Dr. Raj K. SinghAssistant Professor
School of Earth, Ocean and Climate Sciences

Research Interests

1. Reconstruction of Paleoclimate and Paleo-Ocean using foraminifera and other marine proxies (Focused on high latitude Paleoceanographic reconstruction);
2. Reconstruction of Paleomonsoon using marine, coastal and speleothem proxies and influence of orbital variability in longer time scale and solar insolation in shorter time scale;
3. Orbital scale variability in Paleoclimatic and paleoceanographic changes;
4. Assessing coastal processes and their environmental implications using biological, sedimentological and geochemical proxies.

Brief Resume

Contact Details

  • SEOCS, SBS-305, Arugul, Jatni - 752050
  • +91-674-7135516
  • rksingh@iitbbs.ac.in

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Education

 Degree Discipline Year School
 M.Sc. Geology 2001 Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
 Ph.D. Geology and Geophysics 2009 Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
 

Biosketch

Dr. Raj Kumar Singh did his M.Sc. (Geology) from Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India and Ph.D. in Geology from the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India under the supervision of Prof. Anil Kumar Gupta. Dr. Singh worked as a Scientist at Central Ground Water Board and Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology before joining as Assistant Professor (Geology) at the School of Earth, Ocean and Climate Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar in 2013. Dr. Singh was participated in the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program Expedition 346 (Asian Monsoon) and International Ocean Discovery Program Expedition 383 (Dynamics of the Pacific Antarctic Circumpolar Current) as a shipboard scientist (Foraminifer specialist). Dr. Singh has supervised 3 students for Ph.D and 5 students continuing with him. Dr. Singh also supervised 28 students for the Masters Dissertation thesis. Dr. Singh has ~59 peer reviewed publications in journals, proceedings and book chapter and > 65 publications in conference proceedings. Dr. Singh has citation above 925 with H-index of 15 and i-10 index 23 as per the google scholar.

Teaching

 Various subjects to M.Sc. (Geology) students

Projects

Continuing

(d) Middle Pleistocene to Holocene dynamics of Antarctic Circumpolar Current and its implications to global climate: Evidence from Southern Pacific

SERB, DST, Govt. of India (Role : PI)

(e) Pliocene dynamics of the southern Pacific and its linkages with the low latitude climate

NCPOR, Goa, MoES, Govt. of India (Role : PI)

(f) Developing multi-disciplinary observations and novel datasets across the humanities and geosciences to address cyclone risk in northeast India

MOE AcRF, Singapore (Role : Co-PI)

 

Completed

(c)   Paleoclimatology and Paleoceanography of the Japan Sea

SRIC, Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar (Role : PI)

(b) Millennial to centennial scale variability in the Asian summer monsoon: Foraminiferal perspective from the East China Sea

NCAOR, Goa, MoES, Govt. of India (Role : PI)

(a) Assessing Holocene climate variability and coastal environment in the Bay of Bengal using geochemical and biological proxies, (Part of BoBCO project)

MoES, Govt. of India (Role : PI of subproject A8)

 

Recent Publications (International Journals)

