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Department of Environmental and Natural Resources Management

Secretary: Sotiria Kondyli

Secretary's Office:
2 G. Seferi St, GR30100 Agrinio

Tel.: +30 26410 74110, 74112, 74120, 74138
Fax: +30 26410 74116, 39576

General - Aim of the Department

The Department of Environmental and Natural Resources Management was founded in 1998 and established in the town of Agrinio in the academic year 1998-1999. The purpose of the creation and operation of the new Department is to promote environmental science, with particular emphasis on environmental and natural resources management, train scientists to carry out studies and conduct research, understand and implement modern methods for the conservation, management and restoration of the natural, semi-natural and anthropogenic environment, and to promote knowledge regarding the use of modern technologies in order to deal with environmental problems.

The aim of the Department is to offer an integrated programme of undergraduate studies with two basic options: a) Conservation of the Natural Environment and b) Land-Use Management, as well as postgraduate education, which meet both international progress in the above-referred scientific field and the needs and particularities of the study of problems pertaining to the protection and management planning of regions and their natural resources by means of a sustainable/integrated approach. Since 1999 the Department of Environmental and Natural Resources Management has been developing dynamically. Presently, it has a complete undergraduate study programme that was recently readjusted to the contemporary demands/needs of scientists who will manage the environment in the future.


  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Environmental Physics
  • Environmental Geology
  • Environmental Systems
  • Ecology and Biodiversity Conservation
  • Pollution Control and Environmental Protection Technologies
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Applied Biology
  • Molecular Biology and Biochemistry
  • Computer Science

Members of Academic Staff

Kostas Bourtzis, Associate Professor, Molecular Biology and Biochemistry.
Ioannis Deligiannakis, Associate Professor, General Physical Chemistry.
Panayotis Dimopoulos, Associate Professor, Botany & Plant Ecology.
Dimitrios Matthopoulos, Associate Professor, General Biology - Cell Biology.
Panagiota Michalakakou, Associate Professor, Environmental Physics.
Maria Papadaki, Associate Professor, Environmental Chemistry.
Evangellos Papadakis, Associate Professor, Physicochemical Environmental Processes.
Dimitrios Vayenas, Associate Professor, Environmental Systems.
Ioannis Konstantinou, Assistant Professor, Pollution and Environmental Protection Technologies.
Ioannis Kalavrouziotis, Lecturer, Planning & Land Use Management.
Vassiliki Kati, Lecturer, Biodiversity Conservation.
Georgios Kehagias, Lecturer, Water Ecosystems.
Maria Panitsa, Lecturer, Flora and Phytogeography.
Dimitrios Vlastos, Lecturer, Environmental Mutagenesis.
Ierotheos Zacharias, Lecturer, Environmental Geology - Mineral Resources.

The Department's teaching duties are supplemented by temporary teaching staff.

Postgraduate studies

The Department hosts the following two Interdepartmental Postgraduate Study Programmes (PSP), of which it runs the first as administratively responsible, whereas is a collaborating Department in the second one:

a) Sustainable Management of Protected Areas: Inter-University Programme (in conjunction with the Biology Departments of the University of Patras and the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. The PSP leads to:

  • Master's Degree in the following options:
    1. Conservation and Management of the Natural Environment in Protected Areas
    2. Technologies for the Management in Protected Areas
  • Doctoral Degree related to the Sustainable Management of Protected Areas

b) Quality Agricultural Product Certification (in conjunction with the Departments of Business Administration of Food and Agricultural Products and the School of Medicine of the University of Ioannina).

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