Peroth Balakrishnan Tropical Ecology and Conservation Biology Lab

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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)
 
   

 

PEROTH BALAKRISHNAN, Ph D

   
   
Affiliation:  
   
Scientist, Division of Conservation Biology, JNTBGRI, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.  
Adjunct Scientist, Wildlife Research and Conservation Trust, Nilambur, Kerala, India.  
   
Tel : office: +91-472 2869626 (extn. 206)  
: personal: +91 9846891245  
Fax : +91 472 2869646  
Email : baluperoth (at) gmail.com, baluperoth (at) jntbgri.res.in  
     
     
     
     

Education:

 
   
2008:
Ph. D. in Zoology. Sálim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History and Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, India. Topic: Status, distribution and ecology of Grey-headed Bulbul Pycnonotus priocephalus in the Western Ghats, India. Advisor: Dr. V.S. Vijayan.  
   
2001:
M.Sc. in Zoology, Kongunadu Arts & Science College, Bharathiar University, India.  
   
1999:
B.Ed. in Natural Science, J.N.T. College, Calicut University, India.  
 
1997:

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

 
Affiliations:
 
    2013-present Scientist, Division of Conservation Biology, JNTBGRI, Palode, Thiruvananthapuram.  
  2010-2013: Assistant Professor, Department of Zoology, N.S.S. College, Manjeri, India.  
  2008-present:

Adjunct Scientist, Wildlife Research and Conservation Trust, Nilambur, India.

 
  2007-2008:

Research Associate, Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi, India.

 
  2004-2007: Senior Research Fellow, Sálim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History, Coimbatore, India.  
 
2002- 2004

Junior Research Fellow, Sálim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History, Coimbatore, India.

 
Fellowships, grants and awards:
 
    2016: Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Government of India. (Rs. 42,52,910.00).  
    2014: Global Environment Facility-United Nations Development Programme. (Rs. 24, 90,541.00).  
    2014: Global Environment Facility-United Nations Development Programme. (Rs. 15,87,650.00).  
    2014: Kerala State Planning Board, Goverment of Kerala. (Rs, 12,45,000.00).  
    2012: Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Enviroment, Government of Kerala. (Rs. 1,97,000.00).  
 
2011:

Young Scientist Award, Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. (Rs.15,28,000.00).

 
 
2011:
Evidence-informed Policy Making Small Grants for Research, PERii, INASP, UK. (US $ 4,787.00).  
 
2008:
Travel grants: To attend the Thematic Workshop on Avian Biology. By DST-SERC, Govt. of India at Gurukula Kangri University, Haridwar, India.  
 
2006:

Travel grants: To attend the 4 th Student Conference on Conservation Science, Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, U.K.

 
 
2005:
Best presentation award: Annual Research Seminar, Sálim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History, Coimbatore, India.  
 
2004:
Senior Research Fellowship: Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India.  
 
2003:
Best presentation award: Annual Research Seminar, Sálim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History, Coimbatore, India.  
 
2002:

Junior Research Fellowship: Ministry of Environment and Forests, Goverment of India.

 
Selected Publications:
 
  • Murukesh, M.D. and P. Balakrishnan. 2015. On the breeding of the Slaty-legged crake (Aves: Rallidae: Rallina eurizonoides) in Nilambur, Kerala Southern India. Journal of Threatened Taxa, 7:7298-7301.
  • Balakrishnan, P. 2014. Foraging behaviour of the Near Threatened Grey-headed Bulbul Pycnonotus priocephalus in relation to seasons and breeding stages. Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society, 111(1): 10-18.
  • Bindu, T.N., Balakrishnan P., Sudheendrakumar, V.V. and V. Sajeev. Density dependent polyphenism and baculovirus resistance in teak defoliator, Hyblaea puera (Cramer). Ecological Entomology 37: 536-540.
  • Balakrishnan, P. 2011. Breeding biology of Grey-headed Bulbul Pycnonotus priocephalus in the Western Ghats, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa, 3(1): 1415-1424.
  • Balakrishnan, P. 2010. Breeding biology of the Hill Swallow (Hirundo domicola) in Western Ghats, India. Journal of Bombay Natural History Society, 107(2): 109-115.
  • 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
  • Balakrishnan, P. 2010. Reproductive biology of the Square-tailed Black Bulbul Hypsipetes ganeesa in the Western Ghats, India. Indian Birds, 5(5): 134-138.
  • Balakrishnan, P. 2010. Parental care strategies of Grey-headed Bulbul, Pycnonotus priocephalus in Western Ghats, South India. Current Science98(4): 673-680.
  • Balakrishnan, P. 2010. An education programme and establishment of a citizen scientist network to reduce killing of non-venomous snakes in Malappuram district, Kerala, India. Conservation Evidence, 7: 9-15
  • Balakrishnan, P. 2009. Breeding ecology and nest site selection of Yellow-browed Bulbul Iole indica in southern Western Ghats, India. Journal of Bombay Natural History Society: 106(2): 176-183.
  • Balakrishnan, P. 2005. Recent sightings and habitat characteristics of the endemic Nilgiri Marten Martes gwatkinsii in Western Ghats, India. Small Carnivore Conservation, 33: 14-16.
 
