Institute of Forest Biodiversity Hyderabad
भावाअशिप - वन जैव विविधता संस्थान
ICFRE - Institute of Forest Biodiversity
Hyderabad, Telengana (India)

Smt. Bharati Patel

DOB – 26 May 1986

Correspondence Address –

Institute of Forest Biodiversity, Dulapally, Kompally SO, Hyderabad, Telangana - 500100

Mobile No. & E-Mail ID – +918770727114, +919188564860




High School

In 2001 from MPBSE, Bhopal, MP (India) with first division (78.4%) – Science, Social, Maths, English, Hindi, Sanskrit

Higher Secondary School

In 2003 from CGBSE, Raipur, CG (India) with first division (63.2%) – Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Maths, English Hindi

Graduation ( B. Sc.)

In 2006 from Pt RSSU, Raipur, CG (India) with first division (70.3%) – Botany, Chemistry, Microbiology, English, Hindi

Post Graduation ( M. Sc.)

In 2009 from IGKV, Raipur, CG (India) with first division (79.2%) – Forestry

ASRB-NET-Forestry & Environmental Science

In 2010 qualified ASRB-ICAR NET in Forestry and Environmental Science

In 2017 qualified ASRB-ICAR NET in Agroforestry

Certificate Course

In 2006 from TNUVAS, Chennai, TN (India) through distance education mode – Animal Welfare


Microsoft Office (Expert), R Programming(Intermediate), Quantum Geographic Information System (QGIS)(Beginner)


Proof Reader at Yugbodh Publications, Raipur, CG (India)

August 2009 – March 2010

Reading proof of school and college level books

Senior Research Fellow (SRF) at Indian Institute of Natural Resins and Gums(I INRG), Ranchi, Jharkhand (India)

April 2010 – February 2011

Survey, documentation and reporting data on lac production in Chhattisgarh

District Coordinator at Shree Sadguru Seva Foundation, Korba, CG (India)

August 2009 – March 2010

Coordinate livelihood improvement projects in Korba district, Chhattisgarh

Translator at Central Chronicle and Sumup, Raipur, CG (India)

August 2009 – March 2010

Translation of news articles Hindi to English in the daily English Newspaper and News Magazine

Business Development Executive (BDE) at Cognex Technology Pvt. L td., Chennai, TN (India)

May 2015 – October 2015

Coordinating with IT professionals for trainings and certifications in professional certifications and software

Business Development Manager (BDM) at Geotrax International Services , Raipur, CG (India)

November 2015 – May 2016

Taking care of marketing and deliverables submitted to the clients of the Mapping and Surveying Company

Feature Editor & Translator at Central Chronicle, Raipur, CG (India)

June 2016 – December 2017

Translation of news from correspondents from Hindi to English and preparation of supplements and other special feature pages or cover pages

Guest Faculty at Forest Training School, Raipur, Chhattisgarh (India)

June 2016 – January 2017

Serving as guest faculty at Raipur Forest Training School giving lectures in newly appointed Forest Guards Training session

JRF at Chhattisgarh State Climate Change Cell, Raipur, CG (India)

January 2017 – February 2017

Working in Climate Change Cell for Climate Change-Adaptation as per the Chhattisgarh State Action Plan on Climate Change

JRF in Division of Conservation Biology at Jawaharlal Nehru Tropical Botanic Garden and Research Institute, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala (India)

March 2017 – December 2020

Exploring the plant-animal interaction with respect to microhabitat preferences for selected vertebrates in the evergreen and deciduous forests of Kerala

Scientist B in Division of Forest Ecology and Climate Change at Institute of Forest Biodiversity (Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education, Thrissur, Telangana (India)

December 2020 – till date

Working on research and extension activities with respect to conservation and management of biodiversity and impact of climate change on forests


  • Presented paper at National Webinar – National Hindi Webinar’ organized by CSIR - NAL, Bengaluru in 2022
  • Presented paper at International Conference – New Horizons in Plant Sciences’ organized by University of Kerala, Tirovananthapuram in 2021
  • Presented paper at National symposium – National Symposium on Avian Biology’ organized by Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Tirupati in 2019
  • Presented paper at International conference – ‘Indian Biodiversity Meet2019borganized by Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata in 2019
  • Presented paper at International conference – Student’s Conference on Conservation Science’ organized by Indian Institute of Sciences, Bangalore in 2011
  • Presented paper at National seminar on “Forest Resources: Diversity, utilization and conservationorganised by University of Agricultural Sciences, GKVK, Bangalore in 2011
  • Abstract selected for International Conference on ‘Managing Sustainable Development of Rural Economy and Agri-Business’ organized by Banaras Hindu University, Banaras, U.P. in 2011
  • Presented paper at National conference on “Biodiversity of medicinal and Aromatic Plants: collection, characterization and utilization” organised by Medicinal and Aromatic Plant Association of India, Anand, Gujarat in 2010
  • Presented paper at South-Asian conference on ‘Water in Agriculture’ organized by Indira Gandhi Krishi

