Mandate:Forest Ecology & Environment Division undertakes multidimensional research on structure and functioning of forest ecosystem, biodiversity conservation, restoration and management of disturbed lands, environmental management and pollution abatement through vegetation.
Objectives of the Division
1. Structure and functioning of forest ecosystems in relation to regeneration
2. Biodiversity status of natural forest and plantation ecosystems
3. Investigating technology of eco-restoration of degraded areas, mined lands, landslides and marginal lands
4. Role of forests in resource conservation
5. Ecosystem services of forests
6. Environmental Management
7. Wetland Ecology
Objectives of the Division are being achieved through: § Research Applied and basic research in the field of forest ecology and environment, development of scientific rehabilitation of mined lands, landslide or disturbed lands, wetland areas, biodiversity conservation, environmental management and pollution abatement with active co-operation of State Forest Department, local stakeholders, industries, NGO’s and community.
§ Education Running M.Sc. Environment Management Course of FRI Deemed University. Teaching and supervising postgraduate courses and research programmes in Forest Ecology & Environment related subjects.
§ Training Imparting short term training courses on Eco-restoration of mined lands, Environmental Impact Assessment for managerial level officers, supervisors and field officers to make them abreast with recent research developments in these areas.
§ Consultancy Advisory and consultancy to industries, local community, Armed Forces and NGO’s on Environmental Conservation and Restoration of degraded lands and Impact Assessment with specials reference to ecological and socio-economic indicators that relate to the objectives of ecosystem management.
Links to other Organizations/Institutes This division has active links with-
§ State Forest Departments
§ Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee
§ National Institute of Hydrology, Roorkee
§ India Meteorological Department, Pune
§ Department of Atomic Energy, Govt. of India, Mumbai
§ Uranium Corporation of India, Limited, Jaduguda
§ Steel Authority of India Limited
§ Pyrites phosphates & chemicals Ltd., Dehra Dun.
§ 127 Infantry Battalion, Eco Task Force, Dehra Dun.
§ U.P. State Mineral Development Corporation, Dehra Dun.
§ Bharat Coking Coal Ltd., Dhanbad
§ Eastern Coalfield Ltd., West Bengal
§ National Rainfed Area Authority, New Delhi
Current Research Activities
Ecorestoration of Degraded and Mined Lands
Estimation of biomass and Biomass Expansion Factors