Dr. Chandra Bhushan Pandey

Born in Budapur, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh on 1 January 1960. Educated at Gangapur Intermediate College, Varanasi, 1975-77; Jagatpur Intermediate College, Varanasi, 1977-79; Gorakhpur University, 1979-84, B.Sc. 1982, M.Sc. 1984; Ph.D., Banaras Hindu University, 1990.

Principal Scientist and Head, ICAR-CAZRI, Jodhpur, 2012 to date.

Assistant Professor, Indira Gandhi Agricultural University, Raipur, 1993-2000; Senior Scientist, Central Agricultural Research Institute, Port Blair, 2000-2008; Principal Scientist, Central Soil Salinity Research Institute, Karnal, 2008-2012.

Awards/Honours: Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed Award, 2006-07; Dr. K. G. Tejwani Award, 2009; Fulbright-Nehru Academic and Professional Excellence Fellowship, 2014.

Fellow: International Society of Tropical Ecology

Research Areas: Agroforestry, soil-tree-crop relations, Soil ecology carbon sequestration, metagenomics of soils

Address: Principal Scientist & Head, Division of Natural Resources, ICAR-Central Arid Zone Research Institute, Jodhpur 342003, Rajasthan; Qtr. No. Type 5/8, CAZRI Staff Colony, Jodhpur 342003, Rajasthan; [Tel: Cell: 9460206137; Email: cbpandey5@rediffmail.com]