Subject: Soil and water resources quality

Reserch Unit: Thermi, Thessaloniki (Headquarters)

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Dr. Ashonitis Vassilis
Senior Research Scientist


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Dr Vassilis Aschonitis is a researcher at the Soil and Water Resources Institute of the Hellenic Agricultural Organization (ELGO-DIMITRA). He graduated from the School of Agriculture of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH) with specialization in "Land reclamation, Soil Science and Agricultural Engineering" (2005). He holds a Master's degree in "Agricultural Engineering and Water Resources" (AUTH, 2007), a Master's degree in "Soil Science and Land Resources Management" (AUTH, 2010), a PhD in "Agricultural Engineering and Water Resources" (AUTH, 2012) and a PhD in "Environmental and Evolutionary Biology" (University of Ferrara, 2015). His research interests include: Analysis of physical and chemical properties of soil, water, plant tissues. Cycles of nitrogen, phosphorus, carbon and other macro- and micro-nutrients in soil. Determination of critical limits of soil quality and nutrients' status for the application of precision agriculture methods for fertilization of agricultural soils based on soil analysis, water cycle and climate. Environmental chemistry, soil/water pollution and remediation methods based on the Nitrates Directive 1991/676/EC and the Water Protection Directive (2000/60/EC). Development of mathematical models to describe input-output, chemical and biochemical processes in agricultural soils and natural terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. Ecosystem services of soil and water resources. He has participated in 15 international and national research projects. He has published more than 70 papers in international SCI journals and more than 80 papers in proceedings of scientific conferences. He is Editor in the international scientific journal PLOS one.

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  1. Anagnostopoulou K., Nannou C., Aschonitis V.G., Lambropoulou D.A. Screening of pesticides and emerging contaminants in eighteen Greek lakes by using target and non-target HRMS approaches: Occurrence and ecological risk assessment 2022 Science of the Total Environment 849 157887 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2022.157887 2-s2.0-85135836593
  2. Alessandrino L., Laura Eusebi A., Aschonitis V., Mastrocicco M., Colombani N. Variation of the hydraulic properties in sandy soils induced by the addition of graphene and classical soil improvers 2022 Journal of Hydrology 612 128256 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2022.128256 2-s2.0-85135306564
  3. Tziachris P., Aschonitis V., Metaxa E., Bountla A. A soil parameter dataset collected by agricultural farms in northern Greece 2022 Data in Brief 43 108408 10.1016/j.dib.2022.108408 2-s2.0-85132869757
  4. Alessandrino L., Colombani N., Aschonitis V.G., Mastrocicco M. Nitrate and Dissolved Organic Carbon Release in Sandy Soils at Different Liquid/Solid Ratios Amended with Graphene and Classical Soil Improvers 2022 Applied Sciences (Switzerland) 12 12 6220 10.3390/app12126220 2-s2.0-85132762821
  5. Petsoulas C., Evangelou E., Tsitouras A., Aschonitis V., Kargiotidou A., Khah E., Pavli O.I., Vlachostergios D.N. Spectral Reflectance Indices as a High Throughput Selection Tool in a Sesame Breeding Scheme 2022 Remote Sensing 14 11 2629 10.3390/rs14112629 2-s2.0-85132270427
  6. Aschonitis V., Touloumidis D., Ten Veldhuis M.-C., Coenders-Gerrits M. Correcting Thornthwaite potential evapotranspiration using a global grid of local coefficients to support temperature-based estimations of reference evapotranspiration and aridity indices 2022 Earth System Science Data 14 1 163 177 10.5194/essd-14-163-2022 2-s2.0-85123712998
