PhD, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Virginia Tech, 1997
Short- and Long-Term Dynamics of Soil Organic Matter; Coupled Surface Water – Groundwater Hydrology and Biogeochemistry; Water, Soil, Sediment, and Landscape Connectivity: Short- and Long-Term Budgets; Integrated Modeling and Critical Zone Services
Equilibrium Cross Section of River Channels With Cohesive Erodible Banks. Francalanci, S., Lanzoni, S., Solari, L., and Papanicolaou, A.N. (2020): JGR Earth Surface
A new dynamic wetness index (DWI) predicts soil moisture persistence and correlates with key indicators of surface soil geochemistry. Li, M., Foster, E.J., Le, P.V.V., Yan, Q., Stumpf, A., Hou, T., Papanicolaou, A.N., Wacha, K.M., Wilson, C.G., Wang, J., Kumar, P., and Filley, T. (2020): Geoderma
The C-biogeochemistry of a Midwestern USA agricultural impoundment in context: Lake Decatur in the intensively managed landscape critical zone observatory. Blair, N.E., Leithold, E.L., Papanicolaou, A.N., Wilson, C.G., Keefer, L., Kirton, E., Vinson, D., Schnoebelen, D., Rhoads, B., Yu, M., and Lewis, Q. (2018): Biogeochemistry
Understanding saturated hydraulic conductivity under seasonal changes in climate and land use. Elhakeem, M., Papanicolaou, A.N., Wilson, C.G., Chang, Y.-J., Burras, L., Abban, B., Wysocki, D.A., and Wills, S. (2018): Geoderma
Critical Transition in Critical Zone of Intensively Managed Landscapes. Kumar, P., Le, P.V.V., Papanicolaou, A.N., Rhoads, B.L., Anders, A.M., Stumpf, A., Wilson, C.G., Bettis, E.A., Blair, N., Ward, A.S., Filley, T., Lin, H., Keefer, L., Keefer, D.A., Lin, Y.-F., Muste, M., Royer, T.V., Foufoula-Georgiou, E., and Belmont, P. (2018): Anthropocene
Flow Resistance Interactions on Hillslopes With Heterogeneous Attributes: Effects on Runoff Hydrograph Characteristics. Papanicolaou, A.N., Abban, B., Dermisis, D., Giannopoulos, C., Flanagan, D., Frankenberger, J., and Wacha, K. (2018): Water Resources Research
Dynamic Flow Resistance Interactions between Landscape Attributes and Overland Flow: Effects on Runoff Hydrograph Characteristics. Papanicolaou, A.N., Abban, B., Dermisis, D.C., Giannopoulos, C.P., Flanagan, D.C., Frankenberg, J.R., and Wacha, K.M. (2018): Water Resources Research
Flow Resistance Interactions on Hillslopes With Heterogeneous Attributes: Effects on Runoff Hydrograph Characteristics. Papanicolaou, A.N., Abban, B.K., Dermisis, D.C., Giannopoulos, C.P., Flanagan, D.C., Frankenberger, J.R., and Wacha, K.M. (2018): Water Resources Research
Groundwater Monitoring at the Watershed Scale: An Evaluation of Recharge and Nonpoint Source Pollutant Loading in the Clear Creek Watershed, Iowa. Schilling, K.E., Streeter, M.T., Bettis, E.A. III, Wilson, C.G., and Papanicolaou, A.N. (2018): Hydrological Processes
The Intensively Managed Landscape Critical Zone Observatory: A Scientific Testbed for Understanding Critical Zone Processes in Agroecosystems. Wilson, C.G., Abban, B., Keefer, L.L., Wacha, K., Dermisis, D., Giannopoulos, C., Zhou, S., Goodwell, A.E., Woo, D.K., Yan, Q., Ghadiri, M., Stumpf, A., Pitcel, M., Lin, Y-F, Marini, L., Storsved, B., Goff, K., Vogelgesang, J., Dere, A., Schilling, K.E., Muste, M., Blair, N.E., Rhoads, B., Bettis, A., Pai, H., Kratt, C., Sladek, C., Wing, M., Selker, J., Tyler, S., Lin, H., Kumar, P., and Papanicolaou, A.N. (2018): Vadose Zone Journal
Coupling flow with nutrient dynamics via BioChemFOAM in the Mississippi River. Hernandez Murcia, O.E., Schnoebelen, D.J., Papanicolaou, A.N., and Abban, B. (2017): Journal of Applied Water Engineering and Research
Understanding mass fluvial erosion along a bank profile: Using PEEP technology for Quantifying Retreat Lengths and Identifying Event Timing. Papanicolaou, A.N., Wilson, C.G., Tsakiris, A.G., Sutarto, T.E., Bertrand, F., Rinaldi, M., Dey, S., and Langendoen, E. (2017): Earth Surface Processes and Landforms
An enhanced Bayesian fingerprinting framework for studying sediment source dynamics in intensively managed landscapes. Abban, B., Papanicolaou, A.N., Cowles, M.K., Wilson, C.G., Abaci, O., Wacha, K., Schilling, K., and Schnoebelen, D. (2016): Water Resources Research
