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;
petar.dimitrov@space.bas.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:

 

Testing Sentinel-2 vegetation indices for the assessment of the state of winter crops in Bulgaria (TS2AgroBg). The project is funded by the Government of Bulgaria through an ESA Contract (4000117474/16/NL/NDe) under the PECS (Plan for European Cooperating States). 2016-2018.

 

Testing digital image processing methods for change detection in forested areas. The project is funded by the Ministry of Education and Science through the Young Scientist’s Support Program of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (Contract ¹ ÄÔÍÏ-109/11.05.2016). 2016-2017.

 

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: 

Dimitrov, P., Q. Dong, H. Eerens, A. Gikov, L. Filchev, E. Roumenina, G. Jelev. 2019. Sub-Pixel Crop Type Classification Using PROBA-V 100 m NDVI Time Series and Reference Data from Sentinel-2 Classifications. Remote Sensing, 11, 11, DOI:10.3390/rs11111370

 

Gikov, A., P. Dimitrov, L. Filchev, E. Roumenina, G. Jelev. 2019. CROP TYPE MAPPING USING MULTI-DATE IMAGERY FROM THE SENTINEL-2 SATELLITES. Comptes rendus de l’Académie bulgare des Sciences, 72(6), 797-805. DOI:10.7546/CRABS.2019.06.12

 

Gikov, A., P. Dimitrov. 2019. Mapping of burned area and assessment of burn severity of the 2017 wild fires in Kresna gorge. Journal of the Bulgarian Geographical Society, 40, 10-16  (in Bulgarian)

 

Dimitrov, P., P. Olofsson, G. Jelev, I. Kamenova. 2018. Mapping of forest cover change by post-classification comparison and multitemporal classification of SPOT data – a Bulgarian case study. Aerospace Research in Bulgaria, 30, Space Research Technology Institute - Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 2018, ISSN:1313-0927, DOI:10.3897/arb.v30.e05, 42-62

 

Kamenova, I., P. Dimitrov, R. Yordanova. 2018. Evaluation of RapidEye vegetation indices for prediction of biophysical/biochemical variables of winter wheat. Aerospace Research in Bulgaria, 30, Space Research Technology Institute - Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 2018, ISSN:1313-0927, DOI:10.3897/arb.v30.e06, 63-74

 

Gikov, A., P. Dimitrov, M. Zhiyanski. 2016. LAND COVER DYNAMICS ON THE NORTHERN SLOPE OF THE TROYAN PASSAGE DURING 30 YEARS PERIOD. Problems of geography, 1-2/2016, 78-88  (in Bulgarian)

 

Roumenina, E., C. Atzberger, V. Vassilev, P. Dimitrov, I. Kamenova, M. Banov, L. Filchev and G. Jelev. 2015. Single- and Multi-Date Crop Identification Using PROBA-V 100 and 300 m S1 Products on Zlatia Test Site, Bulgaria. Remote Sensing, 7, 13843-13862; doi:10.3390/rs71013843

 

Dimitrov, P. 2015. Prediction of coniferous forest tree-size diversity based on spectral and texture data from satellite images. Problems of geography, 3-4/2015, 103-114

 

Roumenina, E., P. Dimitrov, L. Filchev, G. Jelev. 2014. Validation of MERIS LAI and FAPAR products for winter wheat-sown test fields in North-East Bulgaria. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 35:10, 3859-3874

 

Dimitrov, P., E. Roumenina. 2013. Combining SPOT 5 imagery with plotwise and standwise forest data to estimate volume and biomass in mountainous coniferous site. Cent. Eur. J. Geosci., 5(2), 208-222

 

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

 

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

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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

 

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., I. Kamenova, G. Jelev. 2016. Correlation Analysis of Time Series NDVI Data for Crop Mapping. Proceedings of Eleventh scientific conference with International Participation "Space, Ecology, Safety - 2015", SRTI-BAS, 167-173

 

Dimitrov, P., I. Kamenova, V. Vassilev, E. Roumenina, M. Banov, G. Jelev. 2015. Crop type mapping by PROBA-V satellite data with 100 m and 300 m spatial resolution at Zlatia test site, Bulgaria. Proceedings of the Tenth Anniversary Scientific Conference with International Participation "Space, Ecology, Safety - 2014", 12 – 14 November 2014, Sofia, Bulgaria, pp.260-267

 

Assenov, A., B. Borisova, P. Dimitrov. 2016.  Habitat diversity: a key category in landscape analysis for spatial planning in mountain conditions (a case study of the Banite municipality, Bulgaria). 36-44. In: Halada, Ľ., Bača, A., Boltižiar, M. (eds.) Landscape and Landscape Ecology. Proceedings of the 17th International Symposium on Landscape Ecology, 27-29 May 2015, Nitra, Slovakia, Institute of Landscape Ecology, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, 365 pp.

