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  • Environmental Remote Sensing
  • Biomass & Biodiversity assessment
  • Environmental Monitoring & Climate Change
  • Microwave Remote Sensing for Ecological applications
  • Forest fire monitoring, modeling and management
  • Natural Resource Management & Sustainable Development
  • Wetland Ecosystem Monitoring and Management

Academic Profile:

  M.Tech. (RS&GIS)

  (2008-2010)

 

:

(IIRS-Andhra University Joint Programme)

Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (ISRO),

Dept. of Space, Govt. of India, Dehradun.

1st Division with Distinction (83.0 %).

Thesis Title

:

“Assessment of Biomass in Bhimbandh Wildlife Sanctuary (Bihar) using Multi Resolution Satellite Data”

P.G.Diploma(RS&GIS)

(March-December,2006)

:

 

Forestry & Ecology Division, Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS), Dept. of Space, Govt. of India, Dehradun.

Thesis Title

:

“Assessment of Growing stock and Biomass in Barkot Range of Dehradun Forest Division Using RS & GIS”

Ph.D. Awarded

    (2000-2004)

 :

Department of Botany,

University of Rajasthan, Jaipur

Thesis commence:  03-05-2000

Thesis submitted:   15-12-2003

Thesis Awarded:    21-07-2004

Thesis Title

 

“Ethnobotanical and Pharmacognostical Studies on Crude Drugs Obtained from Plant Sources”

#NET-JRF (CSIR)

  December, 2000

:

Scheme – Life Sciences

Agency – CSIR, New Delhi

* M.Sc. (Botany)

  (1997-1999)

 :

Department of Botany, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur,

with 1st Division (69.0%).

  B.Sc. (Biology)

  (1994-1997)

:

University of Rajasthan, Jaipur,

with 1st Division (72.4%).

* M.Sc. Specialization in Ecology & Environment

# National Eligibility Test (NET) for lectureship with Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) of Joint Programme of UGC (University Grant Commission)–CSIR (Council of Scientific & Industrial Research) New Delhi.

 

Details of Teaching / Research/ Work Experience (Post Ph.D.):

 

Name of Employer

Name of Post

Period

Total Yrs. of Exp.

Nature of work

Department of Environmental Science

Central University of Rajasthan

Bandar Sindri-305817, Ajmer (India)

Associate Professor

30/12/15

Till date

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Teaching & Research

Centre for Land Resource Management

Central University of Jharkhand

Brambe-835205, Ranchi (India)

Assistant Professor

31/08/12

28/12/15

03 Yrs.

03 Months

 

Teaching & Research

Department of Remote Sensing

Birla Institute of Technology

Mesra-835215, Ranchi (India)

Assistant Professor

16/04/07

30/08/12

05 Yrs.

04 Months

Teaching & Research

Senior Research Fellow-CSIR

Department of Botany,

University of Rajasthan, Jaipur

SRF-NET (CSIR)

 

21/07/04

30/06/06

01 Yrs.

11 Months

Research

 

 

Project Completed/Ongoing under M. Tech /M.Sc. /Ph.D. Students Work:

  1. Ph.D. Thesis (Awarded)

 1.

Thesis Title

:

Forest Fire Susceptibility Risk Modeling and Management: A Geospatial Approach

 

PhD Student Name

:

Shruti Kanga (Ph.D./DRS/77/2008/BIT/Shruti Kanga)

Awarded by

:

BIT-Mesra (Ranchi)

Year of Awarded

:

2013

2.

Thesis Title

:

Multi-Sensor SAR-Optical Synergic Modeling in Retrieving Forest Parameters over Deciduous Landscape.

 

PhD Student Name

:

Suman Sinha (Ph.D./DRS/1053/10/Suman Sinha/ Inspire Fellow-DST)

Awarded by

:

BIT-Mesra (Ranchi)

Year of Awarded

:

2017

3.

