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Center for Environmental Sciences & Engineering
Jyoti Kumar Sharma
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Center for Environmental Sciences & Engineering
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Education Details
  • Ph.D. - 1971 - Agra University, Agra, India: Botany (Plant Pathology)
  • M.Sc. - 1966 - Agra University, Agra, India: Botany - Plant Pathology (Maj.)
  • B.Sc. - 1964 - Agra University, Agra, India: Botany, Zoology, Chemistry
Professional Experience:
  • Professor, Shiv Nadar University, Environmental Sciences & Natural Resources Management, School of Natural Sciences, April 15, 2013- continuing
  • Professor & Dean, Doon University, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, School of Environment and Natural Resources, 17 May 2007 – 31 March 2013.

    1. Professor & In-charge, Director, Centre for Advanced Research in Biodiversity,
      i. December 2010 – 2013.
    2. Coordinator of Examination, Doon University, 2009- March 2013.

  • International Forestry Consultant, UN Food & Agriculture Organization, Bangkok - Oct- 2012 to Dec-2012
  • International Forestry Consultant, UN Food & Agriculture Organizations, Bangkok - Dec- 2010 to Mar-2011
  • International Forestry Consultant, UN Food & Agriculture Organization, Bhutan - Nov- 2009 to Dec-2009
  • International Forestry Consultant, UN Food & Agriculture Organization, Nepal - May- 2009 to Jun-2009
  • International Forestry Consultant, UN Food and Agriculture Organization, Nepal - Feb- 2009 to Mar-2009
  • International Forestry Consultant, UN Food & Agriculture Organization, Nepal - Nov- 2008 to Dec-2008
  • Scientist G. Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi, Kerala, India, 21 January 2007 – 15 May 2007. (On leave undertaking FAO Consultancy in Myanmar)
  • International Forestry Consultant, UN Food & Agriculture Organization, Myanmar – May-2007 to Jun-2007
  • International Forestry Consultant, UN Food & Agriculture Organization, Myanmar- Feb -2007 to Mar-2007
  • Director, Scientist G, Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi, Kerala, India, 1 July 1999 – 20 January 2007.
  • Member Secretary (Additional charge), Kerala State Biodiversity Board, Trivandrum, India, December 2005 – 15 May 2007.
  • Research Coordinator (Scientist F). Research Monitoring and Evaluation Unit, Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi, Kerala, India.1 April 1997 – 8 July 1999.
  • International Forestry Consultant, UN Food & Agriculture Organization, Vietnam -1 April to May 1994.
  • Scientist-in-Charge, Division of Forest Pathology, Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi, Kerala, India, November 1978 - March 1997.
  • Postdoctoral Fellow/Visiting Fellow, Department of Forestry, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia, 21 June 1974 – 1 November 1978.
  • Lecturer, Botany Department, AgraCollege, Agra University, India, 1 December 1967- 18 June 1974.
Select Publications:
Books

1. Appanah, S., K. Pragtong, J. K. Sharma and R. Leslie. Participation of Tree Plantation Farmers in Sustainable Forest Management. Technical Cooperation Programme (TCP/THA/3203). Food & Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Thailand. FAO of UN, Regional Office for the Asia and the Pacific, Bangkok, Thailand. (Sept/Oct 2013)

Book chapters

1. Pragtong, K., Renoo Suwanarat, and J K Sharma 2013. Introduction: Problems and Issues associated with long rotation tree plantations in Thailand. Chapter in Book Participation of Tree Plantation Farmers in Sustainable Forest Management. Technical Cooperation Programme (TCP/THA/3203). FAO of UN, Regional Office for the Asia and the Pacific, Bangkok, Thailand.

2. Sharma, J.K. and K. Pragtong 2013.Formulation of new National Forest Policy addressing issues that made the 1985 Forest Policy ineffective. Chapter in Book “Participation of Tree Plantation Farmers in Sustainable Forest Management”. Technical Cooperation Programme (TCP/THA/3203). FAO of UN, Regional Office for the Asia and the Pacific, Bangkok, Thailand.

3. Sharma, J.K. and Narong Khamirun 2013.Amendments in Acts governing Land Rights to promote tree plantations by farmers on farms/ private lands in Thailand. Chapter in Book “Participation of Tree Plantation Farmers in Sustainable Forest Management”. Technical Cooperation Programme (TCP/THA/3203). FAO of UN, Regional Office for the Asia and the Pacific, Bangkok, Thailand.

4. Sharma, J.K. and Narong Khamiran 2013. Draft- Promotion of tree cultivation in non-forest areas: Private, farm and community land Act. Chapter in Book “Participation of Tree Plantation Farmers in Sustainable Forest Management”. Technical Cooperation Programme (TCP/THA/3203). FAO of UN, Regional Office for the Asia and the Pacific, Bangkok, Thailand.

UN FAO Technical/Consultancy Reports
  1. Sharma, J.K. 1994. Pathological investigation in forest nurseries and plantations in Vietnam. Consultancy Report UNDP/FAO Project VlE/92/022, Hanoi. Vietnam, 46 p.
  2. Sharma, J.K. 2007. Application of Logical Framework Planning Approach for Identification of Forestry Research Priorities in Myanmar, FAO Bangkok
  3. Sharma, J.K. 2007. Prioritization of Forestry Research in Myanmar
  4. Sharma, J.K. 2009. Harmonizing and Organizing Institutions to Support Leasehold Forestry in Nepal, FAO Bangkok, Nepal
  5. Sharma, J.K. 2009. Development of National Biodiversity Policy and Legal Framework for Bhutan, FAO Bangkok, Thailand
  6. Sharma, J.K. 2012. Promotion of Small and Medium Enterprises of Wood Processing Industries in Thailand through Sustainable Forest Plantations in Private Lands, FAO Bangkok, Thailand.
Papers in Journals/Proceedings:
1. Sharma, J.K. and S. Sinha. 1970. Biochemical basis of resistance to anthracnose in sorghum incited by Colletotrichum graminicola. Pages 882.887. In: Plant Disease Problems. Proc. 1st lnt. Symp. on Plant Pathology, Indian Ag. Res. Inst., New Delhi, India.

