Parthiphan Krishnan

BA (Hons) (Singapore), MSc (Aberdeen), M Phil (Edinburgh), PhD (Reading)
Surrey Office: Fir 236A
Langley Office: L1315

Areas of Interest

I am a human geographer who teaches regional geography of British Columbia and Canada, geographic information system (GIS) and research methods. My areas of interest and research include the application of GIS in socioeconomics issues, with particular focus on domestic violence, emergency planning, and urban agriculture.


Scholarly Work

  • Mullinix, K., Dorward, C., Shutzbank, M., Krishnan, K., Ageson, K. and Fallick, A. (2013) Beyond Protection: Delineating the Economic and Food Production Potential of Underutilized, Small-parcel Farmland in Metropolitan Surrey, British Columbia. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development, Vol. 4, No.. 1. pp. 1-18.
  • Krishnan, P. (2011) “A GIS for MESA” Western Division, Canadian Association of Geographers Annual Meeting, Burnaby, B.C. Canada.
  • Krishnan, P. (2008) “Agriculture in BC and the Agricultural Land Commission” 6th Annual Anthropology Conference on Culture, Community and Well-Being, Surrey, B.C. Canada.
  • Krishnan, P. and Tatham, B. (2004) “High-resolution satellite imagery and urban applications: impervious surface and urban greenspace mapping at the City of Richmond, British Columbia” American Society for Photogrammetry & Remote Sensing Annual Conference, Denver, USA.
  • Krishnan, P. (1999) “The Internet's Impact on Geography” WebNet, Vol. 1, pp. 632-635.
  • Ho M. S. and Krishnan, P. (1998), “GIS and multimodal transport system: a case for Singapore” International Conference on Modeling Geographical and Environmental Systems with Geographical Information Systems, Hong Kong.
  • Krishnan, P. and Chia, E.H., (1998), “Geographic information systems: implications for regional development” in Savage, V., Kong, L. and W, Neville., (eds.), The Naga Awakens: Growth and Change in Southeast Asia, Times Academic Press, pp. 203-220.
  • Krishnan, P. (1997), “Integrated coastal water monitoring” Journal of Coastal Management, Vol. 25, No. 4. pp. 437-443.
  • Krishnan, P. (1997), “Monitoring coastal water systems: an integrated approach”, Proceedings of the International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, Vol. 1, Singapore, pp. 598-600.
  • Krishnan, P. (1995), “Research report - a geographical information system for oils spills sensitivity mapping in the Shetland Islands (United Kingdom)” Journal of Ocean and Coastal Management, Vol. 26, No. 3, pp. 247-255.
  • Krishnan, P. (1995), “Linking GIS with a modelling system for coastal waters” Proceedings of the GIS Asia Pacific, Singapore.
  • Gupta, A. and Krishnan, P. (1994), “Spatial distribution of sediment discharge to the coastal waters of South and Southeast Asia” in Olive, L.J., (ed.), Variability in Stream Erosion and Sediment Transport, IAHS Publ. No. 224, pp. 457-463.
  • Krishnan, P. (1994), “Oil spill sensitivity mapping using a GIS” Proceedings of the Fifth European Conference and Exhibition on Geographical Information Systems EGIS/MARI ‘94, Paris, France, Vol. 2, pp. 1262-1271.
  • Krishnan, P. (1993), “GIS in Southeast Asia - obstacles and opportunity issues” Proceedings of ESRI South Asia 2nd Regional Users Conference, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • Krishnan, P. (1993), “Teaching remote sensing in a small country: the Singapore experience” Proceedings of the South East Asian Regional Conference on Education and Research in Remote Sensing, Johor Bahru, Malaysia, Session 2, Paper 2, pp. 1-11.
  • Dutt, A. J., DeDear, R. and Krishnan, P. (1992), “Full-scale and model investigation of natural ventilation and thermal comfort in a building”, Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics, Vol. 44, pp. 2599-2609.