Thesis Title

:

Assessment of Soil Carbon Stock and its relation to land use change and climatic variability in Semi-arid Region of Rajasthan.

 

PhD Student Name

:

Garima Sharma (CURAJ/2012/PHDES/ 03/ Garima Sharma)

Awarded by

:

Central University of Rajasthan (Ajmer)

Year of Awarded

:

2019

 

  1. Ph.D. Thesis (On-going)

 

PhD Student Name 

:

Title of Thesis

Date of Registration

1.

Rajit Gupta

UGC-NET-JRF

:

Assessment of Forest Growth Dynamics by integrating Advanced Remote Sensing and Process-Based Modelling

(CURAJ/2017/PHDES/ 03)

2.

Rajashree Naik

CURAJ Fellowship

:

Integration of multispectral and hyperspectral data with climatic variabilities for assessment of Sambhar Lake ecosystem (A Ramsar site) of Rajasthan, India

(CURAJ/2018/PHDEVS/ 004)

3.

Alok Raj

UGC-NET

CURAJ Fellowship

:

Geospatial Assessment for Eco-sensitivity in the Aravalli range (India) under the changing climatic conditions

(CURAJ/2018/PHDEVS/ 001)

4.

Rajani Kant Verma

CURAJ Fellowship

:

Advance Hyperspectral Remote Sensing for Assessment of Forest Biophysical Parameters

(CURAJ/2019/PHDEVS/ 004)

5.

Subham Kumar

UGC-NET

CURAJ Fellowship

:

Study of Teal carbon flux modeling in a view of ecological restoration using geospatial approach

(CURAJ/2020/PHDEVS/ 004)

6.

Mahima Kanwar Rathore

UGC-NET-JRF

:

Not Assigned

(CURAJ/2021/PHDENV/ 011)

 

 

 

 

 

