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Dr. SYAM VISWANATH

 

Designation: Scientist-F

 

Qualification:  B.Sc (Agriculture), M.Sc. (Forestry), Ph.D. (Forestry)

 

Area of Specialization:  Agroforestry and allied disciplines

 

Research Interests:

  • carbon sequestration, cropping systems, bamboo propagation and improvement, sandalwood bioresource conservation, sandalwood based agroforestry systems, ecology and climate change.

Expertise and Other Interest:

  • Bamboo and sandalwood cultivation and propagation, cropping systems research

Honors/Awards/Fellowships/Recognition:

    • ICAR - Agricultural Research Service (ARS) in Forestry discipline
    • FAO fellowship  for advanced 10 month  training in Agroforestry at  School of Forest Resources and Conservation, University of Florida,  USA. Under supervision of Dr PK. Nair, Distinguished Professor School of Forest Resources and Conservation, IFAS, in 1996.
    • Was member of agroforestry research team in IFGTB, Coimbatore that won FORSPA (FAO) award in 2000 for best agroforestry model developed under an UNDP project.
    • My paper ‘Extension approaches for promoting woody perennials in homesteads of Perur block, Coimbatore: A case study’ presented atNational Workshop on Homestead Farming (Viswanath, S., M. George and C. Buvaneswaran, 2003) at Kerala Agricultural University, Vellainikkara, Thrissur, 6-7th March 2003 adjudged the best paper and certificate and citation awarded.
    • The paper Economic analysis of stakeholder perceptions on land use options in the peripheries  of tropical dry deciduous forests in southern India (S. Purushothaman and S. Viswanath (2004)) which was presented  in  Oral session in Economic Analysis Session in 1st World Congress of Agroforestry (Working Together for sustainable Land-use systems), 27th June to 02 July 2004 at Orlando, Florida, USA was adjudged among the 7 best papers in the Conference from developing countries and special award  given.
    • As PI, my Project on ‘Conservation of Sandal (Santalum album L.) Germplasm, Production of Quality Planting Stock and Promotion of Sandal Cultivation Practices’  funded by National Medicinal Plant Board (NMPB), Ministry of Health & Family Affairs, Govt of India was identified to be included in  the  list of 50 best success stories among the promotional and research projects funded by NMPB since its inception.
    • Consultant for United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) on Bamboo propagation, plantation technology  and utilization
    • Best paper presented award for “Bamboo shoots – a potential bioresource for meeting food security needs.” (Sowmya Chandramouli &S.Viswananth). Paper was presented at Samanway – National Seminar on Connecting Science and Society, at IISc, Bangalore, 3rd - 4th March 2012
    • Best paper awarded for Conservation strategies for Dendrocalamus stocksii (Munro.): An endemic multipurpose bamboo species of Central Western Ghats. Paper presented in National seminar on Tree Biotechnology 23 -24 September 2013 , IFGTB, Coimbatore (Ajay D. Rane, C. Sowmya, Sheshshayee, M.S and S.Viswanath)
    • Courtesy Professor at School of Forest Resources and Conservation (SFRC), University of Florida, Gainesville, USA since October 12th 2015

Research Publication:

Refereed Journals: 51

Books : 5

Others:  42 (Popular articles and Chapters in Books)

Papers presented in National and  International Seminars/Workshops/ Symposia: 58

 

(a) Refereed (Till 2016)

  1. B. Dhanya, Seema Purushothaman&Syam Viswanath (2016): Economic rationale of traditional agroforestry systems: a case-study of Ficus trees in semiarid agro-ecosystems of Karnataka, southern India. Forests, Trees and Livelihoods.DOI:10.1080/14728028.2016.1218800

  2. P.K. Ramachandran Nair, Syam Viswanath and P.A. Lubina (2016): Cinderella agroforestry systems. Agroforestry Systems. DOI 10.1007/s10457-016-9966-3

  3. C. Sandeep, RajuGogoi, Riajur Rahman, R.K. Boruah and Syam Viswanath (2016): Variation In Heartwood And Oil Content Of Santalum album. Linn (East Indian Sandalwood) In Assam and Karnataka. Journal of Bioresources. 3(1): 79-87

  4. Sowmya C and S. Viswanath(2015): Nutritional composition of edible bamboo shoots of some commercially important bamboo shoots in Peninsular India. Int. Journal of Basic and Life Sciences 3(6): 275-287.

  5. Jagdish MR; PrabhugoudiBiradar; Nethravathi B; Parvathy K.S; AnilKumar K.S and Syam Viswanath(2015):Nutient dynamics through litter fall and decomposition in Bamboo agroforestry systems in humid tropics of Karnataka, India. The Ecoscan 7: 497-501.

  6. Vachana, H.C.; Uthappa,A.R;Satish , B.N; Syam Viswanath and C.G. Kushalappa(2015): Impact of biotic pressure on regeneration in Tropical wet Evergreen forests in Central western Ghats. International Journal of Scientific research 4(5): 1-8

  7. Dhavala Annapurna. Ahmed S.Muyeed, and S.Viswanath(2015): Morphological and Genetic diversity analysis in a germplasm bank of Dendrocalamus stocksii (Munro.) – Implications in Conservation. International Journal of Mol. Ecol. and Conserv 5(3): 1-8.

  8. Sowmya Chandramouli, M.R. Jagadish,andSyamViswanath(2015): Cultivation Prospects Of Dendrocalamus AsperBacker. For Edible Shoots in Semiarid And Humid Tropics Of Peninsular India. International Journal of Plant, Animal and Environmental Sciences 5(1): 95-101

  9. C. Sandeep, V. Mohan and Syam Viswanath (2015): Significance OfEctomycorrhizae In Forest Ecosystems Of India. International Journal of Plant, Animal and Environmental Sciences5(1):23-31

  10. A. D. Rane, C Sowmya and S. Viswanath (2014): Culm Emergence and Soil Properties in Dendroclamus stocksii under different landuse systems in Central Western Ghats. Journal of Tree Science33(2):48-52

  11. Animesh Sinha, Rameshwar Das, BibhutiDeka, Syam Viswanath, B. S. Chandrashekarand Sandeep Chakraborty (2014): Authentication, Micropropagation And Conservation Of EmbeliaRibes - A Vulnerable Medicinal Plant. Indian Forester, 140 (7): 707-714

  12. Chandramouli S, Viswanath S &Nidoni U (2014): Potential for exploitation of Dendrocalamus stocksii (Munro.) shoots: New report from Peninsular India. Tropical Plant Research 1(3): 89–91

  13. Rane, A. D, Shirke, A.R, Soumya,C and S Viswanath (2014): Culm Biomass Production in Dendrocalamus stocksii along the Elevation Gradients in Western Ghats. eJournalofApplied Forest Ecology2 (2): 54-58

  14. B. Dhanya, B.N. Sathish, Syam Viswanath & Seema Purushothaman(2014): Ecosystem services of native trees: experiences from two traditional agroforestry systems in Karnataka, Southern India, International Journal of Biodiversity Science, Ecosystem Services & Management, 10:2, 101-111, DOI: 10.1080/21513732.2014.918057.

  15. Nagalakshmi, M; Vishwanath, S and Viswanath, S. (2014): Adventitious shoot regeneration from hypocotyls of Wrightia arborea (DENNST.) MABB: An endangered toy wood species. Journal of Cell and Tissue Research 14 (2): 82-87.

  16. Sowmya Chandramouli, Sameer, P.A., Syam Viswanath and Nair, K.M. (2014): Soil Carbon stock under different land-use systems in the Attapady Valley of the Nilgiri Biosphere reserve, Western Ghats, India. In: Proceedings of the 4th International DAAD Workshop on "The Ecological and economic challenges of managing forested landscapes in a Global context”. (Eds.) ChristophKleinn, Alina Kleinn and Lutz Fehrmann, 16-22 March 2014, Bogor and Jakarta, Indonesia. CuvillierVerlag, Gottingen, Germany, pp 21-34.

