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Title:Post Doctoral Research Scholar
Area of Expertise:Ecohydrology, Ecosystem Ecology, Terrestrial Carbon Cycle, Ecosystem Modeling
My primary research interest lies in understanding how above-ground and below ground plant processes are coupled as well as how plant-water relationship influence water and carbon flux across dryland and forest ecosystems and how external perturbations in the form of land use and climate change can affect the ecosystem dynamics at a landscape level. My work incorporates an interdisciplinary combination of field and modeling work. My other research interest involves determining parameter uncertainty in models using fuzzy set theory and bayesian statistics.
My present work as post-doctoral scholar in University of Arizona aims to understand the difference in water use and response to climatic drivers amongst different tree species as well as up-scaling tree transpiration to catchment scale across the Jemez River basin and Santa Catalina Mountains Critical Zone Observatory (www.czo.arizona.edu).
My PhD research involved quantitative analysis of the roleof plant hydraulics in influencing the spatial distribution of carbon flux across the sagebrush-steppe ecosystem
in Wyoming, USAwith potential implication for up-scaling carbon flux across forest and other dryland ecosystem.
My MS research at University of Kentucky involved development of surface treatment technology to prevent acid mine drainage. The experiment incorporated leaching and weathering studies, contact angle and zeta-potential analysis as well as impedance as well as FTIR analysis. I also have a certificate in environmental systems where I became acquainted with the regulatory aspects of climate science.