Staff

1. Dr. Oinam Sunanda Devi: Scientific Officer

A post-graduate in Zoology from Gauhati University with specialization in Animal Ecology & Wildlife Biology, she completed her PhD on ‘Diversity & Ecology of frugivorous birds in Eastern Assam” in 2013. As a Researcher, she has worked in the field of wildlife conservation especially avian fauna and contributed 25 popular articles on various aspects of biodiversity in leading local newspapers and also published 11 research papers in reputed journals. She has also completed four individual research projects in Avian Fauna funded by Oriental Bird Club, UK, ATREE, Foundation for Ecological Security & The Rufford Small Grants Foundation, UK. She had also participated in various national and International training & workshop programmes on biodiversity conservation. She had also presented research papers at national level and abroad namely at the Students Conferences on Conservation Sciences (SCCS) conferences at Cambridge, UK and New York, USA in 2011. She had also participated in a 15 days international training programme on Forestry at ONFI, France during 2016. Recently also completed a one year project on' Documentation of tradable bioresources of Assam' funded by the National Biodiversity Authority, Chennai.

She has been assisting the Board from May 2012 onwards in all technical works related to implementation of Biological Diversity Act-2002 in the state by way of generating awareness amongst various stakeholders, formation of Biodiversity Management Committees, preparation of People's Biodiversity Registers etc. Also involve in documentation of traditional knowledge including various field activities and research projects of the Board. She has also been associated with various publications of the Board including Booklets & Brochures and also recently she has co-authored two books namely “Common Spiders- from select PAs of Assam” and “Edible Bio-resources and Livelihoods”. Recently an ISBN book ‘Tradable Bioresources of Assam' was also authored by her. She is also coordinating various student oriented programs of the Board like the Biodiversity Research Associate Programme and Internship programme on Biodiversity Conservation.

2. Dr. Mazedul Islam: Technical Officer

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A post-Graduate in Zoology from Gauhati University with specialization in Animal Ecology & Wildlife Biology, completed his PhD in Lizard Ecology & Taxonomy. During his PhD period he rediscovered flying lizard Draco norvillii after more than 100 years. Beyond herpetology, he is a birdwatcher. Visited UK, for attending the training programme under Darwin Scholarship on “Monitoring and Communicating Biodiversity”. Attended a training workshop on “Experimental design and data analysis at Xishuanbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China and ATBC conference in Indonesia. He has also presented his research and conservation findings in many international conferences. He has contributed three research papers in reputed journals and many articles in books and magazines. He also assisted in developing of Assam Biodiversity Portal. He is the co-editor of “Common Spiders” & “Access & Benefit Sharing” book published by Assam State Biodiversity. He is Assistant co-editor of Amulya Jaibabaichitra newsletter bi-annually published by Assam State Biodiversity Board. Presently he is working on a book of on Insects.

He is assisting the Board from September 2015 onwards. Before joining the Board, he was the Assistant Professor in the Department of Zoology, University of Science & Technology Meghalaya. He has the responsibilities of research projects, BMCs & PBR related works, BRAP & Internship program and publications etc. in the Board

3. Smt. Binita Dahal : Scientific Assistant

Graduate in Geography from Dibrugarh University, completed her Diploma & Post-Graduate in Tourism Management from Tezpur University & IGNOU respectively. Assisting the Board from January 2012 onwards with responsibilities of administrative as well as technical works related to implementation of the Biological Diversity Act- 2002 in the State such as coordination and monitoring of Biodiversity Management Committee (BMCs), Peoples Biodiversity Registers (PBR) preparation, formation of Technical Support Group (TSG), and is involved in generating awareness amongst various stakeholders and website management etc.

4. Ms Manashi Goswami: Technical Officer

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A post-graduate in Animal Ecology and Wildlife Biology from Gauhati University. Presently, Ph.D. Research Scholar in the Department of Life Science and Bioinformatics, Assam (Central) University, Diphu Campus, Karbi Anglong. As Research Scholar, she is studying the diversity and distribution of butterflies in Karbi Anglong District of Assam, mapping the species diversity of butterflies and linking occurrences of indicator species with habitat change. She has presented her research work at International Conference held at Cambridge University during SCCS-2018, International Conference on Biodiversity (IBD-2019) held at Bangkok and International Congress for Conservation Biology (ICCB-2019) held at Malaysia. She has also presented her research work at National Conferences held at Kerala Central University and Mizoram University.