1Barik, S.S., Singh, R.K., Tripathy, S., Farooq, S.H., Prusty, P., 2022. Geochemical pooling and accumulation of metals in coastal lagoon sediments and their influence on benthic foraminifera. Science of the Total Environment, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2022.153986
2Barik, S.S., Singh, R.K., Hussain, S.M., Tripathy, S., Zarikian, C.A.A., 2022. Spatial and seasonal distribution of Ostracoda in a lagoonal environment along the East Coast of India: Implications to assess coastal ecology and paleoenvironment. Marine Micropaleontology, 174, 102082. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marmicro.2021.102082
3Vats, N., Singh, R.K., Das, M., Holbourn, A., Gupta, A. K., Gallagher, S., Pandey, D.K. 2021. Linkages between East China Sea Deep‐sea Oxygenation and Variability in the East Asian Summer Monsoon and Kuroshio Current over the last 400,000 years. Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology. DOI: 10.1029/2021PA004261
4Cheng, H., Xu, Y., Dong, X., Zhao, J., Li, H., Baker, J., Sinha, A., Spötl, C., Zhang, H., Du, W., Zong, B., Jia, X., Kathayat, G. Liu, D., Cai, Y., Wang, X., Strikis, N.M., Cruz, F.W., Auler, A.S., Gupta, A.K., Singh, R.K., J., S., Dutt, S., Liu, Z., Edwards, R.L. 2021. Onset and termination of Heinrich Stadial 4 and the underlying climate dynamics. Communications Earth & Environment, 2(1):230. DOI: 10.1038/s43247-021-00304-6
5Jaglan, S., Gupta, A.K., Clemens, S.C., Dutt, S., Cheng, H., Singh, R.K., 2021. Abrupt Indian summer monsoon shifts aligned with Heinrich events and D-O cycles since MIS 3. Palaeogeography Palaeoclimatology Palaeoecology 583(3–4)DOI: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2021.110658
6Gupta, A.K., Dutt, S., Das, M., Singh, R.K., 2021. Teleconnection between Arctic climate and tropical Indian monsoon during the Holocene. In book “Understanding Arctic Environment: An Integrated Approach from Climate Change perspective” edited by Neloy Khare et al. (Elsevier); DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-822869-2.00001-3
7Lamy, F., Winckler, G., Alvarez Zarikian, C.A., Arz, H.W., Basak, C., Brombacher, A., Esper, O.M., Farmer, J.R., Gottschalk, J., Herbert, L.C., Iwasaki, S., Lawson, V.J., Lembke-Jene, L., Lo, L., Malinverno, E., Michel, E., Middleton, J.L., Moretti, S., Moy, C.M., Ravelo, A.C., Riesselman, C.R., Saavedra-Pellitero, M., Seo, I., Singh, R.K., Smith, R.A., Souza, A.L., Stoner, J.S., Venancio, I.M., Wan, S., Zhao, X., and Foucher McColl, N., 2021. Site U1544. In Lamy, F., Winckler, G., Alvarez Zarikian, C.A., and the Expedition 383 Scientists, Dynamics of the Pacific Antarctic Cir-cumpolar Current. Proceedings of the International Ocean Discovery Program, 383: College Station, TX (International Ocean Discovery Program). https://doi.org/10.14379/iodp.proc.383.108.2021
8Lamy, F., Winckler, G., Alvarez Zarikian, C.A., Arz, H.W., Basak, C., Brombacher, A., Esper, O.M., Farmer, J.R., Gottschalk, J., Herbert, L.C., Iwasaki, S., Lawson, V.J., Lembke-Jene, L., Lo, L., Malinverno, E., Michel, E., Middleton, J.L., Moretti, S., Moy, C.M., Ravelo, A.C., Riesselman, C.R., Saavedra-Pellitero, M., Seo, I., Singh, R.K., Smith, R.A., Souza, A.L., Stoner, J.S., Venancio, I.M., Wan, S., Zhao, X., and Foucher McColl, N., 2021. Site U1543. In Lamy, F., Winckler, G., Alvarez Zarikian, C.A., and the Expedition 383 Scientists, Dynamics of the Pacific Antarctic Cir-cumpolar Current. Proceedings of the International Ocean Discovery Program, 383: College Station, TX (International Ocean Discovery Program). https://doi.org/10.14379/iodp.proc.383.107.2021
9Lamy, F., Winckler, G., Alvarez Zarikian, C.A., Arz, H.W., Basak, C., Brombacher, A., Esper, O.M., Farmer, J.R., Gottschalk, J., Herbert, L.C., Iwasaki, S., Lawson, V.J., Lembke-Jene, L., Lo, L., Malinverno, E., Michel, E., Middleton, J.L., Moretti, S., Moy, C.M., Ravelo, A.C., Riesselman, C.R., Saavedra-Pellitero, M., Seo, I., Singh, R.K., Smith, R.A., Souza, A.L., Stoner, J.S., Venancio, I.M., Wan, S., Zhao, X., and Foucher McColl, N., 2021. Site U1542. In Lamy, F., Winckler, G., Alvarez Zarikian, C.A., and the Expedition 383 Scientists, Dynamics of the Pacific Antarctic Cir-cumpolar Current. Proceedings of the International Ocean Discovery Program, 383: College Station, TX (International Ocean Discovery Program). https://doi.org/10.14379/iodp.proc.383.106.2021
10Winckler, G., Lamy, F., Alvarez Zarikian, C.A., Arz, H.W., Basak, C., Brombacher, A., Esper, O.M., Farmer, J.R., Gottschalk, J., Herbert, L.C., Iwasaki, S., Lawson, V.J., Lembke-Jene, L., Lo, L., Malinverno, E., Michel, E., Middleton, J.L., Moretti, S., Moy, C.M., Ravelo, A.C., Riesselman, C.R., Saavedra-Pellitero, M., Seo, I., Singh, R.K., Smith, R.A., Souza, A.L., Stoner, J.S., Venancio, I.M., Wan, S., Zhao, X., and Foucher McColl, N., 2021. Site U1541. In Lamy, F., Winckler, G., Alvarez Zarikian, C.A., and the Expedition 383 Scientists, Dynamics of the Pacific Antarctic Cir-cumpolar Current. Proceedings of the International Ocean Discovery Program, 383: College Station, TX (International Ocean Discovery Program). https://doi.org/10.14379/iodp.proc.383.105.2021
