Dr. Bhupinder  Dhir

Dr. Bhupinder Dhir

Educational Consultant
Indira Gandhi National Open University, Delhi, India


Highest Degree
Ph.D. in Botany from University of Delhi, Delhi, India

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Biography

Dr. Bhupinder Dhir is currently working as Researcher at University of Delhi, India. She obtained her PhD in Botany from same University. Her main area of interest related to Botany, Environmental Sciences and Toxicology. Her area of expertise includes Plant Physiology, Plant Biochemistry, Ecology, Stress Physiology, Heavy Metals, Abiotic Stresses, Environment, and Climate. She has published 24 research articles in international journals, 2 articles in national journals, and 1 book contributed as author/co-author.

Area of Interest:

Plant and Soil Sciences
100%
Botany
62%
Plant Physiology
90%
Plant Biochemistry
75%
Ecology
55%

Selected Publications

  1. Dhir, B., 2019. Effective Control of Waterborne Pathogens by Aquatic Plants. In: Waterborne Pathogens: Detection and Treatment, Prasad, M.N.V. and Grobelak (Eds.)., Elsevier, France.
  2. Dhir, B., 2019. Aquatic Plant Based Green Technologies for the Removal of Agrochemicals. In: Agrochemicals Detection, Treatment and Remediation, Prsad, M.N.V. (Ed.)., Elsevier, France.
  3. Dhir, B., 2018. Removal of Metals from Wastewater and Leachate. In: Biotechnological Tools for Remediation of Acid Mine Drainage, Prasad, M.N.V. (Ed.)., Elsevier, France.
  4. Dhir, B., 2018. Regulation of Photosynthesis Under Metal Stress. In: Environment and Photosynthesis a Future Prospect, Singh, V.P., S. Singh, R. Singh and S.M. Prasad (Eds.)., Studium Press, India.
  5. Dhir, B., 2018. Regulation of Photosynthesis Under Low and High Temperature. In: Environment and Photosynthesis a Future Prospect, Singh, V.P., S. Singh, R. Singh and S.M. Prasad (Eds.)., Studium Press, India.
  6. Dhir, B., 2018. Exploring the possibility of use of sludge as a soil supplement via short term plant study. Int. J. Environ. Eng., 9: 107-114.
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  7. Dhir, B., 2018. Crop Productivity in Changing Climate Change. In: Sustainable Agriculture Reviews, Lichtfouse, E. (Ed.)., Springer-Verlag, Germany, pp: 213-241.
  8. Dhir, B., 2018. Bioremediation Technologies for the Removal of Pollutants. In: Advances in Environmental Biotechnology, Kumar, R., A.K. Sharma and S.S. Ahluwalia (Eds.)., Springer, Germany, pp: 69-92.
  9. Dhir, B., 2018. Biofertilizers and Biopesticides: Eco-friendly Biological Agents. In: Advances in Environmental Biotechnology, Kumar, R., A.K. Sharma and S.S. Ahluwalia (Eds.)., Springer, Germany, pp: 167-188.
  10. Dhir, B., D. Nandi, A. Wafa, A. Nag and S. Sultana, 2017. Toxicity assessment of plants raised in sludge amended soil. Int. J. Biol. Med. Res., 8: 6150-6152.
  11. Dhir, B., 2017. Use of sludge (a waste) as a resource for getting enhanced plant productivity. Int. J. Environ. Waste Manage., 20: 254-263.
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  12. Dhir, B., 2017. Role of medicinal herbs in remediation of contaminants from the environment. Curr. Environ. Eng., 4: 10-17.
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  13. Dhir, B., 2017. Changes in the Environment: Implications on Vegetation. Nova Science Publishers, Inc., USA.
  14. Dhir, B., 2017. Bioremediation of Organic/Inorganic Contaminants: Role of Microbial Genera. In: Chemical Pollution Control with Microorganisms, Anjum, N.A. (Ed.)., Nova Science Publishers, USA.
  15. Dhir, B., 2016. Phytoremediation. In: Modern Approaches to Environmental Biotechnology, Kumar, R. and A.K. Sharma (Eds.)., Nova Publishers, USA., pp: 151-180.
  16. Dhir, B., 2016. Municipal sludge: An effective soil supplement for improving plant growth. J. Plant Physiol., 21: 213-218.
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  17. Dhir, B., 2016. Biodegradation of Pesticides. In: Modern Approaches to Environmental Biotechnology, Kumar, R. and A.K. Sharma (Eds.)., Nova Publishers, USA., pp: 71-98.
  18. Dhir, B., 2016. Application of sludge improves soil nutrient status and enhances plant growth. Int. J. Recent Scient. Res., 7: 11527-11530.
  19. Dhir, B., 2016. Air Pollutants and Photosynthetic Efficiency of Plants. In: Plant Responses to Air Pollution, Umesh, K. and S. Pallavi (Eds.)., Springer, Germany.
  20. Dhir, B. and R.N. Sahoo, 2016. Short term studies for evaluating use of sludge as a soil supplement: A sustainable approach. Adv. Agron. Plant Sci., 2: 1-8.
  21. Dhir, B., S.A. Nasim, S. Nafees and S. Srivastava, 2015. Toxicity evaluation of crop plants irrigated with treated municipal wastewater. Res. J. Environ. Toxicol., 9: 211-217.
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  22. Dhir, B. and M.V. Rajam, 2015. Soil amendment with municipal sludge does not alter the physiological status of Solanum melongena. J. Plant Biochem. Physiol., Vol. 2. 10.4172/2329-9029.1000141.
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  23. Dhir, B., 2014. Potential of biological materials for removing heavy metals from wastewater. Environ. Sci. Pollut. Res., 21: 1614-1627.
