Dr. Sudhikumar A. V.

  Dr. SUDHIKUMAR A.V.
  Assistant Professor
  Department of Zoology
  Date of Birth    10-05-1978
  Date of entry in service    08-10-2010
  avsudhi@rediffmail.com
  Mob: 8547553174
  Residential Address    E2, Lords Residency, Fr. Dismas Road, Irinjalakuda
 

Professional Qualifications Sl No    Programme    Institution/University          Year of Passing
1           Ph.D.             Mahatma Gandhi University    2008
2           M.Sc.             Mahatma Gandhi University    2000
3           B.Sc.             Mahatma Gandhi University    1998
 Ph.D Thesis         
Title  :Studies on the Taxonomy and Bionomics of Some Predacious Spiders on
Insect Pests of Rice Agroecosystem in Kuttanad, Kerala, India.    

Guide Name: Dr. P.A.  Sebastian  

Institution: Mahatma Gandhi University   

Month/Year: 2008
 Articles in Journals  1    Revision of the genus HindumanesLogunov, 2004 (Araneae: Salticidae: Lysomaninae) and description of a new species from the Western Ghats of India.    Zootaxa     1175-5334     2017

2    First report of Epidiusparvati Benjamin, 2000 (Araneae: Thomisidae) from Pathiramanal Island, India    Check List    809-127X     2017

3    On the type species of the genus AetiusO. Pickard-Cambridge, 1896: The first description of male with notes on cymbial notch and mating plug (Araneae: Corinnidae: Castianeirinae).    Zootaxa    1175-5334    2016

4    Reporting Plesiophrictus sp. (Araneae: Theraphosidae) from Bengaluru region.     Biotic Environment    0975-1963    2016

5    Natural history of dominant spiders in Kuttanad rice agroecosystem, Kerala, India.     International Research Journal of Natural and Applied Sciences    2349-4077    2015

6    A new species of the ant spider genus Suffasia (Araneae: Zodariidae) from the Western Ghats, India with a key to the species of the genus.    Zootaxa    1175-5334    2009

7    Preliminary studies on the spider fauna (Arachnida: Araneae) in Parambikulam wildlife sanctuary in Western Ghats, Kerala, India.     J. Bombay. Nat. Hist. Soc.    2454-1095    2008

8    A new species of green lynx spider of the Genus Peucetia Thorell (Araneae: Oxyopidae) from Tamil Nadu, India.    Entomon    0377- 9335    2006

9    First record of Perenethisunifasciata (Doleschall) from India (Araneae: Pisauridae).     J. Bombay. Nat. Hist. Soc.    2454-1095    2006

10    New record of the salticid spider Thianiabhamoensis Thorell (Araneae: Salticidae) from Kerala, India with its redescription and field notes on behaviour.     J. Bombay. Nat. Hist. Soc.    2454-1095    2006

11    Diversity of spiders in Kuttanad rice agro-ecosystem, Kerala.     J. Bombay. Nat. Hist. Soc.    2454-1095    2005
12    Spiders of Cardamom Ecosystems.     Insect Environment        2005

13    Hither to unknown Genus Trigonobothrys Simon (Theridiidae: Araneae) from India with description of the female of Trigonobothrysmartinae.     Entomon    0377- 9335    2004

14    Redescription of Tetragnathaviridorufa Gravely from Kerala, India (Araneae: Tetragnathidae)     J. Bombay. Nat. Hist. Soc.    2454-1095    2004

15    Web building spiders of Rice Agroecosystems in Kuttanad, Kerala.    Insect Environment        2004

16    Biocontrol potential of OxyopeschittraeTikader (Araneae: Oxyopidae) on three leptidopteran pests of cotton.    J. Biol. Control.    0971-930X    2004

17    Reproductive behavior and biology of Oxyopeschittrae occurring on cotton.    Zoosprint        2004

18    Feeding potential of spiders (Order: Araneae) on Aphis craccivora Koch occurring on cotton.     Entomon    0377- 9335    2003