11Winckler, G., Lamy, F., Alvarez Zarikian, C.A., Arz, H.W., Basak, C., Brombacher, A., Esper, O.M., Farmer, J.R., Gottschalk, J., Herbert, L.C., Iwasaki, S., Lawson, V.J., Lembke-Jene, L., Lo, L., Malinverno, E., Michel, E., Middleton, J.L., Moretti, S., Moy, C.M., Ravelo, A.C., Riesselman, C.R., Saavedra-Pellitero, M., Seo, I., Singh, R.K., Smith, R.A., Souza, A.L., Stoner, J.S., Venancio, I.M., Wan, S., Zhao, X., and Foucher McColl, N., 2021. Site U1540. In Lamy, F., Winckler, G., Alvarez Zarikian, C.A., and the Expedition 383 Scientists, Dynamics of the Pacific Antarctic Cir-cumpolar Current. Proceedings of the International Ocean Discovery Program, 383: College Station, TX (International Ocean Discovery Program). https://doi.org/10.14379/iodp.proc.383.104.2021
12Winckler, G., Lamy, F., Alvarez Zarikian, C.A., Arz, H.W., Basak, C., Brombacher, A., Esper, O.M., Farmer, J.R., Gottschalk, J., Herbert, L.C., Iwasaki, S., Lawson, V.J., Lembke-Jene, L., Lo, L., Malinverno, E., Michel, E., Middleton, J.L., Moretti, S., Moy, C.M., Ravelo, A.C., Riesselman, C.R., Saavedra-Pellitero, M., Seo, I., Singh, R.K., Smith, R.A., Souza, A.L., Stoner, J.S., Venancio, I.M., Wan, S., Zhao, X., and Foucher McColl, N., 2021. Site U1539. In Lamy, F., Winckler, G., Alvarez Zarikian, C.A., and the Expedition 383 Scientists, Dynamics of the Pacific Antarctic Cir- cumpolar Current. Proceedings of the International Ocean Discovery Program, 383: College Station, TX (International Ocean Discovery Program). https://doi.org/10.14379/iodp.proc.383.103.2021
13Winckler, G., Lamy, F., Alvarez Zarikian, C.A., Arz, H.W., Basak, C., Brombacher, A., Esper, O.M., Farmer, J.R., Gottschalk, J., Herbert, L.C., Iwasaki, S., Lawson, V.J., Lembke-Jene, L., Lo, L., Malinverno, E., Michel, E., Middleton, J.L., Moretti, S., Moy, C.M., Ravelo, A.C., Riesselman, C.R., Saavedra-Pellitero, M., Seo, I., Singh, R.K., Smith, R.A., Souza, A.L., Stoner, J.S., Venancio, I.M., Wan, S., Zhao, X., and Foucher McColl, N., 2021. Expedition 383 methods. In Lamy, F., Winckler, G., Alvarez Zarikian, C.A., and the Expedition 383 Scientists, Dynamics of the Pacific Antarctic Circumpolar Current. Proceedings of the International Ocean Discovery Program, 383: College Station, TX (International Ocean Discovery Program). https://doi.org/10.14379/iodp.proc.383.102.2021
14Winckler, G., Lamy, F., Alvarez Zarikian, C.A., Arz, H.W., Basak, C., Brombacher, A., Esper, O.M., Farmer, J.R., Gottschalk, J., Herbert, L.C., Iwasaki, S., Lawson, V.J., Lembke-Jene, L., Lo, L., Malinverno, E., Michel, E., Middleton, J.L., Moretti, S., Moy, C.M., Ravelo, A.C., Riesselman, C.R., Saavedra-Pellitero, M., Seo, I., Singh, R.K., Smith, R.A., Souza, A.L., Stoner, J.S., Venancio, I.M., Wan, S., Zhao, X., and Foucher McColl, N., 2021. Expedition 383 summary. In Lamy, F., Winckler, G., Alvarez Zarikian, C.A., and the Expedition 383 Scientists, Dynamics of the Pacific Antarctic Circumpolar Current. Proceedings of the International Ocean Discovery Program, 383: College Station, TX (International Ocean Discovery Program). https://doi.org/10.14379/iodp.proc.383.101.2021
15Dutt, S., Gupta, A.K., Devrani, R., Yadav, R.R., Singh, R.K., 2021. Regional disparity in summer monsoon precipitation in the Indian subcontinent during Northgrippian to Meghalayan transition. Current Science, 120(9), 1449-1457
16Gupta, A.K., Singh, R.K., Dutt, S., Cheng, H., Clemens, S.C., Kathayat, G., 2021. High frequency shifts in the Indian summer monsoon following termination of the YD event. Quaternary Science Review, 259, 10688
17Singh, R.K., Gupta, A.K., Das, M., Flower, B.P., 2021. Paleoceanographic shift during the Plio-Pleistocene in the southeastern Indian Ocean: Linkages with Northern Hemisphere glaciation and Indian monsoon variability. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 571, 110374.
18Das, M., Singh, R.K., Holbourn, A., Farooq, S.H., Vats, N., Pandey, D.K., 2021. Paleoceanographic evolution of the Japan Sea and major variability during the Quaternary – A benthic foraminiferal perspective. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 566, 110238, 1-14, DOI: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2021.110238.
19Dutt, S., Gupta, A.K., Cheng, H., Clemens, S.C., Singh, R.K., Tewari, V.C., 2021. Indian summer monsoon variability in northeastern India during the past two millennia. Quaternary International, 571, 73-80. doi.org/10.1016/j.quaint.2020.10.021
20Barik, S.S., Prusty, P., Singh, R.K., Tripathy, S., Farooq, S.H., Sharma, K., 2020. Seasonal and spatial variations in elemental distributions in surface sediments of Chilika Lake in response to change in salinity and grain size distribution. Environ Earth Sci 79, 269. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12665-020-09009-z
21Das, M., Vats, N., Singh, R.K., Mishra, S., Barik, S.S., Divya, R.V., Sengupta, S., Kumar, A. and Pandey, D.K. 2020. Chapter 3 - Assessing Mid-Pleistocene to Holocene Sea-ice Extent and Carbonate Compensation Depth fluctuations in the Japan Sea: a multiproxy approach. In D.K.Pandey et al., (eds), Dynamics of the Earth System: Evolution, Processes and Interactions, Society of Earth Scientists Series, Springer Nature, Switzerland AG 2020, doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-40659-2.
22Vats, N., Mishra, S., Singh, R.K., Gupta, A.K., Pandey, D.K.,2020. Paleoceanographic changes in the East China Sea during the last ~400 kyr reconstructed using planktic foraminifera. Global and Planetary Change. 103173, doi.org/10.1016/j.gloplacha.2020.103173.
23Lamy, F., Winckler, G., Zarikian, C.A., Expedition 383 Scientist, 2019. Dynamics of the Pacific Antarctic Circumpolar Current (DYNAPACC). International Ocean Discovery Program Expedition 383 Preliminary Report. https://doi.org/10.14379/iodp.pr.383.2019
