Publications (2014-17)


1. Sambit Ghosh, Prasanta Sanyal, Rohtash Kumar. Evolution of C4 plants and controlling factors: Insight from n-alkane isotopic values of NW Indian Siwalik paleosols, Organic Geochemistry, 110, 110-121

2. Ajay Kumar, Shashwat K. Singh, Supriyo Mitra, K. F. Priestley, Shankar Dayal. The 2015 April 25 Gorkha (Nepal) Earthquake and its Aftershocks: Implications for lateral heterogeneity on the Main Himalayan Thrust, Geophysical Journal International, 208(2), 992-1008, doi:10.1093/gji/ggw384.

3. T. Ajaay, Ajay Kumar, Supriyo Mitra. Lateral Variation of Seismic Attenuation in Sikkim Himalaya, Geophysical Journal International, 208(1), 257-268, doi:10.1093/gji/ggw384.

4. Devapriya Chattopadhyay. Predation to climate change: what does a fossil shell tell us?, Current Science, 112, 1489-1493 (Invited article).

5. D. Hazarika, M.W., A.P., N.K., Kajaljyoti Borah. Geometry of the Main Himalayan Thrust and Moho beneath Satluj valley, Northwest Himalaya: constraints from receiver function analysis, Journal of Geophysical Research, 122(4), 2929–2945, doi:10.1002/2016JB013783.

6. A. Barla, A. Shrivastava, A. Majumdar, M.K. Upadhyay, Sutapa Bose. Heavy metal dispersion in water saturated and water unsaturated soil of Bengal delta region, India, Chemosphere, 168, 807–816,

7. A. Shrivastava, A. Barla, S. Singh, S. Mandraha, Sutapa Bose. Arsenic contamination in agricultural soils of Bengal deltaic region of West Bengal and its higher assimilation in monsoon rice, Journal of Hazardous Materials, 324 (Part B), 526–534,

8. N. Ojha, N. Pradhan, S. Singh, A. Barla, A. Shrivastava, P. Khatua, V. Rai, Sutapa Bose. Evaluation of HDPE and LDPE degradation by fungus, implemented by statistical optimization, Scientific Reports, 7, Art. No.: 39515, doi:10.1038/srep39515


1. S. Samanta, Tarun K. Dalai. Dissolved and particulate Barium in the Ganga (Hooghly) River estuary, India: Solute-particle interactions and the enhanced dissolved flux to the oceans, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 195, 1-28, doi:10.1016/j.gca.2016.09.005 (selected for the science-highlight at GEOTRACES webpage)

2. Devapriya Chattopadhyay, Martin Zuschin, Stefano Dominici, Jennifer A Sawyer. Patterns of drilling predation in relation to stratigraphy, locality and sieve size: Insights from the Eocene molluscan fauna of the Paris Basin, Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 459, 86–98. doi: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2016.07.001

3. J.P. Das, Kathakali Bhattacharyya, M. Mookerjee, P. Ghosh. Kinematic analyses of orogen-parallel L-tectonites from Pelling-Munsiari thrust of Sikkim Himalayan fold thrust belt: Insights from multiple, incremental strain markers. Journal of Structural Geology, 90, 61-75.

4. Kathakali Bhattacharyya, F. Ahmed. Role of initial basin width in partitioning total shortening in the Lesser Himalayan fold-thrust belt: Insights from regional balanced cross-sections, Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 116, 122-131.

5. Kuntal Chaudhuri, Kajaljyoti Borah, Sandeep Gupta. Seismic evidence of crustal low velocity beneath Eastern Ghat Mobile Belt, India, Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, doi: 10.1016/j.pepi.2016.10.004

6. Sandeep Gupta, Kajaljyoti Borah, Gokul Saha. Continental like crust beneath the Andaman Island through joint inversion of receiver function and surface wave from ambient seismic noise, Tectonophysics, 687, 129-138

7. Kajaljyoti Borah, Dipok K. Bora, Ayush Goyal, Raju Kumar. Crust and shallow upper mantle structure beneath northeast India, from joint inversion of receiver function and surface wave, Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, 258, 15-27.

