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Dr. Hitendra Padalia

Dr. Hitendra Padalia Phone : 0135-2524176
Fax : 0135-2741987
Email : hitendra[At]iirs[dot]gov[dot]in
Designation : Scientist/Engineer - SF
Department : Forestry and Ecology Department
Field of Expertise : Geospatial applications in forestry
Mail Address : Forestry & Ecology Department Indian Institute of Remote Sensing ISRO, Govt. of India 4, Kalidas Road, Dehradun- 248001 India.
  • Advanced sensors applications in forestry
  • Geospatial modeling for natural resource assessment
  • Life Member, Indian Society of Remote Sensing, Dehradun
  • Life Member, International Society for Tropical Ecology, Varanasi
  • Ph. D. Forestry, Forest Research Institute University, Dehradun
  • M.Sc. Forestry: Economics and Management, Forest Research Institute University, Dehradun
  • 2008 - 2011: Regional Remote Sensing Centre-North, Dehradun
  • 2011 - Till date: Indian Institute of Remote Sensing, Dehradun
  • P.R. Pisharoty Award (Earlier National Remote Sensing Award)-2018 by Indian Society of Remote Sensing (ISRS).
  • DST Fast Track Young Scientist Project
  • Hitendra Padalia, Aimon Bushra, G.S. Rawat, G. S. Rawat (2018) Spatial patterns of plant functional types and environmental proxies of alpine plant richness in Western Himalaya, Biodiversity and Conservation, DOI: 10.1007/s10531-018-1664-1
  • Priyanka Singh, Sameer Saran, Dheeraj Kumar,Hitendra Padalia, A. Srivastava and A.S. Kumar (2018) Species mapping using citizen science approach through IBIN portal: Use case in foothills of Himalaya, Journal of Indian Society of Remote Sensing, DOI: 10.1007/s12524-018-0833-8.
  • Rajee George,Hitendra Padalia, S.K. Sinha and A. S. Kumar (2018) Evaluation of the use of hyperspectral indices for LAI estimation of mangrove in Andaman Island, Remote Sensing Letters, 9 (11): 1099-1108.
  • Vivek Srivastava, V.C. Griess,Hitendra Padalia (2018) Mapping invasion potential using ensemble modeling: A case study on Yushania maling in the Darjeeling Himalayas. Ecological Modelling, 385: 35-44.
  • N. R. Patel,Hitendra Padalia, R. Devadas, A. Huete, A. Senthil Kumar and YVN Krishna Murthy (2018) Sun-induced fluorescence from GOME-2 for estimating the net primary productivity of croplands in Indo-Gangetic plains. Current Science,114(06):1333-1337.
  • S. K. Sinha,Hitendra Padalia and A. Senthil Kumar (2017) Space-borne sun-inducedfluorescence: An advanced probe to monitor seasonality of dry and moist tropical forest sites, Current Science, 113(11):2180-2183.
  • Hitendra Padalia and Utsav Bahuguna (2017) Spatial modelling of congruence of nativebiodiversity and potential hotspots of forest invasive species (FIS) for conservationprioritization in Central Indian Landscape, Journal of Nature Conservation, 36: 29-37.
  • Hitendra Padalia and Mahamed Mushtafa (2017) Characterization and classification offreshwater marshy wetland using SAR Polarimetry; A case study from Loktak wetland,North-East India, Journal of Applied Remote Sensing, 11(1):016029.
  • Hitendra Padalia, Sadhana Yadav (2016) Evaluation of RISAT-1 SAR data for forestryapplications, Advances in Space Research, 59:2–11.
  • Hitendra Padalia, Kamal Pandey and R. A. Arumugam (2017) Development of a web enabled spectral data archival, visualization and analysis architecture for tropicalphytodiversity inventory. Tropical Ecology 58(2): 307–314.
  • Gajendra Singh,Hitendra Padalia, R.R. Bharti, G.S. Rawat (2016) Spatial distributionand conservation status of Banj oak (Quercus leucotrichophora A. Camus) forests inUttarakhand (Western Himalaya),India,Tropical Ecology, 57(2): 255-262.
  • Hitendra Padalia, Vivek Srivastava, S.P.S. Kushwaha (2015) How climate change might influence the potential distribution of weed, Bushmint (Hyptis suaveolens)?Environmental Monitoring and Assessment,187:210
  • N.S.R Krishnayya, B. Christian, D.Vyas, M. Saini, N. Joshi, K. R. Manjunath, T.Kumar, Hitendra Padalia, R. George, S.P.S. Kushwaha (2015) Monitoring of forestcover in India: imaging spectroscopy perspective. Current Science, 108 (5):869-878
  • P. S. Roy,Hitendra Padalia(2015) New vegetation type map of India prepared usingsatellite RS: its comparison with global vegetation maps and utilities, InternationalJournal of Applied Earth Observation andGeoformation,(39): 142–159.
