Debajyoti Paul (PhD, Cornell University, USA, 2002)

303E Western Laboratory Extension
0512-679-6169 (O)
E-mail: dpaul[AT]
Personal webpage

Research Specialization

  • Geochemistry and Mantle dynamics
  • Modelling isotopic evolution of the Earth
  • Stable isotope application in paleoclimate reconstruction

List of Journal Publications (peer reviewed)

  1. Mohapatra, B.K., D. Paul, and R.K. Sahoo, 1996. REE distribution in ferromanganese oxide ores from Iron Ore Group, Western Koira Valley, Orissa, India. J. Min. Pet. Econ. Geol., 91(7), 265–274. The journal changed its title to Journal of Mineralogical and Petrological sciences.

  2. Turcotte, D.L., D. Paul, and W.M. White, 2001. Thorium–Uranium systematics require layered mantle convection. J. Geophys. Res., 106 (B3), 4265–4276.

  3. Paul, D., W.M. White, and D.L. Turcotte, 2002. Modeling the isotopic evolution of the Earth. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. Lond. A, 360, 2433–2474.

  4. Paul, D., W.M. White, and D.L. Turcotte, 2003. Constraints on the 232Th/238U ratio (k) of the continental crust. Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 4 (12), DOI:10.1029/2002GC000497.

  5. Paul, D., W.M. White, and J. Blichert-Toft, 2005. Geochemistry of Mauritius and the origin of rejuvenescent volcanism on ocean island volcanoes. Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 6 (6), doi:10.1029/2004GC000883.

  6. Paul D., G. Skrzypek, 2006. Flushing Time and Storage Effects on the Accuracy and Precision of Carbon and Oxygen Isotope Ratios of Sample using the Gasbench II Technique. Rapid Commun. Mass Spectrom.,20 (13), 2033–2040, doi: 10.1002/rcm.2559.

  7. Skrzypek, G. and D. Paul, 2006. d13C Analyses of Calcium Carbonate: Comparison between the GasBench and Elemental Analyzer Techniques. Rapid Commun. Mass Spectrom.,20, 2915–2920. DOI: 10.1002/rcm.2688.

  8. Paul D., G. Skrzypek, 2007. Assessment of carbonate-phosphoric acid analytical technique performed using GasBench II in continuous flow isotope ratio mass spectrometry. Int. J. Mass Spectrom., 262(3), 180–186.

  9. Paul, D., V. S. Kamenetsky, A. W. Hofmann, and A. Stracke, 2007. Compositional Diversity among Primitive Lavas of Mauritius, Indian Ocean: Implications for Mantle Sources. J. Volcanol. Geotherm. Res., 164, 76–94.

  10. Paul D., G. Skrzypek, and F. Istvan, 2007. Normalization of measured stable isotopic compositions to isotope reference scales - a review. Rapid Commun. Mass Spectrom.,21, 3006–3014, DOI: 10.1002/rcm.3185.

  11. Jezierski A., G. Skrzypek, P. Jezierski, D. Paul, M.O. Jedrysek, 2008. Electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) and stable isotope records of paleoenvironmental conditions during peat formation. Spectrochimica Acta Part A, 69, 1311-1316.

  12. Menezes, L. A., D. Paul, W.P. Silveira, L. R. Bastos Leal, S.C.P. Cruz, and J.P. Santos, 2008. Geochemistry and origin of the tholeiitic mafic metavolcanic rocks from the Riacho de Santana Greenstone belt, Bahia, Brazil. Revista Brasileira de Geociências, 38(3): 476-487. Journal renamed as Brazilian Journal of Geology.

  13. Skrzypek, G., D. Paul, and B. Wojtun, 2008. Stable isotope composition of plants and peat from Arctic mire and geothermal area in Iceland. Polish Polar Research Journal, 29 (4), 365-376.

  14. Engell, Z., G. Skrzypek, D. Paul, W. Drzewicki, and D. Nývlt, 2010. Sediment lithology and stable isotope composition of organic matter in a core from a circque in the Krkonoše Mountains, Czech Republic. Journal of Paleolimnology, 43, 609-624.

  15. Skrzypek, G.,R. Sadler, and D. Paul, 2010. Error propagation in normalization of stable isotope data: a Monte Carlo analysis. Rapid Commun. Mass Spectrom., 24, 2697–2705. DOI: 10.1002/rcm.4684.

