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People : Dr. Kirtika Padalia

Name: Dr. Kirtika Padalia
Designation: Assistant Professor (AC)
School : School of Sciences, Botany
Qualification: Ph.D. (Botany)
Phone : +91- 9456322128
Email : [email protected]

Dr. Kirtika Padalia is working as an Assistant Professor (AC) in Department of Botany, School of Sciences at Uttarakhand Open University, Haldwani since August 2019 to till date. She did her M.Sc. in Botany from the Department of Botany, M. B. Govt. PG College, Haldwani and Ph.D. in Botany (Ecology) from D.S.B. Campus, Kumaun University, Nainital.
Dr. Padalia has published a number of research papers in various reputed international and national journals. She has attended and presented her research work in several international/national conferences/ seminars/ workshops. She has software skills in SPSS, PAST, Microsoft-Office, Microsoft Excel etc. She has an expertise in agroforestry and soil management.

Research Area: Soil and its management, Agroforestry, Ethnobotany and Ethnomedicine, Biodiversity & conservation

Specialization: Ecology (in Ph.D.), Plant pathology (in M.Sc.)

Teaching Area: Ecology, Plant Pathology Lower Botany, Applied Botany, Environmental Biology

  1. Padalia K, Bargali SS, Bargali K, Manral V (2021) Soil microbial biomass phosphorus under different land use systems of Central Himalaya. Tropical Ecology,
  2. Bisht V, Padalia K, Bargali SS, Bargali K (2021) Structure and energy efficiency of agroforestry systems practiced by tribal community in Central Himalayas. Vegetos, 34: 368-382.
  3. Padalia K (2020) Tej Paat Chai: A traditional folk drink of tribal community of Central Himalaya. ENVIS Bulletin Himalayan Ecology, 28:64-66.
  4. Bargali SS, Padalia K, Bargali K (2019) Effects of tree fostering on soil health and microbial biomass under different land use systems in Central Himalaya. Land Degradation & Development. doi:10.1002/ldr.3394.
  5. Padalia K, Bargali SS, Bargali K and Khulbe K (2018) Microbial biomass carbon and nitrogen in relation to cropping systems in Central Himalaya, India. Current Science, 115(9): 1741-1750.
  6. Padalia K, Bargali SS, Bargali K and Parihaar RS (2018) Socio-economic Analysis Based on Energy Input and Output of Mixed Cropping Systems of Bhabhar Region (Shiwalik Range of Kumaun Himalaya, India). Current Agriculture Research Journal, 6(2):123 -140.
  7. Bargali K, Manral V, Padalia K, Bargali SS and Upadhyay VP (2018) Effect of vegetation type and season on microbial biomass carbon in Central Himalayan forest soils, India. Catena, 171:125 -135.
  8. Manral V, Padalia K and Karki H (2018) Plant diversity and regeneration potential of three different forests of Central Himalaya. Current World Environment, 13(1):113-123.
  9. Padalia K, Bargali K and Bargali SS (2017) Present scenario of agriculture and its allied occupation in a typical hill village of Kumaun Himalaya, India. Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 87(1):132 -141.
  10. Padalia K, Bargali K, Bargali SS (2015) How does traditional home-gardens support ethnomedicinal values in Kumaun Himalayan Bhabhar belt, India? African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines, 12(6): 100-112.
  11. Padalia K (2015) Gewai saag: A folk medicine used by the tribal people of Central Himalayan region. Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge, 14(1):144 ̶146.
  12. Padalia K, Parihaar RS, Bhakuni N, Kapkoti B (2015) Leaf litter decomposition of two Central Himalayan Oaks. Current World Environment, 10(2): 509-516.
  13. Padalia K, Parihaar, RS, Bargali SS, Bargali K (2013) The virtual curry leaves: An attractive pharmacological and ethnobotnical prized plant. Oaks, 9: 16-19.
  14. Bargali SS, Yadav S, Padalia K (2012) Forest Fire: A thread to biodiversity conservation. Oaks, 8:75 ̶86.

Book chapters

  1. Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic plant cell in M.Sc. II Semester (MSCBOT-506) for Uttarakhand Open University, Haldwani.
  2. Wood development and nodal anatomy in M.Sc. II Semester (MSCBOT-508) for Uttarakhand Open University, Haldwani.
  3. Ecosystem structure and functioning in M.Sc. III semester (MSCBOT-602) for Uttarakhand Open University, Haldwani.
  4. Ecosystem development and ecosystems of the world in M.Sc. III semester (MSCBOT-602) for Uttarakhand Open University, Haldwani.

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