School of Natural Resources Management
Department of Geoinformatics

Profile of Faculty

 

Dr. AMIT KUMAR

Assistant Professor & Co-ordinator, Department of Geoinformatics

Technical Cell In-charge

Educational Qualification   PhD in Technology (Remote Sensing)
M.Sc. (Geoinformatics), M.A. (Geography)
P.G. Diploma (Remote Sensing & GIS)
UGC National Eligible Test (Geography)
Area of Interest  

Urban Environment and Risk Assessment, Vegetation studies, Climate Change, Geoinformatics.

Courses Taught  

Remote Sensing & Photogrammetry, Geographical Information System, Urban & Regional Planning, Spatial Database Analysis and Management

Contact  

+91 86038 60814

Email   amit.iirs@gmail.com, amit.kumar@cuj.ac.in
Links   Google Scholar , ORCID, ResearcherID
Brief Introduction  
Dr. Amit Kumar has been involved in interdisciplinary research with focus on man-environment interactions, disaster risk and resilience, and climate change implications primarily in the urban milieu for last 12 years. His thrust areas of research are to improve urban ecology through physio-socio-economic-hazard-risk investigations and methods to augment ecological quality using geoinformatics and machine learning techniques. He is engaged with various R&D projects including state-of-the-art NASA-ISRO SAR (NISAR), GISAT and Airborne Hyperspectral Sensing (AVIRIS-NG) missions for vegetation monitoring as well as DBT sponsored mapping and quantitative assessment of Plant resources of Central India. Presently, he is working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geoinformatics, Central University of Jharkhand, India and published various research articles in various journals and books of international and national repute. He is a member of various academic societies including IUCN-Commission on Ecosystem management (South Asia), National Association of Geographer, Indian (NAGI), International Society of Environmental Botanists (ISEB- Lucknow), and Global Forest Biodiversity Initiatives (GFBI)- USA.
Awards/ Honours/ Membership/ Association  
  1. Commission Member 2017-2020- International Union for Conservation of Nature - Commission of Ecosystem Management (IUCN-CEM) (Eco-Disaster Risk Reduction, Ecosystem Based Adaptation and Mitigation, Forest Ecosystems, Resilience, Urban Ecosystems, South Asia)
  2. Recipient of Young Scientist Award of The Society for Science of Climate Change and Sustainabile Environment (SSCE)-2020, New Delhi
  3. Member, Global Forest Biodiversity Initiative (GFBI)
  4. Life member, Indian Society of Geomatics, (SAC) Ahmedabad
  5. Secretary, Indian Society of Geomatics- Ranchi Chapter
  6. Life member, Indian Society of Remote Sensing
  7. Life Member of National Association of Geographer (India), NAGI, New Delhi
  8. Life Member of International Society of Enviromental Botanists (ISEB), Lucknow.
PhD Supervision  

04 (Ongoing): Ms. Diksha, Mr. B.S.P.C. Kishore, Mr. Gajendra Kumar, Manjari Upreti.

01 (Submitted) : Mr. Tauseef Ahmed

Research Supervision  
  • M.Sc. Dissertation (six months): 17
  • B.Tech Project (six months): 28
  • M.Tech Dissertation (one year): 22
Articles Published/Accepted  

2021

47. Preet Lal, Amit Kumar©, Purabi Saikia, Anup Das, C. Patnaik, Gajendra Kumar, A.C. Pandey, Parul Srivastava, C.S. Dwivedi, M.L. Khan. (2021). Effect of Vegetation Structure on Above Ground Biomass in Tropical Deciduous Forests of Central India. Geocarto International. Accepted on 18 May 2021, in press. TGEI-2021-0191.R1. IF: 3.789

46. Sharad Tiwari, B. Ghosh, S.N. Vaidya, S.K.M. Rahaman, M. Khatun, S. Garai, P. Saikia, Amit Kumar. (2021). Modelling potentially suitable lac cultivation zones of Butea monosperma to promote livelihood security in rural India. Vegetos, Accepted on 5 May 2021. in press. Manuscript ID: VTOS-D-20-00282R2.

45. T. Ahmad, AC Pandey, and Amit Kumar©. (2021). Long-term precipitation monitoring and its linkage with flood scenario in changing climate conditions in Kashmir valley. Geocarto International. Accepted on 06 April 2021, in press. TGEI-2021-0042.R1. IF: 3.789

44. R. Kaur M. Malhi, A. Anand, P.K. Srivastava, S.K. Chaudhary, M.K. Pandey, M.D. Behera, Amit Kumar, P. Singh, G. Sandhya Kiran (2021). Synergistic evaluation of Sentinel 1 & 2 for biomass estimation in a tropical forest of India, Advances in Space Research. Accepted on 24 March 2021. in press. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.asr.2021.03.035. IF: 2.177

43. Wasim, A.C Pandey©, Amit Kumar, and CS Dwivedi (2021). Spatio-temporal mapping to investigate coral bleaching in Andaman & Nicobar Islands, India using geoinformatics. Journal of Indian Society of Remote Sensing. Accepted on 10 March 2021, https://doi.org/10.1007/s12524-021-01345-2 IF: 0.997

