Staff / Landscape dynamics and biodiversity
Cristal, Irina
Precision Forestry - New tools for forestry decision making (PrecFor)
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Geo-Informatics Engineer (BSc in Surveying and Geo-Informatics Engineering, Technological Educational Institute of Athens (TEIA) - Currently, University of West Attica, Greece, 2006) 

MSc in Geo-Informatics and Natural Risk Management (University of the Aegean, 2009), MSc in Informatics, Image Synthesis and Computer Graphics (University of Limoges, France, 2013)

Currently, she is working towards her PhD under “Doctorats Industrials ” fellowship, in collaboration with the University of Lerida, CTFC and FBS. Her research focuses on implementing innovative technologies in enhancing decision making and knowledge transfer in the forestry sector under global changes. 

Previously, she was a recipient of Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellowship in conducting research in geo-visualization and decision support in hydro-meteorological risk management, within the Innovative Training Networks (ITN) CHANGES: Changing Hydro-meteorological Risks – as Analysed by a New Generation of European Scientists, coordinated by ITC-University of Twente, the Netherlands. She participated, as research assistant, in various research projects at TEIA developing geo-informatics (GI) solutions, and worked for a couple of years as a GI team leader in consultancy.


Cristal, I., Ameztegui, A., González-Olabarria, J. R., & Garcia-Gonzalo, J. (2019, November). A Decision Support Tool for Adaptive Forest Management: Assessing the Impacts of Management Strategies and Climate Change On Forest Ecosystem Services., Poster presented at “Adapting forests to climate change” symposium.

Cristal, I., Ameztegui, A., González-Olabarria, J. R., & Garcia-Gonzalo, J. (2019, May). A Decision Support Tool for Assessing the Impact of Climate Change on Multiple Ecosystem Services. Forests, 10(5), 440.

van Westen, C. J., Bakker, W. H., Andrejchenko, V., Zhang, K., Berlin, J. R., Cristal, I., & Olyazadeh, R. (2014). RiskChanges: a spatial decision support system for analysing changing hydro-meteorological risk: extended abstract. Abstract from International Conference on Analysis and Management of Changing Risks for Natural Hazards 2014, Padua, Italy.

Cristal, I., van Westen, C., Bakker, W., & Greiving, S. (2014, April). Design and implementation of visualization methods for the CHANGES Spatial Decision Support System. EGU General Assembly, 15016.

van Westen, C., Bakker, W., Zhang, K., Jäger, S., Assmann, A., Kass, S., ... & Cristal, I. (2014, April). CHANGES SDSS: the development of a Spatial Decision Support System for analysing changing hydro-meteorological risk. EGU General Assembly, 11042.