Prof Dr Abhiroop Chowdhury

Prof Dr Abhiroop Chowdhury

As an mangrove restoration ecologist, Dr. Chowdhury have restored more than 200 hectares of degraded mudflat at Indian Sundarbans. As an Environmental scientist, Abhiroop looks at the interconnection between pollution, human health impacts and cost effective solution through participation of local communities.

Professor and Assistant Dean (Student Affairs and Career Services)
Jindal School of Environment and Sustainability, O.P. Jindal Global University

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Abhiroop Chowdhury had his Ph.D from Indian Institute of Technology, Dhanbad on heavy metal pollution-impacts on mangrove ecology of Indian Sundarbans, the world’s largest contiguous mangrove forest and delta. His post-doctoral research is on semi-arid mangrove ecology of Kachchh, Gujarat. He is Professor and Assistant Dean (Student Affairs and Career Services) at Jindal School of Environment and Sustainability, O.P Jindal Global University. His research areas are - Environmental Geochemistry, Mangrove restoration, Environmental social work, and Climate-change ecology. Between 2016 and 2022, he has published around 25 articles in Web of Science/ Scopus indexed journals with over 700 citations. Abhiroop received Inder Mohan Thapar Best Researcher Award in 2016 for his research contributions from IIT, Dhanbad and ‘Best researcher award-2021’ from O.P. Jindal Global University. He contributes as editorial board member in journals- BMC Public Health (Impact Factor= 4.1) and Frontiers of Soil Science. Since 2007, he has been working with local communities of Indian Sundarbans to promote ‘green livelihood’ initiatives. He was a technical advisor of a BMZ funded socio-environmental project that restored around 200 hectares of degraded mudflats with multispecies mangroves. He writes popular press articles on environmental issues at- Hindustan Times, Business World, ABP Live, CNN- News 18, The Statesman, Deccan Herald, Policy Forum and Economic & Political weekly. 



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