Dr. Ioannis VARVARIS



ORCID: 0000-0001-7058-4302

Ioannis Varvaris is Deputy Research Coordinator of the ERATOSTHENES CoE, and a Researcher in the Department of Environment. He obtained his first degree in Mineral Resources Engineering in 2010 at the Technical University of Crete and his second degree in Civil Engineering in 2013 at the Cyprus University of Technology. Ioannis completed a Master’s degree in Hydrogeology and Environmental Geoscience at Georg-August University. During his Ph.D. at Aarhus University, he developed hydrogeological models to simulate water flow and solute transport dynamics in agricultural fields. He proposed innovative concepts for the initial parameterization of non-equilibrium models by integrating visible-near-infrared spectroscopy and pedotransfer functions. As a Research Associate in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, he focused on expanding the capabilities of MAGI, a modelling framework that dynamically simulates vegetation growth and nutrient cycling in response to environmental conditions. He employed a physically based approach to quantify the movement of water and energy across the groundwater-unsaturated zone-vegetation continuum. His vision is to continue developing efficient hydrogeological tools to support targeted environmental impact studies, utilizing all the necessary information through Earth Observation services. As a Researcher at the ERATOSTHENES CoE, he aims to assist in raising awareness for soil health and support the advancement of monitoring and restoration of soil ecosystems through a co-creative, inclusive, and co-development approach.

This project has received funding from the Government of the Republic of Cyprus through the “Directorate General for European Programmes, Coordination and and Development”.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s “Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme” under Grant Agreement No 857510”.
This project is co-funded by the Cyprus University of Technology.