19    Argyrodes flagellum (Araneae: Theridiidae), a Rare Comb-footed Whip spider: First Report from India.     Entomon    0377- 9335    2003

20    Description of female Amycieaeforticeps (Cambridge) with a redescription of its male from Kerala, India (Araneae: Thomisidae)     J. Bombay. Nat. Hist. Soc.    2454-1095    2003

21    Observation on the biology of Cheiracanthiummelanostoma (Thorell) (Araneae: Clubionidae) occurring on cotton.     Entomon    0377- 9335    2002

22    Predatory spiders of the family Argiopidae from Kerala (Araneae: Argiopidae).
Books and Book chapters 1    Biodiversity conservation: Trends and prospects.     Sudhikumar A.V.      9788193050750    2015

2    Diversity of spiders (Araneae) in the Western Ghats - an overview. In: Invertebrate Diversity and Conservation in the Western Ghats, India.    Sebastian P. A., Sudhikumar A.V., M. J. Mathew and E. Sunish.      10:81-902338-5-8.    2016

3    Preliminary survey of spiders (Order: Araneae) in Muriyadkol wetlands - A part of Vembanad-KolRamsar site. In: Perspective on Biodiversity of India. Volume II Part.1 Bijukumar, A Pradeep N S, Ajit Kumar K G and Rajendran P G., (Eds), Centre for Innovation in Science and Social Action, Thiruvananthapuram, India, pp. 204-212.     Nafin K.S., Sudhin P.P. and Sudhikumar A.V.    978-81-929896-2-4.    2016

4    Diversity of spiders in Chettuva mangrove ecosystem, Kerala. In: Perspective on Biodiversity of India. Volume II Part.1 Bijukumar, A Pradeep N S, Ajit Kumar K G and Rajendran P G., (Eds), Centre for Innovation in Science and Social Action, Thiruvananthapuram, India, pp. 225-232.     Pooja A. Anilkumar and Sudhikumar A.V.    978-81-929896-2-4    2016

5    Effect of insecticides on spiders of Kuttanad rice agroecosystem, Kerala, India. In Animal Diversity, Natural History and Conservation. Vol. 5. Daya publishing house, New Delhi. 85-97.    Sudhikumar A.V.    9789351306610    2015

6    Diversity of spiders associated with human habitations in Kerala. In Animal Diversity, Natural History and Conservation. Vol. 4. Daya publishing house, New Delhi. 107-121.     Sudhikumar A.V.    9789351246152    2015

7    Diversity of spiders in Kuttanad rice agroecosystem, Kerala, India. In Animal Diversity, Natural History and Conservation. Vol. 2. Daya publishing house, New Delhi. 127-150.    Sudhikumar A.V.    9788170358312    2013

8    Biology of dominant spiders in Kuttanad rice agroecosystem, Kerala, India. In Animal Diversity, Natural History and Conservation. Vol. 2. Daya publishing house, New Delhi. 339-354.     Sudhikumar A.V.    9788170358312    2013

9    Spider Fauna of India: A Biogeographic Analysis. In Animal Diversity, Natural History and Conservation. Vol. 1. Daya publishing house, New Delhi. 339-352.     Sudhikumar A.V. & P. A. Sebastian    10: 8170357527    2011

10    Systematics and evolution. In P.A. Sebastian & K.V. Peter (Eds.) Spiders of India. Orient Blackswan, Hydrabad. Pp. 70-90.    Sudhikumar A.V., M.J. Mathew & Samson Davis Padayatty    9788173716416    2009

11    Natural history and bioecology. In P.A. Sebastian & K V. Peter (Eds.) Spiders of India. Orient Blackswan, Hydrabad.  Pp. 40-63.    Mathew M.J., Sudhikumar A.V. & K. Sunil Jose    9788173716416    2009

12    Studying spiders. In P.A. Sebastian & K.V. Peter (Eds.) Spiders of India. Orient Blackswan, Hydrabad. Pp. 64-69.     Sebastian P.A. & Sudhikumar A.V.    9788173716416    2009

