Bader International Study Centre


at Herstmonceux Castle, U.K.



at Herstmonceux Castle, U.K.

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Dr. Charu Sharma

Assistant Professor

Qualifications and Research Interests

  • PhD in Earth Science (Marine Micropaleontology), Dalhousie University, Canada
  • MSc Tech in Applied Geology, Indian School of Mines, India
  • BSc in Geology, Gujarat University, India

Dr. Sharma a marine geoscientist who uses foraminifera and other paleo proxies for palaeoenvironmental reconstructions of the Late Quaternary time period.  Her doctoral thesis was on post glacial sea-level change and the coastal evolution of the Sunda Shelf in the South China Sea.  Dr. Sharma is currently collaborating with a team of scholars on a geoarcheology project relating to medieval coastal settlements in the Herstmonceux area of southeast England.  

Selected Publications

Bhattacharjee, D., Sharma, C., and Bhadury, P.  Chromotypes of Globigerinoides ruber in surface sediments from the north-western coast of the Bay of Bengal. Marine Biodiversity Records.  Published online Dec 13, Volume 6 / 2013, e133 (5 pages).

Bhattacharjee, D., Choudhury, B.C., Sivakumar, K., Sharma, C., John, S., Behera, S., Behera, S. and Bhadury, P.  Benthic foraminifera assemblages in turtle congregation sites along the north-east coast of India.  Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 93 (4): 877-887.

Charman, D.J., Gehrels, W. R., Manning, C. and Sharma, C., 2010.  Reconstruction of recent sea-level change using testate amoebae.  Quaternary Research, 73 (2): 208-219.

Pandolfi, J.M., Tudhope, A., Burr, G., Chappell, J., Edinger, E., Frey, M., Steneck, R., Sharma, C., Yeates, A., Jennions, M., Lescinsky, H., and Newton, A., 2006.  Mass mortality following disturbance in Holocene coral reefs from Papua New Guinea.  Geology, 34 (11): 949-952.