School of Natural Resources and Management
Centre for Environmental Science

Profile of Faculty

Dr. PURABI SAIKIA

Assistant Professor
Department of Environmental Sciences

School of Natural Resources and Management

Central University of Jharkhand
Cheri-Manatu Campus, Ranchi-835222, India

Cell: +91-9546757398 (M)
E-Mail:- purabi.saikia@cuj.ac.in, purabi.saikia83@gmail.com

Fields of Interest  
  1. Plant Ecology
  2. Plant Systematics
  3. Conservation Biology
  4. Plant-Soil interaction (Soil Ecology)

Dr. Saikia is presently working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental Sciences, Central University of Jharkhand, Ranchi since May 2013. She is basically working in the field of plant ecology including phytosociology, population and regeneration ecology, conservation of rare, endangered plant species, plant-soil interactions, plant population mapping, biomass and productivity estimation, plant invasions, ecological niche modelling in Indian forests. She has received eight different R & D projects sponsored by MoEFCC, DST, DBT, SERB, UGC, SAC-Ahmedabad, Govt. of India for the analyses of vegetation dynamics of Indian forests. She has supervised one Ph.D. thesis, sixteen PG dissertations and is supervising one Ph.D. thesis. Presently, she is working with IUCN-Commission on Ecosystem Management, South Asia as an active member since 2017 as well as with Global Forests Biodiversity Initiatives (GFBI), USA as data contributor and member. She is recipient of PHSS Foundation Young Women Leadership Award 2018-2019, DBT Research Associate, startup grant under SERB-Young Scientists Scheme, UGC-startup grant for newly recruited faculties, and international travel support scheme from SERB (two times). She has published total forty five research articles (including book and book chapters) in the field of plant ecology, and conservation biology. She has participated in Inaugural Global Forest Biodiversity Initiative Conference & Joint GFBI-FECS Symposium on Forest Research in the Big Data Era organized by GFBI, USA, and Beijing Forestry University, China held at Beijing Forestry University, China during September 2017, and 1st International Scientific Symposium on Agarwood (ISSA) on ‘Agarwood in the New Era’ organized by Faculty of Forestry, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia during September 2013. Besides, she has participated in thirty different seminars/ conferences in India with invited talks (19), and oral presentations (12).

Educational Qualifications  
  1. Ph.D. in Forestry (NERIST, Deemed University, Arunachal Pradesh)
  2. M. Sc. in Botany with Plant Ecology specialization (Gauhati University, Assam)
  3. B. Sc. in Botany (Hons.) (Dibrugarh University, Assam)
Research Grants (R&D projects)  

1.Co-Investigator of the all India coordinating R&D project entitled ‘Monitoring forest structure and dynamics in relation to climate change across different biogeographic zones of India’ of Long-Term Ecological Observatories (LTEO) Programme under the Climate Change Action Plan of MoEFCC coordinated by IISc, Bengaluru with a total grant of INR 374.00 lakh for five years on 12th March 2020.


2.Co-PI of the all India coordinating R&D project entitled ‘Long-term monitoring of soil processes in forests and grasslands’ of Long-Term Ecological Observatories (LTEO) Programme under the Climate Change Action Plan of MoEFCC coordinated by IISc, Bengaluru with a total grant of INR 319.00 lakh for five years on 12th March 2020.


3.Co-PI of Level-1 category of DST-FIST Program to strengthen the research facilities in the Department of Environmental Sciences, Central University of Jharkhand, Ranchi sponsored by DST, Govt. of India with a total grant of INR 90.00 lakh for five years on 7th January 2020 (approved).


4.Co-PI of the R&D project entitled ‘Monitoring and Mapping of Forest Communities with special reference to Invasive Plant Species using Airborne Visible/Infrared Imaging Spectrometer–Next Generation (AVIRIS-NG) and Sentinel-1 SAR images’ sponsored by SAC-Ahmedabad, Govt. of India with a total grant of INR 20.50 lakh for three years on 19th December 2017 (ongoing).


5.Co-PI of the R&D project entitled ‘Monitoring spatio-temporal dynamics of above ground biomass of forests ecosystems using airborne L & S band SAR images’ sponsored by SAC-Ahmedabad, Govt. of India with a total grant of INR 24.30 lakh for three years on 13th November 2017 (ongoing).


6.Co-PI of the collaborating R&D project with Dr. Harisingh Gaur Vishwavidyalaya (A Central University), Sagar entitled ‘Mapping and Quantitative Assessment of Plant Resources and its Distribution in Madhya Pradesh, Central India’ sponsored by DBT, New Delhi, Govt. of India with a total grant of INR 212.2644 lakh (55.4176 lakh of CUJ) for four years on 20th June 2017 (ongoing). (Ref. No. BT/PR12899/NDB/39/506/2015 dated 20th June 2017).


7.PI of the R&D project entitled ‘Status, Distribution and Composition of Sal Forests of Ranchi, Jharkhand, East India in relation to Microclimatic and Edaphic Conditions’ sponsored by SERB, New Delhi, Govt. of India as Start-Up Grant under Young Scientists Scheme with a total grant of INR 29.36 lakh for three years on 12th February 2016 (Completed). (Ref. No. YSS/2015/000479 dated 12th January 2016).


