TSBF -SARNet
Updated 22/03/2013

Projects recently completed by TSBF-SARNET Coordination Cell, School of Environmental Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

 

Promoting Sustainable Land Management in the Marginal Regions Indian Himalaya and comparable Regions of Asia funded by the United Nations University, Tokyo (2009-10)

 

Global Climate Change in Mountain Sites (GLOCHAMOST) – Coping Strategies for Mountain Biosphere Reserves: case study of Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve (2009-first phase) funded by UNESCO, Paris

 

Global Change and Mountain Ecosystems (GLOCHAMOST) – Coping Strategies for Mountain Biosphere Reserves: case study of Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve (2010-2011-second phase) funded by UNESCO, Paris

 

On-the-Job Research Capacity Building for Sustainable Agriculture in Developing Countries: shifting agricultural landscapes in north-eastern India and Montane Mainland of Southeast Asia supported by United Nations University Institute for Sustainability and Peace, Tokyo, Japan (2011-2012)

 

Relating indigenous natural resource management with global climate change adaptation and mitigation sponsored by United Nations University, Tokyo (2010-2012)

 

Research Projects- ongoing

 

 

On-the-Job Research Capacity Building for Sustainable Agriculture in Developing Countries: Crop-Livestock Mixed Farming in Asian Cold Desert  supported by United Nations University Institute for Sustainability and Peace, Tokyo, Japan (2012-2013)

 

 

Cultural Landscapes: the Basis for Linking Biodiversity Conservation with Sustainable Development of North-Eastern Hill Region funded by UNESCO, New Delhi/MacArthur Foundation.  (2007-13)

 

 

Production and Commercialization of Beans and Pulses in the Republic of India sponsored by IC Net Limited, Saitama, Japan (2013)

 

 

Recent Publications

 

1.           Bhadauria, T., Kumar, P., Kumar, R., Maikhuri, R.K. and Saxena, K.G. 2012. Earthworm populations in a traditional village landscape in Central Himalaya, India. Applied Soil Ecology, 53, 83-93. Click to View

2.           Chandra, A., Pardha Saradhi, P., Maikhuri, R.K., Saxena, K.G. and Rao, K.S. 2011. Traditional agrodiversity management: a case study of central Himalayan village ecosystem. Journal of Mountain Science, 8, 62-74. Click to View

3.           Chandra, A., Pardha Saradhi, P., Rao, K.S., Saxena, K.G. and Maikhuri, R.K. 2011.  An investigation into the energy use in relation to yield of traditional crops in central Himalaya, India. Biomass and Bioenergy, 35, 2044-2052.  Click to View

4.           Chandra, A. Kandari, L.S., Payal, K.C., Maikhuri, R.K., Rao, K.S. and Saxena, K.G. 2010. Conservation and sustainable management of traditional ecosystems in Garhwal Himalaya, India. New York  Science Journal, 3,  71-77.

5.           Rawat, L.S., Maikhuri, R.K., Negi, V.S., Bahuguna, A., Rao, K.S., Agarwal, S.K. and Saxena, K.G. 2010. Managing natural resources with eco-friendly technologies for sustainable rural development: a case of Garhwal Himalaya. International Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology, 17, 423-430. Click to View

6.           Phondani, P.C., Maikhuri, R.K., Rawat, L.S., Farooquee, N.A., Kala, C.P., Vishvakarma, S.C.R., Rao, K.S. and Saxena, K.G. 2010. Ethnobotanical uses of plants among the Bhotiya tribal communities of Niti valley in central Himalaya, India. Ethnobotany Research & Applications, 8 (online)

7.           Choudhary, B.K., Khan, M.A. and Saxena, K.G. 2010. Mycorrhizal spore density in relation to physico-chemical properties of soil: a case study of central Himalaya. Environment and We, 5, 243-251.

8.           Bhaduria, T., Saxena, K.G., Kumar, P., Kumar, R. and Chaturvedi, V.K. 2009. Influence of land use and land cover change on diversity of earthworms in Raebareli district of Indogangetic plains, India. Dynamic Soil, Dynamic Plant, 3, 73-81. 

 

9.           Dash, M.C. and Saxena, K.G. 2012. Earthworms in the Himalaya and Western Ghats region of India: a review. Bioscan, 7, 1-8.Click to View

  

10.       Joylatha, L., Saxena, K.G., Maikhuri, R.K. and Rao, K.S. 2012. Soil quality and soil health: A review. International Journal of Ecology and Environmental Sciences, 38, 19-37

11.       Maikhuri, R.K., Rawat, L.S.R., Negi, V.S., Faroouee, N.A., Rao, K.S., Purohit, V.K., Agrawal, S.K., Chamoli, K.P., Negi, C.S. and Saxena, K.G. 2011. Empowering rural women in agro-technologies for livelihood improvement and natural resource management: a case from Indian central Himalaya. Outlook on Agriculture, 40, 1-8.

