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Sunil Nautiyal

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Professor and Head, Centre for Ecological Economics and Natural Resources (CEENR)

 

Area of Specialisation
  • Natural resource management and conservation;

  • Socio-economic and ecological approaches for sustainable development;

  • Production system analysis; Protected Area Management;

  • Land use land cover change analysis; Sustainable livelihood development; Ecological Modeling; 

  • GIS and Remote Sensing in landscape analysis;

  • Climate Change and Socio-Ecological Development

Academic Qualification

PhD in Botany (Specialization: Ecology)   H.N.B. Garhwal University, Srinagar – Garhwal 246 174, Uttarakhand India (Submitted: 15 June 1998; Awarded:  29 Nov 1999). Ph.D. work was carried out in G.B. Pant Institute of Himalayan Environment and Development, Garhwal Unit, Srinagar Garhwal (An Autonomous Institute of Ministry of Environment and Forests, Govt. of India).

PhD Thesis Title: Ecosystem function of buffer zone villages of Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve, India (Thesis Summary)

MSc (Botany, Specialization: Ecology)  H.N.B. Garhwal University, Srinagar – Garhwal 246 174, Uttarakhand India (1993).

Selected Publications (since 2001)

Books/Monographs

  1. Nautiyal Sunil, Schaldach, R., Raju KV, Kaechele, H., Pritchard B., Rao. KS (2016). Climate Change Challenge (3C) and Social-Economic-Ecological Interface-Building. Springer International Publishing Switzerland ISBN 978-3-319-31013-8, 639pp+x

  2. Biodiversity of Semi-Arid Landscape: Baseline study for understanding the impact of human development on ecosystems (2015), Nautiyal Sunil, Bhaskar K, Imran Khan Y D, Springer International Publishing Switzerland, ISBN: 978-3-319-15463-3. 398+xxii

  3. People and the Peepal: Cultural attitudes to sacred tr,ees and their conservation in urban areas, (2015). Raju, KV, Manasi, S., Nautiyal Sunil, Rashmi KP. Partridge Publication. ISBN: 978-1-4828-5876-1.

  4. Ethnobotany and Conservation of Medicinal Plants through Scientific and Technological Interventions: A case study from BRTTR, Karnataka, (2015), Nautiyal Sunil, Varsha, NP, Mannam S. Rajasekaran C. . ISEC Monograph No. 41. ISBN: 81-7791-140-6.

  5. Study on the Production and Profitability of Pulses and Beans in India - A Case Study of Karnataka, (2015), Nautiyal Sunil, Manasi, S., Babu, M.S.U, Rao, K.S., Institute for Social and Economic Change Monograph No. 37 ISBN:81-7791-136-8 .

  6. Conservation through culture in urban ecosystems: A case study from Bangalore, India, (2015) Raju, K.V., Manasi, S., Nautiyal Sunil, Rashmi, K.P., Institute for Social and Economic Change Monograph No. 36 ISBN:81-7791-135-X.

  7. Evaluation of Western Ghats Development Programmes (WGDP) and policy recommendations : A Case Study from Karnataka,  Nautiyal, S., Manasi, S. and Babu Umesh, M.S., Institute for Social and Economic Change Monograph No. 33 (2014), (ISBN 81-7791-132-5).

  8. Knowledge Systems of Societies for Adaptation and Mitigation of Impacts of Climate Change, Environmental Science and Engineering, Nautiyal S., et al., Eds (2013),  Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg (August 2013) 720 pp.

  9. Public Expenditure and Strategies for Sustainable Management of Environment and Forest Ecosystems in Karnataka, Institute for Social and Economic Change Monograph No. 27 (2012), (ISBN 81-7791-126-0).

  10. Development of rural and peri-urban landscapes: Socioeconomic and ecological perspectives of urbanization in India (2011), Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany.

  11. Ecological Economics: An Approach towards Socioeconomic and Environmental Sustainability (2010). Sunil Nautiyal and Bibhu P. Nayak (Eds), ISEC and NIE publication, July 2010; 383 pp.

  12. Climate Change: Data Requirement and Availability (2009). Sunil Nautiyal and Bibhu P. Nayak (Eds), ISEC and MoSPI publication, April 2009; 188 pp.

  13. Traditional agro-technologies of medicinal plants in Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve - Second Edition (Nanda Devi Jaivmandal Arakshit Kshetra Mein Aushadhiya Padapon ki Paramparagat Krishi Takneek). G.B. Pant Institute of Himalayan Environment and Development, Kosi-Katarmal, Almora – 263 643, UA. India.

