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Dr. Kumkum Bhattacharyya

Visiting Assistant Professor

kumkumb@uca.edu

Irby 302 B

(501) 852-2640

Address:
201 Donaghey Avenue
Department of Geography
University of Central Arkansas
Conway, AR 72035

Office: 302 B Irby Hall
Office Phone: 501-852-2640
Department Phone: 501-450-3164
FAX: 501-852-2926
E-mail: kumkumb@uca.edu

Office Hours
11:00 am - 2:30 pm MWF

Areas of Interest
Natural Resource Management
Land Suitability Analysis
Wetland Classification
Geospatial Technology

Courses
Geographic Information Systems
Mapping Fundamentals for GIS
Digital Image Processing for GIS
Technical Issues in GIS
Spatial Analysis and Modeling
Directed Readings and Research in GIS
GIS Research Methodology
GIS for Planning and Public Administration
Fundamentals of Database Design and Development

Education
PhD. University of Burdwan
M.A. University of Burdwan
B.A. University of Burdwan


P
UBLICATIONS, CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS, & INVITED LECTURES 

BOOKS: 

  1. Bhattacharyya, K. The Lower Damodar River: Understanding the human role in changing fluvial environment. In: M. Nusser (Ed.): Advances in Asian Human-Environmental Research 2011, 3, Berlin, Heidelberg, Springer-Verlag, New York.
  2. Bhattacharyya, K et al.. Reservoir Sedimentation: A Review.  In: M. Nusser (Ed.): Advances in Asian Human-Environmental Research, Berlin, Heidelberg, New York: Springer-Verlag (Under Preparation).

BOOK CHAPTERS:

  1. Bhattacharyya, K.; Wiley, M. J. Dams, riparian settlement and threat of climate change: A Case Study of the Damodar River, India, In: M. Nusser, (Ed.): Large Dams in Asia: Contested Environments Between Hydro-Power and Resistance. Advances in Asian Human-Environmental Research 2014, 2, Berlin, Heidelberg, New York: Springer-Verlag.
  2. Bhattacharyya, K (20**). Damodar Charlands (Sandbars), Flood adaptation: Riverine communities in the Lower Damodar River (Eastern India), Resources, Development and Evaluation II, Regional Resources and Urban Perspectives in the 21st century: A felicitation to Professor Baleshwar Thakur in press, Netherlands: Springer-Verlag.

PEER REVIEWED ARTICLES/REPORT:

  1. Bhattacharyya, K. Human Transformation of Fluvial Landscape into Hybrid Landscape-A Case Study in India. (Manuscript in preparation).
  2. Bhattacharyya, K. Reservoir sedimentation. Report 2003, submitted to the Department of Geography and Environmental Planning. University of California Berkeley, CA.
  3. Bhattacharyya, K. Damodar Nad: Band Nirmaner Agge O Pare (Damodar River: In Pre and Post dam Period in Bengali), Pratiti, 2002, 21-46, Hooghly, India.
  4. Bhattacharyya, K. Applied Geomorphological study in a controlled tropical river - The case of the Damodar between Panchet Reservoir and Falta. Ph.D. dissertation, The University of Burdwan, Barddhaman, India, 2000 (published).
  5. Bhattacharyya, K. Impact of lateral control structures- A case in the Lower Damodar River. Journal of the Indian Geographical Foundation, 1999-2000, 6-7, 82-100.
  6. Bhattacharyya, K. Dams and some related issues-the case in the Lower Damodar River. Journal of the Indian Geographical Foundation, 1999-2000, 6-7, 101-119.
  7. Bhattacharyya, K. Floods, flood hazards and hazard reduction measures: A model-The case in the Lower Damodar River. Indian Journal of Landscape Systems and Ecological Studies, 1999, 22 (1), 57-68.
  8. Basu, M.; Dhara, S.; and Bhattacharyya, K. On methodological issues in natural disaster research, (Abstr.), Abstr. National Colloquium on Human Response to Natural Hazard, The Geographical Society 1995, Calcutta, 22-23.
  9. Bhattacharyya, K. Water Resource management in flood prone watershed region of micro-order: A case study of Kaliaghai- Kangsabati watershed. Journal of the Indian Geographical Foundation, 1994, 1, 66-73.
  10. Basu, M.; Bhattacharyya, K. Flood disaster reduction measures in the Lower Damodar, West Bengal, India, (Abstr), Abstr. International symposium on Flood Disaster Reduction in South-east Asia, Waseda University, Tokyo, 10-11 Nov, 1991.

