Dr. Ranjan Das is Professor of Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat, Assam. He has obtained his Ph.D. from Indian Agricultural Research Institute. New Delhi in Plant Physiology with specialization in climate change and stress physiology.
Dr Ranjan Das, Professor at the Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat, Assam where he has been a faculty member since 1996.
Prof. Das completed his M.Sc. from Assam Agril. University, Jorhat, Assam, India in Crop Physiology; Ph.D. from Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi in Plant Physiology with specialization in Climate Change and Stress Physiology and he had received DBT Associateship from Department of Plant Biology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins -80523, USA on alternative splicing under high temperature stress in rice.
He has worked earlier in the capacity of a scientist in Remote Sensing Application centre, ASTEC, Govt. Assam India, and gathering knowledge in simulation modeling, digital image processing and Geographical information system.
After that he joined in the Assam Agricultural University and has about 20 years of experience in teaching, research and extension. He has guided numbers of M.Sc. and PhD. students and currently he is working extensively on crop response to climate change, carbon sequestration, limiting water and production physiology for sustainable Agriculture.
Also involved in faculty Research and have numbers of externally funded projects funded by Indian council of Agril. Research (ICAR), Department of Science and technology (DST, GOI, India), RKVY, GOI, India. Bhaba atomic research Centre(BARC), Trombay Mumbai, Indian Space research organization,( ISRO) GOI, India,Ministry of Environment and Forest Gov. India which are related to climate change , biodiversity and sustainable agriculture . His research priorities are:
Screening of drought and high temperature tolerant rice cultivars for climate resilient agriculture and sustainable agriculture
Impact of High temperature and elevated CO2 on different crops like chili, Brassica, garlic, rice, mungbean etc.
Soil microbial changes in under high temperature and CO2
Tapping of carbon dioxide in rice ecosystem through azolla cultivation aiming of this studies mainly replacement of artificial chemical components by organic nitrogen in rice crops by Azolla for sustainable agriculture.
Terrestrial carbon sequestration in bamboo and tea o He has published number articles in peered reviewed national and international Journals and also edited book on Climate variability and its impact on crop production Ed. Ranjan Das pp 329-338 published by, Agrotech publishing Academy Udaipur. ISBN: 978-81-8321-278-6 and also contribute various chapters in numerous book related to climate change and sustainability
o He has been the act as Zonal Secretary (E), Indian Society for Plant Physiology since the last 8 years.
o Joint secretary, Prof. H.S. Srivastava Foundation For Science, LucknowUttar Pradesh, India where published a Journal entitled Physiology and molecular biology of Plant (Springer)
o Councilor Indian Society of Agricultural Science.
o Fellow of society for environment and Development, New Delhi India
o Fellow member of International Science Community Association
o He has been appointed as visiting fellow/scientist at Rajiv Gandhi Central University, Arunachal in the year 2015.
o He has served as reviewer for various National and international journals like Indian Journal of Plant Physiology (Springer). Physiology and Molecular Biology of Plants (Springer). Agricultural Research Communication Centre (India).
o He has also organized
International conference on “climate change biodiversity sustainable agriculture” during 13th to 16th December 2018 , at AAU, Jorhat
National Conference Plant Physiology, held at Jorhat –AAU from 5th to 7th November.2008 as a capacity Joint organizing secretary,
ICAR sponsored 21 days- summer school on climate change and Climate variability in 2018, 2016 and 2011 as a capacity of course Director
Abiotic and heavy metal stress management in crop through physiological, Phytoremediation and proximate sensing approaches on Sept. 02 to Sept. 22 , 2016 sponsored by ICAR, as a capacity of course Director
Convener, Thematic meeting on Application of Radiation Technology and radioisotope in the field of Agriculture, Food and Health” held at Jorhat on 27-29 June 2014
Presented key note / invited lecture / guest lecturers and charring the session in various national and International forum and conferences
External reviewer for research proposals for of Bhaba Atomic Research centre, Tombay Mumbai.
Member of Organizing /Advisory Panels for national and international conferences.
Member of the selection committee for selecting best paper /judges of poster at various national and International forum and conferences
Acted as a resource person in various trainings pertaining to climate change and sustainability in different institutes all over India.
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