Curriculum vitae
 
Name: Dr. Hiren B. Soni 
  
Mailing Address:
B-2, Mansi Green, 
Behind Dev Vihar,
Near Over Bridge,
Boriavi – 387 310 (Dist. Anand) 
Gujarat (INDIA)
 
Contacts:  
  
E: drhirenbsoni@gmail.com
M: +919426023901
CV: http://sites.google.com/site/hirenbsoni
RG: http://www.researchgate.net/profile/Hiren_Soni2
Blog: www.gujarat-biodiversity.blogspot.in

Date of Birth: January 3, 1972

Academic Attainments:

1. B.Sc. (Zoology) (71%) (Gold Medalist) (1994), V.P. Science College, S.P. University, Vallabh Vidyanagar – 388 120, Gujarat, India.

2. M.Sc. (Zoology) (67%) (Gold Medalist) (1996), Department of Biosciences, S.P. University, Vallabh Vidyanagar – 388 120, Gujarat, India.

3. Ph.D. (Environmental Science - Eutrophication & Avifauna) (May, 2008) Ph.D. Thesis on “Environmental Studies of Two Significant Wetlands of Gujarat with particular reference to relation between Eutrophication and Avifauna” through Sophisticated Instrumentation Center for Applied Research & Testing (SICART), submitted to Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidyanagar, Gujarat, India.

4. Recognized Ph.D. Guide in Environmental Science, from S.P. University, Vallabh Vidyanagar, Gujarat, India, since Year 2012.  

5. Recognized External Ph.D. Supervisor  in Biotechnology, from Uka-Tarsadia University, Bardoli, South Gujarat, India, since Year 2012.

6. Recognized External Ph.D. Supervisor in Environmental Science, from Uka-Tarsadia University, Bardoli, South Gujarat, India, since Year 2012. 

Academic Awards: 

1. F.Y. & S.Y. B.Sc. - Highest Rank in Zoology
2. B.Sc. (Zoology) First Class First with Distinction (Gold Medalist)
3. M.Sc. (Zoology) First Class First (Gold Medalist) 
4. Ph.D. (Environmental Science - Eutrophication & Avifauna)

Academic Experience [Since 2006]

Assistant Professor in Animal Science (Zoology) & Environmental Biotechnology (EBT) (From June 2006 to September 2012) [6 Years & 3 Months]    

Ashok & Rita Patel Institute of Integrated Study & Research in Biotechnology and Allied Sciences (ARIBAS), S.P. University, New Vallabh Vidyanagar-388 121, Gujarat (India).

Present Position: 

Working as an Assistant Professor in Environmental Science in P.G. Department of Environmental Science & Technology (EST), Institute of Science and Technology for Advanced Studies and Research (ISTAR), S.P. University, Vallabh Vidyanagar-388 120, Gujarat (India), Since September 2012.

Subjects taught:  

(At Under-Graduate Level) 
Animal Sciences, Cell and Developmental Biology, Cell Biology, Environmental Biology, Environmental Biotechnology, Life Sciences 
 
(At Post-Graduate Level) 
Air Pollution & Climate Change, Air Pollution Control Technology, Biodeterioration & Biodegradation, Biodiversity & Bioresources, Biogeotechnology, Eco-friendly Technology, Ecology & Environmental Biology, EIA and Legislation, Environmental Biotechnology, Environmental Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry & Geology, Environmental Microbiology, Environmental Principles & Policies, Environmental Resources & Conservation, Industrial Hygiene & Occupational Health, Industrial Pollution Control & Technology, Industrial Safety, Hygiene & Technology, Meteorological & Environmental Instruments, Novel Methods for Pollution Control, Occupational Hazard & Sanitation, Waste Management & Control Technology  

Academic / Examinations Responsibilities:

1. Coordinator (In-Charge) of P.G. Department of Environmental Biotechnology (EBT) for the Year-2010, at Ashok & Rita Patel Institute of Integrated Study & Research in Biotechnology and Allied Sciences (ARIBAS), New Vallabh Vidyanagar, Gujarat (India).

2. External Examiner in B.Sc. Zoology at R.R. Lalan College, KSKV Kachchh University, Bhuj, Gujarat (India).

3. External Examiner in IGBT Courses (UG & PG) in Environmental Biotechnology (EBT) at Ashok & Rita Patel Institute of Integrated Study & Research in Biotechnology & Allied Sciences (ARIBAS), New Vidyanagar, Gujarat, India.

4. External Examiner in M.Sc. Environmental Science & Technology (EST) Courses at Institute of Science & Technology for Advanced Studies & Research (ISTAR), Vallabh Vidyanagar, Gujarat (India).

5. External Examiner in M.Sc. Microbiology and M.Sc. Biotechnology Courses at Charutar Science, Engineering and Technology (CHARUSET) University, Changa, Gujarat, India.

6. External Examiner in S.Y. & T.Y. B.Sc. Examinations in Environmental Science at N.V. Patel College of Pure & Applied Sciences (NVPAS), Vallabh Vidyanagar, Gujarat (India). 

7. Member of Board of Studies (BOS) in Environmental Science, Department of Bioscience (DOB), Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidyanagar (Gujarat), India. (2014-2017)

8. Member of Syllabus Committee in U.G. and P.G. Courses, Sardar Patel University (SPU), Vallabh Vidyanagar, Gujarat, India.

9. Moderator in External Theory Examination of F.Y. B.Sc. (ATKT) in BI-101 (Zoology), Sardar Patel University (SPU), Vallabh Vidyanagar, Gujarat, India.

10. Visiting Faculty in Environmental Science at A.D. Patel Institute of Technology (ADIT), New Vidyanagar, Gujarat, India.


Ph.D. (Environmental Science) Supervised:     

1. Sheju Thomas Mathai (October, 2015) Environmental Monitoring Studies of Two Tropical Freshwater Ecosystems with Special Relevance to Trophic Status, Biotic Components and Biotransportation of Heavy Metals (Ph.D. Degree Awarded in July, 2016)

2. Kavita Thakur (Pursuing) Environmental and Ecological Studies of Gulf of Kachchh in relation to Eutrophic Status, Biotic Components and Bioremediation (Thesis to be submitted in 2017)

M.Sc. Dissertations Supervised:

 

o  M.Sc. (Integrated) Biotechnology (Environmental Biotechnology)

 

1. Environmental Studies of Anand Sewage-Fed Pond (ASFP), Anand, Gujarat, with Special Reference to Physico-Chemical Characteristics of Water and Sediments and Biomonitoring of Heavy Metal-contaminated Sites by Selected Aquatic Macrophytes (November  - 2010)

 

2. Growth and Reproduction of Eudrilus eugeniae Kinberg, 1867  in Different Industrial Wastes during Vermicomposting in Relation to Ecological, Environmental and Biological Parameters (November  - 2010)

 

3. Physico-Chemical Characteristics of Soil of Semi-Arid Grassland (Banni, Kachchh) with Special Reference to Carbon Sequestration (November  - 2010)


4. Environmental Studies of Five Major Rivers along Mahatma Gandhi National Express Way – I (Ahmedabad – Vadodara) with special reference to Eutrophication and Bioabsorption of Heavy Metals by Some Marshy Plants (November - 2011)


5. Environmental Studies of Kanewal Lake with particular reference to Eutrophication and Heavy Metals Uptake by Selected Aquatic Macrophytes (November - 2011)


6. Environmental Studies of Mahi River with particular reference to Eutrophication and Biomonitoring of Heavy Metals in Selected Aquatic Plants (November - 2011)


7. Environmental Studies of Pariyej Lake with special reference to Eutrophication and Biosorption of Heavy Metals by Selected Aquatic Macrophytes (November 2011)


8. Environmental Studies of Soil Pollution and Bioaccumulation of Heavy Metals by Some Terrestrial Plants along Mahatma Gandhi National Express Way – I (Ahmedabad – Vadodara) (November - 2011)


9. Assessment of Soil Quality, Air Pollution Tolerance Index and Heavy Metals Uptake by Azadirachta indica A. Juss. and Alstonia scholaris (L.) R.Br. at Selected Urban Sites of Central Gujarat (October - 2012)


10. Effects of Soil Quality, Excretory Matters (Urine and Cow-Dung) of Cow, and Heavy Metals on Growth of Mustard Plants [Brassica juncea (L.) Czern.(October - 2012)


11. Effects of Soil Quality, Excretory Matters (Urine and Cow-Dung) of Buffalo, and Heavy Metals on Growth of Mustard Plants [Brassica juncea (L.) Czern.(October - 2012)


12. Environmental Studies of Anthropogenic Pond Ecosystems of Central Gujarat with special reference to Eutrophication and Biomonitoring of Heavy Metals by Selected Aquatic Macrophytes (October - 2012)


13. Preliminary Assessment of Plant-Crab-Soil Interactions in Mangrove Ecosystem at Navinal Creek, Gulf Of Kachchh, Gujarat (October - 2012)


o  M.Sc. Biotechnology
 
1. Bakrol Village Pond (BVP): Eutrophication, Bioabsorption of Heavy Metals by Macrophytes, and Metals-Nutrients Uptake by Brassica juncea (L.) Czern. (April - 2011)
 
2. Goya Urban Pond (GUP): Eutrophication, Heavy Metals Absorption by Macrophyte, and Metals-Nutrients Flux in Brassica juncea (L.) Czern. (April - 2011)
 
3. Lambhvel Village Pond (LVP): Eutrophication, Biomonitoring of Heavy Metals in Macrophytes, Nutrients Uptake and Metals Accumulation in Brassica juncea (L.) Czern. (April - 2011)
 
4. Loteshwar Urban Pond (LUP): Eutrophication, Biosorption of Heavy Metals by Macrophytes, and Uptake of Metals-Nutrients by Brassica juncea (L.) Czern. (April - 2011)
 
5. Environmental Status of Karamsad Town Pond (KTP - I) with particular reference to Eutrophication, and Heavy Metals Absorption by Aquatic Macrophyte [Nelumbo nucifera (Gaertn.)] (April – 2012)

6. Investigation of Pollution Profile of Mogri Village Pond (MVP) in view of Water and Sediment, and Bioabsorption of Heavy Metals by Aquatic Macrophyte [Eichhornia crassipes (Mart.) Solms.] (April – 2012)

7. Pollution Assessment of Karamsad Town Pond (KTP - II) with reference to Eutrophication, and  Bioaccumulation of Heavy Metals by Aquatic Macrophyte [Eichhornia crassipes (Mart.) Solms.] (April – 2012)

8. Pollution Status of Gana Village Pond (GVP) with special reference to Water and Sediment, and Biomonitoring of Heavy Metals by Aquatic Macrophyte (Ipomoea aquatica Forssk.) (April – 2012)

o  M.Sc. Bioinformatics

1. Environmental Modelling of Semi-Urban Catchment (SUC) with Particular Reference to Water Quality and Nutrient Flux using AQUATOX & WASP (Simulation Softwares) (June – 2012)

2. Environmental Modelling of Sewage-Fed Drainage (SFD) with Particular Reference to Water Quality and Nutrient Dynamics using AQUATOX & WASP (Simulation Softwares) (June – 2012)

o  M.Sc. Environmental Science & Technology

1. Assessment of Vehicular Pollution using Selected Floral Elements in relation to Soil Quality in and around Milk Capital City of India (April – 2014)