24Gupta,A.K., Dutt, S., Cheng, H., Singh, R.K., 2019. Abrupt changes in Indian summer monsoon strength during the last ~900 years and their linkages to socio-economic conditions in the Indian subcontinent. Paleogeography, Paleoclimatology, Paleoecology. Doi: doi.org/10.1016/j.palaeo.2019.109347
25Barik, S.S., Singh, R.K., Jena, P.S., Tripathy, S., Sharma, K., Prusty, P., 2019. Spatio-temporal variations in ecology and CO2 sequestration in coastal lagoon: A foraminiferal perspective. Marine Micropaleontology, 147, 43-56. doi.org/10.1016/j.marmicro.2019.02.003
26Farooq, S.H., Prusty, P., Singh, R.K., Sen, S., Chandrasekharam, D., 2018 Fluoride contamination of groundwater and its seasonal variability in parts of Purulia district, West Bengal, India. Arabian Journal of Geoscienences, 11(22), 709.
27Das, M., Singh, R. K., Vats, N., Holbourn, A., Mishra, S., Farooq, S. H., & Pandey, D. K. (2018). Changes in the distribution of Uvigerinidae species over the past 775 kyr: Implications for the paleoceanographic evolution of the Japan Sea. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 507, 201-213
28Tada, R., et al., 2018. High-resolution and high-precision correlation of dark and light layers in the Quaternary hemipelagic sediments of the Japan Sea recovered during IODP Expedition 346. Progress in Earth and Planetary Sciences. DOI: 10.1186/s40645-018-0167-8
29Singh R.K., Das M. 2018. Mahanadi: The Great River. In: Singh D. (eds) The Indian Rivers, 309-318. Springer Hydrogeology. Springer, Singapore
30Das, M., Singh, R.K., Gupta, A.K., Bhaumik, A.K., 2017. Holocene strengthening of the oxygen minimum zone in the northwestern Arabian Sea linked to changes in intermediate water circulation or Indian monsoon intensity? Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology Doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.palaeo.2016.10.035
31Dutt, S., Gupta, A.K., Clemens, S., Cheng, H., Singh, R.K., Kathayat, G., Edwards, R.L., 2015. Abrupt changes in Indian Summer Monsoon strength during 33,800 to 5,500 yr BP. Geophysical Research Letters, DOI: 10.1002/2015GL064015.
32Dwivedi, S.N. and Singh, R.K., 2015. Inter-aquifer water transfer through combination well for artificial recharging of the deeper aquifer system in Patna urban area. Current Science, 108(7), 1219-1221.
33Expedition 346 Scientists, 2015. Proceedings of the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program Volume 346 Expedition Reports. Doi:10.2204/iodp.proc.346.2015
34Tiwari,S.K., Singh, R.K., Singh, J., Gupta, A.K., Bartarya, S.K. and Rai S.K.,2015. Impact of limestone mining activities on major ion geochemistry of Krem Markhyrdop water, Meghalaya, India. Himalayan Geology, 36(1), 74 – 80.
35Singh, R.K. and Gupta, A.K., 2014. Miocene history of Indian Monsoon: a review of marine records. Special publication of the palaeontological society of India, 5, 101-109.
36Expedition 346 Scientists, 2014. Asian Monsoon: onset and evolution of millennial-scale variability of Asian monsoon and its possible relation with Himalaya and Tibetan Plateau uplift. IODP Preliminary Report, 346. doi:10.2204/iodp.pr.346.2014
37Saha, D., Dwivedi, S.N. and Singh, R.K., 2014. Aquifer System Response to Intensive Pumping in Urban Areas of the Gangetic Plains, India- the case-study of Patna. Environmental Earth Sciences, 71,1721-1735
38Gupta A.K., Mohan, K., Das M., and Singh, R.K., 2013. Solar forcing of the Indian Summer monsoon variability during ǺlleØd period, Nature Scientific Reports, 3:2753 DOI:10.1038/srep02753
39Verma, S., Gupta, A.K. and Singh, R.K., 2013. Variations in deep-sea benthic foraminifera at ODP Hole 756B, southeastern Indian Ocean: Evidence for changes in deep ocean circulation. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 376, 172-183
40Gupta A.K., Singh, R.K. and Verma, S., 2013. Deep-sea paleoceanographic evolution of the eastern Indian Ocean during the late Oligocene-Pleistocene: Species Diversity trends in benthic foraminifera. Current Science, 104(7), pp. 1-7
41Singh, R.K., Gupta A.K. and Das M., 2012. Paleoceanographic significance of deep-sea benthic foraminiferal species diversity at southeastern Indian Ocean Hole 752A. Palaeogeography,Palaeoclimatology,Palaeoecology, 361, pp. 94-103
42Singh, R.K. and Gupta A.K., 2010. Deep-sea benthic foraminiferal changes in the eastern Indian Ocean (ODP Hole 757B): their links to deep Indonesian (Pacific) flow and high latitude glaciation during the Neogene. Episodes, 33(2), pp. 74-82
43Bhaumik, A.K., Gupta, A.K., Mohan, K. and Singh R.K., 2008. Disappearance of  Stilostomella lepidula (Schwager) across the mid-Pleistocene Transition and its palaeoceanographic implication. Current Science, 94(6), 758-764
44Singh R.K. and Gupta A.K., 2005. Abrupt changes in Benthic Foraminiferal species diversity and their link to the high latitude Glaciations during the Neogene. Journal of Foraminiferal Research, 35(3), pp. 219–227
45Singh, R.K. and Gupta A.K., 2004. Late Oligocene-Miocene paleoceanographic evolution of the southeastern Indian Ocean: Evidence from deep-sea Benthic foraminifera (ODP Site 757). Marine Micropaleontology, 51, pp.153-170
46Gupta A.K., Singh, R.K., Joseph, S. and Thomas, E., 2004. Linked to global cooling or to the initiation of the Indian monsoons? Geology, 32 (9), pp.753-756

