Dr. Gopal Shukla is currently working as a Assistant Professor of Forestry at Uttar Banga Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Pundibari, Cooch Behar, West Bengal, India. He holds M.Sc and Ph.D. degrees 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 forest ecology and conservation. He is currently engaged in forestry training and development, especially in the aspects of forestry, agroforestry, medicinal plants, and climate change.