  7. Lanzoni M., Gavioli A., Castaldelli G., Aschonitis V., Milardi M. Swoon over the moon: The influence of environmental factors on glass eels entering Mediterranean coastal lagoons 2022 Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 264 107668 10.1016/j.ecss.2021.107668 2-s2.0-85119702442
  8. Alessandrino L., Colombani N., Eusebi A.L., Aschonitis V., Mastrocicco M. Testing graphene versus classical soil improvers in a sandy calcisol 2022 Catena 208 105754 10.1016/j.catena.2021.105754 2-s2.0-85116028787
  9. Ninou E., Cook C.M., Papathanasiou F., Aschonitis V., Avdikos E., Tsivelikas A.L., Stefanou S., Ralli P., Mylonas I. Nitrogen effects on the essential oil and biomass production of field grown greek oregano (Origanum vulgare subsp. hirtum) populations 2021 Agronomy 11 9 1722 10.3390/agronomy11091722 2-s2.0-85114673272
  10. Iatrou M., Karydas C., Iatrou G., Pitsiorlas I., Aschonitis V., Raptis I., Mpetas S., Kravvas K., Mourelatos S. Topdressing nitrogen demand prediction in rice crop using machine learning systems 2021 Agriculture (Switzerland) 11 4 312 10.3390/agriculture11040312 2-s2.0-85104235207
  11. Gaglio M., Aschonitis V., Muresan A.N., Vincenzi F., Castaldelli G., Fano E.A. Structural and functional variations of the macrobenthic community of the adige basin along the river continuum 2021 Water (Switzerland) 13 4 451 10.3390/w13040451 2-s2.0-85101206565
  12. Christopoulou N., Chatzistathis T., Papatheodorou E.M., Aschonitis V., Monokrousos N. The crucial role of soil organic matter in satisfying the phosphorus requirements of olive trees (olea europaea L.) 2021 Agriculture (Switzerland) 11 2 111 1 14 10.3390/agriculture11020111 2-s2.0-85100768447
  13. Demertzi K., Pisinaras V., Lekakis E., Tziritis E., Babakos K., Aschonitis V. Assessing annual actual evapotranspiration based on climate, topography and soil in natural and agricultural ecosystems 2021 Climate 9 2 20 1 16 10.3390/cli9020020 2-s2.0-85099907328
  14. Gaglio M., Aschonitis V., Castaldelli G., Fano E.A. Land use intensification rather than land cover change affects regulating services in the mountainous Adige river basin (Italy) 2020 Ecosystem Services 45 101158 10.1016/j.ecoser.2020.101158 2-s2.0-85089269493
  15. Babakos K., Papamichail D., Tziachris P., Pisinaras V., Demertzi K., Aschonitis V. Assessing the robustness of pan evaporation models for estimating reference crop evapotranspiration during recalibration at local conditions 2020 Hydrology 7 3 62 1 17 10.3390/hydrology7030062 2-s2.0-85095803463
  16. Muresan A.N., Gaglio M., Aschonitis V., Nobili G., Castaldelli G., Fano E.A. Structural and functional responses of macroinvertebrate communities in small wetlands of the Po delta with different and variable salinity levels 2020 Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 238 106726 10.1016/j.ecss.2020.106726 2-s2.0-85082430926
  17. Bizos G., Papatheodorou E.M., Chatzistathis T., Ntalli N., Aschonitis V.G., Monokrousos N. The role of microbial inoculants on plant protection, growth stimulation, and crop productivity of the olive tree (Olea europea l.) 2020 Plants 9 6 743 1 17 10.3390/plants9060743 2-s2.0-85088212228
  18. Tziachris P., Aschonitis V., Chatzistathis T., Papadopoulou M., Doukas I.J.D. Comparing machine learning models and hybrid geostatistical methods using environmental and soil covariates for soil pH prediction 2020 ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information 9 4 276 10.3390/ijgi9040276 2-s2.0-85083809355
  19. Demertzi K., Papadimos D., Aschonitis V., Papamichail D. A simplistic approach for assessing hydroclimatic vulnerability of lakes and reservoirs with regulated superficial outflow 2019 Hydrology 6 3 61 10.3390/hydrology6030061 2-s2.0-85072635020
