Dr Fani Hatjina

publication date: Nov 10, 2010
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Present position:

Researcher B', Hellenic Institute of Apiculture (N.AG.RE.F.)

N. Moudania, 63 200, Greece
Tel: +30 23730 91297
Fax: +30 23730 91676
E-mail: fhatjina@instmelissocomias.gr 

Studies:              

1982 - 1987: B.Sc in Biology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Creece
1991 :  Diploma in Apiculture, U.W.C.C., Cardiff, U.K.
1992 - 1996: Ph.D in Apiculture (Pollination), U.W.C.C., Cardiff, U.K

Scholarships/ Awards:

       An Award by the State Scholarships Foundation of Greece (S.S.F.) for undertaking Diploma and Ph.D studies in UK

Languages:

Greek and English very well
Italian moderate 

Work experience:

1995 -2000: Lecturer of 'Apiculture' in Technological Educational Institution of Thessaloniki, Greece (Undergraduate Course)
1999 - 2000: Research Fellow in Agricultural Research Station of Chalkidiki
2001 - 2003: Co-Lecturer of 'Apiculture' in Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, School of Agriculture, Lab. of Apiculture- Sericulture (Undergraduate Course)
2001 - 2003: Co-Lecturer of 'Pollination Ecology' in Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, School of Agriculture, Lab. of Apiculture- Sericulture (Postgraduate Course)
2001 - 2006: Researcher D', Hellenic Institute of Apiculture (NAGREF)
2006- today: Researcher C', Hellenic Institute of Apiculture (NAGREF)

Member of Bodies:

Member of I.B.R.A.

Member of ICPBR- Pollination Group

Associater Editor in Journal of Apicultural research

MC and EC member of Cost Action FA0803

Key Research Areas:

 Bee Physiology-Environmental Risk Assessment

 Honey bee queens quality

 Bee Bio-diversity

 Pollination

Other Interests:

Bee Pathology

  

Publications:

Thesis:

  • 1. "Temporary confinement of honey bees: a method to increase pollination of field beans (Vicia faba alfred)" Diploma Thesis, U.W.C.C., UK (1991), 52p.
  • 2. "The use of temporary confinement and pollen transfer devices to increase pollination potential of honey bees" Ph.D Thesis, U.W.C.C., UK (1996), 208p.

Books/ Chapters in Books:

  • 3. Hatjina F. (1998a) Biology of the honey bee (Chapter 1)in Thrasyvoulou A.: 'Practical Beekeeping: Problems, causes and solutions' (Ed) N. Pappas, Melissokomiki Epitheorisi, Messimeri. Greece, pp.11-43
  • 4. Hatjina F. (1998b) Characteristics of insect pollinators (Chapter 3) in Thrasyvoulou A, Tsirakoglou V., Hatjina F.: 'Crop Pollination' , Textbook for Undergraduate students in Aristotle Univ. of Thessaloniki, School of Agriculture
  • 5. Hatjina F.; Tsirakoglou V.; Thrasyvoulou A.(2002) 'Pollination Ecology', Textbook for Postgraduate students in Aristotle Univ. of Thessaloniki, School of Agriculture

Research Projects' Reports:

  • 6. Spanos I; Papagiannopoulos A; Spanos K;Gallis Ch; Kalapanida M; Tsellios D; Kostarelou M & Hatjina F (2002) 'Improvement of multiple utilization of Aleppo pine forests in Greece'. Final Report of the project:TWIG-RECITE/ERDF 98.15.29.004BF{GD XVI-EC}, N.AG.RE.F. Forest Research Institute, 67 pp

 

Publications in Scientific Journals:

  • 7. Hatjina F. (1998) Hive-entrance fittings as a simple and cost-effective way to increase cross-pollination by honey bees. Bee World 72(2): 71-80
  • 8. Hatjina, F.; Free, JB; Paxton, RJ (1998) Hive-entrance pollen transfer devices to increase the cross-pollination potential of honey bees. I. Examination of six materials. Journal of Apicultural Research 37(4): 231-237
  • 9. Hatjina, F.; Free, JB; Paxton, RJ (1999) Hive-entrance pollen transfer devices to increase the cross-pollination potential of honey bees. II. Examination of three materials and pollen viability. Journal of Apicultural Research 38(1-2): 3-9
  • 10. Tsirakoglou V.; Hatjina F. ; Bladenopoulos K.; Thrasyvoulou A. (1999) A study of improving honey bee (Apis mellifera L.) pollination efficiency. Geotechnical Scientific Issues, 3/1999, volume 10, series 1: 310-317
  • 11. Tsellios D., Palassopoulou M., Kostarelou M., Hatjina F., Manikis I., Thrasyvoulou A. (2001) Identification of sugars in unifloral types of Greek honeys. Agricultural research 24(2): 73-80
  • 12. Tsellios D., Kostarelou M., Hatjina F. (2002) Side effects of the acaricides used for Varroa mite on drifting, aggressiveness and hygienic behaviour of honey bees. Agricultural Research 25(2): 77-86
  • 13. Hatjina F, A. Gregorc, Ch. Papaefthimiou, N. Pappas, S. Zacharioudakis, A. Thrasyvoulou and G.Theophilidis (2004). Differences in the morphology of prothoracic and propodeal spiracles in three strains of Apis mellifera. Possible relation to resistance against Acarapis woodi . Journal of Apicultural Research 43(3): 101-109
  • 14. F. Hatjina, L. Haristos (2005) Indirect effects of oxalic acid administered by trickling method on honey bee brood. Journal of Apicultural Research 44(4): 172-174
  • 15. Y. Ben-Dov; S. Gounari, M.B. Kaydan; F Hatjina (2006). Phenacoccus yerushalmi BenDov newly recorded from Greece and Turkey (Hem., Coccoidea, Pseudococcidae) Bulletin de la Societe entomologique de France, 111(1), 2006
  • 16. Klee, J., Besana, A. M., Genersch, E., Gisder, S., Nanetti, A., Tam, D. Q., Chinh, T. X., Puerta, F., Ruz, J. M., Kryger, P., Message, D., Hatjina, F., Korpela, S., Fries, I. & Paxton, R. J. (2007). Widespread dispersal of the microsporidian Nosema ceranae, an emergent pathogen of the western honey bee, Apis mellifera. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology 96, 1-10
  • 17. Fani Hatjina, Maria Bouga (2009) Portrait of Marchalina hellenica Gennadius (Hemiptera: Margarodidae), the main producing insect of pine honeydew- Biology, genetic variability and honey production. Uludag Bee Journal , November 2009, p. 162-167,
  • 18. F. Hatjina, M. Bouga, A. Karatasou, A. Kontothanasi, L. Charistos, C. Emmanouil, N. Emmanouil, AD. Maistros (2010) Pilot survey of honey bee colony losses in Greece (2007 & 2008) Journal of Apicultural Research -Special Edition 49(1): 116-118
  • 19. MD. Meixner, C. Costa, P. Kryger, F. Hatjina, M. Bouga, E. Ivanova, R. Büchler (2010) The role of genetic diversity and vitality in colony losses Journal of Apicultural Research -Special Edition 49(1) :85-92
  • 20. Bouga M., Evangelou V., Lykoudis D., Cakmak I. and Hatjina F. Study on genetic structure of Marchalina hellenica (Hemiptera: Margarodidae) populations fromTurkey: Preliminary mtDNA sequencing data. Biochemical Genetics (under revision)

Selected Presentations in Scientific Conferences- Work groups:

  • 21. Tsirakoglou, V; Thrasyvoulou, A; Hatjina, F (1997) Techniques to increase the attractiveness of kiwi flowers to honey bees. In Proceedings of the Third International Symposium on Kiwifruit, Thessaloniki, Greece, 19-22 September 1995: Acta Horticulturae 444: 439-443
  • 22. Hatjina F., Baylac M.,Haristos L.,Garnery L.,Arnold G., Tsellios D. (2002) Wing differentiation among Greek populations of honey bee (Apis mellifera): a geometric morphometrics analysis. Poster in the 7th European Entomological Congress, Thessaloniki, October 7-13, 2002
  • 23. Tsellios D., Kostarelou M. & Hatjina F. (2002) Reinfestation study of honeybees by Varroa mites due to robbing and drifting. Abstracts of the7th European Entomological Congress, Thessaloniki, October 7-13, 2002
  • 24. Gounari S., Thrasyvoulou A., Hatjina F., Zografou K. (2002) Ovulation behaviour of Marchalina hellenica. Abstracts of the 7th European Entomological Congress, Thessaloniki, October 7-13, 2002
  • 25. F. Hatjina, S. Zacharioudakis, A. Gregorc, N. Pappas, G. Theophilidis (2003) Adhesion mechanisms of Varroa destructor onto Apis mellifera macedonica. Poster 293 in APIMONDIA 2003, Ljubljana (Book of Abstracts, p. 628)
  • 26. L. Haristos, F. Hatjina, S. Gounari, D. Tsellios (2003) A method for determining the infestation level of Nosema apis in different areas of Greece. Poster 283 in APIMONDIA 2003, Ljubljana (Book of Abstracts, p. 608)
  • 27. F. Hatjina, L. Haristos, M. Bouga (2004) Geometric morphometrics analysis of honey bee populations from Greek mainland, Ionian islands and Crete island. Poster in Proceedings of the First European Conference of Apidology, Udine, 19-23 September, 2004 (p. 44)
  • 28. M. Bouga, F. Hatjina (2005) Genetic variability in Greek honey bee (A. mellifera L.) populations using geometric morphometrics analysis. In Proccedings of the Balkan Scientific Conference of Biology, Plovdiv 19-21 May 2005, Bulgaria (in press)
  • 29. R J. Paxton, F. Hatjina (2005) The role of social bees in provision of the ecosystem service of pollination in NE Greece. 3rd European Congress on Social Insects, 22-27 August, St Petersburg, Russia.
  • 30. F. Hatjina, R. Paxton, M. Felendorf, C. Mohra, T. Murray, N. Vallianos, Th. Karipiadis (2005) Bio-diversity of bees in intensive and non-intensive cultivated areas. 11th Hellenic Entomological Congress, 11-14 October 2005, Karditsa, Greece.
  • 31. F. Hatjina, L. Haristos, R. Paxton, V. Karipidou, K. Kritikopoulou, A. Mamouzi, V. Tsirakoglou (2006) Almond pollination and the use of hive entrance pollen transfer devices. Proceedings of the Second European Conference of Apidology, 10-14 September 2006, Prague, (p. 92).
  • 32. Bouga Μ., Hatjina F., Emmanouel N. (2006) National certification system of honey bee queens in Greece. Proceedings of the Second European Conference of Apidology, 10-14 September 2006, Prague, (p. 61).
  • 33. Hatjina F., Paxton R. (2007). Comparative evaluation of bee biodiversity between intensive and non-intensive cultivated areas and the role of bee species on pollination services. Proceedings of the3rd Hellenic Scientific Conference in Apiculture- Sericulture, Thessaloniki, April 21-22 (2007), p. 22-23.
  • 34. Hatjina F., Haristos L., Lambrinakos S., Petropoulos P., Apostoloudis N., Gerohimou St. (2007) Direct and indirect effects of oxalic acid administered by trickling method on honey bee colonies Proceedings of the3rd Hellenic Scientific Conference in Apiculture- Sericulture, Thessaloniki, April 21-22 (2007), p. 42-43.
  • 35. Hatjina F., L. Haristos, M. Bouga, M. Kostarelou and N. Emmanouel (2008) Quality characterisitics of produced honey bee queens in Greece. Proceedings of the Third European Conference of Apidology, 8-11 September 2008, Belfast UK, (p .50-51).
  • 36. C.Emmanouil, M. Bouga, F. Hatjina, N. Emmanouel (2008) A novel technique for quantification of DNA damage in honeybees (Apis mellifera L.). Poster in Proceedings of the third European Conference  Apidology Belfast, 8-11 September 2008, (p31).
  • 37. M. Bouga, F. Hatjina, L. Charistos (2009) Colony losses and genetic diversity of honey bees in Greece. Proceedings of the 5th COLOSS Conference, Montpellier, 14-15 September, 2009. p. 26
  • 38. F. Hatjina; A. Ozkirim (2009) Comparison between anatomical/ physical characteristics of queens and the performance of their sisters during the next productive period. Proceedings of the 5th COLOSS Conference, Montpellier, 14-15 September, 2009. p. 34
