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Bhattacharya, Atreyee Instructor

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Research

research overview

  • I am a paleoclimatologist. I am trained in geochemical applications within the broad discipline of earth sciences. My research focuses on reconstructing and assessing the impact of climate variability on human societies, especially in semi-arid regions over the past 1000 years and (b) corals as environmental archives. I combine paleoclimatic methods with historical, archeological studies and climate models to address questions of how climate variability impacts availability and access to resources in arid and semi-arid regions. My marine studies focus exclusively on understanding how corals trap particulate matters and what does a record of particulate matter in coral cores tell us about the response of reefs to coastal water pollution.

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  • Environmental and marine geochemistry, coral records, climate variability of semi-arid regions

Publications

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Teaching

courses taught

  • ENVS 1000 - Introduction to Environmental Studies
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Summer 2018
    Surveys environmental studies, examining ecological, socioeconomic, political, aesthetic, and technological factors that influence the quality of life on Earth. Required for ENVS majors.
  • ENVS 3020 - Advanced Writing in Environmental Studies
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018
    Offers training in critical thinking and analytical writing skills appropriate to upper-division classes. Writing assignments integrate the subject matter of different topical areas. Fulfills writing requirement for Environmental Studies major. Recommended prerequisite: ENVS 1000.
  • ENVS 3525 - Intermediate Environmental Problem Analysis: Topical Cornerstones
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Engages students in in-depth study of a topic such as climate change, energy, natural resources or sustainability. Through lectures, discussions, readings and activities, students will become conversant with how science, policy and values are integrated in environmental problem solving, and develop their own sense of how to critically engage with proposed solutions. Fulfills cornerstone requirement for Environmental Studies Major. Recommended prerequisite: ENVS 1000. Recommended corequisite: ENVS 3020. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours, provided the topics vary.
  • ENVS 4100 - Special Topics in Environmental Studies
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Various topics not normally covered in the curriculum: offered depending on student demand and specialties of faculty. Applied to specialization requirement for Environmental Studies major. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours, provided the topics vary.
  • IAFS 3000 - Special Topics in International Affairs
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Junior or senior level umbrella seminar spanning a variety of topics relevant to the study of international affairs. Subjects addressed under this heading vary according to student interest and faculty availability. May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours.

Background

International Activities

global connections related to teaching and scholarly work (in recent years)

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