  14. Suggestions for sustainable utilization and management of natural resources in Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve- A World Heritage Site (Vishwa Dharohar Sthal (World Heritage Site) Nanda Devi Jaivmandal Arakshit Kshetra mein Prakritik Sansadhano ke Satat Upyog evam Prabandhan hetu Sujhao). G.B. Pant Institute of Himalayan Environment and Development, Kosi-Katarmal, Almora – 263 643, U.P. India

  15. Improvement in fertility of barren land: research experiences from Uttaranchal Himalaya (Banjar Bhumi Ki Upjaau Kshmta mein Sudhar: Uttaranchal Himalaya mein Sodh ke Anubhav). G.B. Pant Institute of Himalayan Environment and Development, Kosi-Katarmal, Almora – 263 643, UA. India

Articles

  1. Nautiyal Sunil, M. Sravani, Kaechele, H, Rajasekaran, C (2016). Plant diversity and associated traditional ecological knowledge of Soliga tribal community of BRTTR. A biogeographic bridge for Western and Eastern Ghats, India. Medicinal Plants - International Journal of Phytomedicines and Related Industries. 8(1): 1-17.

  2. YD Imran Khan, Nautiyal Sunil, Pavan Tikhile, V. Sastry, K. Bhaskar (2016). Diversity of Zooplankton and their Seasonal Variations of Gogi Lake, Shahapur taluk, Yadgir district, Karnataka, India. International Research Journal of Environment Sciences Vol. 5(1), 32-38.

  3. Nautiyal Sunil, Goswami, M., et al., (2015). "Potential of manure based biogas to replace conventional and non-conventional fuels in India: Environmental assessment for emission reduction", Management of Environmental Quality: An International Journal, 26 (1): 3-20.

  4. Deb M, Nautiyal Sunil, Sláma Petr, Bhattacharjee PC, Roychoudhury Shubhadeep (2015). Butterfly of Assam University Campus in Silchar: Can Academic Institutions Contribute to Conservation of Species Diversity in Northeastern Region of India. Acta Univ. Agric. Silvic. Mendelianae Brun. 63 (3), 731-739. doi:10.11118/actaun20156

  5. Nautiyal Sunil with Bhaskar K, Imran Khan Y D, Rajanna, L. (2015). A Preliminary study on Phytoplankton in Fresh water-Lake of Gogi, Yadgir district, Karnataka. International Journal of Innovative Research in Science, Engineering and Technology. 4(4): 2030-3037.

  6. Nautiyal Sunil, Rajasekaran, C., Varsha, N.P. (2014). Cross-Cultural Ecological Knowledge related to the use of plant biodiversity in the traditional health care systems in Biligiriranga-Swamy Temple Tiger Reserve, Karnataka. Medicinal Plants - International Journal of Phytomedicines and Related Industries, 6(4): 254-271.

  7. Nautiyal Sunil (2013). A Transition from Wood Fuel to LPG and Its Impact on Energy Conservation and Health in the Central Himalayas, India. Journal of Mountain Science (Springer) 10(5): 898-912.

  8. Semwal, R.L., Nautiyal Sunil, Maikhuri, R.K., Rao, K.S., Saxena, K.G. (2013). Growth and carbon stocks of multipurpose tree species plantations in degraded lands in Central Himalaya, India. Forest Ecology and Management (Elsevier), 310(15): 450–459.

  9. Nautiyal Sunil, Bhaskar K, Khan YDI, Venkateshalu (2013). Biodiversity Monitoring and its Distribution in and Around Uranium Mining Area of Gogi, Gulbarga (Yadgir), Karnataka: A Case Study. Journal of Biodiversity, 4(2): 69-77 (2013)

  10. Nautiyal Sunil, Nidamanuri RR (2012). Ecological and socioeconomic impacts of conservation policies in biodiversity hotspots: a case study from Rajiv Gandhi National Park, India. Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences, 2(2): 165-177.

  11. Nautiyal, Sunil (2011). Can conservation and development interventions in the Indian Central Himalaya ensure environmental sustainability? A socioecological evaluation. Sustainability Science, 6(2): 151-167.

  12. Navaneethan, P., Nautiyal Sunil, Rajasekaran, C. (2011). Cross-cultural Ethno-botany and Conservation of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants in the Nilgiris, Western Ghats: A Case Study. Medicinal Plants, International Journal of Phytomedicine and Related Industries. 3(1): 27-45.

  13. Nautiyal, Sunil (2011). Plant Biodiversity and Its Conservation in Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC) Campus, Bangalore: A Case Study. Journal of Biodiversity 2(1): 9-26.

