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Dr. Tripti Muguli

DST-INSPIRE Faculty, Coastal Processes (CoP)

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Fax : 0471-2442280

Education:

Ph.D. : 2014, Geochemistry and Isotope hydrology, Manipal University, Manipal.
Thesis : Geochemical and isotopic studies of the Swarna-Madisal river and its estuary, Southwest coast of India.
M.Sc. : 2009, Geoinformatics, Department of Marine Geology, Mangalore University, Mangalagangotri.

Professional career:

2018 (May) - Present DST-INSPIRE Faculty, National Centre for Earth Science Studies, Thiruvananthapuram, India
2017(Jan) - 2018 (Apr) National Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Indo-French Cell for Water Sciences, Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India
2016 (Jan) - 2016 (Dec) Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Centre for Earth Sciences, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India
2014 (Aug) - 2016 (Dec) Postdoctoral Research Fellow, ECOLAB, Toulouse, France (worked from Manipal)
2012 (Jan) - 2014 (Aug) Senior Research Fellow, Department of Civil Engineering, Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal, India (PICS - CNRS project)
2010 (Jun) - 2011 (Dec) Junior Research Fellow, Department of Civil Engineering, Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal, India (European Commission project)
2009 (Aug) - 2010 (May) Guest Faculty, Department of Marine Geology, Mangalore University, Mangalagangotri, India

Research Interest:

Fog dynamics in tropical ecosystems using geochemical and stable isotope tracers.

Factors controlling nitrogen and carbon gaseous emissions in South India.

Ecohydrology of the cloud forest (Western Ghats, India): investigate water, carbon and nitrogen cycles, and understand the inter-link between land surface processes and climate change in humid tropical mountain ecosystem.

Chemical weathering processes in tropical river basins of the Western Ghats and its link to long term carbon sequestration.

Control of source-sink behaviour of estuaries on elemental fluxes from the west flowing rivers of India to the Arabian Sea.

Honours &Awards:

  1. DST-INSPIRE Faculty Award (2018), INSA, Government of India.
  2. Visiting Researcher (2017), Geosciences Environnement Toulouse (GET), France (Nov-Dec).
  3. National-PDF Award (2016), SERB-DST, Government of India.
  4. International Travel Grant Award (2014), Geochemical Society, USA to attend Goldschmidt conference, Sacramento, USA.
  5. International Travel Grant Award (2013), American Geophysical Union to attend Fall Meeting, San Francisco, USA.
  6. Visiting Researcher (2013), ECOLAB and GET, Toulouse, France (Jan-Mar).
  7. Structured Ph D Scholarship (2010), Manipal University, Manipal, Karnataka, India.

Membership in Professional Bodies:

  1. Life Member, Association of Environmental Analytical Chemistry of India (AEACI).
  2. Developing Country Student Member (2013-2018), Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO).
  3. Member (2017-2018), International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS).
  4. Member under Berkner/ Lend-A-Hand grants, American Geophysical Union (AGU) (2013-2015).
  5. Introductory Student Member (2013-2014), Geochemical Society.

Projects (as Principal Investigator):

  1. INSPIRE Faculty grants, Department of Science & Technology, Government of India to work on ecohydrology of the Western Ghats mountain belt using geochemical and isotopic tracers. (2018-2023).
  2. National-PDF grants, Department of Science & Technology, Government of India to work on nitrogen and carbon gaseous emissions from irrigated agricultural lands in Kabini critical zone observatory. (2017-2018).

Publications:

  1. GP Gurumurthy, M Tripti, J Riotte, R Prakyath, K Balakrishna (2017). Impact of water-particle interactions on molybdenum budget in humid tropical rivers and estuaries: insights from Nethravati, Gurupur and Mandovi river systems. Chemical Geology, 450, 44-58.
  2. M Tripti, L Lambs, GP Gurumurthy, I Moussa, K Balakrishna, MD Chadaga (2016). Water circulation and governing factors in humid tropical river basins of central Western Ghats, Karnataka, India. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry, 30 (1), 175-190.
  3. GP Gurumurthy, K Balakrishna, M Tripti, J Riotte, S Audry, J-J Braun, HN Udayashankar (2015). Use of Sr isotopes as a tool to decipher the soil weathering processes in a tropical river catchment, Southwestern India. Applied Geochemistry, 63, 498-506.
  4. GP Gurumurthy, M Tripti (2015). Geochemical perspectives on river water of tropical basins, Southwestern India. In: Environmental Management of River Basin Ecosystems, Springer Earth System Sciences, Switzerland, 329-359.
  5. GP Gurumurthy, K Balakrishna, M Tripti, J Riotte, S Audry, J-J Braun, L Lambs, HN Udayashankar (2015). Sources of major ions and processes affecting the chemistry of subsurface waters along the tropical river, Southwestern India. Environmental Earth Sciences, 73 (1), 333-346.
  6. GP Gurumurthy, K Balakrishna, M Tripti, S Audry, J Riotte, J-J Braun, HN Udayashankar (2014). Geochemical behaviour of dissolved trace elements in a monsoon dominated tropical river basin, Southwestern India. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 21, 5098-5120.
  7. M Tripti, L Lambs, T Otto, GP Gurumurthy, R Teisserenc, I Moussa, K Balakrishna, JL Probst (2013). First assessment of water and carbon cycles in two tropical coastal rivers of south-west India: an isotopic approach. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry, 27 (15), 1681-1689.
  8. M Tripti, GP Gurumurthy, K Balakrishna, MD Chadaga (2013). Dissolved trace element biogeochemistry of a tropical river, Southwestern India. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 20 (6), 4067-4077.