Pavlina Drogoudi

Climate change and the peach production sector: challenges and adaptation strategies

Pavlina Drogoudi is researcher director at the Department of Deciduous Fruit Trees, Institute of Plant Breeding and Genetic Resources (IPBGR, DDFT), Hellenic Agricultural Organisation-Dimitra, located in Naoussa Greece. After graduating in horticulture (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki) she pursued PhD studies in environmental plant physiology at Imperial College of Science Technology and Medicine and postdoctoral training at the University of New Castle in UK. Her areas of expertise are in the field of fruit tree cultivar evaluation and breeding and the study of environmental parameters and cultivation practices affecting their agronomical performance. She is currently interested in peach and apricot. She is responsible for the Greek germplasm bank, mainly for stone fruit. She is an active member of the ECPGR, Prunus working group and the EUFRIN for peach and apricot networks. She participated as a project leader or research team in 20 EU or National funded projects.