  14. Kaechele, H., Babu, T.S., Kutter, T, Specht, K, Nautiyal, S., Mueller, K. and Raju, K.V. (2011). Confronting the climate change challenge: discussing the role of rural India under cumulative emission budget approach. Environmental Science and Policy 14(8): 1103-1112.

  15. Nautiyal, Sunil (2011). Macro to micro Viewpoint of Climate Change- Linking Karnataka to Global Issue. Natural Resources 2:22-27.

  16. Nautiyal, Sunil and Nidamanuri, R.R. (2010). Conserving biodiversity in protected area of biodiversity hotspot in India: a case study. International Journal of Ecology and Environmental Sciences 36: 195-200.

  17. Kaechele, H. and Nautiyal, Sunil (2010). From Thaer and Thünen until Today: Past and Future of Agricultural Landscape Use in Germany, Natural Resources, 1(2): 57-68.

  18. Nautiyal, S., Rao. K.S., Kaechele, H., Zander, P. (2010). Conceptual model development for landscape management in the mountains of the Indian Himalayan region: an approach for sustainable socio-ecological development. Landscape Online, Journal of International Association of Landscape Ecology. 18:1-19.

  19. Nautiyal, S. and Kaechele, H. (2009). Natural resource management in a protected area of Indian Himalaya: A modeling approach for anthropogenic interactions on ecosystems. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 153 (1-4): 253-271.

  20. Nautiyal, S., Kaechele, H., Rao, K.S. and Maikhuri, R.K. (2009). An economic evaluation of introduced crops cultivation in a part of the Indian Himalayan region. the Botanica, 57: 102-106.

  21. Nautiyal, S. and Kaechele, H. (2008). Fuel switching from wood to LPG can benefit the environment! Environmental Impact Assessment Review 28:523-532.

  22. Nautiyal, S. (2008). Natural resource management Research approach to understand the anthropogenic interactions on ecosystem: Testing the efficiency of conservation policies. Hima Paryavaran 20 (2): 9-10.

  23. Nautiyal, S., Bisht, V., Rao, K.S, Maikhuri, R.K. (2008). The role of cultural values in agrobiodiversity conservation: a case study from Uttarakhand, Himalaya. Journal of Human Ecology 23 (1):1-6.

  24. Nautiyal, S. and Kaechele, H. (2008). A modeling approach for natural resource management in nature protection areas in the Indian Himalayan region. Management of Environmental Quality-An International Journal. 19 (3):  335-352.

  25. Nautiyal, S. and Kaechele, H. (2007). Conserving the Himalayan forests: approaches and implications of different conservation regimes. Biodiversity and Conservation 16:3737-3754.

  26. Nautiyal, S., Kaechele, H., Rao, K.S., Maikhuri, R.K. and Saxena, K.G. (2007). Energy use and economic analysis of traditional Vs introduced crops cultivation in mountains of Indian Himalaya: A case study. Energy 32 (12): 2321-2335.

  27. Nautiyal, S. and Kaechele, H. (2007). Conservation of crop diversity for sustainable landscape development in the mountains of the Indian Himalayan region. Management of Environmental Quality 18 (5): 514-530.

  28. Nautiyal, S. and Kaechele, H.  (2007). Adverse impact of pasture abandonment in Himalayas of India: Testing efficiency of a natural resource management plan (NRMP). Environmental Impact Assessment Review 27: 109-125.

  29. Rao, K.S., Nautiyal, S., Maikhuri, R.K. and Saxena, K.G. (2005). Resource Flows of Villages with Contrasting Lifestyles in Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve, Central Himalaya, India. Journal of Mountain Science 2(4),271-293. 

  30. Nautiyal, S., Rajan, K.S. and Shibasaki, R. (2005). Interaction of biodiversity and economic welfare-a case study from Himalayas of India. Journal of Environmental Informatics 6 (2), 111-119.

  31. Nautiyal, S., Shibasaki, R., Rajan, K.S. and Maikhuri, R.K. and Rao, K. S. (2005): Impact of land use changes on subsidiary occupation: a case study from Himalayas of India. Environmental Informatics Archives 3,14-23. 

  32. Semwal, R.L., Nautiyal, S., Sen, K.K., Rana, U., Maikhuri, R.K., Rao, K.S. Saxena, K.G. (2004): Patterns and ecological implications of agricultural land-use changes: a case study from central Himalaya, India.  Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 102, 81?92.

  33. Nautiyal, S. Rao, K.S., Maikhuri, R.K. and Saxena, K.G (2003): Transhumant Pastoralism and Sustainable Development : A case study in the Buffer Zone of the Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve, India. Mountain Research and Development. 23 , 255-262.

