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Recent research projects

1.    Project leader in a Research Project of the action ARCHIMEDES, which was co-funded by the EU and the Greek Ministry of Education and Religions titled: «Development of domestic know-how and technology for the cultivation of greenhouse crops in closed hydroponic systems aimed at preventing nitrate pollution and use of chemical soil fumigants”. Duration of the project: 01/01/2003 to 12/31/2006.

2.    Member of the research team in an INTERREG IIIA GREECE-ITALY research project titled: “Development and promotion for organic farming producing systems - Pro.Bio.Sis.” (I2101029), which was implemented by the Faculty of Agricultural Technology of TEI of Epirus. Duration of the project: 01/01/2006 to 12/31/2008.

3.    Member of the research team in an INTERREG IIIA GREECE-ITALY research project titled: «Posidonia oceanica: Protection and regeneration of fields and use of residuals in Agriculture (POPRURA)” (I3101017, Category: D2) which was implemented by the Faculty of Agricultural Technology of TEI of Epirus. Duration of the project: 01/01/2006 to 12/31/2008.

4.    Project leader in a Project Based Personnel Exchange Programme with Germany (IKYDA 2007). Title of the project: «Improving salinity tolerance and fruit quality of vegetable products by grafting». Collaborating institution: «Institute for Vegetable and Ornamental Crops, Großbeeren, Germany». Source of funds: State Scholarships Foundation of Greece. Duration of the project: 01/01/2007 to 12/31/2008.

5.    Member of the research team in a Research and Dissemination of Technology Project sponsored by the General Secretariat of Research & Technology of Greece. Title of the project: «New Technologies for More Environment-friendly Greenhouses». Collaborating institutions: a) University of Thessaly, Laboratory of Agricultural Engineering and Environmental Control, b) Plastika Kritis s.a., c) AGREK Samantouros S.A. Duration of the project: 10/01/2007 to 31/10/2008.

6.    Member of the research team of GEOMATIONS, leaded by Prof. Sigrimis, in an FP.7 RTD project. Project acronym: FLOW-AID. Project full title: “Farm level optimal water management: Assistant for irrigation under deficit”. Grant agreement no. 036958 GOCE. Duration of the project: 10/01/2006 to 09/30/2009.

7.    Coordinator of the research team of the Agricultural University of Athens in an FP.7 RTD project. Project acronym: LEGUME FUTURES. Project full title: Legume-supported cropping systems for Europe. Grant agreement no. 245216 CP-FP. Duration of the project: 03/01/2010 to 02/28/2014.

8.    External researcher in the research team of the project “Improvement of stress tolerance using rootstocks” (“Erhöhung von Stresstoleranz durch den Einsatz von Unterlagen”) which is funded from the German Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture, and Consumer Protection and implemented by «Leibniz-Institute for Vegetable and Ornamental Crops Großbeeren und Erfurt». Co-ordinator: Dr. Dietmar Schwarz.  Duration of the project: 01/01/2010 – 12/31/2012.

9.    Member of the research team in the European research project (FP.7) titled: ‘Sustainable use of irrigation water in the Mediterranean Region’. Project acronym: SIRRIMED. Grant agreement no: 245159. Duration of the project: 09/01/2010 to 08/31/2014. Co-ordinator of the Greek research team: Prof. C. Kittas, University of Thessaly.

10.    Coordinator of a research project titled: “Establishment of good agricultural practices for vegetable production in pumice and their dissemination in commercial practice”, which was sponsored by the private company LAVA S.A. Duration: 11/01/2010 – 12/31/2012.

11.    Coordinator of the team of the Agricultural University of Athens in a LEONARDO Project titled: “AGRICOM “ Transfer of the Water Competences Model to AGRIcultural COMpetences” within the framework of the Programme «Lifelong Learning Programme Leonardo da Vinci - Transfer of Innovation – Call 2011». Duration: 10/01/2011 to 09/30/2013.

12.    Coordinator of the team of the Agricultural University of Athens in a LEONARDO Project titled: “GreeNET: Environmental Education through Enquiry and Technology” within the framework of the Programme «Lifelong Learning Programme Leonardo da Vinci - Transfer of Innovation – Call 2012». Duration: 11/01/2012 to 10/31/2015.

13.    Member of the research team in a research project of the action ARCHIMEDES titled: «Effects of mycorhizal and other symbiotic microorganisms on plants cultivated in soil and soilles culture systems under biotic and abiotic stress conditions», which was co-funded by the EU and the Greek Ministry of Education and Religion and co-ordinated by the Department of Floriculture and Landscape Architecture (scientific responsible: Assoc. Professor G. Patakioutas). Duration: 04/01/2012 to 03/31/2015.