2. Sharma, J.K. and S. Sinha 1971. Effect of leaf exudates of sorghum varieties varying in susceptibility and maturity on the germination of conidia of Colletotrichum graminicola (Ces.) Wilson. Pages 597-602. In: Ecology of Leaf Surface Micro-organisms. Ed. By C.H. Dickinson and T.F. Preece, Academic Press, London.

3. Sinha, S. and J.K. Sharma 1971, Role of humidity on sporulation pattern and infection in anthracnose caused by Colletotrichum graminicola. Ind. Nat. Sc. Acad. 37: 407-412.

4. Sharma, J.K. and Sinha 1972. Leachate biochemistry of leaf in relation to Colletotrichum graminicola causing anthracnose of sorghum. Sorghum Newsletter 15: 27.

5. Sharma, J.K. and S. Sinha 1972. Studies on phyllophere microflora of sorghum in relation to anthracnose caused by Colletotrichum graminicola. Sorghum Newsletter 15: 28-30.

6. Sharma, J.K. and S. Sinha 1973. Biochemical analysis of stem tissues of sorghum varieties varying in susceptibility to Colletotricum graminicola causing anthracnose. Sorghum Newsletter 16: 93-94.

7. Sharma, J.K. and S. Sinha 1973. Conidial germination and growth studies of Colletotrichum graminicola causing anthracnose of sorghum in host leaf extracts. Sorghum Newsletter 16: 94.

8. Sharma, J.K. and W.A. Heather 1973. Occurrence of Taphrina rhizophora on Populus alba in Australia. Australian Pl. Path. Soc. Newslr: 4: 4-5.

9. Sharma, J.K., W.A. Heather and A.S. Carter 1975. A quantitative method for recording the progress of Melampsora leaf rust infection in Populus spp. Proc. XlX Sess. Disease Working Group, F.A.0. /Int. Poplar Comm. Novisad, Czechoslovakia, 8 pp.

10. Sharma, J.K. and W.A. Heather 1976. Physiologic specialisation in poplar leaf rusts, Melampsora medusae, Thum. and M. laricipopulina in Australia. Proc. XLX Sess. Disease Working Group, F.A.0. / Int. Poplar Comm., France. 10 pp.

11. Sharma, J.K. and W.A. Heather 1976. Variation in clonal susceptibility of Melampsora rust of poplars in Australia. Proc. XX Sess. Disease Working Group. F.A.O./Int. Poplar Comm., France 10 pp.

12. Sharma, J.K., W.A. Heather and A.S. Carter 1976. Development of Melampsora leaf rust epidemics in certain clones of Populus spp. Proc. XIX Sess. Disease Working Group, F.A.O./Int. Poplar Comm., France, 6 pp.

13. Sharma, J.K. and W.A. Heather 1977. Infection of Populusalba var. hickeliana by Melampsora medusa Thum. Eur. J. For. Path. 7: 119-124.

14. Heather. W.A. and J.K. Sharma 1977. Some aspects of poplar rust research in Australia. Aust. For. 40: 28-43.

15. Sharma, J.K. and Heather 1978. Parsitism of uredospores of Melampsora larici-populina by Cladosporium sp. Eur. J. Forest Path.8: 48-53.

16. Sharma, J.K. and W.A. Heather 1978. Occurrence of abnormal uredospores in Melampsora laricipopulina Kleb. Trans. Brit. Mycol. Soc. 71(l): 154-162.

17. Heather, W.A., J.K. Sharma and A. Miller 1978. Horizontal resistance in some clones of Populus spp. to Melampsora laricipopulina Kleb. Proc. XX Sess. Disease Working Group, F.A.O./ Int. Poplar Comm.. Vienna, Austria, 5 pp.

18. Sharma, J.K. and W.A. Heather 1979. A method for determining density of urediniospores of Melampsora laricipopulina causing leaf rust of poplar. Trans. Brit. Mycol. Soc. 72: 479-482.

19. Sharma, J.K. and W.A. Heather 1979 Comparison of three infection parameters for quantitative assessment of field infection of Melampsora leaf rust in certain clones of Populus spp. Trans. Brit. Mycol. Soc. 72: 483-488.

20. Sharma, J.K. and W.A. Heather 1980. Effect of leaf maturity and shoot age of Populus clones on the susceptibility to Melampsora laricipopulina Kleb. Phytopnthology. 70: 548-554.

21. Heather, W.A.,,J.K. Sharma, and A.G. Miller 1980. Physiologic specialization in Melampsora laricipoplina Kleb. on clones of poplar. Aust. For. Res. 10: 125-131.

22. Heather, W.A.. M. Chandrashekar and J.K. Sharma 1980. Forms and degrees of resistance in Populus spp. to Melapsora leaf rusts occurring in Australia. Aust. For. 43: 52-57.

23. Sharma, J.K. and W.A. Heather 1980. Effect of Cladosporium accidiicola Thum. on the viability of urediniospores of Melampsora medusa Thum. in storage. Eur. J. For. Path. 10: 360-364.

24. Sharma, J.K. and C. Mohanan 1981. An unrecorded leaf spot disease of Eucalyptus in Kerala caused by Phaeoseptoria eucalypti (Hansf.) Walker. Curr. Sci. 50: 865-866.

25. Sharma, J.K. and C. Mohanan 1981. Chemical control of Cylindrocladium causing damping-off, seedling and shoot blights of Eucalyptus in nursery. Proc. XlII IUFRO Forestry Congress, Kyoto, Japan, 10 pp.

