Shyam S. Phartyal

H. N. B. Garhwal (Central) University, Srinagar-Garhwal, India

Shyam S. Phartyal holds an M.S. degree in forestry from the Kumaun University, Nainital, India, and a Ph.D. degree in forestry from the Forest Research Institute, Dehradun, India, where he studied seed ecophysiology of Himalayan tree species in order to develop protocols for their germplasm conservation. He received his first postdoctoral fellowship from Brussels Government at Vrije University Brussels, Belgium, in 2001, to work on seed germination and soil seed bank ecology of Prunus serotina. The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), New Delhi, India, awarded him an independent project as Postdoctoral Research Associateship in 2003 on seed storage physiology of medicinal tree species at Forest Research Institute (FRI), Dehradun, India. Dr. Phartyal has also received a prestigious postdoctoral fellowship from the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) to work at the Research Faculty of Agriculture, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan from 2006–2008. Since September 2008, he has been associated as an Assistant Professor with the Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, School of Agriculture and Allied Science, and Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal (Central) University, Srinagar Garhwal, India. He works as a seed ecophysiologist and his core research interests include studying both the basic and the applied aspects of seed dormancy, germination phenology, soil seed bank ecology, and seed storage physiology of wild plants including wetland and mudflat species, in order to use them for ex situ conservation, landscaping material, vegetation recovery, and as a tool for climate change research and environmental education. He also loves to study seed ecology of the invasive species for the restoration and conservation of the original landscapes.

Biography Updated on 23 September 2012

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