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Name

DR. RUBY GHOSH




DESIGNATION

Scientist- C

OFFICIAL ADDRESS

Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeobotany,

53, University Road,

Lucknow- 226007

e-mail: rubyghosh06@yahoo.co.in/ rubyghosh06@gmail.com




Educational Qualifications

M.Sc., Ph .D (University of Calcutta)
STUDIES ON BIOLOGICAL REMAINS FROM

topic of ph. d dissertation

STUDIES ON BIOLOGICAL REMAINS FROM ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITES IN WEST BENGAL, INDIA TO TRACE THE ENVIRONMENT AND SOCIO-CULTURAL EVOLUTION DURING LATE QUATERNARY


Research Experience
Presently working as Scientist-B, in Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeobotany, Lucknow (from 29.07.2011 till date)

With different proxies i.e. phytoliths and palynomorphs to explore Quaternary Palaeoclimate of different regions of peninsular India.


From April, 2010- July, 2011

Worked as Research Associate of CSIR, New Delhi sponsored project entitled “Opal A particles in environmental reconstruction and recognition of impact of natural disasters in coastal region: Case study from coastal West Bengal”.



From November, 2009- March, 2010

Research Fellow in Palaeobotany-Palynology Laboratory, Department of Botany, University of Calcutta as honorary basis



From November, 2008- November, 2009

Worked as Extended SRF of CSIR, New Delhi sponsored project entitled “Biogenic silica in quantitative reconstruction of coastal environment and recognition of tropical cyclone over wash: Case study from Sunderbans, West Bengal”.


From December 2005 – October, 2008

Research Fellow in Palaeobotany-Palynology Laboratory, Department of Botany, University of Calcutta as honorary basis


From November 2004 to December 2005

Worked as Birbal Sahni Research Scholar (SRF) funded by Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeobotany, Lucknow [an autonomous Institute under Department of Science & Technology (Earth System Science), Govt. of India, New Delhi] sponsored Project entitled "Archaeobotanical studies in Southern part of West Bengal, India”
From December 2002-November 2004

Worked as Birbal Sahni Research Scholar (JRF) funded by Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeobotany, Lucknow [an autonomous Institute under Department of Science & Technology (Earth System Science), Govt. of India, New Delhi] sponsored Project entitled "Archaeobotanical studies in Southern part of West Bengal, India.”


Teaching Experience
Broad subject area: Botany

Topics of teaching: Palaeobotany, Palynology, Pteridophytes, Gymnosperms, Plant morphology, Plant anatomy

  1. Worked as Guest Lecturer of Botany in Scottish Church College (Post-Graduate section) from September, 2009 up to March, 2011.

  2. Worked as a Part-time Lecturer of Botany in City College from 01.09.07 to 31.08.09.

  3. Worked as a Part-time Lecturer of Botany in Budge Budge College from 01.11.06 to 31.08.07.
  4. Worked as a Guest lecturer of Botany in Victoria Institution (College) from 20.08.01 to 30.09.02



SCHOLARSHIPS, MEDALS/ AWARDS, DISTINCTIONS OR HONOURS RECEIVED DURING ACADEMIC CAREER
Medals : Awarded “Pratul Chandra Bhandari Medal 2006” for significant research work in Archaeobotany from Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeobotany, Lucknow.
Award : Awarded “INSA VISITING FELLOWSHIP FOR 2012-2013 TO VISIT NATIONAL STABLE ISOTOPE FACILITY, DEPARTMENT OF GEOLOGY & GEOPHYSICS, INDIAN INSTITUE OF TECHNOLOGY, KHARAGPUR”
Fellowships :

JRF & SRF in a Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeobotany, Lucknow [an autonomous Institute under Department of Science & Technology (Earth System Science), Govt. of India, New Delhi] sponsored Project entitled "Archaeobotanical studies in Southern part of West Bengal, India” during December 2002 – November 2005.
Extended SRF of CSIR, New Delhi sponsored project entitled “Biogenic silica in quantitative reconstruction of coastal environment and recognition of tropical cyclone over wash: Case study from Sunderbans, West Bengal”, during 3rd November 2008- 30th November 2009.
Research Associate of CSIR, New Delhi sponsored project entitled “Opal A particles in environmental reconstruction and recognition of impact of natural disasters in coastal region: Case study from coastal West Bengal, since 1st April, 2010 up to 26.07.11.
Techniques known

  • Extraction of palynomorphs from honey and surface sediments

  • Extraction of phytoliths from living plant tissues

  • Maceration of Quaternary samples for palynomorphs and phytoliths

  • Maceration of sediments of other older horizons samples for palynomorphs and phytoliths

OTHER QUALIFICATION (S) / CERTIFICATION (S) / PROGRAMME (S) ATTENDED


  • Trained for computer operation.




