Romote sensing and GIS are complementary technologies that, when combined, enable improved monitoring, mapping, and management of forest resources. The information that supports forest management is stored primarily in the form of forest inventory databases within a GIS environment. A key development in remote sensing has been the increased availability of high-spatial and high-spectral-resolution remotely sensed data from a wide range of sensors and platforms including photographic and digital cameras, video capture, and airborne and space borne multispectral sensors. Hyper spectral imagery promises to provide improved discrimination of forest cover and physiological attributes. Radar application are being developed that penetrate the forest canopy to reveal characteristics of the forest floor. New technologies, such as LIDAR can provide estimates of forest biomass, height, and the vertical distribution of forest structure with unprecedented accuracy. This book deals with into some of the basic aspects, principles, and practices of Remote Sensing and Geographical Information System in Forestry. The book has been written with a view to cover the broad syllabus prescribed on the subject in various forestry colleges' forestry training institutes and Agricultural Universities in India. This will serve as a valuable source of information for the academicians in forestry colleges and institutes and also for the undergraduate and post graduate for the preparation of competitive examination in forestry discipline.
Dr. GIRISH B. SHAHAPURMATH, M.Sc. (Forestry) Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Forest Management Department of Natural Resource Management College of Forestry, Sirsi-581 401, arnataka University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad, India E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org/ email@example.com o Specialization in Silviculture and Agro forestry, Forest Management, Remote Sensing and GIS. o Post Graduate Diploma in Agricultural Extension and Management (PGDAEM) by MANAGAE, Hyderabad during 2014-15. o Post Graduate Diploma Computer Applications (PGDCA) by InfoTech Computer Education and Manipal Institute of Computer Education (MICE) during 2008-09. o Total 16 years of experience in the field of forestry (Teaching, Research and Extension). o Presently working as Assistant Professor of Forest Management in Department of Natural Resource Management at College of Forestry, SIRSI (University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad, Karnataka (India). o Recipient of "Outstanding Scientist Award" in Forestry by The Society of Tropical Agriculture, New Delhi, India in 7th International Conference on Agriculture, Horticulture and Plant Sciences held at Shimla (H. P.) during June 28-29, 2018. o Recipient of "Best Teacher Award-2016" for outstanding contribution in the field of Forestry on the occasion of International Conference on "Rural Livelihood Improvement by Enhancing Farmers' Income through Sustainable Innovative Agri and Allied Enterprises (RLSIAAe)" organized by the Society for Upliftment of Rural Economy, Varanasi (India) during 30th October to 1st November, 2018 held at Birla Institute of Technology, Patna. o Recognized as a Life Member for the "Society for Upliftment of Rural Economy, Varanasi (Membership No. LM/245/2018). o First prize for Best Poster Presentation on Multistoried Cropping of Teak-perennial vegetables- legume based Agro forestry system Presented in National Symposium (Silver Jubilee) on "Agro forestry Knowledge for Sustainability, Climate Moderation and Challenges Ahead" held at National Research Centre for Agro forestry, Jhansi (UP) from 15-17 December, 2008. o First Prize for Best Poster presentation on "Forest Law and Models" presented in "National Kaanoonu Utsava" Exhibition held at Sirsi from 07.06.2014 to 06.07.2014 organized by Karnataka High Court, Bengaluru and District Law Service, Karwar and Bar Association, Sirsi. o Worked as Principal Investigator and CO-Principal Investigator for 10 Research Projects. o Field of interest - Silviculture and Agro forestry, Forest Management and Policy, Sustainable Forest Management, Remote Sensing and Geographical Information System in Forestry. o Developed the course materials as reference books and for competitive exams, such as ASRB, IFS, ACF, RFO, KPSC, etc., in the field of forestry for students' purpose. o Attended more than 15 Trainings/Summer/Winter schools, short courses, Seminars, Workshops, Conferences and undergone Agricultural Massive Open Online Courses (Ag MOOC). o Published more than 100 publications including Research papers in NAAS rated journal/Research notes/Papers presented and published in symposium/seminar/conference/workshop/Training/ international conference/Popular articles published in journals/ newspapers/Books/chapters in books.
Dr. A.G. KOPPAD M.Sc. (Agri). Ph.D. (Forestry) Professor of Forest Engineering, Department of National Resources Management, College of Forestry, SIRSI – 581401, Karnataka. University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad, India. 24 Years of experiences in teaching in the field of Soil and Water Conservation Engineering , Forest hydrology, and Remote sensing and GIS field. Recipient of Incentive award for Adhoc project from University of Agricultural Sciences , Dharwad. Recipient of three best poster presentation awards. Visited Saskatoon (Canada) from 01/10/2010 to 15/11/2010 (45 days) and kaulalampur (Malaysia) from 2 to 6th October , 2017. Research areas of Interest – Soil and Water conservation techniques and their impacts on forest species, Remote sensing and GIS applications in forestry. Organized two national Seminars on medicinal plants and remote sensing and GIS field. Worked as Principal Investigator and Co-Principal Investigator for more than ten adhoc research projects from external funding agency. Published book on forest Engineering by ICAR for forestry graduates . Published more than 50 research papers in National and International Journals.