Laboratory of Vegetable Crops
Department of Crop Science
Agricultural University of Athens
Iera Odos 75, 11855 Athens, Greece
Tel: +30 210 529 4536
Mrs Vasiliki Vougeleka was born in Plato’s Academy in Athens, Greece. She was awarded a diploma in Floriculture and Landscape Architecture in 2002 from the Technological Educational Institute (T.E.I.) of Epirus and a Diploma in Agriculture from the Agricultural University of Athens (A.U.A.) in 2015. Her diploma thesis was about the effects of tropospheric ozone in plants, which is recognized as a highly phytotoxic air pollutant worldwide and a cause to significant crop yield loss.
In 2017, she was awarded a Master’s Degree in “Plant Protection and Environment”. Her MSc thesis title was “Study of the effect of two ozone protectants on the metabolome of bean plants exposed to ozone”. On November 2017 she was accepted as a PhD candidate in the Laboratory of Ecology and Environmental Sciences under the supervision of Assistant Professor C. Saitanis and thesis’ title “Effects of environmental stress factors on cultivated plants”. She has taught the lesson “Water in landscape architecture” at the Technological Educational Institute of Epirus as a partner with an hourly pay contract the academic year 2002-03.
She has attended six occupational seminars and sixteen conferences on agricultural issues. She is a member of the Greek Union of Landscape Architects and the British Ecological Society. Her scientific interests include vegetable grafting, greenhouse gas emissions of crops, plants’ metabolomics and effects of abiotic-environmental stress factors on plants. She has published one paper in a refereed international scientific journal and ten publications (book of abstracts) in proceedings of international and national conferences due to oral or poster presentations.
She is a member of the research team of the Laboratory of Vegetable Production of AUA and has been involved in two European research projects: Eurolegume “Enhancing of legumes growing in Europe through sustainable cropping for protein supply for food and feed” and TRUE “Transition paths to sustainable legume based systems in Europe” (Case Study 21“Novel grafted types – high yield”).
Publications in international refereed journals with impact factor
1. Agathokleous, E., Saitanis, C., Burkey, K., Ntatsi, G., Vougeleka, V., Mashaheet A. M., Pallides, A. (2017). Application and further characterization of the snap bean S156/R123 ozone biomonitoring system in relation to ambient air temperature. Science of The Total Environment 580:1046-1055
Publications in proceedings of international congresses and symposia
Presentations in international and national congresses
1. Saitanis C.J., Agathokleous E., Pallides A., Papadimitriou D., Karpouzis E., Bilalis D., Vougeleka V., Mouzaki-Paxinou A.C. A study of the response of 14 Cyprian wheat cultivars to ozone. ICP Vegetation. 29th Task Force Meeting. 29 February – 4 March 2016, Dubna, Russian Federation.
2. Vougeleka V., Ntatsi G., Pappa V.A., Bebeli P. J., Saitanis C., Arapis G., Savvas D. Impact of organic practices on greenhouse gas emissions by three local faba bean landraces. AgroEcology 2016, Ecology-Agroecology, Environmental Health Monitoring and Protection. 1st International Conference, 3-4 October 2016, Athens, Greece.
3. Vougeleka V., Ntatsi G., Saitanis C. J., Aliferis K. A., Kalampokis J. F., Agathokleous E., Savvas D. Effect of ozone and/or EDU on Pinto bean plants’ metabolism. International Conference on Ozone and Plant Ecosystems (2nd Ozone and Plants Conference), 21-25 May 2018, Florence, Italy.
4. Vougeleka V., Ntatsi G., Aliferis K. A., Saitanis C. J., Kalampokis J. F., Agathokleous E., Savvas D. Penconazole: A potential ozone protectant of plants? A Metabolomics’ approach. International Conference on Ozone and Plant Ecosystems (2nd Ozone and Plants Conference), 21-25 May 2018, Florence, Italy.
5.Vougeleka V., Ntatsi G., Agathokleous E., Savvas D., Aliferis Κ.Α., Saitanis C. Study of the effect of two ozone protectants on the metabolome of bean plants (Phaseolus vulgaris cv Pinto), exposed to ozone. 18th Hellenic Phytopathological Congress. 18-21 October 2016, Heraklion, Greece.
6. Vougeleka V., Νtatsi G., Pappa V.A., Bebeli P.J., Arapis G., Saitanis C., Savvas D. Effects of organic and conventional farming practices on greenhouse gas emissions in different pea landraces grown under Greek conditions. 8ο Congress of the Hellenic Ecological Society. 150 Years of Ecology. Structures, Dynamics and Survival Strategies. 20-23 October 2016, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.
7. Pallidis A., Vougeleka V., Burkey K. O., Saitanis C., Agathokleous E., Papadimitriou D. The first study of tropospheric ozone effects on plants in Cyprus. 8th Congress of the Hellenic Ecological Society. 150 Years of Ecology. Structures, Dynamics and Survival Strategies. 20-23 October 2016, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.
8. Vougeleka V., Ntatsi G., Agathokleous E., Savvas D., Aliferis K. Saitanis C. Impact of ozone fumigation on the metabolome of Phaseolus vulgaris L., cv. Pinto. Proceedings of the 28th Congress of the Hellenic Society of Fruit and Vegetable Science, 16-20 October 2017, Thessaloniki, Greece.
9. Yfantopoulos D., Ntatsi G., Vougeleka V., Arapis G., Karkanis A., Savvas D. Effect of the farming system (organic or conventional) and the rotation scheme of leguminous vegetables, on greenhouse gas emissions (CO2, CH4, N2O) in cabbage cultivation. Proceedings of the 28th Congress of the Hellenic Society of Fruit and Vegetable Science, 16-20 October 2017, Thessaloniki, Greece.
1. TRUE: TRansition paths to sUstainable legume based systems in Europe (H2020) (EU code: 727973)
2. EUROLEGUME (FP7): «Enhancing of legumes growing in Europe through sustainable cropping for protein supply for food and feed» (EU code: 613781).