8. Dipok K. Bora, Kajaljyoti Borah, Ayush Goyal. Crustal shear-wave velocity structure beneath Sumatra from receiver function modeling, Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 121, 127-138.

9. Utpal Saikia, S.S. Rai, R.M., B.N.V.P., Kajaljyoti Borah. Moho offsets beneath the Western Ghat and the contact of Archean crusts of Dharwar Craton, India, Tectonophysics, 673, 177-189.

10. Tapabrato Sarkar, V. Schenk. Early Mesoproterozoic (1.6–1.5 Ga) granulite facies events in the Ongole domain: geodynamic significance and global correlation, Journal metamorphic Geology, doi:10.1111/jmg.12207

11. S. Singh, N. Pradhan, N. Ojha, B. Roy, Sutapa Bose. Laboratory Based Grey Water Treatment and Its Application in Cultivation of Plants. Asian Jr. of Microbiol. Biotech. Env. Sc., 18(4), 1041-1051.


1. H. Paul, Supriyo Mitra, S.N. Bhattacharya, G. Suresh. Active transverse faulting within underthrust Indian crust beneath the Sikkim Himalaya, Geophysical Journal International, 201(2), 1070-1081.

2. Ajay Kumar, Supriyo Mitra, G. Suresh. Seismotectonics of the Eastern Himalayan and Indo-Burman plate boundary systems, Tectonics, 34(11), 2279-2295. DOI: 10.1002/2015TC003979. (Cover page article)

3. Supriyo Mitra, Himangshu Paul, Ajay Kumar, Shashwat Kumar Singh, Siddharth Dey, Debarchan Powali. The 25 April 2015 Nepal earthquake and its aftershocks, Current Science, 108(10), 1938-1943.

3. B. Maibam, Prasanta Sanyal, S. Bhattacharya. Geochronological Study of Metasediments and Carbon Isotopes in Associated Graphites from the Sargur Area, Dharwar Craton:Constraints on the Age and Nature of the Protoliths, Journal Geological Society of India, 85, 577-585.

4. Sayak Basu, Shailesh Agrawal, Prasanta Sanyal, Poritosh Mahato, Satyam Kumar, Anindya Sarkar. Carbon isotopic ratios of modern C3–C4 plants from the Gangetic Plain, India and its implications to paleovegetational reconstruction, Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 440, 22-32.

5. Saumik Samanta, Tarun K. Dalai, Jitendra K. Pattaniak, Santosh K. Rai, Aninda Mazumdar. Dissolved inorganic carbon (DIC) and its δ13C in the Ganga (Hooghly) river estuary, India: Evidence of DIC generation via organic carbon degradation and carbonate dissolution, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 165, 226-248.

6. Shibajyoti Das, Devapriya Chattopadhyay, Debarati Chattopadhyay. The effect of hunger on drilling behaviour of Natica tigrina: An experimental assessment, Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 429, 57–61.

7. R. Nawrot, Devapriya Chattopadhyay, M. Zuschin. What guides invasion success? Ecological correlates of arrival, establishment and spread of Red Sea bivalves in the Mediterranean Sea. Diversity and Distributions, 21, 1075-1086.

8. Devapriya Chattopadhyay, Martin Zuschin, Adam Tomašových. How effective are ecological traits against drilling predation? Insights from Recent bivalve assemblages of the northern Red Sea, Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 440, 659-670.

9. Kathakali Bhattacharyya, H.V. Dwivedi, J.P. Das, S. Damania. Structural geometry, microstructural and strain analyses of L-tectonites from Paleo proterozoic orthogneiss: Insights into local transport-parallel constrictional strain in the Sikkim Himalayan fold thrust belt, Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 107, 212–231.

10. Kathakali Bhattacharyya, G. Mitra, S. Kwon. Geometry and Kinematics of the Darjeeling – Sikkim Himalaya, India: Implications for the Evolution of the Himalayan Fold-Thrust Belt, Jounal of Asian Earth Sciences, 113, 778-796.

