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Dr. SHEIK MOHAMMED SHAMSUDEEN R

Associate Professor

  +91-9048021327

  rsmshamsudeen@kannuruniv.ac.in

Qualifications :   MSc,PhD

His areas of interest include:

  • Insect taxonomy
  • Molecular taxonomy
  • Forest entomology
  • Biodiversity assessment
  • Biodiversity mapping and conservation

  • Working as Associate Professor, in Department of zoology, Manathavady campus, Kannur University since 18th August 2021
  • Worked as Assistant Professor, in Department of Zoology, Sir Syed College, Kannur University from 19th February 2010 TO 17 August 2021.
  • Faculty in Department of Wood Science and Technology, Kannur University, Kerala from October 2007-February 2010
  • 17 years of experience in the survey and sampling of butterflies, Macro and Microlepidoptera of Western Ghats.
  • Survey work done in Neyyar, Peppara and Shendurney for inventorying insects - Consultancy funded by Kerala Forest Department.

Students support programmes organised

  • Organized UGC sponsored National Seminar-Insects diversity of Western Ghats Jan 07-08, 2014
  • Organized UGC sponsored National Seminar-Role of Insects and marine organisms in wood degradation March 17-18, 2014
  • Coordinated State National Moth week a Citizen Science Programme for the past five years, July 2016-2020.
  • Coordinated Various University level/Regional Seminar organized in connection with Wild life week Celebration for the past 10 years.
  • Coordinated State level online Quiz competition in connection with World Environmental Day, June 2020.
  • Member- IUCN-SSC, Invertebrate Specialist group
  • Member, Technical Support Group, Kerala State Biodiversity Board
  • Member, Board of Studies in Zoology, Kannur University
  • State level expert, Flood impact assessment, Kerala State Biodiversity Board

  • Research project funded by University Grants Commission, Govt. of India ’’Ecological Modelling of endemic butterflies of Aralam Wildlife Sanctuary, Kerala.
  • Research project funded by Ministry of Environment and Forest, Govt. of India Diversity and Ecological Mapping on Lepidoptera (Insecta) of Shola Forests of Kerala.
  • International Tropical Timber Organisation Fellowship, Japan. To prepare a book on Wood Bio Deterioration-insects and Marine Organisms"
  • DNA Bar coding of selected species of Papilionidae (Insecta: Lepidoptera)-The Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment (KSCSTE-SPYTiS)
  • Diversity studies on Eribidae moths of lateritic hill of madayipara -The Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment (KSCSTE- SPYTiS)
  • Identification of marine borers in the hardwood logs for peeling in the plywood factory supported by The Western India Plywoods Ltd
  • Identification of wood boring beetles with special emphasis on powder post beetles in the stored timbers supported by The Western India Plywoods Ltd