Dynamic Assessment of Current Management in an Intensively Managed Agroecosystem. Wilson, C.G., Wacha, K.M., Papanicolaou, A.N., Sander, H.,A., Freudenberg, V.B., Abban, B.K., and Zhao, C (2016): Journal of Contemporary Water Research & Education
Critical Zone Observatory for Intensively Managed Landscapes (IML-CZO) Annual Report 2015. Kumar, P. (2015): NSF Award #1331906
Spatial variability of saturated hydraulic conductivity at the hillslope scale: Understanding the role of land management and erosional effect. Papanicolaou, A.N., Elhakeem, M., Wilson, C.G., Burras, C.L., West, L.T., Lin, H., Clark, B., and Oneal, B.E. (2015): Geoderma
From soilscapes to landscapes: A landscape-oriented approach to simulate soil organic carbon dynamics in intensively managed landscapes. Papanicolaou, A.N., K.M. Wacha, B.K. Abban, C.G. Wilson, J. Hatfield, C. Stanier, and T. Filley (2015): Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences
Effects of Land Cover on Streamflow Variability in a Small Iowa Watershed: Assessing Future Vulnerabilities. Schilling, K., M. Streeter, K. Hutchinson, C.G. Wilson, B.K. Abban, K.M. Wacha and A.N. Papanicolaou (2015): American Journal of Environmental Sciences
A Model for Knickpoint Migration in First- and Second-order Streams. Bressan, F., Papanicolaou, A.N., and Abban, B. (2014): Geophysical Research Letters, 41, 4987–4996
Prediction of Saturated Hydraulic Conductivity Dynamics in an Iowan Agriculture Watershed. Elhakeem, M., Papanicolaou, A.N., Wilson, C., and Chang, Y. (2014): International Journal of Biological, Veterinary, Agricultural, and Food Engineering
A stability analysis of semi-cohesive streambanks with CONCEPTS: Couple field and laboratory investigations to quantify the onset of fluvial erosion and mass failure. Sutarto, T.E., Papanicolaou, A.N., Wilson, C.G., and Langendoen, E. (2014): Journal of Hydraulic Engineering-ASCE
Quantifying and partitioning fine sediment loads in an intensively agricultural headwater system. Wilson, C.G., Papanicolaou, A.N., and Denn, K.D. (2012): Journal of Soil and Sediments
Evaluating the effects of grassed waterways in southeastern Iowa. Dermisis, D.O., Abaci, O., Papaniclaou, A.N., and Wilson, C.G. (2010): Soil and Use Management
A 1-D Morphodynamic Model for Rill Erosion. Papanicolaou, A.N., Sanford, J.T., Dermisis, D.C., and Mancilla, G.A. (2010): Water Resources Research, 46, W09541
Long-term effects of management practices on water-driven soil erosion in an intense agricultural sub-watershed: Monitoring and modeling. Abaci, O. and Papanicolaou, A.N. (2009): Hydrological Processes
Long-term effects of management practices on water-driven soil erosion in an intense agricultural sub-watershed: Monitoring and modeling. Abaci, O., and Papanicolaou, A.N. (2009): Hydrological Processes
Estimation of the runoff curve number via direct rainfall simulator measurements in the state of Iowa, USA. Elhakeem, M. and Papanicolaou, A.N. (2009): Water Resources Management
In situ sensing to understand diel turbidity cycles, suspended solids, and nutrient transport in Clear Creek, Iowa. Loperfido, J.V., Just, C.L., Papanicolaou, A.N., and Schnoor, J.L. (2009): Water Resources Research 46:W06525
Soil quality in Clear Creek, IA: SOM loss and soil quality in the Clear Creek, IA, Experimental Watershed. Papanicolaou, A.N., Wilson, C.G., Abaci, O., Elhakeem, M., and Skopec, M. (2009): Journal of the Iowa Academy of Science 116(1–4):14–26
SOM dynamics and erosion in an agricultural test field of the Clear Creek, Iowa, watershed. Wilson, C.G., Papanicolaou, A.N., and Abaci, O. (2009): Hydrology and Earth System Sciences Discussions
Upland erosion modeling in a semi-humid environment via the Water Erosion Prediction Project model. Papanicolaou, A.N. and Abaci, O. (2008): Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering
Observations of soils at the hillslope scale in the Clear Creek watershed in Iowa, USA. Papanicolaou, A.N., Elhakeem, M., Wilson, C.G., Burras, C.L., and Oneal, B. (2008): Soil Survey Horizons 49:83–86
Papers and books that explicitly acknowledge a CZO grant are highlighted in PALE ORANGE.
