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Dr. Suresh. Kumar

Dr. Suresh. Kumar Phone : 0135-2524137
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Email : suresh_kumar[At]iirs[dot]gov[dot]in
Designation : Scientist/Engineer-SG & Head of Agriculture and Soils Department
Department : Geoinformatics Department
Field of Expertise : Soil Survey & Land Evaluation Soil Erosion Modeling Watershed Management
Mail Address : Agriculture & Soils Department, Indian Institute of Remote Sensing ISRO, Govt. of India, 4, Kalidas Road, Dehradun- 248001 India.
  • Soil Resource Survey
  • Land Resource Assessment for Land use Planning
  • Soil Erosion Modeling
  • Watershed Management
  • Indian Society of Remote Sensing , Dehradun
  • Indian Society of Soil Survey and Land Use Planning , NBSS&LUP, Nagpur
  • Indian Association of Soil & Water Conservation, CSWCRTI, Dehradun
  • Farming Systems Research and development Association, Modipuram , PDCSR, Modipuram, Meerut
  • Association of Agrometeorologist, GAU, Anand, India
  • Ph.D. : Soil Science (Specialization - Pedology ), G. B. P. U. A.& T., Pantnagar (1993)
  • M.Sc. : Soil Science (Specialization - Pedology ), G. B. P. U. A.& T., Pantnagar (1988)
  • B.Sc. Ag. & AH : G. B. P. U. A.& T., Pantnagar (1986)
  • Scientist – SG : Jan. 2016 to till date , IIRS, ISRO ( DOS), Dehradun
  • Scientist – SF : 2010 to till date , N.R.S.C. Hyderabad
  • Scientist – SE : 2003 to 2009, N.R.S.A. Hyderabad
  • Scientist – SD : 1997 to 2003, N.R.S.A. Hyderabad
  • Scientist – SC : 1993 – 1997, N.R.S.A. Hyderabad
  • ISRS First Best oral paper presentation award on research paper titled “ Improving spatial prediction of soil nutrients by integrating terrain attributes derived from digital terrain model (DTM) and Geostatistics” by Suresh Kumar and Ravinder Pal Singh at ISRS National symposium on Space Technology for Food & Environment Security held on December 5-7, 2012, New Delhi.
  • ISRS Second Best oral paper presentation award on research paper titled “Geospatial approach in assessing agro-climatic suitability of crops in rainfed agro-ecosystem” at ISRS symposium, 2009.
  • ISRS –Second Best Paper – Oral Presentation award on research paper titled “ Erosion Potential Study of Chambal Ravines using Space-borne InSAR derived Information”, ISRS National Symposium on Advances in Remote Sensing Technology and Applications with Special Emphasis on Microwave Remote Sensing, NIRMA University, Ahmedabad, India, December 18-20, 2008.
  • ISRS –Second Best Paper – Oral Presentation on research paper on “ Spatial modeling of soil erosion potential in watershed using RESOURCESAT satellite data and GIS” at ISRS annual Convention and National conference on High Resolution Remote Sensing and Thematic Applications”, held at Kolkata, from 18-20 December, 2007.
  • Award for Poster paper titled “Integrating Biophysical parameter for improving soil suitability of wheat using remote sensing and GIS” presented at ISRS National Symposium on Converging Space Technologies for National Development, held Jaipur from November 3 – 5, 2004.
  • Delivered lead paper on “Land Quality Index based Approach in Assessing Suitable area for Growing Sorghum crop in Gujarat state using Remote sensing and GIS” by Suresh Kumar, N.R. Patel and S.K. Saha, at ISRS National symposium on Space Technology for Food & Environment Security held on December 5-7, 2012, New Delhi.
  • Reviewer of research paper of Indian Journal of Soil Conservation, ISRS.
  • Reviewer of Post Graduate Thesis (M.Sc. and Ph. D.) from the premier institutions / University of India.
  • As Invited Guest Faculty to deliver lectures on – Soil resource assessment, Watershed Management, Soil erosion modeling at premier institutions / University of India.

International Journals: 14 Nos.

