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Joydeep Bhattacharjee
Professor
School of Sciences
Hann 221D
318-342-1946
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Joydeep Bhattacharjee, PhD
Professor, Biology
Biology Grad. Coordinator; Grad. Coordinator, Coll. of Arts, Ed. & Science

Education

Ph D

2005, Restoration Ecology/Wildlife Science
Texas Tech University

MS

1999, Cytogenetics/Botany
North Bengal University

BS

1996, Botany
Siliguri College

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Licensure & Certification

Certified Local Phenology Leader, USA National Phenology Network. (December 03 2019 - Present)
Drones for Land Trust Monitoring and Management, Nicholas School of Environment, Duke Univeristy. (March 2018 - Present)

Recent Publications

Kandel, B., Bhattacharjee, J. Net Radiation Drives Evapotranspiration Dynamics in a Bottomland Hardwood Forest in the Southeastern United States: Insights from Multi-modeling Approaches. Atmosphere.
Thakore, P., Raut, P., Bhattacharjee, J. (2022). Loss of relict oak forests along the coast of Louisiana: A multiyear analysis using Google Earth Engine (pp. 1132). Forests.
Shrestha, L., Singh, S. S., Parajuli, P., Dahal, A., Mattheolabakis, G., Meyer, S., Bhattacharjee, J., Jois, S. D. (2020). In vivo studies of a peptidomimetic that targets EGFR dimerization in NSCLC (pp. 5982-5999). Journal of Cancer.
Bloch, M., Bhattacharjee, J. Characterization and seasonality of CO2 flux in a Bottomland Hardwood Forest. Elsevier: Journal of Agriculture and Forest Meteorology.
Fields, A. J., Bhattacharjee, J., Chatterjee, N. (2021). Teesta Dammed: Bathymetry and Riparian Corridor Assessment of a Himalayan River. Elsevier: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment.
Seyednasrollah, B., Bhattacharjee, J., et, a. (2019). PhenoCam Dataset v2.0: Vegetation Phenology from Digital Camera Imagery, 2000-2018. ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA..
Milliman, T., Bhattacharjee, J., et, a. (2019). PhenoCam Dataset v2.0: Digital Camera Imagery from the PhenoCam Network, 2000-2018. Oak Ridge National Laboratory Distributed Active Archive Center.
Bhattacharjee, J., Reid, M. L. (2017). Revolution of colors: Impact on our fragile environment. Kolkata: Creative Incorporate.
Bhattacharjee, J. (2019). Laboratory Manual - BIOLOGY II (pp. 90). Iowa: Kendall Hunt Publishing Company.
Streeter, J., Bhattacharjee, J., Kandel, B. Aboveground Carbon Stock in a Bottomland Hardwood Forest in the Southeastern United States (pp. 974). Forests.
Hart, M., Bhattacharjee, J. Selective thinning in a bottomland hardwood plantation to improve species diversity and structural heterogeneity. Southwest Naturalist.
Runkle, B. R., Rigby, J. R., Reba, M. L., Anapalli, S. S., Bhattacharjee, J., Krauss, K. W., Liang, L., Locke, M. A., Novick, K. A., Sui, R., Suvočarev, K., White, P. M. (2017). Delta-Flux: An Eddy Covariance Network for a Climate-Smart Lower Mississippi Basin. Agricultural and Environmental Letters.
Streeter, J. R., Bhattacharjee, J. Carbon Storage in Bottomland Hardood Forest Tree Species in Russell Sage Wildlife Management Area. Elsevier B.V.: Forest Ecology and Management.
Hayes, L. D., Correa, L. A., Morell, A. V., Bhattacharjee, J., Ebensperger, L. A. Endoparasite and soil conditions of burrows are weak, but significant drivers of reproductive inequality in plurally breeding degu (Octodon degus) females. Ethology.
Clark, L. V., Majumdar, S., Bhattacharjee, J., Case-Hanks, A. (2015). Creating an Atmosphere for Climate Literacy in the Rural South through Student-collected Weather Data. (pp. 105-115). 2015 National Association of Geoscience Teachers.: Journal of Geoscience Education..
Ebrahim, H., Elsayed, H., Mohyeldin, M., Akl, M. R., Bhattacharjee, J., Egbert, S., El Sayed, K. A. (2016). Norstictic Acid Inhibits Breast Cancer Cell Proliferation, Migration, Invasion, and In Vivo Invasive Growth Through Targeting C-Met. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.: Phytotherapy Research.
Ebensperger, L., Leone, C., Ramirez-Estrada, J., Hayes, L. D., Nova, E., Salazar, F., Bhattacharjee, J., Becker, M. I. Communal rearing enhances immunocompetence but not current reproductive success of adult female degus (Octodon degus). Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology.
Reid, M. L., Herron, M. S., Streeter, J. R., Fagan, N. J., Battaglia, C. D., Faidley, C. R., White, K., Bhattacharjee, J. (2022). Results of a BioBlitz at the ULM Biological Station on the Charles Allen Nature Preserve, Caldwell Parish, Louisiana. Louisiana: Proceedings of the Louisiana Academy of Sciences.
Reid, M. L., Allen, S. R., Bhattacharjee, J. Spatial distributions, patterns and modes of seed dispersal in bottomland hardwood tree species. The Southern Appalachian Botanical Society: Castanea.
Reid, M. L., Bhattacharjee, J. Effects of Levee on tree and sapling mortality in a reforested bottomland hardwood forest following flooding. Southeastern Naturalist.
Bhattacharjee, J., Reid, M. L. Revolution of Colors: Impact on our fragile environment (pp. 9). Sriniketan, Birhum, West Bengal: National Workshop and Seminar on Vegetable dye and its application on textiles.
Bhattacharjee, J., Fotis, A. Race to Catch Water: Morphological Changes in Cottonwood Seedlings in Riparian Habitats (pp. 18). Plant Roots.
Wakefield, J. M., Bhattacharjee, J. (2012). The effect of air pollution on morphological characteristics and chlorophyll content of lichens in Northeast Louisiana. (pp. 104- 114). Evansia.
Fotis, A. T., Bhattacharjee, J. "The use of active forest restoration to accelerate succession and inhibit the spread of invasive species in bottomland hardwood forests". Australia: Wetlands.
Fotis, A. T., Bhattacharjee, J. Living on the edge: trees promoting optimal conditions for woody seedling performance. Springer: Journal of Vegetation Science.
Bhattacharjee, J., Smith, L. M., Taylor, J. P. (2010). Optimum seedling growth in cottonwoods: a function of neighbor distance. Elsevier Science: Journal of Arid Environments.
Hayes, L. D., Chesh, A., Castro, R., Ortiz, T., Bhattacharjee, J., Ebensperger, L. (2009). Per capita direct fitness consequences of group-living in the plural breeder rodent, Octodon degus. Animal Ecology.
Bhattacharjee, J., Haukos, D., Neaville, J. (2009). Influence of biotic and abiotic factors on productivity of a coastal. Wetlands.
Bhattacharjee, J., Taylor, J. P., Smith, L. M., Haukos, D. A. (2008). Seedling competition between native cottonwood and exotic saltcedar: implications for restoration (pp. 28). Biological Invasions.
Bhattacharjee, J., Taylor, J. P., Smith, L. M., Spence, L. E. (2008). The Importance of Soil Characteristics in Determining Survival of First-year Cottonwood Seedlings in Altered Riparian Habitats (pp. 9). Restoration Ecology.
Bhattacharjee, J. (2007). Vegetation response to disturbance in an intermediate coastal marsh in Texas (pp. 15-24). Community Ecology.
Bhattacharjee, J. (2006). Controlled flooding and staged drawdown for restoration of native cottonwoods in the Middle Rio Grande Valley, New Mexico. (pp. 691-702). Wetlands.
Bhattacharjee, J. (2005). Activity patterns of the lizards Anolis stratulus and Ameiva exsul in the British Virgin Islands. (pp. 870-873). Caribbean Journal of Science.

