Dr. Fayma Mushtaq
Geospatial Analyst at Department of Ecology, Environment and Remote
Sensing, Government of Jammu & Kashmir Srinagar
My name is Fayma Mushtaq. I presently reside in Srinagar J&K, which is also my hometown. I have done my schooling upto my graduation at Srinagar. My bachelor’s is in Environment & Water Management from Sri Pratap College Srinagar. After my graduation I travelled to different societies for learning and my higher studies. Because I believe to get an experience of living in a highly homogeneous culture which makes a person more accommodative and flexible.
I have completed my Master’s degree is in Remote Sensing & GIS with merit position from Jiwaji University, Gwalior. Soon after my master’s I got an opportunity to join my Doctoral Program at Department of Remote Sensing, Birla Institute of Technology, Ranchi. During the tenure of my PhD, I was the recipient of Department of Science and Technology INSPIRE Fellowship. I successfully completed my PhD in the year 2018 on the topic “Assessment of Potential Impacts of Various Natural and Anthropogenic Factors on Geo-environment of Wular Lake, J&K’.
After completion of my PhD, I worked as Principal Investigator for a project titled “Potential Ecological Impacts of Climate Change, Nitrogen Loadings, and Invasion of Alien Species on Freshwater Lake in Kashmir Himalayas J&K.” The project was sponsored by Science and Engineering Research Board, a statutory body of the Department of Science & Technology, Government of India. I have also been awardee of University Grants Commissions Dr. D.S Kothari Post-Doctoral Fellowship.
Presently I am working as Geospatial Analyst at Department of Ecology, Environment and Remote Sensing, Government of Jammu & Kashmir Srinagar in NRSC sponsored project “Space based Information Support for Decentralized Planning at Panchayat level (SIS-DP)”.
I have a research experience in domain of Geospatial Technology and its application in Water Pollution studies. I am very passionate to work on the different contours of Himalayan region and believe the further research will open a window to realize this aspiration. Currently, I am working on geospatial modelling approach for various problems associated in freshwater Himalayan lake ecosystems, in addition to lightning disaster in Himalayan region. I am also interested in exploring my research interested in glaciers, glacier lakes and alpine ecosystems in future.