Intensively Managed Landscapes CZO Annual Report 2019 . Kumar, P., Anders, A.M., Bettis III, E., Filley, T., Papanicolaou (2019): IML CZO, NSF Award #1331906
Intensively Managed Landscapes CZO Annual Report 2018 . Kumar, P., Anders, A.M., Bettis III, E., Filley, T., Papanicolaou (2018): IML CZO, NSF Award #1331906
Intensively Managed Landscapes CZO Annual Report 2017. Kumar, P. (2017): IML CZO, NSF Award #1331906
Critical Zone Observatory for Intensively Managed Landscapes (IMLCZO) Annual Report 2016. Kumar, P. (2016): NSF Award #1331906 Cross-CZO
Agricultural soil erosion and soil organic carbon (SOC) dynamics in the US Midwest: Bridging the knowledge gap across scales. Papanicolaou, A.N., Dermisis, D., Wacha, K., Abban, B., and Wilson C. (2011): The Geological Society of America Meeting
Effects of rainfall-runoff on soil surface roughness and erosion processes. Dermisis, D. and Papanicolaou, A.N. (2009): World Environmental and Water Resources Congress
A sediment composite fingerprinting tool: A field-based quantification method of the sediment origin within a water environment — A pilot study. Papanicolaou, A.N., Abaci, O., and Theregowda, R.B. (2006): Iowa Department of Natural Resources
29 Jun 2018 - A new Illinois Extension online course is available: Where Does Eroded Soil Come From and Where Does It Go?
09 Feb 2018 - Professor Thanos Papanicolaou is the 2018 recipient of the Hans Albert Einstein Award from the American Society for Civil Engineers (ASCE).
17 Oct 2017 - A series of field experiments in the U.S. Midwest is investigating how past, present, & future human activities and climate affect the health of soil.
22 Apr 2016 - Three IML-CZO researchers recently co-authored an article in Hydrolink magazine which examined the Hydraulics and Sedimentation Laboratory (HSL) at...
21 Mar 2016 - The short video features the Intensely Managed Landscapes Critical Zone Observatory (IML-CZO) with commentary from IML Co-Director Praveen Kumar.
08 Feb 2016 - Yokohama, Japan. 26 June - 01 July, 2016. All aspects of geochemistry and related fields. Multiple sessions related to Critical Zone science.
04 Feb 2016 - A closer look at cultivated land informs actions to protect the vitality of our soil.
11 Jan 2016 - The CZO National Office Newsletter CZNews: Winter 2016
13 Nov 2015 - A new study has shown that soil quality actually continued to decline until the 1980s and even now isn't back to pre-Dust Bowl levels.
02 Jul 2014 - Recent flooding in southeastern Iowa has brought high water and wind damage to the Clear Creek watershed in the IML-CZO. Researcher Art Bettis took...
25 Apr 2014 - IML-CZO Co-Director Thanos Papanicolaou recently won the ASCE's Rouse Hydraulic Engineering Award for his research and leadership.
01 Apr 2014 - Soil sampling is underway at the Clear Creek watershed.
03 Mar 2014 - The IML-CZO focuses on intensely managed agricultural and urban landscapes in Iowa, Illinois, and Minnesota.