13    Suborder Araneomorphae. In P.A. Sebastian & K.V. Peter (Eds.) Spiders of India. Orient Blackswan, Hydrabad. Pp. 114-500.      Sebastian P.A., Sudhikumar A.V., M.J. Mathew & Samson Davis Padayatty    9788173716416    2009

14    Seasonal Variation in the Diversity of Spiders in Kuttanad Rice Agroecosystem, Kerala. In S. Ignacimuthu& S. Jayaraj (Eds.) Biodiversity and insect pest management. Narosa publishing house, New Delhi. Pp. 105-111.    Sudhikumar A.V., M.J. Mathew & P.A. Sebastian    9788173197765    2006

15    Synanthropic spiders of Kerala, India. In J.G. Ray, Kuruvilla Joseph & George Varghese (Eds.) Science and Technology for Sustainable Development. Allied publishers, New Delhi. 27-32.    Sudhikumar A.V., M.J. Mathew, E. Sunish& P.A. Sebastian    8184240163    2006
 
 Awards & Achievements  1    Equipment grant from Idea Wild organization, USA    Equipment grant    Idea Wild organization, USA    2017
2    Kenneth King Foundation Grant     Publication fund    International Society of Arachnology    2016
3    Biodiversity Researcher Award         Kerala State Biodiversity Board    2016
4    Young Scientist Project Award     Project fund    Department of Science and Technology (DST), India    2013
5    Equipment grant from Idea Wild organization, USA    Equipment grant    Idea Wild organization, USA    2013
6    Travel grant     Travel fund    University Grants Commission    2011
7    Rubenstein Fellowship    Research fund    Encyclopedia of Life    2010
8    Equipment grant from to create Encyclopedia of Life (EOL)    Equipment grant    Smithsonian Institution, USA    2010
9    Minor grant     Travel fund    International Society of Arachnology    2010
10    Minor grant     Travel fund    European Society of Arachnology    2009
11    Special Research Fund (BOF)     Research fund    Ghent University, Belgium    2009
12    Equipment grant     Equipment grant    Idea Wild organization, USA    2008
13    Minor grant     Travel fund    European Society of Arachnology    2008
14    Special Research Fund (BOF)      Research fund    Ghent University, Belgium    2007
15    Travel grant     Travel fund    Barwale Foundation    2006
16    Minor grant    Travel fund    National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS)    2006
17    Minor grant     Travel fund    European Society of Arachnology    2006
18    Global Taxonomy Initiative (GTI)     Training fund    Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences    2006
19    Minor grant     Travel fund    European Society of Arachnology    2005
20    Travel grant     Travel fund    Dept. of Science & Technology    2005
21    Travel grant    Travel fund    Indian National Science Academy (INSA)    2005
22    Travel grant    Travel fund    Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR)    2004
23    Travel grant     Travel fund    International Society of Arachnology    2004
24    SRF    Research fellowship    CSIR    2003
25    JRF    Research fellowship    CSIR    2001
 
 Invited talks  1    Biodiversity Conservation    Government Vocational Higher Secondary School, Puthukkad, Kerala    16th June, 2016
2    Spiders of Kerala    St. Joseph’s College, Irinjalakuda, Kerala    11th September, 2013
3    Diversity of spiders in the Western Ghats of Kerala    Devamatha College, Kuravilangad, Kottayam, Kerala    26th August, 2011
4    An introduction to spiders    Periyar Tiger Reserve, Thekkady    27th July, 2011
5    Faunistic affinities of spiders of the Western Ghats    Belgian Arachnological Society (ARABEL), Brussels, Belgium    26th January, 2008


 
Membership in Academic bodies 1    International Society of Arachnology (ISA)        Life member
2    American Arachnological Society (AAS)        Life member
3    European Society of Arachnology (ESA)        Life member
4    Canadian Arachnological Society (CAS)        Life member
 
Research projects 1    Diversity of Millipedes in Southern Western Ghats    SERB    50,30,200    Ongoing    2017
2    Diversity of spiders in rice agroecosystem, Kattoor, Kerala    KSCSTE    11,000    Completed    2015
3    Diversity of spiders in Kanakamala hill of Thrissur, Kerala    KSCSTE    11,000    Completed    2015
4    Diversity of spiders in KFRI campus, Peechi    KSCSTE    11,000    Completed    2015
5    Diversity and ecology of spiders in Muriyadkol wetlands    KSCSTE    11,35,000    Completed    2014
6    Diversity of spiders in Athirappilly forest, Kerala    KSCSTE    11,000    Completed    2014
7    Comparative study on diversity of spiders in different habitats    KSCSTE    11,000    Completed    2014
8    Diversity of spiders in Wayanad wildlife sanctuary    SERB    25,000,00    Completed    2013
9    Comparative study on diversity of spiders in different habitats    KSCSTE    11,000    Competed    2013
10    Preliminary study on identification of spiders using mitochondrial DNA    KSCSTE    11,000    Competed    2013
11    Diversity of spiders in Christ college campus    UGC    60,000    Completed    2011
12    Web building behaviour in spiders - An evolutionary study based on spinneret morphology    KSCSTE    10,000    Completed    2011

 
Ph.D. guided 1    Ecology of social spider  Stegodyphussarasinorum Karsch,1891 (Araneae: Eresidae)    DRISYA MOHAN O. M.    Christ College, Irinjalakuda    Guide    Ongoing    2016
2    Diversity and ecology of spiders in coastal areas of Thrissur district, Kerala    FATHIMA P. A.    Christ College, Irinjalakuda    Guide    Ongoing    2016
3    Diversity of spiders in Wayanad wildlife sanctuary, Kerala with special reference to their ecology    SUDHIN P.P.    Christ College, Irinjalakuda    Guide    Ongoing    2016
4    Diversity and ecology of spiders (Arachnida : Araneae) in selected areas of the Thar desert, Rajasthan    KASHMEERA N.A.    Christ College, Irinjalakuda    Guide    Ongoing    2015
5    Diversity of spiders in horticultural ecosystems of Thrissur district, Kerala    PRASAD N.K.    Christ College, Irinjalakuda    Guide    Ongoing    2015
6    Diversity of spiders on selected sites adjoining the tributaries of  Bharatapuzha in Kerala    SHIHABUDEEN A.S.    Christ College, Irinjalakuda    Guide    Ongoing    2015
7    Diversity and ecology of spiders in the sacred groves of northern Kerala    SUMESH N. V.    Christ College, Irinjalakuda    Guide    Ongoing    2015
8    Diversity and ecology of spiders (Order: Araneae) in MuriyadKol wetlands of Kerala    NAFIN K.S.    Christ College, Irinjalakuda    Guide    Ongoing    2014
9    Revision of the spider family Corinnidae    Jobi M. J.    Christ College, Irinjalakuda    Guide    Ongoing    2014
10    Diversity of spiders in Central Western Ghats    PrajapatiDhruvAnilkumar    Christ College, Irinjalakuda    Guide    Ongoing    2014
11    Larvicidal efficacy of a few bioactive compounds from traditionally used medicinal Plants and their action on a few target Enzymes in Aedesaegypti (l), a dengue fever Vector    Anoop Kumar A. N.    St. Josephs College, Irinjalakuda    Co-guide    Ongoing    2016
12    Diversity and molecular characterisation of gut content in mosquito larvae of Trichur district    LekshmiJayakrishnan    St. Josephs College, Irinjalakuda    Co-guide    Ongoing    2016
13    Vectorial capacity of mosquito    Asha A. V.    St. Josephs College, Irinjalakuda    Co-guide    Ongoing    2014
14    Population structure of mosquito    Lakshmi K. V.    St. Josephs College, Irinjalakuda    Co-guide    Ongoing    2014
15    Diversity of mosquito    Fathibi K.    St. Josephs College, Irinjalakuda    Co-guide    Ongoing    2014
 
