Dr Tapas Bhattacharyya

Division of Soil Resource Studies, National Bureau of Soil Survey and Land Use Planning (Indian Council of Agricultural Research), India

Email: tapas11156@yahoo.com

Lead author to the SCOPE Rapid Assessment Project on the Benefits of Soil Carbon


Dr. Tapas Bhattacharyya was born in November, 1956.  He is an agricultural graduate and a Ph.D. from the Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi. As a Soil Scientist he is working in the National Bureau of Soil Survey and Land Use Planning (NBSS&LUP) under Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), New Delhi for the last 28 years.  He is carrying out basic and fundamental pedological research in terms of soil genesis, classification, survey and mapping. He has also been working for various national and international projects with special reference to soil carbon sequestration and soil carbon modelling to address global warming and climate change. He has nearly 100 referred journal papers and review articles in books. Dr. Bhattacharyya is now working as Principal Scientist and Head, Soil Resource Studies Division at NBSS&LUP, Nagpur.