  20. Gaglio M., Aschonitis V., Pieretti L., Santos L., Gissi E., Castaldelli G., Fano E.A. Modelling past, present and future Ecosystem Services supply in a protected floodplain under land use and climate changes 2019 Ecological Modelling 403 23 34 10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2019.04.019 2-s2.0-85064951175
  21. Gaglio M., Tamburini E., Lucchesi F., Aschonitis V., Atti A., Castaldelli G., Fano E.A. Life cycle assessment of maize-germ oil production and the use of bioenergy to mitigate environmental impacts: A gate-to-gate case study 2019 Resources 8 2 60 10.3390/resources8020060 2-s2.0-85067508061
  22. Lanzoni M., Aschonitis V., Milardi M., Fano E.A., Castaldelli G. A bimodal weight-length relationship in bleak (Alburnus alburnus) 2019 Annales Zoologici Fennici 56 1 25 32 10.5735/086.056.0103 2-s2.0-85071761081
  23. Antonopoulos V.Z., Papamichail D.M., Aschonitis V.G., Antonopoulos A.V. Solar radiation estimation methods using ANN and empirical models 2019 Computers and Electronics in Agriculture 160 160 167 10.1016/j.compag.2019.03.022 2-s2.0-85063366000
  24. Aschonitis V., Karydas C.G., Iatrou M., Mourelatos S., Metaxa I., Tziachris P., Iatrou G. An integrated approach to assessing the soil quality and nutritional status of large and long-term cultivated rice agro-ecosystems 2019 Agriculture (Switzerland) 9 4 80 10.3390/agriculture9040080 2-s2.0-85075227934
  25. Aschonitis V.G., Lekakis E., Tziachris P., Doulgeris C., Papadopoulos F., Papadopoulos A., Papamichail D. A ranking system for comparing models’ performance combining multiple statistical criteria and scenarios: The case of reference evapotranspiration models 2019 Environmental Modelling and Software 114 98 111 10.1016/j.envsoft.2019.01.005 2-s2.0-85060959346
  26. Tziachris P., Aschonitis V., Chatzistathis T., Papadopoulou M. Assessment of spatial hybrid methods for predicting soil organic matter using DEM derivatives and soil parameters 2019 Catena 174 206 216 10.1016/j.catena.2018.11.010 2-s2.0-85056796423
  27. Gavioli A., Mancini M., Milardi M., Aschonitis V., Racchetti E., Viaroli P., Castaldelli G. Exotic species, rather than low flow, negatively affect native fish in the Oglio River, Northern Italy 2018 River Research and Applications 34 8 887 897 10.1002/rra.3324 2-s2.0-85050730587
  28. Gavioli A., Milardi M., Lanzoni M., Mantovani S., Aschonitis V., Soana E., Fano E.A., Castaldelli G. Managing the environment in a pinch: red swamp crayfish tells a cautionary tale of ecosystem based management in northeastern Italy 2018 Ecological Engineering 120 546 553 10.1016/j.ecoleng.2018.07.013 2-s2.0-85050104990
  29. Gissi E., Gaglio M., Aschonitis V.G., Fano E.A., Reho M. Soil-related ecosystem services trade-off analysis for sustainable biodiesel production 2018 Biomass and Bioenergy 114 83 99 10.1016/j.biombioe.2017.08.028 2-s2.0-85032215514
  30. Castaldelli G., Aschonitis V., Vincenzi F., Fano E.A., Soana E. The effect of water velocity on nitrate removal in vegetated waterways 2018 Journal of Environmental Management 215 230 238 10.1016/j.jenvman.2018.03.071 2-s2.0-85044100453
  31. Milardi M., Aschonitis V., Gavioli A., Lanzoni M., Fano E.A., Castaldelli G. Run to the hills: exotic fish invasions and water quality degradation drive native fish to higher altitudes 2018 Science of the Total Environment 624 1325 1335 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.12.237 2-s2.0-85039168478
  32. Aschonitis V., Diamantopoulou M., Papamichail D. Modeling plant density and ponding water effects on flooded rice evapotranspiration and crop coefficients: critical discussion about the concepts used in current methods 2018 Theoretical and Applied Climatology 132 3-4 1165 1186 10.1007/s00704-017-2164-z 2-s2.0-85019837090
