Prof. H.J. Syiemlieh

Designation: Professor

Geography Department

Joined NEHU on



M.A., Ph.D.(NEHU, Shillong)

Area of Interest

Geomorphic Processes, Environmental Changes


  • 1990 Syiemlieh, H.J. : Rice Cultivation in Meghalaya: Problems & Prospects, in Hill Area Development: Issues & Perspectives, GSNEHR, Shillong, pp.146-148
  • 1994 Syiemlieh, H.J. : Khasis in the Field of Agriculture & Animal Husbandry Progress & Prospects, Publ. in Lest We Forget
  • 1998
    a) Syiemlieh, H.J. : Application of Remote Sensing in Landform Mapping, Proceedings of Workshop on, Sovenir of KNCC, Shillong, pp.60-63. Application of Remote Sensing & GIS in natural Resource Mapping, Analysis &Management
    b) Rai, R.K. and Syiemlieh, H.J. : Structural Controls in the Evolution of Drainage, Hill Geographer, Vol.XV,No1&2, pp14-19 ., Organised by NERDA & SCSTE, Shillong,Meghalaya, pp.27-28
  • 2002 Starkel, L, Singh,S, Froehlich,W, Soja,R, Syiemlieh, H.J. and Prokop,P: ‘Rainfall, Runoff And Soil Erosion In The Globally Extreme Humid Area, Cherrapunji Region, India (preliminary observations)’, Geographia Polonica, 75, (1)43-65.
  • 2003
    a) N.Das and Syiemlieh, H.J.: Ecotourism Approach towards sustainability – A Geo-Ecological Study in the Sonitpur District, Assam, Hill Geographer, Vol. XIX, No. 1&2, pp 42 -50.
    b) Starkel, L, Singh,S, Froehlich,W, Soja,R, Syiemlieh, H.J. and Prokop,P: ‘Hydrological Aspects in the Extremely Humid Area Around Cherrapunjee(India)-An Integrated Approach, Methodological Issues in Mountain Research – A Socio-ecological Systems Approach, Oxford & IBH Publ. Co, New Delhi, pp.220-230.
  • 2004
    a) Syiemlieh,H.J. and Das,P: Orographic Effects on the Distribution of Rainfall in N.E.India,Transcations, Indian Institute of Geographers, Vol. 26, No.1, pp.12-20.2004.
    b) Singh,S and Syiemlieh, H.J.: Rainstorm Characteristics of Extremely Humid Area of the World – Cherrapunjee, Vayu Mandal, Indian Meteorological Society, New Delhi, Vol. 31(1-4), pp.46-57.
  • 2005
    a) Cajee,L , Syiemlieh,H.J. and Tmar, U.D: Community Participation in Forest Manage-ment in Meghalaya, The NEHU Journal, Vol.III No.1 January, 2005.
    b) Das, P and Syiemlieh,H.J. : Rainfall Trend over North East India, Hill Geographer, Vol.XXI,No1&2, pp.39-46 .
  • 2007
    a) Singh,S., Syiemlieh,H.J. & Sarma,B: Biophysical Attributes Influencing Yield of Summer Rice in Brahmaputra Valley, Indian Journal of Soil Conservation Vol 35 No. 1. pp 30-35.
    b) Syiemlieh,H.J. : Shifting Cultivation in North East India : Some Reflections in Shfitng Agriculture in Asia: Implications for Environmental Conservation & Sustainable Livelihood (Saxena, K.J. et. al eds.), United Nations University & NIRD, Dehradun, pp.75-82.
    c) Das, N., Syiemlieh,H.J. & Deori, S.: Ecotourism as a Means for Conserving the Wetlands – A Case Study of Deepar Beel in Guwahati, Assam, Hill Geographer, Vol.XXIII,No1&2, pp.61-72 .
  • 2008
    a) Syiemlieh,H.J. & Barman, S: Impact of Flood on Settlement in Pagladiya-Morapagladiya River Catchment, Assam in Environmental Changes & Geomorphic Hazards (Singh, S et. al. eds), NEHU & Bookwell, New Delhi, pp. 315-328.
    b) Kumar, Y., Syiemlieh, H.J. & Singh, S. : Vegetal Cover and Plant Species of Degraded Landscape in Extremely Wet Cherrapunjee Areas, North Eastern India, Transcations, Indian Institute of Geographers, Jan 2009 issue.
  • 2011
    a) Singh, S., Hayashi, T., Syiemlieh, H.J.,Cajee, L.,Terao,T.,& Murata,F.: Weather Variability and Rainfall Pattern of ‘SIDR’ Post-Monsoon Cyclonic Storm of 15th November, 2007 in the Meghalaya Plateau, India, Current Science, Vol 100
    b) Singh, S., Syiemlieh, H.J.: Prediction of Runoff in the Um-U-Lah Catchment of Extremely Humid Area of Cherrapunji, India, Geographia Polonica, Vol. 84, Spl. Issue Pt.II

Monographs & Reports:

  • 1998 Singh,S and Syiemlieh, H.J.: Integrated Watershed Management (A Case Study of Upper Wah Umran Basin), Monograph No. GE/Mg Gov/Field/SS, Dept. of Geography, North Eastern Hill University.
  • 2004 Starkel, L, Singh,S, Froehlich,W, Soja,R, Syiemlieh, H.J. and Prokop,P: Monograph on ‘Rainfall, Runoff and Soil Erosion in the Globally Extreme HumidArea, Cherrapunji Region, India’, Prace Geograficzne No. 191, IGIPZ, Polska Akademia Nauk, Warsaw.
  • 2005 Syiemlieh,H.J., Cajee,L and Tmar, U.D: Final & Revised Report on Community Forest Management in Khasi Hills, A Case Study of Few Representative Community & Clan Managed Forest” Areas, sponsored by NUJS, Kolkata.
  • 2010 Singh. S & Syiemlieh H.J. :Hourly Weather Statistics of Four Stations of the Central Meghalaya Plateau (July 2008 – Dec 2009), Departmental Monograph
  • 2011 Singh. S & Syiemlieh H.J. : Runoff Processes in Extremely Humid Areas of the Central Meghalaya Plateau, Departmental Research Monograph

Edited books:

  • 2008 Singh, S., Starkel, L. and Syiemlieh, H.J.: Environmental Changes & Geomorphic Hazards, NEHU & Bookwell, New Delhi.
  • 2009 Singh, S., Starkel, L. and Syiemlieh, H.J.: ‘Land Degradation & Ecorestoration in the Extremely Wet Environment of Cherrapunjee, Area INDIA’, Bookwell, New Delhi.