14.    Member of the research team in a research project of the action ARCHIMEDES titled: «Evaluation of the effects of planting on buildings and development of innovative relevant hydroponic structures (Hydroponic Structures on Buildings – HsoB”, which was co-funded by the EU and the Greek Ministry of Education and Religion and co-ordinated by the Department of Floriculture and Landscape Architecture (scientific responsible: Dr. G. Varras). Duration: 04/01/2012 to 03/31/2015.

15.    Member of the research team in an INTERREG IIIA GREECE-ITALY research project titled: «IRMA – Efficient Irrigation Management Tools for Agricultural Cultivations and Urban Landscapes» which is implemented by the Faculty of Agricultural Technology of TEI of Epirus under the supervision of Professor Dr. Ioannis Tsirogiannis. Duration of the contract: 04/11/2014 – 3/31/2015.

16.    Coordinator of the research team of the Agricultural University of Athens in the FP7 RTD project EUROLEGUME, titled: «Enhancing of legumes growing in Europe through sustainable cropping for protein supply for food and feed» (Grant agreement no.: 613781). Duration of the project: 4 years starting from 01/01/2014.

17.    Country representative for Greece in the Management Committee of the COST FA1204, titled: «Vegetable Grafting to Improve Yield and Fruit Quality under Biotic and Abiotic Stress Conditions» and Coordinator of STSM (Short-Term Scientific Missions) in this Action (http://www.vegetablegrafting.unitus.it). Duration of the contract: 10/01/2012 to 09/30/2016.

18.    Member of the research team in a research project titled: «Transnational Network for SME Support in the Animal Breeding and Horticultural Sector – AGRO-START” which is implemented by the Institute for Research and Technology - Thessaly (IRETETH), of the Centre for Research and Technology – Hellas (CERTH). Duration of the contract: 05/05/2014 έως 11/28/2014.

I. Ph.D. Thesis

  1. Savvas, D., 1992. Vegetatives und generatives Wachstum bei Auberginen (Solanum melongena L.) in Hydrokultur in Abhängigkeit von der elektrischen Leitfähigkeit der Nährlösung. Thesis. University of Bonn, Germany.

 

II. Publications in international refereed journals with impact factor 

1.       Savvas, D. und F. Lenz, 1994. Influence of salinity on the incidence of the physiological disorder "internal fruit rot" in hydroponically grown eggplants. Angewandte Botanik (Journal of Applied Botany), 68: 32-35. 

2.       Savvas, D. und F. Lenz, 1994. Einfluss einer NaCl-Salzbelastung auf das vegetative und generative Wachstum von Aubergine (Solanum melongena L.) in Hydro­kultur. Gartenbauwissenschaft (European Journal of Horticultural Science), 59: 172-177.

3.       Savvas, D. und F. Lenz, 1995. Nährstoffaufnahme von Aubergine (Solanum melongena L.) in Hydrokultur. Gartenbauwissenschaft (European Journal of Horticultural Science) 60: 29-33.

4.       Savvas, D. and F. Lenz, 1996. Influence of NaCl salinity on the mineral composition of eggplants in sand culture. Angewandte Botanik (Journal of Applied Botany) 70: 124-127.

5.             Savvas, D. and G. Manos, 1999. Automated composition control of nutrient solution in soilless culture systems. Journal of Agricultural Engineering Research, 73: 29-33.

6.             Savvas, D. and C. Adamidis, 1999. Automated management of nutrient solutions based on target electrical conductivity, pH, and nutrient concentration ratios. Journal of Plant Nutrition 22, 1415-1432.

7.             Savvas, D. and F. Lenz, 2000. Effects of NaCl or nutrient-induced salinity on growth, yield, and composition of eggplants grown in rockwool. Scientia Horticulturae 84: 37-47.

8.             Savvas, D. and F. Lenz, 2000. Response of eggplants grown in recirculating nutrient solution to salinity exerted prior to the start of harvesting. Journal of Horticultural Science and Biotechnology, 75: 262-267.

9.             Mavrogianopoulos, G., D. Savvas and V. Vogli, 2002. Influence of NaCl-salinity imposed to half of the root system of hydroponically grown tomato on growth, yield, and tissue mineral composition. Journal of Horticultural Science & Biotechnology, 77: 557-564.

10.         Savvas, D., 2002. Automated replenishment of recycled greenhouse effluents with individual nutrients in hydroponics by means of two alternative models. Biosystems Engineering, 83: 225-236.