  17. Shukla, S.R. and Syam Viswanath(2014): Comparative study on growth, wood quality and financial returns of teak (TectonagrandisL.f.) managed under three different agroforestry practices. Agroforestry Systems. DOI :10.1007/s10457-014-9686-5

  18. Dhanya B., Syam Viswanath, and Seema Purushothaman. (2013): Does litterfall from native trees support rainfed agriculture?: Analysis of Ficus trees in agroforestry systems of southern dry agroclimatic zone of Karnataka, southern India. Journal of Forestry Research. 24(2):1-6.

  19. Dhanya B., Syam Viswanath, and Seema Purushothaman. (2013): Crop Yield Reduction in Ficus Agroforestry Systems of Karnataka, Southern India: Perceptions and Realities. Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems, DOI:10.1080/21683565.2012.757266.

  20. Dhanya B., Syam Viswanath, and Seema Purushothaman. (2013): Litter decomposition and nutrient dynamics of decomposing litter of Ficus benghalensis L. in traditional agroforestry systems of Karnataka, southern India. ISRN Forestry. DOI:10.1080/21683565.2012.757266.

  21. Rane A.D; Karthik M.L.; Sowmya C; Patil M.B and S.Viswanath (2013): An albinicregenerant of Bambusa bambos in moist deciduous forests of Central western Ghats. Journal of Non-timber Forest Products 20(1): 73-75.

  22. Sathish, B.N, Syam Viswanath, Kushalappa, C.G, Jagadish, M.R. and Ganeshaiah, K.N. (2013): Comparative assessment of floristic structure, diversity and regeneration status of tropical rain forests of Western Ghats of Karnataka, India. Journal of Applied and Natural Sciences 5 (1): 157-164

  23. SahanaVishwanath, A.N. Sringeswara, Syam Viswanath and T.S. Rathore (2012):Occurence of twin seedlings in Kingiodendronpinnatum (DC.) Harms (Leguminosae)- An endangered tree species of western ghats. Indian Journal of Forestry 35 (4): 498-490.

  24. Rashmi R. Shanbhag, Jagadish M. R., Dhanya B. and S. Viswanath(2012): Assessment of termite infestation in six industrially important bamboo species in semiarid tracts of Karnataka, India. Journal of Bamboo and Rattan. 11: 109-113

  25. Dhanya,B, S.Purushothaman and S.Viswanath (2012): Ficus trees in rainfed agricultural systems of Karnataka, southern India: An analysis of structure, benefits and farmers’ perceptions. Journal of Tropical Agriculture. 50(1&2):59-62.

  26. Dhanya B., Syam Viswanath, and Seema Purushothaman (2013):Does litterfall from native trees support rainfed agriculture?: Analysis of Ficus trees in agroforestry systems of southern dry agroclimatic zone of Karnataka, southern India. Journal of Forestry Research 24(2): 333-338.

  27. RajuChavan, S. Viswanath and Shivanna H. (2011): Correlation and path coefficient analysis in five Casuarina species for productivity of biomass. Karnataka J. Agric. Sci., 24(5) : (678-680)

  28. Joshi S C and S. Viswanath (2011):Prospects of Santalum album L (Sandalwood) cultivation in India. South Indian Horticulture. 60:13-14.

  29. Niranjana, K.S., and S.Viswanath(2010):Nutrient Dynamics in Tea (Camellia sinensis) based Shaded Perennial Agroforestry Systems in Western Ghats, Kerala. Indian Journal of Agroforestry 10 (1): 1-7

  30. T.K. Kunhamu, B.M. Kumar, S.Viswanath andP.Suresh Kumar (2010): Root activity of young Acacia mangiumWilld trees: influence of stand density and pruning as studied by 32P soil injection technique. Agroforestry Systems 78: 27-38

  31. Dhanya,B., Syam Viswanath and Seema Purushothaman (2010): Sandal (Sandalum album L.) conservation in southern India: A review of policies and their impacts. Journal of Tropical Agriculture 48 (1-2): 1-10.

  32. S.Viswanath, Dhanya,B., Seema Purushothaman and T.S. Rathore (2010): Financial viability of Sandal (Sandalum album L.) agroforestry practices in southern India. IndianJournal of Agoforestry 12 (2): 14-22

  33. T.K. Kunhamu, B.M. Kumar and S.Viswanath (2009):Does thinning affect litterfall, litter decomposition and associated nutrient release in Acacia mangium stands of Kerala in Peninsular India ?.Canadian Journal of Forestry Research 39: 1-10

  34. Pankaj K. Aggarwaland S.Viswanath(2009):Growth stress differences in block and line plantations of Acacia hybrid. Journal of Indian Academy of Wood Science 6 : 64-70.

  35. Satish, BN, CG Kushalppa and Syam Viswanath . 2009. Assessment of tree diversity in coffee based Agroforestry systems of Kodagu, Central Western Ghats. Indian Journal Tropical Biodiversity 17: 101-104

  36. Jagdish, M.R., Muyeed Ahmed,S., Madhu, K.S., S. Viswanath and T.S. Rathore. (2008): Effect of seed source and collection time in Santalum albumL.on germination parameters. International Journal of Forest Usufructs Management 9: 51-57

  37. K.S. Niranjana and S.Viswanath (2008):Root characteristics of tea [Camellia sinensis(L.) O. Kuntze] and silver oak [Grevillearobusta(A. Cunn)] in a mixed tea plantation at Munnar, Kerala. Journal of Tropical Agriculture 46: 13-19

  38. Pankaj K. Aggarwal, S.S.Chauhan and S.Viswanath (2007): Growth strains in 12 years old plantations of Tectonagrandis. Journal of Indian Academy of Wood Science. 4: 18-23

  39. Viswanath, S.,B, Dhanya and T.S. Rathore (2007):Domestication of Dendrocalamus brandisii (Burma bamboo) in upland paddy fields in Coorg, Karnataka. Journal of Bamboo and Rattan 6: 215-222.

  40. S. Viswanath, R.P. Singh and R.C. Thapliyal(2006): Seed bank dynamics ofBuxuswallichianabaillon. in a Himalayan moist temperate forest. Tropical Ecology 47: 145-148

  41. S. Viswanath, R.S. Peddappaiah, V. Subramoniam, P. Manivachakam& M. George. 2005. Management of Casuarinaequisetifolia in Wide-row Intercropping Systems. Indian Journal of Agroforestry 6: 19-25

  42. Sathyakumar, S and S.Viswanath(2003):Observations on food habits of Asiatic black bear in Kedarnath Wild life Sanctuary, India: Preliminary evidence on their role in seed germination and dispersal. URSUS 14: 103-108

  43. Viswanath, S; P.K.R. Nair; P.K. Kaushik& U. Prakasam (2000):Acacia nilotica trees in rice fields: A traditional agroforestry system in Central India. Agroforestry Systems 50: 157-177

  44. Purushothaman, S; S.Viswanath& C. Kunhikannan(2000): Economic valuation of extractive conservation in a tropical deciduous forest in Madhya Pradesh, India. Tropical Ecology 41: 61-73.

  45. Viswanath, S; P.K. Kaushik; D.K. Pandey&AmitSahai (1998): Effect ofAcacianilotica(L.) Willd ex. Del .on rainfed paddy crop in Chattisgarh,.MadhyaPradesh. Annals of Forestry6: 103-109.

  46. Viswanath, S; P.K. Kaushik; D.K. Pandey; K.S. Negi& N.C. Pant (1997): Effect of pruning treatments on Sesbaniasesban (L.) Pers. alley cropped with maize and cowpea. Range Management &Agroforestry 18: 71-78.

  47. Purushottaman, S; Mukundan, K &Viswanath, S.(1996): The impact of cement klin dust on rural economy-A case study. Indian Journal of Agricultural Economics 51: 407 – 411.

  48. Viswanath, S; Surendran,T; Chacko, K.C and Suresh Chand (1995): Effect of Fruit grading, presowing treatments and media on germination and growth of TectonagrandisLinn.F. Journal of Tropical Forestry 11: 99-109.

  49. Purushothaman, S&S.Viswanath(1994): Preserving biological diversity. An operational model to study and contrast. Indian Journal of Tropical Biodiversity. 1: 161-173.

