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Neha Gupta

Address:

E-123, Preet Vihar, New Delhi-110092 Mobile: 09873516343

E-mail: neha_11taurian@rediff.com

QUALIFICATIONS:

ï‚·B.Sc. Applied Life Sciences (Environmental Sciences), University of Delhi, Passed out in 2008, First Division (University rank holder).

Course Emphasis: Basic Sciences, Ecology and Environment (involving theoretical and practical aspects).

ï‚·M. Sc. Biodiversity and Conservation, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi, Passed out in 2010 (Gold medalist).

Course Emphasis: Ecosystem, Biodiversity, Wildlife and Conservation.

ï‚·Certificate course in Microsoft Office Automation.

My graduation qualification has provided me a strong theoretical background in environmental studies and through further specialization in biodiversity conservation I have received practical field exposure to the biological diversity of wildlife and ecosystems. Additionally, I have also gained knowledge of writing scientific reports and papers and data analysis.

WORK/RESEARCH EXPERIENCE:

1.M.Sc. summer internship: I carried out a short one month survey to understand spider diversity of the Wildlife Institute of India (WII) campus, Dehradun, Uttrakhand, under the guidance of Dr. Manju Siliwal, Wildlife Information Liaison Development Society (WILD), Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. June 2009.

2.M.Sc. dissertation: I studied the habitat preference and burrow characteristics of a trapdoor spider (Idiops sp.) in the Western Ghats of Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka, India, under the guidance of Dr. Sanjay K. Das, Assistant Professor, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi and Dr. Manju Siliwal, Wildlife Information Liaison Development Society, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu.

3.Presently working at the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) as a Research Trainee (since November, 2010) under the guidance of Dr. M.P. George (Scientist D) in the water laboratory where monthly testing and monitoring of water samples from treatment plants and others, is carried out.

4.Pursuing part-time certificate course in Chinese language.

SKILLS:

ï‚·Computer Skills: Knowledge of Microsoft Office Automation, Adobe Photoshop and Website Designing

ï‚·Competency in spoken and written English

ï‚·Designing and presenting scientific posters and giving presentations

ï‚·Proficiently interactive and confident personality

PUBLICATIONS:

ï‚·Gupta N. (2009). Conserving the mutualists. The Botanica, 57: 5-7.

ï‚·M. Siliwal, Gupta N., R. V. Sanap, Z. A. Mirza and Raven R. (2011). First record of the genus Tigidia

Simon 1892 (Araneae, Barychelidae) from India with description of three new species from the Western Ghats. Journal of Threatened Taxa (JoTT).

ï‚·Gupta N. and M. Siliwal (under review). A Checklist of spiders (Arachnida: Araneae) of Wildlife Institute of India campus, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India. Indian Journal of Arachnology (IJA).

ï‚·Gupta N., M. Siliwal, S.K. Das and M. G. Kumar (under review). Three new species of Idiops Perty, 1833 (Araneae: Idiopidae) from India. Journal of Threatened Taxa (JoTT).

ï‚·M. Siliwal, Gupta N. and Molur S. (under review). The Striated Parachute spider Poecilotheria Striata Pocock, 1895 (Araneae: Theraphosidae): A note on taxonomy, range extension and conservation status. Journal of Threatened Taxa (JoTT).

ï‚·Gupta N., S.K. Das and M. Siliwal (in prep.). Habitat preference and burrow characteristics of a trapdoor spider (Idiops sp.) in the Western Ghats of Uttara Kannada, Karnataka, India.

PRESENTATIONS/WORKSHOPS:

Participated in B. M. Johri Rolling Shield (2009) presentation competition on ‘Food versus Fuel’ organized by the Department of Botany, University of Delhi.

ï‚·Coordinated the World Environment Day Week (2010, 2011) Program organized by the Centre for Media Studies at HSBC Bank Branches in Delhi.

ï‚·Participated in the International Conference on Cities and Climate Change (2011) organized by the Department of Environment, Government of Delhi and ICLEI, in New Delhi.

PERSONAL INFORMATION:

Nationality: Indian

Sex: Female

Date of Birth: 11 May, 1986

REFERENCES:

1. Dr. M. P. George

Senior Scientist (Grade ‘D’)

Delhi Pollution Control Committee

4th floor, I.S.B.T. Building, Kashmere Gate, Delhi-110 006 M: 09717593520

E-mail: srscitdpcc.delhi@nic.in

2. Dr. Sanjay Keshari Das

Assistant Professor

University School of Environmental Management

Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University

Sector-16 C, Dwarka, New Delhi

Ph: 011-23900287; M: 09717954075 E-mail: skdasipu@gmail.com