8.PI of the R&D project entitled ‘Phytosociological analysis of forests of Ranchi, Jharkhand, India’ sponsored by UGC, New Delhi, Govt. of India under UGC-BSR Research Start-Up grant for newly recruited faculty at Assistant Professor level of Science Departments with a total grant of INR 06.00 lakh for two years on 22nd July 2014 (Completed). (Ref. No. F.30-14/2014(BSR) dated 22nd July 2014).

Fellowship/Award

 
    • Recipient of PHSS Foundation Young Women Leadership Award 2018-2019 from Prof. H. S. Srivastava Foundation for Science & Society, Lucknow during November 2019.
    • Recipient of International Travel Support Scheme from SERB, GoI (twice) of ` 49116/- to participate in Inaugural Global Forest Biodiversity Initiative Conference & Joint GFBI-FECS Symposium on Forest Research in the Big Data Era held in Beijing Forestry University, China during 6th to 9th September 2017 (Ref. No. ITS/2476/2017-18 dated 21st May 2018) and ` 41003/- to participate in 1st International Scientific Symposium on Agarwood (ISSA) on ‘Agarwood in the New Era’ held in Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia during 3rd to 5th September 2013 (Ref. No. SB/ITS-Y/02873/ 2013-2014 dated 5th December 2014).
    • Recipient of Start-Up Grant under Young Scientists Scheme, SERB, New Delhi, GoI during 12th January 2016 and UGC-BSR Research Start-Up-Grant for newly recruited faculty at Asst. Prof. level in Science Departments from UGC, New Delhi, GoI in 22nd July 2014.
    • Recipient of DBT-Research Associateship under Department of Biotechnology, GoI, New Delhi in June 2011.
Recognition/Membership of Associations/Professional body and Editorial Board  
  1. Member of IUCN-Commission on Ecosystem Management (CEM) for the session 2017-2020 since September 2017.
  2. Member of Global Forest Biodiversity Initiative (GFBI), USA since January 2017.
  3. Life member of The Society for the Science of Climate Change and Sustainable Environment (SSCE), New Delhi since August 2020.
  4. Member of International Association for Water, Environment, Energy, and Society (IAWEES) since 2020 (Membership No. 5103).
  5. Life member of International Society of Environmental Botanists since 21st January 2020.
  6. Honorary Life member of Prof. H.S. Srivastava Foundation for Science & Society, Lucknow since 27th November 2019.
  7. Life member of Indian Society for Geomatics since January 2017.
  8. Member of Jharkhand State Wildlife Board, Govt. of Jharkhand since September 2018.
  9. Honorary member of XXIth Research Advisory Group of ICFRE-Institute of Forest Productivity, Ranchi since September 2020.
  10. Editorial Board Member, Plants and Environment since Sep. 2019, Subject Editor (Ecology and Environmental Sciences), Tropical Plant Research, an International Journal by Society for Tropical Plant Research, India since June 2018.
  11. Reviewers of Agroforestry systems, Journal of Earth System Science, Pacific Conservation Biology, Vegetos, Tropical Ecology, Heliyon, Science of the Total Environment, Environment, Development and Sustainability, Tropical Plant Research, Indian Journal of Natural Products and Resources, American Journal of Plant Sciences, etc.
Research Supervision  
  • Total 02 students of Ph. D. theses (01 submitted)
  • Total 16 students of M. Sc. and Integrated M. Sc. for M. Sc. final Semester dissertations

Details of Research Publications

 
  1. Total Publication: 45
  2. International/National Refereed Journal Articles: 27
  3. Authored Book: 01 (Accepted)
  4. Chapters in Books of International/National Publisher: 16
  5. Proceeding Paper: 01
  6. Abstracts: 20

Impact Factor/Citations

 
  • Total Impact Factor: 82.62
  • Average Impact Factor: 3.06
  • Total Citations: 370
  • h-index: 10
  • i10-index: 10

