Eco-Hydro-Climate (EHC) Research Group

The Eco-Hydro-Climate (EHC) Research Group at the Department of Hydrology focuses on understanding the interactions of ecosystems, water and climate under changing climate and human influences.

Ecohydroclimatology is an emerging frontier in earth system science that focuses on the interactions of water, climate, and ecosystems, as well as their implications to society. As anthropogenic climate change continues to warm Earth’s surface, the quantity of water stored as snow in our mountain reservoirs is decreasing rapidly. At the same time, disturbance events such as wildfire, drought, and forest harvest are increasing. To promote a more resilient future in natural resource management, it is critical we understand the mechanisms, processes, and interactions between water, climate, ecosystems, and society.


Research Areas



Dr. Ashutosh Sharma ResearchGate - Ashutosh Sharma’s Group

PhD Students

Vijaykumar Bejagam (PMRF)Multi-scale Characterization of Ecohydrological Indicators (EHIs) and Ecosystem Resilience
Nikunj MangukiyaMachine learning and flood forecasting
Pooja Patle (PMRF)Water accounting
Nagashree GE (PMRF)Food-Energy-Water-Ecosystem (WEFE) Nexus
Akriti SinghInfluence of Groundwater and socio environmental drivers on ecosystem productivity
Prakhar SharmaFreshwater Ecosystem Services in Himalayan Catchments
Anusha SomisettyHydrological water budgeting and assessment of climate extremes in Himalayan Catchments

M Tech Students


Shivani PrasharWater and Land Productivity Studies
Sagar GuptaUncertainty in Hydrology Modeling of Himalayan Catchment
Supriya ThokchomUrban Ecosystem Services
Bhagyashree SonowalFloop Mapping


Apurv VishwakarmaClimate Change Assessment2022
Vivek Kumar (co-supervisor)Hydrological modeling (SWAT)2022
Tapobeeva SahooCompound Extremes2023
Akriti SinghEcosystem Functioning and Groundwater2023
Siddig Berma (co-supervisor)Hydrological modeling2023
Lammi NiangImpact of LULC and climate change on runoff2023