  34. Nautiyal, S. Maikhuri, R.K., Rao, K.S. and Saxena, K.G. (2003): Ethnobotany of the Bhotiya tribe of the buffer zone villages of Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve. Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany 23, 119-141.

  35. Nautiyal, S. Maikhuri, R.K., Rao, K.S., Semwal, R.L. and Saxena, K.G. (2003): Agroecosystem function around a Himalayan Biosphere Reserve. Journal of Environmental Systems 29, 71-100.

  36. Rao, K.S., Nautiyal. S., Maikhuri, R.K.  and Saxena, K.G (2003): Local Peoples' Knowledge, Attitude and perceptions of planning and management issues in Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve. Environmental Management.31, 168-181.

  37. Negi, C. S. and Nautiyal, S (2003): Indigenous Peoples, Biological Diversity and Protected Area Management- Policy Framework Towards Resolving Conflicts. International Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology 10, 169-180.

  38. Nautiyal, S., Rao, K.S., Maikhuri, R.K., Negi, K.S. and Kala, C.P. (2002): Status of Medicinal and aromatic plants on way to Vashuki Tal in Mandakini Valley Garhwal Himalaya, Uttaranchal. Journal of Non-Timber Forest Products 9, 124-131.

  39. Maikhuri, R.K., Nautiyal, S., Rao, K.S., and Saxena, K.G. (2001): Conservation policy and people conflicts: a case study from Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve (a World Heritage Site), India. Forest policy and economics 2, 355-365.

  40. Nautiyal, S. Maikhuri, R.K., Rao, K.S. and Saxena, K.G. (2001): Medicinal Plant Resources in Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve in the Central Himalaya. Journal of Herbs, spices and Medicinal Plants 8 ,  47-64.

  41. Nautiyal, S., Rao, K.S., Maikhuri, R.K., Semwal, R.L. and  Saxena, K.G (2001): Traditional knowledge related to medicinal and aromatic plants in tribal societies in a part of Himalaya. Journal of medicinal and aromatic plant Sciences 22-23, 528-541. 

Working Papers
  1. Climate Change and Sea Level Rise: A Review of Studies on Low Lying and Island Countries. Working paper 359. Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore, 2016.

  2. Historical issues and perspectives of land resource management in India: A Review. Working paper 309. Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore, 2013.

  3. Socioeconomic and Ecological Consequences of Biofuel Development in India, Working Paper 807. Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI), Department of International Economics, 2012.

  4. Forest Resources Management and Conservation in Ancient India: A Historical Review, Working Paper 003. Development Foundation, Bangalore, 2012.

  5. Plant-Biodiversity Conservation in Academic Institutions: An Efficient Approach for Conserving Biodiversity across Ecological Regions in India, Working Paper No. 258. Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore, 2010.

  6. Spatio-temporal analysis of forests under different management regimes using Landsat and IRS images, Working paper no. 213. Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore, 2009.

  7. Structure of Central Himalayan forests under different management regimes: An empirical study, Working paper No 206. Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore, 2008.

Articles in Edited Books/Conference Proceedings
  1. Nautiyal Sunil, Schaldach, R., Raju KV, Kaechele, H., Pritchard B., Rao. KS (2016). Climate Change Challenge (3C) and Social-Economic-Ecological Interface-Building: Exploring Potential Adaptation Strategies for Bio-resource Conservation and Livelihood Development - PROLOGUE. Springer International Publishing Switzerland. pp 1-8.

  2. Rao M S, Ravikumar G., Triveni P.R., Rajan V S and Nautiyal S. (2016). Analy sis o f Policies in Sus taining Sand alwood Resources in Ind ia. In: Nautiyal et al., Climate Change Challenge (3C) and Social-Economic-Ecological Interface-Building Exploring Potential Adaptation Strategies for Bio-resource Conservation and Livelihood Development. Springer International Publishing Switzerland. pp 327-346.

  3. Nautiyal S., Schaldach R. (2016). Research approach to analyse climate change impacts in rural regions of India and to explore potential adaptation strategies for biodiversity conservation and livelihood development. In: Nautiyal et al., Climate Change Challenge (3C) and Social-Economic-Ecological Interface-Building Exploring Potential Adaptation Strategies for Bio-resource Conservation and Livelihood Development. Springer International Publishing Switzerland. pp 561-579.