Research articles published in International/National Journals

 
  1. Kumar, A., Kumar, Anish, Adhikari, D., Ravikanth, G., Saikia, P.*, Khan, M.L. (2020). Ecological Niche Modelling for Assessing Potential Distribution of Pterocarpus marsupium Roxb. In Ranchi, Eastern India. Ecological Research (in press) 1-11. Available at https://doi.org/10.1111/1440-1703.12176 . IF: 1.58; SCI H Index: 65; UGC Group A
  2. Kishore, B.S.P.C., Kumar, A., Saikia, P.*, Lele, N., Pandey, A.C., Srivastava, P., Bhattacharya, B.K., Khan, M.L. (2020). Major Forests and Plant Species discrimination in Mudumalai Forests Region using Airborne Hyperspectral Sensing. Journal of Asia-Pacific Biodiversity (in press) 1-15. Available at https://doi.org/10.1016/j.japb.2020.07.001 . SCI H Index: 11
  3. Zohner, C.M., Mo, L., Renner, S.S.,..... Saikia, P. et al. (2020). Late spring-frost risk between 1959 and 2017 decreased in North America, but increased in Europe and Asia. PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America) 117(22): 12192-12200. IF: 9.412; SCI H Index: 737; UGC Group A; Citation: 09
  4. Lal, P., Kumar, A., Kumar, S., Kumari, S., Saikia, P.*, Dayanandan, A., Adhikari, D., Khan, M.L. (2020). The dark cloud with a silver lining: Assessing the impact of the SARS COVID-19 pandemic on the global environment. Science of the Total Environment 732(2020): 139297. IF: 6.551; SCI H Index: 224; UGC Group A; Citation: 20
  5. Kumar, R., Saikia, P.* (2020). Wild edible plants of Jharkhand and their utilitarian perspectives. Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge 19(2): 237-250. IF: 0.731; SCI H Index: 31; UGC Group A; Citation: 01
  6. Rajpoot, R., Adhikari, D., Verma, S., Saikia, P., Kumar, A., Grant, K.R., Dayanandan, A., Kumar, A., Khare, P.K., Khan, M.L. (2020). Climate models predict a divergent future for the medicinal tree Boswellia serrata Roxb. in India. Global Ecology and Conservation 23(2020): e01040. IF: 2.526; SCI H Index: 27; UGC Group A; Citation: 01
  7. Kumar, R., Saikia, P.* (2020). Floristic analysis and dominance pattern of a Sal (Shorea robusta C. F. Gaertn.) Forests of Ranchi, Jharkhand, Eastern India. Journal of Forestry Research 31(2): 415-427. IF:  1.689; SCI H Index: 25; UGC Group A; Citation: 05
  8. Lal, P., Prakash, A., Kumar, A., Srivastava, P.K., Srivastava, P., Saikia, P., Pandey, A.C., Khan, M.L. (2020). Evaluating the 2018 Extreme Flood Hazard Events in Kerala, India. Remote Sensing Letters 11(5): 436-445. IF: 2.298; SCI H Index: 35; UGC Group A; Citation: 04
  9. Singh, E., Kumar, A., Khapre, A., Saikia, P., Shukla, S.K., Kumar, S. (2020). Efficient Removal of Arsenic using Plastic Waste Char: Prevailing Mechanism and Sorption Performance. Journal of Water Process Engineering 33(2020): 101095. IF: 3.465; SCI H Index: 35; UGC Group A; Citation: 03
  10. Steidinger, B.S., Crowther, T.W., Liang, J., …. Saikia, P., et al. (2019). Climatic control of decomposition drives the global biogeography of forest tree symbioses. Nature 569: 404-408. IF: 42.778; SCI H Index: 1159; UGC Group A; Citation: 82
  11. Kumar, A., Kishore, B.S.P.C., Saikia, P.*, Deka, J., Bharali, S., Singha, L.B., Tripathi, O.P., Khan, M.L. (2019). Tree diversity assessment and above ground forests Biomass estimation using SAR Remote Sensing: A case study of Higher Altitude vegetation of North-East Himalaya, India. Physics and Chemistry of the Earth 111: 53-64. IF: 2.308; SCI H Index: 76; UGC Group A; Citation: 03
  12. Shooner, S., Davies, J., Saikia, P., Deka, J., Bharali, S., Tripathi, O.P., Singha, L.B., Khan, M.L., Dayanandan, S. (2018). Phylogenetic diversity patterns in Eastern Himalayan forests reveal evidence for environmental filtering of evolutionarily distinct lineages. Ecosphere 9(5): e02157. IF: 2.878; SCI H Index: 49; UGC Group A; Citation: 08
  13. Saikia, P., Deka, J., Bharali, S., Kumar, A., Tripathi, O.P., Singha, L.B., Dayanandan, S., Khan, M.L. (2017) Plant diversity patterns and conservation status of Eastern Himalayan forests in Arunachal Pradesh, Northeast India. Forest Ecosystems 4:28. IF: 2.696; SCI H Index: 15; UGC Group A; Citation: 11
  14. Saikia, P., Khan, M.L. (2013). Population structure and regeneration status of Aquilaria malaccensis Lam. in homegardens of upper Assam, NE India. Tropical Ecology 54(1): 1-13. IF:  0.647; SCI H Index: 30; UGC Group A; Citation: 38
  15. Saikia, P., Khan, M.L. (2012). Seedling survival and growth of Aquilaria malaccensis Lam. in different microclimatic conditions of northeast India. Journal of Forestry Research 23(4): 569-574. IF:  1.689; SCI H Index: 25; UGC Group A; Citation: 07
  16. Saikia, P., Choudhury, B.I., Khan, M.L. (2012). Floristic composition and plant utilization pattern in homegardens of Upper Assam, India. Tropical Ecology 53(1): 105-118. IF:  0.647; SCI H Index: 30; UGC Group A; Citation: 57
  17. Saikia, P., Khan, M.L. (2012). Aquilaria malaccensis Lam., a Red-listed and highly exploited tree species in Assamese home garden. Current Science 102(4): 546-547. IF: 0.725; SCI H Index: 110; UGC Group A; Citation: 13
  18. Saikia, P., Khan, M.L. (2014). Ecological features of cultivated stands of Aquilaria malaccensis Lam. (Thymelaeaceae) - a vulnerable tropical tree species in Assamese homegardens. International Journal of Forestry Research 2014: 1-16. SCI H Index: 05; UGC Group A; Citation: 10
  19. Saikia, P., Khan, M.L. (2014). Homegardens of upper Assam, northeast India: a typical example of on farm conservation of Agarwood (Aquilaria malaccensis Lam.). International Journal of Biodiversity Science, Ecosystem Services & Management 10(4): 262-269. UGC Group A; Citation: 09
  20. Saikia, P., Khan, M.L. (2012). Agar (Aquilaria malaccensis Lam.): a promising crop in the homegardens of Upper Assam, northeastern India. Journal of Tropical Agriculture 50(1-2): 8-14. SCI H Index: 12; UGC Group A; Citation: 15
  21. Saikia, P., Khan, M.L. (2012). Phenology, seed biology and seedling survival and growth of Aquilaria malaccensis: A highly exploited and red listed tree species of Northeast India. Indian Forester 138(3): 289-295. SCI H Index: 12; UGC Care list; Citation: 06
  22. Zimik, L., Saikia, P.*, Khan, M.L. (2012). Comparative study on homegardens of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh in terms of species diversity and plant utilization pattern. Research Journal of Agricultural Sciences (An International Journal) 3(3): 611-618. UGC Care list; Citation: 19
  23. Sharma, P., Saikia, P., Sarma, K.P. (2016). Diversity, uses and in vitro propagation of different Bamboos of Sonitpur district, Assam. Journal of Ecosystem and Ecography 6(2): 1-9. Citation: 05
  24. Saikia, P., Khan, M.L. (2016). Tree species diversity and its population and regeneration status in homegardens of upper Assam, Northeast India. Journal of Forest and Environmental Science 32(2):129-139. Citation: 01 Saikia, P., Khan, M.L. (2014). Status, distribution and socio-cultural uses of some selected homegarden plants of upper Assam, Northeast India. Bharatiya Samajik Chintan 1(3): 74-78.
  25. Bharali, S., Deka, J., Saikia, P., Khan, M.L., Paul, A., Tripathi, O.P., Singha, L.B., Shankar, U. (2012). Pinus merkusii Jungh et de Vries-a vulnerable gymnosperm needs conservation. NeBIO (An International Journal of Environment and Biodiversity) 3(1): 94-95. Citation: 04
  26. Saikia, P., Khan, M.L. (2011). Diversity of medicinal plants and their uses in homegardens of upper Assam, Northeast India. Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biological Research 1(3): 296-309. Citation: 22