  • Surya Gupta and Suresh Kumar (2017). Simulating Climate Change Impact on Soil Carbon Sequestration in Agro-Ecosystem of Mid-Himalayan landscape using Century Model. Environment Earth Science Journal, 76: 394-409. DOI 10:1007/s12665-017-6720-8.
  • Surya Gupta and Suresh Kumar (2017). Simulating climate change impact on soil erosion using RUSLE model − A case study in a watershed of mid-Himalayan landscape. J. Earth Syst. Sci., 126:43.
  • Suresh Kumar, A. Singh, D. P. Shrestha. (2016). Modelling spatially distributed surface runoff generation using SWAT-VSA: a case study in a watershed of the north-west Himalayan landscape. Model. Earth Syst. Environ. 2:202.
  • Suresh Kumar and Gupta, S. (2016). Geospatial approach in mapping soil erodebility using CartoDEM – A case study in hilly watershed of lower Himalayan range. J. Earth System, 1-10.
  • Kandrika Sreenivas, V.K. Dadhwal , Suresh Kumar , G. Sri Harsha, Tarik Mitran, G. Sujatha , G. Janaki Rama Suresh , M.A. Fyzee , T. Ravisankar. (2016). Digital mapping of soil organic and inorganic carbon status in India, Geoderma 269 (2016) 160–173.
  • Suresh Kumar and Ravinder P. Singh (2016) Spatial Distribution of Soil Nutrients in a Watershed of Himalayan Landscape using Terrain Attributes and Geostatistical methods”, Environ Earth Sci (2016) 75:473; DOI 10.1007/s12665-015-5098-8.
  • Tiwari, S., Saha, S.K. and Suresh Kumar. (2015). Prediction Modeling and Mapping of Soil Carbon Content Using Artificial Neural Network, Hyperspectral Satellite Data and Field Spectroscopy. Advances in Remote Sensing, 4, 63-72. doi:10.4236/ars.2015.41006.
  • 8. Justin George K and Suresh Kumar (2016). Modelling soil erosion risk in a mountainous watershed of Mid-Himalaya by integrating RUSLE model with GIS, Eurasian Journal of Soil Science, 6(2): 92-105.
  • Justin George K. and Suresh Kumar (2015). Hyperspectral Remote Sensing in Characterizing Soil Salinity Severity using SVM technique - A case study of Alluvial Plains. International Journal of Advanced Remote Sensing and GIS. 4(1), 1344-1360.
  • Suresh Kumar, Ghosh, G. and Saha, S.K. (2014). Hyperspectral remote sensing data derived spectral indices in characterizing salt-affected soils: a case study of Indo-Gangetic plains of India. J. Environmental Earth Sciences, DOI:10.1007/s12665-014-3613-y.
  • Sameer Saran, Sterk, G. and Suresh Kumar (2009). Optimal land use/land cover classification using remote sensing imagery for hydrological modeling in a Himalayan watershed, Journal of Applied Remote Sensing, Vol. 3, 033551 (2 October 2009).
  • Chatterjee, R.S., Saha, S.K., Suresh Kumar, Mathew, Sharika, Lakhera, R.C. , Dadhwal, V. K. (2008). Interferometric SAR for characterization of ravines as a function of their density,depth, and surface cover. ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, 64(5), 472-481.
  • Patel, N.R., Anupasha, K., Suresh Kumar, Saha, S.K., Dadhwal, V.K. (2009). Assessing potential of MODIS derived Temperature / Vegetation Dynemics Index to infer Soil Moisture Status. Int. Journal of Remote Sensing, Vol.30 (1): 23-39.
  • Patel, N.R.; Suresh Kumar; Prasad, J. and Pande, L.M. (2002). Soil Erosion risk assessment and Land use adjustment for soil conservation planning using remote sensing and GIS. Asian Journal of Geoinformatics, Vol. 1, No.2: 47-55.

Book Chapter in International Publisher

  • Suresh Kumar (2016). Book chapter on “Geospatial Tools and Techniques in Land Resource Inventory” in the book on Sustainable Management of Land Resources: An Indian Perspective, (Edited), CRC Apple Academic Press, USA, 2016.
