REMOTE SENSING AND GIS
BULGARIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
SPACE RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE


CURRICULUM VITAE

DIMITROV, Petar Kirilov

(Family name, First Name, Second name)

Office Address: Acad. G. Bonchev St., bl.1
                         Sofia 1
113, Bulgaria

 

Phone: (+359 2) 979 24 15

 

Fax:       (+359 2) 988 35 03

E-mail: petarkirilov@mail.bg

Education:

2012 – Educational and scientific degree Doctor – PhD, scientific specialty 01.04.12. „Remote Sensing of the Earth and planets”, Space Research and Technology Institute (SRTI)- Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS)

 

Theme: Estimation and mapping of structural attributes of coniferous forests by multispectral satellite images

 

2007 – Master’s degree, Subject: Geography, Master’s Program of Physical Geography and Landscape ecology, St. Kliment Ohridski University of Sofia, Faculty of Geology and Geography

 

2005 – Bachelor’s degree, Subject: Geography, St. Kliment Ohridski University of Sofia, Faculty of Geology and Geography

Honours/Titles/Qualifications:

Space Research and Technology Institute – BAS, Associate Professor, 2016

Space and Solar-terrestrial Research Institute – BAS, Assistant, 2008

Major Fields of Scientific Research (Keywords):

Remote sensing, GIS, Landscape ecology, Geomorphology

Membership in Scientific Organizations:

IALE (UK)

EARSEL

Languages :

English , Russian

Research activity :

Participation in projects:

3 science research contracts,

1 contract under OP “Human Resources Development” funded by ESF

Optical remote sensing mapping of coniferous forest structure and biomass in Bulgaria. Project supported by Spot – Planet Action. The project is carried out by Space Research and Technology Institute. Project Starting Date: 07/01/2010 Project Closing Date: 12/31/2012.

 

Testing PROBA-V and VEGETATION data for agricultural applications in Bulgaria and Romania (PROAGROBURO). Contract Ref. Nr CB/XX/16. between the SRTI-BAS and the Belgian Federal Science Policy Office (BELSPO), under the PROBA-V Preparatory Programme. Principal Investigator: Àssoc. Prof. Dr. E. Roumenina, PhD.

 

Development of Methodical Fundamentals of Landscape-Ecological Planning Using Geoinformation Technologies. Contract NZ–No.1507/05 between the SRI-BAS and the Scientific Research Fund at the Ministry of Education and Science, 2005-2009, Head of the project: Àssoc. Prof. Dr. E. Roumenina, PhD

 

Development of Methodology and Creating a National Data Base for NDVI, NPP and LAI Based on Satellite Data from NOAA AVHRR and MODIS. Contract No. ÄÂ 08/001.12.06.2008, between SRI-BAS and Kontrax Company, June 2008 – September 2008, Head of the project: Àssoc. Prof. Dr. E. Roumenina, PhD

 

Enhancing the Qualification and Retaining a Young Scholars' Team in the Field of Aerosapace Technologies as a Prerequisite for Monitoring and Preservation of the Environment and Prevention of Damages Caused by Natural Disasters. Contract No. ÂG051ÐÎ001/07/3.3-02/63/170608 between the SRI-BAS and the Scientific Research Fund at the Ministry of Education of the Rep. of Bulgaria under the Human Resource Development Operative Programme, 2008–2010, Head of the project: Prof. P. Getsov. (http://young.sci.space.bas.bg/)

 

Publications:

Journal articles:

 

Roumenina, E, V. Kazandjiev, P. Dimitrov, L. Filchev, V. Vassilev, G. Jelev, V. Georgieva, H. Lukarski. 2013. Validation of LAI and assessment of winter wheat status using spectral data and vegetation indices from SPOT VEGETATION and simulated PROBA-V images. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 34(8), pp. 2888-2904, ISSN 0143-1161, DOI:10.1080/01431161.2012.755276

 

Roumenina, E., L. Filchev, V. Naydenova, G. Jelev, P. Dimitrov, V. Vassilev, L. Kraleva. 2010. Monitoring of Winter Crop Status in Bulgaria Using a Series of NOAA AVHRR NDVI Images. Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing. Vol. 36, pp. 224-230

