Department of Forestry and Biodiversity

  

Department Faculties

  

Dr. Sourabh Deb

Name: Dr. Sourabh Deb
Phone number's : 0381-237-9483/9436094064
E-mail's : sdeb[at]tripurauniv.ac.in; drsourabhdeb[at]gmail.com
Academic Qualifications : Ph.D. in Ecology and Environmental Sciences, Assam University, Silchar, Assam. Workplace: Department of Forestry, North Eastern Regional Institute of Science and Technology (NERIST), Arunachal Pradesh.
Present Designation/position : Assistant Professor
Topics Taught : Agroforestry, Forest Ecology, Forest Resource Utilization and Mycotaxonomy

Publications (year wise) :

  1. Deb, D., Jamatia, M., Debbarma, J., Ahirwal, J. Deb S. and Sahoo, U.K. (2021) Evaluating the role of community-managed forest in carbon sequestration and climate change mitigation of Tripura, India. Water, Air & Soil Pollution. 232:166. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11270-021-05133-z. (IF 2.04).
  2. Ahirwal, J, Nath, A., Brahma, B., Deb S., Sahoo, U.K., Nath, A.J. (2021) Patterns and driving factors of biomass carbon and soil organic carbon stock in the Indian Himalayan region. Science of the Total Environment. doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv. 2021.145292 (IF 6.55).
  3. Deb D., Deb S., Debbarma P., Banik B. (2020) Impact of disturbance on vegetation, biomass and carbon stock in tropical forests of Tripura, Northeast India. Vegetos (Springer) 33:187–193.
  4. Deb S. (2020) Traditional agroforestry systems of Northeast India. In: Roy, N., Roychoudhury, S., Nautiyal, S. Agarwal, S.K. and Baksi, S. (Ed) Socio-economic and Eco-biological Dimensions in Resource use and Conservation Strategies for Sustainability. Springer Nature Switzerland. p 103-115.
  5. Taran, M and Deb S. (2020) Utilization Pattern of Macrophytes in Rudrasagar Lake, a Ramsar Site in India. Applied Ecology and Environmental Sciences (SciEP) 8 (4): 179-186.
  6. Das, S. K. Deb S. and Debnath, B. (2020) An assessment of plant diversity in homegardens of rural and urban areas of Tripura, Northeast India. Indian Journal of Agroforestry 22(2): 71-79.
  7. Nath A.J., Tiwari B.K., Sileshi G.W., Sahoo U.K., Brahma B., Deb S., et.al. (2019) Allometric models for estimation of forest biomass in northeast India. Forests 10 f10020103. (IF 2.116)
  8. Taran, M and Deb S. (2019) Plant diversity and ecosystem services of wetland based agroforestry system in Tripura, Northeast India. Indian Journal of Agroforestry 21 (2) : 13-17.
  9. Banik B., Deb D., Deb S. and Datta B.K. (2018) Assessment of biomass and carbon Stock in Sal (Shorea robusta Gaertn.) forests under two management regimes in Tripura, Northeast India, Journal of Forest and Environmental Science 34 (3): 209-223.
  10. Deb D., Sarma D., Deb S. and Datta B.K. (2018) Notes on an Accidental Epiphytic Banana: Musa acuminate Colla (Musaceae) from Tripura, Northeast India. Bioscience Discovery 9(1): 209-212.
  11. Taran M. and Deb S. (2017) Valuation of provisional and cultural services of a ramsar site: a preliminary study on Rudrasagar lake, Tripura, northeast India. Journal of Wetlands Environmental Management 5(1): 37– 43.
  12. Deb D., Datta B.K. Debbarma J. and Deb S. (2016) Ethno-medicinal plants used for herbal medication of jaundice by the indigenous community of Tripura, India. Biodiversitas 17 (01): 256-269.
  13. Taran M., Deb D. and Deb S. (2016) Utilization pattern of fuelwood plants by the Halam community of Tripura, Northeast India. Energy Sources, Part A: Recovery, Utilization, and Environmental Effects (Taylor & Francis) 38 (17): 2545-2552. (IF 0.894)