11.         Savvas, D. and G. Gizas, 2002. Response of hydroponically grown gerbera to nutrient solution recycling and different nutrient cation ratios. Scientia Horticulturae, 96: 267-280.

12.         Savvas, D., G. Manos, A. Kotsiras, and S. Souvaliotis, 2002. Effects of silicon and nutrient-induced salinity on yield, flower quality, and nutrient uptake of gerbera grown in a closed hydroponic system. Journal of Applied Botany, 76: 153-158.

13.         Savvas, D., V. Karagianni, A. Kotsiras, V. Demopoulos, I. Karkamisi and P. Pakou, 2003. Interactions between ammonium and pH of the nutrient solution supplied to gerbera (Gerbera jamesonii) grown in soilless culture. Plant and Soil, 254: 393-402.

14.         Akl, I.A., D. Savvas, N. Papadantonakis, N. Lydakis-Simantiris, P. Kefalas, 2003. Influence of ammonium to total nitrogen supply ratio on growth, yield and fruit quality of tomato grown in a closed hydroponic system. European Journal of Horticultural Science, 68: 204-211.

15.         Karras, G., D. Savvas, G. Patakioutas, P. Pomonis, T. Albanis, 2005. Fate of metalaxyl applied in nutrient solution to gerbera (Gerbera jamesonii) grown in a closed hydroponic system. Journal of Horticultural Science & Biotechnology, 80: 111-115.

16.         Lykoskoufis, I.H., D. Savvas, G. Mavrogianopoulos, 2005. Growth, gas exchange, and nutrient status in pepper (Capsicum annum L.) grown in recirculating nutrient solution as affected by salinity imposed to half of the root system. Scientia Horticulturae, 106: 147-161.

17.         Savvas, D., A. Kotsiras, G. Meletiou, S. Margariti, I. Tsirogiannis, 2005. Modeling the relationship between water uptake by cucumber and NaCl accumulation in a closed hydroponic system. HortScience, 40: 802-807.

18.         Savvas, D., V.A. Pappa, A. Kotsiras, G. Gizas, 2005. NaCl accumulation in a cucumber crop grown in a completely closed hydroponic system as influenced by NaCl concentration in irrigation water. European J. Hort. Sci. 70: 217-223.

19.         Tas, G., Papadandonakis, N., and Savvas, D., 2005. Responses of lettuce (Lactuca sativa L. var. longifolia) grown in a closed hydroponic system to NaCl-, or CaCl2-salinity. J. Applied Botany & Food Quality, 79: 136-140.

20.         Trajkova, F., N. Papadandonakis, and D. Savvas, 2006. Comparative effects of NaCl- and CaCl2-salinity on cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.) grown in a closed hydroponic system. HortScience 41: 437-441.

21.         Savvas, D., Nasi, E., Moustaka, E., Mantzos, N., Barouchas, P., Passam, H.C., Olympios, C., 2006. Effects of ammonium nitrogen on lettuce grown on pumice in a closed hydroponic system. HortScience 41: 1667-1673.

22.         Karipidis, C., Olympios, C., Passam, H.C., Savvas, D., 2007. Effect of moisture content of tomato pollen stored cryogenically on in vitro germination, fecundity and respiration during tuber growth. Journal of Horticultural Science & Biotechnology 82: 29-34.

23.         Savvas, D., Mantzos, N., Barouchas, P., Tsirogiannis, I., Olympios, C., Passam, H.C., 2007. Modelling Salt Accumulation by a Bean Crop Grown in a Closed Hydroponic System in Relation to Water Uptake. Scientia Horticulturae 111, 311-318.

24.         Karras, G., Savvas, D., Patakioutas, G., Pomonis, G., Albanis, T., and Pomonis, P., 2007. Modeling the Transport of Metalaxyl in Gerbera Plants Grown in a Closed-loop Hydroponic System. Biosystems Engineering 96, 279-292.

25.         Karras, G., D. Savvas, G. Patakioutas, P. Pomonis, T. Albanis, 2007. Fate of cyromazine applied via the nutrient solution in a gerbera (Gerbera jamesonii) crop grown in a closed hydroponic system. Crop Protection 26, 721-728.

26.         Savvas, D., Gizas, G., Karras, G., Lydakis-Simantiris, N., Salahas, G., Papadimitriou, M., Tsouka, N., 2007. Interactions between silicon and NaCl-salinity in a soilless culture of roses in greenhouse. European Journal of Horticultural Science 72, 73-79.

27.         Savvas, D., Stamati, E., Tsirogiannis, I.L., Mantzos, N., Barouchas, P.E., Kittas, K., Katsoulas, N., 2007. Interactions between salinity and irrigation frequency in greenhouse pepper grown in a closed-loop hydroponic system. Agricultural Water Management 91, 102-111.

28.         Gizas, G., Savvas, D., 2007. Particle size and hydraulic properties of pumice affect growth and yield of greenhouse crops in soilless culture. HortScience 42, 1274-1280.

29.         Katsoulas, N, Kittas, C, Tsirogiannis, I.L., Kitta, E., Savvas, D., 2007. Greenhouse microclimate and soilless pepper crop production and quality as affected by a fog evaporative cooling system. Transactions of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers 50, 1831-1840.

30.         Patakioutas, G., Savvas, D., Matakoulis, C., Sakellarides, T., Albanis, T., 2007. Fate of cyromazine and its metabolite melamine applied via nutrient solution to a closed-cycle cultivation of bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.). Journal of Agricultural & Food Chemistry, 55, 9928-9935.

31.         Savvas, D., Chatzieustratiou, E., Pervolaraki, G., Gizas, G., Sigrimis, N., 2008. Modelling Na and Cl concentrations in the recycling nutrient solution of a closed-cycle pepper cultivation. Biosystems Engineering 99, 282-291.

32.         Savvas, D., Giotis, D., Chatzieustratiou, E., Bakea, M., Patakioutas, G., 2008. Silicon supply in soilless cultivations of zucchini alleviates stress induced by salinity and powdery mildew infections. Environmental and Experimental Botany 65, 11-17.

33.         Savvas, D. Karapanos, I., Tagaris, A., Passam, H.C., 2009. Effects of NaCl and silicon on the quality and storage ability of zucchini squash fruit. Journal of Horticultural Science & Biotechnology 84, 381-386.

34.         Katsoulas, N., Savvas, D., Tsirogiannis, I., Merkouris, O., Kittas, C., 2009. Response of an eggplant crop grown under Mediterranean summer conditions to greenhouse cooling. Scientia Horticulturae 123, 90–98.

35.         Savvas, D., Papastavrou, D., Ntatsi, G., Ropokis, A., Olympios, C., Hartman, H., Schwarz, D., 2009. Interactive effects of grafting and Mn-supply on growth, yield and nutrient uptake by tomato. HortScience 44, 1978-1982.

36.         Varlagas, H, Savvas, D., Mouzakis, G., Liotsos, C., Karapanos, I., Sigrimis, N., 2010. Modelling uptake of Na+ and Cl- by tomato in closed-cycle cultivation systems as influenced by irrigation water salinity. Agricultural Water Management 97, 1242–1250.

37.         Savvas, D., Leneti, E., Mantzos, N., Kakarantza, L., Barouchas, P., 2010. Effects of enhanced NH4+-N supply and concomitant changes in the concentrations of other nutrients needed for ion balance on the growth, yield, and nutrient status of eggplants grown on rockwool. Journal of Horticultural Science & Biotechnology 85, 355–361.

38.         Liopa-Tsakalidi, A., Savvas, D., Beligiannis, G.N., 2010. Modelling the Richards function using Evolutionary Algorithms on the effect of electrical conductivity of nutrient solution on zucchini growth in hydroponic culture. Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory 18, 1266-1273.

39.         Savvas, D., Colla, G., Rouphael, Y., Schwarz, D., 2010. Amelioration of nutrient and heavy metal stress in fruit vegetables by grafting. Scientia Horticulturae 127, 156-161.

40.         Savvas, D., Savva, A., Ntatsi, G., Ropokis, A., Karapanos, I., Krumbein, A., Olympios, C., 2011. Effects of three commercial rootstocks on mineral nutrition, fruit yield and quality in salinised tomatoes. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science 174, 154–162.

41.         Al Naddaf, O., Livieratos, I., Stamatakis, A., Tsirogiannis, I., Gizas, G., Savvas, D., 2011. Hydraulic characteristics of composted pig manure, perlite, and mixtures of them, and their impact on cucumber grown on bags. Scientia Horticulturae 129, 135–141.

42.         Salahas, G., Papasavvas, A., Giannakopoulos, A., Tselios, T., Konstantopoulou, H., Savvas, D., 2011. Impact of nitrogen deficiency on biomass production, leaf gas exchange, and total phenol and betacyanin concentrations in red beet (Beta vulgaris L. ssp. vulgaris) plants. European Journal of Horticultural Science 76, 194–200.

43.         Tzerakis, K., Savvas, D., Sigrimis, N., 2012. Responses of cucumber grown in recirculating nutrient solution to gradual Mn and Zn accumulation in the root zone owing to excessive supply via the irrigation water. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science 175, 125–134.