42. B.R. Parida, G. Tripathi, A.C Pandey© and Amit Kumar (2021). Estimating Floodwater depth using SAR-derived Flood inundation maps and Geomorphic model in Kosi River Basin (India). Geocarto International. Accepted on 11 Feb 2021, in press. https://doi.org/10.1080/10106049.2021.1899298 IF: 3.789

41. S Ahmad, AC Pandey, Amit Kumar, N Lele. 2021. Potential of hyperspectral AVIRIS-NG data for vegetation characterization, species spectral separability, and mapping. Applied Geomatics. Accepted on 4 Jan 2021. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12518-021-00355-6

2020

40. Preet LalAmit Kumar©, Supriya Bharti, Purabi Saikia, Arun Dayanandan, Dibyendu Adhikari, M. L. Khan. 2020. Lockdown to contain the COVID-19 Pandemic: An opportunity to create a less polluted environment in India. Aerosol and Air Quality Research, Accepted on 31 Oct. 2020. IF: 2.735

39. Preet Lal, Aniket PrakashAmit Kumar©. 2020. Google Earth Engine for concurrent flood monitoring in the lower basin of Indo-Gangetic-Brahmaputra plains. Natural Hazards. Accepted on 13 August 2020. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11069-020-04233-z. IF: 2.319.

38. Amit KumarAnish Kumar, P. Saikia©, Dibyendu Adhikari, G. Ravikant, M. L. Khan. 2020. Ecological Niche Modelling for Assessing Potential Distribution of Pterocarpus marsupium Roxb. in Ranchi, East India. Ecological Research. (Accepted on 17 June 2020, In Press). IF: 1.546

37. Shahbaz Ahmad, A.C. Pandey, Amit Kumar, B.R. Parida, Nikhil V. Lele, Bimal K. Bhattacharya. 2020. Chlorophyll deficiency (Chlorosis) detection based on spectral shift and yellowness index using hyperspectral AVIRIS-NG data in Sholayar reserve forest, Kerala. Remote Sensing Applications: Society and Environment. (Accepted on 22 July 2020, In Press).


36. BSPC Kishore, Amit Kumar©, Nikhil Lele, Parul Srivastava, P.Saikia, A.C. Pandey, B. Bhattacharya, M.L. Khan. Evaluating Spectral Separability for Major Forest Types and Plant Species Assemblages in Mudumalai Forest Region using Airborne Hyperspectral Sensing (AVIRIS-NG). Journal of Asia Pacific Biodiversity. (Accepted in July 2020, In Press).


35. Preet Lal, Amit Kumar©, Shubham Kumar, Sheetal Kumari, Purabi Saikia, Arun Dayanandan, Dibyendu Adhikari, M. L. Khan. 2020. The dark cloud with a silver lining: Assessing the impact of the SARS COVID-19 pandemic on the global environment. Science of the Total Environment. 732: 139297;. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.139297. IF: 6.551

34. Suchismita Choudary, Amit Kumar©. 2020. Evaluating the Contribution of Urban Ecosystem Services in Regulating Thermal Comfort. Spatial Information Research. (Accepted on 14 May 2020, In Press). DOI: 10.1007/s41324-020-00336-8

33. Amit KumarA.C. Pandey©, S. Pandey, P. Srivastava. 2020. Evaluating Long Term Variability in Precipitation and Temperature in Eastern Plateau Region, India and its impact on Urban Environment. Environment, Development and Sustainability. DOI: 10.1007/s10668-020-00742-w IF: 1.676.

32. Shubham Kumar, Preet LalAmit Kumar©. 2020. Turbulence of Tropical Cyclone  Fani in the Bay of Bengal and Indian Subcontinent. Natural Hazards 103, 1613 1622. Accepted on 23rd April 2020. DOI: 10.1007/s11069-020-04033-5. IF: 2.319

31. Preet Lal, Aniket Prakash, Amit Kumar©, P. Srivastava, P. Saikia, AC Pandey, P. Srivastava, ML Khan. 2020. Evaluating the 2018 extreme flood hazard event in Kerala, India. Remote Sensing Letters. 11:5, 436-445, (doi 10.1080/2150704X.2020.1730468) IF: 2.024 

30. R. Rajput, D. Adhikari, S. Verma, P. SaikiaAmit Kumar, K.R. Grant, A. Dayanandan, Ashwani Kumar, P.K. Khare, M.L. Khan. 2020. Climate models predict a divergent future for the medicinal tree Boswellia serrata Roxb. in India. Global Ecology and Conservation. 23: 1-10, e01040. Impact factor. 2.751. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gecco.2020.e01040

29. Gaurav Tripathi, Bikash R. Parida, A.C. Pandey©, Amit Kumar. 2020. Flood inundation mapping and impact assessment using multi-temporal Optical and SAR satellite data: A case study of 2017 Flood in Darbhanga district, Bihar, India. Water Resources Management. 34,1871 1892  DOI: 10.1007/s11269-020-02534-3. Impact factor 2.987

