Dr Sanjeev Kumar Srivastava - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Dr Sanjeev Kumar Srivastava


  • Senior Lecturer, Geospatial Analysis
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Sunshine Coast
Dr Sanjeev Kumar Srivastava

Dr Sanjeev Kumar Srivastava is teaching and coordinating spatial science courses which include geographical information systems (GIS) and remote sensing and surveying courses that are part of Geospatial Analysis Minor. He has developed several innovative ways to engage students in learning spatial science and geospatial analysis. 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 in desktop and immersive environments.

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. Currently, he is a member of SSSI’s regional committee of Spatial Information and Cartography Commission.


  • 2013 Citation for outstanding contributions to student learning from Australian Government's Office of Learning and Teaching (OLT)
  • 2011 Queensland Spatial Excellence individual award for Education and Professional Development in spatial sciences
  • 2011 finalist for the Asia Pacific Spatial Excellence individual award for Education and Professional Development in spatial sciences

Potential honours and doctoral projects

Investigating natural resources and built environment using modern geospatial analysis, image analysis and geo-visualisation methods:

  • This include analyses of big earth data such as lidar scans, point cloud data derived from remote sensing images, multi-temporal archive of multispectral remote sensing data, and archived GIS data sets.

Research grants

  • A student-led approach to explore and implement immersive-visualisation experiences and design pedagogies across urban planning program and programs with geospatial minor.
  • 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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Research areas

  • Natural resources management and conservation
  • Fire ecology
  • GIS learning and teaching

Teaching areas

  • Introduction to Geographical Information Science and Technology
  • Earth Observation: Remote Sensing and Surveying
  • Applied Geospatial Analysis
  • Geo-visualisation

Dr Sanjeev' Srivastava's specialist areas of knowledge include science, geographical information systems, satellite image analysis and surveying, applied spatial analysis and geoprocessing, predictive spatial modelling, fire management, freshwater ecology.

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