Spatial Information Technology for Natural Resources Management
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About the Book :
This book critically analyses the use of Spatial Information Technology (SIT) for conservation and management of natural resources. Covers the conceptual aspect of SIT, it focuses on its application in geomorphology, climatology and water resources. It also deals with land use land cover, the agriculture related fields, and forests and their management. This book will be of immense value not only to the academicians and researchers but also to policy makers and administrators.
About Author :
Noor Mohammad, (b. 1942), after obtaining his M.A. degree in Geography from the University of Gorakhpur with a first class first, joined Aligarh Muslim University in 1965 as a Junior Research Fellow. He was awarded the degree of Ph.D. in 1969 and joined Kirori Mal College in the same year. Since 1976. Prof. Mohammad is associated with the Delhi School of Economics as Lecturer, Reader, Professor, Head of the Department and Co-ordinator UGC-SAP and is teaching geography to post-graduate and supervising research studies in the Department of Geography. Eight scholars have been admitted to Ph.D. degrees and about 40 scholars have been awarded M.Phil. degrees under his supervision. Prof. Mohammad is actively engaged in research in the field of agricultural geography, landuse and planning and population geography and has published more than 5 dozen research papers in many scholarly referred journals. His books Agricultural Landuse in India and Caste and Primary Occupations : A Geographical Analysis have been very well received and have won wide acclaim in Indian and foreign universities. Prof. Mohammad has edited Perspectives in Agricultural Geography (in Five Volumes) and New Dimensions in Agricultural Geography (in Eight Volumes) under Concept International series in Geography which has been well taken the world over.
R.B. Singh, currently a U.G.C. Research scientist (Associate professor) is a faculty member of the Department of Geography, University of Delhi. The UNESCO/ISSC (Paris) awarded 1988 Research and Study Grants Award in Social and Human Science on his Project Himalayan Highland-Lowland Interactive Systems. Dr. Singh was trained in the Geographical Information Systems Technology in the field of Environment under Training Programme of the UNEP/UNITAR in Switzerland. He has visited and lectured at several universities abroad under scientific exchange programme and participated in International Seminars in over two dozen countries. He specializes in Environmental studies, Remote Sensing, GIS Tech. and Regional Development, and has to his credit six research volumes and a large number of research papers published in national and international journals. Presently, he is working on two prestigious projects sponsored by UGC and Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India.
Anindita Datta is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Geography, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi. Her research interests are primarily within the field of social geography and gender and development issues. Datta has been associated with the Panjab University, Chandigarh and briefly with the Norwegian University for Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway earlier in her career. Apart from publishing regularly in internationally known journals, she is part of the Departments University Grants Commission funded Special Assistance Programme.