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Eastern Himalayan broadleaf forests, Eastern Himalayan alpine shrub and meadows, Eastern Himalayan subalpine conifer forests


Field biologist, Researcher, Ecologist

Barkha Subba

Federation of Societies for Environmental Protection (FOSEP)

I am a Conservation biologist. My earlier research work was on community assemblage of amphibians along an elevation gradient in Sikkim Himalaya (500m to 5500m amsl), the effect of climate change in high elevation frogs and also investigating the social and cultural aspects of hunting frogs by various indigenous groups and its impact on the frog population.

Through my research work and almost a decade of field experience I came to realize that conservation needs more holistic approach at a landscape level and thus became interested in the field of Restoration ecology. Taking inspiration from the excellent work of Divya Mudappa and Shankar Raman in the Annamalai Hills, I have started a small project in my hometown Darjeeling (for long term ecological restoration and monitoring of tea garden and community forests). Besides this, I am also interested in the restoration of network of wetlands in Darjeeling hills, which is also the only home for the cryptic and unique Himalayan Salamander.