Eleni Maloupa is an agronomist, with a PhD in biology and the physiology of plants from University Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris. Since 1998, she has been a regular researcher at the National Agricultural Research Foundation, and is responsible for the Balkan Botanical Garden at Kroussia and the Laboratory for the Preservation and Development of Self-Sown and Floricultural Species. She is in charge of several national and international research programs regarding the preservation, development, and protection of Greek flora. Maloupa is chairman of the organization of international conferences of the International Society for Horticultural Science. Since 2002, she has been a national representative at the international network for the preservation of the flora at botanical gardens (BGCI) and member of the European Committee PLANTA EUROPA. She has published widely on the preservation, development, and protection of Greek flora, agriculture, ecosystem and environment, botanic gardens etc.