Dr. Siva K. Balasundram

Dr. Siva K. Balasundram

Senior Lecturer
Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia


Highest Degree
Ph.D. in Precision Agriculture from University of Minnesota, USA

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Area of Interest:

Plant and Soil Sciences
100%
Geo-spatial Statistics
62%
Soil Management
90%
Landuse Assessment
75%
Landscape Analysis
55%

Selected Publications

  1. Tajudin, N.S., M.M. Hanafi, A.S. Idris and S.K. Balasundram, 2016. Determination and mapping of calcium and magnesium contents using geostatistical techniques in oil palm plantation related to basal stem rot disease. Songklanakarin J. Sci. Technol., 38: 23-30.
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  2. Nourqolipour, R., A.R.B.M. Shariff, S.K. Balasundram, N.B. Ahmad, A.M. Sood and T. Buyong, 2016. Predicting the effects of urban development on land transition and spatial patterns of land use in western Peninsular Malaysia. Appl. Spatial Anal. Policy, 9: 1-19.
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  3. Memarian, H. and S.K. Balasundram, 2016. Hydrological Trend Analysis Integrated with Landscape Analysis at the Watershed Scale (Case Study: Langat Basin, Malaysia). In: Landscape Ecology-The Influences of Land Use and Anthropogenic Impacts of Landscape Creation, Almusaed, A. (Ed.). Chapter 4, InTech Publishing, Rijeka, Croatia, ISBN: 978-953-51-2514-3 pp: 61-84.
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  4. Jeyanny, V., S.K. Balasundram, M.H. Ahmad-Husni and K. Wan-Rasidah, 2016. Spatial variability of forest floor thickness for estimation of refined carbon stocks in a tropical montane forest. J. Trop. For. Sci., 28: 285-297.

  5. Tajudin, N.S., M.H. Musa, I.A. Seman and S. Balasundram, 2015. Predicting the variability of copper and zinc in leaf and soil of oil palm planted on a 12 HA land using geospatial information system technology. J. Teknologi, 77: 113-118.

  6. Nourqolipour, R., A.R.B.M. Shariff, S.K. Balasundram, N.B. Ahmad, A.M. Sood, T. Buyong and F. Amiri, 2015. A GIS-based model to analyze the spatial and temporal development of oil palm land use in Kuala Langat district, Malaysia. Environ. Earth Sci., 73: 1687-1700.
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  7. Jeyanny, V., K.W. Rasidah, M.A. Husni, B.S. Kumar, S.M. Firdaus and A. Arifin, 2015. Leaf litter decomposition and soil carbon dioxide fluxes across climatic gradient in tropical montane and lowland forests. J. Trop. For. Sci., 27: 472-487.
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  8. Husna, A.K.N., S.K. Balasundram and C.P. Tan, 2015. Fluorescence sensing as a tool to estimate palm oil quality and yield. Sci. Technol. Vitivinicola J., 30: 58-65.

  9. Hun, K.S., S.K. Balasundram, A.R. Anuar, O.H. Ahmed and H. Aminuddin, 2015. Response of irrigated direct-seeded rice yields to different nitrogen rates and precipitation patterns. Int. J. Trop. Agric., 33: 565-570.
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  10. Vijayanathan, J., A.M. Hanif, W. Kadir, S.K. Balasundram and A. Abdu, 2014. Estimation of forest floor carbon stocks in tropical montane forest. Int. For. Rev., Vol. 16. .

  11. Selvaraja, S., S.K. Balasundram, G. Vadamalai, M.H.A. Husni and R. Khosla, 2014. Remote sensing as a tool to assess orange spotting disease in oil palm (Elaies guineensis). Mitt. Klosterneuburg, 64: 12-26.

