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Dr.rer.nat. Bikash Ranjan Parida

Associate Professor & Head

Department of Geoinformatics



Educational Qualification  

1. Ph.D. in Natural Sci. (Meteorology/ Earth System Modelling), Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, University of Hamburg, Germany (2007-2011)

2. M.Sc. in Geo-information Science & Earth Observation, Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC), University of Twente, The Netherlands  (2004-2006)

3. B.Sc. in Agricultural Sciences, University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad  (2000-2004)

  1. Sentinels of Science Awards in 2016 (Top10 Reviewers) 
  2. UGC-FRP under III-cycle (2015)
  3. Faculty Excellence award for Research (2013-14), Shiv Nadar University
  4. Post-Doctoral Fellowship, UCLA (2011-2012)
  5. Max Planck Society Fellowship (2007-11), for undergoing Ph.D. program by International Max Planck Research School on Earth System Modelling (IMPRS-ESM), Germany.
  6. ITC Fellowship (short-term),for undergoing M.Sc. program at ITC, The Netherlands.
Area of Interest  
  1. Vegetation-Climate-Human Interactions  |  Vegetation-Remote Sensing
  2. Land Carbon and Nutrients Cycling Modelling  | Emissions viz. CO2, N2O, CH4
  3. Drought Monitoring & Forecasting | Other natural disasters viz. Forest fire, Land degradation
  4. Environmental issues like Ground water depletion and Hydrology
  5. Satellite Earth Observations  | Hyperspectral remote sensing applications
  6. Machine Learning Techniques (RF, SVM) | Statistical Computing in R
  7. Applications of Geographical Information Systems and Remote-Sensing in agriculture
Courses Taught  
  1. Elements of Surveying   | Engineering Hydrology    | Fluid Mechanics
  2. Remote Sensing & Image Interpretation
  3. Digital Image Processing   | Hyperspectral Imaging
  4. Principles of Cartography and GIS
  5. The Climate System and Climate Change
  6. Remote sensing & GIS applications in Agriculture, Forestry, and Disaster mitigation
  7. Solid Waste Management & Urban Remote Sensing
Brief Introduction  

Dr.rer.nat. Bikash Ranjan Parida is associated as an UGC-Assistant Professor at Central University of Jharkhand (CUJ) since September 2016. Prior to joining at CUJ, he was employed at various premium institutes as listed below :

  1. Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering & Center for Environmental Sciences & Engineering (CESE), Shiv Nadar University (SNU) – Aug. 2012 to Aug. 2016.
  2. Postdoctoral Scholar, Institute of the Environment, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), USA -Aug. 2011 to July 2012.
  3. Research Associate, Geoinformatics center, Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Bangkok, Thailand -July 2006 to June 2007.

He has been involved in Earth and Environmental studies specifically solving the environmental problems using space-based technologies and climate modeling. He is interested on cross cutting activities related to atmosphere-land surface exchange processes (surface water, energy, carbon fluxes etc.), carbon cycling modeling, application areas in agriculture, forest and natural resources monitoring and assessment, and climate change.

Administrative responsibilities (with active period) With duration:  
  1. Doctoral Research Committee (DRC)/ RAC, CUJ (Jan, 2018 onwards)
  2. Course In-charge Int.Mtech Batch 2016, CUJ (July, 2016 onwards)/ Departmental Admission Committee
  3. Indian Society of Geomatics, Treasurer of Ranchi Chapter
Articles Published/ Accepted  

Year wise: Projects details, Research publications etc.

Project (Completed/ Ongoing)
1.  Bikash Parida (Co-PI) received a research Grant of Rs. 19,00,000/- in collaboration with ISI, Kolkata for the project titled “Machine Learning based Global Terrestrial Gross Primary Productivity (GPP) Model Development” (Duration 4 years (2020-2023); Status: Ongoing)
2.     Bikash Parida (PI) received a research Grant of Rs. 16,56,000/- from SERB (DST) on Nov 2015 for the project titled “Climate and Non-climatic Drivers of Ecosystem Change” (Project Reference No.: YSS/2015/000801; Duration 4 years (2015-2019); Status: Completed)
3. Bikash Parida (PI), A.C. Pandey (Co-PI) and A. Kumar (Co-PI) received a research Grant of Rs. 24.03 Lakhs from SAC, ISRO for the project titled “Flood prognosis and inundation mapping using Airborne SAR (L bands) imags” (Project Reference No.: HYD-03 EPSA/3.1.1./2017; Duration 3 years (2018-2021); Status: Completed)
4. Bikash Parida (PI) received a research Grant of Rs. 6 Lakhs from UGC-FRP for the project titled “Modeling terrestrial carbon dynamics using LUE-based model” (Project Reference No.: F. 4-5(209-FRP)/2015/BSR; Duration 3 years (2018-2021); Status: Completed)

1. Nil

Research publications: 39
Articles in Journals (Published/ Accepted)

  1. B.R. Parida, S. Bar, Gareth Roberts, SP. Mandal, AC. Pandey, Manoj Kumar, Jadunandan Dash (2021). Improvement in air quality and its impact on land surface temperature in major urban areas across India during the first lockdown of the pandemic. Environment Research.    [IF 5.735]
  2. B.R. Parida, A. Kushwaha, A.K. Ranjan (2021). Synergy of Sentinel-2A and Near-proximal sensor data for deriving biochemical parameters of paddy at different growth stages. Environment, Development and Sustainability. [IF: 2.19]
  3. Kashyap, R., Pandey, A.C. & Parida, B.R (2021). Spatio-temporal variability of monsoon precipitation and their effect on precipitation triggered landslides in relation to relief in Himalayas. Spatial Information Research.   
  4. B.R. Parida, G. Tripathi, A.C Pandey and A. Kumar (2021). Estimating Floodwater depth using SAR-derived Flood inundation maps and Geomorphic model in Kosi River Basin (India). Geocarto International.   [IF 3.789]
  5. S. Kumar and B.R. Parida (2021). Hydroponic farming hotspot analysis using the Getis-Ord Gi* statistic and high-resolution satellite data of Majuli Island, India. Remote Sensing Letter. DOI: 10.1080/2150704X.2021.1895446  [IF 2.2298] 
  6. B.R. Parida and S. Singh (2021). Spatial mapping of winter wheat using C-band SAR (Sentinel-1A) data and Yield prediction in Gorakhpur district, Uttar Pradesh (India). J. Of Spatial Sciences.  [IF 1.489] 
  7. B.R. Parida, A. Kumar, A.K. Ranjan (2021). Crop types discrimination and yield prediction using Sentinel–2 data and AquaCrop model in Hazaribagh district, Jharkhand. KN J. Cartogr. Geogr. Inf. DOI: 10.1007/s42489-021-00073-4. [ISSN:2524-4957] (Scopus Cite-Score 0.9)   
  8. S.Bar, B.R. Parida, Gareth Roberts, A.C. Pandey, P. Acharya and J. Dash (2021). Spatio-temporal characterization of landscape fire in relation to anthropogenic activity and climatic variability over the Western Himalaya, India. GIScience & Remote Sensing, 1-19. DOI: 10.1080/15481603.2021.1879495. [IF 5.965] 
  9. A.K. Ranjan and B.R. Parida (2020). Predicting Paddy Yield at Spatial Scale using Optical and Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) based Satellite Data in conjunction with Field-based Crop Cutting Experiment (CCE) data. Int. J. of Remote Sensing, 42(6), 2046-2071. [IF 2.976]  
  10. V. Anand, Oinam B, B.R. Parida (2020). Uncertainty in hydrological analysis using multi-GCM predictions and multi-parameters under RCP 2.6 and 8.5 scenarios in Manipur River basin, India. J. Of Earth System Science, 129 (223), 1-15. [IF 1.646] 
  11. B.R. Parida, S. Bar, N. Singh, B. Oinam, A.C Pandey, and M. Kumar (2020). A short-term decline in anthropogenic emission of CO2 in India due to COVID-19 confinement. Progress in Physical Geography: Earth and Environment, 1-17. DOI: 10.1177/0309133320966741. [IF 4.777] 
  12. B.R. Parida and A. Kumari (2020). Mapping and modeling mangrove biophysical and biochemical parameters using Sentinel-2A satellite data in Bhitarkanika National Park, Odisha. Modeling Earth Systems and Environment, 1-12. DOI: 10.1007/s40808-020-01005-3. 
  13. B.R. Parida and P. Kumar (2020). Mapping and dynamic analysis of mangrove forest during 2009–2019 using landsat–5 and sentinel–2 satellite data along Odisha Coast. Tropical Ecology, 61, 538–549. [IF 0.972]   [ISSN: 0564-3295]   
  14. B.R. Parida, A.C Pandey, and N.R Patel (2020). Greening and Browning Trends of Vegetation in India and Their Responses to Climatic and Non-Climatic Drivers. Climate, MDPI, 8, 92, 1-29.  (Scopus Cite-Score 3.2)     
  15. S. Ahmad, A.C Pandey, A. Kumar, B.R. Parida, N.V. Lele, and B.K. Bhattacharya (2020). Chlorophyll deficiency (Chlorosis) detection based on spectral shift and yellowness index using hyperspectral AVIRIS-NG data in Sholayar reserve forest, Kerala. Remote Sensing Applications: Society and Environment (RSASE), 19, 1-10, 100369. (Scopus Cite-Score 3.2)    
  16. B.R Parida* and S.P Mandal (2020). Polarimetric decomposition methods for LULC mapping using ALOS L-band PolSAR data in Western parts of Mizoram, Northeast India. SN Applied Sciences, 2, 1049, 1-15.
  17. S. Bar and B.R. Parida and A.C Pandey (2020). Landsat-8 and Sentinel-2 based Forest fire burn area mapping using machine learning algorithms on GEE cloud platform over Uttarakhand, Western Himalaya. Remote Sensing Applications: Society and Environment (RSASE), 18, 100324, 1-11. [ISSN: 2352-9385]  (Scopus Cite-Score 3.2)
  18. G. Tripathi, A.C Pandey, B.R. Parida and A. Kumar (2020). Flood inundation mapping and impact assessment using multi-temporal Optical and SAR satellite data: A case study of 2017 Flood  in Darbhanga district, Bihar, India, Water Resources Management, 34 (6), 1871-1892. [IF 3.209]    [ISSN: 0920-4741]    
  19. A.K. Ranjan and B.R. Parida (2020). Estimating biochemical parameters of paddy using satellite and near-proximal sensor data in Sahibganj Province, Jharkhand (India). Remote Sensing Applications: Society and Environment (RSASE), 18, 100293, 1-12. [ISSN: 2352-9385]  (Scopus Cite-Score 3.2)    
  20. NR Patel, A. Mukund, B.R. Parida* (2019). Satellite-derived Vegetation Temperature Condition Index to infer root zone soil moisture in semi-arid province of Rajasthan, India. Geocarto International, 35 (1), 1-18. [IF 3.789]     
  21. N. Singh, B.R. Parida*, JS Charakborty, NR Patel (2019). Net ecosystem exchange of CO2 in deciduous pine forest of lower western Himalaya, India. Resources, 8(2), 98, 1-20.  [ISSN: 2079-9276] (Scopus Cite-Score 3.5)    
  22. Tripathi G, B.R. Parida* and A.C Pandey (2019). Spatio–temporal rainfall variability and flood prognosis analysis using satellite data over North Bihar during the August 2017 flood event, Hydrology, 6(2), 38, 1-20. [ISSN: 2306-5338] (Scopus Cite-Score 3.2)    
  23. B.R. Parida* and A.K. Ranjan (2019). Wheat acreage mapping and yield prediction using Landsat 8–OLI satellite data: A case study in Sahibganj province, Jharkhand (India). Remote Sens. in Earth Systems Sci., 2 (2), 96-107.  
  24. A.K. Ranjan and B.R. Parida* (2019). Paddy Acreage Mapping and Yield Prediction Using Sentinel-based Optical and SAR Data in Sahibganj district, Jharkhand (India). Spatial Information Research, 27(4), 399-410.
  25. Singh N, B.R. Parida* (2019). Environmental Factors Associated with Seasonal Variations of Night-time Plant Canopy and Soil Respiration Fluxes in Deciduous Conifer Forest, Western Himalaya, India. Trees, 33 (2), 599-613. [IF 2.256] 
  26. S.S. Singh, B.R. Parida* (2018). Satellite-Based Identification of Aquaculture Farming over Coastal Areas around Bhitarkanika, Odisha Using a Neural Network Method. Proceedings, MDPI, 2(7), 331.
  27. B.R. Parida*, S.N. Behera, B. Oinam, N.R. Patel, and R.N. Sahoo (2018). Investigating the effects of episodic Super-cyclone 1999 and Phailin 2013 on hydro-meteorological parameters and agriculture: An application of remote sensing. Remote Sensing Applications: Society and Environment (RSASE), 10, 128-137. (Scopus Cite-Score 3.2)   
  28. B.R. Parida*, S.N. Behera, B. Oinam, A.C. Pandey and N. Singh (2017). Evaluation of satellite-derived Rainfall Estimates for an Extreme Rainfall Event over Uttarakhand, Western Himalayas. Hydrology, MDPI, 4(2), 22. (Scopus Cite-Score 3.2)  
  29. W. Buermann, C. Beaulieu, B.R. Parida, D. Medvigy, G.J. Collatz, J. Sheffield and J.L. Sarmiento (2016). Climate-driven shifts in continental net primary production implicated as a driver of a recent abrupt increase in the land carbon sink. Biogeosciences, 13, 1597-1607. [IF 4.194] 
  30. B.R. Parida* and B. Oinam (2015). Unprecedented drought in North East India compared to Western India. Current Science, 109 (11), 2121-2126. [IF 0.725] 
  31. B.R. Parida and W. Buermann (2014). Increasing Summer Drying in North American Ecosystems in Response to Longer Non-frozen Periods. Geophys. Res. Lett., 41(15), 5476-5483. [IF 4.58]    
  32. 25. N. Sıngh, N.R. Patel, B.K. Bhattacharya, P. Soni, B.R. Parida and J.S. Parihar (2014). Analyzing the Dynamics and Inter–Linkages of Carbon and Water Fluxes in Subtropical Pine (Pinus roxburghii) Ecosystem. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 197, 206-218. [IF 5.142]   
  33. 26. W. Buermann, B.R. Parida, M. Jung, G.M. MacDonald, C.J. Tucker, M. Reichstein  (2014). Recent Shift in Eurasian Boreal Forest Greening Response May be Associated with Warmer and Drier Summers. Geophys. Res. Lett., 41, 1995-2002. [IF 4.58]  
  34. 27. W. Buermann, B.R. Parida, M. Jung, D. H. Burn, and M. Reichstein (2013). Earlier springs decrease peak summer productivity in North American boreal forests. Environ. Res. Lett., 8, 024027 (10pp).  [IF 6.096]    [ISSN: 1748-9326]   
  35. 28. D.S. Goll, V. Brovkin, B.R. Parida, C.H. Reick, J. Kattge, P. B. Reich, P.M. vanBodegom and U. Niinemets (2012). Nutrient limitation reduces land carbon uptake in simulations with a model of combined carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus cycling. Biogeosciencs, 9, 3547-3569.  [IF 4.194]   
  36. 29. N.R. Patel, B.R. Parida, V. Venus, S.K. Saha and V.K. Dadhwal (2012). Analysis of agricultural drought using vegetation temperature condition index (VTCI) from Terra/MODIS satellite data. Environ. Monitoring & Assessment,184 (12), 7153-7163. [IF 2.273]    
  37. 30. B.R. Parida*, W.B. Collado, R. Borah, M.K. Hazarika and L. Samarakoon (2008). Detecting Drought-Prone Areas of Rice Agriculture Using a MODIS-Derived Soil Moisture Index. GIScience & Remote Sensing, 45(1), 109-129. [IF 5.965] 
  38. B.R. Parida*, B. Oinam, N.R. Patel, N. Sharma, M.K. Hazarika and R. Kandawal (2008). Land Surface Temperature Variation in relation to Vegetation Types using MODIS Satellite Data in Gujarat state of India. International J. of Remote Sensing, 29(14), 4219–4235. [IF 2.976]
  39. B.R. Parida*, B. Oinam (2008). Drought Monitoring In India and Philippines with Satellite Remote Sensing Measurements. EARSeL eProceedings, 7(1), 81-91. (Scopus Cite-Score 1.00),