  16. Munoz C., R. Mauldin, D. Paul, and L. Kemp, 2011. Monitoring paleovegetation shifts through stable carbon isotope variability in archaeologically recovered leporids. Texas J. of Sci., 63 (1), 113–140.

  17. Moore, J. C., W.M. White, D. Paul, R.A. Duncan, W. Abouchami, and S.J.G. Galer, 2011. Evolution of Shield-building and Rejuvenescent Volcanism of Mauritius. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research,207, 47–66.

  18. Skrzypek, G.,R. Sadler, D. Paul,and I. Foriz,2011. Normalization Methods and Selection Strategies for Reference Materials in Stable Isotope Analyses-Review. International Atomic Energy agency document.

  19. Chalapati Rao N.V, D. Paul, and A. Saikia, 2011. National Workshop on Critical Appraisal of Plume and Alternate Hypotheses into the Origin of Melting Anomalies: Perspectives and Prospects of Research in India. Journal of Geological Society of India, v. 78, 94.

  20. Paul D., Swati, 2012. Global Surface Heat Flow and its implications on mantle structure. Journal of Applied Geochemistry, 14(4), 509-527.

  21. Paul D., and R. Mauldin, 2013. Implications for Late Holocene climate from stable carbon and oxygen isotopic variability in soil and land-snail shells from archaeological site 41KM69 in Texas, USA. Quaternary International, 308-309, 242-252.

  22. Skrzypek, G., D. Paul, and B Wojtun, 2013. The altitudinal climatic effect on the stable isotope compositions of Agave and Opuntia in arid environments - a case study at the Big Bend National Park, Texas, USA. Journal of Arid Environments, 92, 102-112.

  23. Sensarma S., D. Paul, N V Chalapati Rao, 2013. Large Igneous Provinces: Global Perspectives and Research Prospects in India. Current Science, 105 (2), 182-192.

  24. Smith S., R Mauldin, C. M. Munoz, R. Hard, D. Paul, G. Skrzypek, P. Villanueva, and L. Kemp., 2014. Exploring the use of stable carbon isotope ratios in short-lived leporids for local paleoecological reconstruction. In: RH Tykot (ed.), Proceedings of the 38th International Symposium on Archaeometry. Open Journal of Archaeometry, 2:5306.

  25. Ghosh, S., T. Gupta, N. Rastogi, A. Gaur, A. Misra, S.N. Tripathi, D. Paul, V. Tare, O. Prakash, D. Bhattu, A.K. Dwivedi, D. Kaul, R. Dalai, S. K. Mishra, 2014. Chemical Characterization of Summertime Dust Events at Kanpur: Insight into the Sources and Level of Mixing with Anthropogenic Emissions. Aerosol and Air Quality Research, 14: 879–891.

  26. Misra, A., A. Gaur; D. Bhattu, S. Ghosh, A. Dwivedi, R. Dalai, D. Paul, T. Gupta, V. Tare, S. Mishra, S. Singh, S. Tripathi, 2014. An Overview of the Physico-Chemical Characteristics of Dust over the Indo-Gangetic Basin. Atmospheric Environment, 97, 386–396.

  27. Paul, D., B.C. Choudhary, T. Gupta, M. T. Jose, 2015. Spatial distribution and the extent of heavy metal and hexavalent chromium pollution in agricultural soils from Jajmau, India. Environmental Earth Science, 73:3565-3577. DOI 10.1007/s12665-014-3642-6.

  28. Sen, I., M. Bizimis, S.N. Tripathi, D. Paul, 2016. Lead isotopic fingerprinting of aerosols to characterize the sources of atmospheric lead in an industrial city of India. Atmospheric Environment, 129, 7-33.

  29. Singh, A., D. Paul, R. Sinha, K.J. Thomsen, S. Gupta, 2016. Geochemistry of buried river sediments from Ghaggar Plains, NW India: Multi-proxy records of variations in provenance, paleoclimate, and paleovegetation patterns in the Late Quaternary. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 449, 85-100)

  30. Seema, K., D. Paul, A. Stracke, 2016. Open system models of isotopic evolution in Earth's silicate reservoirs: implications for crustal growth and mantle heterogeneity. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 195, 142-157)

  31. Singh, A., D. Paul, R. Sinha, K.J. Thomsen, S. Gupta, 2016. Reply to the comment on "Geochemistry of buried river sediments from Ghaggar Plains, NW India: Multi-proxy records of variations in provenance, paleoclimate, and paleovegetation patterns in the Late Quaternary" by Singh et al. (2016). Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 455, 68-70.

  32. Choudhary, B.C., D. Paul, T. Gupta, S.R. Tetgure, V.J. Garole, A.U. Borse, D. J. Garole, 2017. Photocatalytic reduction of organic pollutant under visible light by green route synthesized gold nanoparticles. J. of Environmental Sciences, 55, 236-246.

  33. Sensarma S., H. Singh, R. S. Rana, D. Paul, A. Sahni, 2017. Nature and Composition of interbedded marine basaltic pumice in the ~52-50 Ma Vastan lignite sequence, western India: Implication for early Eocene MORB volcanism offshore Arabian Sea. J. Earth System Science, 126:17. DOI 10.1007/s12040-017-0806-2.

  34. Chandra, J., D. Paul, S. Viladkar, S. Sensarma, 2017. Origin of the Amba Dongar Carbonatite Complex, India and its possible linkage with the Deccan Large Igneous Province. In SENSARMA, S. & STOREY, B. C. (eds) Large Igneous Provinces from Gondwana and Adjacent Regions. Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 463,

  35. Choudhary, B.C., D. Paul, A.U. Borse, D. J. Garole, 2017. Recovery of palladium from secondary waste using soluble tannins cross-linked Lagerstroemia speciosa leaves powder. J. of Chemical Technology & Biotechnology, DOI 10.1002/jctb.5163.

  36. Choudhary, B.C., D. Paul, A. Singh, T. Gupta, 2017. Removal of hexavalent chromium upon interaction with biochar under acidic conditions: mechanistic insights and application. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 24:16786–16797, DOI: 10.1007/s11356-017-9322-9.

  37. Sensarma S., A. Martin, D. Paul, A. Patra, A.K. Madhesisya, G. Sarkar, 2017. Reddening of ~2.5 Ga granitoid by high-temperature fluid linked to mafic dyke swarm in the Bundelkhand Craton, north central India. Geological Journal, 1-16, DOI: 10.1002/gj.2960.

  38. Mishra S. K., N. Saha, S. Singh, C. Sharma, M. V. S. N. Prasad, S. Gautam, A. Misra, A. Gaur, D. Bhattu, S. Ghosh, A. Dwivedi, R. Dalai, D. Paul, T. Gupta, S.N. Tripathi, R.K. Kotnala, 2017. Morphology, Mineralogy and Mixing of Individual Atmospheric Particles over Kanpur (IGP): Relevance of Homogeneous Equivalent Sphere Approximation in Radiative Models. Journal of Metrology Society of India, DOI 10.1007/s12647-017-0215-7.

  39. Singh, G., D. Paul, T. Gupta, P. Rajput, A.K. Singh, 2017. Stable carbon isotope analysis of wintertime aerosols from Kanpur. International Conference on Sustainable Energy and Environmental Challenges (SEEC-2017).

  40. Singh, G., D. Paul, P. Rajput, T. Gupta, 2018. Stable Carbon Isotope and Bulk Composition of Wintertime Aerosols from Kanpur. In: Gupta T., Agarwal A., Agarwal R., Labhsetwar N. (eds) Environmental Contaminants. Energy, Environment, and Sustainability. Springer, Singapore, DOI: 10.1007/978-981-10-7332-8_10.

  41. Singh, A., K.J. Thomsen, R. Sinha, J-P. Buylaert, A. Carter, D.F. Mark, P.J. Mason, A.L. Densmore, A.S. Murray, M. Jain, D. Paul, S. Gupta, 2017. Counter-intuitive influence of Himalayan river morphodynamics on Indus Civilisation urban settlements. Nature Communications, 8: 1617, DOI:10.1038/s41467-017-01643-9.

  42. Awasthi, N., E. Ray, D. Paul, 2017. Sr and Nd isotope compositions of alluvial sediments from the Ganga Basin and their use as potential proxies for source identification and apportionment. Chemical Geology, DOI: /10.1016/j.chemgeo.2017.11.029.

  43. Choudhary, B.C., D. Paul, A.U. Borse, D. J. Garole, 2018. Surface functionalized biomass for adsorption and recovery of gold from electronic scrap and refinery wastewater. Journal of Separation and Purification Technology, 195, 260-270.

