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Shyam Phart'yal

  • Ph.D.
  • Associate Professor
  • Nalanda University
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I am Seed Ecologist, graduated from Kumaun University and Forest Research Institute in India and had about 5 years postdoctoral research experience at VUB, Belgium, Hokkaido University, Japan (JSPS Fellow), and Regensburg University, Germany (Alexander von Humboldt Experienced Researcher). Currently working as an Assistant Professor of Forestry at H N B Garhwal University, India. My research interest is to investigate the eco-physiological life-history traits of plant species from different habitats (wetland to woodland), and with different life-cycle and life-forms, with particular reference to plant regeneration from seeds. More specifically, I am interested to study the seed germination ecology, dormancy, seed storage physiology and other related functional (persistence, regeneration, dispersibility) traits of wild plants, in order to use them for biodiversity conservation and as a tool for climate change research to better understand assemblage of the plant ecosystems.


Seed Science & Technology

Editorial Board Member

2016 - Present

Recent publications

  • Physical dormancy in seeds of <I>Dodonaea viscosa</I> (<I>Sapindaceae</I>) from India

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  • Seed germination ecology in Trapa natans L., a widely distributed freshwater macrophyte

    • Phartyal S
    • Rosbakh S
    • Poschlod P
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Professional experience

Associate Professor

Nalanda University

September 2018 - Present


Forest Tree Seed Lab

Forest Research Institute Dehradun

January 1995 - January 2001(6 years)


Kumaun University

January 1992 - January 1994(2 years)

Forestry, Botany, Zoology

Kumaun University

January 1990 - January 1994(4 years)

Co-authors (35)

  • JS (Pat) Heslop-Harrison
  • Martin Hermy
  • Rosemary Newton