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Priyanka Agnihotri

Country of origin: India Currently in: India, Lucknow General field of specialization: Biological Systems and Organisms
Academic Background

Degrees

2007 Doctorate Biological Systems and Organisms
Research and Profession

Current Research Activities

Biological Systems and Organisms

Scientific research studies in plant sciences especially dealing with Angiosperm Systematics, Evolutionary Biology, Biodiversity conservation and Climate Change studies

Research Keywords: 
Plant diversity
molecular phylogeny
Conservation studies
Climate change impacts

Publications resulting from Research: 


I. Books:
1. T. Husain, A. Garg & Priyanka Agnihotri. 2010. Genus Pedicularis L. (Scrophulariaceae) in India (A revisionary study). Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh, Dehradun. India.
2. T. Husain, B. Datt, L. B. Chaudhary, Priyanka Agnihotri & A. Asthana. 2013. Plant diversity in Bhimbetka World Heritage Site, Madhya Pradesh. Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh, Dehradun. India. (In Press).
II. Chapter in Books:
1. T. Husain, Priyanka Agnihotri, P. Singh, J.N. Singh, S. Kumar & A. Tiwari. 2009. Use of molecular markers in Biosystematics. In: Molecular Plant Breeding: Principle, Method and Application. (Eds. R.K. Singh, Rajesh Singh, Guoyou Ye, A. Selvi and G.P. Rao) Studium Press, LLC, Texas, USA. 409-419.

2. T. Husain, Priyanka Agnihotri, A.K. Paliwal & M.Singh. 2010. Global Climate Change Impact on Species Distribution in Nainital: A Future Challenge. In: Advancement Science and Technology. (Eds. Mahipal Singh & A.K. Paliwal). Jagdamba Publishing Co. New Delhi. 142-153.

3. T. Husain, H. Singh, P.C. Pande, A.K. Paliwal & Priyanka Agnihotri 2010. Role of Sacred Groves in Biodiversity Conservation – A case study from Haat Kali sacred grove, Pithoragarh (Uttarakhand). In: Advancement Science and Technology. (Eds. Mahipal Singh & A.K. Paliwal). Jagdamba Publishing Co. New Delhi. 85-89.

4. T. Husain, Priyanka Agnihotri & H. Singh. 2012. Role of Sacred groves in the perspectives of biodiversity conservation with special reference to Kumaon Himalaya. In: Biodiversity of Horticultural Crops, (Ed. K.V. Peter) Vol. IV. 69-93. Daya Publishing House, New Delhi.

5. H. Singh, T. Husain & Priyanka Agnihotri. 2015. Uttarakhand: Haat Kali Scared Grove. In: Sacred Groves of India – A Compendium, Eds. Nanditha Krishna & M. Amirthalingam, C.P.R.Environmental Education Centre, Chennai.

III. Papers Published in Reputed National & International Journals:
1. T. Husain, A. Garg & Priyanka Agnihotri. 2004. Yumthang - Less known valley of flowers. Current Science 87(9): 1166. (IF- 0.833).

2. T. Husain & Priyanka Agnihotri. 2006. Rare taxa of Pedicularis L. (Scrophulariaceae) known only by their type collection in India. Geobios 33(1): 94-96.

3. T. Husain, A. Garg, Priyanka Agnihotri & Robert. R. Mill. 2006. A revision of Pedicularis series Curvipes (Prain) Hurus. (Orobanchaceae). Edinb. J. Bot. 63 (1): 49-65. (IF- 0.40).

4. T. Husain & Priyanka Agnihotri. 2006. Geographical distribution of Pedicularis L. (Scrophulariaceae) in India. Newsletter of Himalayan Botany No. 37: 25-33.

5. Priyanka Agnihotri. 2007. Pedicularis microcalyx Hook. f. (Scrophulariaceae) - A less known species from Eastern Himalaya. Geobios 34 (1): 97-98.

6. T. Husain & Priyanka Agnihotri. 2007. Taxonomic notes on Pedicularis L. series Robustae Prain (Scrophulariaceae). J. Eco. Taxon. Bot. 31 (3): 696-700.

