Bhartendu a native of Kumaon region in the Himalayas, is a Doctoral Student at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies. Bhartendu is an expert in remote sensing and geographic information science. He is interested in using these tools with analytical models to understand the urban and environmental sustainability paradigm. His past research has studied urban land expansion and related land-cover dynamics in India and China. Within Himalayas, he is interested in the patterns and drivers of rural-to-urban migrations and associated environmental consequences. Bhartendu is keen on bringing his research experience to be applied to new projects in YHI.