Conferences (International)

1Sahu, B., Singh, R.K., Barik, S.S., Vats, N., Roy, S. 2022. Sediment depositional pattern in the Northern Japan Sea over the last 1200 ka and its linkages to orbital forcings. In 1st Indian Quaternary Congress, International Virtual conference, 19-21 January 2022.
2Gautam, P., Naveena A.K.R., Singh, R.K. 2022. Antarctic Circumpolar Current Strength variability along the Drake Passage and its influence on microbiota productivity and distribution. In 1st Indian Quaternary Congress, International Virtual conference, 19-21 January 2022
3Saavedra-Pellitero, M., Brombacher, A., Esper, O., de Souza, A., Malinverno, E., Venanacio, I., Riesselman, C., Singh, R.K., 2021. Preliminary biostratigraphy of IODP Expedition 383 sites. In European General Assembly 2021. EGU 2020-748 (https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-egu21-1818).
4Barik, S.S., Singh, R.K., Upadhyaya, P.K., Biswal, L., Vats, N., Das, M. 2020. Glacio-eustatic variability in the sedimentation pattern over northern Japan during the past 600 ka. In European General Assembly 2020. EGU 2020-748 (doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-egu2020-748).
5Lamy, F., Winckler, G. and Zarikian, C.A.A., Expedition 383 Scientists, 2019. Investigating the Dynamics of the Pacific Antarctic Circumpolar Current–Initial Results from International Ocean Discovery Program Expedition 383 (DYNAPACC). In European General Assembly 2020. EGU 2020-22367 (doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-egu2020-22367).
6Riesselman, C.R., Brombacher, A., Esper, O., de Souza, A., Malinverno, E., Middleton, J.L., Ravelo, A.C., Saavedra, M., Singh, R.K., Venancio, I. and Stoner, J.S., 2019, December. Magneto-biostratigraphic integration of Neogene sequences from the subantarctic Pacific Ocean: Initial results from IODP Exp. 383. In AGU Fall Meeting 2019. AGU.
7Lamy, F., Winckler, G. and Zarikian, C.A.A., Expedition 383 Scientists, 2019, December. Investigating the Dynamics of the Pacific Antarctic Circumpolar Current–Initial Results from International Ocean Discovery Program Expedition 383 (DYNAPACC). In AGU Fall Meeting 2019. AGU.
8Vats, N., Mishra, S., Singh, R.K. 2019. Paleoceanographic changes in East China Sea over last 400 kyr. International Conference on Paleoceanography, 2-7th September 2019, Sydney, Australia.
9Barik, S.S., Singh, R.K., Tripathy, S., 2019. Relationship of metal distribution with salinity gradient in brackish water lagoon Goldschmidt Conference, 2019, Barcelona, Spain, 18th – 23th August, 2019.
10Das, M., Singh, R.K., Vats, N., Holbourn, A.,Mishra, S., Farooq, S.H., Pandey, D.K., 2019. Middle Pleistocene to Holocene bottom water oxygenation variability in the Japan Sea : A foraminiferal perspective. In International Conference ‘Climate Change Impacts, Vulnerabilities and Adaptation: Emphasis on India and Neighborhood at CORAL, IIT Kharagpur, 26 February - 2 March 2019
11Dutt, S., Gupta, A.K., Cheng, H., Clemens, S., Singh, R.K., Jaglan, S., 2019. Indian summer monsoon variability and its driving factors during past two millennia. In International Conference ‘Climate Change Impacts, Vulnerabilities and Adaptation: Emphasis on India and Neighborhood at CORAL, IIT Kharagpur, 26 February - 2 March 2019
12Barik, S.S., Singh, R.K., Tripathy, S., Prusty, P., Jena, P.S., and Sharma, K. 2019. Effect of spatio-temporal variations of ecosystem on CO2 sequestration in coastal region. In International Conference ‘Climate Change Impacts, Vulnerabilities and Adaptation: Emphasis on India and Neighborhood at CORAL, IIT Kharagpur, 26 February - 2nd March 2019.
13Barik, S.S., Singh, R.K., Sharma, K., 2018. Assessing seasonal and spatial ecological variations in coastal Chilika Lake in East coast of India using Foraminifera and grain size distribution. In ECSA 57: Changing estuaries, coasts and shelf systems - Diverse threats and opportunities, 3-6 September 2018 | Pan Pacific Perth, Perth, WA, Australia.
14Barik, S.S., Mahto, D., Singh, R.K., Tripathy, S., Prusty, P., 2017. Assessing salinity variations in brackish Chilika Lake – a multiproxy approach, 5th Open Science Meeting, Zaragoza, Spain, 9-13 May 2017 pp 174 (ID:01978, 18).
15Vats, N., Singh, R.K., Das, M., Pandey, D.K., 2016. Variability in the East Asian summer monsoon during late Pleistocence in East China Sea. 1st CVAS Workshop during 28-30 November 2016 at Hamburg University, Germany.
16Das, M., Singh, R.K., Farooq, S.H., Vats, N., 2016. Variability of Asian monsoon and its linkage with deep-sea water and ecological system of benthic foraminifera assemblages over 700 Ka. 1st CVAS Workshop during 28-30 November 2016 at Hamburg University, Germany.
17Singh, R.K., Holbourn A., Kuhnt, W., Das, M., 2016. Assessing deep sea temperature variability in East China Sea using population abundance and Mg/Ca ratio of benthic foraminifera. In 2nd IODP Expedition 346 post cruise meeting, 22-24 January 2016. University of Melbourne, Australia.
18Singh, R.K., Gupta A.K. and Flower, B.P., 2003. Paleoceanographic changes at ODP site 757B, eastern Indian Ocean during Plio-Pleistocene. EILQUEC and POLTRAIN – 2003. Late Quaternary Environmental Change – Emerging Issues. An International PAGES Workshop cum Training Programme on Global Change held during 10th-15th February 2003 at Pondicherry.
19Som Dutt, Gupta A.K., Cheng H., Rai S.K., Singh, R.K., 2015. Variability in Indian monsoon over past 5000 years: Impacts on South Asian societies. 30th Himalayan-Karokaram Thrust (HKT) conference, during 6-8th October 2015 at WIHG Dehradun.
20Gupta, A.K., Prakasam M., Yuvaraja, A., Som Dutt, Das, M., Singh, R.K., and Velu A. 2015. Inception of the Indian monsoon and its abrupt behaviour since the latest Pleistocene. 30th Himalayan-Karokaram Thrust (HKT) conference, during 6-8th October 2015 at WIHG Dehradun.
21Dwivedi S.N., Singh R.K, and Saha, D., 2011. Sustaining the aquifer based water supply in Patna urban area - a fast growing million plus city in eastern India. In Stockholm International Water Week during 4-7th August 2011 at Stockholm.
22Dwivedi S.N., Singh R.K. and Chandra P.C., 2011. Sustainability of Deeper High Yielding Aquifer in Urban Areas in Middle Ganga Basin, Bihar India. In Singapore International Water Week during 4-8th July 2011 at Singapore.
23Gupta A.K., Mohan, K. and Singh, R.K., 2006. Abrupt increase in the mixed-layer thickness driven by the constriction of Indonesian Seaway during 3.2-2.75Ma: A precursor to North Atlantic glaciations. In Influence of Indonesian Throughflow Variability on Tropical Indian Ocean during 19th -23rd July 2006 at Institute of Geosciences, Kiel, Germany.

