Tunira Bhadauria gained her Ph.D. degree from North Eastern Hill University, Shillong, Meghalaya, India on effect of shifting agricultural practices as well subsequent fallow development on the community structure and diversity of earthworms. This data was also compared with the primary forest as well as naturally degraded ecosystems in the regiom. Subsequently, she has been actively involved in teaching ecology and natural resource management to the students of zoology at post graduate as well as under graduate levels at PG College at Rae bareli, UP, India. She has been actively involved in research also for the last 18 years studying the below conservation and sustainable management of below ground biodiversity across different habitats as well as ecosystems types ranging from Himalayas to vast tracts of indogangetic plains in the country. Bhadauria has published her research work in various journals such as Journal of Applied Ecology, Journal of Soil Biology and Biochemistry, Applied Soil Ecology, and Biology and Fertility of Soil. She is also the recepient of various awards: Young Scientist Department of Science and Technology Women Scientist Award to carry out research work in field of ecology and below ground soil biology. Resently, she is working on TSBF project on conservation and management of below fellowships given by the government of India such as the Department of Science and Technology. Currently, Bhadauria serves on TSBF (Nairobi) sponsored project entitled “Conservation and sustainable management of below ground soil biodiversity in the Central himalayas,” India. She is a faculty member at Feroze Gandhi College, Rae bareli, Uttar Pradesh, India.
Biography Updated on 29 September 2009