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Dr. Manoj K

Assistant Professor, Head of the Department


Qualifications :   MSc. in Environmental Science, UGC-NET

Areas of Current Research Interest:

  • Ecology
  • Climate change
  • Biodiversity conservation
  • Water resource management
  • Wetland management
  • Sacred groves etc.

Contributions to Teaching:

  • Prepared four Practical manuals for Ecology, Environmental Chemistry, Environmental Microbiology and Environmental Geology with the help of Teaching Assistants for M. Sc. Environmental Science course of Kannur University.
  • Resource Person for Seminars and Workshops conducted by various Colleges , Universities, Research Institutes and NGO’s within and outside Kerala State.
  • Resource Person for the Orientation and Refresher courses offered by UGC – Academic staff colleges of Kannur University, Calicut University, Bharathiar University etc.
  • Question Paper Setter for M. Sc Environmental Science Course of Kannur University, Calicut University, Bharathiar University etc. since 2004.

Research Experience:

  • Worked as Junior Research Fellow in KSCSTE Project at Sree Narayana College, Alathur, Palakkad.
  • Worked as Research Guide at College/University       level    and    guided    31 Minor Projects.


Working as Principal Investigator of Minor Research Project entitled “: “Ecological Studies of selected Sacred Groves of Kannur District, Kerala, South India” with a total grant of Rs. 400000/- supported by Kannur University.

  • Manoj, K, M.K. Nandakumar, M.P. Remya, K. Shinila and P. Divyalakshmi. 2012, ‘Phytosociological analysis of riparian tree species of Alakyamstream; Pariyaram, Kerala, India’, International Journal of Environmental Sciences’, Volume 2 (4) p.1895 - 1903.
  • M.A.Suraj, Manoj.K and Balasubramanian K. 2014. “Quantification of the Size of Quadrat for Sampling in Evergreen Forest of Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary; Kerala, South India”. An International Peer Review E-3 Journal of Chemical, Biological and Physical Sciences (E- ISSN: 2249 –1929). Vol. 4, No. 1; 351-354.
  • K. Manoj, M.A Suraj, P.R. Shidhi, H. Hidesh, K. Sheeja, P. Pradeep and P. Jisha. 2014. “Study on Environmental Degradation by Retting Activities in Back Waters of Kodungallur, Thrissur District, Kerala State, South India”. An International Peer Review E-3 Journal of Sciences and Technology (Journal of Environmental Science, Computer Science and Engineering & Technology - E- ISSN: 2278–179X). Vol.3.No.1, 133-143.
  • K. Manoj, M.A Suraj. 2014. “Impacts of logging on microclimatological parameters of post climax vegetation of Parambikulam wildlife sanctuary; Kerala; South India”. Angewadeten Biologie Forshung (An international, peer reviewed, quarterly journal of biological sciences), ISSN 2321 –1733. Vol.2.No.1, 1 – 8.
  • Suraj, M. A and Manoj K. 2015. “An evaluation of water quality of mangalam river with a special reference to sabarimala pilgrimage season”. Pollution Research, Vol.34. No.2, 391 – 394.
  • Manoj.K, M.A.Suraj, and Balasubramanian K. 2014. “Quantification of minimum number of quadrats required for the vegetation studies in evergreen forest of Parambikulam wildlife sanctuary; Kerala”. Journal of Global Ecology and Environment, ISSN No. : 2454-2644, Vol.: 3, Issue. 3.
  • Manoj.K, M.A.Suraj, and Balasubramanian K. 2014. “Ecological studies of tree species of Karian shola in Parambikulam wildlife sanctuary, Kerala, South India”. Journal of Global Ecology and Environment, ISSN No. : 2454-2644 (Article – JOGEE – 898/2015 is in press)
  • Manoj K. 2014. “Assessment of soil nutrient levels of mangrove and non mangrove areas of Perumba river, Payyanur; Kannur; Kerala; South India”. International Journal of Ecology, Environment and Conservation (Article - EEC-2014-383 is in press)
  • Manoj, K, 2012. Comparative analysis of Soil nutrient status of Mangrove and non mangrove areas of Payyanur Municipality, Kannur, Kerala. MABICON- 2012 - Proceedings of National Seminar on Mangrove Biodiversity and Conservation organized by Sree Narayana College on 16th and 17th February 2012.
  • Manoj, K.; P.V Rappai and M.A. Suraj, 2005. Quantification of Fluoride and other Physico-chemical properties of water in rural areas of Muthalamada Paanchayath, Palakkad- District. Abstract Published in UGC Sponsored National Seminar, SENSOTECH-2005, N.S.S College, Nemmara, Palakkad, Kerala.p.54.