SCB - Asia Section Conference 19th - 20th March, 2018


RESEARCH AND PUBLICATIONS



Amity provides industry oriented professional courses and is at the cutting edge of innovation. Amity provides education across the widest range of disciplines including Business and Management, Life Sciences, Basic and Applied Sciences, Law, Engineering and Technology etc.

Amity focuses on quality of education and this is proven by our track-record of several Amity Institutions being consistently ranked amongst the top institutions in India in the private sector.

Dr. N.P.S. Chauhan -

  • Research projects - More than 20 (National and International funding)
  • Consultancies and Technical Advice - More than 150 (State forest department, Government & private organizations, section of people)
  • Conferences, Symposiums, Workshops & Seminars attended - More than 75 National & International
  • Scientific Reports - More than 30 reports
  • Guided Ph.D. students - Ten

Research Papers
  1. Chauhan, N.S. and Saxena, R.N. (1982). Studies on composition and ecology of important rodent species of Mizoram. Rodent Newsletter, ICAR, Vol. 6, No. 2.
  2. Chauhan, N.S. and Saxena, R.N. (1982). Annual reproductive cycle of the common field rat, Rattus rattus bruneusculus (Hodgson) associated with bamboo flowering in North-eastern hilly region (Mizoram) of India. Rodent Newsletter, ICAR, Vol. 6, No. 4.
  3. Chauhan, N.S. and Saxena, R.N. (1982). Monthly fluctuations in the population of the common field rat, Rattus rattus brunneusculus (Hodgson) in `jhums' (fields) of Mizoram during the period of flowering of bamboo, Bambusa tulda. Rodent Newsletter, ICAR, Vol. 6, No. 4.
  4. Chauhan, N.S. and Saxena, R.N. (1983). Food preferences of the rat, Rattus rattus brunneusculus, a common field rat in `jhums' of Mizoram. Rodent Newsletter, ICAR, Vol.7, Nos. 1 & 2.
  5. Chauhan, N.S. and Saxena, R.N. (1985). The phenomenon of bamboo flowering and associated increase in rodent population in Mizoram. J.Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc., 83, No. 3, pp. 644-647.
  6. Chauhan, N.S. and Saxena, R.N. (1985). Reproductive cycle of the female Rattus rattus brunneusculus (Hodgson), a common field rat in Mizoram. Proc. Indian Nat. Sci. Acad. B 51 (5): 560-565.
  7. Chauhan, N.S. and Saxena, R.N. (1985). Annual reproductive cycle of the male field rat, Rattus rattus brunneusculus (Hodgson) in hilly terrain of Mizoram. J.Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc., 84 (1): 138-144.
  8. Chauhan, N.S. (1987). A note on the post-partum reproduction in the short-tailed bandicoot rat Nesokia indica. J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc., 84(2), 426-427.
  9. Chauhan, N.S. and Saxena, R.N. (1988). Effect of feeding bamboo seeds and fruits on reproduction in laboratory Swiss albino mice (Mus musculus Linn.). J. Pure and Applied Zoology, 1(2), pp. 241-246.
  10. Chauhan, N.S. and Saxena, R.N. (1988). Unusual reproductive phenomenon in short-tailed bandicoot rat, Nesokia indica (Gray) (Mammalia : Muridae). J. Pure and Applied Zoology, 1(2), 253-255.
  11. Chauhan, N.S. (1988). A note on behaviour of the Himalayan black bear, Selenarctos thibetnus cubs in Garo hill forest. Hornbill.
  12. Chauhan, N.P.S. and Saxena, R.N. (1989). The population dynamics, sex ratio and age structure of the field rat, Rattus rattus brunneusculus (Hodgson) (Mammalia-Muridae) in cultivated areas of Mizoram, India. J. Pure and Applied Zoology, 1(2), pp. 99-110.
  13. Chauhan, N.P.S. (1989). Some aspects of haematology of two bovids, Chinkara and Muntjac. Comp. Physiol. Ecol., 14(3), 145-148.
  14. Chauhan, N.P.S. (1989). Cannibalism in the short-tailed bandicoot rat, Nesokia indica. Indian For., 115(3), 192-193.
  15. Chauhan, N.P.S. and Sawarkar, V.B. (1989). Problems of locally overabundant populations of `nilgai' and `blackbuck' in Haryana and Madhya Pradesh and their management. Indian For., 115(7), 488-493.
  16. Chauhan, N.P.S. and Ramveer Singh (1990). Crop damage by over-abundant populations of nilgai and blackbuck in Haryana (India) and its management. Proc. Vertebrate Pest Control Conference, Red Lion Inn, Sacramento, California, U.S.A., pp. 218-220.
  17. Chauhan, N.P.S. and R.N. Saxena (1992). Hodgson's Rat Rattus rattus brunneusculus Hodgson. In Book: Rodents in Indian Agriculture, (eds.) Ishwar Prakash and P.K.Ghosh. Scientific Publishers, Jodhpur.
