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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. V.P. Praveen  
   
Project Fellow, Tropical Ecology & Conservation Biology Lab  
Associate, Wildlife Research and Conservation Trust, Nilambur, Kerala, India.  
   
   
Email : praveencancrum (at) gmail.com  
     
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  Research Interests:  
 
Ecological interactions, forest ecology
 
   
     

Education:

 
   
2008-2014:

Ph. D. in Conservation Biology. University of Kerala, India. Topic: Role of brachyuran crabs in structure, composition and recruitment of mangrove forests in Kerala.

 
Advisors: Prof. Mathew M. Oommen and Dr T.S. Nayar
   
2003-2005:
M.Sc. in Zoology (Parasitology), Kannur University, India.  
 
1999-2002:

B.Sc. in Zoology, Kannur University, India.

 
Affiliations:
 
  2015-present: Project Fellow, Tropical Ecology & Conservation Biology Lab, India.  
    2014-present: Associate, Wildlife Research and Conservation Trust, Nilambur, Kerala, India.  
  2010-2014:

Research Associate and Doctoral student, JNTBGRI,Thiruvananthapuram, India.

 
    2009-2010: Senior Research Fellow, JNTBGRI,Thiruvananthapuram, India.  
  2007-2009: Junior Research Fellow, JNTBGRI,Thiruvananthapuram, India.  
Fellowships, grants and awards:
 
   
2015:
Project Fellowship UNDP  
 
2010:

Research Associateship from Ministry of Environment and Forests, Govt. of India.

 
 
2009:
Senior Research Fellowship from Ministry of Environment and Forests, Govt. of India.  
 
2007:
Junior Research Fellowship from Ministry of Environment and Forests, Govt. of India.  
Publications:
 
  • Nayar, T. S., Suresh, S. and V. P. Praveen. Major gaps in the study of mutualism in the Indian mangrove ecosystems. Elseviers, New Delhi. (In Press).

  • Praveen, V. P and Muhamed Jafer Palot. Predation on Large-eyed Bronzeback Tree Snake (Dendrelaphis grandoculis) by the Common Vine Snake (Ahaetulla nasuta) at the Silent Valley National Park, Kerala. Journal of Threatened Taxa. (In Press).

  • Praveen, V. P. 2014. The Role of Brachyuran crabs In Structure, Composition and Recruitment of Mangrove Forests in Kerala. Ph. D dissertation submitted to Kerala University.

  • Praveen, V. P., Shanij, K., Mathew M. Oommen and T. S. Nayar. 2013. ‘Predatory effect of the mangrove crab Sesarmops intermedius on seedlings of Avicennia officinalis: A study from Kunhimangalam in Kannur, Kerala, India' . In: Bhatt. J. R., Ramakrishna., Sanjappa, M., Remadevi, O. K., Nilaratna, B. P and K. Venkitaraman (eds). Mangaroves of India: their Biology and their Uses. ZSI, Calcutta. 381-388.

  • Shanij, K., Praveen, V. P., Mathew M. Oommen and T. S. Nayar. 2013. ‘Influence of Environment and Vegetation Diversity on the Density of Two Sesarmid Crabs in the Mangrove Forests of Kunhimangalam, Kerala, India' . In: Bhatt. J. R., Ramakrishna., Sanjappa, M., Remadevi, O. K., Nilaratna, B. P and K. Venkitaraman (eds). Mangaroves of India: their Biology and their Uses. ZSI, Calcutta. 373-380.

  • Praveen, V. P. 2005. Study on brachyuran crab ( Pinnotheres sp.) inhabiting a molluscan shell: Yolk Protein content, MSc thesis submitted to University of Kannur.
 
         
Invited talks/presentations:  
     
   
  • Conservation implications of seed rain in mid elevation grasslands of Silent Valley: a case study. ‘Students Conference on Conservation Science' organised by Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. September 2013

  • Major gaps in the study of mutualism in the Indian mangrove ecosystems. Indo-German Workshop on Gap Areas in Management and Conservation of Mangrove Ecosystems in India . Elseviers, New Delhi. March 2012.

  • Species preference of the crab Searmops intermedius to seedling predation in mangrove ecosystem of Kerala. ‘Meeting on Mangrove Ecology, Functioning and Management (MMM3)' organised by Vrije University, Brussels and University of Brussels held a Galle, Sri Lanka, July 2012.

  • Lantana camara L. as seed trap for forest nucleation in Silent Valley. Indian Institute of Science , Bangalore. ‘Students Conference on Conservation Science, IISc, Bangalore. September 2011.

  • Predation of Excoecaria seedlings by the crab Sesarmops intermedius : lessons for mangrove afforestation. Students Conference on Conservation Science' organised by Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. June 2010.

  • Sesarmops intermedius and seedling density: a case study from Kunhimangalam mangrove Forests, Kerala, India. Zoological Survey of India, Regional station Andaman and Nicobar Islands. March 2009.

  • Crab Density and Burrow Density: What is the Correlation?' Zoological Survey of India, Regional station, Andaman and Nicobar Islands. March 2008.

  • Predatory effect of the mangrove crab Sesarmops intermedius on seedlings of Avicennia officinalis: A study from Kunhimangalam in Kannur, Kerala, India. Institute of Wood Science and Technology, Bangalore. February 2008.

  • Density of Two Mangrove Crabs: Sesarmops intermedius and Parasesarma plicatum (Crustacea, Decapoda, Grapsidae) in the Mangrove Forests of Kunhimangalam, Kannur, Kerala. Institute of Wood Science and Technology, Bangalore. February 2008.

  • Association between the crab pinnotherus sp. and mussel. Govt. Brennan College, Thalassery. November 2005.

 
     
Membership in academic and scientific bodies:
 
 
  • Wildlife Research and Conservation Trust (Associate)
 
 
     
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