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Seminar/Conference Proceedings

  1. Ayar H, Patel P, Patel R and Kumar A (2009). Contribution of Prosopis Juliflora to the Economy of Mindhyari Village in Western Kachchh, Gujarat. Pp. 54-59. In: “Proceedings of the National Symposium on Prosopis: Ecological, Economic Significance and Management Challenges” (Eds. Thivakaran GA, Kumar A, Prusty BAK and Sunderraj SFW), Gujarat Institute of Desert Ecology, Bhuj, India. 115 pp.
  2. Chandra R, Prusty BAK and Azeez PA (2009). Impact of Prosopis juliflora on Herbaceous Diversity in Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur. Pp. 09-13. In: “Proceedings of the National Symposium on Prosopis: Ecological, Economic Significance and Management Challenges” (Eds. Thivakaran GA, Kumar A, Prusty BAK and Sunderraj SFW). 20 – 21 February, 2009. Gujarat Institute of Desert Ecology, Bhuj. 115 pp. (Oral Presentation)
  3. Joshi PN (2007). Preliminary floristic observation of Pachchham hills and adjoining areas of Kachchh district, Gujarat, India. In: Proceedings of Seminar on “Protection and development of forest and wildlife in and around Dholavira and Kaladungar”. Organized by Gujarat State Forest Department, 06th March, Kachchh, Pp. 11-27. (Poster Presentation).
  4. Joshi PN (2008). Banni Grasslands and Buffalo. In: Banni Pashu Mela: Banni Buffalo- Towards a Conservation Framework organized by Hodka Tourism Committee with Sahjeevan and Kachchh Mahila Vikas Sangathan (KMVS), Bhuj at Hodko- Kachchh. (Poster Presentation).
  5. Joshi PN and Sunderraj SFW (2007). Conservation and management strategies for medicinal and threatened plant species in Kachchh district, Gujarat, India. In: In: Proceedings of Seminar on “Protection and development of forest and wildlife in and around Dholavira and Kaladungar”. Organized by Gujarat State Forest Department, 06th March 2007, Kachchh. Pp. 01-10.
  6. Joshi PN, Joshua J and Sunderraj SFW (2007). Status and distribution of threatened and endemic Helichrysum cutchicum (Clarke – Rao and Deshpande) in arid region of Kachchh district, Gujarat. “XVII Annual Conference of Indian Association for Angiosperm Taxonomy (IAAT) and International Seminar on Changing Scenario in Angiosperm Systematics” organized by Department of Botany, Shivaji University, Kolhapur from 19th to 21st November 2007.
  7. Joshi, P. N. (2008). Integrated Grassland Development in Kachchh, Gujarat, India. In: National Seminar on “Managing drylands and deserts: The role of civil society organizations” under the UN Convention to Combat Desertification and India’s National Action Programme. Organized by LPPS DRYNET, Jaipur, Rajasthan, 17 – 18 September, (Oral Presentation).
  8. Joshi, P. N. (2008). Medicinal Plants Conservation and Management in Kachchh District: Special Emphasis on Medicinal Plants Conservation Areas (MPCAs). Organized by Gujarat State Forest Department (GSFD), 17th March (Oral Presentation).
  9. Joshua J, Raja SSR, Sunderraj SFW, Shanmugam K and Doorvasan M (2006). Status of the endangered Grizzled Giant Squirrel – Ratufa Macroura dandolena population and its conservation in Srivilliputtur Grizzled Giant Squirrel Wildlife Sanctuary, Tamil Nadu, India. Pp. 26. In: Abstracts of the 4th International Tree Squirrel Colloquium and 1st International Flying Squirrel Colloquium (Eds. R Nandini, VV Robin and A Sinha). Technical Report #2-06. Ecology, Behaviour and Conservation Group, Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore. 96 p.
  10. Joshua J, Sunderraj SFW, Gokula V and Soni HB (2006). Status and conservation of some threatened faunal Biodiversity of arid Kachchh, Gujarat, India. Pp. 111-112. In: Proceedings of “National Conference on Forest Biodiversity Resources: Exploitation, Conservation and Management”, 21st – 22nd Organized by the Centre for Biodiversity and Forest Studies Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India. 191 p.
