Dr. Chandra Prakash Kala

Indian Institute of Forest Management, India



1998 Ph.D., Forest Research Institute, Forestry

1992 M.Sc., H.N.B. Garhwal University, Botany

Publications (Selected)

  1. Kala, C.P.(2010)Medicinal Plants of Uttarakhand:Diversity Livelihood and Conservation.Biotech Books, Delhi, India. 188 pp.
  2. Kala, C.P.(2004)The Valley of Flowers:Myth and Reality.International Book Distributors, Dehradun, India. 215 pp.
  3. Kala, C.P.(2002)Medicinal Plants of Indian Trans-Himalaya:Focus on Tibetan Use of Medicinal Resources.Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh, Dehradun, India. 200 pp.
  4. Kala, C.P.,Rawat, G.S. & Uniyal, V.K. (1998)Ecology and Conservation of the Valley of Flowers National Park, Garhwal Himalaya.Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun, India. 99 pp.
  5. Kala, C.P.(2010)Status of an indigenous agro-forestry system in changing climate: A case study of the middle Himalayan region of Tehri Garhwal, India.Journal of Forest Science,56 (8): 373-380.
  6. Majila, B.S. & Kala, C.P.(2010) Forest structure and regeneration along the altitudinal gradient in the Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary, Uttarakhand, India.Russian Journal of Ecology,41 (1): 75-83.
  7. Kala, C.P. & Dubey, Y.(2009) Vegetation distribution and impact of livestock grazing in the Kothi watershed of Kullu district in Himachal Pradesh, India.Annals of Forestry,17 (2): 243-250.
  8. Kala, C.P., Dollo, M., Farooquee, N.A. & Choudhury, D.C.(2008) Land-use management and wet-rice cultivation (Jebi Aji) by the Apatani people in Arunachal Pradesh, India.Outlook on Agriculture, 37 (2): 125-130.
  9. Kala, C.P.(2007) Local preferences of ethnobotanical species in the Indian Himalaya: Implications for environmental conservation. Current Science, 93 (12): 1828-1834.
  10. Kala, C.P.& Sajwan, B.S. (2007) Revitalizing Indian systems of herbal medicine by the National Medicinal Plants Board through institutional networking and capacity building.Current Science, 93 (6): 797-806.
  11. Sajwan, B.S. &Kala, C.P.(2007) Conservation of medicinal plants: Conventional and contemporary strategies, regulations and executions.Indian Forester,133 (4): 484-495.
  12. Kala, C.P.(2006) Medicinal plants: Potential for economic development in the state of Uttaranchal, India.International Journal of Sustainable Development & World Ecology, 13 (6): 492-498.
  13. Kala, C.P.(2006) Preserving Ayurvedic herbal formulations by Vaidyas: The traditional healers of the Uttaranchal Himalaya region in India. HerbalGram, 70: 42-50.
  14. Kala, C.P.(2006) Plant community composition and species diversity in the alpine meadows of Uttaranchal.Indian Forester, 132 (2): 156-164.
  15. Kala, C.P.(2005) Indigenous uses, population density, and conservation of threatened medicinal plants in protected areas of the Indian Himalayas.Conservation Biology, 19 (2): 368-378.
  16. Kala, C.P. (2005) Health traditions of Buddhist community and role of amchis in trans-Himalayan region of India. Current Science, 89 (8): 1331-1338.
  17. Kala, C.P.(2004) Pastoralism, plant conservation, and conflicts on proliferation of Himalayan Knotweed in high altitude protected areas of the Western Himalaya, India.Biodiversity and Conservation,13(5): 985-995.
  18. Kala, C.P.,Farooquee, N.A. & Dhar, U.(2004) Prioritization of medicinal plants on the basis of available knowledge, existing practices and use value status in Uttaranchal, India.Biodiversity and Conservation, 13 (2): 453-469.
  19. Kala, C.P.& Shrivastava, R.J. (2004) Successional changes in Himalayan alpine vegetation: two decades after removal of livestock grazing.Weed Technology, 18: 1210-1212.
  20. Kala, C.P. (2004) Assessment of species rarity. Current Science, 86 (8): 1058-1059.
  21. Kala, C.P. & Rawat, G.S. (2004) Floral diversity and species richness in the Valley of Flowers National Park, Western Himalaya. Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany, 28 (1): 43-51.
  22. Farooquee, N.A., Majila, B.S. & Kala, C.P.(2004) Indigenous knowledge systems and sustainable management of natural resources in a high altitude society in Kumaun Himalaya, India. Journal of Human Ecology, 16 (1): 33-42.
  23. Roy, B,Kala, C.P., Farooquee, N.A. & Majila, B.S.(2004) Indigenous fermented food and beverages: a potential for economic development of the high altitude societies in Uttaranchal.Journal of Human Ecology,15 (1): 45-49.
