Bachelor of Science, Rohilkhand University, Bareilly, India, 1980. Master of Science, Kumaun University, Nainital, India, 1983. Doctor of Philosophy, Kumaun University, Nainital, India, 1989.
From junior to senior research fellow Kumaun University, 1984-1992. Research associate Great Britain Pant Institute Himalayan Environment and Development, Almora, 1992-1993, Srinagar, India, since 1993. Field officer Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University, Srinigar, 1993, guest lecturer, 1996-1997.
Consultant Biodiversity Conservation Network, Washington, 1994.
Married Geeta Bhaisora, June 2, 1990. Children: Aroma, Amritashwa.