Institute of Environment & Sustainable Development, Banaras Hindu University
Vishal Tripathi is a research scholar at the Institute of Environment and Sustainable Development, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. His research interest lies in restoration and management of polluted lands and understanding the plant- microbe-pollutant interactions under changing climate to develop future remediation strategies. Currently, he is working towards multipurpose remediation and management of contaminated and degraded lands for sustainable crop production. He is also interested in developing suitable framework policies for management of polluted lands in developing countries. He is an expert reviewer for several international journals namely Scientific Reports (Nature Publishing Group), Biomass and Bioenergy (Elsevier), Agronomy for Sustainable Development (Springer), Restoration Ecology (Wiley), Biodegradation (Springer), Environmental Management (Springer), PLOS One (PLOS), Energy, Ecology & Environment (Springer). He is also the guest editor for the journal Energy, Ecology & Environment (Springer) on the special issue of Bioremediation of Degraded Soil for Environmental Sustainability. He is a member of the Commission on Ecosystem Management (CEM), IUCN and involved in various Thematic Groups of CEM like (i) Ecosystem Restoration (ii) Resilience (iii) Ecosystem Services (iv) Agriculture Ecosystem and (v) Sustainable Use and Management of Ecosystem. He is actively involved with international organizations/agencies like International Hexachlororcyclohexane and Pesticide Association, The World Academy of Sciences and Global Soil Biodiversity Initiative.