Aimilia-Eleni Nikolopoulou

Laboratory Teaching Staff

Personal Info

Name Surname: Aimilia-Eleni Nikolopoulou

Nationality: Greek

Contact Details: mil1@aua.gr



2009: Doctor of Philosophy. Laboratory of Floriculture and Landscape Architecture, Dep. of Crop Science, Agricultural University of Athens, Greece. Scholarship from EPEAEK II. 

2001: Master of Science. Laboratory of Floriculture and Landscape Architecture, Dep. of Crop Science, Agricultural University of Athens, Greece.

1998: Bachelor Degree in Agricultural Sciences / Αgronomist. Dep. of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development, Agricultural University of Athens, Greece.


Professional Experience:

Current Position: Teaching Assistant and research assistant, Lab. of Plant Physiology and Morphology, Agricultural University of Athens, Greece. Lectures and laboratory classes in Plant Anatomy, Plant Physiology, Plant Nutrition, Plant responses under abiotic stresses. Research projects, member of supervising committees of bachelor thesis. Presentations and lecturing at the Postgraduate Programme

2016 - 2017: Invited Lecturer, Technological Institute of Thessalia, Greece.  Lectures at the Postgraduate programme “Innovative Technology and Athletic field turfgrass”

2016: Invited Lecturer, Technological Institute of Kalamata, Greece.  Lectures at the Postgraduate programme “Agriculture under controlled environments, Hydroponics”

2010-2019: Teaching staff, Institute of Agricultural Sciences, (Ministry of Agriculture). Lectures on turfgrass management, and garden plant synthesis, in seminars, in the thematic area “Urban horticulture”, for Professionals

2001-2006: Lecturer, Technological Educational Institute of Messolonghi, Faculty of Agriculture, Dep. of Greenhouse crops and Floriculture. Teaching subjects: “Production of Floricultural Plants” and “Urban Horticulture”, undergraduate programme. “General aspects of Floricultural plants and their production”. Socrates – Erasmus Students’ Exchange Programmes. Supervisor of several thesis



Ph.D.: A.-E. Nikolopoulou, 2009. Investigation of physiological-morphological features of turfgrass species under stress. Scholarship from EPEAEK II

M.Sc.: A.-E. Nikolopoulou, 2001. Investigation of the substrate and compaction effects on cool season turfgrass species’ establishment and growth rates

B.Sc.: A.-E. Nikolopoulou, 1998. Financial features of greenhouse vegetables at the district of Lakonia, Greece.

Language skills

  • Greek (native)
  • English: CPE, Cambridge
  • Italian: Celi3, Un. Di Perugia 
  • French

2013, 2016, 2018: Research assistant in turfgrass projects, at CERTES (University of Pisa, Italy) via Erasmus+, Erasmus staff mobility training: 01/19-07-2013, 04/08-04-2016, and 08/11-05-2018. New species, selection, propagation, and turfgrass management, using environmental friendly techniques, and innovative technology (precision agriculture).

2010: Researcher, and consultant, in the Scientific project “Investigation of ecosystem’s biodiversity”. Site visits and samplings, analysis, and reporting for the conditions, and management of the golf course, and the green areas, of Elounda Mare Hotel, Relais & Chateaux.

2002-2004: Research assistant in the scientific project “Evaluation and development of techniques for the restoration of landfills and sanitary landfill sites”. Site visits, sampling, substrate, plant material analysis, reporting about PCB’s and VOC’s concentrations, experimental projects.  

2002: Research assistant in the scientific project “Investigation of the substrates for the green roof construction and planting of the Athens Concert Hall”. Sampling and substrate analysis.

Selected publications in peer review journals and conferences

Nektarios P.A., Tsoggarakis G., Nikolopoulou A.-E. and Gourlias, D. (2005). Fertilization program and resin foam soil amendment effects on sod establishment. Hortscience, 40 (2):475-479.   

Nektarios P.A., Nikolopoulou A.-E. and Chronopoulos I. (2004). Sod establishment and turfgrass growth as affected by urea-formaldehyde resin foam soil amendment. Scientia Horticulturae, 100:203-213.   

