Dr. Jagdish Chander Dagar
Fellow, Elected 2007

Born in Fateh Puri, Haryana, India on 20 October 1950. Educated at DAV High School, Hassangarh, 1965-67; Jat College Rohtak, 1967-68; Nehru College, Jhajjar, 1968-70; B.Sc. & M.Sc. Saifia College, Bhopal, 1970-74; Ph.D. 1975-79, and Post-doctorate & Senior Research Fellow, Vikram University, Ujjain, 1979-80.

Senior Scientific Asst, CSIR, 1980; Lecturer, Government College, Port Blair 1981-88; Senior Scientist, CARI, Port Blair, 1988-90; Senior Scientist, 1990-98, Principal Scientist, 1998-2009 and Head of Division, Soil Crop Management, 2009-10, CSSRI, Karnal; Assistant Director General (Agronomy & Agroforestry), 2010-12, and ADG (Soil & Water Management), 2012, Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi; Emeritus Scientist, Central Soil Salinity Research Institute, Karnal, 2013-2015.

Awards/Honours: Sajjad Memorial Gold Medal, 1973-74; Hari Om Ashram Trust Award (ICAR), 2005; Swami Pranavananda Saraswati National Award (UGC), 2005; CSSRI Excellence Award on Soil Salinity & Water Management, 2006-07; Bharat Excellence Award & Gold Medal (Friendship Forum of India), 2009; Dr. K.G. Tejwani Award for Excellence in Agroforestry Research & Development, 2010-11. Vice-President, Indian Society of Soil Salinity & Water Quality, 2011-12; Councilor, 1988-90 and Treasurer, 1990, Andaman Science Association, CARI, Port Blair; Member Executive Council, Indian Society of Coastal Agricultural Research, 1996-2002; Member Executive Council, National Institute of Ecology, 2003-09; Joint Secretary, Range Management Society of India, IGFRI, Jhansi, 2006-10; National Associate, University Grants Commission, 1984-88; Member Editorial Board, Journal of Agroforestry, 2005 to date; Member Advisory Board, Journal of Non-Timber Forest Products, 2007 to date; Member Board of Studies, Kurukshetra University; Member, Institute Management and Research Advisory Committees of CAZRI, Jodhpur; CRIDA Hyderabad; NRC on Weed Science; NRC on Agroforestry, Jhansi; and PDCSR Modipuram 2010-12; FAO/UN International Consultant, Namibia, 2002-03; Consultant, CIMMYT, 2012-13; Consultant, Forest Department Haryana, November 2015 to date; Chief Editor, Journal of Soil Salinity & Water Quality, 2013 to date.

Fellow: International Society for Tropical Ecology, 1982; Indian Botanical Society, 1993; National Institute of Ecology, 1996; Range Management Society of India, 2007; National Environmental Science Academy, 2014; Andaman Science Association, 2015; Indian Society of Soil Salinity & Water Quality, 2015; Life Member, Indian Society of Coastal Agricultural Research, Agroforestry Society of India, National Environmental Science Academy.

Research Areas: Agroforestry, biosaline agriculture, plant ecology & environmental sciences, biodiversity, mangrove ecology, ethnobotany, rehabilitation of degraded lands, management of natural resources, conservation agriculture, biodrainage, climate change, sustainable agriculture and policy.

Address: Chief Editor, Journal of Soil Salinity & Water Quality, Central Soil Salinity Research Institute, Zarifa Farm, Kachawa Road, Karnal 132001, Haryana; House # 506, Surya Enclave, Sector 7, Urban Estate, Karnal 132001, Haryana; [Tel: Off. (0184) 2209312; Res. (0184) 4040506, Cell: 9416301661; Fax: (0184) 2292489; Email: dagarjc@gmail.com]