This is a comprehensive handbook focused on geospatial applications used to study, assess, and monitor the Himalayan mountains. As a region of high relevance and very vulnerable regarding geohazards, it is crucial to detect landscape changes and understand the drivers behind the changes. With advanced remote sensing and GIS tools, in-depth analyses, and interdisciplinary approaches, the Handbook of Himalayan Ecosystems and Sustainability studies forest and agriculture ecosystems, urban sprawl and air pollution, geo and other hazards, and provides a breadth of data to support decision making and to aids in the preservation of the landscapes in a sustainable way.
- Uses geospatial technology for studying fragile Himalayan ecosystems and their sustainability
- Includes 21 case studies from Indian Himalayan, Nepal, and Afghanistan regions
- Provides satellite data and geospatial modelling tools for assessing and monitoring all Himalayan landscapes
- Addresses cryospheric studies and related ongoing geohazards and potential climate change impacts
- Discusses ecology of the Himalayan rivers, biodiversity, and floristic shifting of endemic species, and landscape restoration
- Land Use and Land Cover Dynamics in Himalaya 2001 - 2020
- Shifting Cultivation Dynamics in Northeastern India
- Lesser Known Unique Ecosystems of Indian Himalayas
- Spaceborne Bistatic Polarimetric Interferometric SAR Modelling for Vegetation Height Estimation
- Estimating Aboveground Biomass of Sal and Teak Forests Using Terrasar-X and Semi-Empirical Model
- Vegetation Biophysical Parameters and GPP Estimation Using Satellite-Driven LUE Model Urban Ecosystem and Air Pollution
- Driving Factors of Changing Rainfall Pattern in Meghalaya
- Assessment of the Effects of Land Use Land Cover Changes on Surface Temperature Trends
- Effect of Lockdown on Aerosol Optical Depth and NO2 Over Major Cities of Indian Himalayan Region
- Study on Spatial Distribution, Temporal Variation and Growth Trends of Particulate Matter, Sulfur Dioxide, Nitrogen Oxides and Ammonia from Anthropogenic Sources Over India
- Prediction of Response to Change in Land Use Land Cover Patterns on the Hydrology of Himalayan River
- Management Issues of Wetlands in Himalayan Foothills
- Impact of Structural Barriers on The Morphology and Ecology of The Himalayan Rivers
- Use of Satellite Remote Sensing for Water Resources Management in Data- Scarce Watersheds
- Monitoring Spatio-Temporal Glacier Dynamics and Snow Cover Variability
- Glacier Velocity Estimation Over Select Large Glaciers in Himalaya
- Rate of Expansion of Glacial Lake in Sikkim Himalayas
- Appraisal of Forest Fire Risk Through Geospatial Techniques in Uttarakhand Himalayan Region
- Disentangle the Short and Long-Term Forest Degradation Over Most Fire Affects Parts of Western Himalaya
- Identification of Flood Hotspot Zone Using GIS-Based Spatial Statistical Technique
- Ecosystem-Human- Climate Interaction and Sustainability
- Climate Forcing on Photosynthetic Variability Across Relief Zones in Himalayas
- Vegetation Trend Analysis and Seasonal Changes Quantification Based on Time-Series Satellite Images for North-East India
- Floristic Shifting of Endemic Species in Eastern Himalayas Due to Climate Change
- Landscape Restoration in the Indian Himalayan Region
Bikash Ranjan Parida is an assistant professor at the Central University of Jharkhand (CUJ), India since September 2016. He received his M.Sc. in Geoinformatics (2006) from the University of Twente and his PhD from the University of Hamburg/ Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (2011). Prior to joining CUJ, he was employed by various premium institutes involved in Earth and Environmental studies He has contributed to several national research projects such as Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB) under the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Start-Up Research Grant by UGC, NISAR project by SAC, Ahmedabad, ISRO. He has more than 40 research publications in peer-reviewed journals.
A.C. Pandey is a professor in the Department of Geoinformatics at the Central University of Jharkhand (CUJ), India. He is the former Head of the Department of Geoinformatics (2013-2020) and the former Dean of the School of Natural Resource Management (2013-2016) at CUJ. He has been the CUJ Coordinator for ISRO and EDUSAT programs since 2013. From 2004-2013 he was an associate professor of Remote Sensing at the Birla Institute of Technology. He received his PhD degree in Geology from the Department of Geology at the University of Delhi in 2001. He has published more than 70 articles and two edited books. He is the recipient of a NASA-SERVIR Fellowship in 2013 to work on Himalayan glaciers in Zanskar Valley, J&K.
Mukunda Dev Behera has made outstanding contributions to the fields of forest remote sensing and ecological climatology. His research innovations have fundamentally transformed the study of phytogeography, with attention to the ecological functioning of three ecosystem components, plant diversity-water-energy. Dr Behera has been a Guest Editor for six special issues and has served on three editorial boards of Springer's journals: Biodiversity and Conservation, Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, and Tropical Ecology. With over 20-year research and teaching experience, he has published over 100 articles.
Navneet Kumar is a senior researcher at the Center for Development Research (ZEF), University of Bonn in Germany. He received his PhD in Engineering from the University of Bonn. His main research fields are water and natural resources management and Geoinformatics. Dr Kumar has contributed to several projects in Algeria, Ethiopia, India, Mali, Niger and Uzbekistan. These projects include research on the impact assessment of climate change and land use change. He has presented his work at several international conferences and has published in several journals.