26. Sharma, J.K. and C. Mohanan 1982. Spermoplane microflora of stored seeds of Tectona grandis, Bombax ceiba and Eucalyptus spp. in relation to germinability. Pages 107-125 in Seed Problems Ed. by B.S.P. Wang and J.A. Pitel. Proc. Int. IUFRO Symp. on Seed Storage Problems, Patewawa, Canada.

27. Sharma, J.K. and C. Mohanan. 1982. Cylindrocladium spp. associated with various diseases of Eucalyptus in Kerala. Eur. J. For path. 12: 129-136.

28. Sharma, J.K., Mohanan and E.J. Maria Florence 1983. A little leaf disease of Eucalyptus in Kerala. India. Eur. J. Fol: Path. 13: 385-388.

29. Sharma, J.K., C. Mohanan and E.J. Maria Florence 1984. Nursery diseases of Eucalyptus in Kerala. Eur. J. For Path. 14: 77-89.

30. Mohanan. C. and J.K. Sharma 1984. Calonectria these Loos and its anamorph Cylindrocladium theae Alf. and Sob. a new record on Eucalyptus from India. Cur. Science 53: 824-825.

31. Sharma, J.K., C. Mohanan and E.J. Maria Florence 1984. Out-break of pink disease caused by Corticium salmonicolor in Eucalyptus grandis in Wynad, Kerala, India. Trop. Pest Manage. 30:253-255.

32. Sharma, J.K., C. Mohanan and E.J. Maria Florence 1984. Two species of mycelia sterilia parasitic on the foliage of hardwood seedlings in Kerala State, India. Trans. Brit. Mycol. Soc. 83(2): 342-344.

33. Sharma, J.K., E.J. Maria Florence and C. Mohanan 1984. A shot-hole disease of Ailanthus triphysa caused by Colletotrichum state of Glomerella cingulata. Trans. Brit. Mycol. Soc.83: 344-346.

34. Sharma, J.K., C. Mohanan and E.J. Maria Florence 1984. A new stem canker disease in Eucalyptus caused by Botryodiplodia theo-bromae in India. Trans. Brit. Mycol. Soc. 83: 162- 163.

35. Sharma, J.K., K.V. Sankaran 1984. Web blight of Albizia falcataria in India. Eur. J. For: Path. 14: 261-264.

36. Sankaran, K.V. E.J. Maria Florence and J.K. Sharma 1984. Two new diseases of forest tree seedlings caused by Sclerotium roljsii in India. Eur. J. For: Path. 14: 318.320.

37. Mohanan. C. and J.K. Sharma 1984. A serious disease of Anacardium occidentale caused by Cylindrocladium camelliae and its possible control. PLACROSYM V, 1982: 527-535.

38. Mohanan, C. and J.K. Sharma 1985. Cylindrocladium causing seedling diseases of Eucalyptus in Kerala. India. Trans. Brit. Mycol. Soc. 84: 538.539.

39. Sharma, J.K..C. Mohanan and E.J. Maria Florence 1985. Occurrence of Cryphonectria canker disease of Eucalyptus in Kerala. India. Ann. App. Biol.106: 265-276.

40. Maria Florence, E.J., J.K. Sharma, K.V. Sankaran and C. Mohanan 1985. Some diseases of forest tree seedlings in India caused by Sclerotium rolfsii and Rhtioctonia solani. Eur. J. For: Path. 15: 187.190.

41. Mohanan, C. and J.K. Sharma 1985. Shot-hole disease of Terminalia paniculata caused by Cylindrocladium quinqueseptatum a new record. Eur. J. For. Path. 15: 157-159.

42. Sharma, J.K. 1986. Potential threat of native pathogens on exotic eucalypts in Kerala. In: Eucalypts in lndia: Past, Present and Future. Pages 367-376. J.K. Sharma, C.T.S. Nair, S. Kedharnath and S. Kondas (Eds.) Kerala Forest Research Institute.

43. Sharma, J.K. and C. Mohanan 1986 Management of seedling diseases of eucalypts in nurseries. In: Eucalyptus in India: Past, Present and Future. Pages 377-383. J.K. Sharma, C.T.S. Nair. S. Kedharnath and S. Kondas (Eds.) Kerala Forest Research Institute.

44. Sharma, J.K., E.J. Maria Florence, K.V. Sankaran and C. Mohanan 1986. Toxin bioassay for assessing relative susceptibility of Eucalyptus to pink disease. In: Eucalypts in India: Past, Present and Future. Pages 400-403. J.K. Sharma. C.T.S. Nair. S. Kedharnath and S. Kondas (Eds.) Kerala Forest Research Institute.

45. Mohanan, C. and J.K. Sharma 1986. Epidemiology of Cylindrocladium diseases of Eucalyptus. In: Eucalypts in India: Past, Present and Future. Pages 388-394. J.K. Sharma, C.T.S. Nair, S. Kedharnath and S. Kondas (Eds.) Kerala Forest Research Institute.

46. Sankaran, K.V.. M. Balasundaran and J.K. Sharma 1986. Seedling diseases of Azadirachta indica in Kerala, India. Eur. Jour For. Path. 16: 324.328.

47. Sankaran, K.V. and J.K. Sharma 1986. Hydnum subvinosum. a rare parasite on Leucaena leucocephala in India. Trans. Brit. Mycol. Soc. 87:401-405.

48. Mohanan, C. and J.K. Sharma 1986. Bipolaris spicifera and Exserohilum rostratum causing leaf spots of Eucalyptus tereticornis – new record from India. Cur Sci. 55: 990.992.

49. Mohanan, C. and J.K. Sharma 1987. Phomopsis eucalypti and Bartilina tericola new pathogen record on eucalypts from India. Trans. Brit. Mycol. Sot 88: 125.126.

