Dr. Peter Šiška

Dr. Peter Šiška, PhD, CSc, RNDr

Distinguished Professor of GeoMission
Environmental Mapping Specialist
International Experience:  Canada, Czech Republic, England, Germany, Malta, Mexico, Slovakia, Switzerland, USA     

 

Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Geographic Information Systems, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA
  • Candidatus of Sciences, Geography (equivalent to PhD), Komensky University, Bratislava, Slovak Republic
  • Resum Naturis Doctor (Doctor of Natural Sciences), Environmental Studies, Komensky University, Bratislava, Slovak Republic
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology & Geography, Komensky University, Bratislava, Slovak Republic

PhD Dissertation

  • Construction of Digital Elevation Model (DEM) using Ordinary Kriging Interpolation on Point Sampled Data  

CSc Dissertation

  • Regional geographical study of Banovce Basin and Adjacent Carpathian Mountains 

Certifications & Continuing Education 

  • Advanced Spatial Analysis in GIS. ArcGIS 10.2. Department of Civil Geosciences and Geography. Newcastle University, UK (2015).
  • Advanced GIS training, Department of Civil Engineering and Geography, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, UK (2014).
  • Sampling Field Research, Oakwood National Laboratory, Tennessee (2013).
  • Research and Training in Selected Statistical Methods for Environmental and Spatial Data: Logistic Regression Approach. Department of Statistics, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan (July 2011).
  • Spatial Analysis and Raster Data Files Workshop. Spatial Fountains, Schenactady, New York (April 2011).
  • Geographic Information Systems Training Workshop I. Spatial Fountains, Schenectady, New York (September 2010).
  • Geographic Information System Training in Raster Data Applications II, Spatial Fountains, Schenectady, New York, (September 2010)
  • Geostatistical Interpolation Methods Using Space Stat. Bio-Medware, Ann Arbor, Michigan ( September 2010).
  • Geostatistical research and analysis: applications in environmental and natural resources. BioMedware Inc. Ann Arbor, Michigan, (July 2009).
  • Geostatistical analysis of environmental data. University of Florida, Gainesville (August 2007).
  • Digital elevation modeling with Aster data. Rice University, Houston, TX. (Jun 2002).
  • ERDASS. Imagine Fundamentals Forest Research Institute, Nacogdoches, TX. (May 2002).
  • Satellite image analysis in GIS. GIS-SATELLITE IMAGE ANALYSIS. Johnson Space Center, University of Texas, Austin. (March 2000).
  • Integraph MGE Texas A&M University, College Station, TX. (Spring 1995).
  • Trimble GPS Training Texas A&M University, College Station, TX. (Spring 1993).

Teaching Specializations

  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • Remote Sensing
  • Geography (Cultural and Physical)
  • Ecology
  • Sustainable Development

Academic & Research Experiences

  • Professor of Geography, Department of Ecochemistry & Radiology, University of St. Cyril and Methodius, Trnava, Slovakia
  • Professor and Head of Department of Geography, Liverpool Hope University, Liverpool, England, UK
  • Chair of Regional Studies and Professor, United States Military Academy, West Point, NY, USA
  • Director of School of Agriculture and Geosciences and Associate Professor, Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN, USA
  • Assistant Professor and Coordinator of East Texas Natural Resource Project, Stephen F. Austin University, College of Foresty, Nacogdoches, TX, USA
  • Research Scientist, Mapping Sciences Laboratory, Texas A & M University, College Station, TX, USA
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, Constantine Philosopher University, Nitra, Slovakia
  • Research Assistant, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA
  • Lecturer, Department of Mathematics, Bacalaureate International School, Duesseldorf, Germany
  • Research Assistant, Museum of Agriculture, Agrokomplex, Nitra, Slovakia
  • Research Scientist, Institute of Landscape Ecology, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Nitra, Slovakia
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Regional Geography, Komensky University, Bratislava, Slovakia