7. Priyanka Agnihotri, T. Husain & S.D. Maliya. 2007. Aquatic flora of some notified bird sanctuaries of Uttar Pradesh. Indian Forester. 134 (10): 1398 – 1401.

8. Priyanka Agnihotri. 2007. Pollination ecology of two hemiparasitic species of Pedicularis L. (Scrophulariaceae) from the high reaches of the Himalayas. New Botanists. 34 (1-4): 89-98.

9. Priyanka Agnihotri, T. Husain & H. Singh. 2009. Nakuleshwar: A newly discovered sacred grove from Pithoragarh District. Sci. & Cult. 75 (1-2): 42.

10. T. Husain & Priyanka Agnihotri. 2009. Invasive Alien species and climate change. In: Proceedings of National Conference on Invasive Alien species: A threat to native Biodiversity. pp. 36-39. U.P. State Biodiversity Board.

11. Priyanka Agnihotri & T. Husain. 2009. Analysis of species diversity in Pedicularis associations of Eastern Himalaya. Indian Journal of Forestry. 32(1) : 165-170.

12. Priyanka Agnihotri & T. Husain. 2009. A new variety of Pedicularis pectinata (Scrophulariaceae) from Himalaya. Phytotaxonomy. 8: 13-20.

13. T. Husain & Priyanka Agnihotri. 2009. Pedicularis cheilanthifolia Schrenk (Scrophulariaceae) complex in the Indian Himalaya. Phytotaxonomy. 8: 62-64.

14. Priyanka Agnihotri & T. Husain. 2009. Effect of climate change on the phenology of Hypericum oblongifolium Choisy (Hypericaceae). Geobios. 36(4): 317-318.

15. T. Husain & Priyanka Agnihotri. 2009. Berberis glaucocarpa Stapf. (Berberidaceae) reported for the first time from Nainital Hills of Kumaon Himalaya. Flora and Fauna. 15(2): 357-358.

16. H. Singh, T. Husain & Priyanka Agnihotri. 2010. Newly reported Haat Kali sacred grove, Central Himalaya, Uttarakhand. Curr. Sci. 98 (3): 290. (IF- 0.833).

17. T. Husain, B. Datt, L.B. Chaudhary, A. Asthana & Priyanka Agnihotri. 2010. Floristic diversity of Bhimbetka World Heritage Site (Madhya Pradesh) – An over view. Indian Forester. 134 (2): 215 – 223.

18. Priyanka Agnihotri, S. Sharma, V. Dixit, H. Singh & T. Husain. 2010. Newly reported sacred groves from Kumaon Himalaya. Curr. Sci. 99 (8): 996-997. (IF- 0.833).

19. S.K. Jain, M.K. Vasudeva Rao & Priyanka Agnihotri. 2010. Name changes in some more common economic plants. Phytotaxonomy. 9 (2009): 99-108.

20. T. Husain & Priyanka Agnihotri. 2010. Typification of some Pedicularis (Scrophulariaceae) species from the Himalaya. Phytotaxonomy. 9 (2009): 114-115.

21. H. Singh, Priyanka Agnihotri, P.C. Pande & T. Husain. 2011. Biodiversity conservation through traditional beliefs system in Indian Himalaya: A case study from Nakuleshwar Sacred Grove. Environmentalist. 31 (3) : 246-253.

22. Priyanka Agnihotri, H. Singh & T. Husain. 2012. Patalbhuvneshwar: a new sacred grove from Kumaon Himalaya. Curr. Sci. 102 (6): 830-831. (IF- 0.833).

23. Priyanka Agnihotri, S. Sharma, V. Dixit, H. Singh & T. Husain. 2012. Conserved patches of ethnic flora in Kumaon Himalaya. Indian Forester. 138 (4): 371-375.

24. Priyanka Agnihotri & T. Husain.2012. A supplement to the flora of Nainital, Uttarakhand. Indian Forester. 138(9):812-818.

25. H. Singh, Priyanka Agnihotri, P.C. Pande & T. Husain. 2012 (published 2013). Ethnoboatnical diversity in Patalbhuvneshwar sacred grove of Kumaon Himalaya (Uttarakahnd). Ethnobotany. 24 (1&2): 75-78.

