Dr. Jose Mathew

Dr. Jose Mathew, MSc, PhD

Assistant Professor, SD College

Dr. Jose Mathew, MSc, PhD
Dr. Jose Mathew
M.Sc., Ph. D (Assistant Professor)
Polachira Kunnumpuram
Memury P.O.
Manvettom, Kottayam
Kerala 686611, India

Academic Achievements

First class secured in Schools, Higher Secondary, B.Sc., M.Sc. and Diploma

Awarded Post Doctoral Fellowship from SERB (DST-INDIA)

Ph. D in 2015 (Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala)

More than 10 years of research experience (KFRI, Forestry College-KAU, Centre for Heritage Studies-Hill Palace, M.G. University and Kerala University)

Publications

Over 35 publications in national and international scientific journals

Over 15 conference papers in national and international seminars/symposia

Over 15 seminars/symposia attended

2 Book published; 1 in review. Three chapters in books.

Over 30 popular articles in magazines

Checklist of 3 major campus flora prepared    

Topics of Interests

Plant Diversity, plant taxonomy, ethnobotany, orchids, parasitic plants, plant evolution, landscaping and ornamental gardening, science popularization, nomenclature, conservation, restoration ecology, mangrove ecosystem, herbarium, forest ecology and molecular biology

 

Education
CMS College/Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam
2005
BSC

Botany/ First Class / 77 %

SH College/Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam
2007
MSc

Botany / First Class / 77 %

Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam
2015
PhD

Botany

Other Courses Completed
Annamalai University, Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu
2009
P.G. Diploma in Landscaping and Ornamental Gardening

76%

I Net Infotech, Ernakulam, Kerala
2008
MsOffice +

A +

Sacred Heart College, Thevara, Kerala
2007
Career Oriented Programme in Plant Tissue Culture

80%

Research Experiences

 

S.No.

Positions

held

Name of the

Institute

From

To

1

Technical Assistant

Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi, Thrissur

24/09/2007

12/05/2008

2

Research Assistant

Forestry College, KAU, Mannoothy

12/05/2008

13/06/2008

3

Project Fellow

Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi, Thrissur

16/06/2008

31/07/2008

4

Research Assistant

Forestry College, KAU, Mannoothy

1/08/2008

31/08/2008

5

Project Fellow

Centre for Heritage Studies, Hill Palace, Thripunithura, Ernakulam

16/09/2008

 4/4/2010

6.

Ph.D Course

School of Environmental Sciences, M.G. University, Kottayam

2010

2015

7.

Consultant (Biodiversity)

CENRM, Kochi

2015

2018

8

Post Doctoral Fellow

Department of Botany, University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram

4/2018

09/2018

 

Contributions to Science

Ø  31 new taxa to Science viz.,

Christisonia tomentosa; C. mira; Ariopsis peltata var. brevifoliaArtabotrys zeylanicus var. kottavasalianus;  Dendrobium kallarense; D. georgei; D. anilii; Hygrophila ringens ssp. longifolium; Hygrophila auriculata var. alba; Piper rukshagandhum; P. karpuragandhum; P. canascense; P. megacarpum; Chlorophytum clivorum; Seidenfadeniella salimii; Phyllagathis indica; Strobilanthes philipmathewiana; Arisaema peerumedense; Plectranthus petricola; P. saxorum, P. idukkianus; Peperomia vellarimalica;P. emarginatifolia; Tylophora balakrishnanii; Rhyncostylis cymifera, Liparis tortilis, Tylophora balakrishnanii, T. neglecta; T. flexuosa var. tenuissima, Sonerila epeduncula and Anisochilus petraeus.  were discovered from the southern Western Ghats.

Ø  1 new generic record, Phyllagathis to India

Ø  1 new genus record to Kerala, Veronica L.

Ø  1 new distributional record, Liparis tschangii Schltr. (Orchidaceae) for India

Ø  4 additions, viz., Arisaema madhuanum Nampy & Manudev (Araceae); Phaius tankervilleae (Banks ex L’Heritier) Blume (Orchidaceae); Solanum diphyllum L. (Solanaceae) and Veronica persica Poir. (Plantaginaceae) to the flora of Kerala part of Western Ghats.

