Department of Environmental Sciences

Welcome to Department of Environmental Sciences

The Department of Environmental Sciences, founded in 2011, conducts basic research on the interactions among the terrestrial and grassland ecosystems, edaphic stress physiology and climate change plant biology. The goal of this research understands the ways these interactions shape the performance of the two major ecosystems, including their responses to future changes. We favor genes-to-ecosystem experimental approach and use techniques from functional genomics, ecophysiology to field ecology. This Department includes faculty members, post-doctoral fellows and graduate students, plus technical staff. There are plenty opportunities for volunteers/undegraduates who wish to be involved in our research.


Dr. Dhiraj Naik (Assistant Professor)

Dr. Sunita Varjani (Assistant Professor)