Prof. Andreas Karamanos, Agricultural University of Athens
Prof. Andreas Karamanos is the Emeritus Professor of Crop Production at the Agricultural University of Athens (A.U.A.) and the Former Rector and the Vice-Rector of the A.U.A. Head of the Department of Crop Science and the Chairman of the Faculty of Crop Science, A.U.A. Director of the Laboratory of Agronomy of the A.U.A. Moreover, for more than 25 years he has been the Secretary General at the Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs of Greece (2004-2007). He is a member and Vice-Chairman of the Hellenic Agricultural Academy and Chair of the Steering Committee of the Education for Sustainable Development of the United Nations Economic Council for Europe (UNECE), elected twice (2005 and 2008) by the Delegates of 58 countries and 10 International Organizations. He is an author of eight books and monographs and of more than 90 papers in refereed journals, chapters in collective volumes and encyclopedias, and editor in Conference Proceedings. He is mainly interested in the study of environmental stresses on crop plants with emphasis on the water relations and the drought resistance of crops. He is a member of the Committee for the Study of the Impacts of Climate Change supported by the Bank of Greece and the Athens Academy and coordinator for the study of the climate change impacts on agriculture.