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Editor Name: AL. Ramanathan

Designation: Professor

University: School of Environmental Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University

Country: India


Dr. AL. Ramanathan is a Professor at the School of Environmental Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India. He started research career by focusing on various aspects of river basin geochemistry (water quality & quantity, river discharge, sediment load, sediment characteristics (physico-chemical) estimation of erosion rates and accumulation of sediments, pollution). Later, he extended the research program on coastal ecosystem, estuaries, mangroves and coral reefs Viz., Pichavaram, Bhitarkaika, Sundarban and Gulf of Mannar and Kutch focusing on serval biogeochemical aspects, saltwater intrusion / SGD zones in East cost of India.

Over the past two decades, his major focus has been on studying and monitoring the glacier and climate system in the Indian Himalayan Region with regard to generation of field-based database and man-power development. Worked extensively from 2002 on Himalayan glaciers and hydrological system i.e. MB, EB, glacier modelling, water discharge, quantity / quality, nutrients used for irrigation and its productivity. Also done work on glaciological aspects of Polar region.

Published more than 220 papers in various peer reviewed journals such as (Journal of Glaciology, Annals of Glaciology, The Cryosphere, J. Hydrology, Hydrological Processes, Water resources, Estuarine coastal and shelf Sciences, Chemosphere, Bioresource Technology, Geoderma, etc). Published seven books (Springer, Balkema, etc.,) and a number of papers have been published as book chapters.

He has conducted several International /National workshop /training programme /conferences on various theme of sheer importance. His work has been well supported by various national (UGC, DST, MoEF&CC, MoWR etc) and international funding organization (SIDA, IFS, FORMAS, JAMSTEC, Indo-Australia fund-AIMS), CIFIPRA, GCRF, USAID, etc.

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