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Dr Joseph Awange

Editor

Associate Professor
Department of Spatial Sciences
Faculty of Science and Engineering
Western Australian School of Mines
Curtin University, Australia

Biography

Dr Joseph Awange is currently a Curtin Research Fellow. He was awarded a merit scholarship by the German Academic Exchange Program (DAAD), which facilitated his obtaining a second MSc. degree and Ph.D in Geodesy at Stuttgart University (Germany). Later, Joseph was awarded the prestigious Japan Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS) Fellowship to pursue postdoctoral research in environmental monitoring at Kyoto University (Japan). Currently, Joseph serves as a freelance editor of Springer-Verlag publishers in Earth Sciences. He is also on Editorial board member of The Open Atmospheric Science Journal. Joseph is a member of the International Association of Geodesy, the American Geophysical Union (AGU), and Lake Net (Living Lakes).
 

 

Research Interest

His areas of research include application of GPS, GRACE and CHAMP satellites to monitor stored water, tropopause warming and other impacts of climatic change. His other research interest includes Mathematical Geodesy, Robust statistics and Multidimensional Scaling.

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Prof Gustavo J Nagy

Editor

Institute of Ecology and Environmental Sciences (IECA)  
Universidad de la República
Uruguay

Biography

1978-1983. Degree in Biological Oceanography. Deepening: Chemical Oceanography
University of the Republic, UdelaR, Montevideo, Uruguay
Dissertation: hydrological and hydrochemical processes of the Rio de la Plata.

1988-1989. DEA (Postgraduate Diploma-MSc) in
Oceanography, sedimentology and Marine Ecology.
Orientation: Coastal and estuarine processes hydrosedimentary. Université de Bordeaux-I, Talence, France
Dissertation: Review of knowledge hydro-sedimentary
Rio de la Plata: Application of Remote Sensing in biological and hydro-sedimentary (In Fances) processes.

1989-1993. Doctorate (PhD) in Oceanology.
Orientation: Hydro-sedimentary processes.
Département de Géologie et Océanographie.
Universitéde Bordeaux-I, Talence, France

Dissertation: Analysis of the secular quantitativo hidroclimática, hydrological and morphological evolution of the upper estuary of the Gironde (in French).

Research Interest

Climate Adaptation multi sector with an emphasis on coastal and Estuarine, Water Resources, Health and Wellness, Extreme Events in coasts, estuaries and watersheds
Climate Scenarios applied Vulnerability, Impacts and Adaptation (VIA)
Hydro-climatic variability in watersheds and Estuaries
Extreme Events in Coasts and Estuaries
Oceanography of Estuaries
Biogeochemistry and Estuarine Trophic Status
Integrated Coastal Zone Management
Remote sensing applied to the study of fronts in Estuaries

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Dr M. Cuneyt Bagdatlı

Editor

Department of Biosystem Engineering
Faculty of Engineering and Architecture
The University of Nevsehir Haci Bektas Veli
Turkey

Biography

M. Cuneyt Bagdatlı is working as Assistant Professor in The University of Nevşehir Hacı Bektaş Veli, Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, Department of Biosystem Engineering in Turkey since 2014. He completed Ph.D. level in Biosystem Engineering area of Namık Kemal University and M.S. Level in Selçuk University, Department of Agricultural Structures and Irrigation in Turkey. He worked as a research assistant in Namık Kemal University, Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Biosystem Engineering (2008-2013). He served as project head and researcher in 18 projects supported by Namık Kemal University, Bilecik Seyh Edebali University, Siirt University and The University of Nevşehir Hacı Bektaş Veli, Scientific Research Projects Units. He is having 60 articles and Syposium, Conference on Irrigation, Hdrology, Climate Change, Hydrology, Watershed Management, Water quality, Remote sensing and GIS mapping, The system management in automatic irrigation, fertilization, pesticide and greenhouse.

Research Interest

Irrigation and Irrigation systems in agriculture
Global climate change, Hydrology and Watershed management
Agricultural Water Quality, Heavy metal pollution in soil and water
The Management of Water and Land Resources
The use of Remote Sensing and Geography Information Systems (GIS) in agriculture,
The System Management in Automatic Irrigation, Fertilization, Pesticide and Greenhouse

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Dr Alaguraja Palanichamy

Editor

Department of Geography                        
School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai
Tamil Nadu,  India

Biography

Dr. Alaguraja Palanichamy is currently working as a Post Doctoral Fellow in the Department of Geography, School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences in Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India. His area of specialization is in the field of Climatology and Water Resources, using Geospatial Technology.  He has awarded Dr. S. Radhakrishan Post Doctorate Fellowship in October 2015 by UGC.  He also awarded DST Inspire Fellow for Innovation in Science Pursuit   for Inspired Research (INSPIRE) in 2011-2013 by Department of Science & Technology (DST) Ministry   of    Science & Technology, Govt. of India, New Delhi. He was also Awarded Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship (RGNF) in 2010 by University Grants Commission (UGC) New Delhi.He had done his Ph.D. Degree in 2013 under the guidance of Dr. M. Manivel in Bharathidasan University. He was secured 84.77% of marks in M.Tech Programme in Geo Hydro Informatics and GIS, in Bharathidasan University and got University first rank (Gold Medals) with distinction (D++). Hence he was awarded a “Professional Course National Scholarship” sponsored by University Grants Commission (UGC), New Delhi for tenure of two years (2008 – 2010). He completed his B.Sc., Geography, M.Sc., Applied Geography in the Department of Geography, Government Arts College (Autonomous) Bharathiyar University, Coimbatore in the year (2003 – 2006 & 2006 – 2008).  He has presented research papers in 15 International and 50 National level seminars and conferences. He has published one book, Rainfall and Groundwater Reliability for Cropping Using Geospatial Techniques”   Publisher: Archers & Elevators Publishing House, Bangalore,India (2016 Further, he was attended 6 training programmes in his core area of research. Owing to his untiring hard work he was published 33 research papers in both National and International levels. The Bharathidasan University syndicate order Dr. P. Alaguraja is Secretary Endowment for the Professor. M. Manivel, Commemoration Award, for M. Tech., First Rank Holder. He is recognized as a member of many geographical societies, International Global Navigation Satellite Systems Society Inc - (IGNSS) Australia. GIS Development”, CSDMS, Noida. International society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Netherlands. He is Life Member in International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS)-UK, Association of Petroleum Geologists Southern Chapter American Association of Petroleum Geologists USA and Indian Geographical Society (IGS), India.

