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Research project

Assessing Current & Future Tropical Cyclone Vulnerability in East India (PREFUS)

Project overview

This Leverhulme-funded project investigated the drivers of resilience of crop lands to tropical cyclones. We focussed on a case study of Kendrapara, Odisha in East India. PREFUS focussed specifically on identifying where (and why) rice croplands withstand or recover rapidly from tropical cyclone impacts such that there is little or no harm to livelihoods, food security and economic development in the region.


Lead researcher

Professor Jadu Dash

Professor of Remote Sensing

Research interests

  • Satellite derived land surface phenology and its validation with ground data
  • Developing a chlorophyll content based production efficiency model to quantify terrestrial carbon uptake
  • Impact of extreme climatic events on vegetation phenology
Other researchers

Professor Emma Tompkins

Prof of Geog, Environment & Development

Research outputs

John Duncan,
& Basundhara Tripathy
, 2017 , Ecology and Society , 22 (4)
Type: article
J.M.A. Duncan,
, 2017 , AIMS Agriculture and Food , 2 (2) , 165--182
Type: article