ROOTS Public Lecture Series by JMA-Chair Pavlos Avramidis

Jul 06, 2022 from 05:15 PM to 06:30 PM

Kiel University, Leibnizstr. 1, 24118 Kiel, Rm. 105

"Holocene Coastal Depositional Environments – Important Geoarchives and Endangered Environmental areas. Case studies from western Greece"

Talk by Johanna-Mestorf-Chair: Prof. Pavlos Avramidis,University of Patras, Rio, Greece

Pavlos Avramidis


Coastal areas constitute dynamic depositional environments which are shaped by the interaction of tectonic activity, sea level change and diverse environmetal factors related to human activities. Coastal palaeonvironmental changes in the Mediterranean region during the Holocene are fundamental parameter that influences present and past societies. Lagoons constitute important archives for the study of Holocene palaeoenvironmental changes and several proxies have been imployed to reconstruct shoreline dislocation, sea level and palaeoclimatic changes as well as geomorphological changes. In this presentation three coastal case studies from western Greece will be presented: (a) Zakynthos island, (b) Etoliko lagoon and (c) Gialova lagoon, under the prism of palaeoenviromental evolution and environmental sedimentology.


Pavlos Avramidis  

Pavlos Avramidis is Associate Professor and Director of the Sector of General - Marine Geology and Geodynamics at the Department of Geology, University of Patras. His research focuses on Geology - Sedimentology of Aquatic Systems, particularly in coastal ecosystems (lagoons, lakes, deltas, bays). He was a graduate (PhD) and postdoctoral scholar of the Greek State Scholarship Foundation (IKY) in the subject Energy Mineral Resources and Geology – Oceanography respectively. Since 1999 he studied more than 30 large public works projects, as a geotechnical consultant on subjects of environmental geology, geotechnical engineering and hydrogeology.


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