Publications: Peer Reviewed

  • Siska, P.P., Goovaerts P. and I-K Hung (2016). Evaluating susceptibility of dolines (sinkholes) for collapse in Sango, Tennessee, USA. Progress in Physical Geography DOI: 10.1177/0309133316638816.  
  • Siska, P. and I-K. Hung (2016). Using GIS in mapping sinkhole hazards in Middle Tennessee region. International Journal of Geographic Information Science (under review).
  • Siska, P. Hung, IK and P. Goovaerts (2015). Mapping total tree stem volume using sequential Gaussian simulation in Angelina Forest. Journal of Forestry. In progress.
  • Siska P. and S. Polacik (2014). Influence of environmental parameters on spatial distribution of pollen grains in Columbia Basin. Proceedings of the 2014 International Conference on Power Systems, Energy, Environment. Interlaken, Switzerland. Pgs.116-125.
  • Watson, J. R., Siska, P.P. and R. L. Wolfel (2013). Assessing Gains in Language Proficiency, Cross-Cultural Competence and Regional Awareness during Study Abroad: A Preliminary Study. Foreign Language Annals Vol. 46 (1), pp 62-79.
  • Siska, P. P, I.K. Hung and V.M. Bryant. (2012). The Mapping Composite Pollen from Point Sampled Data and Cartographic Generalization. Papers of Applied Geography Conferences, Volume 35(2012): 192-201.
  • Siska, P. P. and V. Lauko (2011). Strategic Missile Deployment: A Geographic Perspective. Applied Geography. Elsevier Science. Applied Geography Volume (31): 829-838.
  • Siska, P.P. and L.J. Hummel (2011). The Regional Knowledge System: A Complex Response to Complex Conflicts. American Intelligence Journal. Vol 29, No: 2. 107-115.
  • Siska, P. P. (2009). The Deployment of Ground Based Mid-Course Missiles in Central Europe: Regional Perception and Viability. Papers of the Applied Geography Conferences. Volume 32 (2009): 105-114.
  • Kemmerly, P.R. and Peter P. Siska (2008). Karst Modeling and Hazard Assessment on the Pennyroyal Plain and Western Highland Rim. Journal of Geography (Geografický Časopis). 60(3): 217-240.
  • Siska, P. P. and P. R. Kemmerly (2008). Doline Feature Database (DFD) Development and Assessment of Hazards Using Co-Regionalization Model. In: Papers of the Applied Geography Conferences. Volume (31): 34-42.
  • Siska, P.P. Bryant, V.M. and I-Kuai Hung (2006). Determining Spatial Correlation in Distribution of Southern Pine Biome and Dispersion of Pine Pollen Using Geographic Information Science. Journal of Geography (Geograficky Casopis). 58 (4): 239 – 258.
  • Siska, P. P. Goovaerts, P., Hung, I-Kuai, and V. M. Bryant (2005). Predicting the Ordinary Kriging Errors Caused by Surface Roughness and Dissectivity. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms. 30(6): 601 – 612.
