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Maria Pappas

Lecturer in Entomology and Acarology

Department of Agricultural Development

Democritus University of Thrace

Pantazidou 193, 68200, Orestiada, Greece

Tel. / Fax: +302552041154

E-mail: mpappa@agro.duth.gr

Academic History

2003-2007: PhD in Entomology, Faculty of Agriculture, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, AUTh

2001-2003: MSc in Crop Protection, Faculty of Agriculture, AUTh

1996-2001: Bachelor in Agricultural Sciences, Faculty of Agriculture, AUTh

 

Professional Employment

2013 - : Lecturer in Entomology and Acarology, Department of Agricultural Development, Democritus University of Thrace, DUTh

2011 - 2013: Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Agricultural Development, DUTh

Plant mediated effects of herbivory by zoophytophagous predatory insects on pest species, bilateral research project (Greece-Germany, IKYDA 2011-2014)

2011 2013: Guest Researcher, Institute f Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics (IBED), University of Amsterdam, Netherlands, Funding: Royal Academy of Sciences, KNAW) (3 months/year)

2009 - 2013 : Adjunct Lecturer, Department of Agricultural Development, DUTh

2012 : Adjunct Lecturer, Faculty of Agriculture, UTh

2009 : Postdoctoral Researcher, Institute of Biology, Freie Universität Berlin, FU (3 months)

2007 - 2009 : Postdoctoral Researcher, Faculty of Agriculture, UTh

2003 - 2009 : Postgraduate Research Assistant, Faculty of Agriculture, UTh

 

2014 - : Managing Editor - Springer Science Reviews. Springer International Publishing AG

2013 - : Editorial Board Member of Applied Entomology and Zoology - Springer

2015 - : Editorial Board Member of Archives of Phytopathology And Plant Protection - Taylor & Francis

 

Grants

 Beyond predation: exploring the role of omnivorous predators in the activation of plant defenses to optimize biological pest control (2015-2017,IKYDA Bilateral Exchange Program (Greece-Germany), PI of the Greek group, Team members: Nicole van Dam (PI of the German group), Anke Steppuhn, George Broufas).

 Plant defense responses to omnivorous heteropteran bugs: effects on plant pests (2013-2015, Funding: Alexandros Onassis Foundation, Role: PI).

 Identification of promising natural enemies within the European Chrysoperla carnea (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae) cryptic species group (2013-2017, Funding: BIOBEST BELGIUM NV) (Collaborator).

 

Fellowships

 Fulbright Research Award. 2015 US Affiliation: University of California, Riverside, CA, Department of Botany and Plant Sciences, Prof. Linda Walling's lab. Field of Research: Biological Sciences-Unraveling Novel Mechanisms of Whitefly Resistance in Alfalfa.

 Hungarian Scholarship Board (HSB)-2010: Research Stay Fellowship, Project Title: The green lacewings (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae) in Greece (in collaboration with Prof. A. Bozsik, University of Debrecen)

 Greek State Scholarship Foundation (...)- 2010: Postdoctoral Fellowship (no stipend), Project Title: Development of insecticide resistance in field populations of Trialeurodes vaporariorum (Westwood) (in collaboration with Assistant Prof. G. Broufas, DUTh)

 Deutscher Academischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD)-2009: Postdoctoral Fellowship, Project Title: Plants priming of herbivore resistance by pathogens (in collaboration with Prof. Dr A. Steppuhn, FU)

 Greek State Scholarship Foundation (...)- 2009: Postdoctoral Fellowship, Project Title: Development of insecticide resistance in certain greek populations of Frankliniella occidentalis (Pergande) (in collaboration with Prof. D.Koveos, AUTh)

 Aristotle University Research Committee - 2008: Postdoctoral Fellowship, Project Title: Phenology and biology of the predatory insects Dichochrysa flavifrons Brauer and Dichochrysa zelleri (Schenider) (in collaboration with Prof. D.Koveos, AUTh)

 Aristotle University Research Committee - 2007: Postdoctoral Fellowship, Project Title: Toxicity of certain pesticides on the predatory insects Chrysoperla agilis Henry, Brooks and Duelli and Johnson and Dichochrysa prasina Burmeister (in collaboration with Prof. D.Koveos, AUTh)

 Greek State Scholarship Foundation 2003-2007: PhD Fellowship in Agricultural Entomology

 Alexandros Onassis Scholarship Foundation 2002: MSc Studies Fellowship.

