Dr. Uthappa, A. R.    Scientist (Agroforestry)






                                                                                Address: Natural Resource Management

                                                                ICAR - CCARI,               

                                                                Old Goa 403 402

                                                                Email:  uthappa.ar@icar.gov.in





Academic background:

Ph.D. Forestry from University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore, 2020

M.Sc. in Agroforestry from Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar, Uttarakhand, 2011

B. Sc. (Forestry) from University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore, 2009


Research interests and current focus

  • Bamboo based agroforestry

  • Silvi-pasture systems

  • Carbon sequestration potential 

  • Litter and nutrient dynamics

  • Tree crop interaction studies

Membership in professional societies        

  1. Association of Coastal Agricultural Research, ICAR - CCARI, Old Goa, Goa, India.

  2. Indian Society for Agroforestry

Awards and honours

  • AWSAR award -2021 for popular science story, Department of Science and Technology, Government of India.

  • Best Popular Article” award for the year 2015-16 in the Institute Foundation Day celebrated on 08 May,2016 at ICAR- CAFRI, Jhansi.

  • University Gold Medal - 2009, for securing First rank in B.Sc. Forestry at University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore

  • Best Sportsman cum Scholar Award- 2009 at the 44th convocation of UAS, Bangalore.

  • Junior Research Fellowship - 2009, Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi, India.



Academic/ Student advising

  • Co-coordinated 21 days ELP training for BSc Forestry student at ICAR-CCARI, Old Goa, Goa.

Research Publications


  • Rajarajan, K., Uthappa, A.R., Handa, A.K. et al. Genetic diversity and population structure of Leucaena leucocephala (Lam.) de Wit genotypes using molecular and morphological attributes. Genet Resour Crop Evol (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10722-021-01203-7

  • Uthappa A. R., Manish Kumar and Bana O.P.S. 2015.  Soil physico-bio-chemical properties as influenced by varying tree densities in poplar (Populus deltoides Bartr. ex Marsh.) based agroforestry system. Indian Journal of Agroforestry 17 (1): 81-90.

  • Uthappa, A.R , Chavan, S. B., Mahendra Singh, Sridhar, K. B., Inder Dev, Asha Ram, B N Sathish, Manish Kumar, R P Dwivedi, Ramesh Singh, R K Singh, Rajendra Singh, R K Tewari, A K Handa, O P Chaturvedi. 2016. Tree diversity in ravines and their rehabilitation through agroforestry interventions in Bundelkhand Region of India. Indian Journal of Agroforestry 18 (1): 77-83.

  • Chavan, S.B., Uthappa, A.R., Sridhar, K. B., Handa, A. K., Ram Newaj, Naresh Kumar, Dhiraj Kumar, Chaturvedi, O. P., Keerthika, A. 2016. Trees for life: Creating sustainable livelihood in Bundelkhand region of central India. Current science, 111(6):25-2016.

  • Veeresh Kumar, Uthappa, A. R., Madhulika Srivastava, D. Vijay, K. M. Kumaranag, N. Manjunatha, Maneet Rana,. Ram Newaj, A. K. Handa and O. P. Chaturvedi (2017). Floral biology of Grewia flavescens Juss:  an underutilized Crop. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution, 64:1789-1795.

  • Veeresh Kumar, Uthappa, A. R.,  Madhulika Srivastava, B. Alam, A. K. Handa and O. P. Chaturvedi (2017). Incidence pattern of wood borer (Sinoxylon anale Lesne) on Dalbergia sissoo Roxb. Range Mgmt. & Agroforestry, 38(2): 285-288.

  • Badre Alam, Rashmi Singh, Uthappa, A.R., Mayank Chaturvedi, Anil Kumar Singh, Ram Newaj, A.K. Handa, O.P. Chaturvedi.2018. Different genotypes of Dalbergia sissoo trees modified microclimate dynamics differently on understory crop cowpea (Vigna unguiculata) as assessed through ecophysiological and spectral traits in agroforestry system. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 249: 138-148.

  • Chaturvedi, O.P., Handa, A.K.,  Kaushal,  R., Uthappa, A.R., Sarvade, S., Panwar. P., 2016 Biomass production and carbon sequestration through agroforestry. Range Management and Agroforestry. 37(2):116-127.