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  24. Dhir, B. and S. Srivastava, 2014. Effect of short term irrigation with treated and untreated wastewater on growth and physio-biochemical parameters of wheat. Indian J. Plant Physiol., 19: 257-262.
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  25. Nasim, S.A. and B. Dhir, 2013. Reduction in Serum Glucose with Garlic Extracts. In: Bioactive Food as Dietary Interventions for Diabetes, Watson, R.R. and V.R. Preedy (Eds.). Chapter 10, Academic Press, New York, USA., ISBN-13: 9780123971531, pp: 97-108.
  26. Dhir, B., 2013. Phytoremediation: Role of Aquatic Plants in Environmental Clean-Up. Springer, New Delhi, India, ISBN-13: 9788132213079, Pages: 121.
  27. Dhir, B. and S. Srivastava, 2013. Supplementation of effluent treated plant biomass in soil and growth/productivity of Triticum aestivum L. and Vigna radiata L. Int. J. Agron. Plant Prod., 4: 3616-3622.
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  28. Dhir, B. and S. Srivastava, 2013. Heavy metal tolerance in metal hyperaccumulator plant, Salvinia natans. Bull. Environ. Contam. Toxicol., 90: 720-724.
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  29. Dhir, B., S.A. Nasim, S. Samantary and S. Srivastava, 2012. Assessment of osmolyte accumulation in heavy metal exposed Salvinia natans. Int. J. Bot., 8: 153-158.
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  30. Dhir, B. and S. Srivastava, 2012. Disposal of metal treated salvinia biomass in soil and its effect on growth and photosynthetic efficiency of wheat. Int. J. Phytoremediation, 14: 24-34.
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  31. Nasim, S.A., B. Dhir, R. Kapoor, S. Fatima and A. Mujib, 2011. Alliin obtained from leaf extract of garlic grown under in situ conditions possess higher therapeutic potency as analyzed in alloxan-induced diabetic rats. Pharmaceut. Biol., 49: 416-421.
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  32. Dhir, B., P. Sharmila, P.P. Saradhi, S. Sharma, R. Kumar and D. Mehta, 2011. Heavy metal induced physiological alterations in Salvinia natans. Ecotoxicol. Environ. Saf., 74: 1678-1684.
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  33. Dhir, B. and S. Srivastava, 2011. Heavy metal removal from a multi-metal solution and wastewater by Salvinia natans. Ecol. Eng., 37: 893-896.
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  34. Nasim, S.A., B. Dhir, R. Kapoor, S. Fatima, Mahmooduzzafar and A. Mujib, 2010. Alliin production in various tissues and organs of Allium sativum grown under normal and sulphur-supplemented in vitro conditions. Plant Cell Tissue Org. Cult., 101: 59-63.
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  35. Nasim, S.A. and B. Dhir, 2010. Heavy Metals Alter Potency of Medicinal Plants. In: Reviews of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, Whitacre, D.M. (Ed.). Springer, New York, USA., ISBN: 978-1-4419-1351-7, pp: 139-149.
  36. Dhir, B., 2010. Use of aquatic plants in removing heavy metals from wastewater. Int. J. Environ. Eng., 2: 185-201.
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  37. Dhir, B. and R. Kumar, 2010. Adsorption of heavy metals by Salvinia biomass and agricultural residues. Int. J. Environ. Res., 4: 427-432.
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  38. Nasim, S.A., B. Dhir, F. Samar, K. Rashmi, Mahmooduzzafar and A. Mujib, 2009. Sulphur treatment alters the therapeutic potency of alliin obtained from garlic leaf extract. Food Chem. Toxicol., 47: 888-892.
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  39. Dhir, B., P. Sharmila, P.P. Saradhi and S.A. Nasim, 2009. Physiological and antioxidant responses of Salvinia natans exposed to chromium-rich wastewater. Ecotoxicol. Environ. Saf., 72: 1790-1797.
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  40. Dhir, B., P. Sharmila, P.P. Saradhi and S.A. Nasim, 2009. Heavy metal removal potential of dried Salvinia biomass. Int. J. Phytoremediation, 12: 133-141.
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  41. Dhir, B., P. Sharmila and P.P. Saradhi, 2009. Potential of aquatic macrophytes for removing contaminants from the environment. Crit. Rev. Environ. Sci. Technol., 39: 754-781.
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  42. Dhir, B., 2009. Salvinia: An aquatic fern with potential use in phytoremediation. Environ. Int. J. Sci. Technol., 4: 23-27.
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  43. Dhir, B., Sharmila, P. and P.P. Saradhi, 2008. Photosynthetic performance of Salvinia natans exposed to chromium and zinc rich wastewater. Braz. J. Plant Physiol., 20: 61-70.
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  44. Dhir, B., P. Sharmila and P.P. Saradhi, 2004. Hydrophytes lack potential to exhibit cadmium stress induced enhancement in lipid peroxidation and accumulation of proline. Aquat. Toxicol., 66: 141-147.
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  45. Dhir, B., Mahmooduzzafar, T.O. Siddiqi and M. Iqbal, 2001. Stomatal and photosynthetic responses of Cichorium intybus leaves to sulfur dioxide treatment at different stages of plant development. J. Plant Biol., 44: 97-102.
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