Dr. Swapna Mahanand
My research focuces on biodiversity monitoring, ecological modelling, dispersal ecology, atmospheric chemistry, remote sensing, and machine learning. I am fascinated with the studies involving advanced machine learning approach to understand complex ecological processes.
- Mahanand, S., Behera, M. D., & Roy, P. S. (2022). Rapid assessment of plant diversity using MODIS biophysical proxies. Journal of Environmental Management, 311, 114778.
- Behera, M. D., Chitale, V. S., Matin, S., Mahanand, S., & Das, P. (2022). Relating Vegetation Community Distribution and Diversity to Their Environmental Settings in Part of the Indo-Gangetic Region. In Handbook of Himalayan Ecosystems and Sustainability, Volume 1 (pp. 301-316). CRC Press.
- Mahanand, S., Behera, M. D., Roy, P. S., Kumar, P., Barik, S. K., & Srivastava, P. K. (2021). Satellite based fraction of absorbed photosynthetically active radiation is congruent with plant diversity in India. Remote Sensing, 13(2), 159.
- Mahanand, S., Tamang, D.D., Sikdar, A., Gudasalamani, R., Muneeswaran, M., Ganesan, R. (2021). Ecological Determinants of Woody Plant Species Richness in the Indian Himalayan Forest. In Spatial Modeling in Forest Resources Management (pp. 103-123). Springer, Cham.
- Behera, M. D., Roy, P. S., Mahanand, S., Panda, R. M., & Padhee, S. (2019). Angiospermic plant dispersal profile of India—a maiden analysis. Environmental monitoring and assessment, 191(3), 1-14.
- Mahanand, S., & Behera, M. D. (2019). Understanding the Indian mainland–island biogeography through plant dispersal mechanism. Biodiversity and Conservation, 28(8), 2063-2084.
- Mahanand, S., & Behera, M. D. (2017). Relationship between field-based plant species richness and satellite-derived biophysical proxies in the Western Ghats, India. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, India Section A: Physical Sciences, 87(4), 927-939.
- Mahanand, S., Behera, M. D., & Roy, P. S. (2017). Plant dispersal profile of Indian tropical sub-continent on the basis of species commonality. Tropical Ecology, 58(2), 357-368.