26. H. Singh, T. Husain, Priyanka Agnihotri, P.C. Pande & M. Iqbal. 2012. Biodiversity conservation through traditional beliefs system: a case study from Kumaon Himalayas, India. International Journal of Conservation Science. 3(1): 33-40. (IF-0.657)

27. H. Singh, Priyanka Agnihotri, P.C. Pande & T. Husain. 2013. Role of traditional knowledge in conserving biodiversity: A case study from Patalbhuvneshwar sacred grove, Kumaon Himalaya, India. J. Biodiversity Management & Forestry. 2.2. doi no.10.4172/2327-4417.1000108. (IF-0.38)

28. Priyanka Agnihotri & T. Husain. 2013. An overview of genus Saxifraga L. in Indian Himalayas. Annals of Plant Sciences. 2(8): 278-283. (IF-0.471)

29. Priyanka Agnihotri, M. Semwal, H.Singh, T. Husain. 2013. A Glimpse of Vegetation and Threatened Medicinal Plant Diversity of Govind Wildlife Sanctuary, Garhwal Himalaya. J. Biodiversity Management & Forestry. 2:4. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.4172/2327-4417.1000116. (IF-0.38)


30. Priyanka Agnihotri, V. Dixit, H. Singh, A.K. Paliwal and T. Husain. 2014. Rare and endemic taxa of Leucas (Lamiaceae) in India. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 6(2): 5507-5511. DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.11609/JoTT.03946.5512

31. *V.Srivastava, K.Mishra, T. Husain and Priyanka Agnihotri. 2014. Karyotypic analysis in Western Himalayan species of Berberis L. Research Journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Sciences. 5 (2). 1244-1251. (IF- 0.35).

32. * V. Dixit, D. K. Purshottam, Priyanka Agnihotri, T. Husain & P. Misra. 2014. A highly efficient Shoot organogenesis system of Acorus calamus L. – a threatened medicinal plant of Indian Himalaya. The Experiment. 21(1): 1453-1461. (IF- 0.33).

33. *H. Singh, Tariq Husain and Priyanka Agnihotri, P.C. Pande and S. Khatoon. 2014. An Ethnobotanical study of medicinal plants used in sacred groves of Kumaon Himalaya, Uttarakhand, India. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 154 : 98-108. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jep.2014.03.026i (IF-3.055).

34. *K.Mishra, V.Srivastava, T. Husain and Priyanka Agnihotri. 2014. Cytological studies on few Berberis L. Species. Research Journal of Chemical and Environmental Sciences. 2 (1) :80-84.

35. Priyanka Agnihotri, V. Dixit and T. Husain. 2014. Conspectus of the genus Veronica Linnaeus (Plantaginaceae) in India. Pleione 8(1): 9-16.

36. *Priyanka Agnihotri, D. Husain and T. Husain. 2014. A new species of the genus Delphinium (Ranunculaceae) from Lahul valley of Himachal Pradesh, India. Phytotaxa. 186 (5)- 287-291. http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.186.5.6. (IF- 1.79).

37. Priyanka Agnihotri, H. Singh, D. Husain and V. Dixit. 2014. Notes on the ethnobotanically important genus Geranium Linnaeus (Geraniaceae) in India. Pleione 8(2):396-407.

38. Priyanka Agnihotri, S.N.Jena, D.Husain and T. Husain. 2014. Perspective of the genus Delphinium Linnaeus (Ranunculaceae) in India. Pleione 8(2):344-352.

39. V. Dixit, P.Verma, Priyanka Agnihotri, A.K.Paliwal, C.V.Rao and T. Husain. 2015. Antimicrobial, antioxidant and wound healing properties of Leucas lanata Wall. ex Benth. The Journal of Phytopharmacology. 4(1):9-16.

40. V. Dixit, S. Irshad, Priyanka Agnihotri, A.K.Paliwal and T. Husain. 2015.Evaluation of antioxidant and antimicrobial properties of Leucas urticaefolia (Lamiaceae). Journal of Applied Pharmaceutical Science. 5 (Suppl 1): 039-045. (IF- 0.654).

41. Priyanka Agnihotri, D.Husain and T. Husain. 2015. An Assessment of Diversity, Endemism and Distribution of the Genus Aconitum L. (Ranunculaceae) from India. Pleione 9(1): 95-102.