  33. Aschonitis V.G., Gavioli A., Lanzoni M., Fano E.A., Feld C., Castaldelli G. Proposing priorities of intervention for the recovery of native fish populations using hierarchical ranking of environmental and exotic species impact 2018 Journal of Environmental Management 210 36 50 10.1016/j.jenvman.2018.01.006 2-s2.0-85040249591
  34. Aschonitis V.G., Awe G.O., Abegunrin T.P., Demertzi K.A., Papamichail D.M., Castaldelli G. Geographic segmentation, spatial dependencies, and evaluation of the relative position of rain-gauges based on gridded data of mean monthly precipitation: Application in Nigeria 2018 Hydrology Research 49 1 107 122 10.2166/nh.2016.095 2-s2.0-85028582659
  35. Lanzoni M., Aschonitis V., Milardi M., Fano E.A., Castaldelli G. A method to identify bimodal weight–length relations: Possible ontogenetic diet and/or metabolism shift effects in Anguilla Anguilla (actinopterygii: Anguilliformes: Anguillidae) 2018 Acta Ichthyologica et Piscatoria 48 2 163 171 10.3750/AIEP/02400 2-s2.0-85050361744
  36. Lanzoni M., Milardi M., Aschonitis V., Fano E.A., Castaldelli G. A regional fish inventory of inland waters in Northern Italy reveals the presence of fully exotic fish communities 2018 European Zoological Journal 85 1 1 7 10.1080/24750263.2017.1415384 2-s2.0-85042493285
  37. Aschonitis V.G., Papamichail D., Demertzi K., Colombani N., Mastrocicco M., Ghirardini A., Castaldelli G., Fano E.-A. High-resolution global grids of revised Priestley-Taylor and Hargreaves-Samani coefficients for assessing ASCE-standardized reference crop evapotranspiration and solar radiation 2017 Earth System Science Data 9 2 615 638 10.5194/essd-9-615-2017 2-s2.0-85028588446
  38. Aschonitis V., Castaldelli G., Lanzoni M., Rossi R., Kennedy C., Fano E.A. Long-term records (1781–2013) of European eel (Anguilla anguilla L.) production in the Comacchio Lagoon (Italy): evaluation of local and global factors as causes of the population collapse 2017 Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 27 2 502 520 10.1002/aqc.2701 2-s2.0-84999885086
  39. Aschonitis V.G., Castaldelli G., Lanzoni M., Merighi M., Gelli F., Giari L., Rossi R., Fano E.A. A size-age model based on bootstrapping and Bayesian approaches to assess population dynamics of Anguilla anguilla L. in semi-closed lagoons 2017 Ecology of Freshwater Fish 26 2 217 232 10.1111/eff.12269 2-s2.0-84952705380
  40. Gaglio M., Aschonitis V.G., Gissi E., Castaldelli G., Fano E.A. Land use change effects on ecosystem services of river deltas and coastal wetlands: case study in Volano–Mesola–Goro in Po river delta (Italy) 2017 Wetlands Ecology and Management 25 1 67 86 10.1007/s11273-016-9503-1 2-s2.0-84979993338
  41. Gaglio M., Aschonitis V.G., Mancuso M.M., Puig J.P.R., Moscoso F., Castaldelli G., Fano E.A. Changes in land use and ecosystem services in tropical forest areas: A case study in Andes mountains of Ecuador 2017 International Journal of Biodiversity Science, Ecosystem Services and Management 13 1 264 279 10.1080/21513732.2017.1345980 2-s2.0-85035782616
  42. Fedrigotti C., Aschonitis V., Fano E.A. Effects of forest expansion and land abandonment on ecosystem services of alpine environments: Case study in ledro valley (Italy) for the period 1859-2011 2016 Global Nest Journal 18 4 875 884 10.30955/gnj.001770 2-s2.0-85006499434
  43. Lanzoni M., Gavioli A., Aschonitis V., Merighi M., Fano E.A., Castaldelli G. Length–weight relationships of three estuarine species in the Comacchio Lagoon, Po River delta, Italy 2016 Journal of Applied Ichthyology 32 6 1284 1285 10.1111/jai.13173 2-s2.0-84994048871
