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Sujith Ravi

Title:Post Doctoral Scholar
Primary Affiliation:
Office Location:Y2E2, Room 349
Research Lab:Lobell Laboratory
Alternative Website:http://www.stanford.edu/~sujith
E-mail:sujith@stanford.edu

Education

  • PhD  (Environmental  Sciences - Hydrology),  University  of  Virginia,  Charlottesville,  USA.   

    M.S  (Environmental  Sciences),  University  of  Virginia,  Charlottesville,  USA.  2005

    B.S  (Agriculture),  Kerala  Agricultural  University,  India. 2002       

Publications

    • 1) Sankey,  J  and
    • S.  Ravi (2012),  Quantifying 
    • soil  change  in 
    • degraded  landscapes:  shrub encroachment and effects of fire and
    • vegetation removal in desert grasslands, Journal
    • of Geophysical Research - Biogeosciences, DOI: 10:1029/2012JG002002.
    • 2) Ravi, S., P. D’Odorico, A. S.
    • Goudie, A. D. Thomas, G. S. Okin, J. Li, D.D. Breshears, J. P. Field,  T. 
    • E.  Huxman,  S. 
    • Van  Pelt,  J. 
    • J.  Whicker,  R. 
    • J.  Swap  and 
    • T.  M.  Zobeck, 
    • Aeolian processes and the biosphere. Reviews
    • of Geophysics, doi: 10.1029/2010RG000328. [Featured in the cover & most
    • popular paper of the year (2011) in Reviews of Geophysics]
    • 3) Ravi, S., M. Baddock, and T. M.
    • Zobeck (2012) Field evidence for differences in post fire sediment transport
    • related to vegetation type in semi arid grasslands, Aeolian Research.
    • 4)Turnbull,  L., 
    • B.  Wilcox,  S. 
    • Ravi,  J.  Belnap, 
    • G.  S.  Okin, 
    • K.  Caylor  and 
    • T.  E.  Huxman (2012),  The 
    • role  of  ecohydrological  interactions 
    • and  feedbacks  on 
    • ecosystem  state change, Ecohydrology.
    • 5)Wilcox  B.  P.,
    • L.  Turnbull, M.  H. 
    • Young, J.  Williams, S.  Ravi, M. 
    • S.  Seyfried, D.  R. Bowling, R.  S. 
    • Scott, T.  Caldwell,  J. 
    • Wainwright  and  M. 
    • Germino,  Ecohydrological
    • consequences  of  grasses 
    • invading  shrublands:  Comparing 
    • cold  and  warm 
    • deserts, Ecohydrology 4, doi: 10.1002/eco.247.
    • 6) Baddock, M., T. M. Zobeck, S, Ravi,
    • P. D’Odorico, S. van Pelt, and A. Bhattachan, Wind erosion in burned semi arid
    • shrublands: Field test of the fire soil hydrophobicity erosion linkage, Journal
    • of Arid Environments, (accepted).
    • 7) Ravi, S., D. D. Breshears, T. E.
    • Huxman and P. D’Odorico (2010), Land degradation in drylands: Interactions
    • among hydrologic   aeolian processes and
    • vegetation dynamics. Geomorphology, 116: 236 245.  [Top 25 hottest articles in 2010 in
    • Geomorphology]
    • 8) Field J. P., J. Belnap, D. D.
    • Breshears, J. C. Neff, G. S. Okin, J. J. Whicker, T. H. Painter, S. Ravi, M. C.
    • Reheis and R. R. Reynolds (2010), The ecology of dust. Frontiers in Ecology and
    • Environment, 8: 423 430. [Featured in the cover]
    • 9) Ravi,  S. 
    • T.  E.  Huxman, 
    • S.  L.  Collins 
    • and  P.  D’Odorico 
    • (2010),  Interactions  between aeolian processes and  fires: Implications for  rangeland 
    • management.  Rangeland  Ecology and Management, (Invited synthesis),
    • 63:267 274. [Featured in the cover]
    • 10) Ravi, S., P. DʹOdorico, L. Wang, C.
    • White, G.S. Okin and S. L. Collins (2009), Post fire resource redistribution  in 
    • desert  grasslands:  A 
    • possible  negative  feedback 
    • on  land degradation. Ecosystems,
    • 12(3): 434   444.
    • 11) Ravi, S., P. DʹOdorico, S. L.
    • Collins and T. E. Huxman (2009), Can biological invasions induce
    • desertification? New Phytologist, 181(3): 508  
    • 511.  [In Faculty of 1000 in
    • Biology]
    • 12) Ravi, S.  and P. 
    • DʹOdorico  (2009),  Post fire 
    • resource  redistribution  and 
    • fertility  island dynamics: A
    • Modeling approach. Landscape Ecology, 24(3): 325   335.
    • 13) Ravi,  S. 
    • and  T.  E. 
    • Huxman  (2009),  Land 
    • degradation  in  the Thar 
    • Desert.  Frontiers  in Ecology and Environment, 7(10): 517 518.
    • 14) Ravi, S., P. D’Odorico, T.M. Zobeck
    • and T.M. Over (2009), The effect of fire induced soil hydrophobicity  on 
    • wind  erosion  in 
    • a  semi arid  grassland: 
    • Experimental  observations and
    • theoretical framework. Geomorphology, 105 (1): 80   86.
    • 15) Ravi, S., P. D’Odorico, L. Wang and
    • S. L. Collins (2008), Form and function of grass ring patterns in arid
    • grasslands: the role of abiotic controls. Oecologia, 158: 545   555.
    • 16) Hui,  J.W.C., 
    • B.  I.  Cook, 
    • S.  Ravi,  P. D’Odorico 
    • and  J.D.  Fuentes 
    • (2008),  Dust rainfall feedbacks
    • in West African Sahel. Water Resources Research, 44: W05202.
    • 17)Ravi,  S., 
    • P.  DʹOdorico,  T.  M.  Zobeck, 
    • T.  M.  Over, 
    • and  S.  L. 
    • Collins  (2007),  Feedbacks between  fires 
    • and  wind  erosion 
    • in  heterogeneous  arid 
    • lands.  Journal  of  Geophysical
    • Research – Biogeosciences, 112: G04007.
    • 18) Ravi,  S., 
    • P.  D’Odorico  and 
    • G.S.  Okin  (2007), 
    • Hydrologic  and  aeolian 
    • controls  on vegetation patterns
    • in arid landscapes. Geophysical Research Letters, 34: L24S23.
    • 19) Ravi, S., P. D’Odorico, B. Herbert,
    • T.M. Zobeck and T.M. Over (2006), Enhancement of wind  erosion 
    • by  fire induced  water 
    • repellency. Water  Resources  Research, 42: 
    • W11422. [AGU Editorʹs Choice: Surface Processes]
    • 20) Ravi, S., T.M. Zobeck, T.M. Over,
    • G. S. Okin and P. D’Odorico (2006), On the effect of wet  bonding 
    • forces  on  the 
    • threshold  friction  velocity 
    • for  wind  erosion. 
    • Sedimentology,53(3): 597  609.
    • 21) Ravi,  S., 
    • and  P.  D’Odorico 
    • (2005)  A  field analysis  of 
    • the  dependence  of 
    • wind  erosion threshold velocity
    • on air humidity. Geophysical Research Letters, 32: L21404.
    • 22) Ravi, S., P. D’Odorico, T.M. Over
    • and T.M. Zobeck (2004), On the effect of air humidity on  soil 
    • susceptibility  to  wind 
    • erosion:  The  case 
    • of  air dry  soils. 
    • Geophysical  Research Letters, 31:
    • L09501. [AGU Editorʹs Choice: Surface Processes]
    • Book chapters/Technical reports
    • 23) Washington Allen,  R. 
    • and  S.  Ravi, 
    • (2011),  Dryland  Analysis 
    • &  Monitoring  in Encyclopedia  of 
    • Life  Support  Systems (Ed. 
    • Squires,  V.  R), 
    • UNESCO EOLSS  Publishers, Oxford,
    • UK.
    • 24) Turnbull,  L. Ravi, 
    • S.,  and  Wainwright, 
    • J. Case  studies  in Patterns 
    • of  land  degradation 
    • in drylands: understanding self organized geomorphic systems, Springer.
    • 25)Ravi,  S., 
    • (2008),  Feedbacks  between 
    • Fires  and  Soil 
    • Erosion  Processes  at 
    • the  Desert  Margins, PhD 
    • Dissertation,  University  of 
    • Virginia,  Charlottesville,  USA.
    • 26) Ravi, S., (2005), The Effect of Air
    • Humidity on Soil Susceptibility to Wind Erosion, MS thesis, University of
    • Virginia, Charlottesville, USA.
    • 27)National  Research 
    • Council  (NRC)  Report 
    • (2008):  A  Frontier 
    • in  Earth  Surface 
    • Processes: Dynamic 
    • Interactions  of  Life 
    • and  its  Landscapes (contributing  author 
    • from  Meeting  of Young Researchers in Earth Sciences MYRES
    • 2008).
    • 28) Reinhardt  L 
    • et  al.  (78 
    • contributing  authors)  (2010), 
    • State  of  Science, 
    • Dynamics interactions of life and its landscapes: feedbacks at the
    • interface of geomorphology and ecology. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms,
    • 35:78 101.
    • 29) Ravi, S, J. Li. and T. M. Zobeck
    • (2012) Aeolian Processes: Biophysical Drivers and Biogeochemical Implications,
    • (Editorial), Aeolian Research.
     

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