Tessy Paul P.

  Dr. TESSY PAUL P.   M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D.
  Associate Professor & HOD
Research Guide, University of Calicut
  Department of Botany
  Email-id    tessyjohnt@gmail.com
  Phone No    7558898955; 9446233104
  Date of Birth    31-05-1966
  Date of entry in service    05-07-1993
  Residential Address    XXII / 728, Merry Land, Thattil House,Vettikkara Temple Road, Irinjalakuda, Thrissur District, Kerala, PIN – 680 121

Professional Qualifications Sl. No:    Programme    Institution/University                  Year of Passing
1.       Ph.D. Botany    Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam     2012
2.      M.Phil. Botany    University of Calicut                                1990
3.      M.Sc. Botany    University of Calicut                          1988, First Rank
4.      B.Sc. Botany    University of Calicut                                 1986  
 M. Phil/Ph.D Thesis  
Programme Title Guide Name Institution Month/Year
M.Phil. Botany Clonal propagation of Vanilla planifolia Dr. V. J. Philip Department of Botany, University of Calicut 1990
Ph.D. Botany Studies on the Algal Flora of Kole Lands in Thrissur District, Kerala                      http://shodhganga.inflibnet.ac.in/handle/10603/25928
http://www.mgutheses.in/page/?q=T%202214&search=&page=&rad=
Dr. R. Sreekumar Department of Botany, St. Teresa’s College, Ernakulam; Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam    2012
 Articles in Journals 1.    Occurrence of desmid MicrasteriasAgardh from the Kol wetlands of Thrissur, Kerala. Indian Hydrobiology, 2007. Vol. 10, No: 2, pp. 371–376. (ISSN 0971–6548).
2.       A report on the pollution algae from the Thrissur Kol wetlands (part of VembanadKol, Ramsar site), Kerala. Nature, Environment and Pollution Technology, 2008. Vol. 7, No: 2, pp. 311–314. (ISSN 0972–6268).
http://www.neptjournal.com/journal–details.php?id=18&q_id=23
3.    Assessment of the biodiversity and seasonal variation of freshwater algae in the Thrissur Kol wetlands (part of Vembanad – Kol, Ramsar site), Kerala.Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany, 2009.Vol.33, No: 3, pp. 721 –732. (ISSN 2050–9768).
4.      Water quality and pollution status of Chalakudy River at Kathikudam, Thrissur District, Kerala, India. Nature, Environment and Pollution Technology, 2010. Vol. 9, No: 1, pp. 113–118. (ISSN 0972–6268)
http://www.neptjournal.com/journal–details.php?id=3&q_id=21
5.    Algal diversity of coconut husk retting area in Thalikulam backwaters, Kerala. Indian Hydrobiology, 2011. Vol. 13, No: 2, pp. 125-129. (ISSN 0971-6548)
6.    Mangroves of Poyya backwaters of Thrissur district, Kerala, India. J. Mar. Biol. Ass. India, 2011. Vol. 53, No: 1, pp. 8-13. (ISSN 0025-3146).
http://www.mbai.org.in/files/8--13--M.%20K.%20Saritha.pdf
7.    Desmid PleurotaeniumNageli from the Kole Lands of Thrissur (Part of Vembanad – Kol, Ramsar Site), Kerala, India. InternationalJournal of current research, 2011. 3(12): 59-63. (ISSN: 0975-833X)
http://www.journalcra.com/?q=node/1039
8.    Systematic account of ScenedesmusMeyen (Chlorophyceae, Chlorococcales) from the Kol wetlands of Thrissur, Kerala. Journal of Indian Botanical Society, 2012.91(1-3): 146-152. (ISSN: 0019-4468)
http://www.indianbotsoc.org/admin/uploaded/TESSY%20PAUL%20P.%20AND%20R.%20SREEKUMAR-14.pdf
9.    Desmid Euastrum Ehrenberg from the Kole lands of Thrissur (part of Vembanad - Kol, Ramsar Site), Kerala. Annals of Plant Sciences, 2013. 2(8): 272-277. (ISSN No: 2287-688X)
http://ebioscholar.com/ojs/index.php/ap/article/view/547/442
10.Assessment on Hydrographic Parameters and Phytoplankton Abundance of Thrissur Kole Lands (Part of Vembanad - Kol, Ramsar Site), Kerala. InternationalJournal of Advanced Life Sciences (IJALS), 2013. 6(5): 583-593. (ISSN: 2277-758X).
http://ijals.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/26.-Assessment-on-Hydrographic-Parameters-and.pdf
11.     An assessment of phytoplankton and physico-chemical characteristics of Chalakudy River, Kerala.InternationalJournal of Advanced Life Sciences (IJALS), 2015. 8(2): 197-203. (ISSN: 2277-758X).
http://www.unitedlifejournals.com/ms_files/ijals/13.An_assessment_of_phytoplankton_and_physico-chemical.pdf
12    Genus CosmariumCorda from Thrissur Kole lands, Kerala. Recent Research in Science and Technology (2015), 7: 1-9.(ISSN: 2076-5061).
Doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.19071/rrst.2015.v7.2668
http://scienceflora.org/journals/index.php/rrst/article/view/2668
13.    Effects of simulated acid rain on the germination and growth of Amaranthusdubius. Meridian, 5(1): 15-18, 2016, ISSN 2278-750X
14.     Impact of poultry and aquaculture pollution on the water quality of Vallivattom wetland, Thrissur District, Kerala.Meridian, 5(1): 19-21, 2016, ISSN 2278-750X
15.    An ecological study of medicinal plants in AloorGramaPanchayath, Thrissur district, Kerala. South Indian Journal of Biological Sciences, 2016, 2(1): 88‐94. Online ISSN: 2454‐4787, Print ISSN: 2454‐8510
www.sijbs.com/index.html/assets/2016/88-94.pdf
16.    Medicinal plants of SreeSankaracharya University campus, Kalady, Kerala. South Indian Journal of Biological Sciences, 2016, 2(1): 133‐140. Online ISSN: 2454‐4787, Print ISSN: 2454‐8510
www.sijbs.com/index.html/assets/2016/133-140.pdf
17.    An Assessment of the Pollution and its Impact on the Diversity of Phytoplankton in Tirur River, Malappuram District, Kerala, India. International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences (IJCMAS), 2016, 5(7): 180‐190. (ISSN: 2319-7706).
