present a stepwise modelling approach to relate water renewal with mussel - farming practices, using upscaling from individual farm to farming area simulations, coupling with bio-economics to assess productivity and profitability. The integrated approach is applied for the multilevel evaluation of spatial planning scenarios in Thermaikos Gulf.
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