Nikolaos Papadopoulos

Nikolaos Papadopoulos

Professor of Applied Entomology. University of Thessaly

Nikolaos Papadopoulos

Professor of Applied Entomology. University of Thessaly

Dr. Nikos T. Papadopoulos, Professor of Applied Entomology, leads the laboratory of Entomology and Agricultural Zoology at the University of Thessaly. He obtained his PhD in 1999 (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki), did postdoctoral work (2001-2003) at the University of California Davis, and joined the University of Thessaly in 2004. Papadopoulos’ lab is active in the field of life history evolution, insect ecology, behavior and management with special emphasis on fruit flies of the family Tephritidae, fruit fly invasion biology. A substantial part of his recent research regards the management of fruit flies, using environmental friendly tactics such as the Sterile Insect release. Nikos Papadopoulos has published more than 85 papers in high-impact international peer-reviewed scientific journals (e.g. Aging Cell, PLoS ONE, Proceedings of the Royal Society London, Oecologia, Mechanisms of Aging and Development, Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, Journal of Insect Physiology etc.) and his papers have received more than 800 citations an H-index=16. He has communicated more than 130 papers in national and international workshop and conferences. He has been co-ordinating and/or participating in more than 20 National, and International research projects funded among others by the National Institute on Aging (USA), and the FAO/IAEA. He served as the Chair of the scientific group TEAM (Tephritid workers of Europe, Africa and the Middle east) from 2004 to 2012. He was/is the supervisor of 6 Ph.D. theses and 11 MSc theses.  He is member of the Editorial board of "Entomologia Hellenica”, and associate editor of the journal "PLOS1”, "Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution” and "Current Research Journal of Biological Sciences”, Guest Editor (Journal of Applied Entomology and Psyche), and acts as a regular reviewer for more than 40 international peer-reviewed journals. He has been a reviewer of National and International research proposals. He is a Member of 4 national and International Scientific Associations and member of the organizing and scientific committee of more than 7 international conferences, symposia and workshops. He acts as an expert consultant in international organizations such as Joint Division of FAO/IAEA (Food and Agriculture Organization and International Atomic Energy Agency) and NICCOD. 
Recent publications 
1.Moraiti, C.A., C.T. Nakas, and N.T. Papadopoulos*. 2014. Geographic variation in annual dormancy and bet-hedging strategies determine response of Rhagoletis cerasi to habitat heterogeneity and climate change. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 27: 43-54. 
2.Gerofotis, C. D., C. S. Ioannou, and N. T. Papadopoulos*. 2013. Aromatized to find mates: α-pinene aroma boosts the mating success of adult olive fruit flies. Plos One 8: e81336.
3.Papadopoulos, N.T., R. E. Plant, and J. R. Carey. 2013. From trickle to flood: the large-scale, cryptic invasion of California by tropical fruit flies. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 280.
4.Papanastasioou, S.A., C.T. Nakas, J.R. Carey, and N.T. Papadopoulos*. 2013. Condition-dependent effects of mating on reproduction and longevity of female medflies: the interplay between nutrition and age of mating. Plos One 8: e70181.
5.Moraiti, C. A., C. T. Nakas, K. Koppler, N. T. Papadopoulos*. 2012. Geographic variation in adult life-history traits of the European cherry fruit fly, Rhagoletis cerasi (Diptera: Tephritidae). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 107: 137–152. 
6.Diamantidis, A., Carey, J., Nakas, C. & Papadopoulos*, N. 2011. Ancestral populations perform better in a novel environment: domestication of Mediterranean fruit fly populations from five global regions. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 334-345.
7.Papanastasiou, S. A., D. Nestel, A. D. Diamantidis, C. T. Nakas, N. T. Papadopoulos,* 2011. Physiological and biological patterns of a highland and a coastal population of the European cherry fruit fly during diapause. Journal of Insect  Physiology, 57: 83–93.