Atreyee Bhattacharya

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Post-Doctoral Affiliate (Consultant)
abhattacharya at iihs dot ac dot in

PhD, Earth and Planetary Sciences, Harvard, Cambridge
M.Sc., Applied Geosciences, IIT Kharagpur
B.Sc., Geology, Presidency College, Kolkata;


Atreyee Bhattacharya studies impacts of climate variability on terrestrial and marine environments on timescales spanning decades to millions of years. Atreyee received her Ph. D. in Earth and Planetary Sciences from Harvard University in 2012. After a year of research and teaching as visiting faculty in the Environmental Studies and Marine Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at North Carolina State University, Atreyee completed a postdoctoral training at University of California-Los Angeles. In 2015, Atreyee joined as a faculty member in the Environmental Studies Department at University of Colorado Boulder. She also holds a research affiliate position at the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research at CU Boulder.

Atreyee’s research focuses on (a) studying environmental response, particularly as reflected in aeolian material emitted from semi-arid regions, to persistent changes in regional scale aridity patterns (b) developing corals as environmental archives and (c) investigating marine carbonates (both biogenic and abiogenic) to reconstruct changes in temperature, composition, and the pace of recovery of biogenic systems following environmental catastrophes.

Atreyee has worked with several organizations as a climate science writer and continues to pursue writing in public forums on environmental and climatological topics.