Dr. Atreyee Bhattarcharya was a postdoctoral researcher at UCLA. She now is a faculty member in the Environmental Studies department, a faculty affiliate of the Center for Asian Studies and research affiliate of INSTAAR at the University of Colorado, Boulder; she also advises the Indian Institute for Human Settlements, Bangalore India regarding long-term climate and environmental variability in central India.
Atreyee received her Ph.D. from the Earth and Planetary Sciences department at Harvard in 2012 and thereafter spent a year and a half in science writing engagements that involved the American Geophysical Union (AGU), the United States Department of Energy’s national laboratory (PNNL) and numerous earth and climate science focussed magazines and websites. Atreyee joined the faculty of North Carolina State University for a year in 2013 and soon after joined the group in 2014.
Atreyee focuses on quantifying the impact of decadal and multidecadal scale climate variability in semi-arid regions and impacts of climate variability on environmental resource availability. Atreyee also develops methods that improve the use of corals cores as environmental archives. She is completing her work on chemical oceanography.
Atreyee is active in advising climate adaptation practices in India, science communication efforts in the US and also in India, supporting undergraduate STEM research; she enjoys creating recipes and blogging about it and traveling to new places for fieldwork, conferences, and collaborations. She loves to wear sarees.