Prof. H. Kayang

Botany Department

Designation: Professor

Qualifications:

M. Sc, Ph. D and LL.B

Areas of Interest/Specialization: 

Soil Microbiology, mycorrhiza and microbial diversity

Experience: 

25 Years of teaching and Research

Ph.D Awarded/Supervised:   

List of Ph.D. students supervised by Prof. H. Kayang

Name Year Title of Thesis
Mr. R. Lalfakzuala(Reg. No-481 of 27.10.2000) 01. 11. 2004 Studies on soil microbiology of groundnut (Arachis hypogaea (L) under different fertilizers treatments
Mr. (L) Mangminlun Khongsai
(Reg. No -515 of 11. 4. 2001)
08. 05. 2006 Studies on the effect of “Bun” cultivation on soil microbes and their activities
Ms. Buromlang Gashnga
(Reg. No –574 of 18. 10.2001)
08. 05. 2009 Study of soil microflora in two sacred groves of Meghalaya
Mr. John Zothanzama Sailo*
(Reg. No –720 of 15.05. 2003) (As Joint Supervisor)
03. 05. 2011 Studies on the wood rotting fungi of Meghalaya
Mr. Panna Das
(Reg. No –1091 of 26.10. 2006)
10. 06. 2011 Studies on the arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi associated with Michelia champaca Linn and their potential on its growth
     
 Ms. Ibandarisuk Lyngdoh
(Reg. No – 980 0f 10.10.2005)
22. 06. 2012 Studies on the impact of coal mine drainage on microbial ecology of water bodies of Jaintia Hills, Meghalaya
 Ms. L. S. Songachan
(Reg. No –1185 of 21.09. 2007)
04. 02. 2013 Studies on diversity of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi associated with Flemingia vestita benth. ex baker
Ms.  Ruth Laldinthar* 18. 09. 2013 Role of earthworms on soil microbial diversity and leaf litter decomposition in soils from selected forests stands of Meghalaya
Mr Ksanbok Makdoh
(Reg. No–1405 of 17.04. 2009)
14.10. 2014 Status and diversity of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in coal mines of Jaintia Hills, Meghalaya
Ms. Aroma Lyngdoh*
(Reg. No–1252 of 17.04. 2008)
01.12. 2014 Diversity of wood –rotting macrofungi of East Khasi Hills and decay potential of selected fungal species
Ms. Pynbeitsyon Nongkling
(Reg. No-1894 of 22.11. 2011)
19. 03. 2018 Characterization of diversity of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi associated with Oryza sativa L. In Ri-Bhoi District, Meghalaya.
Ms. Deepa Sharma
(Reg. No–2048 of 03. 12. 2013)
04. 07. 2018 Studies on diversity of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi of Camelia sinensis (L.)  Kuntze and its  influence on plant growth

*Joint Supervisor

Administrative responsibilities undertaken:

  • University Proctor, North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong:  9 years (2006 – 2015)
  • Dean Students’ Welfare, North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong: 3 years (27.09. 2015 – 28.09. 2018)

Academic affiliations:

Life members of:

  • Indian Society of Soil Biology and Ecology, University of Agriculture Sciences, Bangalore
  • Electron Microscopical Society of North Eastern India
  • International Society for Conservation of Natural Resources (ISCON), Department of  Botany, BHU, Varanasi –221005
  • Indian Society of analytical Scientists C/O Analytical Chemistry, Division Modular Laboratories B.A.R.C Bombay – 400085
  • The Indian Science Congress Association, Kolkata
  • Association of Microbiologists of India
  • International Society of Environmental Botanists, NBRI, Lucknow
  • Member of Youth Hostel Association of India       

