Dr. Palayanoor Sivaswamy Ramakrishnan
Fellow, Elected 1991

Born in Palayanoor, India on 24 December 1936. Educated at Madras University 1951-55; Banaras Hindu University, 1955-59; M.Sc. 1957; Ph.D. 1960.

Emeritus Professor & INSA Senior Scientist, School of Environmental Sciences, Jawaharalal Nehru University, 2001- to date.

Professor of Botany & Ecol-Development, 1974-85, and Dean, School of Life Sciences, 1977-80 North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong; Professor of Ecology, 1985-2001, UGC National Lecturer, 1986-87, and Dean, School of Environmental Sciences, 1994-96 Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi; Founder Director, G.B. Pant Institute of Himalayan Environment and Development, Kosi, Almora, 1988-89; UGC Emeritus Professor, 1992-94.

Awards/Honours: Pitamber Pant National Environmental Award, GOI, 1985; NASI Distinguished Scientist Award, 1986; UGC-Swami Pranavananda Award, 1988; INSA Jawaharlal Nehru Birth Centenary Lecture Award, 1994; Indian Society of Tree Scientists Seth Memorial Medal, 1993-94.

Fellow: Indian National Science Academy; Indian Academy of Sciences; National Academy of Sciences, India; Third World Academy of Sciences; Honorary Fellow, Association of Tropical Biology, USA.

Research Areas: Global change, agro-ecology, natural resource management, ecology and sustainable development

Address: Emeritus Professor & INSA Sr. Scientist, School of Environmental Science, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi 110067; I-21, South City, Phase I, Gurgaon 124001, Haryana; [Tel: Off. (011) 26704326; Res. (0124) 4085970, Cell: 9312257870; Fax: (011) 26741262; Email: psr@mail.jnu.ac.in]

Member Executive Council 19 Aug, 1995 to 31 Dec, 1995