The Agricultural University of Athens (AUA) is the oldest and best known provider of University level education in the agricultural and related sciences in Greece. It has a wide EU research portfolio. The Legume Futures work is based in the Laboratory of Vegetable Production in collaboration with the Laboratory of Field Crops (both are sub-units of the Department of Crop Science).
The work in Legume Futures is led by Dr Dimitrios Savvas. This involves the provision of site data and a case study in Work Package 1 and contributions to WP2,3,4,5,6
AUA staff include:
Agronomist. Specialised in greenhouse crops with emphasis on plant nutrition, water management, and soil-less culture.
Plant physiologist, quality and post-harvest physiology of vegetables.
Agronomist, specialist in organic agriculture and a Charter Member of ISOFAR (International Society of Organic Agriculture Research) and national delegate in IFOAM -EU part.
Agronomist. potato propagation and crop physiology.
Agronomist, pollen physiology in fruit vegetables and post-harvest quality of vegetable products.
Akoumianakis, K.A., Aivalakis, G., Alexopoulos, A.A., Karapanos, I.C., Skarmoutsos, K. & Passam, H.C. 2008. Bromoethane-induced changes in respiration rate, ethylene synthesis, and enzyme activities in potato tubers in relation to dormancy breakage. Journal of Horticultural Science and Biotechnology 83, 441-446.
Bilalis, D., Sidiras, N., Economou, G. & Vakali, C. 2003. Effect of different levels of wheat straw soil surface coverage on weed flora in Vicia faba crops. Journal of Agronomy and Crop Science 189, 233-241.
Patakioutas, G., Savvas, D., Matakoulis, C., Sakellarides, T. & Albanis, T., 2007. Fate of cyromazine and its metabolite melamine applied via nutrient solution to a closed-cycle cultivation of bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.). Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 55, 9928-9935.
Savvas, D., Nasi, E., Moustaka, E., Mantzos, N., Barouchas, P., Passam, H.C. & Olympios, C. 2006. Effects of ammonium nitrogen on lettuce grown on pumice in a closed hydroponic system. HortScience 41, 1667-1673.
Savvas, D., Mantzos, N., Barouchas, P., Tsirogiannis, I., Olympios, C. & Passam, H.-C. 2007. Modelling salt accumulation by a bean crop grown in a closed hydroponic system in relation to water uptake. Scientia Horticulturae 111, 311-318.
Savvas, D., Giotis, D., Chatzieustratiou, E., Bakea, M., Patakioutas, G., 2009. Silicon supply in soilless cultivations of zucchini alleviates stress induced by salinity and powdery mildew infections. Environmental & Experimental Botany 65, 11-17.