Muthusankar  G.
Head of GIS projects

Select Publications


SUBBARAYALU Y., MUTHUSANKAR G. and BALAMURUGAN P., 2014. Iṭaikkālat Tamiḻnāṭṭil Nāṭukaḷum ūrkaḷum : ki. Pi. 800-1300, Tamiḻakat Tolliyal Kaḻakam, Tañcavur, 56 p.

Book chapters

ROY P.D., RIVERO-NAVARETTE A., HERNÁNDEZ-JUÁREZ N.L., SÁNCHEZ-ZAVALA J.-L., MUTHUSANKAR G. and LOZANO-SANTACRUZ R., 2015. Peat Fires in Northeastern Mexico: Geochemistry, Chronology, and Paleo-reconstruction, In: Stracher G.B., Prakash A., Rein G. (ed), Coal and Peat Fires: A Global Perspective. Volume 4: Peat -- Geology, Combustion, and Case Studies, 1st ed., Elsevier, p. 75-88, ISBN: 978-0-444-59510-2. [Publisher link]
MUTHUSANKAR G., LAKSHUMANAN C. and ESWARAMOORTHI S., 2014. Inundation Risk Assessment for Nagapatinam Coast, Tamil Nadu, Southeast Coast of India, In: Mohanty U.C., Mohapatra M., Singh O.P., Bandopadhyay B.K., Rathore L.S. (ed), Monitoring and Prediction of Tropical Cyclones over Indian Ocean and Climate Change, Capital Publishing Co. & Springer Publications, Delhi, p. 364-373, ISBN: 978-93-81891-07-0. [Publisher link]
MONDET B., MUTHUSANKAR G., BORNE F., VASCONCELOS P. and FAURE J.P., 2008. Time & space propagation of dengue virus in a tropical city, In: Tyagi B.K. (ed), Vector-borne diseases: epidemiology and control, Scientific Publishers, Jodhpur, p. 213-219.
MONDET B., MUTHUSANKAR G., BORNE F. and [et al.], 2008. Time and space propagation of dengue virus in a tropical city, In: Tyagi B.K. (ed), Vector-borne diseases : epidemiology and control, Scientific Publishers (India), Jodhpur, p. 213-219, ISBN: 8172335410.
RAMESH B.R., KARUNAKARAN P.V., COUTERON P., MUTHUSANKAR G. and LO SEEN D., 2007. Forest types and status: ecological characteristics and impact of disturbance, In: Ramesh B.R., Gurukkal R. (ed), Forest Landscape of the Southern Western Ghats, India. Biodiversity, Human Ecology and Management Strategies, Collection Ecologie; 40, Institut Français de Pondichéry, Pondicherry, p. 29-51, ISBN: 978-81-8470-155-5. [Publisher link]
RAMESH B.R., COUTERON P., BOURGEON G. and MUTHUSANKAR G., 2007. Physical and bioclimatic features of the selected landscapes, In: Ramesh B.R., Gurukkal R. (ed), Forest Landscape of the Southern Western Ghats, India. Biodiversity, Human Ecology and Management Strategies, Collection Ecologie; 40, Institut Français de Pondichéry, Pondicherry, p. 17-28, ISBN: 978-81-8470-155-5. [Publisher link]

