Assistant Professor

Dr Javid Ahmad Dar

Department of Environmental Science and Engineering

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

Teaching and Research Experience

  • 19/10/2020 to 28/04/2021– 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
  • 06/10/2015 to 15/03/2016 – Research Associate – Dr Harisingh Gour Vishwavidyalaya (A Central University), India
  • 15/06/2015 to 04/10/2015 – Lecturer in Environmental Science – Govt Degree College, Kulgam, J&K Higher Education Department
  • 05/04/2011 to 05/10/2011 – Lecturer in Environmental Science – Govt Degree College, Kilam, J&K Higher Education Department
  • 09/12/2010 to 28/02/2011 – Lecturer in Environmental Science – Govt Degree College, Kulgam, J&K Higher Education Department
  • 15/03/2010 to 08/12/2010 – Lecturer in Environmental Science – The Islamia College of Science and Commerce, Srinagar, J&K Higher Education Department
  • 04/04/2009 to 09/01/2010 – Lecturer in Environmental Science – Govt Degree College for Women, Anantnag, J&K Higher Education Department
  • 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

  • 2023- International Travel Award, 6th Eco-Summit, Gold Coast, Australia by SERB, India.
  • 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
  • 2010-2014- University Grants Commission (UGC) fellowship for PhD.

Memberships

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

Publications

JOURNALS

1. Lone P.A., Kothandaraman S., Dar J.A., Bhat N.A., Khan M.L. (2023). Shrub invasion alters the soil CO2 efflux in tropical dry deciduous forests of Madhya Pradesh, Central India. Proceedings of the International Academy of Ecology and Environmental Sciences. 13(4): 173-185. (IF - 3.95)

2. Dar JA., Raha D., Malik MH., Bhat NA., Khan, ML., 2023. Dynamics of soil CO 2 efflux in three tropical dry deciduous forests of Central Indian landscape. Proceedings of the International Academy of Ecology and Environmental Sciences. 13(3): 111-125. (IF 3.959)

3. Kyle, G., Dar, J.A., Ray, T., Malasiya, D., Khan, M.L., 2023. Phylogenetic community patterns suggest Central Indian tropical dry forests are structured by montane climate refuges. Diversity and Distributions. 29(7): 946-958. (IF 5.714).

4. Dar, JA., Raha, D., Khan, ML., 2023. Tree diversity, stand structure and species composition in three tropical dry deciduous forests of Madhya Pradesh, Central India. Proceedings of the International Academy of Ecology and Environmental Sciences. 13(3): 16-29. (IF 3.959)

5. 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)

6. 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).

7. 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)

8. 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 4.997)

9. 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. (IF 3.959)

10. 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. 1.50)

11. 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, IF. 1.11)

12. 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)

13. 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. 5.19)

14. 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. 3.52)

15. 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)

16. Ray, T., Malasiya, D., Dar, J.A., Khan, M.L. 2019. Estimation of Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Vegetation Fires in Central India. Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability, 7(1):32-38.

17. 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.

18. 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.

19. Usoltsev, V.А., Shobairi, S.O.R., Dar, J.A., Tsepordey, I.S., Chasovskikh, V.P., and Kolchin, K.V. 2018. Problems of estimating forest biological productivity in the aspect of biogeography: 2) Mixed-effects models. Eco-Potential, 21, 9-26.

20. Usoltsev, V.А., Tsepordey, I.S., Shobairi, S.O.R., Dar, J.A., and Chasovskikh, V.P. 2018. Additive allometric models of tree and stand biomass of two-needled pines as a basis of regional taxation standards for Eurasia. Eco-Potential, 21, 27-47.

21. 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. 1.500)

22. Usoltsev V.А., Shobairi S.O.R., Dar J.A., Chasovskikh V.P., Markovskaya E.V. 2017. Problems of assessment of forest bioproductivity in the aspect of biogeography: a meta-analysis as a way of generalizing the results of independent researches. Eco-Potential, 20, 7-34.

23. Usoltsev V.А., Shobairi S.O.R., Dar J.A., Chasovskikh Markovskaya V.P., E.V.. 2017. Designing regional regression models to estimating the structure of single tree biomass of forest species in Eurasia. Eco-Potential, 20, 35-52.</li

24. Usoltev V.A., Voronov M.P., Shobairi S.O.R., Dar, J.A. 2017. Comparative analysis of ordinary and additive models of component composition of tree and forest biomass (On the example of Picea and Abies Sp.). Eco-Potential, 19, 7-43.

25. 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)

26. 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.

27. 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.

28. 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)

29. 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)

30. Dar J.A., Ganie K.A. Sundarapandian S.M. 2015. Soil CO 2 efflux among four coniferous forest types of Kashmir Himalaya, India. Environmental Monitoring & Assessment, 187: 715. (Springer, IF. 3.307)

31. Bhat N.A., Wanganeo, A., Dar J.A. Wanganeo, R. 2014. Trophic status of Bhoj wetland on the basis of some chemical characteristics. Pollution Effects & Control, 2:1.

32. Sundarapandian S., Amritha S., Gowsalya L., Kayathri P., Thamizharasi M., Dar J.A., Srinivas K., Sanjay G.D. Subashree K. 2014. Biomass and carbon stock assessments of woody vegetation in Pondicherry University campus, Puducherry. International Journal of Environmental Biology, 4(2): 87-99.

33. Sundarapandian S.M., Mageswaran K., Sanjay G.D. Dar J.A. 2014. Impact of Thane Cyclone on Tree Damage in Pondicherry University Campus, Puducherry, India. Current World Environment, 9(2): 287-300.

34. Dar J.A., Mir M.F., Bhat N.A., Bhat M.A. 2013. Pollution Studies of a Monomictic Lake, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India. Forest Research, 2013, 2:1.

35. Dar J.A., and Sundarapandian S. 2013. Soil Organic Carbon Stock Assessment in Two Temperate Forest Types of Western Himalaya of Jammu and Kashmir, India. Forest Research, 3:1.

36. Sundarapandian S.M. Dar J.A. 2013. Variation in Soil CO2 Efflux in Pinus Wallichiana and Abies Pindrow Temperate Forests of Western Himalayas, India. Forest Research, 3:1.

37. Ahmed S., Dar J.A., Khoiyangbam R.S. Jan M.R. 2013. Assessment of biogas emissions from some macrophytes of Antiya taal lake, Jhansi, with special reference to their biomass estimation. International Journal of Current Research, 5(9):2434-2437.

38. Sundarapandian S.M., Amritha S, Gowsalya L, Kayathri P, Thamizharasi M, Dar J.A., Srinivas K Sanjay G.D. 2013. Estimation of Biomass and Carbon Stock of Woody Plants in Different Land-Uses. Forest Research, 3:1.

39. 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.

40. 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. PIAEES, IF 3.959

41. Dar J.A., Ganie K.A. Sundarapandian S.M. 2013. Soil CO2 efflux in Cedrus deodara moist temperate forests of Western Himalaya, Jammu and Kashmir, India. Proceedings of UGC-sponsored national conference on Environment and Sustainable Development. G.V.N. College, Kovilpatti, Feb. 22 & 23, 2013. pp.121-135.

42. Sundarapandian S.M., Dar J.A., Gandhi D.S., Srinivas K. 2013. Soil organic carbon stock assessment in four selected sacred groves in the Sivagangai district of Tamil Nadu, India. Proceedings of UGC sponsored national conference on Environment and Sustainable Development. G.V.N. College, Kovilpatti, Feb. 22 & 23, 2013. pp.105-119.

43. Bhat N.A., Wanganeo A., Raina R., Dar J.A. Naik A.A. 2012. Phytoplankton diversity in relation to physico-chemical characteristics of Upper basin (Bhoj Wetland), Bhopal India. Current Biotica, 6 (3): 320-333.

BOOK CHAPTERS

1. Subashree K., Dar J.A., Bhat, N.A., Sundarapandian S., Khan M.L. 2022. Tree Plantation: A Silver Bullet to Achieve Carbon Neutrality? In: Panwar, P., Shukla, G., Bhat, J.A., Chakravarty, S. (eds) Land Degradation Neutrality: Achieving SDG 15 by Forest Management. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-19-5478-8_12

2. 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.

3. 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 AND PRESENTATIONS

1. The 4th training course on New Advances in Land Carbon Cycle Modelling offered by Centre for Ecosystem Science and Society, North Arizona University (17-22-2021).

2. Online certificate course on “Ecosystem Services: a Method for Sustainable Development” offered by the University of Geneva via Coursera (August 2020).

