T.K.M COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCE

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Education

CourseInstitutionPeriod
Ph.D (Entomology) Tea Board- UPASI Tea Research Institute, Valparai (Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Govt. of India) 2008-11
M.Sc. (Zoology) Malabar Christian College, Calicut 2004-06
B.Sc. (Zoology) St. Joseph’s College, Devagiri, Calicut 2001-04

PUBLICATIONS

REVIEW ARTICLES

∎ Modulation of Plant Defense System in Response to Microbial Interactions. Frontiers in Microbiology 11:1298. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2020.01298 (https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fmicb.2020.01298/full)

RESEARCH ARTICLES IN INTERNATIONAL JOURNALS

∎ Diagnoses and Re-description of Coccinellid beetles, Stethorus rani Kapur and Stethorus aptus Kapur (Coleoptera:Coccinellidae) on tea red spider mite Oligonychus coffeae Nietner (Acari: Tetranychidae). International Journal of Tropical Insect Science. 40 (4): 817-827 (https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s42690-020-00136-5)

∎ Mechanism of Fenpropathrin resistance in red spider mite, Oligonychus coffeae (Acarina: Tetranychidae), infesting tea [Camellia sinensis L. (O. Kuntze)]. Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology. 181: 548-561 (http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12010-016-2230-5)

∎ Life table and predation of Neoseiulus longispinosus (Acari: Phytoseiidae) on Oligonychus coffeae (Acari: Tetranychidae) infesting tea. Experimental and Applied Acarology. DOI: 10.1007/s10493-012-9649-3. 60(2): 229-240 (http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10493-012-9649-3#page-1)

∎ Efficacy, prey stage preference and optimum predator-prey ratio of the predatory mite, Neoseiulus longispinosus Evans (Acari: Phytoseiidae) to control the red spider mite, Oligonychus coffeae (Acari: Tetranychidae) infesting tea. Archives of Phytopathology and plant protection. 45: 699-706 (http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/03235408.2011.591203)

∎ Functional and numerical responses of the predatory mite, Neoseiulus longispinosus, to the red spider mite, Oligonychus coffeae, infesting tea. Journal of Insect Science 12:125 (http://www.insectscience.org/12.125/)

∎ Enhancement of reproductive potential of Mallada boninensis Okamoto (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae), a predator of red spider mite infesting tea: An evaluation of artificial diets. Archives of Biological Sciences. 64: 281-285 (http://journaldatabase.org/articles/enhancement_reproductive_potential.html)

∎ Pseudomonas fluorescens as an efficient entomopathogen against Oligonychus coffeae Nietner (Acari: Tetranychidae) infesting tea. Journal of Entomology and Nematology. 3: 73-77 (http://www.academicjournals.org/jen/abstracts/abstracts/abstracts2011/July/Roobakkum ar%20et%20al.htm)

∎ Life table and predatory efficiency of Stethorus gilvifrons (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae), an important predator of the red spider mite, Oligonychus coffeae (Acari: Tetranychidae), infesting tea. Experimental and Applied Acarology. 50: 141-150 (http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10493-009-9290-y?LI=true)

∎ Life table and predation of Oligota pygmaea (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae) a major predator of the red spider mite, Oligonychus coffeae (Acarina: Tetranychidae) infesting tea. Biological Control. 51: 96-101 (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/s1049964409001807)

RESEARCH ARTICLES IN NATIOANAL JOURNALS/SHORT COMMUNICATIONS

∎ Avifauna in the Wetlands and Suburbs of Kollam District, Kerala. TKM Arts College International Journal for Multidisciplinary Research. 2 (1): 16-20 (http://www.tijmr.org/index.php/journal/article/view/15)

∎ Seasonal Occurance and Predatory Efficiency of Spalgis epius (Westwood) on Mealy Bug, Paracoccus marginatus (Williams and Granara De Willink) infesting Cotton. Madras Agricultural Journal. 101 (4-6): 142-145 (https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B20TM0cqzsQmUGFIVjdFOHZlRnc/view)

∎ Potential of Mallada boninensis Okamoto (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae) as a biocontrol agent of Oligonychus coffeae Nietner (Acarina: Tetranychidae) infesting tea. Journal of Plantation Crops. 39 (1): 193-195 (https://agris.fao.org/agris-search/search.do?recordID=IN2011001051)

