Dr Elias Symeonakis

Elias Symeonakis

MSc Supervisor
Manchester Metropolitan University

Contact Details:

Tel: +44 (0)161 247 1587
Email: e.symeonakis@mmu.ac.uk

Elias is a Surveying Engineer with a Masters degree in Geographical Information Systems (University College London) and a PhD in Geography (King’s College London). Currently, he is a Lecturer in GIS and Environment at Manchester Metropolitan University.  Elias’ most recent research foci evolve around the application of remote sensing and GIS methods in two main scientific areas, Mapping, monitoring and modeling of land use/cover change and Identification of land sensitivity to desertification and land degradation.

Selected Publications

JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS

 

Payne R. and Symeonakis, E., 2012. The spatial extent of tephra deposition and environmental impacts from the 1912 Novarupta eruption. Bulletin of Volcanology, 74, 2449–2458.

 

Symeonakis, E., Caccetta, P. A., Koukoulas, S., Furby, S. and Wallace, J. F., accep. Multi-temporal land use change mapping applied to the Mediterranean island of Lesvos (Greece). International Journal of Remote Sensing.

 

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., Bonifaçio, R. and Drake., N., 2008a. . 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., 2007a. Land Use Change and Land Degradation in Southeastern Mediterranean Spain. Environmental Management, 40, 80-94.

 

Symeonakis, E. Robinson, T. and Drake, N., 2006a. 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.

 

CHAPTERS IN BOOKS

 

Peer reviewed

 

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.

 

CONFERENCE PUBLICATIONS

 

Symeonakis, E. and Pappas, I., 2013. Modelling Land Cover Change in a Mediterranean Environment using a Multi-Layer Neural Network Model and Markov Chain Analysis. In: Proceedings of 35th International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment, 22-26 April, Beijing, China.

 

Symeonakis, E. and Vafeidis, A. T., 2009. Forest Cover Change Modelling Using Artificial Neural Networks. In Proceedings of the EARSeL Special Interest Group on ‘Land Use and Land Cover’ Workshop, Bonn, Germany, 25 – 27 November.

 

Symeonakis, E., Karathanasis, N., Panagopoulos, G. and Koukoulas, S., 2009. A Sensitivity Index for Land Degradation and Desertification Mapping and Monitoring: the case of the island of Lesvos. In: Proceedings of the EARSeL Special Interest Group on ‘Land Use and Land Cover’ Workshop, Bonn, Germany, 25 – 27 November.

 

Symeonakis, E., N. Karathanasis, S. Furby, I. Gatsis, 2008b. Mapping Post-Olympics Urban Use Change in the Periphery of Athens using Multi-Temporal Pixel-Based and Segmentation Techniques. The International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, VolXXXVII. Part B7. Beijing 2008, pp. 1675-1680.

 

Symeonakis, E., Caccetta, P. A., Arnau-Rosalen, E., Wallace, J. F. and Calvo-Cases, A. 2008c. Multi-Temporal Woody Perennial Vegetation Cover Change Detection. In Proceedings of the ‘Earth International Conference’, June 2008, Lesvos, Greece.

 

Koukoulas, S., Vafeidis, A. T., Vafeidis, G. and Symeonakis., E., 2008. The role of spatial metrics on the performance of an artificial neural-network based model for land use change. The International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, VolXXXVII. Part B7. Beijing 2008, pp.1661-1666.

 

Symeonakis, E., Bonifaçio, R. and Drake., N., 2007b. A comparison of number-of-rain-days estimation techniques for continental hydrological modelling. In Proceedings of IEEE Geosciences and Remote Sensing Symposium, 23-27 July, Barcelona, Spain.

 

Symeonakis, E., Caccetta, P. A., Furby, S., Wallace, J. F. and Koukoulas, S., 2007c. Mapping Land Use Change using Conditional Probability Networks: a Case Study in the Mediterranean Island of Lesvos. In Proceedings of the 32nd International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment, San José, Costa Rica, 25-29 June 2007.

 

Symeonakis, E. and Drake, N., 2006b. 10-Daily Soil Erosion Modelling Over Sub-Saharan Africa, Proceedings of the COST Action 634 "On- and Off-site Environmental Impacts of Runoff and Erosion" Conference, Samos Isl., 26-28 May.

 

Symeonakis, E., Caccetta, P. A., Wallace, J. F. and Koukoulas, S., 2006c. Multi Temporal Land/Use Cover Change Detection in the Spanish Mediterranean Coast. International Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing Symposium, 5-9 May, Enschede, The Netherlands.

 

Symeonakis, E., Koukoulas, S., Calvo-Cases, A., Arnau-Rosalen, E. and Makris., I. 2004. A landuse change and land degradation study in Spain and Greece using remote sensing and GIS. International Archives of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, XXth ISPRS Congress, Istambul, 16-23 July.

 

Symeonakis, E., Calvo, A. and Arnau, E., 2003. A Study of the Relationship Between Landuse Changes and Land Degradation in SE Spain using Remote Sensing and GIS. Proceedings of the International Conference of GIS and Remote Sensing in Hydrology, Water Resources and Environment, Three Gorges Dam site, China, 16-19 September.

 

Symeonakis, E. and Drake, N., 2001. Towards a Desertification Monitoring System for sub-Saharan Africa, Proceedings of the 1st Annual Remote Sensing & Photogrammetry Society Conference, London, 12-14 September.

 

Symeonakis, E., Bonifaçio, R. and Drake, N., 2000. Validation of Satellite and Rain-Gauge Data for Parameterising a Continental-Scale Soil Erosion Model. International Archives of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, XIXth ISPRS Congress, Amsterdam, 16-23 July.