Research Projects

RESEARCH PROJECTS UNDERTAKEN
Title of the project Name of the funding Agency Duration Amount in Rs & Remarks
*Information on Minor Non-Wood Forest Products and Medicinal plants and their Selective Extraction for the State of Meghalaya and Two Hills of Assam (N.C. Hills & Karbi Anglong) North Eastern Council Shillong 1 Year
1995
3.5 lakhs
Completed
*The Establishment of the North –Eastern Biodiversity Research Cell for Biodiversity Studies for the N.E. Region North Eastern Council Shillong 4 Years
w. e. f. 1998 to March 2002
150.42 laks
Completed
*The Establishment of the North –Eastern Biodiversity Research Cell for Biodiversity Studies for the N.E. Region North Eastern Council Shillong 5 Years
w. e. f.
April 2002
75.00 lakhs
Completed
Microbial diversity of North Eastern Region with special reference to wood rotting fungi(Co- PI) DBT
New Delhi
3 Years
w. e .f.
June 2002 – September, 2005
8.79 lakhs
Completed
*National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (NBSAP), Meghalaya Chapter for SSC, Meghalaya MoEF and Kalpavriksh 2001 - 2003 5.00 lakhs
Completed
*Conservation and Sustainable Utilization of Medicinal Plants in Meghalaya UNDP/MoEF, India/ FRLHT 6 months
Jan-June 2003
5.00 lakhs
Completed
The impact of coal mining on water quality and microbial communities of Jaintia Hills district, Meghalaya MoEF, New Delhi 3 Years
w. e. f. February 2008
15.10 lakhs
Completed
Role of Earthworms in soil microbial diversity and leaf litter breakdown in two forest stands of Meghalaya (As Co- PI) UGC, New Delhi 3 years
w. e. f. May 2009
5.53 lakhs
Completed
Flora and fauna of Kylleng Pynden Sohiong Mawthabah uranium rich areas of West Khasi Hills, Meghalaya (Principal Investigator) Board of Research in Nuclear Sciences (BRNS), Mumbai 2 years
w. e. f. April 2011
29.73 lakhs
Completed
Popularization and dissemination of technology of bio-pesticide formulations among the poor and marginal (ST) farmers of weaker sections in North East region DST, New Delhi
A collaborating Project
3 year
w. e. f. June 2013
223. 43 lakhs
Completed
Survey of endophytic fungi associated with some aromatic plants of North Eastern region and assessment of their effect on chemical profile and biological activity as antimicrobial, aflatoxin inhibitors and antioxidant. DBT
New Delhi
(Twinning Project)
3 year
w. e. f. March 2014
59. 35 lakhs
Completed
Fungal and mycotoxin contamination of stored maize (Zea mays Linn) samples in Meghalaya and antimicrobial and mycotoxin inhibitory efficacy of some biocontrol agents and essential oils of traditionally used medicinal plants of the region. DBT
New Delhi
(Twinning Project)
3 year
w. e. f. January 2017
34. 18 lakhs
Ongoing
A Multi-institutional Networking Project entitled “Bioresource and sustainable livelihoods in North East India: Component 4: Biodiversity based livelihoods Sub Project: 4- Development of captive farming, sustainable harvest technologies, integration with plantation programmes and agroforestry, and value addition of targeted bioresources Zanthoxylum and Gaultheria species DBT, New Delhi
Sanction No. BT/01/17/NE/ TAX, dated 29.03. 2018
3 year
w. e. f. January 2018
75.542 lakhs
ongoing
*Interdisciplinary Project & are coordinated with PIs from more than one department

