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G.B. Pant National Institute
of
Himalayan Environment & Sustainable Development
formerly known as G.B. Pant Institute of Himalayan Environment & Development


Director's Profile

Dr. P.P. Dhyani
Director, GBPNIHESD
Address: G.B.P.N.I.H.E.S.D., Kosi-Katarmal, Almora-263643, Uttarakhand, India
Phone: (Code: +91-5962) 241015(O), 241034 (R), Fax: 241014


Qualifications

Level

Year

Degree

University

Graduation

1978

B.Sc. (Bio Stream)

Garhwal University, Srinagar, U.P.

Post Graduation

1980

M.Sc. (Botany)

Garhwal University, Srinagar, U.P.

Doctoral

1986

Ph.D. (Botany: Eco-Physiology)

Garhwal University, Srinagar, U.P.


Employment

No.

Post

Place

From

To

Duties

1
Director
GBPIHED, Almora, Uttarakhand
01.06.2013
Till date
Research and administration

2

Scientist-G

GBPIHED, Almora, Uttarakhand

01.01.2007

Till date

Research and administration; Core Head/Group Head

3

Scientist-F

GBPIHED, Almora, Uttaranchal

01.01.2002

31.12.2006

Research and administration; Core Head

4

Scientist-E

GBPIHED, Almora, U.P./Uttaranchal

25.2.1997

31.12.2001

Research and administration; Core Head

5

Scientist-D

GBPIHED, Almora, U.P.

01.01.1993

24.2.1997

Research and administration; Core Head

6

Lecturer

Garhwal University, Srinagar, U.P.

19.01.1988

31.12.1992 

Research and Teaching (at M.Phil. level)

7

Research Officer

Garhwal University, Srinagar, U.P.

01.02. 1986

18.01.1988

Research


Research and Development – Experience & Expertise

Biophysical plant physiology and ecology/Eco-physiology, restoration ecology, Conservation biology,  Institutional networking and human Investment, Environmental impact assessment,  Sustainable mountain development

Field / Demonstration Projects – Experience & Expertise

Nursery development, Restoration ecology, Capacity building, Livelihood enhancement

Countries Visited

Nepal, China, Bhutan, Myanmar, Japan, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, South Africa, Kenya, U.S.A., Australia

Member/Vice-Chairmanship/Fellow/Editor/Awards & Recognisation

 

 

Member/Vice-Chairmanship

Details

Year

Governing Council, High Altitude Plant Physiology Research Centre (HAPPRC), HNB Garhwal University, Srinagar, Garhwal, U.P.

1990-1992

Mountain Protected Area (MtPA) Network, U.S.A.

1995

Executive Council, HNB Garhwal University, Srinagar, U.P. 1995-1998, 1999-2002

Research Board of Advisors, The American Biographical Institute, North Carolina, USA

1999

Uttaranchal Forest Research Advisory Committee (UFRAC), Govt. of Uttaranchal, Dehradun, Uttaranchal

2003-2005

Vice-Chairman and Member - Governing Council, Central Himalayan Environment Association (CHEA), Nainital, Uttaranchal

2006-2009, 2009-2012, 2012-2015

Research Advisory Group (RAG), Forest Research Institute (FRI), Dehradun, Uttarakhand

2007-2009, 2011

Research Advisory Group (RAG), Himachal Forest Research Institute (HFRI), Shimla, Himachal Pradesh

2007-2009

Executive Council, Indian Science Congress Association

2013-2014

Academic Council, HNB Garhwal University

June 2013

Advisory Committee for Ecosystem Research, MoEF&CC, GoI

June 2013

Expert Committee for Declaration of Eco-Sensitive Zone, MoEF&CC, GoI

June 2013

Steering Committee for Centre of Excellance on Medicinal Plants and Traditional Knowledge, MoEF&CC, GoI

June 2013

Indian National Committee for the IUCN, MoEF&CC, GoI

June 2013

Chairman - Ecological and Environment Science Research Committee (2014-15), 38th Indian Social Science Congress; Member - Advisory Editorial Board, International Journal of Plant and Environment, NBRI-CSIR

June 2015

Technical Advisory Group for the Biodiversity Finance Initiative in India, MoEF&CC, GoI

June 2015

Expert Group on Long Term Ecological Observatories, MoEF&CC, GoI

June 2015

Fellow

 

Details

Year

National Institute of Ecology (NIE), Jaipur/New Delhi

1995

Indian Academy of Environmental Sciences (IAES), Hardwar

2012

Indian Botanical Society (IBS), Bareilly, U.P.

2012




Editor

Details

Year


  1. Executive Editors
ENVIS Bulletin on Himalayan Ecology, GBPIHED, Kosi-Katarmal, Almora, Uttaranchal 

May 2003 - December 2013

ENVIS Newsletter on Himalayan Ecology, GBPIHED, Kosi-Katarmal, Almora, Uttaranchal

January 2004 - December 2013

  1. Consulting Editor
The contemporary Who’s Who, The American Biographical Institute, USA

December 2003

The International Directory of Experts and Expertise, The American Biographical Institute, U.S.A

December 2005

  1. Member
Editorial Board, International Journal ‘Studies on Ethno-Medicine

December 2006

Editorial Board, Himalayan Studies Journal

October 2010

Editorial Advisory Board, Everymans' Science

2013-14

Awards/Recognisation

Details

Year

Conferred by the 'Award of Excellence' by USS, Nainital/Rudrapur

2003

Recognized and named as one of the 'Leading Scientists of the World - 2009' and 'Top 100 Scientists - 2009' by IBC, Cambridge, UK

2009

Awarded by 'Bharat Excellence Award' by FFI, New Delhi

2009

Awarded by 'Gold Medal' of the Indian Academy of Environmental Sciences by the IAES, Hardwar

2010

Honoured by 'Gold Medal for India' by American Biographical Institute, North Carolina, USA

2012

Conferred by the 'Award of Excellence' by the ABI, North Carolina, USA

2012

Elected Sectional President (2013-14) for Environmental Sciences Section of the 101st Session of the Indian Science Congress to be organized by the ISCA, Kolkata

January 2014

Speaker - Platinum Jubilee Award Lecture, 102nd Indian Science Congress

2014-15



Academic Supervision

Details

Doctoral

Post Graduation

Industrial Training

Ph.D. Theses Evaluated/Viva-Voce Conducted

Completed

3

5 (M.Phil.)

2

28

Research Interests

No.

Broad Subject Area

Specialization

Sector

1

 

 

Plant science

 

 

Eco-physiology

Tree physiology and adaptation

Restoration ecology

Degraded land rehabilitation

Conservation biology

Value addition, plant resource conservation/utilization, and livelihood enhancement

2

Networking

R&D projects management

Human Resource Development

Other Details:

A. Scientific Publications:
186
(Research Papers/Articles - 147, Books - 5, Booklets - 2, Monograph - 1, Technology Packages - 3, Brochures - 2, Bulletins - 16, Newsletters - 10)
B. Participation in national and international conferences/seminars: 234
C. Sports: Football, Volley Ball, Badminton
D. Hobbies: Chess, Listening music

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