12.       Maikhuri, R. K., Rawat, L. S., Negi, V.S., Purohit, V.K., Rao, K. S. and K. G. Saxena. 2011.  Managing natural resources through simple and appropriate technological interventions for sustainable mountain development. Current Science, 100, 992-997. (a review of ecotechnologies  for sustainable development in the Himalayan regeion published under General Article category) Click to View

13.       Dash, M.C., Saxena, K.G. and Giri, S. 2009. Vermitechnology for wasteland reclamation, plant productivity and composting: A review in Indian Context.  International Journal of Ecology and Environmental Sciences, 35, 163-185.

14.       Bhaduria, T. and Saxena, K.G. 2010. Role of earthworms in soil fertility maintenance through the production of biogenic structures. Applied and Environmental Soil Science, doi:10.1155/2010/816073 (online).

15.       Laishram, J., Maikhuri, R.K., Shimrah, T., Rao, K.S. and Saxena, K.G. 2009. Land use intensification in Indian Himalaya: meaning, measurement and implications. International Journal of Ecology and Environmental Science, 35, 35-52.

16.       Saxena, K.G., Rao, K.S. and Maikhuri, R.K. 2012. Linking climate change with biodiversity and livelihoods in Indian Himalaya In: Climate Change and its Ecological Implications for the Western Himalaya Editor: V.L. Chopra Scientific Publishers (India), 110-129.

17.       Ramkrishnan, P.S., Rao, K.S., Chandrashekara, Chhetri, N., Gupta, H.K., Patnaik, S., Saxena, K.G. and Sharma, E. 2012. South Asia. In: Traditional Forest-Related Knowledge. Sustaining Communities, Ecosystems and Biocultural Diversity. Edited by J.A. Parrotta and R.L. Trosper, Springer, The Christensen Fund and IUFRO, 315-356.

18.       Shimrah, T., Rao, K.S., Maikhuri, R.K. and Saxena, K.G. 2012. Land use and local livelihoods in the face of global change: An analysis from Arunachal Pradesh, India. In: Land Management in Marginal Mountain Regions: Adaptation and Vulnerability to Global Change. Edited by K.G. Saxena, L. Liang, K. Tanaka and S. Takahashi, Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh, Dehradun. Pp. 159-177.

19.       Rao, K.S., Maikhuri, R.K., Semwal, R.L., Rawat, L.S. and Saxena, K.G. 2012. Climate change adaptation and mitigation: Insights from Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve in Indian Himalaya. In: Land Management in Marginal Mountain Regions: Adaptation and Vulnerability to Global Change. Edited by K.G. Saxena, L. Liang, K. Tanaka and S. Takahashi, Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh, Dehradun. Pp. 305-324.

20.       Saxena, K.G., Liang, L., Tanaka, K. and Takahashi, S. 2012. Global change in marginal mountain regions: A synthesis. In: Land Management in Marginal Mountain Regions: Adaptation and Vulnerability to Global Change. Edited by K.G. Saxena, L. Liang, K. Tanaka and S. Takahashi, Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh, Dehradun. Pp. 325-336.

21.       Chandrasekhar, K., Rao, K.S. and Saxena, K.S. 2011. Structure and function of agroecosystems in cold desert of Spiti catchment. In: Global Change, Biodiversity and Livelihoods in Cold Desert Region of Asia. Edited by K.G. Saxena, L. Liang and X. Xue, Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh, Dehradun. Pp. 91-106.

22.       Gawali, R., Rao, K.S., Saxena, K.G. and Maikhuri, R.K. 2011. Management of grazing lands in Indian cold desert: a village level study in Spiti valley, India. In: Global Change, Biodiversity and Livelihoods in Cold Desert Region of Asia. Edited by K.G. Saxena, L. Liang and X. Xue, Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh, Dehradun. Pp.147-159.

23.       Nautiyal, S., Maikhri, R.K., Rao, K.S. and Saxena, K.G. 2011. Livelihood and natural resources in cold desert: a case study from selected villages in central Himalaya, India. In: Global Change, Biodiversity and Livelihoods in Cold Desert Region of Asia. Edited by K.G. Saxena, L. Liang and X. Xue, Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh, Dehradun. Pp.161-176.

24.       Saxena, K.G., Liang, L. and Xue X. 2011. Global change, biodiversity and livelihoods in cold desert region of Asia: a synthesis. In: Global Change, Biodiversity and Livelihoods in Cold Desert Region of Asia. Edited by K.G. Saxena, L. Liang and X. Xue, Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh, Dehradun. 289-307.

25.       Saxena, K.G., Maikhuri, R.K. and Rao, K.S. 2011. Ecotourism in Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve: a win-win option for environmental conservation and sustainable livelihoods. In: Biosphere Reserves in the Mountains of the World – Excellence in the Clouds. Edited by Austrian MAB Committee, Austrian Academy of Sciences and United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Vienna. Pp. 77-80.

 

Edited volumes

 

26.       Saxena, K.G., Liang, L., Tanaka, K. and Takahashi, S. 2012. Land Management in Marginal Mountain Regions: Adaptation and Vulnerability to Global Change. Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh, Dehradun, 349 pp.

27.       Saxena, K.G., Liang, L. and Xue, X. (Editors) 2011. Global Change, Biodiversity and Livelihoods in Cold Desert Region of Asia. Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh, Dehradun. 322 pp.

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