Dr B. Shivaraju

(Specialization: Specialization: Forestry and Entomology)

       A graduate, post graduate and doctorate from University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore; AIFC from Dehra Dun.  Served in the Forest Research centre between 2001 to 2012; taught in Kerala Forest School, Arippa and Walayar from 4.11.2006 to 11.01.2007. Guided the preparation of 20 working plans of Territorial Forest Divisions as CF, CCF and APCCF (WP&R). Guided in the preparation of 6 Management plans of Wildlife Divisions as CF (Wildlife); introduced mechanization of planting by terracing using Hitachi and planted 200 ha rubber as MD RPL in 2009-10. Served in different capacities as Asst. Dy. C.F., CF, Joint Director, Managing Director and Additional Chief Conservator of Forests from 10.11.1984 to 24.01.2012. Mapped the forests based on biological diversity to identify conservation sites: Teak Management in Kerala: Poaching, STF-activity and Forest Loss: Stock assessment and yield regulation for teak plantations in Kerala: “Phylogeny and seed production in Teak”. Serving as Resource person on Global warming, Climate change, Time and Stress management, Leadership and Team building; at State Agricultural Management and Extension Training Institute (SAMETI- South), University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore since Nov 2013. Serving as member and editorial Board of “The Journal of Threatened Taxa”; Chairperson of interview Board for Staff Selection Commission, Karnataka Kerala Region, Bangalore since March 2014; Life Member of The Orchid Society of India (TOSKAR); Member Governing Council and Vice President – The Sandalwood Society of India; Senior consultant of Environment, World Bank aided project on Integrated Watershed Development, Sujala-III, Govt. of Karnataka; Serving as member of Regional Empowered Committee of Ministry of Environment and Forests on Forest Clearance since 5/02/2015. Since closely interacting with scientists to know and understand the till date activities in different research field by extending them official assistance, got a chance to work as a co-investigator in Black Mildew Disease on Wattles in Kerala State. This curiosity and association with the scientists made to deserve Meliola Shivarajui Hosag. & Riju and had a chance to work with them in Achan Kovil fungi, which resulted in the publication of a research paper (J. Threatened Taxa 2 (3): 760-761).