http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2016.507.018
18.     Algal diversity of Guruvayur temple pond, Thrissur district, Kerala.InternationalJournal of Advanced Life Sciences (IJALS),2016, 9(3): 302-306. (ISSN: 2277-758X).
http://www.unitedlifejournals.com/ijals/view-pdf.php?id=746
 Conference Proceedings with ISBN number (International)  19.    Assessment of phytoplankton diversity and the hydrographic parameters in Thrissur Kol wetlands (part of Vembanad – Kol, Ramsar site), Kerala, India. In: Natarajan, P., Jayachandran, K.V. and Arun Augustine (Eds.) Proceedings of International Conference on “Biodiversity Conservation and Management (BIOCAM, 2008)”. 755 p. Organized by Rajiv Gandhi Chair in Contemporary Studies, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Cochin: pp. 44–47. ISBN: 978–81–907269–7–9.
20.    Diversity of blue green algae in Thrissur Kol wetlands (Part of Vembanad – Kol, Ramsar Site), Kerala, India.In: Regimol C. Cherian, Chandramohanakumar, N., BijoyNandan S., Reethamma, O.V., I’maNeerakkal&ArunAgustine (eds.) Proceedings of International Conference “The Green Path to Sustainability: Prospects and Challenges” 2010. 401 p. Organized by Assumption College, Changanassery, Kottayam, in association with Rajiv Gandhi Chair in Contemporary Studies, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Cochin. pp. 50–54. ISBN: 978–81–907269–9–3.
21.    Floral Diversity of SreeSankaracharya University Campus, Kalady, Kerala. In: BijoyNandan, S., Sampath Kumar, S., Mini, K.D. and RevathyBabu (eds.). Proc. of Int. Conf. onBiodiversity and Evaluation: Perspectives and Paradigm shifts held from 2nd to 3rd of December 2015. Cochin University of Science and Technology, Cochin and Department of Zoology, SreeSankara College, Kalady. pp. 316-319. ISBN 978-93-80095-70-7.

 
 Conference Proceedings with ISBN number (National / State)  22.    Biodiversity changes of phytoplankton in Chalakudy River due to paper mill effluents. In: BijoyNandan, S., M. Salim, G. SomanathanPillai and Reeny Varghese (eds.). 2009. A compendium on Wetland Biodiversity and Conservation (Proceedings of the National Seminar on Wetland Biodiversity [NSWB – 2008], February 9 - 10, 2008). Limnological Association of Kerala (LAK) Publishers, Kerala, India.pp. 104-114. ISBN: 81-901939-2-9.
23.    Phytoplankton biodiversity changes in Chalakudy River due to Ossein plant effluents. In: BijoyNandan, S., M. Salim, G. SomanathanPillai and Reeny Varghese (eds.). 2009. A compendium on Wetland Biodiversity and Conservation (Proceedings of the National Seminar on Wetland Biodiversity [NSWB – 2008] February 9 - 10, 2008). Limnological Association of Kerala (LAK) Publishers, Kerala, India.pp. 93-103. ISBN: 81-901939-2-9.
24.    Biodiversity of the phytoplankton in the retting area of the backwaters of Thalikulam, Thrissur District, Kerala. In: BijoyNandan, S., M. Salim, G. SomanathanPillai and Reeny Varghese (eds.). 2009. A compendium on Wetland Biodiversity andConservation (Proceedings of the National Seminar on Wetland Biodiversity [NSWB – 2008]Limnological Association of Kerala (LAK) Publishers, Kerala, India. pp. 72-79. ISBN: 81-901939-2-9.
25.    Biodiversity of micro-algae in Poyya mangrove ecosystem, Thrissur District. In: KSCSTE, 2010, Proceedings of the 22ndKerala Science Congress, 2010, KFRI, Peechi.Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment, Thiruvananthapuram.pp. 29 – 30. ISBN: 81–86366–71–7.
 Conference / Symposium Abstracts (International)  26.    Assessment of hydrographic parameters and analysis of mangrove flora in Poyya backwaters of Thrissur district, Kerala, India. International Symposium on “Marine Ecosystems – Challenges and Opportunities (MECOS – 09)” organized by Marine Biological Association of India. Book of abstracts, pp. 30–31.
27.     Systematic account of Desmid Euastrum Ehrenberg from the Kole lands of Thrissur (part of Vembanad – Kol, Ramsar site), Kerala, India in UGC sponsored International Conference on Plant Biosystematics (ICPB 2013) and presented a paper, 23-24 January 2013 at SB College, Changanassery.Book of abstracts, pp. 24–25.
 Seminar Proceedings (National / State)  28.    Large scale production and field performance of tissue culture Vanilla (Vanilla planifolia). Proceedings of the Seventh Kerala Science Congress, January 27 – 29, 1995.State Committee on Science, Technology and Environment, Government of India.pp. 316 – 317.
29.    Plant Biodiversity studies of Mangadi Hill of Irinjalakuda, Kerala. Proceedings of the National Seminar on current Environmental problems and management, August 1 – 3, 2002, Christ College, Irinjalakuda. pp. 56–58.
30.    Hydrochemical and biological analysis of a lotic aquatic ecosystem in Thrissur District, Kerala. Proceedings of the National Seminar on Wetland Resources of India  byLimnological Association of Kerala, February 2 – 4, 2005. pp. 83–87.