  • Gopal Krishan, S.K. Saha, Suresh Kumar, N.R. Patel. (2014). Book chapter on "Remote Sensing in Soil Fertility Evaluation and Management" in the edited book on “Bioresources for Sustainable Plant Nutrient Management” (Ramesh Chandra and K.P. Raverkar, Editors).

Indian Journals: 27 Nos.

  • Velmurugan, A. Suresh Kumar, Dadhwal V.K and Gupta M.K. Soil Organic Carbon Status of Indian Forests. India Forester, 2014, 140 (5): 468-477.
  • Suresh Kumar and Kushwaha, SPS (2013). Modelling soil Erosion risk based on RUSLE-3D using GIS in a Shivalik sub-watershed, J. Earth Syst. Sci. 122, No. 2, 389–398.
  • Suresh Kumar, Patel, N.R., Sarkar, A. and Dadhwal, V.K. (2013) Geospatial Approach in Assessing Agro-Climatic Suitability of Soybean in Rainfed Agro-Ecosystem. Indian Soc. of Remote Sensing. 41(3):609–618.
  • Srivastava, R.K., Sharma, H.C., Suresh Kumar, and Tiwari, A. (2013). Temporal change in land use of Himalayan watershed using remote sensing and GIS. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation 12 (1): 80-84.
  • Siddiqui, A.R. and Suresh Kumar (2012). Mapping of susceptibility to wind erosion hazards in arid ecosystem using geo-spatial approach, Bioved, 23(2) : 271– 276
  • Ghosh, G., Suresh Kumar, Saha, S. K. (2012). Hyperspectral Satellite Data in Mapping Salt-Affected Soils using Linear Spectral Unmixing Analysis. J. Indian Soc. Remote Sens., 40 (1): 129-136.
  • Velmurugan, Gopal Krishan1, V. K. Dadhwal1, Suresh Kumar, T. P. Swarnam and S. K. Saha (2009). Harmonizing soil organic carbon estimates in historical and current data. Current Science, Vol. 97 (4): 554-558.
  • Gopal Krishan, Srivastav, S.K., Suresh Kumar, Saha, S.K. and Dadhwal, V.K. (2009). Quantifying the underestimation of soil organic carbon by the Walkley and Black technique – wxample from Himalayan and Centreal Indian soils. Current Science, Vol. 96 (8) : 1133-1136.
  • Siddiqui, Suresh Kumar, Vijay Bhagat (2009). Degraded land mapping and change detection as evidenced from Remote Sensing data: A case study Rawatsar area in arid lands of Western Rajasthan. Journal of Water & Land use Management, Vol. 9 (1-2) : 129-138.
  • Kushwaha, S. P. S. , Suchismita Mukhopadhyay, V. Hari Prasad and Suresh Kumar. (2009). Sustainable development planning in Pathri Rao sub-watershed using geospatial techniques. Current Science, 98 (11): 1479-1486.
  • Velmurugan, Gopal Krishan1, V. K. Dadhwal1, Suresh Kumar, T. P. Swarnam and S. K. Saha (2009). Harmonizing soil organic carbon estimates in historical and current data. Current Science, 97 (4): 554-558.
  • Gopal Krishan, Srivastav, S.K., Suresh Kumar, Saha, S.K. and Dadhwal, V.K. (2009). Quantifying the underestimation of soil organic carbon by the Walkley and Black technique – example from Himalayan and Centreal Indian soils. Current Science, 96 (8): 1133-1136.
  • Siddiqui, Suresh Kumar, Vijay Bhagat (2009). Degraded land mapping and change detection as evidenced from Remote Sensing data: A case study Rawatsar area in arid lands of Western Rajasthan. Journal of Water & Land use Management, 9 (1-2) : 129-138.
  • Suresh Kumar, Gopal Krishan and S.K. Saha. (2008). Measuring salinity with WET Sensor and characterization of salt affected soils. J. Agropedology.
