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R.B. Singh
R.B. Singh
University of Delhi, India

Dr. R.B. Singh is Professor of Geography since 2002 and Coordinator UGC-SAP-DRS III, Department of Geography, Delhi School of Economics,UniversityofDelhi, Delhi-7,India. Earlier served as UGC Research Scientist-C/Professor (1996-2002), UGC Research Scientist-B/Reader (1988-1996) and Lecturer (1985-1988); Head, Department of Geography during 2013-2016. Prof. Singh is Vice-President, International Geographical Union (IGU) with an distinction of being only the Second Indian to get this honour after establishment of IGU in 1922; Under his Headship during 2013-2016 the Department of Geography received two prestigious recognition i) second position among all the departments of the University of Delhi in showcasing good practices at Antardhwani-2014 ii) Under QS World University Ranking the Department featured Rank 1 as the Best Institution in India for Geography. He is Springer Series Editor- Advances in Geographical and Environmental Sciences; IAP–Global Network of Science Academies representative on Disaster Risk Reduction. Invited by UN to Moderate a Working Group on Exposure and Vulnerability at UNISDR Science and Technology Conference on Sendai Framework of Disaster Risk Reduction, 2015-2030,GenevaJanuary, 2016 and  IAP invited as Panelist on Science Advise in Times of Disaster Emergencies inSouth Africaduring 28 February – 2 March, 2016. He was awarded prestigious Japan Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS) Research Fellowship at Hiroshima in 2013 and Several Travel Fellowships/ Support  from UNEP, UNITAR, UNISDR, IAP, UNU, UNCRD, WCRP, IAHS, IGU, NASDA, INSA, UGC, SICI, MAIRS and Univ. of Delhi etc. for participating and presenting papers, Chairing session and discussing research projects in USA, Canada, Mexico, Japan, Australia, France, Finland, Denmark, Spain, U.K., Netherlands, Norway, Germany, Switzerland, Russia, Georgia, Armenia, Poland, Czech Rep., Mongolia, Malaysia, Thailand, Egypt, China, Taiwan, Tunisia, Sweden, Israel, South Korea,  Ireland,  S. Africa, Brazil, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Nepal and Bhutan. Prof. Singh has specialized in Environmental Studies, Climate Change, Urban Regional Development, Disaster Management, Remote Sensing and GIS.  He has to his credit 11 books, 33 edited research volumes and more than 200 research papers published in national and international journals (i.e. Climate Dynamics, Energies, Theoretical and Applied Climatology, Environmental Science and Policy, Physical Geography, Advances in Meteorology, Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, Agriculture, Ecosystem and Environment, Hydrological Processes, Mountain Research and Development, Journal of Mountain Science, Advances in Earth Science, Advances in Limnology, Asian Geographer, Environmental Economics, Tourism Recreation Research). He was Special Series Editor of prestigious journals like Sustainability, Advances in Meteorology, Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, NAM Today. In 1988 the UNESCO/ISSC (Paris) awarded him Research and Study Grants Award in Social and Human Sciences. He was also associated with prestigious international collaborative research programs such as ICSSR-IDPAD, CIDA-SICI, DFID and Ministry of Agriculture. He has supervised 31 Ph.D. and 74 M.Phil students.  He was also associated with Nordic Inst. of Asian Studies,Copenhagen(Denmark) in 1998 and Visiting Professor for delivering invited Lectures at theUniversityofTurku(Finland). He was as one of the contributors in the famous-The World Atlas-Earth Concise, Millennium House Ltd.,Australia. He was invited by UGC for Preparing National Level CBCS Syllabus for Undergraduate Geography in 2015.

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