Sujith Ravi


Assistant Professor
Director of the Envi. Sci. Program

Associate Editor: Journal of Geophysical Research -Earth Surface (American Geophysical Union & Wiley)
Associate Editor: Ecosphere (Ecological Society of America))


Earth & Environmental Science
Temple University
1901 N. 13th St.
Philadelphia PA 19122
Ph: 215-204-7122 (office)
Fax: 215-204-3496
Email: sravi (at) temple (dot) edu

Office: Beury Hall # 317C
Lab: Beury Hall # 317



PhD (Environmental Sciences – Hydrology), University of Virginia, Charlottesville, USA. (Advisor: Dr. Paolo D’Odorico)

M.S (Environmental Sciences – Hydrology), University of Virginia, Charlottesville, USA.

B.S (Agriculture), Kerala Agricultural University, India.


Assistant Professor (2014 – Current), Department of Earth & Environmental Science, Temple University.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow (2012 – 2014), Department of Environmental Earth System Science, School of Earth Sciences, Stanford University (Advisors: David Lobell & Chris Field)

Assistant Research Professor/postdoctoral scholar (Aug 2009 – April 2012), Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, UA Biosphere 2, University of Arizona. (Advisors: Travis E Huxman)

Graduate Research Assistant/Associate (Jan 2003 – Sept 2008), Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia.

Graduate Teaching Assistant (Jan 2003 – May 2007), Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia.


Editor (subject matter): Ecosphere (Ecological Society of America) (2012 – current)

Guest Editor: Aeolian Research (Elsevier) (2011-2012).

Review panel: National Academy of Science:  NRC Report on challenges and opportunities in the interdisciplinary field of earth surface (2010).

Reviewer: NSF National Science Foundation –  Environmental Biology, Geomorphology and Land-Use Dynamics, Atmospheric & Geospace Sciences

Reviewer: Israel Science Foundation

Reviewer: National Geographic Society

Reviewer: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS)Journal of Geophysical Research-BiogeoWater Resources Research, Ecosystems, Advances in Water Resources, Geophysical Research Letters,  Geomorphology, Ecohydrology, PLOS-One, Philosophical Transactions  of the Royal Society, Agriculture Ecosystems & Environment, Soil Science Society of America Journal, Plant and Soil, Oecologia, Plant Ecology, Biogeosciences, Environmental Fluid Mechanics, Journal of Environmental Management, PLOS One, Ecology & Evolution, Ecosphere, Landscape Ecology, Ecological Applications, Aeolian Research, Environmental Science & Technology, Land Degradation & Development, Journal of Arid Environments, Environmental Monitoring & Assessment, Earth Surface Processes & Landforms

Convener & Session Chair

American Geophysical Union (AGU) 2015 fall meeting Hydrology session:Ecohydrology of Water-Stressed Environments I & II.

American Geophysical Union (AGU) 2014 fall meeting Hydrology session: Advances in Dryland Ecohydrology.

American Geophysical Union (AGU) 2012 fall meeting Hydrology session: Dryland Ecohydrology: Critical Issues & Technical Advances.

American Geophysical Union (AGU) 2011 fall meeting Biogeosciences/Hydrology session: Rapid vegetation shifts in drylands: An ecohydrologic and biogeomorphic perspective.

American Geophysical Union (AGU) 2010 fall meeting Biogeosciences/Hydrology session: Aeolian Processes: Biophysical Drivers and Biogeochemical Implications.


American Geophysical Union, Ecological Society of America, Sigma Xi – The Scientific Research Society (elected member), International Society of Aeolian Research (founding member).


American Geophysical Union Editors Citation for Excellence in Refereeing.

Dissertation Year Fellow, University of Virginia.

Award for Excellence in Scholarship in the Sciences & Engineering, University of Virginia .

Chosen as alternate for NOAA Climate and Global Change Postdoctoral Fellowship Program .

UNESCO- IGCP-500 International Travel Fellowship.

Robert L Ellison Award for Interdisciplinary Studies

Robert Huskey Travel Fellowship, University of Virginia.

Moore Research Award

Hydrology Award  – Outstanding graduate student in Hydrology, University of Virginia.

European Geophysical Union, Travel Support award.

Governors Fellowship, University of Virginia.

National Merit Scholarship, Government of India.


Quantifying post-disturbance sediment redistribution using rare earth element tracers, NSF- Geo & Land use Dynamics: Collaborative Research, $ 400,000. (PI – S Ravi) . (FUNDED 2015)

The Meeting SunShot Cost and Deployment Targets through Innovative Site Preparation and Impact Reductions on the Environment, Department of Energy, (Co-PI, sub-tier partner – S Ravi) (FUNDED 2016)

Innovative Research Analysis Award (2014): $50,000 (Sujith Ravi, Jordan Macknick (Awarded 2014)

Collaborative Research: Resource-Use Impacts and Potential for Electricity and Agriculture Co-Production from Large-scale Solar Development, NSF Environmental Sustainability, $ 300,000. (Co-PI – S Ravi), (PENDING)

Collaborative research: Enhancement of soil erosion by fire-induced water repellency, NSF- Land Use Dynamics, $180,000; 2008-2010 (Contributing author/researcher, PI – Paolo D’Odorico). (FUNDED)

Ravi, S., NSF – Sevilleta LTER Summer Research Grant (2007) ($4000).

Ravi, S., Moore Research Award (2007), University of Virginia ($ 4000).

Ravi, S., Exploratory Research grants (2003 & 2006), University of Virginia ($2000).

Ravi, S., Department of Environmental sciences Overhead Research Grant (2004), University of Virginia ($ 3500).