Edited Books:

Perez, L., Kim, E.K., and Sengupta, R. (eds), 2017.  Agent-Based Models and Complexity Science in the Age of Geospatial Big Data. Series: Advances in Geographic Information Science Series. Springer International Publishing, Zurich, Switzerland.

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Peer Reviewed Journal Articles (postdocs & student co-authors underlined)


Sarkar, D., Andris, C. Chapman, C., and Sengupta, R., In Press (2019). Metrics for characterizing Network Structure and Node Importance in Spatial Social Networks. International Journal of Geographical Information Science


Sarkar, D., Chapman, C., Valenta, K., and Sengupta, R., In Press (2019). Research stations as conservation instruments provide long term community benefits through social connections. Professional Geographer .


Bonnell, T., Ghai, R., Goldberg, T., Sengupta, R. and Chapman, C., 2018. Simulations of environmentally-transmitted parasites under habitat fragmentation suggests that as habitat is lost, its configuration becomes more important Landscape Ecology 33(8):1259-1272.


Chapman, C.A., Bortolamiol, S., Matsuda, I., Omeja, P.A., Paim, F.P., Reyna-Hurtado, R., Sengupta, R. and Valenta, K., 2018. Primate population dynamics: variation in abundance over space and time. Biodiversity and Conservation


MacKenzie, C., S. Moffat, Ogwang, J., Ahabyona, P., and R. Sengupta, 2017. Advocating for Primary Education: Spatial and Temporal Patterns in Enrolment and Exam Achievement in Rural Uganda.  Children’s Geographies 15(3): 334-348.


Bonnell, T., Chapman, C., and Sengupta, R., 2016. Interaction between scale and scheduling choices in simulations of spatial agents. International Journal of Geographic Information Science, 30(10): 2075-2088.


Bonnell, T.R., Ghai, R.R., Goldberg, T.L., Sengupta, R. and Chapman, C.A., 2016. Spatial patterns of persistence for environmentally transmitted parasites: Effects of regional climate and local landscape. Ecological Modelling, 338, pp.78-89.


Sakar, D., C.A. Chapman, W. Kagoro, and R. Sengupta, 2016. Countering elephant raiding with SMS: Challenges of deploying public participation based systems in an Information Communication Technologies resource sparse setting.  The Canadian Geographer 60(4): 493-504.


Chapman, C.A., S. Friant, K. Godfrey, C. Liu, V.A.M. Schoof, D. Twinomugisha, J.M. Rothman, D. Sakar, R. Sengupta, K. Valenta, and T.L. Goldberg, 2016.  Gastrointestinal parasites influence the social behaviour and network of vervet monkeys (Chlorocebus aethiops). PLoS ONE 11(8): e0161113. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0161113.


MacKenzie, C., Sengupta, R., and Kaoser, R., 2015.  Chasing Baboons or attending class: protected areas and childhood education in Uganda.  Environmental Conservation, 42(4): 373-383.


Vora, K., Yasobant, S., Sengupta, R., De Costa, A., Upadhyay, A., Mavalankar, D., 2015. Options for Optimal Coverage of Free C-Section Services for Poor Mothers in Indian State of Gujarat: Location Allocation Analysis Using GIS. PLoS ONE 10(9): e0137122. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0137122 [online]


Sarkar, D., Chapman, C., Griffin, L., and Sengupta, R., 2015, Analyzing Animal Movement Characteristics from Location Data. Transactions in GIS 19(4), 516-534.


Benessaiah, K., and Sengupta, R., 2014, How is Shrimp Aquaculture Transforming Coastal Livelihoods and Lagoons in Estero Real, Nicaragua? The Need to Integrate Social–Ecological Research and Ecosystem-Based Approaches.  Environmental Management 54(2): 162-179.


O’Farrill, G., Gauthier-Schampaert, K., Rayfield, B., Bodin, O., Calmé, S., Sengupta, R., and Gonzalez, A., 2014. The Potential Connectivity of Waterhole Networks and the Effectiveness of a Protected Area under Various Drought Scenarios. PLoS ONE. Doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0095049


Bonnell, T.R., Campenni, M., Chapman, C., Gogarten, J., Reyna-Hurtado, R., Teichroeb, J., Wasserman, M., and Sengupta, R., 2013. Emergent group level navigation: an agent-based evaluation of movement patterns in a folivorous primate.  PLOS ONE doi: 10.1371/journal. pone.0078264.