50. Mohanan. C. and J.K. Sharma 1987. Phomopsis Ieucaenae sp. nov. causing foliar infection on Leucaena leucocephala in Kerala. India. Curr.Sci 56: 732-733.

51. Sankaran, K.V. and J.K. Sharma 1987. Three new hosts of Corticium salmonicolor in Kerala. Indian J. of Forestry 10:198-199.

52. Florence, E.J.M. and J.K. Sharma 1987. Corynespora cassiicolaa new leaf pathogen for Gmelinaarboreain India. Jour: of Trop. For: 3: 181.182.

53. Yesodharan, K. and J.K. Sharma 1987. Phomopsis echnocarpi sp nav. on Echnocarpus frutescens. Curr. Sci. 56: 1078-1079.

54. Sankaran, K.V., E.J.M. Florence and J.K. Sharma 1987. Two new species of Phomopsis from India. Trans. Brit. Mycol. Soc. 89: 404-407.

55. SankaranK.V.. E.J.M. Florence and J.K. Sharma 1988. Foliar diseases of some forest trees in Kerala. Indian J. Forestry 11: 104-107.

56. Sharma, J.K. and K.V. Sankaran 1988. Incidence and severity of Botryociplodia die back of Albizia falcataria in Kerala, India. For. Ecol. Manage. 24: 43-58.

57. Sharma, J.K., E.J.M. Florence, K.V. Sankaran and C. Mohanan 1988. Differential phytotoxic response of cut shoots of eucalypts to culture filtrates of pink disease fungus. Corticum salmonicolor: For. Ecol. Manage. 24: 97- 11 I.

58. Sharma, J.K. and K.V. Sankaran 1988. Biocontrol of rust and leaf spot diseases. Pages I-13. In: Biological Control of Plant Diseases. Vol.11. K.G. Mukerji [Ed.) CRC Press. N.Y.

59. Sharma, J.K. and C. Mohanan 1989. Protection against fungal diseases in forestry. Paper presented in a Symposium on “Forest Biology in the Service of Mankind” held at Madurai. 5-6 January. 1989. Indian Society of Tree Scientists. 41 p.

60. Mohanan, C. and J.K. Sharma 1989. Diseases of exotic Acacias in India. J. Trop. For. 4: 357-361.

61. Mohanan, C. and J.K. Sharma 1989. Occurrence of new diseases of Casuarina equisetifoIia in India. Indian Forester 115: 33-37.

62. Mohanan. C. and J.K. Sharma 1989. Seed pathology of forest tree species in India present status, practical problems and future prospects. Comm. For. Rev. 70: 133-151.

63. Sharma, J.K. 1989. Current status of diseases in forest nurseries in India and their management. Proc. Seminar on Forest Protection, Forest Research Institute, Dehra Dun. 29-30 May 1989.

64. Sharma, J.K. and C. Mohanan 1990. Studies on conidial germination of Cylindrocladium quinqueseptatum causing leaf blight of Eucalyptus in India. Eur. J. For. Path. 20: 15-23.

65. Sharma, J.K., C. Mohanan and K. Yesodharan 1990. Effect of seed rate and seed viability on the number of prickable seedlings of Eucalyptus grandis. Indian Forester 116: 865.870.

66. Florence, E.J.M. and J.K. Sharma 1990. Botryodiplodia theobromae associated with blue staining in commercially important timbers of Kerala and its possible biological control. Material und Organisms 25: 194.199.

67. Sharma, J.K. and G. Mathew 1990. Disease and pest problems in forest nurseries in India and their management. Proc. 1st Meeting of IUFRO Working Party (S.O7-091 on Disease and Insects in Forest Nurseries, Victoria. B.C.. Canada, 22-30 August 1990, 20 pp.

68. Sharma, J.K. and C. Mohanan 1991. In vitro evaluation of fungicides against Cylindrocladium spp. causing various diseases of Eucalyptus in Kerala. Eur. J. For. Path 2 1. 17-64.

69. Sharma, J.K. and C. Mohanan 1991. Pathogenic variation in Cylindrocladium quinqueseptatum causing leaf blight of Eucalyptus. Eur. J. For: Path 21: 210-217.

70. Mohamed Ali. ML, C.S. Anuratha and J.K. Shanna 1991. Bacterial wilt of Casuarina equisetifoliolia in India. Eur. J. For. Path. 21: 234.238.

71. Sharma, J.K. and K.V. Sankaran 1991. Some epidemiological studies on web blight of Albizia falcataria caused by Rhizoctonia solani. Indian Phytopathology 44(2): 201-205.

72. Sharma, J.K. and C. Mohanan 1991. Cultural characters and growth of Cylindrocladium quinqueseptatum Isolates causing Cylindrocladium leaf blight of Eucalyptus. Eur. J, For. Path. 217.226.

73. Sharma, J.K. ,and C. Mohanan 1992. Relative susceptibility of Eucalyptus to Cylindrocladlum leaf blight. Eur. J. For. Path. 22: 257-265.

74. Sharma, J.K. and C. Mohanan 1992. Effect of some nursery practices on incidence and severity of diseases, and growth of Eucalyptus grandis seedlings. Eur. J. For. Path 22: 125-135.

75. Mohanan. C. and J.K. Sharma 1993. Diseases of Casurina equisetifolia in India. Comm. For: Res. 72(21): 48-52.

76. Florence. E.J.M.. R. Gnanaharanand J.K. Shanna 1993. Influence of moisture content of rubber wood on the growth of Botryodiplodia theobromae. IRG/WP Document No.93.10029, 4pp.

77. Sharma, J.K. and C. Mohanan 1993. Cylindrocladium leaf blight in relation to taungya crop, Manihot utilissima and climatic conditions in eucalypt plantations. Indian Forester 120: 1104-l 107.