  • Mathew, G. Rashmi chandran, Brijesh, C.M. and Shamsudeen, R.S.M., 2003. Insect fauna of Shendurny Wildlife Sanctuary, Kerala. Zoos’ print Journal 19(1): 1321-1327pp.
  • Shamsudeen, R.S.M. Rashmi chandran, and Mathew, G., 2002. Clothes moth- a pest of natural Cellulose Fibre. Evergreen No.49. 9-10 pp
  • Mathew, G. Shamsudeen, R.S.M., Rashmi chandran, Brijesh, C.M. 2004. Insect fauna of Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary, Kerala. Zoos’ print Journal. 19(11): 1680-1683pp.
  • Mathew, G Shamsudeen, R.S.M., and Brijesh, C.M. 2007. Insect fauna of Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary, Kerala. Zoos’ print Journal. 22(12):2930-2933.
  • Mathew, G. Shamsudeen, R.S.M. and Rashmi chandran. 2004. Insect fauna of Peechi- Vazhani Wildlife Sanctuary, Kerala. Zoos’ print Journal. 20(8):1955-1960.
  • Shamsudeen, R.S.M., Rashmi chandran and George Mathew. 2005. A note on collection of Microheterocera (Insecta: Lepidoptera). Bugs N All. Vol.8 No.1. p3.
  • Shamsudeen, R.S.M. and George Mathew. 2006. Diversity studies on Ditrysian Microheterocera of shendurney Wildlife sanctuary (Insecta: Lepidoptera). International symposium on entomology. Bharatiyar University.
  • Shamsudeen, R.S.M. and George Mathew. 2006. Microheterocera fauna of Kerala part of Western Ghats (Insecta: Lepidoptera). XVIII, Kerala Science Congress. Pp. 552-553.
  • Mathew, G. Rashmi chandran and Shamsudeen R.S.M. 2004. Aggregation of Butterflies in Butterfly garden in KFRI. Evergreen. No.50. p4.
  • Varma, R.V. Shetty, A., Swaran, P.R., Paduvil, R. and Shamsudeen, R.S.M. 2006. Establishment of Pareuchaetes pseudoinsulata (Lepidoptera: Arctiidae), and exotic biocontrol agent of the weed, Chromolaena odorata (Asteraceae) in the forest of Kerala, 4 India. Entomon 31(1):49-51.
  • Shamsudeen, R.S.M. 2007. Butterfly diversity of tropical forest of Western Ghats: A review with special reference to the Kerala part. Science India. Vol. 10: No: 8, 9: 29-32.
  • Shamsudeen, R.S.M. 2007. Why conserve butterflies in the era of global climatic change? Search Vol.2 37-39.
  • Shamsudeen, R.S.M. and Abdul Jabbar. 2009. Wood Boring Beetles of Agasthyavanam Biosphere Reserve, Kerala. Search Vol.3 37-39.
  • Shamsudeen, R.S.M. 2009. Taxonomic notes on genus edosa (Lepidoptera: tineidae) with New records to south India. Search Vol.3 40-43.
  • Shamsudeen, R.S.M. 2009. Taxonomy studies on the subfamily psychinae lepidoptera: psychidae) of Kerala. Search Vol.3 60-63.
  • Shamsudeen, R.S.M. 2010. Lepidopteran faunal diversity and conservation priorities with a changing climate in tropical forest, India. UGC Sponsored National Seminar. p33
  • Shamsudeen, R.S.M. 2010. Use of ecological modelling in Wildlife research DBT Sponsored National Seminar.
  • Shamsudeen, R.S.M. 2010. Faunastic studies on smaller moths (Insecta: Microlepidoptera) of Western Ghats, Kerala. 3rd Asian Lepidopteron conservation symposium held at Bharatiyar University, Coimbatore.
  • Shamsudeen, R.S.M. Ecological niche modelling of rare and endemic Malabar Rose (Pachliopta pandiyana) in Agasthyamalai Biosphere Reserve, Southern Western Ghats. TESFS-2010.
  • Shamsudeen, R.S.M. Faunastic studies on Tineoidea (Insecta: Microlepidoptera) of Western Ghats. TESFS-2010.
  • Shamsudeen, R.S.M. and George Mathew, 2010. Taxonomy studies on the subfamily Psychinae (Lepidoptera: Psychidae) of Kerala, India. World Journal of Zoology, 5 (4): 330- 331, IDOSI Publication.
  • Shamsudeen, R.S.M. and George Mathew, 2010. Diversity of Butterflies in Shendurny Wildlife Sanctuary, Kerala (India) World Journal of Zoology, 5 (4): 324-329, IDOSI Publication.
  • Shamsudeen, R.S.M. and George Mathew, 2011. Taxonomic notes on genus edosa (lepidoptera: Tineidae) with new records to south India World journal of zoology, IDOSI publication.