28. T. Ahmad, A. C. Pandey© and A. Kumar. 2020. Impact of 2014 Kashmir flood on land use/ land cover transformation in Dal Lake and its surroundings, Kashmir valley. SN Applied Sciences, 2:681. DOI: 10.1007/s42452-020-2434-8

27. B. Kumari, A.C. Pandey©, and Amit Kumar. 2020. Remote Sensing approach to evaluate anthropogenic influences on Forest Cover of Palamau Tiger Reserve, Eastern India. Ecological Processes. 9(17): 1-11.https://doi.org/10.1186/s13717-020-0219-z (Web of Science Indexed: Q2)

2019

26. Amit Kumar and Ashwani Kumar, 2019. Assessing Human and Carbon Footprint of Ranchi Urban Environment using Remote Sensing Technology. Journal of Urban and Environmental Engineering. https://www.jstor.org/journal/jurbaenviengi (Accepted, 6th Oct 2019; in press) 13(2), 257-264

25. Preet Lal, A.K. Dubey, Amit Kumar, P. Kumar*, C.S. Dwivedi. 2019. SAR  optical remote sensing based forest cover and greenness estimation over India. ISPRS Annals of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, Volume IV-5/W2. Capacity Building and Education Outreach in Advance Geospatial Technologies and Land Management, 10 11 December 2019, Dhulikhel, Nepal.

24. Asif A. Khan, Amit Kumar*, Preet Lal. 2019. Spatio-temporal evaluation of long-term earthquake events and its contribution in genesis of tsunami in the Indian ocean. ISPRS Annals of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, Volume IV-5/W2, P49-56. Capacity Building and Education Outreach in Advance Geospatial Technologies and Land Management, 10 11 December 2019, Dhulikhel, Nepal.


23. S. Garai, Amit Kumar*, P. Sakia, P. Srivastva, A.C. Pandey, Anup Das, C. Patnaik, and M.L. Khan. 2019 SAR Backscatter for Tree Phenology in satpura Tiger Reserv Forests, Central India. Paper presented and extended abstract published (Pp 320) in ISG-ISRS National Symposium-2019. Shillong, Meghalaya.

22. Amit Kumar* and Ashwani Kumar, 2019. Assessing Human and Carbon Footprint of Ranchi Urban Environment using Remote Sensing Technology. Journal of Urban and Environmental Engineering. https://www.jstor.org/journal/jurbaenviengi (Accepted, Oct 2019; in press)

21. A. Verma, Amit Kumar, K. Lal*, 2019. Kharif crop Characterization using combination of SAR and MSI Optical Sentinel Satellite Datasets. Journal of Earth System Science. 128: 230. IF: 1.104. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12040-019-1260-0

20. A. Kumar, BSPC Kishore, P.Saikia©, J. Deka, S. Bharali, L. Singha, O.P. Tripathi, M.L. Khan, 2019. Tree Diversity Assessment and Above Ground Forests Biomass Estimation using SAR Remote Sensing: A case study of Higher Altitude Vegetation of North-East Himalayas, India. Physics and Chemistry of the Earth. 111: 53-64. Elsevier. Impact Factor: 1.968. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pce.2019.03.007.


19. Pratyush Tripathy and Amit Kumar*. 2019. Monitoring and modelling of spatio-temporal urban growth of Delhi, India using cellular automata and geoinformatics. Cities, 90; 52-63. Elsevier. Impact Factor: 3.853, (Web of Science Indexed: Q1)

18. T. Ahmad, A. C. Pandey* and A. Kumar. 2019. Evaluating urban growth and its implication on ûood hazard and vulnerability in Srinagar city, Kashmir Valley using Geoinformatics. Arabian Journal of Geosciences. 12:308 Impact Factor 1.141

17. Shahbaz Ahmed, A.C. Pandey*, A. Kumar, Nikhil V. Lele, Bimal K Bhattacharya. 2019. Forest Health Estimation in Sholayar Reserve Forest, Kerela Using AVIRIS-NG Hyperspectral Data. Spatial Information Research (accepted-in press; DOI:https://doi.org/10.1007/s41324-019-00260-6) )

2018

 

16. T. Ahmad, A. C. Pandey, and A. Kumar. 2018. Flood hazard vulnerability assessment in Kashmir Valley, India using geospatial approach. Journal of Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, 105: 59 71. Elsevier. Impact Factor: 1.923 (1.426)

2017

15. A. Kumar and A.C. Pandey. 2017.Analyzing recent seismic activities and risk in Nepal Himalayas using Geoinformatics. Journal of Urban and Environmental Engineering, 11(2), 133-141. DOI: 10.4090/juee.2017.v11n2.133141

14. Diksha and A. Kumar. 2017. Analysing urban sprawl and land consumption patterns in major capital cities in the Himalayan region using Geoinformatics. Applied Geography, 89C, 112-123. Elsevier. Impact Factor: 3.117 (2.687), (WoS: Q1)

13. P. Saikia, J. Deka, S. Bharali, Amit Kumar, O.P. Tripathi, L.B. Singha, M.L. Khan, S. Dayanandan. 2017. Plant Diversity Patterns and Conservation Status of Eastern Himalayan Forests in Arunachal Pradesh, Northeast India. Forest Ecosystem. 4:28. 1-12,Springer. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40663-017-0117-8. Impact Factor: 2.426

