Anup Saikia

Anup Saikia

Department of Geography
Gauhati University
Guwahati 781 014, Assam, India.

Phone : +91-361-2570372

Email asaikia@gauhati.ac.in



  • PhD supervision
  • RS/GIS
  • Human/economic geography

  1. Fulbright Scholar to Indiana Univ,Bloomington, Year: 2011-2012, Awarding Organisation: Fulbright Foundation
  2. UGC Resaerch Awardee, Year: 2006-09, Awarding Organisation: UGC, New Delhi
  3. International Foundation for Science Grantee, Year: 2004-06, Awarding Organisation: IFS, Sweden

Selected Publications
Journal Publications

  1. Bayas, J. L., Lesiv, M., Waldner, Sahariah, D., Saikia, A, Wilson, J. et al.  (2017). A global reference database of crowdsourced cropland data collected using the Geo-Wiki platform. Scientific Data, 4:170136. DOI: 10.1038/sdata.2017.136.
  2. Kiran Sharma, Scott M. Robeson, Pankaj Thapa & Anup Saikia (2017) Landuse/land-cover change and forest fragmentation in the Jigme Dorji National Park, Bhutan, Physical Geography, 38:1, 18-35.
  3. See L, Fritz S, Perger C, Schill C,Albrecht F,……Saikia A,….et al (2016) Mapping Human Impact using Crowdsourcing. pp89-101. In Steve Carver and Steffen Fritz (Eds.) Mapping wilderness: concepts, techniques and applications. Springer, Netherlands. 10.1007/978-94-017-7399-7.
  4. Saikia,Anup (2016) Immigration policy in the United States and Global Migration Debates. Pp.410-413  in  Kofi Lomotey, Felicia Helvey et al. (Eds.) People of Color in the United States: Contemporary Issues in Education, Work, Communities, Health, and Immigration. Santa Barbara: Greenwood.
  5. Shah, S.K., Touchan, R., Babushkina, E… Saikia, A.,  et al., 2014. August to July  precipitation from tree rings in forest-steppe zone of central Siberia (Russia). Tree-ring research, 71(1), 37-44
  6. Saikia, A., Hazarika, R. and Sahariah, D. (2013). Land use land cover change and fragmentation in the Nameri Tiger Reserve, India. Geografisk Tidsskrift-Danish Journal of Geography, 113, 1. DOI: 10.1080/00167223.2013.782991
  7. Hazarika, R. and Saikia, A. (2013). The pachyderm and the pixel: an assessment of elephant habitat suitability in Sonitpur, India. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 34:15, 5317-5330. DOI:10.1080/01431161.2013.787503
  8. Saikia, A (2009). NDVI variability in north east India. Scottish Geographical Journal.125,2:195-213. 

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