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Research Projects

Ongoing - as PI

  1. Nil

Ongoing - as participating researcher

 

  1. Conservation and sustainable management of below-ground biodiversity (CSM-BGBD), Global Environmental Facility. total project cost - US$16.5 million [www.bgbd.net], 2003-2018.

Completed - as PI

  1. Managing belowground biodiversity for enhanced carbon sequestration in soils, DST – Rs. 40.5 lakhs 2012-2015.
  2. Development of indicators for anthropogenic, environmental and chemical stress on Urban ecosystem: A study of aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems of Yamuna river catchment from National Capital Region (Delhi), DST-PURSE programme - Rs. 2 crores for complete project and Rs. 49 lakhs for individual component.
  3. Cultural landscapes: The basis for linking biodiversity conservation with sustainable development in Arunachal Pradesh, MacArthur Foundation, USA through UNESCO, New Delhi - US $ 25000, 2007-2012.
  4. Database on forest and agricultural ecosystems dynamics along an altitudinal transect in Garhwal Himalaya, Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi: total project cost – Rs 25 lacs, 2005-2010.
  5. Institutional strengthening for sustainable mountain agriculture – International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), Kathmandu, US$ 25000, 1994-1998.
  6. Sloping Agricultural Land Technology –ICIMOD, Kathmandu, US$ 20000, 1992-1998.
  7. Mountain Environment, Natural Resource Information system – ICIMOD, Kathmandu, US$ 50,000, 1993-1998.
  8. Environmental Information System on Himalayan Ecology- Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India, Rs. 5 lacs per year, 1995-2003.
  9. Management information system for Nanda Devi biosphere reserve – Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India, Rs. 17 lacs, 1998-2001.

Completed - as co-PI

  1. Livelihoods, Vulnerability and Adaptation Strategies to Climate Variability and Change : A bottom up approach to simulate the climate change impacts in two sensitive ecological regions (biodiversity hotspots) of India, Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi: total project cost – Rs. 49 lacs, 2012-2015.
  2. Ecology and socio-economy of transhumance communities of Garhwal Himalaya, Department of Science & Technology, Government of India, Rs. 11 lacs, 1995-1998.
  3. Tropical Soil Biology and Fertility programme – TSBF Institute, Nairobi, US$ 10000 per year, 1992-2002.
  4. Inventory and commercial utilization and conservation of agrobiodiversity for sustainable development of the buffer zone villages of Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve – Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India, Rs. 15 lacs, 1996-1999.
  5. Biodiversity conservation and ecosystem rehabilitation emphasizing traditional knowledge in Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve – McArthur Foundation, USA through UNESCO regional office, New Delhi, US$ 50000, 1994-1998.
  6. Promoting cultivation of medicinal plants through bio-technological inputs in the Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve and adjacent Niti valley of Garhwal Himalaya for the socio-economic development of the Bhotiya tribe – Department of Biotechnology, Rs. 25 lacs, 1998-2002.

Completed - as participating researcher

 

  1. Introduction of water harvesting technology for the sustainable development of Himalayan region – Department of Science & Technology, Government of India, Rs. 21 lacs, 1992-1994.
  2. Environmental impact analysis of Tehri Dam and catchment areas – Space Application Centre/Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India, Rs. 35 lacs, 1993-1995.

3.      Soil water conservation and sustainable natural resource management – NORAD, Norway, US$65,000, 1993-1998.

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