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 r.K.M. Jayaram  

 Dr. A.K. PRADEEP

 Herbarium Curator , Department of Botany
 


Address Official: Herbarium Curator

Department of Botany

University of Calicut, Calicut University P.O

Malappuram Disrict, Kerala – 673 635

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Educational qualifications:

  • M.Sc. Botany

  • Ph.D. Plant Taxonomy (Ph.D. Thesis: Morphologic and Taxonomic Studies on Malvaceae of Southern Peninsular India”).

Academic experience:

 

  • Research: Have been actively engaged in taxonomic and floristic research since 1989.

  • Recognized Research Guide of Calicut University and Mahatma Gandhi University

  • Guided two students to their Ph.D.

  • Projects undertaken: 1. DST Research Project on “ Floristic studies on Vellarimala on the Western Ghats of Kerala” under Young Scientists Scheme

  • 2. UGC Minor Research Project
  • Editorship in Scientific Journals: Served as Assistant Editor of Rheedea, the Official Journal of the Indian Association for Angiosperm taxonomy


Membership in Scientific Bodies:

  • Founder Member and Treasurer of the Indian Association for Angiosperm taxonomy

  • Founder Member of Indian Society for Conservation Biology (ISCB)

  • Member of National Geographic Society, USA.

Achievements:

  • Books authored: 1. Sivarajan, V.V. & A.K. Pradeep. 1996
    Malvaceae of Southern Peninsular
    India: A Taxonomic Monograph. Daya
    Publishing House, Delhi.

Research Papers :

  1. Sivarajan, V.V. and A.K. Pradeep. 1988. Wedelia trilobata (Linn.) A.S. Hitch (Helianthacea: Asteraceae), a new plant record for India. Indian J. Forestry 11: 161-162.

  2. Sivarajan, V.V. and A.K. Pradeep. 1989. A new species of Aristolochia from India with co-evolutionary notes on A. indica to papilionid butterflies. Pl. Syst. Evol. 163: 31-34.

  3. Sivarajan, V.V. and A.K. Pradeep. 1990. Sida fryxellii, a new species of Malvaceae from Peninsular India. Kew Bulletin 45: 725-727.

  4. Pradeep, A.K., K.T. Joseph and V.V. Sivarajan. 1990. Rotala malabarica, a new species of Lythraceae from India. Bot. Bull. Acad. Sinica 31: 51-61.

  5. Jayaram, K.M. and A.K. Pradeep. 1990. Notes on the occurrence of Eleutheranthera ruderalis (Sw.) Sch.-Bip. (Asteraceae) in Androth Island, Lakshadweep. The Indian Forester 116: 595-596.

  6. Sivarajan, V.V., A.K. Pradeep and S.D. Biju. 1990. Pterocymbium tinctorium var. javanicum (Merr.) Blanco. (Sterculiaceae) a new introduction to India. Indian J. Forestry 5: 5-8.

  7. Pradeep, A.K. and V.V. Sivarajan. 1990. Stachytarpheta dichotoma Vahl (Verbenaceae) - a new record for Peninsular India. J. Econ. Tax. Bot. 14: 619-620.

  8. Pradeep, A.K. and Jayaram, K.M. 1991. Occurrence of Clerodendrum wallichii Merr. (Verbenaceae) in South India. J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 88: 467.

  9. Pradeep, A.K. and V.V. Sivarajan. 1991. Hibiscus hispidissimus the correct name for H. furcatus DC. non Willd. and H. aculeatus Roxb. non Watler (Malvaceae). Taxon 40: 634-637.

  10. Pradeep, A.K. and V.V. Sivarajan. 1991. A new species of Acanthaceae from Peninsular India. Rheedea 1: 40-43.

  11. Sivarajan, V.V., A.K. Pradeep and E.J. George. 1991. Mericarp morphology of Indian species of Sida L. (Malvaceae) in relation to taxonomy. J. Taiwan Mus. 45: 65-73.

  12. Sivarajan, V.V. and A.K. Pradeep. 1993. Argostemma courtallense and A. anupama (Rubiaceae) revisited. J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 90: 124-126.

  13. Pradeep, A.K. and V.V. Sivarajan. 1993. Sida linifolia Cav. (Malvaceae) - a new record for India. Rheedea 3: 22-25.

  14. Pradeep, A.K. and V.V. Sivarajan. 1993. A revision of the genus Julostylis Thwaites (Malvaceae) with a new species from India. Bot. Bull. Acad. Sin. 34: 277-286.

  15. Sivarajan, V.V., A.K. Pradeep and A.K. Pandey. 1994. On the taxonomy and infraspecific classification of Abelmoschus angulosus Wall. ex Wight & Arn. (Malvaceae). Rheedea 4: 1-12.

  16. Sivarajan, V.V. and A.K. Pradeep. 1994. Taxonomy of the Sida rhombifolia (Malvaceae) complex in India. Sida 16: 63-78.

  17. Sivarajan, V.V. and A.K. Pradeep. 1995. Aristea ecklonii Baker (Iridaceae) - a new record for India. Rheedea 5: 173-176.

  18. Pradeep, A.K. 1995. Eleutherine bulbosa (Miller) Urban (Iridaceae - Tigridieae): a little understood exotic in India. Rheedea 5: 180-183.

  19. Pradeep, A.K. 1996. Ixora sivarajiana, a new species of Rubiaceae from India. Nordic J. Bot. 17(3): 315-318.

  20. Pradeep, A.K. 1997. Pogostemon peethapushpum (Lamiaceae), a new species from India. Candollea 53(2): 419-422.

  21. Pradeep, A.K. and C.N. Sunil. 1999. Two new species of Tripogon (Poaceae) from India. Sida 18(3): 809-814.

  22. Sunil, C.N. and A.K. Pradeep. 2001. Another new species of Tripogon (Poaceae) from India. Sida 19 (4): 803-806.

  23. Martin, K.P. and A.K. Pradeep. 2003. Simple strategy for the invitro conservation of Ipsea malabarica an endemic and endangered orchid of the Western Ghats of Kerala, India. Plant Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture 74: 197-200.

  24. Pradeep, A.K. and C.N. Sunil. 2003. Eriocaulon ansarii Pradeep & Sunil (Eriocaulaceae), a new species from India. Candollea 58(2) :321-323.

  25. Sunil, C.N. and A.K. Pradeep. 2005. Ischaemum glabriglaucum Sunil (Poaceae), a new species from India. Candollea 60(2): 387-391.

  26. Sabu,M. and A.K. Pradeep. 2005. The spectacular Hedychiums of the Northeast India. Folia Malesiana 6(1&2): 5-16.

  27. Anto P.V., C. Renuka and A.K. Pradeep. 2008. Demographic and conservation studies on two solitary species of Calamus in the Western Ghats of Kerala, India. J. Non –Timber Forest Products 15(4): 225-234.

  28. Sabu, M., E. Sanoj and A.K. Pradeep. 2008. Alpinia ovoidocarpa H. Dong & G.J.Xu (Zingiberaceae): A new record for India. Acta Bot. Hungarica 50(3-4): 391-395.

  29. Udayan, P.S. and A.K. Pradeep. 2009. A new species of Tinospora (Menispermaceae) from South India. Notes from the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh 66(1): 77-80.