Ranbir joined the department in Fall 2009 as a faculty member. A 2007 Ph.D. graduate from Oklahoma State University, Ranbir taught at the George Washington University for two years before joining us. He teaches courses on South Asia, environment and resources, GIS, water resources, geomorphology, quantitative methods, and physical geography. His research interests include environmental impacts of intensive irrigation in India, geomorphic and economic effects of landscape restoration in India, human impact on rivers, and stream erosion processes in Chesapeake conservation area. His most recent projects focus on Shiwalik Foot-Hills of Indian Punjab and Fairfax county, Virginia . During his free time, he likes to explore small urban streams.
- Kang, R.S., (2012). Geomorphic impacts of riparian understory mosses in a low order stream in Fairfax County, Virginia." Physical Geography 33(4): 360-382. Weblink: http://bellwether.metapress.com/content/6052j1807732563u/?p=6578c993a741430ebb2b80d0e42a0082&pi=3
- Kang, R.S., Storm, D., and Marston, R.A., (2010). Downstream effects of urbanization on Stillwater Creek, Oklahoma. Physical Geography 31(2): 186-201. Weblink: http://bellwether.metapress.com/content/tu6524w350u7w7h6/?p=d367bd7d47ad49a981b0b1e6caa621d5&pi=4
- Kang, R.S., and Marston, R.A., 2006. (cited in 22 research publications) Geomorphic effects of rural-to-urban land use conversion on three streams in the Central Redbed Plains of Oklahoma. Geomorphology 79(3-4): 488-506. Also published in Proceedings of the Binghamton Symposium in Geomorphology: The Human Role in Changing Fluvial Systems, James, A.L. and Marcus, W.A. (eds.), No. 37, Elsevier: Amsterdam, NETH, 506. Weblink: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0169555X06002649
- Storm, D.E., White, M.J., Brown, G.O., Smolen, M.D., and Kang, R.S., 2006. Protocol to determine the optimal placement of riparian/buffer strips in watersheds. Final Report Submitted to Oklahoma Water Resources Research Institute and the United States Geological Survey.
- Annual Conference of Association of American Geographers (AAG), Seattle 2011: Geomorphic importance of non vascular plants.
- Annual Conference of Association of American Geographers (AAG), Washington DC 2010: Depleting ground water in the Bist Doab region of Indian Punjab.
- Annual Conference of Association of American Geographers (AAG), Las Vegas 2009: Geomorphic analysis of three streams in Mason Neck peninsula, Fairfax County, Virginia.
- The International Binghamton Geomorphology Symposium on The Human Role in Changing Fluvial Systems, Columbia, S.C. 2006: Geomorphic effects of rural-to-urban land use conversion on three streams in the central Redbed Plains of Oklahoma.
- Annual Conference of the Royal Geographical Society - Institute of British Geographers (RGS-IBG), London 2005: Geomorphic Impacts of Urbanization in an Ex-Urban Watershed .