Department of Geography
805 Sherbrooke Street West
Montreal, QC, Canada
ResearchMy research has focused primarily on understanding the complex interactions between human/animals and their environments, and how it mediates spatially-explicit non-linear (complex) phenomenon like resource constraints and disease transmission. I look to both agent-based models and spatial statistics to understand the patterns and processes of such phenomenon.
Prizes and honours
Dissertation Research Award, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale (1997-1999)
Teaching Award, The McGill Undergraduate Geography Society (2007-2008)
Previous students (since 2009)
CoursesENVR 301 - Environmental Research Methods (Fall and winter / Automne et hiver)
BIOL 307 - Behavioural Ecology (NA)
GEOG 201 - Intro Geo-Information Science (Fall / Automne)
GEOG 307 - Socioecon Applications of GIS (Winter / Hiver)
Relevant QCBS research themes
33- Primate population dynamics: variation in abundance over space and time
Chapman C.A., Bortolamiol S., Matsuda I., Omeja P.A., Paim F.P., Reyna-Hurtado R., Sengupta R., Valenta K.
2017 Biodiversity and Conservation (Date Added: 2017-12-23)
32- Interaction between scale and scheduling choices in simulations of spatial agents
Bonnell, T.R., Chapman, C.A., Sengupta, R.
2016 International Journal of Geographical Information Science (Date Added: 2016-11-24)
31- Spatial patterns of persistence for environmentally transmitted parasites: Effects of regional climate and local landscape
Bonnell, T.R., Ghai, R.R., Goldberg, T.L., Sengupta, R., Chapman, C.A.
2016 Ecological Modelling (Date Added: 2016-11-24)
30- Social Behaviours and Networks of Vervet Monkeys Are Influenced by Gastrointestinal Parasites
Chapman, C.A., Friant, S., Godfrey, K., Liu, C., Sakar, D., Schoof, V.A.M., Sengupta, R., Twinomugisha, D., Valenta, K., Goldberg, T.L.
2016 PloS one (Date Added: 2016-11-24)
29- Countering elephant raiding with Short Message Service: Challenges of deploying public participation-based systems in a setting with sparse Information Communication Technologies resources: Countering elephant raiding with SMS
Sarkar, D., Chapman, C.A., Kagoro, W., Sengupta, R.
2016 The Canadian Geographer / Le Géographe canadien (Date Added: 2016-11-24)
28-Chasing baboons or attending class: protected areas and childhood education in Uganda
MacKenzie, C., Kaoser, R, and Sengupta, R.
2015 Environmental Conservation ( Date Added: 2016-06-23)
27- Options for optimal coverage of C-section services for poor mothers in Indian state of Gujarat: Location allocation analysis using GIS
Vora, K., Yasobant, S., Upadhyay, A., and Sengupta, R.
2015 PLoS ONE (Date Added: 2016-06-23)
26- Analyzing Animal Movement Characteristics From Location Data
Sarkar, D., Chapman, C.A., Griffin, L., Sengupta, R.
2015 Transactions in GIS (Date Added: 2015-09-08)
25- How is shrimp aquaculture transforming coastal livelihoods and lagoons in Estero Real, Nicaragua?: The need to integrate social-ecological research and ecosystem-based approaches
Benessaiah, K., Sengupta, R.
2014 Environmental Management (Date Added: 2016-04-26)
24- The potential connectivity of waterhole networks and the effectiveness of a protected area under various drought scenarios
O'Farrill, G., Schampaert, K.G., Rayfield, B., Bodin, Ö., Calmé, S., Sengupta, R., Gonzalez, A.
2014 PLoS ONE (Date Added: 2016-04-26)
23- Emergent Group Level Navigation: An Agent-Based Evaluation of Movement Patterns in a Folivorous Primate
Bonnell, T.R., Campennì, M., Chapman, C.A., Gogarten, J.F., Reyna-Hurtado, R.A., Teichroeb, J.A., Wasserman, M.D., Sengupta, R.
2013 PLoS ONE (Date Added: 2016-04-26)
22- Is Markhamia lutea’s abundance determined by animal foraging?
Chapman, Colin A., Bonnell, Tyler R., Sengupta, Raja, Goldberg, Tony L., Rothman, Jessica M.
2013 Forest Ecology and Management (Date Added: 2013-09-05)
21- Analysing small-scale aggregation in animal visits in space and time: The ST-BBD method
Bonnell, T.R., Dutilleul, P., Chapman, C.A., Reyna-Hurtado, R., Hernández-Sarabia, R.U., Sengupta, R.
