Dr. Dhananjay Barman

Senior Scientist

Soil Science / Soil Physics-SWC


Eddy covariance measurement of greenhouse gas emission and carbon sequestration in jute-based ecosystem, climate change vulnerability of jute production using remote sensing and GIS, dynamics of jute ecosystem services for livelihood and nutritional security of farming community, database management and expert system development for agroadvisory services for farmers, and crop modelling for climate smart agriculture.


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  1. Quantitative assessment of carbon and moisture fluxes over Jute based agro-ecosystem: Integrating ground observations, satellite data and modeling, (ISRO, Department of Space, GoI Sponsored; Budget: 88.39 lakhs)
  2. Assessment of vulnerability of jute production to climate change and its mitigation strategies development using remote sensing and GIS in West Bengal,(Department of Science & Technology & Biotechnology, Govt. of West Bengal; Budget: 13.94 lakhs)
  3. Lachhapulra ghati watershed devlopment project, (Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers' Welfare, DAC; Budget: 54.12 lakhs)
  4. Climate change risk assessment in jute production and related advisory services through Decision Support System (In House)
  5. Conservation agricultural practices of jute-based cropping systems under climate change scenario (In House)
  6. Physiological basis of drought tolerance at early growth stage in jute (C. olitorius) (In House)


  1. IASWC Young Scientist Award for the year 2019 conferred by Indian Association of Soil & Water Conservationists, Dehradun, India for his outstanding contributions in the field of Natural Resource Conservation and Management.
  2. Outstanding Scientist Award for the year 2019 conferred by Venus International Foundation, Chennai, India for his contribution and achievements in the field of Agricultural Physics
  3. Young Scientist Award for the year 2016 conferred by Venus International Foundation, Chennai, India for his outstanding in natural resource management
  4. Best Paper Award in the international conference INAGMET-2019 conferred by Association of Agrometeorologists, Anand, Gujarat, India
  5. Jagar Nath Raina Memorial Award-2017 (Best Research Paper), SADHNA, Society for Advancement of Human and Nature, Dr YS Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Nauni, Solan 173 230 Himachal Pradesh, India.

1. Adhikary PP, Barman D, Madhu M, Ch. J. Dash Ch J, Jakhar P, Hombegowda HC, Naik BS, Sahoo DC, Beer K. (2019). Land use and land cover dynamics with special emphasis on shifting cultivation in Eastern Ghats Highlands of India using remote sensing data and GIS. Environ Monit Assess, 191: 315. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10661-019-7447-7

2. Naik MR, Barman D, Maruthi RT, Babu VR, Mandal UK, Kundu DK (2019). Assessment of salinity tolerance based upon morpho-physiological attributes in white jute (Corchorus capsularis L). Journal of Environmental Biology, 40(3): 377-383. http://doi.org/10.22438/jeb/40/3/MRN-905

3. Barman D, Kundu DK, Pal S, Pal Susanto, Chakraborty AK, Jha AK, Mazumdar SP, Saha R, Bhattacharyya P. (2017). Soil temperature prediction from air temperature for alluvial soils in lower Indo-Gangetic plain. International Agrophysics, 31: 9-22. https://doi.org/10.1515/intag-2016-0034

4. Adhikary PP, Hombegowda HC, Barman D, Jakhar P and Madhu M (2016). Soil erosion control and carbon sequestration in shifting cultivated degraded highlands of eastern India: performance of two contour hedgerow systems. Agroforestry Systems, 91(4): 757-771, DOI 10.1007/s10457-016-9958-3.

5. Barman D, Kundu DK, Ghorai AK, Mitra S. (2014). Determination of evapotranspiration and crop coefficient of tossa jute (Corchorus olitorius). J. Agricultural Physics, 14(1): 67-72. http://www.agrophysics.in/admin/adminjournalpdf/20181215155901578132213/journal-21349134.pdf

6. Barman D, Sahoo RN, Kalra N, Kamble K and Kundu DK (2013). Homogeneous soil fertility mapping through GIS for site specific nutrient management by QUEFTS model. Indian J. Soil Cons., 41(3): 257-261.

7. Barman D, Saha AR, Kundu DK and Mahapatra BS (2012). Rainfall Characteristics Analysis for Jute based Cropping System at Barrackpore, West Bengal, India. Journal of Agricultural Physics, 12(1): 23-28.

8. Barman D*., Sahoo, R.N., Chakraborty, D., Kalra, N. and Kamble, K. 2011. Deriving homogeneous land unit of Karnal district through geographic information systems. Indian J. Soil Cons., 39(2): 117-123.

9. Barman D, Sahoo RN, Chakraborty D and Kalra N (2010). Factor productivity and yield gap analysis for agricultural production system in northwest India. Indian J. Dryland Agril. Res. Dev., 25(2): 100-105.

10. Barman D, Sehgal VK, Sahoo RN, Nagarajan S. 2010. Relationship of bidirectional reflectance of wheat with biophysical parameters and its radiative transfer modeling using PROSAIL. J. Ind. Soc. Remote Sens., 38: 141-151. https://doi.org/10.1007%2Fs12524-010-0010-1