Bonnell, T.R., Dutilleul, P., Chapman, C. A., Reyna-Hurtado, R., Hernández-Sarabia, R.U., Sengupta, R., 2013. Analysing small-scale aggregation in animal visits in space and time: the ST-BBD method.  Animal Behaviour 85(2): 483-492.


Chapman, C.A., T.R. Bonnell., R. Sengupta., T.L. Goldberg, and J.M. Rothman, 2013.  Is Markhamia lutea’s abundance determined by animal foraging?  Forest Ecology and Management 308: 62-66.


MacKenzie, C., Chapman, C., and Sengupta, R., 2012, Spatial patterns of illegal resource extraction in Kibale National Park, Uganda. Environmental Conservation 39(1): 38-50.


O’Farrill, G., Calme, S., Sengupta, R., and Gonzalez, A., 2012.  Effective dispersal of large seeds by Baird's tapir: a large-scale field experiment.  Journal of Tropical Ecology 28(1): 119-122.


Heller, E., Rhemtulla, J.M., Lele, S., Kalacska, M., Badiger, S., Sengupta, R., Ramankutty, N., 2012.  Mapping Irrigated Areas and Cropping Intensities: the contribution of Multi-season data in highly heterogeneous regions of Southern India. Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing 78(8): 815-827.


Samal, A.R., Sengupta, R., and Fifarek, R., 2011, Modeling spatial anisotropy of gold concentration data using GIS-based interpolated maps and variogram analysis: implications for structural control of mineralization. Journal of Earth System Science 120(4): 583-594.


Bonnell, T., Chapman, C., Sengupta, R., and Goldberg, T., 2010, Linking landscapes to disease: Implications of spatial changes in resource distribution for red colobus monkey disease transmission using Agent-Based Models.  Ecological Applications 221(20): 2491-2500.


Jacob, A.L., Vaccaro, I., Sengupta, R., Hartter, J., and Chapman, C.A., 2008. Integrating landscapes that have experienced rural depopulation and ecological homogenization into tropical conservation planning. Tropical Conservation Science 1(4): 307-320. 


Jackson, J., Forest, B., and Sengupta, R., 2008.  Agent-Based Simulation of Urban Residential Dynamics and Land Rent Change in a Gentrifying Area of Boston.  Transactions in GIS, 12(4): 475-491.


Sengupta, R., Rosenshein, L., Gilbert, M., and Weiller, C., 2007, Ecoregional Dominance in Spatial Distribution of Avian Influenza (H5N1) Outbreaks [letter]. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 13(8): 1269-1271.


Sengupta, R., and Sieber, R., 2007, Geospatial Agents, Agents Everywhere.... Transactions in GIS, 11(4): 483 -506.


Sengupta, R, Lant, C., Kraft, S., Beaulieu, J., Peterson, W., and Loftus, T., 2005, Modeling CRP Enrolment using Agents within Spatial Decision Support Systems: An Example from Southern Illinois. Environment and Planning B, 32(6): 821-834.


Sengupta, R., Middleton, B., Chen, Y., Zuro, M., and Hartman, H., 2005, Propagule deposition and landscape characteristics of source forests of Rhizophora mangle in coastal landscapes in Florida. Landscape Ecology, 20 (1): 63-72.


Most, M., Sengupta, R., and Burgener, M., 2004, Spatial Scale and Population Assignment Choices in Environmental Justice Analyses. The Professional Geographer 56(4): 574-586.


Heine, R., Lant, C., and Sengupta, R., 2004, Development and Comparison of Approaches for Automated Extraction of Stream Channel Networks. Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 94(3): 447-490.


Sengupta, R., and Chen, Y., 2004, Hybrid Spatio-Temporal Data Model and Structure (HST-DMS) for Efficient Storage and Retrieval of Land Use Information. Transactions in GIS, 8(3): 351-366.


Larson, B., and Sengupta, R., 2004. A Spatial Decision Support System to Identify Species-Specific Critical Habitats Based on Size and Accessibility using US GAP Data. Environmental Modelling and Software, 19(1): 7-18.


