Deepu is a Post–Doctoral Fellow at the Jawaharlal Nehru Tropical Botanic Garden and Research Institute. He is trained as a Plant Ecologist and Taxonomist with a primary interest in the conservation ecology of threatened plants in India, using reintroductions and translocations to improve their conservation status. He has contributed to updating the conservation status of about 100 species of tree which have in turn contributed to the Global Tree Assessment programme. This work also holds a social significance as the Red Listing of species is one of the pre-requisites for determining the status of ecosystems; and to identify, to manage, and reducing the negative impacts of development projects across a range of sectors in society. It is also vital in formulating government Environmental and Social Impact Assessment policies and financial performance standards. Deepu is a young professional and has shown a high degree of dedication and motivation to conservation actions of threatened plant species. He is a member of the Global Tree Specialist Group and has been widely recognised for his work and contributions to important conservation studies.