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Dr. Santosh K. Shah


Dr. Santosh K. Shah

Scientist 'D'

Field of specialization and research area:

  • Spatio-temporal temperature and hydro-climate reconstruction using Tree-rings
  • Climate Field Reconstruction
  • Quaternary Palaeovegetation and Palaeoclimate study using Palynology
  • Quantitative Climate Reconstruction using Palynology
  • Temporal and Spatial Multivariate Statistical Analysis
  • Research areas: Himalaya, Nepal (Central Himalaya) and Northeast India


  • Fellow, East Himalayan Society for Spermatophyte Taxonomy
  • Diamond Jubilee Medal (BSIP, 2016)
  • Sharda Chandra Memorial Gold Medal (The Palaeontological Society of India, 2014, jointly with co-authors as citation)
  • Paper of the Month Award (BSIP, December 2014)
  • Paper of the Month Award (BSIP, August-September 2014)
  • BS Venkatachala Memorial Gold Medal (BSIP, January 2, 2008)
  • Young Scientist Award with Second Best Presentation (9th PAC-ES and 18th GMM of DST, University of Jammu, Jammu, December 16, 2006)


  • Life member, The Indian Science Congress Association
  • Life member, Asian Dendrochronology Association
  • Life member, East Himalayan Society of Spermatophyte Taxonomy
  • Life member, The Palaeobotanical Society
  • Life member, Palaeontological Society of India
  • Tree-ring society of Nepal

CV and Publications ( PDF)

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