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Marius Paulikas

Doctoral Student

I am currently in my fourth year of the Doctorate program in Geography, and received my Master's at Northern Illinois University.  My research interests include atmospheric hazards impacting populated areas, and severe weather vulnerability.  My dissertation focuses on severe weather vulnerabilities resulting from daily migration patterns found in a major U.S. city.
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Bachelor of Arts: Economics - Hillsdale College, 1999.

Master of Science: Geography - Northern Illinois University, 2010.



Paulikas, M. 2014. Examining population bias relative to severe thunderstorm hazard reporting trends in the Atlanta, GA metropolitan region. Meteorological Applications: Vol. 21, Issue 3, 494-503.

Paulikas, M., Curtis, A., and T. Veldman. 2014. Spatial Video Street-Scale Damage Assessment of the Washington, Illinois Tornado of 2013. The 11th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management, University Park, PA, 329-333.

Paulikas, M. and M. Rahman. 2013. A Temporal Assessment of Flooding Fatalities in Pakistan (1950 – 2012). 2013. Journal of Flood Risk Management: DOI: 10.1111/jfr3.12084.

Paulikas, M. and W. Ashley. 2011. Thunderstorm hazard vulnerability for the Atlanta, Georgia metropolitan region. Natural Hazards: Vol. 58, Issue 3, 1077-1092.

Research Areas
  • Natural hazards
  • Severe weather
  • Vulnerability

Association of American Geographers (AAG)

American Meteorological Society (AMS)

Gamma Theta Upsilon (International Geography Honor Society)

Phi Alpha Theta (History Honorary)

Marius Paulikas
Department of Geography
Tuesdays, Thursdays 10:30 am - 12:30 pm, McGilvrey Hall 319B (or the Beck Room right next door - 317)
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