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September 16-18, 2024 | Rome, Italy
GPMB 2023

Enhance seedling transplant while save water

Valasia Iakovoglou, Speaker at Botany Conference
UNESCO Chair Con-E-Ect, Greece
Title : Enhance seedling transplant while save water


The predicted climatic alterations due to increased temperature levels indicate that the arid and semi-arid ecosystems, will experience increased levels water scarcity. Hence, restoration efforts for those regions like the Mediterranean, will further experience many transplanting failures associated with higher frequency and intensity of drought events. Safeguarding those ecosystems are of crucial importance due to their increased biodiversity levels. It is very encouraging that research has indicated that seedlings that experience a period of water stress, triggers ques that equipes better the seedlings to overcome adverse growth conditions, e.g. enhance root growth. So, based on the conducted experiment, seedlings of forest species were subjected to a range of irrigation treatments for a period of a month. The results showed that seedlings that were treated with reduced water frequency prior to transplanting, were able to successfully maintain their growth and were associated with increased root growth levels. Consequently, by pretreating the seedlings with reduced water prior to transplant triggered increased root growth that maintained

What will audience learn from your presentation?

  • Increasing transplanting success.
  • Reduced water utilization in arid (semi-arid) ecosystems.
  • Understand the species effect


Dr. Valasia Iakovoglou is a distinct graduate of Iowa State University, USA. She has more than 25-yrs of national/international research and teaching experience as an Ecophysiologist/Silviculture expert in seedling production and Restoration/Conservation of Ecosystems with emphasis on Biodiversity under the challenges of Climate Change. She has received numerous scholarships, awards and recognitions. She is an editor of ten international journals and a reviewer in more than fifteen with one of them being the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). She has more than 100 publications (such as books/book chapters and peer-reviewed scientific papers). She is active in many scientific societies such as the Mediterranean Experts of Climate and environmental Change (MedECC) and associations such as the “Association of Inter-Balkan Woman’s Cooperation Societies (AIWCS)” of UNESCO Center, where she serves as General Secretary Board Member. Since 2018 she is the Director of the Ecotourism Sector of the UNESCO chair Con-E-Ect.