Water, Land, and Forest Susceptibility and Sustainability, Volume 2

Water, Land, and Forest Susceptibility and Sustainability, Volume 2

Insight Towards Management, Conservation and Ecosystem Services

1st Edition - March 20, 2023

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  • Editors: Uday Chatterjee, Biswajeet Pradhan, Suresh Kumar, Sourav Saha, Mohammad Zakwan
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780443158476

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Water, Land, and Forest Susceptibility and Sustainability, Volume 2: Insight Towards Management, Conservation and Ecosystem Services brings an interdisciplinary perspective to solving complex problems in sustainability, utilizing the latest research and technologies, and includes case studies that emphasize the applications of remote sensing, GIS, and image processing for addressing the current state and future needs to achieve sustainability. As forests, land, and water are among the most precious resources on earth, emphasizing the need to conserve them for future generations and, of course, a safe and sustainable planet. The assessment of the susceptibility of all these three precious resources must therefore be addressed to inform their sustainable management. This second volume focuses on environmental management, conservation, and ecosystem services and provides information on forest, land, and water resources, presenting in integrated manner various aspects of their characterization, susceptibility, and sustainability.

Key Features

  • Presents theoretical context and practical solutions for understanding the current knowledge and where future efforts should be directed
  • Includes case studies in each chapter demonstrating the use of geospatial technologies
  • Offers an interdisciplinary approach to addressing susceptibility and achieving sustainability


Environmental researchers, particularly in the fields of land use planning, geography, soil science, environmental and civil engineering, natural resources, and GIS

Table of Contents

  • SECTION I: Introduction: Natural Resources Management, Conservation, and Ecosystem Services Approaches Towards Sustainability
    1. Natural Resources Sustainability and Ecosystem Services - A Paradigm Shift 

    SECTION II: Water Resource Susceptibility and Sustainability
    2. A Mathematical Model-based Approach to Assessing Water Pollution Through the Dynamics of Freshwater Zooplankton Community and Remediation
    3. Soil-Water Modeling as a Tool for Sustainable Soil Resources Management: Progress and Future Directions
    4. Valuing Ecologically Sensitive Areas Ecosystem Services in Bhitharkanika: Implications for Sustainable Management
    5. A Comparative Analysis of Changes in Surface Water Resources in Dry and Wet Areas of Zimbabwe Between 1990 and 2020: The Case of Mazowe and Mberengwa Districts
    6. Assessment of Covid-19 Lockdown Impact on Surface Water Quality Using Remote Sensing Techniques in Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India
    7. Description of the Processing Technique for the Monitoring of Marine Environments with a Sustainable Approach Using Remote Sensing

    SECTION III: Land Resources Susceptibility and Sustainability
    8. Sustainable Land Use Management and Drivers of LULC Change and Degradation: An Assessment of Malappuram Metropolitan Region, Kerala, India
    9. Mapping Alternative Solid Waste Disposal Sites using Fuzzy- DEMATEL Method in Coastal City of Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh (India)
    10. Urban Land-Use Susceptibility and Sustainability-Case Study
    11. Assessing Urban Land Use Sustainability: Asansol Durgapur Planning Area, West Bengal, India
    12. Geospatial Modelling for Sustainability of Soil Ecosystem Services in Hilly and Mountainous Landscapes

    SECTION IV: Forest Resource Susceptibility and Sustainability
    13. Aspects of Forest Degradation and Inventory Approaches for Forest Management
    14. Forest and Livelihood Susceptibility and Sustainability in Relation to Trekking and Tourism: A Study in Singalila National Park of India
    15. The Impact of Human Footprints on Forest Resource/Reserve: A Case for Sustainable Forestry in Stubb Stubbs Creek Forest Reserve (SCFR), Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria
    16. Shifting Cultivation in the East Garo Hills, Meghalaya (India): An Earth Observation Perspective
    17. The Impact of Anthropogenic Activities on Mangrove Forest Health in Urban Areas of the Niger Delta: Its Susceptibility and Sustainability

Product details

  • No. of pages: 514
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2023
  • Published: March 20, 2023
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780443158476