  1. M.Tech. (RS&GIS) Thesis (Awarded)
  1. Assessing Ecological Footprints towards Sustainable Environmental Management supported by Geospatial Information Technology. (M.Tech./DRS/1007/10/BIT/Reetu Pandey)
  2. Biomass Inventory for Carbon Sequestration Study in the Scope of REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) using Geo-spatial Technology.        (M.Tech./DRS/1001/09/BIT/Ritesh Kumar)
  3. Land Use/Land Cover Change dynamics for part of Meghalaya. (M.Tech./DRS/1004/09/BIT/Navneet Kumar Das)
  4. Site suitability Analysis for Relocation of Tigers in Sariska National Park of Rajasthan (India) using Integrated Geospatial Approach. (M.Tech./DRS/1004/08/BIT/Suman Sinha).
  5. Assessment of Carbon Pool in Sariska National Park of Rajasthan (India) Using Geospatial Approach. (M.Tech./DRS/1003/08/BIT/Pawan Kumar).
  6. Assessing the Demand of Solid Waste Disposal in Bhagalpur City of Bihar (India) Using Urban Dynamic Modeling with Geospatial Approach. (M.Tech./DRS/1005/07/BIT/Prem Chandra Pandey)
  7. Quantification of Growing Stock and Biomass in Kharagpur Forest Range of Munger Forest Division in Bihar using RS & GIS. (M.Tech./DRS/1011/06/BIT/Meenakshi Mishra).
  1.  M.Sc. (Geoinformatics) Thesis (Awarded)
  1. Landscape Level Assessment of Forest Fragmentation and Disturbance in Dalma Protected Area of Jharkhand using Remote Sensing and GIS. (CUJ/M/2013/GIO/009/ Satendra Kr. Chaudhary).
  2. Spatial distribution of Tree Species Diversity in Rarha Forest (Ranchi) Jharkhand Using Remote Sensing and GIS. (CUJ/M/2013/GIO/013/ Siddharth Kumar).
  3. Prediction of Spatio-Temporal Dynamics and the Impact of Urban Components over the Land Surface Temperature (LST) of Ranchi, (India) Using Satellite Data. (M.Sc./CLRM/CUJ/I/2012/GIO/004/Kamlesh Mohanta).
  4. Detection of Potential Vegetation Degradation Zones using Geospatial Approach: A Case Study of Sanjay Gandhi Biological Park, Patna (Bihar). (MGI/DRS/1011/10/BIT/Ambrin Seraj).
  5. Landscape Visualization and Urban Planning. (MGI/DRS/1011/09/BIT/Arun Singh).
  6. Change Detection in Mangroves along Mundra Coast using Remote Sensing and Geoinformatics. (MGI/DRS/1015/09/BIT/Mehta Abhinav Mahendra bhai).
  7. Forest Fire Risk Assessment in Tara Devi Range of Shimla Forest Division in Himachal Pradesh (India) using RS & GIS. (MGI/DRS/1001/06/BIT/Shruti Kanga).
  1. M.Sc. (Environmental Science) Thesis (Awarded)
  1. Empirical Study on Ecological Niche for Pelican crispus. (CURAJ/EVS/2021/2016IMSES015/ Ruchika Sinha).
  2. Soil Quality Assessment for Halophytes of Sambhar Salt Lake, India using Remote Sensing and GIS. (CURAJ/EVS/2021/2016IMSES002/ Avinash).
  3. A Coral Reefs Detection Index and Its Analysis Using Remote Sensing and GIS. (CURAJ/EVS/2021/2019MSES010/ Hitesh Kumar Nial).
  4. Socioecological Study of Sambhar Salt Lake (A Ramsar Site) Using Geospatial and DPSIR Framework. (CURAJ/EVS/2021/2016IMSES015/ Keerthana).
  5. Efficacy of Machine Learning Algorithms in Prediction of Forest Fires due to Climate Change Influenced by IOD and ENSO Events in South - Eastern Australia. (CURAJ/EVS/2020/2015IMSES003/ B. S. Nithan).
  6. Impacts of interaction and distribution of Alien species on the landscape ecology of the protected area using spatial distribution modelling. (CURAJ/EVS/2020/2015IMSES008/ Khushboo Kala).
  7. Assessment of Ecotonal Indicators of the Great Indian Desert Using Spatio-temporal Dataset. (CURAJ/EVS/2020/2015IMSES010/ Kritika Somawat). 
  8. Sustainability Assessment of the Central University of Rajasthan Campus using Ecological Footprint (As an Indicator) and Geospatial Technology. (CURAJ/EVS/2019/2014IMSES014/ Rajat Soni).
  9. Geospatial Approach for Habitat Suitability Modeling of Flamingoes using Maxent Model in an Evanescing Ramsar Site, Sambhar Salt Lake, India. (CURAJ/EVS/2019/2014IMSES008/ Kshitij Divyansh).
  10. Assessment of Soil Quality using Geospatial Modeling: A case study of Sambhar Lake (A Ramsar Site), India. (CURAJ/EVS/2019/2013IMSES022/ Sachin).
  11. Correlation of Phenological Matrices with Climate Variables to Predict Future Scenarios over Rajasthan using Geospatial Technology. (CURAJ/EVS/2019/2017MSES003/ Amlan Nag).
  12. Divulging decadal (47 Years) Spatio-temporal Landscape dynamic integrating water index of Sambhar Salt Lake (A Ramsar Site), Rajasthan, India. (CURAJ/EVS/2019/2014IMSES023/ Vikas Bhamu).
  13. Habitat suitability modeling of Flamingo in and around Sambhar Lake (a RAMSAR site) Rajasthan using RS & GIS. (CURAJ/EVS/2018/2016MSES002/ Amandeep Ruhela).
  14. Identification of potential Ecological Indicators of the Sambhar Lake-A RAMSAR site in Rajasthan, India. (CURAJ/EVS/2018/2013IMSES012/ Goundla Pradeep Goud).
  15. Spatio-temporal study for Land Cover change detection using RS & GIS techniques on Sambhar Lake (RAMSAR site), Rajasthan, India. (CURAJ/EVS/2018/2016MSES003/ Bhavna Choudhary).
  16. Evaluating Impact on Landuse/land cover using temporal satellite images in “Raigarh Locality” Chhattisgarh. (CURAJ/EVS/2017/2015MSES015/ Swapnil Tawadakar).
  17. Study on soil carbon sequestration in and around wetland: A case study of Ramsar Site. (CURAJ/EVS/2017/2015MSES009/ Narendra Kumar Kadela).
  18. Spatio-temporal variation in canopy phenology of teak forests of India using geospatial data. (CURAJ/EVS/2016/2014MSES018/ Srutisudha Mohanty).
  19. Assessment of Land Use/Land Cover change in Bhaderwah township area using Remote sensing method. (CURAJ/EVS/2016/2014MSES017/ Sourav Sharma).
  20. Accumulation of metal in plant species grown on the soil contaminated with thermal power plant fly ash and their Phyto-remediation potential. (CURAJ/EVS/2016/2014MSES019/ Shubhash Chand).
  21. Identification of vulnerability classes of fluoride affected population in Kishangarh (Tehsil), Rajasthan. (CURAJ/EVS/2016/2014MSES002/Ajay Kumar).
  22. Wetland inventory of Sambhar Lake (Ramsar Site) using Geospatial technology. (CURAJ/EVS/2016/2014MSES006/ Meghna Gour).

