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Forest Resources Resilience and Conflicts - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128229316

Forest Resources Resilience and Conflicts

1st Edition

Editors: Pravat Shit Hamid Pourghasemi Partha Adhikary Gouri Bhunia Vishwambhar Sati
Paperback ISBN: 9780128229316
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 25th June 2021
Page Count: 452
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Forest Resources Resilience and Conflicts presents modern remote sensing and GIS techniques for Sustainable Livelihood. It provides an up-to-date critical analysis of the discourse surrounding forest resources and society, illustrating the relationship between forest resources and the livelihood of local people. The book is organized into four parts consisting of 31 chapters. Each chapter then reviews current understanding, present research, and future implications. Utilizing case studies and novel advances in geospatial technologies, Forest Resources Resilience and Conflicts provides a timely synthesis of a rapidly growing field and stimulates ideas for future work, especially considering sustainable development goals.

In addition, the book presents the effective contribution of the forestry sector to populations’ livelihoods through improved collection of forestry statistics that foster the understanding and integration of the forestry sector in poverty reduction processes and the national economy to enhance its integration in national planning. It is a valuable resource for researchers and students in environmental science, especially those interested in forestry, geography, and remote sensing.

Key Features

• Demonstrates tools and techniques for measurement, monitoring, mapping, and modeling of forest resources

• Explores state-of-the-art techniques using open source software, statistical programming, and GIS, focusing on recent trends in data mining and machine learning

• Addresses a wide range of issues with both environmental and societal implications

• Provides a global review of the multiple roles of forest resources utilizing case studies to illustrate management strategies and techniques


Researchers, graduate students, and policymakers in environmental science and sustainability, especially those with interest in forestry, natural resources, and GIS. Researchers in agriculture and social sciences

Table of Contents

Part I

Geospatial-based forest resources mapping, monitoring, and modeling

1 Recent development and future challenges of geospatial approaches for enhancing forest inventories

Gouri Sankar Bhunia and Pravat Kumar Shit

2 Development of a WebGIS platform to generate biodiversity data using citizen science approach

Sujoy Mudi, Sambhunath Roy, Pulakesh Das and S.K. Vazeed Pasha

3 Analyzing seasonal variation in the vegetation cover using NDVI and rainfall in the dry deciduous forest region of eastern India

Shyamal Dutta, Sufia Rehman, Soumen Chatterjee and Haroon Sajjad

4 Forest health assessment using advanced geospatial technology in Buxa reserve forest, sub-Himalayan West Bengal, India

Asish Saha, Manoranjan Ghosh, Subodh Chandra Pal

5 An appraisal of forest degradation and future scenario in the Bilaspur district of Chhattisgarh state (India)

Soumen Bramha, Gouri Sankar Bhunia, S.R. Kamlesh and Pravat Kumar Shit

6 Vegetation biomass and carbon stock assessment using geospatial approach

Anil Kumar Khaple, Guddappa M. Devagiri, Naveen Veerabhadraswamy, Sanjay Babu, Shashi Bhushan Mishra and Vilaskumar Patil

7 Organic carbon stock in the forest soils of Himalayas and other areas in India

S.K. Gangopadhyay, T. Bhattacharyya, Tapan Kumar Mishra and S.K. Banerjee

8 Estimating aboveground stand carbon by combining Sentinel-1 and Sentinel-2 satellite data: a case study from Turkey

Sedat Keles¸, Alkan Günlü and Ïlker Ercanli

9 Tree biomass and carbon stocks of different landscape elements in the Western Ghats of Karnataka, India

V. Maheswarappa, R. Vasudeva, Ramakrishna Hegde, Guddappa M. Devagiri, Javaregowda, K.S. Channabasappa and Supriya Salimath

10 Application of geospatial technology and plant diversity indices to assess the temporal change of forest covers across the Ajodhya Hills of West Bengal, India