  • Siska, P. P. and V. M. Bryant Jr. (2005) Digital Ecosystem Analysis. Papers of the Applied Geography Conferences. Volume (28): 32-139.
  • Siska, P. P. (2004) A Multivariate Spatial Model for Determining Urban Development Sites in Flood Prone Coastal Areas. Papers of the Applied Geography Conferences. Volume 27(2004): 75 - 83.
  • Erikson, M. and P.P Siska (2003). Replay to Marcotte‘s Comments on Understanding Anisotropy Computations. Journal of Mathematical Geology. 35(5) 683 – 700.
  • Siska, P. P. Nelson, R. and A. Bhowmick (2003) Lidar Data in Geographic Information Systems: Component Object Modeling (COM) Approach. Papers of Applied Geography Conferences. Volume (26): 242-248.
  • Siska, P. P. Bryant, M. V. and J. Jones (2001). Spatial Modeling of Modern Pollen Rain in Big Bend National Park. Palynology: Journal of American Society of Stratigraphic Palynologists. 25(2001): 199-216.
  • Siska, J. J. Hurburgh, C. R. and P. P. Siska (2001). The Impact of Instrument Engineering Parameters on Spectral Reproducibility Across Filter Instruments. Journal of Near Infrared Spectroscopy Volume (9): 97-105.
  • Siska, P. P., and I – Kuai Hung, (2001) Progression of Errors in Applied Spatial Analysis. Papers and Proceedings of Applied Geography Conferences. Vol. 24(2001): 284-290.
  • Eriksson, M., and P. P. Siska (2000). Understanding Anisotropy Computations. Journal of Mathematical Geology. 32(6): 683-700.
  • Siska, P. P., Hung, I. K., Riggs (2000). Quality of Spatial Data in Applied GIS Analysis. Papers and Proceedings of Applied Geography Conferences. Volume 23(2000): 37-45.
  • Siska, P. and D. M. Holzer (1999). Prediction of Potential Flood Hazards Using GIS and Spatial Analysis. Papers and Proceeedings of Applied Geography Conferences. Volume 22 (1999): 135-141.
  • Siska, P. P. Siska, J. and R. C. Maggio (1998). The Significance of Spatial Modeling for Nitrogen Concentrations in Southern Pines using Near Infrared Reflectance, GIS and Geostatistics. Geographical and Environmental Modeling. 2(2): 175-183.
  • Siska, P. P. Eriksson M. and R. C. Maggio (1997). Ordinary Kriging and the Construction of a Digital Elevation Model. Geographical Journal 49(2): 91 - 113.
  • Siska, P.P. and R. C. Maggio. (1997) The Role of Relief Dissectivity in Distribution of Kriging Errors from Digital Elevation Modeling. Papers and Proceedings in Applied Geography Conferences. Volume 20(1997): 186-194.
  • Siska, P. P., Maggio, R. and N. Castiaux (1996). Determining Spatial Anisotropy Using Geographic Information System. Journal of Geography (Geograficky Casopis), Slovak Academy of Sciences 48(1): 63-71.
  • Siska, P. (1983). Contribution to the Understanding of Bánovce Soil Cover. Acta Geographica Universitatis Comenianae. Volume 22(1983): 306-311.