2. Ecological Studies of Tropical Freshwater Environment with Relationship between Sediment Quality and Zooplankton Dynamics (April – 2014)    

3. Effect of Soil Quality on Biochemical Profiles of Selected Vegetables and Crops of Agricultural Environ, Central Gujarat (April – 2014)

4. Effects of Surface Water Quality on Biochemical Constituents of Selected Aquatic Macrophytes at Sacred Pilgrimage Wetland, Central Gujarat (April – 2014)

5. Environmental Assessment of Tropical Lentic Ecosystem with Special Reference to Surface Water Quality and Phytoplankton Diversity (April – 2014)

6. Environmental Studies of Anand Sewage-Fed Pond (ASFP) in relation to Aquatic Birds and Eutrophicaton (April – 2014)

7. Environmental Studies of Jambughoda Wildlife Sanctuary in context of Water and Soil Quality and Anthropogenic Pressures (April – 2014)

8. Experimental Study of Hydrilla verticillata (L.F.) Royle and Chara vulgaris L. with relevance to Phytochemical Constituents (April – 2014)

9. Preliminary Investigation of Abiotic Components of Jambughoda Wildlife Sanctuary in relation to Human Health and Anthropogenic Interventions (April - 2014)

10. Preliminary Investigation of Ecological Interrelationship between Sediment Quality and Phytoplankton Dynamics at Tropical Freshwater Wetland (April – 2014)   

11. Relation between Soil Quality and Phytochemical Components of Significant Tree Elements on Selected Crossroads in and around Anand Province, Central Gujarat (April – 2014)

12. Relation between Surface Water Quality and Zooplankton Diversity at Tropical Lentic Environment, Central Gujarat (April – 2014)

13. Short-term Assessment of Biochemical Profiles of Selected Aquatic Macrophytes in relation to Surface Water Quality (April – 2014)

14. Study of Soil Quality and Biochemical Profile of Selected Tree Species in and around Industrial Estate, Central Gujarat (April – 2014) 

15. Assessment of Surface Water and Bottom Sediment Quality of Industrial Pond, Nandesari Industrial Estate, Vadodara, Central Gujarat (April – 2015)

16. Assessment of Surface Water Quality and Biochemical Profile of Ipomoea aquatica Forssk. at Pilgrimage Wetlands of Central Gujarat (April – 2015)

17. Biochemical Profile of Selected Wild Varieties of Floral Elements of An Educational Campus (Vallabh Vidyanagar) of Central Gujarat (April – 2015)

18. Determination of Physico-Chemical Properties of Municipal Solid Waste at Anand MSW Dumping Station, Central Gujarat (April – 2015)

19. Measuring Air Pollution Tolerance Indices for Certain Plants of Disturbed and Undisturbed Urban Habitats of Central Gujarat (April – 2015)

20. Physico-chemical Characteristics of Surface Water Quality of Industrial Pond, GIDC Estate, Vitthal Udyognagar (April – 2015)

21. Population Dynamics, Activity Budget and Habitat Use by Nilgai (Boselaphus tragocamelus Pallas, 1766) in and around Mahi Ravine, Central Gujarat (April – 2015)

22. Screening of Phytochemical Compounds of Selected Indigenous Floral Elements of An Educational Hub (Vallabh Vidyanagar) of Central Gujarat (April – 2015)

23. Screening of Surface Water Quality and its Effects on Biochemical Profile of Eichhornia crassipes (Mart.) Solms. at Sacred Ponds of Central Gujarat (April – 2015) 

24. Assessment of Depredation and Crop Damage by Nilgai (Boselaphus tragocamelus Pallas, 1766) in Agricultural Landscapes of Central Gujarat (April – 2016)  

25. Assessment of Solid and Liquid Wastes Pollution at Selected Rural Pockets of Central Gujarat (April – 2016)

26. Effect of Soil Nutrients on Phytochemical Constituents of Native Tree Species [Azadirachta indica A. Juss. and Polyalthia longifolia Sonn.] of Certain Urban Pockets (April – 2016

27. Effect of Soil Quality on Biochemical Profile of Agricultural Crops [Musa paradisiaca (L.) Kuntze. and Nicotiana tabacum L.] of Central Gujarat (April – 2016)

28. Effects of Noise Pollution on Biochemical Constituents of Urban Plants [Azadirachta indica A. Juss. and Polyalthia longifolia Sonn.] (April – 2016) 

29. Assessment of Municipal Solid Waste of Anand Town, Central Gujarat, with Special Reference to Environmental Characteristics and Management Perspectives (April - 2017)     

30. Population Dynamics and Environmental Study of Sarus Crane (Grus antigone) in Agricultural Landscapes of Central Gujarat (April - 2017)

31. Population Dynamics of Asiatic Lion (Panthera leo persica) in Gir Wildlife Sanctuary in relation to Habitat Suitability and Water Quality (April - 2017)

32. Use of Aquatic Macroinvertebrates for Assessment of Ecological Integrity of Freshwater Ecosystem: A Case Study of Mahi River, Gujarat (April - 2017)

Research Areas:

1. Systematic Zoology (Invertebrates & Vertebrates), Ornithology & Wildlife Biology

2. Field Biology (Biodiversity & Conservation), Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)

3. Wetland Biology (Biodiversity, Ecology, Restoration), Bioremediation (Phytoremediation), Ecotoxicology 

Research Interests:

Modelling: Environmental Modelling, Ecological Modelling, Ecosystem Modelling, Habitat Modelling, Species Modelling

Informatics: Environmental Informatics, Ecological Informatics, Biodiversity Informatics, Species Informatics

Economics: Environmental Economics, Ecological Economics

Applied:  Environmental Statistics, Ecological Statistics, Ecological Engineering, Environmental Forensics, Environmental Archaeology, Archaeobiology, Astrobiology, Paleobiology, Paleoecology

Special Achievements:

1. Awardee of ‘ARIBAS Publication Award’ for Highest number of National and International Publications during the Academic Year 2007-08.

2. Awardee of ‘Best Research Paper Award (Dr. C.K. Shah Award)’ in ‘Plant Sciences’ for the Year 2008-09 by Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidyanagar, Gujarat (India), for the Paper entitled ‘Macrophytes in phytoremediation of heavy metal contaminated water and sediments in Pariyej Community Reserve, Gujarat, India ’. Turkish Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 8: 193-200. (Turkey)

3. Awardee of “Best Research Paper Award 2013” by International Journal of Environment (IJE) (ISSN: 2091-2854), and Progressive Sustainable Developers (PSD), Nepal, for the Paper entitled “Prevalence of Traditional Medications through Native Floral Elements among Tribal Communities of Kachchh Arid Ecosystem, Gujarat, India. 2 (1): 184-201, evaluated by Surya P. Sunkavalli, Chief (Evaluation Committee), Environmental Geochemist, Geomega, Boulder, Colorado, USA

4. Awardee of “Best Reviewer Award 2013” for International Journal of Environment (IJE) (ISSN: 2091-2854), and Progressive Sustainable Developers (PSD), Nepal.

5. Associate Editor of Current World Environment (CWE), International Research Journal of Environmental Science, India. (ISSN: 0973-4929)

6. Editorial & Advisory Board Member of Current World Environment (CWE), International Research Journal of Environmental Science, India. (ISSN: 0973-4929)

7. Editorial Board Member of International Journal of Environment (IJE), Nepal. (ISSN: 2091-2854)

8. Editorial Board Member of International Journal of Geography and Environmental Sciences (IJGES), Voyage Journals.

9. Editorial Board Member of International Journal of Life Sciences Leaflets (LSL), International Open Access Research Journal (IOARJ), Gujarat, India. (ISSN: 0976-1098)

10. Editorial Board Member of Journal of Pharmacy, Biotechnology and Allied Sciences (JPBAS), India. (ISSN: 2320-2666)

11. Editorial Board Member of Newsletter for Birdwatchers (NLBW), Bangalore, India. (ISSN: 0028-9426)

12. Editorial Board Member of Scientific Research and Essays (SRE), Nairobi, Africa. (ISSN 1992-2248)

13. Editorial Book Reviewer for Air Pollution and Freshwater Ecosystems: Sampling, Analysis, and Quality Assurance. Timothy J. Sullivan, Alan T. Herlihy, James R. Webb (Eds.) CRC Press (Taylor & Francis Group), London (U.K.) (ISBN: 9781-4822-271-30) 346 p.

14. Editor-in-Charge of International Journal of Life Sciences (IJLS), Nepal. (ISSN 2091-0525)

15. Manuscript Editor in International Journal of Environment (IJE) (ISSN: 2091-2854), Progressive Sustainable Developers (PSD), Nepal.

16. Panel Reviewer in Biodiversity Data Journal (BDJ), Bulgaria. (ISSN: 1314-2828)

17. Senior Editor of Current World Environment (CWE), International Research Journal of Environmental Science, India. (ISSN: 0973-4929)

18. Reviewer in Advancement in Medicinal Plant Research (AMPR), Nigeria, Africa. (ISSN: 2354-2152)

19. Reviewer in Advancement in Scientific and Engineering Research (ASER), Nigeria, Africa. (ISSN: 2384-7336)

20. Reviewer in Advances in Applied Research (AAR), Coimbatore, India. (ISSN: 0974-3839)

21. Reviewer in African Journal of Agricultural Research (AJAR), Academic Journals, Nairobi, Africa. (ISSN: 1991-637X)

22. Reviewer in African Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology (AJAST), Nigeria, Africa. (ISSN: 2311-5882)

23. Reviewer in African Journal of Biotechnology (AJB), Academic Journals, Nairobi, Africa. (ISSN: 1684-5315)

24. Reviewer in African Journal of Engineering Research (AJER), Net Journals, Nigeria, Africa. (ISSN: 2354-2144)

25. Reviewer in African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology (AJEST), Academic Journals, Nairobi, Africa. (ISSN: 1996-0786)

26. Reviewer in Agriculture Science Research Journal (ASRJ), Ghana, Africa. (ISSN: 2026-6073)

27. Reviewer in Ambient Science (AS), National Cave Research & Protection Organization, India. (ISSN: 2348-5191)

28. Reviewer in American Journal of Environmental Protection (AJEP), Science & Education Publishing, USA. (ISSN: 2328-7241)

29. Reviewer in Applied Ecology & Environmental Research (AEER), Budapest, Hungary. (ISSN: 1589-1623)

30. Reviewer in Applied Ecology and Environmental Sciences (AEES), Science & Education Publishing, USA. (ISSN: 2328-3912)

31. Reviewer in Applied Ecology and Forestry Science (AEFS), Science & Education Publishing, USA. (ISSN: Pending)

32. Reviewer in Applied Nanoscience (ANS), Springer Publishers, Berlin (Heidelberg) (ISSN: 2190-5509)

33. Reviewer in Asian Journal of Atmospheric Environment (AJAE), Japan & Korea. (ISSN 1976-6912)

34. Reviewer in Asian Journal of Water, Environment and Pollution (AJWEP), Amsterdam, Netherlands. (ISSN: 0972-9860)

35. Reviewer in Bio Resources (BR), Raleigh, North Carolina, USA (ISSN: 1930-2126)

36. Reviewer in Desalination and Water Treatment (DWT), Taylor & Francis, London, UK. (ISSN: 1944-3994)

37. Reviewer in Ecotoxicology (ET), Springer Publishers, U.S.A. (ISSN: 0963-9292)

38. Reviewer in Environmental Forensics (EF), New York, U.S.A. (ISSN: 1527-5922)

39. Reviewer in Ethnobotany Research and Applications (ERA), Texas, U.S.A. (ISSN: 1547-3465)

40. Reviewer in Herald Journal of Geography and Regional Planning (HJGRP), Nigeria, Africa. (ISSN: 2350-2185)

41. Reviewer in Indian Journal of Geo-Marine Sciences (IJMS), India. (ISSN: 0379-5136)

42. Reviewer in International Greener Journals (IGJ), Lagos (Nigeria), Africa.

43. Reviewer in International Journal of Agriculture and Biodiversity Research (IJABR). (ISSN: 2277-0836)

44. Reviewer in International Journal of Biological Macromolecules (IJBM) - Structure, Function and Interactions, Elsevier International. (ISSN: 0141-8130)

