Institute of Forest Biodiversity Hyderabad
भावाअशिप - वन जैव विविधता संस्थान
ICFRE - Institute of Forest Biodiversity
Hyderabad, Telengana (India)

डाॅ. स्वप्नेंदु पट्टनायक

Designation: Scientist- F & Head


Qualification:  B.Sc. (Forestry), M.Sc. (Forestry), Ph.D.


Area of Specialization:    Forest Biotechnology


Research Interests:  Molecular tools in tree improvement viz.,

  • Assessment of plant genetic diversity & structure

  • Clonal identification

  • Gene flow

  • Germplasmcharacterization and evaluation


Expertise and Other Interest:



  • ICAR Junior Research Fellow (1993-1995)

  • Commonwealth Scholar (CSC, UK)(2004-2008)

  • Best paper award (VII World Bamboo Congress, New Delhi, 2004)

  • Best poster award (Plant Science Wales Conference, Cardiff, 2007)

Research Publication : Total publications � 57 (Annexure I)


Number of Research Papers Published: 7 (Annexure I)

Details of Research Papers Published: 

Papers Published in Proceedings of Symposiums/Conferences:  13 (Annexure I)

 Poster Publication in Seminar/Conference:  2  (Annexure I)

 Popular Articles and Extension Materials:- 14 (Annexure I)

Number of Books Published:  3

Reports:- 16

  1. S. Pattanaik, A.N. Singh, M. Kundu, S. Trivedi, Y.C. Tripathi and K.G. Prasad. 2002. Proceedings of the expert consultation on �Strategies for Sustainable Utilization of Bamboo resources Subsequent to Gregarious Flowering in the Northeast�. Consultation held on 24 and 25 April 2002 at Rain Forest Research Institute, Jorhat.

  2. K. G. Prasad and S. Pattanaik. 2003. Resource enhancement and processing of cane and bamboos suitable for handicrafts- A compendium of bamboo research at RFRI, Jorhat 

Completed Projects:  

  1. Standardization of nursery techniques for selected bamboo species of northeast India (Funded by FREEP, World Bank).

  2. Resource enhancement and processing of cane and bamboos suitable for handicrafts (Funded by Ministry of Textiles, UNDP).

Current Research Projects:  

  1. Population genetics and phylogeography of Pterocarpus santalinus and its ex situ conservation through biotechnological interventions (Funded by ICFRE).

  2. Molecular assessment of breeding patterns in the clonal seed orchards of Teak in Andhra Pradesh (Funded by ICFRE).

Any other Information:

  • Published 14 extension material including two documentary films on Bamboo and Rattans (Annexure I)

  • Visits abroad: Indonesia, Peoples Republic of China, United Kingdom


Expert Member in ICFRE Consultancy Projects:

  • As an expert member provided consultancy to Andhra Pradesh Forest Department for evaluation of National Afforestation Programme implemented by Nandyal Forest Development Agency and Atmakur Forest Development Agency.

Communication Address :


Dr. Swapnendu Pattanaik

Scientist- F

Institute of Forest Biodiversity, 
(Indian Council of Forestry Research & Education)
Dulapally, Kompally (SO), Hyderabad-500 100, Telengana (India)

Tel:   0091-40-66309506(O);

        0091-40- (R)

Fax:  0091- 40-66309521




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