Abhiroop Chowdhury is Professor and Associate Dean (Office of research) at Jindal Global School of Environment and Sustainability. He is also the faculty coordinator of student society- The Final Stand (TFS). He completed his graduation in Botany (Hons.) and M.Sc. in Environmental System Management with special paper on Wildlife conservation, from University of Calcutta. He had qualified national level GATE exam in two different subject tracks- Life Sciences, Ecology and Evolution.
Abhiroop earned his, PhD degree from Indian Institute of Technology (Indian School of Mines) with MHRD fellowship, on the research question ‘how development and climate change is impacting mangrove ecology at Indian Sundarbans?’. His post-doctoral research was on Kachchh mangrove ecology at Gujarat.
He has published around 25 Scopus/ Web of Science indexed journal articles between 2016-22 with over 500 citations. He was awarded with Inder Mohan Thapar best researcher award- 2016 by IIT for his research contributions. He also received various awards, recognitions for research and academic achievements from ‘Coursera’, ‘O.P. Jindal Global University’, ‘Elsevier (Publication house)’ etc.
Research focus: Blue carbon sequestration, Mangrove restoration, Climate-change Ecology, Pollution assessment and management, Environmental Social Work.
He was involved in mangrove biodiversity assessment project with IISc, Bangalore and has about two years of teaching experience at Department of Chemistry, Manipal University Jaipur. He is presently co-supervising a full time doctoral candidate in field of Environmental geochemistry. As an environmental scientist, Abhiroop had explored various biodiversity conservation sites (Kachchh Biosphere Reserve, Sundarban Ramsar wetland site), river systems (Subarnarekha and Damodar) and mining regions (Sukinda Chromite mine and Jharia coal fields).
He is actively involved in conservation and alternative livelihood initiatives at Indian Sundarbans. He writes regularly for Indian news dailies and international blogs on environmental issues.