Ilias S. Travlos

Assistant Professor
210 529 4482

Personal Info

Graduate with honours from the Agricultural University of Athens, while he received honoured scholarships (4 years) from State Scholarships foundation for his B.Sc. and M.Sc. achievements. He received his Ph.D. from Agricultural University of Athens in 2005. Worked as a Weed Researcher in Laboratory of Integrated Weed Management of Benaki Phytopathological Institute (2007-2010), while in parallel held the position of Assistant Professor of Technological Educational Institute of Epirus / Agricultural Technology (2008-2011). Visitor Professor at University of Ioannina (postgraduate program entitled: Agrochemistry and Organic agriculture) during 2007-2008 and 2010-1011. Elected University Lecturer since 2010 and Assistant Professor since 2016 in the Faculty of Crop Science in Agricultural University of Athens.


Research interests:


  • Arable crops and their competition relations with weeds
  • Plant water relations, water stress-effects and drought adaptation mechanisms of crops
  • Study of biology and herbicide resistance of several weeds and integrated weed management practices
  • Selectivity of herbicides and evaluation of several weed control practices
  • New crops, aromatic and medicinal plants, local landraces


Author of more than 40 papers published in peer reviewed scientific journals, 4 chapters published in international books (invited), and more than 40 announcements in international and local conferences.


Reviewer of more than 50 manuscripts submitted in several international journals (among them in: Weed Science, Crop Protection, Crop Science, Journal of Arid Environments, Weed Technology etc)

Selected projects

  1. Improvement of Marama Bean  (Tylosema esculentum (Burch) A. Schreib): an underutilized grain and tuber-producing legume for southern Africa, EU INCO Contract No.: ICA4-CT-2000-30010 (Project duration 01.11.00 to 31.12.04, A. Karamanos).
  2. Selectivity of the herbicide pyroxsulam in several durum wheat varieties / ELANKO (Project duration: 01.05.09 to 31.12.10, I. Travlos).
  3. Efficacy evaluation of the herbicide GF-2581 against broadleaf weeds / DOW AGROSCIENCE S.A. (Project duration: 30.04.12 to 30.04.13, I. Travlos).
  4. FP7: EUROLEGUME, Enhancing of legumes growing in Europe through sustainable cropping for protein supply for food and feed (Project duration 01.01.14 to 31.12.17, D. Savvas).
  5. Evaluation of local landraces of faba bean / Capetan Vasilis Foundation (Project duration 04.02.15 to 30.09.15, D. Bilalis).

Indicative Publications


§  Travlos, I.S., G. Economou and A.I. Karamanos (2007). Germination and emergence of the hard seed coated Tylosema esculentum (Burch) A. Schreib in response to different pre-sowing seed treatments. Journal of Arid Environments 68: 501–507.

§  Economou, G., I.S. Travlos, A. Folinas and A.J. Karamanos (2007). Greek oregano (Origanum vulgare ssp. hirtum) as allelopathic plant. Journal of Food, Agriculture & Environment 5(1): 84–87.

§  Travlos, I.S., G. Economou, P. J Kanatas and O. Tzakou (2007). Aspects of the allelopathic potential of horseweed (Conyza albida). International Journal of Agricultural Research 2(4): 397–401. 

§  Avgoulas, Ch., I.S. Travlos, V. Kotoulas, E. Mygdakos and G. Economou (2007). Effects of narrow rows and no tillage on growth parameters, fibre quality and yield components of cotton. Journal of Food, Agriculture & Environment 5 (2): 112–115.

§  Travlos, I.S., G. Liakopoulos, G. Karabourniotis, C. Fasseas and A.I. Karamanos (2007). Endogenous leaflet movements of Tylosema esculentum (Burch) A. Schreib and relevant potassium effects. Journal of Arid Environments 72: 1745–1750.

§  Travlos, I.S., E. Paspatis and E. Psomadeli (2008). Allelopathic potential of Oxalis pes-caprae tissues and root exudates as a tool for integrated weed management. Journal of Agronomy 7(2): 202–205.

§  Travlos, I.S. and E. Paspatis (2008). Aspects of the allelopathic effects of heliotrope (Heliotropium europaeum) on Avena sativa, Phaseolus vulgaris and Spirodela polyrhiza. Allelopathy Journal 21: 397–404.

