Dr. Rachna Chandra
Senior Scientist
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Current WorkGujarat Institute of Desert Ecology
Specialist InRestoration Ecology, Phytoremediation, Metal Speciation and Bioavailability, Environmental Impact Assessment, Ecology and Biodiversity, Agro-Chemical Pollution
Experience13 years


Dr. Rachna Chandra, Senior Scientist in Terrestrial Ecology Division, holds a doctoral degree in Environmental Sciences for her work on nutrients and trace metals in soils with specific emphasis on metal hyperaccumulators. Dr. Chandra earlier worked as DST-INSPIRE Faculty in Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU), Coimbatore. She works on metal speciation and bioavailability, environmental impact assessment, wetland pollution, mine restoration, ecology and biodiversity, agro-chemical pollution, etc. Dr. Chandra has around 23 research articles to her credit in journals of repute, 17 abstracts in national and international conferences, 09 chapters in books, 01 monograph, and 09 technical reports. She also serves as Editorial Board Member and reviewer for environmental pollution and ecology related journals.