dr. P. Nyktas (Panagiotis)

Assistant Professor

About Me

I am a landscape ecologist motivated to conduct and link scientific research with applied spatial ecology and conservation. I have been involved in multidisciplinary work, including alpine and coastal phytogeomorphology and Environmental Niche Modelling for the conservation of priority species and habitats. Over the last years, I have explored the use of close-range photogrammetry and drone systems (UAS) in biodiversity mapping and ecological monitoring. I also strive to include these topics in education and capacity building projects aiming at the sustainable use and management of natural resources.


Gidey Kahsay , A. , Neinavaz, E. , & Nyktas, P. (2022). Investigating the potential of thermal infrared UAS imagery for detecting the health status of pine trees. Abstract from 12th EARSeL Workshop on Imaging Spectroscopy 2022, Potsdam, Germany.
Niederheiser, R., Winkler, M., Di Cecco, V., Erschbamer, B., Fernández, R., Geitner, C., Hofbauer, H., Kalaitzidis, C., Klingraber, B., Lamprecht, A., Lorite, J., Nicklas, L. , Nyktas, P., Pauli, H., Stanisci, A., Steinbauer, K., Theurillat, J.-P., Vittoz, P. , & Rutzinger, M. (2021). Using automated vegetation cover estimation from close-range photogrammetric point clouds to compare vegetation location properties in mountain terrain. GIScience & remote sensing, 58(1), 120-137. https://doi.org/10.1080/15481603.2020.1859264
Kazakis, G., Ghosn, D., Remoundou, I. , Nyktas, P., Talias, M., & Vogiatzakis, I. (2021). Altitudinal Vascular Plant Richness and Climate Change in the Alpine Zone of the Lefka Ori, Crete. Diversity, 13(1), 1-16. Article 22. https://doi.org/10.3390/d13010022

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Courses Academic Year  2023/2024

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Courses Academic Year  2022/2023

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Visiting Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation
Langezijds (building no. 19), room 1111
Hallenweg 8
7522NH  Enschede
The Netherlands

Mailing Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation
Langezijds  1111
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands