Speakers

Biju Kumar
Professor and Head of the Department of Aquatic Biology and Fisheries

Dr Biju Kumar is Professor and Head of the Department of Aquatic Biology and Fisheries, University of Kerala. Possesses M. Sc., M. Phil., Ph.D. degrees in Aquatic Biology & Fisheries from University of Kerala. 25 years teaching and research experience in the fields biodiversity documentation and informatics, taxonomy and environmental education. Earlier served as Scientific Officer of Kerala State Committee on Science, Technology and Environment (STEC), Kerala State Nodal Officer of National Green Corps of Ministry of Environment and Forests. Govt of India, Member Secretary-in-Charge and Principal Scientific Officer, Kerala State Biodiversity Board and Chief Editor of Science India National Science Magazine. Recipient of first rank for MSc (University of Kerala), UGC CSIR Fellowship, Young Scientist Award of STEC and Indian Academy of Environmental Sciences, Good Service Entry from Government of Kerala, best research paper presentation in various national seminars. Editor, Journal of Aquatic Biology and Fisheries and Organising Secretary of Indian Biodiversity Congress. Overseas training from Czech Academy of Sciences, Mexican Academy of Sciences, and Adelaide University, Australia. Created several new genera and species of marine organisms from Kerala coast. Member in several expert committees at state and national levels. A prolific writer and engaged in science popularization, published over 100 research papers and authored 20 books. Hobby- Nature Photography.