I am a Graduate Student (Phd) at Virginia Tech, in the department of Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation. My primary research interest is the application of remote sensing data to address key questions in forest resource conservation and management, and large-scale ecological modeling. My three-year involvement with Virginia Tech's Interdisciplinary Graduate Education Program in Remote Sensing has given me invaluable experience in working with multi-disciplinary teams.

Selected Publications (full list available on request):
  1. Ranjith Gopalakrishnan, Valerie A. Thomas, John W. Coulston, and Randolph H. Wynne, "Prediction of Canopy Heights over a Large Region Using Heterogeneous Lidar Datasets: Efficacy and Challenges", Remote Sens. 2015, 7(9), 11036-11060; doi:10.3390/rs70911036
  2. B.R. Stein, B. Zheng, I. Kokkinidis, N. Kayastha, T. Seigler, K. Gokkaya, R. Gopalakrishnan, and W. Hwang, “An Efficient Remote Sensing Solution to Update the NCWI”, Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing Journal, June 2012
  3. Gopalakrishnan R., Bala G., Jayaraman M., Cao L., Nemani R. and Ravindranath N (2011), "Sensitivity of terrestrial water and energy budgets to CO2-physiological forcing: an investigation using an offline land model", Environ. Res. Lett. 6 (2011) 044013. DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/6/4/044013
  4. Rajiv K Chaturvedi, Ranjith Gopalakrishnan, R Sukumar, NH Ravindranath, "Carbon management in Indian forests: a policy analysis to assess mitigation potential", Carbon Management, October 2010, Vol. 1, No. 1, Pages 109-117. doi: 10.4155/cmt.10.19
  5. Rajiv K. Chaturvedi, Ranjith Gopalakrishnan, Mathangi Jayaraman, Govindasamy Bala, N. V. Joshi, Raman Sukumar and N. H. Ravindranath, "Impact of climate change on Indian forests: a dynamic vegetation modeling approach", Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change, DOI: 10.1007/s11027-010-9257-7
  6. Govindasamy Bala, Ranjith Gopalakrishnan, Mathangi Jayaraman, Ramakrishna Nemani and N. H. Ravindranath, "CO2-fertilization and potential future terrestrial carbon uptake in India", Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change, DOI: 10.1007/s11027-010-9260-z
  7. Ranjith Gopalakrishnan, Mathangi Jayaraman, Shilpa Swarnim, Rajiv K. Chaturvedi, Govindasamy Bala and N. H. Ravindranath, "Impact of climate change at species level: a case study of teak  in India", Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change, DOI: 10.1007/s11027-010-9258-6
  8. Asbjørn Aaheim, Ranjith Gopalakrishnan, Rajiv Kumar Chaturvedi, N. H. Ravindranath, Anitha D. Sagadevan, Nitasha Sharma and Taoyuan Wei, "A macroeconomic analysis of adaptation to climate change impacts on forests in India",  Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change, DOI: 10.1007/s11027-010-9266-6

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