Publications

  • H. Kayang, G. D. Sharma and R. R. Mishra (1994). Effect of an Isopod grazing (Burmoniscus sp.) upon microbes and nutrient release from the decomposing leaf litter of Alnus nepalensis D. Don. European Journals of Soil Biology, Vol. No 30 (1) : Page- 11- 15. (ELSEVIER Publisher, France) (ISSN:1164-5563).
  • H. Kayang, G. D. Sharma and R. R. Mishra (1996). The influence of isopod grazing on microbial dynamics in decomposing leaf litter of Alnus nepalensis D. Don. European Journals of Soil Biology, Vol. No 32 (1): Page- 35- 39. (ELSEVIER Publisher, France) (ISSN:1164-5563).
  • H. Kayang, G. D. Sharma and R. R. Mishra (1996). Microflora associated with the gut contents of isopod (Burmoniscus Sp nova; Philosciidae) Journal of Soil Biology and Ecology, published by Indian Society of soil Biology & Ecology, Bangalore Vol. No.16 (2): Page-120-123.(India). (ISSN: 0970-1370).
  • H. Kayang, G. D. Sharma and B. Kharbuli (1997). The effect of isopod feeding activities on litter microbial population. Geobios, Vol. No 24:  Page- 42 –46. (India). (ISSN: 02511223).
  • H. Kayang and G. D. Sharma (1999). Microrganisms in the food, gut contents and faeces of   Burmoniscus kempi (Isopoda; philosciidae). Journal of Hill Research, published by Sikkim Science Society, vol. 12(2): 114 –118. (India). (ISSN 0970-7050).
  • H. Kayang, G. D. Sharma, R. C. Laloo and R. R. Mishra (2000). Weight loss and concentration of nutrients during decomposition of leaf litter of Alnus nepalensis D. Don in subtropical forest of North East India. Vasundara, Published International Society for Conservation of Natural Resources, Vanarasi Vol. no 5: page 1-10. (India). (ISSN: 0971-782X).
  • H. Kayang (2001) Fungal and bacterial enzyme activities in Alnus nepalensis D. Don. European Journals of Soil Biology, Vol/ No 37 (2): Page- 175-180. (ELSEVIER Publisher, France)(ISSN:1164-5563).
  • H. Kayang (2002). Fungi inhabiting alder phylloplane. Indian Journal of Forestry publisehed bu M/S Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh Vol. 25 (2): 164 – 170. (India). (ISSN: 0971-9431).
  • D. Syiem, G. Syngai, P. Z. Khup, B. S. Khongwir, B. Kharbuli and H. Kayang (2002). Hypoglycemic effects of Potentilla fulgens L. in normal and alloxan–induced diabetics mice. Journal of Ethnopharmacology (Elsevier, United Kingdom), vol. No. 83: 55 – 61. (ISSN:0378-8741).
  • D. Syiem, C. Syngai, B. Kharbuli, H. Kayang and B. S. Khongwir, (2003). Anti – Tumor Activity of crude rott extract of Potentilla fulgens. Indian Drugs, published by Indian Drug Manufacturers’ Association vol. 40 (2): 124 – 125. (India). (ISSN: 0019-462X).
  • B. Kharbuli, H. Kayang D. D. Nengnong and D. R. Buam (2003). Meghalaya Biodiversity Conservation and Dams. The Ecologist Asia, 11 (1): 87 – 89. (India).
  • H. Kayang (2005). Biological Diversity in Northeast India: Conservation Strategies. Hills and Mountain Today, 1 (1): 30 -37. (India).
  • R. Lalfakzuala, H. Kayang and M. S. Dkhar (2006) Effect of fertilizers treatment on soil microbial population numbers and enzyme activities under leguminous cultivation. Journal of Hill Research, Sikkim Science Society Publication vol. 19 (1):13 – 23. (India). (ISSN: 0970-7050).
  • H. Kayang (2006). Soil microbial population numbers in sacred grove forest of Meghalaya, Northeast India. Asian Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology and Environmental Sciences, Global Science Publications, 8 (3): 521 -526. (India).(ISSN: 0972-3005).
  • R. Lalfakzuala, H. Kayang and M.S. Dkhar (2006). Effect of fertilizers on soil microbial biomass carbon under leguminous cultivation. Asian Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology and Environmental Sciences, Global Science Publications, vol. 8 (3), 623 - 631. (India). (ISSN: 0972-3005).
  • H. Kayang (2007). Tribal Knowledge on wild edible plants of Meghalaya, Northeast, India. Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge (IJTK), CSIR Publication, Vol. 6 (1), 177 -181. (India).  (ISSN: 0975-1068 (Online) ISSN: 0972-5938 (Print).
  • R. Lalfakzuala, H. Lalramnghinglova and H. Kayang (2007). Ethnobotanical usages of plants in western Mizoram. Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge (IJTK), CSIR Publication, Vol. 6 (3), pp. 486 – 493. (India). (ISSN: 0975-1068 (Online) ISSN: 0972-5938 (Print)
  • H. Kayang, B. Kharbuli and D. Syiem (2007). Role of community in conservation of Biodiversity: A case study in Khasi Hills of Meghalaya, India. Journal of Basic and Applied Biology, Publishedby Centre for Biological Research, vol 1 (1), pp. 1-5. (India). (ISSN 0973 - 8207).
  • Panna Das and H. Kayang (2008). Stamp Pad ink, an Effective Stain for Observing Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Structure in Roots. World Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 4 (1): 58 -60. (Pakistan). (ISSN:1817-3047).
  • R. Lalfakzuala, H. Kayang & M. S. Dkhar (2008). The effects of fertilizers on soil microbial components and chemical properties under leguminous cultivation. American-Eurasian Journal of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences, 3 (3): 314 – 324. (Pakistan). (ISSN : 1818-6769)
  • H. Kayang, B. Kharbuli and D.Syiem (2008). Gaultheria fragrantissima Wall. – An untapped economic plant species of Meghalaya. Natural Product Radiance, CSIR Publication, Vol. 7 (5) pg 400. (India). (ISSN: 0976-0512 (Online) ISSN: 0976-0504 (Print)
  • H. Kayang, B. Kharbuli and D. Syiem (2009). Litsea cubeba Pers. – An untapped economic plant species of Meghalaya. Natural Product Radiance, CSIR Publication Vol. 8 (1) pg 5. (India). (ISSN: 0976-0512 (Online) ISSN: 0976-0504 (Print)
