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Expert NameDr. Vijendra Singh
TitleDeputy Director
DivisionArid Zone Circle
InstitutionBotanical Survey of India
Telephone91 291 40415,41736
Work ExperienceAbout 30 years experience on the flora, floristics, biodiversity, ecology and ecosystems, economic and medicinal plants of Indian desert accrued in association with local people rrevealed that the biomass of Indian desert if under pressure mainly due to poverty, thick population of cattle, free grazing practices and lack of alterntive sources for survival particularly fire-wood. The Aravalli hill range has also become naked at several points and not only a lithophytic desert has been evolving gradually, but also the sandy desert is marching further eastwards across the Aravalli range. The afforestation projects started during recent years, have, considerably increased precipitation in the desert. Hence, proper scientific measures are required to be taken up for combating the desertification and mitigating the drought.
QualificationsB.Sc. Botany, Zoology and Chemistry, Agra University, 1965. M.Sc. Botany, Meerut University, 1967. Ph.D. Taxonomy, Meerut University, 1974.
Number of Publications80
Other Activities1. Phytosociology. 2. Ethnobotany. 3. Geobotany and biogeochemical studies. 4. Taxonomy and systematics
Publications1. Singh, V. & R.P. Randey (1983). Economic and medicinal plants of Indian desert. Desert Resources and Technology 1:307-362 (Jodhpur). 2. Singh, V. & B.V. Shetty (1977). A survey of natural plant resources of Rajasthan desert. Trans. Isdt. UCDS 2(2):296-305 (Jodhpur). 3. Singh, V. (1979). Phytogeographical reassessment on the flora of Rajasthan. J. Bombay. Nat. Hist. Soc. 74(3):444-452. 4. Pandey, R.P. & V. Singh (1985). A reassessment of biological spectrum of the flora of Rajasthan desert. Trans. Isdt. UCDS 10(1):121-128 (Jodhpur). 5. Singh, V. & R.P. Pandey (1985). Problems of fire-wood in Rajasthan desert. Trans. ISDT & UCDS. 10(2):9-13.
DisciplineNatural Resource Management
Last updated09/05/2007 11:46:00

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