Before joining Board, she worked in a project named ‘Butterfly Gardens in Guwahati': Butterfly Gardens and Parks under Green Cities Project, as initiated by the Earth Day Network in 2014.

5. Ms. Rupali Barman: Technical Assistant

A Post Graduate in Botany from Gauhati University (2016) with specialization in Angiosperm Taxonomy. She had done a survey on herbaceous floral diversity of Nabagraha hills as her dissertation topic entitled as “An account of herbaceous flora of Nabagraha hills”.

Worked as a Guest faculty (Biology) for 1 (one) year in non-institutional Private and 3months in Botany Dept., Barama College.

Assisting the Board from November, 2017 onwards with responsibilities such as co-ordination of Biodiversity Management Committees of Southern Assam Circle (SAC) and Bodoland Territorial Area Districts (BTAD), scrutiny of People's Biodiversity Registers (PBRs) prepared by BRAP & Internship Programme and Publications etc. Her research interest lies in Plant Taxonomy and Herbalism.

6. Mr. Nayan Das: Technical Assistant

A Post-Graduate in Environmental Science from Gauhati University with specialization in Water Pollution. He started his professional carrier from Aaranyak, A society for Biodiversity Conservation based on Guwahati, Assam. Mr. Das have a working experience on different research projects in the topic of Water and Sanitation, Vulnerability, Hazard, Disaster, Climate Change and Biodiversity under the Water Climate and Hazard Division of Aaranyak from the year 2015 to 2018 and gained expertise in working with the different communities within the state of Assam. He also got an opportunity to visit the flood affected areas of Kurigram and Sirajganj district of Bangladesh and attended a knowledge sharing workshop on disaster and climate change in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Mr. Das joined Assam State Biodiversity Board as a Technical Assistant in the year 2018. Since then he was assigned as a Coordinator of Biodiversity Management Committees (BMC's) in Central Assam Circle (CAC) zone and Bodoland Territorial Autonomous Districts (BTAD). He is also working on strengthening the capacities of BMCs by organizing training and capacity building workshops in different districts of Assam, working on preparation of People's Biodiversity Register (PBR), coordinating and assisting in organizing Biodiversity Research Associate Programme (BRAP) fellowship, assisting in research related works and also in documentation of ASBB activities and its publicity in social media platform and other works assigned from time to time.

7. Mr. Sanjoy Kumar Sarma : Junior Accountant

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Post-Graduate in Commerce from IDOL under Gauhati University specialization in Accountancy, completed his Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) from IGNOU. Assisted the Board from April 2012 till June 2014 (2 yrs 2 months) and re-joined the Board again as a regular staff from June 2016 onwards with responsibilities of looking after all Finance and Accounts related works, audit, building financial awareness among the members of the Biodiversity Management Committees (BMCs) and other related matters of the Board assigned to him time to time. Before joining in the Board, he also provided his service to a Micro Finance Institute “PROCHESTA” for 2 yrs 2 month, Assam Energy Development Agency (under S&T Department, Govt. of Assam) for 1 yr 6 Months and then in Pollution Control Board Assam (under Env. & Forest Department, Govt. of Assam) for 1yr 10 months. He has a overall working experience of more than 10 Years in Finance and Accounts sector of different Govt./Pvt. organisations.

8. Mr. Manash Das: Accounts Assistant

Post Graduate in Commerce from IDOL under Gauhati University specialisation in Accountancy, completed CA (Inter) from the Indian Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI), New Delhi. He has a work experience of more than 6 years in Finance and Accounts matters in different private organisations

9. Mr. Bitul Gogoi: Office Attendant cum Driver

Completed Higher Secondary from AHSEC and assisting the Board from 2015 onwards in matters related to dak running.