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Dr. Madan Pal

Name: Dr. Madan Pal
Designation: Principal Scientist
E-mail: madan_physio@iari.res.in







Specialization: Climate Change & Abiotic Stress

Research Interests:

Dr. Madan Pal has been working on crop’s adaptations for rising atmospheric CO2 and temperature. His current research work focuses on identification of physiological traits for high temperature tolerance and application of nutrient signaling molecules and growth regulators to mitigate the adverse effects of high temperature stress in rice and chickpea crops. He has guided four MSc and three Ph D students in the discipline of Plant Physiology and published more than 60 original research papers in high impact international journals. He has been associated with three externally funded projects as PI and Co-PI. He is reviewer for various international and national journals and editor of Indian Journal of Plant Physiology. He is member of reviewer panel of UNEP, EEAP and reviewed UNEP 2010 report on ‘Environmental Effects of Ozone depletion and Interactions with Climate Change’. He has edited a book on ‘Climate Change: Impacts and Adaptations in Crop Plants’. He has been awarded the UK-India International Fellowship by Royal Society, UK, and JJ Chinnoy Gold medal award by Indian Society for Plant Physiology, IARI, New Delhi. He is fellow of the Indian Society for plant Physiology and International Fellow of Royal Society, UK.

Recent Publications:

1. Saurav Saha, Debashis Chakraborty, Lata, Madan Pal and Shantha Nagarajan. (2011). Impact of elevated CO2 on utilization of soil moisture and associated soil biophysical parameters in pigeon pea (Cajanas cajan L.). Agriculture Ecosystems and Environment. 138: 274-281.


2. Shantha Nagarajan, S.V.K. Jagadish, A.S. Hari Prasad, A.K. Tomar, Anjali Anand, Madan Pal, and P.K. Aggarwal. (2010). Effect of night temperature and radiation on growth, yield, and grain quality of aromatic and non-aromatic rice. Revised submitted to Agriculture Ecosystems and Environ., 138: 274-281.


3. V. Jain, Madan Pal, A. Raj and S. Khetarpal.(2007). Photosynthesis and nutrient composition of spinach and fenugreek grown under elevated carbon dioxide concentration. Biologia Plantarum. 51(3): 559-562.


4. Madan Pal, L.S. Rao, V. Jain, A.C. Srivastava, R. Pandey, A. Raj and K.P. Singh. (2005). Effects of elevated CO2 and nitrogen on wheat growth and photosynthesis. Biologia Plantarum 49(3): 467-470.


5. Madan Pal, V.K. Pandian, Vanita Jain, A.C. Srivastava, Anupam Raj and U.K. Sengupta (2004). Biomass production and nutritional levels of barseem (Trifolium alexandrium) grown under elevated CO2. Agriculture Ecosystem and Environment. 101: 31-38.