Dr. Rajkumar S Yadav

Dr. Rajkumar S Yadav
Gujarat Ecological Education and Research Foundation (GEER) | GEER Foundation · Department of Botany

Doctor of Philosophy in Botany
I recently initiated a study on Long Term Ecological Observatories (LTEO) project in the Association of IISc, Bengaluru.

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Introduction
I received an undergraduate degree in Botany and Zoology from Veer Bahadur Singh Purvanchal University and a Master's degree in Botany from Sardar Patel University (SPU), Anand Gujarat as well as a Ph.D from Hemchandracharya North Gujarat University, Patan, Gujarat I have conducted field-research at island, sea hot deserts, and high-altitude Forest of Gujarat state, towards understanding human impacts on Forest, Desert forest and Sea. Previously I have worked in the dry deciduous tropical forests of Gujarat India, investigating ecological Significance of Forest and economic dependence on it. This was part of my dissertation work for PhD. I have also worked in • Estimation of carbon sinks potential of mangroves in Gujarat. MoEF, Govt. of Gujarat • Estimation of carbon sinks potential of t
Additional affiliations
August 2016 - December 2018
Gujarat Ecological Education and Research Foundation (GEER)
Position
  • Research Associate
August 2010 - present
Hemchandracharya North Gujarat University
Position
  • Research Associate
Description
  • Hemchandracharya North Gujarat University is a public university in Patan, Gujarat, India. The geographical jurisdiction of the North Gujarat University encompasses four districts: Mehsana, Patan, Banaskantha and Sabarkantha.
August 2010 - December 2018
Gujarat Ecological Education and Research Foundation (GEER)
Position
  • Research Associate
Education
July 2008 - June 2010
Sardar Patel University
Field of study
  • Botany
July 2008 - July 2010
Sardar Patel University
Field of study
  • Botany

