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Short CV

ALEXANDRA SOLOMOU
NATIONALITY: Greek
WORK ADRESS: National Agricultural Research Foundation, Institute
of

Mediterranean

Forest

Ecosystems

Terma

Alkmanos, Ilisia, 11528, Athens, Greece


E-MAIL: alexansolomou@gmail.com
SKYPE NAME: alexandra.solomou
MOBILE:+306936924488

EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS


2006: B.Sc. Department of Agriculture, Crop Production and Rural
Environment, University of Thessaly.
2008: M.Sc. Department of Agriculture, Crop Production and Rural
Environment, University of Thessaly.
2011:International GISPro Certification.
2012: Certificate of attendance Summer School Organic Viticulture
and Oenology, 30-10 August, Kefalonia, Greece.
2012: Certificate of attendance Summer School Organic farming, 2031 August, Kefalonia, Greece.
2013:

Doctor of Science in Department


Production and

of

Agriculture,

Crop

Rural Environment, University of Thessaly,

Greece.
2013-2014: Postdoctoral researcher in Department of Agriculture,
Crop Production and

Rural Environment, University of

Thessaly, Greece.

2014-2015: Postdoctoral researcher in National Agricultural Research


Foundation, Institute of Mediterranean Forest Ecosystems,
Athens, Greece

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
2011: Participate as a research associate in the research project
"Biodiversity census (flora and fauna diversity) in two mining
areas (Anavra and Agria in Magnicia Perfecture)" (University of
Thessaly, Scientific responsible: Sfougaris Athanassios).
2012-2014: Participate as a research associate in the research project
"Conservation and management of the lesser kestrel (Falco
naumanni) at three Greek SPA sites"(University of Thessaly,
Scientific responsible: Sfougaris Athanassios).
2013: Agronomist and Environmental Consultant.

SCHOLARSHIPS-AWARDS
2002: Successful introduction to the Department of Agriculture, Crop
Production and Rural Environment, University of Thessaly
(Hellenic post).
2007: MSc Scholarship (Department of Agriculture, Crop Production
and Rural Environment, University of Thessaly).
2008: MSc Scholarship (Department of Agriculture, Crop Production
and Rural Environment, University of Thessaly).
2010: Ph.D Scholarship Progamme "Heracleitus II" (Department of
Agriculture, Crop Production and Rural Environment, University
of Thessaly).
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TECHNOLOGY
Software: IBM SPSS, Canoco, Past, xlstat, EstimateS, INDVAL,
Species Diversity and Richness, Statgraphics, Ecom II, Community
Analysis Package, PRIMER 5 etc.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Solomou A.D. and Sfougaris A.I. (2015). Bird community


characteristics as indicators of sustainable management
in olive grove ecosystems of Central Greece. Journal of
Natural History 49:301-325.
Solomou A. and Sfougaris A. (2015). Determinants of
woody plant species richness in abandoned olive grove
ecosystems
and
maquis
of
Central
Greece.
Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis
46:317325.
Solomou A.D., Skoufogianni E. and Danalatos N.G.
(2014).
Herbaceous
plant
and
carabid
beetle
communities in relation to environmental factors in a
Mediterranean bioenergy crop. Agricultural Science
Research Journal 5: 42-49.
Solomou A.D., Sfougaris A.I., Vavoulidou E.M. and Csuzdi
Cs. (2013). Species richness and density of earthworms
in relation to the soil factors in olive orchard production
systems in Greece. Communications in Soil Science and
Plant Analysis 44:301-311.
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Solomou A.D. and Sfougaris A.I. (2013). Herbaceous


plant diversity and identification of indicator species in
olive groves in Central Greece. Communications in Soil
Science and Plant Analysis 44:320-330.

Solomou A.D., Sfougaris A.I., Kalburtji K.L. and Nanos


G.D. (2013). Effects of organic farming on winter plant
composition, cover and diversity in olive grove
ecosystems in Central Greece. Communications in Soil
Science and Plant Analysis 44:312-319.

Sfougaris A.I., Plexida S.G. and Solomou A.D. (2013).


Assessing the effects of some environmental factors on
the presence and density of three shrike species in a
continental and a coastal landscape of central Greece.
North Western Journal of Zoology 10: 101-109.

Solomou A.D., Sfougaris A.I., Vavoulidou E.M. and Csuzdi


Cs. (2012). The effects of farming practices on
earthworm's dynamics in olive groves of central Greece.
Zoology in the Middle East Supplementum 58: 119-126.

Solomou A. and Sfougaris A. (2011). Comparing


conventional and organic olive groves in central Greece:
plant and bird diversity and abundance. Renewable
Agriculture and Food Systems, 26: 297-316.

Solomou A., Tsogia S., Mousxoudi K., Fragia T., Sfougaris


A. and Tzortzios St. (2009). Farmers views and attitudes
towards the reformed Common Agricultural Policy (C.A.P.)
in
Greece.
International
Journal
of
Sustainable
Development and Planning, 4:265276.

Solomou A.D., Michopoulos P. and Tsagari K. (2015).


