CV / Scientific Career:
My PhD research focuses on the processes that lead to naturalization of a Mexican invasive plant (Ageratina adenophora) along an elevational gradient in western Himalaya. Specifically, I am working on the local adaptation and phenotypic plasticity of the invasive plant using reciprocal transplant experiments along the elevational gradient. Additionally I am also investigating the climatic niche shift of the species between different invaded ranges and its native range. My research is supported by DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service).
Co-operations / Projects:My PhD project is a result of collaboration between Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ,Germany and CSIR–Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology,India.
Jaryan, V., Uniyal, S.K., Datta, A., Gupta, R.C., 2016. Late fruiting in Sapium sebiferum: an effective dispersal strategy. Trop. Ecol. 57, 375–379.
Lal, B., Datta, A., Parkash, O., Deosharan, R., 2014. Rediscovery of Jasminum parkeri Dunn, an endemic and endangered taxon from the western Himalaya, India. Biodivers. Res. Conserv. 34, 11–16.
Jaryan, V., Datta, A., Uniyal, S.K., Kumar, A., Gupta, R.C., 2013. Modelling potential distribution of Sapium sebiferum – an invasive tree species in western Himalaya. Curr. Sci. 105, 1282–1288.