  44. Aschonitis V.G., Gaglio M., Castaldelli G., Fano E.A. Criticism on elasticity-sensitivity coefficient for assessing the robustness and sensitivity of ecosystem services values 2016 Ecosystem Services 20 66 68 10.1016/j.ecoser.2016.07.004 2-s2.0-84979008963
  45. Aschonitis V.G., Castaldelli G., Colombani N., Mastrocicco M. A combined methodology to assess the intrinsic vulnerability of aquifers to pollution from agrochemicals 2016 Arabian Journal of Geosciences 9 7 503 10.1007/s12517-016-2527-2 2-s2.0-84975728153
  46. Aschonitis V.G., Castaldelli G., Fano E.A. Relations between environmental gradients and diversity indices of benthic invertebrates in lotic systems of northern Italy 2016 Web Ecology 16 1 13 15 10.5194/we-16-13-2016 2-s2.0-84957580280
  47. Aschonitis V.G., Feld C.K., Castaldelli G., Turin P., Visonà E., Fano E.A. Environmental stressor gradients hierarchically regulate macrozoobenthic community turnover in lotic systems of Northern Italy 2016 Hydrobiologia 765 1 131 147 10.1007/s10750-015-2407-x 2-s2.0-84951569178
  48. Aschonitis V., Miliaresis G., Demertzi K., Papamichail D. Terrain Segmentation of Greece Using the Spatial and Seasonal Variation of Reference Crop Evapotranspiration 2016 Advances in Meteorology 2016 3092671 10.1155/2016/3092671 2-s2.0-84962795068
  49. Civolani S., Boselli M., Butturini A., Chicca M., Cassanelli S., Tommasini M.G., Aschonitis V., Fano E.A. Testing Spirotetramat as an Alternative Solution to Abamectin for Cacopsylla pyri (Hemiptera: Psyllidae) Control: Laboratory and Field Tests 2015 Journal of Economic Entomology 108 6 2737 2742 10.1093/jee/tov228 2-s2.0-84952700832
  50. Tamburini E., Castaldelli G., Ferrari G., Marchetti M.G., Pedrini P., Aschonitis V.G. Onsite and online FT-NIR spectroscopy for the estimation of total nitrogen and moisture content in poultry manure 2015 Environmental Technology (United Kingdom) 36 18 2285 2294 10.1080/09593330.2015.1026287 2-s2.0-84937516425
  51. Aschonitis V.G., Salemi E., Colombani N., Mastrocicco M. Comparison of Different “S-index” Expressions to Evaluate the State of Physical Soil Properties 2015 Geotechnical and Geological Engineering 33 4 1055 1066 10.1007/s10706-015-9887-3 2-s2.0-84937516404
  52. Aschonitis V., Demertzi K., Papamichail D., Colombani N., Mastrocicco M. Revisiting the Priestley-Taylor method for the assessment of reference crop evapotranspiration in Italy 2015 Italian Journal of Agrometeorology 20 2 5 18 2-s2.0-84942307381
  53. Aschonitis V.G., Castaldelli G., Bartoli M., Fano E.A. A Review and Synthesis of Bivariate Non-Linear Models to Describe the Relative Variation of Ecological, Biological and Environmental Parameters 2015 Environmental Modeling and Assessment 20 2 169 182 10.1007/s10666-014-9421-7 2-s2.0-84939873776
  54. Lekakis E., Aschonitis V., Pavlatou-Ve A., Papadopoulos A., Antonopoulos V. Analysis of temporal variation of soil salinity during the growing season in a flooded rice field of Thessaloniki plain-Greece 2015 Agronomy 5 1 35 54 10.3390/agronomy5010035 2-s2.0-84940450774
  55. Demertzi K., Papamichail D., Aschonitis V., Miliaresis G. Spatial and seasonal patterns of precipitation in Greece: The terrain segmentation approach 2014 Global Nest Journal 16 5 988 997 10.30955/gnj.001469 2-s2.0-84916641936
  56. Litskas V.D., Aschonitis V.G., Lekakis E.H., Antonopoulos V.Z. Effects of land use and irrigation practices on Ca, Mg, K, Na loads in rice-based agricultural systems 2014 Agricultural Water Management 132 30 36 10.1016/j.agwat.2013.10.003 2-s2.0-84887193019
  57. Aschonitis V.G., Mastrocicco M., Colombani N., Salemi E., Castaldelli G. Assessment of the intrinsic vulnerability of agricultural land to water and nitrogen losses: Case studies in Italy and Greece 2014 IAHS-AISH Proceedings and Reports 364 14 19 10.5194/piahs-364-14-2014 2-s2.0-84904804523
