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B. Mohan Kumar, PhD, FNASc, FNAAS, FNIE

Associate Dean
Areas of specialisation: Silviculture & Agroforestry

University Address
Associate Dean
College of Forestry
Kerala Agricultural University,
KAU P.O., Thrissur,
Kerala 680 656, India
Phone :
(office) +91487-2370050
Fax :91487-237 1040
Mob :9995815730
E-mail :
     bmkumar.kau@gmail.com
     bmkumar@forestrykau.org

Education
Degree :
BSc (Ag)
Institution :
Kerala Agricultural University
Year :
1975
Major Field :
Agriculture

Degree :
MSc (Ag)
Institution :
Kerala Agricultural University
Year :
1978
Major Field :
Agronomy

Degree :
PG Dip
Institution :
Indian Agri. Res. Institute
Year :
1980
Major Field :
Seed Technology

Degree :
PhD
Institution :
Indian Agri. Res. Institute
Year :
1983
Major Field :
Soil & Water Mgt

Degree :
Diploma
Institution :
Utah State University
Year :
1987
Major Field :
Silviculture/Forest Ecology

Degree :
Diploma
Institution :
Indira Gandhi Nat. Open. U
Year :
1996
Major Field :
Business Management

Professional Experience
August 2008-- : Associate Dean (Forestry), Kerala Agricultural University
July 1998-August 2008 : Professor and Head, Department of Silviculture & Agroforestry, Kerala Agricultural University
1989-1998 : Associate Professor and Head, Department of Silviculture & Agroforestry, Kerala Agricultural University
1985-89 : Associate Professor, College of Forestry, Kerala Agricultural University
1980-85 : Assistant Professor, Kerala Agricultural University
1975-80 : Junior Assistant Professor, Kerala Agricultural University
Overseas Visiting Professorships
• CNRS Visiting Scholar, GEODE, Université de Toulouse-Le Mirail, France (14 September 2010 to 14 December 2010) • Erasmus Mundus Visiting Scholar (Sustainable Tropical Forestry), University of Wales, Bangor, UK (27 February 2009 – 24 May 2009). • Visiting Professor, Integrated Research System for Sustainability Science (IR3S), University of Tokyo, Japan (1 November 2008 – 1 February 2009). • Fulbright IAELP scholar, University of Florida, Gainesville, USA (29 Sep – 28 Dec 2007) • JSPS Visiting Professor, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Tokyo, Japan (8 Dec 2003 – 6 Feb 2004) • USAID Visiting Faculty, Utah State University, Logan Utah, USA (12 Sep 1986 – 13 Sep 1987)
Editorial Responsibilities
1. Editor, Journal of Tropical Agriculture, an open access scholarly journal (http://www.jtropag.in) published by the Kerala Agricultural University (2004 to till date).
2. Associate Editor, Agroforestry Systems, an international journal published by Springer Science, The Netherlands [Editorial Board Member: 2003 to till date].
3. Editorial Board Member, Forest Ecology and Management (an international scholarly journal published by Elsevier Science, The Netherlands (1990 to till date).
4. Zonal Editor, Indian Journal of Agroforestry, Indian Society of Agroforestry, Jhansi (2004- 2009).
5. Editorial Board Member, Ethiopian Journal of Environmental Studies and Management, a journal published by the Dept. of Geography and Environmental Studies, Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia.
Honours and Recognitions
1. First Dr. KG Tejwani Award for Excellence in Agroforestry Research and Development in India, Indian Society of Agroforestry, Jhansi (2008) consisting of a citation and cash prize.
2. Elected Fellow of the National Academy of Agricultural Sciences, New Delhi, India (2008) http://naasindia.org/fdetail.html#185.
3. Elected Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences, Allahabad, India (2004). http://nasi.nic.in/fellows.asp?RsFilter=K .
4. Elected Fellow of the National Institute of Ecology, New Delhi, India (2008) http://www.nieindia.org/fellowship/fellows_database.asp.
5. Erasmus Mundus Visiting Scholarship (Sustainable Tropical Forestry), European Union, 2009.
6. International Research System for Sustainability Science (IR3S) Visiting Fellowship, The University of Tokyo, Japan, 2008.
7. Fulbright Fellowship, Indo-American Environmental leadership programme (IAELP), 2007.
8. Japan Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS) Invitation Fellowship, Japan, 2003-04.
9. USAID Visiting scholarship (Forest Ecology and Silviculture), USA, 1986-87.
10. FAO travel grant to chair a session and present a paper in the Food Security Symposium at the First World Congress on Agroforestry (27 June - 2 July 2004), Orlando, Florida, USA.
11. ICRAF travel grant to chair a session at the Second World Congress on Agroforestry and to present a paper at the Satoyama symposium, 22-28 August 2009, Nairobi, Kenya.
12. Occasional Lecture Programme Grant, Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES), Washington DC, USA to lecture at Utah State University, USA, 2007.
13. Certificate of appreciation by Kerala Agricultural University for securing externally funded projects.
14. Selected as UGC Visiting Associate at the JNU (could not join).
15. IARI Senior Research Fellowship for PhD (1980-83).
16. KAU Research Scholarship for Master’s degree programme (1976-78).
17. Courtesy Professor, School of Forest resources and Conservation, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611-0410, USA (http://www.sfrc.ufl.edu/faculty.html) (2006-continuing).
18. Member, Executive council, National Institute of Ecology, New Delhi (2009-; http://www.nieindia.org/about_us/central_executive_council.asp).
19. Member, Executive Committee, Indian Society of Agroforestry, Jhansi, UP (2002-‘05).
Major Research Grants as Principal Investigator

Major grants
Dissertation Guidance
PhD completed (as co-supervisor: FRI DU) - one
PhD completed (as member: University of Florida, USA) - one
Number of MSc students completed (as Chairman) - eleven
(as member) - five
Undergraduate dissertations completed - twenty one
Research Monitoring and Evaluation
·     Project coordinator (Agroforestry), Kerala Agricultural University (1990 to 2000)
Extension
·     Consultancy service to land owners on plantation forestry and agroforestry.
·     Commissioner for the Hon. High Court of Kerala to assess the standing stock of timber and its value in a disputed more than 100 acre teak plantation in Nilambur.
Membership and Service in Professional Organisations

Professional Societies
Seminars and symposia chaired

Seminars and Symposia
Publications

List of Publications
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