  44. Garole, D. J., B.C. Choudhary, D. Paul,A.U. Borse, 2018. Sorption and recovery of platinum from simulated spent catalyst solution and refinery wastewater using chemically modified biomass as a novel sorbent.Environmental Science and Pollution Research, DOI: 10.1007/s11356-018-1351-5.

  45. Khan, I., M. Amir, D. Paul,P. Srivastava, 2018. Late Holocene aridification recorded in the stable carbon and nitrogen isotope composition of soils from Nainital, Lesser Himalaya.Quaternary International, 467, 195-203,, DOI: /10.1016/j.quaint.2018.01.044.

  46. Seema, K., D. Paul, 2018. Probing Chemical Heterogeneity of the Mantle Using Open System Isotopic Models of the Silicate Earth J. Ind. Geophys. Union, 22(2), 219-221.

  47. Choudhary, B.C., D. Paul, 2018. Isotherms, kinetics and thermodynamics of hexavalent chromium removal using biochar. Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, 6, 2335-2343.

  48. Singh, G., P. Rajput, D. Paul,T. Gupta, 2018. Wintertime study on bulk composition and stable carbon isotope analysis of ambient aerosols from North India.Journal of Aerosol Science, 126, 231-241,, DOI: 10.1016/j.jaerosci.2018.09.010.

  49. Amir, M., D. Paul, A. Singh, S. Gupta, F. Chabaux, M. Granet, S. Balakrishnan, 2018. Link between climate and catchment erosion in the Himalaya during late Quaternary. Chemical Geology, 501, 68-76, , DOI: /10.1016/j.chemgeo. 2018.10.006..

  50. Singh G.K., P. Rajeev D. Paul, T. Gupta, 2019. Atmospheric Emissions from Thermal (Coal-Fired) Power Plants and Associated Environmental Impacts. In: Agarwal R., Agarwal A., Gupta T., Sharma N. (eds) Pollutants from Energy Sources. Energy, Environment, and Sustainability. , Springer, Singapore.

  51. Amir, M., D. Paul, R.N. Samal, 2019. Sources of organic matter in Chilika lagoon, India inferred from stable C and N isotopic compositions of particulates and sediments.Journal of Marine Systems, , 194, 81-90.

  52. Gupta, S., S. H. Karumanchi, S. K. Dash, S. Adla, S. Tripathi, R. Sinha, D. Paul,and I. S. Sen, 2019. Monitoring ecosystem health in India's food basket,Eos, 100,,

  53. Chandra, J., D. Paul,A. Stracke, F. Chabaux, M. Granet, 2019. The origin of carbonatites within the Deccan Large Igneous province.,Journal of Petrology, 60(6), 1119-1134,, DOI: 10.1093/petrology/egz026.

  54. Patnaik, R., N. Singh, D. Paul,R. Sukumar, 2019. Dietary and habitat shifts in relation to climate of Neogene-Quaternary proboscideans and associated mammals of the Indian subcontinent. Quaternary Science Reviews, 224, 105968,, DOI: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2019.105968.

  55. Seema, K., D. Paul,A. Stracke, 2019. Constraints on Archean crust formation from open system models of Earth evolution. Chemical Geology, 530, 119307,, DOI: 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2019.119307.

  56. D. Paul,J. Chandra, M. Halder, 2020. Proterozoic Alkaline rocks and carbonatites of Peninsular India: A review. Accepted in Episodes.

  57. Malik J.N.M., F, Johnson, A, Khan, S, Sahoo, R, Irshad, D. Paul,S. Arora, P. K. Baghel, S. Chopra, 2019. Tsunami records of the last 8000 years in the Andaman Island, India, from mega and large earthquakes: Insights on recurrence interval. Scientific Reports, 9:18463,,DOI: 10.1038/s41598-019-54750-6.

  58. Singh G.K., V. Choudhary, T. Gupta, D. Paul,2020. Investigation of size distribution and mass characteristics of ambient aerosols emitted from combustion of paddy-residue sources during post-monsoon in Northern India. Atmospheric Pollution Research, 11, 170-178,,DOI: /10.1016/j.apr.2019.10.003.

  59. Sinha S.K., A. Kumar, A. Tyagi, K. Venkatesh,D. Paul,N.K. Singh, P. K. Mandal, 2020. Root architecture traits variation and nitrate-influx responses in diverse wheat genotypes under different external nitrogen concentrations.Plant Physiology and Biochemistry,,148, 246–259.