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.
Stobbelaar, P. , Neinavaz, E. , & Nyktas, P. (2022). Prediction of leaf area index using thermal infrared data acquired by UAS over a mixed temperate forest. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation (JAG), 114, . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jag.2022.103049
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.
Albarelli, D. S. N. A. , Mavrouli, O. C. , & Nyktas, P. (2021). Identification of potential rockfall sources using UAV-derived point cloud. Bulletin of engineering geology and the environment, 80(8), 6539-6561. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10064-021-02306-2
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., 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. . https://doi.org/10.3390/d13010022
Effiom, A. E. , Van Leeuwen, L. M. , Nyktas, P., Okojie, J. A., & Erdbrügger, J. (2019). Combining unmanned aerial vehicle and multispectral Pleiades data for tree species identification, a prerequisite for accurate carbon estimation. Journal of applied remote sensing, 13(3), . https://doi.org/10.1117/1.JRS.13.034530
Ye, N. , Van Leeuwen, L. M. , & Nyktas, P. (2019). Analysing the potential of UAV point cloud as input in quantitative structure modelling for assessment of woody biomass of single trees. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, 81, 47-57. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jag.2019.05.010
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