Dr. Anup Saikia

Grant Category: Fulbright-Nehru Senior Research Scholar
Field of Specialization: Geographical Information Systems
Name: Dr. Anup Saikia
Official Address and Designation: Associate Professor
Department of Geography
Gauhati University
Guwahati 781014
Telephone (O): 91-361-2570372
E-mail: asaikia@gauhati.ac.in
Duration of Grant: Eight months
Project Title: Multi-temporal vegetation health assessment of India and lessons from the United States
Abstract of Project :
Vegetation health assessment is today an important research area in the context of sustainable development and climate change. My Fulbright project proposes to assess India's vegetation health during the period 1998-2010 using the multi-temporal SPOT vegetation satellite data (1998-2010) along with climate variables. The changes will be measured using the Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI). In addition, I will review the policies in the U.S. so that lessons can be drawn on how India can better manage its vegetation health.
Academic Background :
Ph.D. Geography North Eastern Hill University, Shillong 1997
M.Phil. Geography North Eastern Hill University, Shillong 1991
M.A. Geography North Eastern Hill University, Shillong 1988
Professional Background :
Associate Professor Gauhati University, Guwahati 2006-till date
Reader Gauhati University, Guwahati 2003-2006
Sr. Lecturer Gauhati University, Guwahati 1999-2003
Lecturer Rajiv Gandhi University, Doimukh 1994 - 1999
Dr. Anup Saikia