Peer-reviewed journal articles

NATH C.D., ARAVAJY S., RAZASEKARAN D. and MUTHUSANKAR G., 2018. Heritage conservation and environmental threats at the 192-year-old botanical garden in Pondicherry, India, Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, 31 : 241-251, [Publisher link]
MUTHUSANKAR G., PROISY C., BALASUBRAMANIAN D., BAUTES N., BHALLA R.S., MATHEVET R., RICOUT A., SENTHIL BABU D. and VASUDEVAN S., 2018. When socio-economic plans exacerbate vulnerability to physical coastal processes on the South East Coast of India, Journal of Coastal Research, 85 : 10.2112/SI85-001.1.
MUTHUSANKAR G. and [et al.], 2017. Coastal erosion vs man-made protective structures: evaluating a two-decade history from southeastern India, Natural Hazards, 85 (1) : 637-647, DOI : 10.1007/s11069-016-2583-7. [Publisher link]
PROISY C., [et al.], MUTHUSANKAR G., [et al.] and RICOUT A., 2017. Monitoring mangrove forests after aquaculture abandonment using time series of very high spatial resolution satellite images: A case study from the Perancak estuary, Bali, Indonesia, Marine Pollution Bulletin, DOI : [Publisher link]
ROY P.D., RIVERO-NAVARETTE A., SÁNCHEZ-ZAVALA J.-L., BERAMENDI-OROSCO L.E., MUTHUSANKAR G. and LOZANO-SANTACRUZ R., 2016. Atlantic Ocean modulated hydroclimate of the subtropical northeastern Mexico since the last glacial maximum and comparison with the southern US, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 434 : 141-150, DOI : 10.1016/j.epsl.2015.11.048. [Publisher link]
NATH C.D., MUNOZ F., PÉLISSIER R., BURSLEM D.F.R.P. and MUTHUSANKAR G., 2016. Growth rings in tropical trees: role of functional traits, environment, and phylogeny, Trees - Structure and Function, 1-23, DOI: 10.1007/s00468-016-1442-1. [Publisher link]
VATTAKAVEN T., GEORGE R.M., BALASUBRAMANIAN D., RÉJOU-MÉCHAIN M., MUTHUSANKAR G., RAMESH B.R. and PRABHAKAR R., 2016. India Biodiversity Portal: An integrated, interactive and participatory biodiversity informatics platform, Biodiversity Data Journal, 4 : e10279, DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.4.e10279. [Publisher link]
AYYAPPAN N., STEPHEN A., MUTHUSANKAR G., JEYAKUMAR S. and PRESENA J., 2016. Spatio-temporal changes in fringe mangrove extent in Pondicherry, India after two phenomenal perturbations: tsunami and cyclone Thane, Tropical Ecology, 57 (2) : 361-368. [Publisher link]
NAGARAJAN R., JONATHAN M.P., ROY P.D., MUTHUSANKAR G. and LAKSHUMANAN C., 2015. Decadal evolution of a spit in the Baram river mouth in eastern Malaysia, Continental Shelf Research, 105 : 18-25, DOI : 10.1016/j.csr.2015.06.006. [Publisher link]
CHAVEZ-LARA C.M., ROY P.D., PÉREZ L., MUTHUSANKAR G. and LEMUS NERI V.H., 2015. Ostracode and C/N based paleoecological record from Santiaguillo basin of subtropical Mexico over last 27 cal kyr BP, Revista Mexicana de Ciencias Geológicas, 32 (1) : 1-10. [Publisher link]
ROY P.D., CHAVEZ-LARA C.M., BERAMENDI-OROSCO L.E., SÁNCHEZ-ZAVALA J.-L., MUTHUSANKAR G. and [et al.], 2015. Paleohydrology of the Santiaguillo Basin (Mexico) since late last glacial and climate variation in southern part of western subtropical North America, Quaternary Research, 84 (3) : 335–347, DOI : 10.1016/j.yqres.2015.10.002. [Publisher link]
ROY P.D., QUIROZ-JIMENEZ J.D., CHAVEZ-LARA C.M., PEREZ-CRUZ L.L. and MUTHUSANKAR G., 2014. Humid Pleistocene−Holocene transition and early Holocene in sub-tropical northern Mexico and possible Gulf of California forcing, Boreas : An International Journal of Quaternary Research, 43 (3) : 577–587, DOI 10.1111/bor.12062. [Publisher link]
ROY P.D., CHARLES-POLO M.P., LOPEZ-BALBIAUX N., PI-PUIG T., MUTHUSANKAR G., LOZANO-SANTACRUZ R., LOZANO-GARCIA S. and ROMERO F.M., 2014. Last glacial hydrological variations at the southern margin of sub-tropical North America and a regional comparison, Journal of Quaternary Science, 29 (5) : 495-505, DOI: 10.1002/jqs.2718. [Publisher link]
ROY P.D., RIVERO-NAVARETTE A., LOPEZ-BALBIAUX N., PEREZ-CRUZ L.L., METCALFE S.E., MUTHUSANKAR G. and SÁNCHEZ-ZAVALA J.-L., 2013. A record of Holocene summer-season palaeohydrological changes from the southern margin of Chihuahua Desert (Mexico) and possible forcings, The Holocene, 23 (8) : 1105-1114, DOI: 10.1177/0959683613483619. [Publisher link]
MUTHUSANKAR G., LAKSHUMANAN C., PRADEEP-KISHORE V., ESWARAMOORTHI S. and JONATHAN M.P., 2013. Classifying inundation limits in SE coast of India: application of GIS, Natural Hazards, 65 (3) : 2401-2409, DOI: 10.1007/s11069-012-0427-7. [Publisher link]
LAKSHUMANAN C., PRADEEP KISHORE V., VIVEGANANDAN S., KRISHNAKUMAR P. and MUTHUSANKAR G., 2012. Landuse / Land cover dynamics study in Nilgiris district part of Western Ghats, Tamilnadu, International Journal of Geomatics and Geosciences, 2 (3) : 921- 932.
GAUCHEREL C., BALASUBRAMANIAN M., KARUNAKARAN P.V., RAMESH B.R., MUTHUSANKAR G., HÉLY C. and COUTERON P., 2010. At which scales does landscape structure influence the spatial distribution of elephants in the Western Ghats (India)?, Journal of Zoology, 280 (2) : 185-194. [Publisher link]
KRISHNAN P., BOURGEON G., LO SEEN D., NAIR K. M., PRASANNA R., SRINIVAS S., MUTHUSANKAR G., DUFY L. and RAMESH B.R., 2007. Organic carbon stock map for soils of Southern India: a multifactorial approach, Current Science, 93 (5) : 706-710. [Publisher link]