Debasis Ghosh, Manas Karmakar, Monali Banerjee and Mrinal Mandal

11 Above-ground biomass and carbon content in select bamboo species across humid and semiarid zones of Karnataka, India

Sruthi Subbanna and Syam Viswanath

12 Accuracy assessment of forest mapping in MODIS land cover dataset using fuzzy set theory

Maryam Naghdizadegan Jahromi, Mojtaba Naghdyzadegan Jahromi, Hamid Reza Pourghasemi, Shahrkh Zand-Parsa and Sajad Jamshidi

13 Quantifying forest cover changes in Koraput district, India using remote sensing and GIS

Ch. Jyotiprava Dash, Partha Pratim Adhikary, M. Madhu and P.K. Mishra

14 Using Bayesian kriging and satellite images to estimate above-ground biomass of Zagros mountainous forests

Somayeh Izadi, Hormoz Sohrabi

15 Estimation of forest ecosystem quality using GIS tool in Panchet forest division, West Bengal, India

Mrinmay Mandal and Nilanjana Das Chattarjee

Part II

Non-timber forest products for livelihoods and poverty alleviation

16 Do the collection and uses of NTFPs affect household well-being? Evidence from forest villages in eastern Himalaya

Manoranjan Ghosh, Asish Saha, Subodh Chandra Pal and Somnath Ghosal

17 Non-timber forest produces (NTFPs) and livelihood security of people in West Bengal

Debabrata Das, Pampi Ghosh and Atmaja Avirupa Das

18 NTFPs for socioeconomic security of rural households along the forest ecotone of Paschim Medinipur forest division, India

Partha Pratim Adhikary, Pravat Kumar Shit and Gouri Sankar Bhunia

19 Extraction of timber and nontimber forest produce of Southwest Bengal: ecology versus economy

Bindia Gupta, Punarbasu Chaudhuri and Tapan Kumar Mishra

Part III

Agroforestry and socio-economic issues for forest management

20 Soil and water conservation benefits of agroforestry

R. Kaushal, D. Mandal, Pankaj Panwar, Rajkumar, Pawan Kumar and J.M.S. Tomar

21 Agroforestry and soil health: a mitigation process using AM fungal culture in West Bengal

Pampi Ghosh, Debabrata Das and Atmaja Avirupa Das

22 Soil health status in coffee-based agroforestry systems in Western Ghats of Karnataka, India

V. Maheswarappa, R. Vasudeva, Ramakrishna Hegde, Guddappa M. Devagiri, K.S. Channabasappa and Anil Kumar Khaple

23 Trees on farm lands: an underexploited source to achieve nutritional security in India

Supriya K. Salimath, Manasa P.A. Clara, K.M. Nanaya, Ramakrishna Hegde and V. Maheswarappa

24 The role of communities in sustainable land and forest management

Manoj Kumar, Sweta Nisha Phukon, Hukum Singh

Part IV

Conflicts on forest resources and way to mitigation

25 Forests’ management for sustainable livelihoods in the Himalaya: a review of existing literature

Vishwambhar Prasad Sati

26 Assessing habitat suitability of leopards (Panthera pardus) in unprotected scrublands of Bera, Rajasthan, India

Varun Dutta Gupta, G. Areendran, Krishna Raj, Swagata Ghosh, Shyamal Dutta and Mehebub Sahana

27 Effects of Sonajhuri (Acacia auriculiformis) plantation on soil health in Purulia district, West Bengal, India

Manoj Kumar Mahato, Narayan Chandra Jana

28 Trees and forest conservation-cum-afforestation to cope with climate uncertainties

Anand Verdhen

29 Deforestation and its impact on sediment flux and channel morphodynamics of the Brahmani river basin, India

Aznarul Islam, Balai Chandra Das, Sadik Mahammad, Palash Ghosh, Suman Deb Barman and Biplab Sarkar

30 Geospatial environmental modeling of forest declining trend in Eastern Himalayan biodiversity hotspot region

Meelan Chamling, Biswajit Bera and Sudipa Sarkar

31 Assessment of ecosystem services values in response to land use/land cover change in tropical forest

Soumen Bisui, Sambhunath Roy, Debashish Sengupta, Gouri Sankar Bhunia, Pravat Kumar Shit


