Sunil Mundra 

Dr. Sunil Mundra


My research interests are to explore -
Links between host plant Populus balsamifera physiology and leaf endophytic community
Biogeographical distribution of Populus leaf endophytic fungal community in different climatic conditions
How endophytic fungi influence range limits and distribution of their symbiotic host plant.
Succession of Populus leaf endophytic fungal community
Diversity and ecology of High-Arctic microbes


Publication list -

Peer reviewed publication
Mundra S.
, Bahram M., Tedersoo L., Kaserusd H., Halvorsen R., and Eidesen PB (2015). Temporal variation of Bistorta vivipara-associated ectomycorrhizal fungal communities in the High-Arctic. Molecular Ecology, 24, 6289-6302.

Mundra S., Halvorsen R., Kauserud H., Muller E., Vik U. (2014) Arctic fungal communities associated with roots of Bistorta vivipara do not respond to the same fine-scale edaphic gradients as the above-ground vegetation. New Phytologist, 205:4, 1587–1597.

Mundra S., Halvorsen R., Kaserusd H., Bahram M., Tedersoo L., Elberling B., Cooper E.J. (Accepted with minor revision) Ectomycorrhizal and saptrotrophic fungi respond differently to long-term experimentally increased snow depth in the High-Arctic archipelago Svalbard. MicrobiologyOpen.

Mundra S., Arora R., Stobdan T., (2011) Solubilization of insoluble inorganic phosphates by a novel temperature-, pH-, and salt- tolerant yeast, Rhodotorula sp. PS4, isolated from seabuckthorn rhizosphere, growing in cold desert of Ladakh, India. World J Microbiol Biotechnol, 27, 2387–2396.

Arora R., Mundra S.,Yadav A., Srivastava R.B., and Stobdan T. (2012)  Antimicrobial activity of seed, pomace and leaf extracts of sea buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides L.) against foodborne and food spoilage pathogens. African Journal of Biotechnology, 11:45, 10424-10430.

Ali Z., Korekar G., Mundra S., Yadav A., Stobdan T. (2011) Quality attributes of seabuckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides L.) squash during storage. Indian Journal of Horticulture. 64:4, 479-483.

Targais K., Stobdan T.*, Mundra S., Ali Z., Yadav A, Korekar G. & Singh S.B., (2012) Chhang: barley based alcoholic beverage of Ladakh, India. Ind. J. of Traditional Knowledge. 11:1, 190-193.

Stobdan T.*, Chaurasia O. P., Korekar G., Mundra S., Ali Z., Yadav A., Singh S. B., (2010), Attributes of Seabuckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides L.) to Meet Nutritional Requirements in High Altitude. Defence Science Journal, 60:2, 226-230.

Book chapter
Stobdan T., Korekar G., Chaurasia OP, Yadav A., Dwivedi SK, Targais K., Mundra S., Srivastava RB (2011) Seabuckthorn Production for Greening and sustainable income generation in Cold Desert of India. Eds Srivastava RB & Selvamurthy W In: Innovatives in Agro Animal Technologies. pp 72-86.

e-mail - Sunil.Mundra@senckenberg.de, sunilmundra@hotmail.com
Phone - +49 15213292560