Dr. Stergios Tampekis (Corresponding author) was born in Ioannina, Greece in August 1978. He is a Doctor of Philosophy degree holder from the Forestry and Natural Environment Department of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece (2005-2008). He took his two year courses Master of Science degree (2002-2004) from the Forestry and Natural Environment Department of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. He studied Forestry and Natural Environment at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece (1997-2002). He has been a Forest Engineer Researcher at the Hellenic Forest Service, Eastern Attica Research Station, Bureau of Forest Mapping, Greece, since March 2017. He has worked on many research projects (9) since 2004 and has published 13 scientific articles. His research interests are: a) Multiple-criteria decision analysis techniques (MCDA) for forest operations planning and management, b) Spatially explicit optimization models of forest harvesting operations and transportation systems and c) Environmentally friendly, economically efficient forest operations planning and reduced impact logging.