 

S. No. Authors Title of Article Journal/Conference Details Journal/Conference Publication Year
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Scientific/ Projects Experience as PI/Co-PI/Guide:

Project (Major):  Completed

1.

Project Title

:

“Stratified Forest Biomass Modeling Using AVIRIS Next Generation (NG)Hyperspectral Data”.

 

Total Budget

:

Rs.19,40,000/- (Nineteen-Lakh-Forty Thousand)

Position in Project

:

Principal investigator

Sanctioned by

:

Space Application Centre (ISRO), Ahmedabad

Year of Sanction

:

2017    Year of Completion: 2020

 

2.

Project Title

:

“Development of Forest Fire Management System in Shimla Forest Division in Himachal Pradesh (India) Using Geospatial Information System”.

 

Total Budget

:

Rs.17,83,440/- (Seventeen Lakh Eighty-Three Thousand Four Hundred Forty)

Position in Project

:

Principal Investigator

Sanctioned by

:

Ministry of Environment, Forests& Climate Change, Govt. of India.

Year of Sanction

:

2010      Year of Completion: 2013

 

3.

Project Title

:

“ALOS RA: Evaluation of Polarimetric, Interferometric and Differential Interferometric Techniques for Vegetation and Land Subsidence Study”.

 

Total Budget

:

Rs.7,1 0,000/- (Seven Lakh& ten thousand)

Position in Project

:

Co-Principal Investigator

Sanctioned by

:

Space Application Centre (ISRO), Ahmedabad

Year of Sanction

:

2008       Year of Completion: 2011

 

4.

Project Title

:

“COSMO Skymed A.O.: Polarimetric, Radargrammetric,

Interferometric and Differential Interferometric Techniques Study”.

 

Total Budget

:

Rs.8,00,000/- (Eight Lakh)

Position in Project

:

Co-Principal Investigator

Sanctioned by

:

Space Application Centre (ISRO), Ahmedabad

Year of Sanction

:

2009     Year of Completion: 2012

 

5.

Project Title

:

“National Land Use Land Cover Analysis-Second Cycle for Bihar State”.