Full Papers Published in Seminars Proceedings: 1.    Pooja A. Anilkumar& Sudhikumar A.V. 2015. Diversity of spiders in KFRI campus, Peechi. Proc. of National Seminar on Biodiversity conservation: Trends and prospects. (Ed. Sudhikumar A. V.) Christ College Publishers, Kerala. 41-48. ISBN: 9788193050750.
2.    Nafin K.S, Sudhin P.P. & Sudhikumar A.V. 2015. Paddy field spiders (Arachnida: Araneae) of Muriyadkole wetlands, Kerala. Proc. of National Seminar on Biodiversity conservation: Trends and prospects. (Ed. Sudhikumar A. V.) Christ College Publishers, Kerala. 34-40. ISBN: 9788193050750.
3.    Sudhin P.P., Nafin K.S., Sobha T.R. & Sudhikumar A.V. 2015. A survey of spider fauna along the banks of Chaliyar River, Kerala, India. Proc. of National Seminar on Biodiversity conservation: Trends and prospects. (Ed. Sudhikumar A. V.) Christ College Publishers, Kerala.  73-78. ISBN: 9788193050750.
4.    Sibi K.K., Binitha V.S. & Sudhikumar A.V. 2015. Diversity of spiders in Vazhachal forest, Kerala. Proc. of National Seminar on Biodiversity conservation: Trends and prospects. (Ed. Sudhikumar A. V.) Christ College Publishers, Kerala.  59-63. ISBN: 9788193050750.
5.    Prasad N.K., Shihabudeen A.S., Shaji E.M., Rishikesh P.J., AkshayMadhavan& Sudhikumar A.V. 2015. Comparative study on spider fauna of Pullut and Chappara mangroves of Kodungallur, Kerala.  Proc. of National Seminar on Biodiversity conservation: Trends and prospects. (Ed. Sudhikumar A. V.) Christ College Publishers, Kerala.  49-53. ISBN: 9788193050750.
6.    Sarija K. S., Sudhikumar A.V. &Sherin Varghese. (2014). Diversity of synanthropic spiders in Thrissur district, Kerala.  Proceedings of the National Seminar on Trends in Biodiversity Studies. 192-200.
7.    Drisya Mohan O. M., Geethika K. & Sudhikumar A.V. (2014). Diversity of spiders in Chettuva mangrove ecosystem, Kerala. Proceedings of the National Conference on Modern Trends in Zoological Research. 190-193.
8.    Geethika K., Drisya Mohan O. M. & Sudhikumar A.V. (2014) Diversity of spiders in selected agroecosystems. Proceedings of the National Conference on Modern Trends in Zoological Research. 206-209.
9.    Sudhikumar A.V. (2013) Diversity of spiders in Christ college campus, Kerala. Proc. World congress on research and innovations. 278-281.
10.    Sudhikumar A.V., J.P. Maelfait, L. Lens & P.A. Sebastian (2008) African and Southeast Asian elements in spider fauna of the Western Ghats of India. Contributions to Natural History,(Bern). 23 (1):147-157.
11.    Sudhikumar A.V., M.J. Mathew, E. Sunish& P.A. Sebastian (2005) Seasonal variation in spider abundance in Kuttanad rice agroecosystem, Kerala, India. ActaZoologicaBulgarica. Suppl. (1): 181-190.
12.    Sudhikumar A.V., M.J. Mathew, E. Sunish, S. Murugesan& P.A. Sebastian (2005) Preliminary studies on the diversity of spider fauna in Mannavan shola forest, Kerala, India. ActaZoologicaBulgarica. Suppl. (1): 319-327.
13.    Sebastian P.A., M.J. Mathew, Sudhikumar A.V., E. Sunish& S. Murugesan (2005) Diversity of spiders in Mangalavanam, an ecosensitive mangrove forest in Cochin, Kerala, India. ActaZoologicaBulgarica. Suppl. (1): 315-318.
14.    Sudhikumar A.V., M.J. Mathew, P.A. Sebastian & Pham Dinh Sac (2005) First report of the genus Atypena (Araneae: Linyphiidae) from India with redescription of Atypenaadelineae. Proceeding of the 5th Vietnam National Conference on Entomology. Agricultural Publishing House. 208-210.
15.    Sudhikumar A.V.& P.A. Sebastian (2003) Qualitative study on the diversity of spider fauna in Kerala. Proc. Nat. Semi. Biodiversity conservation and participatory forest management. 123-133.
16.    Sudhikumar A.V.& P.A. Sebastian (2002) Studies on the population fluctuation of spiders in Kuttanad rice agroecosystems. Proc. 14th Kerala Science Congress. 660-661.
17.    Sudhikumar A.V.& P.A. Sebastian (2001) Studies on the spider fauna in rice field of Kuttanad in Kerala. Proc. Symp. Bioc. Based Pest Management for Quality Crop Protection in the Current Millennium. 31-32.