Sengupta, R., and Bennett, D., 2003. Agent-based Modeling Environment for Spatial Decision Support. International Journal of Geographical Information Science, 17 (2): 157-180.


Sengupta, R., Bennett, D. A., Kraft, S. E., and Beaulieu, J., 2000. Evaluating the Impact of Policy-induced Landuse Management Practices on Non-point Source Pollution using a Spatial Decision Support System: A simulation of the Big Creek Basin. Water International, 25 (3): 437-445.

Book Chapters: (postdocs & student co-authors underlined)

Sengupta, R., Chapman, C.C., Sarkar, D., and Bortolamiol, S., 2017. Automated Extraction of Movement Rationales for Building Agent-Based Models: Example of a Red Colobus Monkey Group.  In Agent-Based Models and Complexity Science in the Age of Geospatial Big Data. Perez, L., Kim, E.K., and Sengupta, R. (eds).  Advances in Geographic Information Science Series. Springer International Publishing, Zurich, Switzerland.


Yadav, P., Deshpande, S., and Sengupta, R., (2017).  Animating Maps: Visual Analytics meets Geoweb 2.0.  In Advances in Geocomputation (Geocomputation 2015: The 13th International Conference), Dallas, TX, USA.  Griffith, D.A., Chun, Y., and Dean, D. (eds).  Advances in Geographic Information Science Series Vol. 10: 75-84. Springer International Publishing, Cham, Switzerland.


Sarkar, D., Sieber, R., and Sengupta, R., (2016).  GIScience Considerations in Spatial Social Networks. In GIScience 2016: Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Geographic Information Science), Montreal, QC, Canada.  Miller, J., O’Sullivan, D., and Wiegand, N. (eds).  Lecture Notes in Computer Science Vol. 9927:85-100.  Springer, Berlin, Germany.


Chapman, C.A., Twinomugisha, D., Teichroeb, J.A., Valenta, K., Sengupta, R., Sarkar, D. and Rothman, J.M., 2016. How Do Primates Survive Among Humans? Mechanisms Employed by Vervet Monkeys at Lake Nabugabo, Uganda. In Ethnoprimatology (pp. 77-94). Springer International Publishing, Zurich, Switzerland.


Chapman, C.A., Huffman, M.A., Ryan, S.J., Sengupta, R. and Goldberg, T., 2008. Ways forward in the study of primate parasite ecology.  In Primate parasite ecology: the dynamics and study of host-parasite relationships. Huffman, M.A. and  Chapman, C.A. (eds).  Cambridge Studies in Biological and Evolutionary Anthropology pp. 487-505 [ISBN 978 0 521 87246 1]. Cambridge University Press, UK.


Sengupta, R., 2006. Simulation Modelling within Collaborative Spatial Decision Support Systems using cause-effect models and Software Agents.  In Collaborative GIS (S. Dragicevic and S. Balram, Eds.) pp. 134-149 [ISBN 1-5914-0846-6]. Idea Group Publishing, Hershey, PA.


Samal, A.R., Fifarek, R., and Sengupta, R., 2005. Geostatistical Investigation of Elemental Enrichment in Hydrothermal Deposits. In Quantitative Geology and Geostatistics, Vol. 14 (O. Leuangthong and C.Deutsch, Eds.) pp. 491-500 [ISBN: 1-4020-3515-2]. Springer: New York, NY.


Sengupta, R., and Bennett, D. A., 2001. Making Data Rich Depositories of Geographical Data Usable with Intelligent System Technologies.  In Geographic Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery (H. Miller and J. Han, Eds.). pp. 110-128. [ISBN: 0-4152-3369-0]. Taylor and Francis: Levittown, PA.


Bennett, D. A., Sengupta, R., Beaulieu, J., and Kraft, S. E., 2000. Integrating Simulation Models and Geographic Information For Environmental Problem Solving.  In Spatial Information for Landuse Management (Michael. J. Hill and Richard J. Aspinall, Eds.) [ISBN: 9-0569-9315-1]. Blackwell Publishers: Blackwood, NJ.


Bennett, D. A., Wade, G. A., and Sengupta, R., 1999. Geographical Modeling in Heterogeneous Computing Environments. In Interoperating Geographic Information Systems (M. Goodchild, M. Egenhofer, R. Fegeas, and C. Kottman, Eds.) [ISBN: 0-7923-8436-9]. Kluwer Academic Publishers: Dordrecht, Netherlands.


