Spatial Information Science for Natural Resource Management

Spatial Information Science for Natural Resource Management

Suraj Kumar Singh (Suresh Gyan Vihar University, Jaipur, India), Shruti Kanga (Suresh Gyan Vihar University, Jaipur, India) and Varun Narayan Mishra (Suresh Gyan Vihar University, Jaipur, India)
Release Date: June, 2020|Copyright: © 2020 |Pages: 355
ISBN13: 9781799850274|ISBN10: 1799850277|EISBN13: 9781799850281|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-5027-4

Description

Stress on natural resources has recently increased due to commercialization and the need to provide livelihoods for locals. Because they are such core parts of everyday life, ensuring sustainability in resource management is of paramount importance. Only by integrating the tools of spatial information science can an effective course for preserving and protecting natural resources be created.

Spatial Information Science for Natural Resource Management is a pivotal reference source that explores coordinated approaches to sustainable development and management of natural resources to keep a balance of the environment, ecology, and human livelihood. Featuring coverage on a wide range of topics including crop yield estimation, ecosystem services, and land information systems, this book covers interdisciplinary techniques in monitoring and managing natural resources. This publication is ideally designed for urban planners, environmentalists, policymakers, ecologists, researchers, academicians, students, and professionals in the fields of remote sensing, civil engineering, social science, computer science, and information technology.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Crop Monitoring
  • Crop Yield Estimation
  • Digital Image Processing
  • Ecosystem Modelling
  • Ecosystem Services
  • Environmental Impact
  • Forest Resource Mapping
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Glacier Monitoring
  • Global Positioning System
  • Hydrology
  • Land Information Systems
  • Landscape Dynamics
  • Remote Sensing
  • Urban Planning

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Dr. Suraj Kumar Singh worked as an Assistant Professor in the Centre for Land Resource Management, Central University of Jharkhand (CUJ), Ranchi. He has previously served as Research Associate in National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC), Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), GoI. sponsored projects i.e. National Wasteland Mapping and National Urban Information System for Northern parts of India. He did his Ph.D. degree in Technology (Geoinformatics) from Department of Remote Sensing, Birla Institute of Technology, Ranchi in 2012. He has worked in the area of waterlogging and flood hazards, geospatial applications in water resources, disaster management, hydrogeomorphology, urban planning
Dr. Shruti Kanga worked as an Assistant Professor in in the Centre for Land Resource Management, Central University of Jharkhand (CUJ), Ranchi. I had previously served as Research Associate in Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF), GoI funded project on Forest Fires and has teaching experience in different universities i.e. Central University of HNB Garhwal and University of Jammu. I did my Ph.D. degree in Technology (Geoinformatics) from Department of Remote Sensing, Birla Institute of Technology, Ranchi in 2013. She has worked in the area of forest fires risk modelling and management, tourism, resource management etc. she has also 05 M.Sc. thesis completed under her guidance. She has 35 publications in peer refereed national and international journal, 01 book and 02 book chapter. She has attended and organised around 15 national and international conferences. She was also course coordinator of different modules of EDUSAT based distance learning programme organized by IIRS (Indian Institute of Remote Sensing), ISRO (Indian Space Research Organization), Govt. of India. I have 09 years of teaching and research experience.
Dr. Varun Narayan Mishra did Ph.D. from Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology (BHU), Varanasi. He received M.Tech. degree in Remote Sensing from Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi, after completing M.Sc. degree in Physics. He is currently working as an Assistant Professor at Centre for Climate Change and Water Research (C3WR), Suresh Gyan Vihar University, Jaipur, India. Previously, he worked as a Junior Research Fallow at Centre for the Study of Regional Development (CSRD), School of Social Sciences, JNU, New Delhi under DST Funded Research Project. His main research interests are SAR image processing