PRESENTATION OF PAPERS/INVITED TALKS/ ABSTRACT (SELECTED):

  1. Bhattacharyya, K. Change detection and mapping of the land use/land cover (LULC) changes. Association of American Geographers (AAG) 2014 Annual Meeting, April 8-12, Tampa, FL.
  2. Bhattacharyya, K. Inhabitation and Utilization of Damodar Riverbed and Sandbars, paper session on a special symposium focused on research advances and needs in the geographical dimensions of land systems and land change. Association of American Geographers (AAG) 2013 Annual Meeting, April 9-13, Los Angeles, CA.
  3. Bhattacharyya, K.; Wiley M. J.; and Choudhary, S.K. Remote inundation mapping and satellite gauging link monsoonal flooding to conveyance constraints on the Lower Ganges. AGU Chapman Conference on Remote Sensing of the Terrestrial Water Cycle, Kona, Hawaii, USA, 19 –22 February 2012 (Manuscript in preparation).
  4. Bhattacharyya, K. (2011). Chars (Sandbars) and Flood adaptation: Riparian Communities in the Lower Damodar River (Eastern India), paper session on Water and Human Well-being: Case Studies from Asia. Association of American Geographers (AAG) 2011 Annual Meeting April 14-19, Seattle, WA.
  5. Bhattacharyya, K. The Lower Damodar River: The human role in changing fluvial environment. Invited lecture 2011 at School of Natural Resources and Environment, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, April, 2010.
  6. Bhattacharyya, K. (2009). After six decades of Dam operation: A case study of the Damodar River, India. Association of American Geographers (AAG) 2009 Annual Meeting, March 22-27, Las Vegas, NV.
  7. Bhattacharyya, K. Managing river resources: A case study of the Damodar River, India, (Abstr), AGU: American Geophysical Union 2008, 15-19 Dec, 2008.http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2008AGUFM.H11E0825B
  8. Bhattacharyya, K. Impacts of Dams on the Damodar River in the conference organized by Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC), DVC Tower, Kolkata, 2005, Feb 5.
  9. Bhattacharyya, K. Downstream effect of dams on alluvial rivers: A Case study in India. Invited lecture-2002 at River meeting, Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning, University of California, Berkeley, CA, Nov, 2002.
  10. Bhattacharyya, K. Floods: resource or hazard-A case in the Lower Damodar River, India, (Abstr). International Water History Association (IWHA), 2001, Centre for development studies (CDS). University of Bergen, Norway, August 10-12. http://www.isiimm.agropolis.org/OSIRIS/article/IWHA2001ConfAbstracts.pdf
  11. Bhattacharyya, K. Volcanism Tectonics and Recent Geomorphological Change in Bay of Napoli, Italy, in the conference organized by Indian Geographical Foundation 2002, Jan 7.
  12. Bhattacharyya, K. Human perception and adjustment in the riverine sand bars: a case study of the Lower Damodar River, India, (Abstr).  4th International conference of Geomorphologists, organized by University di Bologna in Bologna, Italy, 1997, 28 Aug-3 Sep, 79.
  13. Bhattacharyya, K. Short-term vs. long-term impacts of river control structures on a flood-prone tropical river- a study in the upper sector of the lower Damodar, a subsystem of the Ganga River, India, (Abstr). 3rd Southeast Asian conference of the International Association of Geomorphologists, Organized by the National University of Singapore & Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, 1995, 18-23 June, 31.
  14. Basu, M., Dhara, S. & Bhattacharyya, K. On methodological issues in natural disaster research, (Abstr). National Colloquium on Human Response to Natural Hazard, The Geog. Soc., India, Calcutta:  1995, 22-23.
  15. Bhattacharyya, K. Water resource management in flood-prone watershed region of micro-order- a case study of Kaliaghai-Kangsabati watershed, Organized by Indian Geographical Foundation 1994, 66-73.
  16. Bhattacharyya, K. Human response and land use characteristics in flood prone sandbars of the Damodar, (Abstr.), Abstr.  National Geographical Conference of the National Geographical Association 1992, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  17. Basu, M. and Bhattacharyya, K. Flood disaster reduction measures in the Lower Damodar, West Bengal, India, (Abstr), Abstr. International symposium of Flood Disaster Reduction in Southeast Asia 1991, Organized by Waseda University, Tokyo, Nov, 10-11.
  18. Bhattacharyya K. From hazard to resource. 78, Session of the Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA), held at Indore, 1991, Jan 3-8, 47.
  19. Bhattacharyya, K. Meandering habits of the Ajay River between Sunia and Begunkola in the district of Barddhaman and the planning of village space and population size-a micro level study in applied geography. Indian Geography Congress 1989, Organized by the University of Delhi, India, Oct 3-5, 1.
  20. Bhattacharyya, K and Basu, M. (1988). Floods, flood plains and human adjustment, a case study of the Kaliaghai River, West Bengal. Indian Geography Congress 1988, organized by the University of Mysore, India, Dec 26-28, 112.