12. T. Ahmad, A. C. Pandey, and A. Kumar. 2017. Impact of flooding on land use/ land cover transformation in Wular lake and its environs, Kashmir valley, India using Geoinformatics, ISPRS Annals of Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing, Spatial Information Science, IV-4/W4, 13-18, https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-annals-IV-4-W4-13-2017. Available online at: https://www.isprs-ann-photogramm-remote-sens-spatial-inf-sci.net/IV-4-W4/13/2017

11. K. Lal, D. Kumar and A. Kumar. 2017. Spatio-Temporal Landscape modeling of urban growth patterns in Dhanbad Urban Agglomeration, India using Geoinformatics Techniques. Egyptian Journal of Remote Sensing and Space Sciences, 20:91-102. Elsevier DOI: 10.1016/j.ejrs.2017.01.003.ISSN 1110-9823, SNIP: 2.092

2016

10. A. Kumar and A.C. Pandey. 2016. Geoinformatics based Groundwater Potential Assessment in Hard Rock Terrain of Ranchi Urban Agglomeration, Jharkhand (India) using MCDM-AHP Techniques. Groundwater for Sustainable Development. Elsevier. 2-3: 27.41. Elsevier. DOI: 10.1016/j.gsd.2016.05.001. ISSN:2352-801X. Online available at: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2352801X16300121

2015

9. Arockraj. S., A. Kumar, N. Hoda and A.T. Jeyaseelan. 2015. Quantification and identification of tree species in open mixed forests using high resolution QuickBird satellite imagery. Journal of Tropical Forestry and Environment. 5(2):40-53 Online available at: http://journals.sjp.ac.lk/index.php/JTFE/article/view/2658 (ISSN: 2235-9370 Print / 2235-9362 Online)

8. A.C. Pandey and A. Kumar. 2015. Spatio-temporal variability of surface water quality of fresh water resources in Ranchi Urban Agglomeration, India using geospatial techniques. Applied Water Science. Springer Publication, 5(1):13-26. DOI: 10.1007/s13201-014-0165-y. Online available at: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s13201-014-0165-y

7. N. Hoda and A. Kumar. 2015. Assessment of Bank Erosion along Major Rivers: A comparative case study of River Son - North Koel Confluence and River Ganges in Jharkhand, Int. Journal of Advances in Remote Sensing & GIS. 3(1):1-10. Online available at: http://www.jrsgis.com/articlefiles/Volume3issue1/JRSGIS3001.pdf

2013

6. A. Kumar and A.C. Pandey. 2013. Spatio-Temporal Assessment of Urban Enviromental Conditions in Ranchi Township using Remote Sensing and GIS Techniques. International Journal of Urban Science, 17(1):117-141. (Taylor & Francis). DOI:10.1080/12265934.2013.766501. Online available at: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/12265934.2013.766501


5. A.C. Pandey, A. Kumar and A.T. Jeyaseelan. 2013. Urban Built-up Area Assessment of Ranchi Township using Cartosat-I Stereopairs Satellite Images. Journal of Indian Society of Remote Sensing, Springer, 41(1):141 155. (DOI 10.1007/s12524-012-0209-4). Online available at: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs12524-012-0209-4

2012

4. A. Kumar, A.C. Pandey and A.T. Jeyaseelan. 2012. Built-up and Vegetation Extraction and Density Mapping using WorldView-II. Geocarto International, 27(7):557-568. Taylor & Francis. (DOI:10.1080/10106049.2012.657695). Online available at: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10106049.2012.657695

2011

3. A. Kumar, A.C. Pandey*, N. Hoda and A.T. Jeyaseelan. 2011. Evaluation of Urban Sprawl Pattern in Tribal Dominated Cities of Jharkhand State, India. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 32(22):7651-7675, Taylor & Francis, (DOI: 10.1080/01431161.2010. 527391). Online available at: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/01431161.2010.527391


2. A. Kumar, A.C. Pandey*, Najmul Hoda and A.T. Jeyaseelan., 2011. Evaluating the Long-term Urban Expansion of Ranchi Township, India using Geospatial Technology. Journal of Indian Society of Remote Sensing, 39(2):213-224. Springer (DOI: 10.1007/s12524-011-0089-z).Online available at: http://www.springerlink.com/content/y3g326x3843704p7/

2007

1. S. Jain*, A. Kumar and S. Sharma, 2007. Patterns of Space Utilization in a part of Central Business District. Journal of Institute of Town Planners, India (ITPI), 4(1):51-57. ISSN 0537-9679.



Books and Book Chapters (Published/ Accepted):  

1.Amit Kumar, R. KumariP. Saikia (2021). Avenue plantation as a viable carbon confiscation tool: A blueprint for eco-smart cities. In: Climate change Alleviation for Sustainable Progression: Floristic prospective and Arboreal avenues as a viable confiscation tool; Wani, A., Dervash, M. (eds.), Taylor & Francis Group, Boca Raton, USA. (Accepted).

