Melinda Kumar Bera

Assistant Professor
Dept: Earth Sciences
E-mail: melinda.bera [at]
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Research Interest:

My research focuses in studying the sedimentology, sequence stratigraphy, and stable isotope geochemistry of Palaeogene foreland sediments of Himalaya to understand the Tectonic-Climate Interaction which is believe to responsible for the Cenozoic Greenhouse-Icehouse Transition. While Sedimentologic and Sequence Stratigraphic analysis helps to identify the tectonic forcing on depositional patterns, stable isotopic analysis on various kinds of samples (organic matter, carbonate, water, clay, and bio-apatite) used to reconstruct the climate change during the deposition of these sediments.

Academic Background:
  1. Ph.D. Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
  2. M.Sc. University of Delhi
  3. B.Sc. Presidency College, Kolkata


    Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Kolkata, (Jan 2012 - )

Selected Publications:
  1. Bera, M.K., Sarkar, A., Chakrabarty, P.P., Loyal, R. and Sanyal, P., 2008. Marine to continental transition in Himalayan foreland, Bulletin Geological Society of America, v. 120 (9-10), p. 1214-1232.
  2. Sanyal, P., Acharya, B.C., Bhattacharya, S.K., Sarkar, A., Agrawal, S. and Bera, M.K., 2009. Origin of graphite, and temperature of metamorphism in Precambrian Eastern Ghats Mobile Belt, Orissa, India: a carbon isotope approach, Journal of Asian Earth Science, v. 36 (2-3), p. 252-260.
  3. Sarkar, A., Sengupta, S., McArthur, J.M., Ravenscoft, P., Bera, M.K., Bhushan, R., Samanta, A. and Agrawal, S., 2009. Evolution of Ganges-Brahmaputra western delta plain: Clues from sedimentology and carbon isotope, Quaternary Science Reviews, v. 28, p. 2564–2581.