  • Shamsudeen, R.S.M. 2011. Taxonomic studies on Hygroplasta Meyrick (Lepidoptera: lecithoceridae) with new records to western Ghats, Sciencea
  • Shamsudeen, R.S.M. 2011 "Investigation on wood degradation by insects and marine organisms and its control strategies in Northern Kerala". MoEF Sponsored National Seminar. IWST,Banglore
  • Shamsudeen, R.S.M. 2011. "Biocide treatment against insect attack on wood and wood based panel in storage and in use" MoEF Sponsored National Seminar. IWST,Banglore
  • Shamsudeen, R.S.M. 2012. Taxonomic description on subfamily Tineninae with new records to western Ghats, Sciencea
  • Shamsudeen, R.S.M. 2013. Systematic Studies on Subfamily Gelechiinae (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) with New Record to Western Ghats, Academic Journal of Entomology 6 (2): 74- 78, 2013
  • George Mathew and R.S.M. Shamsudeen. 2014. External genitalial morphology of Microheterocera recorded from the Kerala part of the Western Ghats. Forest entomology: Emerging issues and dimensions, pages 85–119.
  • R.S.M. Shamsudeen. Diversity of smaller moths of Kerala. 2015. “Biodiversity and Evaluation Perspectives and Paradigm Shifts” Cochin University of Science and Technology, Cochin Department of Zoology, Sree Sankara College, Kalady, 54-55
  • R.S.M. Shamsudeen and Ramya Rajan. 2015. “Faunastic Studies on Heterocera (Insecta: Lepidoptera) from Kannur, Kerala”,. “Biodiversity and Evaluation Perspectives and Paradigm Shifts” Cochin University of Science and Technology, Cochin Department of Zoology, Sree Sankara College, Kalady, 134-35.
  • Bushra N and R.S.M. Shamsudeen 2016. Preliminary Investigation on Psychidae (Insecta: Lepidoptera) of Malabar Studies on Biodiversity Conservation in Northern Kerala. Pp78.
  • Ramya R and R.S.M. Shamsudeen 2016. Preliminary Investigation of Erebid moths of Malabar region, Kerala. Studies on Biodiversity Conservation in Northern Kerala 67-71
  • Mathew, G. and Shamsudeen, R.S.M. 2016. Forest insect diversity of Western Ghats: An appraisal with special reference to the Kerala part. In: Invertebrate Diversity and Conservation in the Western Ghats, India (eds. D.R. Priyadarsanan, M. Soubadra Devy, K.A. Subramanian, N.A. Aravind and N.K. Seena). Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE), Bangalore, 163-173.
  • Ramya Rajan and Shamsudeen RSM. 2017. Diversity of Hawk Moths (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae) of Malabar Region of Kerala. Elixir Bio Diver. 110 (2017) 48228-48233.
  • Ramya rajan and Shamsudeen R.S.M. 2018. Inventory of Moth Fauna (Lepidoptera: Heterocera) of Malabar region of Kerala. Indian J.Sci.res. 20(1): 46-49, 2018
  • Ramya rajan and Shamsudeen R.S.M. 2019. Investigation on the Effect of Moonlight and Lunar Periodicity on the Heteroceran (Family: Erebidae) Attraction Asian Journal of Conservation Biology
  • Ramya rajan and Shamsudeen R.S.M. 2020. First record of the species Asota paliura (Swinhoe, 1893) (Lepidoptera: Erebidae: Aganinae) from India. Asian Journal of Conservation Biology

BOOKS PUBLISHED

  • RSM Shamsudeen and Aneesh KS. 2018. Insects diversity of Western Ghats. Lambert Academic Publishers ISBN 978-3-659-69338-0
  • RSM Shamsudeen and Sameera Shamsudeen. 2019. Role of Insects and Marine organisms in Wood biodeteriorationLambert Academic Publishers ISBN 978-613-9-92959-7
  • RSM Shamsudeen and Ramya Rajan 2019. HAWK MOTHS OF KERALA ISBN 978-81-940448-4-0
  • RSM Shamsudeen and Ramya Rajan 2020. SHOLA FOREST OF KERALALEPIDOPTERA DIVERSITY. ISBN 978-620-2-79912-6
  • RSM Shamsudeen 2020. Wood bio-deterioration Insects and Marine organisms. 978-620-2-80109-6