Partha Pratim Baruah

Partha Pratim Baruah


MSc (Gauhati) PhD (Gauhati)

Plant Ecology

Department of Botany
Gauhati University, Guwahati, 781014

M. Sc. in Botany with specialisation in Plant Ecology in 1993 from Gauhati Univeersity

Ph. D. in 2000 from Gauhati University on "Vegetation dynamics and periodic migration of animal populations in Kaziranga National park in rrelation to flood and fire"


 Rendered Service at Diphu Govt. College w.e.f . 01.08.1994 to 31.01.1996 as Lecturer in Botany

Rendered service at Handique Girls' College w.e.f. 01.02.1996 to 05.12.2005 as Lecturer and Sr. lecturer in Botany 

Joined Gauhati University on 05.12.2005 as Sr. Lecturer in Botany 

Presently serving as Head, Department of Botany (Gauhati University) w.e.f. 31.8.2015. 



 Wildlife Ecology, Grassland Ecology, Wetland Ecology, Algal Ecology, Phycoremediation, Phytoremediation, Traditional Ecological Knowledge

·      Life member and fellow (FNRS) of the International Society for conservation of Nature and Natural Resources.

·        Fellow (FISEC) of International Society for Ecological Communication.

·         Fellow (FBSA) of Botanical society of Assam.

·         Life member of the Academy of Environmental Biology.

·         Life Member of  The Paleobotanical Society.

  •                                 Life Member of Prabir chaterjee Ressearch Foundation, Calcutta University   

·         Member of the International Society for Tropical Ecology.

·         Life member of the Society for North East Heritage.

·         Life Member of the Indian Association of Angiosperm Taxonomy.

                                        ·          Life member of Sodou Asom Gramya Puthibharal Santha. 

Phytoremediation of crude oil-contaminated soil employing Crotalaria pallida Aiton. P. Baruah & S. Deka & P. P. Baruah.2016. Environmental science and Pollution Research. DOI 10.1007/s11356-016-6227-y.

Biomass accumulation and carbon sequestration in Persea bombycinaplantation in Assam, India. T. Upadhyay and P.P. Baruah. International Journal of Environmental Biology. 2017, 7(1): 16-21.

