Ilias S. Travlos

Assistant Professor
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CV Ilias Travlos.pdf

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)

CV Ilias Travlos.pdf

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


Papastylianou, P., N.N. Bakogianni, I. Travlos and I. Roussis (2018). Sensitivity of seed germination to salt stress in black cumin (Nigella sativa L.) Notulae Botanicae Horti Agrobotanici Cluj-Napoca 46 (1): 202–205

Travlos, I.S., I. Roussis, C. Roditis, C. Semini, L. Rouvali, P. Stasinopoulou, N. Cheimona, C. Vlassopoulou and D. Bilalis (2018). Allelopathic potential of velvet bean and chia against rigid ryegrass Notulae Botanicae Horti Agrobotanici Cluj-Napoca 46 (1): 173–176

Zangeneh, H.S., H.R. Mohammaddust Chamanabad, E. Zand, R. Alcantara-de la Cruz, I.S. Travlos, R. De Prado and M.T. Alebrahim (2018). Clodinafop-propargyl resistance genes in Lolium rigidum Guad. populations are associated with fitness costs. Agronomy 8, 106; doi:10.3390/agronomy8070106.

Papastylianou, P., I. Kakabouki and I. Travlos (2018). Effect of nitrogen fertilization on growth and yield of industrial hemp (Cannabis sativa L.) Notulae Botanicae Horti Agrobotanici Cluj-Napoca 46 (1): 197–201.

Margaritopoulou, T., E. Tani, D. Chachalis and I. Travlos (2018). Involvement of epigenetic mechanisms in herbicide resistance: the case of Conyza canadensis. Agriculture 8, 17; doi:10.3390/agriculture8010017.

Travlos, I.S., N. Cheimona, I. Roussis and D.J. Bilalis (2018). Weed-species abundance and diversity indices in relation to tillage systems and fertilization. Frontiers in Environmental Science 6, 11. doi:10.3389/fenvs.2018.00011.

Ntatsi, G., A. Karkanis, D. Yfantopoulos, M. Olle, I. Travlos, R. Thanopoulos, D. Bilalis, P. Bebeli and D. Savvas (2018). Impact of variety and farming practices on growth, yield, weed flora and symbiotic nitrogen fixation in faba bean cultivated for fresh seed production. Acta Agriculturae Scandinavica, Section B – Soil & Plant Science 68 (7): 619–630.

Bilalis, D., M. Krokida, I. Roussis, P. Papastylianou, I. Travlos, N. Cheimona and A. Dede (2018). Effects of organic and inorganic fertilization on yield and quality of processing tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.). Folia Horticulturae 30 (2): 321-332.

Travlos, I.S., N. Cheimona, R. De Prado, A.J. Jhala, D. Chachalis and E. Tani (2018). First case of glufosinate-resistant rigid ryegrass (Lolium rigidum Gaud.). Agronomy 8, 35; doi:10.3390/agronomy8040035. (IF: 2.259).

Chahal, P.S., S. Irmak, T. Gaines, K. Amundsen, M. Jugulam, P. Jha, I.S. Travlos and A.J. Jhala (2018). Control of Photosystem II- and 4-hydroxyphenylpyruvate dioxygenase inhibitor-resistant palmer amaranth (Amaranthus palmeri) in conventional corn. Weed Technology 32 (3): 326-335

Li, H., I. Travlos, L. Qi, P. Kanatas, P. Wang (2019). Optimization of herbicide use: study on spreading and evaporation characteristics of glyphosate-organic silicone mixture droplets on weed leaves. Agronomy 9: 547

Travlos, I.S., J.M. Montull, G. Kukorelli, G. Malidza, M.N. Dogan, N. Cheimona, N. Antonopoulos, P.J. Kanatas, S. Zannopoulos, G. Peteinatos (2019). Key aspects on the biology, ecology and impacts of johnsongrass [Sorghum halepense (L.) Pers] and the role of glyphosate and non-chemical alternative practices for the management of this weed in Europe. Agronomy 9: 717.

Kanatas, P., I.S. Travlos, J. Gazoulis, N. Antonopoulos, A. Tsekoura, A. Tataridas, S. Zannopoulos (2020). The combined effects of false seedbed technique, post-emergence chemical control and cultivar on weed management and yield of barley in Greece. Phytoparasitica 48: 131-143.

Palma-Bautista, C., J.G. Vazquez-Garcia, I. Travlos, A. Tataridas, P. Kanatas, J.A. Domínguez-Valenzuela, R. De Prado (2020). Effect of adjuvant on glyphosate effectiveness, retention, absorption and translocation in Lolium rigidum and Conyza canadensis. Plants 9: 297.

Anagnostopoulos, C., P. Stasinopoulou, P. Kanatas, I. Travlos (2020). Differences in metabolism of three Conyza species to herbicides glyphosate and triclopyr revealed by LC-MS/MS. Chilean Journal of Agricultural Research 80(1): 100-107.

Travlos, I., I. Gazoulis, P. Kanatas, A. Tsekoura, S. Zannopoulos, P. Papastylianou (2020). Key factors affecting weed seeds’ germination, weed emergence, and their possible role for the efficacy of false seedbed technique as weed management practice. Frontiers in Agronomy 2:1.

Kanatas, P., I. Travlos, P. Papastylianou, I. Gazoulis, I. Kakabouki, A. Tsekoura (2020). Yield, quality and weed control in soybean crop as affected by several cultural and weed management practices. Notulae Botanicae Horti Agrobotanici Cluj-Napoca 48 (1): 329-341.

Kanatas, P., I. Travlos, I. Gazoulis, A. Tataridas, A. Tsekoura, N. Antonopoulos (2020). Benefits and limitations of decision support systems (DSS) with a special emphasis on weeds. Agronomy 10: 548.