Dr Sanjeev Kumar Srivastava

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Dr Sanjeev Kumar Srivastava


Teaching areas

  • Introduction to geographical information systems (GIS)
  • Satellite Image Analysis and Surveying
  • Applied spatial analysis and geoprocessing

Research areas

  • fire management
  • predictive spatial modelling
  • GIS application to freshwater ecology
  • climate change
  • GIS learning and teaching


Dr Sanjeev Kumar Srivastava is teaching and coordinating geographical information systems (GIS) and remote sensing courses at the university. He has developed several innovative ways to engage students in learning spatial science. These innovative approaches include engaging students in field-based and lab-based activities, using diverse assessment-feedback regimes utilising web 2.0 tools, using Threshold Concepts Framework, using activity based learning in the real-world environment, and using 3D models as well as animations.

Dr Srivastava is on the editorial board of Surveying and Spatial Science Institute Queensland Magazine and has been awarded with Queensland Spatial Excellence 2011 individual award for Education and Professional Development in spatial sciences, and was finalist for the Asia Pacific Spatial Excellence Award 2011 in the same category. The Australian Government's Office of Learning and Teaching (OLT) recognised his endeavours towards spatial science curriculum designed by awarding him 2013 Citation for outstanding contributions to student learning.

Dr Srivastava has several years of experience in the application of geographical information systems (GIS) and remote sensing techniques to natural resource and urban resources management. Dr Srivastava obtained his PhD degree in Geographical Sciences from The Australian National University where he tested several spatial models for predicting fish species’ distribution in the inland aquatic ecosystem.

Dr Srivastava has worked with different organisations that include Australian Defence Force Academy, Bureau of Rural Sciences, The World Fish Centre, National Bureau of Fish Genetic Resources, and several locations in the Australian National University.

Research grants

  • Monitoring Strategy of Erosion Works on the Noosa Spit and Main Beach.
  • Coastal floodplains response to future low-probability high-impact climatic scenarios: A hydrological analysis of selected sub-catchments in the Sunshine Coast region
  • Quantifying and analysing the effects of physical learning activities coupled with Web 2.0 applications on students’ engagement and learning of Geographical Information Systems (GIS).
  • Understanding learning and teaching of Geographical Information Systems (GIS): A mixed method study of the learning conceptions of undergraduate students from different disciplinary backgrounds about GIS.
  • Identification, Prediction and Evaluation of Fire Prone Areas for Fire Management on Fraser Island.
  • FINIA Fraser Islands weeds management project.
  • Delineation and characterisation of riparian zone in the Mooloolah Catchment.
  • Utilisation of GIS technique for endangered fish habitat assessment in selected streams at micro level and for constructing thematic maps of fish distribution in India at macro level.

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