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Ksh. Lal Bihari Singha

Designation: Professor

Specialization: Ecology, Stress Physiology and Evolutionary Genomics

Contact: +91-9436228916

Email: lalbihari [AT] manipuruniv.ac.in, lbsingha [AT] hotmail.com

Master of Philosophy from Assam University, INDIA; Doctor of Philosophy from North Eastern Hill University, INDIA; Post-Doctoral Fellow of Concordia University, CANADA as Visiting Scientist

Profile of Prof. Ksh. Lal Bihari Singha

 

1.

Name

:

KSH. LAL BIHARI SINGHA

2.

Designation

:

PROFESSOR

3.

Department

:

Department of Botany, Manipur University

4.

Immediate Past Affiliation

 

Department of Forestry, North Eastern Regional Institute of Science & Technology (Deemed to be University), Arunachal Pradesh, INDIA

5.

Specialization

:

Ecology, Stress Physiology and Evolutionary Genomics

6.

Phone/Mobile

:

+91 9436228916

7.

Email

:

lalbihari [AT] manipuruniv.ac.in, lbsingha [AT] hotmail.com

8.

Highest Educational Qualification

:

Master of Philosophy from Assam University, INDIA; Doctor of Philosophy from North Eastern Hill University, INDIA; Post-Doctoral Fellow of Concordia University, CANADA as Visiting Scientist

9.

Research Areas

:

Biodiversity, Ecosystem Services & other Ecological parameters along altitudinal gradients; Ecology, Evolutionary Genomics & Market Scope assessment of Bamboos; Inventory of Invasive Alien Vascular Plants & their mitigation; Nutritional & Pharmaceutical profiling of wild edible plants; Organic Farming and Biofuel Farming from Organic Wastes

10.

Achievements

:

i) Fellow of Council of Scientific & Industrial Research, Govt. of India as Research Associate (2005)

 

 

 

ii) Fellow of Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India as Overseas Associate (2010)

11.

Membership

:

i) Life member of Indian Society for Technical Education, Shaheed Jeet Singh Marg, Near Katwaria Sarai, New Delhi – 110 016

 

 

 

ii) Life member of International Society of Environmental Botanists, National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow – 226001, India

 

 

 

iii) Life member of The Indian Science Congress Association, National Academy of Sciences, 14, Dr. Biresh Guha Street, Kolkata – 700 017 India.

 

 

 

iv) Life member of Indian Association for Angiosperm Taxonomy, Calicut University, Kerala

 

 

 

v) Life member of International Council of Biodeterioration of Cultural Property, Lucknow

 

 

 

vi) Life member of Manipuri Sahitya Parishad, Assam

12.

Consultancy Services

:

i) Nagaland Bamboo Development Agency under National Bamboo Mission, Govt. of India, 2006-2009

 

 

 

ii) National Bamboo Mission, Govt. of India, Arunachal Unit, 2010-2014

 

 

 

ii) Directorate of Rural Development, Arunachal Pradesh under the Department of Land Resources, Ministry of Rural Development, Govt. of India, 2010-2013

 

 

 

ii) ACCESS Development Services, New Delhi (NGO), 2008-2009

 

 

 

iii) ARPAN (NGO), Tripura, 2009-2010

13.

Advisor

:

  1. Kanglei Environment & Livelihood Foundation (NGO), Imphal, Manipur

  2. We Care Foundation (NGO), Guwahati, Assam

14.

Ongoing Sponsored Projects

:

  1. Invasive Alien Plants in Himalayas: Status, Ecological Impact and Management (for three NE states), Sponsored by Ministry of Forest, Environment and Climate Change, Govt. of India, Sanctioned amount INR 64.17 Lakh, 2018-2021 (Tentative).

  2. Diversity, population status of rhododendron and genetic diversity of Rhododendron arboretum in Eastern Himalayas and Western Ghats, Sponsored by Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India, Sanctioned INR 31.97 Lakh, 2019-2022 (Co-Investigator).

  3. Impacts of climate change on bio resources and livelihoods of local people of Arunachal Pradesh, Sponsored by Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of India, Sanctioned amount INR 56.90 Lakh, 2019-2022 (Co-Investigator).

15.

Completed Sponsored Projects

:

  1. Mapping and quantitative assessment of geographic distribution and population status of plants of Eastern Himalayan region, Sponsored by Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India, Sanctioned amount INR 35.40 Lakh, 2007-2011.

  2. Impact Assessment of Bamboo flowering on Ecological and Socioeconomic Accounts in the Eastern Himalayas, Sponsored by Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of India, Sanctioned amount INR 23.60 Lakh, 2008-2012.

