Dr. Charuta Kulkarni

PhD, Earth and Environmental Sciences; Adjunct Lecturer, Hunter College of CUNY

I am a geologist, archaeologist and paleo-ecologist by training. Integrating knowledge from these disciplines, my doctoral work investigated transformations of past European landscapes and climatic and human influences responsible for these transformations. I graduated in September 2016 and am currently an adjunct lecturer at CUNY Hunter College.

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  • Adjunct Lecturer (2016-presentDepartment of GeographyHunter College
  • Quantitative Reasoning Fellow (2014-2016)Quantitative Literacy Across the CurriculumBorough of Manhattan Community College
  • Doctoral Candidate (2010- Fall 2016)Earth and Environmental SciencesCUNY Graduate Center
  • Adjunct Lecturer (2010-2015)Department of GeographyHunter College
  • Curriculum Designer (2010)Science Division, Pratham, Mumbai, India*Non-CUNY
  • Lecturer for Masters Program in Geology (2008-2010)Department of Geology, Ferguson College, Pune, India*Non-CUNY
  • Hydrogeology Project Intern (2006-2007)Advanced Centre for Water Resources Development and Management (ACWADAM), Pune, India*Non-CUNY
Academic Interests
  • Quaternary-Holocene palaeoclimate and palaeoecology¬†

  • Past climatic-ecological
    changes and their interrelationships with contemporary human societies

  • Long term
    socio-ecological resilience and sustainability


  • Science education

  • Public outreach