Dr. B. Mohan Kumar
Fellow, Elected 2008

Born in Kerala, India on 14 October 1953. Educated at AV High School, Thazhava, 1966-1969; DB College, Sasthamcottah, 1969-1971; College of Agriculture, Thiruvananthapuram, 1971-1975; College of Horticulture, Thrissur, 1976-1978; Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, 1979-1984; Utah State University, Logan, USA, 1986-1987; Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi, 1995-96; BSc (Ag), 1975; MSc (Ag) 1978; PG Diploma (Seed Technology) 1980; Ph.D. 1984; Diploma (Forestry) 1987; Diploma (Management) 1996.

Professor and Dean (Acting), School of Ecology and Environment Studies, Nalanda University, Nalanda, Bihar, 2015 to date.

Junior Assistant Professor, 1975-80; Assistant Professor, 1980-85; Associate Professor, 1985-1998; Professor and Head, Department of Silviculture & Agroforestry, 1998-2008, and Associate Dean, College of Forestry, Kerala Agricultural University, Thrissur, 2008-12; Assistant Director General (Agronomy and Agroforestry), ICAR, New Delhi 2012-15. Courtesy Professor, School of Forest Resources and Conservation, University of Florida, Gainesville, USA, 2006 to date. Editor, Journal of Tropical Agriculture, 2004 to date; Associate Editor, Agroforestry Systems, 2005 to date (Editorial Board Member: 2003-05); Zonal Editor, Indian Journal of Agroforestry, 2004-09; Editorial Board Member, Forest Ecology and Management, 1990 to date; Editorial Board Member, Ethiopian Journal of Environmental Studies and Management, 2007 to date.

Awards/Honours: First Dr. KG Tejwani Award of Indian Society of Agroforestry, 2008; Erasmus Mundus Visiting Scholarship, University of Wales, UK, 2009; Visiting Professorship, The University of Tokyo, Japan, 2008; Fulbright IAELP Scholarship, University of Florida, USA, 2007; JSPS Invitation Fellowship, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan, 2003-04; USAID Postdoctoral Fellowship, Utah State University, USA, 1986-87; IARI Senior Fellowship; KAU Certificate of Appreciation.

Fellow: National Academy of Sciences, India; National Institute of Ecology.

Research Areas: Agroforestry, forest ecology, silviculture

Address: Professor and Acting Dean, School of Ecology and Environment Studies, Nalanda University, Rajgir, District Nalanda 803116, Bihar; No. 48, Pushpavihar, Nadathara, Thrissur 680751, Kerala; [Tel: Off. (0611) 2255330, Res. (0487) 2426351; Cell: 07033291550; Fax: (011) 25846557; Email: bmkumar.kau@gmail.com; bmohan@nalandauniv.com]