  3. Mapping of population status and conservation strategies of Taxus wallichiana Zucc. And Illicium griffithii Hook. – two threatened medicinal tree species in Arunachal Pradesh, Sponsored by Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, Govt. of India, Sanctioned amount INR 14.00 Lakh, 2009-2012.

  4. Modernization of Plant Biotechnology and Biochemistry Laboratory, Sponsored by All India Council for Technical Education, Govt. of India, Sanctioned amount INR 7.0 Lakh, 2011-2013.

  5. Assessment of carbon stock and carbon sequestration potential of major land use sectors in Arunachal Pradesh, Sponsored by Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of India, Sanctioned amount INR 84.62 Lakh, 2015-2018.

 

 

 

 

16.

Ph.D. Thesis Supervision

:

i) Species diversity and regeneration status of selected Rhododendron species along an altitudinal gradient in West Siang District of Arunachal Pradesh (Dr. Shanjeeb Bharali, 2012)

 

 

 

ii) Changes in the physico-chemical properties of soils and nutrient content in the culms during pre-flowering, flowering and post-flowering phases of Dendrocalamus hamiltonii in Arunachal Pradesh and Melocanna baccifera in Mizoram (Dr. Salam Dilip, 2015)

 

 

 

iii) Biology of Leucinodes orbonalis Guenee and its ecofriendly management in brinjal through bio-rational pesticides and varietal screening (Dr. Namram Sobharani Devi, 2016)

 

 

 

iv) Nutritional and antioxidative properties of tender bamboo shoots and their products available in Arunachal Pradesh (Dr. Chingangbam Sadananda Singh, 2016)

 

 

 

v) Regeneration Ecology of Pinus merkusii Jhung & De Vries in Anjaw District of Arunachal Pradesh, India (Dr. Anup Kumar Das, 2016)

 

 

 

vi) Consumption pattern, nutritional profile and ecological analysis of a few selected wild edible plants in Arunachal Pradesh of Northeast India (Dr. Binita Medak, 2018)

 

 

 

vii) Plant diversity and community characteristics and population dynamics of selected important tree species in the sacred groves of West Kameng district, Arunachal Pradesh (Dr. Lobsang Tashi Thungon, 2019)

17.

M.Sc. Project Supervision

 

i) Certain Ecological Parameters of Dendrocalamus hamiltonii Nees and its Potential for Alcohol Production, and Socio-Economic aspects of Bamboos in Nagaland, India (Ms. Kahili Sema, 2009)

 

 

 

ii) Growth, Population and Biomass of Phyllostachys manii Gamble in managed and unmanaged brakes along an altitudinal gradient in Meghalaya, India (Ms. Ibadasuk Lyngdoh, 2010)

 

 

 

iii) Soil physico-chemical parameters, regeneration status and importance of Nepenthes khasiana Hook. f. - A threatened endemic plant of Meghalaya, India (Mr. Trechanmi Synrem, 2013)

 

 

 

iv) Soil parameters, population density and biomass of Cephalostachyum longwanum Naithani- an endemic bamboo species of Mon district of Nagaland (Mr. Thejangulie Solo, 2014)

 

 

 

v) Fuelwood consumption pattern in Shergaon village of West Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh, and population structure and aboveground standing wood biomass of Quercus serrata – a most commonly used fuelwood species in this village (Mr. Sange Dondu Thungon, 2015)

 

 

 

vi) Edaphic variables, population structure and regeneration status of Nepenthes khasiana Hook. f. - A threatened endemic plant of Meghalaya in East and South-West Khasi Hills Districts of Meghalaya (Ms. Tangwa Lakiang, 2016)

 

 

 

vii) Taxonomic enumeration and ecological analysis of ‘Tabum’ (Schizostachyum sp.)- a bamboo with longest internode and endemic to Arunachal Pradesh (Ms. Pakpi Niri, 2017)

 

 

 

viii) Taxonomic enumeration of ‘Tyra’ bamboo and Ecological analysis of its habitats in East Khasi Hills District of Meghalaya (Ms. Deicyqueen M. Umlong, 2018)

 

 

 

ix) Edaphic variables, population and regeneration status of Nepenthes khasiana Hook. f. in South Garo Hills District of Meghalaya (Mr. Damanbha Pakem, 2019)

 

 

 

x) Comparative analysis of the changes in micro-habitats of twenty bamboo species of Arunachal Pradesh (Ms. Jompi Nacho, 2019)

18.

