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Ph.D. (Forestry; Forest Research Institute; 1998), M.Sc. (Botany; H.N.B. Garhwal University; 1992), Recipient of ICFRE Award for Excellence in Forest Conservation (Biodiversity & Ecology).
Biodiversity Conservation Plant Ecology, Natural Resource Management, Ethnobotany, Indigenous Knowledge Systems, Medicinal Plants.
Published more than 100 research papers, articles and books. Member of Advisory/ Editorial/ Reviewer Board of many peer reviewed national and international journals.