Alexey Arkady Voinov


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1981 …2019
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Alexey Voinov is Professor of Spatio-Temporal Systems Modeling for Sustainability Science in the Department of Geo-Information Processing, Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC) at the University of Twente. He has been with ITC since 2009, starting as an Associated Professor in the Department of Natural Resources. 
He received his MSc in Applied Mathematics from Moscow State University in 1978. In 1982, he obtained his PhD in Biophysics and Ecosystem Modeling from the same university.

Before joining ITC, he worked at the Institute for Ecological Economics at the University of Maryland, at the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics (University of Vermont, School of Natural Resources), and at the Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering at the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore.

For more information, see Alexey Voinov's personal web site or full CV.

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Voinov's areas of professional expertise are in simulation modeling for sustainability science in application to decision support and policy making, In particular, his research is in spatial dynamic models, systems analysis in ecology and economics, strategic environmental assessment, environmental impact assessment, integrated assessment, energy and natural resources, participatory modeling, sustainability and environmental policy, model integration and interoperability.




Activities in education

At ITC, his main tasks include:

  • Supervision of a number of MSc and PhD students;
  • Teaching subjects in systems analysis, and spatio-temporal modelling.

Research interests

Activities in research

2012-16 - Knowledge Based Climate Mitigation Systems for a Low Carbon Economy (COMPLEX) - (FP7- ENV-2012-two-stage)

2014-16 - Digging into Data (DiD) Research: MIRACLE - (NSF-NWO-ESRC-SSHRC - UTwente costs)

2015-17 - Resources and Tools for Participatory Socio-environmental modeling - (SESYNC/NSF - 4 workshops)

2015-17 - Analyzing Ecosystem Services from Agroecology in the Atlantic Forest: a Participatory Modeling Approach - (Programa Ciência Sem Fronteiras, Brazil)

Activities in capacity development

Alexey is a member of:

  • the International Environmental Modeling and Software Society;
  • the Union of Concerned Scientists.

Alexey is editor of the Journal for Environmental Modeling and Software (2007 - present).

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Research Output 1981 2019

Analyzing the social impacts of scooters with geo-spatial methods

Voinov, A., Morales, J. & Hogenkamp, H., 15 Jul 2019, In : Journal of environmental management. 242, p. 529-538 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Highway accidents
social impact
Noise pollution
noise pollution
child care
133 Downloads (Pure)

Behavioural Climate Change Mitigation: from individual energy choices to demand-side potential

Niamir, L., 1 Feb 2019, Enschede: University of Twente. 267 p.

Research output: ThesisPhD Thesis - Research UT, graduation UTAcademic

Open Access
carbon emission
household energy
bottom-up approach
25 Downloads (Pure)

Contextualizing Planning Support (Systems): Co-designing to fit the dynamics of spatial strategy making

Champlin, C. J., 21 Aug 2019, Enschede: Universiteit Twente. 172 p.

Research output: ThesisPhD Thesis - Research UT, graduation UTAcademic

Open Access
spatial planning
8 Citations (Scopus)
3 Downloads (Pure)

The Value of Ecosystem Services from Giant Panda Reserves

Wei, F., Costanza, R., Dai, Q., Stoeckl, N., Gu, X., Farber, S., Nie, Y., Kubiszewski, I., Hu, Y., Swaisgood, R., Yang, X., Bruford, M., Chen, Y., Voinov, A., Qi, D., Owen, M., Yan, L., Kenny, D. C., Zhang, Z., Hou, R. & 11 othersJiang, S., Liu, H., Zhan, X., Zhang, L., Yang, B., Zhao, L., Zheng, X., Zhou, W., Wen, Y., Gao, H. & Zhang, W., 9 Jul 2018, In : Current biology. 28, 13, p. 2174-2180.e7 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Ailuropoda melanoleuca
ecosystem services

Tracing Macroeconomic Impacts of Individual Behavioral Changes through Model Integration

Niamir, L., Ivanova, O., Filatova, T. & Voinov, A. A., 2018, In : IFAC-papersonline. 51, 5, p. 96-101 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Climate change