Pinki Mondal

Adjunct Professor



Educational Credentials :

  • Ph.D., University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, 2011
  • M.Sc., Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India, 2004
  • B.Sc., University of Calcutta, Kolkata, India, 2002

Teaching Experience :

  • Adjunct Professor, City College of New York, CUNY, 2015-present
  • Columbia University, 2015
  • University of Florida, 2007-2010

Professional Experience :

  • Senior Research Associate, Columbia University, 2015-present
  • Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Columbia University, 2012-2015
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 2011

Selected Publications and Recent Research :

  • Mondal, P., Jain, M., Zukowski, M., Galford, G., DeFries, R. 2016. Quantifying fluctuations in winter cropped area in the Central Indian Highland landscape. Regional Environmental Change 16.
  • DeFries, R., Mondal, P., Singh, D., Agrawal, I, Fanzo, J., Remans, R., Wood, S. Synergies and Trade-offs for Sustainable Agriculture: Nutritional Yields and Climate-Resilience for Cereal Crops in Central India. Global Food Security.
  • Mondal, P., Nagendra, H., DeFries, R. 2016. Addressing issues of climate change impacts, adaptation and vulnerability on the ground: Challenges and opportunities. Current Science. 110 (7), 1193-1194.

Professional Memberships :

  • American Geophysical Union


  • LAAR 61500: Physical Geography