Sayon Ghosh

  • Ph.D. Student
    Advisor: Dr. Mo Zhou
  • Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, Purdue University, IN
  • ghosh68@purdue.edu

Research Interests

  • To create usable science relating to societal well-being in less developed regions by understanding the transitional dynamics of land use and land cover change under drivers of deforestation and changing patterns of ownership using mixed-method approaches that draw on data integration, dynamic modeling, statistics, and economics.

Education

  • 2015 – 2017, Master of Business Administration, Forest Management, Indian Institute of Forest Management, Bhopal, India
  • 2010 – 2013, Bachelor of Science, Economics, St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata, India

Yangyang Wang

  • Post-Doctoral Research Associate
  • Office: 715 W. State Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907
  • Phone: 765-543-2344
  • E-mail: wang1361@purduedu

Education

  • 2015-present, Post Doctoral Research Associate, Natural Resource Economics Lab, Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, Purdue University, USA
  • 2011-2014, Visiting Scholar, Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, Purdue University, USA
  • 2014, Ph.D. in Forest Economics, College of Economics & Management, Northeast Forestry University, China
  • 2010, M.A. in Administrative Management, College of Economics & Management, Northeast Forestry University, China
  • 2006, B.A. in International Economics & Trade, College of Economics & Management, Northeast Forestry University, China

Research Interests

  • Forest economics and finance
  • Map and value ecosystem services
  • Spatial analysis of conservation policy and conservation investment returns
  • Uncertainty analysis under climate, landscape, management, and policy change
  • Priority analysis for natural resources conservation Landscape connectivity and fragmentation

Journal Publications

  • Wang, Y.Y., Atallah, S., Shao, G.F., 2017. Spatially-Explicit Return on Investment to Private Forest Conservation for Water Purification in Indiana, USA. Ecosystem Services 26:45-57
  • Liao J.F., Jia Y.Q., Tang L.N., Huang Q.L., Wang, Y.Y., Huang N., Hua L.Z., 2017. Assessment of urbanization-induced ecological risks in an area with significant ecosystem services based on land use/cover change scenarios. International Journal of Sustainable Development & World Ecology. DOI: 10.1080/13504509.2017.1415234
  • Bai, G.X., Wang, YY., Dai, L.M., Liu, S.R., Tang, L.N., Shao, G.F., 2015. Market-oriented forestry in China promotes forestland productivity. New Forests. DOI: 10.1007/s 11056-014-9450-8
  • Deng, H.B., Chen, Z.F., Cao, H.N., Shen, Y., Wang, Y.Y., Shan, P., 2015. Perceptions and attitudes of local residents on nature reserve: a case study in Baimaxueshan National Nature Reserve. International Journal of Sustainable Development & World Ecology. DOI: 10.1080/13504509.2014.930361
  • Wu, G., Gao, Y., Wang, Y., Wang, Y.Y., Xu, D., 2015. Land use/land cover changes and their driving forces around wetlands in Shangri-La County, Yunnan Province, China. International Journal of Sustainable Development & World Ecology. DOI: 10.1080/13504509.2014.915894
  • Shi, L.Y., Ma, W.C., Shao, G.F., Tang, L.N., Wang, Y.Y., Wang, H.W., 2015. The US and China need to turn ongoing bilateral dialogue into immediate joint mitigation. International Journal of Sustainable Development & World Ecology. DOI: 10.1080/13504509.2014.961993
  • Wang, Y.Y., Bai, G.X., Shao, G.F., Cao, Y.K., 2014. An analysis of potential investment returns and their determinants of poplar plantations in state-owned forest enterprises of China. New Forests 45:251-264

Conference Presentations and Publications

Oral Presentations:

  • Yangyang Wang, Shady Atallah, Guofan Shao, 2017.  Valuing and mapping the timber productivity payback from forest conservation. 2017 Indiana GIS conference, Indianapolis.
  • Yangyang Wang, Shady Atallah, Guofan Shao, 2016. Nutrient retention returns on investment in private forest conservation: the case of the Classified Forest and Wildlands Program in Indiana. Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (AAEA), Boston.
  • Yangyang Wang, Shady Atallah, Guofan Shao, 2016. Maximizing Freshwater ecosystem service returns on investment in forest conservation. Society of American Foresters convention (SAF), Madison

Conference Publication:

  • Wang, Y.Y., Atallah, S., Shao, G.F., 2016. Nutrient retention return on investment in forest private forest conservation: the case of the Classified forest and wildlands program in Indiana. 2016 Agricultural & Applied Economics Association Annual Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts, July 31-August 2

Poster Presentations:

  • Yangyang Wang, Shady Atallah, Guofan Shao, 2016. Maximizing the Nutrient Retention Return on Investment in Forest Conservation: the case of the Classified Forest and Wildlands Program in Indiana. Natural Capital Symposium, Stanford University.
  • Wang YY, Bai GX, Shao GF. 2013. Investment potential of a poplar Industrial plantation in China. Society of American Foresters 2013 National Convention (SAF), North Charleston, S.C., USA.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATION

  • Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (AAEA) 2015-Current
  • Society of American Foresters convention (SAF) 2013-Current

Weixue Luo

  • Visiting Scholar
  • 715 W.State Street
  • Department of Forestry and Natural Resources
  • Purdue University
  • email: lwx2016bjfu@163.com

Education

  • 2018-Present , Ph.D. (Forestry) , Beijing Forestry University, China
  • 2016-2018 , M.S. (Ecology), Beijing Forestry University, China
  • 2012-2016 , B.S. (Forestry), Southwest Forestry University, China

PUBLICATIONS

Luo, W., Liang, J., Cazzolla Gatti, R., Zhao, X. & Zhang, C. Parameterization of biodiversity–productivity relationship and its scale dependency using georeferenced tree‐level data.
Journal of Ecology.