Book accepted

  Pandey, V.C., Bajpai, O., Saikia, P., Praveen, A. (2021) Fibre crops-based Phytoremediation: Socio-Economic and Environmental Sustainability. Elsevier Inc.

Chapter published/accepted in Edited Book Volumes/Proceedings

 
  1. Kumar, A., Kumari, R., Saikia, P.* (2021). Avenue plantation as a viable carbon confiscation tool: A blueprint for eco-smart cities. In: Climate change Alleviation for Sustainable Progression: Floristic prospective and Arboreal avenues as a viable confiscation tool; Wani, A., Dervash, M. (eds.), Taylor & Francis Group, Boca Raton, USA. (Accepted).
  2. Kumar, A., Kumar, S., Lal, P., Saikia, P., Srivastava, P.K., Petropoulos, G.P. (2021). Introduction to GPS/GNSS Technology. In: GPS and GNSS Technology in Geosciences; Petropoulos, G.P., Srivastava, P.K. (eds.), 1st Edition, Elsevier. ISBN: 9780128186176. (Accepted).
  3. Saikia, P., Nag, A., Kumari, R., Kumar, A., Khan, M.L. (2021). Forests Degradation Prevention through Nature Based Solution: An Indian Perspectives. In: Handbook of Assisted and Amendment-Enhanced Sustainable Remediation Technology, Prasad, M.N.V. (ed.), John Wiley & Sons Ltd, UK. ISBN: 9781119678533. (Accepted).
  4. Khan, M.L., Kumari, R., Lal, P., Kumar, A., Quadri, M.A., Saikia P.* (2020). Changing Land Use in East and North-East India. In: Forests and Wildlife; Krishna, N. (ed.), Volume 2 under the special project, Environmental History of India, Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR), New Delhi (Accepted).
  5. Saikia, P., Kumar, A., Diksha, Nikita, Lal, P., Khan, M.L. (2020) Ecosystem-based adaptation to climate change and disaster risk reduction in Eastern Himalayan Forests of Arunachal Pradesh, Northeast India. In: Nature based Solutions for Resilient Ecosystems and Societies, Dhyani S., A.K. Gupta, and M. Karki (eds.), pp. 391-408. Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. ISBN: 978-981-15-4711-9.  
  6. Saikia, P., Nag, A., Anurag, S., Chatterjee, S., Khan, M.L. (2020). Tropical Legumes: Status, Distribution, Biology and Importance. In: The Plant Family Fabaceae, Hasanuzzaman M., Araújo S., Gill, S.S. (eds.), pp. 27-41. Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. ISBN: 978-981-15-4751-5.
  7. Saikia, P., Pandey, V.C. (2020). Moso bamboo (Phyllostachys edulis (Carrière) J.Houz.)-One of the most valuable bamboo species for phytoremediation. In: Phytoremediation Potential of Perennial Grasses, Pandey, V.C., Singh, D.P. (eds.), pp. 245-258. Elsevier publisher. ISBN: 978-0-12-817732-7.
  8. Kumar, R., Saikia, P.* (2020). Forests resources of Jharkhand, Eastern India: Socio-economic and bio-ecological perspectives. In: Socio-economic and Eco-Biological Dimensions in Resource use and Conservation - Strategies for Sustainability, Roy, N., Roychoudhury, S., Nautiyal, S., Agarwal, S.K., Baksi, S. (eds.), Springer International Publishing, Switzerland, pp. 61-101. ISBN: 978-3-030-32463-6. Citation: 01
  9. Kumar, G., Kumari, R., Kishore, B.S.P.C., Saikia, P., Kumar, A., Khan, M.L. (2020). Climate Change impacts and implications: An Indian Perspective. In: Socio-economic and Eco-Biological Dimensions in Resource use and Conservation - Strategies for Sustainability, Roy, N., Roychoudhury, S., Nautiyal, S., Agarwal, S.K., Baksi, S. (eds.), Springer International Publishing, Switzerland, pp. 11-30. ISBN: 978-3-030-32463-6.
  10. Dar, J.A., Subashree, K., Bhat, N.A., Sundarapandian, S.M., Xu, M., Saikia, P., Kumar, A., Kumar, A., Khare, P.K., Khan, M.L. (2020). Role of major forest biomes in climate change mitigation: An Eco-Biological perspective. In: Socio-economic and Eco-Biological Dimensions in Resource use and Conservation - Strategies for Sustainability, Roy, N., Roychoudhury, S., Nautiyal, S., Agarwal, S.K., Baksi, S. (eds.), Springer International Publishing, Switzerland, pp. 483-526. ISBN: 978-3-030-32463-6.
