Alexey Arkady Voinov


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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 2020

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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.

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Highway accidents
social impact
Noise pollution
noise pollution
child care
1 Citation (Scopus)
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Assessing the macroeconomic impacts of individual behavioral changes on carbon emissions

Niamir, L., Kiesewetter, G., Wagner, F., Schöpp, W., Filatova, T., Voinov, A. & Bressers, H., 5 Nov 2019, In : Climatic change. 20 p.

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Open Access
carbon emission
residential energy
top-down approach
10 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
1 Citation (Scopus)
7 Downloads (Pure)

Exploring Low-Carbon Futures: A Web Service Approach to Linking Diverse Climate-Energy-Economy Models

Belete, G. F., Voinov, A., Arto, I., Dhavala, K., Bulavskaya, T., Niamir, L., Moghayer, S. & Filatova, T., 26 Jul 2019, In : Energies. 12, 15, 24 p., 2880.

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Open Access
13 Citations (Scopus)
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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 others, Jiang, 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.

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Open Access
Ailuropoda melanoleuca
ecosystem services