  11. Joshua J, Sunderraj SFW, Joshi PN and Rao SVS (2006). Status and conservation of some threatened plant biodiversity of arid Kachchh, Gujarat, India. Pp. 40-42. In: Proceedings of “National Conference on Forest Biodiversity Resources: Exploitation, Conservation and Management”, 21st – 22nd Organized by the Centre for Biodiversity and Forest Studies Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India. 191 p.
  12. Joshua J, Sunderraj SFW, Vijay Kumar V, Oswin SD, Joshi PN, Joshi NM and Soni HB (2003). Rare and endangered plants and animals of Gujarat (Brochure) Under Save Biodiversity Campaign, Sponsored by Gujarat Ecology Commission (GEC), Vadodara.
  13. Karthik T. (2009). Status and distribution of Indian Spiny Tailed Lizard (Uromastyx hardwickii) in different habitat types in Banni Grassland, Kachchh district, Gujarat. In proceedings of national conference “Young ecologists talk and interact”. Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. pp. 25. (Speedtalk – cum-Poster Presentation)
  14. Koladiya MH and Narasimhacharya AVRL (2009). A Short Term Bird Survey of Vallabh Vidyanagar. National Conference on Frontiers. In Biological Sciences held on 27th – 28th February, 2009 at B. R. Doshi School of Biosciences, Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidyanagar, Gujarat, India. (Oral Presentation).
  15. Koladiya MH and Somasundaram S (2009). Bird community structure in different habitats of Banni grasslands in Bhuj, Kuchchh. In proceedings of national conference “Young ecologists talk and interact”. Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore pp. 90. (Speedtalk – cum-Poster Presentation).
  16. Koladiya MH, Gajera NB and Somasundaram S (2009). Impact of Prosopis juliflora on avifaunal assemblage in Banni grasslands. In national seminar on “Importance of trees in conservation of avian diversity (ITCAD-2009)”. M. S. University of Vadodara, Baroda, Gujarat, 13th September (Oral Presentation).
  17. Kumar A, Joshi PN, Gajera N, Patel RM, Pardeshi MV, Patel P, Ayar H and Worah DK (2009). Terrestrial biodiversity in the face of mining in drylands of western Kachchh, Gujarat.  National Seminar on Emerging Issues on Biodiversity Management.  Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirapalli (Tamil Nadu).  8-9 January (Oral Presentation).
  18. Kumar A, Marcot BG and Gupta AK (2009). Biodiversity resource use and conservation in Garo Hills, Meghalaya.  National Seminar on Emerging Issues on Biodiversity Management.  Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirapalli (Tamil Nadu).  8-9 January 2009 (Oral Presentation).
  19. Meena RL and Joshi PN (2008). Ethnobotanical Resources with Special Emphasis on Medicinal Plants and Traditional Knowledge System from the Saline Desert Island Kachchh of Gujarat State (India). National Symposium on Plant Resources of India: Linking Conservation, Livelihood and Culture. 14 – 15 March, 2008, Sri JCBM College, Sringeri, Karnataka (Oral Presentation).
  20. Meena RL and Joshi PN (2009). Ethnobotanical resources with emphasis on medicinal plants and associated traditional knowledge system in Kachchh (Saline Desert): The conservation and development efforts for their sustainable utilization. Workshop organized by Department of Chemistry, KSKV Kachchh University, Bhuj, Gujarat, 22-23 January 2010 (Oral Presentation).
  21. Pardeshi M and Kumar D (2009). Termites Associated with Prosopis juliflora and their Ecological Aspects in Western Kachchh, Gujarat. Pp. 28-30. In: “Proceedings of the National Symposium on Prosopis: Ecological, Economic Significance and Management Challenges” (Eds. Thivakaran GA, Kumar A, Prusty BAK and Sunderraj SFW), Gujarat Institute of Desert Ecology, Bhuj, India. 115 pp.
