Ved D K
Contributed to and guided the design and development of Methodologies for:
- Rapid Threat Assessment of Medicinal Plants using CAMP-Conservation Assessment and Management Prioritization process for applying IUCN Red List Categories and Criteria.
- In-situ conservation Strategy for Conservation of wild Medicinal Plants Resources in India (through MPCA-Medicinal Plants Conservation Area network). This has been a cost effective strategy currently under implementation in more than 100 forest sites across the country.
- Multi-facet database on Indian Medicinal Plants and Traditional Knowledge.
Comprehensive studies and Surveys:
- National survey for assessment of Demand and supply of medicinal plants in India (2006-07).
- Distribution mapping of wild Indian medicinal plants (more than 2400 species) and Eco-geographical mapping of high priority species using GIS.
- Reassessment of Demand and Supply of medicinal plants in India, in collaboration with ICFRE, during 2015-17 (supported by NMPB).
Influenced the programs and policies relating to medicinal plants as a member of expert committees of
- National Medicinal Plants Board, Department of AYUSH, Government of India.
- Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India- As PI of the Centre of Excellence in Medicinal Plants and Traditional Knowledge at FRLHT.
- National Biodiversity Authority, Government of India (Expert Committees on Medicinal Plants and bio-resources Normally Traded as Commodities).
I am interested to engage with PhD students, young people interested in designing and executing innovative educational and outreach programs related to:
- Conservation of medicinal plants.
- Assessment of conservation status of wild medicinal plants using IUCN Red List Categories and Criteria.
- Assessment of supply and demand of medicinal plants in India.
Some of my important publications:
- G. S. Goraya, D. K. Ved, 2017 “ Medicinal Plants in India : An assessment of their Demand and Supply , NMPB and ICFRE.
- D. K. Ved, G. S. Goraya, 2008, Demand and supply of medicinal plants in India. Foundation for Revitalisation of Local Health Traditions (Bangalore, India), India. National Medicinal Plants Board.Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh, Dehradun.
- K. Ravikumar, D. K. Ved, 2000, 100 Red Listed Medicinal Plants of Conservation Concern in Southern India.
- D. K. Ved, Sumy Oommen, Archana Singh, 2004, Seed Storage Practices for selected tropical Indian Medicinal Plants, Foundation for Revitalisation of Local Health Traditions, Bangalore
- Sumy Oommen, D. K. Ved, R. Krishnan, 2000, Tropical Indian Medicinal Plants: Propagation Methods, Foundation for Revitalisation of Local Health Traditions, Bangalore
- D.K.Ved, Sumy Oommen and Archana Singh. 2004. Cultivation of Commercially Important Indian Medicinal Plants. FRLHT, Bangalore.