2.Amit Kumar, Shubham Kumar, Preet Lal, Purabi Saikia, Prashant K. Srivastava, George P. Petropoulos. 2021. Introduction to GPS/GNSS Technology. In: GPS and GNSS Technology in Geosciences, George Petropoulos Prashant Srivastava (eds.), Elsevier ISBN: 9780128186176. (Accepted). 

3.PSaikia, A. Nag, R. Kumari., Amit Kumar*, M.L. Khan, (2021). Forests Degradation Prevention through Nature Based Solution: An Indian Perspectives. In: Handbook of Assisted and Amendment-Enhanced Sustainable Remediation Technology, M.N.V. Prasad (ed.), John Wiley & Sons Ltd, UK. ISBN: 9781119678533. (Accepted). 

4. P. SaikiaAmit Kumar, Diksha, Nikita, Preet Lal, and M.L. Khan (2020) Ecosystem-based adaptation to climate change and disaster risk reduction in Eastern Himalayan Forests of Arunachal Pradesh, Northeast India. In: Nature based Solutions for Resilient Ecosystems and Societies, S. Dhyani, A. Gupta and M. Karki (eds.), Springer Nature (in press).

5. G. Kumar, R. Kumari, B.S.P.C. Kishore, P. SaikiaAmit Kumar and M.L. Khan. 2020. Climate Change impacts and implications: an Indian Perspective. In: Socio-economic and Eco-biological Dimensions in Resource use and Conservation - Strategies for Sustainability; N. Roy, S. Roychoudhury, S. Nautiyal, S.K. Agarwal and S. Baksi (eds.). Springer Nature Switzerland AG.

6. J.A. Dar, K Subashree, N.A. Bhat, SM Sundarapandian, M. Xu, P. SaikiaAmit Kumar, A. Kumar, P. K. Khare, M.L. Khan. 2019. Role of major forests biomes in climate change mitigation: An eco-biological perspective. In: Socio-economic and Eco-biological Dimensions in Resource use and Conservation - Strategies for Sustainability; N. Roy, S. Roychoudhury, S. Nautiyal , S.K. Agarwal and S. Baksi (eds.). Springer Nature Switzerland AG.

7.P. SaikiaAmit Kumar, Diksha, Preet Lal, Nikita and M. L. Khan, 2017. Ecosystem-based adaptation to climate change and disaster risk reduction in Eastern Himalayan Forests of Arunachal Pradesh, Northeast India. In Dhyani Et al., (eds.), Nature based Solutions for Resilient Ecosystems and Societies, S. Dhyani, A. Gupta and M. Karki (eds.), Springer Nature (accepted). September 2019

8. Amit Kumar, Diksha, A.C. Pandey and M.L. Khan 2019. Urban Risk and Resilience to Climate Change and Natural Hazards: A Perspective from a Million-Plus Cities from the Indian Subcontinent. Techniques for Disaster Risk Management and Mitigation, Geophysical Monograph 244. Edited by Prashant K. Srivastava, Sudhir Kumar Singh, U.C Mohanty and Tad Murty, American Geophysical Union, John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

9. R. Kumari, A. Banerjee, R. Kumar, A. Kumar, P. Saikia* and M. L. Khan. 2019. Deforestation in India: Consequences and Sustainable Solutions. In: Deforestation Around the World. Mohd Nazip Suratman and Dr. Zulkiflee Abd Latif (Eds.) IntechOpen Publisher, UK: London. ISBN 978-1-78923-834-1. (published on Oct. 2019)

10. J.A. Dar, K. Subashree, S. Sundarapandian, P. SaikiaAmit Kumar, P.K. Khare, S. Dayanandan, M.L. Khan. 2019. Invasive species and their impact on tropical forests of Central India- A review. In: Tropical Ecosystems: Structure, Functions and Challenges in the Face of Global Change; Satish Chandra Garkoti, Skip J. Van Bloem, Peter Fulé & Rajeev Semwal (eds.). Springer Book  86923827

11.R. Kumari, S.K. Shukla, K. Parmar, N. BordoloiAmit Kumar and P. Saikia*. 2019. Wetlands conservation and restoration for ecosystem services and halt biodiversity loss: An Indian Perspective. In: Restoration of Wetland Ecosystem: A Trajectory towards a Sustainable Environment; A.K. Upadhyay, R. Singh and D. P. Singh (eds.), Springer India (in press). ISBN: 978-981-13-7664-1.

12.Purabi SaikiaAmit Kumar* and M.L. Khan 2018. Agroforestry: A Sustainable Land use System for Livelihood Security and Climate Change Mitigation. In: Climate Change and Agroforestry: Adaptation, mitigation, and livelihood security. C.B. Pandey, M.K. Guar, R.K. Goyal (eds.), New India Publishing Agency, New Delhi. PP 61-70. ISBN: 978-93-86546-06-7.