Publications: Books and Book Chapters

  • Siska, P.P. (2006). Satellite Based Mapping, Navigation and Communication Systems: Global Security Concerns. In: Forest J.F. editor: Homeland Security, Protecting America’s Targets. Vol. 3. Pgs. 354 – 371. Publisher: Praeger Security International, Westport, Connecticut, London.  
  • Siska, P. P. (2003) Catholic Dissidents Translation: Jan Cardinal Korec: The Night of the Barbarians. Published by Bolchazy- Carducci Inc. Publishers, Wauconda, IL in 2003.

Publications: Non-Peer Reviewed

  • Menhart, J. Siska, P., and M. Hendricks (2012). The Influence of Spatial Orientation on Regional Expertise. Proceedings of 20th Army Research Laboratory Symposium. USMA, West Point.
  • Siska, P. 2012. Geostatistical Analysis of Pollen for Developing Anti-Terrorist Tracking System. Hwang, G. and D. Masters: Forensic Geolocation Challenge: Is Pollen Analysis the Answer? Mitre Corporation, McLean, VA. Pgs. 20-22.
  • Siska, P.P., Polacik and V.M. Bryant Jr. (2011). Factor and Geostatistical Analysis of Pollen Distribution Patterns for Developing Anti-Terrorists Tracking System. Proceedings of 19th Symposium of Army Research Laboratory, Ocean City, NJ
  • Siska, P.P. (2011). Journey to Vietnam. West Point Magazine, West Point, New York. Volume 1, Issue 1, Winter 2011, pp. 22-26.
  • Siska, P. P., I-Kuai Hung and V. M. Bryant (2006). Correlation Between Pollen Dispersion and Forest Spatial Distribution Patterns in the Southeastern United States. In: Prisley, S. Bettinger, P. Hung, I-Kuai. and J. Kushla eds. Proceedings of the 5th Southern Forestry and Natural Resources GIS Conference, Asheville, NC. Pgs. 159 – 171.
  • Siska, P.P. and I - Kuai Hung (2004). Advanced Digital Terrain Modeling and Analysis. ESRI User’s Conference in San Diego. Proceedings of ESRI Conference. San Diego, California. (Published on CD).
  • Bhowmick, A. Siska, P.P., and R. Nelson (2003) Developing “COM“ links for Implementing Lidar Data in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to Support Forest Inventory and Analysis. Second International Precision Forestry Symposium, Seattle University of Washington (Published on CD).
  • Siska, P. P. and I - Kuai Hung (2001). Assesment of Kriging Accuracy in GIS Environment. Proceedings of ESRI Conference. CD Publication, San Diego, CA.
  • Siska, P. P. and I - Kuai Hung (2001). Geospatial Analysis of NDVI and Reflectance Values in Angelina Forest Ecosystem. Proceedings of 3rd International Conference on Geospatial Analysis in Agriculture and Forestry. CD Publication. Denver, Colorado.
  • Siska, P. Bryant, V. M. Jr., and R. C. Maggio (1997). Palynology, GIS and Geostatistics Interactions: Searching for New Avenues in GIS Applications. Proceedings of GIS/LIS Conference. Cincinnati, Ohio.
  • Maggio, R. C., Meyer, T. H. and P. P. Siska (1997). Spatial Education Using Relational Databases. Proceedings of GIS/LIS Conference Cincinnati, Ohio.
  • Siska, P., Maggio, R. and Eriksson M. (1994). The Bounded Kriging Based Estimates for Sensitive Spatial Analysis. Proceedings GIS/LIS Conference, Phoenix, Arizona pgs. 697-704.
  • Siska, P. 1993. Geomorphic Parameters of the River Basin. Physical Geography Lab Manual. Department of Geography, Texas A&M University, College Station.
  • Siska, P. 1988. The Visit in the Land of Enchantment. Lide a Zeme (Geographic and Popular Scientific Journal), Academia, Prague Vol. 5. pgs. 277 – 282.
  • Siska, P. 1987. Big Bend National Park. Lide a Země  (Geographic and Popular Scientific Journal), Academia Prague Vol. 2, pgs. 12- 17. 3.

Publications: Technical Reports

  • Siska, P.P. (2009). Developing General Regional Network Test. United States Military Academy, West Point.
  • Siska, P. P. (2008). Strategic Stability of Central and Eastern Europe in lieu of Theatre Missile Defense Deployment. Institute of National Security, Air Force, Colorado.
  • Siska, P. P. (2008). Regional Expertise – the Key to Understanding Culture and Language. Center for Language, Culture and Regional Studies. Department of Foreign Languages. USMA, West Point, NY. http://www.dean.usma.edu/centers/clcrs/papers.htm
  • Siska, P. P. 2001. Excerpts from “From the Barbaric Night“ The Autobiography of Jan Chryzostom Korec. KOSMAS Journal, 14(1), pgs. 120 – 133.
  • Siska, P. (1996). Geostatistical methods for construction of Digital Elevation Models (DEMs) from Provisional Topographic Maps. GIS Frontiers in Business and Science. International Conference. Proceedings II, Brno, Czech Republic.
  • Siska, P. (1996). Geostructural Analysis of Strike-Slip Faults in Owl Creek-Bridger Mountains in Wyoming Based on Landsat-TM Data. GIS Frontiers in Business and Science. International Conference. Proceedings II, Brno, Czech Republic.
  • Siska, P. (1985). Soil Cover and Soil Regions in Zobor Natural Preservation. Institute for Tribec Mountains Nature Preservation. Nitra, Slovakia.

