Anees Mangalasseril Mohammad

Contact

Guest researcher / DAAD scholar
 

Department of Urban and Environmental Sociology
Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ
Permoserstr. 15
04318 Leipzig, Germany

phone: ++49 341 235 1730
fax: ++49 341 235 1730

Anees


Research interests

The primary interest is to holistically understand how human induced physical actions are transforming structure and function of urban ecosystems. Specifically, my study focuses on quantifying the structural dynamism of cities and the resulting ecosystem quality. Delineating a pathway for strengthening resilience of the urban ecosystem in understudied Himalayan urban centers is an important goal of this study. To investigate the human impact in ecologically fragile mountainous urban areas, I am exploring remote sensing techniques, GIS, social data sets and statistical tools. The results are expected to provide specific insights into the similarities and differences within and between urban systems and contribute towards local urban planning. Being integrated into urban research at UFZ for one year, my motivation is to develop a new methodology for an integrated ecosystem quality assessment, with special focus on multi-functional green infrastructure.

PhD Thesis:
Characterizing urban ecosystems in the capital cities of the Western Himalayas

Supervisor at UFZ

PhD supervisor

Spatial Analysis and Informatics Laboratory (SAIL)
School of Environmental Sciences
Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India
 

Publications

Anees M M, Sajjad Shafa, Joshi P K* (2018). Characterizing urban area dynamics in historic city of Kurukshetra, India, using remote sensing and spatial metric tools. Geocarto International, DOI: 10.1080/10106049.2018.1499819

Anees M M, Shukla Roopam, Punia Milap and Joshi P K * (2019). Assessment and visualization of inherent vulnerability of urban population in India. Climate and Development, DOI: 10.1080/17565529.2019.1646629