  • Mehtab Singh, Suresh Kumar, R.B.Singh and J Parasad (2007). Estimation of Soil Erosion by Using RUSLE and GIS for a Himalayan Sub-Watershed in India. Annals NAGI, Vol. XXVII, 2 : 1-11.
  • Suresh Kumar, Anil Kumar, Ajay Kumar and Saha, S. K. (2007). Stereo Cartosat-1 Satellite Remote Sensing Data in assessing topographic potential of soil erosion, Journal of Indian Soc. Remote Sensing, 36 (2): 159-165.
  • Gopal Krishan, Suresh Kumar, Saha, S.K. and Sardar, A.K.( 2006). Role of
  • crop residue in Organic Farming, Annals of Forestry, 14 (2) :355-359.
  • Suresh Kumar and Sanjay Sharma (2005). Soil Erosion Risk assessment based on MMF model using Remote Sensing and GIS. Hydrology Journal, 28 (1&2), : 47-58.
  • Patel, N.R., Suresh Kumar and Pande, L.M. (2005). Quantification of Water Limited Yield in Rainfed Crops using GIS based Modelling. Journal of Applied Hydrology, 60- 67.
  • Saha, S.K. Patel, N.R. and Suresh Kumar (2004). A study of land degradation assessment by using remote sensing data. The Deccan Geographer, 42 (2): 9-24.
  • Suresh Kumar, S.B. Dhaimodkar and Pande, L.M. (2002). The assessment of potential land use change in irrigation command using remote sensing and GIS. Journal of Indian Society of Remote Sensing, 30 (3): 157-166.
  • Patel, N.R., Prasad, J. and Suresh Kumar.(2001) Land capability assessment for land use planning using Remote Sensing and GIS. J. Agropedology, 11(1): 1-8.
  • Suresh Kumar, Pande, L.M. and Patel, N.R. (2001). Pedogenic characterization and productivity of some lateritic soils developed on different geomorphic conditions. J. Agropedology, 11(1): 37-44.
  • Suresh Kumar and Mitra, D. (1999). Application of geographic information system in soil productivity assessment and mapping. J. Agropedology, 9 (2):125-130.
  • Suresh Kumar, V.S. Arya, C. Subrahmanyam, Jitendra Prasad and L.M.Pande. (1998). A Remote sensing approach in appraisal of soils for sustainable land use planning- A case study in semi-arid region. J. Agropedology, 8 (2): 101-106.
  • Subramanayam, C., Pande, L.M. and Suresh Kumar (1996). Spectral reflectance characteristics of some soils in a part of Dehradun Valley. J. Agropedology, 6 (2) :125-126.
  • Suresh Kumar and Suman Kumar (1993). Pedogenesis and classification of some salt affected and associated normal soils of Gangetic alluvial tract in western Uttar Pradesh. J. Agropedology,. 3(1) :49-58.
  • Suresh Kumar (2013). Soil Carbon Management for Sustaining Agricultural Productivity. Proceedings of the Workshop on Managing Soils for Food Security and Climate Change Adaptation” Workshop on World Soil Day 05 December, 2013 by Department of Soil survey & Soil Conservation, Kerala
  • Patel N. R., Sarkar Manish and Suresh Kumar (2011). Use of earth observation in geospatial crop water accounting of rainfed agro-ecosystems in India. The International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, Vol. 38, Part 8/W20 proceedings: Earth Observation for Terrestrial Ecosystems, pp. 23-28.
  • Chatterjee, R.S., Saha, S.K., Suresh Kumar, Mathew, S., Lakhera, R.C. and Dadhwal, V.K. (2008). Erosion Potential Study of Chambal Ravines using Space-borne InSAR derived information, ISRS National Symposium on Advances in Remote Sensing Technology and Applications with Special Emphasis on Microwave Remote Sensing, Nirma University, Ahmedabad, India, December 18-20, 2008.
  • Sameer Saran, Geert Sterk and Suresh Kumar (2007). Optimal land use/cover classification using remote sensing imagery for hydrological modeling in a Himalayan watershed .Published in SPIE Proceedings.
