Dimitrios Alexakis was born in Chania-Crete in 1977. He is a Geologist and holds a B.Sc. (2001), a M.Sc. (2003) and a Ph.D. (2009) in the fields of Remote Sensing, Geographic Information Systems/GIS and Physical Geography/Geomorphology from the School of Geology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. He is currently working as Assitant Researcher (Researcher C’) at the Institute for Mediterranean Studies, Foundation for Researcher and Technology Hellas (FORTH). During his PhD Studies he received a Marie Curie Fellowship (visiting fellow in UCL, UK), a scholarship from Greek State Scholarship foundation (IKY) and worked as Principal Investigator at projects funded by Pened 2003 (General Secretariat For Research and Technology ) and INSTAP foundation. After the completion of his PhD studies he worked as post doctoral researcher and adjunct Professor at Cyprus University of Technology (2011-2014) and Technical University of Crete (2014-2018). His scientific interests involve applications of Remote Sensing (Satellite, UAV, Field Spectroscopy, SAR, Aerial) and GIS in the fields of Geomorphology, Landscape Ecology, Natural Hazards Landscape archaeology, Hydrology, Spatial planning and Environmental monitoring. Dr. Alexakis has extensive teaching experience as Lecturer in the fields of Remote Sensing and GIS. He has published 43 peer reviewed papers in high impact scientific journals, 6 book chapters and more than 85 papers in international and national (peer-reviewed) conference proceedings. He has organized and participated as instructor in international workshops (RESTECH, Marie Curie etc.) and has acted as member of the scientific/ organizing committee of several international conferences. Dr. Alexakis has given a considerable number of invited lectures and keynote speeches in the fields of Remote Sensing and GIS (Cyprus, Bahrain, Greece, etc). He is acting as reviewer for 27 scientific journals and he is member of the editorial boards of “Remote Sensing MDPI” (Environmental Remote Sensing section) and “Open Geosciences” journals. He has been involved in more than 40 International and National funded research projects (funded by Horizon 2020, Life+, FP7 Research, INTERREG III, Thales, Cyprus Research Promotion Foundation, ARISTEIA, ELIDEK etc).
Polykretis, C., & Alexakis, D. D. (2021). Spatial stratified heterogeneity of fertility and its association with socio-economic determinants using geographical detector: The case study of Crete island, Greece. Applied Geography, 127 doi:10.1016/j.apgeog.2020.102384
Grillakis, M. G., Polykretis, C., Manoudakis, S., Seiradakis, K. D., & Alexakis, D. D. (2020). A quantile mapping method to fill in discontinued daily precipitation time series. Water (Switzerland), 12(8) doi:10.3390/w12082304
Polykretis, C., Alexakis, D. D., Grillakis, M. G., & Manoudakis, S. (2020). Assessment of intra-annual and inter-annual variabilities of soil erosion in Crete island (Greece) by incorporating the dynamic "nature" of R and C-factors in RUSLE modeling. Remote Sensing, 12(15) doi:10.3390/RS12152439
Polykretis, C., Grillakis, M. G., & Alexakis, D. D. (2020). Exploring the impact of various spectral indices on land cover change detection using change vector analysis: A case study of Crete island, Greece. Remote Sensing, 12(2) doi:10.3390/rs12020319
Grillakis, M. G., Polykretis, C., & Alexakis, D. D. (2020). Past and projected climate change impacts on rainfall erosivity: Advancing our knowledge for the eastern Mediterranean island of Crete. Catena, 193 doi:10.1016/j.catena.2020.104625
Dimitris Alexakis (2020) Satellite Remote Sensing and monitoring of physical environment. Potential and perspectives in the field of public administration and justice . In the book: Environmental Challenges in the 21st century (in English) Edited by: George Ballias and Eupraxia –Aithra Maria, Sakkoulas publications, ISBN 978-960-648-197-0