School of Natural Resources and Management
Centre for Environmental Science

Profile of Faculty

Dr. Purabi Saikia

Post Doctoral Research in Environmental Sciences (Tezpur University, Assam) sponsored by Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India, New Delhi
Ph. D. in Forestry (NERIST, Deemed University, Arunachal Pradesh)
M. Sc. in Botany with Plant Ecology specialization (Gauhati University, Assam)

Assistant Professor
Centre for Environmental Science

Cell: +91-94360-93716 (M)
E-Mail purabi.saikia83@gmail.com

FIELDS OF INTEREST   Plant Ecology, Plant Systematics,Biodiversity Conservation and Soil Sciences
RESEARCH GRANT   Recipient of UGC Start-Up grant of Rs. 6.00 lakhs for the project ‘Phytosociological analysis of forests of Ranchi, Jharkhand, India’ in 2014.
Fellowship/Award   Recipient of DBT-Research Associateship under Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India, New Delhi
EXPERIENCES  
  1. Working as an Asst. Professor in Centre for Environmental Sciences, Central University of Jharkhand, Ranchi since 30-05-2013.
  2. Worked as an Asst. Professor (on contract) in Centre for Environmental Sciences, Central University of Jharkhand, Ranchi from 06-08-2012 to 28-05-2013.
  3. Worked as a DBT-Research Associate under DBT, Govt. of India, New Delhi in Department of Environmental Science, Tezpur University, Assam from 01-07-2011 to 31-07-2012.
  4. Worked as a Guest Lecturer in Department of Forestry, NERIST (Deemed University), Arunachal Pradesh from 06-01-2011 to 31-05-2011 (One Semester).
  5. Worked as a Senior Research Fellow in a DBT, Govt. of India sponsored research project entitled “Mapping and Quantitative Assessment of Geographic Distribution and Population Status of Plant Resources of Eastern Himalayan Region” in Department of Forestry, NERIST (Deemed University), Arunachal Pradesh from 01-04-2009 to 31-05-2010.
  6. Worked as a Junior Research Fellow in the same above mentioned research project from 02-04-2007 to 31-03-2009.
DETAILS OF RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS  
  1. Published research articles: 13
  2. Under revision: 02
  3. Abstracts: 08
Program Organized  
  1. Centre for Environmental Sciences celebrated World Ozone Day on 18th September, 2013 at Central University of Jharkhand, Brambe, Ranchi.
  2. Centre for Environmental Sciences & Centre for Water Engineering and Management jointly celebrated World Water Day on 21st and 22nd March, 2013 at Central University of Jharkhand, Brambe, Ranchi.
  3. Centre for Environmental Sciences & Centre for Land Resource Management jointly celebrated World Ozone Day on 16th September, 2012 at Central University of Jharkhand, Brambe, Ranchi.
Research articles published/ accepted in Referred Journals  
  1. P. Saikia and M.L. Khan (2014) On farm conservation of Agarwood (Aquilaria malaccensis Lam.) in Indian homegardens. International Journal of Biodiversity Science, Ecosystem Services & Management (in press). ISSN: 2151-3732 (Print); 2151-3740 (Online); Taylor & Francis.
  2. P. Saikia and M.L. Khan (2014) Status, distribution and socio-cultural uses of some selected homegarden plants of upper Assam, Northeast India. Bharatiya Samajik Chintan (ISSA) 13(3) (in press).
  3. P. Saikia and M.L. Khan (2014) Ecological features of cultivated stands of Aquilariamalaccensis Lam. (Thymelaeaceae)- a vulnerable tropical tree species in Assamese homegardens. International Journal of Forestry Research2014: 1-16.ISSN: 1687-9368 (Print), 1687-9376 (Online); Hindawi Publishing Corporation.
  4. P. Saikia and M.L. Khan (2013) Population structure and regeneration status of Aquilaria malaccensis Lam. in homegardens of upper Assam, NE India. Tropical Ecology 54(1): 1-13.ISSN: 0564-3295; Impact Factor: 0.551; Citation: 3
  5. P. Saikia, B.I. Choudhury and M.L. Khan (2012) Floristic composition and plant utilization pattern in homegardens of Upper Assam, India. Tropical Ecology 53(1): 105-118.ISSN: 0564-3295; IF: 0.551; Citation: 7
  6. P. Saikia and M.L. Khan (2012) Aquilaria malaccensis Lam., a Red-listed and highly exploited tree species in Assamese home garden. Current Science 102(4): 546-547. ISSN: 0011-3891; IF: 0.833; Citation: 2
  7. P. Saikia and M.L. Khan (2012) Agar (Aquilaria malaccensis Lam.): a promising crop in the homegardens of Upper Assam, northeastern India. Journal of Tropical Agriculture50: 8-14.ISSN: 0971-636X (Print); 0973-5399 (Online) Citation: 3
  8. P. Saikia and M.L. Khan (2012) Seedling survival and growth of Aquilaria malaccensis Lam. in different microclimatic conditions of northeast India. Journal of Forestry Research 23(4): 569-574. ISSN: 1007-662X (Print); 1993-0607 (Electronic); Springer Publication.
  9. S. Bharali, J. Deka, P. Saikia, M.L.Khan, A. Paul, O.P. Tripathi, L.B. Singha and Uma Shankar (2012) Pinus merkusii Jungh et de Vries - a vulnerable gymnosperm needs conservation. NeBIO 3(1): 94-95. ISSN: 0976-3597 (Print); Citation: 1
  10. P. Saikia and M.L. Khan (2012) Phenology, seed biology and seedling survival and growth of Aquilaria malaccensis: A highly exploited and red listed tree species of Northeast India. The Indian Forester 138(3): 289-295. ISSN: 0019-4816
  11. L. Zimik, P. Saikia and M.L. Khan (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.ISSN:0976-1675; Citation: 1
  12. P. Saikia and M.L. Khan (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. ISSN: 2231-2218 (Online); Citation: 1
  13. P. Saikia and M.L. Khan (2009) Conservation and diversity of medicinal plant in homegardens of Teok area of Jorhat district, Assam. In: B. Singh, P. Rethy and P.R. Gajurel (eds). Proceedings of national seminar on Agroforestry for Socioeconomic Development of North Eastern Region. Department of Forestry, NERIST (Deemed University), Arunachal Pradesh, pp. 152-161.
Participation in Orientation/Training Program  
  1. 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.
  2. Attended and successfully completed a ten daysWorkshop 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 07th January, 2010.
Abstract published/accepted in proceedings and abstract volume for oral presentation  
  1. P. Saikia, J. Deka, S. Bharali, O.P. Tripathi and M.L. Khan (2014) Inventory on population status and diversity of tree species of West Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh, Eastern Himalaya using Geoinformatics Technology. Paper accepted for oral presentation in an International event ‘Tropical Ecology Congress, 2014’ to be held at JNU, New Delhi during10th to 12th December, 2014.
  2. P. Saikia and M. L. Khan (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 abstract volume of the 1STInternational Scientific Symposium on Agarwood (ISSA) on ‘Agarwood in the New Era’ organized by Faculty of Forestry, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia.
  3. P. Saikia and Ashalata Devi (2012) Cultivation and prospects of energy crop in homegardens of upper Assam, northeast India. Paper presented and abstract published in page 210 in 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, India
  4. P. Saikia (2012) Population status of Aquilaria malaccensis Lam.: a critically endangered tree species of India in Assamese homegardens. Paper presented and abstract published in page 31 in the Proceedings of the International Conference on ‘Biodiversity and sustainable energy development’ organized by OMICS Publishing Group at HICC, Hyderabad, India.
  5. P. Saikia and M.L. Khan (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.
  6. P. Saikia and M.L. Khan (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 theAbstracts 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 Assam Science Technology and Environment Council, Guwahati, Assam.
  7. P. Saikia and M.L. Khan (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 Department of Mechanical Engineering, NERIST (Deemed University), Arunachal Pradesh.
  8. P. Saikia and M.L. Khan (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 Department of Botany, Gauhati University, Guwahati, Assam.