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Dr. TK Hrideek

Senior Scientist (on Deputation to SMPB, Kerala)
Department of Forest Genetics and Tree Breeding
Forest Genetics and Biotechnology Division
Phone: 91 - 487 - 2690273
Mobile: 9447516781
e-mail: hrideek@kfri.res.in, drhrideek@gmail.com
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Focused areas:

Genetics and tree Breeding programmes

  • Productivity improvement of teak and other major timber species – Plus tree selection, Progeny trial test, varietal selection and Multi-location trial for Adaptability and Performance.
  • Establishment of Clonal Seed Orchard and Clonal Hedge Garden.
  • Clonal forestry programme and Large scale multiplication of teak clones.

Medicinal Plants
  • Conservation Biology and Standardization vegetative propagation.
  • Variability of active compounds.
  • Performance evaluation and Repopulating medicinal/ Red listed plants in the Western Ghats.

Invasion biology
    Mode of spreading, Reproductive Biology, Management of Forest Invasive Species and Conservation awareness programme.

Total number of publications:
Research papers 41
Abstracts: 42
Chapters in book: 18
Book edited / published: 10

Academics and profession:

14 years of postdoctoral research experience in the field of Genetics and plant breeding, conservation biology and invasion biology.
Current research areas include:

  • Productivity improvement of teak and other major timber species.
  • Clonal forestry programme.
  • Invasion biology: Mode of spreading, Reproductive Biology, Management of Forest Invasive Species and Conservation awareness programme.
  • Medicinal Plants: Conservation Biology Standardization of propagation and Variability of active compounds.

Other information:

    Life Time Membership In
  • Indian Association of Angiosperm Taxonomy (IIAT)
  • Indian Society for Plantation Crops (ISPC)
  • Gregor Mendel Foundation (GMF)
  • Bamboo Society of India (BSI)