  • P.S. Roy,Hitendra Padalia(2015) Development of decadal (1985–1995–2005)Land Use and Land Cover database for India, Remote Sensing,7(3):2401-2430.
  • Hitendra Padalia, P. P. Mondel (2014) Spatio-temporal trends in fire frequency in slashand burn agriculture landscape: A case study from Nagaland, India, ISPRS Annals.
  • Hitendra Padalia, Vivek Srivastava, S.P.S. Kushwaha (2014) Modeling potentialinvasion range of alien invasive species, Hyptis suaveolens (L.) Poit. in India:Comparison of MaxEnt and GARP, Ecological Informatics, 22:36–43.
  • Rajee George, Hitendra Padalia, S.P.S. Kushwaha (2014) Forest tree speciesdiscrimination in Western Himalaya using EO-1 Hyperion. International Journal ofApplied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, 28:140–149.
  • P. S. Roy, M. S. R. Murthy, A. Roy, S. P. S. Kushwaha, S. Singh, C. S. Jha, M. D.Behera, P. K. Joshi, C. Jagannathan, H. C. Karnatak, S. Saran, C. S. Reddy, D.Kushwaha, C. B. S. Dutt, M. C. Porwal, S. Sudhakar,V. K. Srivastava, Hitendra Padalia, Subrata Nandy and Stutee Gupta (2013) Forest fragmentation in India, CurrentScience,105(6)25:774-780.
  • Hitendra Padalia, M. Kudrat, K.P. Sharma (2013) Mapping sub-pixel occurrence ofalien invasive species; Hyptis suaveolens using linear spectral unmixingthe technique, International Journal of Remote Sensing, 34(1): 325-340.
  • M.C. Porwal, Hitendra Padalia, P.S. Roy (2012) Impact of tsunami on the forest and(5):1267-1287.
  • Hitendra Padalia, RR Bharti, YPS Pundir & KP Sharma (2010) Geospatial logistic regression approach for habitat characterization of scarce population of Pittosporum eriocarpum Royle. (India). Journal of Indian Society of Remote Sensing 38:513-521.
  • Hitendra Padalia & P.S. Roy (2010) Tropical rain forest mapping and community analysis of South Andaman islands (India). Journal of Indian Society of Remote Sensing 38(3):549-563
  • Sameer Saran, Rajiv Joshi, Subrat Sharma, Hitendra Padalia, VK Dadhwal (2010) Geospatial modelling of brown oak (Quercus semecarpifolia) under climate change scenario, Journal of Indian Society of Remote Sensing 38(3):535-547
  • V. B. Mathur & Hitendra Padalia (2006). Gap analysis in Protected Area System in Andaman and Nicobar Islands: Implications for conservation planning. International Journal of Biodiversity Science and Management 2(1):13-27
  • G.S. Rawat, P.K. Joshi, Hitendra Padalia & P.S. Roy (2006). Biodiversity Characterization in Nubra Valley, Ladakh with special Reference to plant resource conservation and bioprospecting. Biodiversity and Conservation 15(13):4253-4270
  • Sameer Saran, Hitendra Padalia, R. Tupe, P. L. N. Raju & P. S. Roy (2005). Assessing performance of granulometric method for individual tree counting (ITC) using IKONOS. International Journal of Geoinformatics 2(2):23-32
  • P. S. Roy, Hitendra Padalia, N. Chauhan, M. C. Porwal, S. Gupta, S. Biswas & R. Jagdale (2005) Validation of geospatial Model for Biodiversity Characterization at Landscape Level -a study in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India. Ecological Modelling 185:349-369
  • Nidhi,Chauhan Hitendra Padalia, M. C. Porwal and. P. S, Roy 2005. Report of Ophioderma pendula (L.) Persl: A Rare and interesting fern from Great Nicobar Island and its littoral habitat characterization. Indian Fern J. 22:146-151
  • P.K. Joshi, G.S. Rawat, Hitendra Padalia & P.S. Roy (2005) Land Use/Land Cover Identification in an Alpine and Arid region (Nubra Valley, Ladakh) using Satellite Remote Sensing. Journal of Indian Society of Remote Sensing 33(3): 72-83
  • Nidhi Chauhan, Hitendra Padalia, M.C. Porwal and P. S. Roy (2005). Assessing the diversity of the Sphaeropteris albo-setacea (Bedd.)Tryon (tree fern) in Great Nicobar. Indian Journal of Forestry 22:45-48
  • Hitendra Padalia, Nidhi Chauhan, M.C. Porwal & P.S. Roy (2004) Phytosociological observations on tree species diversity of Andaman Islands, Current Science 87(6): 799-806
  • Nidhi Chauhan, Hitendra Padalia, S. Gupta, M.C. Porwal & P. S. Roy (2004) Nicobari Tribe of the Car Nicobar Island: Keeping in pace with time. Journal of Human Ecology 16 (3): 155-16
  • Stutee Gupta, Hitendra Padalia, M.C. Porwal & P. S. Roy (2003) Need for in-situ conservation of Oryza inandamanica- wild rice in Rutland Island. Journal of Non-Timber Forest Products 10(3/4): 241-243
  • Stutee Gupta, Hitendra Padalia, Nidhi Chauhan & M.C. Porwal (2002) Rediscovery of Podocarpus wallichianus: a rare gymnosperm from tropical rain forests of Great Nicobar Island. Current Science 83(7): 806-807
  • Nidhi Chauhan, Hitendra Padalia, S. Gupta, M.C. Porwal & P. S. Roy (2002). Psilotum complanatum Sw., a rare, epiphytic fern ally of Great Nicobar Island: Exploration and habitat monitoring. Current Science 85(2): 193-197
  • Sameer Saran,Hitendra Padalia, K.N. Ganeshaiah , Kapil Oberai, Priyanka Singh, A.K. Jha, K. Shava Reddy, Prabhakar Alok Verma, Sanjay Uniyal, and A. Senthil Kumar (2018) Indian Bioresource Information Network (IBIN), Remote Sensing of North-West Himalayas, Ed(s) R.R. Navalgund, A. Senthil Kumar Subrata Nandy,ISBN 978-981-13-2127-6, 151-164.