Sengupta, R., 2007, Topic 2: Applied Models and Decision Support Systems (DSS). Water International, 32(3): 395-396.


Sengupta, R., 2006, Water International: A look at the past, present and future. Water International, 31(3): 287.


Book Reviews:

Sengupta, R., 2003: Review of World Water and Food to 2025: Dealing with Scarcity. Mark W. Rosegrant, Ximing Cai and Sarah A. Cline. Washington DC, USA: International Food Policy Research Institute. 2002. 322 pp. Water International, 28(1): 132-133.

Refereed Conference Proceedings: (postdocs & student co-authors underlined)

Yadav, P., Deshpande, S., and Sengupta, R., 2015.  Animating Maps: Visual Analytics meets Geoweb 2.0.  Geocomputation 2015: Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on GeoComputation.  Dallas, TX: Department of Geospatial Information Sciences, University of Texas-Dallas (21 May 2015).


Hughes, C., Sengupta, R., Naik, V., and Saxena, D., 2014. Geovisualization for cluster detection of Hepatitis A & E outbreaks in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India. Proceedings of the Third ACM SIGSPATIAL International Workshop on the use of GIS in Public Health. Dallas, TX: Dept. Of Geography, Texas A&M University (4 November, 2014). 


Koti, S.R., and Sengupta, R., 2012, Distributed Web Processing Service (DWPS) for Real Time Analysis of Health Data. Proceedings of GIScience 2012. Columbus, Ohio: Dept.of Geography, The Ohio State University (18-21 September, 2012).


Bonnell, T.R., R. Sengupta, C. A. Chapman and T. L. Goldberg, 2011, Linking landscapes to disease: An agent-based model simulating the impact of forest composition on spread of disease in red colobus populations. Proceedings of ICA-ISPRS 2011 Joint Workshop, Burnaby, Canada (10-12 August, 2011).


Bonnell, T., Sengupta, R., and Chapman, C., 2011, “Spatial Epidemiology and GIS/ABM: a case study of the red colobus monkey.” Spatial Knowledge and Information (SKI) Canada: Fernie, BC, Canada (4-6 March, 2011).


Sengupta, R., and Bonnell, T., 2008, Emerging Infectious Diseases and Agent-based Models: Moving Epidemiology from Analyzing Pattern to Simulating Process. Spatial Knowledge and Information (SKI) Canada, Fernie, BC, Canada (15-17 Feb, 2008).


Samal, A.R., Fifarek, R., and Sengupta, R., 2005. ‘The Spatial Pattern of Trace Elements Relative to Gold Concentrations in an Epithermal Gold Deposit’.  Proceedings of IAMG ’05: GIS and Spatial Analysis (Vol. 1: p. 458-463), Toronto, Canada: International Association for Mathematical Geology, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.  


Sengupta, R., Beaulieu, J., and Kraft, S., 2003, ‘Assisting Decision-Makers Manage Compensatory Payments to Preserve Water Quality in Agricultural Watersheds through modeling and simulation’. Proceedings of the XIth World Water Congress, Madrid, Spain (11th-9th October, 2003): International Water Resources Association, Carbondale, Illinois 62901, USA.


Sengupta, R., Beaulieu, J., Kraft, S., Loftus, L., Shcherbanuik, M., and Soman, S., 2002, ‘Modeling Trade-Offs between Water Quality and Profits in Agricultural Watersheds’. Proceedings of Water for Human Survival: IWRA Regional Conference, New Delhi, India: Central Board of Irrigation and Power, Malcha Marg, New Delhi 110 021, India.


Sengupta, R., Loftus, T., and Shcherbaniuk, M., 2002. ‘Agent-based modeling of human decision-making behavior within Spatial Decision Support Systems’. Proceedings of GIScience 2002: Second International Conference on Geographic Information Science, Boulder, CO: National Center for Geographic Information Analysis (NCGIA), University of California-Santa Barbara, CA.


Radhakrishnan, P., and Sengupta, R., 2002. ‘Groundwater modeling in GIS by integrating ArcView 3.2, MODFLOW and MODPATH’. Proceedings of the 2002 ESRI Users Conference, San Diego, CA: ESRI Inc, Redlands, California, USA.