Publications: Other

  • Siska, P. (2015) Participant in Westminster Energy. Environment and Transport Forum Keynote Seminar in London (2015). Next step for climate change policy – delivering the National Adaptation Programme.
  • Siska, P.P. (2009). Spatial Analysis Techniques for Environmental Data. Faculty Developmental Seminar, Environmental Science and Engineering Program, United States Military Academy, West Point, New York.
  • Siska, P.P. (2009). Regional Knowledge and Assessment. 5th Annual Samuel G. Saldívar and Sheila R. Ackerlind Mentorship Colloquium. Department of Foreign Languages, United States Military Academy, West Point, New York.
  • Siska, P.P. (2006) . Agriculture in Slovakian Village and New Developments in Eastern Europe. Farm Bureau Women’s Club, Clarksville, Tennessee.
  • Siska, P. P. (2005). Downfall of Iron Curtain and New Avenues and Challenges in Market Oriented Society in Slovakia. American War Veterans Summer Meeting. Clarksville, Tennessee.
  • Siska, P. P. (2004). Rapid Changes in the Central European Region and their Impact on the World Economics. Rotary Club, Clarksville, Tennessee.
  • Siska, P.P. (2003). Developing GIS Database for Forest Historical Data in East Texas. Temple Inland Co. Lufkin and Stephen F. Austin University, Nacogdoches, Texas.
  • Siska, P. P. (1996). Construction of Digital Elevation Models (DEMs) using Kriging Interpolation on Point Sampled Data. Department of Forest Science, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas.
  • Siska, P. P. (1995). The Use of Geostatistics in GIS Spatial Analysis. Department of Forest Science, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas.
  • Siska, P. P. (1994). The Spatial Analysis and Synthesis in Pre-GIS Mapping Epoch,. Departmental Seminar, Department of Forest Science, Texas A&M University, College Station. Texas.
  • Siska, P. P. (1993). The Soil Catena in Danubean Lowland, Quantitative Soil Parameters: The Problems of Ecotopic Taxonomy. Department of Geography, Texas A&M University, College Station. Texas.
  • Siska, P. P. (1991). The Regional Geography of Bánovec Basin and the Adjacent Carpathian Mountains. Departmental Seminar, Department of Geography Texas A&M, University, College Station.

