Dr. Athanasios Damialis
Head of the Research Field "Aerobiology"
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Since 11/2015: Aerobiologist, Chair and Institute of Environmental Medicine, UNIKA-T, Technical University of Munich and Helmholtz Zentrum München
02/2015 - 07/2015: Postdoctoral researcher, School of Biology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
10/2014 - 04/2015: Postdoctoral researcher, Department of Ecoclimatology, Technical University of Munich, Germany
07/2013 - 03/2014: Postdoctoral researcher, School of Biological Applications and Technology, University of Ioannina, Greece
03/2012 - 07/2013: Postdoctoral researcher, School of Biological Sciences, Royal Holloway University of London, UK
01/2011 - 12/2011: Postdoctoral researcher, School of Biology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
02/2003 - 03/2010: PhD in Biology (Aerobiology, Ecology, Biometeorology), Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
11/2000 - 11/2002: MSc in Environmental Biology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
09/1994 - 07/2000: BSc in Forestry and Natural Environment, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Dr. Athanasios Damialis is a researcher in the fields of Aerobiology, Environmental Health, Plant and Fungal Ecology, Biometeorology and Biostatistics. His particular focus lies on the reproductive biology of anemophilous plants (flowering phenology, atmospheric circulation of airborne pollen) and on endophytic fungi, furthermore on the respective interactions. This includes mainly those interactions which are of allergological interest such as the detection of bio-climatic indicators, patterns in relation to current climate change, time-series analyses, and the development of forecasting models. His ultimate research goal is to comprehend the responsive ability of organisms under stress conditions. As a consequence, it could become possible to predict effects of climate change and other human-induced impacts, thus being capable to protect and develop environmental quality and promote human health and sustainable growth.
Since November 2015, Damialis is particularly engaged in the following main research topics:
- calibration, training and evaluation of an automatic pollen sampler, established and operated by UNIKA-T.
- Spatiotemporal airborne pollen distribution forecasting in Augsburg, at multi-resolution timescales.
- Distribution of airborne fungal spores in Augsburg: biodiversity, abundance and forecasting models.
- Climate change and environmental stress effects on European-scale long-term trends in concentrations of airborne pollen and fungal spores.
- Investigation of relationships between aeroallergens and symptom scores and health information services.