  11. Kumari, R., Shukla, S.K., Parmar, K., Bordoloi, N., Kumar, A., Saikia, P.* (2020). Wetlands conservation and restoration for ecosystem services and halt biodiversity loss: An Indian Perspective. In: Restoration of Wetland Ecosystem: A Trajectory towards a Sustainable Environment, Upadhyay, A.K., Singh, R., Singh, D.P. (eds.), Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. pp. 75-85. ISBN: 978-981-13-7665-8. Citation: 01
  12. Kumari, R., Banerjee, A., Kumar, R., Kumar, A., Saikia, P.*, Khan, M.L. (2019). Deforestation in India: Consequences and Sustainable Solutions. In: Forest degradation around the World, Suratman, M.N., Latif, Z.A., Oliveira, G.D., Brunsell, N., Shimabukuro, Y., Santos, C.A.C.D. (eds.), IntechOpen, United Kingdom, pp. 1-18. ISBN 978-1-78923-834-1. Citation: 04
  13. Dar, J.A., Subashree, K., Sundarapandian, S., Saikia, P., Kumar, A., Khare, P.K., Dayanandan, S., Khan, M.L. (2019). Invasive species and their impact on tropical forests of Central India-A review. In: Tropical Ecosystems: Structure, Functions and Challenges in the Face of Global Change, Garkoti, S.C., Van Bloem, S.J., Fulé, P., Semwal, R. (eds.), Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. pp. 69-109. ISBN: 978-981-13-8249-9. Citation: 03
  14. Saikia, P., Khan, M.L. (2018) Floristic diversity of North East India and its Conservation Initiatives. In: Plant Diversity in the Himalaya Hotspot Region, Das, A.P., Bera, S. (eds.), M/s. Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh, Dehradun, India, pp. 985-998. ISBN: 978-81-211-0985-7. Citation: 01
  15. Saikia, P., Kumar, A., Khan, M.L. (2017). Agroforestry: A sustainable land use system for livelihood security and climate change mitigation. In: Climate Change and Agroforestry: Adaptation, Mitigation and Livelihood security, Pandey, C.B., Gaur, M.K., Goyal, R.K. (eds.), New India Publishing Agency, New Delhi, India, pp. 61-70. ISBN: 978-93-86546-06-7. Citation: 02
  16. Saikia, P., Kumar, A., Khan, M.L. (2016). Biodiversity status and climate change scenario in Northeast India. In: Climate Change Challenge (3C) and Social-Economic-Ecological Interface-Building, Nautiyal, S., Schaldach, R., Raju, K.V., Kaechele, H., Pritchard, B.l, Rao, K.S. (eds.), Springer International Publishing, Switzerland, pp. 107-120. ISBN: 978-319-31013-8. Citation: 03
  17. Saikia, P., Khan, M.L. (2009) Conservation and diversity of medicinal plant in homegardens of Teok area of Jorhat district, Assam. In: Proceedings of national seminar on Agroforestry for Socioeconomic Development of North Eastern Region, Singh, B., Rethy, P., Gajurel, P.R. (eds), Department of Forestry, NERIST (Deemed University), Arunachal Pradesh, pp. 152-161.

Seminar/Workshop/Conference Participation/ Organized

 

• Conference/Webinar organized: 06
• Invited/Lead Talks and panelists: 12 (National); 07 (International)
• Session chaired, and Rapporteur: 02
• International in Abroad: 02 (with papers); International in India: 08 (with papers); 02 (without paper)
• National/Regional Seminar/Workshop: 05 (with papers); 17 (without papers)
• Workshop/Training Programs: 04 (one week/ more than one week); Orientation Program: 01 (four weeks); Refresher Courses: 02 (one three weeks and one of two weeks)

Delivered in International Conferences (abroad)

 
  1. Saikia, P. (2017). Diversity and dominance of a Tropical Moist Deciduous Forests of Ranchi, Jharkhand, Eastern India. Paper presented in Inaugural Global Forest Biodiversity Initiative Conference & Joint GFBI-FECS Symposium on Forest Research in the Big Data Era organized by GFBI, USA Beijing Forestry University, China held in Beijing Forestry University, China during 6th to 9th September 2017.
  2. Saikia, P., Khan, M.L. (2013). Cultivation of Agaru (Aquilaria malaccensis Lam.) in homegardens of upper Assam, Northeast India and its prospect in socioeconomic development. Paper presented and abstract published in page 42 of the Proceedings of the 1st International Scientific Symposium on Agarwood (ISSA) on ‘Agarwood in the New Era’ organized by Faculty of Forestry, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia during 3rd to 5th September 2013.