78. Mohanan, C. and J.K. Sharma 1994. Diseases and their management in Social Forestry Plantations in India. In: Pest Management of Trees - Indian Perspective. Ed. L.K. Jha. Ashish Publishing House. New Delhi, Pages 303-402.

79. Sharma, J.K. and C. Mohanan 1996. Protection against fungal diseases in forestry. In: Advances in Botany, Ed. K.G. Mukhereji, APH Publishing Corporation, New Delhi, Pages 273-292.

80. Sharma, J.K. 1996. Different types of root trainer, containers used in forest nursery and their function and advantages. World Bank Sponsored Workshop on Root Trainer Nursery and Organic Potting Media, 27-29 Oct. 1996. KFRI. Peechi, Pages 5-18.

81. Sharma, J.K. 1996. Benefits of clonal propagation in terms of crop homogeneity and productivity. World Bank Sponsored Workshop on Mass Production of Clonal Eucalyptus Planting Stock 25-26 Oct. 1996. KFRI, Peechi. Pages 1-8.

82. Sharma, J.K., M. Balasundaran and E.J.M. Florence 1996. A high humidity field propagator: design, fabrication and its cost. World Bank Sponsored Workshop on Mass Production of Clonal Eucalyptus Planting Stock, 25-26 Oct. 1996, KFRI, Peechi, Kerala.

83. Narayanan, C. and J.K. Sharma 1997. Epidemiological studies on blister bark disease of Casuarina equisetifolia caused by Trichosporium vesiculosum. Proc. Third Int. Casuarina Workshop. Da Nang, Vietnam, 4-7 March 1996. Pages 80-85.

84. Narayanan, C., M.J. Dudjinski, J.K. Sharma and C. Mohanan 1997. The extent, recognition and management of Casuarina blister blight bark disease. In: Recent Casuarina Research and Development. Proc. Third Int. Casuarina Workshop, Da Nang. Vietnam, 4-7 March 1996, Pages 74-79.

85. Sharma, J.K. and M.I. Mohamed Ali 1997. Seed pathology of tropical hardwoods. Proc. Tree Seed Pathology Meeting, Opocno, Czech Republic, 9-l 1 Oct. 1996.

86. Florence, E.J.M. and J.K. Sharma 1997. Control of sapstain and mould on rubberwood. J. Trop. For. Products.

87. Sharma, J.K., E.J.M. Florence and C Mohanan 1998. Current status of diseases in teak plantations in India and future research needs. In: Teak Proc. International Teak Symp.. Trivandrum, 2-4 Dec. 1991. Pages 100-106.

88. Mohanan. C.. J.K. Sharma and E.J.M. Florence 1998. Nursery diseases of teak in India. In: Teak Proc. International Teak Symp., Trivandrum, 2-4 Dec. 1991. Pages 107-l 12.

89. Sharma, J.K. and C. Mohanan 1998. Seed microflora of Tectona grandis and its effect on seed germination and seedling growth. In: Teak Proc. International Teak Symp. Trivandrmn. 2-4 Dec. 199 1. Pages 113.117.

90. Gadgil. P.D., T.J. Woodland, F.A. Feireira, J.K. Sharma. M.I. Dick, M.J. Wingfleld and P.W. Grove 1998. Management of diseases in plantations. In: Diseases of Eucalypts. CSIRO Canberra, Australia.

91. Florence, E.J.M., J.K. Sharma and R. Gnanaharan 1998. Sapstain fungi associated with soft wood species in Kerala. India. International Research Group on Wood Preservation Document No.IRG/WP/No.98-10260, Pages 11.

92. Florence, E.J.M.. J.K. Sharma and R. Gnanaharan 1998. Temperature tolerance of Botyodiplodia theobromae causing sapstain on rubber wood. International Research Group on Wood Preserva-tion Document No.IRG/WP/No.98-10259. Pages, 7.

93. Florence, E.J.M., J.K. Sharma and R. Gnanaharan 1999. Analysis of the chemical properties of rubber wood stained by Botryodiplodia theobromae. Proceedings of 5th International Conference on Plant Protection in the Tropics 15-18 March 1999. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

94. Sharma, J.K., M. Balasundaran and E.J.M. Florence 1999. Increasing the productivity of Eucalypts in Kerala through selection for disease resistance, higher growth and clonal technology. Proceedings of 5th International Conference on Plant Protection in the Tropics, 15-18 March 1999. Kuala Lumpur. Malaysia.

95. Florence, E.J.M., J.K. Sharma and R. Gnanaharan 1999. Changes in the strength properties of sapstained rubber wood. Material und Organismen. 32(4) Pages, 315-319.

96. Florence, E.J.M. and J.K. Sharma 2000. Effect of humidity, temperature and wood moisture content on the growth of Botryodiplodia theobromae on rubber wood. Journal of Tropical Forest Products. 7(l).

97. Sharma, J.K. 2OO0. Status of forest diseases in India and future research needs. Proc. XXI World Forestry Congress, 7- 12 August 2000,Kuala Lumpur. Malaysia.

98. Sharma, J.K., M. Balasundaran and E.J.M. Florence 2001. Clonal propagation of Eucalypts in Kerala, India. Proceedings of 10th International Workshop of BIO-REFOR Sustainable Forest Management System and Biodiversity, Oct. 7-8. 2001. Toykyo. Japan.

99. Florence, E.J.M., M. Balasundaran and J.K. Sharma 2001. Importance of diseases in selection of clones of acacias and its multiplication. Proceedings of Workshop on Problems and Prospects in Clonal Forestry, ITC Bhadrachalam. 19-21 December 2001.

100. Sharma. J.K 2002. Plant Biodiversity of Kerala: Conservation and sustainable use. Proceedings of National land resources conservation awareness programme - “Our Land Our Future”, Kerala State Land Use Board. 18 January 2002, Thiruvananthapuram.

101.Narayanan, C., Mark Dudzinski, J. K.Sharma and C. Mohanan. (1996) The Extent, recognition and management of blister bark disease. In: Pinyopusarerk, K., J.W. Turnbull and S.J. Midgley (Eds.) Recent Casuarina research and development. CSIRO Forestry and Forest Products, Canberra, Australia, pp. 74-79.

102. Narayanan, C and J. K. Sharma. (1996) Epidemiological studies on blister bark disease of Casuarina equisetifolia caused by Trichosporum vesiculosum. Recent Casuarina Research and Development. CSIRO Forestry and Forest Products, Canberra, Australia, pp. 80-85.

103. Narayanan, C. and J. K. Sharma. (2001) Casuarina wilt - Epidemiological and genetic perspectives in breeding for disease resistance. In: K. Gurumurthi, A. Nicodemus and Siddappa (Eds) Casuarina : Improvement and Utilization. Institute of Forest Genetics and Tree Breeding (Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education), India, pp. 39-50.

104. Narayanan, C., J. K. Sharma and D.W. Minter. (2003) Subramanianospora vesiculosa - a hyphomycete causing wilt disease of Casuarina equisetifolia. Indian Phytopathology 56 (2): 159-163.

105. Narayanan, C. and J.K. Sharma (2004). In vitro conidial germination and mycelial growth in Casuarina wilt pathogen. Indian Journal of Mycology and Plant Pathology.

106. Narayanan, C and J.K. Sharma (2004). Screening of resistant clones of Casuarina equisetifolia using cultural filtrates of wilt or blister-bark disease pathogen, Subramanianospora vesiculosa. Indian Journal of Genetics and Plant Breeding.

Conference Papers:

1. Sharma, J.K., Problems affecting science education and research in universities in India. Paper published in Proceeding of Special Symposium Science Education and Research held during 25th Kerala Science Congress, Thiruvananthapuram, 29-31 January 2013.

2. Sharma, J.K., Significance of Permanent Sample Plots (PSPs) established in different forest ecosystems in monitoring ecological attributes and conservation of biodiversity. Proceedings of the International Conference on Biodiversity, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 15-17 December 2013.

KFRI Research Reports/Handbooks

1. Sharma, J.K., Mohanan and E.J. Maria Florence 1985. Disease survey in nurseries and plantations of forest tree species grown in Kerala. KFRI Res. Rep. No. 36, 268 p.

2. Sharma, J.K. and K.V. Sankaran 1987. Disease of AIbizia falcataria in Kerala and their possible control measures. KFRI Res. Rep. No. 47. 50 p.

3. Sharma, J.K. and C. Mohanan 1991. Epidemiology and control of diseases of Eucalyptus caused by Cylindrocladium spp. in Kerala. KFRJ Res. Rep. No. 70, 155 p.

4. i. Sharma, J.K. K.V. Sankaran. M. Balasundaran and S. Sankar 1995. Use of mycorrhizal and nitrogen fixing symbionts in reforestation of degraded acidic soils in Kerala. Report published by FORSPA. Bangkok. FORSPA Publication No. 14/ 1996, Pages 33-50.

ii. Sharma, J.K., K.V. Sankaran. M. Balasundaran and S. Sankar, 1996. Use of mycorrhizal and nitrogen fixing symbionts in reforestation of degraded acidic soils in Kerala. KFRl Res. Res. No. 112. 51 p.

5. Sharma, J.K. and E.J.M. Florence, 1996. Fungal pathogens as a potential threat to tropical acacias a case study of India. KFRl Res. Rep. No. 113. 44.

6. Florence, E.J.M., R. Gnanaharan and J.K. Sharma, 1997. Studies on growth and prevention of sapstain fungi in rubberwood and its effect on strength properties. KFRl Res. Rep. No. 114.

7. Balasundaran. M.. E.J.M. Florence and J.K. Sharma. 2000. Raising planting stock of Eucalypts clones for the Kerala Forest Department. KFRl Research Report No.180.

8. Sharma, J.K.. M. Balasundaran and E.J.M. Florence, 2001. Establishment of semi permanent field propagation unit for eucalypts. KFRI Research Report No.204.

9. Balasundaran, M., J.K. Sharma and K.C. Chacko 1999. Compost for container seedling production in forest nurseries. KFRl Hand-book No.5. Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi, Kerala.

10. Sharma, J.K. and M. Balasundaran 2002. Root trainer technology for mass production of clonal planting stock. KFRl Handbook No.8. Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi.

11. Florence, M and J K Sharma. 1997. Mushroom cultivation using forest litter and waste wood (1993-1997). KFRI Res. Report No.(Co-Principal Investigator)

Conference Papers in Proceedings:

1. Sharma, J.K., Problems affecting science education and research in universities in India. Paper published in Proceeding of Special Symposium Science Education and Research held during 25th Kerala Science Congress, Thiruvananthapuram, 29-31 January 2013.

2. Sharma, J.K., Significance of Permanent Sample Plots (PSPs) established in different forest ecosystems in monitoring ecological attributes and conservation of biodiversity. Proceedings of the International Conference on Biodiversity, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 15-17 December 2013.

Multidisciplinary research on biodiversity and related fields at KFRI

I. As Project Leader/PI of multidisciplinary projects

(a) Resource enhancement and processing of cane and bamboo species suitable for handicrafts (Project sponsored by UNDP and Ministry of Textiles) (Project Leader)

(b) Studies on the Biodiversity of New Amaramblam Reserve Forests of Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve (Project sponsored by Ministry of Environment and Forest) (Project Leader)

(c) Studies on root trainer technology for raising seedlings of forest tree species (Project sponsored by Kerala Forest Department) (Principal Investigator)

(d) Fire related ecosystem dynamics in the moist deciduous forests of the Western Ghats (Project sponsored by Ministry of Environment and Forests) [Project Leader].

(e) Field performance of micro and macro propagated planting stock of selected five commercially important bamboo species (Project Sponsored by DBT) (Project Leader)

(f) Ecology and biodiversity of mangrove forest: A case study from northern Kerala (Project sponsored by Min. of Environment & Forests) (Project Leader)

II. Prepared and published Biosphere Reserves of India with the support of MoEF

III. Edited and published a Book on Mangroves of Kerala.

IV. Edited and printed Symposium/Workshop Proceedings/Action Plans

(i) Sharma, J.K., C.T.S. Nair, S. Kedharnath and S. Kondas (Eds.)l986. Eucalypts in India: Past, Present and Future, Kerala Forest Research Institute. Peechi. Kerala. India. 521 p.

(ii) Nair. K.K.N. K.V. Bhat. J.K. Sharma, and K. Swarupanandan (Eds.1 1990. Tropical Forest Ecosystem Conservation and Development in South and South-Eastern Asia, Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi, Kerala. India.

(iii) Nair. K.S.S. J.K. Sharma and R.V. Varma (Eds.) 1996. Impact of Diseases .and Pests on Tropical Forests, Kerala Forest Research Institute. Peechi. Kerala, India 541 p.

(iv) Old, K.M., Lee Su See and J.K. Sharma 1997. Diseases of Tropical Acacias. Proc. Int. Workshop held at Subanjereji, South Sumatra, CIFOR Special Publication, Indonesia, 28 April-3 May 1996. 120 p.

(v) Sharma, J.K., P.S. Easa, C. Mohanan. R.K. Rai 2002. Biosphere Reserves in India: Research and the Management. Proc. Review Meeting on Biosphere Reserves, Ministry of Environment and Forests. Government of India, Kerala Forest Research Institute. Peechi. 1 I-13 September. 2001. 250 p.

(vi) Varma. R.V., K.V. Bhat. E.M. Muraleedharan. J.K. Sharma 2002. Tropical Forestry Research: Challenges in the New Millennium. Proceedings of International Symposium, 3.5August 2000, Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi, Kerala. India.
National & International Recognition:
International

1. Chairman/Coordinator International Union of Forestry Research Organizations (IUFRO) Working Party 7.02-07 on Diseases of Tropical Plantations, 1990-1995: WP Coordinator 1995 - 2000.

2. Organized and chaired WP Symposium on “Management of Diseases of Economic Importance in Tropical Plantations” during XX World IUFRO Congress in Finland. 7-12 August 1995 as a Chairman/Moderator.

3. Organized and chaired WP Symposium on “Impact of Diseases on the Sustainability of Tropical Forests” during XXI World IUFRO Congress 7- 12 August 2000, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

4. Expert Member, Expert Consultation Meeting to Frame Guidelines for safe movement of eucalypt germplasm, organized by FAO/IPGRI in Bangkok, Thailand, 9-12 November, 1995.

5. Expert Member, Expert Consultation Meeting to Frame Guidelines for safe movement of Pine germplasm. organised by FAO/IPGRI in Opocne. Prague, Czech Republic, 14-16 October, 1996.

6. FAO International Forestry Consultant in Vietnam “To advise the Vietnamese Government on “Disease problems in eucalypt plantations”. The Consultancy Report was published by FAO,1 April – 31 May 1994.

7. FAO International Forestry Consultant on “Application of Logical Framework Planning Approach for Identification of Forestry Research Priorities in Myanmar”, 18 February – 3 March 2007.

8. FAO International Forestry Consultant on “Prioritization of Forestry Research in Myanmar”, 1 May – 2 June 2007.

9. FAO International Forestry Consultant on “Harmonizing and Organizing Institutions to Support Leasehold Forestry in Nepal”, Kathmandu, November – December 2008; February- March 2009; May – June 2009.

10. FAO, UN International Consultant in Bhutan, Formulated of a Technical Cooperation Programme Proposal for “Development of National Biodiversity Policy and Legal Framework for Bhutan”, November- December 2009.

11. FAO, UN International Forestry Consultant in Thailand on “Promotion of Small and Medium Enterprises of Wood Processing Industries in Thailand through Sustainable Forest Plantations in Private Lands”December- March 2011; October- December 2012.

12. National Consultant, Winrock International/World Bank to review the research work carried out in Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE) Institutes in India: IFGTB, Coimbatore, Forest Research Institute, Dehra Dun and Tropical Forest Research Institute. Jabalpur. 10-30 June 1997.

13.Authored an invited Chapter on “Management of Diseases in Eucalypt plantations” in a Book “Diseases of Eucalypts” published by CSIRO, Australia, 2000.

14. Principal Investigator/Collaborator for the Indian case study in a multinational collaborative research project on “Diseases of Exotic Acacias” in which Scientists rom India, Indonesia. Malaysia, Thailand and Australia were involved. The project was funded by the Centre for International Forestry Research (CIFOR). Indonesia, and ACIAR, Australia (1996-1999).

15. Peer reviewed scientific papers for Transactions of British Mycological Society, Indian Forester, Indian Phytopathology, European Journal of Forest Pathology, Australian Journal of Biological Sciences, and Canadian Journal of Botany.

16. Countries Visited (Meetings/Conferences/Consultancies): USA, UK, Canada, Finland, The Netherlands, Japan, S Korea, Czech Republic, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Thailand, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand, Myanmar, Indonesia, East Timor, Nepal, Bhutan.

