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Dr. Parthankar Choudhury| Environment Conservation | Best Researcher Award

Professor Parthankar Choudhury is the Dean and former Head of the Department of Ecology and Environmental Sciences at Assam University, Silchar. He graduated from G.C. College and completed his M.Sc. in Zoology from G.U. With 36 years of teaching and 28 years of research experience, he has published 102 papers, five books, and 56 popular science articles. He has supervised 19 Ph.D. and two M.Phil scholars, with six Ph.D. projects ongoing. His research focuses on wildlife and biodiversity conservation. An awardee of the ‘Friends of the Environment’ by the Government of Assam, he has attended and delivered talks at 210 seminars globally.







πŸŽ“ Education:

Graduated from G. C. College (1984), M.Sc. in Zoology from G. U. (1987)

πŸ“š Publications:

  • Papers: 102
  • Books: 5
  • Science-based popular articles: 56

πŸ‘¨β€πŸ« Teaching Experience: 36 years

Β πŸ”¬ Research Experience: 28 years Produced 19 Ph.Ds and 2 M.Phils, Supervising 6 ongoing Ph.D. research works

🌳 Field of Interest: Wildlife and Biodiversity Conservation

πŸ† Awards & Recognition

  • Friends of the Environment Award by Government of Assam (Awarded: August 15, 2022)

🌍 International Visits

  • Europe, Malaysia, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Nepal
  • Visiting Fellow at Rajiv Gandhi University, Arunachal Pradesh (April 1-15, 2016)

🎀 Seminars, Symposia, Conferences

  • Attended/Delivered Invited Talks: 210

🀝 Collaborations

  • Universities: Kerala, Periyar, Pondicherry, Kalyani, Burdwan, Goa, Bharathiar, Rajiv Gandhi, Gauhati, Mizoram, NE Hill University

πŸ“‹ Memberships

International Primatological Society, USA, Zoological Society of Assam, SANIZE, Zoo Outreach Organization, Fellow, Society of Environmental Sciences, India, Executive Council Member, Assam University, Silchar, President, Governing Body, Cachar College, Silchar, Governing Body Member, Haflong Govt. College, Editorial Board Member, Journal of Life Science and Technologies, Editorial Board Member, The Indian Journal of Environment And Research, Life Member, Centre for Environment, Education and Economic Development, Member, Board of Research Studies, Assam University, Member, Board of Post Graduate Studies, Environmental Science, Assam University, Member, Board of Under Graduate Studies, Environmental Studies, Assam University, Chairman, E. P. Odum School of Environmental Science, Assam University, Member, District Level Expert Appraisal Committee, Hailakandi District, Assam, Chairman, Green Audit Team, Assam University, Member, Eco-forest Development Committee, Assam University, Member, Board of Post Graduate Studies, Department of Mathematics, AUS, Life Member, Vijnana Bharati

πŸ“Š Projects (Completed and Ongoing)

  1. Pests of Tea and Control in Tea Agro-ecosystem
    • Agency: UGC North East
    • Period: 1998-2001
    • Grant: β‚Ή1.0 Lakh
  2. SAP-DRS: Biodiversity Conservation
    • Agency: UGC
    • Period: 2009-2012
    • Grant: β‚Ή46.2 Lakhs
  3. Status Survey of Western Hoolock Gibbon and Conservation Initiative
    • Agency: UGC-MRP
    • Period: 2013-2017
    • Grant: β‚Ή9.45 Lakhs
  4. Status Survey and Conservation Needs of Primates
    • Agency: International Primatological Society, USA
    • Period: 2016-2017
    • Grant: $2000
  5. Habitat Restoration and Conservation of Gangetic Dolphin
    • Agency: North East Council Secretariat (NEC) under DoNER Ministry
    • Period: 2021-2024
    • Grant: β‚Ή24.89 Lakhs


  • Importance of non-timber forest products (NTFPs) in rural livelihood: A study in Patharia Hills Reserve Forest, northeast India
    • NR Talukdar, P Choudhury, RA Barbhuiya, B Singh
    • Trees, Forests and People 3, 100042, 2021


  • Impact of pesticide use on the health of farmers: A study in Barak valley, Assam (India)
    • KR Dey, P Choudhury, BK Dutta
    • Journal of Environmental Chemistry and Ecotoxicology 5 (10), 269-277, 2013


  • Habitat suitability of the Asiatic elephant in the trans-boundary Patharia Hills Reserve Forest, northeast India
    • NR Talukdar, P Choudhury, F Ahmad, R Ahmed, F Ahmad, H Al-Razi
    • Modeling Earth Systems and Environment 6, 1951-1961, 2020


  • Conserving wildlife wealth of Patharia Hills reserve forest, Assam, India: A critical analysis
    • NR Talukdar, P Choudhury
    • Global Ecology and Conservation 10, 126-138, 2017


  • Assessment of forest health status using a forest fragmentation approach: A study in Patharia Hills Reserve Forest, northeast India
    • NR Talukdar, R Ahmed, P Choudhury, NA Barbhuiya
    • Modeling Earth Systems and Environment 6, 27-37, 2020


  • Diversity of Plankton in Maijan, Upper Assam Beel
    • SKS Abujam, S Dakua, B Bakalial, AK Saikia, SP Biswas, P Choudhury
    • Asian Journal of Experimental Biological Sciences 2 (4), 562-568, 2011


  • Avifaunal diversity in Assam University Campus, Silchar, India
    • B Chakdar, P Choudhury, H Singha
    • Journal of Threatened Taxa 8 (1), 8369-8378, 2016


  • Digital soil mapping: a predictive performance assessment of spatial linear regression, Bayesian and ML-based models
    • AK Matazi, EE Gognet, RG KakaΓ―
    • Modeling Earth Systems and Environment 10 (1), 595-618, 2024


  • Rapid screening for resistance of maize inbred and hybrid lines against southern corn leaf blight
    • BN Shukuru, TS Archana, AM Kangela
    • Journal of Phytopathology 171 (9), 452-469, 2023


  • Does Eucalyptus determine agricultural soil quality?
    • AK Matazi, EK Luganda, SM Mukotanyi
    • Cogent Food & Agriculture 9 (1), 2157115, 2023
Parthankar Choudhury | Environment Conservation | Best Researcher Award

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