Thomas Sawidis

University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece

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Professional (scientific) interests: Development, fine structure and function of plant glands. Bioaccumulation of heavy metals by plants (algae, lichens, mosses, aquatic plants, trees). Effects of heavy metals on plant growth and cell wall ultrasructure. The use of plants as monitors for environmental pollution. Autoradiographical study of the incorporation of radionuclides in plants. Uptake of radionuclides by plants after the Chernobyl reactor accident. Monitoring urban pollution.

Selected Publications:

  1. Sawidis, T., Baycu, G., Cevahir–Öz, G., Weryszko-Chmielewska, E. (2017). Effect of mercury on pollen germination and tube growth in Lilium longiflorum. Protoplasma, 255 (3), 819–828. doi: 

  2. Weryszko-Chmielewska, E., Sulborska, A., Żuraw, B., Chyżewska, R., Sawidis, T. (2017). Ecological aspects of the floral structure and flowering in Pulsatilla species. Acta Agrobotanica, 70 (3). doi: 

  3. Sawidis, T., Tsikritzis, L., Tsigaridas, K. (2009). Cesium-137 monitoring using mosses from W. Macedonia, N. Greece. Journal of Environmental Management, 90 (8), 2620–2627. doi: 

  4. Suchkova, N., Alifragkis, D., Ganoulis, J., Darakas, E., Sawidis, T., Stolberg, F. (2014). Reclamation with phytoremediation of area affected by sewage sludge at the Thessaloniki Wastewater Treatment Plant in Sindos (Greece). Toxicological & Environmental Chemistry, 97 (1), 103–115. doi: 

  5. Bosabalidis, A. M., Sawidis, T. (2014). Glandular and non-glandular hairs in the seasonally dimorphic Origanum dictamnus L. (Lamiaceae) as a means of adaptation to cold stress. Acta Agrobotanica, 67 (1), 15–20. doi: 

  6. Sawidis, T., Papadopoulou, A., Voulgaropoulou, M. (2013). Effect of zinc on nectar secretion of Hibiscus rosa-sinensis L. Protoplasma, 251 (3), 575–589. doi: 

  7. Suchkova, N., Tsiripidis, I., Alifragkis, D., Ganoulis, J., Darakas, E., Sawidis, T. (2014). Assessment of phytoremediation potential of native plants during the reclamation of an area affected by sewage sludge. Ecological Engineering, 69, 160–169. doi: