Dr. Ritika Kaushal

Postdoctoral Fellow

TEL: +886-2-2783-9910 ext. 1607

FAX: +886-2-2783-9871

Email: ritika@earth.sinica.edu.tw

Research Interests: Stable isotope biogeochemistry, Plant ecophysiology





2018: Ph.D, Centre for Earth Sciences, Indian Institute of science, Bangalore, India

Thesis title: “Stable isotopic composition of rice grain organic matter as an archive of monsoonal climate”, Supervisor: Prof. Prosenjit Ghosh        

2010: M.Sc, Environment Management, Forest Research Institute University, Dehradun, India

2008: B.Sc Botany (Honours), Lady Brabourne College, University of Calcutta, India



April – December, 2018: Postdoctoral Fellow at Divecha Centre for Climate Change, Indian Institute of science, Bangalore, India.



·         Journal Articles

1. Ritika Kaushal, Prosenjit Ghosh (2018). Oxygen isotope enrichment in rice (Oryza sativa L.) grain organic matter captures signature of relative humidity. Plant Science, 274, 503-513, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.plantsci.2018.05.022.

2. Ritika Kaushal, Prosenjit Ghosh (2018). Stable oxygen and carbon isotopic composition of rice (Oryza sativa L.) grains as recorder of relative humidity. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, 123(2). https://doi.org/10.1002/2017JG004245. Impact factor: 3.39.

3. Ritika Kaushal, Prosenjit Ghosh & Heike Geilmann (2016). Fingerprinting environmental conditions and related stress using stable isotopic composition of rice (Oryza sativa L.) grain organic matter. Ecological Indicators, 61, 941–951. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolind.2015.10.050. Impact factor (2017): 3.98

4. Ritika Kaushal, Prosenjit Ghosh and Anil K. Pokharia. Stable isotopic signature in rice grains marking a rapid hydroclimatic shift during the structural transformation of Harappan civilization. Under revision for Journal: Quaternary International.

5. Ritika Kaushal, Prosenjit Ghosh, Yue-ie Hsing. “An isotopic investigation of rice from Taiwan”, manuscript under preparation.


·         Conference Abstracts

1. Ritika Kaushal, Prosenjit Ghosh, Yue-Ie Hsing. Assessing the accuracy of relative humidity prediction using an empirical relationship based on rice (Oryza sativa L.). Goldschmidt Meeting, Boston, USA, 12th -17th August 2018 (Oral presentation). https://goldschmidt.info/2018/abstracts/abstractView?id=2018003542

2. Ritika Kaushal, Prosenjit Ghosh, Anil K. Pokharia. Reconstructing palaeo-hydroclimate using rice (Oryza sativa L.) grains. Goldschmidt Conference, Paris, 13th -18th August 2017 (Oral presentation). https://goldschmidtabstracts.info/2017/1950.pdf.

3. Ritika Kaushal, Prosenjit Ghosh. Fingerprint of seasonal relative humidity in rice (Oryza sativa L.): potential for paleoclimate archive. AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, 14th – 18th December 2015. (Poster presentation). http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2015AGUFMPP11B2242K                            

4. Ritika Kaushal, Prosenjit Ghosh. Stable isotope composition of rice grain organic matter: an indicator of growing season stress. Goldschmidt Conference, Prague, 16th -21st August 2015 (Poster presentation).  https://goldschmidt.info/2015/program/programViewAuthor?authorId=10997

5. Ritika Kaushal, Prosenjit Ghosh. Determination of fractionation of oxygen isotopes between rice grain and environmental water. AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, 9th to 13th December, 2013 (Poster presentation). http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2013AGUFMPP23C2002K

6. Ritika Kaushal, Prosenjit Ghosh, Anil K. Pokharia. Reconstruction of climate using stable oxygen isotope composition of rice organics. 12th ISMAS Triennial International Conference on Mass Spectrometry, Goa, India, 3rd – 8th March, 2013.

7. Ritika Kaushal, Prosenjit Ghosh, Willi A. Brand, Heike Geilmann. Rainfall induced isotope effects in rice (Oryza Sativa L.) grain organics: a palaeo perspective. 22nd V.M. Goldschmidt Conference, Montreal, Canada, 24th – 29th June, 2012 (Oral presentation). https://goldschmidtabstracts.info/2012/1923.pdf.