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Himalayan subtropical broadleaf forests, Western Himalayan alpine shrub and meadows, Himalayan subtropical pine forests, Western Himalayan broadleaf forests, Western Himalayan subalpine conifer forests, Central Tibetan Plateau alpine steppe


Botanist, Conservationist, Field biologist, Researcher

Vandana Mehrwar

Wildlife Institute of India

Dr. Vandana Mehrwar is a dedicated researcher with a wide range of expertise and experience in the fields of forestry, wildlife science, human-wildlife interface management, conservation biology, forestry, environmental science, mountain agriculture (Indigenous farming system), crop habitat management, entomology, butterfly park, and pollination biology. Dr. Mehrwar has been actively involved in research since 2016, contributing significantly to various projects and initiatives revolving around conservation-based implications. She is currently associated with the Sustainable Management of Forest Ecosystem Services Project, focusing on biodiversity conservation in partnership with German and Indian government agencies. She has worked as a project biologist in the establishment of a butterfly park and breeding center in Maharaja Martand Singh Judeo White Tiger Safari & Zoo, Madhya Pradesh. She has also served as a project assistant in a National Mission on Himalayan Studies (NMHS) research project focused on pollinator assessment and conservation practices in the Indian Trans-Himalayan Region.

Dr. Mehrwar has published three research papers in reputed journals and a book chapter, demonstrating her expertise in her field. She has also contributed to technical research reports and conference proceedings. Her active participation in seminars, webinars, workshops, and presentations showcases her commitment to staying updated with the latest developments in her field.