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Argyro Fantinou

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Argyro Fantinou received her Bachelor degree (1980) from the Agricultural University of Athens (former Highest Agricultural College of Athens) and her PhD degree (1992) from the Agricultural University of Athens. She has worked in the A.U.A as Scientific Coworker (1982-2000), Lecturer (2000-2004), Assistant Professor (2004-2009) and Professor (2015- now).

Her research interests focus on the field of Population and Applied Ecology, on Ecology of Multi-trophic interactions (predation, parasitoism, IGP, Ecophysiology). 

She has co-authored over 60 journal papers in these areas. She is the coordinator of national and European research projects, referee in scientific journals in the areas of Environmental Entomology and Ecology and member of scientific societies.

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“Ecological impact of air pollution in Attica region and study of possible solutions for rehabilitation, D Flora and Fauna studies.” MOP (participant). Duration 1983-1988.

“Energy in Agriculture” EEC 110 Duration 1987-1989 (participant)

“Molecular interaction of insects in environmental stress: heat shock proteins and diapause”(participant). Duration 2005-2006 EPEAEK II Greek Ministry of National Education and Religious Affairs THE PROJECT IS CO-FUNDED BY EUROPEAN SOCIAL FUND (75%) & NATIONAL RESOURCES (25%) -O.P. "EDUCATION" II (2005-2007).

“Ecological role of biodiversity in Agroecosystems” (coordinator). Duration 2005-2006. EPEAEK II Greek Ministry of National Education and Religious Affairs THE PROJECT IS CO-FUNDED BY EUROPEAN SOCIAL FUND (75%) & NATIONAL RESOURCES (25%) - O.P. "EDUCATION" II (2005-2007). Duration: 2 years. Funding:Greek Ministry of National Education and Religious Affairs.

“Intraguild predation among biological control agents of insect pests: a new approach with considerable practical consequences in quality vegetable production” 073-δ (coordinator).Intiation: 2007 Duration:18 months. Funding: General Secretariat of Research and Technology (GSTR) 05NOV-EU.379.

"Studies on the effects of phytophagy, hanger state and IGP on the functional responses of omnivory predators” Initiation: 2011 Duration: 36 months. HRAKLEITOS II. EPEAEK Greek Ministry of National Education and Religious Affairs (coordinator)

Dervisoglou S. A.,  Perdikis D. Ch., Papanikolaou N.E., Fantinou A. A. 2022. Is the efficacy of two interacting predator species affected by the distribution and density of Tuta absoluta eggs on tomato plants? 95:  1631–1643

Sarmah N., Voloudakis A., Dervisoglou S.Fantinou A., Perdikis D. 2022. Tomato plant defence activation by Nesidiocoris tenuis and persistence of its effects against Tuta absolutaBulletin of Insectology 75 (2): 239-246.

Papanikolaou N., Kypraios Th., Moffat H, Fantinou A., Perdikis D.P.&  Drovandi Ch. 2021. Predators’ Functional Response: Statistical Inference, Experimental Design, and Biological Interpretation of the Handling Time. Frontiers in Ecology & Evolution Volume 9 | 740848

Papanikolaou N., Dervisoglou S., Fantinou A., Kypraios Th.,Giakoumaki V & Perdikis D. 2021.  Predator size affects the intensity of mutual interference in a predatory mirid Ecology & Evolution 11:1342–1351

Arvaniti K.A., Kordas N.A. Fantinou A.A. & Perdikis D.Ch. 2021. Impact of prey supply levels on growth performance and optimization of the mass rearing of an omnivorous mirid predator. Journal of Pest Science 94:947-958

Badieritakis E.G., Fantinou A.A. & Emmanouel N.G. 2020. A qualitive and quantitative comparison of mite fauna between bifenthrin-treated and non-pesticide treated alfalfa hay fields in Central Greece. Hellenic Plant Protection Journal 13: 29-41

Arvaniti K.A., Fantinou A.A. & Perdikis D. 2019. Cannibalism among same aged nymphs of the omnivorous predator Dycyphus errans (Hemiptera: Miridae) is affected by food availability and nymphal density. Eur. J Entomol. 116:302-308.

Arvaniti K.A., Fantinou A. & Perdikis D. 2018. Plant and supplementary food sources effects on the development of Dicyphus errans (Hemiptera: Miridae) Appl. Entomol. Zool. 53:493-499.

Maselou D., Perdikis D. & Fantinou A. 2018. Prey-mediated changes in the selectivity of the predator Macrolophus pygmaeus (Heteroptera: Miridae) Entomol. Sci. 21:260-269

Badieritakis E.G., Fantinou A.A. & Emmanouel N.G. 2016. A faunistic study on Carabidae and Scarabaeidae in alfalfa fields from Central Greece Biologia (Poland) 71: 1274—1280

Maselou D., Perdikis D., & Fantinou A. 2015. Effect of hunger level on prey consumption and functional response of the predator Macrolophus pygmaeus. Bulletin of Insectology. 68 (2): 211-218.

