Egorov, Alexey

Geospatial Analyst
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2015 – Ph.D. in Biology, Faculty of Biology, Moscow State University. Thesis title: “Structure of biodiversity of plant communities of  the Teberda reserve" (North-West Caucasus).

1995 – M.Sc. in Biology. Faculty of Biology, Dept. of Botany and microbiology, Yaroslavl State University.  Thesis title: "Changes of mountain plant communities of Karachayevo-Cherkessia under pasture influence".

Alexey Egorov joined the GSCE as a Geospatial Analyst in May 2009. He is working on a NASA-funded research project entitled “Web-enabled Landsat data (WELD) — a consistent seamless near real time MODIS-Landsat data fusion for the terrestrial user community” with Dr. David Roy and Dr. Matthew Hansen. His duties include developing methods for mass-processing Landsat, Ikonos and QuickBird images for land cover and change characterizations.

Alexey is originally from Pushchino (Russia). He has a Ph.D. degree from Moscow State University in Biology. His Ph.D. research involved investigating of relationships between ecological variables and habitat suitability for alpine plants' species of Teberda reserve (Russia, North-West Caucasus).


Peer-reviewed publications:

  • Matthew  Hansen, Peter Potapov, Scott Goetz, Svetlana Turubanova, Alexandra Tyukavina, Alexander Krylov, Anil Kommareddy, Alexey Egorov, 2015. Mapping tree height distributions in Sub-Saharan Africa using Landsat 7 and 8 data, Remote Sensing of Environment. Under review.
  • Roy, D.P., Kovalskyy, V., Zhang, H.K., Vermote, E.F., Yan, L., Kumar, S.S, Egorov, A., Characterization of Landsat-7 to Landsat-8 reflective wavelength and normalized difference vegetation index continuity, Remote Sensing of Environment. In Press.
  • Egorov, A.V., Hansen, M.C., Roy, D.P., Kommareddy, A., Potapov, P.V., 2015, Image interpretation-guided supervised classification using nested segmentation, Remote Sensing of Environment, 165, 135-147.
  • Egorov, A.V, Onipchenko, V.G., 2014, Species distribution along 3 orographic gradients in the Teberda reserve. Bulletin of Moscow Society of Naturalists, Biological Series, 2014, Vol. 119, Number 4, pp. 49-64. (in Russian, English resume)
  • Roy, D.P., Qin, Y., Kovalskyy, V., Vermote, E.F., Ju, J., Egorov, A., Hansen, M.C., Kommareddy, I., Yan, L., 2014, Conterminous United States demonstration and characterization of MODIS-based Landsat ETM+ atmospheric correction, Remote Sensing of Environment, 140, 433-449. (
  • Hansen, M.C., Egorov, A., Potapov, P.V., Stehman, S.V.,  Tyukavina, A., Turubanova, S.A., Roy, D.P., Goetz, S.J., Loveland, T.R., Ju, J., Kommareddy, A., Kovalskyy, V., Forsythe, C., Bents, T., 2014, Monitoring conterminous United States (CONUS) land cover change with Web-Enabled Landsat Data (WELD), Remote sensing of Environment, 140, 466-484.
  • Hansen, M.C., Potapov, P.V., Moore, R., Hancher, M., Turubanova, S.A., Tyukavina, A., Thau, D., Stehman, S.V., Goetz, S.J., Loveland, T.R., Kommareddy, A., Egorov, A., Chini, L., Justice, C.O., Townshend J.R.G., 2013, High-Resolution Global Maps of 21st-Century Forest Cover Change. Science, Vol. 342 No. 6160 pp. 850-853.
  • Elumeeva, T., Onipchenko, V.G., Egorov, A., Khubiev, A., Tekejev, D., Cornelissen, J.H.C., 2013. Long-term vegetation dynamic in the Northwestern Caucasus: which communities are more affected to plant species upward shift? Alpine Botany, 123 (2), 77-85.
  • Egorov, A., Onipchenko, V.G., Structure of biodiversity of high-mountain plant communities of the Teberda reserve. Bulletin of Moscow Society of Naturalists, Biological Series, 2011, Vol. 116, Number 4, pp. 65-75 (in Russian, English resume).
  • Hansen, M.C., Egorov, A, Roy, D.P., Potapov, P., Ju, J., Turubanova, S.,  Kommareddy, I., Loveland, T. , 2011, Continuous fields of land cover for the conterminous United States using Landsat data: First results from the Web-Enabled Landsat Data (WELD) project. Remote Sensing Letters, 2, 4:279-288.
  • Potapov, P., A. Yaroshenko, S. Turubanova, M. Dubinin, L. Laestadius, C. Thies, D. Aksenov, A. Egorov, Y. Yesipova, I. Glushkov, M. Karpachevskiy, A. Kostikova, A. Manisha, E. Tsybikova and I. Zhuravleva 2008. Mapping the World’s Intact Forest Landscapes by Remote Sensing. Ecology and Society, 13 (2): 51


