Dr. Evanylla Kharlyngdoh,Scientist-C
Ecology/Environmental Science/Climate Change
Research Focus Area
Bamboo is one of the most versatile plants with enormous potential for improving socio-economic growth, protecting natural environment and combating climate change. The northeast region of India has diverse bamboo resources and stocks due to its favourable edaphic and climatic conditions and most of these resources are still untapped. Applications of bamboo resources are still largely restricted to local level with lower-grade and short durability products. Therefore to harness the benefits of bamboo resources towards clean and green economic growth, a robust framework that supports sustainable development of bamboo resources is required which are as follows:
→ To survey, collect, document and quantify bamboo resources and stock in northeast India.
→ To create a bamboo germplasm for conservation of bamboo species, particularly the endemic, rare and threatened bamboo species of northeast India.
→ To improve cultivation and management practices of both cultivated and natural bamboo forests for higher productivity.
→ To utilize bamboo as a strategic resource for adaptation and mitigation towards climate change:
Adaptation: Bamboo as biomass energy; Building climate resilient smart structures with bamboo
Mitigation: Bamboo as carbon sink; Bamboo for bioenergy and biofuel
Bamboo for restoration of landscapes
Bamboo for improving livelihood security
…Recently Joined at IBSD
|Degree in reverse order (upto degree level only)||Class/Grade||University/Institution||Year of passing|
|Ph.D. in Botany||Awarded||North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong, Meghalaya||2012|
|M.Sc. Botany (Specialization in Plant Biotechnology)||1st Class 2nd||North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong, Meghalaya||2003|
|B.Sc. (Botany Hons.)||1st Class 8th Position||St Mary’s College, Shillong, Meghalaya||2001|
|Name of post held||From||To||Division/Project name||Name of Institute/University/Organization/Company|
|Scientist-C||06-06-2016||Till date||Ecology/Environmental Science/Climate Change||Institute of Bioresources and Sustainable Development (IBSD), Takyelpat Institutional Area, Imphal|
|Scientist-B||04-12-2015||02-06-2016||Meghalaya Climate change Centre (MCCC)||Meghalaya Climate Change Centre (MCCC), Meghalaya Basin Development Authority (MBDA), Shillong, Meghalaya funded by Department ofScience & Technology, Government of India under National Mission on Sustainable Himalayan Ecosystem (NMSHE)|
|Project Scientist||23-05-2014||31-07-2015||Perspective plan for development of Tawang river basin: Cumulative impact assessment of proposed hydel power projects, determination of basin carrying capacity, and landscape level biodiversity management plan||Government of Arunachal Pradesh|
|Research Associate||6-12-2012||31-03-2014||Establishment of DBT`s Rural Bioresource Complex in North-East India.||Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt. of India, New Delhi|
|Senior Technical Assistant||19-10-2011||6-12-2012|
|Senior Research Fellow||20-05-2007||19-05-2010||Biomass and nutrient accumulation pattern, habitat specificity and growth behaviour of Phyllostachys mannii Gamble and Sinarundinaria griffithiana (Munro) Chao and Renvoize.||Rajiv Gandhi National Junior Research Fellowship Award, New Delhi|
|Junior Research Fellow||20-05-2005||19-05-2007|
|ResearchAssistant||1-09-2003||31-12-2004||Community forest management practices in north–eastern India.||Regional Centre-National Afforestation and Eco-Development Board (RC-NAEB), NEHU, Shillong, funded by Community Forestry International Inc., USA|
Awards/Prizes/Membership of Learned Societies
Awarded Rajiv Gandhi National Junior and Senior Research Fellowship for Ph.D. programme from May, 2005 to May, 2010 under the Department of Botany, North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong, Funded by the University Grants Commission, Selection and Award Bureau, South Campus, Delhi University, Benito Juarez Marg, New Delhi-110 021.
Awarded the prestigious Brandis Prize for best research paper entitled “Taxonomic identity, ecological niche and distribution of two restricted range bamboo species of Meghalaya–Phyllostachys mannii Gamble and Sinarundinaria griffithiana (Munro) C.S. Chao & Renvoize” in the field of Forest Silviculture for the year 2009, by the Indian Forester.
Member of “LEAD (Leadership for Environment and Development) Climate Change Leader” (graduated in 2009) under a joint programme of LEAD India and British High Commission from September, 2008 to September, 2009. Under this project, we have documented and worked on a case study on “People’s perception on climate change: a case study from Meghalaya”. The Project report has been submitted to LEAD India, New Delhi under the Eastern Himalayan Climate Change Leaders’ Programme, The Missing Link, Eastern Himalayan Decentralized Resource Centre (EHDRC).
Professional training undergone
|Short term training course in data analysis||Computer Centre, North–Eastern Hill University, Shillong||August-September, 2009|
|Ecological niche modeling||Department of Botany, North–Eastern Hill University, Shillong||21–23 March, 2014|
|Adaptation and mitigation options for climate resilient agriculture||ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Umiam||21 -30 April, 2015|
Kharlyngdoh Evanylla and Barik, S.K. 2008. Diversity, distribution pattern and use of bamboos in Meghalaya. Journal of Bamboo and Rattan 7 (1-2): 73–90. ISSN NO. 0973–4449.
Barik, S.K., Kharlyngdoh Evanylla and Naithani, H.B. 2009. Taxonomic identity, ecological niche and distribution of two restricted range bamboo species of Meghalaya –Phyllostachys mannii Gamble and Sinarundinaria griffithiana (Munro) C.S. Chao & Renvoize. Indian Forester 135: 67–77. ISSN NO. 0019–4816.
Marvelous B. Lynser, B.K. Tiwari, Batriti Nongbri and Evanylla Kharlyngdoh. 2014. Bamboo mat making and its contribution to the rural livelihood of women in south Meghalaya, India. Bamboo Science and Culture: The Journal of the American Bamboo Society 28(1): 1-9.
Barik, S.K., Adhikari, D. and Kharlyngdoh Evanylla, Ecological impact assessment and predictive modeling of bamboo flowering. In: Veena Tandon and S.K. Barik (Eds.), Bamboo Flowering and Rodent Control. Regency Publications, A Division of Astral International Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, pp. 79-95.
Evanylla Kharlyngdoh, Adhikari and S.K. Barik. 2016. Modelling the distribution of a few lesser known bamboo species of Meghalaya and determining areas for their conservation. In: Upadhyaya, K. (Ed.). Biodiversity and Environmental Conservation. Discovery Publishing House Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, pp. 202-216.
Study on management, harvesting, processing and marketing (in association with other departments) of the NTFP components (bamboo, cane, mixed perennial herbs and shrubs plantations) of the FDA projects in northeastern states. 2007. Final technical report submitted to New Delhi.
People’s perception on climate change: a case study from Meghalaya. 2008. Project report submitted under Eastern Himalayan Climate Change Leaders’ Programme, The Missing Link, Eastern Himalayan Decentralized Resource Centre (EHDRC) with LEAD India, New Delhi.
Establishment of DBT`s Rural Bioresource Complex in North-East India. 2013. Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India, New Delhi. Annual technical report submitted to New Delhi.
Perspective plan for development of Tawang river basin: Cumulative impact assessment of proposed hydel power projects, determination of basin carrying capacity, and landscape level biodiversity management plan. 2014. Department of Botany, North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong, In association with Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati, WWF India, Tezpur and Foundation for Revitalization of Local Health Traditions (FRLHT), Bangalore. Technical Draft report submitted to Government of Arunachal Pradesh.