 

Dimitrov, P., E. Roumenina. 2012. Studying the relationship between some attributes of coniferous forests and spectral data from the ASTER satellite sensor. Aerospace Research in Bulgaria, 24, pp. 116–128, ISSN 1313-0927

 

Dimitrov, P. 2012. Using of multispectral satellite images for estimation and mapping of coniferous forest aboveground tree biomass. Problems of geography, 1-2, pp. 90–104, ISSN 0204-7209

 

Jelev, G., M. Chervenyashka, P. Dimitrov. 2012. Spatial model of the land use dynamics in the Maritsa Iztok mines with remote sensing methods. Ecological engineering and environment protection, Vol. 11, Issue 1, pp. 5-11, ISSN 1311-8668 (in Bulgarian)

 

Dimitrov, P., A. Velchev. 2012. The relict rock glaciers as a morphological feature in Rila mountain`s alpine zone. Annuare de Universite de Sofia, Faculte de Geologie et Geographie, Tome 103, Livre 2 - Geographie, pp. 97-111, ISSN 0324–2579 (in Bulgarian)

http://www.uni-sofia.bg/index.php/bul/universitet_t/fakulteti/geologo_geografski_fakultet/oficialni_izdaniya

 

Roumenina, E., L. Filchev, V. Vassilev, P. Dimitrov, G. Jelev, G. Stancalie, E. Savin, D. Mihailescu. 2012. Comparative analysis of crop maps for chosen test areas on the territory of Bulgaria and Romania using simulated Proba-V and Spot vegetation data. EARSeL eProceedings, 11(2), pp.155-160, ISSN 1729-3782

 

Roumenina, E., G. Jelev, P. Dimitrov, L. Filchev, V. Kazandjiev, V. Georgieva, D. Joleva. 2011. Monitoring of winter wheat of the Enola variety on the Lozenets reference area using satellite and ground-based data. Field Crops Studies, Vol. VII – 2, pp.221-232

http://dai-gt.org/fcs/bg/index.php?page=tom&idt=11&idb=20&ida=355

 

Teodosiev, D., G. Mardirossian, L. Filchev, R. Gjurov, B. Srebrov, P. Dimitrov, Ts. Srebrova. 2009. Results obtained from a pilot monitoring investigation in town areas of the electromagnetic fields space distribution and their characteristics in the frequency range 800 MHz-2200 MHz. Ecological engineering and environment protection, Vol. 8, Issue 3-4, pp. 74-81, ISSN 1311-8668

 

Published conference papers:

 

Dimitrov, P., A. Gikov. 2012. Relict rock glaciers identification and mapping in Pirin Mountain using aerial and satellite images. In: Proceedings of the Seventh Scientific Conference with International Participation “Space, Ecology, Safety – SES 2011”, 29 November – 1 December 2011, Sofia, Bulgaria, Space Research and Technology Institute Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, pp.256-263, ISSN 1313-3888 (In Bulgarian)

 

Roumenina, E., L. Filchev, G. Jelev, P. Dimitrov, H. Lukarski, V. Kazandjiev, V. Georgieva. 2012. Determination of wheat crop status after winter using simulated PROBA-V and ground-based data. In: Proceedings of the Seventh Scientific Conference with International Participation “Space, Ecology, Safety – SES 2011”, 29 November – 1 December 2011, Sofia, Bulgaria, Space Research and Technology Institute Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, pp.197-207, ISSN 1313-3888

 

Dimitrov, P. 2012. Mapping of coniferous forests’ structural attributes in Rila Mountain, Bulgaria by satellite data. In: Proceedings of the First European SCGIS Conference “Best practices: Application of GIS technologies for conservation of natural and cultural heritage sites”, 21 - 23 May 2012, Sofia, Bulgaria, Space Research and Technology Institute – Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, pp.44-52, ISSN 1314-7749 http://proc.scgis.scgisbg.org/S1-7_Dimitrov.pdf

