I have a B.Sc. Forestry, from HNB Garhwal Central University, Dehradun, India (2010) and have attended numerous certificate courses in Dendrochronological Techniques, Columbia University, New York, USA (2013) and Wood Anatomy and Dendroecology, WSL, Davos, Switzerland (2015).  

I am a Research Officer heading the Tree-Ring Laboratory under the Centre for Forest Science and Technology, UWICER, Thimphu. I lead the tree-ring activities for the National Forest Inventory project in Bhutan and am a member of Asian Dendrochronology Association, and Tree-Ring Society, USA. I joined the service in 2012.

My research is focused on dating past climate variability and forest disturbances (such as fire, bark beetle and mistletoe infections in coniferous forests) using dendrochronological tools. I am also actively engaged in the rehabilitation of barren and degraded areas along the Wang river basin in Thimphu and Paro. I am in the silvicultural systems expertise committee in planning and implementation of the systems in both coniferous and broadleaved forests.   

In future, I envisage studying the potential of native and endemic tree species to reconstruct long term climate history. Native and endemic tree species warrants research interlinking with climate to study past climatic variability and predict the future impact of climate on the native and endemic species.   

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