Dr. Suresh Kumar Rana | GBPNIHE

Dr. Suresh Kumar Rana

Scientist C



Area of Specialization

Diversity and distribution of Himalayan plants

Phylogeography of Himalayan plants



  • B.Sc. from Govt. Degree College Kishtwar, Jammu & Kashmir in 2007.
  • M.Sc. in Environmental Sciences from University of Jammu, Jammu & Kashmir in 2009.
  • Ph.D. in Wildlife Sciences from Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun, Uttarakhand in 2018.




Data curation and Bibliometrics of the Himalayan biodiversity.

Work Experience


G.B. Pant National Institute of Himalayan Environment

Dec 2019-Till Date

Research Associate

G.B. Pant National Institute of Himalayan Environment

Jan 2019-Dec 2019

Senior Research Fellow

Wildlife Institute of India Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India

Sep 2016-Jan 2019

Junior Research Fellow

Wildlife Institute of India Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India

Aug 2013-Aug 2016

Countries Visited


Awards / Recognition


Exchange program fellowship from Committee on South Asian studies, University of Chicago, USA in January 2014.

Participated in 8th Biennial Conference of International Biogeography Society at Tucson, Arizona, USA in January 2017.

Visiting researcher to Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Chicago and The Field Museum, Chicago, USA in June 2018.

Research Interests

Broad Subject Area Specialization Sector
Ecology & Biogeography Phytogeography, Community ecology, Conservation biology Species diversity gradients, Elevational richness patterns, Conservation biogeography, Drivers of species richness in the Himalaya.
Evolutionary ecology Phylogenetics Development of phylogenetic trees, Phylo-geography and conservation biogeography of Himalayan plants.
Biocuration Bibliometrics, Biodiversity data curation Bibliometric analysis and species distribution data curation of the Himalayan biodiversity.


Sl.No. Category Numbers
Peer Reviewed Papers 10
Monographs 3
Books 1
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Technical Skills
  • Softwares : R programming language
  • Text mining, data curation

Extra curricular activities

  • Hobbies:    Bird watching, Trekking, Biking, Adventure camps
  • Sports:       Badminton, Table Tennis

Dr. Suresh Kumar Rana   skrana.gbpihed@gmail.com