Dr. Athanassios Hatzistathis is Emeritus Professor, School of Forestry and Natural Environment, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He realized his postgraduate studies in U.K. and U.S.A.
During his 40-year career in the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki he teached and investigated topics of Silviculture (forest ecology, forest treatments for the improvement of stands and wood production, reforestations and forest nurseries). He was also occupied with the teaching of forest landscape.
He is author of many research papers. He also co-authored two books: a) Reforestation and Forest Nurseries (in Greek), b) Forest Landscape, together with Emeritus Professor John Ispikoudis (in Greek). In 1994 he was honored by the Academy of Athens with the first award of sciences for a research paper on restoration of degraded ecosystems.