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Shrinidhi Ambinakudige: Professor, GIS and Geography

Shrinidhi Ambinakudige

Professor, GIS and Geography

212 Hilbun Hall
Mississippi State, MS 39762

Dr. Shrinidhi Ambinakudige, is a Professor in the Department of Geosciences at Mississippi State University. His research comprises both physical and human geographical approaches. Broadly, his research focuses on nature-society interactions, specifically the human dimensions of global environmental change. He seeks to explain how human knowledge, actions, and practices influence environmental change, and how those environmental changes further affect human actions, and human vulnerabilities. He has examined environmental changes such as land use and land cover, glacial retreat, biodiversity, and vegetation changes. His research study sites span from sites span from North America (U.S. and Mexico) and South America (Andes) to Europe, Central Asia (Tajikistan), and South Asia (India and Nepal). As a human geographer, he also study the US South, and internal migration flows in the US and Europe. He practices an interdisciplinary approach using theories and methods from human geography, environmental geography, geographic information systems and remote sensing.


  • Ph.D. Geography (2006), Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida.
  • MSc (1995), University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad, India.
  • BSc (1992), College of Agriculture, University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad, India.


  • Professor: Department of Geosciences, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS, August, 2018- present
  • Associate Professor: Department of Geosciences, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS, August, 2012- 208
    • Research Fellow: National Strategic Planning Analysis & Research Center (nSPARC), MSU
    • Fellow: Geosystems Research Institute at Mississippi State University, MSU
  •  Assistant Professor: Department of Geosciences, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS, August, 2006- 2012
  • Visiting Assistant Professor : Department of Geosciences, University of West Georgia, Carrollton, GA, Aug 2005 – May 2006
  • GIS Analyst: Florida Resources and Environmental Analysis Center (FREAC), Florida State University, August 2002 to August 2005
  • GIS Analyst: Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP), Tallahassee. Summer 2002
  • Teaching Assistant : Department of Geography, Florida State University, Spring 2002
  • Research Assistant : Department of Geography, Florida State University, Fall 2001
  • Inspector: IMO Control Pvt. Ltd. Bangalore, India - An Organic Farming Certification Company – May 2001 to July 2001
  • Research Assistant:  Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore, India - Project on Linking Ecology, Economics and Institutions of Forest Management in the Western Ghats of Karnataka, India - Aug 1995 to April 2001

Research Interests

  • Human dimensions of climate change, glaciers, agro-forest ecosystem, human geography, GIS, remote sensing

Teaching Areas

  • GR 3113 Conservation of Natural Resources
  • GR 4990/6990 Intermediate GIS
  • GR 3303 - Survey of Geospatial Technologies
  • GR 4303/6303 Principles of GIS (On campus)
  • GR 8313 Advanced Cultural Geography
  • GR 4233/6233 Geography of Asia
  • GR 4253/6253 Geography of Africa
  • GR4990/6990 Geography of Islamic World
  • GR 2013 Cultural Geography

Honors/Professional Activities

  • Early Faculty Grant Award – 2008: By the Southeastern Division of Association of American Geographers
  • Certified GIS Professional: By the GIS Certification Institute
  • Morton Winsberg Outstanding Student Award: By the Department of Geography Florida State University – 2004-2005
  • Member of Association of American Geographers, Sigma Xi, American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Southeastern Division of Association of American Geographers, American Geophysical Union, American Geographical Society, Gamma Theta Upsilon

Graduate Students

  • Destiny Crockett (Ph.D)
  • Adjoa Intsiful (MS)
  • Sweta Tiwari (Ph.D)
  • Aynaz Lotfata (Ph.D 2019)
  • Mary Chambers (MS)
  • Pushkar Inamdhar (Ph.D 2017)
  • Lucy Tetteh (MS 2014)
  • Kabindra Joshi (MS 2012)
  • Al Bryan Lim (MS 2011)
  • Sami Khannal (MS 2009)
  • James Burt (MS 2008)

Recent Publications

  • Lichter, D., D. Parisi, and S. Ambinakudige. 2019. The Spatial Integration of Immigrants in Europe: A Cross-National Study. Population Research and Policy Review. 
  • Zhicheng zheng, Haoming Xia, Shrinidhi Ambinakudige, Yaochen Qin , Yang Li, Zhixiang Xie, Lijun Zhang, Haibin Gu*. 2019. Spatial accessibility to hospitals based on web mapping API : An empirical study in Kaifeng, China. Sustainability.
  • Lotfata, A. and S. Ambinakudige. 2019. Natural Disaster and Vulnerability: An Analysis of 2016 Flooding in Louisiana. Southeastern Geography , 59(2) 2019: 130-152.
  • Ambinakudige, S., Inamdar*, P., and Lotfata*, A. 2018. A Spectral Analysis of Snow in Mt. Rainier. Journal of geography and geology. 10(3); p20-25.
  • Ambinakudige, S., D. Parisi, G. Cappello, and *A. Lotfata. 2017. A. Diversity or Segregation? A multi-decadal analysis of demographics of Atlanta neighborhoods. Spatial Demography. Pp1-22. doi:10.1007/s40980-017-0034-z.
  • Ambinakudige, Shrinidhi. “Geography of Glaciers.” 2017. In Oxford Bibliographies in Geography. Ed. Barney Warf. New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Inamdhar, P and Ambinakudige, S. 2016. Spatial patterns of glacial changes in Southern America. PE& RS. 82(10), pp 811-818.
  • Lichter, D., Parisi, D., and Ambinakudige. S. 2016. Residential segregation in Europe and the United States: minority population growth and spatial integration. European Population Conference, Mainz, Germany. Aug 31st – Sept 3rd, 2016. Conference Proceedings.
  • Ambinakudige, S. and K. Joshi. 2015. Multi-decadal changes in glacial parameters of the Fedchenko glacier in Tajikistan. International Journal of Advanced Remote Sensing and GIS. 4 (1), 911-919.
  • Ambinakudige, S. and Parisi, D. 2015. A spatiotemporal analysis of inter-county migration patterns in the United States. Applied Spatial Analysis and Policy. 10.1007/s12061-015-9171-1.
  • Gorai, Amit, Francis Tuluri, Paul Tchounwou, Shrinidhi Ambinakudige. 2014. Influence of local meteorology and no2 conditions on ground level ozone concentration in eastern part of Texas. Air Quality, Atmosphere and Health. Pp 1-6.
  • Khanal, S., S. Ambinakudige, J.  Rodgers. 2013. A GIS analysis of the spatial relationship between evapotranspiration and pan evaporation in the United States. Water International, 38 (3). 353-360. DOI:10.1080/02508060.2013.769075.
  • Ambinakudige, S., Parisi, D and Grice, S. 2012. An Analysis of Differential Migration Patterns in the Black Belt and the New South. Southeastern Geographer, 52 (2).
  • Rodgers, J.C. III and Ambinakudige, S. 2012. Distribution Patterns of Invasive Casuarinas (Casuarina equisetifolia L.) Within Beach Environments on San Salvador Island, the Bahamas. Natural Areas Journal, 32(4):386-390.
  • Ambinakudige, S. and K. Joshi, 2012. Remote Sensing of Cryosphere, Remote Sensing - Applications, Dr. Boris Escalante (Ed.), ISBN: 978-953-51-0651-7, InTech.

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