Dr. Maria Pappas is an Assistant Professor in Entomology and Acarology at the Department of Agricultural Development. She has a first degree in Agricultural Sciences (Crop Protection) and a PhD in Entomology from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece). She has worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Freie Universitat Berlin (Germany) and the University of Amsterdam (The Netherlands). In 2014, she was awarded a Fulbright Award to perform research at the University of California, Riverside. Her main research interests are in ecology of arthropods and plant-herbivore interactions. She is the Treasurer of the Hellenic Entomological Society. She has published 32 papers in leading scientific journal in the fields of entomology, biological control and plant science, an h-index=12 and >450 citations. She has coordinated/participated in 11 projects funded by the EU, International and national bodies (HFRI, PRIMA, DAAD, GSRT, Ministry of Education, Onassis Foundation) and 31 projects funded by the industry. She is member of the editorial board of Frontiers in Plant Science, Bulletin of Entomological Research, Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, Landscape Ecology and Journal of Economic Entomology.