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| Last Updated:: 04/11/2016

Experts

 Wildlife Institute of India (WII) is an internationally acclaimed Institution, which offers training programmes, academic courses and advisory services in wildlife research and management. The Institute is actively engaged in research across the breadth of the country on biodiversity related issues. A summary of the specialization of Institute’s faculty members and Non-official Expert is given below:

 

 

 

 

 

Non-official Expert

 

 

S.No.

Non-official Expert Name

Brief C.V. of Non-official Expert

1

Dr. Erach  Bharucha
Email: bvieer[At]vsnl[dot]com

He is the Director of Bharti Vidyapeeth Institute of Environment Education and Research (BVIEER), Pune.  He has been active in various aspects of wildlife and nature conservation over the past 45 years.  He has been a member and an executive functionary of several conservation institutions including the Bombay Natural History Society, Worldwide Fund for Nature, Wildlife Institute of India and Salim Ali Centre for Ornitholgy and Natural History.  He developed the BVIEER in Pune which has grown into a multi-faceted environment educational institution.  Has authored the 3 volume ‘Wonders of the Indian Wilderness’ published by Mapin Publishers in 2006.

2

Dr. H.S. Pabla
Email: pablahsifs[At]gmail[dot]com

He has over 35 years of professional experience in the field of forest and wildlife management including working as a scientist in WII for a 5 year period (1991-1996).  He superannuated as Principal Chief Conservator of Forests & Chief Wildlife Warden, Government of Madhya Pradesh in 2012.  He has worked as FAO Protected Area Planning and Management Consultant in Sri Lanka.  He has extensive experience of park management, ecodevelopment planning, ecotourism, international cooperation and wildlife policy and law.

3

Dr. R.D. Jakati
Email: jakatis654[At]gmail[dot]com

He has over 37 years of professional experience in the field of forest and wildlife management.  He superannuated as the Director of Indira Gandhi National Forest Academy, Dehradun in February 2012.  He was Chief Wildlife Warden, Haryana State for over nine years. He established the Vulture Conservation Centre at Pinjore and was conferred Honorary Conservation Fellowship by the Zoological Society, London.  He has also worked as the Director General, Forest Survey of India.  His professional expertise includes wildlife management, participatory governance, resource assessment and capacity building.

4

Dr. P.S. Roy
Email: psroy13[At]gmail[dot]com

He superannuated as Director, Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (ISRO) & Director, Centre for Space Sciences & Technology Education in Asia & the Pacific (Affiliated in the United Nations).  He has made significant and pioneering contributions in Geo-information sciences and Remote Sensing technology for measuring, mapping and monitoring of natural resources, conceptualizing solutions for disaster management and investigative exploration of geospatial analysis and modelling. He has made scientific contribution in developing remote sensing based methods to study vegetation, landscapes and ecosystems.  He has instituted Masters, Postgraduate Diploma and Certificate programmes at Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS) with technical collaboration with International Institute of Geo-information Science and Earth Observation Science ITC), The Netherlands.  He has published more than 135 papers in peer reviewed national and international journals, edited 4 books and has contributed 30 chapters in different books.

5

Dr. Mewa Singh
Email: mewasinghitm[At]gmail[dot]com

He has experience of more than 30 years in the field of wildlife science and management. He had taught and trained several graduate students/biologists across the country in the field of wildlife biology and management. He has conducted and supervised research work on several Mammalian species such as Rhesus macaque, Lion-tailed macaque, Bonnet macaque, Long-tailed macaque, Japanese macaque, Hanuman langur, Nilgiri langur, Slender loris, Blackbuck, Indian gray wolf, small carnivores, large squirrels, rodents and bats. He has several awards to his credit such as: University of Mysore Golden Jubilee Science Award 2004, Fellow Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore, 2008, Fellow Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi, 2009, Fellow National Academy of Sciences Allahabad, 2009, Ramanna Fellow, DST, 2009 and Fellow (FNAPsy) National Academy of Psychology India, 2010. He is currently a member of Research Advisory Committee, CCMB, Hyderabad, Research Advisory and Monitoring Committee, CES, IISc, Bangalore and DST PAC (Animal Sciences), Govt. of India. He has more than 100 scientific publications in National and International Journals to his credit.