  50. Viswanath, S. (1994):Acacia nilotica (Linn.) Willd ex. Del.: An evaluation of the tree for Agroforestry systems in semi-arid regions of India. Range Management & Agroforestry. 15: 105-112.

  51. Reddy, G.R.S. &S. Viswanath(1993): Agroforestry for rural poverty alleviation. Journal of Tropical Forestry. 9: 242-251.

(2) Books/Booklets

  1. Ashwanikumar, T.S. Rathore, K Palanisamy and Syam Viswanath 2016. Advances in Tree improvement & Forest Genetic Resources, Conservation and Management, ICFRE State of Knowledge series III, Greenfields Publishers, DehraDun, India

  2. S.Viswanath and Sowmya Chandramouli. 2016. Cultivation of edible bamboo shoots in South India IWST Technical Bulletin No.14. IWST publication, Bangalore

  3. S.Viswanath, Chethan. K, Ashutosh Srivastava, Geeta Joshi, Sowmya. C and S.C.Joshi. 2013. Dendrocalamus brandisii– An ideal bamboo species for domestication in humid tropics. IWST Technical Bulletin No.12. IWST publication, Bangalore.

  4. S.Viswanath, Geeta Joshi, P.V. Somashekar, Ajay D.Rane, Sowmya. C and S.C.Joshi. 2013. Dendrocalamus stocksii (Munro.): A potential multipurpose bamboo species for Peninsular India. IWST Technical Bulletin No.11. IWST publication, Bangalore.

  5. S.Viswanath, Geeta Joshi, P.V.Somashekar, M.R.Jagadish and S.C.Joshi. 2012. Guadua angustifoliaKunth: Potential Bamboo species for Humid Tropics of Peninsular India. IWST Technical Bulletin No.9. IWST publication, Bangalore

(3) Others (Chapter in Books, Proceedings, Reports, Extension publications, Bulletins)(2000-2016)

  1. Lubina P.A, Sowmya C. Premkurian, Ranganathan V. and Viswanath S. (2016) Can biochar be a cost effective solution to sustain productivity of commercial bamboo plantation? Bamboo News 105 : 1-4

  2. Trekkers in W Ghats can survive on these nature’s water towers dated 6/4/2015 in Bangalore Mirror E-newspaper http://www.bangaloremirror.com/others/sci-tech/Trekkers-in-W-Ghats-can-survive-on-these-natures-water-towers/articleshow/46796834.cms?

  3. ‘Coorg’s Burma bamboo shoot is non-poisonous, good to eat’ dt 11/2/15 in Bangalore Mirror E-newspaper http://www.bangaloremirror.com/others/sci-tech/Coorgs-Burma-bamboo-shoot-is-non-poisonous-good-to-eat/articleshow/46202986.cms?

  4. Ignorance-axes-Ficus-trees-in-Mandya- dated 16/3/15 in Bangalore Mirror E-newspaper http://www.bangaloremirror.com/news/state/Ignorance-axes-Ficus-trees-in-Mandya-farms/articleshow/46576787.cms?

  5. S.Viswanath and V.Renganathan. 2014. Harnessing Green energy from Green gold: Case study from Peninsular India. The International Forestry Review. XXIV IUFRO World Congress, 5-11 October 2014, Salt Lake City, USA, Abstracts. Eds. John, A.Parrotta, Cynthia, A.Moser, Amy, J. Scherzer, Nancy, E., Koerth and Daryl, R. Lederle. The commonwealth forestry association. 16 (5): 268

  6. Dhanya,B. Satish, B.N., Syam Viswanath and Seema Purushothaman. 2014. Ecosystem services of native trees: Experiences from two traditional agroforestry systems in Karnataka, Southern India. The International Forestry Review. XXIV IUFRO World Congress, 5-11 October 2014, Salt Lake City, USA, Abstracts. Eds. John, A.Parrotta, Cynthia, A.Moser, Amy, J. Scherzer, Nancy, E., Koerth and Daryl, R. Lederle. The commonwealth forestry association. 16 (5): 163

  7. Chandramouli, S. and Viswanath, S. 2014. Edible bamboo shoot utilization: problems and prospects in India. The International Forestry Review. XXIV IUFRO World Congress, 5-11 October 2014, Salt Lake City, USA, Abstracts. Eds. John, A.Parrotta, Cynthia, A.Moser, Amy, J. Scherzer, Nancy, E., Koerth and Daryl, R. Lederle. The commonwealth forestry association. 16(5): 292-293

  8. Rane A. D.,Sowmya C. M. S. Sheshshayee and S. Viswanath. 2013. Conservation strategies for Dendrocalamus stocksii (Munro): An endemic multipurpose bamboo species of Central Western Ghats. Proceedings of National Seminar on Tree Biotechnology 2013:Emerging opportunities in forestry and tree science (edsModhumitaDasgupta R. R. Warrier and R. Yasodha) IFGTB,Coimbatore,23-24, September, 2013. 214-217.

  9. Rane A. D., C. Sowmya andS.Viswanath. 2013. Diversity of the solid bamboo Dendroclamus stocksii along the Central Western Ghats of India. In: Proceedings of International Conference on Biodiversity, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 16th and 17th December 2013, ICBD, Sri Lanka. ISBN: ISBN978-955-4543-21-8 pp. 20-27

  10. Karthik, M.L, S.Viswanath, Satish, B.N andY.B.Srinivasa. 2013. Long term forest dynamics: temporal changes in species composition of wet evergreen forests in the central western ghats. In: Proceedings of International Conference on Biodiversity, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 16th and 17th December 2013, ICBD, Sri Lanka. ISBN: ISBN978-955-4543-21-8 pp. 28-43

  11. S.Viswanath, T.S. Rathore, P.V.Somashekar, Geeta Joshi, A.Srivastava and M.R.Jagadish. 2012. Propagation and field performance studies in Guadua angustifolia Kunth: A lab to land approach.In: Proceedings of National seminar on Recent advances in Bamboo propagation, management and utilization. (Eds) Pankaj Aggarwal and S.C.Joshi. IWST Publication, Bangalore.

  12. Joshi,S.C. and Viswanath,S. 2012. Status report of Forest Genetic Resources Conservation in IWST,Bangalore. In : Forest Genetic Resources Management in India,K.Palanisamy,N.Krishnakumar and R.Anandalakshmi(eds),Institute of Forest Genetics and Tree Breeding,Coimbatore, pp.140-147.

  13. S.Viswanath, GeetaJoshi,Arun Kumar and Ashutosh Srivastava. 2012. Technology Package for raising sandal wood plantations from quality planting material (QPM) stock of sandalwood seedlings. Forestry in the Service of National : ICFRE Technologieseds. V.K. Bahuguna, Rabindra Kumar, R.P.Singh, Ramakant Mishra. Pp. 229-234ICFRE Publication, Dehradun

  14. S. Viswanath and Geeta Joshi.2012. Macropropagation technique for raising Dendrocalamus stocksii. Forestry in the Service of National : ICFRE Technologieseds. V.K. BahugunaRabindra Kumar, R.P.Singh, Ramakant Mishra. Pp. 245-247 ICFRE Publication, Dehradun

  15. Sowmya Chandramouli &S.Viswanath.2012.Bamboo shoots – An emerging new age health food. ENVIS-Forestry Bulletin 12 (2):.21-28

  16. Karthik, M.L and S.Viswanath 2012. Studies on species distribution patterns in tropical wet evergreen forests of Karnataka using Permanent Preservation Plots (PPP’s) ENVIS-Forestry Bulletin 12 (2) :78-85

  17. Dhanya B., Syam Viswanath, Seema Purushothaman and Suneeta, B. 2012. Microclimatic modification by Ficus trees in rainfed agroforestry systems of Mandya district, Karnataka. My Forest.48(3): 223-229

  18. RajuChavan, S. Viswanath and Shivanna H. 2011.Evaluation of Casuarina on growth parameters and calorific value in Northern Dry Zone of Karnataka. My Forest,.47 (1): 11-20.

  19. RajuChavan, S. Viswanath, B.V. Tembhurne and Shivanna H .2011.Studies on Floral Parameters for Breeding behavior in Casuarina species in Northern Dry zone of Karnataka. My Forest, Vol 47 (1) : 71-80.

  20. Muyeed Ahmed.S, Deependra Singh Rajput, Abhay Kumar Dubey, Vignesh K., S. Viswanath and T.S. Rathore, 2011. Application of Hydroponics for early acclimatization and growth performance of micropropagated bamboo plantlets (Bambusa bambos). Productivity enhancement and value addition of bamboos. (Eds) Sanjay Singh and Rameshwar Das. Pp 150-153. IFP, Ranchi Publication

  21. DhanyaBhaskar, S. Viswanath, Seema Purushothaman and B.Suneetha. 2010. Ficus trees as components of rainfed agrarian systems in Mandya district of Karnataka.MyForest, 46: 167-171

  22. S. Viswanath, Sathish, B.N., Karthik, M.L. and M.R. Karki. 2010. Changes in floristic structure and composition in tropical wet evergreen forests-A case study from a permanent preservation plots in Western ghats of Karnataka. MyForest, 46: 7-13

  23. Viswanath, S.,B, Dhanya and T.S. Rathore .2009. Domestication of Sandal (Santalum album L.) in India: Constraints and Prospects. APANews34: 9-12

  24. Seema Purushothaman and S. Viswanath. 2009. Sustaining livelihoods based on NTFP –Insights from the Indian context. In Non-Timber Forest Products - Conservation , Management & Policy in the Tropics. (Eds) R. Uma Shankar , A. J. Hiremath, Gladwin. C. Joseph &Nitin D. Rai. Pp 199 -209. ATREE publication, Bangalore.

  25. S. Muyeed Ahmed, S. Viswanath and T.S. Rathore.2008. Economics of quality sandal seedling production in nursery.In Proceedings of National Seminar on ‘Conservation, Improvement, Cultivation and Management of Sandal (Santalum album L.)’ 12-13 December, 2007, IWST Bangalore . (Eds) Suresh Gairola, T.S. Rathore, Geeta Joshi, A.N. Arun Kumar and Pankaj K. Aggarwal, IWST, Bangalore. Pp 220-223.

  26. S.Viswanath, T.S. Rathore, Jagdish, M.R, UmeshKabade, Y.S. Sridhar and Asutosh Srivastava.2008. Growth performance of micropropagated plants of some important bamboo species in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh In Proceedings of the National Conference on ‘Bamboos: Management, Conservation, Value addition and Promotion’: (Eds) A.K. Mandal, Nandita Berry and G.S. Rawat, TFRI, Jabalpur. Pp 33-38.

  27. Jagdish, M.R, S.Viswanath, Y.S. Sridhar and T.S. Rathore .2008. Evaluation of growth performance of eight industrially important bamboo species in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. In Proceedings of the National Conference on ‘Bamboos: Management, Conservation, Value addition and Promotion’: (Eds) A.K. Mandal, Nanita Berry and G.S. Rawat, TFRI, Jabalpur. Pp 55-59

  28. B.N. Satish, Syam Viswanath, C.G. Kushalappa and S.Raghavendra .2008. Patterns of seed dispersal and regeneration in Dipterocarpus indicus: an endemic tree species of western Ghats. ENVIS Forestry Bulletin 8: 64-67.

  29. Viswanath, S., B, DhanyaandT.S. Rathore .2007.Financial viability of sandalwood (Santalum Album L.) cultivation practices. In Proceedings of National Seminar on ‘Conservation, Improvement, Cultivation and Management of Sandal (Santalum album L.)’ 12-13 December, 2007, IWST Bangalore. (Eds) Suresh Gairola, T.S. Rathore, Geeta Joshi, A.N. Arun Kumar and Pankaj K. Aggarwal, IWST, Bangalore. Pp 158-164 .

  30. Jagdish, M.R., Muyeed Ahmed,S., Madhu, K.S., S. Viswanath and T.S. Rathore 2007. Effect of seed source and collection time in Santalum albumL.on germination parameters.In Proceedings of National Seminar on ‘Conservation, Improvement, Cultivation and Management of Sandal (Santalum album L.)’ 12-13 December, 2007, IWST Bangalore . (Eds) Suresh Gairola, T.S. Rathore, Geeta Joshi, A.N. Arun Kumar and Pankaj K. Aggarwal, IWST, Bangalore. Pp 47-51.

  31. B, DhanyaandViswanath, S. 2007.Policy and legal issues governing sandal (Santalum Album L.) conservation in Southern India: A comparative analysis. In Proceedings of National Seminar on ‘Conservation, Improvement, Cultivation and Management of Sandal (Santalum album L.)’ 12-13 December, 2007, IWST Bangalore. (Eds) Suresh Gairola, T.S. Rathore, Geeta Joshi, A.N. Arun Kumar and Pankaj K. Aggarwal, IWST, Bangalore. Pp 207-219.

  32. Viswanath, S. and B, Dhanya .2007. Potential of Burma bamboo for integration with various farming systems in India. Asia Pacific Agroforestry (APA News) .30: 8-10.

  33. S. Muyeed Ahmed, K.S. Madhu, M.R. Jagdish, A. Srivastava and S. Viswanath. 2007. Economics of quality sandal seedling production in nursery.In Proceedings of National Seminar on ‘Conservation, Improvement, Cultivation and Management of Sandal (Santalum album L.)’ 12-13 December, 2007, IWST Bangalore. (Eds) Suresh Gairola, T.S. Rathore, Geeta Joshi, A.N. Arun Kumar and Pankaj K. Aggarwal, IWST, Bangalore. Pp 74-77.

  34. B.N. Satish, S.Viswanath,Jagdish, M,R and P.K. Kiran Kumar.2007. Vegetative propagation in Dendrocalamus brandisii (Kurz): An important bamboo species in Kodagu, Karnataka. SILVA’S Newsletter, Karnataka Forest Department. 328 (7): 1-3.

  35. R.S. Peddappaiah, S. Viswanath, A.N. Arunkumar and R. Nainamalai.2005. Analysis of existing agroforestry practices –A study in Bellary district of Karnataka. MyForest 41: 273-277.

  36. Viswanath,S; R.S. Peddappaiah& T.S. Rathore.2005. Enhancing biomass productivity of MPTs in agroforestry systems in southern India. In ‘Multipurpose trees in the tropics: Management and Improvement strategies” (Eds) V.P. Tewari and R.L. Srivastava, Scientific Publishers, Jodhpur. Pp 534-541.

  37. Kunhamu, T.K.; Kumar, B.M. and S.Viswanath. 2005. Tree Allometry, volume and above ground biomass yield in a seven year old Acacia mangiumWild. stand at Thiruvazhamkunnu, India. In ‘Multipurpose trees in the tropics: Management and Improvement strategies” (Eds)V.P. Tewari and R.L. Srivastava, Scientific Publishers, Jodhpur. pp 415-471.

  38. Niranjana, K.S. and S. Viswanath. 2005. Complementary sharing of resources: Silver oak in tea plantations of Western ghats, India. Asia Pacific Agroforestry News (APANews) 26: 14-15

  39. Viswanath,S; Maria Dominic Savio and B. Gurudev Singh. 2002. Neem in Farm Forestry Practices in Tamilnadu: Prospects And Opportunities. ENVIS Forestry Bulletin 2(1): 23-27

  40. Siddappa, S. Viswanath, C. Muralidhara Rao and S. Saravanan 2001.Problems in cultivation and utilization of forest trees and medicinal plants in Tamil Nadu. In Proceedings of the National Workshop on Policy and Legal issues in cultivation and utilization of Bamboos, Rattans and Forest trees in Private and Community lands. KFRI, pp.109-111.

  41. Viswanath,S ; M.George and P. Manivachakam. 2001.Casuarinaequisetifoliain agroforestry practices in Tamil Nadu: Opportunities and Limitations. In Proceedings of the Fifth Annual Workshop of Casaurina Network. IFGTB, pp 202-206.