Research Grants

Thakore, P. (Principal), Bhattacharjee, J. (Co-Principal), "Use of drones in forestry and agriculture - Gaea Environmental LLC Business Plan" (Pending Funding Decision), Sponsored By ULM The Entrepreneurship Pelican Cup Competition, External to The University of Louisiana at Monroe, $25000. (2022 - Present).
Bhattacharjee, J. (Principal), "Evaluating longleaf pine understory habitat restoration using native grasses and forbs under three treatment conditions in west-central Louisiana" (Completed But Not Yet Submitted), Sponsored By State Wildlife Grant, Louisiana, External to The University of Louisiana at Monroe, $122440. (January 2023 - December 2025).
Bhattacharjee, J., "Direct Evapotranspiration Measurements over a Bottomland Hardwood Forest in the MS Alluvial Plain" (Funded), Sponsored By US-Geological Service, External to The University of Louisiana at Monroe, $20445. (July 2021 - 2024).
Bhattacharjee, J. (Principal), "US-India International Student Research Experiences in a Himalayan Ecosystem" (Completed But Not Yet Submitted), Sponsored By NSF – IRES, External to The University of Louisiana at Monroe, $239,990. (May 2021 - 2024).
Bhattacharjee, J. (Principal), Baer, K. (Co-Principal), "Creating a generation of environmental stewards among secondary students in the high-needs school districts of northeast Louisiana" (Funded), Sponsored By EPA, External to The University of Louisiana at Monroe, $133,720. (September 2020 - August 2023).
Bhattacharjee, J. (Principal), "Measuring and mapping stress in forest trees using a multispectral image acquisition system" (Pending Funding Decision), Sponsored By Louisiana Board of Regents, External to The University of Louisiana at Monroe, $19979. (June 2022 - 2023).
Bhattacharjee, J. (Principal), "Effects of dams on the riparian ecosystem of the Teesta River in the Northeastern Himalayas" (Completed But Not Yet Submitted), Sponsored By National Geographic Society, External to The University of Louisiana at Monroe, $30,000. (May 2021 - July 2022).
Thakore, P. (Principal), Bhattacharjee, J. (Supporting), "Forest health and canopy classification using Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) and machine learning" (Pending Funding Decision), Sponsored By The TREE Fund, External to The University of Louisiana at Monroe, $8000. (May 2021 - April 2022).
Bhattacharjee, J. (Supporting), Jones, N. T. (Principal), "Reassessment of Vegetation in a Relic Louisiana Chenier" (Funded), Sponsored By Garden Club of America, External to The University of Louisiana at Monroe, $3000. (August 2021 - 2022).
Thakore, P. (Principal), Bhattacharjee, J. (Co-Principal), "Modeling forest-dynamics of successional old-fields in the Lower Mississippi Alluvial Valley" (Pending Funding Decision), Sponsored By Garden Club of America, External to The University of Louisiana at Monroe, $25000. (May 2021 - 2022).
Bhattacharjee, J. (Principal), Baer, K. (Co-Principal), "Collaborative initiative in Education and Environment between ULM and area Middle Schools" (Completed But Not Yet Submitted), Sponsored By EPA, External to The University of Louisiana at Monroe, $100,000. (September 2018 - 2020).
Bhattacharjee, J. (Principal), Fields, A. (Supporting), "Effect of low-flow dams on the riparian habitat and river bathymetry of the Teesta River in the Eastern Himalayas" (Completed But Not Yet Submitted), Sponsored By The Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India., External to The University of Louisiana at Monroe, $385,000. (May 2018 - 2020).
Bhattacharjee, J. (Co-Principal), "A network of evapotranspiration observation sites to constrain the Mississippi Alluvial Plain regional water availability study" (Not Funded), Sponsored By USGS, External to The University of Louisiana at Monroe, $250000. (June 2017 - 2020).
Bhattacharjee, J. (Principal), "New Dams on a Himalayan River: An Ecological Impact Assessment." (Funded), Sponsored By College of Arts, Education and Sciences, ULM, The University of Louisiana at Monroe, $1000. (May 2019 - August 2019).
Murphy, T. A. (Principal), Bhattacharjee, J. (Co-Principal), Chenoweth, M. (Co-Principal), Leppert, K. (Co-Principal), "MRI: Acquisition of a Portable Doppler Wind Lidar for Atmospheric Science Research and Education" (Funded), External to The University of Louisiana at Monroe, $274,857. (August 1 2018 - July 31 2019).
Bhattacharjee, J. (Principal), "Comprehensive Assessment of the Royal Bengal Tiger Habitat in the Himalayan Foothills in Light of Climate Change" (Not Funded), Sponsored By Parrot Climate Innovation Grant, External to The University of Louisiana at Monroe, $. (June 2017 - 2018).
Bhattacharjee, J. (Principal), Bloch, M. B. (Supporting), "A Comprehensive Habitat Assessment of the Buxa Tiger Reserve Using Aerial Photogrammetric and Ground-Based Approaches" (Not Funded), Sponsored By West Bengal Forest Department, India, External to The University of Louisiana at Monroe, $Logistic support in India. (June 2017 - 2018).
Meyer, S. (Principal), Bhattacharjee, J. (Co-Principal), "Lichens: Fate sentinels of atmospheric pollution from surface-burned Deep Water Horizon oil" (Not Funded), Sponsored By Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative - V, External to The University of Louisiana at Monroe, $795,540. (2015 - 2018).
Bhattacharjee, J. (Principal), Clark, L. V. (Co-Principal), Chenoweth, M. (Co-Principal), Chhetri, D. (Co-Principal), Khawas, V. (Co-Principal), "Obama-Singh 21st Century Knowledge Initiative: A collaborative approach among University of Louisiana, Monroe, Sikkim University (India) and Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and Environment (India) in carrying out ecological assessment of selected biodiversity hotspots of northeastern Himalayas" (Pending Funding Decision), Sponsored By USA and India, External to The University of Louisiana at Monroe, $250,000. (August 2014 - July 2017).
Bhattacharjee, J. (Principal), "Reinforcement of the ULM Carbon Tower" (Funded), Sponsored By College of Arts, Education and Sciences, The University of Louisiana at Monroe, $1000. (December 2015 - October 2016).
Bhattacharjee, J. (Principal), "A Comprehensive Vegetation Survey at ULM's Charles Allen Biological Station, Columbia, LA" (Funded), The University of Louisiana at Monroe, $1089. (2015 - May 2016).
Reza, A. A. (Principal), Bhattacharjee, J. (Co-Principal), "Dynamics of landscape level perturbations following intrusion of feral hog in deltaic states." (Not Funded), External to The University of Louisiana at Monroe, $87720. (June 2014 - 2016).
Bhattacharjee, J. (Principal), "Effects of Levee on tree and sapling mortality in a reforested bottomland hardwood forest following flooding" (Funded), Sponsored By College of Arts, Education and Sciences, The University of Louisiana at Monroe, $1040. (January 2015 - October 2015).
Bhattacharjee, J. (Principal), "Carbon Sequestration Potential of High Altitude Wetlands in the Himalayas" (Not Funded), Sponsored By Louisiana Board of Regents - PFund, External to The University of Louisiana at Monroe, $9996. (2014 - 2015).