  14. Deb D., Deb S., Debbarma J. and Datta B.K. (2016) Tree Species Richness and Carbon Stock in Tripura University Campus, Northeast India. Journal of Biodiversity Management and Forestry 5:4. doi:10.4172/2327-4417.1000167.
  15. Sinha A.K. and Deb S. (2016) Study on the status of incense stick making in Tripura, Northeast India. Journal of Bamboo and Rattan 15: (1-4) 13-21.
  16. Deb, S. and Singh, R.K (2016) Ascosporogenesis in Gyromitra esculenta (Discinaceae, Pezizales), a Poisonous Mushroom of North East India. Indian Forester 143 (1): 69-71.
  17. Debbarma J., Deb D., Deb S. and Datta B.K. (2016) Traditional bone setting (TBS): An ethno-orthopedic healing practice of Tripura, NE India. NeBIO 7(2): 45-48.
  18. Taran M., Deb S. and Roy, J (2016) Physico-chemical characteristics, biodiversity assessment and economic valuation of Kalyanthakurpara lake: a community based lake of Tripura, northeast India. Lakes, reservoirs and ponds 10(2): 96-109.
  19. Debbarma J., Deb D. and Deb S. (2015) Tree diversity and sociocultural significance of homegardens in the Barmura range, Tripura, North-east India. Forests, Trees and Livelihoods (Taylor & Francis) DOI 10.1080.
  20. Tangjang S., Arunachalam K., Arunachalam A. and Deb S. (2015) Litterfall, decomposition and nutrient dynamics in traditional agroforestry systems of northeast India. International Journal of Ecology & Environmental Science 41 (1-2): 43-53.
  21. Debbarma J. Taran M., Deb S. (2015) Contribution of women in agroforestry practices of West Tripura, North-East India. Octa Journal of Environmental Research 3(4): 343-351.
  22. Ramashankar Deb S., Sharma B. K. (2015) Traditional healing practices in Northeast India. Indian Journal of History of Science 50(2): 324-332.
  23. Deb S., Deb D., Sarkar A. and Majumder K. (2014) Community Structure, Biodiversity Value and Management Practices of Traditional Agroforestry Systems in Tripura, North East India. Journal of Biodiversity Management and Forestry 3:3.
  24. Deb S., Lynrah, M.M. and Tiwari, B.K. (2013) Technological innovations in shifting agricultural practices by three tribal farming communities of Meghalaya, Northeast India. Tropical Ecology 54(2): 133-148. (IF 0.647)
  25. Tiwari B. K., Tynsong H., Lynrah M.M., Lapasam I., Deb S. and Sharma D. (2013) Institutional arrangement and typology of community forests of Meghalaya, Mizoram and Nagaland of North-East India. Journal of Forestry Research (Springer) 24(1): 179-186. (IF 1.155)
  26. Deb S., Arunachalam A., Arunachalam K. & Das A. K. (2013) Belowground biomass and nutrient dynamics in traditional agroforests of northeast India. Indian Journal of Agroforestry 15 (2): 100-114.
  27. Tangjang S., Arunachalam A., Shukla A.K. and Deb S (2013) Influence of plant residues, farm yard S. manure and A inorganic fertilizers on soil N and P mineralization and growth of Abelmoschus esculentus Linn. Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability 1(2): 127-137.
  28. Deb S. and Singh R.K (2013) Medicinal mushrooms of Arunachal Pradesh. In: Singh, K.K., Das, K.C., Lalruatsanga, H. (Ed) Bioresources and traditional knowledge of northeast India, pp 35-39.
  29. Ramashankar, Lavekar G.S., Deb S., Sharma B.K. and Rawat, M.S. (2012) Distribution, conservation and folk uses of Vaibidang (Embelia ribes Burm. f.) International Journal of Biodiversity and Conservation 4(13): 525-529.
  30. Ramashankar, Rawat, M.S., Deb S. and Sharma B.K. (2012) Jaundice and its traditional cure in Arunachal Pradesh. Journal of Pharmaceutical and Scientific Innovation 1(3): 93-97.
  31. Ramashankar, Deb S. and Sharma B.K. (2012) Antimalarial plants of northeast India. Journal of Ayurveda and Integrated Medicine 3(3): 124-129.
