Anees Mangalasseril Mohammad


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


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


Mangalasseril Mohammad, A., Mann, D., Sharma, M., Banzhaf, E., Joshi, P.K. (2020). Assessment of urban dynamics to understand spatiotemporal differentiation at various scales using remote sensing and geospatial tools. Remote Sens.12 (8), art. 1306, DOI: 10.3390/rs12081306

Deepika Mann, Mangalasseril Mohammad Anees, Shalini Rankavata, and Pawan Kumar Joshi (2020). Spatio-temporal variations in landscape ecological risk related to road network in the Central Himalaya. Human And Ecological Risk Assessment: An International Journal, DOI: 10.1080/10807039.2019.1710693

Mangalasseril Mohammad, A., Shukla Roopam, Punia Milap and Joshi P. K. (2019). Assessment and visualization of inherent vulnerability of urban population in India to natural disasters. Climate and Development, DOI: 10.1080/17565529.2019.1646629

Mangalasseril Mohammad, A., 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