  • Suresh Kumar, Geert Sterk and Dadhwal, V.K. (2006). Process based modeling for simulating surface runoff and soil erosion at watershed basis. In Proceedings of International Symposium on Geospatial Databases for Sustainable Development, held at Goa, from September 27-30, 2006.
  • Suresh Kumar, Harjadi, Beny and Patel, N.R. (2006). Modeling approach in soil erosion risk assessment and conservation planning in hilly watershed using remote sensing and GIS. In Proceedings of International Symposium on Geospatial Databases for Sustainable Development, held at Goa, from September 27-30, 2006.
  • Suresh Kumar and Geert Sterk (2005). Process based modeling in understanding erosion processes and soil erosion assessment at hillslope scale in the lesser Himalayas, India. Proceedings of International Conference on “ Hydrological Perspectives for Sustainable Development (HYPESD-2005)” , Eds. M. Perumal et. al., Department of Hydrology, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, 23-25 Feb. 2005, Allied Publishers Pvt. Ltd. Vol. I, p. 420-427.
  • Patel, N.R.; Endang, P.; Suresh Kumar and Pande , L.M. (2004). Agro-ecological zoning using remote sensing and GIS – A case study in part of Kumaon region. In: Sustainable agriculture development, Proce. of 2nd International Conference on Sustainable Agriculture, Water Resources Development and Earth Care Policies, 18-20 December,2002, New Delhi.
  • Suresh Kumar, C. Sazo; V. Renthali; R. Jameer and Pande, L.M. (2002). Erosion hazard assessment and conservation planning in part of North – East Himalaya (India). In Proceeding of ISPRS Technical Commission VII Symposium on Resource and Environmental Monitoring held on 3-6 December 2002 at Hyderabad.
  • Sameer Saran, P.S. Roy, Suresh Kumar, Gert Sterk and Oevelen van P. (2002). Role of microwave remote sensing for soil erosion studies using inversion process modeling – A precursor attempt in Lesser Himalaya . In Proceeding of ISPRS Technical Commission VII Symposium on Resource and Environmental Monitoring held on 3-6 December, 2002 at Hyderabad.
  • Suresh Kumar , Mukhopadhyay, S. and Pande, L.M. (2000) . Integrated use of remote sensing and GIS in assessing sustainability of soils to current land use. Technical proceedings of Conference on Geomatics in Electronic Governance, Jan. 21-22, 2000, C-DAC, Pune, pp. 15- 21.
  • N.R.Patel, Suresh Kumar, Jitendra Prasad and L.M.Pande. (2000). Remote Sensing and GIS based approach for conservation planning of a Hilly watershed. Proceedings of International Conference on Land Resource Management for Food, Employment and Environmental Security (ICLRM) held at New Delhi, Nov. 9-13, 2000, pp. 245-259.
  • Pande, L.M., Suresh Kumar and Jitendra Prasad (1999). Soil resources mapping of Lower Himalayas. Proceedings of International Symposium on “Remote Sensing and GIS for Monitoring of Soils and Geomorphic process to assist Integrated Development of Mountainous Lands, held at Kathmandu, Nepal , 22- 27 Aug. 1999, pp.123-128.
  • Ahmed, N; Gupta, S.K.; Prasad, J.; Suresh Kumar, and Pande, L.M. (1999). Soil resource inventory using remote sensing and geographical information system – a case study. Proceedings of ISRS National Symposium on “Remote Sensing Applications for Natural Resources : Retrospective and Perspective, Jan. 19-21, 1999, Bangalore, pp.144- 148.
  • Patel, N.R., Suresh Kumar and L.M.Pande (1999) Assessment of water limited yield potential in rainfed agriculture – A GIS approach. Proceedings of International Conference on Geoinformatics for Natural Resource Assessment, Monitoring and Management, 9-11 March, 1999, IIRS, Dehradun, pp.143-151.
  • Vivekanand, T.E., M.Mary Ashalatha , M.C.Porwal , Suresh Kumar and P.S.Roy. 1999. Environmental analysis of Mohand sub-watershed through USLE and site suitability analysis for afforestation using GIS and Remote Sensing. Proceedings of International Conference on Geoinformatics for Natural Resource Assessment , Monitoring and Management, 9-11 March, 1999, IIRS, Dehradun, pp. 127-133.