  32. Das, K., Deb S. and Arunachalam A. (2011) Effect of earthworm and plant residues for soil enrichment under agroforestry systems for north- east India. Indian Journal of Soil Conservation 39 (1): 73-79.
  33. Sharma B.K. Ramashankar and Deb S. (2010) Re- Examining Allergies to Fern Spores. Indian Journal of Allergy, Asthma, Immunology 24(1): 39-41.
  34. Deb S., Arunachalam, A. (2010) Traditional agroforest vs Tropical Forest In: Arunachalam A. and Arunachalalm K. (Eds) Natural Resource Management in North East India, pp. 68-80.
  35. Deb S., Arunachalam A. and Das A.K. (2009) Indigenous knowledge of Nyishi tribes on traditional agroforestry systems. Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge 8(1): 41-46. (IF 0.920)
  36. Deb S., Tali, A. and Singh, R.K. (2008) New taxa of family Xylariaceae from Arunachal Pradesh. The Indian Forester 134 (4): 574-578.
  37. Barbhuiya A.R., Sharma G.D., Arunachalam A. and Deb S. (2009) Diversity and conservation of medicinal plants in Barak valley, Northeast India. Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge 8(2):169-175. (IF 0.920)
  38. Ramashankar, Deb S., Sharma B.K. (2009) Traditional Healing Practices of North east India-Meeting report. Current Science 97 (1): 11-12.
  39. Deb S. and Singh R.K. (2009) Medicinal mushrooms of Arunachal Pradesh. In: Ramashankar, Deb S., Sharma B.K. (Ed) Traditional healing practices in north east India. pp-66-70.
  40. Ramashankar, Deb S., Sharma B.K. (2009) North Eastern Institute of Folk Medicine – Boon for traditional healers of North East India. Journal of ISSR, Regional Institute of Himalayan Tribal Research, Itanagar.
  41. Deb S., Barbhuiya A.R., Arunachalam A. and Arunachalam K. (2008) Ecological analysis of traditional agroforest and tropical forest in the foothills of Indian eastern Himalaya – vegetation, soil and microbial biomass. Tropical Ecology 49 (1): 73-78. (IF 0.647)
  42. Deb S. and Singh R.K. (2008) Polypore diversity of Papumpare district of Arunachal Pradesh. Environmental Biology and Conservation 13: 24-27.
  43. Deb S., Arunachalam K., Arunachalam A. and Tangjang S. (2007) Traditional homegardens in the humid tropics of north east India. In Puri, S. and Panwar, P. (Eds) Agroforestry: Systems and Practices, New India Publishing, p 403-414.
  44. Deb S., Arunachalam A. and Arunachalam K. (2005) Cellwall degradation and nutrient release pattern in decomposing leaf litter of Bambusa tulda and Dendrocalamus hamiltonii Nees. in a bamboo based agroforestry systems in north east India. Journal of Bamboo and Rattans 4(3): 257-277.
  45. Tangjang S., Deb S., Arunachalam A., Melkania U., Arunachalam K. and Shrivastava K. and Brahma S. (2004) Tribal communities and vegetation characteristics in traditional Agroforestry system of north east India. Indian Journal of Agroforestry 6 (1): 73-80.
  46. Tangjang S., Deb S., Arunachalam A., Melkania U., Arunachalam K. and Shrivastava K. (2003) Traditional agroforestry systems of Nyshis, Apatanis and Kalitas in the Northeast India. In: Bhatt, B. P., Baujarbaruah, K. M. (edn) Agroforestry in North East India: Opportunities and Challenges. p 313-321.
  47. Deb S., Tangjang S. Arunachalam A., Arunachalam K. (2005) Role of litter, fine roots and microbial biomass in soil C and N budget in traditionally managed agroforestry systems. In: Bhatt, B. P., Baujarbaruah, K. M. (edn) Agroforestry in North East India: Opportunities and Challenges. p 491-506.
  48. Arunachalam A., Tangjang S., Deb S., Melkania U., Arunachalam K. and Shrivastava K. (2003) Areca-nut tree: An ecofriendly species in traditional Homegardens of Assam, Northeast India. ANJAC Journal of Science 2: 53-54.

