Assistant Professor

Dr Satyam Verma

Department of Environmental Science

Interests

  1. Fire Ecology of Tropical Forests
  2. Climate Change and Its Impact on Vegetation Dynamics
  3. Ecological Modelling

Education

2009

University of Lucknow
Lucknow
India
BSc

2011

Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow
India
MSc

2017

Pondicherry University
Puducherry
India
PhD

Experience

  • 2021-2022 – Fulbright-Kalam Climate Fellow – University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
  • 2018-2021 – Project Scientist – Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun, India
  • 2017-2018 – Postdoctoral Fellow – Dr. Harisingh Gour Central University, Sagar, M.P., India
  • 2014-2016 – Senior Research Fellow – Pondicherry University, Puducherry, India
  • 2012-2014- Junior Research Fellow- Pondicherry University, Puducherry, India
  • Modelling climate-fire-vegetation interactions in tropical dry deciduous forest.
  • How is the unprecedented increase in anthropogenic fires altering tropical forest dynamics, ecosystem services and carbon cycles?
  • Developing efficient forest fire occurrence prediction model for tropical forests using static and dynamic parameters.

Awards & Fellowships

  • 2020 – Fulbright-Kalam Climate Fellowship for Postdoctoral Research – Fulbright Commission, USA
  • 2014 – Best Poster Award – Tropical Ecology Congress, JNU, New Delhi
  • 2012 – Junior Research Fellow (Second time, Dec 2012) – University Grant Commission
  • 2012 – Junior Research Fellow – University Grant Commission

Memberships

  • Member, International Association of Wildland Fire
  • Member, Indian Regional Association of Landscape Ecology
  • Life member of Indian Society of Geomatics

Publications

  • Effect of Forest Fire on Tree Species Diversity in the Tropical Dry Deciduous Forest of Nauradehi Wildlife Sanctuary, Madhya Pradesh, Central India – D. Malasiya, T. Ray, S. Verma, R. Rajpoot, D. Maurya, T. Kumar, ... & M.L. Khan - International Journal of Ecology and Environmental Sciences, 48(3), 381-388 (2022)
  • Impact of forest fire frequency on tree biomass and carbon stocks in the tropical dry deciduous forest of Panna Tiger Reserve, Central India – T. Ray, D. Malasiya, S. Verma, T. Kumar, M. L. Khan - Tropical Ecology Accepted (2022)
  • Conservation Prioritization in a Tiger Landscape: Is Umbrella Species Enough? - V. Vasudeva, S. Upgupta, A. Singh, N. Sherwani, S. Dutta, R. Rajaraman, S. Chaudhuri, S. Verma, J. A. Johnson, J.A.; R. Krishnamurthy - Land, 11, 371 (2022)
  • Examining and predicting land use change dynamics in Gandhinagar district, Gujarat, India - E. Purswani, S. Verma, S. Jayakumar, M. L. Khan, B. Pathak - Journal of Urban Management, 11 (1) 82-96 (2021)
  • Impact of Forest Fire Frequency on Tree Diversity and Species Regeneration in Tropical Dry Deciduous Forest of Panna Tiger Reserve, Madhya Pradesh, India - T. Ray, D. Malasiya, R. Rajpoot, S. Verma, J. A. Dar, A. Dayanandan, ... & M. L. Khan - Journal of Sustainable Forestry, 40 (8) 831-845 (2020)
  • Climate models predict a divergent future for the medicinal tree Boswellia serrata Roxb. in India - R. Rajpoot, D. Adhikari, S. Verma, P. Saikia, A. Kumar, K. R. Grant, ... & M. L. Khan - Global Ecology and Conservation, 23, 1-9 (2020)
  • Variation in tree biomass and carbon stocks in three tropical dry deciduous - D. Raha, J. A. Dar, P. K. Pandey, P. A. Lone, S. Verma, P. K. Khare, & M. L. Khan - Carbon Management 11 (2), 109-120 (2020)
  • Spatiotemporal variation of water quality index in Kanwar wetland, Begusarai, India - A. K. Singh, M. Sathya, S. Verma & S. Jayakumar (2020) - Sustainable Water Resources Management, 6, 1-8 (2020)
  • Estimation of greenhouse gas emissions from vegetation fires in Central India - T. Ray, S. Verma, J. A. Dar, D. Malasiya, A. Dayanadan, P. K. Khare, M. L. Khan - Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability. 7 (1), 32-38 (2019)
  • Post-fire soil nutrient dynamics in a tropical dry deciduous forest of Western Ghats, India - S. Verma, D. Singh, A. K. Singh, & S. Jayakumar - Forest Ecosystems. 6 (6) (2019)
  • Health risk assessment of heavy metals in crop grains grown on open soils of Kanwar wetland, India - A. K. Singh, S. Mani, S. Verma & S. Jayakumar - Euro-Mediterranean Journal of Environmental Intregation. 3, 29 (2018)
  • A MODIS-based spatiotemporal assessment of agricultural residue burning in Madhya Pradesh, India - S. Verma, J. A. Dar, D. Malasiya, P. K. Khare, S. Dayanadan, M. L. Khan - Ecological Indicator 105, 496-504 (2018)
  • Effect of recurrent fires on soil nutrient dynamics in a tropical dry deciduous forest of Western Ghats, India - S. Verma & S. Jayakumar - Journal of Sustainable Forestry 37 (7), 678-690 (2018)
  • Effect of forest fire on tree diversity and regeneration potential in a tropical dry deciduous forest of Mudumalai Tiger Reserve, Western Ghats, India - S. Verma, D. Singh, M. Sathya, & S. Jayakumar - Ecological Processes 6 (1), 1-8 (2017)
  • Tree inventory along the altitudinal gradients in Singara Range, Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, Western Ghats, India. - D. Singh, S. Verma & S. Jayakumar - Proceedings of the International Academy of Ecology and Environmental Sciences, 6(4), 97-109 (2016)
  • Post-fire regeneration dynamics of tree species in a tropical dry deciduous forest, Western Ghats, India - S. Verma & S. Jayakumar - Forest Ecology and Management, 341, 75-82 (2015)
  • Monitoring changes in forest fire pattern in Mudumalai Tiger Reserve, Western Ghats India, using remote sensing and GIS - S. Verma, K. T. Vashum, M. Sathya, & S. Jayakumar - GJSFR-H. 15(4), 13-19 (2015)
  • Impact of forest fire on physical, chemical and biological properties of soil: A Review - S. Verma & S. Jayakumar - Proceedings of the International Academy of Ecology and Environmental Sciences, 2(3), 168-176 (2012)

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