  • 39. M. Bouga, Mica Bladenovic, Leonidas Charistos, Sladjan Rasic, Fani Hatjina (2009) Molecular markers discriminating Greek from Serbian honey bees. Apimondia Congress, Montpellier, 15-20 September 2009.
  • 40. F. Hatjina, G. Tsoktouridis, M. Bouga, V. Evangelou, D. Avtzis, L. Charistos (2009) Nosema ceranae (Microspora, Nosematidae), a new pathogen of the honey bee Apis mellifera L. (Hymenoptera, Apidae). Hellenic Entomological Congress, Alexandroupolis, November 2009.
  • 41. Ralph Büchler, Ina Heidinger, Marina Meixner, Malgorzata Bienkowska, Beata Panasiuk, Yves Le Conte, Didier Crauser, Cecilia Costa, Fani Hatjina, Meral Kence, Nikola Kezic, Seppo Korpela, Per Kryger Antonio Murilhas, Aleksandar Uzunov, Jerzy Wilde (2009) European test on genotype - environment interactions. Proceedings of the 5th COLOSS Conference, Montpellier, 14-15 September, 2009. p. 9
  • 42. Marina D. Meixner1*, Per Kryger2, Cecilia Costa3, Maria Bouga4, Fani Hatjina5, Jurek Wilde6, Aleksandar Uzunov7, Nikola Kezic8, Wei Shi9, Meral Kence10, Ralph Büchler1 Towards the development of international standard recommendations for breeding honey bees including characters of colony vitality . Proceedings of the COLOSS Workshop: Monitoring and Stardardization (Bee Book)- Amsterdam, January 18-20, 2010, P. 21
  • 43. Fani Hatjina, Leonidas Charistos Artificial larval rearing as a tool for evaluating the effects of imidacloprid on honey bees under laboratory conditions. Proceeding of the COLOSS Workshop ‘Method standardization for larval tests' Graz, June 7-9, 2010, p. 12
  • 44. Charistos Leonidas, Hatjina Fani (2010) Over-wintering of honey bee colonies using different artificial diets. Proceedings of the 6th COLOSS Conference, Ankara, 4-5 September, 2010. p. 31.
  • 45. Ralph Büchler, Malgorzata Bienkowska, Beata Panasiuk, Cecilia Costa, Fani Hatjina, Charistos Leonidas, Kokkinis Michalis, Evgeniya Ivanova, Plamen Petrov, Nikola Kezic, Maja Drazic, Seppo Korpela, Aleksandar Uzunov, Jerzy Wilde. Preliminary evaluations of the Coloss genotype-environment interaction experiment. COLOSS Workshop ‘Standardized protocols for honey bee vitality and diversity', June 16-18, 2010, Kopenhagen,
  • 46. Cecilia Costa1, Ralph Büchler2, Marina Meixner2, Malgorzata Bienkowska3, Beata Panasiuk3, Fani Hatjina4, Charistos Leonidas4, Kokkinis Michalis4, Evgeniya Ivanova5, Plamen Petrov5, Nikola Kezic6, Maja Drazic6, Seppo Korpela7, Aleksandar Uzunov8, Jerzy Wilde9 (2010) Ongoing evaluations of the Coloss WG 4 genotype-environment interaction experiment. Proceedings of the VIth COLOSS Conference- Ankara, Turkey- 5-6- September 2010, p. 25
  • 47. Evgeniya Ivanova*, Maria Bouga, Plamen Petrov3, Mica Mladenovic4, Sladjan Rasic4, Leonidas Charistos5, Fani Hatjina5 Preliminary results from a study on Balkan honey bees' genetic variability using isoenzymic approach. Proceedings of the Forth European Conference of Apidology, Ankara, 7-9 September, 2010
  • 48. Hatjina Fani (2010) Certification system for the quality of honey bee queens in Greece. Proceeding of the 2nd International Mugla Beekeeping and pine honey Congress, Mugla- Turkey, 5-8 October, 2010, p. 79 (invited talk)
  • 49. Hatjina Fani (2010) Health Status and Control of honey bee colonies in Greece. Proceeding of the 2nd International Mugla Beekeeping and pine honey Congress, Mugla- Turkey, 5-8 October, 2010, p. 99.(invited talk)
  • 50. Fani Hatjina, Taylan Dogaroglu (2010) Imidacloprid effect on honey bees under laboratory conditions using hoarding cages COLOSS Work Shop ‘Standardized methods for honey bee rearing in hoarding cages', 25.-26 November, Bologna Italy

 

Current projects

Leader in:

  • 1. 'Bio-diversity of bee pollinators' [General Secretariat for Research and Technology of Greece (90%); Charantonis D.- Biological Control (SMEs) (10%), 2004-2005]
  • 2. ‘Strategic plan to control Varroa' [Hellenic Ministry of Rural Development & Food; 2004-2005]
  • 3. ‘Use of Oxalic acid against Varroa' [Hellenic Ministry of Rural Development & Food; 2005-2007]
  • 4. ‘Identification of honey bee queens- quality control' [Hellenic Ministry of Rural Development & Food; 2005-2007]
  • 5. ‘Effects of genetically modified plants (GMOs), nicotinoids and air pollution on honey bees' [Hellenic Ministry of Rural Development & Food; 2008-2010]
  • 6. ‘Monitoring flight activity of honeybees under pesticide and pollution pressure, using electronic bee counters attached at the entrances of beehives' [Platon project 2009, Greece -France]