Ø  Rediscovery of Arisaema jacquemontii Blume (Araceae); Arisaema sarracenioides Barnes & C.E.C. Fisch.(Araceae); Campanula alphonsii Wall. ex A. DC.(Campanulaceae); Habenaria flabelliformis Summerh. ex C.E.C. Fisch.(Orchidaceae) and Thunbergia tomentosa Wall. ex Nees (Acanthaceae)

Conservation

Hortus Malabaricus garden developed in Centre for Heritage Studies campus- Hill Palace, Thripunithura; Kalady  Sankaracharya Sanskrit University, Kalady

Medicinal plant garden prepared in Govt. Model Residential School, Wadakkanchey (Won the best garden prize in Thrissur District)

International Collaborations
  1. Dr. Dariusz L. Szlachetko: Department of Plant Taxonomy and Nature Conservation, The University of Gdansk, ul. WitaStwosza 59, PL-80-308 Gdansk, Poland
  2. Dr. Barry J. Conn: School of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
Member of Panels and Boards
  1. Consultant in Centre for Environment and Natural Resource Management, Kochi, Kerala
  2. Member of contributors’ panel of Balarama Digest (Children’s Magazine).
  3. Columnist in Green leaf (Magazine for nature and wildlife).
  4. Resource person for training the student police cadets environmental awareness     (Vadakkancherry circle).
  5. Resource person to NSS volunteers of Govt. High school, Kudamaloor,      Kottayam.
  6. Internal mentor for SSP, EcoClub, Samagra etc.

 

 

Publications

 

 S.

No.

 

Author(s)

*Indicates  corresponding  author

 

Title

 

Name of Journal

 

Vol.

 

Page

 

Year

UGC approved Journal list

1

Jose Mathew *, Usha, S.S.,Salim P.M.,Radhamany P. M.&  Regy Yohannan

Sonerila epeduncula (Melastomataceae): A new species from South Western Ghats, India.  

Species

20

72-75

2019

 

2

Pichan M Salim, Jose Mathew*, Balakrishnan V.

Liparis tortilis (Orchidaceae), a new species from

South Western Ghats, India

Species

20

35-38

2019

 

3

Pichan M. Salim, Jose Mathew,*  & V. Balakrishnan

Liparis tschangii (Orchidaceae), a new record to Kerala 

 

Indian Forester

144 (9)

879-880

2018

20693

 

4

Mathew,  J. *, P.M. Radhamany, P.M. Salim & K.V. George

Two new species of Peperomia Ruiz & Pav. (Piperaceae) from South Western Ghats, India

Species

19

162-166

2018

 

5

R.R. Rakesh, C.K. Somen, T.J. Roby & J. Mathew*

Ecology and conservation of  an endangered tree species Aporosa bourdillonii stap f. from Kerala part of Western Ghats

Indian Forester

144(8)

716-722

2018

20693

 

6

Yohannan, R., J. Mathew* & Dariusz L. Szlachetko

Rhyncostylis cymifera (Orchidaceae), a new species from south Western Ghats, India

Jordan Journal of Biological Sciences

11 (3)

257-259

2018

26044

7

Mathew,  J. * & K.V. George

Veronica persica Poir., a new record to Kerala

Indian Forester

144 (5)

489-490

2018

20693

 

8

Mathew, J.*, R.  Yohannan & B.J. Conn

Three new species of Plectranthus L’Hér. (Lamiaceae) from south Western Ghats, India

 

Telopea

 

20

 

177-189

 

2017

24167

9

Mathew, J.* , S. Jose, R.Yohannan & K.V. George

Three new species of Piper L. (Piperaceae) from South Western Ghats, India

 

Annales Botanici Fennici

54

267-272

2017

15368

10

Mathew, J.*, R.Yohann

an & K.V.George

Anisochilus petraeus (Lamiaceae), a new species from southern Western Ghats, India

Taiwania

62(2)

144-146

2017

22453

11

Mathew, J.* &

K.V.George

Arisaema peerumedense (Araceae), a new species from South Western Ghats, India

Annales Botanici Fennici

54

29-31

2017

15368

12

Mathew, J.* &

K.V.George

Relocation of Cynometra bourdillonii Gamble (Ceasalpiniaceae) in Achankovil Valley, Southern Western Ghats, Kerala

Indian Forester

143

(4)

385-386

2017

20693

 

13

Mathew, J.*,  Regy Yohannan, P.M. Salim & K.V. George

Novelties in the family Acanthaceae from South Western Ghats, India

Annals of Plant Sciences

6 (1)

1499-1503

2017

 

