Panayotis Dimopoulos works as a Biologist and holds a Ph.D. degree in mountain flora and vegetation ecology from the University of Patras (Patras, Greece). Currently he serves as a Professor in Botany and Ecology at the Faculty of Environmental and Natural Resources Management (University of Western Greece, Agrinio, Greece). His research interests lie in the following areas: a) plant/vegetation ecology and more specifically in plant diversity and community analysis; b) mapping, monitoring, and assessment of the conservation status of natural habitat types and species in protected areas; and c) conservation management of species, habitats, and ecosystems. Dr. Dimopoulos has participated in 15 national and 6 European research programs, in 20 of which as principal investigator. He has served as President of the National Park of Northern Pindos for 3 years (2003–2005) and currently is the Deputy President of the Natura 2000 National Committee for the Protected Areas of Greece (2010–2013). Since 1991, he has published 74 articles in peer-reviewed International journals, 62 of which are included in the ISI-Web of Science. During the last decade (2001–2011), he has published 44 articles in ISI journals and 8 articles in peer-reviewed non-ISI journals with more than 250 citations, excluding self-citations.
Biography Updated on 6 January 2013