2013 Animal Behaviour (Date Added: 2013-01-21)
20- Effective dispersal of large seeds by Baird's tapir: A large-scale field experiment
O'Farrill, G., Calmé, S., Sengupta, R., Gonzalez, A.
2012 Journal of Tropical Ecology (Date Added: 2016-04-26)
19- Mapping crop types, irrigated areas, and cropping intensities in heterogeneous landscapes of southern india using multi-temporal medium-resolution imagery: Implications for assessing water use in agriculture
Heller, E., Rhemtulla, J.M., Lele, S., Kalacska, M., Badiger, S., Sengupta, R., Ramankutty, N.
2012 Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing (Date Added: 2013-07-31)
18- Spatial patterns of illegal resource extraction in Kibale National Park, Uganda
MacKenzie, C.A., Chapman, C.A., Sengupta, R.
2012 Environmental Conservation (Date Added: 2012-09-13)
17- Modelling spatial anisotropy of gold concentration data using GIS-based interpolated maps and variogram analysis: Implications for structural control of mineralization
Samal, A., Sengupta, R., Fifarek, R.
2011 Journal of Earth System Science (Date Added: 2016-04-26)
16- Linking landscapes to disease: Implications of spatial changes in resource distribution for red colobus monkey disease transmission using Agent-Based Models
Bonnell, T., Chapman, C., Sengupta, R., and Goldberg, T.
2010 Ecological Applications (Date Added: 2016-06-22)
15- An agent-based model of red colobus resources and disease dynamics implicates key resource sites as hot spots of disease transmission
Bonnell, T.R., Sengupta, R.R., Chapman, C.A., Goldberg, T.L.
2010 Ecological Modelling (Date Added: 2012-09-13)
14- Agent-based simulation of urban residential dynamics and land rent change in a gentrifying area of Boston
Jackson, J., Forest, B., Sengupta, R.
2008 Transactions in GIS (Date Added: 2016-04-26)
13- Topic2: Applied models and Decision Support Systems (DSS) - Current Directions
2007 Water International (Date Added: 2016-04-26)
12- Geospatial agents, agents everywhere..
Sengupta, R., Sieber, R.
2007 Transactions in GIS (Date Added: 2016-04-26)
11- Ecoregional dominance in spatial distribution of avian influenza (H5N1) outbreaks 
Sengupta, R., Rosenshein, L., Gilbert, M., Weiller, C.
2007 Emerging Infectious Diseases (Date Added: 2016-04-26)
10- Simulation modelling within collaborative spatial decision support systems using "cause-effect" models and software agents
2006 Collaborative Geographic Information Systems (Date Added: 2016-04-26)
9- Water International: A look at the past, present and future
2006 Water International (Date Added: 2016-04-26)
8- Modeling enrollment in the Conservation Reserve Program by using agents within spatial decision support systems: An example from southern Illinois
Sengupta, R., Lant, C., Kraft, S., Beaulieu, J., Peterson, W., Loftus, T.
2005 Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design (Date Added: 2016-04-26)
7- Landscape characteristics of Rhizophora mangle forests and propagule deposition in coastal environments of Florida (USA)
Sengupta, R., Middleton, B., Yan, C., Zuro, M., Hartman, H.
2005 Landscape Ecology (Date Added: 2016-04-26)
6- Spatial scale and population assignment choices in environmental justice analyses
Most, M.T., Sengupta, R., Burgener, M.A.
2004 Professional Geographer (Date Added: 2016-04-26)
5- Development and comparison of approaches for automated mapping of stream channel networks
Heine, R.A., Lant, C.L., Sengupta, R.R.
2004 Annals of the Association of American Geographers (Date Added: 2016-04-26)
4- A hybrid spatio-temporal data model and structure (HST-DMS) for efficient storage and retrieval of land use information
Sengupta, R., Yan, C.
2004 Transactions in GIS (Date Added: 2016-04-26)
3- A spatial decision support system to identify species-specific critical habitats based on size and accessibility using US GAP data
Larson, B.D., Sengupta, R.R.
2004 Environmental Modelling and Software (Date Added: 2016-04-26)
2- Agent-based modelling environment for spatial decision support
Sengupta, R.R., Bennett, D.A.
2003 International Journal of Geographical Information Science (Date Added: 2016-04-26)
1- Evaluating the impact of policy-induced land use management practices on non-point source pollution using a spatial decision support system
Sengupta, R., Bennett, D.A., Beaulieu, J., Kraft, S.E.
2000 Water International (Date Added: 2016-04-26)