Maria Chara Karypidou


  • PhD, School of Geology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece (2018- )
    Thesis: Assessment of precipitation errors and uncertainty in climate simulations over Africa: investigation of physical processes
  • MSc in Meteorology, Climatology and Atmospheric Environment, Department of Meteorology and Climatology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece (2017)
  • BSc in Geography, School of Geography, University of the Aegean, Greece (2015).

Research Interests

  • Regional scale atmospheric circulation over tropical Africa
  • Southern Africa rainfall climatology
  • Regional climate modelling
  • Geostatistics
  • Impacts of weather and climate change on vector born diseases

Scholarships / Awards

  • Erasmus Placement, 7-9/2014, University of Reading, Department of Meteorology.
  • Erasmus+ Placement, 2-12/2020, NORCE Norwegian Research Centre & the Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research.
  • Hellenic Foundation for Research and Innovation, Scholarship for PhD research (2019-2022).


  1. DAAD, Collaboration between Justus Liebig University Giessen and Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, “The Mediterranean Hot-Spot: Challenges and Responses in a Changing Environment”, 2017 – 2019.
  2. EC, H2020, Enhancing Food Security in AFRIcan AgriCULTUral Systems with the Support of REmote Sensing (AfriCultures), 2017 – 2021.
  3. GSRT, General Secretariat for Research and Technology: Greece – Germany bilateral cooperation, Establishment of an “Early Warning System for Mosquito-borne Diseases” and implementation of new vector control tools in the urban environment (EWSMD), 2018 – 2020.


  1. Karypidou, M.C., Almpanidou, V., Tompkins, A.M. et al. Projected shifts in the distribution of malaria vectors due to climate change. Climatic Change (2020).
  2. Alexandridis, T.K., Ovakoglou, G., Cherif, I., Gómez Giménez, M., Laneve, G., Kasampalis, D., Moshou, D., Kartsios, S., Karypidou, M.C., Katragkou, E., Herrera García, S., Kganyago, M., Mashiyi, N., Pattnayak, K., Challinor, A., Pritchard, R., Brockington, D., Kagoyire, C., Suarez Beltran, J, Designing AfriCultuReS services to support food security in Africa, Transactions in GIS, 2020
  3. Domakinis et al., Flood susceptibility mapping in Erythropotamos river basin with the aid of Remote Sensing and GIS. AUC Geographica, 2020.