Working as the Deputy Director General of the Department of Plant Resources, Thapathali.Completing Ph.D. on Ecological Modelling of Vascular Plants in the Central Himalaya (Joint project of Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu and the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research, Switzerland).MSc (Botany, 2002), BSc (Botany, 2000) from Tribhuvan University.
ROLE IN THE DEPARTMENT
Mr. Sanjeev K Rai is the Division Head of the Planning and Research Division of the department. He supervises the overall budgeting, staffing and planning and implementation of research activities done within the department. He is also representative member of many academic institutions including the Tribhuvan University.
SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
He has 12 years of experience in plant science research in Nepal. He also served as the Chief of the National Herbarium and Plant Laboratories (KATH), Godawari. He was the District Plant Resources Officer in Jumla (2004-06) and Kailali (2010-2013) districts of western Nepal and has served as the Head of Garden at the Singhadurbar Complex, Kathmndu (2007-09).
Mr. Rai was the managing editor of Plant Resources (2010) and an associate editor of Botanica Orientalis (2003).He has also worked at Nepal Agriculture Research Council (2003-2004).His current list of responsibilities include overall office management, herbarium management, scientific expeditions, conducting training and workshops, budgeting, implementation and evaluation of the project outcomes in the National Herbarium.
He is skilled in statistical analyses and various computing packages including R-environment and is familiar with CANOCO, SPSS, MS ACCESS database. He has expertise in photography of plants and insects, including habitat and close-up images and photo-micrographs. Mr. Sanjeev has written a book entitled "Nepalko Arthik Bikaskalagi Prathamikta Prapta Tis Jadibutiko Pahichan Pustika (Nepali) (2010)"and co-author of "Basics of Gardening (2010). He has published 4 new records of plants from Nepal and one peer-reviewed research paper and several articles in local journals and popular media.