Dr Konstantinos Spanos is a Senior Research Scientist at the Forest Research Institute - N.AG.RE.F (National Agricultural Research Foundation) in Thessaloniki - Greece.
He has long experience on forest management, forestry research, public service and academia.
He obtained his B.Sc. in Forestry in 1982 from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Dep. of Forestry and Natural Environment).
He is specialised on Forest Genetics (Mphil -1992 - U.C.N.W/UK, PhD -1995 - Univ. of Aberdeen/UK, Postdoc research in 1996 -SUAS, Umeå/Sweden) with long research experience on Population Genetics, Ecological Genetics, Molecular Genetics, Tree Breeding, Disease Resistance, Evolution, Silviculture & Forest Management and Assessment and Monitoring of Forest Biodiversity.
He has worked as Forest Manager and Research Assistant for the Ministry of Agriculture - General Secretary of Forests and Natural Environment (FRI in Athens) for the period 1985-1995.
He has participated (as scientific responsible or team member) in several National and European projects (e.g. FRAXIGEN, MOHIEF, NATURA, LIFE) and COST actions, related to forestry and natural environment.
He is now working (managing and implementing research projects and management plans) for ELGO-‘DIMITRA’ (before N.AG.RE.F) - FOREST RESEARCH INSTITUTE (Thessaloniki/Greece) - Dep. of Silviculture and Forest Genetics.
He is also partly teaching Forestry & Natural Environment at Univ. Schools and Technical Colleges in the country. He has published (International and National Journals and Conferences) several papers (>200) (research & review) on Forest Genetics, Tree Breeding, Disease Resistance, Population Genetics, Biodiversity, Natural Protected Areas, Silviculture, Forest Management and Biomass Energy.
He has been acted as editor and peer-reviewer of many scientific papers published in scientific Journals and Conferences’ Proceedings.
He is long time member of the Editorial Board of MEQ (Management of Environmental Quality), Australian Journal of Crop Science and Open Agriculture (Intern. Journals).
He is member of several national and international scientific Societies, Committees and Networks (e.g. IUFRO, IPC, EUFORGEN, FRAXIGEN, BEECH NETWORKS, HELLENIC FORESTRY SOCIETY, HELLENIC PLANT BREEDING SOCIETY).
He has also officially been invited as a speaker for several National & International scientific Conferences.