Avit K. Bhowmik
Avit Bhowmik conducts sustainability research within the framework of The World in 2050 project and liaises with the Analysis, Integration and Modelling of the Earth System (AIMES) and Integrated History and Future of People On Earth (IHOPE) projects at the Swedish Global Hub of Future Earth. He is a guest lecturer at University of Koblenz-Landau in Germany, as well as a guest researcher at Stockholm Resilience Centre in Sweden.
Avit is an environmental scientist primarily interested in geospatial research related to scale, working at the interface of social-ecological systems. His current research concerns the transformational aspects of sustainability and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with a strong focus on non-linear changes and social tipping elements. Avit is also interested in novel entities of Planetary Boundaries, such as Chemical Pollution, and patterns and imprints of the Anthropocene, including land cover and land use changes. He uses geospatial and agent based modelling, geo(statistical) and remote sensing tools in his research.
Avit has a strong transdisciplinary research background. He has a Ph.D. in spatial ecotoxicology with specialisation in the large scale human and ecological impacts of freshwater degradation. Avit obtained a Master’s degree in geoinformatics focusing on climate variability and uncertainty related to data scarcity. His Bachelor thesis in urban and regional planning focused on the stakeholder debates and economics of environmental planning.
Avit teaches and supervises topics related to sustainability, transformation and geospatial modelling. He is an ad-hoc reviewer for several high impact interdisciplinary journals. He is a culinarian and photographer.