Environmental responses on soil arthropod diversity in
organic and conventional agroecosystem of Greece. 13th

ICZEGAR. 7-11 October 2015, Irakleio, Crete. Abstract


book, p.

Martinos K.,

Solomou A. and Skoufogianni E. (2015).

Herbaceous plant and arthropods assemblages at a local


scale in a Lemon verbena ecosystem. 2nd International
Conference on Natural Products Utilization: From Plants to
Pharmacy Shelf. 14-17 October 2015,Plovdiv, Bulgaria.
Abstract book, p.

Martinos K., Skoufogianni E., Solomou A.D and Stathaki


C.

(2015).

Biodiversity

conservation

tactics

and

sustainable management of greek forests: past and future


views

under continuing

stress

factors.

International

Conference, Forestry: Bridge to the Future. 6-9 May 2015,


Sofia, Boulgaria. Abstract book, p. 129.

Solomou A.D. and Sfougaris A.I. (2015). Plant species


richness and environmental heterogeneity in an
agricultural landscape of the Central Greece. International
Workshop, Biodiversity in the Mediterranean Basin. 11 13 March 2015, Koper, Slovenia. Abstract book, p. 35.

Martinos K., Skoufogianni E., Stathaki C. and Solomou


A.D. (2015). Biodiversity conservation and sustainable
forest management in Greece: a study of past and future
views under continuing stress factors. International
Workshop, Biodiversity in the Mediterranean Basin. 11 13 March 2015, Koper, Slovenia. Abstract book, p.36.

Skoufogianni E., Solomou A.D. and Martinos K. (2015).


Effects of intercropping systems on diversity of
herbaceous plants and arthropods in the Mediterranean
Region. International Workshop, Biodiversity in the

Mediterranean Basin.
11 - 13 March 2015, Koper,
Slovenia. Abstract book, p. 37.

Skoufogianni E., Solomou A., Molla A. and Martinos K.


(2014). Species richness and composition assessment of
carabid beetle (Coleoptera, Carabidae) in an agricultural
landscape of Thessaly Plain, Greece. International
Congress
on
Lanscape
Ecology.
Understanding
Mediterranean Landscapes: Human vs. Nature. 23-25
October 2014, Antalya, Turkey. Abstract book, p. 43.

Solomou A., Papadouli K., Plexida S., Kostopoulos A. and


Akrivou E. (2014). Promoting and preserving biodiversity
in urban green spaces in a city of central Greece. EFUF, 3
- 7 June 2014, Lausanne, Switzerland. Abstract book, p.
137.

Plexida S., Papadouli K., Solomou A., Kostopoulos A. and


Akrivou E. (2014). Assessing ecological and sociocultural values of urban green spaces in Trikala, Greece.
EFUF, 3-7 June 2014, Lausanne, Switzerland. Abstract
book, p. 52.

Solomou A.D. and Sfougaris A.I. (2013). Management


practices affect ecosystem and biodiversity components
in olive grove ecosystems. 7th EPSO Conference, 1-4
September 2013, Porto Heli, Greece. Abstract book, p.
292.

Solomou A. and Sfougaris A. (2013). Determinants of


woody plant species richness in abandoned olive grove
ecosystems and maquis of Central Greece. 13th
International symposium on Soil and Plant analysis, New
Zealand, 9-12 April. Abstract book, p. 114.

Solomou A. and Sfougaris A. (2012). The role of birds as


indicators of sustainable management in olive orchards of
central Greece. 12th International symposium Congress on
the
Zoogeography,
Ecology
and
Evolution
of
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Southeastern Europe and the Eastern Mediterranean


Athens, 18-22 June. Abstract book, p. 170.

Solomou A., Sfougaris A. and Vavoulidou E. (2011). The


effects of farming practices on earthworm's dynamics in
olive groves of central Greece. 5th International
Oligochaete Taxonomy Meeting Beatenberg, Switzerland,
11-15 April. Abstract book, p. 47.

Solomou A., Sfougaris A. and Vavoulidou E. (2011).


Species richness and density of earthworms in relation to
the soil factors in olive orchard production systems in
Greece. 12th International symposium on Soil and Plant
analysis, Crete, 6-10 June. Abstract book, p. 78.

Solomou A. and Sfougaris A. (2011). Herbaceous plant


diversity and identification of indicator species in olive
groves in Central Greece. 12th International symposium on
Soil and Plant analysis, Crete, 6-10 June. Abstract book,
p.79.

Solomou A., Sfougaris A., Kalburtji K. and Nanos G.


(2011). The effects of organic farming on winter plant
composition, cover and diversity in olive grove
ecosystems in Central Greece. 12th International
symposium on Soil and Plant analysis, Crete, 6-10 June.
Abstract book, p.90.

Solomou A., Sfougaris A. and Vavoulidou E. (2010). The


effects of organic and conventional farming systems on
selected soil properties of olive groves in Central Greece.
19th World Congress of Soil Science Soil Solutions for a
Changing World,Brisbane, Australia, 1 6 August.
Proceedings, pp. 65-68.