Assistant Professor

Dr Javid Ahmad Dar

Department of Environmental Science

Interests

  1. Forest carbon dynamics
  2. Monitoring forest structure and adaptations
  3. Plant invasions

Education

2004

University of Kashmir,
India
Bachelors

2007

Barkatullah University,
India
Masters

2008

Awadhesh Pratap Singh University,
India
MPhil

2015

Pondicherry University,
India
PhD

Experience

  • 19/10/2020 to 19/04/2021– Postdoctoral Fellow – Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, India
  • 01/07/2019 to 18/10/2020 – Postdoctoral Fellow–Dr. Harisingh Gour Vishwavidyalaya (A Central University), India
  • 15/02/2019 to 30/06/2020 – Special Project Associate – Indian Institute of Forest Management (IIFM), Bhopal, India
  • 16/03/2016 to 15/03/2018 – National Postdoctoral Fellow (NPDF) –Dr. Harisingh Gour Vishwavidyalaya (A Central University), India
  • 03/03/2015 to 15/03/2016 – Research Associate –Dr. Harisingh Gour Vishwavidyalaya (A Central University), India
  • 15/03/2010 to 08/12/2010 – Contractual lecturer in Environmental Science– The Islamia College of Science and Commerce, Srinagar, Kashmir
  • 04/04/2009 to 09/01/2010 – Contractual lecturer in Environmental Science– Govt. Degree College for Women, Anantnag, Kashmir
  • Carbon pool dynamics in different forest ecosystems in relation to climate change
  • Monitoring changes in diversity, structure, composition and functioning of forest ecosystems
  • Impact of invasion on plant diversity, carbon pools and soil properties
  • Impact of varying disturbances on forest ecosystem services

Awards & Fellowships

  • 2016 – National Post-Doctoral Fellowship (N-PDF), SERB
  • 2016 – Young Scientist Travel Award, 5th Eco-Summit, Montpellier, France, SERB
  • 2016 – Best oral presentation award at 5th Eco-Summit, Montpellier, France
  • 2016 – Best oral presentation award at 9th NABS, Madurai Kamaraj University, Tamil Nadu, National Academy of Biological Sciences
  • 2013 – NET in Environmental Sciences – Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board (ASRB), New Delhi India
  • 2014 – NET in Environmental Sciences – Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board (ASRB), New Delhi India

Memberships

  • Global Forest Biodiversity Initiative (GFBI)
  • International Society for Tropical Foresters
  • International Soil Science Network (ISCN)
EDITORIAL/REVIEW BOARD MEMBER
  • Global Journal of Ecology
  • Applied Science and Technology
  • SCIREA Journal of Forestry
  • SCIREA Journal of Agriculture
  • Zygoscient
  • Carbon Management