45. Reviewer in International Journal of Conservation Science (IJCS), Romania. (ISSN: 2067-533X)

46. Reviewer in International Journal of Environmental Science and Toxicology (IJEST), Macedonia.

47. Reviewer in International Journal of Environmental Science and Toxicology Research (IJESTR), Macedonia. (ISSN: 2408-7262)

48. Reviewer in International Journal of Geology and Mining (IJGM), Premier Publishers, Lagos (Nigeria), Africa.

49. Reviewer in International Journal of Life Sciences Leaflets (LSL), Open Access Research Journal (OARJ), Gujarat, India. (ISSN: 0976-1098

50. Reviewer in International Journal of Natural Resource Ecology & Management (IJNREM), Science & Education Publishing, USA. (ISSN: Pending)

51. Reviewer in International Journal of Research in Environmental Studies (IJRES), Southport, UK. (ISSN: 2059-1977)

52. Reviewer in International Research Journal of Agricultural & Aquatic Sciences (IRJAAS), Kenya, Africa. (ISSN: 2411-2895)

53. Reviewer in International Research Journal of Public and Environmental Health (IRJPEH), India. (ISSN: 2360-8803)

54. Reviewer in Jalaplavit (JP) (Research Journal on Wetlands), India. (ISSN: 2321-1881)

55. Reviewer in Journal of Agricultural & Crop Research (JACR), Nigeria (Africa) & Burntwood (U.K.) (ISSN: 2384-731x)

56. Reviewer in Journal of Agriculture Science and Food Technology (JASFT), Pearl Research Publications, Saudi Arabia. (ISSN: 2465-7522)

57. Reviewer in Journal of Ecology and the Natural Environment (JENE), Academic Journals, Nairobi, Africa. (ISSN: 2006-9847) 

58. Reviewer in Journal of Food Security (JFS), Science & Education Publishing, USA. (ISSN: 2372-0115)

59. Reviewer in Journal of Medical & Biological Science Research (JMBSR), Pearl Research Publications, Saudi Arabia. (ISSN: 2449-1810)

60. Reviewer in Journal of Pharmacy, Biotechnology and Allied Sciences (JPBAS), India. (ISSN: 2320-2666)

61. Reviewer in Journal of Physical Science and Environmental Studies (JPSES), Pearl Research Publications, Saudi Arabia. (ISSN: 2467-8775) 

62. Reviewer in National Academy Science Letters (NASL), Springer, USA. (ISSN: 0250-541X)

63. Reviewer in Our Nature (ON), Nepal. (ISSN: 1991-2951)

64. Reviewer in PLoS One (PONE), International Open Access Journal (IOAJ), San Francisco, U.S.A. (ISSN: 1932-6203)

65. Reviewer in Polycyclic Aromatic Compounds (PAC), Taylor & Francis, Philadelphia, U.S.A. (ISSN: 1040-6638)

66. Reviewer in Scientific Annals of Alexandru Ioan Cuza University (SAAICU) (Geography), Romania. (ISSN: 1223-5334)

67. Reviewer in Tropical Life Sciences Research (TLSR), Malaysia. (ISSN 1985-3718)

68. Reviewer in Zoo’s Print (ZP), Zoo Outreach Organization, India. (ISSN: 0971-6378)

69. Potential Reviewer in Nature Journal (IF: 41.456, Rank by IF: 1/56, Category: Multidisciplinary Sciences / Environment & Ecology), Nature Publishing Group (NPG), USA, UK & Japan. (ISSN: 0028-0836, EISSN: 1476-4687) (Since August 2013)

70. Potential Reviewer in Scientific Data Journal (SDJ), (Category: Ecology, Environment, Biodiversity, Conservation), Nature Publishing Group (NPG). (ISSN: 2052-4463), London (UK) (Since April, 2014) 

71Potential Reviewer in Nature Communications (NC), (IF: 11.47, Category: Earth Sciences), Nature Publishing Group (NPG). (ISSN: 2041-1723), London (UK) (Since June, 2016)

Memberships:

1. African-Eurasian Waterbird Agreement (AEWA), Germany
2. Asia Pacific Shorebird Network (APSN), SE Asia
3. Asian Raptor Research and Conservation Network (ARRCN), Japan
4. Asian Wetland Bureau (AWB), Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
5. Australasian Waders Studies Group (AWSG), Australia
6. Bird Conservation Society of Gujarat (BCSG), India
7. Birdlife International (BI), UK
8. Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS), India
9. Eco-Ethics International Union (EEIU), Germany 
10. Flamingo Specialist Group (FSG), Wetlands International (WI), Netherlands (EU)
11. Global Raptor Information Network (GRIN), Boise (USA)
12. Indian Bird Conservation Network (IBCN), India
13. International Wader Study Group (IWSG), Norfolk (UK)
14. International Waterfowl & Wetlands Research Bureau (IWRB), Slimbridge (UK)
15. IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC), Switzerland (UK)
16. Migrant Watch (NCBS), India
17. National Institute of Ecology (NIE), India
18. New Ornis Foundation (NOF), Hyderabad (India)
19. Oriental Bird Club (OBC), Bedford (UK)
20. Threatened Waterfowl Species Group (TWSG), Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (WWT), UK
21. Wetland Restoration Specialist Group (WRSG), Florida (USA) 
22. Wildlife Institute of India (WII), Dehra Dun (India)
23. Wildlife Rehabilitators’ Exchange Network (WREN), Mumbai (India) 
24. World Conservation Protected Area Network (WCPAN), Switzerland (UK)
25. World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF – India)
26. Zoo Outreach Organization (ZOO), India

Consultancy: 


1. Consultant in Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA - Ecology & Biodiversity), in Enviro Care Associates, Gujarat, affiliated with NABET (National Accreditation Board for Education & Training), Ministry of Environment & Forests (MoEF), New Delhi. 


2. Consultant in Environmental Science (Hydrology), in United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)


3. Credited as United Nations Volunteers Programme (UNVP) in United Nations Organization (UNO).


Proficiency: Computer Knowledge in MS - Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, Access, Publishers, Front Page), Research relevant Packages (Adobe Photoshop CS, Adobe Image Ready CS, Adobe Page Maker, Corel Graphics Suite (Corel Draw, Corel Photo Paint, 
Corel Trace, Corel R.A.V.E.), Biodiversity Professional (BDPRO), PAST, KyPlot & SPSS (Statistical Package for Social Sciences)

Capabilities: Write Up of Project Proposals & Reports

Affinities: Reading, Writing & Discussion

* Research Experience [Since 1997]


1. SRF (Senior Research Fellow) (Ornithology) (November, 1997 to February, 1998) [3 Months] 
Study of Wetland Birds on Paddy Crop Agro-ecosystem in Central Gujarat, India. With Dr. B.M. Parasharya (AINP on Agricultural Ornithology) Department of Ornithology, Biological Control Laboratory, Gujarat Agricultural University (GAU), Anand Campus, Anand - 388 110, Gujarat, India.

2. JRF (Junior Research Fellow) (Biodiversity & Ethnobotany) (June 1998 to May 1999) [1 Year] 
Environmental Studies of Biodiversity and Ethnobotany of Certain Forests of Gujarat, India. With Dr. Nirmal Kumar, J. I. (Head, Department of Biosciences) N. V. Patel College of Pure & Applied Sciences, Department of Biosciences, S. P. University, Vallabh Vidyanagar - 388 120, Gujarat, India. 
  
3. Project Fellow (Invertebrates) (June 1999 to May 2000) [1 Year] 
Study on Lesser Known Fauna with Special Reference to Invertebrates of Gir Lion Sanctuary and National Park, Saurashtra Peninsula, Gujarat, India. With Dr. (Mrs.) Pragna H. Parikh (Reader in Zoology) Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science, M.S. University of Baroda, Vadodara - 390 002, Gujarat, India.

4. Research Biologist (Ornithology & Wildlife Biology) (November 2000 to May 2003) [2 Years & 7 Months] 
Worked in various projects on Biodiversity, Conservation, EIA, Drought Proofing, Watershed Development, Rann Reclamation and Mangroves. With Dr. Justus Joshua, Scientist - Ornithology & Wildlife Biology, Dr. S. F. Wesley Sunderraj, Scientist - EIA & Wildlife Biology & Dr. V. Vijay Kumar, Scientist - Ecorestoration, in Gujarat Institute of Desert Ecology (GUIDE), P. O. Box # 83, Opp. Changleshwar Temple, Mundra Road, Bhuj (Kachchh) - 370 001, Gujarat, India.

5. Project Fellow (Ornithology & Wetland Ecology) (July 2003 to May 2006) [2 Years & 11 Months]
Worked in Research Project entitled Environmental Studies of Wetland – Nal Sarovar of Gujarat with particular reference to Biodiversity, Eutrophication and Anthropogenic Pressures, funded by Ministry of Environment & Forests (MoEF), New Delhi (India). With Dr. Nirmal Kumar, J. I. (Head & Reader, P.G. Department of Environmental Sciences), Institute of Science & Technology for Advanced Studies & Research (ISTAR), S. P. University, Vallabh Vidyanagar - 388 120, Gujarat, India.

# Projects involved:

1. Study of Wetland Birds on Paddy Crop Agro-ecosystem in Central Gujarat, India.

2. Environmental Studies of Biodiversity and Ethnobotany of Certain Forests of Gujarat, India.

3. Study on Lesser Known Fauna with Special Reference to Invertebrates of Gir Lion Sanctuary and National Park, Saurashtra Peninsula, Gujarat, India.

4. Gujarat Earthquake (26 January 2001): A Rapid Environmental Appraisal

5. Drought Proofing through Micro Level Action Plan for some selected villages of Kachchh - An Ecological Approach (UNDP - PMNRF)

6. Second Gujarat Earthquake Emergency Relief Project (SGEERP) - Environmentally Sound Management of Rubble and Debris and Water Audits: Sources, Uses and Challenges      

7. Conservation of Rare and Endangered Biodiversity of Gujarat (CREB)

8. National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (NBSAP)

9. A Rapid EIA Study on the Proposed Sardar Sarovar (Malia to Bhachau) Branch Canal Based Pipeline for Drinking Water Supply Project with Special Emphasis on Wildlife, Habitats and Associated Species in Kachchh District, Gujarat, India.

10. Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Study on Salt Works of Adani Chemicals Ltd. (ACL), Mundra, Kachchh, Gujarat, India: A Special Emphasis on Land, Water, Human and Biota (A Supplementary Study on Additional Land)

11. An Ecological Study of Kachchh Mangroves and its Associated Fauna with Special Reference to its Management and Conservation

12. Watershed Management and Biodiversity Assessment in and around Dhoravar Village (Pachchham Area), Khavada Taluka, Bhuj - Kachchh, Gujarat, India.

13. Integrated Rann Reclamation and Development in Kachchh District, Great Rann of Kachchh (GRK), Gujarat, India.

14. A Rapid EIA Study on Storage Terminal and Laying of Hook-Up Pipeline between Bayer ABS Ltd. and Common Pipeline on Oil Jetty No. 2 (Shastry Jetty) Old Kandla, Kandla Port, Gandhidham, Kachchh, Gujarat, India.

15. Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Study on Salt Works of Nirma Chemicals Ltd. (NCL), Kala Talav, Bhavnagar, Gujarat, India.

16. Distribution and Characterization of Heavy Metals of Vegetable Plants in and around Anand District, Gujarat, India.

17. Environmental Studies of Wetland – Nal Sarovar of Gujarat (India) with particular reference to Biodiversity, Eutrophication and Anthropogenic Pressures
 
18. Development and Beautification of Undera Village Pond (Vadodara, Gujarat, India): An Ecological, Environmental and Socio-Economic Perspective (Principal Investigator)

19. Ecological Status of Two Major Rivers (Banas & Meshwo) of Gujarat, India (Principal Investigator)

20Assessment of Solid and Liquid Wastes Pollution at selected Rural Pockets of Central Gujarat (Principal Investigator)

21. Assessment of Depredation and Crop Damage by Nilgai (Boselaphus tragocamelus) in Agricultural Landscapes of Central Gujarat (Principal Investigator)

# Publications (*Indicates International Publication)

# Research Reports:

1. Parasharya, B.M., D.N. Yadav, S.B.Patel, A.D. Patel, C.K. Borad, A. Mukherjee, R.B. Chauhan, G. Sharma, T.V. Patel and H.B. Soni (February 1998) Study of Wetland Birds on Paddy Crop Agro-ecosystem in Central Gujarat, India. (Final Technical Report) 

2. Parikh, P., K.D. Vachharajani, A. Nanda and H. Soni (December 1999) Study on Lesser Known Fauna with Special Reference to Invertebrates of Gir Lion Sanctuary and National Park, Saurashtra Peninsula, Gujarat, India. (Interim Report - I)

3. Kumar, J.I.N., R.N. Kumar, M.R. Patel, S.S. Patel, M. Ghosh, G. Sharma, A. Gohil and H. Soni (May 2000) Environmental Studies of Biodiversity and Ethnobotany of Certain Forests of Gujarat, India. (Final Technical Report) 

4. Parikh, P., K.D. Vachharajani, A. Nanda, H. Soni and D.C. Patel (July 2000) Study on Lesser Known Fauna with Special Reference to Invertebrates of Gir Lion Sanctuary and National Park, Saurashtra Peninsula, Gujarat, India. (Interim Report - II)

5. Singh, Y.D., C.P. Geevan, V. Kumar, S.F.W. Sunderraj, A.M. Dixit, C.S. Silori, M.I. Ullah, J. Joshua, G.A. Thivakaran, O. Deiva, A. Rana, H. Soni, I. Patel, S. Serebiah, J. Shah, N. Maheshwari, N. Joshi, P. Joshi, S. Kumar and S. Davande (March 2001) Gujarat Earthquake (26 January 2001): A Rapid Environmental Appraisal. (Final Technical Report) 

6. Parikh, P., K.D. Vachharajani, A. Nanda, H. Soni and D.C. Patel (May 2001) Study on Lesser Known Fauna with Special Reference to Invertebrates of Gir Lion Sanctuary and National Park, Saurashtra Peninsula, Gujarat, India. (Supplementary Report on Animal – Plant Interaction)

7. Ullah, M.I., J. Joshua, S.F.W. Sunderraj, V.V. Kumar, S. Davande, S.D. Oswin, P. Joshi, H. Soni, N. Joshi, J. Shah and A. Rana (June – November 2001) Drought Proofing through Micro Level Action Plan for some selected villages of Kachchh - An Ecological Approach (UNDP – PMNRF) (Final Technical Report) 

8. Singh, Y.D., J. Joshua, O. Devia, M.N. Joshi, P.N. Joshi and H. Soni (September 2001) Conserving Threatened Biodiversity of Gujarat. (Mid-term Report on CREB Project)

9. Parikh, P., K.D. Vachharajani, A. Nanda, H. Soni and D.C. Patel (December 2001) Study on Lesser Known Fauna with Special Reference to Invertebrates of Gir Lion Sanctuary and National Park, Saurashtra Peninsula, Gujarat, India. (Final Technical Report)  

10. Ullah M.I., J. Joshua, S.F.W. Sunderraj, V.V. Kumar, S. Davande, S.D. Oswin, P. Joshi, H. Soni, N. Joshi, J. Shah, A. Rana and M.T. Gamba (December 2001) Ecological Planning for Drought Proofing through Household Security – Guneri Micro Level Action Plan, Taluka – Lakhpat (UNDP). (Final Technical Report)  

11. Singh, Y.D., V.K. Patel, S.F.W. Sunderraj, V.V. Kumar, J. Joshua, M.I. Ullah, P.N. Joshi, N.M. Joshi, H. Soni, A. Rana, J. Shah, I.L. Patel and S. Davande (December 2001) Dhoravar (Pachchham) Watershed Project – A Report on Resource Status and Planning. (Final Technical Report)  

12. Geevan, C.P., C.S. Silori, S.F.W. Sunderraj, A.M. Dixit, V.V. Kumar, P.N. Joshi, H. Soni and L. Brahmbhatt (February 2002) Second Gujarat Earthquake Emergency Relief Project (SGEERP) – Environmentally Sound Management of Rubble and Debris and Water Audits: Sources, Uses and Challenges. (Final Technical Report)  

13. Singh, Y.D., J. Joshua, S.F.W. Sunderraj, V.V. Kumar, P.N. Joshi, N.M. Joshi, H. Soni, S.D. Oswin, S.V.S. Rao, V. Gokula, Y.K. Sharma, R. Dineshan, R. Guleria and P. Narayan (March 2002) Conservation of Rare and Endangered Biodiversity of Gujarat (CREB) – A Primary Information Report on Plants and Animals. 322 p.

14. Singh, Y.D., V.K. Patel, V.V. Kumar, J. Joshua, S.F.W. Sunderraj, G.A. Thivakaran, P.N. Joshi, H. Soni, J. Menon, A. Saravanakumar, L.P. Brahmbhatt, N.M. Joshi, J.S. Serebiah and N.K. Maheshwari (May 2002) Integrated Rann Reclamation and Development in Kachchh District, Gujarat, India. (Survey and Planning Report, Phase – I)

15. Singh, Y.D., J. Joshua, S.F.W. Sunderraj, V.V. Kumar, P.N. Joshi, N.M. Joshi, H. Soni, L. Bhrambhatt, S.D. Oswin, S.V.S. Rao, V. Gokula, Y.K. Sharma, R. Dineshan, R. Guleria and P. Narayan (May 2002) Conservation of Rare and Endangered Biodiversity: Demonstrative Implementation of Conservation Strategies. Final Technical Report submitted to Gujarat Ecological Society (GES), Vadodara, Gujarat. 46 p.

16. Singh, Y.D., J. Joshua, S.F.W. Sunderraj, S.D. Oswin, P.N. Joshi, N.M. Joshi and H. Soni (June 2002) Conservation of Rare and Endangered Biodiversity of Gujarat (CREB). (Final Technical Report)

17. Sunderraj, S.F.W., J. Joshua, P.N. Joshi, H.B. Soni, and L. Brahmbhatt (July 2002) A Rapid EIA Study on the Proposed Sardar Sarovar Canal Based Pipeline Water Supply Project: Maliya – Bhachau Section with Special Emphasis on Wildlife, Habitats and Biota. Final Technical Report submitted to Gujarat State Water Supply & Sewage Board (GWSSB), Morbi, Rajkot, Gujarat. 43 p.

18. Sunderraj, S.F.W., V.V. Kumar, J. Joshua, N.K. Maheshwari, M.L. Patel, P.N. Joshi, H. Soni and J. Menon (August 2002) Dhoravar (Pachchham) Watershed Project: A Post Construction Scenario; Progress Report – A Technical Overview.

19. Singh, Y.D., V.V. Kumar, J. Joshua, S.F.W. Sunderraj, G.A. Thivakaran, C.P. Geevan, A.M. Dixit, C.S. Silori, O. Deiva, P.N. Joshi, N.M. Joshi, H. Soni, J. Shah, A. Rana, S. Serebiah, A. Saravanakumar, I. Patel, L. Gupta, N. Mistry and N.  Maheshewari (September 2002) Kachchh Sub – State Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan – Under the National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (NBSAP). (Final Technical Report)

20. Sunderraj, S.F.W., J. Joshua, P.N. Joshi, H.B. Soni, and L. Brahmbhatt (October 2002) EIA – Study on Additional Land for Salt Works of Adani Chemicals Ltd. (ACL), Mundra, Kachchh - Special Emphasis on Land and Biota. (Supplementary Report)

21. Sunderraj, S.F.W., G.A. Thivakaran, J. Joshua, A. Saravanakumar, H.B. Soni, P.N. Joshi and L. Brahmbhatt (November 2003) A Rapid EIA Study on Storage Terminal and Laying of Hook-Up Pipeline between Bayer ABS Ltd. and Common Pipeline on Oil Jetty No. 2 (Shastry Jetty) Old Kandla, Kandla Port, Gandhidham, Kachchh. Final Technical Report submitted to M/S Bayer ABS Limited, Kandla Port, Kachchh, Gujarat. 57 p.  

22. Soni, A., H. Soni and P.N. Joshi (November 2003) Terrestrial EIA for Salt Production by Solar Evapouration for Nirma Chemicals Lts. (NCL), Kala Talav, Bhavnagar, with Aquair Enviro Consultants (AEC), Vadodara, Gujarat, India. (Final Technical Report)

23. Kumar, J.I.N., R.N. Kumar, H. Soni and I. Bhatt (March 2004) Environmental Studies of Wetland – Nal Sarovar of Gujarat with Particular Reference to Biodiversity, Eutrophication and Anthropogenic Pressures. (Interim Report - I)

24. Kumar, J.I.N., R.N. Kumar, H. Soni and I. Bhatt (December 2004) Distribution and Characterization of Heavy Metals of Vegetable Plants in and around Anand District, with Charutar Vidya Madal (CVM) and Sophisticated Instrumentation Center for Applied Research and Testing (SICART), Vallabh Vidyanagar, Gujarat, India (Final Technical Report)

25. Kumar, V.V., J. Joshua, S.F.W. Sunderraj, P.N. Joshi, H.B. Soni, L. Brahmbhatt, D. Vyas, S. Rajendrakumar, H.P.K. Kala, K. Trivedi and T. Mewada (March 2005) Monitoring and Evaluation: Biological and Environmental Monitoring as part of Integrated Rann Reclamation and Development in Kachchh District, Great Rann of Kachchh (GRK), Gujarat. Final Technical Report submitted to Department of Land Resources, Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India, New Delhi. 124 p.

