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Dr._paramjit_singh Dr. Paramjit Singh specializes in plant systematics, Biodiversity conservation, natural resource managementand ethno-botanical uses of Indian plants(including indigenous and local knowledge). He has worked for over

thirty years in biodiversity studies in almost all parts of the country especially eastern Himalaya.

He has widely travelled in many parts of South Asia, Africa, Europe and USA on scientific expeditions and tours. He is the author of more than 100 publications, book chapters, communications to National and International Conferencesand more than a dozen books. Hepublished about fifteen novelties to science. He has long experience in editing work and is on the editorial board of many international journals and is Chief Editor of official journal of Botanical Survey of India- Nelumbo. His last books were published in 2014 by Botanical Survey of India on the Bamboos of Meghalaya, India, Plant Discoveries 2013, and Leguminosae (partly)- Fascicle of flora of India, and in 2015 on Endemic Vascular Plants of India. He presents many talks every year in many Universities and colleges on plant life in India, adaptations and important plant genetic resources. He inaugurated Indian Botanical Society Seminar in Bombay in 2015 and Orissa Botanical Society Seminar at Bhubaneswar in 2015.

As the Director of the Botanical Survey of India, he is the Scientific Authority on CITES(Convention on International Trade in Endangered species of Wild Fauna and Flora). He participated in Eleventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 11) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) from 8th to 19th October 2012 at Hyderabad, India as a part of official Indian delegation. He is Chairman of Research Advisory Committee of Regional Plant Resource Centre, Bhubaneswar and is member of the research and advisory board of several research and advisory committees in India. He is member convenerfor the two very important flagship programs of the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Government of India, namely Assistance to Botanic Garden scheme (ABG) and All India Coordinated project on Capacity building in Taxonomy (AICOPTAX).

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Director, Botanical Survey of India,
CGO Complex, Salt Lake City,
DF Block, 5th and 6th floor,
Kolkata-700064.

Last Updated : 21/09/2017