Awards

  • 2018 Three prize of research presentation in the 7th academic workshop for graduate students of the Academy of Forestry.
  • 2018 Academic Innovation Award of Beijing Forestry University
  • 2017 Excellent graduate students of Beijing Forestry University
  • 2017 First-class of the Graduate Students Academic Fellowship.
  • 2017 Outstanding Student leaders of Beijing Forestry University
  • 2016 First-class of the Graduate Students Academic Fellowship
  • 2016 Outstanding Graduates of Yunnan Province
  • 2016 Three Good Students of Yunnan Province
  • 2015 First-class of the Graduate Students Academic Fellowship
  • 2015 Outstanding Student leaders of Southwest Forestry University
  • 2014 Three Good Students of Southwest Forestry University
  • 2014 Outstanding Student leaders of Southwest Forestry University
  • 2013 Three Good Students of Southwest Forestry University
  • 2013 Outstanding Student leaders of Southwest Forestry University


Padmageetha Nagarajan

  • Master’s Student
    Advisor: Dr. Jingjing Liang
  • Forest Ecology, remote sensing
  • E-mail: pnagara@purdue.edu

Education

  • 2016 – 2020, Bachelor of Engineering, Geo-Informatics, College of Engineering Guindy, Anna University, India    

Advisor: Dr. Sanjeevi Shanmugam                                                                                         Thesis: A hybrid approach to Super Resolution Mapping of reservoir boundary from multidate Landsat OLI images using Ant Colony Optimization and Genetic Algorithm

Research Interests

  • Identification of afforested regions at continental scales using remote sensing, big data and machine learning techniques and assessing its role in carbon sequestration

Research Experience  

  • College of Engineering Guindy, Anna University, India (Dec, 2017 – April, 2020)

Carried out the following projects under Dr. Sanjeevi Shanmugam, Professor of Remote Sensing, Anna University

  • Mapped crude-oil leak affected vegetation, soil and water bodies in Thanjavur and Thiruvarur districts, south India using Sentinel – 2 satellite images
  • Comparative studies on land degradation in south India due to oil-leak and tannery effluents using Landsat and Sentinel – 2 images
  • Visualizing economic slowdown in India through satellite images
  • Extracting high resolution information (6m) of reservoir boundary from Landsat OLI images (30m) using Super Resolution Mapping techniques based on Ant Colony Optimization and Genetic Algorithm
  • Department of Earth and Space Sciences, Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, Indian Space Research Organisation, India (May, 2019 – June, 2019)
  • Interned under Dr. Gnanappazham Lakshmanan, Associate Professor, Department of Earth and Space Sciences through Summer Research Internship Programme’19 and worked on classification of mangrove species in Worldview-2 images using machine learning algorithms (Random Forest and KNN) in the pixel-based and object-based approaches
  • Centre of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, Indian Institute of Science, India (May, 2018 – June, 2018)
  • Interned under Dr. Arindam Chakraborty, Associate Professor, Centre of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences through Summer Research Fellowship Programme’18 of the Indian Academy of Sciences. Worked on recent changes in summer monsoon onset dates over South and East Asia and analyzed its relationship to atmospheric parameters such as precipitable water, surface pressure and winds. 
  • CEG (College of Engineering Guindy) Tech Forum, Anna University, India (July – Nov, 2017)
  • Worked on modelling Land Surface Temperature (LST) for snow covered regions under Dr. Sujata Dash, Defence Research Development Organisation.

PRESENTATION OF RESEARCH FINDINGS IN CONFERENCES AND TECHNICAL SYMPOSIUMS

  • Padmageetha Nagarajan, Sanjeevi Shanmugam, 2020. Visualising an indicator of economic slowdown in multidate satellite images. National Conference on Application of Geospatial Technologies in Management of Natural Resources and Disaster, India
  • Padmageetha Nagarajan, Sanjeevi Shanmugam, 2019. Multispectral satellite sensing for comparative studies on land degradation in south India due to oil-leak and tannery effluents. 7th International Conference on Contemporary Engineering and Technology, India
  • Padmageetha Nagarajan, 2019. Recent changes in summer monsoon onset dates over South and East Asia. Celestia, an intra college symposium, Anna University, India
  • Padmageetha Nagarajan, Upanisha Kannan, 2018. A study on the potential of Sentinel-2 multispectral images to map the crude-oil leak affected areas of Thanjavur and Thiruvarur districts, South India. National Conference on Recent Innovations in Civil Engineering, India
  • Padmageetha Nagarajan, Afshaan A, 2017. Artificial Intelligence in agriculture: An intelligent virtual assistant for farmers. Celestia, an intra college symposium, Ann University, India

PUBLICATIONS

  • N. Padmageetha and S. Sanjeevi (2019), ‘Multispectral satellite sensing for comparative studies on land degradation in south India due to oil-leak and tannery effluents’, Journal of Applied Science and Computations, Volume – 6, Issue – 6, 636 – 651
  • N. Padmageetha and K. Upanisha, (2018), ‘A study on the potential of Sentinel-2 multispectral images to map the crude-oil leak affected areas of Thanjavur and Thiruvarur districts, South India’, International Journal of Emerging Technology and Advanced Engineering, Volume – 8, Issue – 6, 83-89

AWARDS

  • 2019 – Paper Presentation, First prize, Celestia, Anna University, India
  • 2018 – Awarded Summer Research Fellowship, Indian Academy of Sciences
  • 2018 – Best paper award, National Conference on Recent Innovations in Civil Engineering, India
  • 2017 – Paper Presentation, First prize, Celestia, Anna University, India