26. Kumar, J.I.N., R.N. Kumar, H. Soni and I. Bhatt (April 2005) Environmental Studies of Wetland – Nal Sarovar of Gujarat with Particular Reference to Biodiversity, Eutrophication and Anthropogenic Pressures. (Interim Report - II)

27. Kumar, J.I.N., R.N. Kumar, H. Soni and I. Bhatt (April 2006) Environmental Studies of Wetland – Nal Sarovar of Gujarat with Particular Reference to Biodiversity, Eutrophication and Anthropogenic Pressures. Final Technical Report submitted to Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF), New Delhi. 271 p.

28. Soni, H.B. (July 2011) Development and Beautification of Undera Village Pond (Vadodara, Gujarat, India): An Ecological, Environmental and Socio-Economic Perspective. Technical Report submitted to Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. (IOCL), Gujarat Refinery, Vadodara, Gujarat. 28 p. 

29Kumar, J.I.N. and H.B. Soni (February 2014) Ecological Status of Some Major Rivers of Gujarat, India. Inception Report submitted to Gujarat Ecology Commission (GEC), Gandhinagar, Gujarat. 16 p. 

30. Kumar, J.I.N. and H.B. Soni (May 2014) Ecological Status of Two Major Rivers (Banas & Meshwo) of Gujarat, India. Mid-term Report submitted to Gujarat Ecology Commission (GEC), Gandhinagar, Gujarat. 51 p.

31. Kumar, J.I.N. and H.B. Soni (November 2014) Ecological Status of Two Major Rivers (Banas & Meshwo) of Gujarat, India. Technical Report (I) submitted to Gujarat Ecology Commission (GEC), Gandhinagar, Gujarat. 120 p. 

32. Kumar, J.I.N. and H.B. Soni (February 2016) Ecological Status of Two Major Rivers (Banas & Meshwo) of Gujarat, India. Technical Report (II) submitted to Gujarat Ecology Commission (GEC), Gandhinagar, Gujarat. 142 p. 

33. Kumar, J.I.N. and H.B. Soni (April 2016) Ecological Status of Two Major Rivers (Banas & Meshwo) of Gujarat, India. Final Technical Report submitted to Gujarat Ecology Commission (GEC), Gandhinagar, Gujarat. 260 p.

# Research Papers:

34. Kumar, J.I.N., R.N. Kumar, B.S. Hiren Kumar and A.N. Gohil (1998) A Survey of Avifauna of Khatana and Waghai Forests of Gujarat. Pavo. 36 (1 & 2): 69-75. (ISSN: 0031-3297)

35. *Kumar, J.I.N., R.N. Kumar, B.S. Hiren Kumar and A.N. Gohil (1999) Biodiversity and Socio–Cultural Status of Khatana and Waghai Forests, South Gujarat, India. International Journal of Ecology, Environment and Conservation. 5 (4): 335–340. (ISSN: 0971-765X)

36. *Kumar, J.I.N., R.N. Kumar, A.N. Gohil and H. Soni (2000) Preliminary Investigations on Biodiversity of Khatana and Waghai Forests, Gujarat. International Journal of Ecology, Environment and Conservation. 6 (1): 87-92. (ISSN: 0971-765X)

37. *Kumar, J.I.N., H. Soni and R.N. Kumar (2004) Ethnobotanical Values of Certain Plant Species of Dangs Forest, Extreme Northern Part of Western Ghats, South Gujarat, India. International Journal of Biosciences Reporter. 2 (1): 63-74. (ISSN: 2277-9493)

38. *Joshi, P.N., H. Soni and J. Joshua (2005) Etymological History of Some Floral Elements - A Case Study for Kachchh District, Gujarat, India. Plant Archives - An International Journal of Plant Science. 5 (1): 29-40. (ISSN: 0972-5210)

39. *Kumar, J.I.N., H. Soni and R.N. Kumar (2005) Assessment of Anthropogenic Interventions in Shoolpaneshwar Wildlife Sanctuary, Gujarat, India. International Journal of Nature and Conservation. 17 (1): 1-25. (ISSN: 0970-5945)

40. *Kumar, J.I.N., R.N. Kumar and H. Soni (2005) Resource Use Pattern of Some Tree Species by Local Inhabitants of Waghai Forest, Dangs District, North Extreme Part of Western Ghats, Gujarat. International Journal of Nature and Conservation. 17 (1): 169-176. (ISSN: 0970-5945)

41. Kumar, J.I.N., H. Soni, R.N. Kumar and I. Bhatt (2005) Aesthetic Values of Selected Floral Elements of Khatana and Waghai Forests of Dangs, Extreme Northern Part of Western Ghats, India. Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge. 4 (3): 275-286. (ISSN: 0972-5338)

42. Soni H., J.I.N. Kumar and R.N. Kumar (2005) A Preliminary Investigation of Butterfly Diversity of Sardar Patel University Campus, Vallabh Vidyanagar, Gujarat. Bugs ‘R’ All. [Newsletter of the Invertebrate Conservation and Information Network of South Asia (ICINSA) and The Invertebrate Special Interest Group (ISIG-CBSG), South Asia]. 8 (1): 2-3. (ISSN: 2230-7052)

43. *Kumar, J.I.N., H. Soni and R.N. Kumar (2006) Assessment of Anthropogenic Interventions in Jambughoda Wildlife Sanctuary, Gujarat, India. International Journal of Ecology, Environment and Conservation. 13 (2): 233–246. (ISSN: 0971-765X)

44. *Kumar, J.I.N., H. Soni and R.N. Kumar (2006) Biomonitoring of Selected Freshwater Macrophytes to Assess Lake Trace Element Contamination: A Case Study of Nal Sarovar Bird Sanctuary, Gujarat, India. International Journal of Limnology. 65 (1): 9-16. (ISSN: 1129-5767) (Italy)

45. *Kumar, J.I.N., H. Soni and R.N. Kumar (2006). Phenology of Some Floral Elements of Waghai Forest, North Extreme Part of Western Ghats, Gujarat, India. International Journal of Biosciences Reporter. 4 (1): 171–178. (ISSN: 2277-9493)

46. *Kumar, J.I.N., H. Soni and R.N. Kumar (2007) An Assessment of Anthropogenic Interventions of Nal Lake Bird Sanctuary, Gujarat, India. International Journal of Nature and Conservation. 19 (2): 209-231. (ISSN: 0970-5945)

47. *Kumar, J.I.N., H. Soni and R.N. Kumar (2007) Characterization of Heavy Metals in Vegetables using Inductive Coupled Plasma Analyzer (ICPA). International Journal of Applied Sciences and Environmental Management. 11 (3): 75-79. (ISSN: 1119-8362) (Nigeria)

48. *Kumar, J.I.N., H. Soni and R.N. Kumar. (2007) Patterns of Site-Specific Variation of Waterbirds Community, Abundance and Diversity in relation to Seasons in Nal Lake Bird Sanctuary, Gujarat, India. International Journal of Bird Populations. 8: 1-20. (ISSN: 1074-1755) (USA)

49. *Kumar, J.I.N., H. Soni, R.N. Kumar and I. Bhatt (2007) Characterization of Heavy Metals in Vegetables using Inductive Coupled Plasma Analyzer (ICPA). International Journal of Biosciences Reporter. 50 (1): 71-76. (ISSN: 2277-9493)

50. *Soni, H. (2007) A Survey of White-rumped Vultures Gyps bengalensis in Gujarat State, India. Vulture News. 57: 32-43. (ISSN: 1606-7479) (South Africa)

51. Kumar, J.I.N., R.N. Kumar, N. Patil and H. Soni (2007) Studies on Plant Species used by Tribal Communities of Saputara and Purna Forests, Dangs District, Gujarat. Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge. 6 (2): 368-374. (ISSN: 0972-5338)

52. *Kumar, J.I.N., H. Soni and R.N. Kumar (2008) Evaluation of Biomonitoring Approach to Study Lake Contamination by Accumulation of Trace Elements in Selected Aquatic Macrophytes: A Case Study of Kanewal Community Reserve, Gujarat, India. International Journal of Applied Ecology and Environmental Research. 6 (1): 65-76. (ISSN: 1589-1623) (Hungary)

53. *Kumar, J.I.N., H. Soni, R.N. Kumar and I. Bhatt (2008) Biomonitoring of Trace Elements in Some Selected Aquatic Macrophytes with reference to Lake Contamination: A Case Study of Pariyej Community Reserve, Gujarat, India. Asian Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology and Environmental Sciences. 10 (4): 803-810. (ISSN: 0972-3005)

54. *Kumar, J.I.N., H. Soni, R.N. Kumar and I. Bhatt (2008) Macrophytes in Phytoremediation of Heavy Metal Contaminated Water and Sediments in Pariyej Community Reserve, Gujarat, India. Turkish Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 8: 193-200. (ISSN: 1303-2712) (Turkey)

55. *Kumar, J.I.N., H. Soni, R.N. Kumar and I. Bhatt (2008) Macrophytes in Phytoremediation of Heavy Metal Contaminated Water and Sediments in Pariyej Community Reserve, Gujarat, India. Asian Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology and Environmental Sciences. 10 (4): 931-938. (ISSN: 0972-3005)

56. Kumar, J.I.N., H. Soni, R.N. Kumar and I. Bhatt (2008) Assessing Heavy Metal Hyper-Accumulation and Mobility in Selected Vegetable Crops: A Case Study of Organic Farm, Gujarat, India. Nature, Environment and Pollution Technology. 7 (2): 203-210. (ISSN: 0972-6268)

57. *Kumar, J.I.N., H. Soni, R.N. Kumar and I. Bhatt (2009) Hyperaccumulation and Mobility of Heavy Metals in Vegetable Crops in India. International Journal of Agriculture and Environment. 10: 29-38. (ISSN: 2091-1009) (Nepal)

58. *Kumar, J.I.N., H. Soni, R.N. Kumar and N. Patil (2010) Growth and Reproduction of Eisenia foetida in Various Industry Waste Sludge during Vermicomposting: A Laboratory Investigation. International Journal of Environment and Waste Management. (Special Issue on Vermi-technology for Solid Waste Management). 5 (3/4): 379-391. (ISSN: 1478-9876) (UK)

59. *Joshi, E,B., B.K. Jain, P.N. Joshi and H.B. Soni (2013) Prevalence of Traditional Medications through Native Floral Elements among Tribal Communities of Kachchh Arid Ecosystem, Gujarat, India. International Journal of Environment. 2 (1): 184-201. (ISSN: 2091-2854) (Nepal)

60. *Joshi, P.N. and H.B. Soni (2013) Ethnobotanical, Medicinal and Economic Importance of Plants: A Case Study of Kachchh Desert Island, Gujarat State, India. International Journal of Life Sciences Leaflets. 1 (1): 56-63 (ISSN: 2277-4297)

61. *Joshi, P.N. and H.B. Soni (2013) Host Plants of Dendrophthoe falcata (L.F) Ettingsh. – A Parasite Plant in GSFC Township, Vadodara, Gujarat, India. International Journal of Life Sciences Leaflets. 5 (5): 50-59 (ISSN: 2277-4297)

62. *Joshi, P.N., H.B. Soni, S.F.W. Sunderraj and J. Joshua (2013) Conservation and Management Strategies for Threatened Plant Species of Kachchh Desert Island, Gujarat, India. International Journal of Environment. 2 (1): 45-59. (ISSN: 2091-2854) (Nepal)