13. P. Saikia, A. Kumar* and M.L. Khan, 2016. Biodiversity status and climate change scenario in Northeast India. In: Climate Change Challenge (3C) and Social-Economic-Ecological Interface-Building; S. Nautiyal, R. Schaldach, K.V. Raju, H. Kaechele, B.l Pritchard and K.S. Rao (eds.), Springer International Publishing, Switzerland. PP: 107-120. Book ISBN: 978-3-319-31013-8; (05 June 2016); DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-31014-5_8; Online available at: http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-31014-5_8

14. A. Kumar*, 2016. Urban Footprints on Environment: A Geoinformatics Approach. In Remote Sensing for Natural Resources Management & Monitoring; M.K. Guar, C.B. Pandey and R.K. Goyal (eds.), Scientific Publishers, India. PP: 339-348. ISBN: 978-93-86102-72-0.

15. A. Kumar*, A.K. Rai and A.C. Pandey, 2016. Geoinformatics based Site Suitability Modeling for Future Urban Development using MCDM- Analytic Hierarchy Process Techniques. In Remote Sensing for Natural Resources Management & Monitoring; M.K Guar, C.B. Pandey and R.K. Goyal (eds.), Scientific Publishers, India. PP: 378-399. ISBN: 978-93-86102-72-0.



Program Organised  
  1. Organized and acted as Convener an International Conference in Environmental Challenges and Sustainability (ICECS 2018) in Central University of Jharkhand, Brambe Campus during October 31st Oct- 2nd Nov. 2018            
  2. Contributed as Organizing Member in National Conference on Nuclear and Accelerator Physics (NCNAP-2016) in Central University of Jharkhand, Brambe Campus during October 4-6, 2016
  3. Contributed as Organizing Member in ‘National Conference on Water and Sustainable Development’ in Central University of Jharkhand, Brambe Campus during January 8th to 9th, 2016.
  4. Contributed as Co-convener in International Webinar on Impact of COVID-19 on Enviroments in Central University Jharkhand, Ranchi on 11 August, 2020
Any Other Information  

Project Details :

  1. Received a R&D project entitled “Monitoring spatio-temporal dynamics of Above Ground Biomass in forests ecosystems using Airborne L & S band SAR images” from Space Applications Centre, Ahmedabad. (Role: PI)
  2. Co-Investigator of the all India coordinating R&D project entitled Monitoring forest structure and dynamics in relation to climate change across different biogeographic zones of India of Long-Term Ecological Observatories (LTEO) Programme under the Climate Change Action Plan of MoEFCC coordinated by IISc, Bengaluru with a total grant of INR 374.00 lakh for five years on 12th March 2020
  3. Co-PI of the all India coordinating R&D project entitled Long-term monitoring of soil processes in forests and grasslands of Long-Term Ecological Observatories (LTEO) Programme under the Climate Change Action Plan of MoEFCC coordinated by IISc, Bengaluru with a total grant of INR 319.00 lakh for five years on 12th March 2020.
  4. \Received a R&D project entitled “Retrieval of biophysical parameters and estimation of gross primary productivity in Indian forests using GISAT” from Space Applications Centre, Ahmedabad. (Role: Co- PI).
  5. Received a R&D project entitled “Detailed lithological, structural and geomorphological mapping and modelling for mineral prognostication in parts of Singhbhum Shear Zone, Jharkhand, India using Airborne L& S bands SAR images” from Space Applications Centre, Ahmedabad. (Role: Co-PI)
  6. Received a R&D project entitled “Flood prognosis and inundation mapping using Airborne SAR (L bands) images” using Airborne L& S bands SAR images” from Space Applications Centre, Ahmedabad. (Role: Co-PI)
  7. Received a R&D project entitled “Monitoring and Mapping of Forest Communities with special reference to Invasive Plant Species using AVIRIS – NG” in Dec. 2016 from Space Applications Centre, Ahmedabad. (Role: PI)
  8. Received a R&D project entitled “Airborne Hyper spectral data forest health and Biomass Estimation in Sholayar RF Kerala” in Dec. 2016 from Space Applications Centre, Ahmedabad. (Role: Co-PI)
  9. Received a R&D project entitled “Mapping and Quantitative Assessment of Plant Resources and its Distribution in Madhya Pradesh, Central India” in July, 2016 from Department of Biotechnology (DBT), GOI, New Delhi. (Role: PI, CUJ)
  10. Received a R&D project entitled “Feasibility of cost effective and sustainable means of harnessing water stored in stone mine pits: A pilot study of Sanga Village, Ranchi, India” in July 2014 from CWC, Columbia University, New York. (Role: PI)
  11. Organized a summer internship programme under ‘Rainwater Harvesting’ a sub theme under a project titled ‘Multi-purpose R&D pilot projects for assessing the feasibility of cost effective and sustainable technologies for drinking water storage and distribution in rural areas of Jharkhand’ from Centre for International Project Trust (India Office of CWC), New Delhi during May 2013.