  24. Kala, C.P., Rao, K.S., Maikhuri, R.K. & Negi, K.S.(2003) Comparative assessment of the Valley of Flowers National Park and its adjacent areas in Chamoli district of Uttaranchal.Indian Forester,129 (9): 1085-1089.
  25. Kala, C.P.(2003) Commercial exploitation and conservation status of high value medicinal plants across the borderline of India and Nepal in Pithoragarh.Indian Forester,129 (1): 80-84.
  26. Kala, C.P. &Farooquee, N.A.(2003) Traditional wisdom, equity and community participation making the commercialization of grasses in Bhyundar Valley, Uttaranchal Himalaya a success.Journal of Human Ecology, 14 (3): 159-163.
  27. Kala, C.P.&Mathur, V.B. (2002) Patterns of plant species distribution in the trans-Himalayan region of Ladakh, India.Journal of Vegetation Science,13 (6): 751-754.
  28. Kala, C.P.,Singh, S.K. & Rawat, G.S. (2002) Effects of sheep and goat grazing on the plant species diversity of alpine meadows in the Western Himalaya.The Environmentalist,22: 183-189.
  29. Kala, C.P.(2002) Indigenous knowledge of Bhotiya tribal community on wool dyeing and its present status in the Garhwal Himalaya, India.Current Science,83 (7): 814-817.
  30. Kala, C.P.(2000) Status and conservation of rare and endangered medicinal plants in the Indian trans-Himalaya.Biological Conservation,93 (3): 371-379.
  31. Kala, C.P.& Rawat, G.S. (1999) Effects of livestock grazing on species diversity and biomass production in Garhwal Himalaya, India.Tropical Ecology,40 (1): 69-74.
  32. Kala, C.P.(1999) Phenology of alpine plants in the Valley of Flowers National Park and Hemkund, Western Himalaya.Indian Forester, 125 (6): 581-590.
  33. Kala, C.P.& Manjrekar, N. (1999) Ethno-medicobotany of Indian trans-Himalaya: A case study from Spiti.Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany,23 (1): 177-183.
  34. Kala, C.P. (2010) Ethnobotanical and ecological approaches for conservation of medicinal and aromatic plants. Acta Horticulturae, 860: 19-26.
  35. Kala, C.P. (2010) Enterprise development in medicinal plants. In:V. Bhasin and C. Susanne(Eds.),Anthropology Today: Trends and Scope of Human Ecology.Kamla-Raj Enterprises, Delhi, pp 185-192.
  36. Kala, C.P. (2009) Prioritizing task for voluntary organizations dealing with the medicinal plants sector. In:R.N. Pati and D.N. Tiwari(Eds.),Conservation of Medicinal Plants.A.P.H. Publishing Corporation, New Delhi, pp 82-88.
  37. Kandari, L.S., Maikhuri, R.K., Rao, K.S., Chauhan, K., Kala, C.P. & Chandra, A. (2009) Cultivation, commercialization, and conservation of medicinal and aromatic plants in the upper Dhauli Ganga catchments of Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve, Uttarakhand. In:R.N. Pati and D.N. Tiwari(Eds.),Conservation of Medicinal Plants.A.P.H. Publishing Corporation, New Delhi, pp 225-234.
  38. Sajwan, B.S. & Kala, C.P. (2009) Conservation and development of medicinal plants: conventional and contemporary regulations and developmental policies in India. In:H.P. Singh, S.T. Pandey and B. Singh(Eds.),Dynamics of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants.Indus Valley Publications, Jaipur, Rajasthan, pp 1-21.
  39. Sajwan, B.S. &Kala, C.P. (2008) Conservation and management of medicinal plants in India. In:D.R. Khanna, A.K. Chopra, G. Prasad, D.S. Malik and R. Bhutiani(Eds.),Multifacial Application of Drug Plants. Daya Publications, New Delhi, pp 3-19.
  40. Kala, C.P. &Sajwan, B.S.(2007) Sustainable development of medicinal plant resources in India.ENVIS Forestry Bulletin, 7 (2): 1-14.
  41. Kala, C.P. & Sajwan B.S.(2007) Medicinal plants of India : Integrating livelihood options and conservation concerns. In: R.N. Pati and O. Schwarz-Herion (Eds.),Sustainable Development : Issues and Perspectives. D.K. Printworld (P.) Ltd., New Delhi, pp 11-27.
  42. Kala, C.P. & Rawat, G.S.(2007) Conservation and management of alpine meadows: a case study from the Valley of Flowers National Park, Western Himalaya. In: J.S. Singh, A.K. Bhatnagar, V.P. Singh, and B.K. Roy (Eds.),Plant Diversity and Conservation. Satish Serial, Delhi, pp 47-62.
  43. Farooquee, N.A., Dollo, M. & Kala, C.P. (2007) Traditional wisdom of Apatani community in the management and sharing of natural resources in North Eastern India. In: K.K. Mishra (Ed.),Traditional Knowledge in Contemporary Societies: Challenges and Opportunities. Pratibha Prakashan, Delhi.