42. Priyanka Agnihotri, D.Husain and T. Husain. 2015. Lectotypification of the name Aconitum naviculare (Ranunculaceae). Phytotaxa. 218 (2): 195-196. http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.218.2.12. (IF- 1.79).

43. H. Singh, Priyanka Agnihotri, V Dixit, P.C. Pande and T. Husain. 2015. An assessment of ethnomedicinal plant diversity in Haat Kali Sacred Grove in Kumaun Himalaya, Uttarakhand, India. Pleione 9(2): 456-464.

44. Priyanka Agnihotri, D.Husain, H. Singh and T. Husain. 2016. Revisiting the Delphinium viscosum Hook. F. & Thoms. (Ranunuculaceae) complex in Himalaya. Taiwania 61 (1):16-20. DOI : 10.6165/tai. 2015.61.

45. D. Husain, P. Katiyar, Priyanka Agnihotri & T. Husain. 2016. (203) Proposal to add a new paragraph to Recommendation 9A. Taxon 65(2): 413.
DOI : http://dx.doi.org/10.12705/652.44. (IF-3.3)

46. D. Husain, P. Katiyar, Priyanka Agnihotri & T. Husain. 2016. (199–201) Proposals to add the term lectoparatype to the Code. Taxon 65(2): 410-411.
DOI : http://dx.doi.org/10.12705/652.39 . (IF-3.3)

47. Priyanka Agnihotri, P. Katiyar and T. Husain. 2016. Ethnobotanically important plants of Kishanpur Wildlife Sanctuary, Uttar Pradesh, India. Pleione 10(1):32-42. ISSN: 0973-9467.

48. D. Husain, P. Katiyar, Priyanka Agnihotri & T. Husain. 2016. (305–307) Three more proposals on typification and the definition of a gathering. Taxon 65(4): 898-899.
DOI : http://dx.doi.org/10.12705/654.30 (IF-3.3)

49. Priyanka Agnihotri, D.Husain and T. Husain. 2016. Aconite from Sikkim Himalaya, India. Current Science. 111 (6): 984-985. (IF- 0.833).

50. D. Husain, P. Katiyar, Priyanka Agnihotri & T. Husain. 2016. Lectotypification of the Names of Two species of Omphalogramma (Primulaceae). Phytotaxa. 280 (3): 297-300. http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.280.3.9 (IF- 1.79).

51. Priyanka Agnihotri, D.Husain, P. Katiyar and T. Husain. 2016. Notes on the typification of four Himalayan Aconites. Kew Bull. 71: 52. doi:10.1007/s12225-016-9666-1. (IF-0.359).

52. V.Dixit, S. Irshad, H.Singh, Priyanka Agnihotri, T.Husain and S. Khatoon. 2017. High-Performance Thin-Layer Chromatographic Determination of Three Therapeutic Phenolic Components in Leucas Species. Journal of Planar Chromatography. 30(1): 25–31. (IF- 0.668).

53. Priyanka Agnihotri, T.Husain, P. A. Shirke, O. P. Sidhu, H. Singh, V.Dixit, A. A. Khuroo, D.V. Amla and C. S. Nautiyal. 2017. Climate change-driven shifts in elevation and ecophysiological traits of Himalayan plants during the past century. Current Science. 112 (3): 595-601. (IF- 0.833).

54. M.Shabir, Priyanka Agnihotri, D.Husain, J.K.Tiwari and T. Husain. 2017. On the current status of the genus Gentiana L. (Gentianaceae) in India. Pleione 11(1):16-24. ISSN: 0973-9467.

55. M.Shabir, Priyanka Agnihotri, D.Husain, J.K.Tiwari and T. Husain. 2017. Lectotypification of the Names of Three species of Gentiana L. (Gentianaceae) occurring in India. Phytotaxa. 324 (3): 293-297. http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.324.3.6 (IF- 1.79).

56. Priyanka Agnihotri, D.Husain and T. Husain. 2017. Lectotypification of three names in genus Delphinium (Ranunculaceae) from India. Phytotaxa. 329 (2): 187-189. http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.329.2.11. (IF- 1.79).

