Introduction

The Directorate of Research is headed by Deputy Director General (Research) and supported with three Assistant Director General (Research Planning), Assistant Director General (Monitoring and Evaluation) and Assistant Director General (Biodiversity & Climate Change) and number of scientists. The Directorate ensures that all research projects taken up by ICFRE Institutes are need based and address the regional and national forestry research problem. The research prioritization by the Directorate is through participatory mechanism involving all the stakeholders and end users. For holistic approach to address the research problems and to avoid duplication of work, ICFRE has initiated an All India Coordinated Research Project (AICRPs) on some emerging themes and including important forestry species.

1- Research Planning Division:  Click on link to view detail

2- Monitoring and Evaluation Division:  Click on link to view detail

3- Biodiversity and Climate Change Division:  Click on link to view detail

Mandate

The Directorate of Research has the unique distinction of for holistic approach to address the research problems and to avoid duplication of research work ICFRE has initiated all India coordinated research projects (AICRPs) on some emerging themes and important forestry species. The divisions of the Directorate complement each other in coordinating the research program of ICFRE.

Research Planning

1- Preparation of calendar of RAGs
2- To coordinate the conduct of RAGs at Institutes
3- To conduct the RPC Meeting
4- To convey the approval for New Research Projects to Institutes
5- Follow up action for New Research Projects and to convey final approval.

Monitoring and Evaluation 

1. Monitoring and evaluation of all ongoing research projects of ICFRE Institutes and suggest corrective  measures for timely completion and, achieving the proposed objectives.

2. Evaluation of Project Completion Reports (PCRs) of plan projects as per ICFRE guidelines.

3. Periodical Seminar in ICFRE institutes for improving the quality of research and its extension.


Biodiversity & Climate Change

The Biodiversity and Climate Change is carrying out and coordinating the basic and applied research of climate change in India:

1- Vulnerability and adaptations of forest ecosystems to climate change 
2- Mitigation of climate change through forestry activities
3- Socio- economic influences of climate change on forest-based communities
4- Policy research on Forest and Climate Change related issue at UNFCCC and their implications for India
5- Preparedness for Reduced Emission from deforestation and degradation (REDD-Plus) in the country
6- Reporting on Forestry sector and Climate Change for National Communication and Biennial update Reports (BUR) for MoEF&CC.

New initiates:

1- RIMS (Research Information Management System)

2- AICRPs ( All India Coordinated Research Projects)

3- NFRP ( National Forestry Research Plan)

4- Periodical Seminars

5- Evaluation of PCR by Project evaluation Committee (PEC)

6- Development of Monitoring Mechanism

7- IPR policy of ICFRE

8- Variety Release of important forestry species

9- Regional Research Conference (RRC)

10- ICFRE Directors Conference

11- BTSG-ICFRE ( supported by NBM)

12- REDD+ Himalayas Project: ICIMOD Geoportal:   http://www.icimod.org/?q=redd

 

1- Projects Completed on biodiversity and climate change  Click on link to view detail

2- Projects ongoing on biodiversity and climate change  Click on link to view detail

3- Publications:  Click on link to view detail

4- Proceedings Published:  Click on link to view detail

5- Capacity Building Programmes:  Click on link to view detail

6- Important high lights:  Click on link to view detail

 

People

Shri S.D. Sharma  IFS
Deputy Director General  
Research
Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education
Phone: +91-135-2756497, 2756803 (R);
Fax: +91-135-2750297
E-mail:
ddg_res@icfre.org

 

Dr. Vimal Kothiyal
Assistant Director General
Research and Planning
Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education
Phone: +91-135-2753290 (O)  
Fax: +91-135-2750297
E-mail:   kothiyalv@icfre.org
, adg_rp@icfre.org  

 

Sh. N.C. Saravanan IFS
Assist Director General (M&E)
Monitoring and Evaluation Division
Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education
Phone: +91-135-2757485, 2224810
Fax: +91-135--
E-mail:
adg_me@icfre.org

 

Dr. Shilpa Gautam
Scientist 'D'
Biodiversity Conservation Division
Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education
Phone: +91- 135- 2224819
E-mail:
gautams@icfre.org

 

Dr. R. S. Rawat 
Scientist 'D'
Biodiversity Conservation Division
Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education
Phone: +91- 135- 2224803, 2740296
E-mail:
rawatrs@icfre.org

 

Dr. Manish Kumar
Scientist 'B'
Monitoring and Evaluation Division
Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education
Phone: +91- 135- 2224858
E-mail:
kumarm@icfre.org

 

Dr. Shailendra Kumar
Assist. Chief Technical Officer
Research Planning Division
Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education
Phone: +91- 135- 2224833
E-mail:
shailendrak@icfre.org

 

 

Contact

Shri Sunil Dutt Sharma  IFS

Deputy Director General (Research)
Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education
P.O. New Forest, Dehradun
(Uttarakhand) - INDIA

Pin Code: 248006
Phone: +91-135-2757775 (O)  Fax    : +91-135-2757775
E-mail:  ddg_res@icfre.org