Dhananjai Mohan, Ph.D., IFS


Dhananjai Mohan, Ph.D., IFSDhananjai Mohan, Ph.D., IFS
Scientist - F
Phone: 0135-2640111-115, Extn: 350
E-mail: dmohan [at] wii [dot] gov [dot] in


I have been involved in wildlife management, training and research for more than two decades. As an Indian Forest Service officer, I have managed protected areas in the Uttarakhand Himalaya and Uttar Pradesh terai. I have also written management plans for many protected areas of the present day Uttarakhand state. Throughout my professional career, I have been pursuing my interest in birds and have been writing about their distributional patterns. Of late, I have been focussing on Himalayan birds, particularly on the distributional aspects and bird–habitat interactions.


Bird community ecology; Himalayan avifauna; bird–habitat studies; birds and disturbance gradients.

Current Projects

  Bird species numbers and densities in the east and west Himalaya.
  Study of impacts of biotic disturbances on birds in selected areas of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand and development of a bird–habitat monitoring protocol.

Key Publications

  Mohan D. (1997). Birds of New Forest, Dehra Dun, India. Forktail 12: 21–30.
  Mohan D. (1995). Management plan for the Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary for the period 1995–96 to 1999–2000. Forest Department, Government of Uttar Pradesh.
Mohan D., K. Sankar & S. Pandey. (1993). Birds of Sariska Tiger Reserve, Rajasthan, India. Forktail 8: 133–141.
Mohan D. & D.N. Pandey (1993). Nest site selection by cavity-nesting birds on Melia azedarach and management of multiple use forest. Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society 90: 58–61.
Mohan D. (1992). Management plan for the Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve for the period 1993–94 to 1997–98. Forest Department, Government of Uttar Pradesh.