  18. Ramveer Singh and Chauhan, N.P.S. (1991). Economic aspects of crop losses by nilgai and blackbuck in Haryana. Proc. First National Symposium on Unconventional Pests: Control vs. Conservation. Univ. of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore, p. 82.
  19. Ramveer Singh and Chauhan, N.P.S. (1991). Assessment of Damage to winter crops (`rabi') by nilgai in Nahar and Kairu areas of Haryana (India). Proc. First National Symposium on Unconventional Pests: Control vs. Conservation. Univ. of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore, pp. 85-86.
  20. Ramveer Singh and Chauhan, N.P.S. (1994). Agricultural crop damage by blackbuck in Haryana- a case study. In: Workshop on Wildlife Damage Problems and Control., Madhav National Park Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun.
  21. Ramveer Singh and Chauhan, N.P.S. (1994). Assessment of damage to agricultural crops by nilgai in Haryana. In: Workshop proceeding on 'Wildlife Damage Problems and Control', Madhav National Park and G.I.B. Sanctuary, Karera, M.P.
  22. Chauhan, N.P.S. and Chowdhury, S. (1991). Prospects of fertility control techniques in managing captive and wild animal populations. In: Second Congress of the Asia and Oceania Society for Comparative Endocrinology, N. Delhi (eds. R.N.Saxena, K.Muralidhar, Lakshmi Bhagat, Neeta Sehgal, Tenushri Saxena and Poonam Kaushal) pp. 320-321.
  23. Chauhan, N.P.S. (1992). Resolving a people versus protected area conflict: a case study of Great Indian Bustard Sanctuary, Madhya Pradesh, India. IV World Congress on National Parks and Protected Areas. IUCN, Caracas, Venezuela, pp. 320-321.
  24. Ramveer Singh and N.P.S. Chauhan (1992). Electric fence for prevention of crop damage by nilgai to reduce human-wildlife conflicts in Haryana. In: Symposium of Zoological Research in relation to Plant and Environment, University of Calcutta.
  25. Jessup, D.A., Chauhan, N.P.S. and Kirkpatrick, J. (1993). Contraception as a management tool for surplus blackbuck and nilgai. In: Symposium on Contraception in Wildlife Management, Denver Tech Centre, Denver, Colarado, U.S.A.
  26. Chauhan, N.P.S., Sawarkar, V.B. and Pabla, H.S. (1993). The management of wildlife damage problems in India. ‘Vertebrate Pest Conference', Santa Clara, California, U.S.A.
  27. Chauhan, N.P.S. and Sawarkar, V.B. (1993). Resolving human-large felids conflicts in and around protected areas in India. ‘Sixth Eastern Wildlife Damage Management Conference’, North Carolina, U.S.A.
  28. Chauhan, N.P.S. (1993). Crop damage by wild animals in India: Strategies to mitigate the problems. In: Sixth Eastern Wildlife Management Conference. North Carolina, U.S. Abstract.
  29. Chauhan, N.P.S. (1994). Problem of outbreak of rodent population associated with bamboo flowering in North-eastern hilly regions of India. 'Vertebrate Post Conference', Santa Clara, California, U.S.A.
  30. Thapliyal, P., Chauhan, N.P.S. and Uniyal, V. (1994). Crop raiding, human mauling and cattle lifting by himalayan black bear in Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh. In: Workshop on Wildlife Damage Problems and Control., Madhav National Park and G.I.B. Sanctuary, Karera, Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun.
  31. Chauhan N.P.S., Sawarkar, V.B., Uniyal U.V. and Praveen Malik (1994). Abstracts compilation (eds) of the workshop on 'Wildlife Damage Problems and Control', Madhav National Park and G.I.B. Sanctuary, Karera, M.P.
  32. Ramveer Singh and Chauhan, N.P.S. (1994). Ecology of nilgai Boselaphus tragocamelus, with special reference to Agricultural crop damage problem and its mitigation in Haryana - A Report, Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun, India.
  33. Chauhan, N.P.S. and V.B.Sawarkar (1995). Resolving human - large felids conflicts in and around protected areas in India. XII Great Plains Wildlife Damage Control Workshop; Tulsa, Oklahama State University, Oklahama, U.S.A.
  34. Rajpurohit, K.S. and Chauhan, N.P.S. (1996). A Report: Survey of Animal Damage Problem in and around protected areas and managed forests: Phase-I Madhya Pradesh, Bihar and Orissa. A Report, Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun, India.
  35. Chauhan, N.P.S. (1998). Study of the Efficacy of the Energised Fencing system and suggest for continuance or discontinuance of the fencing system. A part - Project Developing approaches to the management of elephant populations in West Bengal for Mitigating Man-elephant conflicts. World Bank West Bengal Forestry Project.
