OUTREACH ACTIVITIES

1. Volunteer for USA National Phenology Network – We volunteered to teach middle school students to track, record and understand natural climate cycles using phenological data. The volunteer work was performed over the period of a couple of years in the Edgar Middle School in Metuchen, New Jersey, USA. (2013 to 2015)
2. Lecture at the Sainik School, Bhubaneshwar, on science opportunities in Earth, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences. (2019)

IN THE NEWS

1. A burning issue: Coffee and cocoa’s role in the deforestation crisis. Report by reporter Peter Baker for Coffee and Cocoa International (November 2019).
2. J. Q. Chambers and P. Artaxo. Biosphere-atmosphere interactions: Deforestation size influences rainfall. Nature Clim. Change 7, 175-176, doi:10.1038/nclimate3238, (2017).
3. Desmatamento encurrala chuva na Amazonia. News coverage in Observatorio do Clima by reporter Claudio Angelo (march 2017).
4. S. Palus, Could Amazonian deforestation increase cloudiness and rain?, Eos, 96. doi: 10.1029/2015EO029107, (2015)
5. Rainforests not so rainy: Cutting trees cuts rainfall, News coverage in AGU Blogosphere by reporter Erin E A Ross, (December 2015).

COMMENTARIES

Commentary in the Mongabay article ‘Intact forests crucial to Amazon ecosystem resilience, stable climate’ authored by Claire Salisbusy, (August 2017)

RECOGNITION IN ANNUAL REVIEWS

D. V. Spracklen, et al. The effects of tropical vegetation on rainfall. Annual Review of Envi- ronment and Resources, doi: 10.1146/annurev-environ-102017-030136 (2018).

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