14

Rakesh, R.R., C.K. Soman, T.J. Robi & J. Mathew*

The keystone Drypetes [Drypetes confertiflora (Hook.f) pax. & Hoffm. (Euphorbiaceae): Notes on ecology, associations, limits and seed germination

Indian Forester

143

(2)

86-91

2017

20693

 

15

Salim, P.M., J. Mathew* & Dariusz L. Szlachetko

Dendrobium anilii (Orchidaceae), a new species from the southern Western Ghats, India

Annales Botanici Fennici

53

342-344

2016

15368

16

Mathew, J.*, R.Yohann

an & K.V.George

 

Phyllagathis

Blume

(Melastomataceae,

Sonerileae),

a new genus record for India and a new species

in the genus.

 

Botany Letters (Acta Botanica Gallica)

163 (2)

175-179

2016

64401

17

Mathew, J.*,

T.K. Hrideek,

V.B.Sreekumar  & K.Madhusudhanan

 

Seidenfadeniella salimii

(Orchidaceae): a new plant species from South Western Ghats, India,

 

Webbia

71 (1)

69-71

2016

32874

18

Mathew, J.*,

K.V.George &  R.Yohann

an

Piper rukshagandhum

(Piperaceae):

a new species from southern Western Ghats, India.

 

Telopea

19

23-29

2016

24167

19

Kumar, K.M.P.*,

A.A. Adsul, J.Mathew &  I. Balachandran

Nomenclatural notes on the status of the name Chlorophytum clivorum (Asparagaceae). 

Phytotaxa

243 (2)

199-200

2016

30917

20

Mathew, J.*,

K.V.George &  R.Yohannan

 

On the rediscovery of Arisaema sarracenioides Barnes & C.E.C. Fisch. (Araceae) – a rare and endemic species from Achankovil  forests,  part of southern Western Ghats.

Webbia

71 (1)

117-119

2016

32874

21

K.V.George &  Mathew, J.*,

 

Phaius tankervilleae

 (Orchidaceae)-

A new record

for southern India.

Indian Forester

142 (3)

300-301

2016

20693

 

22

Mathew, J.* &

K.V.George

Christisonia mira (Orobanchaceae): a new plant species from southern Western Ghats, India.

Telopea

18

425-431

2015

24167

23

Mathew, J.* &

K.V.George

Christisonia tomentosa (Orobanchaceae): a new plant    species from southern Western Ghats, India.

Webbia

70(2)

227-230

2015

32874

24

George K.V.*, K. Vasudevan Pillai & J. Mathew

Studies on Water Resource Management: Approaches and Strategies.

International Journal of Advanced Research

3 (11)

781-791.

2015

47231

(Old No)

25

Mathew, J.* &

K.V. George

A new Chlorophytum (Asparagaceae) from the Southern Western Ghats.

Telopea

18

379-382

2015

24167

26

Mathew, J.*&

K.V. George

Orchid checklist of Kottavasal hills in Achankovil forests,Southern Western Ghats, Kollam district of Kerala, India.

Journal of Threatened  Taxa

7 (10)

7691–7696.

2015

11398

27

Mathew, J.* &

K.V. George

Ariopsis peltata var. brevifolia (Araceae) from Achankovil Shear Zone region of Southern Western Ghats, India.

Telopea

18

151-154.

2015

24167

28

Mathew, J.*

Dendrobium georgei (Orchidaceae): A new species from southern Western Ghats, India.

Telopea

16

89-92

2014

24167

29

Mathew, J.*,K.V. George, R.Yohannan & K.Madhusudhanan

Dendrobium Kallarensis (Orchidaceae): A new species from southern Western Ghats, India.

International Journal of Advanced Research

2(2)

799-803

2014

47231

(Old No)

30

Mathew, J.*&

K.V. George

Hygrophila ringens ssp. longifolium (Acanthaceae): A new taxa from southern Western Ghats, India. 

International Journal of Advanced Research

1(9)

132 – 134.

2013

47231

(Old No)

31

Mathew, J.* &

K.V. George

Rediscovery of Arisaema jacquemontii Blume (Araceae) from Achankovil valley of southern Western Ghats, India.

NeBio

4(6)

96-97

2013

45725

(Old No.)

32

Mathew, J.*

Epiphytic angiosperm flora of Achankovil forests, southern Western Ghats, Kerala, India.  

International Journal of Scientific Research

2(11)

240-242

2013

49217

(Old No.)

