The School of Natural Resources Management
Centre for Land Resource Management

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Dr. Bikash Ranjan Parida

UGC-Assistant Professor
Centre for Land Resource Management


Educational Qualification  
  1. Ph.D. in Geosciences/Climate Sci.,, Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, University of Hamburg, Germany -2011
  2. M.Sc. in Remote Sensing, Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC), University of Twente, The Netherlands -2006
  3. B.Sc. in Agricultural Sciences, University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad -2004
  1. Faculty Excellence award for Research (2013-14), Shiv Nadar University
  2. Post-Doctoral Fellowship, UCLA (2011-2012)
  3. Max Planck Society Fellowship (2007-11), for undergoing Ph.D. program by International Max Planck Research School on Earth System Modelling (IMPRS-ESM), Germany.
  4. ITC Fellowship (short-term),for undergoing M.Sc. program in Remote Sensing at ITC, The Netherlands.
  5. ICAR qualified (AIEEA-UG-2000 &  AIEEA-PG-2004)
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 degrdation
  4. Environmental issues like Ground water depletation 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 Responsiblities  
  1. Postgraduate Program Coordinator, SNU (2015-16)
  2. Member of Result Committee, SNU (2012-14)
Awards/ Paper Published   Year wise: Projects details, Research publications etc.
Project (Completed/ Ongoing)
  1. Bikash Parida (PI) received a research Grant of Rs. 16,56,000/- from DST-SERB on Nov 2015 for the project titled “Climate and Non-climatic Drivers of Ecosystem Change” (Project Reference No.: SERB/F/4833/2015-16; Duration 3 years; Status: Onging)

Research publications

  1. 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 4.477]             


  1. B.R. Parida and B. Oinam (2015). Unprecedented drought in North East India compared to Western India. Current Science, 109 (11), 2121-2126. [IF 0.926Highlighted in the news paper, "The Telegraph" as Study rings drought alarm for Northeast    


    1. 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, 5476–5483. [IF 4.212]       
    2. 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 4.839]
    3. W. Buermann, B.R. Parida, M. Jung, G.M. MacDonald, C.J. Tucker and 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 4.212]   

    Books and Book Chapters (Published/ Accepted)

      1. 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.    
      2. 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.         
      3. B.R. Parida (2011), The influence of plant nitrogen availability on the global carbon cycle and N2O emissions, Ph.D. Thesis, Reports on Earth System Science, 92, ISSN 1614-1199.
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Seminar/Workshop/Conference Participation:  
  1. B.R. Parida and Oinam Bakimchandra (2016). Hydrological Analysis of Satellite derived Extreme Rainfall Events over Uttarakhand Himalayas. AARSGT Conference, May, 2016, BIT Mesra.      
  2. B.R. Parida (2016). Geospatial and Modelling approaches to exploring Agriculture-Climate-Human interactions over India. Geosmart India 2016 Conference, March, 2016, Greater Noida.      
  3. B.R. Parida, P. Pathak, B. Oinam, V. Chippa (2015). Geospatial Perspectives on Hydro-meteorological Hazards and Groundwater Hazard in India. IEEE Conference Publications: 39th National Systems Conference (NSC), December, 2015, Dadri. doi: 10.1109/NATSYS.2015.7489132   
  4. B.R. Parida and B. Oinam (2015). Geospatial Perspectives on Drought in India and Agriculture. 16th ESRI India User Conference, December, 2015, New Delhi.
  5. B.R. Parida (2015). Clımatıc drıvers of large-scale Ecosystem change over Indıa, ISPRS TC WG VIII/3: Weather, Atmosphere and Climate Studies on “Challenges and Significance of Ecosystem Research in Asia to better understand Climate Change”, November, 2015, IITM, Pune.