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About the Department

The Department of Environmental Biology and Wildlife Sciences (EBWS) was started in 2015 due to the efforts of Prof Dhruba J Saikia, then Vice-Chancellor of erstwhile Cotton College State University. This new and somewhat unique Department is of great value to the State, which is located in one of the rich bio-diversity hotspots of the world, especially given the multidisciplinary nature of the subject and the challenges of conservation and climate change. He envisioned that via this Department new knowledge would be generated, particularly in the boundaries of traditional disciplines and has synergy with several other Departments of the University.

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Recent Publications

  • Ankita Sharma and Narayan Sharma, Science Gains With Citizen’s Participation, The Assam Tribune, https://assamtribune.com/science-gains-with-citizens-participation/ , [2021]

  • Narayan Sharma and others, Size matters! The largest wild stump-tailed macaque Macaca arctoides troop ever reported, located in the Hollongapar Gibbon Sanctuary, northeastern India, Journal of Bioscience , [2021]

  • Narayan Sharma, Ankita Sharma, Bitupan Deka and Anindya Sinha, Chronic extraction of forest resources is threatening a unique wildlife habitat of the Upper Brahmaputra Valley, northeastern India, Current Science , [2020]

  • Sunitee Gohain Baruah, Imdadul Ahmed, Banashree Das, Bhomtalika Ingtipi, Himangshu Boruah, Sanjay Kumar Gupta, Arvind K. Nema, Mayuri Chabukdhara, Heavy metal(loid)s contamination and health risk assessment of soil-rice system in rural and peri-urban areas of lower Brahmaputra valley, northeast India, Chemosphere , [2020]

  • Hazarika, Pranita Singh, H Ranjit, .Protein profiling by two dimensional gel electrophoresis (2-DE) represented a basic protein fingerprinting in tea, Indian Journal of Biotechnology (IJBT), Vol 19(3):176-181 , [2020]

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Scholarly Resources

  • Publications 5
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