Dr. Maria Zubkova is an Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Geographical Sciences at the University of Maryland, College Park. She received her Ph.D. in Natural Resources with an emphasis on Remote Sensing and Geographical Information Sciences from the University of Idaho. She also has two MSc. Degrees, one in Geoinformation in Environmental Management from Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania (MAICh) in Greece, and the other in Landscape Gardening from the Russian State Agrarian University in Russia. Dr. Maria Zubkova has over 8 years of graduate and post-graduate research experience. Her research interests lie in understanding the complex interaction between climate, humans, and fire. Specifically, her current research focuses on recent changes in global fire activity and their relationship to climate change, population growth, and human conflicts.

Areas of Interest

  • Wildfire
  • Climate change
  • Global environmental changes
  • Fire-climate-human interactions
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Degrees

  • Degree Type
    Ph.D.
    Degree Details
    Natural Resources, University of Idaho, 2019
  • Degree Type
    M.Sc.
    Degree Details
    Geoinformation in Environmental Management, Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania (MAICh), Greece, 2013
  • Degree Type
    M.Sc.
    Degree Details
    Landscape Gardening, Russian State Agrarian University, Moscow, Russia, 2011
  • Professional
    Peer Reviewed Journal Referee
  • Campus
    Graduate Committee's Research Faculty representative
  • Campus
    Collaboration with a MS student as part of MSGIS Research Opportunity program
  • Campus
    MSc Capstone Project mentor
  • Campus
    Undergraduate student mentor
  • Professional
    Co-Editor of a Remote Sensing special issue “Remote Sensing Applications in Wildfire Research...
  • Campus
    Judge at the 2021 and 2022 Graduate Research Appreciation Day
  • Professional
    A member of The Society for Conservation GIS Conference Committee
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Email
mzubkova [at] umd.edu