High Altitude Biology
Plant Ecology

Awarded Dr. D.S. Kothari Post-Doctoral Fellowship by University Grants Commission (UGC), New Delhi, India in 2008.

Biodiversity Conservation and Functional Ecology


1.    Kumar, V., Sharma, A., Dhunna, G., Chawla, A., Bhardwaj, R. and Thukral, A.K. 2016. A tabulated review on distribution of heavy metals in various plants. Environ Sci Pollut Res. DOI 10.1007/s11356-016-7747-1.

2.    Kumar, V., Sharma, A., Chawla, A., Bhardwaj, R. and Thukral, A.K. 2016. Water quality assessment of river Beas, India, using multivariate and remote sensing techniques Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 188:137. DOI 10.1007/s10661-016-5141-6.

3.   Kumari, A., Chawla, A., Lal, B. and Fraser-Jenkins, C.R. 2014 Dryopteris zayuensis Ching & S.K.Wu and Pteris biaurita L. subsp. fornicata Fraser-Jenk. - two interesting records in the pteridophyte flora of Himachal Pradesh, India. Indian J. of Forestry, 37 (1):115-120.

4.    Kumar, A., Singh, K.N., Lal, B., Chawla, A., Uniyal, S.K., Kaushal, R., Singh, R.D. and Ahuja, P.S. 2013. Regeneration Pattern of Tree Species in Forested Landscapes of Himachal Pradesh, Western Himalayan Region, India  Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., India, Sect. B Biol. Sci.. DOI 10.1007/s40011-013-0264-9.

5.    Kumar, A., Lal, B., Rajkumar, S., Chawla, A. and Kaushal, R. 2013. Landscape Mapping and Tree Diversity Assessment of Pangi Valley: A Remote Tribal Area of Himachal Pradesh in Western Himalaya, India. International Journal of conservation Science. 4(4): 503-508.

6.    Kumari, A., Sangta, R. and Chawla, A. 2013 Diversity, Distribution Pattern and Threat Status of Pteridophytic Flora in Shikari Devi Wild Life Sanctuary, Himachal Pradesh, India. Journal of Biodiversity Management & Forestry, 2:4. doi: 10.4172/2327-4417.1000115

7.    Ahuja, P.S. and Chawla, A. 2013. Research Needs for Technological Preparedness. In: Chopra, V.L. (Ed.) Climate Change and its Ecological Implications for the Western Himalaya. Scientific Publishers, Jodhpur, India, Pp.406.

8.    Chopra, V.L., Chandershekharan, I. and Chawla, A. 2013. Policy Considerations. In: Chopra, V.L. (Ed.) Climate Change and its Ecological Implications for the Western Himalaya. Scientific Publishers, Jodhpur, India, Pp.406.

9.    Chawla, A., Yadav, P.K., Uniyal, S.K., Kumar, A., Vats, S.K., Kumar, S. and Ahuja, P.S. 2012. Long-term ecological and biodiversity monitoring in the western Himalaya using satellite remote sensing. Current Science 102(8):1143-1156.

10  Chawla, A., Parkash, O., Sharma, V., Rajkumar, S., Lal, B., Gopichand, Singh, R.D. and Thukral, A.K. 2012. Vascular plants, Kinnaur, Himachal Pradesh, India. Checklist 8(3):321-348.

11  Chawla, A., Kumar, A., Lal, B., Singh, R.D. and Thukral, A.K. 2012. Ecological characterization of high altitude Himalayan landscapes in the upper Satluj river watershed in Kinnaur, Himachal Pradesh, India. Journal of Indian Society of Remote Sensing,40(3):519–539, DOI10.1007/s12524-011-0169-0.

12  Kumar, A., Chawla, A., Rajkumar, S. 2011. Characterization of Solang valley watershed in western Himalaya for bioresource conservation using remote sensing techniques. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 179:469–478, DOI 10.1007/s10661-010-1749-0.

13  Chawla, A., Kumar, A., Rajkumar, S., Singh, R.D., Thukral, A.K. and Ahuja, P.S. 2010. Correlation of multispectral satellite data with plant species diversity vis-à-vis soil characteristics in a landscape of western Himalayan region, India. Applied Remote Sensing Journal, 1(1): 1-13.

14  Kumar, A., Meenakshi, Uniyal, S.K., Lal, B., Chawla, A., Rajkumar, S. and Ahuja, P.S. 2010. HimFlorIS – an information system for flora in Himachal Pradesh, India. Current Science, 99(1): 98-101.

15  Mabwoga, S.O., Chawla, A., Thukral, A.K. 2010. Assessment of water quality parameters of the Harike wetland in India, a Ramsar site, using IRS LISS IV satellite data. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 170:117-128. DOI: 10.1007/s10661-009-1220-2.

16  Chawla, A., Rajkumar, S., Singh, K.N., Lal, B., Singh, R.D. and Thukral, A.K. 2008.  Plant species diversity along an altitudinal gradient of Bhabha valley in western Himalaya. Journal of Mountain Science, 5(2): 157-177.

17  Lal,B., Chawla, A., Singh,K.N. and Rajkumar,S. 2006. Ecology and ethnobotany of Herniaria incana Lam. - a lesser known taxon from Himachal Pradesh. Indian Journal of Forestry, 29(2): 187-189.

18  Lal, B., Singh, K.N., Chawla, A. and Rajkumar, S. 2006. Herniaria incana Lam. (Caryophyllaceae) - new addition to the flora of Himachal Pradesh. Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany, 30: 694-696.


19  Chawla, A., Singh, K.N., Sharma, V., Lal, B., Singh, R.D. and Ahuja, P.S. 2006. Some overlooked but important medicinal and aromatic plants of western Himalaya. Bhartiya Vaigyanik Evam Audyogik Anusandhan Patrika (In Hindi), 14(2): 146-150.

Dinesh Thakur, SRF

Nikita Rathore, JRF

Lakhbeer Singh, JRF

Manish Sharma, PA

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