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Prof. Prasad Pathak

Ph.D. in Geography from University of North Carolina at Greensboro, USA; M.Sc. in Environmental Sciences from Pune University; B.Sc. in Microbiology from Pune University; Diploma in Geoinformatics from Indian Institute of Remote Sensing, Dehradun


Prasad Pathak is a physical geographer with specialization in Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems. Using these techniques Prasad studies various environmental phenomena. For his doctoral work, Prasad studied glacial lakes in arctic Alaska for changes in their trophic structure and its links with surrounding landscapes. He completed his doctoral degree from University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG), NC, USA.

Prasad has also worked with Center for GIScience at UNCG as a post-doctoral fellow where he was involved in various research projects, development of research proposals, preparing manuscripts, and developing and conducting GIS training workshops.

In India, Prasad has worked with many reputed institutes (government and private). He has also worked at headquarters of ESRI (Environmental Systems Research Institute) in California, USA as an intern.


His current research interest focuses on urban studies such as urban heat island mapping and related issues. Beyond these, he has keen interest in spatial dimension of any phenomena and likes to apply geospatial technology to other domains to carry out collaborative work.

  • Majethia, R., Pathak, P., and Acharya, D. (2015) Context based ambient temperature sensing in smart phones. COMSNET 2015 proceedings published in IEEE Xplore, DOI - 10.1109/COMSNETS.2015.7098674

  • Pathak, P.A., Whalen, S. (2012) Using geospatial techniques to analyze landscape factors controlling ionic composition of arctic lakes, Toolik Lake region of Alaska. (International Journal of Applied Geospatial Research, 3(3), 37-57)

  • Pathak, P.A., Stine, R.S., Hershey, A., Whalen, S., Nelson, E., Liu, Z. (2012) Landscape controls over major nutrients and primary productivity of Arctic lakes. (Cartography and Geographic Information Science, 39(4), 187– 198)

  • Rathore, C. S., Dubey, Y., Shrivastava, A., Pathak P. and Patil, V. (2012) Opportunities for Wildlife Corridor between Kanha and Pench National Parks, Madhya Pradesh, India (PLoS One, 7(7)) Accessible at: http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0039996

  • Bunch, R., Tapp, A., Pathak, P. (2011) Leveraging Science behind GIS (International Journal of Applied Geospatial Research, 2(2), 33 – 38)

  • Stine, R.S., Chaudhuri, D., Pathak, P.A., Brown, M.. (2010). Comparing Image Classification Techniques for Arctic Tundra Land Cover, Toolik Lake region, Alaska. (GIScience and Remote Sensing, 47 (1), pp. 78 – 98)

  • Rathore, C. S., Dubey, Y., Shrivastava, A., Pathak P. and Patil, V. (2008). Promoting Eco-Tourism to Conserve Wildlife Corridors: A Strategy for the Kanha – Pench Landscape in India. (The Tourism Development Journal, 5&6 (1))

  • Rathore, C. S., Dubey, Y., Pathak, P.A. (2007). Opportunities for Wildlife Corridor between Kanha and Pench Tiger Reserves, India – Report Publication