Assistant Professor
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Educational Qualification: 
  • Ph.D.(Geosciences), 2015 Princeton University
  • M.Sc.(Applied Geology), 2009Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay
  • B.Sc. with Honors(Geology), 2007St. Xavier’s College, University of Mumbai
Research Publications: 
  1. Punekar, J., Keller, G., Adatte, T., & Font, E. Spatial and Temporal Constraints on the end Maastrichtian Ocean Acidification related to Deccan Volcanism. (In prep.)
  2. Punekar, J., Keller, G., Fantasia, A., Mateo, P., Spangenberg, J., & Adatte, T. Fine-tuning Late Maastrichtian faunal upheavals, climatic events and major volcanic episodes. (In prep.)
  3. Keller, G., Mateo, P., Punekar, J., Khozyem, H., Gertsch, G., Spangenberg, J., Font, E., Bichtong, A., & Adatte, T. (2018) Volcanism in the end-Cretaceous Mass Extinction and Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum Events, Gondwana Research. DOI: 10.1016/
  4. Mateo, P., Keller, G., and Punekar, J. (2017) Early to late Maastrichtian environmental changes linked to Deccan traps and Ninetyeast ridge volcanism: Case study of the Indian Ocean, Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 478 (121-138). DOI:10.1016/j.palaeo.2017.01.027
  5. Font, E., Adatte, T., Sial, A. N., Drude de Lacerda, L., Keller, J., & Punekar, J. (2016) Mercury anomaly, Deccan Volcanism and the end-Cretaceous Mass Extinction, Geology 44.2 (2016): 171-174. DOI:10.1130/G37451.1
  6. Keller, G., Punekar, J., and Mateo, P. (2015) Upheavals during the Late Maastrichtian: Volcanism, climate and faunal events preceding the end-Cretaceous mass extinction. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 441 (2016): 137-151. DOI:10.1016/j.palaeo.2015.06.034
  7. Punekar, J., Keller, G., Khozyem, H., Adatte, T., Font, E., & Spangenberg, J. (2016) Multi-proxy approach to decode the end- cretaceous mass extinction. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 441, 116-136. DOI:10.1016/j.palaeo.2015.08.025
  8. Punekar, J., Mateo, P., & Keller, G. (2014b). Effects of Deccan volcanism on paleoenvironment and planktic foraminifera: A global survey. Geological Society of America Special Papers, 505, 91-116. DOI: 10.1130/2014.2505(04)
  9. Punekar, J., Keller, G., Khozyem, H., Hamming, C., Adatte, T., Tantawy, A. A., & Spangenberg, J. E. (2014a). Late Maastrichtian– early Danian high-stress environments and delayed recovery linked to Deccan volcanism. Cretaceous Research, 49, 63-82. DOI: 10.1016/j.cretres.2014.01.002
  10. Punekar, J., & Saraswati, P. K. (2010). Age of the Vastan Lignite in context of some oldest Cenozoic fossil mammals from India. Journal of the Geological Society of India, 76(1), 63-68. DOI: 10.1007/s12594-010-0076-y