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Extension

Extension is the third dimension of academics; Teaching and Research being the other two. The information generated through research is disseminated to the stakeholders and interested groups through various extension and outreach tools spreading the message of environmental and biodiversity conservation. Extension Division is also involved in Participatory Action Research with a view to ensure stakeholder participation in conservation activities.

Dr. Mathew K Sebastian  scan0149

Designation : Principal Scientist

Completed projects

  1. Survey and documentation of the wetlands of Srikakulam district, Andhra Pradesh
  2. Ecological and ethnocultural examination of the rise and fall of rice cultivation in South India with special reference to Western Ghats.

Ongoing project

Documenting the biodiversity of Sompeta Wetland, Srikakulam District, Andhra Pradesh and developing biodiversity-mediated livelihood options for local communities

Reports

  1. Survey and documentation of the wetlands of Srikakulam district, Andhra Pradesh
  2. Ecological and ethnocultural examination of the rise and fall of rice cultivation in South India with special reference to Western Ghats.

Recent Research publications

National

Sebastian, M. K. & Azeez P. A. (2014). MNREGA & biodiversity conservation. EPW XLIX(10):16-19

International

Murugesan, M., Arun, P.R., Nikhil Raj P. P., Azeez P. A., and Sebastian M. K. (2015). “A New Species of Sonerilla (Melastomataceae) from the Western Ghats of Kerala, India”. Scientific Transactions in Environment and Technovision. Vol. 8(3): 122-124

Book Chapters

  1. Balasubramanian, P. Nehru, P. & Sebastian, M. K. (2012). Forest Genetic Resources Conservation in SACON, Anaikkatty, Coimbatore In. Forest genetic resource Management in India (Eds.) K Ponnuswamy & N Krishnakumar, IFGTB, Coimbatore pp 314-319
  2. Ramachandran, V.S, Sonia, A. & Sebastian, M. K. (2013). Assessment of the flora of the Karunya University Campus, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. In. Plant Diversity & Conservation (Ed.) V.S. Ramachandran. Pointer Publishers, Jaipur pp.48-57
  3. Murugesan, M., Arun P. R., M K, Sebastian , & Arthi T. (2013). Avifaunal diversity and conservation implications of wetlands of Srikakulam district, A.P. In. Ecosystem services & functions of birds (Ed.) Jayapal et.al. SACON

Popular articles

  1. Sebastian, M K & P A Azeez (2014). Oduku ; Jaiva Krishikku Inagngiya oru jaiva keeda nashini (Malayalam). Harithabhoomi, Vol.5(8), 15-16
  2. Sebastian, M K & P A Azeez (2015). Jaiva Krishikku Inangiya Parambaragatha Nellinangal (Malayalam), Harithabhoomi, Vol.5(9), 6-10
  3. Sebastian, M K & P A Azeez (2015). Nelkrishiyile Nattarivukal     (Malayalam), Harithabhoomi, Vol. 5
  4. Sebastian, M K & P A Azeez (2015). System of Rice Intensification’ Adhava Otta Njar Reethi’ (Malayalam), Harithabhoomi, Vol.6:1
  5. Sebastian, M K & Azeez P.A. 2015. ‘Thozhiluruppu Padhathiyum Vazhiyora Jaivavaividhyamum’     Mathrubhumi Daily, 4 July 2015. Centre page Article in Malayalam

Seminar-cum-workshop on the ‘Popularisation of Traditional Rice varieties’ to be held in August 2016.

 

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