  • N.R. Patel,Hitendra Padalia S.P.S. Kushwaha, Subrata Nandy, Taibanganba Watham, Joyson A., Rakesh Kumar, V.K. Dadhwal, and A. Senthil Kumar (2018) CO2 Flux Tower and Remote Sensing: Tools for Monitoring Carbon Exchange Over Ecosystem-Scale in Northwest Himalaya, Remote Sensing of North-West Himalayas, Ed(s) R.R. Navalgund, A. Senthil Kumar Subrata Nandy, ISBN 978-981-13-2127-6, 313-315
  • V.B. Mathur, Hitendra Padalia(2010) Protected area network in Andaman and Nicobar Islands: a gap analysis for biodiversity representation and conservation status. In Recent trends in the biodiversity of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Ed(s) Ramakrishna, C. Raghunagthan, C. Sivaperuman, 519-532
  • V.B. Mathur,Hitendra Padalia(2005) Gap analysis in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. In Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) guide “Closing Gaps, Creating Ecologically Representative Protected Area”, Ed(s)Nigel Dulbe, 93-94
  • Nidhi Chauhan,Hitendra Padalia, M. C Portal, P. S. Roy (2005) Assessing the impact of tourism on biodiversity of Havelock Island using RS and GIS, In Resource Conserving Technologies for Social Upliftment. Indian Association of Soil and Water Conservationists, Dehra Dun, Alliance Books Suppliers (Pvt.) Ltd., Delhi and M/s Allied Printers, Dehradun, 44-49
  • M.C. Porwal, B.K. Ranganath, M.G. Rajshekhar, S. Gupta, Nidhi Chauhan,Hitendra Padalia R.C. Prasad, N. Pradeep, P.S. Roy (2003) Geospatial characterization of biodiversity at the landscape level in the Andaman Islands, India. In Geoinformatics for tropical ecosystems (ed.) P.S.Roy
  • P.S.Roy, S.P.S. Kushwaha, M.S.R. Murthy, Arigit Roy, Deepak Kushwaha, C. Sudhakar Reddy, Mukund Behera, V.B. Mathur, Hitendra Padalia, Sarnam Singh, C.S. Jha, & M.C.Porwal (2012). Biodiversity Characterization at Landscape Level National Assessment, IIRS, India, pp. 140.
  • V.B. Mathur & Hitendra Padalia (2010) Protected area network in Andaman and Nicobar Islands: a gap analysis for biodiversity representation and conservation status. In Recent trends in the biodiversity of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Ed(s) Ed. Ramakrishna, C. Raghunagthan, C. Sivaperuman, 519-532
  • V.B. Mathur & Hitendra Padalia (2005). Gap Analysis in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. A case study published in Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) guide Closing Gaps, Creating Ecologically Representative Protected Area, pp. 93-94.
  • Nidhi Chauhan, Hitendra Padalia, M. C. Portal & P. S. Roy. (2005) Assessing impact of tourism on biodiversity of Havelock Island (Andaman and Nicobar Islands) using RS and GIS, Resource  Conserving Technologies for Social Upliftment. Indian Association of Soil and Water Conservationists , Dehra Dun, Alliance Books Suppliers (Pvt.) Ltd., Delhi and M/s Allied Printers, Dehradun, 44-49
  • M.C. Porwal, B.K. Ranganath, M.G. Rajshekhar, S. Gupta, Nidhi Chauhan, Hitendra Padalia, R.C. Prasad, N. Pradeep & P.S. Roy (2003) Geospatial characterization of Biodiversity at Landscape Level in Andaman Islands, India in Geoinformatics for tropical ecosystems (ed.) P.S.Roy