I am an Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Geographical Sciences at the University of Maryland, College Park and the Center Manager for the International Center for Innovation in Geospatial Analytics and Earth Observation. I received my Ph.D. in Geographical Sciences and an MS in Conservation Biology & Sustainable Development from the University of Maryland. 

My current research interests broadly include land-cover and land-use change, human-environment interactions and geo-health. 

Areas of Interest

  • Land cover land use change
  • Biodiversity conservation
  • Coupled human and natural systems


  • Degree Type
    Degree Details
    Geographical Sciences, University of Maryland
  • Degree Type
    Degree Details
    Conservation Biology & Sustainable Development, University of Maryland

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vshevade [at] umd.edu