6

Dr. S.S. Garbyal
Email: ssgarbyal[At]yahoo[dot]com

He superannuated as Director General of Forests & Special Secretary to the Government of India in 2015. He has over 38 years of experience in forest and wildlife management. He has good experience of dealing with wildlife conservation and management issues in north-eastern India and is a good nature photographer.

7 Prof. P.M. Shingi

He superannuated as the Dean, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmadabad. He has over 40 years of experience in human resource development and in agriculture and forestry sectors.

8

Dr. L.M.S. Palni
Email: lmspalni[At]rediffmail[dot]com

He superannuated as the Director of the G.B. Pant Institute for Environment and Development (GBPHIED), Almora. He is an eminent scientist and specializes in plant biotechnology. He has been part of Indian delegation for the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and has been selected as an expert by the UN Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) on biodiversity assessment.

9

Sh. D.D. Misra
Email: dir_hr[At]ongc[dot]co[dot]in

He is presently the Director (Human Resources) at the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC). He has been spearheading ONGC conservation initiatives for restoring the fragile ecosystems in Uttarakhand; mangroves in Gujarat and Swamp deer in Assam. He is an avid wildlife photographer and has authored a book ‘The Karjat Dairies’, which profiles the biodiversity of Western Ghats.

10

Prof. P.C. Bhattacharjee
Email: bhattapc[At]sify[dot]com

He is the former Head Department of Zoology, Guwahati University, Assam. Dr. Bhattacharjee and his students are constantly interacting with WII in the field of wildlife research particularly in North-East region. Dr. Bhattacharjee has been providing valuable inputs in all surveys and research work undertaken by the Institute in all North-Eastern states. He has more than 30 years of research experience and has published several research papers in peer reviewed journals nationally and internationally.

11

Mr. R. N. Mehrotra
Email: rnmehrotra[At]gmail[dot]com

He has over 39 years of professional experience in the field of forestry and wildlife management. He superannuated as the Principal Chief Conservator of Forests & Head of the Forest Force, Government of Rajasthan in December, 2011. He has also worked as Chief Wildlife Warden from 2005 to 2010. He was the Member-Secretary of the State Empowered Committee on Forests and Wildlife Management constituted by the Government of Rajasthan. His area of professional expertise are forest and wildlife management, watershed management and participatory governance.

12

Dr. R.B.S. Rawat
Email: raghubir22[At]hotmail[dot]com

He superannuated as the Principal Chief Conservator of Forests & Head of the Forest Force (HoFF, Government of Uttarakhand. He has over 37 years of experience in forest and wildlife management. He has contributed significantly in medicinal pant conservation. He has extensive experiences of capacity building in the forest sector having worked in MoEFCC and in the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMoD), Nepal.

13

Sh. A.K. Bansal

He superannuated as the Additional Director General of Forests (Forest Conservation), MoEFCC and has been the Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, Government of Odisha. He has over 37 years of experience in forest and wildlife management.

14

Sh. A.K. Srivastava

He superannuated as the Additional Director General of Forests (Forest Conservation), MoEFCC. He has been the Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, Government of Jammu and Kashmir. He has over 35 years of experience in forest and wildlife management. He has also been the Inspector General of Forests (Wildlife), MoEFCC.

15

Dr. (Mrs.) Renne Borges
Email: renee[At]ces[dot]iisc[dot]ernet[dot]in

Dr. Renee Borges is currently the Chairperson of the Centre for Ecological Sciences, Indian Institute of Sciences, Bangalore. She has more than 25 years of research experience and has published several research papers in peer reviewed journals nationally and internationally. Her research areas are Arboreal Mammals, Community Ecology and Plant-Animal Interactions. Dr. Borges is a Life Member of Ethological Society of India and International Union for the Study of Social Insects (Indian chapter).

16

Dr. (Mrs.) Priya Davidar
Email: pdavidar[At]gmail[dot]com

Dr. Priya Davidar is a currently serving as Professor at Department of Ecology and Environmental Sciences, University of Pondicherry. She has dedicated more than two decades of her career in the field of ecology focusing on the “Pollination biology and ecosystem services”, “Factors influencing the large scale patterns of species distributions” and “Human impact on forests”. Dr. Davidar was also honored as the President of the Association of Tropical Biology and Conservation in year 2009. “Whispers from the wildis a book written by Dr. Priya Davidar along with her father E.R.C Davidar’s assistance and support. Being actively involved with the conservation of wildlife and nature, Dr. Priya Davidar is also a member of American Association for the Advancement of Science. She has to her credit a contribution of over 100 publications.