Non peer-reviewed journal articles

SARAVANAN G., RAJAN V.R., PRASAD S. and MUTHUSANKAR G., 2014. Climate change research (1991–2012): comparative scientometric study of Argentina, Brazil, China, India and Mexico, Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal), 1134. [Publisher link]

Conference papers (published)

MUTHUSANKAR G. and LAKSHUMANAN C., 2016. Coastal Aquifer Vulnerability Assessment for the Cauvery Delta Region, Southeast Coast of India, In: Srinivasamoorty S., Senthilnathan D., Kusuma KN. (ed), National Level Workshop on Multiphase Approaches on Assessment and Sustainable Management of Stressed Coastal Aquifers (MAPCOAST-2016) 18th - 22nd May 2016 [CD-ROM] Puducherry organized by Department of Earth Sciences, Pondicherry University , p. 205-217.
ROY P.D., QUIROZ-JIMENEZ J.D., SÁNCHEZ-ZAVALA J.-L., MUTHUSANKAR G., LOZANO-SANTACRUZ R. and LOPEZ-BALBIAUX N., 2016. Hydroclimate of subtropical Mexico since the last glacial maximum and evaluation of some Pacific and Atlantic forcings., Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. Vol. 48, No. 7 [Abstracts of the Geological Society of America (GSA) Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado, USA - 2016], doi : 10.1130/abs/2016AM-279079. [Publisher link]
AULONG S., BORNE F., MUTHUSANKAR G., RAMESH B.R. and [et al.], 2010. Socio-economic assessment of farmers' vulnerability as water users subject to global change stressors in the hard rock of Southern India. The SHIVA ANR project, In: Fabre J.-C., Louchart X., Muller J.-P. (ed), LandMod 2010: International Conference on Integrative Landscape Modelling, Montpellier, February 3-5, 2010, Editions Quæ, 13 p.. [Publisher link]
BORNE F., MUTHUSANKAR G., ISWARIALAKSHMI K. and BALASUBRAMANIAN D., 2009. Digital Historical atlas of South India. Space, Time, Place, In: Forte M., Campana S., Liuzza C. (ed), Third International Conference on Remote Sensing in Archaeology, 17th-21st August 2009, BAR International series; 2118, Archaeopress, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, p. 373-378, ISBN: 9781407306599.

Working Papers

RENARD Q., RAMESH B.R., MUTHUSANKAR G. and PÉLISSIER R., 2010. High-Resolution vegetation cover data for the Southern Western Ghats of India (IFP_ECODATA_VEGETATION) [E-Paper], Pondy Papers in Ecology; 9, Institut Français de Pondichéry, Pondicherry, 12 p.. [Publisher link]
RENARD Q., MUTHUSANKAR G. and PÉLISSIER R., 2009. Data paper - high-resolution topographic and bioclimatic data for the Southern Western Ghats of India (IFP_ECODATA_BIOCLIM), Pondy Papers in Ecology; n° 8, Institut Français de Pondichéry, Pondicherry, 27 p.. [Publisher link]

Theses / Dissertations / Habilitation

MUTHUSANKAR G., 2011. Multi-hazard Risk Assessment and Management Strategies for Nagapattinam Coastal Zone, Tamil Nadu, PhD Thesis : Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli, 134 p., Advisor: C. Lakshumanan.


RAMESH B.R., LO SEEN D., KARUNAKARAN P.V., BALASUBRAMANIAN M. and MUTHUSANKAR G., 2003. Conservation review for rationalization of protected area network in Kerala. Final report of the consultancy under the Kerala Forestry project funded by the World Bank, Institut Français de Pondichéry, Pondicherry, 112 p..