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Ranbir joined the department in Fall 2009 as a faculty member. He teaches courses on geomorphology, quantitative methods, GIS, South Asia, environment and resources, water resources, 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 fluvial systems, and stream erosion processes in Chesapeake conservation area. His most recent projects focus on Shiwalik Foot-Hills of Indian Punjab, Central Punjab in India, Fairfax county in Virginia, and Upper Mississippi Basin . During his free time, he likes to explore small urban streams.


Ph.D., Oklahoma State University
M.Phil. & M.A., Panjab University, Chandigarh, India
B.A., Doaba Collage, Jalandhar, Punjab, India

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