Pardhasaradhi Teluguntla


Pardhasaradhi Teluguntla is currently a senior research scientist with Bay Area Environmental Research Institute (BAERI) and U.S. Geological Survey(USGS), Western Geographic Science Center (WGSC), in Flagstaff. He is working on global cropland mapping using multispectral and hyperspectral remote sensing to study global cropland dynamics for Global food and water security.

Prior to this, he was a scientist at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), an international scientific research organization operated under Consultative Group on International Agriculture Research (CGIAR). He worked on mapping maize production zones and stress-prone target ecologies in South Asia under the Abiotic stress Tolerant Maize for Asia (ATMA) project.  He also worked as a senior scientific officer for another CGIAR institution, the International Water Management Institute (IWMI), Hyderabad, India. Pardha was one of the key researchers in the Krishna River Basin studies funded by the Australian Centre for International Agriculture Research (ACIAR), Govt of Australia.

Pardha has 18+ years of experience in Remote Sensing and GIS applications relating to agriculture, water, and natural resource management. Pardha has worked extensively on land use/land cover (LULC) mapping, cropland area mapping (which includes both irrigated and rainfed croplands), rice paddy mapping and evapotranspiration (ET) mapping using multi-temporal and multi-sensor satellite remote sensing images.