  58. Aschonitis V.G., Papamichail D.M., Lithourgidis A., Fano E.A. Estimation of Leaf Area Index and Foliage Area Index of Rice using an Indirect Gravimetric Method 2014 Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis 45 13 1726 1740 10.1080/00103624.2014.907917 2-s2.0-84904067524
  59. Castaldelli G., Aschonitis V., Lanzoni M., Gelli F., Rossi R., Fano E.A. An update of the length-weight and length-age relationships of the European eel (Anguilla anguilla, Linnaeus 1758) in the Comacchio Lagoon, northeast Adriatic Sea, Italy 2014 Journal of Applied Ichthyology 30 3 558 559 10.1111/jai.12392 2-s2.0-84899095795
  60. Demertzi K.A., Papamichail D.M., Georgiou P.E., Karamouzis D.N., Aschonitis V.G. Assessment of rural and highly seasonal tourist activity plus drought effects on reservoir operation in a semi-arid region of Greece using the WEAP model 2014 Water International 39 1 23 34 10.1080/02508060.2013.848315 2-s2.0-84890559385
  61. Aschonitis V.G., Antonopoulos V.Z., Lekakis E.H., Litskas V.D., Kotsopoulos S.A., Karamouzis D.N. Estimation of field capacity for aggregated soils using changes of the water retention curve under the effects of compaction 2013 European Journal of Soil Science 64 5 688 698 10.1111/ejss.12058 2-s2.0-84884724597
  62. Aschonitis V.G., Lithourgidis A.S., Damalas C.A., Antonopoulos V.Z. Modelling yields of non-irrigated winter wheat in a semi-arid mediterranean environment based on drought variability 2013 Experimental Agriculture 49 3 448 460 10.1017/S001447971300015X 2-s2.0-84878530173
  63. Aschonitis V.G., Antonopoulos V.Z. New equations for the determination of soil saturated hydraulic conductivity using the van genuchten model parameters and effective porosity 2013 Irrigation and Drainage 62 4 537 542 10.1002/ird.1751 2-s2.0-84885908358
  64. Aschonitis V.G., Lekakis E.H., Petridou N.C., Koukouli S.G., Pavlatou-Ve A. Nutrients fixation by algae and limiting factors of algal growth in flooded rice fields under semi-arid Mediterranean conditions: Case study in Thessaloniki plain in Greece 2013 Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems 96 1 1 13 10.1007/s10705-013-9573-x 2-s2.0-84880027327
  65. Aschonitis V.G., Salemi E., Colombani N., Castaldelli G., Mastrocicco M. Formulation of indices to describe intrinsic nitrogen transformation rates for the implementation of best management practices in agricultural lands 2013 Water, Air, and Soil Pollution 224 3 1489 10.1007/s11270-013-1489-1 2-s2.0-84874034875
  66. Aschonitis V.G., Mastrocicco M., Colombani N., SalemiE., Kazakis N., Voudouris K., Castaldelli G. Assessment of the intrinsic vulnerability of agricultural land to water and nitrogen losses via deterministic approach and regression analysis 2012 Water, Air, and Soil Pollution 223 4 1605 1614 10.1007/s11270-011-0968-5 2-s2.0-84862167654
  67. Aschonitis V.G., Kostopoulou S.K., Antonopoulos V.Z. Methodology to Assess the Effects of Rice Cultivation Under Flooded Conditions on van Genuchten's Model Parameters and Pore Size Distribution 2012 Transport in Porous Media 91 3 861 876 10.1007/s11242-011-9876-9 2-s2.0-84856013103
  68. Litskas V.D., Aschonitis V.G., Antonopoulos V.Z. Water quality in irrigation and drainage networks of Thessaloniki plain in Greece related to land use, water management, and agroecosystem protection 2010 Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 163 1-4 347 359 10.1007/s10661-009-0839-3 2-s2.0-77952089652
  1.  "Mara-Mediterra - Safeguarding the livelihood of rural communities and the environment in the Mediterranean through Nature-based Solutions (2022-2024). PRIMA (V.Aschonitis: member of the scientific team)."
