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Tropical Ecology and
Conservation Biology Lab
  Principal Investigator:  
  Peroth Balakrishnan, Ph D  
     
 
Jawaharlal Nehru Tropical Botanic Garden & Research Institute (JNTBGRI)
 
 
Wildlife Research and Conservation Trust (WRCT)
 
   

 

 

   
Dr. T.N. Bindu  
   
Visiting Researcher, Tropical Ecology & Conservation Biology Lab  
Associate, Wildlife Research and Conservation Trust, Nilambur, Kerala, India.  
   
   
Email : binduthelakkad2005 (at) gmail.com, binduthelakkad (at) wrctindia.org  
     
Web : http://www.wrctindia.org/bindu.htm  
     
  Research Interests:  
 
Management of insect pests, population and evolutionary dynamics of tritrophic interactions of plants, insect herbivores and natural enemies, conservation biological control, conservation education and biodiversity conservation in agricultural and plantation ecosystems.
 
   
     

Education:

 
   
2008-2014:

Ph. D. in Forest Entomology. Kerala Forest Research Institute & Forest Research Institute Univerity, India. Topic: Dynamics of baculovirus epizootics in teak defoliator (Hyblaea puera) population.

 
Advisor: Dr. V.V. Sudheendrakumar
   
2002-2004:
M.Sc. in Zoology (Agriculture Entomology), Calicut University, India.  
 
1999-2001:

B.Sc. in Zoology, N.S.S. College, Ottapalam, Calicut University, India.

 
Affiliations:
 
  2012-present: Visiting Researcher, Tropical Ecology & Conservation Biology Lab, India.  
    2008-present: Associate, Wildlife Research and Conservation Trust, Nilambur, Kerala, India.  
  2007-2011:

Research Fellow and Doctoral student, Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi, India.

 
  2004-2006: Research Fellow, College of Agriculture, Kerala Agricultural University, Kasaragod, India.  
Fellowships, grants and awards:
 
 
2011:

Research Grant from International Foundation for Science, Sweden.

 
 
2007:
Junior Research Fellowship from DBT, Govt. of India, through KFRI.  
 
2004:
Research Fellowship from KSCSTE, through Kerala Agricultural University.  
Publications:
 
  • Bindu, T.N., Sajeev, T.V., Sudheendrakumar, V.V., Balakrishnan P., and C.S. Meera. (in prep.) Vertical transmission of nucleopolyhedrovirus in the teak defoliator Hyblaea puera (Cramer) and its field efficacy.

  • Bindu, T.N., Balakrishnan P., Sudheendrakumar, V.V. and T.V. Sajeev. Density dependent polyphenism and baculovirus resistance in teak defoliator, Hyblaea puera (Cramer). Ecological Entomology, 37: 536-540. [PDF]

  • Bindu T.N., T.V. Sajeev and V.V. Sudheendrakumar. 2011. Virus epizootics in outbreaking population of the teak defoliator Hyblaea puera (Cramer) in Nilambur, Kerala. Journal of Entomological Research, 35(4): 307-309. [PDF]

  • Balakrishnan P. and T.N. Bindu 2011. Citizen science, teachers and conservation: a case study from south India. In: Proc. of the National seminar on empowering teachers for sustainable development. Farook Training College, Kozhikode.

  • Balakrishnan, P., T.V. Sajeev and T.N. Bindu. 2010. Artificial incubation, hatching and release of the Indian Rock Python Python molurus (Linnaeus, 1758), in Nilambur, Kerala. REPTILE RAP, 10: 24-27. [PDF]

  • Sajeev, T.V., Sudheendrakumar, V.V., Mahiba Helen, S., Meera, C.S., Bindu, T.N. and Bindu, K.J. 2007. Hybcheck-the biopesticide for managing teak defoliator (Hyblaea puera Cramer): An announcement. In Proc. of the Regional workshop on Processing and marketing of teak wood products of planted forests, KFRI, Peechi, Kerala, India. [PDF]

  • Sreekumar, K. M., Bindu, T.N., Govindan, M. and Joy, M. 2007. An investigation into the cause of non development of mycosis on root grub cadavers treated with Entomopathogenic fungi. In Proc. of the XIX Kerala Science Congress held at Kannur, Kerala, India. pp 401-403. [PDF]

  • Sreekumar, K.M., Joy, M. and T.N Bindu. 2006. Biological control of Coconut root grub, Leucopholis coneophora Burmeister using Entomopathogenic fungi. In Proc. of the XVIII Kerala Science Congress held at Trivandrum Kerala during 29-31 January 2006. 27 p.

  • Sreekumar, K. M., Joy, M. and Bindu, T.N. 2006. The spore count and virulence of some entomopathogenic fungi (EPF) due to the addition of coconut root grub extract in the culture medium. In Proc. of the National Seminar on Advanced Technologies in Sustainable Horticulture (NSATSH), Annamalai Univerisity, Tamil Nadu, India.

  • Bindu T.N. and K.M. Sreekumar. 2007. Puliyurumbukalude lokathilekku (in Malayalam). Karshakasree, September, 2007.

  • Bindu T.N. and K.M. Sreekumar. 2007. Vellathil mungiyalum noorumeni (in Malayalam). Karshakasree, January 2007.

  • Bindu, T.N. and Stephen, F. 2006. Controlling coconut root grub. The Hindu, Sep 14, 2006.

 
         
Invited talks/presentations:  
     
   
  • Citizen Science, teachers and conservation: a case study from south India. Farook Training College, Kozhikode. November 2011.

  • Pests of Teak. Forest officers training programme, Kerala Forest Research Institute, Nilambur. May 2011.

  • Baculovirus in insect pest management. Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi, India, May 2010.

  • DNA barcoding. Kerala Forest Research Institute, Nilambur. December 2008.
 
     
Membership in academic and scientific bodies:
 
 
  • Society for Biocontrol Advancement (life member)
 
 
     
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