  42. Viswanath,S; P. Manivachakam and M.George 2001. Casuarina in Agroforestry Practices. InCasuarina : Improvement and Utilization. (eds) Gurumurthi K., A. Nicodemus and Siddappa . IFGTB Publication, Coimbatore, pp 187-192

Papers presented in various National and International Seminar / Symposia/ Conference/ Workshop: 61

  1. Delivered a lead talk on ‘Sandalwood in agroforestry systems in India’ on 4th Dec 2016 during the National Symposium on Agroforestry (AFsymp2016) at Central Agroforestry Research Institute (CAFRI), Jhansi 3-5th 2017. Also co-chaired a session during the Symposium.

  2. Panelist for Technical session I- Global Trends in Greening of Highways during the National convention on “Innovations in Green Highways”organized by NHAI, 7-9th Nov 2016 at MadhyanchalBhawan, New Delhi.

  3. S.Viswanath asresource person gave invited lecture on 1th July at IPIRTI on Bamboo: an overview of its Ecology, regeneration, propagation and utilization during One Week Training Course for IFS Officers at IPIRTI, Bangalore during July, 2016 on the theme of “Bamboo Resource Development for addressing Livelihood Concerns of Communities”.

  4. S.Viswanath delivered Talk on Bamboo shoots utilization and also gave a live demonstration in Central auditorium of National Institute of Design (NID) to delegates and participants on processing and utilization of bamboo shoots in September 2016 at NID, Bangalore

  5. S.Viswanath was resource person gave invited lecture in July 2016 at Latur, Maharashtra on ‘Sandalwood: Current status and future prospects for Farmers’ organized by TawarjaAgri business research center (TBARC) and Department of Agriculture, Govt of Maharashtra. Around 350 farmers from Latur and adjoining states attended the talk

  6. Key note speaker in Session I. Forest, Water and climate change in National Conference on “Integration of forest resources for Climate Change, Livelihood and Ecological security, 26-28th Nov, 2015. DBSKVV, Dapoli, Maharashtra. Delivered a talk on Bamboo: for enhancing rural Livelihoods on 26/11/2015.

  7. Paper on “Santalum album (Sandalwood) : an overview” presented as oral presentation in Workshop on “ Capacity building in Best Forest nursery Management practices”at College of Agriculture, Hassan, Univ of Agricultural Sciences on 20/8/2015

  8. Invited Faculty for the Training course on Ecosystem services of Agroforestry Systems, 17-21st Nov, at ICRISAT, Patencheru, Hyderabad. Jointly organized by University of Florida (UFL), USA and International crops Research Institute for semi arid Tropics (ICRISAT), Patencheru. Hyderabad. Delivered two talks on 1. Agroforestry in India. 2. Ecosystems services of two traditional agroforestry systems in India.

  9. Lead speaker presented paper on ‘Can Traditional agroforestry systems assist in the economic and ecological security of small farm holders?’ during Session I: Family Farming and Agroforestry on 21st Dec 2015 during National Seminar on Family Farming: Agroforestry options for Food, Nutritional and Ecological security in humid tropics, 21-23rd Dec 2015, College of Forestry, KAU, Vellainikkara, Thrissur, Kerala

  10. S. Viswanath, A. Rane, Sowmya, C. andM.S.Rao. 2014. Quest for an appropriate bamboo species in tropical homegardens - Can Dendrocalamus stocksii (Munro) fit the bill? Paper presented at the III World Congress on Agroforestry. 10th – 14th February 2014 at New Delhi, organized by World Agroforestry Centre, Kenya and ICAR, India. Was the session co-coordinator for the same session

  11. Anasuya S and S.Viswanath. 2014. Responding to international obligations on biodiversity within a National legal framework: Fine tuning a balancing act in India. National conference on ‘Novel approaches in Biodiversity and its conservation’. 30 July to 1st Aug 2014; Dr KNV Sashtri Memorial Hall, MLACW, Malleswaram, Bangalore

  12. Praveen Kumar, Manoj Adikari, Sushant Arade and Syam Viswanath. 2014. Modified DNA Extraction protocol for conservation of genetic resources in Santalum album L. Oral Presentation at National Conference on “Recent Advances in Biosciences”. 28th March 2014. M.S. Ramaiah Arts &Science College, Bangalore.

  13. Viswanath, S.; Rane, A. and Sowmya, C. 2014. Domestication, Utilization and Conservation of Dendrocalamus stocksii (Munro.) - An important multipurpose bamboo species of peninsular India. Lead Paper presented at National Seminar On Recent Advances on Bamboo Research and Development in India. 6th - 7th February, 2014 at Rain Forest Research Institute, Jorhat organized by Rain Forest Research Institute, Jorhat.

  14. Jagadish, M. R.; Sowmya, C. ; Parvathy, S.; Suneeta, B.; Sathish, B.N.; Anil Kumar, K. S. and Viswanath, S. 2014. Litter decomposition and nutrient release in Dendrocalamus asper Backer. plantation in humid tropics of Karnataka, India. Paper presented at National Seminar On Recent Advances on Bamboo Research and Development in India. 6th - 7th February, 2014 at Rain Forest Research Institute, Jorhat organized by Rain Forest Research Institute, Jorhat.

  15. Jagadish, M. R.; Shiva Prakash, K. N.; Aravind, N. A.; Ravikanth, G. Sowmya, C. and Viswanath, S. 2014. Prioritization of potential areas for domestication of Guadua angustifolia Kunth.an economically important bamboo species using Ecological Niche Modeling (ENM) tool. Paper presented at National Seminar On Recent Advances on Bamboo Research and Development in India. 6th - 7th February, 2014 at Rain Forest Research Institute, Jorhat organized by Rain Forest Research Institute, Jorhat.

  16. Sowmya Chandramouli, Syam Viswanath and UdaykumarNidoni. 2014. Enhancing nutritional security in humid tropical homegardens of peninsular India through edible bamboo shoots. Poster presented at the III World Congress on Agroforestry. 10th – 14th February 2014 at New Delhi, organized by World Agroforestry Centre, Kenya and ICAR, India.

  17. S.Viswanath. 2014. Prospects for domestication of Bamboo in Peninsular India. Paper presented at International Bamboo Conclave and Expo. 22nd-23rd 2014 at GKVK, Bangalore organized by Bamboo Society of India, Bangalore.

  18. C.G.Kushalappa, N.M.Poonacha and Syam Viswanath. 2014. Promotion of bamboo cultivation and marketing in Kodagu District – A collaborative approach. Paper presented at International Bamboo Conclave and Expo. 22nd-23rd 2014 at GKVK, Bangalore organized by Bamboo Society of India, Bangalore.

  19. Rane, S. Viswanath and Sowmya, C. 2014. Dendrocalamus stocksii (Munro): Ideal species for domestication in Peninsular India. Poster presented at International Bamboo Conclave and Expo. 22nd-23rd 2014 at GKVK, Bangalore organized by Bamboo Society of India, Bangalore.

  20. Sowmya, C., S.Viswanath and UdaykumarNidoni. 2014. Management of bamboo plantations for edible shoots. Poster presented at International Bamboo Conclave and Expo. 22nd-23rd 2014 at GKVK, Bangalore organized by Bamboo Society of India, Bangalore.

  21. Sushant Arade, S.Viswanath, M.S.Rao and A.Srivastava. 2014. Domestication of Bamboo species in Punjab state – Problems and Prospects. Poster presented at International Bamboo Conclave and Expo. 22nd-23rd 2014 at GKVK, Bangalore organized by Bamboo Society of India, Bangalore.

