Murali Krishna Gumma is Head of Remote Sensing/Geographic Information System unit and Senior Scientist – GIS/Geospatial science with ICRISAT, working across Asia and Africa. Prior to this, he was a Remote Sensing Specialist and PDF at IRRI and a project scientist with IWMI. Murali Krishna has over 18 years’ experience in remote sensing and geographic information systems and their application to agriculture, wetlands, river basin management, natural resource management, water resources, forests, sustainable development, and environmental studies. His work experience spans over 30 countries spread across Asia and Africa. He is currently working on seasonally updated information on dryland cereals and legumes agro-ecologies; characterization of abiotic and biotic stresses in major dryland cereal growing areas; developing the spatial model for selecting best sites for legume cultivation in rice-fallows; estimating the area of adoption of short duration legumes (drought resistance); and impact assessment and supporting multidisciplinary teams across ICRISAT using multi-resolution remote sensing and GIS spatial modelling.
Murali Krishna is the recipient of the John I. Davidson ASPRS President’s Award (2008) for his path breaking paper on Spectral Matching Techniques in mapping global irrigated areas. In June 2007, he was a key member of the team recognized by ESRI for “special achievement in GIS” (SAG award). He has contributed more than 90 peer reviewed publications (journal articles, book chapters and conference papers) and has an H-index of 22 and citations exceeding 1640.
My expertise: Remote sensing and geographic information systems
Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.co.in/citations?user=neGjfVUAAAAJ&hl=en (Citations =>1640, H index=22)
Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Murali_Gumma2