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Dr. TV Sajeev

Senior Principal Scientist
Department of Forest Entomology
Forest Health Division
Phone: 91 - 487 - 2690222
Mobile: 9447125458
Whatsapp No. 9447125458
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Dr. T V Sajeev, Scientist Scientist E-1, Depertment Forest Entomology, has extensive research experience in Insect population dynamics, biocontrol, Alien invasive species. Currently he is involved in Managing Tree Health Helpline for the State of Kerala, researchn on the management of the giant African snail, an ailen invasive species, Survey, risk assessment, spread ecology and development of management protocols for alien invasive plants in Kerala. Currently he coordinates a Tree Health Helpline Desk in KFRI for the benefit of forest tree farmers in the State. He has a patent for development of a biopesticide using nucleopolyhedrovirus against the teak defoliator from a joint research in managing the teak defoliator pest.

Focused areas: Landscape fragmentation, Population Dynamics of insects, Political Ecology, Biological control & Management of Invasive Alien Species

Total number of publications: 65 (58-National & International Journals, Proceedings of workshops and research reports, 6-Books;Published by CABI,UK,DC Books, Kerala Biodiversity Board, 1-Book Chapter)

Academics and profession:

  • M.Sc Zoology from University of Calicut and Ph.D Environmental Studies (CUSAT).
  • 20 Years of service as Scientist in KFRI.
  • 28 Years of Research experience.
  • Handling 22 Research projects.
  • Holding positions of Research Coordinator (2017-continuing), Coordinator-APFISN (2012-Continuing) and Head, Forest Entomology and Pathology Departments.
  • Patent holder (Indian Patent Number: 218518)

Other information:

  • Membership in Professional bodies(Malabar Natural History Society, Expert Committee on Invasive Alien Species, National Biodiversity Authority and in Editorial Board, Pawstrails).
  • Professional training from International Pesticide Application Research Centre, UK and Tamil Nadu Agricultural University.
  • Mentor for four post doctoral fellows and five research scholars. 50 students have successfully completed their M.Sc. Dissertations.