Jahangeer A. Bhat

Central Agricultural UniversityIndia

Presently a faculty member at Rani LakshmiBai Central Agricultural University, India. Before joining the present University, Dr. Jahangeer was the Head of Department of Forestry at College of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Fiji National University, Republic of Fiji Islands. Dr. Jahangeer has worked as counselor, mentor and coordinator for forestry academic programmes. He has been instrumental for developing HE and TVET streams of forestry and allied programmes and he worked closely in the area of accreditation with the Fiji Higher Education Commission and forestry stakeholders. Before joining Fiji National University, Dr. Jahangeerhas worked for HNB Garhwal University and has eleven years of research and eight years of teaching experience with a publication record of more than 50, which includes research articles, review papers, conference papers and books with national and international repute. Dr.Jahangeer is reviewing research articles for a number of scientific journals and has handled research projects in his capacity as PI and Co Pi. His major interests lie in emerging issues in forestry including conservation of biodiversity, traditional knowledge of plants and sustainable management of forest resources with main focus of research on vegetation ecology, ethnobotany, and evaluation of ecosystem services, forest plant biodiversity, climate change and sociocultural issues in forestry.