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Invited talks/presentations:  
     
 
  • Citizen Science, teachers and conservation: a case study from south India. Farook Training College, Kozhikode. November 2011.

  • Conserving the Tiger: our national animal. Research Forum. NSS College, Manjeri, India. November 2010.

  • Understanding biodiversity and role of teachers in conservation. WWF-India and Ace Public School, Manjeri, India. November 2010.

  • Rarities, People and more. Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi, India, Septemper 2010.

  • Life-history strategies in tropical birds: influence of environmental and biotic factors. National Centre for Biological Sciences, Bangalore, India, April 2010.

  • Importance of wetlands and their conservation problems. Children's Science Congress, Govt. Higher Secondary School, Karuvarakundu, India, December 2009.

  • Patterns of mortality in snakes in a tropical countryside, peninsular India. Young Ecologists Talk and Interact (YETI) Conference, Centre for Ecological Sciences, Bangalore, India. September, 2009.

  • Biodiversity and Conservation problems of Silent Valley National Park and surrounding areas. Vanasree Eco Club, Govt. Higher Secondary School, Karuvarakundu, India, August 2009.
  • Avian Conservation in India . Department of Zoology, DGM MES College, Mampad, India. June 2009.
  • Assessing the influence of environmental and biotic factors on life history variation and demography of tropical rainforest birds. Project proposal presented at Thematic Workshop on Avian Biology, Department of Zoology and Environmental Science, Gurukula Kangri University. Haridwar, Uttarakhand, November, 2008.
  • Status, Distribution and Ecology of Grey-headed Bulbul Pycnonotus priocephalus in the Western Ghats, India. Ph D dissertation defense. Sálim Ali Centre for Ornithology Natural History, Coimbatore . October, 2008.
  • Biodiversity and conservation in the Silent Valley National Park, Kerala. Department of Forests and Wildlife, Mukkali, Palakkad. January, 2007.
  • Faunal diversity and conservation in the Western Ghats: role of behavioural ecology. Department of Zoology, Kongunadu Arts and Science College, Coimbatore. September, 2006.
  • Ecology and Conservation of Grey-headed Bulbul Pycnonotus priocephalus , a restricted range bird species from the Western Ghats, India . Student Conference on Conservation Science, Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, U.K. March, 2006.
  • Status, Distribution and Ecology of Grey-headed Bulbul Pycnonotus priocephalus in the Western Ghats India. Ministry of Environment and Forests, New Delhi. February 2005.
  • A preliminary study on the Lepidopteran fauna in the karuvarakundu Reserve Forests, Nilambur, Kerala. Layola Aquatic Insect Biodiversity Society & Kongunadu Arts and Science College, Coimbatore. February, 2002.
  • Wintering avian migrants at Panagadu Estuary, Kadalundy. Limnological Association of Kerala & Christ College, Irinjalakkuda, Thrissur. January, 2002.
 
     
Membership in academic and scientific bodies:
 
   
   
   
   
 
  • District Environmental Appraisal Committee-Malappuram (member)
 
     
   
     
 
     
Reviewing work:  
 
   
  • Biological Conservation
 
   
  • Journal of Field Ornithology
 
   
  • Current Science
 
   
  • American Midland Naturalist
 
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