Conferences (National)

1Barik, S.S., Singh, R.K., Hussain, S.M., Tripathy, S., 2019. Assessing Benthic Micro-fauna morphological variability under seasonal and spatial variable stress conditions. In 27th Indian Colloquium of Micropaleontology and Stratigraphy, during 4 – 6th November 2019 at Department of Geology, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, pp. 204.
2Singh, R.K., Saavedra-Pellitero, M., Brombacher, A., Lembke-Jene, L., Venancio, I.M., Risselman, C., Malinverno, M., Esper, O., de Souza, A.L., Lamy, F., Winckler, G., Zarikian, C.A., Expedition 383 Scientits, 2019. Deep Sea agglutinated benthic foraminifera of Central South Pacific – variability and adaptation. In 27th Indian Colloquium of Micropaleontology and Stratigraphy, during 4 – 6th November 2019 at Department of Geology, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, pp. 166.
3Barik, S.S., Singh, R.K., Tripathy, S., 2019. Assessing spatio-temporal variations in benthic foraminifera abundance and diversity in coastal lagoon and their implications. In 3rd National Geo-Research Scholar Meet, during 6 – 8th June 2019 at Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology, Dehradun, pp.150.
4Das, M., Vats, N., Singh, R.K., Mishra, S., Barik, S.S., Divya, R.V., Sengupta, S., Ranjan, A., Pandey, D.K., 2019. Reconstruction of upper Calabrian to Holocene sea ice extent in the Japan Sea – A multiproxy approach. In 3rd National Geo-Research Scholar Meet, during 6 – 8th June 2019 at Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology, Dehradun, pp.78.
5Dutt, S., Gupta, A.K., Singh, R.K., Clemens, S., Cheng, H., 2018. Solar influence on Indian summer monsoon variability during the last two millennia. In National Conference on Earth System Science with special reference to Himalaya: advancement and challenges, during 16 – 18th May 2018 at Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology, Dehradun, pp. 75.
6Singh, R.K., Das, M., Divya, R.V., Mishra, S., Vats, N., Sengupta, S. and Ranjan, A., 2018. Middle Pleistocene to Holocene Paleoclimatic record from Japan and East China Sea and its possible linkage with uplift of Himalaya Tibetan Plateau and Glacio-eustati Sea level changes. In National Conference on Earth System Science with special reference to Himalaya: advancement and challenges, during 16 – 18th May 2018 at Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology, Dehradun, pp. 71.
7Singh, R.K., Jena, P.S., Barik, S.S., Chattaraj, J., Prusty, P., 2017. Assessment of seasonal variations in a lagoonal lake of East Coast of India, using micro-organism population and sediment depositional pattern. In 26th Indian Collaquium of Micropaleontology and Stratigraphy, during 17 – 19th August 2017 at Department of Geology, University of Madras, Guindy Campus, Chennai, pp. 54.
8Barik, S.S., Singh, R.K., Tripathy, S., Prusty, P., 2016. Foraminifera in the Chilika Lake sediments: Marine and Fluvial Interaction. In Quaternary Climate: Recent Findings and Future Challenges, 28-30 April 2016. National Institute of Oceanography Goa
9Das, M., Singh, R.K., Holbourn A., Farooq, S.H., Kanjilal, A., Expedition 346 Scientist, 2016. Variations in East Asian Winter Monsoon and its impact on the paleoceanography of Japan Sea over 400ka. In Quaternary Climate: Recent Findings and Future Challenges, 28-30 April 2016. National Institute of Oceanography Goa
10Singh, R.K., Holbourn A., Kuhnt, W., Das, M., Pandey, D.K., 2016. Assessing deep sea water mass variability in East China Sea using population abundance and Mg/Ca ratio of benthic foraminifera. In Quaternary Climate: Recent Findings and Future Challenges, 28-30 April 2016. National Institute of Oceanography Goa.
11Gupta A.K., Singh, R.K., Das M., Prakasam M., and Som Dutt 2016. Abrupt changes in the Indian summer monsoon since MIS 3. 103 Indian Science Congress, during 6 – 8th January 2016 at University of Mysore.
12Nayak, P. Rai, A.K., Singh, R.K. Tripathy,S., 2016. Sea water intrusion, interface structure, and groundwatercondition around paradeep coast, Odisha. In Developments in Geosciences in the Past Decade -Emerging Trends for the Future and Impact on Society during 21-23rd October 2016 at Department of Geology and Geophysics, IIT Kharagpur.
