Department of Earth Science

DEPARTMENT OF EARTH SCIENCE

Faculty Members:

Dr. Jnanashree Borah

Professor

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION: M.A.., M.Phil, Ph.D.

SPECIALIZATION: Regional Planning

RESEARCH BACKGROUND: Energy planning, Women Studies, Town and Country Planning, Education

Dr. B. C. Kalita

Professor

Dr. Anindita Bhattacharyya

Associate Professor

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION: M.Sc., M.Phil, Ph.D.

SPECIALIZATION: Ecotoxicology, Environmental monitoring, Wildlife, Climate change

RESEARCH BACKGROUND:

Environmental monitoring, eia, ecotoxicology, wildlife, nanotechnology and climate change

Dr. Swarup Jyoti Baishya

Assistant Professor

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION: M.A., Ph.D. (NET, SLET qualified)

SPECIALIZATION: Fluvial Geomorphology, Geo-informatics, Geomorphology and Environmental studies

RESEARCH BACKGROUND:

  • Natural Hazard Vulnerability Assessment and Management in the River Basin.
  • Supervising 4 scholars in different areas relating to environment.

Dr. Eahya Al Huda

Assistant Professor

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION: M.A., Ph.D.

SPECIALIZATION: Basin Hydrology, Regional Planning and Applications of Remote Sensing & GIS

RESEARCH BACKGROUND:

Basin hydrology with emphasis on rainfall-runoff relationship and water resource management highlighting the role of remote sensing and GIS.

Journal Publications:

https://scholar.google.co.in/citations?user=CcivTEsAAAAJ&hl=en

  • Eahya Al Huda and Surendra Singh (2012): Assessment of Runoff in the High Humid Foot-hill Areas of Arunachal Himalayas Using Thornthwaite Equation, International Journal of GEOMATE, Japan (2012), Vol. 3 No. 2, pp. 397-401 (ISSN: 2186-2982 Print, 2186-2990 Online)
  • Eahya Al Huda and Surendra Singh (2014): Spatio-Temporal Variations in Vegetation Greenness Using NDVI Data and Hydro-Meteorological Conditions in the Foot-Hill Areas of Arunachal Himalayas, European Academic Research, Rumania, Vol. 1 No. 10, pp. 3002-3019 (ISSN: 2286-4822)
  • Eahya Al Huda, Bankim Baruah,  Pranjit Kumar Sarma,  Khagendra Kumar Nath and Bijoy Singh Mipun (2014): Assessment of Land Use/Land Cover Changes in South Garo Hill District of Meghalaya- A Geospatial Approach, European Academic Research, Rumania, Vol. 2 No. 6, pp. 7576-7589 (ISBN: 2286-4822)
  • PK Sarma, Al Huda E, B Baruah, BS Mipun, BK Talukdar (2015): Assessment of Changing Trends of Shifting Cultivation in Garo Hills Landscape of Meghalaya-A Geo-Spatial Approach, International Research Journal of Environmental Sciences, 4:1-7 ISSN: 2319-1414
  • Pranjit Kumar Sarma, Kiranmay Sarma, Kalyanjit Sarma, KK Nath, BK Talukdar, Md EA Huda, Bankim Baruah (2016): Analysis of land use/land cover changes and its future implications in Garo Hill region of Meghalaya: a geo-spatial approach, IJIREM, 3 (1): 2350-0557
  • Md Eahya Al Huda and Surendra Singh (2016): Spatial Variations in Hydro-Meteorological Parameters in the Foot-Hill Areas of Arunachal Himalayas, J. of Multidisciplinary and Current research, 4: 1115-1124
  • Eahya Al Huda and Surendra Singh (2016): Prediction of Runoff in the High Humid Foot-Hill Areas of Arunachal Himalayas Using SCS-CN Method, Spectra, Journal of the School of Applied Sciences, USTM, 1(1):19-29
  • Eahya Al Huda (2017): Morphometric Characteristics of Dikrong River Catchment in the Foot-Hills of Arunachal Himalayas, IOSR Journal Of Humanities And Social Science (IOSR-JHSS), 22(7): 51-60
  • Eahya Al Huda (2019): A Study on Flood Frequency Analysis in the Foot-Hills of Arunachal Himalayas, The Research Journal of Social Sciences, 10(7): 56-65
  • Eahya Al Huda (2019): Estimation of Runoff in the High Humid Foot-Hill Areas of Arunachal Himalayas Using SCS-CN Method, IOSR Journal Of Humanities And Social Science (IOSR-JHSS), 24(6): 20-28