Publications

 

  1. Implications of Land Use Dynamics on Ecosystem Service Value: A Case Study from Goalpara District of Assam, Northeast India. International J. of Plant and Environment, 5(4): 270-277 (2019).

 

 

 

  1. Tree diversity assessment and above ground forests biomass estimation using SAR remote sensing: A case study of higher altitude vegetation of North-East Himalayas, India. Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, 111: 53-64 (2019).

 

 

 

  1. Stapletonia rigoense (Poaceae), a new bamboo species bearing very long internodes from Arunachal Pradesh, India. Phytotaxa, 350 (1): 079–085 (2018).

 

 

 

  1. Phylogenetic diversity patterns in Himalayan forests reveal evidence for environmental filtering of distinct lineages. Ecosphere, 9(5): 1-13 (2018). ISSN: 2150-8925. DOI: 10.1002/ecs2.2157.

 

 

 

  1. Trace elements and antioxidant activity of six wild edible plants that are widely consumed by ethnic tribes of Arunachal Pradesh, India. Indian J. Agric. Res., 52 (1): 85-88 (2018).

 

 

 

  1. Plant diversity patterns and conservation status of eastern Himalayan forests in Arunachal Pradesh, Northeast India. Forest Ecosystems, 4:28 (2017).

 

 

 

  1. Changes in N, P and K content in the culms of Dendrocalamus hamiltonii Nees and Melocanna baccifera (Roxb.) Kurz during different phases of their life cycle. J. Bamboo and Rattan, Vol. 16, No. 1, pp. 15-22 (2017).

 

 

 

  1. Nutritional Contribution by Wild Plants as Novel Food to the Ethnic Tribes of Arunachal Himalaya, India. IOSR Journal of Pharmacy and Biological Sciences, 12(3): 73-79 (2017).

 

 

 

  1. Community structure and species diversity of Pinusmerkusii Jungh. & de Vriese forest along an altitudinal gradient in Eastern Himalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, India. Tropical Ecology, 58(2): 397-408. ISSN: 0564- 3295 (2017).

 

 

 

  1. Rapid assessment of above ground biomass in forest of Papum Pare district of Arunachal Pradesh: A geospatial approach. Malaya Journal of Biosciences, 4(2): 48-55 (2017).

 

 

 

  1. Nutritional Profile of a few selected wild edible plants of Papum Pare district of Arunachal Pradesh. Journal of Bioresources, 3(2): 17-21 (2016).

 

 

 

  1. Microscopic Features of Dominant Bladderworts of Northeast India. International Journal of Basic Sciences and Applied Computing, 2(1): 5-9 (2016).

 

 

 

  1. Schizostachyum arunachalensis Naithani - the bamboo with the longest internode blooms in the Eastern Himalaya, India. NeBio, 7(3): 98-100 (2016).

 

 

 

  1. A critical analysis on the digestive glands of endemic and endangered pitcher plant (Nepenthes khasiana Hook. f.) of Northeast India. NeBio, 7(4): 115-121 (2016).

 

 

 

  1. Comparative Efficacy and Economic Feasibility of Certain Bio Rational Insecticides and Endosulfan against Leucinodes orbonalis Guenee (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) in Eggplant. International Journal of Science and Research, 3(8): 454-457 (2014).

 

 

 

  1. Changes in soil physico-chemical parameters of Dendrocalamus hamiltonii Nees and Melocanna baccifera (Roxb.) Kurz forests during pre-flowering, flowering and post-flowering phases in Eastern Himalayas, India. IOSR Journal of Environmental Science, Toxicology and Food Technology, 7(5): 11-16 (2013).

 

 

 

  1. Biology of the shoot and fruit borer, Leucinodes orbonalis Guenee on three brinjal varieties and its seasonal abundance. NeBio, 3(4): 45-48 (2012).

 

 

 

  1. Pinus merkusii Jungh et de Vries – a vulnerable gymnosperm needs conservation. NeBio, 3(1): 94-95 (2012).

 

 

 

  1. Impact of altitude on population structure and regeneration status of two Rhododendron species in a temperate broadleaved forest of Arunachal Pradesh, India. International Journal of Ecosystem, 2(1): 19-27 (2012).

 

 

 

  1. Survival and growth of seedlings of two Rhododendron tree species along an altitudinal gradient in a temperate broadleaved forest of Arunachal Pradesh, India. International Journal of Plant Research, 2(1): 39-46 (2012).

 

 

 

  1. Species Diversity and Community Structure of a Temperate Mixed Rhododendron Forest along an Altitudinal Gradient in West Siang District of Arunachal Pradesh, India. Nature and Science, 9(12): 125-140 (2011).