44.         Kitta, E., Katsoulas, N., Savvas, D., 2012.  Shading effects on greenhouse microclimate and gas exchange in a cucumber crop grown under Mediterranean conditions. Applied Engineering in Agriculture 28, 129-140.

45.         Gizas, G., Tsirogiannis, I., Bakea, M., Mantzos, N., Savvas, D., 2012. Impact of hydraulic characteristics of raw or composted Posidonia residues, coir, and their mixtures with pumice on root aeration, water availability and yield in a lettuce crop. HortScience 47, 896–901.

46.         Ntatsi, G., Savvas, D., Druege, U., Schwarz, D., 2013. Contribution of phytohormones in alleviating the impact of sub-optimal temperature stress on grafted tomato. Scientia Horticulturae 149, 28–38.

47.         Savvas, D., Ntatsi, G., Barouchas, P., 2013. Impact of Cd and Ni on cation uptake by cucumber grafted onto four commercial rootstocks Scientia Horticulturae 149, 86–96.

48.         Tzerakis, C., Savvas, D., Sigrimis, N. Mavrogiannopoulos, G., 2013. Uptake of Mn and Zn by cucumber grown in closed hydroponic systems as influenced by the Mn and Zn concentrations in the supplied nutrient solution. HortScience 48, 373–379.

49.         Neocleous, D., Savvas, D., 2013. Responses of hydroponically-grown strawberry to different K:Ca:Mg ratios in the supplied nutrient solution. Journal of Horticultural Science & Biotechnology 88, 293–300.

50.         Neocleous, D., Savvas, D., 2013. Assessment of different strategies to balance high Mg levels in the irrigation water when preparing nutrient solution for soilless strawberry crops. European Journal of Horticultural Science 78, 267-274.

51.         Tsirogiannis, I., Katsoulas, N., Savvas, D., Kittas, C., 2013. Relationships between reflectance and water status in a greenhouse rocket (Eruca Sativa Mill.) cultivation.  European Journal of Horticultural Science 78, 275-282.

52.         Ntatsi, G., Savvas, D., Huntenburg, D., Druege, U., Hincha, D.K., Zuther, E., Schwarz, D., 2013. A study on ABA involvement in the response of tomato to suboptimal root temperature using reciprocal grafts with notabilis, a null mutant in the ABA-biosynthesis gene LeNCED1. Environmental & Experimental Botany 97, 11–21.

53.         Bilalis, D., Karkanis, A., Savvas, D., Kontopoulou, Ch.K., Efthimiadou, A., 2014. Effects of fertilization and salinity on weed flora in common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) grown following organic or conventional cultural practices. Australian Journal of Crop Science 8, 178-182.

54.         Ntatsi, G., Savvas, D., Kläring, H.P., Schwarz, D., 2014. Growth, yield, and metabolic responses of temperature-stressed tomato to grafting onto rootstocks differing in cold tolerance. Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science 139, 230–243.

55.         Kontopoulou, C.K., Bilalis, D., Pappa, V.A., Rees, R.M., Savvas, D., 2015. Impact of organic farming practices and salinity on yield and greenhouse gas emissions from a common bean crop grown in a Mediterranean environment. Scientia Horticulturae 183, 48-57.

56.         Katsoulas, N., Savvas, D., Bartzanas, T., Kittas, C., 2015. Model-based control of water and nutrient discharge in a tomato crop grown in a semi-closed soilless system as influenced by the drainage fraction. Computers & Electronics in Agriculture 113, 61-71.

57.         Neocleous, D., Savvas, D., 2015. Impact of different nutrient macrocation ratios on macronutrient uptake by melon (Cucumis melo L.) grown in recirculating nutrient solution Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science 178, 320–332.

58.         Kontopoulou, C.K., Giagkou, S., Stathi, E., Iannetta, P.M., Savvas, D., 2015. Responses of hydroponically-grown common bean fed with N-free nutrient solution to root inoculation with N2-fixing bacteria. HortScience 50, 597–602.

59.         Salachas, G., Savvas, D., Argyropoulou, K., Tarantillis, P.A., Kapotis, G., 2015.  Yield and nutritional quality of aeroponically cultivated basil as affected by the available root-zone volume. Emirates Journal of Food and Agriculture 27, 911-918.

60.         Savvas, D., Ntatsi, G., 2015. Use of silicon as a biostimulant aiming at improving crop performance and alleviating abiotic stress in horticulture. Scientia Horticulturae 196, 66-81.

61.         Neocleous, D., Savvas, D., 2016. NaCl accumulation and macronutrient uptake by a melon crop in a closed hydroponic system in relation to water uptake. Agricultural Water Management 165, 22-32.

62.         Neocleous, D., Ntatsi, G., Savvas, D., 2016. Physiological, nutritional and growth responses of melon (Cucumis melo L.) to a gradual salinity built-up in recirculating nutrient solution. Journal of Plant Nutrition (in press).

63.         Savvas, D., Öztekin, G.B., Tepecik, M., Ropokis, Α., Ntatsi, G., Tüzel, Y., Schwarz, D., 2016. Effects of grafting and rootstock genotype on nutrient uptake by tomato. Journal of Horticultural Science & Biotechnology (submitted).

64.         Lazaridi, E., Ntatsi, G., Savvas, D., Bebeli, P.J. 2016. Diversity among and within on-farm conserved cowpea local populations. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution (submited).

65.         Kontopoulou, C.K., Liasis, E., Iannetta, P.M., Savvas, D., 2016. Impact of rhizobial inoculation and reduced N supply on biomass production and biological N2-fixation in common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) grown hydroponically. Functional Plant Biology (submitted).

66.         Ntatsi, G., Savvas, D., Papasotiropoulos, V., Katsileros, A., Zuther, E., Hincha, D.K., Schwarz, D., 2016. Sub-optimal temperature tolerance of tomato rootstocks induces transcriptional changes related to cell wall modification and root-to-shoot hormonal signalling (in preparation).

 

III. Publications in international journals without impact factor

1.             Savvas, D., 2003. Hydroponics: A modern technology supporting the application of integrated crop management in greenhouse. Journal of Food, Agriculture & Environment, 1. WFL Publisher, Helsinki, Finland: pp. 80-86.

2.             Liopa-Tsakalidis, A., Sakkopoulos, E., Savvas, D., Sideridis, A.B., Tzimas, J., 2005. HydroNet: An intelligent hydroponics web service environment. Neural, Parallel and Scientific Computations, 13: 15-36.

3.             Passam, H.C., Karapanos, I.C., Bebeli, P.J., Savvas, D., 2007. A review of recent research on tomato nutrition, breeding and post-harvest technology with reference to fruit quality. European Journal of Plant Science and Biotechnology 1, 1-21.

4.             Savvas, D., G. Ntatsi, H.C. Passam, 2008. Solanaceae: Plant nutrition and physiological disorders. European Journal of Plant Science and Biotechnology 2, 45-61.

 

IV. Book Chapters

1.      Savvas, D., 2001. Nutritional Management of Vegetables and Ornamental Plants in Hydroponics. In: Dris, R. Niskanen, R., and S.M. Jain (Eds). Crop Management and Postharvest Handling of Horticultural Products. Volume I: Quality Management. Science Publishers, Enfield, N.H., U.S.A.: pp. 37-87.  

2.      Savvas, D., 2002. General introduction. In: Savvas, D. and H.C. Passam (Eds). Hydroponic Production of Vegetables and Ornamentals. Embryo Publications, Athens, Greece: pp. 15-23.

3.      Savvas, D., 2002. Nutrient solution recycling. In: Savvas, D., and H.C. Passam (Eds). Hydroponic Production of Vegetables and Ornamentals. Embryo Publications, Athens, Greece: pp. 299-343.

4.      Gianquinto, G.P., Muñoz, P., Pardossi, A., Ramazzotti, S., Savvas, D., 2013. Chapter 10: Soil fertility and plant nutrition. In: Good Agricultural Practices for Greenhouse Vegetable Crops. Principles for Mediterranean Climate Areas. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Plant Production and Protection Paper 217, Rome, pp. 205-269.

5.      Savvas, D., Gianquinto, G.P., Tüzel, Y., Gruda, N., 2013. Chapter 12. Soilless Culture. In: Good Agricultural Practices for Greenhouse Vegetable Crops. Principles for Mediterranean Climate Areas. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Plant Production and Protection Paper 217, Rome, pp. 303-354.

 

V. Publications in Proceedings of International Congresses and Symposia

1.             Gizas, G., Savvas, D., and I. Mitsios, 1999. Availability of macrocations in perlite and pumice as influenced by the application of nutrient solutions having different cation concentration ratios. Acta Horticulturae, 548: 277-284.

2.             Savvas, D., 2001. Nutritional management of gerbera (Gerbera jamesoni) grown in a closed soilless culture system. Acta Horticulturae, 554: 175-182.

3.             Savvas, D., K. Samantouros, D. Paralemos, G. Vlachakos, M. Stamatakis, and C. Vassilatos, 2002. Yield and nutrient status in the root environment of tomatoes grown on chemically active and inactive inorganic substrates. Acta Horticulturae, 644: 377-383.

