Title of M.Sc. Thesis: Composition of woody vegetation in high altitude blue pine-oak forest of Kumaun Himalaya, India. Title of Ph.D. Thesis: Structure and functioning of Eucalyptus hybrid plantation in tarai belt of Kumaun Himalaya.
Research schemes handled or being handled:
“Impact of Land Use on Vegetation and Soil Carbon, Net Primary Productivity and Nitrogen Budget in Tropical Dry Deciduous Forest of Barnawapara Wildlife Sanctuary”, (01.10.06 to 30.09.09), Funded by MOEn & F, New Delhi. Co-PI.
“Domestication and commercialization of high quality plant material of Jatropha curcus”, for the period from 01.04.2005 to 31.03.2008. Funded by DBT, New Delhi,: Co-PI.
Development of National Forest fire danger rating and ecological damage assessment using multi-sensor satellite data and ground based data (23.06 2009- 22.06.2012) , funded by NRSA, Hyderabad. Co-PI.
Assessment of structure and diversity of herbaceous flora in mining area of Rawghat, Chhattisgarh. Funded by BSP, Bhilai (CG). PI
Details of Employment and nature of duties:
Nature of work
Junior Research Fellow in the DNES, sponsored project, Department of Forestry, Kumaun University, Nainital
July 1987- June 1989
Research & Teaching
Senior Research Fellow in the DNES, sponsored project, Department of Forestry, Kumaun University, Nainital
Nominated as a FELLOW, National Academy of Agricultural Sciences
NAAS, New Delhi
Field of specialisation: Forest Ecology, Agroforestry, Ecorestoration and Biodiversity Conservation.
Research/ Teaching/ Extension experience: 23Years
Students Guided: - 4 students at M.Sc. level as a Major Advisor & 4 students as a member of Advisory Committee.
One Ph.D. and one M.Sc. students are presently working for their respective
degrees under my supervision (as a Major Advisor).
Two Ph.D. and two M.Sc. students are working for their respective degrees under my Co-supervision (as a Member Advisor).
Membership: Life member of National Institute of Ecology
Life member of Delhi University Botanical Society
Member Research Board of Advisors, The American Biographical Institute
Life member of The Indian Science Congress Association
Member, Editorial team Journal of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development T.V./Radio talks: T.V. Talks 14
Radio Talk 07
Additional/ Administrative Works: Looking after the additional work as In- Charge Academic/ Student Section, College of Agriculture, IGKV, Raipur (CG) since March 2008.
Second group monitoring workshop on DST funded projects in Plant Science 5th - 7th July 1988, in Kumaun University, Nainital.
Department of Non- conventional Energy Sources Workshop held at INSA, New Delhi 10th - 11th August 1988.
Workshop on Biomass, production and utilization strategies CHEA and INTACH, Nainital, 27th - 28th September 1988.
International workshop on ecology of biological invasion in Tropics sponsored by SCOPE Paris, 18th - 20th Sept 1989 at Nainital.
Department of Non- conventional Energy Sources Workshop held at INSA, New Delhi 6th - 7th November 1989.
Group meeting of all India coordinated research projects on agroforestry, Department of Forestry, IGAgU, Raipur (Chhattisgarh) 10th - 11th April, 1996.
Training in “Management of Wasteland” held at Advance Training Centre, WTC, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore (TN) from 18th - 25th November 1996.
National workshop on “Promotion of Bamboo for the development of wastelands” held at Department of Forestry, IGAgU, Raipur (C.G), from 20th - 21st January 2001.
Training Programme on “Application of Computer in Veterinary and Allied Sciences in the C.V.Sc. & AH, Anjora, Durg (C.G.) from 10th to 30th May 2001.
Winter School on “Recent Advances in Forest Seed Technology” in the College of Forestry &Hill Agriculture, G.B.Pant University of Agriculture & Technology., Hill Campus, Ranichauri (Uttaranchal) from 22nd November to 21st December 2001.
UGC- Refresher Course in Botany “Recent Trends in Plant Sciences” at Department of Botany, Kumaun University, Nainital (Uttaranchal) from 7th June to 27th June 2002.
2nd International Agronomy Congress (Balancing Food and Environmental Security-A continuing challenge) Held at IARI, New Delhi, 26th - 30th November 2002.
8th Rastriya Vaigyanik Sangosthi at JNKVV, Jabalpur, (MP) 17th - 19th January 2003.