Thomas Panagopoulos born in Larissa, Greece, graduated in Forest Engineering at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, M.Sc. in Renewable Natural Resources, and PhD in Forestry and Natural Environment. His main research fields are “landscape reclamation”, “GIS in landscape assessment” and “sustainable development”. He has been Department Head and Landscape Architecture Master Degree Director at the University of Algarve, Portugal and in the Doctoral Program “Innovation and Land Management”. He is vice-president of the Centre of Spatial Research and Organizations (CIEO). Invited Academic Lecturer of various Universities and Research Organizations like: Michigan State University, USA, Huelva University, Spain, Agriculture University of Latvia, Jelgava, and Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. Author of more than 150 publications, he organized 15 International conferences related to Landscape Architecture, Information and Technology, Urban Development, Environment and Sustainability. He is coordinator or participant at various EU financed projects and national research projects. He is at the editorial board of various national and international scientific journals: “WSEAS Transactions on Environment and Development”, “Revista Ibérica de Sistemas e Tecnologias de Informação”, “Spatial and Organizational Dynamics - Discussion Papers”, “International Journal of Systems Applications, Engineering & Development”, "Spanish Journal of Rural Development". He is member of the UNISCAPE (the European Network of Universities for the implementation of the European Landscape Convention) where he currently preparing the European Master in Landscape Conservation.
Biography Updated on 4 September 2012