Maselou D., Perdikis D., Sabelis M.W. & Fantinou A. 2015. Plant Recourses as a Mechanism Altering the Nature of Emergent Multi-Predator Effects. PLoS ONE DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0138764.

Badieritakis E.G., Fantinou A.A. & Emmanouel N.G. 2014. A qualitative and quantitative study of mites in similar alfalfa fields in Greece. Exp. App. Acarol   62: 195-214

Maselou D., Perdikis D., Sabelis M.W. & Fantinou A. 2014. Use of plant resources by an omnivorous predator and the consequences for effective predation. Biol. Control: 79 92–100.

Antonatos S., Emmanuel N., Fantinou A., Tsagarakis A., Anagnostopoulos A. & Ntampakis D. 2014. Seasonal population fluctuation and spatial distribution of Orthoptera in two grassland areas of Attica – Greece. Journal of Natural History 48: 661-674

Perdikis D., Lucas E., Garantonakis N., Giatropoulos A., Kitsis P., Maselou D., Panagakis S., Lampropoulos P. Paraskevopoulos A., Lykouressis D. & Fantinou A. 2014. Intraguild predation and sublethal interactions between zoophytophagous mirids (Macrolophus pygmaeus and Nesidiocoris tenuis). Biol. Control 70: 35-41

Antonatos S.A., Emmanuel N.G. & Fantinou A.A. 2013. Effect of temperature and species of plant on the consumption of leaves by three species of Orthoptera under laboratory conditions. Eur. J Entomol. 110: 605-610

Lampropoulos P.D., Perdikis D.Ch. & Fantinou A.A 2013. Are multiple predator effects directed by prey availability? Basic & Applied Ecology 14:605-613.

Fantinou A.A., Vaksevani A., Drizou F., Labropoulos P., Perdikis D. & Papadoulis G. 2012. Consumption rate, functional response and preference of the predaceous mite Iphiseius degenerans Berlese to Tetranychus urticae Koch and Eutetranychus orientalis Klein). Exp. App. Acarol. 58:133-144.

Eizaguirre M. & Fantinou A. 2012. Abundance of Sesamia nonagrioides (Lef.) (Lepidoptera- Noctuidae) on the edges of the Mediterranean basin (Spain and Greece). Psyche art. no. 854045.

Kolokytha P.D., Fantinou A.A. & Papadoulis G.Th. 2011. Effect of several different pollens on the bio-ecological parameters of the predatory mite Typhlodromus athenas Swirski and Ragusa (Acari: Phytoseiidae). Envir. Entom. 40: 597-604.

Perdikis D., Fantinou A. & Lykouressis D. 2011. Enhancing pest control in annual crops by conservation of predatory Heteroptera. In: D. Perdikis & O. Alomar, Guest Eds. Heteropteran Predators and Their Role in Biological Control in Agroecosystems. Biol. Control  59: 13-21.

Kolokytha P.D., Fantinou A.A. & Papadoulis G.Th. 2011. Temperature and diet effects on immature development of predatory mite Typhlodromus athenas Swirski and Ragusa (Acari: Phyotseiidae). Envir. Entomol. 40:1577-1584.

Fantinou A.A., Perdikis D.Ch., Lampropoulos P.D. & Maselou D.A. 2009. Preference and consumption of Macrolophus pygmaeus preying on mixed instar assemblages of Myzus persicae. Biol. Control 47: 187-193.

Perdikis D., Fantinou A., Garantonakis N., Kitsis P., Maselou D. & Panagakis S. 2009. Studies on the damage potential of the predator Nesidiocoris tenuis on tomato plants. Bulletin of Insectology 62: 41-46.

Lykouressis D., Garantonakis N., Perdikis D., Fantinou A. & Mauromoustakos A. 2009. Effect of female size on host selection by a koinobiont insect parasitoid (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Aphidiinae). Eur. J. Entomol. 106:363-367

Fantinou A.A., Perdikis D. & Stamogiannis N. 2008. Effect of larval crowding on the life history traits of Sesamia nonagrioides (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). Eur. J Entomol. 105: 625–630.

Fantinou A.A., Perdikis D.Ch., Maselou D.A. & Labropoulos P.D. 2008. Prey killing without consumption: Does Macrolophus pygmaeus show adaptive foraging behaviour? Biol. Control 47:187-193. Corrigendum, 2009, 48: 323

Perdikis D., Favas Ch., Lykouressis D. & Fantinou A. 2007. Ecological relationships between non-cultivated plants and insect predators in agroecosystems: the case of Dittrichia viscosa (Asteraceae) and Macrolophus melanotoma (Hemiptera: Miridae). Acta Oecologica 31: 299-306.

