Dr. Suchana Taral
My specialisation is in stratigraphy, sedimentology, ichnology and basin analysis. I am interested in using the field-based techniques of physical sedimentology to understand the large-scale variation in the stratigaphic architecture and paleogeography in a sedimentary basin. I believe a sedimentary basin develops through interaction among tectonics, climate, sea-level changes and surface processes. Reconstructing these interacting factors from the study of the rock record is a challenging task and requires multiproxy approach. My work on the eastern Himalayan Foreland Basin reveals a completely different scenario of interacting marine and fluvial processes controlled by global sea level changes and tectonics of the orogen. My recent work extends to Gondwana basin of central India, where I am exploring the animal-sediment interaction in a semi-arid climate setting of a continent interior rift basin.Currently I am involved among other things, in exploring the Precambrian earth surface processes through the study of a Proterozoic sediments of the Sullavai Group of Pranhita-Godavari Valley.