Nikolopoulou A.-E., Nektarios P.A., Aivalakis G., Volterrani M. and Chronopoulos I. (2012). Effects of rootzone CO2 and O2 levels on seed germination and stolon growth of Cynodon dactylon. Acta Agriculturae Scandinavica, Section B-Plant Soil Science, Supplement 1, 62: 52-61.  

Nasta, O., Akoumianaki-Ioannidou, A., Liakopoulos, G., Nikolopoulou, A.-E. (2014). Effects of salinity in the form of simulated sea-spray (NaCl or NaCl + H3BO3 solution) on growth and photosynthetic performance of sage (Salvia officinalis). Australian Journal of Crop Science, 8 (8): 1186-1194.   

Tsaniklidis, G. Dermitzaki, E., Nikolopoulou, A.-E., Darawsheh, M.K. and Aivalakis, G. (2015), Cotton seed storage effects on vigour and activities of NAD+ - dependent isocitrate dehydrogenase, malate dehydrogenase and β-amylase in seedlings, Seed Sci. & Technol., 43: 111-120.  

Volterrani, M., Grossi, N., Gaetani, M., Caturegli, L., Nikolopoulou, A.-E., Lulli, F., Magni, S. (2015). The effect of increasing application rates of nine plant growth regulators on the turf and Stolon characteristics of pot-grown ‘patriot’ hybrid bermudagrass, HortTechnology, 25 (3): 397-404.  

Katsenios, N., Bilalis, D., Efthimiadou, A., Aivalakis, G., Nikolopoulou, A.-E., Karkanis, A., Travlos, I (2016). Role of pulsed electromagnetic field on enzyme activity, germination, plant growth and yield of durum wheat, Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology, 6: 152-158.  

Maria, T., Tsaniklidis, G., Delis, C., Nikolopoulou, A.-E., Nikoloudakis, N., Karapanos, I., Aivalakis, G. (2016). Gene transcript accumulation and enzyme activity of β-amylases suggest involvement in the starch depletion during the ripening of cherry tomatoes, Plant Gene, 5: 8-12.  

Caturegli L., Grossi N., Saltari M, Gaetani M., Nikolopoulou A.-E., Bonari E., Volterrani M. (2015). Spectral reflectance of tall fescue (Festuca arundinacea Schreb.) under different Irrigation and nitrogen conditions. Agriculture and Agricultural Science Procedia, 4: 59–67.  

Nikolopoulou A.-E., Alexandris S., Tsesmelis D.E., Stamatakos D., Fassouli V., Skondras N.A., and Karavitis C.A. (2014). G. Karaiskakis stadium ten years after: Assesing the irrigation system on turf quality. Proceedings, 4th ETS Conference Osnabruek Ger., 6-9 July, pp. 101-102.  

Nikolopoulou A.-E., Aivalakis G., Nektarios P., and Chronopoulos I. (2010). Stomatal and bulliform cell changes in C. dactylon plants in which the root system is subjected to supra optimal CO2 concentration and increasing hypoxia levels. Proceedings, 2nd ETS Conference Angers Fr., 11-14 April, pp. 154-156.  

Kontodimas D.C., Nikolopoulou A.-E. and Katsanis A. (2008). Biological control of noctuid moths in urban turfgrass sites. Proceedings of the 1st European Turfgrass Society Conference, 19-20 May Pisa It. pp: 107-108.  

Nikolopoulou A.-E., Nektarios P.A. (2004). Effects of resin foam soil amendment on turfgrass growth subjected to different compaction levels. Acta Horticulturae, 661: 177-181. (2 citations, Scopus)  

Nikolopoulou A.-E., G. Tsoggarakis, D. Gourlias, P.A. Nektarios (2004). Effects of fertilizer and foam soil amendment on sod establishment. Acta Horticulturae, 661: 265-270. (2 citations, Scopus).   

Passam H.C., Rekoumi K. and Nikolopoulou A.E. (2002). “Quality aspects of Greek fruit and vegetables destined for local consumption and export”. Acta Horticulturae, 579:577-583.