              Vishwavidhyalaya, Raipur, Chhattisgarh in 2007


  • Integrated Pest Management Training Programme by Central Integrated Pest Management Centre, Raipur (C.G.) in 2008 (2 days)
  • Improved techniques of lac cultivation by Indian Institute of Natural Resins and Gums, Ranchi (Jharkhand) in 2011 (6 days)
  • Biomonitoring of Wetlands by Energy and Wetlands Research Group, CES, IISc., Bangalore (Karnataka) in 2012 (3 days)
  • Social Impact Assessment by Centre for Science and Education, New Delhi in 2012 (3 days)
  • Refresher course on Plant Taxonomy by Indian Academy of Sciences and Botanical Garden (University of Agricultural Sciences), Bangalore (Karnataka) in 2012 (21 days)
  • Training of Trainers (TOT) by Department of HRD & IT, Forest Department, Chhattisgarh in 2016 (6 days)
  • BHUVAN Overview Training by National Remote Sensing Centre, Hyderabad in 2016 (2 days)
  • Wildlife Biology: Tools and Techniques by Ecology and Rural Development Society, Jodhpur in association with Wildlife Division of Rajasthan Forest Department in Jalore district in 2016 (7 days)
  • Botanical Nomenclature Course - 2017 by Botanical Survey of India, Pune at Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Pune (Maharashtra) in 2017 (5 days)
  • Bioresource Database in Research and Education - 2018 by University of Agricultural Sciences (UAS), Bengaluru (Karnataka) and Department of Biotechnology, Government of India at UAS Bengaluru in 2018 (2 days)
  • Science Journalism (Level I and II) – 2018-19 by British Council-India and Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Pune (Maharashtra) with support of Indiabioscience in 2018 (4 days) and 2019 (2 days)
  • Winter School in Geospatial Technologies - 2020 NRDMS, Department of Sciences and Technology, Government of India at Bharati Vidyapeeth, Pune (Maharashtra) in 2019 (21 days)


  • Patel, B., Sivaraman, S. and Balakrishnan, P., 2022, August. Nesting Ecology of Malabar Grey Hornbill Ocyceros griseus in a Mosaic Landscape in the Southern Western Ghats, India. In Proceedings of the Zoological Society (pp. 1-12). Springer India.
  • Balakrishnan, P., Das, K. S. A., Patel, B., & Sivaraman, S. (2022). Predation of Indian giant flying squirrel and Travancore flying squirrel in the Western Ghats, India. Mammalia.
  • Sidharthan, V. K., Patel, B., Chandran, N., and Pattanaik, S. (2022). Xylotrechus smei (Cerambycidae: Cerambycinae: Clytini): A potential threat to Red Sanders cultivation. DOI: 10.21203/ (in copyediting)
  • Patel, B., Sivaraman, S. and Balakrishanan, P., 2021. Use of tree cavities by Indian vertebrates: status of research, knowledge gaps and future conservation perspectives. Current Science121(4), p.490.
  • Patel, B. (2021). Parasitoid Tachinid Fly on Lobster Moth Neostauropus alternus – an observation from the forests near Peechi-Vazhani Wildlife Sanctuary, Thrissur district, Kerala, India. J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc, 118, 2.
  • Patel, Bharati and Shah, Binita (2019). Science Journalism. Current Science, 117(11):1774-1775.
  • Jaiswal, A.K., Pal, Govind, Singh, J.P. and Patel, Bharati (2011). Growth analysis of lac production for the state of Chhattisgarh. Journal of Non-timber Forest Products, 18(3):175-180.
  • Jaiswal, A.K., Pal, Govind, Singh, J.P. and Patel, Bharati (2011). Study of lac production growth in Jharkhand: District-wise and Crop-wise analysis. Indian Forester, 137(11):1309-1312.
  • Patel, Bharati (2012). Threatened medicinal flora of Udanti Wildlife Sanctuary, Chhattisgarh. Indian Forester, 138 (7):610- 615.
  • Pal, Govind and Patel, Bharati (2013). An economic analysis of lac marketing in Kanker district of Chhattisgarh. Indian Forester, 139(3):256-259.
  • Jaiswal, A.K., Pal, Govind, Singh, J.P. and Patel, Bharati (2013). Growth analysis of lac production in Madhya Pradesh. Indian Forester, 139(5).
  • Jaiswal, A.K., Pal, Govind, Singh, J.P. and Patel, Bharati (2011). Growth analysis of lac production for the state of Chhattisgarh. Journal of Non-timber Forest Products, 18(3):175-180.
  • Marketing of Lac in Chhattisgarh (English). Agriculture Today, September 2010:45-46.


  • Patel, B. (2021) मैं ठूंठ हूँ ठीकरा समझो (I am snag, not scrap). Taruchintan.
  • Patel, Bharati and Shah, Binita (2019). Science Journalism. Current Science, 117(11):1774-1775.
  • P. Balakrishnan and Patel, Bharati (2017). Reconnecting people with nature to revive the planet. Leisure (Cover Story), Central Chronicle, 08 July.
  • Patel, Bharati and P. Balakrishnan (2017). Biodiversity should not suffer for tourism. Features (Special Page), Central Chronicle, 22 May.
  • Patel, Bharati (2017). I am Nature and Nature is me. Leisure (Cover Story), Central Chronicle, 22 April.
  • Patel, Bharati (2017). Hellois anybody in? Leisure (The Green Diary), 15 April.
  • Patel, Bharati. (2017). A snag is not a scrap. Leisure (The Green Diary), Central Chronicle, 18 March.
  • Patel, Bharati. (2017). Jagnath Wildlife Safari – Land of a hunter turned conservator. Leisure (Travellogue), Central Chronicle, 10 January.
  • Patel, Bharati and Singh, Arti. (2016). Death of Nagada like starvation looms large over Chhattisgarh. Wellness (Cover Story), Central Chronicle, 18 September.


  • First prize at State Level for participating in Essay Competition on Oil and Gas Conservation, 2006 organized by State Level Coordinator, Oil Industry, Chhattisgarh State.
  • Participated in Water Conservation Competition under “Nature 2000 Campaign” sponsored by M.P. Pollution Control Board, Bhopal.
  • Received awards and appreciation at college level for creative works.

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