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
Web: https://sites.temple.edu/ravi

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

 

 EDUCATION                                                                                             

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.

 EMPLOYMENT

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.

SYNERGISTIC ACTIVITIES

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.

Member:

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

FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

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.

GRANTS

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).