Books and Book Chapters (Published/ Accepted)

For Book Chapter

1.   A.C Pandey, B.R. Parida, S. Bhattacharjee, T. Priya, Wasim, M. Salim, R Kashyap (2021). Factors associated with COVID-19 and predictive modelling of spread across five urban metropolises in the world. Computation Intelligence Approaches for combating COVID-19, edited by S Kautish, SL Peng, and AJ Obaid in Springer International Publishing, ISBN: 9783030689353.

2. Tripathi G, A.C Pandey, B.R. Parida, and A. Shakya (2020). Comparative Flood Inundation Mapping Utilizing Multi-Temporal Optical and SAR Satellite Data Over North Bihar Region: A Case Study of 2019 Flooding Event Over North Bihar (Chapter 8, pages 149-168), in Spatial Information Science for Natural Resource Management. DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-5027-4

3. B.R. Parida and W. Buermann (2016). Book chapter on “Longer Growing Season Decreases Peak Summer Vegetation Productivity In North American Ecosystems”, Geostatistical and Geospatial Approaches for the Characterization of Natural Resources in the Environment: Challenges, Processes and Strategies edited by N.J. Raju,   Springer International Publishing, pp. 421-426, ISBN 978-3319186627.    

4. B.R. Parida and W Buermann (2014), abstract booklet on “Peak Summer Vegetation Greenness Decreases Across Northern America”, Agriculture Sustainability, Food Engineering, Sustainable Environment and Biotechnological Sustainability edited by G.C. Mishra, R Singh, B.B Singh, and U Mina, Excellent Publishing House, ISBN 978-9383083657.         

Seminar/ Workshop/ Conference Participation:  
  1. B.R. Parida, A.C Pandey, and N.R Patel (2020). Spatial-temporal Patterns of vegetation trends and Responses from Climate and Non-climate Factors. National Symposium on Remote Sensing for Envioronment Monitoring & Climate Change Assessment: Opportunities and Challenges, 18-19 December, 2020 SAC Ahmedabad, India.
  2. B.R. Parida, S Bar, and SP Mandal (2020). Satellite-derived Atmospheric NO2 concentration during SARS COVID-19 Pandemic and Its Impact on Air Quality at Global scale. National Symposium on Remote Sensing for Envioronment Monitoring & Climate Change Assessment: Opportunities and Challenges, 18-19 December, 2020 SAC Ahmedabad, India.
  3. G. Tripathi, A.C Pandey, and BR Parida (2020). Rapid monitoring during peak monsoon flood in July-August 2020 over North Bihar plains (India) using SAR data thrugh Google Earth Engine platform. National Symposium on Remote Sensing for Envioronment Monitoring & Climate Change Assessment: Opportunities and Challenges, 18-19 December, 2020 SAC Ahmedabad, India.
  4. Bar, S and Parida, BR (2020). Synergistic association between forest fire burn area and atmospheric pollutants over Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh, Western Himalaya. National Symposium on Remote Sensing for Envioronment Monitoring & Climate Change Assessment: Opportunities and Challenges, 18-19 December, 2020 SAC Ahmedabad, India.
  5. G. Tripathi, A.C Pandey, B.R. Parida (2020). Spatıo-temporal Analysıs Of Turbıdıty in Ganga Rıver in Patna, Bıhar Usıng Sentınel-2 Satellıte data lınked wıth Covıd-19 Pandemıc. IEEE International India Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, 2-4 December, 2020 Ahmedabad, India.
  6. Bar, S and Parida, B (2020). Synergetic relation of Forest fire, vegetation proportion and Leaf area index over Western Himalaya. American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting 2020 (12), USA. 
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