 Book Chapters:

  • Eahya Al Huda and Surendra Singh (2014): Frequent Floods in the Foot-Hills of Arunachal Himalayas- A Case Study of Dikrong River Catchment, in M. S. S. Rawat and D. Pratap (eds.) Management Strategies for the Indian Himalaya: Development and Conservation, Transmedia Publication, Srinagar, Garhwal: 232-243
  • Eahya Al Huda (2017): Water Resource Potentiality of High Humid Foot-Hill Areas of Arunachal Himalayas Using Runoff Prediction Model, In Palme Borthakur, Lalit saikia and Eahya Al Huda (eds), Resources and Challenges in North East India, Chandra Prakash, Guwahati, 34-51
  • Eahya Al Huda (2019): Land Use/Land Cover Dynamics in the Foot-Hills of Arunachal Himalayas: A Case Study of Dikrong River Catchment, In Narayan Chetry (ed) A Glimpse of Geospatial Technologies and Applications, EBH Publishers (India), Guwahati, 170-181

Edited Books:

  • Lalit Saikia, Palme Borthakur and Eahya Al Huda (2017): Resources and Challenges in North East India, Chandra Prakashan, Guwahati
Dr. Lalit Saikia

Assistant Professor

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION: M.Sc., Ph.D., (GATE, UGC NET, Joint CSIR UGC NET qualified)

SPECIALIZATION:   Environmental Chemistry, Water Resources Engineering, Hazards and Disaster Management

RESEARCH BACKGROUND:

Based on primary as well as secondary data, PhD thesis (in Department of Civil Engineering from IIT Guwahati) focuses physico-chemical properties of sediments including contamination status (by laboratory analysis), sediment budget, role of geotechnical and geochemical properties of bank materials in erosion (by laboratory analysis followed by statistical analysis) , bank line shifting, river bank erosion, braiding and land use land cover of the Brahmaputra river in Assam (by remote sensing and GIS tools). One objective of the research was to understand geoenvironmental changes of Brahmaputra in Assam and seeking solution to the bank erosion problem.

PUBLICATIONS

Journals:

Saikia L, Mahanta C, Borah SB. A novel approach to calculate braiding of a large alluvial river, Current Science, (2018) 115:6, 1179-1185.

Saikia L, Mahanta C, Mukherjee A, Borah SB. Erosion-deposition and land use/ land cover of the Brahmaputra River in Assam, India, Journal of Earth System Science, (2019) 128: 211.

Saikia L, Barman R. A Study on Occupational Hazards Among Traffic Personnel in Guwahati City, India, CSVTU International Journal of Biotechnology, Bioinformatics and Biomedical, (2019) 4: 2, 36-43.

Book chapters:

Preliminary Assessment of Arsenic Distribution in Brahmaputra River Basin of India Based on Examination of 56,180 Public Groundwater Wells’, in Ramanathan A. et al.(Eds.),‘Safe and Sustainable Use of Arsenic-Contaminated Aquifers in the Gangetic Plain’, Springer, 2015.

The Brahmaputra and Other Rivers of the North-East’, in Iyer R. R. (Ed.), ‘Living Rivers, Dying Rivers’, Oxford University Press, New Delhi, 2015.

Sediment Dynamics in a Large Alluvial River: Characterization of Materials and Processes and Management Challenges’,in Sharma N. (Ed.), ‘River System Analysis and Management’, Springer, 2016.