11. Kajaljyoti Borah, N. Kanna, S.S. Rai, K.S. Prakasam. Sediment thickness beneath the IndoGangetic Plain and Sivalik Himalaya inferred from Receiver Function Modelling, Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 99, 41-56.

12. A. Shrivastava, D. Ghosh, A. Dash, S. Bose. Arsenic contamination in soil and sediment in India: Sources effects and remediation, Current Pollution Report, doi: 10.1007/s40726-015-0004-2.

13. S. Singh, A. Shrivastava, A. Barla, S. Bose. Influence of arsenic resistance bacteria in bioremediation of arsenic contaminated soil in association with Pterisvittata, Geomicrobiology, 32(8), 712-723,

14. N. Anand, R. Jha, J. Doley, S. Ray, S. Bose. Monitoring of pesticide residues in fruits and vegetables collected in and around Kolkata, West Bengal, Pollution Research, 34(3), 573-578.

15. N. Pradhan, S. Singh, N. Ojha, A. Shrivastava, A. Barla, V. Rai, S. Bose. Facets of Nanotechnology as seen in food processing, packaging and preservation industry, Bio Med Research International, 3-4, 1-17, doi: 10.1155/2015/365672.


1. A. Copley, Supriyo Mitra, R. Alastair Sloan, S. Gaonkar, K. Reynolds. Active faulting in apparently stable peninsular India: Rift inversion and a Holocene-age great earthquake on the Tapti Fault, Journal of Geophysical Research (Solid Earth), 119, 6650-6666, doi:10.1002/2014JB011294.

2. Supriyo Mitra, Sunil Wanchoo, K. Priestley. Source Parameters of the 1 May 2013, mb 5.7 Kishtwar Earthquake: Implications for Seismic Hazards, Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 104(2), 1013-1019.

3. Shailesh Agrawal, Valier Galy, Prasanta Sanyal, Timothy Eglinton. C4 plant expansion in the Ganga Plain during the last glacial cycle: Insights from isotopic composition of vascular plant biomarkers, Organic Geochemistry, 67, 58-71

4. Shailesh Agrawal, Prasanta Sanyal, Srinivasan Balakrishnan, Jitendra K. Dash. Climate induced temporal change in Sr-Nd isotope ratios in the valley-fill deposits of the Ganga river, Geochemical Journal, 48(5), 451-462.

5. Devapriya Chattopadhyay, D. Sarkar, S. Dutta, S.R. Prasanjit. What controls cannibalism in drilling gastropods: A case study on Natica tigrina, Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 410, 126-133.

6. Devapriya Chattopadhyay, Martin Zuschin, Adam Tomašových. Effects of a high-risk environment on edge-drilling behavior: inference from Recent bivalves from the Red Sea, Paleobiology, 40, 34-49.

7. Kathakali Bhattacharyya , G. Mitra. Spatial variations in deformation mechanisms along the Main Central thrust zone: Implications for the evolution of the MCT in the Darjeeling - Sikkim Himalaya. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 96, 132-147.

8. S.Y. Huang, Y.G. Chen, G.S. Burr, Manoj.K. Jaiswal, Y.N. Lin, G. Yin, J.W. Liu, S.J. Zhao, Z.Q. Cao. Late Pleistocene sedimentary history of multiple glacially dammed lake episodes along the Yarlung-Tsangpo river, southeast Tibet, Quaternary Research, 82, 430-440.

9. M.L. Béon, J. Suppe, Manoj.K. Jaiswal, Y.G. Chen, M.E. Ustaszewski. J. Deciphering cumulative fault slip vectors from fold scarps: Relationships between long-term and coseismic deformations in central Western Taiwan, Geophys. Res. Solid Earth, 119, doi:10.1002/2013JB010794.

10. A. Shristava, A. Barla, H. Yadav, S. Bose. Arsenic contamination in shallow groundwater and agricultural soil of Chakdaha Block, West Bengal, India, Front. Environ. Sci., doi:10.3389/fenvs.2014.00050.