Awards & Honors

2022 President .

2022 Nominated to the Board of Directors - ASB.

July 2021 Charles Allen Endowed Professor .

January 2019 Excellence in Service - College of Arts, Education and Sciences.

2017 Lillian and Fred Marx Endowed Professor of Biology.

November 2016 Invited Speaker Travel Award.

September 2016 AmeriFlux PI Travel Award.

November 2015 Accent on Excellence Award for Teaching.

August 2015 ULM Foundation Excellence Award in Teaching.

April 2015 Oustanding Teacher.

April 2015 Researcher of the Year.

2003 Travel Grant Award.

2003 International Education Fee Scholarship.

2000 Distinction in MS.

1996 Honors in Botany.

1994 First position at an inter-collegiate debate.

Courses Taught

BIOL 1001LIVING WORLD, 37 course(s)

BIOL 1021PRINCIPLES BIOLOGY I LAB, 6 course(s)

BIOL 1022PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY II, 23 course(s)

BIOL 1023PRINCIPLES BIOLOGY II LAB, 40 course(s)

BIOL 2001ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE, 2 course(s)

BIOL 2050ECONOMIC PLANTS, 6 course(s)

BIOL 3002PRINCIPLES OF ECOLOGY, 4 course(s)

BIOL 4000Race To Save Planet, 1 course(s)

BIOL 4004Ecological Methods, 1 course(s)

BIOL 4011Ecosystems & Commun, 1 course(s)

BIOL 4044PLANT ECOLOGY, 4 course(s)

BIOL 4099SENIOR BIOLOGY SEMINAR, 2 course(s)

BIOL 4113ECOSYSTEMS AND COMMUNITIES, 1 course(s)

BIOL 5005RESEARCH METHODS, 7 course(s)

BIOL 5006RESEARCH METHODS LABORATORY, 7 course(s)

BIOL 5007SEMINAR, 7 course(s)

BIOL 5034Plant Systematics & Phylogeny, 1 course(s)

BIOL 5044RESTORATION ECOLOGY, 2 course(s)

BIOL 5045RESTORATION ECOLOGY LAB, 2 course(s)

BIOL 5091DIRECTED STUDY, 1 course(s)

BIOL 5095SPECIAL TOPIC: BOTANY, 1 course(s)

BIOL 5099THESIS, 1 course(s)