Diversity and dynamics of N2- fixing cyanobacterial population in soils of Brahmaputra floodplain in response to cropping systems and seasonality. Nijara Bharadwaj and P. P. Baruah. 2016. Elixir Agriculture 91 (2016) 38183-38191 38183.
N2-fixing cyanobacterial diversity and distribution in forest soils of Upper Assam, India. Arjun Adhikari and PP Baruah. . Annals of Plant Sciences. 2015, 4 (01), 926-932.
Comparative diversity and composition of Nitrogen-fixing Cyanobacteria in three different land use systems of Uppper Assam. Arjun Adhikari and PP Baruah.. Ethiopian Journal of Environmental Studies & Management , 2015, 8(6) : 727 – 737.
Phytoplankton diversity in Digboi oil refinery effluent receiving stream of Assam, India. Dhrubajyoti Bordoloi and PP Baruah. Bangladesh Journal of Botany.2015, 44(2): 163-175.
A preliminary study on diversity and distribution of Spirulina, Arthrospira and Glaucospira Cyanobacteria) in the Brahmaputra Valley of Assam (India). Partha Pratim Baruah, Rosaballe Baruah, Purabi Das. Feddes Repertorium 2014,125, 85–92.
Population dynamics of Cyanobacteria in alluvial rice grown soils of lower Brahmaputra floodplain.  Phykos, 2015, 45 (1): 54-62.
Effect of lambda cyhalothrin on Calothrix sp. (GUEco 1001), an autochthonous cyanobacterium of rice fields of Brahmaputra floodplain. Kiran Gupta and P. P. Baruah. 2015. Environmental science and Pollution Research. DOI 10.1007/s11356-015-5181-4.
Effect of crude oil contamination on the chlorophyll content and morpho-anatomy of Cyperus brevifolius (Rottb.) Hassk.  - Plabita Baruah & Rashmi Rekha Saikia &  P.  P.Baruah & S. Deka. Environ. Sci. Pollut.Res.2014. 21:  12530–12538. DOI 10.1007/s11356-014-3195-y.
Water quality assessment using phytoplankton in a historical pond of Upper Assam. D. Bordoloi and P. P. Baruah. J. Algal Biomass Utln. 2014. 5 (2): 1 – 7.
Heavy Metal extraction potentiality of some indigenous herbs of Assam, India. B. Sen and P. P. Baruah. J. Enviorn. Res. Develop. 2014. 8(3): 633-638.
Desmid diversity in Khanajan - a manmade channel linking Deepor beel Ramsar site to Brahmaputra River(India). P. P. Baruah and Rosaballe Baruah. Plant Science Research. 2013.  35 (1&2): 56-60.
Chlorophycean diversity of Deepor Beel Wildlife sanctuary. P. P. Baruah, R. Baruah &  J. Thakuria . Phykos. 2013. 43 (2): 33-42.
Diversity and abundance of N2- fixing cyanobacterial population in rice field soil crusts of Lower BrahmaputraValley agro-climatic zone.  Nijara Bharadwaj and P. P.Baruah. J. Algal Biomass Utln. 2013, 4 (4): 23–33.
Removal of Hydrocarbon from Crude oil Contaminated Soil by Cyperus brevifolius Rottb. Plabita Baruah, P. P. Baruah & S. Deka. Bull. Env. Pharmacol. Life Sci., 2013. 2 (6): 123- 130.
Algal biofertilizers in rice fields of Chandrapur (Assam)- J. Dihingia, N, Bhardwaj, J. Thakuria and P. P. Baruah. In : Agri-Biotech. Eds. R. Das, K. K. Sarma, H, Deka & A. Haque. 2013. pp 232-241.
Water quality and phytoplankton diversity of Gopeswar Temple freshwater pond in Assam (India). P. P. Baruah  & B. Kakati. Bangladesh Journal of Botany. 2012. (2) : 181-185.
Diversity and distribution of heterocystous nitrogen fixing cyanobacteria in the rice fields of Kamrup, Assam, India. P. P. Baruah  & J. Dihingia. Geophytology. 2012. 42(1) : 59-63
Traditional knowledge concerning wild food species of Garos living in and around Nokrek Biosphere Reserve, Meghalaya. P. P. Baruah  & J. Mondal. Annals of Forestry. 2010. 18(2): 255-262
Some fresh water algae of Oil Refinery effluent drains of Assam, India. P. P. Baruah , B. Kakati & I. Ahmed. Our Nature. 2009. 7: 139-145
Studies on phytoplankton community in a highland temple pond of Assam, P. P. Baruah & B. kakati.  India. Indian Journal of Environment and Eco-planning. 2009. 16(1):17-24
Allelopathic effects of Borreria hispida on seedling growth and yield in Brassica comprestris L. International Journal of Agriculture, environment and Biotechnology. P. P. Baruah & P. K. Goswami.  2009. 2(4): 328- 331
List of Book:


                Biodiversity of Eastern Himalayan Protected Areas Ed.  P.P. Baruah. 2003. Handique Girls’ College, Guwahati-781001 

Ongoing Research Projects

  1. Assessing phytoplankton diversity in different fresh water habitats of Assam, Tripura & Arunachal Pradesh” sponsored by MoEF and CC, Govt. of India (2018-2021)


Completed Research Projects 

  1. Impact of land-use intensification on nitrogen fixing cyanobacterial diversity and abundance in Upper Assam sponsored by ASTEC, Govt. of Assam (2013- 2015)
  2. Impact of developmental interventions on algal diversity in Deepor beel- a Ramsar site sponsored by UGC, New Delhi (2011- 2014)
  3. Inventorying algal diversity for phycoremediation of polluted water bodies in upper Assam oil fields sponsored by Oil India Ltd., Duliajan (201-2013)
  4. Traditional bioresource management strategies and its Impact on life and culture of dimasa Tribe of Eastern Himalayan Region sponsored by Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India (2008-2009)
  5. Phytoremediation of oil and heavy metal polluted soil and water in and around oil fields of Upper Assam sponsored by Oil India Ltd. Duliajan (2002-2005) as Co-PI in collaboration with Institute of Advanced Studies for Science &Technology, Khanapara, Guwahati-22 (Assam)
  6. The future scenes rio of animal wildlife and its habitat in Laokhowa Wildlife Sanctuary, Assam sponsored by UGC (2000-2002)
  7. Vegetation dynamics and periodic migration of animal populations in Kaziranga National Park in relation to flood and fire sponsored by UGC (1997-1999)



 Mr. Arjun Adhikari (Ph. D.)

Ms. Hunmily Teronpi (Ph. D.)

Ms. Jyotishmita Dutta (Ph. D.)

Mr. Tulsi Upadhaya (Ph. D.)

Ms. Purabi Das (Ph.D.)

Ms. Peenaz Farista (Ph.D.)

Ms. Bishmita Boruah (M. Phil)

Mr. Soumin Nath (M. Phil)