Margaritopoulos J.T., Gotosopoulos B., Mamuris Z., Skouras P.J., Voudouris K.C., Bacandritsos N., Fantinou A.A.  & Tsitsipis J.A. 2007. Genetic variation among Mediterranean populations of Sesamia nonagrioides (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) as revealed by RFLP mtDNA analysis. Bull. Entomol. Res. 97: 299-308. Erratum 2009: 99, 215-216.

Spyliotoloulos A., Gkouvitsas Th., Fantinou A.  & Kourti A. 2007. Expression of a cDNA encoding a member of the hexamerin storage protein from the moth Sesamia nonagrioides (Lef.) during diapause. Comp. Biochem. Physiol. Part B Biochem. Mol. Biol.: 148: 44-54.

Fantinou A.A. & Chourdas M.Th. 2006. Thermoperiodic effects on larval growth parameters of the Sesamia nonagrioides (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). J Pest Sci. 79: 43 – 49.

Tsoukanas V., Papadopoulos G., Fantinou A.A & Papadoulis G.Th. 2006. Temperature-Dependent Development and Life Table of Iphiseius degenerans (Acari: Phytoseiidae). Environ. Entomol.  35: 212-218

Lykouressis D., Perdikis D., Samartzis D., Fantinou A. & Toutouzas S. 2005. Management of the pink bollworm Pectinophora gossypiella (Saunders) (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) by mating disruption in cotton fields. Crop Protection 24:177-183.

Fantinou A.A., Perdikis D.Ch. & Zota K.F. 2004. Reproductive responses to photoperiod and temperature by diapausing and non-diapausing populations of Sesamia nonagrioides Lef. (Lepidoptera- Noctuidae).  Physiol. Entomol. 29: 169-175.

Lykouressis D., Perdikis D., Michalis C. & Fantinou A. 2004. Mating disruption of the pink bollworm Pectinophora gossypiella (Saund.) (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) using gossyplore PB-rope dispensers in cotton fields. J Pest Sci. 77: 205-210.

Lykouressis D., Kapsaskis A., Perdikis D., Vatos A. & Fantinou A. 2004. Rates of population increase, abundance and life stage distribution of Rhynchites cribripennis (Coleoptera: Attelabidae) on trees and in the soil in an olive grove. J. Econ. Entomol. 97: 316-320.

Fantinou A.A., Kourti A.T. & Saitanis C.J. 2003. Photoperiodic and temperature effects on the intensity of larval diapause in Sesamia nonagrioides. Physiol. Entomol. 28: 82-87.

Perdikis D.C., Fantinou A.A. & Lykouressis D. 2003. Constant Rate Allocation in nymphal development in species of Hemiptera. Physiol. Entomol. 28: 331-339.

Fantinou A.A., Perdikis D.Ch. & Chatzoglou C.S. 2003. Development of Immature Stages of Sesamia nonagrioides (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) under Alternating and Constant Temperatures. Environ. Entomol. 32: 1337-1342.

Fantinou A.A., Chatzoglou C.S. & Kagkou Ε. 2002. Thermoperiodic effects on diapause of Sesamia nonagrioides (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). Eur. J. Entomol. 99: 421-425.

Fantinou A.A. & Kagkou E. 2000. Effect of Thermoperiod on Diapause Induction of Sesamia nonagrioides (Lepidoptera –Noctuidae). Environ. Entomol. 29: 489-494.

Fantinou A.A., Tsitsipis J.A. & Karandinos M.G.  1998. Diapause Termination in Sesamia nonagrioides (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) Under Laboratory and Field Conditions. Environ. Entomol. 27: 53-58.

Fantinou A.A., Alexandri M.P. & Tsitsipis J.A. 1998. Adult emergence rhythm of the egg-parasitoid Telenomus busseolae. Biocontrol 43: 141-151.

Fantinou A.A. & Tsitsipis J.A. 1998. Effect of larval density on development and diapause of Sesamia nonagrioides (Lef) (Lep. Noctuidae) under laboratory conditions. J. Appl. Entomol. 123: 187-190.

Fantinou A.A., Tsitsipis J.A. & Karandinos M.G. 1996. Effects of Short- and Long-Day Photoperiods on Growth and Development of Sesamia nonagrioides (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). Environ. Entomol. 25: 1337-1343.

Fantinou A.A., Karandinos M.G. & Tsitsipis J.A. 1995. Diapause Induction in the Sesamia nonagrioides (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) Effect of Photoperiod and Temperature. Environ. Entomol. 24: 1458-1466.