 
Papers Presented in Seminars/Conferences: Abroad:
1.    26th European Congress of Arachnology (ECA). Ben Gurion, Israel. 2011. September 4-8.
2.    18thInternational Congress of Arachnology (ICA). Siedlce, Poland. 2010. July 11-17.
3.    25th European Congress of Arachnology (ECA). Alexandroupoli, Greece. 2009. Aug. 16-21.
4.    24th European Congress of Arachnology (ECA). Bern, Switzerland. 2008. Aug. 25-29.
5.    23rd European Colloquium of Arachnology (ECA). Sitges, Barcelona, Spain. 2006. Sep. 4-8.
6.    22nd European Colloquium of Arachnology (ECA). American University in Bulgaria, Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria. 2005. Aug. 1-6.
7.    16th International Congress of Arachnology (ICA). Ghent University, Belgium. 2004. August 2-7.
India:
1.    World Congress on Research and Innovations (WCRI2K13). St. Joseph’s College, Irinjalakuda, Kerala. 2013. December 17-20.
2.    International Congress of Entomology (ICE). Punjabi University, Patiala, Punjab. India. 2009. Feb. 20-22.
3.    2nd International Rice Congress (IRC). National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS), New Delhi, India. 2006. Oct. 9-13.
4.    National Congress of Entomology. Punjabi University, Patiala, Punjab. India. 2006. Mar. 15-17.
5.    International Conference on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development. St. Berchmans College, Kerala. India. 2005. Aug. 10-13.
6.    National Symposium on Biodiversity and Insect Pest Management, Loyola College, Chennai, India. 2005. Feb. 3-4.
7.    National Seminar on Biodiversity conservation and participatory forest management. Devagiri College, Calicut, Kerala. India. 2003. Dec. 11.
8.    14th Kerala Science Congress. Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kerala. India. 2002. Jan. 29-31.
9.    Symposium on Biocontrol Based Pest Management for Quality Crop Protection in the Current Millenium. Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, Punjab. India. 2001. Aug. 7-10.
Seminars/Conferences attended without paper presentation:  1.    National Workshop on Information Management System: Strategies on E-Resource Management in Higher Education. Christ University, Bangalore. 2013. Feb. 26-28.
2.    Seminar on Quality Sustenance in Higher Education: Challenges and Prospects of Academic and Research Transactions. Christ College, Irinjalakuda. 2011. Dec. 8-9.
3.    Workshop on Methodology Course in the New Curriculum for Undergraduate Programme. Christ College, Irinjalakuda, Kerala. 2011. Aug. 18-19.
4.    National Seminar on Biotechnology - A Tool for Sustainable Environmental Conservation. Morning Star Home Science College, Anagamaly, Kerala. 2011. Aug. 11-12.
5.    National Seminar on Aquatic Biodiversity. Little Flower College, Guruvayoor, Kerala. 2010. Oct. 20.
6.    Seminar on Statistical Research Methods. St. Berchmans College, Kerala. 2001. Dec. 10-13.
7.    Eastern Hemisphere Tarantula Hands on training workshop. Parambikulam wildlife sanctuary, Kerala. India. 2001. Sep. 9-13.