31.    Biodiversity and Abundance Studies on the Cyanobacteria in and Around Irinjalakuda, Thrissur District, Kerala. Proceedings of the National Seminar on Wetland Resources of India by Limnological Association of Kerala, February 2 – 4, 2005.pp. 88–93
32.    Studies on PediastrumMeyen (Chlorophyceae, Chlorococcales) from Thrissur Kol wetlands, Kerala. Proceedings of the National Conference on Genes and Genome Research in India, Union Christian College, Aluva, Kerala, India. (Jan. 20-21, 2011). pp. 136-148.
33.    Diversity and distribution of freshwater algae belonging to Xanthophyceae, Chrysophyceae and Dinophyceae from the Kole lands of Thrissur, Kerala. In: Proceedings of the UGC sponsored National conference on ‘Biodiversity and bioprospecting with reference to plants and microbes, BIOPROS – 11, Dept. of Botany, St. Albert’s College, Ernakulam, Community Agrobiodiversity Centre, Kalpetta and Swadeshi Science movement, Kochi. pp. 140-146. 8th and 9th December 2011.
34.    Biodiversity and quantitative assessment of phytoplankton in Poyya backwater, Thrissur District, Kerala.Proceedings of the UGC sponsored National Conference on Natural resources management: A key to sustainability, Dept. of Botany, Assumption College, Changanassery, Kerala, India. pp. 31-37. 5th and 6th December 2013.
35.    A study on the effect of paper mill effluent on the soil quality of PariyaramPanchayat, Thrissur District, Kerala. Proceedings of the UGC sponsored National Conference on Natural resources management: A key to sustainability, Dept. of Botany, Assumption College, Changanassery, Kerala, India. pp. 64-68. 5th and 6th December 2013.
36.    An assessment of the ground water quality of KadukuttyPanchayat, Thrissur District, Kerala. Proceedings of the UGC sponsored National Conference on Natural resources management: A key to sustainability, Dept. of Botany, Assumption College, Changanassery, Kerala, India. pp. 69-74. 5th and 6th December 2013.
37.     Freshwater red algaCaloglossabeccariifomPaniyeliPoru, Kerala. Proceedings of UGC sponsored National Seminarcum Workshop on ‘Plant Systematics and Herbarium techniques’ held on 24th and 25th September 2014 organized by Dept. of Botany, KKTM College, Pullut, Kodungallur.pp. 78-80.
38.    Blue green algae of Koodalmanikyam and Kodungallur temple ponds, Thrissur District, Kerala. Proceedings of UGC sponsored National Seminarcum Workshop on ‘Plant Systematics and Herbarium techniques’ held on 24th and 25th September 2014 organized by Dept. of Botany, KKTM College, Pullut, Kodungallur. pp. 66-71.
39.     Aquatic macrophytic flora of Thrissur Kole lands, Kerala, India in Proceedings of KSCSTE sponsored National Seminar on ‘Know the plants, grow the plants’, 27th November 2014 organized by Dept. of Botany, St. Mary’s College, Thrissur. Page No: 55-56.
40.    Diversity of weeds in SreeSankaracharya University Campus, Kalady, Kerala. In: Proceedings of National Seminar on Our Soil – Layer of Life; Conservation and Management, 2015. Organized by Department of Geography, SreeSankaracharya University of Sanskrit, Kalady, Kerala (In Press).
41.    Medicinal plants of Karuvannur River basin, Thrissur District, Kerala, in Proceedings of KSCSTE sponsored National Seminar on ‘Pharmacognosy and conservation strategies of medicinal plants, under Science Popularization Programme 21st July 2017 organized by Post graduate Dept. of Botany, Vimala College (Autonomous), Thrissur. Page No: 30-32.
 Seminar Abstracts  42.Clonal propagation of Vanilla through meristems culture. Proc. National Seminar on Biotechnological approaches for up-gradation of agricultural and horticultural crops, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore. 1990. pp. 55–56.
43.    Temple pond algae of Thrissur District, Kerala: A review. Abstracts of the 25thSwadeshi Science Congress Organized by Swadeshi Science Movement, Kerala and SreeSankaracharya University of Sanscrit, Kalady held on 16-18th December 2015. pp. 176-177.
Papers inChrist College Research review Journal
44.     Plant biodiversity studies of Northern parts of Christ College Irinjalakuda. Research Review Journal, Christ College, Irinjalakuda. 2002. Vol II, pp 42–48
45.    Physico– Chemical and Biological analysis of two selected ponds at Irinjalakuda in Kerala. Research Review Journal, Christ College, Irinjalakuda. 2004. Vol III, pp. 50–56
46.    Impact of retting on the biodiversity of phytoplankton in the backwaters of Thalikulam, Thrissur District, Kerala. Research Review Journal, Christ College, Irinjalakuda. 2007. Vol VI, pp. 30–36.
Papers inResearch Journal of other colleges
47.   Floristic study of Vallivattom wetland, Thrissur district. Journal of Experimental and Theoretical Research (JET), 2011.vol. 3, pp. 80-85. An Annual Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies and Research, Research Promotion Council, Assumption College, Changanassery.
 Invited talks  i)    “An assessment of the Environmental Status of the Kole Lands of Thrissur, Kerala” in the National Seminar on Wetlands - Biodiversity and SustainabilityOrganized by Post Graduate & Research Dept. of Botany, M.E.S. Asmabi College, Vemballur, Kodungallur in collaboration with Kerala State Council for Science, Technology & Environment, on 15th  February 2013.
ii)    “Research in Freshwater Algae of Kerala” in connection with the inauguration of Botany Association of PG and Research Department of Botany, M.E.S. Asmabi College, P. Vemballur, Kodungallur on 10th January, 2014.
iii)    ‘Ecology and freshwater algal biodiversity of Kole lands of Thrissur, Kerala’ in the two day UGC sponsored National seminar on ‘The Taxonomy and Ecology of Freshwater algae’ held on 12th February 2014 organized by Botany Dept., St. Albert's College, Ernakulam.
iv)    ‘Freshwater phycological biodiversity in Kerala’ in the National seminar on ‘Biodiversity conservation : Trend and need’ on 6th March 2014 organized by Botany Dept., St. Thomas College, Thrissur, co-sponsored by KSCSTE, KSHEC, KSBB and UGC.
v)    ‘Phycological biodiversity in the Freshwater Ecosystems of Kerala’ in the seminar on ‘Taxonomy, Diversity and Ecology of lesser known Algae and Fungi’ on 13th October 2015 organized by Dept. of Botany, Govt. College, Chittur, sponsored by Directorate of Collegiate Education, Govt. of Kerala.
vi)    ‘Taxonomy of Freshwater Algae’ in the seminar on ‘Taxonomy, Diversity and Ecology of lesser known Algae and Fungi’ on 13th October 2015 organized by Dept. of Botany, Govt. College, Chittur, sponsored by Directorate of Collegiate Education, Govt. of Kerala.
vii)    ‘Algal diversity in the Freshwater Ecosystems of Kerala’ in the three day UGC sponsored National seminar on ‘Biodiversity of Microbes and Climate Change Mitigation’ on 5th February 2016 organized by Dept. of Botany, Catholicate College, Pathanamthitta, co-sponsored by Kerala State Council for Science, Technology & Environment and Kerala State Higher Education Council.
viii)    ‘Biodiversity’ in the In-service Course for Post Graduate Teachers (Biology)of KendriyaVidyalayaon 20th May 2016 organized by KendriyaVidyalaya, NAD, Aluva.
ix)    ‘Biodiversityand Taxonomy of Freshwater Algae’ in the Species the Passion II -National seminar on 17th June 2016 organized by Dept. of Botany, St. Thomas College, Thrissur, co-sponsored byKSCSTE, Thiruvananthapuram.
x)    ‘Taxonomy of Freshwater Algae of Kerala’ in the Two day Seminar on Cryptogams of Western Ghats: A Botanical Perspective -16th February 2017 organized by Mar Thoma College, Thiruvalla and Mahatma Ghandhi University, Kottayam.
xi)    ‘Biodiversity ofTemple pond algae in Thrissur District’. National seminar - Species the Passion III –on 17th June 2017 organized by Dept. of Botany, St. Thomas College, Thrissur, sponsored byKSCSTE, Thiruvananthapuram.
 Membership in Academic bodies  i)    Life member, Marine Biological Association of India (MBAI)
ii)    Life member, Phycological Society of India
iii)    Life member, Indian Association of Aquatic Biologists (IAAB)
iv)    Life member, Krishnamurthy Institute of Algology (KIA), Chennai
v)    Life member, Limnological Association of Kerala (LAK)
Research projects 1.    Ecology and species diversity of algae in the Kol wetlands of Thrissur District, Kerala    UGC Minor Research Project    Rs. 40,000/-    Completed and report submitted    2005 – 2007
2.    Studies on ecology, biodiversity and systematic assessment of freshwater phytoplankton and macrophytes in the perennial ponds of Thrissur District, Kerala    UGC Minor Research Project    Rs. 1,70,000/-    Completed and project report submitted    2014 – 2016  Project report: christcollegeijk.edu.in/showcontent
3.    An investigation on the Pollution and its Impact on the Biodiversity of Phytoplankton in Tirur – Ponnani River, Malappuram District, Kerala    KSCSTE Student Research Project
Ms. Sreenisha K.S.,
IV Semester M.Sc. Environmental Science    Rs. 10,500/-    Completed and project report submitted    2015 - 2016
4.    An investigation on the Algal diversity of selected ponds in AvinisseryPanchayath, Thrissur District, Kerala    KSCSTE Student Research Project
Ms. Arya C.S.,
IV Semester M.Sc. Botany     Rs. 7,000/-    Ongoing    2016-2017
 
Ph.D. Guidance Research Centre:     Botany Department, M.E.S. Asmabi College,
    P. Vemballur, Kodungallur, Thrissur District, Kerala

1.    Algal Flora of Karuvannur River, Thrissur District, Kerala    Ms. Devikrishna C.S.    University of Calicut    Research Guide    Ph.D. – Full time - Ongoing

2.    Algal Flora of Inland water bodies of Coastal areas of Malappuram District, Kerala    Mr. Vinu Thomas    University of Calicut    Research Guide    Ph.D. – Part time - Ongoing
RESEARCH GUIDENCE    – M.Sc. Dissertations 1.    Rani Menon (2002).Plant biodiversity studies of northern parts of Christ College campus, Irinjalakuda
2.    Divya Abraham (2003). Physico–chemical and biological analysis of two ponds at Irinjalakuda in Kerala
3.    Amitha Jacob (2004). Hydro chemical and biological studies on a lotic wetland ecosystem in Thrissur District, Kerala
4.    Nisha A.V. (2004). Biodiversity and abundance studies on the Cyanophyceae (Blue Green Algae) in and around Irinjalakuda, Thrissur District, Kerala
5.    Prasanth P.S. (2005). Influence of variation in habitat on feeding behaviour and reproductive strategies of the climbing perch (Anabas testudineus) – A freshwater fish (Co guidance)
6.    Shubha Subramanian (2006). Impact of retting on the biodiversity of phytoplankton in the backwaters of Thalikulam, Thrissur District, Kerala
7.    Leenamol Thomas M. (2007). Effect of paper mill effluent on the distribution of phytoplankton in Chalakudy River at Kanjirappilly, Thrissur District, Kerala
8.    Rincy Joseph (2007). Impact of pollution on phytoplankton in Chalakudy River around Ossein Plant at Kathikudam, Thrissur District, Kerala
9.    AdhemShahin (2007). Chronobiology of biofilm formation in Euglena gracilis (Protista) (Co guidance)
10.    Saritha M.K. (2008).Biodiversity and ecological studies on mangrove flora and associated phytoplankton in PoyyaPanchayath, Thrissur District, Kerala
11.    ShelmaLawrance T. (2008). Impact of pollution on phytoplankton in Chalakudy River, at Muringoor, Thrissur District, Kerala
12.    Ajitha V. (2009).Biological and bacteriological contamination of ground water with respect to tidal fluctuation in Kadmat Island, Lakshadweep(Co guidance)
13.    Lakshmi T.G. (2012). Impact of poultry and aquaculture pollution on the water quality of a wetland at Vallivattom village, Thrissur District
14.    Aswathi P. Gopal (2012). Environmental impact assessment of Chimmony and Muply sub-watershed, Karuvannur River basin, Thrissur District, Kerala
15.    Sheethal C. (2013). A report on the flora of Mangadi Hill, Irinjalakuda, Thrissur district, Kerala.
16.    Gigi Baby (2013). Current status of solid waste management in Irinjalakuda Municipality, Thrissur district, Kerala.
17.    Jisha C.R. (2013). Biodiversity of Blue green algae of Koodalmanikyam and Kodungallur temple ponds, Thrissur district, Kerala.
18.    Sherin Thomas (2013). Biodiversity of Chlorophyceae, Bacillariophyceae and Euglenophyceae of Koodalmanikyam and Kodungallur temple ponds, Thrissur district, Kerala.
19.    Anu P.K. (2014). Studies on the hydrographic parameters and algal biodiversity of Sree Krishna Temple pond, Guruvayoor, Thrissur District, Kerala.
20.    Jishmi C. Johnson (2014). Effect of simulated acid rain on the germination and growth of Amaranthusdubius.
21.    Maneesha K.V. (2014). Physico-chemical and biodiversity analysis of Karuvannur River and Puthenthode canal, Thrissur district, Kerala.
22.    Balamuralikrishna (2015). A study on the flora of SreeSankaracharya University of Sanskrit, Kalady, Ernakulam, Kerala.
23.    Senu Sebastian (2015). A study on solid waste generation in AlagappanagarPanchayat, Thrissur District, Kerala.
24.    Sreenisha K.S. (2015). An investigation on the pollution and its impact on the phytoplankton of Tirur River.
25.    Vishnu A.V. (2016). Flora of Muniyattukunnu, part of Western Ghats, Thrissur District, Kerala.
26.    Saranya A.S. (2016). Mapping of mangrove distribution in Thrissur District, Kerala – A case study using Geographic Information System (GIS).
27.    MariyaVargheses (2016). Socio-economic and ground water quality assessment of stone quarrying in Mambra Village, Ernakulam District, Kerala.
28.    Hrithu R. Nair (2016). Current status of solid waste management in Chalakudy Municipality, Thrissur District, Kerala.
29.    AncyVargheses (2016). Impact of rubber industrial effluent on the phytoplankton in Kurumali River at Palappilly, Thrissur District, Kerala.
30.    Aswathy C.V. (2016). A study on the algal diversity of two selected ponds in KaralamPanchayath. (Co guidance)
31.    Salji K. (2016). An investigation on the algal diversity of two selected ponds in Ponnani Municipality, Malappuram (Dt.). (Co guidance)
32.    Athira V.A. (2017). Studies on medicinal plants of selected sites along the Karuvannur river basin, Thrissur District, Kerala.
33.    FathimaSiniya T. (2017). Plant biodiversity study ofKunnappally, Perinthalmanna Municipality, Malappuram district, Kerala. 
34.    Arya C.S. (2017).An investigation on the algal diversity of selected ponds in AvinisseryPanchayath, Thrissur district, Kerala.
35.    Aparna P.K. (2017). Taxonomic documentation of Pteridophytes with special reference to spore morphology in selected sites of Irinjalakuda Municipality, Thrissur District, Kerala.
Papers presented in Seminars / Conferences 1.    “Large scale production and field performance of tissue culture Vanilla (Vanilla planifolia)” in Seventh Kerala Science Congress, January 27–29, 1995.State Committee on Science, Technology and Environment, Government of India.pp. 316 – 317.
2.    “Assessment of phytoplankton diversity and the hydrographic parameters in Thrissur Kol wetlands (part of Vembanad – Kol, Ramsar site), Kerala, India.” in International Conference on Biodiversity Conservation and Management (BIOCAM 2008) held at Central Marine Fisheries Institute, (CMFRI) Cochin,Kerala, India, organized by Rajiv Gandhi Chair in Contemporary Studies, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Cochin.
3.    “Diversity of Blue Green Algae in Thrissur Kol Wetlands (Part of Vembanad – Kol, Ramsar Site), Kerala, India.” inInternational Conference “The Green Path to Sustainability: Prospects and Challenges” 2010, held at Assumption College, Changanassery, Kottayam, organized by Assumption College, Changanassery, Kottayam, in association with Rajiv Gandhi Chair in Contemporary Studies, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Cochin. July 8, 2010.
4.    “Studies on PediastrumMeyen (Chlorophyceae, Chlorococcales) from Thrissur Kol Wetlands, Kerala” in UGC sponsored National conference on Genes and Genome Research in India organized by Union Christian College, Aluva, Ernakulam, in collaboration with Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment, Thiruvananthapuram, January 20, 2011.
5.    Studies on the algal flora of Kole lands in Thrissur district, Kerala. Seminar on Modern Trends in Research organized by St. Teresa’s College, Ernakulam, October 17, 2011.
6.    Diversity and distribution of freshwater algae belonging to Xanthophyceae, Chrysophyceae and Dinophyceae from the Kole lands of Thrissur, Kerala in UGC sponsored National conference on Biodiversity and bioprospecting with reference to plants and microbes, BIOPROS – 11 organized by the Dept. of Botany, St. Albert’s College, Ernakulam, in association with Community Agro Biodiversity Centre, Kalpetta and Swadeshi Science Movement, Kochi, on 8th and 9th December 2011.
7.    Systematic account of Desmid Euastrum Ehrenberg from the Kole lands of Thrissur (part of Vembanad – Kol, Ramsar site), Kerala, India in UGC sponsored International Conference on Plant Biosystematics (ICPB 2013), 23-24 January 2013 at SB College, Changanassery.
 8.    Aquatic macrophytic flora of Thrissur Kole lands, Kerala, India in KSCSTE sponsored National Seminar on ‘Know the plants, grow the plants’, 27th November 2014 at St. Mary’s College, Thrissur.
9.     Temple pond algae of Thrissur District, Kerala: A review.25thSwadeshi Science Congress Organized by Swadeshi Science Movement, Kerala and SreeSankaracharya University of Sanscrit, Kalady held on 16th December 2015.
Seminars/Conferences attended:
 
Participation in International Conferences / Symposiums – 7
Participation in National Conferences / Symposiums / Seminars – 33
Participation in Regional/ State level seminars / Conferences – 13
Participation in workshops / Training Programmes – 5
i)    Participation in international Conferences / Symposiums:
1.    International Conference on “Biodiversity Conservation and Management (BIOCAM 2008)”, February 3 – 6, 2008, Rajiv Gandhi Chair in Contemporary Studies, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Cochin; Zoological Society of India &SreeSankaracharya University of Sanskrit, Kalady, Ernakulam.
2.    International Symposium on “Marine Ecosystems – Challenges and Opportunities (MECOS - 09)”, February 9 - 12, 2009, Marine Biological Association of India, CMFRI, Kochi
3.    International Conference on “The Green Path to Sustainability: Prospects and Challenges”, July 8, 2010,Assumption College, Changanassery, Kottayam & Rajiv Gandhi Chair in Contemporary Studies, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Cochin.
4.    UGC sponsored International Conference on Plant Biosystematics (ICPB 2013, 23-24 January 2013, SB College, Changanassery.
5.    International seminar on “Biotechnology and Nature (BIONAT – 2015)”, 23rd February 2015, organized by the Dept. of Biotechnology, St. Joseph’s College, Irinjalakuda.
6.    International Conference on Biodiversity and Evaluation: Perspectives and Paradigm shifts. Organized by SreeSankara College, Kalady in association with the department of Marine Biology, Microbiology & Biochemistry, School of Marine Sciences, CUSAT, Cochin held from 2nd - 3rd, December 2015.
7.    International seminar on “Phytochemistry and Application of Natural Products for Human Welfare” 7th-8th September 2016 organized by Dept. of Botany, St. Thomas College, Thrissur, co-sponsored byKSCSTE, Thiruvananthapuram.
ii)    Participation in national seminars / Conferences / Symposiums:
8.    National seminar on Ecology & conservation of wetlands, January 31 - February 2, 2002. Limnological Association of Kerala and Christ College, Irinjalakuda.
9.    National seminar on current Environmental problems & Management, August 1-3, 2002. Christ College, Irinjalakuda
10.    National seminar on River conversation and management, February 2 - 4, 2003 Limnological Association of Kerala & St. Thomas College, Thrissur.
11.    National Seminar on Current Trends in Biotechnology and Future prospects, Imagene 03, April 4 - 5, 2003. Biotech Association, Department of Biotechnology, Cochin University of Science and Technology
12.    National seminar on Artificial Intelligence and Expert system, Perception 2004, February 26-27, 2004, Bharathiar University off Campus centre, Christ College, Irinjalakuda
13.    National seminar on Wetland Resources of India, February 2 - 4, 2005. Limnological Association of Kerala and Sacred Heart College, Chalakudy.
14.    National seminar on Advances in Plant science, November 30, 2005. Department of Botany, St. Joseph’s College, Irinjalakuda
15.    National conference on Wetland Biodiversity, February 2 - 3, 2006. Limnological Association of Kerala, Indian Association of Aquatic Biologists, Hyderabad and St. Aloysious College, Elthuruth, Thrissur.
16.    National seminar on “Ecotechnologies and Evergreen evolution (GREENTECH ’09), March 4 – 6, 2009, Department of Botany, Zoology and Biotechnology, St. Mary’s College, Thrissur.
17.    National symposium on “Recent trends in algal biotechnology (BIOSPECTRUM 2010)”, August 3–5, 2010, School of Biosciences, MACFAST (Mar Athanasios College for Advanced Studies, Tiruvalla), Kerala.
18.    National seminar on “Conservation and sustainable utilization of red listed medicinal plants of Western Ghats of India”, September 2–3, 2010, Department of Botany, Newman College, Thodupuzha.
19.    UGC sponsored National seminar on “Managing fragile ecosystems: Research needs and priorities in the Peninsular Indian region”, September 15–16, 2010, organized by Department of Botany, M.E.S. Asmabi College, P. Vemballur., Kodungallur, Kerala, in association with M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation’s Community Agro-Biodiversity Centre.
20.    UGC sponsored National conference on Genes and Genome Research in India organized by Union Christian College, Aluva, Ernakulam, in collaboration with Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment, Thiruvananthapuram, January 20 – 21, 2011. Presented paper entitled “Studies on PediastrumMeyen (Chlorophyceae, Chlorococcales) from Thrissur Kol Wetlands, Kerala”.
21.    UGC sponsored National seminar on “Biodiversity and Conservation of Nature”, 23rd and 24th August 2011, organized by the Dept. of Botany, St. Joseph’s College, Irinjalakuda.
22.    UGC sponsored National Seminar on “Advanced Computational Techniques (ACT 2011)”, 25th,26th and 27th August 2011, organized by the Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics, Christ College, Irinjalakuda.
23.    National seminar on “Best practices in Research and consultancy: Opportunities and Challenges”, organized by the Internal Quality Assurance Cell, St. Teresa’a College, Ernakulam. October 20, 2011.
24.    UGC sponsored National conference on “Biodiversity and bioprospecting with reference to plants and microbes, BIOPROS – 11” organized by the Dept. of Botany, St. Albert’s College, Ernakulam, in association with Community Agro Biodiversity Centre, Kalpetta and Swadeshi Science Movement, Kochi, on 8th and 9th December 2011.
