Prof. Tasios Karathanasis

Department of Plant & Soil Sciences

University of Kentucky, USA




1982  Ph.D., Auburn University, USA

1978  M.S., University of Nebraska, USA

1969  B.S., University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Publications (Selected)

  1. Thompson, Y.L., E.M. D’Angelo, A.D. Karathanasis, and B. Sandefur. 2011. Plant Community Composition as a Function of Geochemistry and Hydrology in three Appalachian Wetlands. Ecohydrology (DOI: 10.1002/eco.228).
  2. Karathanasis, A.D. 2010. Composition and Transport Behavior of Soil Nanocolloids in Natural Porous Media. P. 35-54, In F. Frimmel, and R. Niebner (eds.) Nanoparticles in the Water Cycle: Properties, Analysis, and Environmental Relevance.
  3. Karathanasis, A.D., J Edwards, and C.D. Barton,. 2010. Manganese and Sulfate Removal from a Synthetic Mine Drainage through Pilot Scale Bioreactor Batch Experiments. Mine Water & Environ., 29: 144-153.
  4. Karathanasis, A.D. and P.D. Shumaker. 2009. Preferential Sorption and Desorption of Organic and Inorganic Phosphates by Soil Hydroxyinterlayered Minerals. Soil Sci. 174: 417-423.
  5. D’Angelo, E., C. Kovzelove, and A.D. Karathanasis. 2008. Carbon Sequestration Processes in Temperate Soils with Different Chemical Properties and Management Histories. Soil Sci. 174: 45-55.
  6. Thompson, Y.L., B. C. Sandefur, and A.D. Karathanasis. 2007. Hydrologic and Edaphic Characteristics of three Mountain Wetlands in Southeastern Kentucky, USA. Wetlands 27: 174-188.
  7. Karathanasis, A.D., T.G. Mueller, B. Boone, and Y.L. Thompson. 2006. Nutrient Removal from Septic Effluents as Affected by Soil Thickness and Texture. J. Water & Health, 04.2:177-195.
  8. Karathanasis, A.D., C. Johnson, and C.J. Matocha. 2005. Biosolid-Colloid Mediated Transport of Cu, Zn, and Pb in Waste-Amended Soils. J. Environ. Qual.,34: 1153-1164.
  9. Pils, J.R.V., A.D. Karathanasis, and T.G. Mueller. 2004. Concentration of Six Trace Metals in Northern Kentucky Soils. J. Soil & Sedim. Contam., 13:37-51.
  10. Karathanasis, A.D., Y.L. Thompson, and C.D. Barton. 2003. Long-Term Evaluations of Seasonally Saturated “Wetlands” in Western Kentucky. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J., 67: 662-673.
  11. Barton, C.D. and A.D. Karathanasis. 2003. Influence of Soil Colloids on the Migration of Atrazine and Zn through Large Soil Monoliths. Air, Soil & Water Pollution, 143:3-21.
  12. Karrathanasis, A.D. 2002. Mineral Equilibria in Environmental Soil Systems. P. 109-151, In J.B. Dixon and D. Schulze (ed.) Soil Mineralogy with Environmental Applications, Soil Sci. Soc. America Book Series 7.
  13. Barton, C.D., A.D. Karathanasis, and G. Chalfant. 2001. Influence of Acidic Atmospheric Deposition on Soil Solution Composition in the Daniel Boone National Forest, Kentucky. Environ. Geol., DOI 10.1007/s00254-001-0450-6., 41:672-682.
  14. Karathanasis, A.D. 1999. Subsurface Migration of Cu and Zn Mediated by Soil Colloids. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J., 63: 830-838.
  15. Seta, A.K., and A.D. Karathanasis. 1997. Colloid-Facilitated Transport of Atrazine through Intact Soil Columns. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J., 61:612-617.
  16. Karathanasis, A.D., and Y.L. Thompson. 1995. Mineralogy of Iron Precipitates in a Constructed Acid Mine Drainage Wetland. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J., 59: 1773-1781.
  17. Karathanasis, A.D., and B.R. Macneal. 1994. Evaluation of Parent Material Uniformity Criteria in Loess-Influenced Soils of West-Central Kentucky. Geoderma, 64:73-92.
  18. Sobecki, T.M., and A.D. Karathanasis. 1992. The relationship of soil properties to parent material and hillslope position in the knobs of Eastern Kentucky. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J., 56:1218-1226.
  19. Karathanasis, A.D. 1991. Phosphate Mineralogy and Equilibria in Two Kentucky Alfisols Derived from Ordovician Limestones. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J., 55:1774-1782.
  20. Karathanasis, A.D. 1989. Solution Chemistry of Fragipans-Thermodynamic Approach to Understanding Fragipan Formation. p. 113-139. In Fragipans: Their occurance, classification, and genesis. Soil Sci Soc. Am. Special Publication. No. 24, Madison, WI.