  • Joined the workshop on ‘Electron Microscopes, X-ray Diffractometer and their Applications in Material Science & Biological Science’ organized by Jadavpur University, Kolkata.




  • Joined the workshop on ‘Bioassays in Plant Cells for the Improvement of Ecosystem and Human health’ organized by Centre for advanced study in Cell & Chromosome Research, Department of Botany, University of Calcutta (Sponsored by UGC).


LIST OF PUBLICATIONS


  1. A. Samanta, M.K. Bera, Ruby Ghosh, Subir Bera, Timothy Filley, Kanchan Pande, S.S. Rathore, Jyotsana Rai, A. Sarkar. 2013. Do the large carbon isotopic excursions in terrestrial organic matter across Paleocene-Eocene boundary in India indicate intensification of tropical precipitation? Palaeogeography Palaeoclimatology and Palaeoecology, 387:91-103.




  1. Sayantani Das, Ruby Ghosh and Subir Bera. 2013. Application of non-grass phytoliths in reconstructing deltaic environments: a study from the Indian Sunderbans. Palaeogeography Palaeoclimatology and Palaeoecology, 376: 48-65




  1. Yi-Feng Yao, Xiao Li, Hong-En Jiang, David K. Ferguson, Francis Hueber, Ruby Ghosh, Subir Bera and Cheng-Sen Li (2012). Pollen and Phytoliths from Fired Ancient Potsherds as Potential Indicators for Deciphering Past Vegetation and Climate in Turpan, Xinjiang, NW China. PLos ONE, 7(6) e39780. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0039780




  1. Ruby Ghosh, Naskar, Madhab and Bera, S (2011). Phytolith assemblages of grasses from the Sunderbans, India and their implications for the reconstruction of deltaic environments. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology (Elsevier Publ.), 311:93–102




  1. Mahasin Ali Khan, Ruby Ghosh, Subir Bera, R. A. Spicer and T. E. V. Spicer. 2011. Floral diversity during Plio-Pleistocene Siwalik sedimentation (Kimin Formation) in Arunachal Pradesh, India and its palaeoclimatic significance. Palaeobiodiversity and Palaeoenvironments (Springer Publ.), 91:237–255




  1. Ruby Ghosh, Narayan Ghorai and Subir Bera. 2010. On the feeding preference of some flower visitors of guava: a study through pollen analysis. Journal of the Botanical Society of Bengal, 64(2): 169-174.




  1. Ruby Ghosh, Sudha Gupta, Subir Bera, Hong-en Jiang, Xiao Li and Cheng- Sen Li. 2008. Ovi-caprid dung as an indicator of paleovegetation and paleoclimate in northwestern China, Quaternary Research (Elsevier Publ.), 70 (2): 149-157.




  1. Ruby Ghosh, Ashalata D’Rozario, and Subir Bera 2006. Can palynomorphs occur in burnt ancient potsherds? An Experimental Proof, Journal of Archaeological Science (Elsevier Publ.), 33 (10): 1445-1451.




  1. Ruby Ghosh, Subir Bera, Ashalata D’ Rozario, Manju Banerjee and Supriyo Chakraborty. 2006. Plant remains from archaeological site as indicators of vegetation and agricultural practice during 3320  400 to 2080  80 years BP in the Gangetic West Bengal, India. Journal of Integrative Plant Biology (Blackwell Publ.), 48 (6): 628-641.




  1. Ruby Ghosh, Subir Bera, Supriyo Chakraborty, Rupendra Kumar Chattopadhyay& Manju Banerjee 2005. Significance of study of Phytoliths in understanding vegetational pattern in an archaeological site of West Bengal, India. Phytomorphology, 55 (3&4) :221-232




  1. De, A., Ruby Ghosh, De, B. and Bera, S., 2001, Palynoassemblage of Quaternary Peat deposits from Ziro Valley, Arunachal Pradesh, India. Indian Journal of Geology, 73(3): 181-186.



MEMBERSHIPS

Annual Member, International Organization of Palaeobotany (IOP)









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