  4. Nautiyal S. Kaechele H. Zander P and Rao, KS (2016). Socioeconomic and ecological modeling for sustainable landscape management in Indian Himalayan perspective. In: Nautiyal et al., Climate Change Challenge (3C) and Social-Economic-Ecological Interface-Building Exploring Potential Adaptation Strategies for Bio-resource Conservation and Livelihood Development. Springer International Publishing Switzerland. pp 597-628.

  5. Nautiyal Sunil, Schaldach, R., Raju KV, Kaechele, H., Pritchard B., Rao. KS (2016). Climate Change Challenge (3C) and Social-Economic-Ecological Interface-Building: Exploring Potential Adaptation Strategies for Bio-resource Conservation and Livelihood Development - EPILOGUE. Springer International Publishing Switzerland. pp 631-639.

  6. Replacing conventional fuel through biogas for mitigating the threats related to climate change in India: A state-wise assessment for emission reduction. In: N.J. Raju, W. Gossel, A. Ramanathan, M. Sudhakar (Eds.), Management of Water, Energy and Bio-resources in the Era of Climate Change: Emerging Issues and Challenges. Capital Publishing House, New Delhi and Co published by Springer, The Netherlands, ISBN: 978-93-81891-06-3, (2014) pp 177-196.

  7. Knowledge Systems of Societies for Adaptation and Mitigation of Impacts of Climate Change: Prologue. In: Nautiyal, S. et al., (Eds.), Knowledge Systems of Societies for Adaptation and Mitigation of Impacts of Climate Change, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, Germany (2013), pp 1-6.

  8. Promoting and Enhancing Sustainable Livelihood Options as an Adaptive Strategy to Reduce Vulnerability and Increase Resilience to Climate Change Impact in the Central Himalaya. In: Nautiyal, S. et al., (Eds.), Knowledge Systems of Societies for Adaptation and Mitigation of Impacts of Climate Change, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, Germany ((2013), pp 555-576.

  9. Rural India as Key Factor to Cope with Climate Change. In: Nautiyal, S. et al., (Eds.), Knowledge Systems of Societies for Adaptation and Mitigation of Impacts of Climate Change, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, Germany ((2013), pp 693-716.

  10. Knowledge Systems of Societies for Adaptation and Mitigation of Impacts of Climate Change: Epilogue. In: Nautiyal, S. et al., (Eds.), Knowledge Systems of Societies for Adaptation and Mitigation of Impacts of Climate Change, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, Germany (2013), pp 717-720.

  11. Protected area management in Biodiversity Hotspots. In: K.G. Saxena, L. Liang, K. Tanaka and S. Takahashi (Eds) Land Management in Marginal Mountain Regions: Adaptation and vulnerability to Global Change. Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh, Dehradun (2011), 99-106.

  12. Livelihood and Natural Resources is Asian Cold Desert: A case study from selected villages in Central Himalaya, India. In: K.G. Saxena, Luohui Liang, Xian Xue (Eds) Global Change, Biodiversity and Livelihoods in Cold Desert Region of Asia, Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh, Dehradun, (2011), 161-176.

  13. Pastoral issues in the light of change and development in the buffer zone of Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve. In: Farooquee, N.A., Gooch, P., Maikhuri, R.K. & Agrawal, D.K. (eds.) Sustainable Pastoralism in the Himalayas. Indus Publishing company, New Delhi (2011), pp. 83-101.

  14. Impact of Land use Change: Socio-economic and Ecological Perspectives. In: Nautiyal, S., Nayak. B.P. (Editors). Ecological Economics: Ecological Economics: An Approach towards Socioeconomic and Environmental Sustainability, ISEC-NIE Publication, 2010. pp. 239-247.

  15. Research approach to understand the climate change impact at micro level: A case study. In: Nautiyal, S., Nayak, B.P. (Editors). Climate Change: Data Requirement and Availability, ISEC-CSO, MoSPI publication, 2009. pp. 150-161.

  16. Is grazing good or bad for pasture ecosystem in the Himalayas of India? Testing the efficiency of conservation model using LANDSAT and IRS images. In: 33rd International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment “Sustaining the Millennium Development Goals” Stresa, Italy.

  17. Ecosystem function of cold desert villages of Indian Central Himalaya, International Conference on Environmental Conservation for Sustainable Livelihoods in the Cold Desert Region of Asia, Solan, HP. 2008

  18. Human and ecosystems interaction and its ecological impacts in Mountains: Lesson from land use development in nature conservation areas in the Himalayas, India Transatlantic Land Use Conference, Washington DC, USA (2007).

  19. Using remote sensing and ground truth data to study and analyse the structure and developmental pattern of the forests under different management regimes in the Himalayas of India. CD-ROM publication (pp 1-4). 32nd International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment, San Jose, Costa Rica (2007).