 

Teaching

Undergraduate Courses

General Agricultural Entomology and Zoology

Concepts and Principles in Integrated Pest Management

Acarology-Nematology

Pests of Field Crops and Vegetables

 

Postgraduate Courses

Integrated management of crop insect pests

InsectPlant Interactions

 

Language Skills

English (Certificate of Proficiency in English, University of Michigan)

French (Certificat de Langue Française de l IFA)

German (Zertifikat, Goethe Institut)

 

Professional Society Memberships

Entomological Society of Greece (General Secretary, 2014-2016)

European Association of Acarologists (EURAAC)

International Association of Neuropterologists (IAN)

International Society of Chemical Ecology (ISCE)

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Publications

Döker I., Pappas M.L., Samaras K., Triantafyllou A., Kazak C. and Broufas G. 2014. Compatibility of reduced-risk insecticides with the non-target predatory mite Iphiseius degenerans (Acari: Phytoseiidae). Pest Management Science. DOI: 10.1002/ps.3921

Alba J.M., Schimmel B.C. J., Glas J., Ataíde L., Pappas M., Villarroel C.A., Schuurink R.C., Sabelis M.W., Kant M.R. 2014. Spider mites suppress tomato defenses downstream of jasmonate and salicylate independently of hormonal crosstalk. New Phytologist, DOI: 10.1111/nph.13075

Pappas M. L., Migkou F. and G.D. Broufas 2013. Incidence of resistance to neonicotinoid insecticides in greenhouse populations of the whitefly, Trialeurodes vaporariorum (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) from Greece. Applied Entomology and Zoology 48: 373-378

Pappas M.L., Karagiorgou E., Papaioannou G., Koveos D.S. and G.D. Broufas 2013. Developmental temperature responses of Chrysoperla agilis (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae), a member of the European carnea cryptic species group. Biological Control 64(3):291-298.

Pappas M.L., Xanthis C., Samaras K., Koveos D.S. and G.D. Broufas 2013. Potential of the predatory mite Phytoseius finitimus (Acari: Phytoseiidae) to feed and reproduce on greenhouse pests. Experimental and Applied Acarology 61(4): 387-401.

Pappas ML, Broufas G.D., Tsarsitalidou O.K. And D.S. Koveos, 2011. Development and reproduction of the lacewings Dichochrysa flavifrons and Dichochrysa zelleri (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae) fed on two prey species. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 104(4): 726-732.

Pappas M.L. and D.S. Koveos, 2011. Life-history Traits of the Predatory Lacewing Dichochrysa prasina (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae): Temperature - Dependent Effects when Larvae Feed on Nymphs of Myzus persicae (Homoptera: Aphididae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America 104(1): 43-49.

Pappas, M.L., Broufas, G.D. and D.S. Koveos, 2011. Chrysopid predators and their role in biological control. Journal of Entomology 8(3): 301-326.

Pappas M.L., G.D. Broufas, N. Koufali, P. Pieri and D.S. Koveos, 2011. Effect of heat stress on survival and reproduction of the olive fruit fly Bactocera (Dacus) oleae. Journal of Applied Entomology 135(5): 359-366.

Broufas G.D., M.L. Pappas and D.S. Koveos 2009. Effect of relative humidity on reproduction, longevity and ovarian maturation of the tephritid fly Bactocera (Dacus) oleae. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 102(1): 70-75.

Pappas M.L., G.D. Broufas and D.S. Koveos, 2009. Effect of prey availability on development and reproduction of the predatory lacewing Dichochrysa prasina (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America 102(3): 437-444.

Pappas M.L., G.D. Broufas and D.S. Koveos, 2008. Effect of relative humidity on development, survival and reproduction of the predatory lacewing Dichochrysa prasina (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae). Biological Control 46: 234-241.

Pappas M.L., G.D. Broufas and D.S. Koveos, 2008. Effect of temperature on survival, development and reproduction of the predatory lacewing Dichochrysa prasina (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae) reared on Ephestia kuehniella eggs (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae). Biological Control 45: 396-403.

Pappas M.L., G.D. Broufas and D.S. Koveos, 2008. The two spotted spider mite, Tetranychus urticae (Acari: Tetranychidae), alternative prey for the lacewing Dichochrysa prasina (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae). European Journal of Entomology 105: 461-466.

Broufas G.D., M.L. Pappas, G. Vassiliou and D.S. Koveos, 2008. Toxicity of certain pesticides to the predatory mite Euseius finlandicus (Acari: Phytoseiidae). IOBC wprs Bulletin Vol. 35: 85-91.

Pappas, M.L., Broufas, G.D. and D.S. Koveos, 2007. Effect of mating frequency on fecundity and longevity of the predatory mite Kampimodromus aberrans (Acari: Phytoseiidae). Experimental & Applied Acarology 43(3): 161-170.

Pappas, M.L., Broufas, G.D. and D.S. Koveos, 2007. Effects of various prey species on development, survival and reproduction of the predatory lacewing Dichochrysa prasina (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae). Biological Control 43: 163-170.

Broufas, G.D., M.L. Pappas, and D.S. Koveos, 2007. Development, survival and reproduction of the predatory mite Kampimodromus aberrans (Acari: Phytoseiidae) at different constant temperatures. Environmental Entomology 36(4): 657-665.

Broufas, G.D., M.L., Pappas and D.S. Koveos, 2006. Effect of cold exposure and photoperiod on diapause termination of the predatory mite Euseius finlandicus (Acari: Phytoseiidae). Environmental Entomology 35 (5): 1216-1221.

Pappas, M.L., Broufas, G.D. and D.S. Koveos, 2005. Mating behavior of the predatory mite Kampimodromus aberrans (Acari: Phytoseiidae). Experimental & Applied Acarology 36: 187-197.

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Updated March 2015