Dr Madan Gautam

Production forestry: biophysiology, silviculture, soil-nutrients & water, tree growth and form improvement,  

Nature conservation and biodiversity: habitat rehabilitation, monitoring ecosystems structure and function, assessment of biodiversity status, trends and simulation, conservation planning for threatened species and ecosystems    

Community and agroforestry forestry: commercial and non-commercial agroforestry, forest management through community & indigenous knowledge. 

Climate change: impact on tree growth and development, primary production, and biodiversity and habitat, land-use systems and ecosystems services. 



Madan Gautam lecturer in the Forestry Department of Bangor College.Dr Gautam’s academic roles comprise of academic and professional leadership; research and teaching focused on forest and environmental sciences on primary forestry production, sustainability, nature conservation and community engagement, associated with forest-related issues.  

Dr Gautam works extensively in each of these arenas with colleagues and partners, representing a diversity of forest and environment sector, locally with Central South University of Forestry and Technology (CSUFT), and is keen to link with national and provincial universities and research institutions of China, and internationally with academic institutions of UK, Australia, New Zealand and others. 

Prior to Bangor College, Dr Gautam has worked as lecturer with Reading University, UK where he established a syllabus for Postgraduate Diploma in Community Forestry. After completion of his PhD, Dr Gautam worked as a Postdoctoral researcher and lecturer with the Australian National University, Canberra. Until recently, as a public servant, he worked as an ecological scientist with the Department of Conservation, New Zealand for over 12 years. 

Dr Gautam has worked in the international sector as a Technical Advisor, with the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)Malaysia and with Department For International Development UK, Nepal project.   

In addition to Forestry degrees (PhD & MSc), Dr Gautamis also qualified in Project Management (MSc)and in Statistics (Certificate). 



Gautam M et al. (2003) Pinus radiata in a sub-humid temperate silvopastoral system: modelling of seasonal root growth. Forest ecology and management. 


Gautam M et al. (2003) First order lateral root characteristics reflect the competitiveness of radiata pine genotypes in agroforestry systems. Paper presented at Australasia Forestry Conference, New Zealand.  


Gautam M et al. (2003) Biomass and morphology of Pinus radiata coarse root components in a sub-humid temperate silvopastoral system. Forest ecology and management 


Gautam M et al. (2003) International experiences of community forestry and its potential for Australia and New Zealand. Paper presented at Australasia Forestry Conference, Queenstown, New Zealand. 


Gautam M et al. (2003) Community based leasehold approach and agroforestry technology for restoring degraded hill forests and improving rural livelihoods in Nepal. Paper Presented at the International Conference on Rural Livelihoods, Forests and Biodiversity 19-23 May 2003, Bonn 

Gautam M et al. (2003) Restoring Nepal’s Hill forests through Community Based Forestry Leasehold. http://www.angoc.org/publications/EAPLCPR/ch5/ch5p04.pdf  

Gautam M et al.(2002) Spatial variation and understorey competition effect of Pinus radiata fine roots in a tree-crop system in New Zealand. Agroforestry Systems, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Netherland. http://link.springer.com/article/10.1023/A%3A1020559624831  

Gautam M, Mead D, Frampton C and Chang S (1999) Coarse root system characteristics and toppling of clonal and seedling trees of Pinus radiate on Canterbury Plains. New Zealand Journal of Forestry. 




Gautam M (2012) User Guide manual for data management of National Biodiversity Monitoring Project.  Natural Heritage Management Project, Department of Conservation, New Zealand 

Gautam M (2010) Assessment of biodiversity monitoring projects: quality and standards auditing of Department of Conservation, Natural Heritage Management Project, New Zealand.  

Gautam M (2009) Biodiversity status and conservation planning for native mudfish: a monitoring report presented, Natural Heritage Management Project, Department of Conservation, , New Zealand. 

Gautam M (2009) Biodiversity monitoring project planning process: national standard and best practice guidelines. Technical report, Department of Conservation, Natural Heritage Projects, New Zealand.  

Gautam M (2008) Kiwi data collection and storage: a review of current practice.Department of Conservation, New Zealand, dme: otaco-35339 Kiwi dbase report - internal publication.   

Gautam M (2007) Biodiversity on-line data management of  Department of Conservation, New Zealand. Paper presented  in New Zealand Ecological Society, Wellington,  2007.    

Kanowski P and Gautam M (2003) Review of ecology and economics of non-timber forest species of Asia. Consultant report prepared for Centre For International Forest Research, Bogor (Barat), Indonesia.  

Gautam M (1999) Root growth, development and its environmental factors – a review paper presented to Forest Research Institute Rotorua New Zealand. 




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