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Dr.M. Nasser



Dr. M.Nasser
Associate Professor


      Office: Department of Zoology,
University of Calicut, Kerala, 673 635
                   Mob: 08547560471
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Qualification: M. Sc., M. Phil., Ph. D.

Current Research Interest:

Insect Pest biocontrol, Insect pollination, Herbivore-induced plant volatiles


  1. Academic : 15 years

  1. Administrative : 3 years

Academic awards
  • Awarded Research Associate ship in 1994 by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Government of India
Positions held
  • Co-ordinator, UGC Centre for Coaching SC/ST/OBC/Minorities (2008-2012)
Membership of Professional Bodies, Editorship of Journals etc.:
        1.  Managing Editor- Biosystematica
        2.  Trustee, Prof. T.C. Narendran Trust for Animal Taxonomy
        3.  Life Member, Malabar Natural History Society
        4.  Editor, International Journal of Zoology (Blackwell Academic)
        5.  Editor, Journal of Bombay Natural History Society
        6.  Editor, Current Science

Selected Publications:
  1.  P. Ranjith, M. Nasser, K. Rajmohana & D. L. J. Quicke. A new genus of Braconinae (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) from India with remarkable head ornamentation. Zootaxa  4061 (2): 173–180. 2016
  2. P. Ranjith, K. M. Rajesh & M. Nasser. Taxonomic studies on Oriental Microplitis Foerster (Hymenoptera: Braconidae, Microgastrinae) with description of two new species from South India. Zootaxa, 3963 (3): 369–415. 2015
  3. U. K. A. Saleem and M. Nasser. Insect-induced galls of the Malabar bioregion, Southern India. Oriental Insects, Pages 1-33. DOI: 10.1080/ 00305316. 2015. 1081420. 2015
  4. P. T. Leena & M. Nasser. Effect of Insect Pollination on fruit production in the cucurbit crop, Ash gourd (Benincasa hispida Thunb. & Cogn.) International Journal of Tropical Agriculture. Vol. 33, No. 2, 831-835. April-June 2015
  5. Nasreem, Palatty Allesh Sinu, M. Nasser. The medicinal annual legume Senna (= Cassia) tora (L.) Roxb. and its insect associations in Kerala, India. Entomon, 39(4): 183-190 (2014)
  6. Lakshmi Pillai, Nasser, M. and Sanil N.K. Histology and ultrastructure of male reproductive systemof the Indian Spiny lobster Panulirushomarus (Decapoda: Palinuridae). Rev. Biol. Trop. (Int. J. Trop. Biol. Vol. 62 (2): 533-541, 2014
  7. Mohammad Hayat, U.K.A. Saleem & M. Nasser. On some Encyrtidae (Hymenoptera:Chalcidoidea) associated with gall –inducing psylloids, Phacopteron and Trioza species (Hemiptera:Phacopteronidae, Triozidae). Zootaxa. 2012.3566: 14-22
  8. T.C.Narendran, U.K.A. Saleem and M. Nasser. Calyconotiscini (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae: Eunotinae) an interesting new tribe and a new genus from india with comments on the placement of the tribe Eriaporini and a key to tribes of Enunotinae). Biosystematica. 2012. 6(1):5-12
  9. Kazutaka Yamada, K. Bindu, A. Nasreem & M. Nasser. A new flower bug of the genus Montandoniola (Hemiptera:Heteroptera:Anthocoridae), a predator of gall forming thrips on black pepper in southern India. Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Prague. 2011. 51(1) 1-10
  10. Kazutaka Yamada, K. Bindu & M. Nasser. The second species of the genus RajburicorisCarpintero and Dellape (Hemiptera:Heteroptera:Anthocoridae) from Southern India with reference to autapomorphies and systematic position of the genus. Proc. Entomological Society of Washington, 2010 112(3) 464-472
  11. Sujitha Thomas, and M. Nasser. Growth and population dynamics of short-neck clam PaphiamalabaricaDharmadom estuary, North Kerala, southwest coast of India. J. Marine Biol. Ass. India. 2009. 51(1): 87-92
  12. Kazutaka Yamada, K. Bindu & M. Nasser. Taxonomic and biological notes on Cardiastethus affinis and C. pseudococci (Hemiptera:Heteroptera:Anthocoridae) in India.  Zootaxa. 2008. 2008. 1910:59-68
  13. Sinu, P.A., M. Nasser & Priyadarsanan D. R. Host searching behaviour and potential of an aquatic ichneumonid pupal parasitoid of rice caseworm (Parapoynx stagnalis) in an upland rice paddy agro-ecosystem of the Western Ghats, India. Biocontrol Science and Technology, 2007. 17(10): 1037-1045.
  14. P. A. Sinu, M. Nasser and P.D. Rajan. Feeding fauna and foraging habits of tiger beetles found in Agro-ecosystems in Western Ghats, India. Biotropica. 2006. 38(4):500-507
Title of the Project
Name of the funding

Grant amount
Ecosystem dynamics of a
watershed before and after
water and biomass
intervention (Co-

Studies On The Abundance,
Diversity And Eco-Biology
Of Parasitic Hymenoptera
Of Rice fields In Kerala.

     Ministry of
  Environment and
Forests, Govt. of India

2012-2015 2742000/-

  1. Member of Academic Council ( 2015)
  2. Member, Board of studies, Kannur University
  3. Was Member of the Faculty of Science of the Kannur University
  4. Was Co-ordinator, UGC Centre for Coaching SC/ST/OBC/ Minorities, University of Calicut (2009-2013)
  5. Member of Panel of question paper setters for U.G. and P.G. exams for Kerala University, Kannur University, M.G. University, JamiaHamdard, Kerala Agricultural University.
  6. Member, Syllabus revision committee of Calicut and Kannur Universtiy
  7. Member, Committee on Central Science Instrumentation Facility, University of Calicut
  8. Member, Research Admission Committee, Department of Zoology, University of Calicut
  9. Member, Research Admission Committee, Western Ghat Regional Centre, Zoological Survey of India,
  10. Member, Research Admission Committee, KFRI, Peechi, Kerala
  11. Member, Research Admission Committee, Malabar Christian College, University of Calicut
  12. Member Secretary, Human Ethical committee, University of Calicut
  13. Member of the Internal Quality Assurance Cell, University of Calicut
  14. Was Member of the PG Board of Studies in Environmental Science of the University of Calicut

  Ph. D. Degree           :     Awarded Degree: Seven
                                           In progress: Eight
  M.Phil. Degree          :    Awarded Degree: 9
  External Examiner for Ph.D. Thesis: Was External examiner of Ph.D. theses submitted by candidates of various Universities like Kannur University, M.S. University etc.

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