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Chandrakant Singh

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Email chandrakant.singh@su.se
Visiting address Roslagsvägen 101, Kräftriket hus 2B och 10A
Postal address Stockholm Resilience Centre 106 91 Stockholm

About me

Chandrakant is a PhD student at the Stockholm Resilience Center with a research focus on exploring forest resilience towards changes in hydrological patterns of the ecological system and feedback towards climate change.

Singh's PhD is a part of Earth Resilience in the Anthropocene (ERA) project which improves the understanding of interactions among planetary boundaries (the boundaries in which the Earth system remains in a stable state), and to understand the implications of simultaneous human pressure on several systems that is a characteristic of the Anthropocene - the human-dominated era.

Singh is very interested in climate modeling. Singh also has experience in several spatial tools (such as ArcGIS, ENVI, etc.) and some statistical computing languages ​​such as MATLAB and R.

Singh graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology (ISM) Dhanbad, India in May 2018 with a Master of Technology (M.Tech) degree in Environmental Science and Engineering. Singh also holds a Bachelor in Technology (B.Tech) degree in Civil Engineering from Bharati Vidyapeeth University Pune, India.

Research

Rainforest forest has played a critical role in stabilizing the planet's temperature and climate. Extended exposure to change in rainfall patterns and permanent land-use change (LUC) has reduced the capacity of these forests to withstand external stresses. Major parts of Amazonian rainforest are under the stress of tipping towards a treeless savanna state due to this change in climatic behaviour.

Singh’s main research focus is related to understanding the feedback of changes in hydrological patterns on the land systems and thus determining the hydrological tipping points in the biome. Singh is also interested in the combined impact of the LUC and climate change on the rainfall/moisture feedback. Through a time-series analysis from different remote sensing approaches Singh wants to evaluate the change in forest resilience over time.

Last updated: January 30, 2019

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