School of Environmental Sciences

Mahatma Gandhi University-Kottayam

Dr. V. P. SYLAS

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Publications

1.Rhizosphere bacterial diversity and heavy metal accumulation in Nymphaea pubescens in aid of phytoremediation potential with Raisa Kabeer, Rinoy Varghese, Kannan V.M., John Richard Thomas. Journal of Bioscience and Biotechnology Vol. 3 (1) : 89 - 95 pp. - 2014

2. Removal of copper by Eichhornia crassipes and the characterization of associated microflora of the rhizosphere system with Raisa Kabeer, Rinoy Varghese, Jayasooryan K.K., Joshy K.G, Praveenkumar C.S. Journal of Environment Asia. (In Press - July edition – 2014)

3. Removal of Zinc, Lead and Cadmium by water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes) with Raisa Kabeer, Rinoy Varghese, Jayasooryan K.K., Joshy K.G, Ambily V. International Journal of Current Research. Vol. 5 (9). 2506- 2509 pp. - 2013

4. Rainwater harvesting in an Indian Village with Bull C., Tang C.. World Environmental and Water Resource Congress. ASCE Publication. 768 -775pp. 2009

5. Floating Islands in a tropical wetland of Peninsular India with John C.M., Joby Paul and Unni K.S. Wetlands Ecology and Management,17:641-653. DOI 10.1007/s11273-009-9140-z. 2009

6. Eco-distribution Mapping of Invasive Weed Limnocharis flava (L.) Buchenau Using Geographical Information System: Implications for Containment and Integrated Weed Management for Ecosystem Conservation with P. C. Abhilash, Nandita Singh, B. Ajay Kumar, John C. Mathew, R. Satheesh and A. P. Thomas Taiwania, 53(1): 30 – 41. 2008

7. Pollutant removal from domestic wastewater with Taro (Colocasia esculenta) planted in a subsurface flow system with T. Bindu, M. Mahesh, P.S. Rakesh and E.V. Ramasamy. Ecological Engineering 1257: 1 – 15. – 2008.

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND

Ph.D

School of Environmental Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam (2010)

M.Sc. Environment Science and Management (2004)
B.Sc Botany (2001)
Training Course

1. Connections and Flows; Brown International Advanced Research Institute, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA. June 2013.
2. Training Workshop on Taxonomy and Ecology of Soil Flora and Fauna’ sponsored by Kerala State Biodiveristy Board, Govt. of Kerala and TSBF/CIAT/UNEP/GEF Programme of Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi organized by Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi at Nilambur on February, 2009.
3. Attended the workshop on ‘Environment Impact Assessment (EIA), with special emphasis on Biodiversity’ organised by Centre for Innovation in Science and Social Action (CISSA) at Thiruvananthapuram on December, 2010.


EXPERIENCE

2011 - till to date

Assistant Professor :School of Environmental Science, Mahatma Gandhi University

2009

Guest faculty for UGC sponsored add on course in Water Management to UG and PG students of Chemistry, Baselius College, Kottayam, Kerala.

2007 – 2008

Technical Assistant at M.G. University

2004 -2007

Research Fellow : M.G. University. Assessment of Explosive aquatic weed growth, their taxonomy, ecology and impact on Kuttanad wetland ecosystem, Kerala state’ funded by Ministry of Environment and Forests, Govt. of India from August 2004 to March 2007

Publications

International – 7
Book Chapters - 2
Seminar Proceedings – International – 2
National – 28

Membership

Life Member of Indian Association for Aquatic Biologists (IAAB), Hyderabad, India.

Extension Activity

1. Co-ordinator of Rainwater harvesting Programme (Rainwater for Humanity) at Achinakom (from 2009 onwards) in collaboration with Brown University, USA and Aiswarya Screwpine Society, Vechoor, Kottayam, Kerala.
2. Co-ordinator of National Science Day Celebrations (2012, 2013, 2014). Organised for School children and general public.


World Wetlands Day- February 2