  20. Traditional crop diversity needs institutional and policy support for their conservation and sustainable land use development in Himalayas of India. In: Berlin Conference on Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change: Resource Policies: Effectiveness, Efficiency, and Equity (2006).  

  21. Priority interventions for sustainable development of buffer zone villages of NDBR. . In: Resource appraisal, Technology application and environmental challenges in Central Himalaya, Eds., Rawat, M.S.S., Lakhera, L.P., Pal, A., Negi, Y.S. and Bisht, K.S. (Department of Geography, HNB Garhwal University Srinagar, Garhwal, Uttaranchal). 84-95 (2006).

  22. Land use Intensification and its Ecological Impacts, in Himalayas of India – Lessons for scenario development in mountainous regions. Proceedings of 31st International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment (31st ISRSE), Saint Petersburg, Russia (04 pages), CD-ROM Publication (2005).

  23. Cultivation and conservation of higher Himalayan medicinal plants through participatory and action research: A case study from the Central Himalaya (Uttaranchal), India. In: Thomas, Y., Karki, M., Gurung, K. & Parajuli, D. (Eds.) Himalayan Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, Balancing Use and Conservation (Proceedings of the Regional Workshop on Wise Practices and Experiential Learning in Conservation and Management of Himalayan Medicinal Plants, December 15-10, 2002, Kathmandu, Nepal), WWF/IDRC, Canada. pp. 281-301 (2005).

  24. Environmental Conservation versus Compensation: Explorations from the Uttaranchal Himalaya. ‘International Society for Environmental Information Sciences, Canada 2: 88-99 (2004).

  25. Ethnobotany to Tolchha Sect of Bhotiya Community of Garhwal Himalaya. In: Series Recent Progress in Medicinal Plants, Vol. 1-Ethnomedicine & Pharmacognosy, Eds, Singh, V.K.,  Govil, J.N. and Singh, G. (SCI TECH Pub USA),  9-32 (2002). 

  26. Traditional Natural Resource Management in Central Himalaya and its Relevance to Biosphere Management. In: Traditional Ecological Knowledge for Managing Biosphere Reserves in South and Central Asia, Eds, Ramakrishnan, P.S., Rai, R.K., Katwal, R.P.S. and Mehndiratta, S. (Oxford & IBH Publication, India (P) Ltd., New Delhi), 71-96 (2002).

  27. Land use land cover change impacts and strategies for rehabilitation of degraded land: A case study from the Central (lesser) Himalaya (Uttaranchal). In: Rawat, M.S.S. (ed.). Central Himalaya: Environment and Development: Potential, Actions and Challenges. Transmedia Publication, Srinagar, Garhwal. pp. 230-240 (2003).

  28.  Medicinal plant cultivation in Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve Buffer Zone villages. In: Singh, V.K., Govil, J.N. & Singh, Gurdip (Eds.) Recent Progress in Medicinal Plants. Vol. I. Ethnomedicine and Pharmocognosy. Sci Tech Publishing Llc, Houston, USA. pp. 345-362 (2002).

  29. Traditional Natural Resource Management in Central Himalaya and its Relevance to Biosphere Management. In: Traditional Ecological Knowledge for Managing Biosphere Reserves in South and Central Asia, Eds, Ramakrishnan, P.S., Rai, R.K., Katwal, R.P.S. and Mehndiratta, S. (Oxford & IBH Publication, India (P) Ltd., New Delhi), 71-96 (2002).

  30. Medicinal  plant cultivation  practices of Bhotiyas in Nanda  Devi  Biosphere Reserve villages of Garhwal Himalaya. In: Himalayan Medicinal Plants: Potential and Prospects, HIMAVIKAS Occasional Publication No. 14, Eds, Samant, S.S., Dhar, U. and Palni, L.M.S. (Gyanodaya Prakashan Pub., Nainital), 317-328 (2002). 

  31. Agroecosystem Management of Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve. In: Proceedings of Biosphere Reserve in India and Their Management, Eds, Sharma, J.K., Easa, P.S., Mohanan,C., Sasidharan ,N. & Rai , R.K. 122-126 (2002).

  32. Indigenous ecological knowledge, biodiversity and sustainable development in the central Himalayas. In: Depommier, D. & Ramakrishnan, P.S. (eds.) Proceedings of the Indo-French colloquium on Traditional Ecological Knowledge, Conservation of Biodiversity and Sustainable Development. Publication of the Department of Ecology, IFP, Pondichery. pp. 100-140 (2002).