Popular article :

1. Sinha A.K. and Deb S. (2013) ‘Langi’, the magnificent herbal rice beer of Tripura.

Book published :

  1. Taran M. and Deb S. (2019) Valuation of Community based wetlands in Tripura: A case study. Lambert Academic Publishing
  2. Ramashankar, Deb S. and Sharma, B.K. (2010) Traditional healing practices in north east India. Himalayan publishers (Ed), New Delhi.

Research Project:

Sl No. Title of project Name of Agency Amount in Lakh Period of support
01 Spring Rejuvenation for Water Security in Himalaya NMHS, MoEF, Almorah 33.71 2020-2023
02 Net ecosystem production and carbon dynamics of forest ecosystems in North-East India in relation to altitude and latitude gradient: Implication for carbon sink management DST, New Delhi 35.06 2020-2023
03 Jal Abhyaranya Campaign for Water Security in IHR” for Dhalai, Tripura. NMHS, MoEF, Almora 1.99 2019-2020
04 Restoration of Ecosystem Services by Community Involvement in Rudrasagar Lake of Tripura. NMHS, MoEF, Almora 24.47 2017-2020
05 Assessment of carbon stock and carbon sequestration potential in major land use sectors of Tripura” DST, New Delhi 45.10 2015-2019
06 Community structure, biodiversity value, management practices and socio-economy of traditional agroforestry systems of Tripura. UGC, New Delhi 5.40 2012-2014
07 Bioresource and Sustainable livelihoods in North East India. (Co-PI) DBT, New Delhi - 2018-2021
08 Assessment of possible impact of Forest Rights Act, 2006 on NAP in Tripura. (Co-PI) RCNAEB, NEHU, MoEF, Shillong - 2013-2014
09 Environmental Impact assessment of Rubber plantations of TFDPC in Tripura. (Co-PI) TFDPC, Tripura - 2013-2014
10 Best Practices for Harvesting, Processing and Marketing of selected NTFPs and Medicinal Plants in Tripura. (Co-PI) RCNAEB, NEHU, MoEF, Shillong - 2012-2013

Research Supervisions:

Sl No. Name of the candidate Topic Status
01 Mr Dipankar Deb Carbon sequestration potential of Tree-based agroecosystems Summary submitted
02 Ms Jaba Debbarma Nutrient dynamics in Homegarden systems Registered in 2016
03 Ms Moitree Taran Water quality and ecosystem services of Rudrasagar lake Summary submitted
04 Mr Sujit Das Soil nutrient status and Net Ecosystem productivity Registered in 2019

Refresher/Orientations/ Seminar /Workshop participated:

Sl No. Name of the event Organized by Date
01 World Agroforestry Congress, Montpellier, France CIRAD, INRA, Agropolis International, France 21-23 May, 2019
02 NNRMS Course on Remote Sensing & GIS in Forestry & Ecology Indian Institute of Remote Sensing, Dehradun 01 May, 2017 - 23 June, 2017
03 Refresher course on Environment, forestry and disaster management UGC-HRDC, Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya Bilaspur, Chattisgarh 21 Jan 2016 - 11 Feb 2016
04 Orientation Programme-119 UGC-HRDC, Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla 22 Jun 2015 - 18 July 2015
05 Workshop on ‘Rapid assessment of biodiversity and ecosystem services of wetlands in relation to global change’ National Institute of Ecology, New Delhi and CIFRI, Kolkata at Guwahati 23-25 Feb, 2015
06 Seminar on `Science-led Development for Environmental Sustainability NESA, New Delhi 21-22 Feb, 2015
07 World Agroforestry Congress ICAR, New Delhi and World Agroforestry Centre, Nairobi 10-14 Feb, 2014

Scholarship/Award/Recognitions :

  1. Awarded “Green Guru Award’ by Balipara foundation, Assam in November, 2017.
  2. Awarded ‘Environmentalist of the Year 2014’ by National Environmental Science Academy, New Delhi for contributions in the field of environmental science.
  3. Coordinator of IIRS-ISRO Distance Learning Programme.

 

 

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