1st Edition

Aquatic Ecosystems Monitoring Conventional Assessment to Advanced Remote Sensing

    338 Pages 131 Color & 5 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    This reference book collates traditional and modern applications of remote sensing in aquatic ecosystem monitoring. It covers conventional assessment methods like sampling, surveying, macroinvertebrates, and chlorophyll estimation for aquatic ecosystem health assessment. Advanced remote sensing technology provides timely spectral information for quantitative and qualitative assessment of water quality, shoreline changes, coral bleaching and vegetation monitoring. The book covers different types of aquatic ecosystems like wetlands, rivers, lakes, saline, and the brackish lake. It also: 

    • Reviews the latest applications of remote sensing in the monitoring and assessment of aquatic ecosystems.
    • Includes traditional methods like cartography, sampling, surveying, phytoplankton assessment, river interlinking, and chlorophyll estimation.
    • Discusses the application of multi-source data and machine learning in monitoring aquatic ecosystems.
    • Discusses aquatic ecosystem management, services, threats, and sustainability.
    • Explores challenges, opportunities, and prospects of future Earth observation applications for aquatic ecosystem monitoring.

    The book discusses space-borne, airborne, and drone geospatial data. The sections broadly cover aquatic ecosystem monitoring, vegetation management, advanced modeling practices, and challenges. It is meant for scientists, professionals, and policymakers working in environmental sciences, remote sensing, and geology.

    Section- I: General

    1.1.  Editorial Message

    Prem C. Pandey*, Prashant K Srivastava and Sanjeev Kumar Srivastava


    Section- II: Conventional Aquatic ecosystems monitoring

    2.1. Freshwater Ecosystem Monitoring: Conventional Assessment of Macroinvertebrates

    Catherine M. Yule* and Darshanaa Chellaiah 

    2.2. Evaluating Aquatic Ecosystem Health in the Indian River-Linking Program: Diatoms and Macroinvertebrates as Biomonitoring Tools

    Jyoti Verma*, Prateek Srivastava1, Rakesh Kumar Dwivedi2 & Anuradha Yadav

    2.3. Multiproxy (Calcareous nannofossil, benthic foraminiferal and TOC) records from the eastern Arabian Sea: Implications for monsoon induced nutrients and primary productivity changes during the Holocene.

    Abha Singh, Prem Raj Uddandam*, Abhijit Mazumder, and Manoj MC


    Section- III: Advanced Aquatic ecosystems monitoring

    3.1. Aquatic ecosystems monitoring with remote sensing perspective

    Soudani Leila*, ARABI Zohra, Bouacha Mohamed Islem, Safa Omar and Azzaoui Mohamed Essalah


    3.2. Monitoring of water quality of Asia’s largest brackish water system, Chilika lagoon

    Pradipta R. Mudulia*, and Prasannajit Acharya

    3.3. Stream channel dynamics for an understanding of the evolution of forms and processes of alluvial fan systems: An overview 

    Manish Pandey*, Pinkey Bisht

    3.4. Mapping shoreline changes in two river deltas of Greece exploiting Geoinformation technologies

    George P. Petropoulos*, Spyridon E. Detsikas, Ioanna Tzanavari, Efthimios Karymbalis


    Section- IV: Aquatic vegetation monitoring and assessment

    4.1. Application of remote sensing for monitoring aquatic vegetation: A case study of Egyptian coastal wetlands using MODIS/Terra data

    Heba Bedair*, Asmaa M. El-Makawy, Haidy Nasser, Marwa Waseem A. Halmy

    4.2. Monitoring Coastal Chlorophyll-a Concentration in The Coast of North Africa Using Remote Sensing and Machine Learning

    Mubaraka S. Alghariani*, Nezha Mejjad, Ehab M. Sagar, Heba Bedair.


    4.3. Aquatic vegetation species identification and mapping using multisource Data-Review

    Smrutisikha Mohanty, Prem C. Pandey*, and Prashant K Srivastava

    4.4. Investigation of seasonal variability of Chlorophyll-a in the Arabian Sea

    Suchita Pandey, Suneet Dwivedi and Sudhir Kumar Singh

    Section- V: Aquatic Ecosystem management, services, threats and sustainability 

    5.1 Management of Aquatic Ecosystems and Aquatic Vegetation for Environmental Sustainability

    Shilky, Subhashree Patra, Amit Kumar, and Purabi Saikia* 


    5.2 Potential Fishing Zones estimation along the Coast of India using geospatial technology

    Md.Wasim, Smrutisikha Mohanty, Arvind Chandra Pandey and Prem C. Pandey*.

    5.3. Impact of Climate Change and Land Use Land Cover Dynamics on Wetland Ecosystem in Punjab using Geospatial Technology

    Mohit Arora, Sashikanta Sahoo*, Isha Swati, Parag Roy, and Brijendra Pateriya


    5.4. Coral reefs threat assessment and comparative analysis of Neil and Agatti Island, India using Multispectral Approach

    Md.Wasim, Smrutisikha Mohanty, Basheer Ahammed KK, Arvind Chandra Pandey and Prem C. Pandey*

    5.5. Plastic pollution is a serious menace to ecosystem health with special reference to aquatic ecosystems and its associated challenges, opportunities and mitigations. 

    Anannya Dahiya, Dasputre Yash Sanjay Kumar, Suthar Shubham Kumar, Chongtham Allayley Devi, Ashutosh K Pandey


    Section- VI: Challenges and Future opportunities in Aquatic Ecosystem Monitoring

    6.1. Challenges and Future Implications in Aquatic ecosystem monitoring and assessment

    Smrutisikha Mohanty, Prem C. Pandey*, Prashant K Srivastava and Sanjeev Kumar Srivastava,



    About the Editors

    Dr. Prem Chandra Pandey is an Assistant Professor at the Shiv Nadar Institution of Eminence (Deemed to be University), Greater Noida, India. He was associated with Tel Aviv University as Research Scientist and with Banaras Hindu University as Post-Doctoral Scientist. Dr. Pandey received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Leicester, United Kingdom, under the Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan, Association of Commonwealth Universities. Dr. Pandey is the recipient of several international and national awards like Inspire, Malviya Gold medal, DST-SERB, UGC-MHRD, and Tel Aviv University fellowship. He is serving as editorial member for the journals, International (Taylor & Francis), Sustainable Development (IF- 12.5 Wiley), and associated with Remote Sensing (MDPI) as topic editor.  He has authored over 60 research articles and edited more than eight books and 25 book chapters.


    Dr. Prashant K. Srivastava is a faculty at the Institute of Environment & Sustainable Development, Banaras Hindu University. He was previously affiliated with the Hydrological Sciences, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center as a research scientist on SMAP satellite soil moisture retrieval algorithm development, instrumentation, and simulation for various applications. He received his Ph.D. degree from the Department of Civil Engineering, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK. Prashant was the recipient of several awards such as NASA Fellowship, USA; University of Maryland Fellowship, USA; Commonwealth Fellowship, U.K. He has published over 140 research articles, seven books, and over 100 chapters.


    Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Srivastava is a Senior Lecturer, Geospatial Analysis, University of Sunshine, Australia. He teaches and coordinates spatial science courses which include geographical information systems (GIS) and remote sensing and surveying courses that are part of Geospatial Analysis Minor. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in Geographical Sciences from The Australian National University where he tested several spatial models for predicting fish species’ distribution in the inland aquatic ecosystem. Dr. Srivastava has worked with different organizations including the Australian Defence Force Academy, Bureau of Rural Sciences, The World Fish Centre, National Bureau of Fish Genetic Resources, and several locations at the Australian National University.