Popular articles published in English/ Hindi (English translation of Hindi titles are in italics)

  1. Climate Change: Copenhagen to Karnataka, State Macro Scan, June 2010. p. 6.

  2. Ek vaigyanik vivechna - Madhya Himalaya ke vibhinn van tantron ke sanrakshan, sanvardhan evam prabhav ki (A scientific review on conservation, development and impact of different forest ecosystems of the Central Himalaya), ENVIS (in press).

  3. Madhya Himalaya ke Paramparik Krishi Tantra main Adhunik Faslon ko Krishikaran: Ek adhayyan. (Cultivation of modern crops in traditional Himalayan agroecosystem: a case study) ENVIS bulletin (Himalayan Ecology and Development). 14(2): 85-87 (2006).

  4. Paramparik Sanskritik mulyon ka paryavaran sanrakshan mein yogdan (Role of traditional socio-cultural values in environmental conservation) ENVIS bulletin (Himalayan Ecology and Development). 13(1): 97-100 (2005).

  5. Jari-butiyon ka Utpadan: Karyashalayein krishikaran ke protsahan hetu vyawaharik vikalp. (Cultivation of medicinal plants: the workshops are realistic approaches for promotion of agro-techniques in rural areas) Hima-Paryavaran Newsletter 14 (1&2), 15 (1): 27-30 (2003).

  6. Kyon udashin hain Vishwa Dharohar Sthal Nanda Devi Jaiv Mandal Arakshit Kshetra (World Heritage NDBR) ke Niwashi (Why inhabitants of Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve (world heritage site) are neutral about conservation programs?) ENVIS bulletin  (Himalayan Ecology and Development) 10(1): 75-76 (2002).

  7. Uttaranchal mein videshi sugandhit Van Hajiri : Abhishap ya Vardan? (The exotic scented Van Hajiri (TAGETUS MINUTA) in Uttaranchal: curse or boon?) ENVIS bulletin (Himalayan Ecology and Development) 10(1): 75-78 (2002).

  8. Aitihaasik NANDA RAJ JAT-Prakriti evam sanskriti ka parasparik sambandh: Vigat and vertman Swarup. (Historical NANDA RAJ JAT- the reciprocal relation of culture and nature: past and present scenario) ENVIS bulletin  (Himalayan Ecology and Development) 9(2):75-91 (2001).

  9. Ethnobotanical notes on the exploration of germplasm in OM Parvat and Adi - Kailash Mountains in Uttaranchal. Hima-Paryavaran Newsletter. 14 (1&2), 15 (1): 8-10 (2001).

  10. Mandakini Valley: Religious, Cultural and Botanical aspects. Hima-Paryavaran Newsletter 14 (1&2), 15 (1): 14-16 (2001).

Book Review
  • Climate change and forests: Emerging policy and market opportunities, Charlotte Streck, Robert O’Sullivan, Toby Janson-Smith and Richard Tarasofsky (eds). New Delhi: Concept Publishing Company. 2009. Pp xiv+346 - Journal of Social and Economic Development, 2013, 15(1): 136-140.

  • "Effects of Climate Change in Asia-Pacific Region" Climate Change in Asia and the Pacific: How Can Countries Adapt? Eds. Venkatachalam Anbumozhi; Meinhard Breiling; et.al., (SAGE Publications, 2012). Published in eSocialSciences, India, Date: November, 21 , 2012
     (http://www.esocialsciences.org/)

  • Management of Natural Resources – Institutions for Sustainable Livelihood: The Case of Rajasthan. Sunil Ray — Journal of Social and Economic Development, 2010, 12(2): 217-221.

National/International conference organized/coordinated

  1. Convened international workshop on ‘Ecological Systems in the Indian Rural-Urban Interface: Functions, Scales and Dynamics of Transition’ at HESCO, Dehradun, February 13, 2016.

  2. Organised two-day International Conference on “Climate Change and Social-Ecological-Economical Interface-Building: Modelling Approach to Exploring Potential Adaptation Strategies for Bio-resource Conservation and Livelihood Development” at ISEC during May 20-21, 2015.

  3. Organized International conference on “Climate Change and Food Security – the Global and Indian Contexts” at ISEC, Bangalore 18 February 2015

  4. Convened Group Monitoring Workshop- Technology Interventions for Tribal Empowerment (TITE) with support from SEED Division, Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. of India, from 29 – 31 January 2014 at ISEC, Bangalore.

  5. Organized one day workshop on Conservation of biodiversity and cultivation of medicinal plants around BR Hills: Sustainable ecosystem development approach, in Muntipalya Village, Chamarajanagar District, 20 July 2013.