  12. Memarian, H., S.K. Balasundram, K.C. Abbaspour, J.B. Talib, C.T.B. Sung and A.M. Sood, 2014. SWAT-based hydrological modelling of tropical land-use scenarios. Hydrol. Sci. J., 59: 1808-1829.
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  13. Memarian, H., S.K. Balasundram, K.C. Abbaspour, J.B. Talib, C. Teh Boon Sung and A.M. Sood, 2014. Integration of analytic hierarchy process and weighted goal programming for land use optimization at the watershed scale. Turk. J. Eng. Environ. Sci., 38: 139-158.
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  14. Jeyanny, V., M.H.A. Husni, K.W. Rasidah, B.S. Kumar, A. Arifin and M.K. Hisham, 2014. Carbon stocks in different carbon pools of a tropical lowland forest and a montane forest with varying topography. J. Trop. For. Sci., 26: 560-571.
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  15. Selvaraja, S., S.K. Balasundram, G. Vadamalai and M.H.A. Husni, 2013. Use of spectral reflectance to discriminate between potassium deficiency and orange spotting symptoms in oil palm (Elaeis guineensis). Life Sci. J., 10: 947-951.
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  16. Memarian, H., S.K. Balasundram, J.B. Talib, C.T.B. Sung, A.M. Sood and K.C. Abbaspour, 2013. KINEROS2 application for land use/cover change impact analysis at the Hulu Langat basin, Malaysia. Water Environ. J., 27: 549-560.
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  17. Memarian, H., S.K. Balasundram and R. Khosla, 2013. Comparison between pixel-and object-based image classification of a tropical landscape using Systeme Pour l'Observation de la Terre-5 imagery. J. Appl. Remote Sens., Vol. 7. 10.1117/1.JRS.7.073512.
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  18. Memarian, H., S.K. Balasundram and M. Tajbakhsh, 2013. An expert integrative approach for sediment load simulation in a tropical watershed. J. Integr. Environ. Sci., 10: 161-178.
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  19. Memarian, H., M. Tajbakhsh and S.K. Balasundram, 2013. Application of SWAT for impact assessment of land use/cover change and best management practices: A review. Int. J. Adv. Earth Environ. Sci., 1: 36-40.
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  20. Jeyanny, V., S.K. Balasundram, M.H.A. Husni, K.W. Rasidah and A. Arifin, 2013. Spatial variability of selected forest soil properties related to carbon management in tropical lowland and montane forests. J. Trop. For. Sci., 25: 577-591.
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  21. Elsheikh, R., A.R.B.M. Shariff, F. Amiri, N.B. Ahmad, S.K. Balasundram and M.A.M. Soom, 2013. Agriculture Land Suitability Evaluator (ALSE): A decision and planning support tool for tropical and subtropical crops. Comput. Electron. Agric., 93: 98-110.
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  22. Balasundram, S.K., H. Memarian, R. Khosla and I. Birjand, 2013. Estimating oil palm yields using vegetation indices derived from quickbird. Life Sci. J., 10: 851-860.
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  23. Balasundram, S.K., F.A. Kassim, G. Vadamalai and A.H.M. Hanif, 2013. Estimation of red tip disease severity in pineapple using a non-contact sensor approach. Agric. Sci., 4: 206-208.

  24. Babak, K., A.A. Rahim, S.A. Wahid, S.K. Balasundram and M. Afyuni, 2013. Sorption and desorption of zinc by clinoptilolite and clinoptilolite-tridymite. Malaysian J. Soil Sci., 17: 69-83.
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  25. Selvaraja, S., S.K. Balasundram, G. Vadamalai and M.H.A. Husni, 2012. Spatial variability of orange spotting disease in oil palm. J. Biol. Sci., 12: 232-238.

  26. Memarian, M., S.K. Balasundram, J. Talib, C.B.S. Teh, M.S. Alias, K.C. Abbaspour and A. Haghizadeh, 2012. Hydrologic analysis of a tropical watershed using KINEROS2. Environ. Asia, 5: 84-93.

  27. Memarian, H., S.K. Balasundram, J.B. Talib, C.T.B. Sung, A.M. Sood and K. Abbaspour, 2012. Validation of CA-markov for simulation of land use and cover change in the langat basin, Malaysia. J. Geogr. Inform. Syst., 4: 542-554.
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  28. Memarian, H., S.K. Balasundram, J.B. Talib, A.M. Sood and K.C. Abbaspour, 2012. Trend analysis of water discharge and sediment load during the past three decades of development in the Langat basin, Malaysia. Hydrol. Sci. J., 57: 1207-1222.
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  29. Memarian, H. and S.K. Balasundram, 2012. Comparison between multi-layer perceptron and radial basis function networks for sediment load estimation in a tropical watershed. J. Water Resour. Prot., 4: 870-876.
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  30. Ibrahim, I.F., S.K. Balasundram, P.A. Nur-Ashikin, A.M. Sood and M. Mardan et al., 2012. The spatial distribution of Apis dorsata host plants using an integrated geographical information system-remote sensing approach. Am. J. Agric. Biol. Sci., 7: 396-406.

  31. Ibrahim, I.F., S.K. Balasundram, N.A.P. Abdullah, M.S. Alias and M. Mardan, 2012. Morphological characterization of pollen collected by Apis dorsata from a tropical rainforest. Int. J. Bot., 8: 96-106.
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  32. Bah, A., S.K. Balasundram and M.H.A. Husni, 2012. Sensor technologies for precision soil nutrient management and monitoring. Am. J. Agric. Biolog. Sci., 7: 43-49.