17

Prof. C.R. Babu
Email: crb26[At]hotmail[dot]com, crbabu26[At]gmail[dot]com

He superannuated as Pro-Vice Chancellor of University of Delhi. He is an eminent plant ecologist and has conducted extensive research especially in the area of mine restoration and invasive species. He has served several terms as the member of MoEFCC Expert Appraisal Committee of development projects.

18

Dr. Uma Ramakrishnan
Email: uramakri[At]ncbs[dot]res[dot]in

Dr. Uma Ramakrishnan is an Assistant Professor at the National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS). She obtained her PhD from the University of California, San Diego on population genetics and the effects of mating systems on genetic variation. She has conducted postdoctoral research at Stanford University on the genetic impacts of climatic change. She started her position at NCBS in 2005, and has set up a laboratory investigating population genetics and the evolutionary history of mammals. She and her lab members are helping conservation projects on tiger, leopard, macaques and rodents.

 

 

 

WII Faculty & Scientist

 

 

S.No.

Expert Name, Designation 
and Email ID

Specialization

1

Dr. V.B. Mathur
Director
dwii[At]wii[dot]gov[dot]in, vbm[At]wii[dot]gov[dot]in

Wildlife and Protected Area Management;Natural Heritage Conservation;  Environmental & Strategic Impact Assessment; Information Technology; and Project Monitoring and Evaluation

2

Dr. G.S Rawat 
Dean & Scientist-G
rawatg[At]wii[dot]gov[dot]in

Angiosperm taxonomy; wildlife habitat ecology; mountain ecosystems ecology.

3

Dr. P.K. Malik 
Scientist-G
malikpk[At]wii[dot]gov[dot]in

Wildlife health management; restraint and immobilization of wild animals.

4

Dr. Asha Rajvanshi 
Scientist-G
ar[At]wii[dot]gov[dot]in

EIA and biodiversity-inclusive impact assessment; public participation, social impact assessment; restoration ecology; economic valuation of ecosystem services; strategic environmental assessment (SEA).

5

Dr. Y.V Jhala 
Scientist-G
jhalay[At]wii[dot]gov[dot]in

Population ecology; nutritional ecology; quantitative ecology; animal behaviour; conservation biology. carnivore biology

6

Dr. K Sankar 
Scientist-G
sankark[At]wii[dot]gov[dot]in

Prey–predator interactions; large mammal ecology and conservation; census techniques and population ecology.

7

Dr. Ruchi Badola 
Scientist-G
ruchi[At]wii[dot]gov[dot]in

Community/stakeholder participation in biodiversity conservation; ecological economics; valuation of ecosystem services; sustainable livelihood; conflict management; gender issues in conservation.

8

Shri Qamar Qureshi 
Scientist-G
qnq[At]wii[dot]gov[dot]in

Conservation biology; quantitative ecology; landscape ecology.

9

Dr. S Sathyakumar 
Scientist-G
ssk[At]wii[dot]gov[dot]in

Ecology of mountain ungulates; galliformes; bears; high altitude ecology; habitat ecology; population ecology.

10

Dr. S.A Hussain 
Scientist-G
hussain[At]wii[dot]gov[dot]in

Wetlands and coastal habitat management; mountain ecosystem services; small carnivore ecology and conservation; management of small populations.

11

Dr. Bitapi Sinha 
Scientist-G
bcs[At]wii[dot]gov[dot]in

Visitor use management; nature interpretation; wildlife tourism; guide training and publication designing.

12

Dr. V.P.Uniyal 
Scientist-F
uniyalvp[At]wii[dot]gov[dot]in

Ecology and systematics of insects; Bioindicators; Biodiversity surveys; Ecological monitoring in protected areas.

13

Dr. Bhupendra Singh Adhikari 
Scientist-F
adhikaribs[At]wii[dot]gov[dot]in

Vegetation ecology; Habitat ecology; Forest dynamics rangeland ecology of the trans-Himalayan region; Medicinal and aromatic plants.

14

(Capt.) Dr. Parag Nigam 
Scientist-E
nigamp[At]wii[dot]gov[dot]in

Wild animal capture and restraint; disease dynamics and management; health management of captive populations.

15

Dr. Bivash Pandav 
Scientist-E
bivash.pandav[At]wii[dot]gov[dot]in

Carnivore biology; Field sampling techniques; Marine turtle conservation.

