Ilias S. Travlos

Associate 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 (2010), Assistant Professor (2016) and Associate Professor of Agronomy & Weed Science (2022) in the Faculty of Crop Science in Agricultural University of Athens.


Research interests:


  • Arable crops and their competition 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 100 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 100 manuscripts submitted in several international journals (among them in: Frontiers in Plant Science, PLOS One, Weed Science, Crop Protection, Agronomy, Crop Science, Weed Research, Pest Management Science, Plant Physiology, Journal of Arid Environments, Plants, 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


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.

Travlos, I.S., G. Liakopoulos, G. Karabourniotis, C. Fasseas and A.I. Karamanos (2008). Circadian leaflet movements of Tylosema esculentum (Burch) A. Schreib and relevant potassium effects. Journal of Arid Environments 72: 1745–1750.

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

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 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., 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.

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 (2013). 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., 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.

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.

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.

Tani, E., D. Chachalis, I.S. Travlos and D. Bilalis (2016). Environmental conditions influence induction of KeyABC-transporter genes affecting glyphosate resistance mechanism in Conyza canadensis. International Journal of Molecular Sciences 17, 342.

Zangeneh, H.S., H.R. Mohammaddust Chamanabad, E. Zand, A. Asghari, K. Alamisaeid, I.S. Travlos and M.T. Alebrahim (2016). Study of fitness cost in three rigid ryegrass populations susceptible and resistant to acetyl-CoA carboxylase inhibiting herbicides. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 4: 142.

Savvas, D., V.A. Pappa, D. Yfantopoulos, A. Karkanis, I. Travlos, P.J. Bebeli, G. Ntatsi and D. Bilalis (2017). Impact of organic practices on growth, yield, and greenhouse gas emissions by pea landraces. Acta Horticultura 1164. ISHS 2017. DOI 10.17660/ActaHortic.2017.1164.10.

Travlos, I.S. and V. Apostolidis (2017). Efficacy of the herbicide Lancelot 450 WG (aminopyralid + florasulam) on broadleaf and invasive weeds and effects on yield and quality parameters of maize. Agriculture 7, 82.

Van Evert, F.K., S. Fountas, D. Jakovetic, V. Crnojevic, I. Travlos and C. Kempenaar (2017). Big Data for weed control and crop protection. Weed Research 57: 218–233.

Travlos, I.S., N. Cheimona and D. Bilalis (2017). Glyphosate efficacy of different salt formulations and adjuvant additives on various weeds. Agronomy 7, 60.

Fernandez-Moreno, P.T., I. Travlos, I. Brants and R. De Prado (2017). Different levels of glyphosate-resistant Lolium rigidum L. among major crops in southern Spain and France. Scientific Reports (NATURE) 7: 13116.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Leguizamon, E.S., G. Ferrari, M.M. Williams II, N.R. Burgos, I. Travlos, N. Korres (2019). Response of annual weeds to glyphosate: evaluation and optimization of application rate based on fecundity-avoidance biomass threshold criterion. Agronomy 9: 851.

Ntatsi, G., A. Karkanis, D. Yfantopoulos, V. Pappa, I.H. Konosonoka, I. Travlos, D. Bilalis, P. Bebeli, D. Savvas (2019). Evaluation of the field performance, nitrogen fixation efficiency and competitive ability of pea landraces grown under organic and conventional farming systems. Archives of Agronomy & Soil Science 65 (3): 294-307.

Korres, N.E., N.R. Burgos, I. Travlos, M. Vurro, T.K. Gitsopoulos, V.K. Varanasi, S.O. Duke, P. Kudsk, C. Brabham, C.E. Rouse, R. Salas-Perez (2019). New directions for integrated weed management: modern technologies, tools and knowledge discovery. Advances in Agronomy 155: 243-319.

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.

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, I. Kakabouki, P. Papastylianou, I. Gazoulis (2020). Yield of organically grown maize hybrids as affected by two green manure crops in Greece. Chilean Journal of Agricultural Research 80(3), 334-341.

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.

Travlos, I., P. Kanatas, A. Tsekoura, I. Gazoulis, P. Papastylianou, N. Antonopoulos (2020). Efficacy of different herbicides on Echinochloa colona (L.) Link control and the first case of its glyphosate resistance in Greece. Agronomy 10(7), 1056.

Travlos, I., R. De Prado, D. Chachalis and D.J. Bilalis (2020). Herbicide resistance in weeds: early detection, mechanisms, dispersal, new insights and management issues. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 8, 213.

Travlos, I., E. Rapti, I. Gazoulis, P. Kanatas, A. Tataridas, I. Kakabouki and P. Papastylianou (2020). The herbicidal potential of different pelargonic acid products and essential oils against several important weed species. Agronomy 10, 1687.

Palma-Bautista, C., A. Tataridas, P. Kanatas, I.S. Travlos, F. Bastida, J.A. Dominguez-Valenzuela and R. De Prado (2020). Can control of glyphosate susceptible and resistant Conyza sumatrensis populations be dependent on the herbicide formulation or adjuvants? Agronomy 10(10), 1599.

Scarabel, L., S. Panozzo, D. Loddo, S.K. Mathiassen, M. Kristensen, P. Kudsk, T. Gitsopoulos, I. Travlos, E. Tani, D. Chachalis and M. Sattin (2020). Diversified resistance mechanisms in multi-resistant Lolium spp. in three European countries. Frontiers in Plant Science 11, 608845.

Travlos, I., A. Tsekoura, N. Antonopoulos, P. Kanatas and I. Gazoulis (2021). Novel sensor-based method (quick test) for the in-season rapid evaluation of herbicide efficacy under real field conditions in durum wheat. Weed Science 69(2), 147-160.

Kanatas, P., N. Antonopoulos, I. Gazoulis and I.S. Travlos (2021). Screening glyphosate-alternative weed control options in important perennial crops. Weed Science 69(6), 704-718.

Gazoulis, I., P. Kanatas, P. Papastylianou, A. Tataridas, E. Alexopoulou and I. Travlos (2021). Weed management practices to improve establishment of selected lignocellulosic crops. Energies 14, 2478.

Kanatas, P., A. Tataridas, V. Dellaportas and I. Travlos (2021). First report of Amaranthus palmeri S. Wats. In cotton, maize and sorghum in Greece and problems with its management. Agronomy 11(9), 1721.

Tataridas, A., K. Jabran, P. Kanatas, R.S. Oliveira, H. Freitas and I. Travlos (2022). Early detection, herbicide resistance screening, and integrated management of invasive plant species: a review. Pest Management Science https://doi.org/10.1002/ps.6963.

Gazoulis, I., N. Antonopoulos, P. Kanatas, N. Karavas, I. Bertoncelj and I. Travlos (2022). Invasive alien plant species—raising awareness of a threat to biodiversity and ecological connectivity (EC) in the Adriatic-Ionian Region. Diversity 14(5), 387.

Tataridas, A., P. Kanatas, A. Chatzigeorgiou, S. Zannopoulos and I. Travlos (2022). Sustainable crop and weed management in the era of the EU Green Deal: a survival guide. Agronomy 12(3), 589.