 

 

 

  1. Mauhak’ – yet another mystery in the dictionary of bamboo flowering. Current Science, 99(6): 714 (2010).

 

 

 

  1. Rodenticides – are they safe? Current Science, 98(6): 733 (2010).

 

 

 

  1. Rehabilitation of shifting cultivation areas through Agroforestry: A case study in Eastern Himalaya, India. Journal of Tropical Forest Science, 22(1): 13-20 (2010).

 

 

 

  1. Floristic composition and phytosociology of a temperate bamboo stand in Eastern Himalayas, India.Bamboo Science and Culture, 23(1): 49-56 (2010).

 

 

 

  1. Understanding bamboo sector for income generation, employment opportunity and sustainable development of the North-East India. Indian Forester, 134(9): 1147-1156 (2008).

 

 

 

  1. Microenvironmental characteristics of the natural habitat of Arundinaria maling Gamble in Arunachal Pradesh, India. Journal of Bamboo & Rattan, 6(1&2): 101-114 (2007).

 

 

 

  1. Antibacterial, Nematicidal and Nutritional properties of different parts of tree bean, Parkia roxburghii. Asian J. of Microbiology, Biotechnology & Environmental Sciences, 9(3): 621-626 (2007).

 

 

 

  1. Commercial edible bamboo species of North Eastern Himalayan Region, India. Part II: Fermented, roasted and boiled bamboo shoots sales. Journal of Bamboo and Rattan, 4(1): 13-31 (2005).

 

 

 

  1. Distribution, growth and productivity of commercial edible bamboo species in the three states of Eastern Himalaya, India. World Bamboo and Rattan, 2(3): 22-32 (2004).

 

 

 

  1. Commercial edible bamboo species of North Eastern Himalayan Region, India. Part I: Young shoot sales. Journal of Bamboo and Rattan, 3(4): 337-365 (2004).

 

 

 

  1. Aluminium phytotoxicity in wheat: pigment alterations and oxidative damage, vol. 72, Section B(III) & (IV), Proceedings National Academy of Sciences pp. 345-348 (2002).

 

 

 

  1. Some commercial edible bamboo species of North East India: Indigenous uses, Cost-benefit and Management Strategies. Bamboo Science and Culture, 17(1): 4-20 (2003).

 

 

 

  1. Commercial edible bamboo species and their market potentiality in three Indian tribal states of North Eastern Himalayan Region. Journal of Bamboo and Rattan, 2(2): 111-133 (2003).

 

 

 

  1. Flowering of Bambusa cacharensis Mazumder in the southern part of North-East India – a case study. Journal of Bamboo and Rattan, 2(1): 57-63 (2003).

 

 

 

  1. Does Aluminium phytotoxicity induce oxidative stress in Green gram (Vigna radiata)? Bulgarian J. of Plant Physiology, 29(1-2): 77-86 (2003).

 

 

 

  1. Changes in antioxidant levels in Oryza sativa L. roots subjected to NaCl- salinity stress. Acta Physiologiae Plantarum, 24(2):145-148 (2002).

 

 

 

  1. A plea for conservation of threatened tree fern (Cyathea gigantean). Current Science, 84(4): 375-376 (2002).

 

 

 

  1. A molecular approach for the systematics of bamboos of Northeast India, in: Recent Advances in Bamboo Research and Development in India, Proceedings of the National Seminar held at RFRI, 6-7 February, 2014, pp. 11-16 (2016).

 

 

 

  1. Edible Bamboo Species of NEH Region: A Potential Resource for Rehabilitation of Degraded Lands, Food Security and Employment Generation. In: Agroforestry in North east India: Opportunities and challenges, (Bhatt, B.P. and Bujarbarua, K.M.), Indian Council of Agricultural Research (RC) for NEH Region, Meghalaya, India, pp. 261-276 (2006).

 

 

 

  1. Tree growth and crop yield under Agrisilvicultural Practices in Meghalaya, In: Agroforestry in North East India: Opportunities and challenges, (Bhatt, B.P. and Bujarbarua, K.M), Indian Council of Agricultural Research (RC) for NEH Region, Meghalaya, India 351-360 (2006).

 

 

 

  1. Market potentiality of edible bamboo shoots in North-eastern Hill Region of India, In: “the role of biodiversity and environmental strategies in North East India for sustainable development, Proceedings of a National seminar, organized by St. Mary’s College, Shillong, India, pp. 84-99 (2003).