Dr. A Biju Kumar
Currently serves as Dean, Faculty of Science, University of Kerala and Professor in Department of Aquatic Biology and Fisheries, University of Kerala, Dr Biju’s areas of research include biodiversity, taxonomy and ecology. He has been involved in policy formulation in biodiversity and environmental issues and has been trained in various countries including Czech Academy of Sciences, Mexican Academy of Sciences, Adelaide University and University of Guelph, Canada. Winner of Kerala University Merit Scholarship, First Rank and Gold Medal for M. Sc. Degree, CSIR-UGC Lectureship and UGC JRF, Young Scientist Award by STEC and Indian Academy of Environmental Science, Good Service Entry from Government of Kerala, highest research grant award from University of Kerala and 10 best paper presentation awards. Over 25 years of teaching and research experience. Served as Scientific Officer in State Committee on Science, Technology and Environment (STEC), Govt. of Kerala, Principal Scientific Officer and Member Secretary (in-charge), Kerala State Biodiversity Board, Nodal Officer of National Green Corps, the school ecoclub scheme of Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India. Published more than 150 research papers, 25 books and over 300 popular articles. Described four new genera and over 30 new species of aquatic organisms.