Dr Niva Verma

Precision Agriculture Research Group - School of Science and Technology

Niva Verma

Phone: +61 6773 3459

Email: nverma3@une.edu.au

Biography

Niva Kiran Verma has obtained her PhD in Remote Sensing based allometric model development for scattered eucalypt trees of Australian farmscapes from School of Science and Technology of the University of New England (UNE). She is working as team member in Precision Agriculture Research Group (PARG).  Her research interests include LiDAR data analysis, Very High resolution remote sensing data and its applications. Niva is interested in object based image segmentation and analysis, image fusion etc. with expertise in softwares like Definiens and ENVI. She was a part of sugarcane yield estimation project which she was involved in analysing hyperspectral radiometer, airborne and satellite data for sugarcane yield forecast studies. She worked as a Lecturer (2004-2006) in Civil Engineering Department of Adama Technical University, Ethiopia, and was involved in teaching remote sensing and GIS to under grads. She also has experience of working as Project Scientist (GIS and Remote Sensing) (2000-2004) in Remote Sensing Application Centre (RSAC), Uttar Pradesh, and Senior Project Fellow (1999-2000) in National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI), Nagpur, India.

Qualifications

PhD (Biomass/Carbon studies), University of New England, Australia

Masters in Remote Sensing and GIS

Memberships

Indian Society of Remote Sensing

Publications

Verma, N.K, Lamb, D., Reid, N., Wilson, B. (2016). Comparison of Canopy Volume Measurements of Scattered Eucalypt Farm Trees Derived from High Spatial Resolution Imagery and LiDAR. Remote Sensing, 8, 388; doi: 10.3390/rs8050388

Verma, N.K, Lamb, D., Reid, N., Wilson, B. (2016). Integration of LiDAR and ADS40 imagery for mapping tree species in an Australian farmscape, Forests Journal (Under Review)

Verma, N.K, Lamb, D.W. (2015). The use of shadows in high spatial resolution remotely sensed imagery to estimate the height of individual Eucalyptus trees on undulating farm land. The Rangeland Journal, 2015, 37, 467–476

Verma, N.K, Lamb, D., Reid, N., Wilson, B., (2014). A Comparative study of Land Cover Classification in “Farmscapes” Using Very High Resolution Remotely Sensed Data. Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing. Vol.80 (5) 461-470

Verma, N.K, Lamb, D.W., Reid, N., Wilson, B., (2014). An allometric model for estimating DBH of isolated  and clustered Eucalyptus trees from measurements of crown projection area . Forest Ecology and Management.  326 (2014) 125-132

Verma, N.K, Lamb, D.W., Reid, N., and Wilson, B. (2014). Tree cover extraction from 50 cmworldview2 imagery: a comparison of image processing techniques. 978-1-4799-1114-1/13/$31.00 ©2013 IEEE IGARSS 2013, pages 192-1