Book chapters


Earth Observation in Urban Monitoring Techniques and Challenges, 2024, Pages 339-358

This chapter aligns with Goals 6, 9 and 11 by detailing remote sensing for environmental considerations, water resource management, land use changes on urban heat islands, urban growth modeling and ecological monitoring

Encyclopedia of Biodiversity, Third Edition, 2024, pp 152-166

This chapter advances the UN SDG goals 11 and 12 by reviewing the economic importance of biodiversity and the services that it provides to the rest of the economy, then considering the policy options available for better conservation of biodiversity.

The World of Sea Cucumbers: Challenges, Advances, and Innovations, 2024, pp 201-220

This chapter advances the UN SDG goals 13 and 14 by reviewing the biodiversity of sea cucumber species and the ways in which changing climates and habitats have influenced their biogeographies.

Encyclopedia of Biodiversity, Third Edition, 2024, pp 52-63

This chapter advances the UN SDG goals 11 and 15 by reviewing the major impacts people have on urban biodiversity at household, neighborhood, city, and global scales.

Encyclopedia of Biodiversity, Third Edition, 2024, pp 674-689

This chapter advances the UN SDG goals 14 and 15 by discussing conservation efforts for mammals, which particularly focus on habitat protection and direct protection. Mammals are often treated as flagships for the rest of biodiversity conservation.

Rehabilitation Robots for Neurorehabilitation in High-, Low-, and Middle-Income Countries
Current Practice, Barriers, and Future Directions
2024, Pages 471-498

This content aligns with Goal 3: Good Health and Wellbeing and Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities by raising the general and ethical issues around access to rehabilitation robot technologies and discusses them in the context of inclusivity—a term that encompasses affordability and other common issues that may justify limiting or increasing use in low-resource settings in HICs and LMICs.

Agroforestry for Carbon and Ecosystem Management, 2024, Pages 403-417

This chapter aligns with Goals 2 and 11 by focusing on the potential for improved food production when agroforestry practices are exploited. Further, the use of Agroforestry enhances sustainability within food production systems by providing environmental protections and balances.

The World of Sea Cucumbers, 2023, pp 109-122

This chapter aligns with SDG Goal 5: Gender equality and Goal 9: Industry, innovation and infrastructure by exploring how to impactfully develop industries like sea cucumber aquaculture to empower women's growth within the industry.

Mafi-Gholami, Jaafari, Drought mapping, modeling, and remote sensing, Editor(s): Salim Lamine, Prashant K. Srivastava, Ahmed Kayad, Francisco Muñoz-Arriola, Prem Chandra Pandey; Remote Sensing of Soil and Land Surface Processes: Monitoring, Mapping, and Modeling, Elsevier, 2023, ISBN 9780323910682,

This chapter aligns with SDG 6 by showing applications of mapping various data sources such as rainfall, temperature, soil moisture, and vegetation cover, based on several drought indices. The utilization of these maps can aid in the identification of drought-affected regions and, subsequently, prioritize the allocation of water resources accordingly.

Future Forests: Mitigation and Adaptation to Climate Change, 2024, Pages 49-64

This chapter aligns with Goals 13 and 15 by providing a reminder of the wide range of essential ecological benefits of forests and of the many products and services humans derive from forests, and then summarize three hallmarks of healthy forests across ecosystems and conclude by leveraging what we know about forests in the past to propose five key principles for future forest management.