Aristotelis C. Papageorgiou

Associate Professor (Evolutionary biology not elsewhere classified)

Orestiada, Greece

Born in Athens, Greece in 1967. Studied Forestry in Thessaloniki and then studied Mediterranean Forest Management in Chania, Greece. Finished my PhD in Gottingen, Germany. Worked in research institutions, environmental NGOs, public administration and as a consultant. Since 2001 teaching Forest Genetics and other related courses at the Democritus University of Thrace and managing the Forest Genetics Laboratory in Orestiada, Greece. My scientific interests include population genetics of wild plants, evolution, biodiversity conservation, forest policy. I enjoy cycling, long distance running, gardening and maintaining local varieties of agricultural plants. Dedicated to open access science. Dreaming of (and aiming at) becoming a farmer.


  • Hatziskakis, S., Papageorgiou, A.C., Gailing, O. and Finkeldey, R., 2009. High chloroplast haplotype diversity in Greek populations of beech (Fagus sylvatica L.). Plant Biology 11: 425-433
  • Papageorgiou, A.C., Vidalis, A., Gailing, O., Tsiripidis, I., Hatziskakis, S., Boutsios, S., Galatsidas, S. and Finkeldey, R., 2008. Genetic variation of beech (Fagus sylvatica L.) in Rodopi (N.E. Greece). European Journal of Forest Research 127: 81-88
  • Papageorgiou, A.C., Finkeldey, R., Hattemer, H.H. and Xenopoulos, S., 2005. Genetic differences between autochthonous and breeding populations of common cypress (Cupressus sempervirens L.) in Greece. European Journal of Forest Research 124: 119-124
  • Papageorgiou, A.C., 1998. Diploid sporophytic tissue in the seed of Cupressus sempervirens L. Heredity 81: 586-590
  • Hatziskakis, S., Tsiripidis, I. and Papageorgiou, A.C., 2011. Leaf morphological variation in beech (Fagus sylvatica L.) populations in Greece and its relation to their post-glacial origin. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 165: 422-436

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