Department of Zoology

NAME:   Mrs. Soumya K
POST:   Lecturer
E.MAIL ID: Soumya.ramesh436@gmail.com
Academic Experience:

Qualification:

Qualification Specialisation or Subjects Board / University / Institute
Ph. D
(Thesis Submitted)
Zoology
(Entomology)
Bangalore University
NET NET-Agricultural Entomology Indian Council of Agricultural Research
Post Graduation (MSc) Applied Zoology (Entomology Specialisation) Calicut University
Graduation (BSc) Zoology (Botany & Chemistry as subsidiaries) Calicut University

Research Experience:


Institution Year (from-to) Designation
ICAR-IIHR December 2014 - December 2016 Senior Research Fellow
ICAR-IIHR December 2013 - December 2014 Research Fellow
ICAR-IIHR May-2012 - December 2013 Research Assistant

Research Skills:
- Survey and surveillance on the incidence of pests and natural enemies of cucurbit vegetables and jackfruit crops in South India

- Laboratory rearing of borer insect pests of tomato, brinjal, cucurbits, cabbage and jackfruit, grapes, guava, custard apple, papaya and citrus, pumpkins in the laboratory and net house.

- Maintaining staggered cropping of different cucurbit vegetables in the field for the population dynamics study of pests and their natural enemy complex.

- Field observations on seasonal incidence of different pest on the vegetables and fruit crops.

- Survey and Mass production of bio agents, Anaesius advena, Cryptoleamus montrouzieri, Trichogramma chilonis and Apanteles stantoni.

- Demonstration, Field release and evaluation of bicontrol agents against pests of horticultural crops.

- Integrated Management of Insect Pests of Jackfruit Ecosystems in South India.

- Statistical analysis and interpretation of scientific data using statistical software like SPSS and SAS.

Membership in Professional Bodies:
- Life member, Association for Advancement of Pest management in Horticultural Ecosystems (APMHE).
- Member, Plant protection club, ICAR-IIHR
- Member- