Dr. Anita Singh

Assistant Professor
Ph.D. (BHU)
Contact Information:
Tel. +91 Fax:(+91 9889452093
Email Id:anita.1710@gmail.com

 
 
Academic Qualifications:
 
S. No.DegreeInstitutionYear
1.B.Sc.Banaras Hindu University2002
2.M.Sc.Banaras Hindu University2004
3.Ph. D.Banaras Hindu University2009
 
 
Area of specialization:
 

My area of specialization is an assessment of heavy metal contamination and its effects on physiological and biochemical changes in soil and plants and the synchronized detoxification of harmful reactive oxygen species by their antioxidant defense mechanisms. I have also studied several management practices to control the level of metal contamination and to reduce food chain contamination. Along with this, I have worked on the application of nano-technological approach for regulating the metabolic activities of plants.

 
Current Research Project:Nil
 

S. No.Name of the Project DurationSource of FundingAmount of Funding (Rs)
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Awards/Achievements if any:

  • Winner of the 2012 BMBF-Green Talents Competition for Young Scientist organized by Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Germany.
  • International Alice J. Murphy Outstanding Achievement Award for excellence in Research and Education leading to better Understanding of the Ecology of the Tropics 2007.
  • Best Oral Presentation Award for presenting a talk on Application of Nanotechnology in Agriculture in the National Symposium on Natural Resource Management for Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development on November 05-06, 2016
  • Best Oral Presentation Award in the conference organized by Indian Science congress Association, Allahabad Chapter, Department of Chemistry, University of Allahabad, Allahabad, 2016.
  • Best Poster Presentation Award in the national conference on Climate change and sustainable development: Emerging Issues and Mitigation strategies organized by Department of Environmental Science, BBAU, Lucknow on 23-24, November, 2015.
  • Best Oral Presentation Award in the conference organized by Indian Science congress Association, Allahabad Chapter, Department of Chemistry, University of Allahabad, Allahabad 2013.
  • Qualified joint CSIR-UGC National Eligibility Test (NET) for Lectureship 2004
  • Qualified Graduate Aptitude Test In Engineering 2004 (GATE) (95.78%).
  • Mrs. Prem Kumari Singh Memorial Gold Medal for securing highest marks in Ecology of M.Sc. (Final) Botany Examination- 2004.
  • Late Prof. R.S. Inamdar Memorial Gold Medal for securing highest marks in Plant Physiology and Biochemistry of M.Sc. (Final) Botany Examination- 2004.
  • Additional informations if any:

