Stefanos Tsiaras holds a BS in Forestry and Natural Environment, a MSc in Planning and Development of Natural Resources / Forest Policy and a PhD in Forest Policy / Sustainable Development from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, School of Forestry and Natural Environment. He completed his post-doc research entitled "Sustainable Development in less favoured areas- mountainous areas" in the Forest Research Institute of Thessaloniki in 2015. In 2018 he received a MSc in Business Administration from University of Macedonia, Greece.
Stefanos Tsiaras has substantial experience in environmental projects, having been a special consultant for several environmental museums in Greece. At the moment he is a part time Teaching Fellow in the Institute of Vocational Training of Aridaia, Greece. He has been a Teaching Associate in the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
and in the Eastern Macedonia and Thrace Institute of Technology. He has published papers in international journals, and has made presentations in international Conferences.
He is a member of the Editorial Review Board for the International Journal of Green Computing IJGC and a reviewer for many international journals. His research interests include Forest Policy, Sustainable Development, Regional Development, Less Favoured Areas, Mountain Tourism and Decision Making. Stefanos Tsiaras supports REACH Innovation EU-GR as an Independent Consultant for research projects in Greece. He is based in Thessaloniki, Greece.