  36. Rajpurohit, K.S. and Chauhan, N.P.S. (1998). A Report: Survey of Animal Damage Problem in and around protected areas and managed forests: Phase-II Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Himachal Pradesh. A Report, Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun, India.
  37. Rajpurohit, K.S. and Chauhan, N.P.S. (1999). Child lifting by wolves in Hazaribagh district, Bihar, India and its conservation implication. Conservation Biology.
  38. Chauhan, N.P.S., Bargali, H.S. and Naim Akhtar (1999). Human-sloth bear conflicts in the state of Madhya Pradesh, India. Proc. Twelfth International Conference on Bear Management & Research, Romania.
  39. Bargali, H.S., Naim Akhtar and Chauhan, N.P.S. (1999). Human mauling behaviour of sloth bears in North Bilaspur Forest division, Madhya Pradesh, India. Proc. Twelfth International Conference on Bear Management & Research, Romania.
  40. Chauhan, N.P.S. (1999). Evaluation of crop damage in the Project areas to suggest mitigatory measures. A part - An ecological study of the conservation of Biodiversity and biotic pressures in the Great Himalayan National Park: An ecodevelopment approach. World Bank FREEP-GHNP Project.
  41. Chauhan, N.P.S. (1999). Evaluation of Agricultural crop damage in and around the Tiger Reserve and horticultural crops outside and to suggest mitigatory measures. A part - An ecological study of the conservation of Biodiversity of Kalakad-Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve-Impact analysis of Eco-development Programme. World Bank FREEP-KMTR Project.
  42. Bargali, H.S. and Chauhan, N.P.S. (2000). Habitat Evaluation of Sloth Bear (Melursus ursinus) in North Bilaspur Forest Division Madhya Pradesh, India. Defenders of Wildlife’s Carnivores 2000: A Conference on Carnivore conservation in the 21st Century. 12-15 November 2000, Denver, Eds. N. Fascione, H. Ridgley, M. Selden. Naim Akhtar.
  43. Chauhan, N.P.S. and Chowdhury, S. (2002). Evaluation of Electric fences for their efficacy in controlling elephant damage in Northern West Bengal and suggesting improvements. Ind. Forester, 128 (12), 179-188.
  44. Chauhan, N. P.S. (2002). Observations of bamboo flowering and associated increases in rodent populations in the north-eastern regions of India. In: Rats, Mice and People: Rodent Biology and Management, (eds.) Grant R. Singleton, Lyn A. Hinds, Charles J. Krebs and Dave M. Spratt. The Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR), Canberra. Monograph No. 96, 267-270.
  45. Naim Akhtar, Bargali, H.S. and Chauhan, N.P.S. (2004). Sloth bear habitat use in disturbed and unprotected areas of Madhya Pradesh, India. Ursus 15(2):203-211.
  46. Bargali, H.S., Naim Akhtar and Chauhan, N.P.S. (2004). Feeding ecology of sloth bears in a disturbed area in central India. Ursus 15(2):212-217.
  47. Bargali, H.S., Naim Akhtar and Chauhan, N.P.S. (2005).Characteristics of sloth bear attacks and human casualties in North Bilaspur Forest Division, Chhattisgarh, India. Ursus 16(2):263–267.
  48. Chauhan, N.P.S. (2006). ‘Manual on Power fencing for wild animals in India’. Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun.
  49. Chauhan, N.P.S (2005). Livestock Depredation by Tiger in and around Dudhwa National Park, Uttar Pradesh and Mitigation Strategies. The Indian Forester, Vol.131 (10): 1319-1328.
  50. Chauhan, N.P.S (2005). Human Casualties by Tiger in Katrniaghat Wildlife Sanctuary, Uttar Pradesh and Mitigation Strategies. The Indian Forester, Vol.131 (10): 1337-1346.
  51. Akhtar N., Bargali H.S. and Chauhan N.P.S. 2006. Extent of biotic pressure on unprotected Sloth bear habitat and human-bear conflict in North Bilaspur Forest Division in Chhattisgarh, India. Tigerpaper, Vol. 33: 1, 33-40.
  52. Chauahn, N.P.S. and Jagdish Singh, R.K. (2006). Status and distribution of sun bears in Manipur, India. Ursus, 17 (2): 182-185.
  53. Bargali H.S., Akhtar N. and Chauhan N.P.S. 2006: Trapping and restraint techniques for Sloth Bear in North Bilaspur Forest Division (NBFD), Chhattisgarh, India. Indian Forester, 132 (12): 72-82.
  54. Akhtar N., Bargali H.S. and Chauhan N.P.S. 2006: Home range and management of sloth bear (Melursus ursinus) in disturbed and unprotected habitat of North Bilaspur forest division, Chhattisgarh, India, Indian Forester, 132 (12): 123-132.
  55. Bipan C. Rathore and Chauhan, N.P.S (2007). Food plants and habitat requirements of Himalayan brown bear in kugti wildlifesanctuary, India. 15th international conference on bear Research and Management, san Diego, California.
  56. Akhtar N., Bargali H.S. and Chauhan, N.P.S. (2007). Characteristics of sloth bear (Melursus ursinus) day dens and use in disturbed and unprotected habitat of North Bilaspur Forest Division, Chhattisgarh, Ursus 18(2): 203-208.
  57. Chauhan N.P.S. and Lalthanpuia (2008). Status and distribution of Malayan sun bear (Helarctos malayanus) in North-Eastern states, India. Indian Forester, 134 (10), 1339-1348.
  58. Akhtar N., Bargali H.S. and Chauhan N.P.S. (2008). Status of human-wildlife conflict and mitigation strategies in Marwahi forest division, Bilaspur Chhattisgarh, India. Indian Forester, 134 (10), 1349-1358.
  59. Akhtar N., Bargali H.S. and Chauhan N.P.S. (2008). Distribution and population abundance of sloth bear (Melursus ursinus) in disturbed and unprotected habitat of North Bilaspur forest division, Chhattisgarh. Tigerpaper, 35 (3), 15-21.
  60. Akhtar N. and Chauhan N.P.S. (2009). Food habits and human-jackal interaction in Marwahi forest division, Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh, India. Indian Forester, 135 (10), 1347-1356.
  61. Barwal, K.S., Velenkar, A. and Chauhan N.P.S. (2009). Group structure and habitat preference of wild pigs in Ranthambore tiger reserve, India. In: Proceedings of the 7th International Symposium on Wild Boar (Sus scrofa) and on Sub-order Suiformes, held at Sopron, Hungary, 28-30 August, 2008. Eds. Nahlik, A. and Tari, T., Pp. 9-10.
  62. Chauhan N.P.S. and Barwal, K.S. (2009). Human-wild pig conflict in selected states in India and mitigation strategies. In: Proceedings of the 7th International Symposium on Wild Boar (Sus scrofa) and on Sub-order Suiformes held at Sopron, Hungary, 28-30 August, 2008. Eds. Nahlik, A. and Tari, T., pp. 28-29.
  63. Chauhan N.P.S., Barwal, K.S. and Devender Kumar (2009). Human-Wild Pig Conflict in Selected States in India and Mitigation Strategies. Acta Silv. Lign. Hung., 5: 189-197.
  64. Sethy, Janmejay and Chauhan, N.P.S. (2011) Nesting of rare vulture in Katernighat wildlife sanctuary, UP”. J. of Indian Forester.136:1372-1375.
  65. Chauhan, N.P.S. and Sethy, Janmejay (2011). Human-sun bear conflict in Manipur, India”. Journal of Indian Forester. 137(6): 722-731.
  66. Sethy, Janmejay and Chauhan, N.P.S. (2011). Birds of Katerniaghat wildlife sanctuary, Uttar Pradesh”. J. Indian Forester. 137(10): 2011-1187.
  67. Sethy, Janmejay and Chauhan, N.P.S. (2011). Observation of Himalayan newt (Tylototriton verrucosus) in Namdapaha national park, Arunachal Pradesh, India. J. Indian Forester. 137(10): 1227-1229.
  68. Sethy, Janmejay and Chauhan, N.P.S. (2011). Use and trade of bear body parts: Impact and conservation in Arunachal Pradesh state of India. International J. Bio-Resource and Stress Management. 2(4): 409-415.
  69. Soni, V.C., Prakash Mardraj, Parmar, V.K. and Chauhan, N.P.S. (2011). Nature and extent of human casualties by sloth bears in Jessore wildlife sanctuary, Western India. VAK (Special issue on Applied Sciences), Journal of Saurashtra University, Rajkot. 6: 126-143.
  70. Sethy, J. and Chauhan, N.P.S. (2012). Conservation status of Sun bear (Helarctos malayanus) in Nagaland State, North-East India. Asian Journal of Conservation Biology, 1: 103-109.
  71. Sethy, J. and Chauhan, N.P.S. (2012). “Human-sun bear conflict in Mizoram states, North-east, India”. Paper accepted and under review in International Journal of Conservation Science. (Accepted).
  72. Sethy, J. and Chauhan, N.P.S. (2012). Livestock and human predation by carnivores in Katerniaghat wildlife sanctuary, Uttar Pradesh, India. Paper accepted International Journal of Bio-Resources and Stress Management. (Accepted).
  73. Sethy, J. and Chauhan, N.P.S. (2012). “Sun Bear in India: Conservation vs. Threats” to communicated in the International Journal of Springer Plus. (Accepted).
  74. Parmar, V. K., Mardraj, P., Chauhan, N.P.S and Soni, V.C. (2012). Animals killed in road accidents in Mount Abu wildlife sanctuary, Rajasthan, India. Asian Journal of Conservation Biology, 1: 103-109.
  75. Sethy, J., Kumar, D., Mardaraj, P. and Chuhan, N.P.S. (2012). Food habits of leopard in Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary, Rajasthan, India. Communicated to International Journal of Bio-Resources and Stress Management.

Dr. Upamanyu Hore
Research communications

  • Butterfly Abundance and Diversity Patterns in the Urban Habitat of Kolkata, West Bengal. Proceedings of National Congress for Entomology Issue, March 2006.
  • Spider diversity and habitat association patterns in Dudhwa National Park, India. Proceedings of 23rd European Arachnological Colloquium, Barcelona, July 2006.
  • Influence of habitat attributes on species richness and composition of spider (Araneae) assemblage of the Terai ecosystem, India. Proceedings of 17th International Congress of Arachnology, Sao Paulo, August 2007.
  • Spider diversity in managed landscape of forest landscape of Terai Conservation Area, India. Proceedings of 17th International Congress of Arachnology, Sao Paulo, August 2007.
  • Diversity and structure of spider assemblage in Sal and Mixed deciduous forest of Chandrabani, Dehradun. Proceedings of National Seminar of Biodiversity among Mountainous states of India, March 2008.
  • Effects of vegetation, microclimate and space on spider assemblage in Terai Conservation Area, India. Proceedings of 24th European Arachnological Colloquium, Bern, August 2008.

Research papers

  • Hore, U. and Uniyal, V.P. 2006. Studies on the Spider Fauna in Mixed Sal Forest Area of Chandrabani, Dehra Dun. Indian Forester, 132(12 a): 83-88.
  • Hore, U. and Uniyal, V.P. 2008. Spider diversity and habitat association patterns in Dudhwa National Park, India. Revista Ibérica de Aracnología, 15: 89- 95.
  • Hore, U. and Uniyal, V.P. 2008. Diversity and composition of spider assemblages in five vegetation types of the Terai Conservation Area, India. Journal of Arachnology, 36:251–258.
  • Hore, U. and Uniyal, V.P. 2008. Effect of prescribed burning on spider assemblage in Terai Grasslands, India. Turkish Journal of Arachnology, 1:15-36.
  • Hore, U. and Uniyal, V.P. 2008. The use of spiders (Araneae) as indicator for monitoring of habitat conditions in Terai Conservation Area, India. Indian Forester, 134:1371-1380.
  • Hore, U. and Uniyal, V.P. 2008. Influence of space, vegetation structure, and microclimate on spi¬der (Araneae) species composition in Terai Conservation Area, India. European Journal of Arachnology, 1: 71-77.
  • Hore, U. and Uniyal, V.P. 2013. Higher Taxa Surrogacy and Efficiency in Spider Conservation: A Case Study from Terai Conservation Area, India. (Accepted: In WII-ENVIS Bulletin)
  • Butterfly abundance and diversity patterns in urban habitats of Kolkata and adjoining suburban areas. (Wildlife Biodiversity Conservation: Proceedings of the ‘National Seminar on Wildlife Biodiversity Conservation’. Delhi, Daya Publication., 2008, xviii, 390 Pp)

Programs Offered




Under Graduate


B.Sc. (Hons.) Forestry

Post Graduate


M.Sc. In Wildlife Science

Ph.D. Programme


Ph.D. In Wildlife Science

Wildlife Quotes



"The spruce and cedar on its shores, hung with gray lichens, looked at a distance like the ghosts of trees. Ducks were sailing here and there on its surface, and a solitary loon, like a more living wave, - a vital spot on the lake's surface, - laughed and frolicked, and showed its straight leg, for our amusement."
- Henry David Thoreau, The Maine Woods Read more....

Feedback/Suggestion