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Publications (43)
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A. marina belongs to Avicenniaceae family and the specie is widely distributed in intertidal zone of coastal region of Gulf of Kachchh (GoK) region. The goal of the study was to develop the relation between Age and Growth (A&G) in thisspecies in GoK. Therefore, mangrove plantation sites (n=25) under the jurisdiction of Marine National Park and Sanc...
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Present research is comprised in seven chapters ie. Introduction, Literature review, Study area, Materials and Methods, Data analysis, Results and Discussions and Conclusions, This study was done for knowing ecological and economic significance of Narmada Forest Division (NFD). Forest is significance for surviving living organism because it provide...
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The Non-wood Forest Products (NWFPs) or Non-timber Forest Products (NTFPs) have shown a great contribution to the tribal economy, in the international, national and regional markets and this have abundant economic significance for them. The present study was initiated through the primary survey of households to estimate the total collection and the...
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The wooded angiospermic plants have rendered very important role in the ecological equilibrium and livelihood to the forest dwellers. Its diversity, composition and richness varies from place to place as per geographical settings. The object of this study was to determine the diversity and composition in the wooded angiospermic plant in two Protect...
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During the current study, it has been found that all targeted plants species are being used by local forest dwellers for healing various ailments such as fever, common cold, skin ailments, jaundice, headaches, piles, joint pain, cough etc. in human being. A total of 19 plant species belonging to 16 families are showed different habit such as tree (...
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The Narmada canal command area (NCCA) of the Saurashtra region supports plethora of herbaceous angiosperms. The portion of NCCA located in Bhavnagar, Botad, Morbi and Surendranagar districts had been investigated for inventorying in pre-monsoon and post-monsoon seasons from February 2018 to November 2019 through quadrat and transect methods. The Na...
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In the current study, to understand LULC changes during the period from 2005-2016 in Rajkot Municipal Corporation, the digitalised satellite imageries (LISS-IV) were assessed and interpreted. During investigation and analysis, various LULC categories such as open land/area and water bodies had shown a gradual decline by 66.19 ha (0.79%) and 156.73...
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In the present study, nutrient status especially Organic Carbon (OC), Total Nitrogen (TN) and Carbon and Nitrogen (C/N) ratio have been investigated in the soils taken from location inside forest from 3 different forest types, 3 density classes and 3 topographies as well as from 2 location outside forest areas for each forest types. Soil samples we...
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Wetlands are the most productive ecosystem which acts as a habitat for flora and fauna. It provides various ecosystem services such as maintaining hydrological cycle, flood control, carbon sequestration etc. Vegetation in wetland plays a significant role in maintaining nutrient cycle, water cycle, carbon sequestration, storage/retention and purific...
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About the book The book ‘Plant Biology’ is an academic book from the background of plant sciences or botany. This book is an integrated platform to the students, young researchers and scientists in field of biology, life sciences of various state boards of our country, CBSE, International boards, or graduates in international universities of the wo...
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Non- timber Forest Products (NTFPs) are the most accessible forest products of forest dwellers living in the vicinity of the forest areas which are important for their livelihood. In the present study, 10% of total villages and 10% of total sampled village households were selected in Baria Forest Division (BFD). Apart from this, the house to house...
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The diversity and quantity of NTFPs in any area can provide the availability of economic benefits flowing from the NTFPs. So, in the current study, an attempt has been carried out to know the total quantity of collection and total economic benefits of NTFPs existing in Valsad North Forest Division (VNFD) and Valsad South Forest Division (VSFD). An...
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This study deals with comparative floral inventory in two Protected Areas (PAs)-Vansda National Park (VNP) and Ratanmahal Sanctuary (RS) of Gujarat state. During the study, transect and quadrat methods have been applied to achieve qualitative and quantitative information of flora in which the quadrat size varied for the trees and shrubs, respective...
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The forest ecosystem is a primary source of fuel wood for forest dwellers as cooking energy and other purposes. The forest dwellers depend on the nearby forest area for taking fuel wood on headloads or otherwise. Therefore, an attempt has been done to estimate the quantity and monetary value of fuel wood being collected from the forest areas of Nar...
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In this study, an attempt has been made to estimate monetary value realized by local communities from non-timber forest products (NTFPs) collection from the protected forest of Surat Forest Circle (SFC) of Gujarat state. The study is based on survey of 10% households in the identified 10% forest villages as per stratified random sampling. The selec...
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Nowaday, the NWFPs studies are of interest to the researchers, because NWFPs play important role in the tribal economy while many of NWFPs species are unknown yet in the market. These NWFPs are one of the major source of subsistence economy in international, national and regional markets. These NWFPs are not only source of income to tribal peoples...
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Non Wood Forest Products (NWFPs) are important goods that act as a source of subsistence of forest dwellers living in the vicinity or within forest areas. In the present study, an attempt has been made to quantify collection of different types of NWFPs and the associated economic benefits derived by the communities in South Dangs Forest Division (S...
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Non Wood Forest Products (NWFPs) are important goods that act as a source of subsistence of forest dwellers living in the vicinity or within forest areas. In the present study, an attempt has been made to quantify collection of different types of NWFPs and the associated economic benefits derived by the communities in South Dangs Forest Division (S...