Presentations: Scholarly

  • Siska P. (2015). Predicting sinkhole/doline collapse in Middle Tennessee region using geostatistics. ERASMUS presentation, Department of Geography, University of Malta, Malta.
  • Siska. P. (2015). Mapping dolines and evaluating karst susceptibility for doline collapse in Tennessee, USA. Department of Geography and Environmental Science Seminar.
  • Siska, P. (2015). New Avenues in Regional Awareness and its significance in multicultural environment. Department of Geography and Environmental Science, Departmental Seminar.
  • Siska P. (2014). Influence of Environmental Parameters on Spatial Distribution Pollen Grains in Columbia Basin. Recent Advances in Power Systems, Energy, Environment. Interlaken, Switzerland.
  • Siska P. (2013). Karst Geomorphology and Prediction of Sinkhole Collapse. Departmental Seminar. Liverpool Hope University. United Kingdom. October, 2014.
  • Siska, P.P. Glen, A. and V.M. Bryant (2012). Pollen Rain and its Potential for Developing Biologic Sensor Capabilities. 20th Army Research Laboratory Symposium. Ocean City, NJ, November 29.
  • Menhart, A. D. and P. P. Siska (2012). Developing Regional and Cultural Expertise. 20th Army Research Laboratory Symposium, Florham, New Jersey. November 29.
  • Siska, P.P, Bryant V.M. and I-K Hung (2012). Mapping Composite Pollen in Big Bend National Park and Cartographic Generalization. The Applied Geography Conferences, Minneapolis, Minnesota. October, 12.
  • Siska, P. P (2012). Factor and Geostatistical Analysis of Pollen Grains. Potential for Developing Anti-Terrorist Tracking System. Pollen Coalition Network Meeting. McLean, VA. September 12, 2012.
  • Bryant, V., Siska, P. and J. Sweet. (2012). Pollen and Vegetation Relationship. Panel Discussion. Pollen Coalition Network. McLean, VA. September 12.
  • Siska, P.P., Polacik, S. and V. M. Bryant (2012). Influence of Environmental Parameters on Spatial Pattern of Pollen Distribution in Columbia Basin: Factor Analysis Approach. Annual Conference of Association of American Geographers, New York. February, 28.
  • Siska, P.P. (2011). The Effect of Study Abroad Programs on Regional geographical Knowledge and Propensity. Middle States Association of American Geographers Conference. Kean University, New Jersey.
  • Siska P. P., Polacik, S., V.M. Bryant (2011). Factor and Geostatististical Analysis of Pollen Grains: Potential for Developing Anti-Terrorist Tracking System. Army Research Laboratory, 19th Symposium, Atlantic City, NJ.
  • Siska, P.P. Bryant, V. M., Goovaerts, P.and I-K. Hung (2010). Spatial Analysis of Pollen Data and its Potential for Forensic Analysis. American Association of Stratigraphic Palynologists (AASP), Geological Association of Canada Paleontology Division (GAC) and Canadian Association of Palynologists (CAP), Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada.
  • Siska, P.P, Bryant, V.M., Hung, I-K. and P. Goovaerts (2010). Pollen Spatial Distribution Patterns in Northwest Region: Potential for Forensic Studies. American Association of Geographers Conference, Washington, D.C. April 2010.
  • Siska, P.P. (2010). Spatial Analysis of Pollen and Forensics. Army Research Laboratory Annual Convention, Ocean City, NJ. November.
  • Siska, P.P. (2010). New Avenues in Regional Geography. Association of American Geographers, Middle States Division Annual Conference. West Point, New York.
  • Siska, P.P. Goovaerts, P. and P. R. Kemmerly. (2009). Predicting Karst Hazards Using Indicator Geostatistics. Annual Meeting of Association of American Geographers (AAG). Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • Siska, P.P. (2009). Czech and Polish Differences in Perception of Missile Deployment. Applied Geography Conferences. Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
  • Siska, P.P. (2009). Matching Pollen Distribution Patterns and Vegetation in Columbia Basin. Annual Meeting of Association of American Geographers, Middle States Division Annual Conference. New Paltz, New York.
  • Siska, P.P. and P. R. Kemmerly (2008). Environmental Hazards Assessment in Doline Karst Areas. Annual Meeting of Association of American Geographers, Boston, Massachusetts.
  • Siska, P.P and P.R. Kemmerly (2008). Development of GIS database for Dolines and Mapping of Sinkhole Hazards. Applied Geography Conferences, Wilmington, Delaware.
  • Siska, P.P (2008). Modern Methods of Spatial Analysis for Geography: “Kriging and Sequential Gaussian Simulation.” Middle States Division of the AAG, Annual Meeting, Millersville University, Pennsylvania.
  • Siska, P.P. and P. R. Kemmerly. (2008). Environmental Hazards Assessment in Doline Karst Areas. Association of American Geographers (AAG). Boston, Massachusetts.
