Dr. Maksim Kulikov is a Research Fellow at the University of Central Asia’s Mountain Societies Research Institute. He holds Ph.D. in geography and natural sciences from Institute of Geography of University of Hamburg (Germany). He received his MSc in environmental management from the International University of Kyrgyzstan and BSc in information systems from the Kyrgyz State Technical University.
He has broad experience in environmental research involving soil, vegetation, and climate system as well as remote sensing, GIS and modelling of natural processes. He has experience in field work data collection on soil and vegetation with application of UAVs. Maksim is also experienced in conducting laboratory soil analysis as well as data analysis involving statistical and machine learning methods. His research interests include geobotanical modelling using remote sensing and extensive data analysis and modelling with machine learning algorithms.