  22. Patel RM, Joshi PN and Kumar A (2008). Preliminary observation on the distribution of threatened plant species of western Kachchh. Gujarat Science Congress, Bhavnanagar. (Poster presentation).
  23. Patel RM, Kumar A, Joshi PN and Dabgar YB (2009). Floral diversity in and around mining sites in western Kachchh, Gujarat.  State level seminar on environmental education and disaster risk management.  G. Science Institute, Ahmedabad (Gujarat), 28 – 29 January 2009. (Oral Presentation).
  24. Patel YS (2010). Herbaceous Biomass Productivity of Banni Grassland, Kachchh, Gujarat. In Science Excellence organized by Gujarat University, Ahmedabad and Gujarat Council on Science and Technology, Gandhinagar, 09 January (Poster Presentation).
  25. Patel YS and Dabhagar YB (2007). Study of Vegetative & Floral Diversity in Triticum UGC sponsored state level seminar on ‘Reproductive biology of Angiosperms’. Organized by Smt. S. M. Panchal Science College, Talod, Gujarat (Poster Presentation).
  26. Patel YS and Joshi PN (2009). Vegetation types and floristic composition of Kachchh Desert Island, Gujarat state, India. In XIX annual conference of Indian Association for Angiosperm Taxonomy (IAAT) & International symposium on. Organized by National Botanical research Institute. 12-14 November, Pp 53 (Poster Presentation).
  27. Patel YS, Joshi EP and Joshi PN (2009). Quantitative aspects of ethonobotanical information: A case study of Kachchh Desert Island, Gujarat State, India. UGC sponsored state level Conference on Ethnobotany and Biodiversity: The Nature biological capital of the earth. Organized by Shri. U.P. Arts, Smt. M.G. Panchal Science & V.L. Shah commerce college, Pilvai, Gujarat (Oral Presentation).
  28. Pati S and Prusty BAK (2008). Eco-Chemical Characterizations of Surface water bodies in and around mining areas of Western Part of Kachchh, Gujarat, India. Lake-2008: Conservation and Management of River and Lake Ecosystems, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, 22nd-24th December, pp. 82 (Oral Presentation).
  29. Prusty BAK, Chandra R, Pati S and Azeez PA (2009). Wildfire effects on soil processes: insights and management challenges. Accepted for oral presentation 7th International Conference on Geomorphology, Melbourne, Australia, 7-12 July 2009 (Oral presentation).
  30. Sanghvi J and Somasundaram S (2009). Status of wetland degradation in Banni and its impact on Maldhari community in Kachchh, Gujarat. In national seminar on “Sustainable development of Tribal areasthrough integrated and eco-friendly approaches. Organized by Navsari agricultural university, Navsari, Gujarat (Poster Presentation).
  31. Sen Gupta R, Deshmukhe G, Thivakaran GA, Ramamoorthy K, Chanda R and Bandyopadhyay S (1999). Ecology of Gulf of Kachchh and threats to its biotic resources. Proceedings of the “Workshop on Gulf of Kachchh”, 23rd – 24th Organized by ICMAM Directorate, Department of Ocean Development, Chennai at Space Application Centre , Ahmedabad, Gujarat. Pp 25-31.
  32. Shah JP, Dabgar YB, Jain BK, Sunderraj SFW and Joshua J (2008). Use of Remote sensing and GIS for Monitoring changes in size (extent of area) of the wetlands in Kachchh District, Gujarat, India at Science Excl. 2008, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad (Oral Presentation).
  33. Sunderraj SFW (2009). Evaluation of nest predation on olive ridley and green turtle along the index beaches of Gujarat, India – Significance of stakeholder’s involvement. 29th international Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation, 16 – 19 February, Brisbane, Australia. (Poster Presentation).
  34. Sunderraj SFW, Joshua J and Joshi PN (2008). Terrestrial Flora and Fauna of Kachchh District at Bhuj in “Biodiversity Awareness Seminar” organized by Biodiversity Authority of India, GoI, Chennai in collaboration with SDAU, Dantiwada and Gujarat Institute of Desert Ecology (GUIDE), Bhuj on 20th January 2008. (Oral Presentation).
