2012 PhD, Earth and Planetary Sciences, Harvard, Cambridge, MA
2005 MSc, Applied Geosciences, IIT Kharagpur
2003 BSc, Geology, Presidency College, Kolkata
Countries: India, United States
States: Maharashtra, Karnataka
Cities: Pune, Bengaluru
Languages: English, Bengali
Atreyee Bhattacharya has a PhD in Earth and Planetary Sciences from Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Atreyee’s research focuses on using proxy observations and data analytics to reconstructing climate variability and quantifying impact on marine and terrestrial resources (primarily land based resources in semi-arid regions); her research helps assessing impact of climate variability on coastal resources and human decision making (such as migration, agriculture and conflict).
She is particularly intrigued by climate-environment-society interactions in semi-arid regions over long timescales and as such, takes a long view of issues such as the Common Era. She is trained in geochemical applications within the broad discipline of earth sciences. Her research focuses on paleoclimate applications to understand how climate variability affects the interaction between human societies and environments.
She is fascinated by timescales in such cases as climate variability to impact a human-environment system; the response of the stressed system, the duration between the impact and response and the evolution of the response. Her research has encompassed timescales of human interest (tens to hundred years), natural systems (hundreds of years) and in the recent past, of geological systems (millions of years). She enjoys working with students–undergraduates and graduates alike–and finds collaborative research approaches (cross-cutting disciplines) most invigorating, intriguing and important, especially given the global nature of the challenges we face.