Editorial Board Member:

  1. Sustainability in Environment (ISSN 2470-637X(Print), ISSN 2470-6388(Online)), Scholink Publication, (http://www.scholink.org/ojs/index.php/se)
  2. International Journal of Advances in Remote Sensing and GIS (ISSN 2277-9450), Integrated Publishing Association  (http://www.jrsgis.com)
Seminar/Workshop/Conference Participation:  
  1. B.S.P.C. Kishore, Amit Kumar£, Parul Srivastava, Purabi Saikia, A.C. Pandey and M.L. Khan, 2018. Airborne Hyperspectral Remote Sensing (AVIRIS) for Plant Species Assemblages in Mudumalai Forest Region. Abstract published in page 122 of the Book of Abstracts of 3rd World Clean Environment Summit (WCES 2019) organized by St. Xavier's College, Ranchi, during 19 to 21August, 2019.
  2. Alisha Prasad, Preet lal, Diksha and Amit Kumar£ (2018). Comprehensive assessment of meteorological variability and disaster risk in mega cities in India. Paper presented and abstract published in page 166 of the Book of Abstracts of International Conference on Environmental Challenges and Sustainability (ICECS 2018) organized by Central University of Jharkhand, Ranchi during 31 October to 2 November, 2018 (Abstract ID: ICECS 2018/208
  3. Amit Kumar£, B.S.P.C. Kishore, P. Saikia, and M.L. Khan (2018). Comparative assessment of Above Ground Biomass estimation in Arunachal Himalayan Forests of North-East India using field-based methods, C and L band SAR Remote Sensing. Paper presented and abstract published in page 23 of the Book of Abstracts of International Workshop on BIODIVERSITY AND CLIMATE CHANGE (BDCC 2018) organized by Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur during 24 to 27 February, 2018; Organized by IIT Kharagpur.
  4. A. Kumar£ and A.C. Pandey (2018) Application of geospatial technologies for assessing the impact of urbanization on groundwater resources in Ranchi urban region, India. Paper presented and abstract published in page 23 of the Book of Abstracts of 4th International Conference on Environment and Ecology (ICEE-2018) organized by Gauhati University, Guwahati, Assam in during 12 to 14 February 2018.
  5. Amit Kumar£, B.S.P.C. Kishore, P. Saikia, J. Deka, S. Bharali, O.P. Tripathi and M.L. Khan (2017). Estimating above Ground Biomass in Higher Altitude Eastern Himalayan Forests of India using Microwave Remote Sensing. Paper presented in Inaugural Global Forest Biodiversity Initiative Conference & GFBI-FECS Joint Symposium 2017-Forest Research in the Big Data Era organized by Beijing Forestry University, Beijing, China on behalf of the Global Forest Biodiversity Initiative (GFBI) during 6 to 9 September, 2017.
  6. A. Kumar£ and A.C. Pandey (2017) Geoinformatics in Urban Geoenvironmental Hazard and Risk Assessment: A Case Study of Ranchi City, India. Paper presented and abstract published in page 23 of the Book of Abstracts of 3rd International Conference on Environment and Ecology 2017 (ICEE-2017) organized by St. Xavier College, Ranchi in collaboration with International Foundation for Environment and Ecology, India during 27 to 29 March, 2017.
  7. A. Kumar and A.C. Pandey, 2016. Assessment of Growing Ambient Noise Pollution in Ranchi Urban Environment Using Geospatial Techniques. Paper presented and abstract published in page 23 of the Souvenir of International Conference on Water, Environment, Energy and Society (ICWEES-2016) organized by AISECT University, Bhopal in collaboration with Texas A&M University, USA at Bhopal, India during 15th to 18th March, 2016.
  8. K. Lal, D. Kumar and A. Kumar, 2016. Urban Growth Modeling and Impact of Coal Mining Activity in Dhanbad Urban Agglomeration, Jharkhand using Geoinformatics Techniques. Paper presented and abstract published in page 26 of the Souvenir of International Conference on Water, Environment, Energy and Society (ICWEES-2016) organized by AISECT University, Bhopal in collaboration with Texas A&M University, USA at Bhopal, India during 15th to 18th March, 2016.
  9. A. Kumar, 2014. Estimation of Carbon Footprint in Ranchi Urban Ecosystem using Geoinformatics Techniques. Paper presented and abstract published in page 45 of the Book of Abstracts of an International event Tropical Ecology Congress, 2014 on  Tropical Ecosystem in a changing world organized by School of Environmental Sciences, JNU, New Delhi during 10th  12th Dec. 2014.
  10. R. Rawani, A. Kumar and A.T. Jeyaseelan, 2008. Web hosting of Jharkhand Agricultural Information System (JAIS). Paper presented and abstract published in page 150 of the Proceedings of the, National Seminar on Information Technology in Agriculture And Rural Development held at Birsa Agricultural University, Ranchi during 21st to 22nd November 2008.
  11. S. Jain, A. Kumar and S. Sharma, 2007. Space use inventory in the central part of Dehradun- An approach using high resolution Satellite data . Paper presented and abstract published in page 66 of the Proceedings of the 25th International Cartographic Congress of Indian National Cartographic Association on bridging the digital divide and taking cartography to grassroot level held at Dr. Hari Singh Gour Vishwavidhyalaya, Sagar (M.P.), India on 28th Nov. to 1st Dec. 2005.
  12. Delivered an invited talk on  Application of Hyperspectral and SAR Remote Sensing in Forestry in 05 Days Training Program under HRD Plan on  Advance Training on GIS and Remote Sensing Application in Forestry organized by ICFRE, Dehradun and IFP, Ranchi during 01-07 Dec. 2020.
