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About the Center

Department of Forestry has a multidisciplinary team of experts conducting research on tropical forests and forestry. This team brings together professionals with diverse backgrounds and expertise to address the complex challenges and opportunities associated with tropical forest ecosystems and sustainable forestry practices. The multidisciplinary approach allows for a holistic understanding of the intricate interactions within these ecosystems and enables the development of effective strategies for conservation, management, and utilization of forest resources. The main research areas include: Biodiversity Conservation: Research in this area may involve studying the diversity of plant and animal species within tropical forests. This includes identifying endangered species, understanding ecological relationships, and developing strategies for the conservation of biodiversity. Sustainable Forest Management: The team is likely to investigate methods for managing tropical forests in a sustainable manner. This includes studying silviculture techniques, exploring ways to balance timber extraction with forest regeneration, and implementing practices that maintain ecosystem health. Remote Sensing and GIS Applications: Utilizes advanced technologies such as remote sensing and Geographic Information System (GIS) tools to monitor and analyze changes in land cover, deforestation, and forest health. This technology aids in effective forest management and conservation planning. Timber Quality and Wood Properties: Studying the physical and mechanical properties of wood from tropical forests. This includes assessing timber quality, durability, and strength, as well as understanding how these properties vary across different species. Wood Certification and Sustainable Harvesting Practices: Development and implementation of certification programs that ensure the sustainable harvesting of timber from tropical forests. This involves establishing criteria for responsible forestry practices and tracking the chain of custody for wood products.

Research Facilities

RS & GIS

Utilizes advanced technologies such as remote sensing and Geographic Information System (GIS) tools to monitor and analyze changes in land cover, deforestation, and forest health. This technology aids in effective forest management and planning.

LAND SURVEY AND LEVELING

Land survey and leveling are essential processes in the field of land management, civil engineering, construction, and environmental planning. These activities involve the measurement and mapping of land surfaces to gather accurate and reliable data.

WOOD IDENTIFICATION

Wood identification plays a crucial role in monitoring and combating illegal logging. By identifying the species of wood in trade, authorities can enforce regulations and ensure that only legally harvested timber enters the market.

RAVI MULTIMETER

Ravi Multimeter for Height Measurement for the fast and accurate calculation of heights Rangefinder with Distances of 15, 20, 30 and 40 meters. Maximum Height Range: 60 meters.

HAGA ALTIMETER

The Haga Altimeter device is used to measure tree heights within fixed distances of 15, 20, 25 and 30m to the tree.

WOOD MICROTOME

A wood microtome is an instrument used in microscopy to cut thin sections of wood.

SPECTROPHOTOMETER

A spectrophotometer is a scientific instrument used to measure the intensity of light at different wavelengths in a spectrum. It is widely employed in various fields such as chemistry, biochemistry, physics, environmental science, and biology.

PLANE TABLE

A plane table is a surveying instrument used for field mapping and topographic surveying. It allows surveyors to sketch and map directly in the field, making it a practical tool for rapid data collection and analysis.

PRISMATIC COMPASS

A prismatic compass is a navigational instrument that combines the functions of a compass and a clinometer (an instrument for measuring angles of slope).

DUMPY LEVEL

A dumpy level, also known as an automatic level, is a surveying instrument designed for measuring horizontal and vertical angles, as well as determining differences in height or elevation.

THEODOLITE

A theodolite is a precision optical instrument used for measuring angles in the horizontal and vertical planes.

