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NameDr. AMITHABACHAN K A
DesignationAssistant Professor& Research Guide
DepartmentResearch & PG Department of Botany, MES Asmabi College, Kodungallur, Thrissur Dt. Kerala. India. 680671
QualificationMSc, PhD
Technical Qualificationi. Certificate in ‘Natural Justice’ from University of East Angelia, UK.
ii. Completed training course on “Participatory Research methodology” Centre for Environment Studies (CDS), Thiruvananthapuram during – 2001
iii. Four year experience in GIS and Bioinformatics – from Western Ghats Hornbill Foundation
iv. Master Trainee of the National Green Corpse (NGC) for developing Nature Clubs in Schools
iii. Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Applications
Area of Specialization
Riparian Forests, Hornbills, Forest Taxonomy, Ecology & Conservation Biology, Conservation and Indigenous community legislations, Ethnic knowledge and education, Political Ecology, Ecorestoration.
Achievements/Awards1. Member IUCN Species Specialist Group for Hornbills
2. Role S. Rao Award for Conservation 2015 by IAAT&IAPT
3. Dr. C. ChandrasekharanMemorial Award for Outstanding Contribution by Young Researcher in Forest Conservation and Management in Kerala. by Kerala Forest Research Institute in 2011
4. Fellowship from University of Arkansas, US,2007.
Membership in Academic Bodies of Universities/Autonomous Colleges.Member UPSA, HRDCNainital
Member Research Council
Date of Joining13/03/2015
Teaching Experience8.25 years in PG &UG level
Research Experience18 years
AddressKandarumadathil
Mathilakam. P.O
680685-Thrissur Dt. Kerala, India
Mobile
Emailamithabmes@gmail.com, amithab@poetic.com
Positionsi. Four years of Research Experience as Research Director at Western Ghats Hornbill Foundation
ii. 10 years of experience as Research Consultant and Resource person for Vazhachal Forest Division, Kerala Forest Department.
iii. Consultant to Forest Department (Natural Forest and Community Based Conservation), Tribal Department (Forest Right Act 2006), Kerala State Landuse Board (Ecorestoration of Degraded Lands- Natural Resource Management)
iv. Visiting Faculty to Institute for Management in Government, Thiruvananthapuram, Govt. of Kerala., Forest Training School Walaayar, Govt. of Kerala.,
v. Managing Editor to the Journal Meridian
vi. Coordinator Research Council, MES Asmabi College
vii. member CFR Learning and Advocacy Group
viii. Member UPSA, UGC-HRDC, Nainital
ix. Programme Officer National Service Scheme (3 years)
iv. Research Guidance for PG and PhD students of (life science, sociology & Anthropology)
Publications- Peer reviewed- International with impact factor10
Papers - International16
Papers - National5
Articles 14
Books9
Book Chapters4
Research Projects as Principal Investigator13