  • Prasad, J., Suresh Kumar, Pande, L.M., Subramanyam, C., Patel, N.R. and Saha, SK (1998). Soil resource mapping and evaluation using remote sensing and GIS for land use planning – A case study of Kotdwar area. Proceedings of National Symposium on Remote Sensing for Natural Resources with special emphasis on Infrastructure Development, Nov. 26-28, 1997, Hyderabad, pp.169-175.
  • Saha, S.K, Suresh Kumar, and Pande, L.M. (1998). Discrimination and area estimation of mango plantation types using satellite remote sensing techniques. Proceedings of National Symposium on Remote Sensing for Natural Resources with special emphasis on Infrastructure Development, Nov. 26-28, 1997, Hyderabad, pp. 117-120.
  • Meenakshi Kumar, Govil, S.K and Suresh Kumar (1997). Cartographic visualization: A computer assisted approach. Proceedings of XVII INCA International Congress of Indian Cartographer, Nov. 12-15, 1997, Punjab University, Chandigarh, pp.374 –378.
  • Sharma, A.K., Suresh Kumar, and Sharma, H.C. (1992). Delineation of soils using IRS data in the Bhabar and Tarai Zones of Western Uttar Pradesh. Proceedings National Symposium on Remote Sensing Development, 17-19, Nov., 1992, Lucknow (U.P.), pp 292-296.
  • Justin George K, Arya Raj R and Suresh Kumar (2016). Digital Soil Mapping using Remote Sensing, VIS-NIR Spectroscopy and Terrain Parameters”, ISRS Conference, December 7-9, 2016, IIRS, Dehradun.
  • Justin George K, Pujarini Dutta, Suresh Kumar and Bhaskar R Nikam. (2016). Geospatial Modelling of Soil Erosion Based on RUSLE and USPED Models in a watershed of Mid-Himalayan Region”, ISRS Conference, December 7-9, 2016, IIRS, Dehradun.
  • Yogesh S Ghotekar, Anshu Sharma, Suresh Kumar and Justin George K. “Geospatial Approach in Assessing Land Potential for land use planning – A case study in a watershed of Mid-Himalaya”, ISRS Conference, December 7-9, 2016, IIRS, Dehradun.
  • Justin George K, Suresh Kumar and Azimova Madinabonu (2015). Soil Erosion Risk Assessment using Remote Sensing & GIS in a Himalayan Watershed. International Conference on AFESA, May 9-10, 2015, JNU, New Delhi.
  • Suresh Kumar (2014). Remote Sensing satellite data for micro-watershed development Planning, Abstract volume of National conference on “Farmer First for conserving Soil and Water Resources in Northern Region” organized by CSWCRTI, Dehradun from 22-24 March, 2014.
  • Suresh Kumar and Ravinder Pal singh (2013). Geospatial approach in modeling sediment and and nutrient loads at watershed scale for environmental impact assessment., Abstract volume of ISG-ISRS Symposium to held at Vishakhaptnam from 4-6 Dec., 2013.
  • Suresh Kumar (2012). Geospatial approach in modeling soil erosion in,Himalayan watershed, for the APGEOS Workshop to held at NIRD, Hyderabad from 5-7 January.
  • Suresh Kumar, Wanchoo, K.N. and Velumurgan, A. (2008). Soil Erosion Potential assessment in a watershed of Siwalik Region using High Resolution Satellite data and GIS. Presented in the International Symposium on Agrometeorology and Food Security, 18-21 February, 2008 at Hyderabad. P. 101-102
  • Sharma, M, Suresh Kumar and Srivastav, S. K. (2008). Status and Dynemics of Salt-affected soils and waterlogged areas in an Irrigation Command area of Semi-arid region. In the Abstract of International Symposium on Agrometeorology and Food Security, 18-21 February, 2008 at Hyderabad. P.79-80.