‘Water Resources of North East India and Challenges in Development’, In Borthakur P., Saikia L. and Huda E.A. (Eds.), Resources and Challenges in North East India, Chandra Prakash, Guwahati, 2017.

‘Increasing Extreme Temperature Events in the Guwahati City During 1971–2010’, in Sarma, A.K., Singh, V.P., Bhattacharjya, R.K., Kartha, S.A. (Eds.), Urban Ecology, Water Quality and Climate Change, Springer, 2018.

‘Flood hazard of the Brahmaputra River in Assam: current mitigation approaches, challenges and sustainable solution options’, In Mukherjee and Mukherjee (Eds.), River systems in India: Understanding the Hydrological and Hydrosocial Dynamics, Springer (in press)

Books

Physical Assessment of the Brahmaputra River, IUCN, Bangladesh, 2014.

Resources and Challenges in North East India, Chandra Prakash, Guwahati, 2017 (Edited)

Conference proceedings: 7

PRESENTATIONS
Climate Change in the Brahmaputra Basin of Northeast India: Need of Policy Interventions and Institutional Mechanism; EWRI’s 3rddeveloping nations conference: India 2010; IIT Madras; January 5, 2010.

Increasing Complexity of Sediment Budgeting in The Brahmaputra River Due to Potential Climate Change and Mega Dam Initiatives; National seminar on climate change and sustainable development with reference to India; Tezpur University, Assam; April 3, 2010.

Observed Climate Variability in the Brahmaputra Valley: Implication to Water Security and Food Security; International conference on Climate Change and Water: Assessing impact, vulnerability and adaptation in the Eastern Himalayan Region, IIT Guwahati; January 3, 2011.

RS-GIS based study on utilization of mid-channel bars in downstream of Brahmaputra River in Assam; Young Scholar’s Forum, 2019; The Asian Confluence Center, Shillong; March 19, 2019.

Dr. Palme Borthakur

Assistant Professor

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION: M.A., Ph.D.

SPECIALIZATION: Regional planning, culture geography, mucis geoghaphy, cartography, quantitave techniques

RESEARCH BACKGROUND: 4 years in music geography

Dr. Kankana Borah

Assistant Professor

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION: M.A., M.Phil, Ph.D.

SPECIALIZATION: Regional Planning, Arts And Culture

RESEARCH BACKGROUND:

Six years’ experience in tourism study, which was related to sonitpur district of Assam. The archaeological and historical sites are the highly forced part of my research. The research also give an idea about the progress of tourist flow in Assam

Kitboklang Sun

Assistant Professor

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION: M.Sc. (NET qualified)

SPECIALIZATION: Forestry Traditional Ecological Knowledge, Carbon, Climate Change, Environmental

RESEARCH BACKGROUND: Ph.D. in theis formssion stage

Rajashree Bhuyan

Assistant Professor 

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION: M.Sc. (UGC NET qualified)

SPECIALIZATION: Environmental Monitoring

RESEARCH BACKGROUND: 3 years of Research experience in the field of climate change, bio-monitoring, taxonomy, monitoring

Dr. Arzufa Khanom

Assistant Professor

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION: MA, BEd, M.Phil, Ph.D. (SET Qualified)

SPECIALIZATION: Fluvial Geomorphology

RESEARCH BACKGROUND:

Fluvial studies have now become one of the major themes in the field of geomorphology. At the same time, the studies of landforms of fluvial origin have a very important place  not only the geomorphologists, but also the hydrologists, ecologists, river basin planners etc. A good knowledge and understanding of the most sensitive fluvio-geomorphic behaviour of the Brahmaputra channel and charland along with the peculiar socio-economic and cultural adaptation nature of the char dwellers of the study area will definitely lead to formulate strategies and planning for proper management of the fluvial and allied problems. With this rationale i have completed 6 years of research on particularly Lower Brahmaputra River(LBR) channel and associated charland environment study.

Study on Bank line Migration, River Bank Erosion, Deposition, Charland Environment, Socio-Economic and Cultural set up of Char People etc.

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