33

Mathew, J.*

Indigenous Aromatic and Spice Plants Described in Van Rheed’s Hortus Indici Malabarici.

Indian Journal of Applied Research.

3 (11):

30-33

 

2013

49333

(Old No.)

34

Mathew, J.*&

K.V. George

Medicinal plants used by Malampadaram tribals in Achankovil forests of Kerala to cure snake bite, wound and bone fracture.

Life Science Leaflets

 

8

50-54.

2013

 

35

Mathew, J.* &

K.V. George

Artabotrys zeylanicus var. kottavasaliyana (Annonaceae):

a new variety from southern Western Ghats.

Int. J. of Plant, Animal and Envt. Sc.

3 (4)

153 – 155.

2013

 

36

Mathew, J.* &K.V. George

Morpho-ecotypes of endemic flowering plants from Achankovil Shear

 Zone in Agasthyamalai Biosphere Reserve, Western Ghats, Kerala.

Annals of Plant Sciences

02 (12)

514-519.

 

2013

 

 

Papers Accepted for Publication

1

Jose John, J. Mathew *& K.V.George

Validation of the assorted Algal names arose from south Western Ghats, India

Abrahamia

2

P.M. Salim, J. Mathew *& R. Yohannan

Towards a review of the Tylophora R.Br. (Apocynaceae) in India: Two distinctive new species and a new combination

NeBIO

 

 

 

Papers Under Review

1

Jose Mathew, S.S. Usha & Radhamany P.M.

Arisaema madhuanum (Araceae), new record to Kerala

Indian Forester

3

George, K.V.,  J. Mathew *& J. Sebastian

Oberonia saint-berchmanii (Orchidaceae), a new species from south Western Ghats, India

Annales Botanici Fennici

4

Vasudevan  N.T., Usha, S.S., Radhamany P.M., Namitha L.H., Smitha K., & J. Mathew.

Andrographis  alata var. thankappaniana  (Acanthaceae): A new taxon from south India. International Journal of Plants Animals and Environmental Sciences.

International Journal of Plants Animals and Environmental Sciences

 

Books/Reports/Chapters/General articles etc.

S.No

Title

Author’s Name

Publisher

Year of Publication

Books

1

Flora of Achankovil forests, southern Western Ghats, india. (English)

Jose Mathew & K.V. George

Lap Lambart Academic Publishers, Germany.

Jan, 2016

2

Kunnathurpady; Aietheehyam, Charithram, Sasyasambath (Malayalam)

Philip Mathew & Jose Mathew

Centre for Heritage studies, Hill  Palace, Thripunithura, Kerala

May, 2009

Chapter in a book

1

Premna serratifolia L.: A Neutraceutical Panacea

In. Advances in Functional Foods for Human Health.

Kadakasseril V. George, Lakshmi V. Bose & J.Mathew 

Apple Academic Press, New Jersey, USA.

In press

2

Araceae of Agasthyamala Biosphere Reserve, south Western Ghats, India

J.Mathew*, P.M. Salim, P.M. Radhamany & K.V. George

Apple Academic Press, New Jersey, USA.

In press

3

Potential of wild succulent ornamentals of Agasthyamala Biosphere Reserve, south Western Ghats, India

J.Mathew*, P.M. Salim, P.M. Radhamany & K.V. George

Astral Publishers, New Delhi

In press

4

Living World In. Classmate

J.G. Ray, V.S. Vasudevan, H. Nair & J. Mathew*

Malayala Manorama Publishers, Kottayam

2018

 

Popular Articles

 

1.            Mathew, J.  (2014). Mannu (Soil). Balarama Digest (ISSN: 0975-0371). 15 (30):

             1-43.

2.         Mathew, J.  (2014). Petroleum. Balarama Digest (ISSN: 0975-0371). 15 (37):1-43.

3.         Mathew, J.  (2015). Thengu (Coconut). Balarama Digest (ISSN: 0975-0371). 16 (04):1-43.

4.         Radhakrishnan, V.U. & J. Mathew  (2015). Hortus Malabaricus. Balarama Digest (ISSN: 0975-0371). 16 (07):1-43.

5.         Mathew, J.  (2015). Jeevalokathe puthumukhangal (New Species). Balarama 

              Digest (ISSN: 0975-0371). 16 (26):1-43.

