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Expert NameDr. Vindhya Prasad Tewari
DivisionInstite of Wood Science and Technology (IWST)
Telephone0091 80 22190199
Emailvptewari(at); vptewari(at)
Work ExperienceConducted growth & yield studies and developed G&Y models for E. camaldulensis, D. sissoo, T. undulata, Prosopis cineraria and Ailanthus excelsa in Arid Rajasthan, A. indica, A. nilotica and E. hybrid in Gujarat and T. grandis in Karnataka State of India___ Proposed a new way of modelling the relationship between tree heights and diameters using Johnson SBB distribution and developed a Pascal programme for fitting the distribution function to height and diameter data of forestry tree species Conducted lopping studies on A. tortilis, P. cineraria and A. excelsa to observe the effect of lopping on the tree growth and fodder production and suggested appropriate lopping management regime_____ Carried out evaluation study of IGNP area Afforestation programme in Rajasthan_ Completed 15 research projects as P.I. & CO-PI, 4 are ongoing; supervised 1 Ph.D. thesis; Estimated recreational use value of urban forestry in Chandigarh city using TCM and CVM; Conducted market studies regarding prices of timber, bamboo and fuel wood in Jaipur & Ahmedabad; was associated with the ITTO Forestry Statistics project of ICFRE____ Reviewed status of long-term Forest Observational Studies in India____ Prepared a report on Seed Production Areas established in Rajasthan & Gujarat; also helped DBT, in preparing Operational Guidelines for Jatropha curcus plantations_
QualificationsPh.D. in Physics, University of Allahabad (1984)
Number of Publications112
Awards1. Deputy Coordinator IUFRO Div. 4, unit 4.01.03 Instruments and methods in forest mensuration; 2. DAAD fellowship twice for short-term study and research visit To Germany (1st Aug.-30th Sept 2002 & 15th Dec. 2005 to 15th Feb. 2006); 3. Brandis Prize for the year 1998 by ‘The Indian Forester’ for ‘Most outstanding paper in the field of Silviculture & Forest Management’
Other Activities1. Life member, Arid zone research association of India, Jodhpur; Society for sustainable agriculture and resource management, CCS Haryana Agriculture University, Hisar; Indian Academy of Wood Science, Bangalore (India) ; 2. Organized IUFRO International conference on “Multipurpose Trees in the Tropics: Assessment, Growth and Management” at AFRI, Jodhpur during 22-25 Nov. 2004; 3. Member, Editorial Board, ‘Forest Ecosystems’, a Springer Journal published from China; 4. Worked as FAO Fellow at Institute of Forest Management & Yield Sciences, Goettingen University, Germany from March 1995 to Feb. 1996; 5. National Subject Matter Coordinator for ‘Forest Biometrics’ in ICFRE, Dehradun
Publications1. V.P. Tewari, R. Sukumar, Rajesh Kumar and K.v. Gadow 2013. Forest observational studies in India: Past developments and considerations for the future. Forest Ecology and Management, 2. V.P. Tewari and Bilas Singh 2009. Site index model for Tecomella undulata plantations in a hot arid region of India. Journal of Arid Environments, 73(4-5), 590-593.___ 3. V.P. Tewari and Ranjana Arya 2005. Overgrazing and degradation in arid rangelands and their management with reference to Thart Desert in India: An overview. Arid Land Research and Management, 19(1), 1-12.____ 4. V.P. Tewari and R.L. Srivastava (eds.), 2005. Multipurpose Trees in the Tropics: Management and Improvement Strategies. Scientific Publishers, Jodhpur (India), 760 p. 5. K.P.R. Vittal, R.L. Srivastava, N.L. Joshi, Amal Kar, V.P. Tewari and S. Kathju (eds.), 2007. Dryland Ecosystem: Indian Perspective. Central Arid Zone Research Institute and Arid Forest Research Institute, Jodhpur. 235 p. ___
DisciplineNatural Resource Management
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