Delivered in International Seminar/Webinar/Symposium/Workshop/Conference in India

 
  1. Saikia, P. (2020). Immune-booster plants of Jharkhand to fight against COVID-19 Pandemic. Delivered an invited talk in the International Webinar on Public Health, Research and Awareness for Sustainable Environment (IWPHRASE 2020) organized by Environwaste (Heal the Earth), Harithalay, and The Better Earthlings on 27th September 2020.
  2. Saikia, P. (2020). Acted as panelist in panel discussion on theme ‘Mentors and Role Models in Ecology and Conservation’ in International Symposium on India’s Biodiversity: Origin, Evolution and Conservation organized by ATREE, Bengaluru at IISc, Bengaluru during 3rd February 2020.
  3. Saikia, P. (2019). Homegarden: A sustainable agroforestry for crop diversity and farm resilience. Delivered an invited talk and abstract published in page 18 of Souvenir of International conference on Advances in Sustainable Agriculture: Bioresources, biotechnology and bioeconomy held at Mansarovar Global University, Bhopal during 29th to 30th November 2019.
  4. Saikia, P. (2019). Aquilaria malaccensis Lam.: A critically endangered and IUCN red listed Indian tree in homegardens of Assam, Northeast India. Delivered an invited talk in 3rd World Clean Environment Summit 2019 held at St. Xavier’s College, Ranchi during 19th to 21st August 2019.
  5. Saikia, P., Khan, M.L. (2018). Plant species diversity along an altitudinal gradient of Arunachal Pradesh, Eastern Himalaya. Delivered an invited talk in International Workshop on Biodiversity and Climate Change (BDCC 2018) organized by Centre for Oceans, Rivers, Atmosphere and Land Sciences (CORAL), IIT Kharagpur at IIT, Kharagpur held during 24th to 27th February 2018.
  6. Saikia, P. (2018). Chaired a session on ‘Livelihood and NGOs’ in International Conference on Advances in Environmental and Agricultural Biotechnology (ICAEA 2018) organized by St. Xavier’s College, Ranchi in collaboration with IGCCIA, Pune at St. Xavier’s College, Ranchi held during 22nd to 24th February 2018.
  7. Saikia, P. (2018). Forests and forest resources of Jharkhand, Eastern India and its prospects in sustaining rural livelihood. Delivered an invited talk in International Conference on Advances in Environmental and Agricultural Biotechnology (ICAEA 2018) organized by St. Xavier’s College, Ranchi in collaboration with IGCCIA, Pune at St. Xavier’s College, Ranchi held during 22nd to 24th February 2018.
  8. Saikia, P. (2018). Prospects of Bamboo cultivation and its Environmental Significance. Delivered an invited talk in International Conference on Advances in Environmental and Agricultural Biotechnology (ICAEA 2018) organized by St. Xavier’s College, Ranchi in collaboration with IGCCIA, Pune at St. Xavier’s College, Ranchi held during 22nd to 24th February 2018.
  9. Saikia, P. (2018). Acted as a Rapporteur in a session on ‘‘Management of Water Resources in Agriculture’ in International Conference on Water & Waste Water Management and Modelling (ICWWMM 2018) organized by Centre for Water Engineering and Management, Central University of Jharkhand, Ranchi held during 16th to 17th January 2018.
  10. Saikia, P., Kumar, A., Khan, M.L. (2019). Tree diversity mapping and quantitative assessment of tropical forests of Madhya Pradesh. Paper presented and abstract published in page 69 of Souvenir of 3rd World Clean Environment Summit 2019 held at St. Xavier’s College, Ranchi during19th to 21st August 2019.
  11. Saikia, P. (2018). Status, Distribution and Composition of Sal Forests of Ranchi, Jharkhand, Eastern India. Paper presented and abstract published in page 90 of Souvenir of International Conference on Environmental Challenges and Sustainability (ICECS 2018) organized by DEVS and DLRM, SNRM, Central University of Jharkhand at CUJ, Ranchi held during 31st October to 2nd November 2018.
  12. Saikia, P. (2018). Status, distribution and floristic analysis of Eastern Himalayan forests of Arunachal Pradesh, Northeast India. Paper presented and abstract published in pages 67-68 of Book of Abstracts of International Conference on Environment and Ecology (ICEE 2018) organized by Gauhati University, Guwahati in collaboration with IFEE, Kolkata and Confederation of Indian Universities, New Delhi at Department of Zoology, Gauhati University, Guwahati during 12th to 14th February 2018.
  13. Saikia, P. (2017). Distribution and Conservation Status of Plant Genetic Resources of Tropical Deciduous Forests of Ranchi, Jharkhand, Eastern India. Paper presented and abstract published in page 166 of the Book of Abstracts of International Conference on Environment and Ecology (ICEE 2017) organized by St. Xavier’s College, Ranchi in collaboration with IFEE, Kolkata and Confederation of Indian Universities, New Delhi at St. Xavier’s College, Ranchi during 27th to 29th March 2017.
  14. Saikia, P. (2016). Homegardens of upper Assam, Northeast India: An Agroecosystem for conservation of tree species diversity. Paper presented and abstract published in Sl. No. 10 of the Souvenir of International Conference on Water, Environment, Energy and Society (ICWEES-2016) organized by AISECT University, Bhopal in collaboration with Texas A & M University, USA at AISECT University, Bhopal, India during 15th to 18th March 2016.
  15. Saikia, P., Deka, J., Bharali, S., Tripathi, O.P., Khan, M.L. (2014). Study on tree population status and diversity in West Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh, Eastern Himalaya. Paper presented and abstract published in page 69 of the Book of Abstracts of Tropical Ecology Congress, 2014 on ‘Tropical Ecosystem in a changing world’ organized by School of Environmental Sciences, JNU, New Delhi during 10th to 12th December 2014.
  16. Saikia, P., Devi, A. (2012). Cultivation and prospects of energy crop in homegardens of upper Assam, northeast India. Paper presented and abstract published in page 210 of the Proceedings of the International seminar and workshop on ‘Energy, sustainability and development (ISWESD) with special focus on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology’ organized by Department of Physics, Sibsagar College, Joysagar, Assam in collaboration with CSIR-NEIST, Jorhat, Assam during 12th to 14th October 2012.
  17. Saikia, P. (2012). Population status of Aquilaria malaccensis Lam.: a critically endangered tree species of India in Assamese homegardens. Paper presented and abstract published in page 36 in the Proceedings of the International conference on ‘Biodiversity and sustainable energy development’ organized by OMICS Publishing Group, USA at HICC, Hyderabad, India during 14th to 15th September 2012.

Delivered in National Seminar/Webinar/Symposium/Workshop/Conference

 
  1. Saikia, P. (2020). Ethnomedicinal plants of Jharkhand with special reference to Immune-booster plants to fight against COVID-19 Pandemic. Delivered an invited talk in the Workshop on Exploring the Science behind Sericulture, Endocrinology and Ethnobotany organized by the Department of Botany and Zoology, Nirmala College, Ranchi on 29th August 2020.
  2. Saikia, P. (2020). The Covid-19 pandemic and the Environment. Delivered an invited talk in the National Webinar on Impact on Environment due to COVID-19 organized by the Department of Zoology, Govt. Vivekanand PG College, Maihar, Santa, MP on 26th August 2020.
  3. Saikia, P. (2020). My Journey: Story of Choosing Plant Ecology and Conservation Biology as my career. Delivered an invited talk in Young Science Leader Series organized by NASI, New Delhi on 9th August 2020.
  4. Saikia, P. (2020). Covid-19: The pandemic of mistreated biodiversity, and its impact on Environment. Delivered a lead talk in National Webinar organized by Department of Botany, Bishwanath College, Assam on 12th June 2020.
  5. Saikia, P. (2020). Effects of COVID-19 on Environment and Biodiversity. Delivered a lead talk in Webinar organized on World Environment Day by Jamshedpur Women’s College, Jharkhand on 5th June 2020.
  6. Saikia, P. (2020). Tools and techniques used in ecological analyses of forests. Delivered an invited talk in 2nd National Workshop on Techniques in Hyperspectral data analysis and processing at IESD, BHU, Varanasi during 28th January 2020.
  7. Saikia, P. (2019). ICT in Teaching and Research in Biological and Environmental Sciences. Delivered an invited talk in Faculty Development Program (FDP) on ICT in Earth System Science organized by Dept. of Geology, Ranchi University during 30th August 2019.
  8. Saikia, P. (2019). Biodiversity Conservation: The needs of the time. Delivered an invited talk in Refresher Course on Environmental Practices for Sustainable Development (ID) at UGC-HRDC, Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya, Bilaspur on 1st July 2019.
  9. Saikia, P. (2018). Acted as panelist in the panel discussion on ‘Wood based Energy’ with special emphasis on ‘Fuelwood and its associated problems and sustainable energy measures’ in Workshop on ‘Climate Change: Opportunities and Challenges in Jharkhand’ jointly organized by the Department of Forest, Environment and Climate Change, Govt. of Jharkhand and UNDP, Ranchi held on 26th September 2018 at Conference Hall, 2nd Floor, Project Building, Dhurwa, Ranchi.
  10. Saikia, P. (2017). Prospects and challenges of forests resources of Jharkhand, Eastern India in sustaining rural livelihood. Delivered an invited talk in National workshop on Resource use and conservation for sustainable socio-ecological development organized by CEENR, ISEC, Bengaluru and NIRD-PR, NERC, Guwahati, India held in NIRDPR - Guwahati, Assam, India during 21st to 22nd December 2017.
  11. Saikia, P. (2016). Bamboos and its uses in day to day life of Common People. Delivered an invited talk in State level Training Program for the farmers on ‘Raising, Managing and Marketing of Bamboo’ organized by Institute of Forest Productivity, Lalgutwa, Ranchi on 4th February 2016.
  12. Saikia, P. (2015). Socioeconomic Research and its Prospects. Delivered an invited talk in National Workshop on ‘Research Methodology in Social Sciences’ organized by Centre for Indigenous Culture Studies, Central University of Jharkhand, Ranchi on 25th August 2015.
  13. Saikia, P. (2015). Homegardens of upper Assam, A Sustainable Food Production System. Paper presented and abstract published in page 91 of the Souvenir of National Conference on Environmental Challenges & Solutions (NC-ECS 2015) organized by Nature Jamshedpur, Jharkhand in association with CSIR-NML, IIM, Tata Steel and CUJ at CSIR-NML, Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, India during 5th to 6th November 2015.
  14. Saikia, P., Khan, M.L. (2011). Homegarden: An approach for on farm conservation of Aquilaria malaccensis Lam. Paper presented and abstract published in pages 6-7 in the Abstract volume of the National seminar on Present environment and strategy for biodiversity conservation organized by Department of Economics, Dhemaji Commerce College, Dhemaji, Assam in collaboration with Dhemaji-Dhakuakhana zone, ACTA during 24th to 25th March 2011.
  15. Saikia, P., Khan, M.L. (2011). Conservation and management practices of plant genetic resources in homegardens of Teok area of Jorhat district, Assam. Paper presented and abstract published in page 84 in the Abstracts of the papers of the National seminar on Plant resource management and conservation strategies in NE region organized by Department of Botany, Cotton College, Guwahati, Assam in collaboration with ASTEC, Guwahati, Assam during 18th to19th February 2011.
  16. Saikia, P., Khan, M.L. (2009). Diversity and Prospects of Biodiesel producing species in NE India. Paper presented and abstract published in page 138 in the Proceedings of Regional seminar on Biofuels in North East India: Issues and Prospects organized by the Department of Mechanical Engineering, NERIST (Deemed University), Arunachal Pradesh during 20th to 21st March 2009.
  17. Saikia, P., Khan, M.L. (2009). Conservation of Aquilaria malaccensis Lam. in homegardens of upper Assam, NE India. Paper presented and abstract published in page 43 in the Abstracts of papers of the National seminar on Exploration, Utilization and Strategy Action Plan for Sustainable Management of Plant Resources organized by the Department of Botany, Gauhati University, Guwahati, Assam during 27th to 28th February 2009.

