I am a Remote Sensing and GIS scientist with a Master’s degree in GIS (University College London) and a PhD in Geography (King’s College London). Previously, I worked as a researcher or a lecturer in other institutions, such as the CSIRO (Australia), Royal Holloway, King’s College London, CGIAR/CIAT (Colombia), the University of Valencia (Spain) and the University of the Aegean (Greece). I have received funds for undertaking research in Europe, Africa, Australia and South America. More recently, I was awarded with a 4-year EU Marie Curie Career Integration Grant to carry out research in South Africa related with the monitoring of land degradation and desertification with the use of Earth Observation data.
Symeonakis, E., P. A. Caccetta, J. F. Wallace, E. Arnau-Rosalen, A. Calvo-Cases S. Koukoulas. (2015). "Multi-temporal Forest Cover Change and Forest Density Trend Detection in a Mediterranean Environment." Land Degradation & Development, DOI: 10.1002/ldr.2405
Higginbottom, T. P. and Symeonakis, E. 2014. Assessing Land Degradation and Desertification Using Vegetation Index Data: Current Frameworks and Future Directions. Remote Sensing 6 (10), 9552-9575. DOI:10.3390/rs6109552
Symeonakis, E. and Higginbottom, T. P. 2014. Bush encroachment monitoring using multi-temporal Landsat data and random forests. Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XL-2, 29-35. doi:10.5194/isprsarchives-XL-2-29-2014.
Symeonakis, E., Karathanasis, N., Koukoulas, S. and Panagopoulos, G. 2014. Monitoring sensitivity to land degradation and desertification with the ESAI methodology: the case of Lesvos island. Land Degradation & Development DOI: 10.1002/ldr.2285
Payne, R. and Symeonakis, E. 2012. The spatial extent of tephra deposition and environmental impacts from the 1912 Novarupta eruption. Bulletin of Volcanology 74 (10) , pp. 2449-2458.
Symeonakis, E., Caccetta, P. A., Koukoulas, S., Furby, S. and Wallace, J. F., 2012. Multi-temporal land use change mapping applied to the Mediterranean island of Lesvos (Greece). International Journal of Remote Sensing, 33(13), 4075-4093.
Symeonakis, E. and Drake, N., 2010. 10-daily Soil Erosion Modelling over sub-Saharan Africa. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 161, pp. 369-387. DOI: 10.1007/s10661-009-0754-7
Symeonakis, E., Bonifašio, R. and Drake., N., 2008. . A comparison of rainfall estimation techniques for sub-Saharan Africa. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, 11(1), pp. 15-26.
Symeonakis, E., Calvo, A. and Arnau, E., 2007. Land Use Change and Land Degradation in Southeastern Mediterranean Spain. Environmental Management, 40, 80-94.
Symeonakis, E. Robinson, T. and Drake, N., 2007. GIS and Multiple-Criteria Evaluation for the Optimisation of Tsetse Fly Eradication Programmes. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 124, 89-103.
Symeonakis, E. and Drake, N., 2004. Monitoring Desertification and Land Degradation over Sub-Saharan Africa, International Journal of Remote Sensing, 25(3), 573-592.
Drake, N., Zhang, X., Symeonakis, E., Wooster, M. and Patterson, G. 2004. Near real-time modelling of regional scale soil erosion using AVHRR and meteosat data: A tool for monitoring the impact of sediment yield on the biodiversity of Lake Tanganyika. In Richard E.J. Kelly, Nicholas A. Drake and Stuart L. Barr (eds) Spatial Modelling of the Terrestrial Environment, Wiley, London. p.288.