3. Online certificate course on “Understanding Phenology with Remote Sensing” offered by NASA’s Applied Remote Sensing Training Program (July 2020).

4. Online certificate course on “Cartography” offered by Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI, June 2020).

5. Online certificate course on “Ecology: Ecosystem Dynamics and Conservation” offered by American Museum of Natural History and Howard Hughes Medical Institute via Coursera (April 2020).

6. Online certificate course on “Biological Diversity (Theories, Measures and Data sampling techniques)” offered by National Research Tomsk State University via Coursera (June 2020).

7. Participated in a one-day online national conference on “Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Future” organized by Government SAM Degree College, Budgam and Government Degree College, Pulwama, on June 6, 2020.

8. Winner of Madhya Pradesh Tiger Foundation Society Biodiversity Quiz (May 27, 2020).

9. Participated in a webinar on “QGIS - Basic Level” organized by Dr. S. & S. S. Ghandhy Government Engineering College, Surat and TGIS, Ahmedabad, on April 27, 2020.

10. “Dynamics of soil carbon stocks in tropical dry deciduous forests of Madhya Pradesh, Central India” at International Conference on Biodiversity and Sustainable Resources Management (ICBSRM-2018) at Madras University, India, 12 March - 13 March 2018.

11. “Carbon storage and allocation pattern in tropical dry deciduous forests of Madhya Pradesh, Central India” at 2nd International Workshop on Biodiversity and Climate Change at IIT Kharagpur, India, 24 February - 27 February 2018.

12. “Eco-physiological parameters” at 2nd International Workshop on Biodiversity and Climate Change at IIT Kharagpur, India, 24 February - 27 February 2018.

13. “Soil CO 2 efflux in four coniferous forests of western Himalaya” at 4th Indian Biodiversity
Congress, Pondicherry University, Puducherry, March, 10 th -12 th 2017.

14. “Diversity and ecosystem‐level carbon stock assessment in the temperate forests of Kashmir Himalaya, India” at 5th International Eco-Summit: Ecological Sustainability: Engineering Change at Montpellier, France, 29 August - 1 September 2016.

15. “Patterns of ecosystem level carbon pools along an elevational gradient in temperate forests of western Himalaya, India” at 9 th NABS conference at Madurai Kamaraj University, Tamil Nadu, 11th and 12th August, 2016 and has been awarded as the best oral presentation.

16. “Patterns of biomass and carbon pools along an elevational gradient in temperate forests of Western Himalaya, India” at a National seminar on Plants, Microbes and Environment: Interactions, Challenges and Remedies, held at Department of Botany, Dr. Harisingh Gour Central University, Sagar from February 20-21, 2016.

17. “Variation of Biomass and Carbon pools with forest in temperate forests of Kashmir Himalaya, India” at 2nd Tropical Ecological Congress, JNU, New-Delhi, 10th to 12th Dec-2014.

18. “Does species composition alter soil organic carbon in temperate forests of Kashmir Himalayas?” at the National Seminar on Climate Change and Biodiversity” held at Central University of Orissa, Koraput, November 23 & 24, 2013.

19. “Altitudinal variation in carbon storage of temperate forests of Kashmir Himalayas, India” at an International Conference on Green India: Strategic Knowledge for Combating Climate Change: Prospectus & Challenges” held at Pondicherry University- School of life sciences, Department of Ecology and Environmental Sciences, Pondicherry University, Dec. 9-12, 2013.

20. “Variation in soil CO 2 efflux in two different moist temperate forests of western Himalaya Jammu & Kashmir, India” at a UGC-sponsored National Conference on Environment & Sustainable Development: Issues & Challenges, held at Kovilpatti- Tamil Nadu on 22nd & 23rd February 2013.

21. Three day Training workshop on Capacity building for conservation planning using Geographic Information System with open source software conducted by Department of Ecology and Environmental Sciences, Pondicherry University and FERAL, Pondicherry from 23rd to 25th March 2012.

Projects

  • Funded Research Projects (as Principal Investigator)
  • Project Title: Assessment and modelling of carbon and nitrogen dynamics in tropical forests of Eastern Ghats, Andhra Pradesh in response to climate change (Ref.: SRG/2022/002286).
  • Funding Agency: Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB)- Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. of India.
  • Total Project Layout: 28.54 Lakhs
  • Project Start Date: November 04, 2022
  • Status: Ongoing

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