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Joyanto Routh

Professor, Head of Unit

My primary interest is in Biogeochemistry and its applications in various environmental issues with definite societal relevance. I teach classes in Environmental Science, Introductory geology and Climate Science.

My research focuses on environmental issues in sedimentary and aquatic systems (e.g. pollution, climate change,food and water security). I teach undergraduate and graduate students, and supervise PhD students.



Susanne Fietz, Andrea Baker, Charlotte S. Miller, B. David A. Naafs, Francien Peterse, Jemma Finch, Marc Humphries, Enno Schefuss, Alakendra N. Roychoudhury, Joyanto Routh (2023) Terrestrial temperature evolution of southern Africa during the late Pleistocene and Holocene: Evidence from the Mfabeni Peatland Quaternary Science Reviews, Vol. 299, Article 107870 Continue to DOI
Padmaja Galgali, Supriya Palimkar, Arindam Adhikari, Rajkumar Patel, Joyanto Routh (2023) Remediation of potentially toxic elements -containing wastewaters using water hyacinth - a review International journal of phytoremediation, Vol. 25, p. 172-186 Continue to DOI
Prayon Joshi, Raize Adhikari, Rajendra Bhandari, Bibek Shrestha, Nischal Shrestha, Samikshya Chhetri, Subodh Sharma, Joyanto Routh (2023) Himalayan watersheds in Nepal record high soil erosion rates estimated using the RUSLE model and experimental erosion plots Heliyon, Vol. 9, Article e15800 Continue to DOI
Kusala Madhushani Premaratne, Rohana Chandrajith, Nalin P. Ratnayake, Si-Liang Li, Kasun Gayantha, Joyanto Routh (2023) North Atlantic forcing of Indian Winter Monsoon intensification: Evidence from Holocene sediments from the tropical Indian Ocean Island of Sri Lanka The Holocene Continue to DOI


Alireza Vaezi, Joyanto Routh, Morteza Djamali, Karolina Gurjazkaite, Vahid Tavakoli, Abdolmajid Naderi Beni, Patrick Roberts (2022) New multi-proxy record shows potential impacts of precipitation on the rise and ebb of Bronze Age and imperial Persian societies in southeastern Iran Quaternary Science Reviews, Vol. 298, Article 107855 Continue to DOI



Research Projects

  • Coal-based economies in developing countries: An environmental, health and cost evaluation around mega thermal power plants. The Swedish Research Council (2021-24)

  • The fate of organic carbon in small mountain rivers in the Himalayas: Implications for soil erosion and climate change. The Swedish Research Council (2017-2021)

  • Climate-culture evolution at Jiroft in southeast Iran during the Holocene. V. Tavakohli (co-PI, Tehran Univ).Vetenskapsrådet (2015-18) and STINT Initiation Grant (2015-16). 

  • Reconstruction of Holocene paleoenvironmental changes in Lake Victoria catchment, Kenya. D. Olago (co-PI, Nairobi University). Vetenskapsrådet (2013-17) 

  • Monsoon variability and its impact on terrestrial ecosystems in Sri Lanka. R. Chandrajith (co-PI, Peradeniya Univ).


Prof. P.A. Meyers, Univ. of Michigan (USA)
Dr. Patrick Roberts, Max Planck-Jena (Germany)
Prof A. Roychoudhury, Stellenbosch U (S. Africa)
Prof. T. Filley, Purdue Univ (USA
Prof. T. Bianchi, Univ. of Florida (USA)
Dr. Sayantan Sarkar, IIT-Mandi (India)
Prof. R. Chandrajith, Peradeniya Univ (Sri Lanka)
Dr. Majid Naderi, INIOAS (Iran)
Prof. Chen-Chou Shou, NTU (Taiwan)
Dr. Susanne Fietz, Stellenbosch (S Africa)
Prof. JV Klump, Milwaukee Univ (USA) 


CV in short

  • 2020
    Professor and Head Vernadsky Section
  • 2018
    Associate professor & Head, Vernadsky Section, Linköping University
  • 2011
    Senior Lecturer, Linköping University
  • 2009
    Associate Professor, IISER. Kolkata
  • 2004
    Docent, Researcher, Stockholm University
  • 2000
    Assistant professor, Stockholm University


  • Main supervisor (PhD)
    Dennis Njagi, Chen Luo
  • Co-supervisor (PhD)
    Rajendra Bhandari, Kathmandu University
  • Masters thesis
    Amira Elbarmelgy
    Tebid Caprice
    Furkan Özkan
    Ra'eesah Hendricks


Graduate and undergraduate courses in:

  • Climate Change and Policy
  • Biogeochemical Cycles
  • Environmental geochemistry
  • Organic geochemistry
  • Introductory Geology
  • Sustainable Business - An Environmental Perspective


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