13Singh, R.K., Das, M., Holbourn A., Kanjilal, A., Ranjan, A., Gallagher S., Kuhnt W., 2015. Paleoceanographic significance of late Quaternary deep sea benthic foraminifers of the Japan Sea - a preliminary result. 25th Indian Collaquium of Micropaleontology and Stratigraphy, during 18 – 20th December 2015 at Institute of Science Aurangabad, Maharastra.
14Barik, S.S., Singh, R.K. and Tripathy, S. 2015. Assessment of chilika lake sediments as paleo-proxy for climate reconstruction. National Climate Science Conference, during 2-3rd July 2015 at IISc, Bangalore.
15Abhijith, U.V. and Singh R.K., 2015. Assessment of Late Quaternary variation in Asian Monsoon using foraminifera from the sediments of the IODP  site U1429A. National Climate Science Conference, during 2-3rd July 2015 at IISc, Bangalore.
16Singh, R.K., Das, M., Abhijeet, Barik, S.S. and Kanjilal, A., (2014) Pleistocene Planktic Foraminifera proxy – a tool to understand Asian monsoon variations. In: Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability: Geological Records from Poles to Tropics at Lucknow University Lucknow on 9-10th September 2014.
17Singh, R.K. and Gupta A.K., (2013) Paleoceanographic changes in the eastern Indian Ocean during the Plio-Pleistocene . In XXIV Colloquium of Micropaleontology and Stratigraphy at Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology, Dehradun, from 18 – 20th November, 2013.
18Singh R.K., 2013. Integrated Ocean Drilling Program Expedition – 346 (Asian Monsoon): Onset and evolution of millennial-scale variability of Asian monsoon and its possible relation with Himalaya and Tibetan Plateau uplift. In Indian IODP participants meet during 14-15th January, 2013 at National Centre for Antarctic and Ocean Research, GOA
19Singh R.K., Singh, J., Tiwari, S., Gupta, A.K., Bartarya, S.K. and Rai S.K., 2012. Impact of Limestone mining and Cement factory on the water quality of Cave-A case study from Meghalaya, India. In National Conference on Green Earth with focus on Himalaya during 18th & 19th October, 2012at Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology, Dehradun.
20Dwivedi S.N., Shukla, R.R., Singh R.K. and Upadhyay, S., 2010. A rapid alternative approach for estimating transmissivity of high potential aquifers in Mid Ganga Plain. In International Conference on Geophysical Science – Energy, Climate Change and Evolution of Human Society during 21-23rd December, 2010 at Department of Geophysics, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi.
21Agrawal A.K., Mandal M.K. and Singh R.K., 2010. Targeting fluoride free aquifer in the northernmost fringe area of Chotanagpur plateau. In Regional Workshop on “Exploration, Development and Management of Ground Water In Hard Rocks with special reference to Jharkhand State” organized by Central Ground Water Board, Patna during 25th-26th March 2010 at SKIPA auditorium Ranchi.
22Dwivedi S.N., Singh R.K. and Ganguly S.S., 2010. Quantifying depletion from aquifer storage in response to heavy pumping in Patna Urban area. In UGC-sponsored national seminar on “Sustainable Development of Water Resources in Indo-Gangetic plain: Challenges and Constraints during 12th -13th March, 2010 at Department of Geology, Patna University, Patna.
23Saha D., Sahu S., Shukla R.R., Singh R.K., Verma V.S., Upadhyay S., Singh T.B.N., Dwivedi S.N., Sonkusare M.M. and Shreehari S.M.S., 2009. Arsenic free deeper aquifers in Middle Ganga Plain-Sustainable source for potabale drinking water supply. In Regional Workshop on Geogenic contamination of Groundwater organized by Central Ground Water Board, Patna during 21st-22nd March, 2009 at IGSC, Patna.
24Dwivedi S.N., Singh R.K. and Ganguly S.S., 2009. Hydrogeological Evaluation of Patna Urban Area. In Regional Workshop on Geogenic contamination of Groundwater organized by Central Ground Water Board, Patna during 21st-22nd March, 2009 at IGSC, Patna.
25Singh, R.K. and Gupta, A.K., 2003. Late Oligocene-Miocene paleoceanographic evolution of the southeastern Indian Ocean: Evidence from deep-sea Benthic foraminifera (ODP Site 757). XIX Indian colloquium on Micropaleontology and Stratigraphy and Symposium on recent developments in Indian Ocean Paleoceanography and Paleoclimate held during 9th– 11th October, 2003 at Varanasi.
 