Research Supervisors
Research Publications
Sl.No. Author Details Year Link
1 AZHAR ALI A Artificial intelligence in timber forensics employing DNA barcode database 2023 https://doi.org/10.1007/s13205-023-03604-0
2 AZHAR ALI A Impact of forest fire on forest ecosystem 2022 https://www.cobacas.org.in/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/JAT-Vol-9-1-2-2022.pdf#page=23
3 MALIK FASIL M Roost tree characteristics of Pteropus medius (Chiroptera: Pteropodidae) in the midland laterite hillocks of northern Kerala, India 2022 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.japb.2022.04.011
4 AZHAR ALI A Diversity of Pteridophyte Flora in Rajamala, Eravikulam National Park, Kerala, India 2021 https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Abhirami_Chethana/publication/353212850_Diversity_of_Pteridophyte_Flora_in_Rajamala/links/60ed7e150859317dbddb8865/Diversity-of-Pteridophyte-Flora-in-Rajamala.pdf
5 MALIK FASIL M Varanus bengalensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2021: e. T164579A1058949 2021 https://scholar.google.com/scholar?cluster=3011312597356248173&hl=en&oi=scholarr
6 MALIK FASIL M Indotyphlops braminus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2021: e. T172704A1370555 2021 https://scholar.google.com/scholar?cluster=2647159974679562294&hl=en&oi=scholarr
7 SNEHA C Butterflies of Peringome Vayakkara Panchayath, Kerala, India 2018 https://scholar.google.com/scholar?hl=en&as_sdt=0%2C5&q=BUTTERFLY%2C+sneha+c&btnG=
8 SNEHA C Detection of water stress in teak (Tectona grandis) seedlings using canopy-air temperature difference. 2017 http://indianforester.co.in/.../119021
9 ANEESH K S Wild edible plants traditionally used by Kadar tribes of Vazhachal forest division, Thrissur, Kerala 2015 https://scholar.google.com/citations?view_op=view_citation&hl=en&user=RB9JuVQAAAAJ&citation_for_view=RB9JuVQAAAAJ:u5HHmVD_uO8C
10 ANEESH K S A preliminary checklist of odonates in Kerala Agricultural University (KAU) campus, Thrissur District, Kerala, southern India 2014 https://scholar.google.com/citations?view_op=view_citation&hl=en&user=RB9JuVQAAAAJ&citation_for_view=RB9JuVQAAAAJ:qjMakFHDy7sC
11 SNEHA C Quantifying water stress using crop water stress index in mahogany (Swietenia macrophylla King) seedlings 2013 https://www.jstor.org/stable/24089636
12 MALIK FASIL M Ecoanatomical characteristics of the wood of certain selected mangrove species of Kerala 2013 https://www.researchgate.net/profile/E-Anoop/publication/265215688_ECO-ANATOMICAL_CHARACTERISTICS_OF_THE_WOOD_OF_CERTAIN_SELECTED_MANGROVE_SPECIES_OF_KERALA/links/54059e420cf2bba34c1d622c/ECO-ANATOMICAL-CHARACTERISTICS-OF-THE-WOOD-OF-CERTAIN-SELECTED-MANGROVE-SPECIES-OF-KERALA.pdf
13 ANEESH K S Butterflies of Kerala Agricultural University (KAU) campus, Thrissur, Kerala, India 2013 https://scholar.google.com/citations?view_op=view_citation&hl=en&user=RB9JuVQAAAAJ&citation_for_view=RB9JuVQAAAAJ:2osOgNQ5qMEC
14 SNEHA C Effect of controlled irrigation on physiological and biometric characteristics in teak (Tectona grandis) seedlings 2012 1997-0838
15 SNEHA C Modeling crop water stress index (cwsi) in tree seedlings 2011 http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/1070
Research Scholars
Sl.No. Name Specialization Supervisor Mode Status
PhD Awardees
Sl.No. Name Supervisor Topic Year
Seminars/Workshops
Sl.No. Year Type Funding Agency Level Title
1 2023 SEMINAR FORESTRY DEPARTMENT FUND COLLEGE LEVEL BATTLING NIPAH & 03/10/2023
2 2023 CITIZEN SCIENCE PROJECT BIRD COUNT INDIA NATIONAL LEVEL CAMPUS BIRD COUNT & 16/02/2023
3 2022 CITIZEN'S SCIENCE PROJECT BIRD COUNT INDIA NATIONAL LEVEL CAMPUS BIRD COUNT & 19/02/2022
4 2018 WORKSHOP KSCSTE STATE LEVEL ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT TRAINNING PROGRAMME, 21/01/2019
5 2017 WORKSHOP KSBB SATE LEVEL CAPACITY BUILDING WORKSHOP ON PREPARATION OF FOR TALIPARAMBA MUNICIPALITY PEOPLE’S BIODIVERSITY REGISTER & 31/10/2017
6 2015 WORKSHOP FORESRTY DEPARTMETN FUND COLLEGE LEVEL SNAKES IN YOUR BACKYARD & 07/10/2015
Research Projects
Sl.No. Faculty Type Funding Agency Grants Status
1 MALIK FASIL M Minor UGC Diversity, abundance and community structure of herpetofauna in Kadalundi Vallikkunnu Community Reserve, Kerala Completed
2 MALIK FASIL M Minor CED Thadhesheeya Oushadha Sasyangalum Naattarivukalum Completed