25.    UGC sponsored National seminar on “Women in Developmental Process: Role of Local Self Government strategies and policies in the changing scenario”, Women’s cell, St. Teresa’s College, Ernakulam and Ernakulam Social Service Society. 6th– 8th August 2012.
26.    National Seminar on “Wetlands - Biodiversity and Sustainability”organized by Post Graduate & Research Dept. of Botany, M.E.S. Asmabi College, Vemballur, Kodungallur in collaboration with Kerala State Council for Science, Technology & Environment held on 15th and 16th February 2013.
27.    National conference on “Modern Trends in Research” organized by Teresian Research and Consultancy Cell, St. Teresa's College, Ernakulam held on            10th December 2013.
28.    Two day UGC sponsored National seminar on ‘The Taxonomy and Ecology of Freshwater algae’ held on 12th and 13th February 2014 organized by Botany Dept., St. Albert's College, Ernakulam.
29.    National seminar on ‘Biodiversity conservation : Trend and need’ on 6th March 2014 organized by Botany Dept., St. Thomas College, Thrissur, co-sponsored by KSCSTE, KSHEC, KSBB and UGC.
30.     National seminar on ‘Innovative approaches in Plant Sciences’organized by Post Graduate & Research Dept. of Botany, M.E.S. Asmabi College, Vemballur, Kodungallur on 18 - 19 September 2014.
31.     National seminar on ‘Ethnobotany and recent trends in Plant Taxonomy’organized by Dept. of Botany, Maharaja’s College, Ernakulam on 25th November 2014, sponsored by Directorate of Collegiate Education, Govt. of Kerala, Trivandrum.
32.     National Seminar on ‘Know the plants, grow the plants’, 27th November 2014 organised by St. Mary’s College, Thrissur, sponsored by Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment (KSCSTE).
33.    National Seminar on ‘Emerging trends in herbal technology’, 7-9th October, 2015 organized by Dept. of Botany, St. Thomas College, Thrissur, sponsored by NSERB (DST), KSCSTE and KSHEC.
34.     Co-chaired two technical sessions of paper presentations in KSCSTE and KSBB sponsored National Seminar on ‘Biodiversity Conservation: Trends and Prospects’, 18th September 2015 organized by Dept. of Zoology, Christ College, Irinjalakuda.
35.    UGC sponsored National seminar on ‘Biodiversity of Microbes and Climate Change Mitigation’ on 5th February 2016 organized by Dept. of Botany, Catholicate College, Pathanamthitta, co-sponsored by Kerala State Council for Science, Technology & Environment and Kerala State Higher Education Council. Book of abstracts pages 7-9.
36.    Species the Passion II -National seminar as part of World Environment Day 2016 Celebrations 16-17th June 2016 organized by Dept. of Botany, St. Thomas College, Thrissur, co-sponsored byKSCSTE, Thiruvananthapuram.
37.    Two day Seminar on Cryptogams of Western Ghats: A Botanical Perspective -16th February 2017 organized by Mar Thoma College, Thiruvalla and Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam.
38.    National Colloquium on Higher Education: Academia and Administration in India – Global Challenges and Local Responsibilities -7th March 2017 organized by C.P.E., St. Thomas College (Autonomous), Thrissur.
39.    National seminar - Species the Passion III -as part of World Environment Day 2016 Celebrations 16-17th June 2017 organized by Dept. of Botany, St. Thomas College, Thrissur, co-sponsored byKSCSTE, Thiruvananthapuram.
40.    National Seminar on ‘Know Your Nature’, 6th June 2017 organized by Christ College (Autonomous), Irinjalakuda, sponsored by Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment (KSCSTE).
 iii)    Participation in regional/ state level seminars / Conferences / Symposiums:
41.    Gregor Johann Mendel birthday lecturer series & symposium, July 22 - 23, 1992. Gregor Mendel Foundation, Department of Botany, Calicut University
42.    Seventh Kerala Science Congress, January, 27 - 29, 1995.    State Committee on Science, Technology and Environment, Government of India
43.    Seminar on Biotechnology & Industrial Microbiology, December 7, 1999. Department of Botany, St. Joseph’s College, Irinjalakuda
44.    Seminar on Domestic Animal Biodiversity and Identity crisis in a shrinking wild life habitat, December 9, 2002. Department of Zoology, Christ College, Irinjalakuda
45.    Seminar on Education for integral growth, March 15, 2003, Catholic Student’s Association, Christ College, Irinjalakuda & Xavier Board of Higher education in India Kerala, North Region.
46.    State level seminar, January 5, 2004, Department of Biotechnology, St. Joseph’s College, Irinjalakuda
47.    State Level Seminar on Significance of wetlands in Kerala’s development in connection with National Land Resource Conservation Awareness Programme, January 13, 2009. Kerala State Land Use Board, VikasBhavan, Thiruvananthapuram and Ministry of Agriculture and Co-operation, Govt. of India.
48.    State Level Seminar on “Ethnobotany: The plant friendly practices on medicinal plants”, October 6 – 7, 2009, Department of Botany, St. Teresa’s College, Ernakulam.
49.    Twenty second Kerala Science Congress, January 28 – 31, 2010, KFRI, Peechi.Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment, Thiruvananthapuram.
50.    First Kerala Women’s Science Congress - 2010 (KWSC – 2010). Focal theme: “Women and biodiversity”, August 10 – 12, 2010, organized by Department of Botany, St. Teresa’s College, Ernakulam and Shakti (A National Movement for Women), Kochi, Kerala
51.     Seminar on Modern Trends in Research organized by St. Teresa’s College, Ernakulam, October 17, 2011.
52.    Dr. Sr. Rani George Endowment Lecture and Intercollegiate Paper Presentation Competition on “Innovative Practices in Environmental Conservation” organized by IQAC, St. Mary's College, Thrissur held on 4th December 2013. Participated and Judged Paper Presentations.
