Prof.  K. Ravikumar

(Specialization: Angiosperm Taxonomy and Conservation) 

A graduate and post graduate from University of Madras; doctorate from Bharathiar University, Coimbatore; International Diploma from Royal Botanic Garden, Kew, UK; has 34 years of research experience in the field of Angiosperm Taxonomy including Marine Angiosperms, Medicinal Plants, Conservation and Ethnobotany. Described more than a dozen new taxa from India. Delivered lectures from school to University students. Recipient of Schlich Prize for the year 2005 for best research paper in forestry. Editor and life member of several scientific societies and journals. Visited Nepal, England, Sri Lanka, China and Malaysia. Operated 15-National and international projects. Published 6-books, 85-research papers and 13-popular articles. Involved in  3- Environmental Impact Assessment Work. Trained non-technical persons in Village Botanist Programme (VBP). Rendered identification of flowering plants from coastal regions to alpine meadows. Established Medicinal Plants Gardens, Herbarium and Raw Drug Repository. Guided two Ph.D. candidates (ongoing 3). Served as Principal Investigator / Co-Principal Investigator in more than ten National and International funded research projects.