Pankaj Panwar

Indian Institute of Soil and Water Conservation

Dr. Pankaj Panwar is the Principal Scientist (Forestry/Agroforestry) having research experience in both temperate and dry subtropical and humid subtropical climates. He did his senior secondary from Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Theog (Shimla) followed by B.Sc (forestry), M.Sc (forestry) and Ph.D (forestry) from Dr. Y.S. Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Solan (Himachal Pradesh). Dr. Panwar started his career in 2002 as an Assistant Professor (Forestry) in Uttar Banga Krishi Viswavidyalaya, West Bengal. Later he joined as a Senior Scientist (Forestry) at ICAR Research Complex for Eastern Region, Ranchi Centre in 2008 and served there up to 2009. He is presently working as a Principal Scientist (Forestry/Agroforestry) at ICAR-Indian Institute of Soil and Water Conservation, Research Centre- Chandigarh since 2014. He has to his credit 80 research publications along with seven books, few among those are “Handbook on Practical Forestry”, “Practical Manual on Plantation Forestry”, “Practical Manual on Agroforestry” and “Agroforestry Systems and Practices”. He has also published eight technical bulleting/brochures and one policy paper. He is a life member of Indian Society of Agroforestry, Range Management and Agroforestry, Indian Association of Soil and Water Conservationists and Indian Society of Hill Agriculture. At present Dr. Panwar is working on tree-crop interactions in agroforestry and in developing land use technologies for Shivalik Himalayas. He has handled projects on Agroforestry, climate change, bamboo and jatropha from external funding agencies like the Ministry of Rural Development, DST and DBT.