57. Priyanka Agnihotri & T. Husain. 2003. Pedicularis: Ek Vanaspatik Jigyasa. Vigyanvani (9:1): 64-65. (In Hindi)

58. T. Husain, A. Asthana, B. Datt, & Priyanka Agnihotri. 2006. Bhimbetka - Ek Naveen Khoj. Vigyanvani (11:2): 30. (In Hindi)

59. V. Dixit, R. Chaudhary, H.Singh, Priyanka Agnihotri & T. Husain. 2012. Vilupt hoti Van Kakri evam lok aushdhiya upyog. Vigyanvani. 18: 46-47.(In Hindi)

60. P.B.Khare, T. Husain, Priyanka Agnihotri & B. Datt. 2013. CSIR-Rashtriya Vanaspati Anusndhan Sansthan ka Padpalaya: Ek Rashtriya Suvidha. Vigyanvani. 19: 26-31.(In Hindi)

61. V. Dixit, H. Singh, Priyanka Agnihotri & T. Husain. 2013. Dant Rogon mein vanaspatiyo ka upyog. Vigyanvani. 19: 23-25. (In Hindi)

62. H. Singh, Priyanka Agnihotri, P.C. Pande & T. Husian. 2013. Himalaya ki vanaspati par badhta dabav: Simla (Paschami Himalaya), ek sandarbh. Vigyan Paricharcha, 3: 54-55. (In Hindi)



Current profession

Current professional activities type: 
Research
1.Mapping of floristic diversity and conservation studies on plant resources of Kishanpur Wild life Sanctuary 2. Inventorisation of plant diversity of Nawab Wazid Ali Shah Zoological Garden, Lucknow (U. P.) 3. Metabolomic analysis for isoquinoline alkaloids from therapeutically important genus Berberis L. 4.Exploration of plant diversity in un/underexplored areas of Manipur and Nagaland: Inventory, conservation of threatened and endemic plants, field germplasm bank and bioprospection of selected taxa for using as bioresources

Workshop and Conference Attended

2004 Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, India Entrepreneurship development program (EDP) on Herbal, Medicinal and Aromatic plants
2008 National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow, India Biodiversity standards and digitization of natural history collection and data cleaning
2012 CSIR- Human Resource Development Centre, Ghaziabad, India S & T Communication and Presentation Skills
2013 CSIR-National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow Hindi Prashikshan Karyashala

Affiliations

Indian Science Congress Association
Indian Botanical Society
Society of Ethnobotanists
Association for Plant Taxonomy
International Society of Environmental Botanists
Eastern Himalayan Society for Spermatophyte Taxonomy

Presentation given

2011
Conservation of RET taxa: An urgent need
Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh
Event: Refresher Course in Research Methodology in Agricultural Sciences
2011
Role of ICBN in Plant Taxonomy
CSIR-NBRI, Lucknow
Event: Lecture Series on Plant Systematic & Conservation
2012
An Overview of Indian Biodiversity
Jayoti Vidyapeeth Women’s University, Jaipur
Event: Training programme on Plant Sample Preparation and Conservation
2013
Herbarium Techniques and Curation
CSIR-NBRI, Lucknow
Event: Workshop on Classical and Modern Methods in Plant Taxonomy and Biosystematics
2017
Plant descriptors of selected families in dicots & monocots
Centre for Biodiversity & Taxonomy, University of Kashmir, Srinagar
Event: National Training Workshop on Plant Taxonomy: Principles and Practice
2017
Botanic Gardens & Herbarium
Centre for Biodiversity & Taxonomy, University of Kashmir, Srinagar
Event: National Training Workshop on Plant Taxonomy: Principles and Practice
Prizes, Grants and Awards

Other Awards

Mar 2012
Dr. V. Mudgal Medal for Young Taxonomist
Significant contribution in the field of taxonomy and floristics
Oct 2013
Woman Scientist Medal from Indian Botanical Society
significant contribution in the field of Plant Systematics & Conservation
Mar 2014
A.P. Das Biodiversity Medal from East Himalayan Society for Spermatophyte Taxonomy
contribution to the knowledge of Himalayan Plant Diversity
Jan 2015
Prof. Hira Lal Chakravarty Memorial Award from Indian Science Congress Association
outstanding research achievements in the field of Plant Sciences