§  Travlos, I.S., C.N. Giannopolitis and E.A. Paspatis (2008). Wild oat variability in wheat fields of Viotia in Central Greece. Hellenic Plant Protection Journal 1: 107–112.

§  Travlos, I.S. (2009). Seed germination of several invasive species potentially useful for biomass production or revegetation purposes under semiarid conditions. Acta Biologica Cracoviensia Series Botanica 51: 35–37.

§  Travlos, I.S., G. Economou, V. Kotoulas , P. Kanatas and A.         Kontogeorgos (2009). Potential effects of diurnally alternating temperatures and solarization on purple nutsedge (Cyperus rotundus) tuber sprouting. Journal of Arid Environments  73: 22–25.

§  Travlos, I.S. and G. Economou (2010). Effects of no-till farming on global weed-related problems and weed communities of Greece and the ongoing challenges of integrated weed and crop management. Book chapter In: No-till farming, effects on soil, pros and cons and potential (Ed. T. Nardali), pp. 145–157. Nova Science Publishers, Inc., Hauppauge, New York.

§  Travlos, I.S. (2010). Legumes as cover crops or components of intercropping systems and their effects on weed populations and crop productivity. Book chapter In: Advances in Food Science and Technology (Ed. A.J. Greco), Vol.1, pp. 151–164. Nova Science Publishers, Inc., Hauppauge, New York.

§  Travlos, I.S. and C.N. Giannopolitis (2010). Assessment of distribution and diversity of Avena sterilis L. and Avena fatua L. in cereal crops of Greece based on a 3-year survey and selected morphological traits. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution 57 (3): 337–341.

§  Travlos, I.S. and D. Chachalis (2010). Glyphosate-resistant hairy fleabane (Conyza bonariensis) is reported in Greece. Weed Technology 24: 569–573.

§  Economou, G, G. Panagopoulos, P. Tarantilis, D. Kalivas, V. Kotoulas, I.S. Travlos, M. Polysiou, A. Karamanos (2010). Variability in essential oil content and composition of Origanum hirtum L.  Origanum onites L., Coridothymus capitatus (L.) and Satureja thymbra L. populations from the Greek island Ikaria. Industial Crop and Products 33: 236–241.

§  Travlos, I.S., G. Economou and P.J. Kanatas (2011). Corn and barnyardgrass competition as influenced by relative time of weed emergence and corn hybrid. Agronomy Journal  103: 1–6.

§  Travlos, I.S., C.N. Giannopolitis and G. Economou (2011). Diclofop resistance in sterile wild oat (Avena sterilis L.) in wheat fields in Greece and its management by means of other post-emergence herbicides. Crop Protection 30: 1449–1454.

§  Travlos, I.S. (2011). Barley cultivars and their important role as a component of integrated weed management systems. Book chapter In: Barley: Production, Cultivations and Uses (Ed. S.B. Elfson), Chapter 2, pp. 37–47. Nova Science Publishers, Inc., Hauppauge, New York.

§  Travlos, I.S., P.J. Kanatas, G. Economou, V.E. Kotoulas, D. Chachalis, and S. Tsioros (2011). Evaluation of velvetleaf interference with maize hybrids as influenced by relative time of emergence. Experimental  Agriculture  48 (1): 127–137.

§  Karamanos, A.J. and I.S. Travlos (2012). The water relations and some drought tolerance mechanisms of the marama bean. Agronomy Journal 104: 65–72.

§  Bilalis, D., A. Karkanis, N. Sidiras, I. Travlos, A. Efthimiadou, P. Thomopoulos, and I. Kakabouki (2012). Maize and legumes root growth and yield as influenced by organic fertilization, under Mediterranean environmental conditions. Romanian Agricultural Research 29: 211–217.

§  Travlos, I.S. (2012). Reduced herbicide rates for an effective weed control in competitive wheat cultivars. International Journal of Plant Production 6 (1): 1–13.

§  Bilalis, D., I. Kakabouki,  A. Karkanis, I. Travlos, V. Triantafyllidis, and D. Hela (2012). Seed and saponin production of organic quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa Willd.) for different tillage and Fertilization. Notulae Botanicae Horti Agrobotanici Cluj-Napoca 40 (1): 42–46.

§  Travlos, I.S. (2012). Invasiveness of cutleaf ground cherry (Physalis angulata L.) populations and impacts of water and nutrient availability of soil. Chilean Journal of Agricultural Research 72 (3): 358–363.

