List of Invited and Keynote Speakers – IBC 2017

Padma Vibhushan Prof. M. S. Swaminathan, Founder,Emeritus Chairman and Chief Mentor, MSRRF, Chennai

Prof. M.K. Prasad , Sastra Sahitya Parishad, Kochi

Dr. V. S.Vijayan, Former Director Salim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History and former Chairman, Kerala State Biodiversity Board

Prof. P.S. Roy, (NASI Senior Scientist Platinum Jubilee Fellow),University Centre for Earth and Space Sciences, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad
Topic : Climate Change and Biodiversity: An Ecological Agenda for Future Research  

Dr. Ram Boojh, UNESCO, New Delhi

Dr Vandana Shiva, Founder, Navdanya, New Delhi

Dr Jose Kallarackal, Consultant Scientist, Formerly Scientist G, Kerala Forest Research Institute, Thrissur, Kerala
Topic : Eco physiological influences on tree biodiversity in response to climate change

Dr .Joss Brooks, Pitchandikulam Bioresource Centre, Auroville
Topic : Remembering the future garden

Dr.C.K.Peethambaran, Former Dean & Director of Research, Kerala Agricultural University

Dr.O.K. Remadevi, Consultant , Centre for Climate Change, Bangalore
Topic : Diversity of butterflies serve as bio indicators of climate change

Dr. A. Biju Kumar, Head, Dept. of Aquatic Biology & Fisheries, University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram
Topic :Climate Change, Biodiversity and Aquatic Ecosystems

Dr. P.S Easa, Former Director, Kerala Forest Research Institute, Thrissur, Kerala

Dr. Subrat Sharma, Head Climate Change, G.B. Pant Institute of Himalayan Environment & Development, Kosi-Katarmal, ALMORA

Dr. R. Nagarajan, Principal, AVC College (Autonomous), Mannampandal, Tamilnadu
Topic : Climate change: Salinity variations and response by aquatic organisms

Dr. Mohammed Latif Khan, Professor, Department of Botany, Dr.Harisingh Gour Central University, Madhya Pradesh
Topic : Climate change and biodiversity: Impacts, adaptation and mitigation in Eastern Himalaya, India

Dr. A.G. Pandurangan, Director, JNTBGRI, Palode, Thiruvanathapuram, Kerala

Dr.V.R. Prabhavathy, Senior Scientist, MSSRF, Chennai

Dr.K. Kathiresan, Dean, Director & Syndicate Member, Centre of Advanced Study in Marine Biology, Faculty of Marine Science, Annamalai University
Topic : Biodiversity Status of Mangroves in India

Dr. P. Nammalwar, Former Principal Scientist, CMFRI-ICAR, Govt. of India
Topic :Marine biodiversity conservation and management in India

Dr Ashok Panigrahi, Odisha
Topic : Rejuvenation of mangrove diversity on Balasore Coast as a step towards Disaster Management and coastal Eco-restoration

Dr. N. N. Reddy, Principal Scientist (Horti) , ICAR-Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture, Hyderabad
Topic :Potential of horticultural crop biodiversity for food and nutritional security in a Changing Climate Scenario

Dr.P.E. Rajasekharan, ICAR-  Indian Institute of Horticultural Research (IIHR) , Bengaluru

Prof. Hafiz Shaeque Ahmad Yahya, Department of Wildlife Sciences, Aligarh Muslim University
Topic : Avian ecological services for maintaining forest ecosystem with special reference to ecology and conservation of barbets (megalaimaspp)

Dr.Parthankar Choudhury , Professor , Ecology and Environmental Science, Assam University, Silchar
Topic : Conservation versus developmental Issues: discussion on some selected Protected areas of barak valley, Assam

Dr.A.K. Thiruvenkadan, Professor and Head, Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Tamil Nadu
Topic :Options and Strategies for the Conservation of Animal Genetic Resources for Food Security

Dr. Easwaran E.K, Animal Husbandry Department, Government of Kerala

Dr. Mukunda Dev Behera, Associate Professor, Atmosphere and Land Sciences (CORAL), Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Khargpur
Topic : Understanding the Climate and Plant Diversity relationship through Indian varied biogeography

Prof. N. Mathivanan, Director & Head, Centre for Advanced Studies in Botany, University of Madras, Chennai

Dr.K. Radhakrishnan,CEO (i/c), State Medicinal Plants Board,Kerala

Dr. Shalaja Ravindranath, Programme Director, Centre for Environment Education
Topic :Biodiversity education and extension

Dr.K.G. Ajit Kumar, Former Head, Department of Botany, MG College, Thiruvananthapuram

Dr. S. Rajasekharan, Former Scientist & Head, JNTBGRI, Palode, Thiruvananthapuram

Dr. M.K. Ramesh, Professor of Law,National Law School of India University , Bangalore