Nature-Based Tourism in Urbanizing Economies: The Case of India's Protected Areas

Lead PI: Professor Ruth S. DeFries

Unit Affiliation: Biology and Paleo Environment, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO)

September 2010 - February 2015
Asia ; Himalayas
Project Type: Research

DESCRIPTION: This is an integrated research and education project, combining geomorphology, geochronology, paleo-thermometry, glaciology, and glacier modeling to reconstruct glacier and climate change over the last millennia, and to predict Himalayan glacier change over the next century. This is a multi-disciplinary team of experts with broad experience in Himalayan glacier and climate problems, including a female junior faculty at a primarily undergraduate institution and a special-needs MS student.


National Science Foundation (NSF)





Krusic, PJ Cook, ER Dukpa, D Putnam, AE Rupper, S Schaefer, J. "Six hundred thirty?eight years of summer temperature variability over the Bhutanese Himalaya," Geophysical Research Letters, v.42, 2015, p. 2988.


glaciology glacier modeling geomorphology geochronology education paleothermometry