  22. S, Viswanath, Muyeed Ahmed, S., Madhu, K.S., Praveen Kumar, N; Sowmya C; Sushant C Arade, and Manoj Adhikari. 2014. Performance of sandalwood based agroforestry models with horticulture crops as secondary hosts in Karnataka. Paper presented at International seminar on Sandalwood - Current Trends and Future Prospects. 26th-28th February 2014 at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore organized by Institute of Wood Science and Technology, Bangalore

  23. D. Annapurna, Geeta Joshi, Syam Viswanath, T. S. Rathore. 2014. Modern nursery practices for quality seedling production of Santalum album L. – its adaptation and technology transfer. Paper presented at International seminar on Sandalwood - Current Trends and Future Prospects. 26th-28th February 2014 at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore organized by Institute of Wood Science and Technology, Bangalore

  24. Sowmya, C, Viswanath, S., Sushant C Arade, Praveen Kumar, N and Sandeep Chakraborthy. 2014. Effectiveness of plant growth enhancers in production of QPM sandal seedlings in nursery. Poster presented at International seminar on Sandalwood - Current Trends and Future Prospects. 26th-28th February 2014 at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore organized by Institute of Wood Science and Technology, Bangalore

  25. S. C. Arade, S.Viswanath, Asutosh Srivastava, M. Srinivasa Rao and D.V. Rathnakumar. 2014. Domestication of Sandal in non-traditional areas – Problems and Prospects. Poster presented at International seminar on Sandalwood - Current Trends and Future Prospects. 26th-28th February 2014 at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore organized by Institute of Wood Science and Technology, Bangalore.

  26. Dhanya,B. Satish, B.N., Syam Viswanath and Seema Purushothaman. Ecosystem services of native trees: Experiences from two traditional agroforestry systems in Karnataka, Southern India. The International Forestry Review. XXIV IUFRO World Congress, 5-11 October 2014, Salt Lake City, USA, Abstracts. Eds. John, A.Parrotta, Cynthia, A.Moser, Amy, J. Scherzer, Nancy, E., Koerth and Daryl, R. Lederle. The commonwealth forestry association. 16 (5): 163:

  27. Sowmya, C.; Viswanath, S.; Jagadish, M. R. and Nidoni, U. 2014. Cultivation of Dendrocalamus asperBacker.for edible shoots in Peninsular India: Problems& Prospects. In: Abstracts of National Seminar on Recent Advances on Bamboo Research and Development in India. 6th - 7th February, 2014 at Rain Forest Research Institute, Jorhat organized by Rain Forest Research Institute, Jorhat. Pp 31-32

  28. Sowmya Chandramouli, S.Viswanath and Jagadish, M.R. 2014.Nutritional and cultivation aspects of some industrially important bamboo species grown in India. Paper presented in the National seminar cum Workshop on Bamboo as Food and Wood for 21st century, Sept 18-19th , 2014, Punjab university, Chandigarh

  29. Sowmya Chandramouli, Syam Viswanath and UdaykumarNidoni. 2014. Enhancing nutritional security in humid tropical homegardens of peninsular India through edible bamboo shoots. Poster presented at the III World Congress on Agroforestry. 10th – 14thFebruary 2014 at New Delhi, organized by World Agroforestry Centre, Kenya and ICAR, India.

  30. Rane A. D.,Sowmya C. and S. Viswanath. 2013. Diversity of the solid bamboo Dendroclamus stocksii along the Central Western Ghats of India. Proceedings of International Conference on Biodiversity 2013. International Centre for Research and Development, Malabe, Srilanka. 16-17 Dec, 2013. 20-27 ISBN 978-955-4543-21-8.

  31. Rane A. D.,Sowmya C. M. S. Sheshshayee and S. Viswanath. 2013. Conservation strategies for Dendrocalamus stocksii (Munro): An endemic multipurpose bamboo species of Central Western Ghats. Proceedings of National Seminar on Tree Biotechnology2013:Emerging opportunities in forestry and tree science (edsModhumitaDasgupta R. R. Warrier and R. Yasodha) IFGTB,Coimbatore,23-24, September, 2013. 214-217.

  32. Presented Lead Paper on Prospects of Santalum album L. Sandalwood) cultivation in India during the seminar on New Vistas in aromatic crops-Priorities and research accomplishments, organized by Tamilnadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore at Kodaikanal, 24-26 February, 2012.

  33. Dhanya, B; Seema Purushothaman and Syam Viswanath. 2012. Socio-economic –ecological analysis of Ficus based agroecosystems of Karnataka state, southern India. Poster presented in the Conference-Planet under Pressure – New Knowledge Towards Solutions, London, United Kingdom, 26 – 29 March 2012

  34. Delivered a talk on “Conservation and improvement of some key woody species in India” at the Second Joint Indo-Tunisian Workshop on Agriculture Biotechnology and Human Health organized by Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology, Govt. of India, at Bangalore 5 – 6 May 2012

  35. S. Viswanath, Geeta Joshi, P.V. Somashekar, and M.R. Jagadish,2011 Guadua angustifolia: A promising bamboo speciesIWST newsletter5,6,Oct 2010-March 2011.

  36. Delivered an invited talk on Use of bamboo in construction sector in the seminar on Bamboo for Integrated Development organized by Centre for green building materials & technology, Bangalore & Karnataka State Council for Science & Technology, IISc, Bangalore ,28th May 2011 at IISc, Bangalore

  37. Delivered a talk on Technical insights on Bamboo Cultivation: Propagation issues (micro and macro) & Plantation Management during the seminar programme on Bamboo processing in Srilanka, organized by United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) at Colombo, Sri Lanka, 5-6 September, 2011

  38. Delivered a lecture on Growing of Bamboo Nursery Techniques at the workshop on Development and Applications of Bamboo in Construction and Energy Sectors organized by the Bamboo Society of India at Mangalore, 9 November 2011.

  39. Delivered a lecture on Prospects of Bamboo cultivation in Kodagu during Coffee Innovations-2011, seminar on Innovative Solutions & Opportunities in Coffee Farming, organized by Agricultural Scientists Forum of Kodagu, Kodagu, 15 November, 2011

  40. S.Viswanath. 2011. Ecological, economic and socio-cultural evaluation of a traditional agroforestry system in Southern India. Abstract published. 1st Indian Forestry Congress,New Delhi, 22-25th November 2011. FRI, Dehradun.

  41. Delivered a lecture to IFS officers on Production of quality planting stock of bamboo through Macro and micro propagation at Indian Plywood Industries Research and Training Institute(IPIRTI), Bangalore, 19 December 2011

  42. S. Viswanath, UmeshKabade, Jagadish MR, Chethan K, Abhay Kumar Dubey, Deepender Singh Rajput, Babita Rani, Geeta Joshi, Somashekar PV, Ashutosh Srivastava, & T.S. Rathore .2010. Evaluation of growth performance of the selected industrially important micropropagated bamboo species in Southern India. Paper presented in ‘National Seminar on Productivity Enhancement & Value Addition of Bamboos" 9-10th March at Institute of Forest Productivity (IFP), Ranchi

  43. Muyeed Ahmed. S, Deependra Singh Rajput, Vignesh. K, S. Viswanath and T.S. Rathore. 2010. Application of Hydroponics for early acclimatization and growth performance of micropropagated bamboo plantlets (Bambusa bambos).Paper presented in ‘National Seminar on Productivity Enhancement & Value Addition of Bamboos" 9-10TH March at Institute of Forest Productivity (IFP), Ranchi

  44. Viswanath S., Sameer P.A. and K.M. Nair. 2010. Soil carbon sequestration in Attapady valley of Nilgiri biosphere reserve, Western ghats, India. Oral paper presented in Session C-13: Agroforestry: the way forward, 25th August at XXIII IUFRO World Forestry Congress, COEX, Seoul, South Korea.

  45. Viswanath, S. Satish B.N. and C.G. Kushalappa. 2010. Biodiversity conservation in coffee based agroforestry systems and livelihood enhancement: A novel approach from We stern Ghats. Oral paper presented in Session C-13: Agroforestry: the way forward, 25th August at XXIII IUFRO World Forestry Congress, COEX, Seoul, South Korea.

  46. Bhaskar,D., Viswanath,S and S. Purushothaman.2010.Ecological and cultural values of native trees: a case study of ficus trees in South India. Oral paper presented in Session: Role of trees outside forests in Asia's changing forestry environment, 25thAugust at XXIII IUFRO World Forestry Congress, COEX, Seoul, South Korea.

  47. Viswanath,S., Satish B.N and M.L. Karthik. 2010. Permanent preservation plots as a tool to monitor changes in structure, diversity and regeneration patterns of tropical wet evergreen forests : case study from Western Ghats, India Oral paper presented in Session B-23:Long-term forest monitoring and its importance for decision-makers, 25th August at XXIII IUFRO World Forestry Congress, COEX, Seoul, South Korea.