  • Suresh Kumar, Veerendra Kumar Verma and D.P. Shrestha (2005). Spectral Mixture Modelling in Estimating Land Degradation Features. In: Abstract volume, National Symposium on Emergence of Geoinformatics for Development: Trends and Opportunities, held at Mesra, Ranchi, from December 6-9, 2005, P.71.
  • Patel, N.R., Suresh Kumar and U Thein Swe (2005). Crop yield Estimation in Wheat by integrating RS, Land and Management Factor. In: Abstract volume, National Symposium on Emergence of Geoinformatics for Development: Trends and Opportunities, held at Mesra, Ranchi, from December 6-9, 2005, P.220.
  • Suresh Kumar and Patel, N. R. (2004). Integrating Biophysical parameter for improving soil suitability of wheat using remote sensing and GIS. In: Abstract volume, National Symposium on Converging Space Technologies for National Development, held at Birla Auditorium, Jaipur, India from November 3 – 5, 2004.
  • Patel N.R.; Suresh Kumar and Pande , L.M. (2001). Mapping of water deficit and relative yield potential in rainfed wheat using soil water-crop modelling and GIS. Nat. seminar on “Agrometeorological research for sustainable crop production” held on Sept., 27-28,2002, Anand, Gujrat.
  • Prasad, J., Pande, L.M. and Suresh Kumar (1999). Level of mapping requirements for sustainable management of soils. Presented in Geoinformatics Beyond 2000, International Conference on Geoinformatics for Natural Resource Assessment , Monitoring and Management, 9-11 March, 1999, IIRS, Dehradun.
  • Suresh Kumar and Pande, L.M. (1998). Optimal land use planning for sustainable development using remote sensing and GIS. Presented at National seminar on Geoinformataics, 26-27 October, 1998 held at IIRS, Dehradun
  • Prasad J., Suresh Kumar, Sharma, J. and Game, T. (1998). Analysis of watershed morphology and prioritization of watershed using remote sensing and GIS techniques. using remote sensing & GIS. Presented at National seminar on Geoinformataics, 26-27 October, 1998 held at IIRS, Dehradun
  • Suresh Kumar, Subramanyam, C., Prasad, J., Pande, L.M., Singh, I. and Jha, V.K. (1998). Land use planning using remote sensing techniques – A case study of Behta Block, District Sitapur, Uttar Pradesh. Presented at National Seminar on “Advances in the studies of physical environment for resource management and sustainable crop production” held at IARI, New Delhi, march 23-25, 1998.
  • Suresh Kumar, Prasad, J. and Pande, L.M. (1997). Drainage hazard zonation using Remote Sensing and GIS – A case study near Patna city. Presented at Conference on Geomatics in Disaster Management held at IIRS, 18-20 September, 1997.
  • Suresh Kumar, Srivastava, S.K., Dadhwal, V.K. and Gopal Krishna (2007). Soil Organic Carbon sequestration in Himalayan Landscape – An example from SW Garhwal Himalaya. Contact News Letter, Vol. 9, No. 2, Published from IIRS, Dehradun.
  • Suresh Kumar and Sameer Saran (2006). Process- based soil erosion modeling. Contact News Letter, Vol. 8, No. 2, Published from IIRS, Dehradun.
  • Suresh Kumar (2008). High Resolution Satallite data in Soil Erosion Assessment, Paper presented in Inter-Center Hindi Technical workshop held at IIRS, Dehradun on 11th November, 2008.
  • Suresh Kumar and Pande, L.M. (2001). Remote sensing and precision agriculture. Presented in Hindi Seminar on “Remote Sensing in new millennium”, held at DEL, Dehradun, 16 march, 2001.
  • Suresh Kumar (1999). Application of Remote Sensing and GIS in soil erosion assessment and conservation planning. Ashmika, May, 1999, No. 5 , pp. 71-74.
  • Suresh kumar (1999). Role of information technology in agriculture development. Presented in Technical workshop, 10 Dec., 1999, IIRS, Dehradun.
  • Suresh Kumar and Garg, R.D. (1997). Remote sensing and GIS applications in database management and environmental monitoring – A case study. Proc. On Contribution on Indian Space programme in National Development, July, 25-26, , MCF, Hasan, pp.144-153.
