I am interested in the application of advanced remote sensing in conservation biology and macroecology. I use Multispectral, Hyperspectral, Microwave and LiDAR Remote sensing techniques for Natural habitats conservation and Invasive species management. I explore multispectral satellite images and satellite-derived environmental variables to understand the ecology and extent of the global tropical montane ecosystem.
Projects involved: Landscape Mapping
PERSONAL AND OTHER INTERESTS:
Roam around, Hiking and Landscape exploration.
- M. Arasumani, Danish Khan, C.K. Vishnudas, M. Muthukumar, Milind Bunyan, V.V. Robin, Invasion compounds an ecosystem-wide loss to afforestation in the tropical grasslands of the Shola Sky Islands, Biological Conservation, Volume 230, 2019, Pages 141-150, ISSN 0006-3207, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2018.12.019.
- Lele, A., Arasumani, M., Vishnudas, C. K., Jathanna, D., & Robin, V. V. (2019). Local extinction of a montane, endemic grassland bird driven by landscape change across its global distribution. bioRxiv, 695536.
- Arasumani M, Khan D, Das A, Lockwood I, Stewart R, Kiran RA, Muthukumar M, Bunyan M, Robin VV. Not seeing the grass for the trees: Timber plantations and agriculture shrink tropical montane grassland by two-thirds over four decades in the Palani Hills, a Western Ghats Sky Island. PLOS ONE. 2018 Jan 10; 13(1): e0190003.