American Journal of Geographic Information System

American Journal of Geographic Information System published articles about the recent research achievements of geographic information system. The goal of this journal is to track the development tendency of this specified system and make some contributions in the development of this fresh subject. As a comprehensive professional geographical science, geographic information system collects and analyzes various kinds of geographical data.

Vinay Nangia

Editorial Board Member of American Journal of Geographic Information System

Research Scientist, International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA), Syria

Research Areas

Agricultural Hydrology, Geographic Information Science (GIS), Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions


2006M.G.I.SGeographic Information Science, University of Minnesota, USA
2005Ph.DWater Resources Science, University of Minnesota, USA
2001M.S.Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering, University of Minnesota, USA
1998B. Tech Agricultural Engineering, Gujarat Agriculture University, India


2011-presentAgricultural Hydrologist, International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA), Aleppo, Syrian Arab Republic
2007-2011Visiting Assistant Professor, Institute of Soil & Water Conservation, Chinese Academy of Science, Yangling, Shaanxi, China
2010-2011NSERC Visiting Fellow, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
2008-2009Research Associate and Project Leader, Geography Department,University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
2005-2008Post-doctoral Fellow, International Water Management Institute (IWMI), Sri Lanka

Publications: Journals

[1]  Nangia, V., D.J. Mulla, and P.H. Gowda. 2010. Precipitation changes impact stream discharge, nitrate-nitrogen load more than agricultural management changes. J. Environ Qual. 39(6):2063-2071. doi:10.2134/jeq2010.0105.
[2]  Nangia, V., P.H. Gowda, and D.J. Mulla. 2010. Evaluation of predicted long-term water quality trends to changes in N fertilizer management practices for a cold climate, Agric. Water Manage. 97(11):1855-1860. doi: 10.1016/j.agwat.2010.06.023.
[3]  Nangia, V., P.H. Gowda, D.J. Mulla, and G.R. Sands. 2010. Water quality modeling for impacts of tile drain depth and spacing on nitrate-N losses in tile drains at the field-scale, Vadose Zone J. 9(1):61-72. doi:10.2136/vzj2008.0158.
[4]  Nangia, V., P. Wymar, and J. Klang. 2010. Evaluation of a GIS-based watershed modeling approach for sediment transport. Int J Agric & Biol Eng. 3(3):43-53. doi: 10.3965/j.issn.1934-6344.2010.03.0-0.
[5]  Nangia, V., M.D. Ahmad, J. Du, C. Yan, G. Hoogenboom, X. Mei, W. He, S. Liu, and Q. Liu. 2010. Effects of conservation agriculture on land and water productivity in the Yellow River Basin, China. Int J Agric & Biol Eng 3(2):5-17. doi: 10.3965/j.issn.1934-6344.2010.02.0-0.
[6]  Lu, X., X. Mu, V. Nangia, Y. Sui, Y. Yao, F. Wang, and P. Gao. 2010. DSSAT modeling of conservation tillage practice on winter wheat in western Henan, China. Agricultural Research in Arid Areas 28(3):64-70 (in Chinese).
[7]  Lu, X., V. Nangia, X. Mu, F. Wang, Y. Sui, P. Gao, and Y. Yao. 2009. Field-scale simulation of winter-wheat leaf area index, soil moisture and water-use efficiency in Henan, China. J. Environ. Hydrology 17(9):1-11.
[8]  Nangia, V., C. de Fraiture, and H. Turral. 2008. Water quality implications of raising crop water productivity. Agric. Water Manage. 95(7):825-835. doi:10.1016/j.agwat.2008.02.014 (ranked #8 on "Top 25 Hottest Articles" list for the second and third quarters of 2008 by ScienceDirect).
[9]  Nangia, V., H. Turral, and D. Molden. 2008. Increasing water productivity with improved N fertilizer management. Irri and Drain Syst. 22(3-4):193-207. doi:10.1007/s10795-008-9051-9.
[10]  Nangia, V., P.H. Gowda, D.J. Mulla, and G.R. Sands. 2008. Water quality modeling for impacts of fertilizer management practices on nitrate-N losses in tile drains at the field-scale, J. Environ Qual. 37(2):296-307. doi:10.2134/jeq2007.0224.
[11]  Du, J.T., W.Q. He, V. Nangia, C.R. Yan, M.D. Ahmad, J.X. Guo, and S. Liu. 2008. Effects of conservation tillage on soil-water content in northern arid regions of China. Trans. Chinese Soc. Ag Eng. 24(11):25-29 (in Chinese).

Publications: Books/Book Chapters

[1]  Bossio, D., A. Noble, D. Molden, and V. Nangia. 2008. Land degradation and water productivity in agricultural landscapes. In D. Bossio and K. Geheb (ed) Conserving land, protecting water: 'Bright Spots' reversing trends in land and water degradation. CABI, UK.
[2]  Molden, D., T.Y. Oweis, J.W. Kijne, P. Steduto, J. Kijne, M. Hajra, P.S. Bindraban, B. Bouman, S. Cook, O. Erenstein, H. Farahani, A. Hachum, J. Hoogeveen, H. Mahoo, V. Nangia, D. Peden, A. Sikka, P. Silva, H. Turral, A. Upadhyaya, and S. Zwart. 2007. Pathways to improve agricultural water productivity. In Water for food, water for life: A comprehensive assessment of water management in agriculture. London, Earthscan and Colombo: International Water Management Institute.