  13. Delivered an invited talk on  Urban hazard-risk monitoring in the changing Climatic Condition In Indian Cities Using Geoinformatics in 03- Days International Workshop cum Training on  Green Growth Strategies for Climate Resilience and DRR: Policies, Pathways and Tools organized by NIDM, New Delhi and ISEC, Bangaluru, during 26th -28th Nov. 2020. 
  14. Delivered an invited talk on  Applications of Hyperspectral Remote Sensing for Forest Mapping  in One week workshop on  Techniques in Hyoperepctral Data Analysis and Processing on 28 Jan. 2020 at ISED, Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Varanasi, U.P., India.
  15. Delivered an invited talk on  Geoinformatics Application in Vegetation Mapping & Assessment in in-house seminar on "Geospatial Technology & Biodiversity conservation" on 23rd August 2017 at Institute of Forest Productivity, Ranchi, Jharkhand, India.
  16. Delivered an invited talk on  Introduction to GPS and its applications in Forestry on dated 13th Feb. 2017 in One day training to the official of state of Forest Department of West Bengal on GIS & TS Application in Forestry Management at Khadakpur, W.B. India.
  17. Delivered a lecture on  Map Preparation in GIS Environment for their use in Spatial Model in One week Training on  Aquifer Management and local ground water issues organized by Central Ground Water Board, Ranchi organized during 11th  15th March 2014 for Groundwater professionals and sub-professionals at State level organized at Central University of Jharkhand, Brambe Campus, Ranchi. India.
  18. Contributed as Resource Person and delivered a lecture in the training course conducted by Jharkhand Space Applications Center, Ranchi, India in collaboration with Tribal Welfare Department, Govt. of Jharkhand in  Three Weeks Professional Course in Information Technology on GIS Database Creation of Land Records from 17th Feb to 09th March 2009.
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Abstracts published/ accepted in Proceedings and Abstract volume and presented/ accepted for oral presentation
  1. Amit Kumar, Diksha and A.C. Pandey (2018). Urban Environment Monitoring and Disaster Risk Resilience: A geoinformatics approach towards smart cities initiative. Paper presented at Indo-German Smart Cities Workshop on ‘Sustainable Urban Development’ organized by Heidelberg University, Impact and Policy Research Institute (IMPRI), Observer Research Foundation (ORF), Delhi, School of Planning and Architecture, (SPA) Delhi, and Council for Social Development (CSD), Delhi in Ranchi on November 19-20, 2018. Urban Development & Housing Department, Government of Jharkhand, Ranchi Smart City Corporation Ltd., Central University of Jharkhand and Indian Institute of Management, Ranchi were the local collaborating partners, which was supported by Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom.
  2. Amit Kumar, B.S.P.C. Kishore, P. Saikia, and M.L. Khan (2018). Comparative assessment of Above Ground Biomass estimation in Arunachal Himalayan Forests of North-East India using field based methods, C and L band SAR Remote Sensing. Paper presented and abstract published in page 23 of the Book of Abstracts of International Workshop  on BIODIVERSITY AND CLIMATE CHANGE (BDCC 2018) organized by Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur during 24th to 27th February, 2018; Organized by IIT Kharagpur
  3. A. Kumar, A.C. Pandey and A. T. Jeyaseelan (2018) Comparative Evaluation of urban growth pattern in the major urban agglomerations of Jharkhand State, India using Geoinformatics. Paper presented and abstract published in page 97 of the GENIUS VI (ii) ISSN 2279-0489 of International Conference on Advances in Environment and Agricultural Biotechnology 2018 (ICAEA-2018) organized by St. Xavier College, Ranchi during 22th to 24th February, 2018.
  4. A. Kumar and A.C. Pandey (2018) Application of geospatial technologies for assessing the impact of urbanization on groundwater resources in Ranchi urban region, India. Paper presented and abstract published in page 23 of the Book of Abstracts of 4th International Conference on Environment and Ecology  (ICEE-2018) organized by Gauhati University, Guwahati, Assam in during 12th to 14th February 2018.
  5. Amit Kumar, B.S.P.C. Kishore, P. Saikia, J. Deka, S. Bharali, O.P. Tripathi and M.L. Khan (2017). Estimating above Ground Biomass in Higher Altitude Eastern Himalayan Forests of India using Microwave Remote Sensing. Paper presented in Inaugural Global Forest Biodiversity Initiative Conference & GFBI-FECS Joint Symposium 2017-Forest Research in the Big Data Era organized by Beijing Forestry University, Beijing, China on behalf of the Global Forest Biodiversity Initiative (GFBI) during 6th to 9th September, 2017.
  6. A. Kumar and A.C. Pandey (2017) Geoinformatics in Urban Geoenvironmental Hazard and Risk Assessment: A Case Study of Ranchi City, India. Paper presented and abstract published in page 23 of the Book of Abstracts of 3rd International Conference on Environment and Ecology 2017 (ICEE-2017) organized by St. Xavier College, Ranchi in collaboration with International Foundation for Environment and Ecology, India during 27th to 29th March, 2017.