  33. Ahmed, O.H., M.H.A. Husni, S.K. Balasundram, A.R. Anuar, M.M. Hanafi and H. Aminuddin, 2012. Towards Sustainable Cultivation of Pineapple on Tropical Peat Soils. In: Advances in Tropical Soil Science. Hamdan, J. and J. Shamshuddin (Ed.). Universiti Putra Malaysia Press, Serdang, Malaysia., pp: 278-300..
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  34. Jeyanny, V., S.K. Balasundram and M.H.A. Husni, 2011. Geo-spatial technologies for carbon sequestration monitoring and management. Am. J. Environ. Sci., 7: 456-462.

  35. Ebrahimpour, M., S.K. Balasundram, J. Talib, A.R. Anuar and H. Memarian, 2011. Accuracy of GeoWEPP in estimating sediment load and runoff from a tropical watershed. Malaysian J. Soil Sci., 15: 25-33.

  36. Liaghat, S. and S.K. Balasundram, 2010. A review: The role of remote sensing in precision agriculture. Am. J. Agric. Biol. Sci., 5: 50-55.
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  37. ElSheikh, R.F.A. N. Ahmad, A.R.M. Shariff, S.K. Balasundram and S. Yahaya, 2010. An agricultural investment map based on geographic information system and multi-criteria method. J. Applied Sci., 10: 1596-1602.
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  38. Law, M.C., S.K. Balasundram, M.H.A. Husni, O.H. Ahmed and M.H. Harun, 2009. Spatial variability of soil organic carbon in oil palm: a comparison between young and mature stands. Int. J. Agric. Res., 4: 402-417.
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  39. Law, M.C., S.K. Balasundram, M.H.A. Husni, O.H. Ahmed and M. Hanif Harun, 2009. Spatial variability of soil organic carbon in oil palm. Int. J. Soil Sci., 4: 93-103.
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  40. Balasundram, S.K., M.H.A. Husni and O.H. Ahmed, 2008. Spatial variability of pineapple yields on tropical peat. Crop Manage., 10.1094/CM-2008-0418-01-RS.
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  41. Balasundram, S.K., M.H.A. Husni and O.H. Ahmed, 2008. Application of geostatistical tools to quantify spatial variability of selected soil chemical properties from a cultivated tropical peat. J. Agron., 7: 82-87.
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  42. Balasundram, S.K., D.J. Mulla and P.C. Robert, 2007. Spatial data calibration for site-specific phosphorus management. Int. J. Agric. Res., 2: 888-889.
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  43. Balasundram, S.K., P.C. Robert, D.J. Mulla and D.L. Allan, 2006. Spatial variability of soil fertility variables influencing yield in oil palm (Elaeis guineensis Jacq.). Asian J. Plant Sci., 5: 397-408.
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  44. Balasundram, S.K., P.C. Robert, D.J. Mulla and D.L. Allan, 2006. Relationship between oil palm yield and soil fertility as affected by topography in an Indonesian plantation. Commun. Soil Sci. Plant Anal., 37: 1321-1337.
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  45. Balasundram, S.K., P.C. Robert and D.J. Mulla, 2006. Relationship between oil content and fruit surface color in oil palm (Elaeis guineensis jacq.). J. Plant Sci., 1: 217-227.
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  46. Balasundram, S.K., D.J. Mulla, P.C. Robert and D.L. Allan, 2006. Accounting for spatial variability in a short-term fertilizer trial for oil palm. Int. J. Soil Sci., 1: 184-195.
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  47. Siva, K.B., H. Aminuddin, M.H.A. Husni and A.R. Manas, 2000. NH3 volatilization from urea as affected by humic substances derived from Palm Oil Mill Effluent (POME) and tropical peat. Trop. Agric., 77: 13-20.

  48. Siva, K.B., H. Aminuddin, M.H.A. Husni and A.R. Manas, 1999. Effect of Palm Oil Mill Effluent (POME) and tropical peat on NH3 volatilization from urea. Commun. Soil Sci. Plant Anal., 30: 785-804.

  49. Siva, K.B., H. Aminuddin, M.H.A. Husni and A.R. Manas, 1998. Analytical attributes of humic acids derived from tropical-based resources. Pertanika J. Trop. Agric. Sci., 21: 53-58.

  50. Hashim, A.B., H. Aminuddin and K.B. Siva, 1996. Nutrient content in rice husk ash of some Malaysian rice varieties. Pertanika J. Trop. Agric. Sci., 19: 77-80.
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  51. Hanif, M., A. Husni, S. Babu, S. Devi, Manas, A. Rahman, Balasundram and S. Kumar, 1996. Physico-chemical attributes of humic acid extracted from tropical peat soils. Pertanika J. Trop. Agric. Sci., 19: 189-196.
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