Research Interest

Study about  Agro – Climatology Groundwater resources  Geological Formations, Geohydrological Characteristics, Hydro geochemistry, Spatio-temporal variations, Water quality assessment, Principal Component Analysis, Rock Water interactions, Development of different kinds of Diagrams, Hydrogeology, Hydrological Cycles, Hydrometeorological Parameters, Origin  of Groundwater, movements, vertical distributions of Groundwater, Springs and its types, Aquifer and its distributions, Categorization of rock formations, river basin studies, Watershed developments, Micro water shed identifications, Modelling groundwater resources and its developments. GIS Applications for soil prone studies, site specific investigations, soil types studies, Drainage and its types identifications, Lineaments and its density, Run –off estimation, Geomorphology investigations, Fence diagram with bore hole details, Land use and Land cover demarcations, GIS-Applications for drought prone areas identification, groundwater resources and managements, artificial recharges structure demarcations, Flood damage assessments, Water quality demarcations, groundwater prospective zones, Depth wise iso resistivity and apparent resistivity visualizations, prepare the different types geoelectrical characteristics, water level identification, water level fluctuations, grid deviation water table maps preparations, Creation of data base managements using GIS  environments, recommend the different types of well types, well design, yield predictions and amount discharge may predicted, Coastal areas investigations, Identification of perced water table, Potable ground water potential zones, salt and fresh water interface delineation and demarcation, Corrossion and scale formation demarcations etc., Demarcation of rock water interactions , Integration of different types of thematic maps and rank weightages assignments etc., Environmental  Impact Assessment, Waste disposal site identification, top soil, weathered zone, fractured zone and basements topography demarcation through geophysical resistivity methods, vertical electrical soundings points, profiles, depth wise groundwater resources identifications, correlation with geochemical parameters and geoelectrical characteristics and remote sensing satellite imformations along with field verifications. Aerial photo visual interpretation in the form to prepare geomophological features, lineaments, soil cover, Landuse and land cover classifications and identifications. Detailed about geological formations, identification of different lithological units, Interpretation of satellite imageries, review of  historical earth quakes, identifications for zones of detailed mapping, demarcation of active faults and shear zones, fault style, structure, lithological features, field mapping of various fault zones, major an minor faults, cross cutting relationships, displacements and offsets etc.,

            Systematic surface and subsurface features using Geophysical, GPS,GPR Survey all along the faults. Neotectonic, Palaeo seimic events of sediments deformation, palaeo climatic features. Identification of Hard rock and sedimentary formations through aerial photo interpretation and their dispositions etc.

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Prof Bimal K Paul

Editor

Professor
Department of Geography
Kansas State University
Manhattan, USA

Biography

Dr. Bimal Kanti Paul is a Professor of Geography at Kansas State University, USA. He is a hazard geographers with additional interests on health and population geography, and quantitative analysis. Although his areal specialty is in South Asia, he has conducted research on tornadoes, flash floods, blizzards, forest fires, and hurricanes in the United States. Dr. Paul received fellowships and grants from many external sources. He has published more than 140 papers including 80 in refereed journals. He is currently Book Review Editor of the Professional Geographer and Editor of the Special Publications of the National Council for Geographic Education

Research Interest

Population geography
Medical geography
Computer cartography
Natural hazards
Quantitative methods
South Asia

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Dr Rustam B. Rustamov

Editor

‎Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences
Institute of Physics
National Academy of Science of Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan

Biography

Associate Prof. Dr. Rustam B. Rustamov is an independent expert on space science and technology. In the past he was in charging of the Azerbaijan National Aerospace Agency activities as an Acting Director General. Rustam B. Rustamov has mainly specialized in space instrumentation and remote sensing and GIS technology. He has graduated PhD at the Russian Physical-Technical Institute (S. Petersburg). Rustam B. Rustamov was invited for the work at the European Space Agency within the Framework of the United Nations Program on Space Applications at the European Space Research and Technology Center, The Netherlands. Rustam B. Rustamov has appointed for the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs Action Teams (member, Vienna, Austria), United Nations Economical and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (national focal point, Thailand), International Astronautical Federation (Federation’s contact, France), Resent Advances in Space Technologies International Conference Program Committee (member, Turkey). He is an author of 11 books published by the Europe and United States famous publishers and more than 100 scientific papers.

Research Interest

Space technology
Earth monitoring
Remote sensing
Geographical Information System