4.             Savvas, D. and I. Tsirogiannis, 2002. Computer-controlled recycling of nutrient solutions in hydroponics by means of two alternative models. In: Proccedings, 1st Conference of Hellenic Association of Information & Computer Technologies in Agriculture, Food and Environment. 6-7 June 2002, AUA, Athens, Greece. pp. 253-260.

5.             Liopa-Tsakalidis, A., Mavrogianopoulos, G.N., Passam, H.C., Savvas, D., Sideridis, A.B., and C.P. Yialouris, 2002. An integrated management information system in hydroponics. In: Proceedings, 1st Conference of Hellenic Association. 6-7 June 2002, AUA, Athens, Greece. pp. 556-564.

6.             Stamatakis, A., D. Savvas, N. Papadantonakis, N. Lydakis-Simantiris, P. Kefalas, 2003. Effects of silicon and salinity on fruit yield and quality of tomato grown hydroponically. Acta Horticulturae, 609: 141-149.

7.             Anastasiou, A., K.P. Ferentinos, K.G. Arvanitis, N. Sigrimis, D. Savvas, 2005. DSS-Hortimed for on-line management of hydroponic systems. Acta Horticulturae, 691: 267-274.

8.             Savvas, D., V.A. Pappa, G. Gizas and L. Maglaras, 2006. Influence of NaCl concentration in the irrigation water on salt accumulation in the root zone and yield in a cucumber crop grown in a closed hydroponic system. Acta Horticulturae, 697: 93-99.

9.             Katsoulas, Ν., E. Kitta, C. Kittas,  I.L. Tsirogiannis, E. Stamati, D. Savvas, 2006.  Greenhouse cooling by a fog system: Effects on microclimate and on production and quality of a soilless pepper crop. Acta Horticulturae 719, 455-461.

10.         Savvas, D., I.L. Tsirogiannis, G. Gizas, N. Petropoulos, S. Koukladas and N. Sigrimis, 2006. Exploring a model relating the accumulation of NaCl with the water consumption in closed hydroponic systems. Acta Horticulturae 718, 453-460.

11.         Savvas, D., N. Mantzios, P. Barouchas, D. Kyrkas, H.C. Passam, and C. Olympios, 2006. Effects of increasing salinity due to progressive NaCl accumulation in the nutrient solution on French beans grown in a closed hydroponic system. Acta Horticulturae 747, 531-538.

12.         Savvas, D., 2008. Modern greenhouse technology, certification, and good agricultural practices in protected cultivation. Invited paper, Proceedings, 2nd Coordinating Meeting of the Regional FAO Working Group on Greenhouse Crop Production in the SEE Countries, Antalya, Turkey, 7-11 April 2008, pp. 95-105.

13.         Anastasiou, A., D. Savvas, G. Pasgianos, C. Stangellini, F. Kempkes, N.Sigrimis, 2009. Decision support for optimised irrigation scheduling. Acta Horticulturae 807, Vol. I, 253-258.

14.         Savvas, D., Olympios, C., Passam, H.C., 2009. Management of nutrition and irrigation in soil-grown and soilless cultivations in mild-winter climates: problems, constraints and trends in the Mediterranean region. Invited paper, ISHS Symposium on "Strategies Towards Sustainability of Protected Cultivation in Mild Winter Climate", Antalya, Turkey, 6 – 11 April 2008. Acta Horticulturae 807, Vol. II, 415-426.

15.         Savvas, D., E. Chatzieustratiou, C. Paschalidis and N. Sigrimis, 2009. Impact of a progressive Na and Cl accumulation in the root zone on pepper grown in a closed-cycle hydroponic system.  Acta Horticulturae 807, Vol. II, 451-456.

16.         Savvas, D., 2008. Modern developments in the use of inorganic media in greenhouse vegetable and flower production. Invited paper, ISHS International Symposium on Growing Media, Nottingham, 2 - 8 September 2007. Acta Horticulturae 819, 73-86.

17.         Savvas, D., G. Patakioutas, G. Datsi and G. Karras, 2008. Application of some systemic pesticides via the root system in substrate grown crops under conditions of complete nutrient solution recycling. Acta Horticulturae 819, 451-458.

18.         Tsirogiannis, I., D. Savvas, N. Katsoulas, C. Kittas, 2012. Evaluation of crop reflectance indices for greenhouse irrigation scheduling. Acta Horticulturae 927, 269-276.

19.         Kitta, E., Bartzanas, T., Savvas, D., Katsoulas, N., 2012. Effect of shading on greenhouse energy balance and crop transpiration. Acta Horticulturae 927, 689-694.

