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Designation : Senior Scientific Officer

Ed. Qualification : Ph.D. (Zoology), PGD-RS&GIS from IIRS Dehradun, GoI

Area of Expertise :Taxonomy and ecology of Fish diversity of Himalayan Region, RS-GIS, Science Popularization.

Dr. D P Uniyal

Dr. D.P. Uniyal has more than 20 years of research, teaching and administrative experience in the field of science & technology. He worked in Zoological Survey of India for more than 10 years in various capacity and completed 14 major research projects, and is one of the pioneer officer of UCOST. He is also an expert on Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and is an EIA team member for Ministry of Environment and Forest. He has published 1 book and edited 4 books, 58 research papers in National and International journals as well as written 8 popular articles. Dr. Uniyal guided 15 master degree scholar & currently guiding 2 research scholar leading to D.Phil degree. He has delivered invited talks at FAO, Italy and University of Dresden, Germany. He is also an expert of Project Review Committee for Department of Science & Technology, Ministry of Environment and Forest (Govt. of India) and Uttarakhand Biodiversity Board, State Biotechnology Program and State Pollution control Board etc. and is a visiting faculty in various institutes & universities. Dr.Uniyal is in editorial board of five journals and 2 Hindi magazines. Dr. Uniyal has organized 4 International Seminar, more than 50 national seminar, conferences, chaired 40 session & Presented paper in 6 International seminar & 45 national seminar. He has also attended 6 training program realted to Bio-diversity and 2 related to Science Communication. Currently at UCOST, Dr Uniyal is Incharge of Regional Science Center (RSC), Externally Funded Project, Science Popularisation and NASI UK Chapter.

Dr.Uniyal is also a Fellow of Indian Academy of Environmental Sciences (FIAES), Co-opted member of national Academy of Science India and a life member of Indian Science congress association, Wildlife preservation society, Indian Science Writer Association etc. Dr. Uniyal has received Young Scientist award, Silver Medal by Ministry of Youth Affairs, Govt. of India and Best state Exhibition Coordinator in 100th Science Congress Kolkata (Contingent coordinator) and is well known expert in fish taxonomy and worked in various ecosystem of the country.

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