It is with a deep sadness to announce that Professor Spyros Dafis passed away on 13th December 2014.
Professor Dafis, born in Kastania of Kalambaka, was a great mentor to Greek foresters. His wisdom, kindness and hard work gained him strong recognition in forestry in Greece and beyond. Professor Dafis was a prominent figure in Greek forestry, he was highly thought of amongst forestry practitioners and forestry scientists.
Professor Dafis was a founding member of ProSilva Europe. He held the position of the scientific director of the National Centre for Habitat and Wetland in Thessaloniki. However, he was also the chairman of the School of Forestry and Natural Environment, the director of the Laboratory of Silviculture and Mountainous Waters Management and the president of the Administration and Management of the University Forests.
Professor Spyros Dafis was a great example and guide to many of us, his legacy will never be forgotten.