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Dr Vivek K. Vaishnav

Designation: Assistant Professor & Head i/c

Specialization: Forestry, Forest Genetics

Contact: 9893888667

Email: vivekvaishnav [AT] manipuruniv.ac.in, vivekvaishnaw [AT] live.in

Ph.D. Forestry/Forest Genetics (Forest Research Institute University, Dehradun, India)

Dr. Vivek K. Vaishnav

(January 2024)

Assistant Professor

Department of Forestry & Environmental Science

Manipur University, Indo-Myanmar Road

Canchipur, Imphal, 795003, Manipur, India

E-mail: vivekvaishnav [AT] manipuruniv.ac.in,

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Principal Investigator

Laboratory for Conservation & Genetic Improvement of Forest Trees (C&GIFT)

Website: https://sites.google.com/view/vaishnavlab

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Research Interest: Forestry & Environmental Science, Forest Conservation Genetics and genomics, association mapping, Genecology and Adaptive Evolution of Forest Trees, Tree Improvement

Computational Skills: Statistical analysis of all kind of morphometric, DNA markers and DNA sequencing dataset along with geo-spatial (remote sensing and GIS based) tools for ENM/ SDM/ SHM based on Windows, Linux or R-scripts

Present Affiliation

  • Head i/c, Department of Forestry & Environmental Science– Since September 2022, Manipur University, Indo-Myanmar Road, Imphal, Manipur, India

  • Assistant Professor – Since January 2020, Department of Forestry & Environmental Science, Manipur University, Indo-Myanmar Road, Imphal, Manipur, India

Educational Qualification

  • Certificate on Chartered Forester - 2022, Indian Institute of Forest Management, Bhopal, India

  • Ph. D. in Forest Genetics – 2018, Forest Research Institute (deemed to be) University, Dehradun, India

  • M. Sc. in Forestry, Wildlife & Environment Science (Specialization: Forest Genetic Resources) – 2011, Guru Ghasidas Vishvavidyalaya, Bilaspur, India

  • B. Sc. in Biotechnology – 2009, Guru Ghasidas University, Bilaspur, India

  • D. Ed. (Diploma in Education) - 2008, Chhattisgarh Board of Secondary Education, Bilaspur, India


Research Papers

  1. Premkumar K, Vaishnav V, Singh S (2023). Geospatial analysis to assess distribution patterns and predictive model for endangered Lilium mackliniae Sealy: to support management decisions. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10661-023-11553-7

  2. Devajit Y, Lamabam A, Benerjit W, Vaishnav V, Puni L (2023). Ecology and Silviculture of Phoebe hainesiana Brandis: A Data Deficient but Commercially Significant Timber Species of Indo-Myanmar Biodiversity Hotspot in India. Proceedings of National Academy of Science India- Biological Science. 93 (2): https://doi.org/10.1007/s40011-023-01454-7

  3. Kumar P, Chaturvedi A, Vaishnav V (2022). Relationship between endogenous auxin (IAA) and adventitious rooting in Dalbergia species (D. latifolia and D. sissoo) of different rooting abilities. Journal of Tropical Forest Science. 31 (2): 149-158. https://www.jstor.org/stable/48659749

  4. Vaishnav V, Kumar P, Shirke P and Rana TS (2021). Genetic variation in carbon isotope discrimination-based water use efficiency of teak (Tectona grandis L. f.) and its association with growth and wood quality traits. Trees Structure and Function. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00468-020-02078-4

  5. Tripathi S, Agnihotri P, Jaiswal S, Yadav R, Prasad D, Vaishnav V, Husain T (2020). Phytogeographical assessment of family Poaceae Barnhart in Western Himalaya, India. Journal of Biodiversity Management & Forestry 9(6):

  6. Pal AK, Vaishnav V, Meena B, Pandey N and Rana TS (2020). Adaptive fitness of Sapindus emarginatus Vahl populations towards future climatic regimes and the limiting factors of its distribution. Scientific Reports. 10.1038/s41598-020-60219-8

  7. Vaishnav V, Mahesh S and Kumar P (2019). Assessment of genetic structure of the endangered forest species Boswellia serrata Roxb. population of central India. Journal of Tropical Forest Science 31(2): https://doi.org/10.26525/jtfs2019.31.2.090098

  8. Vaishnav V and Ansari SA (2018). Detection of the QTL associated with wood density evaluating genetic structure and linkage disequilibrium of teak. Journal of Forestry Research. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11676-018-0751-1

  9. Vaishnav V and Ansari SA (2018). Genetic differentiation and adaptation in teak (Tectona grandisL.f.) metapopulations. Plant Molecular Biology Reporter.  doi: 10.1007/s11105-018-1101-3