Conference/Webinar Organized

 
    • Organized an International Webinar on ‘Public Health, Research and Awareness for Sustainable Environment (IWPHRASE 2020)’ as Mentorin Virtual Platform on 27th September 2020.
    • Organized an International Webinar on ‘COVID-19 impacts and implications on Environment’ as Convener in Virtual Platform at CUJ, Ranchi, Jharkhand, India on 11th August 2020.
    • Organized a Webinar on ‘Contemporary Environmental Issues: Concepts, Tools and Practices’ as Co-Convener in Virtual Platform at CUJ, Ranchi, Jharkhand, India on 24th July 2020.
    • Organized an International Conference on ‘Environmental Challenges and Sustainability’ (ICECS 2018) as Convener at CUJ, Ranchi, Jharkhand, India during 31st Oct. to 2nd Nov. 2018.
    • Organized National Conference on “Environmental Challenges and Solutions (NC-ECS 2015)” as a Members of Organizing Committee at CSIR- NML, Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, India during 5th to 6th Nov. 2015.
    • Organized International Conference on ‘Voices from The Margin: Society, Culture and Exclusion’ as a Members of Organizing Committee at School of Languages, Central University of Jharkhand, Ranchi-835205, Jharkhand, India during 20th to 22nd Feb. 2013.

Participation in Refresher/Orientation/Training (One week/ more than one week)

 

    Attended and successfully completed a one-week (Seven days) Science Academies’ Science Leader Workshop India’s First Science Leadership Program organized by Central University of Punjab, Bathinda during 22nd to 28th June 2020.

    Attended and successfully completed a one-week (Five days) MHRD-GIAN course on "The use of Molecular Genetics and Genomics Tools in Biodiversity Conservation” organized by Department of Botany, Dr. Harisingh Gour Vishwavidyalaya (A Central University), Sagar, Madhya Pradesh during 22nd to 26th July 2019.

    Attended and successfully completed two weeks (Sixteen days) Science Academies’ Refresher course on ‘Plant Taxonomy, Phytogeography and Ecology’ in Central University of Punjab, Bathinda from 5th to 20th March 2019 and obtained A Grade.

    Attended and successfully completed a three-weeks (Twenty-one days) UGC sponsored Refresher course in Environmental Studies/ Earth Sciences (ID) organized by UGC-HRDC, CPDHE, University of Delhi, New Delhi from 13th October to 4th November, 2015 and obtained A Grade.

    Attended and successfully completed a four-weeks (Twenty-eight days) UGC sponsored Orientation program organized by UGC-Academic Staff College, Ranchi University, Ranchi from 14th July to 10th August 2014 and obtained A Grade.

    Attended and successfully completed a one-week (Six days) Training programme on “Management of Social Forestry for Sustainable Livelihood” organized by NIRD, Guwahati, Assam in collaboration with Dept. of Forestry, NERIST (Deemed University), Arunachal Pradesh from 25th to 30th April 2011.Attended and successfully completed a ten days Workshop cum Training Program on “Taxonomy, ecology and conservation” organized by Centre for Environmental Management of Degraded Ecosystems (CEMDE), University of Delhi, New Delhi from 29th December 2009 to 7th January 2010.