  • Veeresh kumar, S. K. Kaushik, K. Rajarajan, K. M. Kumaranag, Uthappa, A.R.,  K. B. Sridhar,  Badre Alam  and A. K. Handa. 2020. Pollination biology of Pongamia pinnata (L.) Pierre: a potential biodiesel plant. Genet Resour Crop Evol (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10722-020-01010-6

  • Chavan, S.B.,  A. Keerthika , Uthappa, A.R., Sridhar, K.B., Ram Newaj, Handa A.K. and Narendra Saroj (2017).Traditional knowledge of broom making from date palm (Phoenix sylvestris ROXB.) for sustainable livelihood in Madhya Pradesh, India. Indian Forester, 143(12): 1321-1324.

  • Veeresh kumar, Kumaranag, K.M., Uthappa, A.R. et al. Wild bee pollination in Grewia flavescens Juss.. Int J Trop Insect Sci (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s42690-020-00294-6

  • Chavan, S.B.,  Chauhan, D.S.,  Keerthika, A.,  Uthappa,  A.R. Ankur Jha, Ram Newaj.2016. Fuelwood characteristics of selected tree species from Bundelkhand region of Central India. Ecology Environment and Conservation. 22(supplementary):87-95.


  • Chaturvedi O P, Handa A K, Uthappa A R, Sridhar K B, Kumar N, Chavan S.B., Rizvi J 2017. Promising agroforestry tree species in India. Jhansi, India, Central Agroforestry Research Institute; New Delhi, India: World Agroforestry Centre South Asia Regional Program.

  • Dev, I., Asha Ram, Naresh Kumar, Ramesh Singh, Dhiraj Kumar, A.R. Uthappa, A.K. Handa, O.P. Chaturvedi. Agroforestry For Climate Resilience And Rural Livelihood. Scientific Publishers. pp.441.

Book Chapters

  • Uthappa, A.R. Hegde, M., Kumar, K.P., Singh, G.B and Prashanth, R.S.2017. Rapid measurement of density of wood in progeny trial of Acacia mangium willd. using resistograph—a nondestructive method. In: Wood is Good, Eds K.K. Pandey et al. Springer Nature Singapore. pp. 37-45.

  • Uthappa, A.R., Chavan, S.B., Handa, A.K., Ram Newaj, Dhiraj Kumar, Sridhar, K.B. and Chaturvedi, O.P. 2016. Agroforestry - A Sustainable Solution to Address Climate Change Challenges. In: Agroforestry for Increased Production and Livelihood Security. (Eds. S.K. Gupta, P. Panwar and R. Kaushal). New India Publishing Agency, New Delhi, India. pp. 1-22.


  • Uthappa, A.R. 2016. Diversity analysis of ravine ecosystem in Bundelkhand region of India” at Global Ravine Conference on Managing ravines for food security and livelihood security, RVSKVV, Gwalior from March 07-10, 2016.

  • Uthappa, A. R., Chavan, S.B. Handa, A.K. 2016. “Evaluation of  Leucaena genotypes for fodder quality in Bundelkhand region of India”  in National Symposium on “Agroforestry for environmental challenges, sustainable land use, biodiversity conservation and rural livelihood options” organized by Indian Society of Agroforestry, held during 3-5 December, 2016 at ICAR-CAFRI, Jhansi

  • Uthappa, A.R., Chavan, S.B., Handa, A.K., Divedi, R.P., Sridhar, K.B., Ram Newaj and M. Singh. (2015). Krishnivaniki ke antargath vrakshon ka bhima: ek nayi pahal. Krishivaniki Alok, 9 published by CAFRI Jhansi 13-18.

  • Uthappa, A.R., Chavan, S.B., Dhyani, S.K., Handa A.K, and Ram Newaj. (2015). Trees for soil health and sustainable agriculture. Indian Farming 65(3): 2-5.

  • Uthappa, A.R. Chavan S.B. and Handa, A.K. (2015). Tree insurance a new initiatives. http://www.krishisewa.com/articles/miscellaneous/630-tree-insurance-a-new-initiative-in-india.html?tmpl=component

  • Handa, A.K., Kumar,N., Uthappa, A.R. and Lal Chand. (2017). Agroforestry calendar for Bundelkhand region. ICAR-Central Agroforestry Research Institute, Jhansi-284003

  • Dhyani, S.K., Handa, A.K., Uthappa, A.R. and Uma.2014. Potential agroforestry systems for Jharkhand. AICRP on Agroforestry. ICAR- NRCAF, Jhansi.