63. *Joshi, P.N., H.B. Soni, S.F.W. Sunderraj and J. Joshua (2013) Distribution and Conservation of Less Known Rare and Threatened Plant Species in Kachchh, Gujarat, India. Our Nature. 11 (2): 152-167. (ISSN:1991-2951) (Nepal)

64. *Joshi, P.N., H.B. Soni, S.F.W. Sunderraj and J. Joshua (2013) Status and Distribution of Threatened and Endemic Helichrysum cutchicum (Asteraceae) in Arid Ecosystem of Kachchh, Gujarat, India. International Journal of Life Sciences Leaflets. 11 (11): 93-100. (ISSN: 2277-4297)

65. *Soni, H.B. and S. Thomas (2013) Historical Perspectives and Future Perceptions of Sacred Pilgrimage Spot of Central Gujarat, India – A Case Study of Gomti Water Tank. International Journal of Life Sciences Leaflets. 7 (7): 1-12. (ISSN: 2277-4297)

66. *Soni, H.B. and S. Thomas (2013) Historical Perspectives and Future Perceptions of Sacred Pilgrimage Spot of Central Gujarat, India – A Case Study of Gomti Water Tank. Present Environment and Sustainable Development. 7 (2): 47-57. (ISSN: 1843-5971) (Romania)

67. *Soni, H.B. and S. Thomas (2013) Preliminary Assessment of Surface Water Quality of Tropical Pilgrimage Wetland of Central Gujarat, India. International Journal of Environment. 2 (1): 202-223. (ISSN: 2091-2854) (Nepal)

68. *Soni, H.B. and S. Thomas (2013) Preliminary Data on Occurrence of Zooplanktons of Freshwater Lentic Ecosystem – A Case Study of Dakor Sacred Wetland, Central Gujarat, India. International Journal of Environment. 1 (1): 46-55. (ISSN: 2091-2854) (Nepal)

69. *Soni, H.B. and S. Thomas (2013) Preliminary Observations on Phytoplankton at Sacred Palustrine Habitat, Central Gujarat, India. International Journal of Environment. 2 (1): 115-126. (ISSN: 2091-2854) (Nepal)

70. *Soni, H.B., M. Dabhi and S. Thomas (2013) Perspective on Phytochemical and Biochemical Compounds of Selected Indian Medicinal Plants. International Research Journal of Chemistry. 1 (1): 37-45. (ISSN: 2321-3299)

71. *Soni, H.B., M. Dabhi and S. Thomas (2013) Surface Water Quality Assessment and Conservation Measures of Two Pond Ecosystems of Central Gujarat. International Research Journal of Chemistry. 3 (3): 69-81. (ISSN: 2321-3299)

72. *Soni, H.B., S. Thomas and R. Suthar (2013) Ecological and Environmental Significance of Anand Sewage Pond (ASP) and University Catchment Reservoir (UCR) in Relation to Physico-Chemical and Biotic Components. International Journal of Life Sciences Leaflets. 11 (11): 52-65. (ISSN: 2277-4297)

73. Soni, H.B. and S. Thomas (2013) Occurrence of Phytoplankton at Sacred Palustrine Habitat, Central Gujarat, India. Jalaplavit (Research Journal on Wetlands). 4 (3): 23-36. (ISSN: 2321-1881)

74. *Soni, H.B. and S. Thomas (2014) Assessment of Surface Water Quality in relation to Water Quality Index of Tropical Lentic Environment, Central Gujarat, India. International Journal of Environment. 3 (1): 168-176. (ISSN: 2091-2854) (Nepal)

75. *Soni, H.B. and S. Thomas (2014) Occurrence of Zooplanktons at Sacred Palustrine Habitat, Central Gujarat, India, with Conservation and Management Strategies. International Journal of Environment. 3 (1): 111-121. (ISSN: 2091-2854) (Nepal) 

76. *Soni, H.B. and S. Thomas (2014) Associative Dependence among Plankton and Macrophytes as Pollution Markers at Tropical Lentic Environ, Gujarat, India. International Journal of Environment. 3 (2): 175-191. (ISSN: 2091-2854) (Nepal) 

77. *Thomas, S. and H.B. Soni (2015) Surface Water Quality and Water Quality Index of Tropical Sacred Wetland, Central Gujarat, India. International Journal of Life Sciences Leaflets. 59 (1): 76-89. (ISSN: 2277-4297) 

78. *Soni, H.B. and S. Thomas (2015) Biotransportation of Heavy Metals in Eichhornia crassipes (Mart.) Solms. using X-Ray Fluorescence Spectroscopy. Current World Environment (An International Research Journal of Environmental Science). 10 (1): 9-21 (ISSN: 0973-4929) 

79. *Soni, H.B. and K. Thakur (2015) Preliminary Checklist of Marine Mollusks from Beyt Dwarka, Gulf of Kutch (Eco-Sensitive Zone), Gujarat, India. International Journal of Environment. 4 (2): 243-255. (ISSN: 2091-2854) (Nepal) 

80. Thakur, K. and H.B. Soni (2015) An Interlinking Association between Interdependent Ecodrivers (Perisesarma bidens & Avicennia marina) in Unique Mangrove Ecosystem: A Case Study of Nakti Creek, Gulf of Kutch, Gujarat. Proceedings of the India International Science Festival, Young Scientists’ Meet, Department of Science and Technology, Government of India (December 4-8, 2015). 1-8 pp.

81. *Thakur, K. and H.B. Soni (2016) A Prelude of Phytoplankton at Eco-Sensitive Zone, Beyt Dwarka, Southern Gulf of Kachchh, Western Gujarat, India. International Journal of Life Sciences Leaflets. 75: 147-158. (ISSN: 2277-4297)

# Scientific Articles:

82. Hiren, S., J. Joshua and J. Pankaj (2003) Nest of Ashy Crown Finch Lark (Eremopteryx grisea Ticeh.) (Scopoli) in Bhachau taluka, Kachchh district, Gujarat. Newsletter for Birdwatchers. 43 (1): 13. (ISSN: 0028-9426) 

83. Joshi, P.N., J. Joshua and H. Soni (2003) “Prani Darsan” - A Community Based Awareness. Parisar. 8 (4): 14.

84. Soni, H. (Summer 2003) Nest of a White throated Munia (Lonchura malabarica) in GSFC township, Fertilizer Nagar, Vadodara, Gujarat. Vihang. 21-22.

85. Soni, H., P. Joshi and J. Joshua (2003). Breeding of White-backed Vulture (Gyps bengalensis) in Kachchh. Flamingo. (Newsletter of Bird Conservation Society of Gujarat). 1 (5 & 6): 8.

86. Soni, H.B. (2004) A Red Alert: Bird’s Trade. Flamingo. (Newsletter of Bird Conservation Society of Gujarat). 2 (1 & 2): 9.

87. Joshua, J. and H.B. Soni (2005) Occurrence of Franklin’s or Allied or Savanna Nightjar (Caprimulgus affinis) in Bhuj taluka, Kachchh district, Gujarat. Newsletter for Birdwatchers. 45 (4): 61. (ISSN: 0028-9426)

88. Joshua, J., H. Soni, N.M. Joshi, P.N. Joshi and O. Deiva (2005) Occurrence of Grey-headed Canary Flycatcher (Culicicapa ceylonensis) in Jamnagar District, Gujarat, India. Journal of Bombay Natural History Society. 102 (3): 340-341. (ISSN: 0006-6982)

89. Joshua, J., H. Soni, N.M. Joshi, P.N. Joshi and S.V.S. Rao (2005) Sighting of Common or Collared Sand Martin (Riparia riparia) and Plain or Indian Sand Martin (Riparia paludicola) in Banaskantha district, North Gujarat, India. Journal of Bombay Natural History Society. 102 (2): 233. (ISSN: 0006-6982)

90. Joshua, J., H.B. Soni, N.M. Joshi and P.N. Joshi (2005) Sighting of Fieldfare (Turdus pilaris) in Firozpura of Banaskantha district, North Gujarat, India. Newsletter for Birdwatchers. 45 (4): 59. (ISSN: 0028-9426)

91. Soni, H., J. Pankaj and J. Justus (2005) Nesting Behaviour and Unusual Feeding Pattern in Common Wood Shrike (Tephrodornis pondicerianus). Journal of Bombay Natural History Society. 102 (1): 120. (ISSN: 0006-6982)

92. Soni, H. (2006) Grey-headed Flycatcher in Outskirts of Jamnagar City, Gujarat. Flamingo. (Newsletter of Bird Conservation Society of Gujarat). 4 (1 & 2): 13.

93. Soni, H. (2007) Mass Mortality of Sea Gulls at Lakhota Lake, Jamnagar, Gujarat. Flamingo. (Newsletter of Bird Conservation Society of Gujarat). 5 (1 & 2): 5-6.

94. Soni, H. (2007) Prevalence of Some Mythological Beliefs among Rural Communities of Gujarat: A Case Study of Crow (Corvus sp.). Newsletter for Birdwatchers. 47 (3): 48. (ISSN: 0028-9426)

95. Soni, H. (2008) Regional Names of Birds of Nal Sarovar Bird Sanctuary, Gujarat – A Case Study. Vihang. 2: 28-31.

96. Soni, H. (2009) Mass Mortality of Pariah Kite (Milvus migrans) in Ahmedabad Sewage Treatment Plant, Gujarat. Newsletter for Birdwatchers. 49 (2): 26-29. (ISSN: 0028-9426)

97. Soni, H. (2009) Regional Names of Birds of Purna Wildlife Sanctuary (Dangs Forest), Gujarat – A Case Study. Vihang. 1: 38-39.

98. Soni, H. and J. Joshua (2009) A Clarification regarding the Sighting of Yellow-bellied Prinia (Prinia flaviventris Delessert, 1840) – First Record in Gujarat. Newsletter for Birdwatchers. 49 (1): 1-2. (ISSN: 0028-9426)

99. Soni, H. (2010) Calling Pattern in Coppersmith Barbet (Megalaima haemacephala). Newsletter for Birdwatchers. 50 (1): 2-6. (ISSN: 0028-9426)

100. Soni, H. and M.S.B. Jarulla (2010) Habituation and A Typical Feeding Habits of Bengal Monitor Lizard Varanus bengalensis (Schneider) in Vallabh Vidyanagar, Gujarat. Reptile Rap. (Newsletter of the South Asian Reptile Network). 10: 13-15. (ISSN: 2230-7079)

101. Joshi, P.N. and H.B. Soni (2011) An Ecological Range Extension of Plants of Kachchh District listed in Red Data Book. Srushti (Special Issue on Rare and Endangered Plants). 47: 34-36.

102. Joshi, P.N. and H.B. Soni (2011) Navinad (Bharadimata Dhuvo): An Ecological Sensitive Area for Rare and Endangered Plant. Srushti (Special Issue on Rare and Endangered Plants). 47: 32-33.

103. Soni, H. and G. Quadros (2012) Communities and their Livelihood around the Nal Sarovar Bird Sanctuary. Sarovar Saurabh. (ENVIS Newsletter, SACON). (A Special Issue on Nal Sarovar Bird Sanctuary, 26th Ramsar Site of India). 8 (4): 5-6. (ISSN: 0972-3153)

104. Soni, H. and J. Joshua (2012) Crested Bunting Melophus lathami (Gray) – A First Report for Ambakantha Forest (Banaskantha District), North Gujarat. Newsletter for Birdwatchers. 52 (5): 76. (ISSN: 0028-9426)

105. Soni, H. and J. Joshua (2012) First Report of Jungle or Grey Nightjar (Caprimulgus indicus Latham) in Khadir Island, Rapar (Kachchh), Gujarat. Newsletter for Birdwatchers. 52 (6): 87. (ISSN: 0028-9426)

106. Soni, H. and J. Joshua (2012) Red-necked Phalarope (Phalaropus lobatus, Linnaeus, 1758) in Breeding Plumage in Freshwater Ecosystem of Kachchh District, Gujarat. Newsletter for Birdwatchers. 52 (6): 93. (ISSN: 0028-9426)

107. Soni, H. and J. Joshua (2012) Use of Concrete Electricity Pole by Yellow-fronted Pied Woodpecker (Picoides mahrattensis Latham). Newsletter for Birdwatchers. 52 (4): 60-61. (ISSN: 0028-9426)

108. Soni, H. and K. Tatu. (2012) Wetlands for Tourism – Gujarat for Wetland Tourism. Jalaplavit (Newsletter on Wetlands). 3: 20-30. (ISSN: 2321-1881)

109. Soni, H. (2013) Wilderness and Forests: Our Last Bastions of Biodiversity. Guide.Net Newsletter. 2 (5): 4-7. 

110. Soni, H. and J. Joshua (2013) Sighting of Rufous-tailed Scrub Robin (Cercotrichas galactotes Temminck, 1820) in Pachchham Island, Kachchh District, Gujarat. Newsletter for Birdwatchers. 53 (4): 62. (ISSN: 0028-9426)

111. Soni, H. and J. Joshua (2013) Sighting of Spotted Creeper (Salpornis spilonotus Franklin, 1831) in Balaram-Ambaji Wildlife Sanctuary, North Gujarat. Newsletter for Birdwatchers. 53 (4): 63. (ISSN: 0028-9426) 

112. Soni, H. and J. Joshua (2013) Verditer Flycatcher (Muscicapa thalassina Swainson, 1838) (Passeriformes: Muscicapidae) in Kachchh (Gujarat). Newsletter for Birdwatchers. 53 (3): 42. (ISSN: 0028-9426) 

113. Soni, H. and J. Joshua (2013) Breeding of Rock Bunting (Emberiza cia Linnaeus, 1766) in Kachchh, Gujarat. Newsletter for Birdwatchers. 53 (3): 46-47. (ISSN: 0028-9426) 

114. Soni, H.B. and U. Kathad. (2014) Photographic Record of Opportunistic Feeding by Great White Pelican (Pelecanus onocrotalus) on Little Cormorant (Phalacrocorax niger). Newsletter for Birdwatchers. 54 (3): 32-35. (ISSN: 0028-9426) 

115. Soni, H.B. (2014) Chronological Perspectives and Bibliographical Milestones in Ornithology of Gujarat State, India: A Five Years Journey (2010-2014) – Part I. Newsletter for Birdwatchers. 54 (4): 43-46. (ISSN: 0028-9426) 

116. Soni, H.B. (2014) Chronological Perspectives and Bibliographical Milestones in Ornithology of Gujarat State, India: A Five Years Journey (2010-2014) – Part IINewsletter for Birdwatchers. 54 (5): 52-56. (ISSN: 0028-9426) 

117. Soni, H. and J. Joshua (2014) Spotted Flycatcher (Muscicapa striata Pallas, 1764) in Jessore Sloth Bear Sanctuary, North Gujarat. Newsletter for Birdwatchers. 54 (5): 57. (ISSN: 0028-9426)

118. Soni, H.B. (2015) Stoliczka’s Bushchat in Kachchh. Hornbill. 1 (January-March): 22. 

119. Thakur, K. and H.B. Soni (2016) Mangrove Crabs as Eco-Drivers for Restoration of Mangrove Ecosystem: A Prelude for Gulf of Kachchh, Gujarat. Guide.Net Newsletter. 5 (1): 5-7. 

120. Soni, H.B., P.N. Joshi, J. Joshua and S.F.W. Sunderraj (2016) In Search of Stoliczka’s Bushchat (Saxicola macrorhyncha Stoliczka, 1872) in Kachchh Arid Ecosystem, Gujarat. India Wilds Newsletter. 8 (3): 7-10. (ISSN: 2394-6946) 

121. Soni, H.B. (2016) A Review on Birds of Arid Regions of North-Western India. Guide.Net Newsletter. 5 (2): 4-7. 

122. Soni, H.B. (2017) Wetlands – An Eternal Abode for Avifauna. India Wilds Newsletter. 9 (4): 17-28. (ISSN: 2394-6946)

# Books:

123. Kumar, R.N., U. Mukherjee, L. Patnaik, H. Soni and D. Rana (2006) A Text Book of Zoology. Atul Prakashan, Ahmedabad, Gujarat. 229 pp.

124. Kumar, R.N., U. Mukherjee, L. Patnaik, H. Soni, D. Rana, S. Patel, S. Sahoo, N. Patil, S. Chakraborty, R. Patel and A. Joshi (2006) A Practical Book of Biology. Atul Prakashan, Ahmedabad, Gujarat. 232 pp.

125. Soni, H. and S. Thomas. (2017) Wetland Monitoring: Trophodynamics, Metals and Modeling. Lambert Academic Publishing (LAP), Germany. 473 pp. (ISBN: 978-3-659-93726-2)

# Chapters in Books:

126. Soni, H. (2004) A Survey of White-backed Vulture Gyps bengalensis in Gujarat. In: Inputs from Birdwatchers for Workshop on "Current Status of Vultures in Gujarat". (Eds. Jani, J.J., H.R. Kher, D.J. Patel, A. Tere, D.N. Rank. Bird Conservation Society Publication, Ahmedabad, Gujarat.  

127. Joshi, P.N., D.C. Bhatt, H. Soni and J. Joshua (2007) Etymological History of Some Floral Elements - A Case Study of Kutch District, Gujarat, India. In: Economic Botany (Prof. P.C. Trivedi Festschrift Volume) (Ed. Sampat Nehra) Pointer Publishers, Jaipur. (ISBN: 81-7132-485-1). 408 pp.

128. Joshua, J., S.F. Wesley Sunderraj, V. Gokula and H.B. Soni (2008) Status and Conservation of Some Threatened Faunal Biodiversity of Arid Kachchh. In: Forest Biodiversity (Vol. I) (EDS. K. Muthuchelian, S. Kakkaiyan Assng Company, New Delhi. 272 pp. (ISBN 81-85211-76-0)

129. Thomas, S. and H.B. Soni (2014) An Assessment of Surface Water Quality of Sacred Wetland – A Case Study of Dakor Pilgrimage Wetland, Central Gujarat, India. 186-194 pp. In: Recent Trends in Water Science and Technology (Ed. R. Tripathy) C.P. House Pvt. Ltd., India. (ISBN: 978-93-80358-90-1). 246 pp.

 # Popular Publications:

130. Soni, H. (2001) Birds seen in and around Gomti Pond, Dakor. Vihang. P. 22.

131. Soni, H. (2001) Pelican in Anand Territory. Vihang. P. 15.

132. Soni, H. (2001) White-throated Munia. Vihang. 21-22.

133. Soni, H. (2002) A Birding Note. Vihang. P. 17.

134. Soni, H. (2002) Birds seen in and around Kapadvanj. Vihang. P. 12.

135. Soni, H. (2002) Birds seen in and around Madhasna, Kheralu Taluka, Mehsana District. Vihang. P. 12.

136. Soni, H. (2002) Some Avifaunal Observations in North Gujarat (Banaskantha). Vihang. Pp. 12-13.

137. Singh, Y.D., J. Joshua, S.F.W. Sunderraj, V.V. Kumar, O. Devia, P.N. Joshi, N.M. Joshi and H. Soni (2003) Rare and Endangered Plants and Animals of Gujarat. Under Save Biodiversity Campaign, Sponsored By Gujarat Ecology Commission (GEC), Vadodara.

138. Soni, H. (2003) Some Miscellaneous Birding Observations. Vihang. P.21.

139. Soni, H. (2004) Mysterious Death. Down To Earth. 3-4. (ISSN: 0012-5792)

140. Soni, H. (2007) Capparis decidua – Some More Facts [Witness]. Down To Earth. P. 4. (ISSN: 0012-5792)

141. Soni, H.B. (2009) From the Web. (Compilation: Rare Goose Spotted at Sanctuary, Himanshu Kaushik; Girnar’s Mysterious Siberian Cranes, Jumana Shah & Amita Arora). Flamingo. (Newsletter of Bird Conservation Society of Gujarat). 7 (1 & 2): 14-15.

142. Soni, H.B. (2009) Recent Publications on Birds of Gujarat (Compilation). Flamingo. (Newsletter of Bird Conservation Society of Gujarat). 7 (1 & 2): 23.

143. Soni, H.B. (2009) Recent Publications on Birds of Gujarat (Compilation). Flamingo. (Newsletter of Bird Conservation Society of Gujarat). 7 (3 & 4): 16.

144. Soni, H.B. (2010) Recent Publications on Birds of Gujarat (Compilation). Flamingo. (Newsletter of Bird Conservation Society of Gujarat). 8 (1 & 2): 23.

145. Soni, H.B. (2011) Biodiversity: A Burgeoning Biospectrum of Life. Quest (ARIBAS Newsletter). 1 (2): 6-7.

146. Soni, H.B. (2011) Biological Diversity of Gujarat: A Holistic Scenario. Quest (ARIBAS Newsletter). 1 (1): 7-9.

147. Soni, H.B. (2011) Policy Framework: A Legislative Tool for Biodiversity Protection. Quest (ARIBAS Newsletter). 1 (3): 8-9.

148. Soni, H.B. and S. Thomas (2014) Historical Perspectives and Future Perceptions of Sacred Pilgrimage Spot of Central Gujarat, India – A Case Study of Gomti Water Tank. In: CPREEC ENVIS Newsletter (MoEF). Special Issue on Thematic Area: Conservation of Ecological Heritage and Sacred Sites of India. XII (2): 1-8. 

149. Soni, H. (2014) About the Directory of Birdwatchers of Gujarat State. Newsletter for Birdwatchers. 54 (3): 35. (ISSN: 0028-9426) 

150. Soni, H.B. (2015) Compilation of Popular Publications on Gujarat Birds (2010-2014). Flamingo. (Newsletter of Bird Conservation Society of Gujarat). XIII (3): 14-18. 

151. Soni, H.B. (2016) Compilation of Popular Publications on Gujarat Birds (2015). Flamingo. (Newsletter of Bird Conservation Society of Gujarat). XIV (1): P. 24. 

152. Soni, H.B. (2017) Compilation of Popular Publications on Gujarat Birds (2016). Flamingo. (Newsletter of Bird Conservation Society of Gujarat). XV (1): P. 24.

#   Oral Presentation:

1. Soni, H. (2004) A Survey of White-backed Vulture (Gyps bengalensis) in Gujarat. Paper presented at Workshop on "Current Status of Vultures in Gujarat", Organized by Bird Conservation Society of Gujarat (BCSG), at Anand Agricultural University (AAU), Anand, on 19th September 2004.