53.    25thSwadeshi Science Congress Organized by Swadeshi Science Movement, Kerala and SreeSankaracharya University of Sanscrit, Kalady held on 16-18th December 2015.
iv)    Participation in workshops / Training Programmes:
54.    Workshop on preparation of research project proposals, November 16, 2002 Christ College, Irinjalakuda
55.    Regional Training Programme in Environmental Impact Assessment & Environmental Management, January 24 - 25, 2005. Limnological Association of Kerala (LAK) & Dept. of Geology & Environmental Science, Christ College, Irinjalakuda
56.    Workshop on Wetlands of Kerala, February 2, 2007. Limnological Association of Kerala, Kerala Pollution Control Board, Trivandrum and St. Thomas College, Thrissur.
57.    Summer Workshop on Research Methodology and application of SPSS for data analysis, April 11 – 13, 2008.    Albertian Institute of Management, Cochin.
58.    Workshop on Geographical Information System and Remote Sensing Applications, July 17, 2008    Centre for Geo Information Technology, Socio Economic Unit Foundation and the Dept. of Geology and Environmental Science, Christ College, Irinjalakuda in collaboration with Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment, Govt. of Kerala
Details of Orientation course/Refresher course attended Orientation Training Course for the programme officers of National Service Scheme (NSS) from 24-6-2008 to 3-7-2008 at NSS Training and Orientation Centre, Rajagiri College of Social Sciences, Kalamassery, Kerala.   
Details of Refresher courses attended  
i)    Life Science (Environmental Science) – Academic Staff College, University of Calicut – from 7-1-1999 to 27-1-1999.
ii)    Life Science (Environmental Science) – Academic Staff College, University of Calicut – from 21-10-1999 to 10-11-1999.
iii)    Life Science (Marine Biology, Micro Biology & Biotechnology) – Department of Marine Biology, Micro Biology and Biochemistry, Cochin University of Science and Technology – from 2-5-2002 to 23-5-2002.
iv)    Life Science (Marine Biology, Micro Biology & Biotechnology) – Department of Marine Biology, Micro Biology and Biochemistry, Cochin University of Science and Technology – from 1-12-2003 to 20-12-2003.
Awards/Achievements/Others FDP programme
Teacher Fellow - UGC Faculty Development Programme XI Plan
Botany Department, St. Teresa’s College, Ernakulam, Mahathma Gandhi University, Kottayam
Period: 17-6-2009 to 16-12-2011

1.The results of M. Phil. Dissertation were transferred to A.V. Thomas & Company Ltd., Biotechnology Division, Kakkanad, Kochi.
2.     First Rank M.Sc. Botany, University of Calicut, 1988
3.     Fr. Francis Chethalan Endowment Award for Best Paper publication for the year2008-09 instituted by Christ College, Irinjalakuda.
4.    Subject expert for the JRF interview for the KSCSTE project of St. Joseph’s College, Irinjalakuda, on 7th October 2014.
5.    Participated as resource person of one-day workshop on biology for High School Biology Teachers of Irinjalakuda Educational district conducted by Zoology Dept., in association with Botany Dept. Christ College, 2008, 2013 and 2015.
6.    Judged Paper Presentations: Dr. Sr. Rani George Endowment Lecture and Intercollegiate Paper Presentation Competition on “Innovative Practices in Environmental Conservation” organized by IQAC, St. Mary's College, Thrissur, held on 4th December 2013.
7.    Co-chaired two technical sessions (5 & 6) of paper presentations in KSCSTE and KSBB sponsored National Seminar on ‘Biodiversity Conservation: Trends and Prospects’, 18th September 2015 organized by Dept. of Zoology, Christ College, Irinjalakuda.
8.    Prepared course study material of M. Phil Biodiversity Conservation in 2008 for the paper Environmental and Biodiversity Law, of Centre for Future Studies, Gandhigram Rural University (Deemed University), Gandhigram, Dindigul, Tamil Nadu, India.
9.    Identified the freshwater algae for the research students of Environmental Science department, University of Calicut and School of Biosciences, M.G. University, Kottayam. Also identified algae for the M.Sc. projects of the students of other colleges.
Previous experience
i)    Worked on the tissue culture of Vanilla planifolia as Junior Research Fellow (JRF) in the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India research project entitled Clonal propagation and Improvement of Spice Crops using Cell and Tissue Culture Techniques from December 1988 to July 1989 at Botany Department, University of Calicut.
ii)    Worked as Research Assistant in the Process Design Dept. of A.V. Thomas & Company Ltd., Biotechnology Division, Kakkanad, Kochi from December 1990 to June 1993.

Other matters


1    Member    Board of Studies in Plant Science    University of Calicut    2013 - 2016
2    Member    Board of Studies in Plantation Science    University of Calicut    2017 onwards
3    Member Secretory    Academic Council    Christ College (Autonomous), Irinjalakuda    2015 onwards
4    Chairman    Board of studies in Botany    Christ College (Autonomous), Irinjalakuda    2015 onwards
5    Research Guide    University of Calicut    Research Centre: Botany Department, Asmabi College, Vemballur, Kodungallur    16-09-2014 onwards
6    Convener    Grievance Redressal Cell (Women)    Christ College (Autonomous), Irinjalakuda    2017 - 2018
7    Electedmember    College Council    Christ College, Irinjalakuda    1998 – 1999,
2013-2016
8    Member    College Council    Christ College (Autonomous), Irinjalakuda    2016 onwards
9    Member    Examination Standing Committee    Christ College (Autonomous), Irinjalakuda    2017 onwards
10    Member    Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC)    Christ College (Autonomous), Irinjalakuda    2012 onwards
11    Programme Officer, NSS    National Service Scheme    Christ College, Irinjalakuda    25-8-2006 to 24-8-2009
12    Joint coordinator    Biodiversity Club
- Registered under Kerala State Biodiversity Board (KSBB)    Christ College, Irinjalakuda    2014- 2016
13    Co-ordinator    Biodiversity Club
- Registered under KSBB    Christ College (Autonomous), Irinjalakuda    2016 onwards