Faculty Profile

Dr. Babu Ambat

Executive Director

Educational Qualificationsbabu

  • Ph.D in Floristics from University of Calicut
  • Master of Science in Botany from University of Calicut
  • Bachelor of Science in Botany from University of Calicut

Areas of Expertise

  • Natural Resources and Environment Management
  • Water Supply and Sanitation
  • Urban Studies
  • Wetland and Coastal Ecosystems Studies
  • Solid and Liquid Waste Management
  • Climate Change and Energy Studies
  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Institutional Development and Policy Studies etc.

Work Experience – 34 Years

  • Executive Director in Centre for Environment and Development, Thiruvananthapuram  (1993 to till date)
  • Project Coordinator in Environmental Resources Research Centre, Thiruvananthapuram (1992-1993)
  • Scientist and Project Co-ordinator, Environmental Resources Research Centre (ERRC), Thiruvananthapuram (1991 – 1992)
  • Scientist and Project Co-ordinator, Integrated Rural Technology Centre (IRTC), Palakkad (1986 – 1991)
  • Research Fellow, University of Calicut (1982-1986)

Projects

  • Completed – 140
  • Ongoing -19

Publications

  • Research Paper/Reports-140
  • Books – 20
  • Proceedings / books/ Magazines (Edited) – Many

Others

  • Guided a number of M.Phil, M.Tech and Ph.D students
  • Member of many Task forces and Steering Committees of State Planning Board, Kerala
  • Member of many Technical Committees of Thiruvananthapuram and Kochi City Corporations
  • Member, National Mission for Sustainable Habitat, Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India

 

Dr. T Sabu

Program Director

Educational QualificationsSabu

  • Ph.D in Plant Taxonomy and Morphology from University of Calicut (1993)
  • Master of Science in Botany from University of Kerala (1981)
  • Bachelor of Science in Botany from University of Kerala (1979)

Other Trainings

  • Biodiversity Informatics and Interlinking of Databases – TBGRI (2005)
  • E- Training in Extension – KAU (2004)
  • Participatory Extension Management – Rubber Board and University of Michigan (2000)
  • Rubber Research and Extension – RRI Malaysia (1997)

Areas of Expertise

  • Natural Resources and Environment Management: Biodiversity Conservation; Wetland Management; Urban Environment Management; Climate Change; Energy Conservation; Culture, Heritage and Environment; Environmental Impact Assessment etc.

Work Experience - 35 Years

  • Program Director in Centre for Environment and Development, Thiruvananthapuram  (2005 to till date)
  • Honorary Fellow, Centre for Environment and Development (1994-2005)
  • Jr. Field Officer/Field Officer/Asst. Development Officer in Rubber Board,  Kottayam (Ministry of Commerce, Govt. of India) (From 1985 to 2005)
  • Junior/Senior Research Fellow in  Dept. of Botany, University of Calicut (1981-1985)

Membership in Professional Associations

  • Fellow of Indian Association of Angiosperm Taxonomy (FIAAT)
  • Life Member Indian Society of Remote Sensing
  • Life Member Indian Meteorological Society

Projects

  • Completed – 42
  • Ongoing -5

Publications

  • Research Papers-16
  • Books (Chapters) – 3
  • Proceedings (Edited) – 14

 

Dr. T R Vinod 

Program Director (CCES)

Dr.VinodEducational Qualifications

  • Ph.D in Wildlife Science from Saurashtra University, Rajkot, India (2000)
  • Master of Science in Forestry from Kerala Agricultural University, Thrissur, India (1994)
  • Bachelor of Science in Forestry from Birsa Agricultural University, Ranchi, India (1991)
  • Diploma in Endangered Species Management from Kent University, UK (2000).
  • Diploma in GIS & Remote Sensing from Centre for Environment and Development, Trivandrum, India (2006).

Areas of Expertise

  • Forestry and Wildlife Management
  • Climate Change and Energy Studies
  • Natural Resources Management
  •  Environmental Impact Assessment etc.

Work Experience – 20 Years

  • Program Director, Centre for Environment and Development (CED), Trivandrum, India (March 2009 to till date)
  • Scientist and Program Coordinator, Centre for Environment and Development (CED), Trivandrum, India      (Nov 2003 to Feb 2009)
  • Senior Project Officer, Centre for Environment Education (CEE), Bangalore, India  (Jan – June 2003)
  • Senior Scientist & Project Coordinator, M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF), Chennai, India (Nov 2000 to Dec 2002)
  • Biologist, Wildlife Institute of India (WII), Dehradun, India (July 1995 to Dec 1999).

Publications

  • Research Paper/Reports-14
  • Proceedings / books/ Magazines (Edited) -16

Others

  • Faculty,  Ambo University, Ambo, Ethiopia (April – May 2009)
  • Trained in GIS (Arc GIS 9.0 package of ESRI), GPS and Remote Sensing