Kasturi Devi Kanniah

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Savanna ecosystems comprise 22% of the global terrestrial surface and 25% of Australia (almost 1.9 million km2) and provide significant ecosystem services through carbon and water cycles and the maintenance of biodiversity. The current structure, composition and distribution of Australian savannas have coevolved with fire, yet remain driven by the dynamic(More)
Effective monitoring is necessary to conserve mangroves from further loss in Malaysia. In this context, remote sensing is capable of providing information on mangrove status and changes over a large spatial extent and in a continuous manner. In this study we used Landsat satellite images to analyze the changes over a period of 25 years of mangrove areas in(More)
Research on atmospheric aerosols has become an important component in atmospheric studies due to its tremendous implications to radiation budget, climate change, hydrological and carbon cycles. Several recent studies have analysed the spatio-temporal patterns of aerosols and their relationship with meteorological conditions which is essential to quantify(More)
Evaluation of the MODIS Gross Primary Productivity (GPP) or the MOD17A2 product has not been carried out for croplands, such as oil palm ecosystems in tropical regions. Thus, evaluation of the MOD17A2 is important in order to determine its usefulness for carbon related studies of oil palm. MOD17A2 and its inputs, such as MODIS land cover (MOD12Q1),(More)
Vegetation moisture and dry matter content are important indicators in predicting the behavior of fire and it is widely used in fire spread models. In this study, leaf fuel moisture content such as Live Fuel Moisture Content (LFMC), Leaf Relative Water Content (RWC), Dead Fuel Moisture Content (DFMC), and Leaf Dry Matter Content (LDMC) (hereinafter known as(More)
Recent methods for detailed and accurate biomass and carbon stock estimation of forests have been driven by advances in remote sensing technology. The conventional approach to biomass estimation heavily relies on the tree species and site-specific allometric equations, which are based on destructive methods. This paper introduces a non-destructive,(More)