Mukund Palat Rao
I am an Ecoclimatologist who researches the interactions between climate change and natural and human ecosystems. My expertise includes dendrochronology, plant ecophysiology, remote sensing, and climate science. I received my PhD in 2020 from Columbia University, USA. In my previous research I have investigated droughts and flooding in the Brahmaputra and Indus Rivers in South Asia and the impact of dzud (cold winters that cause livestock mortality) on pastoral nomadic herding communities in Mongolia. I am currently working on projects related to the forest carbon cycle, the vulnerability of boreal forests to increasing heat waves, and the use of dendrochronology to understand past environmental change and timber transport.
A complete list of my publications can be found on Google Scholar.