  35. Sunderraj SFW, Joshua J, Brahmbhatt L and Saravanakumar A (2005). Nesting status and nest predation on Olive Ridley (Lepidochelys olivacea) and Green Turtle (Chelonia mydas) along Jamnagar and Junagadh coasts of Gujarat State, India. Proceedings of “25th Annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation”, 18th – 22nd January, Savannah, Georgia, USA.
  36. Sunderraj SFW, Joshua J, Vijaya Kumar V, Serebiah JS, Patel IL, Saravankumar A and Joshi NM (2002). Breeding population status of sea turtles in Kachchh, Jamnagar and Junagadh coasts of Gujarat State, India. Poster presented in “22nd Annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation”, Miami, USA.
  37. Sunderraj SFW, Vijaya Kumar V, Joshua J, Serebiah JS, Patel IL and Saravankumar A (2001). Status of breeding population of sea turtles along the Gujarat coast. In: Proceedings of the “National Workshop for the development of a National sea turtle Conservation action Plan (Eds. K Shanker and BC Choudhury)”, Bhubaneshwar, Orissa. Pp. 80-85.
  38. Thivakaran GA (2008). Mangroves of Kachchh- Some Conservation Issues. In: “Workshop on Biodiversity Awareness”, organized by Biodiversity Authority of India, Chennai in collaboration with SDAU, Dantiwada and Gujarat Institute of Desert Ecology (GUIDE), Bhuj, 20th January (Oral Presentation).
  39. Thivakaran GA (2009). Community based Mangrove plantation in Kachchh – Lessons learnt. In: Proceedings of the International Workshop on Community Participation in Promoting Eco-tourism by Preserving Mangrove Ecosystem Services’ Bhubaneswar, Orissa, 21-23 December (Oral Presentation).
  40. Thivakaran GA, Melakiya J and Vijay Kumar V (2006). Ensuring fodder security through community based mangrove afforestation: A case study. Paper presented in the Workshop, “Forestry for Food Security in Dry Zone, Arid Forest Research Institute (ICFRE), Jodhpur, Rajasthan, 5-6th October 2006.
  41. Thivakaran GA, Saravanakumar A, Serebiah JS and Joshua J (2002). Arid zone mangroves of Kachchh, Gujarat: Vegetation structure and environmental characters. Proceedings of the symposium on “Creeks Estuaries and Mangroves: Pollution and Conservation”, 28th – 30th November, Thane, Mumbai, India. Pp. 249-255.
  42. Ullah MI, Vijay Kumar V and Patel IL (1999). An approach paper – On land suitability zonation mapping for grassland restoration using GIS and Remote Sensing. Workshop on “Sustainable Development”, National Afforestation and Ecodevelopment Board (NAEB-MoEF).
  43. Vijay Kumar V (2007). Socio-Economic perspectives of Prosopis juliflora afforestation on dryland pastoral community. International Conference on “Afforestation and Sustainable Forests as a means to combat Desertification”, 16 – 19 April, Jerusalem, Israel. Pp. 48. (Oral Presentation).
  44. Vijay Kumar V (2008). Grasslands of Kachchh. In: “Biodiversity Awareness Seminar”, organised by Biodiversity Authority of India, GoI, Chennai in collaboration with SDAU, Dantiwada and Gujarat Institute of Desert Ecology (GUIDE), Bhuj on 20th January 2008. (Oral Presentation).
  45. Vijaykumar V, Joshi PN, Koladiya M, Patel YS and Karthik T (2008). The Grassland and Grasses study in Banni Area. Hodko Pasumela. 18-19 October, Organized by “Sahjeevan”, Bhuj, Gujarat (Poster Presentation).
  46. Vijaykumar V., Joshi P. N., Koladiya M, Patel Y. S., Karthik T. (2008). Biodiversity study in Banni Grassland. Hodko Pasumela. 18-19 October, Organized by “Sahjeevan”, Bhuj, Gujarat (Poster Presentation).