§  Travlos, I.S. and D. Chachalis (2012). Relative competitiveness of glyphosate-resistant and glyphosate-susceptible populations of hairy fleabane (Conyza bonariensis L.). Journal of Pest Science 86: 345–351.

§  Travlos, I.S. (2013). Responses of invasive silverleaf nightshade (Solanum elaeagnifolium Cav.) populations to varying soil water availability. Phytoparasitica 43: 41–48.

§  Travlos, I.S. (2013). Competition between ACC-inhibitor resistant and susceptible sterile wild oat (Avena sterilis L.) biotypes. Weed Science 61: 26–31.

§  Travlos, I.S., A. Gatos and P.J. Kanatas (2013). Interference between silvreleaf nightshade (Solanum elaeagnifolium Cav.) and alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.) cultivars. Hellenic Plant Protection Journal 6: 41–48.

§  Travlos, I.S. (2013). Weeds in perennial crops as an unexpected tool of integrated crop management. Book chapter  In: Weeds and their Ecological Functions (Ed. A. Taab), pp. 97–113. Nova Science Publishers, Inc., Hauppauge, New York.

§  Travlos, I.S. and D. Chachalis (2013). Assessment of glyphosate-resistant horseweed (Conyza canadensis L. Cronq.) and fleabane (Conyza albida willd. ex spreng) populations from perennial crops in Greece. International Journal of Plant Production 7 (4): 665–676.

§  Bilalis, D., I.S. Travlos, A. Karkanis, M. Gournaki, J. Katsenios, D. Hela, and I. Kakabouki (2013). Evaluation of the allelopathic potential of quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa willd.) Romanian Agricultural Research 30: 359–364.

§  Travlos, I.S., P. Kanatas, S. Tsioros, P. Papastylianou, Y. Papatheohari, and D. Bilalis (2014). Effects of legume incorporation and pendimethalin application on oriental sun-cured tobacco. Agronomy Journal 106: 1225–1230.

§  Patsiali, S., P. Papastylianou, I.S. Travlos, and D. Bilalis (2014). Organic cropping system effects on fiber quality of three cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) cultivars in Greece. Agronomy Journal 106: 1365–1370.

§  Bilalis, D.J., I.S. Travlos, and P. Papastylianou (2014). Natural vegetation as a key to sustainability of agroecosystems. Book chapter In: Sustainability behind sustainability (Ed. A.A. Zorpas), Chapter 9, pp.123–134.

§  Chachalis, D. and I.S. Travlos (2014). Glyphosate resistant weeds in Southern Europe: current status, control strategies and future challenges. Book chapter In: Handbook of herbicides: biological activity, classification, and health and environmental implications (Eds. D. Kobayashi D and E. Watanabe E), Chapter 8, pp.175–190.

§  Efthimiadou, A., N. Katsenios, A. Karkanis, P. Papastylianou, V. Triantafyllidis, I.S. Travlos, and D. Bilalis (2014). Effects of pre-sowing pulsed elecromagnetic treatment of tomato seed on growth, yield and lycopene content. The Scientific World Journal Article number 369745.

§  Travlos, I.S., M. Lysandrou, and V. Apostolidis (2014). Efficacy of the herbicide GF-2581 (penoxsulam + florasulam) against broadleaf weeds in olives. Plant, Soil & Environment 60: 574–579.

§  Kakabouki, I., A. Karkanis, I.S. Travlos, D. Hela, P. Papastylianou, H. Wu, D. Chachalis, R. Sestras, and D. Bilalis (2015). Weed flora and seed yield in quinoa crop (Chenopodium quinoa Willd.) as affected by tillage systems and fertilization practices. International Journal of Pest Management 61 (3): 228–234.

§  Bilalis, D.J., I.S. Travlos, J. Portugal, S. Tsioros, Y. Papastylianou, Y. Papatheohari, C. Avgoulas, I. Tabaxi, E. Alexopoulou, and P.J. Kanatas (2015). Narrow row spacing increased yield and decreased nicotine content in sun-cured tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum L.). Industrial Crops & Products 75: 212–217.

§  Tani, E., D. Chachalis, and I.S. Travlos (2015). A glyphosate resistance mechanism in Conyza canadensis involves synchronization of EPSPS and ABC-transporter genes. Plant Molecular Biology Reporter 33: 1721–1730.