  • Panna Das and H. Kayang (2009). Arbuscular mycorrhizal association with Blechnum orientale Linn. in pine forest and anthropogenically disturbed areas of northeast India. Archives of Agronomy and Soil Science, vol 55 ( 6) pg 623 -632. (Taylor & Francis Publisher) (Print ISSN: 0365-0340 Online ISSN: 1476-3567).
  • Panna Das and H. Kayang (2009) Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi from northeast India. International Journal of Agricultural Technology, Vol. 5 (2), pg 291-298.(Thailand). (ISSN: 1686-9141).
  • Panna Das, A. Chettri and H. Kayang. (2009) Habitat Preference of Auriscalpium vulgare Gray Inhabiting Slash and Burn Affected Khasi Pine Cones of India. Our Nature, INASPVol. 7: 32 – 38. (India). (ISSN-1991-2951).
  • Barik, S. K., N. J. Lakadong, Baishya, R., Chettri, A., Das, P., Kayang, H and Marbaniang, D (2009). A new record of Monotropa hypopotys L: a myco-heterotrophic plant for India. Journal of Bombay Natural History Society, published by The Bombay: Society, vol. No.106 (1): 127 – 129. (India). (ISSN-0006-6982).
  • Panna Das and H. Kayang (2010). Mycorrhizal colonization and distribution of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi associated with Michelia champaca L. under plantation system in northeast India. Journal of Forestry Research, Vol. 21, No 2 (2), pp 137-142. (Springer Publisher). (ISSN: 1007-662X (print version) ISSN: 1993-0607 (electronic version)
  • Panna Das and H. Kayang (2010). Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and dark septate endophyte colonization in bamboo from northeast India. Frontiers of Agriculture in China, volume 4 (3):  375 - 382. (Springer Publisher). ISSN: 1673-7334 (print version)  ISSN: 1673-744X (electronic version)
  • Panna Das and H. Kayang (2010). Association of dark septate endophyte and arbuscular mycorrhizal association with potato under field condition in Meghalaya, northeast India. Mycology: An International Journal of Fungal Biology, vol 1 (03), pp 171 -178. (DOI: 10.1080/21501203.2010.517787). (Taylor & Francis Publisher). (ISSN-2150-1203).
  • Swer, H. Dkhar, M. S. and Kayang, H. (2011). Fungal population and diversity in organically amended agricultural soils of Meghalaya, India. Journal of Organic Systems, vol6(2): 3 -12. (CABI Publisher, Australia). (ISSN: 1177-4258).
  • Songachan, L. S and Kayang, H (2011) Diversity of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in pine forest of Meghalaya, North East India. Mycosphere 2(4): 497 - 505. (Thailand). (ISSN: 2077 7019).
  • Songachan, L. S., Lyngdoh, I. and Kayang, H (2011). Colonization of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in moderately degraded sub-tropical forest stands of Meghalaya, north-east India. Journal of Agricultural Technology 7(6):1673-1684. (Thailand). (ISSN: 1686-9141).
  • Songachan L.S and Kayang. H(2011).Diversity and species composition of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in Flemingia vestita under shifting and continuous cropping system. Nebio: A journal of Environment and Biodiversity, Vol II (4): 1-8 (India). (ISSN: 0976-3597-print version).
  • Khongsai, M., Saikia, S. P. and Kayang, H. (2011). Ethnomedicinal plants used by different tribes of Arunachal Pradesh. Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge 10 (3): 541-546. (India). (ISSN: 0975-1068 (Online) ISSN: 0972-5938 (Print)
  • Lyngdoh, I. Kayang, H. (2012). Impact of coal mine drainage on water quality and microbial ecology of Streams in Jaintia Hill. Meghalaya. International Journal of Current Research, Vol 4 (02): 02 -07. (ISSN: 0975-833X).
  • Panna Das and H. Kayang (2012). Root fungal associations in Gaultheria fragrantissima. Journal of Agricultural Technology 8 (1):133-141. (Thailand). (ISSN: 1686-9141).
  • Songachan L.S and Kayang. H(2012).Diversity and distribution of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in Solanum species growing in natural condition. Agricultural Research (Springer Publisher) 1 (3): 258-264. ISSN: 2249-720X (print version)
    ISSN: 2249-7218 (electronic version).
  • Lyngdoh, I. Kayang, H. (2012). Physico-Chemical and Bacteriological Characterisitcs of Umiam Lake, Meghalaya, India. International Journal of Advanced Life Sciences (IJALS, Vol 3: 27-34. (ISSN: 2277-758X).
  • Panna Das, A. K. Saha and H. Kayang (2013). Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal morphology in Michelia champaca L. Journal Mycopathological Research 51 (1): 177- 179. (ISSN 0971 – 3719).
  • Songachan L.S and Kayang. H(2013).Diversity of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi associated with Flemingia vestita Benth. ex Baker.  Mycology: An International Journal of Fungal Biology, vol 4(2), pp 85-95. (DOI: 10.1080/21501203.2010.517787). (Taylor & Francis Publisher). (ISSN-2150-1203).
  • Pfose N. L, Kehie, M, Kayang, H and Mao A. A (2014). Estimation of Ethnobotanical Plants of the Naga of North East India. Journal of Medicinal Plants Studies, 2 (3): 92-104 (ISSN: 2320-3862).
  • Songachan, L. S and Kayang, H and Moinao P (2015) Diversity and species composition of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in Clerodendrum species. Mycosphere 6 (2): 150 - 158. (Thailand). (ISSN: 2077 7019).
  • Nongkling, P and Kayang, H (2015). Arbuscular Mycorrhizal status of Upland Rice in Jhum cultivation of Ri-Bhoi District, Meghalaya. International Journal of Current Research, Vol 7 (03): 13686-13689. (ISSN: 0975-833X).
  • Songachan, L.S., Kayang, H. and Iodalanabiang, T. (2015) Diversity and species composition of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in Citrus species. Journal of Agricultural Technology 11(4):863-873 (Thailand). (ISSN: 1686-9141).
  • Panna Das and H. Kayang (2015). Growth response in Michelia champaca L. inoculated with arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi. Journal of Forestry Research, Vol,  No    pp. (Springer Publisher). (ISSN: 1007-662X (print version) ISSN: 1993-0607 (electronic version)
  • Majaw S. P, Makdoh, K, Devi, H. R and Kayang, H (2015). Fungal Diversity in the Rhizosphere of Nepenthes khasiana Hook.f., and Endemic and Endangered Insectivorous Plant of Meghalaya, India. International Journal of Advanced Research in Biological Sciences, Vol 2 (1): 96-102 (ISSN 2348–8069).
  • Makdoh, K and Kayang, H (2015). Soil physico-chemical Properties in Coal mining areas of Khliehriat, East Jaintia Hills District, Meghalaya, India. International Research Journal of Environment Sciences.  Vol. 4 (10), 1-10 (ISSN 2319–1414).
  • Khonglah, D., Majaw, S. P, Kayang, H and Rao, M. S. (2015) Efficacy of bioformulations of indigeneous bacterial bioagents strains against bacterial wilt of Curcuma longa L. Journal of Agricultural Technology 11(7): 1523-1533.  Available online http://www.ijat-aatsea.com ISSN 1686-9141.
  • Manna Chibra N. Marak and Highland Kayang. (2016). Identification of fungal pathogens associated with Solanum tuberosum L. of South West Garo Hills .Transient - A Journal of Natural Sciences and Allied Subjects Vol. V, pp 58-62
  • Majaw, S.P., Khonglah, D, Kayang, H. and Rao, M.S. (2016). Isolation and identification of indigeneous microbial bioagents strains from Meghalaya and In vitro evaluation of the antagonistic properties against common fungal phytopathogens. Journal of Agricultural Technology 12(4):743-752. Available online http://www.ijat-aatsea.com  ISSN 1686-9141.
  • Manna Chibra N. Marak and Highland Kayang. (2017). In vitro evaluation of the efficiency of fungal endophytes against the phytopathogens of Solanum tuberosum L. International Journal of Current Research in Life Sciences Vol. VI, No. 08, pp.714-720.
  • Nongkling P1 and Kayang H (2017). Soil physicochemical properties and its relationship with AMF spore density under two cropping systems. Current Research in Environmental & Applied Mycology 7(1): 33–39, ISSN 2229-2225. www.creamjournal.org; Doi 10.5943/cream/7/1/5, Copyright © Beijing Academy of Agriculture and Forestry Sciences.
  • Manna Chibra N. Marak and Highland Kayang. (2018). Isolation and identification of endophytic fungi associated with Solanum tuberosum L. of South-West Garo Hills, Meghalaya. International Journal of Advances in Agricultural Science and Technology.Vol.V, Issue.1, pp. 58-65 
  • Khonglah, D. and Kayang, H (2018). Antagonism of indigenous fungal isolates against Botrytis cineria the causal of gray mold disease of tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.). International Journal of Current Research in Life Sciences Vol. 07, No. 01, pp.806-812.  ISSN: 2319-9490. Available online at http://www.ijcrls.com. 
  • Manoj Kumar1, Parismita Sarma, M. S. Dkhar, H. Kayang,  Richa Raghuwanshi,  Nawal Kishore Dubey1 (2018). Assessment of chemically characterised Gaultheria fragrantissima Wall. essential oil and its major component as safe plant based preservative for millets against fungal, a?atoxin contamination and lipid peroxidation during storage. J Food Sci Technol (January 2018) 55(1):111–119 https://doi.org/10.1007/s13197-017-2842-y.
  • Songachan, L. S and Kayang, H (2018). Effects  of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi Inoculation on Growth and yield of Flemingia vestita Benth.ex. Baker. International Journal of Agricultural Technology 14(3):377-388. (Thailand). (ISSN: 2630-0192 (Online).
  • Sarma P, Dkhar M. S, Kayang H, Kumar M, Dubey NK, Raghuwanshi, R (2018). Diversity of endophytic fungi associated with the medicinally important aromatic plant Gaultheria fragrantissima Wall. Studies in Fungi 3(1), 309–320, Doi 10.5943/sif/3/1/31
  • Majaw, S. P. And Kayang, H (2018) Fungal diversity of Rhizospheric and Non Rhizospheric soil of Zingiber officinale Rosc. in West Khasi Hills District of Meghalaya, India. International Journal of Life Sciences Research, 6(1): 68-77 (ISSN 2348-313X (Print), ISSN 2348-3148 (Online), Available at : www.researchpublish.com
  • Majaw, S. P. And Kayang, H (2018). In vitro efficacy of selected fungal isolates against Colletotrichum gloeosporioides, the casual agent of leaf spot disease of Zingiber officinale Rosc. International Journal of Advanced Scientific Research and Management, 3(11):178-187. ISSN 2455-6378 (online)
  • Lanong, S, Kharshandi, F, Kayang, H, Syiem, D (2018). Report on isolatuion of plant growth promoting bacteria (PGPB) from the gut of lesser Horseshoe bat collected from the North-Eastern part of India. International Journal of Advanced Research and Management, 3(12): 78-89; www.ijasrm.comISSN 2455-6378 (online).
  • Makdoh, K and Kayang, H (2019). Diversity of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi in trap cultures prepared from abandoned coal mine overburden spoils. Journal of Pure and Applied Microbiology, 13 (1): 629-636.
  • M. Kumar, A. K. Dwivedy, P. Sarma,M. S. Dkhar, H. Kayang, R  Raghuwanshi and N. K. Dubey (2019).Chemically characterised Artemisia nilagirica (Clarke) Pamp. essential oil as a safe plant-based preservative and shelf-life enhancer of millets against fungal and aflatoxin contamination and lipid peroxidation. Journal of Plant Biosystems (Taylor & Francis), https://doi.org/10.1080/11263504.2019.1587539.
  • Joseph Selvina, Sheryl Lanong, Donkupar Syiem, Surajit De Mandal, Highland Kayang, Nachimuthu Senthil Kumarb, G. Seghal Kiran (2019). Culture-dependent and metagenomic analysis of lesser horseshoe bats’ gut microbiome revealing unique bacterial diversity and signatures of potential human pathogens. Microbial pathogenesis, 137,103675.

