Dr Mahesh K
ICAR-Central Arid Zone Research Institute
I am working as Principal Scientist-Geography and in-charge of Cartography & Land Use Laboratory since 2012. My main areas of research are: Environment & Aridlands Geography with an emphasis on application of Geospatial (RS & GIS) techniques for natural resources mapping, landuse/ land cover mapping, management and assessment; drought, land degradation and desertification; indigenous knowledge systems as well as socio-economic milieu of the drylands of India. Apart from several research papers (>35), I have co-edited 8 books. Prior to present position, I have worked as Associate Professor for 14 years teaching Environment Geography, Physical Geography and RS & GIS at graduate and post-graduate level.