  6. Convened International Conference (International Humboldt Kolleg - IHK) on “Adaptive Management of Ecosystems: The Knowledge Systems of Societies for Adaptation and Mitigation of Impacts of Climate Change, 19th to 21st October 2011. IHK 2011 was celebrated to commemorate the 60th Anniversary of Diplomatic relations between Germany and India.

  7. Coordinated National Conference on “Ecological Economics: An Approach towards Socioeconomic and Environmental Sustainability” & Prof. R. Misra Birth Centenary Lecture, 30 September - 1 October 2009.

  8. Coordinated National Conference on “Climate change and its impact at micro level: Data requirement and availability”, 16-17 April 2009.

Professional Recognitions, Awards, Fellowships Received
  • Honoured as Fellow (ZALF Fellow) by Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research, Germany (2014- 2017).

  • Fellow, National Institute of Ecology (NIE).

  • Received Humboldt Kolleg Grant to Commemorate 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the Federal Republic of Germany and India.

  • Visiting Scientist, at Centre for Environmental System Research, University of Kassel, Germany, with support from Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany, 1.12.2010 – 28.1.2011 and 1.5.2013 - 30.6.2013.

  • Nominated for one of the best researchers of the year 2007 at Leibniz-Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF), Eberswalder Str. 84, Muencheberg, 15374, Germany for research publications (Value of the award was Euro 2250/-).

  • Received Humboldt Fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany to work at Leibniz-Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF), Institute of Socio-Economics, Muencheberg, Germany in 2006 for 2 years.

  • Received Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Fellowship to do Post doc research at Center for Spatial Information Science, The University of Tokyo, Japan in 2003 for 2 years.

Research Projects Ongoing

  • Conservation of Agro-biodiversity and ecosystem management: a study in Indian agroclimatic sub-zones’ by Technology Information, Forecasting and Assessment Council (TIFAC), DST, Government of India.

  • Enabling tribal communities to improve livelihoods and enhance biodiversity conservation: Scientific and technological interventions for sustainable ecosystem development in BR Hills, Western Ghats (DST, Government of India).

  • A model based approach to analyse climate change impacts in rural regions of India and to explore potential adaptation strategies (AvH, Germany).

  • Livelihoods, Vulnerability and Adaptation Strategies to Climate Variability and Change: A bottom up approach to simulate the climate change impacts in two sensitive ecological regions (biodiversity hotpots) of India (DST, Government of India).

  • Evaluation study on impact of implementation of Western Ghats Development Programme in Karnataka (RDPR,  Govt. of Karnataka)

Research Projects Completed
  • Eco-diversity study in and around the BARC Project site at Challakere, Chitradurga District, Karnataka. (Sponsored by Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, (BARC), Govt. of India).

  • Baseline Study of Flora Fauna at proposed uranium mining site at Gogi, Gulbarga district, Karnataka (Sponsored by Department of Atomic Energy, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Government of India).

  • Climate Change: Mitigation and Adaptation Strategy, Programs and Pilot Projects for Karnataka – a bottom-up approach. Sanctioned by World Bank (I was unable to initiate the project because of my absence for international assignment).

  • Study of Developmental Programmes and Scheme of the Departments of Forest, Ecology and Environment (Expenditure Reforms Commission).

  • Urban Influence on Rural and Peri-urban Landscapes: Socioeconomic and Ecological Perspective

  • Forest Resources and Economic Growth: An Enquiry into the Growth Linkages of Forest Cover in Indian States

Professional Association

  • Member Research Advisory Committee of Indian Plywood Industries Research and Training Institute (IPIRTI), Autonomous Body of Ministry of Environment and Forests, Govt. of India. Bangalore 

  • Member Expert Committee for creation of database on climate change of the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Govt. of India, 

  • Member Doctoral Committee,  VIT UNIVERSITY, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India

Membership
  • Indian Science Congress Association (Life Member)

  • Delhi University Botanical Society (Life Member)

  • National Institute of Ecology, New Delhi (Life Member)

  • International Society for Environmental Information Sciences, Canada

  • Theme on Governance, Equity, and Rights –TGER/IUCN/CEESP

  • Society for conservation and resource development of medicinal plants, New Delhi

  • The South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE)

  • Member: Advisory/ Editorial/ Reviewer Board of many peer reviewed international journals. 

Dr. Sunil Nautiyal
Professor & Head, CEENR
Institute for Social and Economic Change
Nagarabhavi P.O. BANGALORE-560072, India
Tel : Office 080-23215468, 23215519 Ext.-246
Fax : 080-23217008
e-mail: sunil@isec.ac.in, snautiyal71@gmail.com

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