BOOK

  1. B. Kharbuli, H. Kayang and D. Syiem 2006 (Eds), Biodiversity in northeast India. NEHU Publication, NEHU Printing Press, Shillong. 

 

CHAPTER CONTRIBUTED IN BOOK

  1. H. Kayang (1998) Effect of isopod grazing on microbial population and nutrient release in decomposing leaf litter of Alnus nepalensis D .Don . New Trends in Microbial Ecology: (Eds. Bharat Rai and M. S. Dkhar) Published by the International Society for Conservation of Natural Resources Vanarasi, India, Page – 137 –149. (India). (ISSN: 81-900996-0-4).
  2. H. Kayang(2001). In situ conservation of useful and endangered wild plant species of North East India. In: Sustainable management of Forests, (Eds. A. Arunachalam and M. L. Khan) published by International Book Distributors, Dehradun. Pg 19 – 36. (India). (ISBN 81-7089-280-5).
  3. B. Kharbuli, H. Kayang and D. D. Nengnong (2003). Biodiversity Conservation through Sacred Groves. In: Folklore in the Changing Times (Eds. Jawaharlal Handoo, Desmond L. Kharmawphlang and Sujit Som, Indira Gandhi Rastriya Sangrahalaya Publication, Bhopal, pg 66 – 76. (India).
  4. H. Kayang, B. Kharbuli, B. Myrboh and D. Syiem (2005). Medicinal Plants of Khasi Hills of Meghalaya, India. Proc. WOCMAP III. Vol: Bioprospecting and Ethnopharmacology. Eds. J. Bernath, E. Nemeth, L. E. Craker and Z. E. Gardner. Acta Horticulturae 675, International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS), Page: 75 – 80. (ISSN: 0567-7572).
  5. H. Kayang and B. Kharbuli (2006). Wild edible plants of Meghalaya. In: Biodiversity in northeast India (Eds. B. Kharbuli, H. Kayang and D. Syiem) published by NEHU Publication (ISBN: 81 – 87837 – 04 -7) and Printed at NEHU Printing Press Bijni Complex, Shillong. Pg. 60 – 67. (India). (ISBN:81-87837-04-7)
  6. R. Lalfakzuala, M. Khongsai, H. Kayang and B. Kharbuli (2006). Ethno-Medicinal plants and their uses in western Mizoram. In: Biodiversity in northeast India (Eds. B. Kharbuli, H. Kayang and D. Syiem) published by NEHU Publication and Printed at NEHU Printing Press Bijni Complex, Shillong. Pg. 78 – 98. (India). (ISBN:81-87837-04-7)
  7. D. Syiem, H. Kayang, P. R. Mawthoh and B. Kharbuli (2006). Indigenous knowledge system with special reference to the Khasi of Meghalaya In: Biodiversity in northeast India (Eds. B. Kharbuli, H. Kayang and D. Syiem) published by NEHU Publication and Printed at NEHU Printing Press Bijni Complex, Shillong. Pg. 209 – 212. (India). (ISBN:81-87837-04-7)
  8. M. Myrboh, H, Kayang, D.Syiem and B. Kharbuli (2006). Mawphlang Sacred Grove- A case study of in situ conservation of Biodiversity. In: Modern Trends of Research in Ecology and Environmental Sciences (Eds. B. K. Dutta and Abhik Gupta) published by Mittal Publications, India. Pg 1-6. ISBN 81-8324-142-5.
  9. T. Ajungla, G.D. Sharma, M.S. Dkhar and H. Kayang (2006). Effect of heavy metals on mycorrhizal formation and growth of Pinus kesiya seedling. In: Mycorhiza (Eds. Anil Prakash and V.S. Mehrotra), Scientific Publishers (India). Pg. 151 – 156. (India). (ISBN: 8172334109).
  10. H. Kayang (2007). Conservation of Medicinal plants diversity of Meghalaya inIndia. Biodiversity and its Significance(Eds. P. Tandon, Y. P. Abrol & S. Kumaria), I. K. International Publishers, New Delhi, pg. 233-253. (India). (ISBN: 81-88237-81-7).
  11. M. S. Dkhar, H. Kayang & M. Dkhar (2007). Microbial Diversity: A Review. (Eds. P. Tandon,Y. P. Abrol & S. Kumaria), I. K. International Publishers, New Delhi, Pg. 192 – 203. (India). (ISBN: 81-88237-81-7).
  12. Panna Das and H. Kayang (2008). Occurrence of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in natural forest and arable land of Meghalaya, northeast India (Eds. K. Shrivastava & S. S. Singh), NERIST, Arunachal Pradesh pg. 49 -54. (India).
  13. H. Kayang and B. Kharbuli (2009). Medicinal and Aromatic plants and prospects of commercial cultivation in Meghalaya. In: Ethnoforestry: The Future of Indian Ethnoforestry in India (Eds. S. C. Tiwari, published by Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh, VEDAMS, Dehra Dun, India) pg no.139 -160. (India). (ISBN No. 81-211-0728-8/8121107288).
  14. P. Tandon, S. Kumaria and H. Kayang (2010). Conservation of medicinal and aromatic plants of northeast India. Medicinal Plants in Changing Environment (Eds. A. Ahmad, T. O. Siddiqi, M. Iqbal, published by Capital Publishing Company, New Delhi, India. pg. No.165 -174. (India). (ISBN: 8185589143).
  15. Panna Das and H. Kayang (2011) Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi from the Acidic Soils of Meghalaya, North East India. In: Status and conservation of biodiversity in North East india. (eds M. D. Chaudhury, G. D. Sharma, S. Chaudhury and A Dastaludar), Swastik Publisher, New Delhi. Pp 230 – 244. (India). (ISBN: 978-93-8108-410-6). 
  16. Zothanzama, J., Dkhar, M. S. and Kayang, H (2011). Biodegradation of wood substrata by common species of wood rotting fungi of Meghalaya. Published in the International Conference Proceeding “Advances in Environmental Chemistry”(Excel Indian Publishers, 61/28, Dolpat Singh Building, Pratik Market, Muhirka, New Delhi, pp.305 (India). (ISBN: 978-93-81361 -53 -3). 
  17. Songachan L.S and Kayang. H(2014). Diversity of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi in Field and Trap Cultures from Rhizosphere soils of Flemingia vestita Benth. Ex Baker. In: Microbial Diversity and Biotechnology in Food Security (Eds. R. N. Kharwar, R.S Upadhyay, N. K. Dubey and Richa Raghuwanshi), Springer, India, pp 103 -110. (ISBN: 978-81-322-1800-5; ISBN 978-81-322-1801-2 (eBook). 
  18. I. Lyngdoh and H. Kayang (2014). Diversity of Micro-Fungi in streams receiving coal mine drainage from Jaintia Hills, Meghalaya, a North Eastern State of India. In: Fungi from Different Substrates (Eds. J. K. Misra, J. P. Tewari, S. K. Deshmukh, Csaba Vágvölgyi), CRC Press,Taylor & Francis Group, pp 115-125.