∎ Utilization of the bacterium, Pseudomonas putida as a potential biocontrol agent against red spider mite, Oligonychus coffeae (Acari: Tetranychidae) infesting tea. Journal of Plantation Crops. 39 (1): 236-238 (https://agris.fao.org/agris-search/search.do?recordID=IN2011001062)

∎ Impact of neem formulations on predatory efficiency of Mallada boninensis. Newsletter, UPASI Tea Res. Found. 21 (1): 4

∎ New record of predators of red spider mite. Newsl. UPASI Tea Res. Found. 20 (2): 1

∎ Pseudomonas fluorescens for red spider mite control. Newsletter, UPASI Tea Res. Found. 20(1): 1

∎ Efficacy of Fenpyroximate (Sedna) against red spider mite. Newsletter, UPASI Tea Res. Found. 19 (2): 4

∎ Impact of certain pesticides on Oligota pygmaea, a major predator of red spider mite. Newsletter, UPASI Tea Res. Found. 19 (2): 2.

RESEARCH ARTICLES IN CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

∎ Herbivore-Induced Plant Volatiles from Red Spider Mite, Oligonychus coffeae Infested Tea Plants as Attractant Cues for the Predatory Mite, Neoseiulus longispinosus. In: S. Anas (Ed) Proceedings of International Conference on Energy and Environment, 2019. Materials Today: Proceedings 41(3): 613-617 (https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2214785320338207)

∎ Comparative susceptibility and detoxifying enzyme activities to fenpropathrin in field collected and laboratory reared Oligonychus coffeae infesting tea. In: proceedings of World tea Science Congress, 2011. Two and a bud: 59: 55-59 (http://www.tocklai.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/TwoBud5912012/Comparative%20susceptibility%20and%20 detoxifying%20enzyme.pdf)

∎ Impact of temperature and pesticide application on the prey consumption of Mallada boninensis Okamoto (Chrysopidae: Neuroptera), a predator of red spider mite infesting tea. In: proceedings of World tea Science Congress, 2011. Two and a bud: 59: 43-48 (http://www.tocklai.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/TwoBud5912012/Impact%20of%20temperature%20and%20 pesticide%20applications.pdf)

∎ Induction of Pesticide Resistance in Neoseiulus longispinosus, an Acarine Predator of the Red Spider Mite, Oligonychus coffeae infesting tea. In: Das S (Ed) abstracts of the 30th Kerala Science Congress, KSCSTE. Pp: 14-15

∎ Integrated Pest Management in Tea Plantations in the Changing Scenario of Climate - An Evaluation study. In: Joseph et al. (Eds) proceedings of national seminar on ‘Natural Resources Management for Horticultural Crops under Changing Climatic Conditions’ pp: 161-162

∎ Organic farming adds to the conservation of biodiversity in agro-ecosystems-a case study. In: Sadanandan, M.A. (Ed) proceedings of national workshop on ‘Conservation of biodiversity: Current issues, their policy and individual responsibility’. pp: 55-58.

∎ Bio control potential and optimum predator-prey ratio of the predatory mite Neoseiulus longispinosus on the red spider mite, Oligonychus coffeae infesting tea. In: Sabu, T.K. (Ed) proceedings of national seminar on ‘Harmful/Beneficial insects of Agricultural Importance with Special Reference to the nuisance pest Luprops tristis in Rubber Plantations’. pp: 149-152.

∎ Effect of Pseudomonas fluorescens on the red spider mite, Oligonychus coffeae infesting tea. In: Yesodharan EP (Ed) proceedings of the 22nd Kerala Science Congress, KSCSTE. pp: 31-32

∎ Potential of Amblyseius (Neoseiulus) longispinosus (Acari: Phytoseiidae), a predator of Oligonychus coffeae (Acari: Tetranychidae) infesting tea. In: Yesodharan EP (Ed) proceedings of the 21st Kerala Science Congress, KSCSTE. pp: 13-15

Research Projects

Title of the ProjectFunding AgencyAmountPeriod
1. Biodiversity Conservation in Agro Ecosystems-Practice and Execution UGC 1,25,000/- 2016-18

SEMINARS/CONFERENCES/WORKSHOPS/SYMPOSIA (Offline only)

ORGANIZED

INVITED TALKS/THEME PAPER PRESENTATION

EVALUATED/CHAIRED PAPER PRESENTATION

1. A session of paper pre presentation in International Conference on Energy and Environment in association with Royal Society of Chemistry, American Institute of Physics, Elsevier, KSCSTE, DST-SERB and 2019 at TKM College of Arts and Science, Kollam during 12-14 December 2019

