Bency David Chinthala

Bency David Chinthala

Department Geographie und Geowissenschaften
Department of Geography

Room: Room 1.014
Glückstraße 5
91054 Erlangen


Curriculum Vitae

Since 2019: Research Scholar at Institute for Geography, FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg.

2017-2019: Junior Research Fellow at Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeosciences, Lucknow, India.

2017: M.Sc. Department of Environmental Sciences, Pondicherry University, India.

2015: B.Sc. Department of Botany, Madras University, India.


Chinthala, B.D., Ranhotra, P.S., Grießinger, J., Singh C.P., Bräuning, A. (2023). Himalayan silver fir reveals moist phase during Little Ice Age in the Kashmir region, western Himalaya. (Manuscript submitted)

Chinthala, B.D., Singh, A., Shekhar, M., Tomar, N., Phulara, M., Yadav, A., Pandey, P., Ranhotra P.S., Bhattacharyya, A., Joshi, R. and Singh C.P. (2023). Age-Girth Stand Structure of Himalayan fir and Growth-NDVI relationship in the Treeline transects of western Himalaya: An ecological perspective. Ecology of Himalayan Timberline Ecotone, Eds. S.P. Singh, Zafar Reshi & Rajesh Joshi, Springer Nature.

Chinthala, B.D., Grießinger, J., Ranhotra, P.S., Tomar, N., Singh, C.P., Bräuning, A. (2022). Tree-Ring Oxygen Isotope Variations in Subalpine Firs from the Western Himalaya Capture Spring Season Temperature Signals. Forests, 13, 437.

Singh, S.P., Bhattacharyya, A., Mittal, A., Pandey, A., Tewari, A., Latwal, A., Chinthala, B.D., et al. (2021). Indian Himalayan timberline ecotone in response to climate change- initial findings. Current Science, (00113891), 120(5).

Singh, U., Phulara, M., Chinthala, B.D., Ranhotra P.S., Shekhar, M., Bhattacharyya, A., Dhyani, R., Joshi R. and Pal A.K. (2018). Static tree line of Himalayan silver fir since last several decades at Tungnath, Western Himalaya. Tropical Ecology, 59(2), 351-363.


(2019-2023) Award of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Doctoral Fellowship at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg.

(2017-2019) MoEF&CC sponsored project entitled “Tree growth response of selected tree species of timber line to climate variability across the Indian Himalayan Region”, under National Mission on Himalayan Studies (NMHS) program.

conference presentations

Ranhotra, P.S., Chinthala, B.D., Grießinger, J., Singh., C.P., Bräuning, A. (2023).”Tree-ring based moisture reconstruction from the Kashmir, northwest Himalaya: Demarcation of Little Ice Age Influence”. XXI INQUA Congress. July 13-20 Rome, Italy. (Abstract submitted)

Chinthala, B.D.,  Ranhotra, P.S., Grießinger, J., Bräuning, A. (2022). Growth behavior assessment of subalpine fir in relation to climate and glacial variability from  Kashmir, northwest Himalaya . Tree Rings in Archaeology, Climatology and Ecology (TRACE). May 23-28, Erlangen, Germany.

Chinthala, B.D.,  Ranhotra, P.S., Grießinger, J., Bräuning, A. (2021).  “Treeline dynamics of Abies spectabilis in the summer monsoon dominant region of western Himalaya. Tree Rings in Archaeology, Climatology and Ecology (TRACE- digital event).

Chinthala, B.D.,  Ranhotra, P.S., Shekhar, M., Bhattacharyya, A., Phulara, M., Joshi R. and Singh, U. (2019). “Growth behavior of fir and pine in response to climate and glacial variability along the altitude in Kashmir Himalaya”. 20th INQUA Congress at Dublin (Ireland) 25th to 31st July 2019.

Shekhar, M., Chinthala, B.D., Bhattacharyya, A., Sharma, R.K. and Ranhotra, P.S. (2018). Tree-ring based reconstruction of natural hazards from Lachung valley Sikkim. Abstract volume of Conference on The State of the Cryoshpere in the Himalaya: with a focus on Sikkim and Eastern Himalayas, gaps, challenges and opportunities. 19-20 February 2018 at Sikkim University, Sikkim, India.



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