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Dr Shyam Pariyar

Scientific Research Focus

  • Foliar (formulations, agricultural spray) deposit - plant surface interactions  

  • Phytoxicity monitoring and rainfastness   

  • Aerosol/particulate pollution and their impact on ecophysiology and plant-water economy of peri-urban horticulture 

  • Atmospheric drought and their impact on horticultural crops


Academic Education

  • 1999 - 2004

    Bachelor in Agricultural Sciences, Tribhuwan University, Nepal

  • 2005 - 2007

    Master in Agricultural Sciences, University of Bonn, Germany

  • 2009 - 2013

    PhD,  University of Bonn, Germany


Professional Career

  • 2013 - 2014

    Postdoctoral Researcher, Plant Nutrition Department, University of Bonn, Germany and INRA, Agrocampus Quest, Rennes, France (ECLAIRE-EU)

  • since 2015

    Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Horticultural Science (BioSc-BiFuProts),  University of Bonn, Germany

Selected Publications

  1. Pariyar, S.; Chang, S.-C.; Zinsmeister, D.; Zhou, H.; Grantz, D.A.; Hunsche, M.; Burkhardt, J. (2017): Xeromorphic traits help to maintain photosynthesis in the perhumid climate of a Taiwanese cloud forest. Oecologia, 184(3), 609-621.

  2. Burkhardt J.; Pariyar, S. (2016). How does the VPD response of isohydric and anisohydric plants depend on leaf surface particles? Plant Biology, 18, 91-100.

  3. Burkhardt, J.; Pariyar, S. (2014). Particulate pollutants are capable to 'degrade' epicuticular waxes and to decrease the drought tolerance of Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.). Environmental Pollution, 184, 659-667.

  4. Pariyar, S.; Eichert, T.; Goldbach, H.E.; Hunsche, M.; Burkhardt, J. (2013). The exclusion of ambient aerosols changes the water relations of sunflower (Helianthus annuus) and bean (Vicia faba) plants. Environmental and Experimental Botany, 88, 43-52.

  5. Burkhardt, J.; Basi, S.; Pariyar, S.; Hunsche, M. (2012). Stomatal penetration by aqueous solutions – an update involving leaf surface particles. New Phytologist, 196(3), 774-787.

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