Dr. Iosif Botetzagias – Homepage


Welcome… to my homepage. Here you may find information concerning my work and research interests. I would be glad to answer your comments and/or suggestions on how it may be improved.

I was born and raised on Corfu, Greece, and I studied at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, (B.Sc.), University of East Anglia, UK (M.Sc.) και Keele University, UK (Ph.D.).

Since 2005 I have been at the Department of Environment, University of the Aegean, where I currently hold the post of Professor of Environmental Politics & Policy. Starting in 2021, I am also a Visiting Professor at the Department of History, Ionian University, Greece. In the past, I have taught (postgraduate level) at the International Hellenic University (Greece) and at the Central European University (Hungary).

My research and teaching focus on Environmental Politics and Sociology. More specifically I am interested on environmental behaviors, environmental communication, green parties, the state-society interactions on environmental issues, and environmental NGOs- while I am developing an interest on environmental history as well.

For an overview of my research profile, please visit:

My Scopus profile

My Mendeley profile

My Publons profile

  • Kostopoulos G. & Botetzagias I. (2022), The “War on goats”: forestry, husbandry and politics in early modern Greece, The Historical Review/La Revue Historique (accepted for publication 2022)

… a new textbook on Environmental Politics

… the history of animal welfare in early 20th century Greece

Mail adress: Department of Environment, University of the Aegean, 81100 Mytilene, GREECE

Office phone number: +30 22510 36294

E-mail: iosif@aegean.gr