  10. Vaishnav V, Wali S, Tripathi S, Negi MS, Ansari SA (2018). A preliminary investigation of AFLP marker-wood density trait association in teak (Tectona grandisL.f.). Annals of Forest Research. doi: 10.15287/afr.2018.1018

  11. Vaishnaw V, Mohammad N, Wali S, Kumar R, Tripathi S, Negi MS, Ansari SA (2015). AFLP markers for the analysis of genetic diversity and structure of teak (Tectona grandis) in India. Canadian Journal of Forest Research.  https://doi.org/10.1139/cjfr-2014-0279

  12. Vaishnav V and Janghel U (2018). A note on the clonal propagation of depleted threatened species Boswellia serrata Roxb. through branch cuttings. Tropical Plant Research 5 (1): 27-28. doi: 10.22271/tpr.2018.v5.i1.005

  13. Vaishnav V, Mahesh S, and Kumar P (2017). Polymorphism of microsatellites designed from expressed sequence tags of dicot/monocot Carbonic anhydrases in teak (Tectona grandisL. f.) genome. Indian Forester 143 (12) : 1260-1264. https://goo.gl/wUxvNZ

  14. Mohammad N, Vaishnaw V, Mishra J, Mahesh S, Kumar P and Ansari SA (2016). Genetic fidelity testing in micro propagated plantlets of Albizia procera(Roxb.) using RAPD and ISSR markers. Indian Forester 142(6): 558-562. https://goo.gl/1fFRno

  15. Mahesh S, Vaishnav V, Kumar P, Mohammad N and Ansari SA (2016). Characterization and validation of teak plus trees ramets of national teak germplasm bank through microsatellites. Tropical Plant Research3(1): 213-220. https://goo.gl/eExytS

  16. Gautam A, Bajpai P, Vaishnav V, and Dhuria SS (2014). Identification and enumeration of trees family and species of Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalay campus, Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh. Indian Forester 140 (3): 306-308. https://goo.gl/8Yn8oQ

Book Chapters

  1. Dhakad, AK and Vaishnav V (2022). Molecular Approaches in Conservation and Restoration of Agrobiodiversity. In Agro-biodiversity and Agri-ecosystem Management, edited by Kumar P et al. ISBN: 978-981-19-0927-6, Springer Nature Publication, pp 169 – 216.

  2. Chaturvedi A, and Vaishnav V (2020). Biology and cultural operation in plantation systems of Emblica officinalis Gaertn (Indian gooseberry) for enhanced fruit productivity in agroforestry practices. In Agriculture and Forestry: Current Trends, Perspectives, Issues, edited by Rout S. ISBN: 9789354266768, Immortal Publication, pp 278-286.



  1. Soil & Water Conservation Division- I, State Forest Department, Govt. of Manipur (2021-2023). Establishment of Small-scale nursery.

  2. DST SERB- Start-up Grant (2021-2023). Assessment of genecological and reproductive fitness of Phoebe hainesiana Brandis (Bonsum tree) populations of Indo-Burma regions in India, on the threat of projected climate change.

  3. UGC (FRPS) Start-up Grant (2021-2023). Study on association genetics of growth, wood quality, and water-use efficiency related traits in Indian teak (Tectona grandis L. f.) to generate drought-resilient planting stock.

  4. State Forest Development Agency, State Forest Department, Govt. of Manipur (2021-2023) Ex situ conservation of Phoebe hainesiana Brandis, the state tree of Manipur.

  5. DST- SERB Accelerate Vigyan/ Vritika Grant (2023), to organize Winter Internship Programme from 20th November 2023 to 15th December 2023, in the Department of Forestry & Environmental Science, Manipur University.

  6. DST SERB- Core Research Grant (2023-2026). Development of Scientific Capability for Combating Illegal Trade and Sustainable Management of Indian Rosewood (Dalbergia latifolia Roxb).


  • M. Sc. Dissertation – Registered - 03, Awarded -08

  • Ph. D. – Registered – 04, Awarded - 0


  • CSIR- Research Associate by Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, India, from 25/06/2018 to 31/12/2019

  • CSIR-Senior Research Fellowship by Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, India, from 10/04/2017 to 18/06/2018

  • Junior Research Fellowship by SFRTI (State Forest Research and Training Institute), Raipur, India, from 11/09/2015 to 03/09/2016

  • Junior Research Fellowship by ICFRE (Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education), India, from 30 August 2013 to 31 March 2015



  1. Vaishnav V (2024). Computational modeling projection determines the niche suitability for sustainable management and conservation of threatened forest species. Invited Talk in the ‘National Seminar on Frontier Areas of Research in Forest and Wildlife Sciences’ organized by the Department of Forestry, Wildlife and Environmental Sciences, Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya, Chhattisgarh, on 24 January 2024.