Academic Honors & Awards

  • Executive council member of The Paleontological Society of India (2016-18, 2018-20)
  • Selected for INSA, New Delhi, International Collaborative/Exchange Program-2015
  • Mani Shanker Shukla Gold Medal of The Palaeontological Society of India - 2013
  • Qualified GATE, 2002.
  • Qualified UPSC Geologist Examination - 2001
  • Qualified CSIR-JRF, December 2001.
  • La-Touche Medal in Geology, for 2000 – 2001 from MGMI, Calcutta.
  • B.H.U. medal for securing highest marks in M.Sc. (Geology) Examination 2001
  • Late Prof. Rajnath Medal for securing highest marks in Paleontology in M.Sc. (Geology) Examination 2001
  • Second Rank in B.Sc. (Geology) Examination of N.E.H.U., Shillong, 1999
 

Research Scholar

Ph.D. (Awarded)
 
1. Dr. Manisha Das 
 
2. Dr. Sushree Sova Barik  
 
3. Dr. Nishant Vats 
 
Continuing
1. Sunil Kumar Das (INSPIRE - SRF),
 
2. Nirakara Mohanta (INSPIRE - JRF),
 
3. Suman Datta (Project-JRF),
 
4. Sunita Rath (INSPIRE-JRF),
 
5. Bisweswar Sahoo (Project - JRF)
 

Journal Reviewer

Earth and Planetary Science Letters; Geophysical Research Letters; Climate of the Past; Palaeogeography Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology; Progress in Earth and Planetary Sciences, Journal of Asian Earth Sciences; Geolgical Journal; Marine Micropaleontology; Journal of Foraminiferal Research; Journal of Palaeontological Society of India; Proceedings of the Indian National Academy of Sciences; Journal of Earth System Sciences; Marine Pollution Bulletin; Frontier of Marine Sciences; Frontiers of Earth Sciences; Regional Studies in Marine Sciences etc...

Professional Membership

  • Life Member Geological Society of India, Bangalore
  • Life Member Indian Geological Congress, Roorkee
  • Life Member Paleontological Society of India, Lucknow
  • Life Member Himalayan Geology

Research/Career profile

        Shipboard scientist of International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) expedition - 383 
                                  (Dynamic of Pacific Antarctic Circumpolar Current, May - July 2019)      
       Guest scientist at Institute of Geosciences, Christian Albrechts University Kiel, Germany
                                  (May – July 2015)
       Shipboard scientist of Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP) expedition - 346
                                  (Asian Monsoon; July – September 2013)
       Assistant Professor, School of Earth, Ocean and Climate Science, IIT Bhubaneshwar
                                   (May 2013 onwards)
       Scientist ‘B’, Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology, Dehradun
                                    (September 2011 to May 2013)
       Assistant Hydrogeologist, Central Ground Water Board, Ministry of Water Resources, Govt. of India
                                    (January 2004 to September 2011)
       Junior Research Fellow (CSIR), Department of Geology and Geophysics,
                                    Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (March 2002 to January 2004)

Technical Reports/Magzines

  • Authored/Co-authored various technical reports in Central Ground Water Board, Ministry of Water Resources, Govt. of India.
  • Publication of E-Samachar (Hindi), IIT Bhubaneswar
  • Publication of Town Official Language Implementation Committee (TOLIC-A) Bhubaneswar E-Magazine "Nagrik"
 

M.Sc. Dissertations

 List of M.Sc. Project Dissertation thesis supervised 

1.  Abhijith U.V. (2013-15 batch)

2.  Avirup Kanjilal  (2013-15 batch)

3.  S. Sova Barik  (2013-15 batch)

4.  Alok Ranjan (2014-16 batch)

5.  B. Bhabesh Bal  (2014-16 batch)

6.  Dipak Mahto  (2014-16 batch)

7.  Puja Dey  (2014-16 batch)

8.  Abhas Pran Gogoi (2014-16 batch)

9.  Archan Ganguly  (2015-17 batch)

10.  Joyita Chattaraj (2015-17 batch)

11.  Partha Sarthi Jena (2015-17 batch)

12.  Ratikant Khuntia (2015-17 batch)

13.  Sreya Sengupta (2015-17 batch)

14.  Ankita Nandi  (2016-18 batch)

15.  Asmita Singha Roy (2016-18 batch)

16.  Divya, R.V.  (2016-18 batch)

17.  Krity Sharma (2016-18 batch)

18.  Sangeeta Mistry  (2016-18 batch)

19.  Subha Kundu (2016-18 batch)

20.  Pratik Upadhyaya (2017-19 batch)

21.  Lisantaraj Biswal (2017-19 batch)

22.  Soumen Roy (2018-20 batch)

23.  Neha Chauhan (2018-20 batch)

24.  Nihal  (2019-21 batch)

25.  Abhilash Ghana (2019-21 batch)

26.  Pragati Gautam (2020-22 batch)

27.  Naveena Rashmi K.R. (2020-22 batch)

28.  Bhagbat Sahu (2020-22 batch)

Professional Experience

Shipboard Scientist, International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) expedition - 383 (Dynamics of Antarctic Pacific Circumpolar Current; May – July 2019)    Guest Scientist, Institute of Geosciences, Christian Albrechts University Kiel, Germany (May – July 2015)   Shipboard Scientist, Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP) Expedition – 346 (Asian Monsoon; July – September 2013)    Assistant Professor, School of Earth, Ocean and Climate Science, IIT Bhubaneswar (May 2013 onwards)   Scientist ‘B’, Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology, Dehradun (September 2011 to May 2013)    Scientist ‘B’ Central Ground Water Board, Ministry of Water Resources, Govt. of India (From January 2008 to September 2011) Assistant Hydrogeologist, Central Ground Water Board, Ministry of Water Resources, Govt. of India (From January 2004 to December 2007)     Junior Research Fellow (CSIR), Department of Geology and Geophysics, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (March 2002 to January 2004)    

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