Postdoctoral Research Fellows

DimitrisGounaridis
Dimitris Gounaridis
2018 Ph.D., Department of Geography. University of the Aegean.
2012 M.Sc., Applied Geo-Informatics in Environmental and Risk Management. University of the Aegean.
2009 B.A.Sc., Forestry and Management of the Natural Environment. Eastern Macedonia and Thrace Institute of Technology (EMaTTech).
Dimitris Gounaridis is a postdoctoral research fellow at the School for Environment and Sustainability (SEAS), University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He has a background in Forestry (BSc) and applied Geo-Informatics (MSc) and he was awarded a PhD in Geography for his dissertation on mutli-scale simulation modeling of land use/cover changes. His main research interests span theoretical and applied aspects of land changes, the interplay of proximate and underlying driving forces, the multiple scales involved and the role along with the effectiveness of planning and policy. So far, he has been involved in various interdisciplinary research groups in subjects related to earth observation, change detection, spatial analysis, data fusion, simulation modeling and scenario-based land use assessment. Dimitris has published in Computers Environment and Urban Systems; Journal of Maps; International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation; Applied Geography; Remote Sensing and Science of the Total Environment among other journals. His current work at the Urban Sustainability Research Group focuses on a) spatial analysis of urban meat production-consumption patterns and dynamics, b) delineation of socio-economic aspects and scenario-based analysis to scale up urban agriculture, c) earth observation techniques to identify environmental injustice in relation to green infrastructure and decision support on their expansion and optimal allocation.
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