 

Assenov, A., B. Borisova, P. Dimitrov. 2014. The need to introduce an entrance fee when visiting the eco-trails in Bulgaria (the case of the “Canyon falls” trail - Smolyan). In: Proceedings “Seminar of Ecology” with international participation dedicated to 70 years USB. 24-25.04.2014. Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research – BAS. FARAGO, Sofia 2015. ISBN 979-853-476-132-4. pp 158-167

 

Borisova, B., A. Assenov, P. Dimitrov. 2014. A new approach for landscape ecological research in mountain areas. In: Proceedings “Seminar of Ecology-2014” with international participation dedicated to 70 years USB. 24 – 25 April 2014, Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research – BAS, pp.173-179

 

Borisova, B., A. Assenov, P. Dimitrov. 2014. Landscape diversity and anthropogenic evolution (hemeroby) of landscapes in Tsentralna Stara Planina Mountain (following the example of Apriltsi municipality and Kalofer mayoralty). In: Proceeding Papers Scientific conference with international participation „Geography and Regional Science“ in honour of prof. dr. Ivan Batakliev, 30-31.10.2014, Pazardzhik, Bulgaria, 81-87, ISBN 978-954-9531-25-1 (In Bulgarian)

 

Nedkov, S., A. Gikov, M. Nikolova, P. Dimitrov, E. Gachev. 2014. Mapping of ecosystem services in mountain areas: a case study of Seven Rila Lakes, Bulgaria. In: Bandrova, T., Konechny, M. (Eds.), 5th International conference on Cartography and GIS, June 15-20 Riviera, Bulgaria, p. 488-497, ISBN 978-3-319-08179-3

 

Gikov, A., P. Dimitrov. 2014. LAND COVER CHANGES IN THE SEVEN LAKES AREA, RILA MOUNTAIN FOR THE PERIOD 1988-2010. In: Proceedings Ninth Scientific Conference with International Participation SES 2013, 20-22 November 2013, Sofia, Bulgaria, 312-320 (In Bulgarian)

 

Filchev, L., P. Dimitrov. 2013. FIRE SCARS AREA ESTIMATION USING CHRIS PROBA SATELLITE DATA. CD Proceedings of the ESA Living Planet Symposium, 9-13 September, 2013, Edinburgh, United Kingdom (UK), ESA, SP-722, p. 163-166

 

Gikov, A., P. Dimitrov. 2013. APPLICATION OF MEDIUM RESOLUTION SATELLITE IMAGES FOR ASSESSMENT OF DAMAGES CAUSED BY THE WILD FIRES IN VITOSHA MOUNTAIN IN 2012. In: Proceedings Eighth Scientific Conference with International Participation SES 2012, 4 – 6 December 2012, Sofia, Bulgaria, 306-315 (In Bulgarian)

 

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)

 

Other publications

 

Zhiyanski, M., A. Gikov, S. Nedkov, P. Dimitrov, L. Naydenova. 2016. Mapping Carbon Storage Using Land Cover/Land Use Data in the Area of Beklemeto, Central Balkan. In: Boian Koulov, Georgi Zhelezov [Eds] Sustainable Mountain Regions: Challenges and Perspectives in Southeastern Europe, pp 53-65.

 

Borisova, B., A. Assenov, P. Dimitrov. 2015. The natural capital of selected mountain areas in Bulgaria. In: Luc., M, J.B.Szmanda, U. Somorovska [Eds] Landscape Analysis and Planning: Geographical Perspectives. Springer. pp.91-108.

 

Assenov, À, V. Vladimirov, Ï. Äèìèòðîâ. 2015. Biodiversity of Rila National Park.  99ñ., ISSN: 978-619-90533-3-1, https://www.uni-sofia.bg/index.php/bul/universitet_t/fakulteti/geologo_geografski_fakultet/oficialni_izdaniya


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