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About the Editors

Pravat Shit

Dr. Pravat Kumar Shit is Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography, Vidyasagar University, India and also works in the Postgraduate Department of Geography, Raja N. L. Khan Women’s College, India. He received his Ph.D. in Applied Geomorphology from Vidyasagar University in 2013, M.Sc. in Geography and Environment Management from Vidyasagar University in 2005 and PG Diploma in Remote Sensing & GIS from Sambalpur University in 2015. His main fields of research are soil erosion spatial modelling, water resource and natural resource mapping, and geospatial modelling, and has published over 50 international and national research articles in various renowned journals. He has published three books and is an associate editor or on the editorial board of three international journals in geography and environmental science.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Postgraduate Department of Geography, Raja N. L. Khan Women’s College (Autonomous), Gope Palace, Midnapore, West Bengal, India

Hamid Pourghasemi

Hamid Reza Pourghasemi is an Associate Professor of Watershed Management Engineering in the College of Agriculture, Shiraz University, Iran. His main research interests are GIS-based spatial modelling using machine learning/data mining techniques in various fields including as landslides, floods, gully erosion, forest fires, land subsidence, species distribution modelling, and groundwater/hydrology. Hamid Reza also works on multi-criteria decision-making methods in natural resources and environmental science. He has published over 150 peer-reviewed papers in high-quality journals and four Edited books, and is an active reviewer for over 65 international journals. Hamid Reza was selected as one of the five young scientists under 40 by The World Academy of Science (TWAS 2019) and was a highly cited researcher in 2019.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Watershed Management Engineering, College of Agriculture, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Fars, Iran

Partha Adhikary

Dr Partha Pratim Adhikary, is presently a Senior Scientist in Soil Physics and Soil and Water Conservation at ICAR-Indian Institute of Soil and Water Conservation, India. He obtained his Bachelors’ degree in Agriculture from Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Masters’ degree in Soil Science from Chaudhury Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University, and Ph.D. in Agricultural Physics from ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute. Dr Adhikary has over 100 publications in journals, and has worked on many edited books, and book chapters. Dr Adhikary has over 12 years’ experience in research, training and extension in the field of soil physics, spatial variability, soil and water conservation and watershed management. He has successfully used non-parametric spatial interpolation techniques such as indicator kriging and probability kriging to determine heavy metal pollution in soil and groundwater.

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Scientist, Soil Physics and Soil and Water Conservation Department, ICAR Indian Institute of Water Management, Bhubaneswar, India

Gouri Bhunia

Dr. Gouri Sankar Bhunia received his Ph.D. from the University of Calcutta, India, in 2015. His Ph.D. dissertation work focused on disease transmission modelling using geospatial technology. His research interests include environmental modeling, risk assessment, data mining, and information retrieval using geospatial technology. He is an Associate Editor and on the editorial boards of three international journals in Health GIS and Geosciences. Currently, he is a visiting faculty in a private university of West Bengal and was previously a Resource Scientist in Bihar Remote Sensing Application Centre, Patna (India). He is the recipient of the Senior Research Fellow (SRF) from Rajendra Memorial Research Institute of Medical Sciences (India) and has contributed to multiple research programs on disease transmission modeling, development of customized GIS software for disease ‘risk’ and ‘non-risk’ areas, and entomological studies. He has published over 60 papers in national and international journals and three books for Springer.

Affiliations and Expertise

Remote Sensing and GIS consultant, TPF Gentisa Euroestudio SL, India

Vishwambhar Sati

Dr. Vishwambhar Prasad Sati, Professor, Mizoram University, Geography and Resource Management Vishwambhar Prasad Sati, Doctor of Letters (D.Litt.) and Ph.D., is a Professor of Geography and Resource Management, School of Earth Sciences, Mizoram University (Central), Aizawl. Currently, he is working on a project on Economic and Ecological Implication of Shifting Cultivation in Mizoram, India. His research interests include non-timber forest resources and poverty reduction in the Himalayan region. He has published more than 150 research paper in various reputed journals and has published 7 books.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Geography and Resource Management, Mizoram University, India

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