20.         Ntatsi, G., Savvas, D., Schwarz, D., 2012. Role of abscisic acid in the adaptation of grafted tomato to moderately suboptimal temperature stress. Acta Horticulturae 952, 295-302.

21.         Lycoskoufis, I., Mavrogiannopoulos, G., Savvas, D., Ntatsi, G., 2012. Impact of salinity induced by high concentration of NaCl or by high concentration of nutrients in tomato plants. Acta Horticulturae 952, 689-696.

22.         Katsoulas, N., Kakavikakis, G., Kittas, C., Bartzanas, T., Savvas, D., 2012. Performance test of a Na+ accumulation model as part of a decision support system for closed hydroponic systems management. Acta Horticulturae 957, 139-145.

23.         Savvas, D., Ntatsi, G., Moiras, N., Tsakalidis, A., Ropokis, A., Liopa-Tsakalidi, A., 2012. Impact of grafting and rootstock on the responses of cucumber to heavy metal stress. Acta Horticulturae 960, 49-56.

24.         Katsoulas, N., Kittas, C., Bartzanas, T., Savvas, D., 2014. Development and evaluation of a DSS for drainage management in semi-closed hydroponic systems. Acta Horticulturae 1034, 509-516.

25.         Savvas, D., Ntatsi, G., Rodopoulou, M., Goumenaki, F., 2014. Nutrient uptake concentrations in a cucumber crop grown in a closed hydroponic system under Mediterranean climatic conditions as influenced by irrigation schedule. Acta Horticulturae 1034, 545-552.

26.         Katsoulas, N., Kittas, C., Bartzanas, T., Savvas, D., 2014. Use of a Decision Support System for management of the drainage solution in semi-closed hydroponic systems under different drainage fractions. Acta Horticulturae 1037, 1067-1074.

27.         Patakioutas, G., Dimou, D., Kostoula, O., Yfanti, P., Paraskevopoulos, A. Ntatsi, G., Savvas, D., 2014. Inoculation of tomato roots with beneficial micro-organisms as a means to control Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. lycopersici and improve nutrient uptake and yield. Acta Horticulturae 1107, 141-148.

28.         Tsirogiannis, I.L., Karras, G., Lambraki, E., Savvas, D., Castellano, S., 2016. Evaluation of a plastic tube based hydroponic system for horizontal and vertical green surfaces on buildings. Acta Horticulturae 1108, 323-330.

29.         Karras, G., Tsirogiannis, I.L., Bakea, M., Savvas, D., Lykas, C., Salas, M.C., 2016.  A plants palette for hydroponic structures on buildings. Acta Horticulturae 1108, 279-286.

30.         Savvas, D., Ropokis, A., Ntatsi, G., Kittas, C., 2014. Current situation of greenhouse vegetable production in Greece. 6th Balkan Symposium on Vegetables & Potatoes, Zagreb, September 29/9-2/10, 2014. Acta Horticulturae (accepted, in press).

31.         Kontopoulou, C.K., Giagkou, S., Stathi, E., Savvas, D., 2015. Responses of hydroponically-grown common bean to N-starvation accompanied by root inoculation with N2-fixing bacteria. 6th Balkan Symposium on Vegetables & Potatoes, Zagreb, September 29/9-2/10, 2014. Acta Horticulturae (accepted, in press).

32.         Ropokis, A., Giagtzoglou, P., Ginosatis, S., Ntatsi, G., Savvas, D., Kittas, C., Katsoulas, N., 2015. Nutrient uptake concentrations of a pepper crop under Mediterranean climate conditions. GreenSys2015 - International Symposium on New Technologies and Management for Greenhouses, Évora, Portugal, 19-23 July 2015. Acta Horticulturae (accepted, in press).

33.         Patakioutas, G., Dimou, D., Yfanti, P., Karras, G., Ntatsi, G., Savvas, D., 2016. Root inoculation with beneficial micro-organisms as a means to control Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. lycopersici in two Greek landraces of tomato grown on perlite. SusGro 2015 - International Symposium on Growing Media, Composting and Substrate Analysis (Vienna, 7 - 11 September 2015). Acta Horticulturae (accepted, in press).

34.         Savvas, D., Pappa, V.A., Yfantopoulos, D., Karkanis, A., Travlos, I., Bebeli1, P.J., Ntatsi, G., Bilalis, D., 2016. Impact of organic practices on growth, yield, greenhouse gas emissions and biological nitrogen fixation by three local pea landraces. III International Symposium on Organic Greenhouse Horticulture. Izmir (Turkey), April 11-14, 2016. Acta Horticulturae (accepted, in press).