Publications

JOURNALS
  • 1. Dar, J.A., Subashree, K, Khan, M.L., 2022. Sacred groves of Central India: Diversity status, carbon storage, and conservation strategies. Biotropica. https://doi.org/ 10.1111/btp.13157 (Wiley, IF 2.858)
  • 2. Liang, J., Dar, J.A.,…. et al. 2022. Evidence of co-limitation in global forest diversity gradients. Nature Ecology and Evolution. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41559-022-01831-x (Nature, IF 19.1)
  • 3. Dar, J.A., Subashree, K, Khan, M.L., 2022. An invasive shrub Lantana camara L. alters the flora and soils in tropical dry deciduous forests of Central India. Biotropica https://doi.org/10.1111/btp.13112 (Wiley, IF 2.858)
  • 4. Raha, D., Dar, J.A., Kothandaraman, S., Khan, M.L., 2022. Variation in soil organic carbon stocks in three tropical dry deciduous forests of Madhya Pradesh, India. Proceedings of the International Academy of Ecology and Environmental Sciences, 12(1): 1-16.
  • 5. Subashree, K., Dar, J.A., Sundarapandian, S., Dayanandan, S., Khan, M.L., 2020. Ecosystem level carbon storage and its links to diversity, structural and environmental drivers in tropical forests of Western Ghats, India. Scientific Reports, 10: 13444. (Springer Nature, IF 4.996)
  • 6. Ray, T., Malasiya, D., Dar, J.A., Khan, M.L. 2020. Impact of forest fire frequency on tree diversity and species regeneration in tropical dry deciduous forest of Panna Tiger Reserve, Madhya Pradesh, India. Journal of Sustainable Forestry 36. (Taylor & Francis, IF. 1.5)
  • 7. Subashree K., Dar J.A., Karuppusamy, S., Sundarapandian, SM. 2020. Plant diversity, structure and regeneration potential in tropical forests of Western Ghats, India. Acta Ecologica Sinica, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chnaes.2020.02.004. (Elsevier)
  • 8. Verma, S., Dar J.A., Khan, M.L. 2019. A MODIS-based spatiotemporal assessment of agricultural residue burning in Madhya Pradesh, India. Ecological Indicators, 105:496-504. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolind.2018.04.042 (Elsevier, IF. 6.263)
  • 9. Dar J.A., Subashree K., Raha D., Kumar A., Khare PK., Khan, M.L. 2019. Tree diversity, biomass and carbon storage in sacred groves of Central India. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 26:37212–37227 (Springer, IF. 5.190)
  • 10. Dar J.A., Raha D., Khare PK., Khan, M.L. 2019. Variation in tree biomass and carbon stocks in three tropical dry deciduous forest types of Madhya Pradesh, India. Carbon Management, doi.org/10.1080/17583004.2020.1712181 (Taylor & Francis, IF. 3.520)
  • 11. Subashree K., Dar J.A., Sundarapandian, SM. 2019. Variation in soil organic carbon stocks with vegetation type in tropical forests of Western Ghats, India. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 191:690 (Springer, IF. 3.307)
  • 12. Lone, P.A., Dar, J.A., Subashree, K., Raha, D., Pandey, P.K., Ray, T., Khare, P.K., Khan, M.L., 2019. Impact of plant invasion on physical, chemical and biological aspects of ecosystems: A review. Tropical Plant Research 6(3):528–544.
  • 13. Dar J.A., Subashree K, Bhat N.A., Rather M.Y., Sundarapandian S.M., Khare P.K., Khan M.L. 2018. Climate Change Combat – A Conspectus. International Journal of Environmental Sciences & Natural Resources, 13(2):1-4.
  • 14. Dar J.A., Rather M.Y., Subashree K., Sundarapandian S. Khan M.L. 2017. Distribution patterns of tree, understorey and detritus biomass in coniferous and broadleaved forests of Western Himalaya, India. Journal of Sustainable Forestry 36. (Taylor & Francis, IF. 1.425)
  • 15. Dar J.A. Sundarapandian S. 2016. Patterns of plant diversity in seven temperate forest types of Western Himalaya, India. Journal of Asia-Pacific Biodiversity, 9(3): 280-292. (Elsevier, IF. 0.804)
  • 16. Sundarapandian S., Amritha S., Gowsalya L., Kayathri P., Thamizharasi M., Dar J.A., Srinivas K., Sanjay G.D. Subashree K. 2016. Soil organic carbon stocks in different land uses in Pondicherry university campus, Puducherry, India. Tropical Plant Research, 3(1):10-17.
  • 17. Sundarapandian S., Amritha S., Gowsalya L., Kayathri P., Thamizharasi M., Dar J.A., Srinivas K., Sanjay G.D. Subashree K. 2015. Soil Organic Carbon Stocks in Different Land Uses at Puthupet, Tamil Nadu, India. Research & Reviews: Journal of Ecology, 4(3):6-14.
  • 18. Dar J.A. Sundarapandian S. 2015. Variation of biomass and carbon pools with forest type in temperate forests of Kashmir Himalaya, India. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 187: 55. (Springer, IF. 3.307)
  • 19. Dar J.A. Sundarapandian S. 2015. Altitudinal variation of soil organic carbon in temperate forests of Kashmir Himalayas, India. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 187: 11. (Springer, IF. 3.307)
  • 20. Dar J.A., Ganie K.A. Sundarapandian S.M. 2015. Soil CO2 efflux among four coniferous forest types of Kashmir Himalaya, India. Environmental Monitoring & Assessment, 187: 715. (Springer, IF. 3.307)
  • 21. Sundarapandian S.M., Dar J.A., Gandhi D.S., Kantipudi S. and Subashree K. 2013. Estimation of biomass and carbon stocks in tropical dry forests in Sivagangai District, Tamil Nadu, India. International Journal of Environmental Science and Engineering Research, 4(3): 66-76.
  • 22. Ahmad S., Dar H.U., Dar J.A., Majeedi Z.M. 2013. Impact of varying disturbances on the structure and composition of grassland vegetation in Anantnag, Kashmir Himalayas. Proceedings of the International Academy of Ecology and Environmental Sciences, 3(3): 219-228.
BOOK CHAPTERS
  • 1. Dar J.A., Subashree K., Bhat, N.A., Sundarapandian S., Xu, M., Saikia P., Kumar A., Kumar A., Khare P.K., Khan M.L. 2020. Role of Major Forest Biomes in Climate Change Mitigation: An Eco-Biological Perspective. In: Roy, N., Roychoudhury, S., Nautiyal, S., Agarwal, S.K., Baksi, S. (Eds.) Socio-economic and Eco-biological Dimensions in Resource use and Conservation: Strategies for Sustainability. Springer Nature, Switzerland, pp. 483-526.
  • 2. Dar J.A., Subashree K., Sundarapandian S., Saikia P., Kumar A., Khare P.K., Dayanandan S., Khan M.L. 2019. Invasive Species and Their Impact on Tropical Forests of Central India: A Review. In: Garkoti, S.C., Van Bloem, S.J., Fulé, P.Z., Semwal, R.L. (Eds.) Tropical Ecosystems: Structure, Functions and Challenges in the Face of Global Change. Springer Nature, Singapore, pp. 69-109.
ONLINE COURSES
  • 2020 – Online certificate course on “Ecosystem Services: a Method for Sustainable Development” offered by University of Geneva via Coursera.
  • 2020 – Online certificate course on “Understanding Phenology with Remote Sensing” offered by NASA’s Applied Remote Sensing Training
  • 2020 – Online certificate course on “Cartography” offered by Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI)
  • 2020 – Online certificate course on “Ecology: Ecosystem Dynamics and Conservation” offered by American Museum of Natural History and Howard Hughes Medical Institute via Coursera
  • 2020 – Online certificate course on “Biological Diversity (Theories, Measures and Data sampling techniques)” offered by National Research Tomsk State University via Coursera

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