6.         Mathew, J.  (2016). Sookshmajeevikal (Micro-organisms). Balarama Digest (ISSN: 0975-   0371). 17 (03):1-43.

7.         Mathew, J.  (2016). Kothuku (Mosquito). Balarama Digest (ISSN: 0975-0371). 17 (13):1-43.

8.         Mathew, J.  (2016). Payaruvargangal (Pulses). Balarama Digest (ISSN: 0975-0371). 17  (35):1-43.

9.         Mathew, J.  (2016). Keralathile pookkal (Flowers of Kerala). Balarama Digest (ISSN: 0975-0371). 17  (37):1-43.

10.       Mathew, J.  (2015). Kobralily. Green Leaf  2 (6):35.         

11.       Mathew, J.  (2015). Kurinjipookal. Green Leaf  2 (6):40.

12.       Mathew, J.  (2015). Kannathalipookal. Green Leaf  2 (7):51.

13.       Mathew, J.  (2016). Ghost Flowers. Green Leaf 2 (8):61

14.       Mathew, J.  (2017). Museums of Kerala. Balarama Digest (ISSN: 0975-0371). 18

            (9):1-43.

15.       Mathew, J.  (2017). Biodiversity. Balarama Digest (ISSN: 0975-0371). 18  (22):1-

            43.

16.       Mathew, J.  (2017). Seeds. Balarama Digest (ISSN: 0975-0371). 18  (22):1-43.

 17.      Mathew, J.  & V.U. R. Krishnan (2017). Paayalukal (Moss) Balarama Digest

            (ISSN: 0975-0371). 18 (48):1- 43.

18.         Mathew, J.  (2017). Janthulokathe Sancharikal (Migrations) Balarama Digest

            (ISSN: 0975-0371). 18(41):1- 43.

19.      Mathew, J.  (2017). Irapidiyan Chedikal (Insectivorous Plants) Balarama

            Digest  (ISSN: 0975-0371). 18(41):1- 43.

20.      Mathew, J.  (2018). KSRTC Balarama Digest  (ISSN: 0975-0371). 19(08):1- 43.

21.      Mathew, J.  (2018). Jeevalokathe Vidagdar (Professionals in living world)

            Balarama Digest  (ISSN: 0975-0371). 19(17):1- 43.

22.      Mathew, J.  (2018). Chakka (JackFruit) Balarama Digest  (ISSN: 0975-0371).

            19(23):1- 43.

23.      Mathew, J.  (2018). School Calendar Balarama Digest  (ISSN: 0975-0371).

            19(24):1- 43.

24.      Mathew, J.  (2018). World famous botanists Balarama Digest  (ISSN: 0975-

            0371).  19(31):1- 43.

25.        Mathew, J.  (2018). Bamboos Balarama Digest  (ISSN: 0975-0371).  19(35):1- 43

26.        Mathew, J.  (2018). Reuse & Recycling Balarama Digest  (ISSN: 0975-0371). 

           19(36):1- 43

27.        Mathew, J. & V.S. Tharanath  (2018). Virus Balarama Digest  (ISSN: 0975-

            0371).  19(43):1- 43

28.      Mathew, J. (2019). Puthujeevamshamay Winner: Thozhil Veethi  (Jan-12 Issue)

          Page No 8-15

 

Conference papers

1.      Mathew,  J. & P. Mathew (2009). Collection and conservation of plant species described in Van Rheed’s Hortus Indicus. National Seminar on Garden and People. Tropical Botanical Garden, Trivandrum

2.      Mathew, J., K. V. George  &  P.Mathew (2010). Rare and endemic plants species in the sacred             grove of Kunnathurpady, Western Ghats, Kerala.  In: Taxonomy, plant diversity and conservation. Abstracts of the XX Annual Conference of Indian Association for Angiosperm Taxonomy. p.175. Bharathiyar University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu.

3.      Mathew, J. & George, K. V. (2010). Rare and Endemic Plants species in Peechi – Vazhani Wildlife sanctuary, Western Ghats, Kerala, XXth Swadeshi Science Congress, Kerala, CMFRI.

4.       Mathew,  J. & K. V. George (2010). Ethnobotanical studies on selected medicinal plants from             Agasthyamala Biosphere Reserve, Western Ghats.  In: Taxonomy, plant diversity and conservation. Abstracts of the XX Annual Conference of Indian Association for Angiosperm Taxonomy. p.175. Bharathiyar University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu.