16

Dr. K. Sivakumar 
Scientist-E
ksivakumar[At]wii[dot]gov[dot]in

Ornithology; ichthyology; behavioural ecology; conservation biology and wildlife management.

17

Dr. K. Ramesh 
Scientist-D
ramesh[At]wii[dot]gov[dot]in

Landscape ecology; conservation biology; ecology and management of pheasants; wildlife population monitoring, Carnivore biology.

18

Dr. Bilal Habib  
Scientist-D
bh[At]wii[dot]gov[dot]in

Carnivore biology; prey predator dynamics; population modelling

19

Dr. Gautam Talukdar 
Scientist-D
gautam[At]wii[dot]gov[dot]in

Geoinformatics; landscape dynamics; ecological modelling; biodiversity characterization at the landscape level.

20

Dr. Sandeep Kumar Gupta 
Scientist-D
skg[At]wii[dot]gov[dot]in

Wildlife forensics; conservation genetics; cell and molecular biology.

21

Dr. Gopi G.V. 
Scientist-D
gopigv[At]wii[dot]gov[dot]in

Wetland ecology; population ecology; behavioural ecology and conservation education

22

Dr. R. Suresh Kumar 
Scientist-D
suresh[At]wii[dot]gov[dot]in

Animal ecology; habitat ecology; behavioural ecology; marine turtle conservation.

23

Dr. J. Antony Johnson 
Scientist-D
jaj[At]wii[dot]gov[dot]in

Aquatic biodiversity, Taxonomy and ecology of freshwater fishes.

24

Dr. Samrat Mondol
Scientist - D
samrat[At]wii[dot]gov[dot]in

Animal Ecology and Conservation Biology; Molecular Ecology

25

Shri Salvador Lyngdoh
Scientist-C
salvador[At]wii[dot]gov[dot]in

Animal Ecology and Conservation Biology

26

Dr. Abhijit Das
Scientist-C
abhijit[At]wii[dot]gov[dot]in

Endangered Species Management               

27

Dr. C. Ramesh
Scientist-C
rameshc[At]wii[dot]gov[dot]in

Animal Ecology; Habitat Ecology; Endangered Species Management

28

Dr. Anju Baroth
Scientist-C
anju.baroth[At]wii[dot]gov[dot]in

Habitat Ecology, Environmental Impact Assessment

29

Dr. Malvika Onial
Scientist-E (on Contract)
malvika[At]wii[dot]gov[dot]in

Wildlife Biology, Natural Heritage Conservation, Avian Ecology & Behaviour.

 

 

 

IFS Officers (on deputation)


 

S.No.

Expert Name, Designation 
and Email ID

Specialization

30

Shri P.C. Tyagi 
Scientist-G
pctyagi[At]wii[dot]gov[dot]in

Captive breeding; Zoo management and participatory resource management.

31

Dr. Anil Kumar Bhardwaj
Scientist-G
anilbhardwaj[At]wii[dot]gov[dot]in

Wildlife and Protected Area Management, Ecodevelopment & Participatory Management

32

Shri Ajay Srivastava
Scientist-G
ajay[At]wii[dot]gov[dot]in

Protected Area Management & High Altitude Ecology

33

Shri Pratap Singh
Scientist -G
pratapsingh[At]wii[dot]gov[dot]in

Wildlife Management/Avian Ecology

34

Shri Aseem Shrivastava 
Scientist-G
aseems[At]wii[dot]gov[dot]in

Protected area network; planning and management; participatory resources management.

35

Dr. Sonali Ghosh
Scientist-F ghoshsonali[At]wii[dot]gov[dot]in

Protected Area Governance, Ecosystem-based Disaster Risk Reduction, use of RS/GIS tools in Protected Area Management.

36

Shri Manoj Nair
Scientist-F
manojnair[At]wii[dot]gov[dot]in

Protected Area Management, Ex-situ conservation, Wildlife Surveys

 

 

Emeritus Scientists

 

 

S.No.

Expert Name, Designation 
and Email ID

Specialization

37

Shri S.S. Bist
Emeritus Scientist
ssb[At]wii[dot]gov[dot]in

Wildlife and Protected Area Management; Elephant Conservation and Management

38

Dr. S.P Goyal
Emeritus Scientist
goyalsp[At]wii[dot]gov[dot]in

Wildlife Ecology; Molecular Ecology; Landscape Genetics; Wildlife Forensics.