About the Editors

Uday Chatterjee

Dr. Uday Chatterjee is an Assistant Professor at Bhatter College in Dantan, Paschim Medinipur, West Bengal, India, and an Applied Geographer with a Post-Graduate in Applied Geography from Utkal University and a Doctorate in Applied Geography from Ravenshaw University in Cuttack, Odisha. He has contributed to a number of research papers that have been published in reputable national and international publications, as well as edited book volumes. He has also organized (as the convener) a Faculty Development Program on "Modern ways of teaching and advanced research methods," which was funded by the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR). Urban Planning, Social and Human Geography, Applied Geomorphology, Hazards & Disasters, Environmental Issues, Land Use and Rural Development are some of his research interests. The West Bengal Pollution Control Board (WBPCB) of the Government of West Bengal, India, financed his research. He has worked as a reviewer for a number of international publications. Dr. Uday Chatterjee is currently the lead editor of the Springer Special Issue (S.I) on Urbanism, Smart Cities, and Modelling.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, Bhatter College (Affiliated to Vidyasagar University), Dantan, India

Biswajeet Pradhan

Distinguished Professor Biswajeet Pradhan PhD (Senior Member, IEEE) is an internationally established Scientist in the fields of climate-induced natural hazards, geospatial information systems (GIS); complex modelling; and spatial data mining. Since 2015, he has been serving as the Ambassador Scientist for the Alexander Humboldt Foundation, Germany. He has published more than 550 articles and has authored/edited eight books and 13 book chapters. He has received 55 awards in recognition of his excellence in teaching, service, and research, since 2006. He was also a recipient of the Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship from Germany. From 2016 to 2018, he was listed as the World's Most Highly Cited Researcher by Clarivate Analytics Report as one of the world's most influential mind. He is also an Associate Editor and an Editorial Member of more than eight ISI journals.

Affiliations and Expertise

Distinguished Professor and Director, Centre for Advanced Modelling and Geospatial Information Systems (CAMGIS), University of Technology Sydney, School of Information, Systems and Modelling; Faculty of Engineering and IT, New South Wales, Australia

Suresh Kumar

Dr. S. Suresh Kumara previously worked as a Professor at Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Malaysia. He was Post-Doctoral Research Fellows in at the National Taiwan University, Taiwan and National Central University, Taiwan in the field of yeast genetics and stem cells. He has also worked as a Senior Research Executive (Fermentation of Microbial Drugs) in IPCA Laboratory Ltd, Mumbai, India, R&D officer (Fermentation of Microbial Drugs) in Gujarat Themis Biosyn Ltd., Gujarat, India, a Senior and Junior Research fellow (Fermentation and Purification of Enzymes) in University of Delhi South Campus, New Delhi, India. His research interests are in stem cells with infectious diseases, stem cell niches, infectious diseases in tuberculosis, dengue and leptospirosis, bio-macromolecules, yeast genetics, fermentation and purification of microbial drugs and enzymes, and induced pluripotent stem cells. His research outcomes were published in above 200 peer-reviewed/impact factor journals with an h-index of 36 and i10-index -111. His highest impact factor is around 39.5.

Affiliations and Expertise

Pro Vice-Chancellor, Bharath Institute of Higher Education and Research (BIHER), Tamilnadu, India

Sourav Saha

Dr. Sourav Saha PhD is a postdoctoral scholar at the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Saha is an early career scientist who recently completed his Ph.D. from the University of Cincinnati, USA. He also taught several Geology courses as an adjunct faculty member at Northern Kentucky University, USA. His research interests are focused on the use of geomorphic, geochronologic, remote sensing, and sedimentary tools to quantify surface processes, landscape evolution, paleoseismic, and paleoclimatic changes. His goal is to understand the dynamic interaction between climate, tectonics, and landscapes, especially in environmentally sensitive regions. He uses and develops a variety of geochronometers, especially luminescence and cosmogenic surface exposure dating techniques. He is also a member of the Geological Society of America, the American Geophysical Union, the American Quaternary Association, and several other international organizations.

Affiliations and Expertise

Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Mohammad Zakwan

Dr. Mohammad Zakwan PhD is presently working as an Assistant Professor in Maulana Azad National University, Hyderabad, India. He has published numerous papers and has a demonstrated history of working in Water Resource Engineering. He has been serving as an editorial board member and reviewer for various journals. His research interests include modelling of infiltration, modelling river water quality, sediment rating curves, stage discharge curves, computation of effective discharge and dominant discharge, climate change, trend analysis in water resources, river engineering, hydraulics, and hydrology of rivers. Dr. Mohammad Zakwan was a recipient of Gold medals during his M.Tech and B.Tech. He was awarded MHRD GATE scholarship and CSIR NET JRF scholarship for his M.Tech and PhD, respectively.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Maulana Azad National Urdu University, Hyderabad, Telangana, India

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  • dhivya Thu Mar 23 2023

    Emerging topic on interdisciplinary integrated ecosystem with all aspects

    Emerging topic on interdisciplinary integrated ecosystem with all aspects good book