International Symposium on

Transforming Mountain Forestry 

Bridging transboundary challenges with 21st century paradigms for the welfare of mountain people, forests and environment in the Hindu Kush Himalayas

Dehradun, India
18 - 22 January 2015

Speaker's Profile

Dhananjai Mohan

Dhananjai Mohan, a member of the Indian Forest Service, is Chief
Conservator of Forests Wildlife in the office of Chief Wildlife Warden,
Uttarakhand. He has managed protected areas in the undivided Uttar Pradesh
and prepared management plans for many of those areas. From 1998 to
2004, he was an Associate Professor at the Indira Gandhi National Forest
Academy, Dehradun. From 2006 to 2013, he served as Professor at the
Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun, where he collaborated with the University
of Chicago to conduct research on Himalayan birds. He was awarded a PhD
degree by the Forest Research Institute, Dehradun for his research on the
habitat selection of birds in a new forest in Dehradun, India. He holds a
postgraduate diploma in wildlife management, and a degree in electrical
engineering from IIT, Kanpur. He has also taken short courses on biodiversity
conservation and management at the University of Wales, UK and Colorado
State University, USA.
Dr Dhananjai has authored a book, contributed a chapter to a book, and has
published articles on avifauna, his main area of interest, in leading journals
like Nature, American Naturalist and Biology Letters. In 2005, he was awarded
the Dr Salim Ali Fellowship of the Ministry of Environment and Forests,
Government of India. He is currently a fellow of the Leadership for
Environment and Development (LEAD) programme initiated by the Rockefeller

Foundation.