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Marius Paulikas

Doctoral Student

I am currently in my third 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.
Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities


Bachelor of Arts: Economics - Hillsdale College, 1999.

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



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

Paulikas, M.  Examining population bias relative to severe thunderstorm hazard reporting trends in the Atlanta, GA metropolitan region. 2013. Meteorological Applications:  DOI: 10.1002/met.1394.

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


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 10am - 12pm, McGilvrey Hall 319B (or the Beck Room right next door - 317)
Spring 2014
  • GEOG 21062 - 002 Physical Geography