Sengupta, R., Bennett, D., and Armstrong, M. P., 2000, ‘Agent-oriented Modeling Environment for Spatial Decision Support’. Proceedings of GIScience 2000: First International Conference on Geographic Information Science, Savannah, GA: National Center for Geographic Information Analysis (NCGIA), University of California-Santa Barbara, CA, USA.


Armstrong, M. P., Bennett, D., Densham, P., and Sengupta, R., 2000, ‘Theoretical Perspectives on Agent-Oriented Geographic Information Management and Analysis’.  Proceedings of GIScience 2000: First International Conference on Geographic Information Science, Savannah, GA: National Center for Geographic Information Analysis (NCGIA), University of California-Santa Barbara, CA, USA.


Wade, G.A., Bennett, D., and Sengupta, R., 1997. ‘An interactive distributed architecture for geographical modeling’.  Proceedings of Auto-Carto 13, Seattle, WA: American Congress on Surveying and Mapping, Bethesda, MD, USA.


Sengupta, R., and Bhattacharya, S., 1997. ‘Zip codes for direct marketing modeling using GIS’. Proceedings of AIS ‘97 Americas Conference, Indianapolis, IN: Association of Information Systems, Atlanta, GA, USA.


Sengupta, R., Bennett, D., and Wade, G., 1996. ‘Agent mediated links between GIS and spatial modeling software using a model definition language’.  Proceedings of GIS/LIS ‘96, Denver, CO: American Congress on Surveying and Mapping, Bethesda, MD, USA.


Fall Semester:
ENVR 301: Environmental Research Design
GEOG201: Introduction to Geographic Information Science

Winter Semester:
ENVR 301: Environmental Research Design
GEOG307: Socio-Economic Applications of GIS

Courses Taught in the past:
ESS 104: Earth System Science
ENVR401: Environmental Research
GEOG506: Seminar in Geographic Information Science


Current and Past Students

Other students

Martha Otero (PhD 2010, NSERC Doctoral Scholarship): A GIS-based methodological framework for estimating the potential of bundling environmental services in Andean Watersheds ^Georgina O'Farrill (PhD 2010, CONACYT Doctoral Scholarship): Identification of Keystone Species in Protected Areas of the Yucatan Peninsula. ^co-supervisor with Prof. A. Gonzalez
Eric Vaughan (B.Sc, 2016, School of Environment Honours Thesis): Social Networks amongst conservation workers around Kibale National Park, Uganda.
Gabriella Fanous (B.Sc, 2015, School of Environment Honours Thesis): Migration patterns of the Batwa community, Southwestern Uganda.
Lesley Raymer (B.Sc. 2008, Geography Honours Thesis): Spatial Patterns of Non-Market Housing in Vancouver BC.
E. Nicole Lulham (B.Sc. 2006, School of Environment Honours Thesis): Geovisualization of Infectious Disease Mortality Rates for Montreal Wards: Census Years 1901-1951
Christine Bartlett (B.A. 2005, International Development Studies Honours Thesis): Potable water stress in Dhaka, Bangladesh, and Differential Impact on Urban Poor
Santiago Gonzalez (B.Sc. 2005, Geography Honours Thesis): Water Resources Inventory of Syria.

Students at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale

Mike Paluzzi (M.Sc, 2003). Improving Location-Allocation models using heuristic approaches: applications to emergency management systems.
Chen Yan(M.Sc, 2002). HST-DSM: A Hybrid Spatio-temporal Data Model.
Premkrishnan Radhakrishnan (M.Sc, 2002). An SDSS for Evaluation of Agricultural Acreage in Well Head Protection Areas.
Brad Larson (M.Sc, 2002). An SDSS capable of applying Species-Specific Viability Parameters to National GAP Analysis Program Datasets.
Fareeza Karimushan (M.Sc, 2002). Spatial variations in hurricane occurrence during La Nina, El Nino and Neutral Phases.
Cheng Luo (M.Sc, 2001). Structure and design of an Efficient Temporal Geographical Information System (TGIS) Data Model.
Rui Ding (M.Sc, 2001). Pricing Residential Disamenities: The Cost of Crime.