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Sanchayeeta Adhikari was born in India. She gained her Bachelor of Arts at Banaras Hindu University, with a major in geography. She completed her Master of Arts from Banaras Hindu University, with a major in geography and a specialization in regional planning. She also attended Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay, where she obtained her Master of Philosophy in planning and development. Sanchi’s Master’s thesis focused on urban politics and conflicts between human rights and environmental conservation in national parks of India. She worked as a lecturer of Cartography in Sri Shikshayatan College, Calcutta University, India before moving to United States to pursue her PhD program from the University of Florida.
Sanchi’s doctoral dissertation work focused on studying land change science within the broader realm of human-environment interactions using spatial analysis tools such as remote sensing, Geographic Information Science (GIS) and spatial statistics. She completed her PhD in Geography, with a minor in natural resource management, through the University of Florida’s Department of Geography and Land Use and Environmental Change Institute. Sanchi continues to work on issues relating to conservation policies, forest ecology and land use, and land cover change using remote sensing and GIS techniques. She at present teaches Environmental Remote Sensing and Environmental GIS.
- GEOG 294-01: Remote Sensing
- GEOG 394-01: Environmental GIS