Dr. Gopal Shukla is currently working as a Assistant Professor of Forestry in Uttar Banga Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Pundibari, Cooch Behar, West Bengal, India. He holds an M. Sc and Ph. D Degree in Forestry from Uttar Banga Krishi Viswavidyalaya. Prior to joining the university job he has worked Under NAIP, NICRA and SERB projects. The focus of his research and development work is on forest ecology and conservation. He is currently engaged in forestry training and development on the aspects of forestry, agroforestry medicinal plants and climate change.