  2. Vaishnav V (2022). Ecological Niche Modeling in Biodiversity Conservation. Invited Speaker in 21 Days Training Course on ‘Forest Management for Sustainable use of Natural Resources’ organized by Banda University of Agriculture and Technology, Banda, Uttar Pradesh, on 17th March 2022.

  3. Vaishnav V (2022). Genepool Characterization and Genetic Improvement of Indian Teak (Tectona grandis L. f.) Metapopulation. In Proceedings of 'National Symposium-cum-Workshop on Biodiversity and Its Utilization and Conservation in Central India' organized by Guru Ghasidas Vishvavidyalaya, Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh, on 22nd February 2022.

  4. Vaishnav V (2018). Genetic differentiation and adaptation of teak (Tectona grandisL.f.) meta-population in India. In Proceedings of National Seminar on Challenges and Opportunities in Life Sciences- 2018 organized at Central University of Jharkhand, Ranchi, India on 20th April 2018.

  5. Vaishnav V, Bano N, Volkaert H and Ansari SA (2018). Development of Phenylalanine ammonia-lyase (PAL)gene-based nuclear DNA marker and characterization of the tgPAL gene in teak (Tectona grandisL.f.). In Proceedings of the International Conference on Advances in Environment, Agricultural Biotechnology (ICAEA) -2018 organized at St. Xavier’s College Ranchi, Jharkhand, India on 22nd and 24th February 2018.

  6. Vaishnav V, Mahesh S, Mohammad N, Ansari SA (2014). Screening of EST-SSR primers in teak (Tectona grandis L. f.) designed from carbonic anhydrase gene sequences of model plant species. In Proceedings of International Conference on Frontier Discoveries and Emerging Opportunities in Life Science (FDEOLS- 2014). pp- 175 held at Dr. Hari Singh Gaur University Sagar, Madhya Pradesh, India on 14th February 2014.

  7. Vaishnav V, Mahesh S, Mohammad N, Ansari SA (2013). Genetico- statistics continuum: A review. In Proceeding of National Conference on ‘Recent Advances in Applied Statistics and its Application in Forestry’ organized at Tropical Forest research institute, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India from 15th to 17th April 2013.



  1. Refresher Course on Forestry & Environmental Studies: 21st century issues, challenges, & solutions, sponsored by University Grant Commission, organized by Human Resource Development Center, Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya, Bilaspur, India, during 12th January 2023 to 25th January 2023.

  2. 3-Day workshop on Outcome based education (OBE) for enhancing academic quality & outcome organized by Manipur University, Imphal, India during 11th August 2022 to 13th August 2022.

  3. National Training on Advances in weed management for sustainable agriculture organized by Indian Society of Weed Science & ICAR- Directorate of Weed Research, Jabalpur, India during 13th – 18th December 2021.

  4. International Authors’ workshop on Academic Writing and Publishing organized by Manipur
    University Library in collaboration with the renowned publishers (Elsevier, Taylor and Francis, Cambridge University Press, Springer Nature, Brill, Oxford University Press, Emerald, and Wiley) during 21
    st – 29th October 2021.

  5. Online Training Workshop on Systematic Evidence Evaluation on Forest Landscape Restoration organized by International Union of Forest Research Organization (IUFRO), during 12th -16th October 2020.

  6. Orientation Course sponsored by University Grant Commission, organized by Human Resource Development Center, Mizoram University, India, during 28th July 2020 to 17th August 2020.

  7. Workshop on Raising awareness on Mercury as a global pollutant, at Department of Forestry and Environmental Science, Manipur University, organized by Center for Minamata Convention, IIT Hyderabad, on 30th January 2020.

  8. Training programme on, Climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction, at Chhattisgarh Administration Academy, Raipur, India during 15th to 17th March 2016.

  9. Training Course on, Production, Processing and Utilization of Natural Resin and Gums, at Indian Institute of Natural Resin and Gums, (Indian Council of Agricultural Research), Ranchi, India during 2nd to 11th May 2011.

  10. Training programme on, Administrative set up, Working Plan, Nursery Management, MFP Collection Processing and Trading, Zoo Management, Seed Orchard Management, Wood seasoning and Other Forestry Operational Programme, at Chhattisgarh State Forest Department, Bilaspur Forest Circle, India during 9th February to 28th March 2011.

  11. Workshop on, Integrating Conservation and Rural Livelihood Strategies in Joint Forest management Area, sponsored by RCNAEB, MoEF, Govt. of India, held at Bilaspur, India, during January 31st – February 02, 2011.


  1. Coordinator of a National Webinar Series on Forest, Wildlife, and Environment Issues in the Department of Forestry and Environment Science, Manipur University, India, on 28th June 2020.


  1. Indian Society of Weed Science, Jabalpur, India

  2. Association of Tropical Biology and Conservation, Kansas, USA

  3. Genetic Society of United Kingdom, London

  4. International Society for Tropical Ecology, Varanasi, India