PRESENTED PAPER/POSTER

1. World Environment Day Celebrations organized by SN College, Kollam and sponsored by KSCSTE, Govt. of Kerala on 05 June 2018

2. National Seminar on ‘Reaching the Unreached through Science and Technology’ jointly organized by Dept. of Zoology, SN College, Kollam and ‘The Indian Science Congress Association, Cochin Chapter’ and co-sponsored by Department of Environment and Climate Change, Govt. of Kerala during 12-14 February 2018

3. 30th Kerala Science Congress at Govt. Brennen College, Thalassery, Kannur, conducted by KSCSTE, Govt. of Kerala during 28-30 January 2018

4. National seminar on ‘Natural Resources Management for Horticultural Crops under Changing Climatic Conditions’ at Centre for Water Resources Development and Management (CWRDM) of KSCSTE in association with Directorate of Arecanut and Spices Development of Ministry of Agriculture and farmers’ welfare, Govt. of India during 16-17 March 2017

5. International conference on ‘Tropical Plants and Molecular Design’ cosponsored by DBT, Govt. of India and KSCSTE, Govt. of Kerala at TKM College of Arts and Science, Kollam during 14-15 February, 2017

6. National seminar on ‘Managing Environment: The Human Dimension’ sponsored by UGC at Malabar Christian College, Calicut during 08-09 March 2012

7. National workshop on ‘Conservation of biodiversity: Current issues, their policy and individual responsibility’ sponsored by UGC at Malabar Christian College, Calicut during 22-23 September 2011

8. National seminar on ‘Harmful/Beneficial insects of Agricultural Importance with Special Reference to the nuisance pest Luprops tristis in Rubber Plantations’ cosponsored by DST, UGC and KSCSTE at St. Joseph’s College, Devagiri, Calicut during 17-18 February 2011

9. 19th Plantation Crop Symposium at RRII, Kottayam conducted by Indian Society for Plantation Crops (ISPC), CPCRI, Kazaragod during 7-10 December, 2010

10. 22nd Kerala Science Congress conducted by Kerala State Council of Science, Technology and Environment (KSCSTE), Govt. of Kerala during 28-31 January 2010

11. 21st Kerala Science Congress conducted by KSCSTE, Govt. of Kerala during 28-31 January 2009

ATTENDED

1. Lecture Workshop on ‘Foundation Lectures in Biology’ organized by the Department of Zoology, St. Gregorios College, Kottarakara under the sponsorship of Indian Academy of Sciences, Bengaluru, Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi and The National Academy of Sciences, India, Allahabad during 16-17 August 2018

2. National Workshop on ‘The Applications of Statistical Methods in Bioscience Research’ organized by the Department of Zoology, Kannur University, Mananthavady Campus under the sponsorship of Kannur University during 6-7 April 2018

3. National Seminar on ‘Quality in Higher Education: The Emerging Scenario’ sponsored by UGC at TKM College of Arts and Science, Kollam on 14 & 17 November 2017.

4. District Level Photo Exhibition in National Bird Watching Day, 2017 Celebration organized by Birds Club International, Kollam District at St. Gregorios College, Kottarakkara, Kollam on 10 November 2017

5. ‘Awareness Workshop on Intellectual Property Rights’ cosponsored by DST and TNSCST at UPASI TRF, Valparai, Coimbatore

6. National seminar on ‘Environmental Ethics: Issues and Possible Solutions’ sponsored by UGC at Malabar Christian College, Calicut

7. Workshop on ‘Remote Sensing and Geographic Information System’ sponsored by ‘Centre for Environment and Development’ at Malabar Christian College, Calicut.

MEMBER IN EDITORIAL PANEL/REVIEWER OF SCIENCE JOURNALS

1. Reviewer of Materials Today Proceedings, Elsevier (3 Nos, 2020)

2. Reviewer of Journal of Applied Entomology, Wiley (2 Nos, 2019)

3. Reviewer of International Journal of Acarology, Taylor and Francis (2018, 2016)

4. Reviewer of International Journal of Pest Management, Taylor and Francis (2017)

5. Reviewer of Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Springer (2016)

6. Member in editorial panel and Reviewer of Journal of Tea Science Research, BioPublisher (2016, 2015)

7. Reviewer of International Journal of Tropical Insect Science, Springer (2015)