National

1. Fellow of Phytopathological Society of India (FPSI), 1980.

2. Advisor for Mycorrhizae (Microbial Biotechnology). Tata Energy Research Institute, New Delhi, 1998-1999.

3. Subject Expert, Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education to evaluate the research projects sanctioned under ICFRE Research Grant Fund 1998.

4. Indian Consultant, Winrock International/World Bank, to review World Bank funded research programmes in Forest Research Institute, Dehradun; Institute of Forest Genetics Ttree Breeding, Coimbatore and Tropical Forestry Research Institute., Jabalpur.

5. Member, Expert Committee

i. Biosphere Reserve Committee, Ministry of Environment and Forests, Govt. of India, 2000-2003.

ii. Ecosystem Research Committee, Ministry of Environment and Forests, Govt. of India, 2000-2003.

iii. Eastern Ghats and Western Ghats Committee, Ministry of Environment and Forests, Govt. of India, 2000-2003.

iv. Steering Committee on Biofertilizers (Nutrient Management, Programme), Department of Biotechnology. New Delhi. 1998-2001.

v. National Steering Committee, TSBF/GEF Project on Below Ground Biodiversity coordinated by JNU, Delhi, 2004 - 2005; 2007 –2009.

vi. National Advisory Committee, B P Pal Award on Biodiversity, MOEF, 2006-2009.

vii. Environmental Appraisal Committee (EAC) for EIA for River Valley and Hydro-electric Projects, MOEF 2007 – 2010, 2011-2013.

viii. Expert Member, Expert Group A - Conservation and Sustainable Utilization of Natural Resources, MOEF, 2007 – 2010; 2010 – 2013; 2013-2016.

5. Member Secretary (Additional charge), Kerala State Biodiversity Board, (2005-07)

6. Organized Seminars/Workshops/Symposia

i. Organized International IUFRO Symposium on “Pests & Diseases in Tropical Forests” at KFRI – September 1994.

ii. Organized International Silver Jubilee Symposium “Tropical Forestry Research: Challenges in the New Millennium” at KFRI – August 2000.

iii. Organized International Symposium on “Quality Timber Products of Teak from Sustainable Forest Management” – December 2003 at KFRI sponsored by ITTO.

iv. Organized a National Seminar on “Bamboo Policy and legal issues in cultivation and utilization of bamboo, rattan and forest trees in private and community lands” , 7-9 August 2001 at KFRI.

v. Organized a Workshop on “Conservation and Research Needs of the Rare, Endangered and Threatened (RET) Tree Species in Kerala part of the Western Ghats” – 14 February 2003 at Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.

vi. Organized a Workshop on “Bamboo Resource Development and Utilization in Kerala” 22 July 2002 at Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.

vii. Organized International on Conference on Mountain Biodiversity: Conservation & Sustainable Utilization, March 2009, Doon University, Dehradun

7. Presented several research papers invited/talks in India (New Delhi, Chennai, Lucknow, Thiruvananthapuram, Vellanikkara (KAU) and abroad (USA, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Tokyo, Kuala Lumpur, South Korea (Seoul), Czech Republic (Prague).

8. Evaluated several PhD theses, Research proposals in the field of forestry for various universities and MOEF, DBT, ICAR, Govt. of India.

EXPERTISE: EIA/ EXTENSION & TRAINING/FORESTRY SCIENCE & POLICY/ PCM/LFA

(i) Biodiversity/ Mycology/Forest Pathology: Documentation, Assessment, Tree improvement, Clonal Technology, Disease resistance

(ii) Environmental Impact Assessment: Scoping, EIA, EMP, Environmental Studies, Biodiversity characterization/assessment,

(iii) Extension & Training: Liaison with user agencies, transfer of technology; Establishment of Biodiversity Park and Butterfly Park in KFRI, Kerala; Nursery and plantation technology; seed technology; composting technology; Clonal Technology.

(iv) Forestry Science & Forest Policy: for improving the quality of forestry research, extension and transfer of technology; Biodiversity Policy in Bhutan; Forest Policy for promoting tree farmers in Thailand

(v) Logical Framework Analysis: Monitoring and Evaluation, for Project Cycle Management and prioritization of Forestry Research in FRI, Myanmar; Prioritization of Forestry Research using LF in FRI, Myanmar

(vi) Community And Leasehold Forestry In Nepal: Harmonizing and organizations Of Community and Leasehold ForestryInstitutions

(vii) Establishment Of Biodiversity Garden: Thematic Bio-resources Garden, Butterfly Garden, Medicinal Plants in KFRI, Peechi, Kerala.

Awards and Honours

1. NORAD Scholarship for participating in XVIIth IUFRO World Congress held in Kyoto, Japan, Sept.-Oct., 1981.

2. Commonwealth Foundation (U.K) Fellowship for participating in IUFRO Working Party Meeting in Victoria B.C., Canada, August, 1990.

3. British Council Visiting Fellowship for visiting various research organizations in U.K., August, 1995.

4. Visiting Fellowship, International Timber Trading Organization (ITTO), Tokyo, Japan to work on Biochemical and molecular markers in the CSIRO Division of Forestry and Forest Products, Canberra, Australia, 6 June-10 July, 1998.

5. JICA Trainee Fellowship to visit forestry research institutions in Japan for exploring linkages and collaborative work, Jan-Feb, 2004.
Executive Summary:
Dr. J K Sharma, Former Director, Kerala Forest Research Institute, Kerala, India has over 40 years’ of research experience in the field of forestry and natural resources management. He has worked as an International Forestry Consultant, FAO (UN) in Vietnam, Myanmar, Nepal, Bhutan, East Timor, Thailand. He has more than 100 publications including research papers/chapters in scientific journals, books and conference proceedings. Most of his research papers have been published in international journals of repute.

Dr. Sharma has over 20 years’ of teaching experience and has also held administrative positions in the various organizations and institutes that he has worked for.
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