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Antonios Tsagkarakis
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Agricultural and Productive Entomology
Academic Qualifications
Qualification Year Awarding Institution Department Thesis title (Optional Entry)
Post-Doc 2010 University of Florida Entomology and Nematology
PhD 2007 Agricultural University of Athens Crop Science Presence and seasonal abundance of microarthropods and the citrus nematode Tylenchulus semipenetrans on citrus
MSc 2001 Agricultural University of Athens Crop Science Parasitoids of Phyllocnistis citrella Stainton (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae) and their relative abundance in three citrus species
BSc - Integrated Master 1999 Agricultural University of Athens Crop Science Effect and impact of parasitoids in population fluctuation of the Citrus leafminer Phyllocnistis citrella Stainton (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae) in a citrus orchard in Argos Region, Peloponnesus, Greece
Employment History
Period of employment Employer Location Position
From To
2002 2021 Agricultural University of Athens Laboratory of Agricultural Zoology & Entomology EDIP (Non-Faculty Lecturer)
2008 2010 University of Florida Department of Entomology and Nematology Post- Doctoral Associate
Year Title Other authors Journal and Publisher / Conference Vol. Pages
2021 Management system affects the presence, diversity and seasonal fluctuation of Xylella fastidiosa potential vectors and other Auchenorrhyncha (Hemiptera) in the olive agroecosystem. Theodorou, D., I. Koufakis, Z. Thanou, A. Kalaitzaki, E. Chaldeou, D. Afentoulis Bulletin of Insectology 74 In press
2021 Maggot Debridement Therapy: From the Battlefields and Soldiers to Today’s Clinical Trials Meimeti, E., Loupa, C., Lykoudi, E., Arapostathi, E., Papavramidou, N., Rallis, M., Galanis , I. International Journal of Caring Sciences accepted
2021 Life table and biological characteristics of the parasitoid Semielacher petiolatus reared on Phyllocnistis citrella. Kalaitzaki, A. P., D. Ch. Perdikis, I. E. Koufakis and D. P. Lykouressis. Bulletin of Insectology 74 In press
2020 Impact of weeds on Auchenorrhyncha incidence and species richness in citrus orchards Thanou, Z.N., Kontogiannis, E.G. Phytoparasitica
2018 New records and updated checklist of Cicadomorpha (Hemiptera: Auchenorrhyncha) species from Greece Thanou, Z.N., Afentoulis, D.G., Koufopoulou, P., Ampatzi, A.P., Lekkou, S.D., Koutsogiannopoulou, Α., Bravou, A.A., Stamatakou, G.D., Voulgaraki, K.N., Piperkas, A., Chaldaiou, A., Kalaitzaki, A.P. Zootaxa 4413 133-157
2018 Identification and Seasonal Abundance of Auchenorrhyncha With a Focus on Potential Insect Vectors of Xylella fastidiosa in Olive Orchards in Three Regions of Greece Afentoulis, D.G., Matared, M., Thanou, Z.N., Stamatakou, G.D., Kalaitzaki, A.P., Tzobanoglou, D.K., Goumas, D., Trantas, E., Zarboutis, I., Perdikis, D.C.. Journal of Economic Entomology 111 2536-2545
2018 Effect of temperature, host plant, and host instar on the development and survival of the parasitoid Semielacher petiolatus Kalaitzaki, A.P, D. Perdikis and D.P. Lykouressis. Bulletin of Insectology 71 151-158
2018 Impact of nitrogen and potassium fertilization regimes on the biology of the tomato leaf miner Tuta absoluta Blazhevski, S., A.P. Kalaitzaki Entomologia Generalis 37 157-174
2016 The Occurrence of Pealius mori (Takahashi), Pealius machili Takahashi and Paraleyrodes minei Iaccarino (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) Infesting Mulberry Morus alba in The Hellenic Republic Wang, J-R., D. Perdikis, Ch. Chalkia, P. Harizanis, A. Kalaitzaki, Z-H. Xu and Y-Z. Du. Annales de la Société entomologique de France 52 281-288
2014 Seasonal population fluctuation and spatial distribution of Orthoptera in two grassland areas of Attica–Greece Antonatos, S., N. Emmanouel, A. Fantinou, A. Anagnostopoulos, and D. Ntampakis Journal of Natural History 48 661–674
Date Topic International / Local Location* Role in Exhibition