  48. Viswanath, S and S.R. Shukla. 2010. Productivity and wood quality of farm teak under different management practices. Poster paper presented in Session C-13: Agroforestry: the way forward, 25th August at XXIII IUFRO World Forestry Congress, COEX, Seoul, South Korea

  49. S.Viswanath, Muyeed Ahmed, K.S. Madhu and T.S. Rathore. 2009 Popularization of Santalum album based models using horticultural and aromatic plants as secondary hosts in Karnataka. Paper as poster presented in the CIMAP Golden Jubilee National Symposium on Medicinal & Aromatic plants, 26th June 2009, CIMAP , Bangalore

  50. Niranjana, K.S. and S.Viswanath. 2009. Management of Grevelliarobusta shade trees in tea(Camellia sinensis) plantations in humid tropics of Western ghats of India. Paper presented in Oral session 01 ‘ Multistrata agroforestry systems with perennial crops’ at the II World Congress of Agroforestry 2009 Agroforestry- The future of Global Land use, Nairobi, Kenya 23-28 August 2009.

  51. Dhanya, B, S.Viswanath and S. Purushothaman. 2009. Socio-economic and cultural aspects influencing adoption of indigenous agroforestry systems: A case study from Karnataka,India.Poster presentation at the technical session on Socio-economic and cultural aspects influencing adoption of indigenous agroforestry system at the II World Congress of Agroforestry 2009 Agroforestry- The future of Global Land use, Nairobi, Kenya 23-28 August 2009.

  52. S.Viswanath, Dhanya B and T.S. Rathore. 2009 Management of Santalum album L. (Sandalwood ) bio resource in India : An analysis of policy, legal and institutional issues. In poster session at the II World Congress of Agroforestry 2009 Agroforestry- The future of Global Land use, Nairobi, Kenya 23-28 August 2009.

  53. B, Dhanya,Viswanath, S. and T.S.Rathore. 2008.What Ails Sandal (Santalum Album.L) Conservation In India? - An Analysis of Policy And Legal Issues In Sandal Bioresource Governance’ in International Conference on Biodiversity Conservation and Management held at Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute,Kochi from 3-6 February,2008.

  54. S.Viswanath, Muyeed A, Madhu,K.S and T.S. Rathore. 2008. Sandal domestication in India: Prospects and pitfalls. Key note paper in the Nation Agroforestry Symposium at NRCA, Jhansi 15-17th Dec, 2008.

  55. Viswanath, S., B, DhanyaandT.S. Rathore .2007.Financial viability of sandalwood (Santalum Album L.) cultivation practices. National Seminar on Conservation, Improvement, Cultivation and Management of Sandal, 12-13 December, 2007, IWST Bangalore.

  56. S. Viswanath, Dhanya B. and T. S. Rathore. 2007. Sandal (Santalum album) conservation in India: An analysis of policy and legal issues impeding conservation efforts. Paper presented in the ‘International Forestry and Environment Symposium-2007’ organized by University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka. 30th November-1st December, 2007.

  57. Viswanath, S., B, Dhanya, M.R.Jagdish, B.M.Somasekhar, T.S.Rathore and C.G.Kushalappa. 2006. ‘Potential for domestication of Dendrocalamus brandisii in upland paddy fields in Coorg, Karnataka’. National Symposium on tree improvement for sustainable forestry, JNKVV, Jabalpur. November 4-6, 2006.

Completed Projects (Only PI): 8

ICFRE Funded

  • Standardization of management practices for alley cropping with Sesbaniasesban (1992-1995)

  • Management of Casuarinaequisetifolia in agroforestry practices for sustainable economic returns (1999-2003)

  • Studies on Productivity and Management of teak (Tectonagrandis) in agroforestry practices in Karnataka and A.P (2004-2008).

  • Productivity and interaction studies in Acacia hybrid ( A.mangium x A.auriculiformis) based agroforestry practices in Karnataka (2004-2009).

  • Studies on genetic fidelity of the micropropagated plants of bamboo - Bambusa bambos and Dendrocalamus stocksii (2007-2010).

  • ‘Ecological, economic and socio-cultural evaluation of a traditional ficus based agroforestry system in Mandya District, Karnataka’ (2008-2011).

  • Structure, Diversity and Regeneration Studies in Permanent Preservation Plots in Moist Deciduous and Evergreen Forests of Western Ghats in Karnataka (2011-2014)

  • Biomass, Net Primary Productivity and edible shoot production in some industrially important bamboo species in semi-arid and humid tropics of Peninsular India (2012-2015).

Externally funded projects: 10

  • Cultivation of Guadua angustifoliaKunth and Dendrocalamus asper Backer in Kerala and Karnataka (2006-2009) funded by National Mission on Bamboo Applications (NMBA), DST.

  • Studies on assessing growth performance of Guadua angustifoliaKunth. under different management schedules (2005-2009) funded by National Mission on Bamboo Applications (NMBA), DST.

  • Structure, Diversity and Germination syndromes in Tropical evergreen forests – A case study from Western Ghats of Karnataka using Permanent preservation plots (PPP’s) (2008-2009) funded by Karnataka Forest Dept under JBIC phase I project.

  • Conservation of Sandal (Santalum album L.) Germplasm, Production of Quality Planting Stock and Promotion of Sandal Cultivation Practices. (2006-2009) funded by National Medicinal Plant Board (NMPB), Min of Health and Family affairs, Govt of India.

  • Commercial cultivation of bamboo in Kodagu district: Raising of quality planting material (APM), Establishment of demonstration plots and bamboo based value addition facilities (Collaborative project: IWST & Kodagu Model Forest Trust) (2006-2009) funded by National Mission on Bamboo Applications (NMBA), DST.

  • An integrated approach of bamboo improvement, propagation, agroforestry models, protection, processing and utilisation (2008-2011) as PI of Sub project I, funded by National Bamboo Mission (NBM), Min of Agriculture.

  • Bamboo Multilocational Trials (2005-2010) funded by National Mission on Bamboo Applications (NMBA), DST

  • Distribution, Diversity and Productivity of Dendrocalamus stocksii in the Western Ghats part of Karnataka .Karnataka forest department Funded (2013 – 2015)

  • Establishment of demonstration plots and modern nursery for producing Quality planting stock of Santalum album and bamboo. Punjab forest Department funded (2013-2015).

Current Research projects: 4

  • All India coordinated project on Bamboo ,Genetic Evaluation, Improvement and Propagation- National Bamboo Mission funded (2014-18).

  • Conservation, improvement and bioresource development of sandalwood (Santalum album L.) NMPB funded (2013-17).

  • Technical support for the Establishment and Maintenance of Hi-tech Bamboo Nursery and germplasm bank at Habhavi, Belgaum Research Range (KFD funded) (2016-18)

  • Establishment of small bamboo nursery at IWST under BTSG-ICFRE (NBM funded) (2015-17)

Any other Information:

Administrative Experience:

  • From August 2009 to April 2012 handled additional administrative position as Scientist E & Head, TIP Division (2 years and 9 months.

  • Have been involved in infrastructure creation and maintenance of IWST field stations at Gottipura ,Nallal (Hoskote) and in Yelwale (Mysore).

  • Management of nursery activities at Nagrur station and raised 60,000 sandal seedlings in 2012-13. Have raised around 2.5 lakh sandal seedlings under the Nursery Revolving fund from 2007-2012.

  • Management, restocking and maintenance of Bambusetum (comprising 40 species ) and CSO and SSO of sandalwood in Gottipura field station.

  • As Course Director for the annual 5 day training programme usually conducted in second week of February every year on ‘Sandal seed, nursery and plantation technology’ developed course material including video for this training programme. The training has good response from sandal based industries like KSHDC, KSDL, DS group, FFDC, farmers and other stakeholders. So far five such trainings have been organized as course Director.

  • As Course Director for 2 day training program on ‘Bamboo resource conservation and management’ for forest department staff and farmers conducted in the last week of February and first week of March,2011.

