Arid Forest Research Institute

Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education
(An Autonomous Body of Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Govt. of India)

Smt. Bhawana Sharma



Agroforestry & Extension Division

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Educational background M. Sc. Botany (NET) with specialization in Plant Pathology. Present working in Agroforestry and Extension division AFRI Jodhpur. Current project dealing as PI- Evaluation of antifungal potential and identification of broad spectrum antifungal compound from selected tree/shrubs/weeds of Indian arid region.


 Papers in National Journals 

  1. Bhawna Sharma, K.K. Srivastava, Neelam Verma, Ram Niwas and Meeta Singh (2014). Antifungal potential of leaf extract of Datura Datura stramonium L., against some important plant pathogenic fungi. Acta biologia Indica 3(2): 659-662.
  2. K.K.Srivastava, Neelam Verma, Sangeeta Singh, Bhawana Sharma and K.C, Jedia (2013). AM-Diversity and spore population in Mehandi (Lawsoniainermis L.) in Rajasthan. My Forest 49 (2) 41-52.

   Papers In Foreign Journals

  1.  Bhawana Sharma, K.K.Srivastava, Neelam Verma, Ram Niwas, Meeta Singh (2014). Antifungal potential of leaf extract of Datura stramonium L., against some important plant pathogenic fungi. Acta Biologica Indica. 3(2):659-662.


1. Bhawana Sharma and Dr. N. K. Bohra (2008). Indian Biological Diversity Act 2002: A Guideline For Management of Forest Biodiversity in Favor of Human Welfare. In  proceeding International Seminar on Role of Plant Taxonomy in Biodiversity Management and Human Welfare, December 1-3,2008 at FRI Dehradun.
2. Bhawana Sharma (2008). In-situ conservation of Flora and Fauna in India : Present Scenario. In  proceeding    "National seminar on Conservation and utilization of Natural Resources and Their role in Sustainable Development' October 18-19, 2008 at SML PG College Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan.
3. Sangeeta Singh, S. I. Ahmed, Dr.K.K.Srivastav, Dr. Neelam Verma & Bhawana Sharma (2009) Some Important Diseases, their Causal Organism and Insect Pests of Bamboo. In proceeding National Seminar On Bamboo ' Plantation Management and its Utilization" 17-19 March, 2009.
4. Bhawana Sharma, K. K. Srivastva, Neelam Verma (2009). Mycorrhizal fungi : An important tool for degraded land reclamation In Abstract book on National workshop on Rehabilitation of Degraded lands,sponsored by ICFRE, Dehradun and DST (Department of Science and Technology), New Delhi Organized by Centre for Social Forestry and Eco-Rehabilitation, Allahabad on 6-7 October, 2009, p.46.
 5.  Bhawana Sharma, K.K. Srivastava, Sangeeta Singh and Neelam Verma (2010). Title: Role of mycorrhizal fungi in enhancing fertility of forest soil of arid zone. Poster presentation in the National Seminar on” Impact of Climate Change on Biodiversity and Challenges in Thar Desert” held at DRC, ZSI, Jodhpur on 9th July, 2010.
 6.  Bhawana Sharma, K.K. Srivastava, Sangeeta Singh, Neelam Verma (2011). Title: Antifungal Activity of Balanities aegyptiaca- An important tree of Indian arid region. Presented in The Indian Forest Congress, at New Delhi, p. 141.
 7.  Bhawana Sharma, K.K. Srivastava, Neelam Verma, Ram Niwas (2012).  Title: Antifungal properties of Datura stramonium against economic important pathogens. Presented in the National Seminar on Forest Health Management (FHM-2012), organized by IFGTB (ICFRE), Coimbatore, Govt. of India, pp.96-97.
 8.  Bhawana Sharma, K.K. Srivastava, Neelam Verma, Ramniwas Choyal and Sanjana Heda (2014). Title: Antifungal potential of Tephrosia purpurea against some important plant pathogenic fungus.  Presnted in the National Conference on Plant bio-resource management and biotechnology at University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, on 29-31st, January, 2014,  p 112.

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