  • Siska, P. P. (2008). Cross Cultural and Regional Competence in the Military. A New Avenue in Applied Geography. Applied Geography Conferences. Wilmington, Delaware. Panel Organizer and Panelist.
  • Kemmerly, P. P. and Peter P. Siska. (2008). Quantitative Modeling of Karst Terranes: Insights, Progress and Problems. 42nd Annual Meeting Geological Society of America South-Central Session. Richmond, Virginia.
  • Siska, P. P. and P. R. Kemmerly. (2007). Assessment of Accuracy in Sinkhole Mapping Using Geospatial Technology. Tennessee Geographic Information Council. Chattanooga Convention Center. Chattanooga, Tennessee.
  • Siska, P. P. and V.M. Bryant (2007) Microregional and Demographic Changes in Central Europe. Does Capitalism Still Work? Applied Geography Conferences, Indianapolis, Indiana.
  • Kemmerly, P. R. and P. P. Siska. (2006). Modeling Doline Geometry and Assessing Kars Geohazards Using GIS. Geological Society of America (GSA) Conference, Philadelphia.
  • Siska, P. P. and P. R. Kemmerly (2006). Sinkhole Mapping and Analysis in Mid Tennessee Region. Tennessee Geographic Information Council, Franklin, Tennessee.
  • Siska, P.P and I-Kuai Hung (2006). Correlations between Pollen and Forests Distribution Patterns in the Southeastern Region of the US. Asheville, North Carolina.
  • Siska, P. P. and P. R. Kemmerly. (2006). Procedures for Estimating Doline Volume and GIS Mapping of the Mid-Tennessee Karst. East Tennessee Regional Geographic Information Council Conference, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee.
  • Siska, P. P. (2005). Estimating Total Stem Tree-Volume Using GIS and Remote Sensing Tennessee Geographic Information Council, Franklin Tennessee.
  • Siska, P. P. and P. Goovaerts (2005). Fusion of Remote Sensing and Ground Data via Sequential Gaussian Simulation to Evaluate Forest Resource Parameters. American Society for Photogrametric Engineering and Remote Sensing. Baltimore, Maryland.
  • Siska, P. P. (2005). Developing and Programming Terrain Parameters in Arc Macro Language. Applied Geography Conferences, Washington D.C.
  • Siska, P. P. (2004). Predicting Flood Prone Areas Using HEC Model and Geographic Information Systems. Applied Geography Conferences Saint Louis, Missouri.
  • Siska, P. P. and A. Bhowmick. (2003). Developing New Functions for Arc GIS: Component Object Modeling Approach. Applied Geography Conferences, Colorado Springs, CO.
  • Siska, P. P. and A. Bhowmick. (2002). Estimating Biometric Parameters Using Profiling Laser Data. South Western Association of American Geographers (SWAAG) Conference, Laredo, Texas.
  • Siska, P. P. and I – Kuai Hung, (2001). Variogram Modeling of Remote Sensing Data 3rd International Conference on Geospatial Analysis in Agriculture and Forestry, Denver.
  • Siska, P. P. Legg, M. and I. Kuai Hung (2001). Mapping Angelina Forest Ecosystem for Recreation Purposes. SWAGG Conference, Fort Worth Texas. McDonnel, D. and Siska, P. (2000). The Significance of Internet 2 for University Education. SWAGG Conference, College Station, Texas.
  • Siska, P. P. Bryant, V. M, Jr., and R. C. Maggio (1998). Spatial Modeling of the Modern Pollen Rain in the Big Bend National Park Region of West Texas. Abstracts of Annual AASP Meeting, October 27-31, 1998 – Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico.
  • Siska, P. (1997). Soil Catena on Danubean Lowland. Geography Conference in Honor of Professor Michal Luknis, Zlate Moravce, Slovakia.
  • Siska, P. (1996). Ordinary Kriging and Construction of Digital Elevation Model. International GIS Conference. Brno, The Czech Republic.
  • Siska, P.P. (1996). Using Remote Sensing for Detection of Strike-Slip Faults. International GIS Conference. Brno, The Czech Republic.
  • Siska, P.P. Maggio, R. C. and M. Eriksson. (1994). Maximizing the Ordinary Kriging Values. GIS/LIS Conference in Phoenix, Arizona.
  • Siska, P. P. (1993) Arsenic Pollution of Bryan Lakes. Ocean Drilling Program Conference. Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas.
  • Siska, P. P. (1992). Slovakia at the turn of 21st century. Southwestern Association of American Geographers (SWAGG), Austin, Texas.
  • Siska, P. P. (1992). The Region and Methods of Regionalization. Southwestern Association of American Geographers.(SWAGG). Austin, Texas.
  • Siska, P. P. (1991). Statistical Analysis of Arsenic Pollution in the Three Lakes in Bryan, Texas. Ocean Drilling Symposium, Ocean Drilling Program in College Station.
  • Siska, P. P. (1985). Regional Geography of Czechoslovakia; The Physical and Socio- Economic Geography. SWAGG Annual Conference, Texas - Tech University, Lubbock, Texas. 3.2