2. Soni, H. (2005) Butterfly Diversity of Sardar Patel University Campus, Vallabh Vidyanagar, Gujarat – A Preliminary Survey. Paper presented at “XIX Gujarat Science Congress”, Organized by Gujarat Science Academy (GSA) (Local Chapter: Vallabh Vidyanagar) and Sardar Patel University (SPU), Vallabh Vidyanagar, on 19th February 2005.

3. Soni, H. (2012) Investigations of Anthropogenic Pressures at Nal Sarovar Bird Sanctuary (NSBS), Gujarat, India (Abstract No. EB–32, P. 169). Paper presented at National Conference on “Wetland Conservation and Sustainable Development”, Organized by Gujarat Institute of Desert Ecology (GUIDE), Bhuj (Kachchh), Gujarat, India, on 17th & 18th February 2012.

4. Soni, H. (2013) Patterns of Seasonal Abundance and Diversity of Waterbird Community of Nal Lake Bird Sanctuary (NLBS), Gujarat, India. Paper presented at National Seminar on “Bird Habitats & Their Conservation”, Organized by Department of Life Sciences, Hemchandracharya North Gujarat University (HNGU - Patan) and Bird Conservation Society of Gujarat (BCSG), on 16th February 2013 (Won 2nd Prize).

# Poster Presentation:

1. Soni, H., J.I.N. Kumar, R.N. Kumar and N. Patil (2006) Growth and Reproduction of Eisenia foetida in Industry Waste Sludge during Vermicomposting: A Laboratory Investigation (Abstract No. EB – 32, P. 169). Poster presented during 3rd Convention of BRSI and International Conference on “Exploring Horizons in Biotechnology: A Global Venture”, Organized by BRD School of Biosciences (Satellite Campus), Sardar Patel University (SPU) and Charutar Vidya Mandal (CVM), Vallabh Vidyanagar, on 2-4 November 2006.

# Census participated:

1. 24th & 25th January 2004 – Participated in Waterfowl Census at Nalsarovar Bird Sanctuary, Organized by Gujarat State Forest Department (GSFD), Wildlife Circle, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India.

# Seminars / Symposia / Conferences / Workshops attended:

1. 20 June 1998 – National Workshop on Medicinal Plants, Organized by Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Research Scheme, Gujarat Agriculture University (GAU), Anand and Gujarat Agro-Industries Corporation Limited, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India.

2. 23  & 24 June 1999 – National Workshop on Protected Area Network (PAN) and Habitat Management at Gir Lion Sanctuary & National Park, Organized by Wildlife Division, Sasan (Gir), Gujarat, India.

3. 12 & 13 February 2000 – National Conference on Science Industry Interface in the New Millennium, in 15th Gujarat Science Congress (GSC), Organized by Gujarat Science Academy (GSA) and Faculty of Science, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Gujarat, India.

4. 31 May 2002 – Seminar on Conservation of Rare and Endangered Biodiversity (CREB) of Gujarat, Organized by Gujarat Ecology Commission (GEC), Vadodara, Gujarat, India.

5. 10–12 October 2003 – National Symposium on Astronomy in the New Millennium: Combined Physical & Biological Sciences (73rd Annual Session), Organized by National Academy of Sciences India (NASI), at Physical Research Laboratory (PRL) & Gujarat University, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India.

6. 1 February 2004 – UGC sponsored State Level Seminar on Environmental Problems of Saurashtra & Kachchh: Challenges and Solutions, Organized by Shree M. & N. Virani Science College and Shree Yogiji Maharaj Arts & Commerce College, Managed by Shree Sarvoday Kelavani Samaj, at Yogidham, Rajkot, Gujarat, India.
 
7. 4 July 2004 – AICTE sponsored National Workshop on Pollution of Coastal and Marine Environment of Saurashtra & Kachchh: Present Scenario and Perspectives, Organized by Yogi Divine Society, Sarvoday Kelavani Samaj, at Atmiya Institute of Technology & Science, at Hemu Gadhvi Hall, Rajkot, Gujarat, India.

8. 4 September 2004 - State Level Seminar on College Science Education: Challenges and Opportunities, Organized by Hemchandracharya North Gujarat University, at Gandhi Smriti Bhavan, Patan (North Gujarat), India.

9. 19 September 2004 - National Workshop on Current Status of Vultures in Gujarat, Organized by Bird Conservation Society of Gujarat (BCSG), at Anand Agricultural University (AAU), Anand, Gujarat, India.

10. 25-27 November 2004 - National Conference on Plant Sciences - 2004, Organized by Department of Life Sciences, Bhavnagar University & Sarva Vidhyalaya Kelavani Mandal (Kadi), Gandhinagar Campus, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India.

11. 19 February 2005 - XIX Gujarat Science Congress, Organized by Gujarat Science Academy [GSA (Local Chapter: Vallabh Vidyanagar)] and Sardar Patel University (SPU), Vallabh Vidyanagar, at B.V.M. Engineering College & Department of Biosciences, Vallabh Vidyanagar, Gujarat, India.

12. 26 March 2006 - Gujarat Science Congress 2006 (Teaching & Communication of Science: Challenges & Approaches), Organized by Gujarat University, Ahmedabad and Gujarat Science Academy (GSA), Ahmedabad, at Ahmedabad Management Association (AMA) Hall, ATIRA Campus, Dr. Vikram Sarabhai Marg, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India.

13. 1 October 2006 – National Conference on Humanity’s Heritage: Our Genome and Stem Cells, Organized by Society of Biological Chemists (India), Baroda Unit and Departments of Microbiology and Biochemistry, Faculty of Science, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara, at Prof. C.C. Mehta Auditorium, M.S. University (MSU) of Baroda, Vadodara, Gujarat, India.

14. 2-4 November 2006 - 3rd Convention of BRSI and International Conference on Exploring Horizons in Biotechnology: A Global Venture, Organized by BRD School of Biosciences (Satellite Campus), Sardar Patel University (SPU) and Charutar Vidya Mandal (CVM), Vallabh Vidyanagar, at Sardar Patel Memorial Trust, Karamsad, Gujarat, India.
 
15. 20 September 2008 - State Level Seminar on Current Trends in Environmental Sciences, Organized by Department of Biological and Environmental Science, N.V. Patel College of Pure and Applied Sciences (NVPAS), V.V. Nagar, at B.V.M. College of Engineering, Vallabh Vidyanagar, Gujarat, India.
 
16. 27 September 2008 - National Conference on Taxonomy Teaching and Research: The Relevance in the National Context, Organized by Department of Biological Science, Shri R.K. Parikh Arts and Science College, Petlad, Gujarat, India.
 
17. 20 & 21 February 2009 - National Symposium on Prosopis julifora: Ecological, Significance and Management Challenges, Organized by Gujarat Institute of Desert Ecology (GUIDE), Bhuj (Kachchh), Gujarat, India.
 
18. 23 August 2009 - State Level Workshop on Right to Information (RTI) As A Tool in Wildlife Conservation, Organized by Bird Conservation Society (BCSG) and Center for Ecological Action Front (CEAF) at Cardio Uno, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India.

19. 13 September 2009 - National Seminar on Importance of Trees in Conservation of Avian Diversity (ITCAD), Organized by Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda and Bird Conservation Society of Gujarat (BCSG), at Prof. C.C. Mehta Auditorium, M.S. University (MSU) of Baroda, Vadodara, Gujarat, India.
 
20. 18-19 November 2009 - National Workshop on Invertebrate Taxonomy, Organized by Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science, The Maharaja Sayajirao University (MSU) of Baroda , Vadodara, Gujarat, India.
 
21. 19 December 2009 - National Seminar on New Frontiers in Life Sciences, Organized by Department of Biological and Environmental Science, N.V. Patel College of Pure and Applied Sciences (NVPAS), V.V. Nagar, at B.V.M. College of Engineering, Vallabh Vidyanagar, Gujarat, India.
 
22. 24 January 2010 - National Symposium on Biotechnology Paradigm Shift - 2010, Organized by Ashok & Rita Patel Institute of Integrated Study & Research in Biotechnology and Allied Sciences (ARIBAS), New Vidyanagar, Gujarat, India.
 
23. 24 March 2010 - National Workshop on Environmental Conservation and Sustainable Development, Organized by Guajrat Ecology Commission (GEC), Gandhinagar, at Ahmedabad Management Association Hall, ATIRA Campus, Dr. Vikram Sarabhai Marg, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India.
 
24. 1 May 2010 - Workshop on Counselling for Career Opportunities (Education Fair - 2010), at SEMCOM, Organized by Charutar Vidya Mandal (CVM), Vallabh Vidyanagar, Gujarat, India.
 
25. 24 September 2010 - Seminar on State of Environment and Climate Change in Gujarat on the auspicious occassion of Swarnim Gujarat, at K.S.K.V. Kachchh University, Bhuj (Kachchh), Gujarat, India.
 
26. 9 & 10 October 2010 - 12th National Conference on Inter-disciplinary Approaches in Environmental Sciences, Organized by Society of Science and Environment, at Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science, The Maharaja Sayajirao University (MSU) of Baroda, Vadodara, Gujarat, India.
 
27. 22 January 2011 -  National Symposium on Sustainable Development: Issues and Concerns, Organized by Department of Biological and Environmental Science, N.V. Patel College of Pure and Applied Sciences (NVPAS), V.V. Nagar, at GCET College, Vallabh Vidyanagar, Gujarat, India.

28. 26 February 2011 - National Symposium on Exploring the Horizons of IPR, Organized by Ashok & Rita Patel Institute of Integrated Study & Research in Biotechnology and Allied Sciences (ARIBAS), New Vidyanagar, Gujarat, India.

28. 26 February 2011 – National Symposium on Exploring the Horizons of IPR, Organized by Ashok & Rita Patel Institute of Integrated Study & Research in Biotechnology and Allied Sciences (ARIBAS), New Vidyanagar, Gujarat, India.
 
29. 10 September 2011 - National Symposium on Status, Challenges and Opportunities in Life Sciences, Organized by Ashok & Rita Patel Institute of Integrated Study & Research in Biotechnology and Allied Sciences (ARIBAS), New Vidyanagar, Gujarat, India.

30. 17 & 18 February 2012 - National Conference on Wetland Conservation and Sustainable Development, Organized by Gujarat Institute of Desert Ecology (GUIDE), Bhuj (Kachchh), Gujarat, India.

31. 16 February 2013 - National Seminar on Bird Habitats & Their Conservation, Organized by Department of Life Sciences, Hemchandracharya North Gujarat University (HNGU), Patan and Bird Conservation Society of Gujarat (BCSG), India.

32. 13 August. 2014 – State Level Workshop on Quantifying the Impact & Relevance of Scientific Research, Organized by V.P. & R.P.T.P. Science College, Vallabh Vidyanagar, Gujarat, India.

33. 11 November 2014 – State Level Seminar on Opportunities and Current Status of Medicinal Plant Research, Organized by V.P. & R.P.T.P. Science College, Vallabh Vidyanagar, Gujarat, India. 

34. 9 & 10 January, 2015 – National Symposium on Dryland Birds: Strategy for Conservation and Management, Organized by Gujarat Institute of Desert Ecology (GUIDE), Bhuj (Kachchh), Gujarat, India.     

35. 8 February, 2015 – State Level Training Workshop on e-Birding, Organized by Bird Conservation Society of Gujarat (BCSG) and Bird Count India (BCI), at Van Chetna Kendra, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India.