Other publications:

  • Egorov, A., Onipchenko, V.G., Tekejev, D.K., Habitat ecological properties of alpine plant species in Teberda reserve (Transactions of the Teberda reserve. Issue 52). Kislovodsk, 2012, 256 pp. (in Russian, English resume)
  • Karpachevsky, M.L., Yaroshenko, A.Y., Zenkevich, Y.E., Aksenov D.E., Egorov, A.V., Zhuravljova I.V., Rogova, N.V., Tikhomirova, O.M., Antonova, T.A., Kurakina, I.N., Komarova, A.F., 2009, Moscow region nature: loss of the last two decades., Moscow, Published by Russian Biodiversity Conservation Center, 94 pp. (in Russian)
  • Yaroshenko A.Yu., Dobrynin, D.A., Egorov, A.V., Zhuravleva, I.V., Manisha, A.E., Potapov, P.V., Turubanova, S.A., and Khakimulin, Ye.V. 2008. European Russia’s Forests (poster map). Moscow, Greenpeace. (in Russian).
  • Becker, E.F., Valentsev, A.S., Voropanov, V.J., Garshelis, D.L., Gordienko, T.A., Dakhno., T.G., Egorov, A.V., Kudsin, K.K., McLellan, B., Mosolov., V.I., Paczkowski J., Pojarkov., A.D., Raygorodetsky, G., Rozhnov, V.V., Serjodkin., I.V. 2006. Developing a reliable monitoring system for the brown bear of Kamchatka: conclusions and recommendations. In: Kamchatka Brown Bear: Ecology, Conservation, and Sustainable Use. I.V.Serjodkin, J.Paczkowski, V.P.Shuntov, G.R.Raygorodetsky (eds). Vladivostok: Dal’nauka, 2006. — pp. 50 – 55. (in Russian)
  • Egorov A.V., Paczkowski J., Mosolov V.I., Developing an expert based habitat suitability model for brown bear in the Kronotsky Biosphere Preserve Kamchatka. In: Kamchatka Brown Bear: Ecology, Conservation, and Sustainable Use. I.V. Serjodkin, J. Paczkowski, V.P. Shuntov, G.R. Raygorodetsky (eds). Vladivostok: Dal’nauka, 2006. — pp. 116 – 124. , (in Russian, English resume)
  • Karpachevskiy M.L., Egorov A.V., Kirichenko V.E. Biodiversity-GIS development for four Kamchatka's protected nature areas. In: Biodiversity conservation of Kamchatka and adjacent seas. Reports of the V science Conference, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky: Kamchatpress, 2005. — pp. 35 – 49 (in Russian) (in Russian, English resume)
  • Gerasimova M.A., Krivega M.N., Egorov A.V. The relationship between soils properties and plant species in the alpine communities of the Teberda reserve. In: Alpine ecosystems in the Teberda reserve: results of ecological studies. V.N. Pavlov, V.G. Onipchenko, T.G. Elumeeva (eds.) (Transactions of the Teberda reserve. Issue 21). Moscow, 2004. — pp. 95 – 112. (in Russian)
  • Yaroshenko A., Potapov P., Turubanova S., Aksenov D., Dobrynin D., Dubinin M., Egorov A., Karpachvskiy M., Purekhovskiy A., Isaev A., Lestadius L. Mapping Intact Northern Forests. Global Forest Watch Geospatial Solutions, 2003, 13(7), 24 – 32.
  • Egorov, A., Onipchenko, V.G. Subnival flora of the Teberda Reserve., Structural and functional organization of alpine communities of the Teberda reserve. V.N. Pavlov (ed.).  (Transactions of the Teberda reserve. Issue 20). Moscow, 2003. pp. 54 – 59. (in Russian).
  • Egorov A.V., Onipchenko V. G. Anthropogenic changes of vegetation. In: Alpine Vegetation of the Teberda Reserve, the Northwestern Caucasus. Zürich, 2002. – pp. 142 - 145.
  • Aksenov D., Dobrynin, D., Dubinin, M., Egorov, A., Isaev, A., Karpachvskiy, M., Lestadius, L., Potapov, P., Purekhovskiy, A., Turubanova, S., and Yaroshenko, A. 2002. Atlas of Russia’s Intact Forest Landscapes. Moscow, Global Forest Watch, 187 pp.
  • Onipchenko V. G., Egorov A.V., Glukhova E.M. Khanina L.G. Which habitats do prefer different alpine species of the Teberda reserve? In: Alpine ecosystems in the Teberda reserve: composition, structure and experimental analysis of community organization. V.N. Pavlov (ed.). (Transactions of the Teberda reserve. Issue 15). Moscow, 1999. - pp. 166 - 206. (in Russian)



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Jan 20, 2016