The role of man and extreme events in the transformation of environment at the margin of the Eastern Himalaya and their piedmont

Date: 2013-01-23 - 2016-01-22

Supervisor: Paweł Prokop

Contractors: Paweł Prokop, Roman Soja

Orderer institution: Narodowe Centrum Nauki
No.: 2012/05/B/ST10/00309

(project OPUS)

The project undertakes the analysis of the relationships between man and environment in the Eastern Himalayan region in the light of latest achievements and hypotheses of the theory of environmental degradation. The testing area for the verification of hypothesis about the dominant role of extreme events (such heavy rains, mass movements and floods) in comparison to human activity in transformation of the environment of the Sikkimese-Bhutanese Himalaya region, receiving highest rainfall at the whole Himalayan front.

Presented project attempts to determine a relative importance of human impact as compared to the natural processes in transformation of environment of the Sikkimese-Bhutanese Himalayan region over last 150 years. The impact of extreme events and human activity will be evaluated through analyses of rainfalls, land use changes and soil properties in the context of mountain-piedmont linkages.

Publications

Books

Abstracts, reviews, notes

  • Prokop Paweł, Bryndal Tomasz, Bucała Anna, Kroczak Rafał, Soja Roman: Estimation of runoff response to human impact in the catchments with extreme rainfall (margin of the Darjeeling Himalayas, India). [w]: Gradualism vs Catastrophism in Landscape Evolution. International Conference held in Barnaul, Russia, July 2-4, 2015. Extended abstracts. Barnaul: Publishing House of Altai State University, 2015 - s. 137–140.
  • Wiejaczka Łukasz, Prokop Paweł: Natural and human impact on changes of river beds level in the margin and foreland of the Darjeeling Himalayas. [w]: Gradualism vs Catastrophism in Landscape Evolution. International Conference held in Barnaul, Russia, July 2-4, 2015. Extended abstracts. Barnaul: Publishing House of Altai State University, 2015 - s. 147-148.
  • Prokop Paweł, Poskonka Dominik: Impact of land use change on soil carbon loss of the Sikkim Himalayan piedmont. [w]: Geophysical Research Abstracts Vol. 16, EGU General Assembly 2014. Vienna: European Geoscience Union, 2014 - 1 s.
  • Prokop Paweł, Płoskonka Dominik: Impact of tea and rice cultivation on soil carbon loss of the Sikkim Himalayan piedmont. [w]: IGU 2014 Book of Abstracts. Cracow: IGU, 2014 - 1 s.

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