Staff Profile:Dr Shovonlal Roy

Dr Shovonlal Roy
Job Title:
Lecturer in Remote Sensing in Ecosystem Sciences
  • Examination Officer, Geography and Environmental Science
  • Teaching: GV3ESM - Ecosystems Modelling
  • Organizer of GES-ESRD research seminar series
  • Personal tutor: Part-1, 2, 3 and MSc students
  • Supervisor: B.Sc.,MSc projects and PhD students
Areas of Interest:
  • Dynamical systems theory and ecological modelling
  • Satellite remote sensing of ocean colour and bio-optical modelling
  • Data assimilation and ecosystem modelling based on remote-sensing
  • Modelling of the dynamics, bio-diversity, size classes and functional types of marine plankton community
  • Trait-based evolutionary food-web models
Research groups / Centres:

PhD student supervision:

Currently supervisor or co-supervisor of the following PhD projects:

  • Donal Harkin: "Parameter estimation and inverse problem for reactive transport modes in bioirrigated sediments"; Funded by NERC-SCENARIO DTP (lead supervisor: Dr. N. Santitissadeekorn)
  • Prima Anugerahanti: "Marine biogeochemical model with explicit representation of phytoplankton functional types". Funded by Bakrie Center Foundation.
  • Robin Boyd: "Individual-based model of North Sea fish using satellite remote sensing". Funded by NERC-SCENARIO DTP with CASE funding from CEFAS.
  • Richard Smith: "Amazonia under mid-holocene drought". Funded by NERC-SCENARIO DTP (lead supervisor: Prof. F. Mayle)
  • Heather Plumpton: "Amazonia and the 6k Drought". Funded by University of Reading Studentship Competition in Science (lead supervisor: Prof. F. Mayle)
  • Ahmed Abdul Wahab Abdul Ruda Al-Arazah: "Monitoring and Management of Drought in Iraq". International funding (lead supervisor: Prof. A. Verhoef).

Ongoing projects:

  • "Pools of Carbon in the Ocean", funded by the European Space Agency
  • "Knowledge Transfer Partnership grant between The University of Reading & Armajaro Asset Management LLP", funded by NERC and Innovate UK
  • "Data Driven Free-School Fishing", demonstration project jointly with the Institute for Environmental Analytics UoR and Sainsbury's.

Potential PhD/Post-doc opportunities:

Shovon is happy to discuss with prospective PhD candidates and potential post-docs on overlapping research interests. Interested post-docs looking for applying research funds/fellowships are strongly encouraged to contact with a brief description of their proposed research interests.

Key facts:

Shovon did his MSc in Applied Mathematics and BSc (Hons) in Mathematics, and a PhD in ecological modelling using non-linear dynamics. Prior to joining the University of Reading, he worked on various research projects at different institutes including the International Institute of Applied Systems Analysis, Austria, the University of Manchester, U.K., the Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Canada, the University of Oxford and the Plymouth Marine Laboratory, U.K. His research was funded by fellowships from the Partnership of Observation of Global Oceans, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, and the Royal Society of London. The research projects that he worked on include:

  • The ocean-colour climate change initiative.
  • Bio-optical modelling using in-situ and remote sensing data for estimating phytoplankton size classes and functional types.
  • Ecosystem model to estimate phytoplankton size spectrum from remotely-sensed ocean colour data.
  • Space-time model of marine primary production using remote-sensing based ocean colour data.
  • Modelling evolutionary food-webs using body size and habitat preference of a species as adaptive traits.
  • Mathematical modeling of marine ecosystems based on field data and remote sensing.
  • Regional-scale primary production and applications to ecosystem dynamics.
  • Mathematical modelling of plankton ecology, population ecology and eco-epidemiology.

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Earlier Publications:

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Dr Shovonlal Roy

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