Ahmad Firoz, born 15 December 1968, in the district of Palamu, the state of Jharkhand, India. Graduated from Birsa Agricultural University, Faculty of Forestry, with BSc (1992) and MSc (1996) in Forestry and Forest Management, in the town of Kanke, Ranchi District, the state of Jharkhand, India, M. Tech. in Remote Sensing (1998) from Birla Institute of Technology, in the town of Mesra, Ranchi District, the state of Jharkhand, India. Completed a qualified National Eligibility Test in Forestry, conducted by the Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board (ASRB), Department of Agricultural Research and Education, Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers' Welfare, the Government of India, through All-India Competitive Examination. Researcher for the National Remote Sensing Centre, Department of Space Indian Space Research Organization, in the city of Hyderabad, the state of Andhra Pradesh, India (1998), where associated with various projects in forestry and wildlife using multi temporal and multi spectral satellite data, one of them being the DOS/DBT project «Biodiversity Characterization at Landscape Level», for the state of Kerala. Given several training in remote sensing, GIS and photogrammetry in India and abroad. Extensively travelled in various forest regions of India. Scientific Advisor in Remote Sensing, GIS and Photogrammetry for the Vindhyan Ecology and Natural History Foundation, in the city of Mirzapur, the state of Uttar Pradesh, India (2016-present). Research interests in forest- and agroforestry mapping, forest fire and climate interaction, wildlife suitability, urban planning, urban forestry and watershed monitoring. Reviewer for a numerous scientific journals. Author and co-author of more than 40 research papers, most of them published in high impact journals.
Papers in Scopus – 11
Total Scopus citations – 7; Scopus Hirsh index – 1.
Total Web of Science Core Collection citations – 14;
Web of Science Core Collection Hirsh index – 2.