Dr. Om Prakash Chaturvedi
Fellow, Elected 2007

Born in Mau, Uttar Pradesh, India on 10 January 1956. Educated at Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, B.Sc. 1976 and M.Sc. 1978; Kumaon University, Nainital, Ph.D.1983. Post Doctoral Fellow, University College of North Wales, Bangor, U.K. 1988-89.

Director, ICAR-Central Agroforestry Research Institute, (CAFRI), Jhansi, 2015 to date.

Lecturer in Botany, Kumaon University, Nainital 1982-83; Subject Matter Specialist, Forestry, 1983-1986 and Senior Research Officer, Silviculture, 1986-1987, G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar; Senior Scientist-cum-Associate Professor, Agroforestry/Silviculture, 1987-1998 and Chief Scientist-cum-University Professor, Agroforestry/Silviculture, 1998-2002 at Rajendra Agricultural University, Pusa, Bihar; Principal Scientist, Agroforestry/Forestry, National Research Centre for Agroforestry, Jhansi 2002-2009; Head, Plant Science Division, CSWCRTI, Dehradun, 2009-2015.

Awards/Honours: Forestry Teacher Education Award, U.K., 1988; Overseas Technical Trainers Award, U.K., 1989; Personal Academic Promotion Award, RAU, Pusa, 2002; K.G. Tejwani Award, Agroforestry, 2008; Editor-in-Chief, Indian Journal of Agroforestry, 2003-08; Chief Editor, Indian Journal of Soil Conservation, 2009-2015.

Fellow: National Institute of Ecology; Range Management Society of India; Indian Association of Soil and Water Conservationists.

Research Areas: Forestry; agroforestry; agrisilvicultural systems; agrihorticultural systems; silvipastoral systems; quality plant production; growth and production modeling of trees; wasteland reclamation and development; watershed management and development on ecosystem basis

Address: Director, ICAR-Central Agroforestry Research Institute, Opp. Pahuj Dam, Gwalior Road, Jhansi 284003, U.P.; [Tel: Off. (0510) 2730214; Res. (0510) 2730366, Cell: 09415590768; Fax: (0510) 2730364; Email: chaturvediopc@gmail.com; opchaturvedi@mailcan.com]

Recognition Award, 2007-2008