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Dr. Moumita Karmakar

Dr. Moumita
Assistant Professor
School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS)
018 B
Greater Noida Uttar Pradesh
Educational Qualifications 
BSc (H) in Botany
University of Burdwan, Hooghly Mohsin college, West Bengal
MSc (Botany) with ecology and environmental pollution as special paper
University of Burdwan
Bachelor in Education
University of Burdwan
Queen's University, Ontario, Canada
Work Experience 
Postdoctoral researcher,
University of Moncton, Shippagan campus,
Shippagan, New Brunswick
Guest faculty,
Shiv Nadar University,
Dadri, Greater Noida
Assistant Professor,
Center for Public Affairs and Critical Theory (C-PACT), Shiv Nadar University, Delhi-NCR
I currently work here
Teaching & Research Interests: 

Research interest:

1. Eutrophication of lakes and wetlands using biological indicators preserved in sediments

2. Impact of multiple stressors on lake and wetlands using different proxies (chemical and biological)

3. Understanding trophic interactions (primary producers, micro-invertebrates) within the aquatic ecosystem

4. Reconstruction of Holocene level climate effect on water bodies of Uttar Pradesh using diatoms and midge assemblage

5. Study of social-ecological systems (SES)

Course taught in the Water Science and Policy Programme, M.Sc. Shiv Nadar University
1) WSP 501: Water Cycle and river science 
2) WSP 505: Lakes and Wetlands 
3) WSP 511: Climate change 

CCC for undergraduate programme
CCC716: Freshwater ecology

M.Sc. dissertation supervision (Advisor\co-advisor):

1. Name of the student: SHIPRA SINGH (1910120116), 2021
Project Title: Understanding urban-peri urban dynamics with respect to water bodies: case study analysis (Co-advisor)

2. Name of the student: BHAVYA JOSHI (2010120812), 2022
Project Title: An environmental history of urban lakes in semi-arid region: a study of Siliserh and Jaisamand lake, Alwar (Rajasthan) (Advisor)

3. Name of the student: ANIRUDH KISHORE (2010121199), 2022
Project Title: Institutional Adaptations to Changing Water Relations in Peri-Urban Commons: The case of Thazhambur lake (Co-advisor)


Queen’s Graduate student award


International Student Award


Student travel award from The American Quaternary Association Meeting, 2012, Duluth, Minnesota, USA



Graduate Dean’s Doctoral Field Travel Grant, Queen’s University