 

Gikov, A., P. Dimitrov. 2011. Relict rock glaciers identification and mapping in Rila mountain using aerial and satellite images. In: Proc. of the Sixth Scientific Conference with International Participation “Space, Ecology, Safety – SES` 2010, 2-4 November 2010, Sofia, Bulgaria, SSTRI-BAS, pp. 252-259, ISSN 1313-3888 (in Bulgarian) http://www.space.bas.bg/SENS/SES2010/3_RS/8.pdf

 

Naydenova, V., P. Dimitrov, G. Jelev, E. Roumenina. 2010. Analysis of the Dynamics of Vegetation Parameters LAI, EVI and FPAR for Forest Areas using MODIS Data. In: Proceedings of the 30th EARSeL Symposium "Remote Sensing for Science, Education and Culture", pp. 357-364, ISBN 978-3-00-033435-1

 

Roumenina, E., L. Filchev, V. Naydenova, P. Dimitrov, G. Jelev. 2010. Landscape Planning of Land-Use Using High Resolution Satellite Images and Ground-Based Data. In: Proceedings of the 30th EARSeL Symposium "Remote Sensing for Science, Education and Culture", pp. 215-222, ISBN 978-3-00-033435-1

 

Gikov, A., P. Dimitrov. 2010. Applying geoinformation technologies to assess the damages and effects of the great fire in the area of the Malyovitsa hut, Rila mountain. In: Proceedings of the Fifth Scientific Conference with International Participation “Space, Ecology, Nanotechnology, Safety – SENS` 2009”, November 2009, Sofia, Bulgaria. SRI-BAS, pp. 150-159, ISSN 1313-3888 (in Bulgarian) http://www.space.bas.bg/SENS2009/7-R.pdf

 

Dimitrov, P., A. Gikov. 2010. Identification and assessment of fire scars in Rila mountain using spectral indexes of Landsat data. In: Proceedings of the Fifth Scientific Conference with International Participation “Space, Ecology, Nanotechnology, Safety – SENS` 2009”, November 2009, Sofia, Bulgaria. SRI-BAS, pp. 142-149, ISSN 1313-3888 (in Bulgarian)

http://www.space.bas.bg/SENS2009/6-R.pdf

 

Roumenina, E., V. Vassilev, V. Naydenova, G. Jelev, P. Dimitrov, K. Ruskov. 2010. Land Use Dynamics of Areas Threatened with Floods Using Object-Oriented Classification of Very High Resolution Imagery. In: Proceedings of the Fifth Scientific Conference with International Participation “Space, Ecology, Nanotechnology, Safety – SENS` 2009”, November 2009, Sofia, Bulgaria. SRI-BAS, pp. 116-124, ISSN 1313-3888

 

Dimitrov, P. 2009. Investigation of dynamics of some biophysical parameters of Norway spruce stands by MODIS data. In: Proceedings of 4th International Conference RAST 2009, June 11-13 2009, Istanbul, Turkey. pp. 392-396, ISBN: 978-1-4244-3626-2

 

Roumenina, E., A. Gikov H. Lukarski, V. Naydenova, G. Sotirov, G. Jelev, L. Filchev, L. Kraleva, S Fotev, M. Chervenyashka, P. Dimitrov, V. Kazandzhiev, N. Valkov. 2008. Establishment of a Scientific-Information Complex for Aerospace Test Sites on the Territory of the Republic of Bulgaria. In: Proceedings of the Fourth Scientific Conference with International Participation “Space, Ecology, Nanotechnology, Safety – SENS’ 2008”, June 2008, Varna, Bulgaria. SRI-BAS. pp. 106-112, ISSN 1313-3888,

 

Velchev, A., P. Dimitrov. 2008. Hydromorphic and sub-hydromorphic landscapes and their man-induced changes in north-western Rila. In: Proceedings of Scientific Conferense “Bulgaria, Bulgarians and Europe”, October 2007, V. Turnovo, University press “St. Ciril and St. Methodius”, Vol. 2, pp. 281-292 (in Bulgarian)

 


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