Hema Singh

Associate Professor
Ph.D. (BHU)
Contact Information:
Phone: +91-542-6701119 (O), +91-542-2575671 (R),
E-Mail: hema.bhu@gmail.com
Employee No: 17728

 
Academic Qualifications:
 
S. No.DegreeInstitutionYear
1.B.Sc.Kumaun University, Nainital1985
2.M.Sc.Allahabad University, Allahabad, 1987
3.Ph. D.Banaras Hindu University1993
 
 
 
 
 
Area of specialization:
 

Ecology of agroecosystems: Nutrient dynamics; Microbial manipulation of soils for fertility management; Carbon flux from soils; Ecophysiology of crops and weeds; Ecological management of weed flora

Awards:


Achievements:
 
Projects Undertaken as PI/ Co PI:

  • DST Fast Track Project for Young Scientists "Impact of Parthenium Invasion on Ecological Processes in Agroecosystems". (as Principal Investigator, Completed).
  • ISRO, SAC-Ahmedabad Project 'Carbon Cycle Assessment for Terrestrial Biosphere of India'. (as Co-Principal Investigator, Completed).
  • ISRO, SAC-Ahmedabad Project 'Energy and Mass Exchange in Vegetation System'. (as Co-Principal Investigator, Continuing).
  • DST Impact and Vulnerability of Agriculture in different Agroclimate Regions of Uttar Pradesh to Climate Variability and Changes: A Pilot Study using Simulation Models. (as Co- Principal Investigator, Completed).
Awards & Recognitions:
  • Qualified Gratitude Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) in 1990
  • C.S.I.R. Research Associate Fellowship (1994-1999)
  • DST- Fast Track Young Scientist (2001-2003)
 

List of 10 major Publications:

  • Afreen, T. and Singh, Hema (2019) Does change in precipitation magnitude affect the soil respiration? A study on constructed invaded and uninvaded tropical grassland ecosystem. Ecological Indicator( in press).
  • Afreen, T., Srivastava, P., Singh, Hema and Singh J. S (2018) Effect of invasion by Hyptis suaveolens on plant diversity and selected soil properties of a constructed tropical grassland. Journal of Plant Ecology 11: 751-760
  • Singh,V., Kumar, M. and Singh, Hema (2017) Competitive interactions between rice and Caesulia axillarisor Echinochloa crus-galli: a replacement series study. Annals of Agricultural & Crop Sciences 2: 1-17.
  • Singh, V., Gupta, S., Singh, Hema and Raghubanshi, A. S (2015) Ecophysiological characteristics of five weeds and wheat crop in the Indo-Gangetic Plains, India. Weed Biology and Management 15: 102-112
  • Pandey, S. K., Singh, Hema and Singh, J.S (2014) Contrasting Leaf Phenology of Woody Species of Dry Tropical Forest. Plant Biosystems 148: 655-665.
  • Pandey, S. K., Singh., Hema and Singh, J.S. (2014) Effect of Environmental Conditions on Decomposition in Eight Woody Species of a Dry Tropical Forest. Plant Biosystems 148: 410-418.
  • Singh, V., Singh, Hema and Raghubanshi, A. S (2013) Competitive interactions of wheat with Phalaris minor or Rumex dentatus: A replacement series study. International Journal of Pest Management59:245-258.
  • Singh, V., and Singh, Hema (2012) Leaf construction cost and related ecophysiological parameters of rice crop and its important weeds. Rice Science 19: 233-240
  • Singh, V., Singh, Hema., Sharma, G.P. and Raghubanshi, A.S (2011) Eco-physiological performance of two invasive weed congeners (Ageratum conyzoides L. and Ageratum houstonianum Mill.) in the Indo-Gangetic plains of India. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. 178:415- 418.
  • Singh, Hema (1995) Nitrogen mineralization, microbial biomass and crop yield under dry land conditions as affected by straw and fertilizer application. Journal of Applied Ecology 32: 588-595.

A. Full list of publications:

  1. Singh, Hema and J.S. Singh. 1991. A current thrust in soil ecology: Microbial biomass. In: Recent Advances in Plant Biology (Eds. C.P. Malik and Y.P. Abrol), Narendra Publishing House, New Delhi, pp. 251-258.
  2. Singh, Hema and J.S. Singh. 1992. A continued thrust in soil ecology: seed bank. In: Current Concepts in Seed Biology (Eds. K.G. Mukerji, A.K. Bhatnagar, S.C. Tripathi, M. Bansal and M. Saxena), Naya Prokash, Calcutta, pp 115-131.
  3. Raghubanshi, A.S. and Hema Singh. 1992. Microbial management for restoring soil fertility. pp. 49-63. In: Restoration of Degraded Land: Concepts and Strategies (J.S. Singh, ed.), Rastogi Publications, Meerut.
  4. Singh, Hema and Singh, K.P. 1993. Effect of residue placement and chemical fertilizer on soil microbial biomass under tropical dryland cultivation. Biology & Fertility of Soils 16:275-281.
  5. Singh, Hema. 1993. Effect of crop residue management on microbial biomass accumulation in the soil. Current Science 65: 487-488.
  6. Singh, Hema, A.S. Raghubanshi, K.P. Singh and J.S. Singh. 1994. Reduced tillage for sustainable dryland farming. Tropical Ecology 35(1): 1-23.
  7. Singh, Hema and Singh, K.P. 1994. Nitrogen and phosphorus availability and mineralization in dryland reduced tillage cultivation: effects of residue placement and chemical fertilizer. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 26:695-702.
  8. Singh, Hema and Singh, K.P. 1995. Effect of plant residue and fertilizer on grain yield of rice under dryland reduced tillage cultivation. Soil and Tillage Research 34:115-125.
  9. Singh, Hema. 1995. Nitrogen mineralization, microbial biomass and crop yield under dryland conditions as affected by straw and fertilizer application. Journal of Applied Ecology 32:588-595.
  10. Singh, Hema, S.K. Singh, A.N. Singh and A.S. Raghubanshi. 1999. Impact of plant residue quality on the size of the microbial biomass pool and net N-mineralization. Tropical Ecology 40: 157-162.
  11. Singh, Hema and A.S. Raghubanshi. 2003. Effect of variable quality residue on a tropical dryland rice soil. Journal of Sustainable Agriculture 22(1): 3-17.
  12. Pandey, S.K., Hema Singh and J.S. Singh. 2009. Species and site effects on leaf traits of woody vegetation in a dry tropical environment. Current Science 968: 1109-1114.
  13. Singh, V., Singh,Hema, Sharma, G.P. and Raghubanshi, A.S (2011) Eco-physiological performance of two invasive weed congeners (Ageratum conyzoides L. and Ageratum houstonianum Mill.) in the Indo-Gangetic plains of India. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. 178:415- 418.
  14. Singh, Hema, Pathak, P., Kumar M and Raghubanshi, A. S.(2011)Carbon sequestration potential of Indo-Gangeticagroecosystem soils. Tropical Ecology 52:223-228.
  15. Singh, Hema, Menka, Srivastava, P and Singh, V (2011) Effect of nitrogen addition on the architecture and biomass allocation of two invasive plant species (Ageratum conyzoides L. and Parthenium hysterophorus L.). Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, India Biological Sciences 81:348-358.
  16. Pandey, S. K and Singh, Hema (2011) A simple, cost-effective method for leaf area estimation. Journal of Botany 2010, Article ID 658240, 6 pages, 2011,doi :10.1155/2011/658240.
  17. Chaturvedi, R. K., Prasad, S., Rana, S., Obaidullah, M., Pandey, V. and Singh, Hema (2012) Effect of dust load on the leaf attributes of the tree species growing along the roadside. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 185: 383- 391.
  18. Singh,V and Singh, Hema(2012) Leaf construction cost and related ecophysiological parameters of rice crop and its important weeds. Rice Science19: 233-240.
  19. Shukla, R. K., Singh, Hema, Rastogi, N and Agarwal, V. M (2013) Impact of abundant Pheidole ant species on soil nutrients in relation to the food biology of the species. Applied Soil Ecology 71: 15-23.
  20. Singh, V., Singh, Hema and Raghubanshi, A. S (2013) Competitive interactions of wheat with Phalaris minor or Rumex dentatus: A replacement series study. International Journal of Pest Management 59:245-258.
  21. Pandey, S. K., Singh, Hema and Singh, J. S (2014) Effect of environmental conditions on decomposition in eight woody species of a dry tropical forest. Plant Biosystems 148: 410-418.
  22. Pandey, S.K., Singh, Hema and Singh, J. S (2014) Contrasting leaf phenology of woody species of dry tropical forest. Plant Biosystems 148: 655-664.
  23. Singh, V., Gupta, S., Singh, Hema and Raghubanshi, A. S (2015) Ecophysiological characteristics of five weeds and wheat crop in the Indo-Gangetic Plains, India. Weed Biology and Management 15: 102-112.
  24. Srivastava, P., Singh, P. K., Singh, R., Bhadouria, R., Singh, D. K., Singh, S., Afreen, T., Tripathi, S. N., Singh, P., Singh, Hema and Raghubanshi, A. S (2016) Relative availability of inorganic N-pools shifts under land use change: An unexplored variable in soil carbon dynamics. Ecological Indicators 64: 228-236.
  25. Srivastava, P., Singh, R., Tripathi, S. N., Singh, Hema and Raghubanshi, A. S. (2016) Soil carbon dynamics and climate change: current agro-environmental perspectives and future dimensions. Energy, Ecology and Environment 1: 315-322.
  26. Mall, R. K., Singh, Neha and Singh, Hema (2016) Evaluation of CERES-Wheat model for different wheat cultivars at Varanasi. Journal of Agrometeorology 18:149-152.
  27. Pandey, S. K. and Singh, Hema (2016) Effect of ecological conditions on woody litter decomposition pattern in eight woody species of a dry tropical forest in Vindhyan Highlands. Journal of Scientific Research and Advances 3: 198-215.
  28. Shukla, R. K., Singh, Hema and Rastogi, N. K. (2016) How effective are disturbance-tolerant agroecosystem-nesting ant species in improving soil fertility and crop yield. Applied Soil Ecology 108: 156-164.
  29. Kumar, M., Singh, V. and Singh, Hema (2016) An assessment of soil carbon efflux between agroecosystem and forest ecosystem at Indo-Gangetic Plains and Vindhyan Highland, India. Research and Reviews: Journal of Botany 5: 27–35.
  30. Srivastava, P., Singh, R., Bhadouria, R., Tripathi, S. N., Singh, P., Singh, Hema and Raghubanshi, A. S (2016) Organic amendment impact on SOC dynamics in dry tropics: A possible role of relative availability of inorganic-N pools. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 235: 38-50.
  31. Kumari, S., Singh, Hema and Rastogi, N. K (2016) Influence of the sugar loving ant, Camponotus compressus on soil physico-chemical characteristics. Halteres 7: 163-174.
  32. Singh, R., Singh, Hema, Singh, S., Afreen, T., Upadhyay, S., Srivastava, P., Singh, A., Bhadouria, R and Raghubanshi, A. S (2017) Riparian land uses affect the dry season soil CO2 efflux under dry tropical ecosystems. Ecological Engineering100: 291-300.
  33. Bhadouria, R., Srivastava, P., Singh, R.,Tripathi, S., Singh, Hema and Raghubanshi, A. S. (2017) Tree seedling establishment in dry tropics: an urgent need of interaction studies. Environmental Systems and Decisions 37: 88-100.
  34. Singh, R., Singh, S., Srivastava, P., Singh, P., Singh, Hema and Raghubanshi, A. S (2017) Overpopulation food security agriculture productivity climate change nexus: Challenges for agricultural sustainability. International Journal on Environmental Sciences 8:18-26.
  35. Neha and Singh, Hema (2017) Impact of climate change on wheat productivity and physiology at mid and end of the century under RCP 6.0 over Varanasi region. International Journal on Environmental Sciences 8: 41-49.
  36. Singh, R., Srivastava, P., Singh, P., Bhadouria, R., Singh, Hema and Raghubanshi, A. S (2017) Biochar-residue integrated approach as a conservation agriculture strategy for climate smart farming. Agricultural Research and Technology DOI:10.19080/ARTOAJ. 2017.06.555693.
  37. Singh, V., Kumar, M. and Singh, Hema (2017)Competitive interactions between rice and Caesulia axillaris or Echinochloa crus-galli: a replacement series study. Annals of Agricultural & Crop Sciences 2: 1-17.
  38. Srivastava, P., Singh., R., Tripathi, S., Singh, Hema, Raghubanshi, A. S and Mishra, P. K (2017) A new insight into the warming potential of organically amended agro-ecosystems. Organic Agriculture. DOI 10.1007/s13165-017-0188-4.
  39. Singh, V., Singh, Hema and Raghubanshi, A. S. (2017) Effect of N application on emergence and growth of weeds associated with rice. Tropical Ecology 58: 1-10.
  40. Afreen, T., Srivastava, P., Singh, H. And Singh J. S (2017) Effect of invasion by Hyptissuaveolens on plant diversity and selected soil properties of a constructed tropical grassland. Journal of Plant Ecology. (In Press).
  41. Neha and Singh, H (2017) Impact of Climate Change on Wheat Productivitiy and Physiologyat Mid and end of the Century Under Rcp 6.0 Over Varanasi Region. International Journal on Environmental Sciences 8: 11-19.
  42. Srivastava, P., Singh, R., Tripathi, S., Singh, P., Singh, S., Singh, H., Raghubanshi, A. S., Mishra, P. K (2017). Soil Carbon Dynamics under Changing Climate – A Research Transition from Absolute to Relative Roles of Inorganic- Nitrogen Pools and Associated Microbial Processes: A review. Pedoshere 27: 1-15.
  43. Shukla, R.K., Singh, Hema. and Rastogi, N. (2017) Contribution of the nutrient-enriched ant nest debris soil to growth and yield of Kalmegh (Andrographis paniculata) under natural and experimental field conditions. Bological Agriculture and Horticulture DOI:10.1080/01448765.2017.1408492
  44. Chaturvedi, P., Singh, Shivum., Singh, Hema and Raghubanshi, A.S (2017) Assessment of allometric models for leaf area index estimation of Tectona grandis. Tropical Plant Research 4: 274- 285.
  45. Mishra, Swati., Afreen, T. and Singh, Hema (2018) Effect of Precipitation and Nitrogen Input on Soil Respiration in Grasslands. International Journal of Plant and Environment 4: 23-33. DOI:10.18811/ijpen.v4i01.11611
  46. Singh, A. K., Singh, H. and Singh, J. S. (2018) Plant diversity in cities: call for assessment and conservation. Current Science 115:428-435.
  47. Afreen, T., Srivastava, P., Singh, H. and Singh, J. S. (2018) Effect of invasion by Hyptis suaveolens on plant diversity and selected soil properties of constructed tropical grassland. Journal of Plant Ecology 11: 751-760.
  48. Singh, R., Srivastava, P., Singh, P., Sharma, A. K., Singh, Hema and Raghubanshi, A.S. (2018) Impact of rice-husk ash on the soil biophysical and agronomic parameters of wheat crop under a dry tropical ecosystem. Ecological Indicators doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolind.2018.04.043
  49. Singh, A. K., Singh, H. and Singh, J. S. ( 2018) Contribution of Street Trees to Carbon Sequestration: A Case Study from Varanasi, India. International Journal of Plant and Environment (Accepted).
  50. Afreen, T. and Singh, Hema (2019) Does change in precipitation magnitude affect the soil respiration? A study on constructed invaded and uninvaded tropical grassland ecosystem. Ecological Indicator( in press).

B. Book Chapters:

  1. Singh, Hema and Singh, J. S (1991) A current thrust in soil ecology: Microbial biomass. In: Recent Advances in Plant Biology (Eds. C. P. Malik and Y. P. Abrol), Narendra Publishing House, New Delhi, pp. 251-258. ISBN: 9788185375182.
  2. Singh, Hema and Singh. J. S (1992) A continued thrust in soil ecology: seed bank. In: Current Concepts in Seed Biology (Eds. K. G. Mukerji, A. K. Bhatnagar, S. C. Tripathi, M. Bansal and M. Saxena), Naya Prokash, Calcutta, pp. 115-131. ISBN: 9788185421124.
  3. Raghubanshi, A. S. and Singh, Hema (1992) Microbial management for restoring soil fertility. In: Restoration of Degraded Land: Concepts and Strategies (J. S. Singh, ed.), Rastogi Publications, Meerut, pp. 49-63. ISBN: 9788171331635.
  4. Sharma, G. P., Singh, Hema and Singh J. S (2012) Ecology of plant and animal invasion in India. In: Biological Diversity: Principles & Processes. (Eds. A. K. Sharma, D. Ray and S. N. Ghosh) Viva Books ISBN: 978-81-309-2 113-6.
  5. Srivastava,P., Singh,R., Tripathi, S., Singh, Hema and Raghubanshi, A.S. (2018) Understanding the complex interaction between soil carbon dynamics under changing climate conditions. In: Soil Management and Climate Change: Effects on Organic Carbon, Nitrogen Dynamics, and Greenhouse Gas Emissions. (Eds. Maria Munoz and Raúl Zornoza). Academic Press (Elsevier) ISBN: 9780128121283,.doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-812128-3.00022-7
  6. Srivastava, P., Singh, R., Bhadouria, R., Singh, P., Tripathi, S., Singh, Hema., Raghubanshi, A.S. and Mishra, P.K. (2018) Physical and biological processes controlling soil C dynamics. In: Sustainable Agriculture Reviews 33 (Ed. E. Lichtfouse). Academic press ( Springer) ISSN : 2210-4410 doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-99076-7_6
  7. Afreen, T., Singh, H. And Singh J. S (2019) Influence of Changing Patterns of Precipitation and Temperature on Tropical Soil Ecosystem. In: Tropical Ecosystems, Structure, Functions and Global Change (Eds. S. C. Garkoti, P.Z. Fule, S. V. Bloem, R. L. Semwal) Springer (In Press).

C. Papers in Proceedings:

  • Singh, N., Singh, H., Mall, R.K. (2015). Impact of Climate Change on Crops and Adaptation Strategies in India In: Proceedings of the National Conference on Climate Change: Impacts, Adaptation, Mitigation Scenario & Future Challenges In Indian Perspective, New Delhi.
  • Pandey, S. K., Raizada, P and Singh, Hema (2015). Impact of Climate Change and Spatial Variability on Leaf Traits and Reproductive Attributes of an Invasive Species, Lantana camara L. In: Proceedings of the National Conference on Climate Change: Impacts, Adaptation, Mitigation Scenario & Future Challenges In Indian Perspective, New Delhi.
  • Singh, V and Singh, H. (2015). Effect of nitrogen application on biomass and ecophysiology of Phalaris minor and Rumex dentatus in wheat field of Indo-Gangetic plains. Proceedings, Volume III. 25th Asian-Pacific Weed Science Society Conference, Hyderabad, India. Indian Society of Weed Science, Jabalpur.
  • Singh, R., Afreen, T., Singh, P., Srivastava, P., Singh, Hema and Raghubanshi, A.S.(2017)Impact of sole and combined amendment of rice-husk ash on soil CO2 efflux and agronomic parameters of wheat crop in dry tropics. In: Proceedings of the International Conference on Sustainable Soil Management (SOILS): Quality Soil Drivers Productivity, Malaysia.
       
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