Papers presented in Conferences/Seminars:  50 numbers (National and International)

Collaboration/Consultancy: (if any):

  1. Collaborated with Dr. M. S. Rao, Principal Scientist, Divisoin of Entomology and Nematology, Indian Institute of Horticultural Research (IIHR), Bengaluru, Dr. Zavei Hiese,  Nagaland Science and Technology Council (NASTEC), Kohima, Dr. Pranab Dutta, Assam Agricultural University (AAU), Jorhat on the DST Funded collaborating project entitled Popularization and dissemination of technology of bio-pesticide formulations among  the poor and marginal (ST) farmers of weaker sections in north east region (2014- 2018)
  2. Collaborated with Prof. N. K. Dubey and Dr. Bhanu Prakash, BHU, Varanasi, on the project Fungal and Mycotoxin Contamination of Stored maize (Zea mays Linn) Samples in Meghalaya and Anti-microbial and Mycotoxin Inhibitory Efficacy of Some Biocontrol Agents and Essential oils of Traditionally Used Medicinal Plants of the Region under the DBT program for the NE ( 2014 -2017).
  3. Collaborated with Dr. R. Ganesan (ATREE, Bangalore) on a multi-institutional networking project, entitled Bioresource and Sustainable Livelihoods in North-East India: Component 4: Biodiversity based livelihoods Sub Project: 4- Development of captive farming, sustainable harvest technologies, integration with plantation programmes and agroforestry, and value addition of targeted bioresources Zanthoxylum and Gaultheria species ( 2018 -2021). 

