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Name Dr. Pulakesh Das
Designation Assistant Professor ( On Contract )
Office Phone No +91 3222 298-366 / Centrex Extn. 366
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Address Department of Remote Sensing & GIS,Vidyasagar University,Midnapore, District: Paschim Medinipur,P.O: Vidyasagar University,Pin-721102,West Bengal,India
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Educational Qualification              
Degree NameInstituteYear of passing/awarded
Ph.D.Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur2019
M.ScVidyasagar University2012
B.ScVidyasagar University2010
Career Profile / Teaching Experience        
Assistant Professor (since September, 2017) in the department of Remote Sensing & GIS at Vidyasagar University, Midnapore, West Bengal, India.
Specialization/Research Area
Field of SpecializationResearch Area/ Areas of Interest
Land use land cover modeling
Forest resilience
Hydrological modeling
Species Distribution modeling
Dynamic Global Vegetation Modeling
Course/ Subject Taught 
Digital Image Processing
GIS data analysis
Introduction to Probability and Statistics
Basic C and R Programming
Conference/ Symposium /Journal Paper / Books Published
International Publication
TitlePublished inYearPublished by
Can the forest cover in India withstand large climate alterations?Biodiversity and Conservation, 1-172019 Springer
Use of satellite remote sensing as a monitoring tool for land and water resources development activities in an Indian tropical siteJournal Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 190: 4012018Springer
Future Scenarios of Land-Use Suitability Modeling for Agricultural Sustainability in the Dwarakeswar - Gandheswari River Basin. [IN PRESS]Journal of Cleaner Production, 205, 313-3282018Elsevier
Remote sensing based deforestation analysis in Mahanadi and Brahmaputra river basin in India since 1985Journal of Environmental Management, 206, 1192-12032018Springer
A Forensic Look into the Lineament, Vegetation, Groundwater Linkage: Study of Ranchi District, Jharkhand (INDIA)Remote Sensing Applications: Society and Environmen, 10, 138-1522018Elsevier
Forest fragmentation and human population varies logarithmically along elevation gradient in Hindu Kush Himalaya - utility of geospatial tools and free data setJournal of Mountain Science, 14(12), 2432–24472017Springer
Development of Decadal (1985-1995-3005) Lansd Use and Land Cover Database for IndiaRemote Sensing, 7, 2401-24302015MDPI

National Publication
TitlePublished inYearPublished by
Modelling forest resilience in Hindu Kush Himalaya using geoinformationJournal of Earth System Science, 127: 952018Springer
Impact of LULC change on the runoff, baseflow and evapotranspiration in eastern Indian River basins using Variable Infiltration Capacity Approach.Journal of Earth System Science,127(19), 1-192018Springer
Road accessibility, population proximity and temperature increase are major drivers of forest cover change in the Hindu Kush Himalayan RegionCurrent Science, 111(10), 1599-16022016Indian Academy of Sciences

Other Publication
TitlePublished inYearPublished by
Modeling Precipitation Dependent Forest Resilience in IndiaInternational Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing & Spatial Information, 422018ISPRS
Changes in evapotranspiration, runoff and baseflow with LULC over eastern Indian River basins using Variable Infiltration Capacity ApproachConference Proceeding2017Asian Conference on Remote Sensing
Identification of Resilience Forest in Hindu Kush Himalaya using geo-InformationConference Proceeding 2015Indian Society of Remote Sensing

Books Published
Membership of Learned Society 
Indian Society of Geomatics (ISG) – Kharagpur Chapter (ID: L-1934)
Conference /Seminar/Workshop Attended/Organised

Conference /Seminar/Workshop Attended

Title of the Seminar/Conference/WorkshopYearRoleHeld at and Organiser
EO Data for Forest and Agriculture Carbon Modelling2019AttendedIndian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
Biodiversity and Climate Change2018AttendedIndian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
ISPRS Conference on: Developments, Technologies and Applications in Remote Sensing2018AttendedHeld at Beijing, China; Organizer: International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS)
GIAN course on: Bio-Optical Characterization of Water Resources: Implications for Future Satellite Missions2018AttendedIndian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
GIAN course on: LULC changes and their Impacts on Climate2018AttendedIndian Institute of Technology Kharagpur

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