Nikolaos Koutsias

Associate Professor of Environmental Informatics, Remote Sensing and Geographical Information Systems
Phone: +30 264107-4201
E-mail: nkoutsia [at] upatras [dot] gr


Undergraduated Studies: Department of Environmental Studies, University of Aegean (1993)
Postgraduated Studies: Department of Forestry and Natural Environment, Aristotelian University (2001)
Ph.D. Thesis: Satellite Remote Sensing and Geographical Information Systems for the Spectral Evaluation and Mapping of Burned Surfaces in Mediterranean Ecosystems
Supervisor: Prof. M. Karteris

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Selected Publications

  • N. KOUTSIAS, M. PLENIOU. 2015. Comparing the spectral signal of burned surfaces between Landsat-7 ETM+ and Landsat-8 OLI sensors. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 36(14): 3714-3732
  • KOUTSIAS, N., G. XANTHOPOULOS, D. FOUNDA, F. XYSTRAKIS, F. NIOTI, M. PLENIOU, G. MALLINIS, M. ARIANOUTSOU. 2013. On the relationships between forest fires and weather conditions in Greece from long-term national observations (1894-2010). International Journal of Wildland Fire 22:493-507
  • KOUTSIAS N, ARIANOUTSOU M, KALLIMANIS AS, MALLINIS G, HALLEY JM, DIMOPOULOS P. 2012. Where did the fires burn in Peloponnisos, Greece the summer of 2007? Evidence for a synergy of fuel and weather. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 156: 41-53
  • MALLINIS N, KOUTSIAS N, TSAKIRI-STRATI M, KARTERIS M. 2008. Object-based classification of a Quickbird high spatial resolution imagery for delineating forest vegetation polygons in a Mediterranean test site. ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, 63(2): 237-250
  • KOUTSIAS N, KARTERIS M, CHUVIECO E. 2000. The use of intensity-hue-saturation transformation of Landsat-5 Thematic Mapper data for burned area mapping. Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, 66(7): 829-839
  • KOUTSIAS N, KARTERIS M. 1998. Logistic regression modeling of multitemporal Thematic Mapper data for burned area mapping. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 19(18): 3499-3514


Research Interests

  • Remote sensing, Geographical information systems & Spatial analysis
  • Applications on wildland fires, natural disasters and landscape ecology
  • Applied multivariate methods
  • Geostatistics and point pattern analysis with special emphasis on spatio-temporal analysis of wildland fire ignition points
  • Positional uncertainty and data modeling



Programming (FORTRAN)
GIS & spatial analysis methods
Remote sensing


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