Staff Members:

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”. 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 funded by Oriental Bird Club, UK, ATREE, Foundation for Ecological Security & The Rufford Small Grants Foundation, UK. She has participated in various national and International training & workshop programmes on biodiversity conservation and also presented research papers at national level and abroad namely at the SCCS conferences at Cambridge, UK and New York, USA in 2011. Participated in a 15 days international training programme on Forestry at ONFI, France during 2016.

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”. 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 Associate

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Post-Graduate in Zoology from Gauhati University with specialization in Animal Ecology & Wildlife Biology, completed his PhD in Lizard Ecology & Taxonomy. Assisting the Board from September 2015 onwards with responsibilities of research projects, BMCs & PBR related works, TSG formation, BRAP & Internship programme and publications etc. Beyond herpetology, he is a birdwatcher. Visited UK, for attending 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 Indonesia. He has also presented his research and conservation findings in international conferences. He has contributed three research papers in reputed journals and articles in books and megazines.

3. Ms 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. Debolina Dey : Technical Assistant

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Post-Graduate in Botany from Gauhati University with specialization in Angiosperm Taxonomy. Assisting the Board from September 2015 onwards with responsibilities like coordination of BMCs falling under the Southern Assam Circle (SAC) & DHAC, PBR preparation, BRAP & Internship programme and publications etc. Her research interest lies in Plant Taxonomy and Floristics (especially in Bryophytes and Pteridophytes). She is also a cartoonist.

5. Ms Manashi Goswami: Technical Assistant

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Post-graduate in Animal Ecology and Wildlife Biology from Gauhati University. Presently a Research Scholar in Assam University, Silchar (Diphu Campus) in the Department of Life Science and Bioinformatics. Assisting the Board from May 2016 onwards with responsibilities such as co-ordination of Biodiversity Management Committees and PBRs of Eastern Assam Circle & KAAC, BRAP & Internship programme and publications etc. She is working on the diversity and distribution of butterfly fauna in Karbi Anglong district, Assam.

6. Mr. Nayan Jyoti Barman: Technical Assistant

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Post-graduate in Animal Ecology and Wildlife Biology from Gauhati University. Assisting the Board from May 2016 onwards with responsibilities such as co-ordination of Biodiversity Management Committees and PBRs of Central Assam Circle & BTAD, BRAP & Internship programme and publications etc. He is also assisting the Board in an Insect project entitled “Inventory and Documentation of Insect Fauna of Assam from Existing Entomological Resources/ Information”. His area of Interest is especially on Mammals apart from Insects.

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 PGDM from IGNOU. Assisted the Board from April 2012 till May 2014 and rejoined the Board again from June 2016 onwards with responsibilities of looking after all accounts related work, audit and other related technical matters of the Board. He has a working experience of more than 8 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 and as a driver for Member Secretary-ASBB