5.      Mathew, J. & K. V. George (2011). Epiphytic angiosperm flora in the Kottavasal hills of Achankovil forests, southern Western Ghats, Kerala. In: Thomas, T. D. & T. Thomas (ed.), Bioprospecting of plant genetic resources of Western Ghats. Proceedings of the national conference. p. 145-151. St. Thomas College, Pala, Kerala.

6.      Mathew, J. & K. V. George (2011). Rare and endemic plants in the riparian forests of Achankovil, Western Ghats, Kerala. In: Biodiversity conservation and climatic change. Abstracts of the XXI Annual Conference of Indian Association for Angiosperm Taxonomy. p.123. CSIR- Institute of Minerals and Material Technology, Bhubaneswar, Odisha.

7.      Mathew, J., P. Mathew & K.V. George (2011). Studies on the plant species described in the folk songs and rituals of Kunnathurpady, a mythic hill from northern Kerala. In: Biodiversity conservation and climatic change. Abstracts of the XXI Annual Conference of            Indian Association for Angiosperm Taxonomy. P. 59-60. CSIR-Institute of Minerals and Material Technology, Bhubaneswar, Odisha.

8.      Mathew, J. & K. V. George (2011). Rare and endemic plants species in the riparian bounds of Pamba. In: Biodiversity conservation and climatic change. Abstracts of the XXI Annual Conference of Indian Association for Angiosperm Taxonomy. P. 139-140. CSIR- Institute of Minerals and Material Technology, Bhubaneswar, Odisha.

9.      Mathew, J. & K. V. George (2012). Epiphytic and lithophytic angiosperm flora of Kottavasal hills of southern Western Ghats, Kerala.  In: Biofest 2012. Abstracts of the national seminar on recent trends and future prospects of biodiversity and conservation. p. 27.  S.N. College, Punalur, Kerala.

10.  Mathew, J. & K. V. George (2012). Rare and Indian endemic plants in the riparian forests of Achankovil, Western Ghats, Kerala.  In: Botanica 2012. Abstracts of the international seminar on world bioheritage concerns over climate change, with a special reference to ethnic vegetables. p. 18. S. N. College, Chempazhanthy. Kerala.

11.  George, K. V. & J. Mathew  (2012). Ex situ conservation of tree species in the arboretum of CMS College, Kottayam, Proceedings of the national conference on bioprospecting      of   plant genetic resources of Western Ghats. Dept. of botany, St. Thomas College, Pala.

12.  Mathew, J., K. V. George & A. Thomas (2012). Indo- Sri Lankan endemic plants in the riparian shear zone of Achankovil forests, Western Ghats, Kerala. In: Innovative prospects in Angiosperm taxonomy. Abstracts of the XXII Annual Conference of Indian Association for Angiosperm Taxonomy. p. 61. Sant Gadge Baba Amaravati University, Maharashtra.

13.  Mathew, J. & K. V. George (2013). Medicinal plants at risk. A case study from Achankovil        forests, southern Western Ghats, Kerala. In: Molecular secrets of plant medicines. Abstract of the international conference. p. 18. CMS College, Kottayam, Kerala.

14.  Mathew, J. & K. V. George  (2013). Minor forest products from the Achankovil forests: An ethnoecological approach in sustainable harvest and marketing of rain forest products. In: Sustainable utilization, management and conservation of bioresources. Abstracts of the International Conference in centenary celebrations. p. 91. St. Jospeh’s College, Thiruchirappally, Tamil Nadu.

15.  Mathew,  J.,  K. V. George,  R. Yohannan  &  K. Madhusudhanan (2015).  New plant taxa from Achankovil Shear Zone part of southern Western Ghats, Kerala. In. 25 th Swadeshi Science Congress. Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit, Kalady, Kerala.

16.  Mathew, J., K. V. George, R. Yohannan & K. Madhusudhanan (2015).  Orchidaceous flora of Achankovil forests, southern Western Ghats, Kerala. In. 25 th Swadeshi Science Congress. Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit, Kalady, Kerala.

17.  Mathew, J. & K. V. George (2015). Ethno medicines of Malampandaram tribes of Achankovil Valley, southern Western Ghats, Kerala. In. 25th Swadeshi Science Congress. Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit, Kalady, Kerala.

 

Extracurricular Activities

Member of contributors’ panel of Balarama Digest (Children’s Magazine)

Columnist in Green leaf (Magazine for nature and wildlife).

 

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