  • Life Membership of The Institute of Applied Sciences
  • Life member of Asia-Pacific Chemical, Biological and Environmental , Engineering Society
  • Life member of Indian Science Congress Association, Calcutta
  • 8 years (from 2009-2017) of Post Doc experience as CSIR- SRF (Ext.), UGC- D.S. Kothari Post Doc Fellow, DST- young Scientist and UGC- Senior Research Associate
  • List of 10 major Publications:
    1. Anita Singh, Rajesh Kumar Sharma, Madhoolika Agrawal, Fiona Marshall (2010). Health risk assessment of heavy metals via dietary intake of foodstuffs from the wastewater irrigated site of a dry tropical area of India. Food and Chemical Toxicology, 48, 611-619. IF: 3.78
    2. Anita Singh, Madhoolika Agrawal, Fiona M Marshall (2010). The role of organic vs. inorganic fertilizers in reducing phytoavailability of heavy metals in a wastewater-irrigated area. Ecological Engineering, 36, 1733-1740. IF: 2.91
    3. Anita Singh, Rajesh Kumar Sharma, Madhoolika Agrawal, Fiona M Marshall (2010). Risk assessment of heavy metal toxicity through contaminated vegetables from waste water irrigated area of Varanasi, India. Tropical Ecology, 51(2S), 375-387.
    4. Anita Singh, Sheo Mohan Prasad (2011). Reduction of heavy metal load in food chain: technology assessment. Review in Environmental Science and Technology, 10, 199-214. IF: 4.4
    5. Anita Singh, Sheo Mohan Prasad (2013). An eco-sustainable technique to reduce cadmium availability to Amaranthus caudatus grown under agricultural waste and fertilizer amended soil: Growth and physiological response. Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, 12, 2299-2310. IF: 1.08
    6. Anita Singh, Sheo Mohan Prasad (2014). Effect of agro-industrial waste amendment on Cd uptake in Amaranthus caudatus grown under contaminated soil: An Oxidative Biomarker Response. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 100, 105-113. IF:3.74
    7. Anita Singh, Sheo Mohan Prasad (2015). Remediation of heavy metal contaminated ecosytem: An overview on technology advancement. International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology, 2015, 12, 353-366. IF: 1.92
    8. Anita Singh, Sheo Mohan Prasad (2015). A lucrative technique to reduce Ni toxicity in Raphanus sativus plant by phosphate amendment: Special reference to plant metabolism. Ecotoxicology Environmental Safety, 119, 81-89, IF: 3.74
    9. Anita Singh, Sheo Mohan Prasad, Shikha Singh, Madhulika Singh (2016). Assessment of phytoremediaion potential of weed plants through oxidative biomarker and antioxidant responses: A study to understand a mechanism. Chemistry and Ecology, 32(7), 684-706. IF: 1.46
    10. Anita Singh, Sheo Mohan Prasad (2017). Nanotechnology and its role in agro-ecosystem: a strategic perspective. International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology, 14(10), 2300. IF: 1.92
    Full List of Publications:
    A. Referred Scientific Articles:
    1. Anita Singh, Sheo Mohan Prasad, Shikha Singh (2018). Impact of nano ZnO on metabolic attributes and fluorescence kinetics of rice Seedlings. Environmental Nanotechnology Monitoring and Management, 9, 42-49.
    2. Shikha Singh, Anita Singh, Prabhat Kumar Srivastava, Sheo Mohan Prasad (2018). Cadmium toxicity and its amelioration by kinetin in tomato seedlings vis-a-vis ascorbate-glutathione cycle. Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B: Biology, 178, 76-84. IF: 2.76.
    3. Madhulika Singh, Anita Singh, Sheo Mohan Prasad, Rajiv Kumar Singh (2017). Regulation of plants metabolism in response to salt stress: an omics approach. Acta Physiologie Plantarum, 39, 48. IF: 1.34.
    4. Anita Singh, Sheo Mohan Prasad (2017). Nanotechnology and its role in agro-ecosystem: a strategic perspective. International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology, 14(10), 2277-2300. IF: 1.92.
    5. Barkha Vaish, Vaibhav Srivastava, Pooja Singh, Anita Singh, Prabhat Kumar Singh, Rajeev Pratap Singh (2016). Exploring untapped energy potential of urban solid waste. Energy Ecology Environment, 1(5), 323-342.
    6. Anita Singh, Sheo Mohan Prasad, Shikha Singh, Madulika Singh (2016). Assessment of phytoremediaion potential of weed plants through oxidative biomarker and antioxidant responses: A study to understand a mechanism. Chemistry and Ecology, 32(7), 684-706. IF: 1.46.
    7. Shikha Singh, Anita Singh, Gausiya Bashari, Sheo Mohan Prasad (2016). Impact of Cd stress on cellular functioning and its amelioration by phytohormones: An overview on regulatory network. Plant Growth Regulation, 80(3), 253-263. IF: 2.65.
    8. Sheo Mohan Prasad, Sushil Kumar, Parul Parihar, Anita Singh, Rachana Singh (2015). Evaluating the combined effects of pretilachlor and UV-B on two Azolla species. Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology, 128: 45-56. IF: 2.59.
    9. Gausiya Bashari, Shikha Singh, Anita Singh, Sheo Mohan Prasad (2015). Changes in physiological attributes and biochemical marker responses in vegetable crops grown under cadmium stress: a comparative study. Plant Archives, 15(1), 163-170.
    10. Anita Singh, Sheo Mohan Prasad (2015). A lucrative technique to reduce Ni toxicity in Raphanus sativus plant by phosphate amendment: Special reference to plant metabolism. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 119, 81-89. IF: 3.74.
    11. Anita Singh, Sheo Mohan Prasad (2015). Remediation of heavy metal contaminated ecosytem: An overview on technology advancement: An overview on technology advancement. International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology, 12: 353-366. IF:1.92.
    12. Sheo Mohan Prasad, Anita Singh, Pooja Singh (2015). Physiological, biochemical and growth responses of Azolla pinnata to chlorpyrifos and cyprmethrin pesticides exposure: A comparative study. Chemistry and Ecology, 31(3), 285-298. IF: 1.46.
    13. Anita Singh, Sheo Mohan Prasad (2014). Effect of agro-industrial waste amendment on Cd uptake in Amaranthus caudatus grown under contaminated soil: An Oxidative Biomarker Response. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 100, 105-113. IF: 3.74.
    14. Anita Singh, Sheo Mohan Prasad (2013). An eco-sustainable technique to reduce cadmium availability to Amaranthus caudatus grown under agricultural waste and fertilizer amended soil: Growth and physiological response. Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, 12, 2299-2310. IF: 1.08.
    15. Anita Singh, Madhoolika agrarwal (2013). Reduction in metal toxicity by applying different soil amendments in agricultural field and its consequent effects on characteristics of Raphanus sativus. Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology, 15, 1553-1564. IF: 0.80.
    16. Anita Singh and Sheo Mohan Prasad (2012). Management of metal contaminated soil by using soil amendment and fertilizer application: An approach for cleaner environment. Plant Archives, 12(1), 475-478.
    17. Anita Singh and Madhoolika agrarwal (2012). Effects of wastewater irrigation on physical biochemical characteristics of soil and metal partitioning Beta vulgaris L.: A comparative study. Agricultural Research, 1(4), 379-391.
    18. Anita Singh and Madhoolika Agrawal. (2011). Management of heavy metal contaminated soil by using organic and inorganic fertilizer: Effect on plant performance. IIOAB. India.
    19. Sheo Mohan Prasad, Anita Singh (2011). Metabolic responses of Azolla pinnata to cadmium stress: photosynthesis, antioxidative system and Phytoremediation. Chemistry and Ecology, iFirst, 1-13. IF: 1.46.
    20. Anita Singh, Sheo Mohan Prasad (2011). Reduction of heavy metal load in food chain: technology assessment. Review in Environmental Science and Technology, 10, 199-214. IF: 4.4.
    21. Anita Singh, Madhoolika Agrawal (2010). Effects of municipal waste water irrigation on availability of heavy metals and morpho-physiological characteristics of Beta vulgaris L. Journal of Environmental Biology, 31, 727-736. IF: 0.697.
    22. Anita Singh, Rajesh Kumar Sharma, Madhoolika Agrawal, Fiona M Marshall (2010). Risk assessment of heavy metal toxicity through contaminated vegetables from waste water irrigated area of Varanasi, India. Tropical Ecology, 51(2S), 375-387.
    23. Anita Singh, Madhoolika Agrawal, Fiona M Marshall. (2010).The role of organic vs. inorganic fertilizers in reducing phytoavailability of heavy metals in a wastewater-irrigated area. Ecological Engineering, 36, 1733-1740. IF: 2.91.
    24. Anita Singh, Rajesh Kumar Sharma, Madhoolika Agrawal, Fiona Marshall (2010). Health risk assessment of heavy metals via dietary intake of foodstuffs from the wastewater irrigated site of a dry tropical area of India. Food and Chemical Toxicology, 48, 611-619. IF: 3.78.
    25. Anita Singh, Rajesh Kumar Sharma, Madhoolika Agrawal, Fiona M Marshall (2009). Effects of wastewater irrigation on physico-chemical properties of soil and availability of heavy metals in soil and vegetables. Communication in Soil Science and Plant Analysis, 40, 3469-3490. IF: 0.586.
    26. Anita Singh, Madhoolika Agrawal (2008). Acid rain and its ecological consequences. Journal of Environmental Biology, 29(1), 15-24. IF: 0.697.
    27. Shashi Bhusan Agrawal, Anita Singh, Rajesh Kumar Sharma, Madhoolika Agrawal (2007). Bioaccumulation of Heavy Metals in Vegetables: A Threat to Human Health. Terrestrial and Aquatic Toxicology, 1(2), 13-23.

    B. Chapters:
    1. Rachana Singh, Parul Parihar, Anita Singh, Sheo Mohan Prasad (2018) Toxicity of heavy metal and its mitigation strategies through application of nutrients, hormones and metabolites. CRC Press/Taylor & Francis Group (accepted).
    2. Santwana Tiwari, Anita Singh, Sheo Mohan Prasad (2018) Regulation of pesticide stress on metabolic activities of plant. CRC Press/Taylor & Francis Group (accepted).
    3. Pragya Mishra, Anita Singh, Raghvendra Raman Mishra, Su Yean Ong, Sheo Mohan Prasad (2018) Application of nanotechnology to enhance the nutrient quality of food crop and agricultural production. In: Nanomaterials in Plants, Algae and Micro-organisms: Concepts and Controversies: Terrestrial Ecosystems volume 1, Eds: Parvaiz Ahmad, Durgesh Tripathi, D.K. Chauhan, N. K. Dubey and Shivesh Sharma. Elsevier. 453-468.
    4. Shikha Singh, Gausiya Bashri, Anita Singh, Sheo Mohan Prasad (2017) Regulation of xenobiotics in higher plants: Signaling and Detoxification. In: Plant Responses to Xenobiotics, Eds: Anita Singh, Rajeev Pratap Singh, Sheo Mohan Prasad. Springer Nature, Singapur. 39-56.
    5. Shikha Singh. Gausiya Bashri, Anita Singh, Sheo Mohan Prasad (2017). Brassinosteroid and Abiotic stress Tolerance: Current Updates and Future Directions. In: Mechanism Behind Phytohormonal Signalling and Crop Abiotic Stress Tolerance, Eds. Vijay Pratap Singh, Samiksha Singh and Sheo Mohan Prasad. Nova Science Publishers, New York, 219-242.
    6. Anita Singh, Gausiya Bashari, Sheo Mohan prasad (2016) Major influence on phytochrome and photosynthetic machinery under UV-B exposure UV-B radiation. In: A reassessment of its impact on human welfare, aquatic system, plant and crops, Eds. V.P. Singh, S. M. Prasad, S. Singh, P. Parihar, Wiley, U.K. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781119143611.ch7.
    7. Anita Singh, Shikha Singh, Sheo Mohan Prasad (2016). Silicon and nanotechnology: role in agriculture and future prospective. In: Silicon in Plants: Advances and Future Prospects, Eds. D. Tripathi, V.P. Singh, S.M. Prasad, P. Ahmed, D.K. Chauhan, CRC press, Taylor and Francis. 6-18.
    8. Rajeev Pratap Singh, Parveen Fatemeh Rupani, Anita Singh, Asha Embrandiri and Momhmad Hakimi Ibrahim (2012). Towards Sustainable Palm Oil Production: Minimising the Environmental Damage from Oil Palm Processing. In: Waste Management: New Research, Ed. A.S.F. Araujo, 161-177.
    9. Amit K. Gupta, Rajeev Pratap Singh, Anita Singh and M. Hakimi Ibrahim. (2010). Effects of heavy metal and metalloid contamination on the soilmicrobial response: An overview. In: Microbial Ecology of Tropical Soils, Eds. Ademir S. F. Araujo and Marcia B. V. Figueiredo, Nova Science Inc., New York. 2-16.
    10. P. S. Chauhan, Anita Singh, Rajeev Pratap Singh and M. Hakimi Ibrahim (2010) Environmental impacts of organic fertilizers usage in agriculture.In: Land Management, Nova Science Publishers, Inc. New York, 1-30.
    11. Rajeev Pratap Singh, Sonu Singh, Anita Singh, Puneet Singh Chauhan (2010). Reclamation of degraded land through forestry practices. In: Organic fertilizer; Types, Production and Environmental impact, Nova Science Publishers Inc, New York, 1-25.

    C. Edited Books:
    1. An edited book published entitled Plant Responses to Xenobiotics Springer Nature, Singapur. ISBN978-981-10-2860-1
    2. An edited book published Environmental Issues Surrounding Human Overpopulation IGI, publisher, U.S.A. ISBN13: 9781522516835

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