  • As Organizing Secretary organized and conducted a two day ‘Wood Users Interactive meet and product exhibition’ (WUIMPE-2011) on March 24-25th, 2011. More than 200 stake holders participated in the meet which involved 4 technical sessions and product exhibition with 35 stalls in IWST campus.

  • Organizing committee member of the National Seminar on Recent Advances in Bamboo Propagation, Management and Utilization. February 17-18, 2011. Institute of Wood Science & Technology, Bangalore.

  • Organizing committee member of the International conference on the Art and Joy of wood, October 19-22, 2011, held at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

Memberships in Academic/ Societies/ Professional bodies:

Life member of

  • Indian Society of Agroforestry

  • Indian Academy of Wood Science

  • Bamboo Society of India

Other Academic outputs

  • Evaluated one PhD thesis from Forest College and Research Institute, TNAU on “Genetic evaluation and wood characterization of Meliadubia for pulp, anatomical, mechanical and energy properties” in capacity of external examiner.

  • Evaluated one D.Sc thesis from Bharathiar university, Tamil Nadu on ‘Studies on plantation bamboo (Bambusa bambos.VOSS) in capacity of external examiner.

  • Evaluated Ph.D. Thesis titled “Bamboo (Dendrocalamus strictus (Roxb.)Nees) based agroforestry system: planting density effects on biomass accumulation, carbon sequestration, root distribution pattern and understory crop productivity”submitted to Kerala Agricultural University in the capacity of External examiner

  • Peer reviewer for journals like Indian Forester, Current science, Indian Journal of Agroforestry, Journal of Tropical Agriculture and International Journal of Global Environmental Issues, Journal of Bamboo and Rattan,

Extension/Advisory services /Consultancy

  • The On-farm Model sandal based demonstration trials with horticultural species like amla and mango have been set up under an NMPB funded project in Mudenahally (50 km from IWST) and Bevanahally (70km from IWST) for motivating farmers to take up sandal based agroforestry practices.

  • Bamboo based agroforestry practices with high value crops like pepper trained on silver-oak and vanilla trailed on Gliricidia maculate demonstrated under an external NBM bamboo project in Chickmaglur dt in tropical humid regions of western ghats have initiated a shift in perception among tea planters to consider bamboo as a viable alternative for tea cultivation.

  • Demonstration plots with Guadua angustifolia as biosheild along Periyar river banks in Aluva, Kerala have been set up under an NMBA funded project. This has resulted in a rethinking and adoption of this less energy intensive practice instead of concrete, energy intensive embankments along river banks. Naduvil panchayat in Canannore, Kerala has adopted this practice for protection of stream embankments. This has also found lot of takers in Coorg, Karnataka

  • Assisted KFD in evaluating ongoing experiments in Nallal, Gottipura, Yeshawanthpur, Mudugere in 2008 and evaluation report submitted to KFD

  • Assisted DFO, Social forestry, Sangli, Maharashtra in preparing project on sandal in 2008 for external funding from Ministry of Rural development, Govt of India

  • As resource person for Karnataka forest department during Bamboo workshop held at Hunsur, Karnataka on 9-2-09. Delivered lecture with slides on promising bamboo species for cultivation in Karnataka to bamboo stakeholders and artisans.

  • As Resource person for Goa Forest Dept for Bamboo seminar conducted by State Bamboo Mission, Goa in November,2010.

  • Organized Workshop for farmers on Sandal and Organic farming, Sponsored by Sahyadri Sangha (NGO) and Grama Panchayath (Local Body) at Visweswaraiyya Kalyana Mandapam Mandagadde, Thirthahaalli taluk, Shimoga district on 13-09-2008 with 100 odd partcipants, mainly focusing on the issues of sandal cultivation potentials, legal status and prospects for farmers.

  • Karnataka Biodiversity Board and Usherra (NGO) organized a one day workshop for Farmers, NGO’s and women self help group members at RNS Polytechnic, Murdeswar, UttaraKannida dt on 22-5-2008. An audiovisual presentation on sandal agroforestry as means of sustainable livelihood for Uttar Kannada region was given in this occasion under an NMPB-Sandal project. The presentation elicited enthusiastic response from the nearly 100 odd stakeholder participants.

  • With Karnataka Biodiversity Board and RORES (NGO) in Srinivasapura taluk of Kolar district of Karnataka jointly organized a one day workshop on 9-6-2008 for farmers and women at PUC college, Srinivasapura taluk in Kolar. An audiovisual presentation on sandal agroforestry as means of sustainable livelihood for the dry zone district of Kolar was given under the NMPB-Sandal project.

  • Agroforestry training imparted for Farmers / stakeholders meeting at Hubli, Dharward, Karnataka organized by BAIF and TFRI, Jabalpur during 11-13th November, 2009 . Around 200 farmers attended the two day programme at Surasinakoppa village near Hubli.

  • Organized a farmers Interaction meet on Bamboo Utilization for Bamboo stakeholders at College of Forestry. Ponnampet in collaboration with Kodagu Model Forest Trust under NMBA funded Kodagu project on 26th Feb, 2009.

Guiding students for doctoral degree

Eleven Students awarded Ph.D under my supervision in FRI University, Dehra dun

 

Sl.No

Name of student

Year in which  Ph.D awarded

Topic of Research

In capacity as

1

T.K. Kunhamu

2008

Stand density manipulation and pruning of Acacia mangium. Willd. to optimize productivity in a agri-silvicultural system

Supervisor

2

A.V. Santhosh Kumar 

2009

Joint Forest Management in Kerala- An analysis of Institution, impact and constraints.

Supervisor

3

K.S. Niranjana 

2008

Studies on the tree-crop interactions in Tea (Camellia sinensis) based shaded  perennial agroforestry system in Western Ghats.  

Supervisor

4

Sameer. P.A

2009

Soil quality parameters under different land use patterns in Attapady valley of Nilgiri Biosphere reserve

Supervisor

5

Neelakantan, K.S.

2010

Studies on the biodiversity of sholas and grasslands and their restoration in the Nilgiris plateau, southern India

Supervisor

6

Satish B.N

2010

Studies on floristic composition, regeneration and biomass  estimation in tropical evergreen forests in  western ghats of Karnataka

Supervisor

7

Bharathi, R.K

2010

Developing a Management strategy for setting up decentralized  energy production systems in semiarid zones of TamilNadu

Supervisor

8

S. Raghavendra

2010

Impact of induced vegetation transformations on tree diversity in managed landscapes in Kodagu region of central Western Ghats

Supervisor

9

Dhanya Bhaskar

2012

Integrated study of a Ficus based agroforestry system in Mandya district, Karnataka

Supervisor

10

Raju Lalu Chavan

2012

Performance of different Casuarina species and its half-sib population in Northern dry zone of Karnataka

Supervisor

11

Jagdish M.R

2013

Studies on assessing field performance of Guadua angustifolia Kunth. and Dendrocalamus asper Backer. under agroforestry systems in Karnataka

Supervisor

12

Muyeed Ahmed

2013

Studies on genetic fidelity of in vitro propagated plants of Bambusa bambos (L.) Voss & Dendrocalamus stocksii (Munro) M. Kumar, Remesh and Unnikrishnan using DNA markers

Co-supervisor

13

Ajay Dattaram Rane 2014 Morphological, physiological and genetic variations in Dendrocalamus stocksii (Munro.) along the central Western Ghats.

Supervisor

14

Sowmya. C 2015 Studies on nutritional and productivity aspects of six important bamboo species growing under two agroclimatic zones in peninsular India

Supervisor

 

Students currently registered for Ph.D under my supervision

 

Sl no

Name of candidate

Year of Registration

 Topic of thesis

In capacity as

1.

Sandeep C Naidu 2014 Assessment of diversity in sandalwood (Santalum album L.) populations across India and variability studies in heartwood and sapwood

Supervisor

2.

P A Lubina 2015 Resource Sharing and Carbon Stock estimation in Dendrocalamus stocksii (Munro) M Kumar, Remesh & Unnikrishnan based cropping system

Supervisor

 

 

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E-mail address: sviswanath@icfre.org; syam.viswanath@gmail.com

 

 

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