 

Total Budget

:

Rs.30,00,000/- (Thirty Lakh)

Position in Project

:

Co-Principal Investigator

Sanctioned by

:

NRSC (ISRO), Hyderabad

Year of Sanction

:

2012     Year of Completion: 2014

 

 

Attended

  1. Short term web-based training course on: “Microwave Data Analysis Software Tool – MIDAS” under TREES (Training and Research in Earth Eco-system)-SRTD, on 29th-30th July 2021 by Space Application Centre, Ahmedabad.
  2. Short term special training course Completed on: “LiDAR Remote Sensing and it’s Applications”, Organised by Indian Institute of remote sensing (IIRS-ISRO), Dehradun, 29th July -09th September (2019).
  3. Workshop on: “UGC Quality Mandate in HEIs”, Organised by TLC, 09-10 September (2018) at Central University of Rajasthan, Ajmer-Rajasthan.
  4. Short term training programme on: “Hyperspectral Remote Sensing with AVIRIS-NG data”,04-06January (2017) at Space Application Centre (ISRO), Ahmadabad.
  5. UGC sponsored Refresher course completed with “A”Grade, 04 -24thAugust, 2015 (21 days), at UGC HRDC, Ranchi University, Ranchi.
  6. UGC sponsored 77th Orientation course completed with “A”Grade, 10th March-06th April, 2014 (26 days), at UGC Academic Staff College, Ranchi University, Ranchi.
  7. Workshop on: “EDUSAT Outreach Programme with IIRS User Interaction meet IUIM- 2014, 20-21February (2014) at Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS), Dehradun.
  8. Workshop on: “EDUSAT Outreach Programme with IIRS User Interaction meet IUIM- 2013, 11-12 March (2013) at Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS), Dehradun.
  9. Workshop on: “LULC 50K Second Cycle”, 14-15 March (2012) at Jharkhand Space Application Centre (JSAC), Ranchi.
  10. Workshop on: “Ecological Modelling with special reference to Forestry Sector”, 28-29 January (2010) at Institute of Forest Management (IIFM), Bhopal.
  11. Short term training programme on: “RISAT-UP training for Microwave Remote Sensing Applications”, 02-12 December (2008) at Space Application Centre (ISRO), Ahmadabad.
  12. Online EDUSAT based training programme on: “Remote Sensing GIS and GPS” By IIRS Dehra Dun, 19/09/2007 -03/12/2007at Department of Remote Sensing, Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi.
  13. Short term training programme on: “Natural Hazard Management in Integrated Regional Development Planning: Gioinformatics Approach”, 19-24 November (2007) at Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi.
  14. Short term training programme on: “Modern Analytical techniques in quality control of drugs and pharmaceuticals”, September 2-20 (2002) at National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER), Chandigarh.
  15. Short term training programme on: “Bioinformatics: Biological Sequence Analysis and Proteins Structure Prediction”, 27-29 November (2002) at Birla Institute of Scientific Research, Jaipur.

Organized

  1. Organized three days climate change symposium cum debate at Central University of Rajasthan (Ajmer), from 21st-23rd September, 2017 funded by Integrated Research and Action for Development (IRADe) along with NRDC and CEE with support from the U.S. Embassy.
  2. Organized one day programme cum Greenathan on the occasion of World Ozone Day, 16th September, 2017, Under School of Earth sciences, CURAJ.
  3. Organized one day National-Level Workshop on “Popularisation of Remote Sensing-based Maps and Geospatial Information.” August 11, 2017 through online mode from IIRS-Dehradun at Department of Environmental Science, CURAJ.
  4. Organized three days Training Program on Geo-spatial Technologies, with financial support from DST-NRDMS, 18-20 February, 2017 at Department of Environmental Science, CURAJ.
  5. Organized one day seminar cum poster exhibition on the occasion of World Ozone Day, 16th September, 2012 in Joint association with centre for environmental science and centre for land resource management, CUJ, Ranchi.
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Invited Talk /Lecture: 1. Delivered Invited Lecture on 2nd December, 2020 in the Saudi Geographical Society and National Association of Geographers India on Basic of Drones and UAV Systems, 1-3rd December, 2020. 2. Delivered Invited Lecture on 23rd Sept https://laxmikant.org