  2. CO2toCH4 - Demonstration of a mobile unit for hybrid energy storage based on CO2 capture and renewable energy sources (2020-2023). LIFE20 CCM/GR/001642 (V.Aschonitis: member of the scientific team).
  3. GEOCARBON - Carbon farming geolocation support by establishing a spatial soil database management system (2020-2023). LIFE20 PRE/EL/018 (V.Aschonitis: member of the scientific team).
  4. LIFEEL - Urgent measures in the Eastern Mediterranean for the long term conservation of endangered European eel (Anguilla anguilla) (2019-2023). LIFE19 NAT/IT/000851 (V.Aschonitis: member of the scientific team).
  5. MEDSAL - Salinization of critical groundwater reserves in coastal Mediterranean areas: Identification, Risk Assessment and Sustainable Management with the use of integrated modelling and smart ICT tools (2019-2023). PRIMA (V.Aschonitis: member of the scientific team).
  6. ATLAS - AGRICULTURAL INTEROPERABILITY AND ANALYSIS SYSTEM (2019-2023). Horizon2020 (V.Aschonitis: member of the scientific team).
    D-4Declic – Dual cropping system, Genetic Diversity, Decision support and Digital tool for Designing Eco-efficient Cereal Legume Integrated food value Chain in the Mediterranean Basin (2018-2020). ERA-Net ARIMNet (V.Aschonitis: member of the scientific team).
  1. "NITREOS COTTON - Production of standard cotton using the
    NITREOS precision integrated farming system (2023-2025). METRO 16.1-16.2 M16SYNN2-00060 (V.Ashonitis: Project Coordinator)"

  2. RICE RICE - Application of precision farming practices in rice cultivation in order to increase production, improve the quality of harvested product and reduce inputs (2023-2025). MEASURE 16.1-16.2 M16SYNN2-00073 (V.Aschonitis: Scientific Manager)

  3. Innovative nursery substrate - Development of improved substrate types of high stability and fertility to improve the durability and quality of nursery production of floricultural and horticultural products (2023-2025). MEASURE 16.1-16.2 M16SYNN2-00036 (V.Aschonitis: Scientific Manager)

  4. NITREOS STEVIA - Optimisation of irrigation using the NITREOS precision integrated farming system to increase productivity and reduce disease losses in the stevia plant (2023-2025). MEASURE 16.1-16.5 M16SYNN2-00379 (V.Aschonitis: Scientific Officer)

  5. NITREOS AQUATIC - Estimation of the actual nitrogen needs of rice cultivation, with application of land observation data, to reduce leaching and surface runoff of nitrogen and protect the aquatic environment (2023-2025). MEASURE 16.1-16.5 M16SYNN2-00027 (V.Aschonitis: Scientific Officer)

  6. "ILYS - Optimisation of the application of urban waste water sludge in agricultural applications
    environmental and agronomic parameters in agricultural crops
    (2023-2025) METRO 16.1-16.5 M16SYNN2-00258 (V.Asconitis: Scientific Manager)"

  7. GrWheat - Evaluation and promotion of wheat varieties for the production of new milling products with high nutritional value (2020-2023). Research-Create-Innovate T2EDK 01244 (V.Aschonitis: Member of the research team)

  8. GoCitrus - Rescue, conservation and utilisation of the terrestrial genetic material of citrus fruits using modern bio-analytical approaches (2020-2023). Research-Create-Cenotome T2EDK 01318 (V.Aschonitis: Member of the research team) 

  1.  Study on the implementation of the reconstruction of the agri-food sector B. Evia (2021-2022). Assigned by the non-profit association DIAZOMA (V.Ashonitis: Scientific Officer)