Max Planck Gesellschaft

Antonios Apostolakis

MPI for Biogeochemistry
Department of Biogeochemical Processes
RG Soil Biogeochemistry

PhD student

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion officer

Room: B0.001
Phone: +49 3641 576106
Street address: Hans-Knöll-Str. 10, 07745 Jena, Germany


2018-td PhD student, Department of Soil Science, Friedrich-Schiller University of Jena, Supervised by: Prof. Beate Michalzik
2017-td PhD student, IMPRS-gBGC, Thesis: 'Land use effects on carbon and nutrient fluxes in soils', Supervised by: Prof. Susan Trumbore and Dr. Marion Schrumpf
2015-17 MSc in Water resources and climate change, Technical University of Crete, Thesis: 'Simulation of greenhouse tomato cultivation with SALTMED model: Scenarios of irrigation quality and Climate Change', Supervised by: Prof. I. Tsanis and Dr. I. Daliakopoulos
2010-15 Environmental engineering diploma, Technical University of Crete, Thesis: 'Mass distribution, chemical and biochemical properties of aggregates in a chronosequence of set-aside soils', Supervised by: Prof. N. Paranychianakis

Research Interests

  • Terrestrial carbon and nutrient cycles
  • Land use effects on carbon and nutrient fluxes in soils
  • Biodiversity effects on biogeochemical cycles
  • Soil organic matter stabilisation mechanisms


04. Daliakopoulos, Apostolakis, Wagner, Deligianni, Koutskoudis, Stamatakis, Tsanis, 2019. Effectiveness of Trichoderma harzianum in soil and yield conservation of tomato crops under saline irrigation. Catena 175, 144-153. (DOI: 10.1016/j.catena.2018.12.009)

03. Tzanakakis, Apostolakis, Nikolaidis, Paranychianakis, 2018. Ammonia Oxidizing Archaea do not respond to ammonium or urea supply in alkaline soil. Applied Soil Ecology 132, 194-198. (DOI: 10.1016/j.apsoil.2018.08.002)
02. Varouchakis, Apostolakis, Siaka, Vasilopoulos, Tasiopoulos, 2018. Alternatives for domestic water tariff policy in the municipality of Chania, Greece towards water saving using game theory. Water Policy Journal 20 (1) 175-188. (DOI: 10.2166/wp.2017.182)

01. Apostolakis, Panakoulia, Nikolaidis, Paranychianakis, 2017. Shifts in soil structure and soil organic matter in a chronosequence of set-aside fields. Soil and Tillage Research Journal 174, 113-119. (DOI: 10.1016/j.still.2017.07.004)
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