Zigmars Rendenieks

Visiting Scientist


2015 – Doctor of Geography at the University of Latvia (Riga)

2010 – MS in Geography at the University of Latvia (Riga)

2008 – BS in Geography at the University of Latvia (Riga)


Research interests

I am most interested in forest landscape ecology – particularly, how human actions in past have influenced the changes in forested ecosystems in the Northern Europe. This also includes the aspects of forest management, biodiversity and nature conservation. I use my knowledge of remote sensing and GIS methods to analyze the patterns over large areas to gain new knowledge that would be relevant in above mentioned fields.

Personal interests

I enjoy all kinds of outdoor activities – hikes, boating trips, etc. I was an active half-marathon runner five years ago. I also read a lot about the World economy, politics and geography and often take part in TV & radio quizzes.

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