Any other:   

  • Member of the Admission Committees in the Department of Botany (1997– 2019).
  • Member of Board of Under Graduate Studies in Microbiology (2009 - 2012).
  • Member of BPGS in Botany and member of School Board of Life Science.
  • Member of Election Committee for NEHUSU election-2006 -2013.
  • Chairman of University Level Security Committee (2006 -2010)
  • Member of the, Academic Council and  University Court, NEHU, Shillong
  • Joint Secretary, North Eastern Hill University Teacher Association (NEHUTA), NEHU, Shillong (2006 – 2008).
  • Convener, Sub-committee on Security and issue of Car Pass for the University convocation (2006 – 2012).
  • Treasurer of the Indian Science Congress Association, Shillong Chapter (2010 – 2012).
  • Member Secretary of University Level Disciplinary Council, NEHU, Shillong (2012 – 2021).
  • Member of University level disciplinary committee, NEHU, Shillong (2011 – 2017).
  • Member of the Governing body Union Christian College, Meghalaya, India. (2011 -2014).
  • Member of the Governing body METTA Adventist College, Athwa Lines, Surat, Gujarat, India. (2013 -2016).
  • Member of Hostel Management Review committee, NEHU, Shillong (2013 – 2018).
  • Member of Board of Studies of the Department of Environmental Science, Mizoram (2013 -2016).
  • Member of BPGS in Chemistry, School of Physical Sciences, NEHU (2014 – 2017).
  • Chairman of Anti –Ragging Squad (2012 –2016).
  • Member of Anti –Ragging Committee (2012 –2020).
  • Member of Departmental Purchase Committee, Sports Department, NEHU (2014 – 2015).
  • Member of the Editorial Board for scrutiny and setting of the Annual Report of the University (2013 -2021).
  • Member of Board of Studies in Microbiology (2014 - 2021).
  • Member of Board of Studies in Physics (2014 - 2017).
  • Member of the Editorial Board of Science Vision, an official publication of the Mizo Academy of Sciences  (2014 -2016).
  • Member of a Committee to look into maintenance of campuses on forest resources, land properties and beautification of NEHU campuses (2016- 2018).
  • Member of the University Disaster Management and Co-ordination Committee for Institutional Pre and Post Disaster Management Plan 2015 (2015 -2018).
  • Member of committee to examine the holding of religious programmes within the campus by various student communities    ( 2015 -2017).
  • Member of Board of Studies of the Department of Environmental Science, Mizoram University, Mizoram (3.10. 2013 – 3.10. 2016).
  • Member of University Advisory Committee (UAC) of National Service Scheme (2016 - 2018).
  • Member of Board of Studies in Botany, Nagaland University (2015 - 2018).
  • Member of a waste Management Committee, NEHU (2016 - 2019).
  • Convener and Chairman of Board of Studies in Home Science (2018 - 2021).
  • Member of Examination Consultative Committee (2018 -2019).
  • Member of the Institutional Bio-Safety Committee (IBSC) (2018 -2019).
  • Member of the Internal Complaint Committee (ICC) (August 2018).
  • Member of the Programme Advisory Committee (PAC) on Plant Sciences under Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), Department of Science and Technology (DST), New Delhi ( 3 years w. e. f. 12.11.2018 ).
  • Member of the Programme Advisory Committee (PAC) of Organismal and Evolutionary Biology (OEB) on Plant Sciences under Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), Department of Science and Technology (DST), New Delhi ( for 3 years w. e. f. 05.07. 2019).
  • Member of Board of Studies of the Department of Bio-medical Engineering, North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong (w. e. f. 30.07. 2019 – 29.07. 2022).
  • Member of University Disciplinary Council for 2 years w. e. f.  2nd August, 2019.

MOST SIGNIFICANT RESEARCH CONTRIBUTION MADE BY PROF. H. KAYANG AND HIS GROUP

 

  • A number of researches on soil microbiology/ fungal diversity have been done related to changes in community structure of microorganisms in agricultural soil, tropical, subtropical humid forest and temperate forest soils.
  • Effects of fertilizers on soil microbial components, chemical properties and yield under leguminous cultivation.
  • Soil microbial components, enzymes and chemical properties as influenced by farmyard manure and inorganic fertilizers under leguminous cultivation.
  • Soil microbes in sacred grove forest of Meghalaya, Northeast India.
  • Impact of coal mine drainage on water quality and microbial ecology of streams in Jaintia Hills, Meghalaya.
  • Isolation of efficient bio-agents strains from Meghalaya region, popularization and dissemination of technology of bio-pesticide formulations among the farmers in Meghalaya.
  • Development of protocols of mass production of bio-pesticides of indigenous strains of NER region with expertise available with the project coordinator at IIHR, Bangalore

TECHNICAL REPORTS

 

  • Information on Minor Non wood Forest Products and Medicinal Plants and their Selective Extraction for the state of Meghalaya and Two Hill districts of Assam (N.C. Hills & Karbi Anglong) 1995.
  • Final Technical Report: North Eastern Biodiversity Research Cell: 1998 – 2002 funded by NEC.
  • National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan for the state of Meghalaya: 2002, UNDP/GEF/MoEF; prepared by NEBRC, Shillong.
  • Technical report on Conservation and Sustainable Utilization of Medicinal Plants in Meghalaya, 2003, UNDP/MoEF/FRLHT.
  • Master Plan for community based conservation and Commercialization of Medicinal and aromatic plants in Northeast India, 2004; funded by NEC.
  • Technical report on Base line data on flora and fauna of Kylleng Pyndeng Sohiong Mawthabah uranium rich areas of West Khasi Hills Meghalaya.