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The Non Wood Forest Products (NWFPs) are substantial source of food and livelihood security to the tribal people throughout world. The NWFPs can be categorized in the different forms like leaves, flowers and seeds, gums and tanning materials, herbs and other miscellaneous items, fruits and bamboos etc. In this study, an attempt has been made to est...
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The present study aimed that 17 plant species belonging to Lamiaceae and Verbenaceae families were screened for their antimicrobial activity. The crude extracts of root, stem, leaf, inflorescence and whole plant were prepared in n-Hexane, ethyl acetate, methanol and D/W and tested against six gram positive and six gram negative bacteria by agar wel...
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Narmada Forest Division has habitat of total 668 angiospermic plant species which make forest significant plant diversity which support lot of micro to macro diversity in this area. Narmada Forest Division has potentiality of total 113854.8 Metric tons carbon per annum. Therefore, NFD Forests are one of the largest carbon reservoirs in Gujarat stat...
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Present study deals with the existence of Gloriosa superba L. in tropical habitat which is yet unexplored in Jaunpur District of Uttar pradesh. It is critical endangered tropical plant species as per IUCN Guideline belonging in Liliaceae family of Monocotyledon plants according to G. Bentham and J.D. Hooker classification. The study was carried out...
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The present study was completed in tropical forest of Narmada Forest Division (NFD). Study was conducted during summer season. All soil samples were collected through stratified random sampling method by using suitable tools techniques. In the present study, total nitrogen percentage (TN%) is high in upper layer (0-15 cm layer) of soil in inside fo...
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India harbors 45,000 varieties of plants in its 14 physiographical zones. Trees of various zones store large amount of the carbon in the form of biomass. Objectives: Hence, two major objectives were covered in present study 1. To quantify the carbon in selected plant species in mixed plantation and to understand the impact of species dominance on c...
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Present study deals with the assessment of organic carbon content in the tropical forest soils of Narmada Forest Division (NFD). Soil samples were collected during summer season by stratified random sampling method. Soil samples were collected from two depth class 0-15cm and 15-30cm. In 0-15 cm layer of Dry Deciduous Forest (DDF) showed Organic car...
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Present study deals with the assessment of organic carbon content in the tropical forest soils of Narmada Forest Division (NFD). Soil samples were collected during summer season by stratified random sampling method. Soil samples were collected from two depth class 0-15cm and 15-30cm. In 0-15 cm layer of Dry Deciduous Forest (DDF) showed Organic c...
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Gujarat state harbors nearly 4,320 plant species, which accounts for almost 9.33% total floral wealth of India. During our present study, we marked total 403 individual stems in 10 major girth classes of 36 species belonging to 19 families on the field in heterogeneous plantation. The whole plantation area was sampled. Physical measurements of girt...
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A Diospyros genus belongs to the Ebenaceae family of the plants. Present research paper entails about the first phyto-sociological study on parthenocarpic fruit character in Diospyros spp. from the agriculture land of the Dangs District in Gujarat State. This unique information of parthenocarpic or seedless character in this specific Diospyros spp....
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A Diospyros genus belongs to the Ebenaceae family of the plants. Present research paper entails about the first phyto-sociological study on parthenocarpic fruit character in Diospyros spp. from the agriculture land of the Dangs District in Gujarat State. This unique information of parthenocarpic or seedless character in this specific Diospyros spp....
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The relation between forests and floral diversity is a very strong. It helps in the functioning of many biophysical and ecological processes such as hydrological cycles, carbon cycles, climatic regulation and others. Gujarat is one of the fastest developing State in India, the increasing state and national demands like fuel-wood, timber, Fodder, Gu...
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Ethnobotanical study was carried out in Narmada Forest division which is part of Surat Forest Circle Gujarat. The indigenous knowledge of local traditional uses was collected through questionnaire and personal interviews during field trips. Plants with their correct nomenclature were arranged by family name, vernacular name, part use and ethnobotan...
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Abstract : The present study aimed that 19 plant species belonging to Lamiaceae and Verbenaceae families were screened for their antimicrobial activity. The crude extracts of root, stem, leaf, inflorescence and whole plant were prepared in n-Hexane, Ethyl acetate, Methanol and D/W and tested against six gram positive and six gram negative bacteria...
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Mushroom word derived from Latin and Greek words “ Fungus” and “Mykes”. In the present conception, a fungus species is considered edible if eating causes no health disorderes. In broad sense mushroom are fungi. Mushroom may be edible (Lepiota procera), inedible and poisonous( Lepiota margani), non poisonous. The digestibility of mushrooms is direct...

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Questions (23)
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Nowadays, most plant taxonomists are using APG III or IV which is the molecular-based classification system. However, Bentham and Hooker classification is considered an accepted classification.
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I have some question marks on plant recorded from Gujarat state, therefore, i would like to know the typification of plant species in detail. So, it is requested to all, please describe it in detail. Thanks
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In state-level flora, it has been observed that Laggera aurita is a plant of Gujarat and found frequently in moist areas while the plant list showed both are synonyms as well as the accepted name. My question is what should write for our study.
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It is regarding my research work done on soil of Surat forest circle of Gujarat.
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C/N ratio of forest is key indicator of the soil health. So, the present work, i have carried out to know status of the forest soil.

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