Dr. K. S. Kanwal | GBPNIHE

Dr. K. S. Kanwal


,Centre for Biodiversity Conservation & Management

Contact: (01360) 2216423(O)

Area of Specialization

Biodiversity Conservation

Plant ecology

Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)- : EIA/EMP, Strategic EIA, ecological and biodiversity impact assessment studies in Himalayan region.


  • Graduation in Forestry, Botany & Information Technology from Kumaun University, Nainital, Uttarakhand in 2003.
  • Post Graduation in Botany(M. Sc.) from Kumaun University, Nainital, Uttarakhand in 2005.
  • Doctorate in Botany from Kumaun University, Nainital, Uttarakhand in 2012.


Biodiversity Conservation

Medicinal Plant Conservation

Plant Ecology, Environmental Impact Assessment

Natural Resource Management

Work Experience


Research and Development

G.B Pant National Institue of Himalayan Environment and Sustainable Development

24/06/2013-Till date

Deputy Manager(Environment)

EIA/EMP studies, Environmental Management

Jindal Steel & Power Ltd., Gurgaon


Assistant Manager (Environment)

EIA/EMP studies, Environmental Management

Bhilwara Energy Ltd., Noida


Assistant Manager (Environment)

EIA/EMP studies, Environmental Management

KSK Energy Ventures Ltd., Hyderabad, AP


Manager Environment

EIA study & Environmental Management

Velcan Energy France, New Delhi


Environmental Scientist

EIA/EMP studies of developmental projects

R.S. Envirolink Technologies Pvt. Ltd., Gurgaon


Senior Research Fellow

EIA Study, Environmental Management

Tehri Hydro Development Corporation Ltd., Rishikesh, Uttarakhand


Junior Research Fellow

Research & Development, EIA/EMP studies

G.B Pant National Institue of Himalayan Environment and Sustainable Development


Countries Visited

    China    Nepal   

Awards / Recognition


Awarded Certificate of Honour for excellent research contribution made in the area of biodiversity and sustainable mountain development by Conference Secretariat of International Conference on Global Biodiversity, Climate Change and Sustainable Development -2016 (ICBCS-2016) at Rajiv Gandhi University, Center with Potential for Excellence in Biodiversity, Doimukh, Arunachal Pradesh.

Accredited as a Functional Area Expert (FAE) in Ecology and Biodiversity area with category-A under EIA consultant organizations of National Accreditation Board for Education and Training (NABET), Quality Council of India (2010).

Awarded Gratis memberships by Society of Wetland Scientists, Madison, USA

Life Member of Indian Science Congress Association, Kolkata

Life Member of East Himalayan Society for Spermatophyte Taxonomy (TaxoClub), West Bengal University

Academic Supervision

  • Status
  • Completed
  • Ongoing
  • Doctoral
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  • 2
  • Post Graduation
  • M.Tech
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  • Bachelor
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  • Industrial Training
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Research Interests

Broad Subject Area Specialization Sector
Botany Plant Ecology, Ethnobotany, High altitude ecology & biodiversity, Medicinal plants Biodiversity Conservation, Transboundary landscape management, ecology and management of alpine rangeland
Environmental Science Strategic Environment Assessment study, EIA & EMP study, Socio Impact assessment, Climate change River valley & Hydropower, Road and Highway, Infrastructure developmental Projects, Environment Assessment & Climate Change
Natural Resource Management Traditional knowledge system, Ecotourism, Socio-economic development, Wetland conservation, Capacity building Mountain Ecosystem, Watershed management


Sl.No. Category Numbers
Peer Reviewed Reports 6
Peer Reviewed Papers 18
Paper in Book chapter 4
Popular article 4
Policy Papers 2
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Technical Skills
  • Instruments : GPS
  • Softwares : ArcGis, Diva-GIS, Maxent

Extra curricular activities

  • Hobbies:    Trekking, Exploring new areas, Nature/Wildlife photography
  • Sports:        Badminton, Cricket

Dr. K. S. Kanwal   kskanwal03@gmail.com     kskanwal@gbpihed.nic.in