The Joint Graduate School of Energy and Environment (JGSEE)
King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT)

Dr. Uday PIMPLE,


Assistant professor

The Joint Graduate School for Energy and Environment (JGSEE)
King Mongkut’s University of Technology, Thonburi, Bangkok, Thailand

Fields of expertise

Remote sensing of forest and coastal environments

Research interests

  1. Mapping and monitoring tropical forest change dynamics
  2. Mangrove forest tree species diversity and their interactions with environmental settings
  3. Landscape ecology with a particular focus on conservation and its effects on biodiversity
  4. Field sensors for real-time monitoring of forest environments
  5. Remote sensing and Drones for forest structure and carbon sequestration monitoring


1) Asahi glass foundation overseas research grant (2019)

    Details : Development automated mangrove forest monitoring system characterized  

    by physiological effect of environmental factors

2) Southeast Asia-Europe Joint Funding for Research and Innovation (​2018​)

    Details : Monitoring and REstoration for Sustainable Coastal Ecosystems (RESCuE)   

    with the aim : Monitoring and optimizing the design quality (

3) Asahi glass foundation overseas research grant (2015)

    Details : Field Sensor Network (FSN) for monitoring mangrove forest habitat and its 

    environment in Trat province of Thailand

Key Publications:

Pimple, U., Leadprathom, K., Simonetti, D., Sitthi, A., Peters, R., Berger, U., Siri-on, K., Kemacheevakul, P., Gond, V. (2022). Assessing mangrove species diversity , zonation and functional indicators in response to natural , regenerated , and rehabilitated succession. J. Environ. Manage. 318, 115507.

Simonetti, D., Pimple, U., Langner, A., Marelli, A. (2021). Pan-tropical Sentinel-2 cloud-free annual composite datasets. Data Br. 39, 107488.

Pimple, U. (2020) Dataset on plot inventories of species diversity and structural parameters of natural and rehabilitated mangrove forest in the Trat Province of Thailand, Data in Brief, Vol.30.

Uday Pimple, Dario Simonetti, Isabella Hinks, Johan Oszwald, Uta Berger, Sukan Pungkul, Kumron Leadprathom, Tamanai Pravinvongvuthi, Pasin Maprasoap, Valery Gond. (2020) A history of the rehabilitation of mangroves and an assessment of their diversity and structure using Landsat annual composites (1987–2019) and transect plot inventories, Forest Ecology and Management, Vol. 462. 

Thau, D., Andradi-Brown, D.,  Cortinhas, L., Diniz, C., Souza-Filho, P., Fiske, G., Giri, C., Goldberg, L., Lagomasino,D., Pimple,U., Simonetti, D., Shapiro, A., and Xiao, X. (2018, August 28).   Mangrove Monitoring in Google Earth Engine [Blog post]. Retrieved from.

Pimple, U. , Simonetti, D. , Sitthi, A. , Pungkul, S. , Leadprathom, K. , Skupek, H. , Som-ard, J. , Gond, V. and Towprayoon, S. (2018) Google Earth Engine Based Three Decadal Landsat Imagery Analysis for Mapping of Mangrove Forests and Its Surroundings in the Trat Province of Thailand. Journal of Computer and Communications, 6, 247-264. doi: 10.4236/jcc.2018.61025 

Pimple, U.; Sitthi, A.; Simonetti, D.; Pungkul, S.; Leadprathom, K.; Chidthaisong, A. Topographic Correction of Landsat TM-5 and Landsat OLI-8 Imagery to Improve the Performance of Forest Classification in the Mountainous Terrain of Northeast Thailand. Sustainability 2017, 9, 258.

Pimple, U., Sitthi,A., Pungkul,S., Leadprathom, K., Chidthaisong, A. Topographic Correction of Landsat TM Imagery to Improve the Accuracy of Forest Classification in the Mountainous Terrain of Northeast Thailand, International Conference on Sustainable Energy and Environment (SEE), 28 – 30 November 2016, Bangkok, Thailand

Other Publications: 

Diem, P.K.; Pimple, U.; Sitthi, A.; Varnakovida, P.; Tanaka, K.; Pungkul, S.; Leadprathom, K.; LeClerc, M.Y.; Chidthaisong, A. Shifts in Growing Season of Tropical Deciduous Forests as Driven by El Niño and La Niña during 2001–2016. Forests 2018, 9, 448. 

Minamikawa, K. ,Fumoto,T,  Iizumi, T.,Cha-un,N., Pimple,U.,Ishigooka,Y,Kuwagata,T., (2016), Future projection of methane emission from irrigated rice paddies in central Thailand under different water management practices, Science of the Total environments, 2016, 566-567, 641-65.

Takeuchi,W., Darmawan,S., Shofiyati, R., Khiem,M.V., Oo,K.S.,Pimple,U., Heng,S., (2015), Near-real time meteorological drought monitoring and early warning system for croplands in Asia, ACRS 2015: The 36th​ Asian Conference on Remote Sensing “Fostering Resilient Growth in Asia” 19­23 October 2015, Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines

Diem,P.K., Sitthi,A., Pimple,U., Pungkul,S., (2015), Mapping of land cover dynamics in Nakhon Nayok Province of Thailand, Suan Sunadha Science and Technology Journal,vol2,No.2, pp.1-6