Dr Pulak Das holds a Bachelors Degree in Geology and Masters Degree in Ecology from Assam University, Silchar. His doctoral thesis looked into the biomonitoring and modeling of Air quality and other environmental stresses around industrial area, and the affect of these stresses on community ecology dynamics of lichens.
Dr Das also holds UGC-NET (2005) in Environmental Sciences.
Dr Das has taught in the department of Environmental Science, Indira Gandhi National Tribal University (IGNTU) Amarkantak, during 2013-14; and in the department of Ecology in Assam University, Silchar during 2006-08.
Dr Das has an experience of over six years in Oil and Gas Exploration Industry as an Environment Consultant during 2006-2013. The core area of his work included environmental monitoring and management, EIA studies, Environmental Audit, Environmental laws and regulations, and Regulatory compliances.
Dr Das has visited Myanmar in 2012 upon invitation from Myanma Oil and Gas Enterprise (MOGE, Govt. of Myanmar) for EIA studies of an Oil and Gas Block in Myanmar. He was also involved in the Environmental auditing of oil production fields in Arunachal Pradesh during 2009-2010 organised by Director of Mines Safety – Guwahati region, North East India.
His broad research interests include Environmental monitoring and management, Land use and land cover studies using Remote sensing and GIS, Climate change and disaster management, Socio-economic vulnerabilities to natural disasters, and Sustainability studies with special reference to north east India.
Editor-in-Chief in International Journal of Environmental and Natural Sciences (IJENAS; www.ijenas.com)
Editorial-cum-Advisory Board Member in Current World Environment (CWE) (http://www.cwejournal.org/)
Editorial Board member in Greener Journal of Ecology and Ecosolution (www.gjournals.org)
Editorial Board member in Greener Journal of Environmental Management and Public Safety (www.gjournals.org)
Participated in ‘Consultation for preparation of the State Climate Change Action Plan’, organised by the Assam Science Technology and Environment Council (ASTEC), Guwahati, 17th December 2010.
Participated as Panelist in ‘Worldwide Save Loktak Campaign: Save Loktak, Sonbeel, and Chatla Wetland’, Organised by ENVIRON, Guwahati and NECEER, Manipur, India, 7th March 2010.
Undergone PG Diploma Course on Rural Development; Certificate courses on Disaster Management; Remote Sensing and GIS; Climate Change and Disaster Management; Comprehensive Natural Disaster Risk Management Framework; Environmental Impact Assessment; and Diploma in Computer Applications.
Associated with various Registered NGOs in North east India (People’s Science Society-PSS; GBKIE).
Dr Das has around 21 publications in various journals and some more are awaited. Some of his selected publications include-
Selected paper presentations in seminars/conferences