Presentations: Invited 

  • Siska, P. (2015). “Is God finally dead?” Reflections on modern post WWII science and education. Foundation Hour, Liverpool Hope University. March.
  • Siska, P. (2015). Globalization and regional competence. Departmental Seminar, Liverpool Hope University.
  • Siska, P. (2014). Regional diversity of Anthropocene and cultural competence. International Conference dedicated to forty years of foundation of Department of Regional Geography at Komensky University in Bratislava. Komensky University
  • Siska, P. (2014) The Cultural “Tions” and Spaces for Potential Misunderstanding. First Symposium on Affectivity, 17. July 2014. Liverpool Hope University.
  • Siska, P.P. (2012). Spatial Analysis and Precision Mapping of Pollen Grains for Developing Anti-Terrorist Tracking System. MITRE Corporation, McLean, VA.
  • Bryant, V.M. and P.P. Siska (2012). Forensic Geolocation Research. MITRE Corporation and Department of Homeland Security, McLean, Virginia (Panelist).
  • Siska, P.P. (2011). How Europe Shaped its Destiny: A Historical Geography Perspective. Department of History, United States Military Academy, West Point, NY. 
  • Siska, P.P. (2011). Geostatistical Methods for Pollen and Ecosystem Analysis. Central Intelligence Agency, Washington D.C.
  • Siska, P.P. (2011). The Role of Geography in Europe's, Political, Economic and Social Development. Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, United States Military Academy. West Point.
  • Siska, P. P. (2010). Application of Kriging Techniques in Mapping Natural Resources and Environmental Hazards. Developmental Seminar. Department of Environmental. Geographic & Geologic Sciences, Lehman College, CUNY, New York.
  • Siska, P.P. (2009). Assessing Regional Knowledge. Developing Intercultural Adaptability in the Warfighter. Human Social Culture Behavior Modeling. Orlando, Florida.
  • Siska, P.P. (2009). Geostatistics for Geosciences and Natural Resource Management Studies: Regional Expertise. Department of Geosciences, Murray State University, Kentucky.
  • Siska, P.P. (2009). Geopolitical Sensitivity to the Deployment of Ground Based Mid-Course Defense (GMD) System and Regional Stability in Central Europe. DIA Washington, D.C.
  • Siska, P.P. (2008). Dichotomy in Central European Regions and its Role in the Strategic Balance Between East and West. Defense Intelligence Agency, Washington D.C.
  • Siska, P.P. (2008). Understanding Karst Geomorphology and its Role in Fighting Terrorism in Afghanistan. Defense Intelligence Agency, Washington D.C.
  • Siska, P.P. (2004). Construction of Dimensional Elevation Models for Education Purposes. Environmental Science Conference, Jefferson, TX
  • Siska, P. P. (2003). Modeling Spatial Continuity in Environmental Research Initiatives. Houston Advanced Research Center, Woodlands, Texas.
  • Siska, P.P. (1999). Spatial Distribution of Major Pollen Species in Big Bend National Park. College of Forestry, Nacogdoches, Texas.
  • Siska, P.P. (1998). Applications of Ordinary Kriging Methods to Digital Elevation Modeling and Palynology. Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, Louisiana.
  • Siska, P. (1996). Contribution of American Education System to Freedom and Democracy. Institute of Methodology and Education, Nitra, Slovakia.
  • Siska, P. P. (1993). Slovakia, the Heart of Europe. The Slavic Student Association, Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, Texas.
  • Siska, P.P. (1990). The School System and Education in Czechoslovakia. Bryan Independent School District. Bryan, Texas.
  • Siska, P. (1987). The Regional Geography of the United States of America. Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, Slovakia.
  • Siska, P. (1984). Eastern Europe; A historical overview and contemporary political and cultural scene. The Slavic Club, Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages, Texas Tech University, Lubbock. Texas. 3.2.1   

Academic & Professional Memberships

  • Board of Directors, Applied Geography Conferences, Inc.
  • AAG Member (Association of American Geographers).
  • ASPRS (American Society for Photogrametry and Engineering)
  • SAF – Society of American Foresters
  • Czech Educational Foundation in Texas
  • GAMMA SIGMA DELTA. The Honor Society for Agriculture
  • XI SIGMA DELTA. The Honor Society of Foresters
  • Slovak Academy of Sciences.
  • GTU Honor Society

Technical Software Skills

  • ArcGIS 10.2., STIS – Terra Seer Bio-Medware, SAS, Matlab, Fortran, Pascal, Geo-Eas, Geostatistical Toolbox, Arc/Info, ArcView, Intergraph MGE, SPANS, Erdass, ArcView 3.2, ArcGIS 9.3. Excel, Delta Graph, Power Point, Microsoft Word, ArcGIS 9.3. Terra Lidar.

Languages

  • English, native or bilingual proficiency
  • Slovak, native or bilingual proficiency
  • Russian, advanced proficiency
  • German, advanced proficiency
  • Latin, elementary proficiency
  • Polish, elementary proficiency