  • Suresh Kumar, Pande, L.M. (1997). Application of remote sensing in sustainable development of soil resources. Proc. on Antariksha takniki mai manav ke barate kadam (Techinal workshop), 12, August, 97,IIRS, Dehradun, pp.181-185.

National DOS Funded Projects :

  • NR Census LULC-50 K : Western Uttar Pradesh ( 11 Districts). (Year 2009).
  • NRR Land Degradation– 50 K Mapping: 11 Districts of western Uttar Pradesh and Andman & Nicobar Islands. (Year 2009)
  • NUIS Project: Mapping of soil at 1:25,000 scale in Nahan, Solan and Shimla urban area. (Ongoing)
  • National Soil Carbon Pool (SCP) Assessment: SCP manual, Status report, historical database of forest and non-forest soils, soil carbon analysis etc. (Ongoing).
  • NATCOM II (Second National Communication) Project (Collaborative project with ICFRE, Dehradun): estimated forest Soil Carbon stock and uncertainty analysis, report generation. (Year 2009-10).

Research Projects :

  • FAO- AEZ approach in Agricultural Land Use Planning in Rainfed Agro- ecosystem (EOAM) (Year 2007-2010).
  • Soil Erosion Assesment at catchment scale – A case study in Sitlarao watershed (TDP) (Year 2003-2010).
  • Feasibility study on potential use of Microwave SAR data in Land Degradation Assessment (TDP) (Year 2006- 2009)
  • GIS aided Land evaluation based on biophysical parameters derived using Temporal atellite data. (TDP) (Year 2001- 2004)
  • Crop Modeling for Regional Wheat Productivity Analysis (ICAR - NATP project, 2005).
  • Generation of Sustainable Development Plans of Pathri rao Watershed using Remote Sensing and GIS Techniques (DST Project) (Year 2007)
  • Suresh Kumar (2008). High Resolution Satallite data in Soil Erosion Assessment, Paper presented in Inter-Center Hindi Technical workshop held at IIRS, Dehradun on 11th November, 2008.
  • Suresh Kumar and Pande, L.M. (2001). Remote sensing and precision agriculture. Presented in Hindi Seminar on “Remote Sensing in new millennium”, held at DEL, Dehradun, 16 march, 2001.
  • Suresh Kumar (1999). Application of Remote Sensing and GIS in soil erosion assessment and conservation planning. Ashmika, May, 1999, No. 5 , pp. 71-74.
  • Suresh kumar (1999). Role of information technology in agriculture development. Presented in Technical workshop, 10 Dec., 1999, IIRS, Dehradun.
  • Suresh Kumar and Garg, R.D. (1997). Remote sensing and GIS applications in database management and environmental monitoring – A case study. Proc. On Contribution on Indian Space programme in National Development, July, 25-26, , MCF, Hasan, pp.144-153.
  • Suresh Kumar, Pande, L.M. (1997). Application of remote sensing in sustainable development of soil resources. Proc. on Antariksha takniki mai manav ke barate kadam (Techinal workshop), 12, August, 97,IIRS, Dehradun, pp.181-185.
  • Participation in the workshop for “Partners in Joint Education Program and ISPRS Symposium Cross-border Education for Global Geo-information” held at ITC, The Netherlands during 31 May-04 June, 2010.
  • Regional Workshop on “Development & Harmonization of Land Cover Classification in the HKH Region” from 13th to 24th October, 2008 - ICIMOD – Kathmandu, NEPAL.
  • Inception meeting cum International Workshop of the Second National Communication (SNC) “ Assessment of Soil Carbon stock and Dynamics in Forest Soils of India for the period 1995 -2007” held at ICFRE, Dehradun during 9-10 May, 2008.
  • Participated as resource person in the Workshop on “Harmonization of Forest and Land Cover Classification using LCCS for Asia Pacific Region” from 04.12.06 to 08.12.06 at IIRS, Dehradun.
  • Workshop on “Capacity Building in Asia using Information Technology Applications (CASITA) at Hanoi, Vietnam from 14.11.2005 to 25.11.2005. (Two Weeks).