Dr. Ajay Maletha
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Dr. Ajay Maletha

Assistant Professor
Amity University, India

Highest Degree
Ph.D. in Forest Ecology and Biodiversity Management from Kumaun University Nainital, Uttarakhand, India

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Area of Interest:

Earth Science and Geography
Environmental Science
Ecological Research

Research Publications in Numbers


Selected Publications

  1. Rawat, L.S., R.K. Maikhuri, Y.M. Bahuguna, A. Maletha, P.C. Phondani, N.K. Jha and D.S. Pharswan, 2019. Interference of Eupatorium adenophorum (Spr.) and its allelopathic effect on growth and yield attributes of traditional food crops in Indian Himalayan region. Ecol. Res., 34: 587-599.
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  2. Negi, V.S., R.K. Maikhuri, A. Maletha and P.C. Phondani, 2019. Ethnobotanical knowledge and population density of threatened medicinal plants of nanda devi biosphere reserve, Western Himalaya, India. Iran. J. Sci. Technol. Trans. A: Science, 43: 63-73.
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  3. Maikhuri, R.K., L.S. Rawat, A. Maletha, P.C. Phondani, R.L. Semwal, Y.M. Bahuguna and T.S. Bisht, 2019. Community Response and Adaptation to Climate Change in Central Himalaya, Uttarakhand, India. In: Tropical Ecosystems: Structure, Functions and Challenges in the Face of Global Change, Garkoti, S.C., S.J. Van Bloem, P.Z. Fulé and R.L. Semwal (Eds.)., Springer Nature, Singapore, pp: 213-231.
  4. Negi, V.S., R.K. Maikhuri, A. Chandra, A. Maletha and P.P. Dhyani, 2018. Assessing sustainability of farming systems in mountain agroecosystems of Western Himalaya, India. Agroecol. Sustain. Food Syst., 42: 751-776.
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  5. Sharma, P., S. Mansuri and D. Samuel, 2017. Polygonum polystachyum: Peril to biodiversity of the alpine ecosystem, Western Himalaya, India. Curr. Sci., 113: 2249-2251.
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  6. Maletha, A. and P.C. Phondani, 2017. Ecological Assessment of Alien Invasive Plants in Uttarakhand Himalaya: Implications for Biodiversity Conservation. In: Microbiological and Pharmacological Aspects of Biodiversity, Sharma, P., N.G. Sharma and P. Sharma (Eds.)., Discovery Publishing House, India, pp: 116-128.
  7. Maikhuri, R.K., P.C. Phondani, L.S. Rawat, N.K. Jha, A. Maletha, Y.M. Bahuguna and L.S. Kandari, 2017. Conservation and management strategies of medicinal plant resources through action research approaches in Indian Himalaya. Iran. J. Sci. Technol. Trans. A: Science, 41: 771-777.
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  8. Maikhuri, R.K., L.S. Rawat, V.S. Negi, A. Maletha, P.C. Phodani and P.P. Dhyani, 2017. People knowledge: Key for adaptation. Climate change and agroecological approaches. Leisa India, 19: 17-20.
  9. Maikhuri, R.K., L.S. Rawat, P.C. Phodani, A. Maletha and Y.M. Bahuguna, 2017. Livestock-The engine and inspiration of mountain economy. Leisa India, 19: 22-24.
  10. Maikhuri, R.K., A. Nautiyal, N.K. Jha, L.S. Rawat and A. Maletha et al., 2017. Socio-ecological vulnerability: Assessment and coping strategy to environmental disaster in Kedarnath valley, Uttarakhand, Indian Himalayan region. Int. J. Disaster Risk Reduct., 25: 111-124.
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  11. Rawat, L.S., R.K. Maikhuri, V.S. Negi, Y.M. Bahuguna, D.S. Pharswan and A. Maletha, 2016. Allelopathic performance of medicinal plants on traditional oilseed and pulse crop of Central Himalaya, India. Nat. Acad. Sci. Lett., 39: 141-144.
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  12. Maletha, A., R.K. Maikhuri and S.S. Bargali, 2016. Total utility values and extraction of some ecological important plant species in the timberline zone of NDBR, Uttarakhand, Western Himalaya. Int. J. Adv. Res., 4: 357-363.
  13. Maikhuri, R.K., L.S. Rawat, P.C. Phondani, A. Maletha and Y.M. Bahuguna et al., 2016. Indigenous Pest Management Strategies and Agrodiversity Implications for Sustainable Agriculture in the Himalaya. In: Uttarakhand Nature, Culture and Biodiversity, Negi, C.S. (Ed.)., Winsar Publications, India, pp: 159-170.
  14. Maikhuri, R.K., L.S. Rawat, R.L. Semwal, V.S. Negi and A. Maletha, 2015. Valuing Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFPs) as Provisioning Services for Livelihood Improvement in the Central Himalaya, Uttarakhand. In: Ecosystem Services and its Mainstreaming in Development Planning Process, Dhaundiyal, V.K. and M. Sundriyal (Eds.)., Uttarakhand Science Education and Research Centre (USERC) & Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh, Dehradun, pp: 115-139.
  15. Maikhuri, R.K., V.S. Negi, L.S. Rawat and A. Maletha, 2014. Sustainable development of disaster-affected rural landscape of Kedar valley (Uttarakhand) through simple technological interventions. Curr. Sci., 106: 915-916.
  16. Negi, V.S., L.S. Rawat, A. Maletha and R.K. Maikhuri, 2013. Zero energy cool chambers: A viable options to preserve agro-produce. Hima Prayavaran, 25: 23-25.
  17. Maletha, A., R.K. Maikhuri, L.S. Rawat, V.S. Negi and Y. Bahuguna, 2013. Natural disaster in Kedarnath Dham and downstream. Hima Paryavaran, 25: 25-27.
  18. Maletha, A., L.S. Rawat, V.S. Negi, D.S. Pharswan, Y.M. Bahuguna and R.K. Maikhuri, 2013. Nursery raising and large scale cultivation of Valeriana wallichii a multipurpose herb of central Himalaya. Hima Paryavaran, 25: 18-19.