Dr. Muneeswaran Mariappan

Coordinator, Ecoinformatics Lab

Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE)
Bangalore, India
Phone: +91-80-23635555 Ext. 304
Email:muneeswaran.m@atree.org

Academic Record

2013 - PhD, Urban Forest Carbon Stock Estimation using LiDAR, Institute of Remote Sensing, Anna University, Chennai, India
2007 - MSc. Environmental Remote Sensing and Geo Information Technology, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, India
2005 - B.Sc. Botany, V.H.N.S.N College, Madurai Kamaraj University. Madurai, India

Professional Experience

Coordinator, Ecoinformatics Lab, from Sep 2013
Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE)
Senior Research Fellow
Institute of Remote Sensing, Anna University – Chennai – Sep 2011 to Aug 2013.
Junior Research Fellow
Institute of Remote Sensing, Anna University – Chennai – Sep 2009 to Aug 2011.
Senior Project Associate
Institute of Remote Sensing, Anna University – Chennai – Jan 2008 to Aug 2009.

Journals

  • Muneeswaran Mariappan, Subbaraj Lingava, Ramalingam Murugaiyan, Vani Krishnan, Srinivasa Raju Kolanuvada and Rama Subbu Lakshmi Thirumani (2012) Carbon Accounting of Urban Forest in Chennai City using Lidar Data. European Journal of Scientific Research, Volume 81 Issue 3, pp 314-328.
  • Muneeswaran Mariappan,Vani Krishnan, Ramalingam Murugaiyan & Srinivasa Raju Kolanuvada. Urban Forest Canopy extraction using LIDAR data (2015). Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Volume 14, No.10, pp 2333-2340.
  • Kolanuvada, S.R., Mariappan, M. and Krishnan, V., 2016, Demand-based urban forest planning using high-resolution remote sensing and AHP,SPIE Asia-Pacific Remote Sensing (pp. 98790P-98790P). Proc. SPIE 9879, Lidar Remote Sensing for Environmental Monitoring XV, 98790P (5 May 2016); doi:10.1117/12.2223832.
  • K.Vani, M.Ramalingam, S.S.Ramakrishnan, M.Priya Muthu Ramalakshmi, & M.Muneeswaran (2015). Assessment of Environmentally Sensitive Area and Desertification Severity using GIS for an Indian Region - Virudhunagar District, Tamil Nadu. Indian Journal of Geo-marine Sciences, (IJMS), Vol.44 (11), 1734 -1741.
  • Vani Krishnan, Muneeswaran Mariappan & Ramalingam Murugaiyan. Urban Watershed Land Degradation / Impervious cover Extraction Using Remote Sensing, International Journal of Applied Engineering Research, Volume 10 special Issue, No32, 2015, pp24036-24044.
  • Vani Krishnan, Ramalingam Murugaiyan, Ramakrishnan Shanmugham, Muneeswaran Mariappan. Assessing the Impact of Natural Factors on Desertification in Tamilnadu, India using Integrated Remote Sensing . In Proceedings of the 1st Int. Electron. Conf. Remote Sens., 22 June–5 July 2015; Sciforum Electronic Conference Series, Vol. 1, 2015 , d013; doi:10.3390/ecrs-1-d013
  • Goswami, R., Mariappan, M., Somendro Singh, T., and Ganesh, T., 2016. Conservation effectiveness across state and community forests: the case of Jaintia Hills, Himalaya, India. Current Science 111(2):25 -2016.

Book Chapters

  • Muneeswaran Mariappan, Vani Krishnan, Ramalingam Murugaiyan & Srinivasa Raju Kolanuvada (2014). Tsunami Impact on Turtle Nesting Grounds, proceedings of a National Seminar on Disaster Management: Issues and Challenges, 26th of Feburary 2014, Madras Christian College, Chennai, India, ISBN978-93-81006-75-7.
  • Vani Krishnan, Muneeswaran Mariappan, Ramalingam Murugaiyan & Rama Subbu Lakshmi Thirumani (2014). Assessing Desertification Through Vegetation Degradation analysis using Remote Sensing & GIS, proceedings of a National Seminar on Disaster Management: Issues and Challenges, 26th of Feburary 2014, Madras Christian College, Chennai, India, ISBN978-93-81006-75-7.

Workshop/ Training Programme Conducted

  • Workshop on Introduction to Google Earth Engine, 31st July 2017 by the ATREE Workshop Seminar (link), Bangalore, India.
  • Workshop on Open Data Kit (ODK) for Field Researchers, 17th & 18th November 2016 by ATREE academic courses, Bangalore, India (link)
  • Training programme on “Geospatial Tools for Participatory Mapping and Village Information System” on 23rd June 2016 funded by Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, at Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology, Bangalore.
  • Workshop on Application of GIS/Remote Sensing for stakeholders of the Agasthyamalai Biosphere Reserve, 18th - 22nd April 2016, by ATREE and Tamil Nadu Forest Department Kalakad-Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve, India.

Workshop/ Training Programme Attended

  • IFWN Workshop on Water Resources Management using Microwave Remote Sensing on 13th November 2013 at IISc, Bangalore, India
  • International Seminar on Climate Change and Sustainable Resource management, 25th & 26th of February 2011, University of Madras, Chennai, India.
  • 30th International Annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation held between 24 - 30th April, 2010, Goa, India.
  • 10 Days Training programme in Fundamentals of Remote Sensing and GIS held between 29th May - 07th June 2006 at ICMAM, NIOT, Chennai.

Honors

  • Google Outreach Grant for Geo for Good User Summit 2016, October 3-7, 2016, Google Headquarters, Sunnyvale, California, USA
  • University Grant Commission Meritorious Fellowship from Sep 2009 – Jan 2013.
  • Travel Grant for 30th International Annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation held between 24 - 30th April, 2010, Goa, India.

Memberships

  • International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS)
  • European Facility of Airborne Research (EUFR)