10/10/20 TEDxAUEB: XYZ - Letters of an Alphabet - Entomology International Atraktos Venue, Athens Invited Speaker
11-13/ 12/2019 3rd Conference of Geographic Information Systems and Spatial Analysis in Agriculture and the Environment National Agricultural University of Athens, Athens Section Chairman, Speaker
29-30/ 10/2019 EFSA Conference on Xylella fastidiosa International Palais des Congrès, Ajaccio, France Presenter
15-18/ 10/2019 18th Panhellenic Entomological Congress National Municipal Music Hall, Komotini, Greece Speaker
4-7/ 6/2018 8th meeting of the IOBC-WPRS Working Group “Integrated Protection of Olive Crops”, International Novoli Social Sciences Campus, Florence, Italy Presenter
12-14/ 11/ 2018 10th Panhellenic GIS Congress National National Technical University Campus, Athens, Greece Speaker
3-6/ 10/2017 17th Panhellenic Entomological Congress National Agricultural University of Athens, Athens Member of Organization Committee, Speaker
25-30/ 9/2016 XXV International Congress of Entomology International Orlando Conventional Center, Orlando, Florida, USA Speaker
15-18/ 11/2015 2015 ESA Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America International Minneapolis Conventional Center, Minnesota, USA Presenter
15-20/ 9/2015 Apimondia XLIV International Daejeon Conventional Center, South Korea, Presenter
Research Projects
Date Title Funded by Project Role*
2019-present Experimental control of the olive fly with Unmanned Aerial Systems Region of the North Aegean Coordinator – Principal Investigator
2018-present Experimental development and implementation of an eco-innovative research program for the protection of habitats of community importance from orthoptera and the conservation of biodiversity in the NATURA Protected Area GR4110002 Region of the North Aegean – Municipality of Aghios Efstratios Coordinator – Principal Investigator
2020-present OPTIMA: Optimised Pest Integrated Management to precisely detect and control plant diseases in perennial crops and open-field vegetables: Enhance and develop innovative precision spraying technologies. EU Horizon 2020 research and Innovation Programme Researcher
2016-2019 Monitoring and control of locust in Aghios Efstratios population Municipality of Aghios Efstratios Coordinator – Principal Investigator
2013-2014 Efficacy evaluation of insecticide on the Mediterranean Fruitfly housefly DuPont Coordinator – Principal Investigator
2013-2014 Efficacy evaluation of insecticide on the housefly Belgagri Coordinator – Principal Investigator
2009-2010 Strategies to minimize growth flushes of mature citrus trees with pruning practices and plant growth regulators to reduce psyllid feeding Florida Citrus Advanced Technology Program Co- Principal Investigator
2009-2010 Effects of nutrition and host plant on biology and behavior of the Asian citrus psyllid and implications for managing psyllid populations Florida Citrus Advanced Technology Program Co- Principal Investigator
2005-2008 Monitoring and control of insect population in the Athens International Airport Athens International Airport Coordinator
1997-2000 Integrated Management of the Citrus Leaminer Hellenic Ministry of Rural Development and Food Principal Investigator
Academic Consulting Services/Councils/Boards/Editorial Committees
Period Organization Title of Position or Service Key Activities
2018-present AUA Member of the Internal Evaluation Team Preparation draft reports for the Evaluation of the Department of Crop Science
Awards/International Recognition
Date Title Awarded by:
09/2017 Best Congress Presentation: Tsagkarakis, A.E., R. Babili, P. Harizanis and D.Ch. Perdikis. 2017. Effectiveness of Melia azedarach extract against mulberry whiteflies without affecting silkworm survivorship. Abstracts of 17th Panhellenic Entomological Congress, p. 117. Hellenic Entomological Society
Other Achievements
Date Title Key Activities:
2018-present Member of the Reviewer Board of “Insects” Journal (MDPI) Reviewing of submitted manuscript in monthly basis
2016-present Academic Editor of “Advances in Entomology” Journal (SCIRP) Academic Editing of the submitted manuscripts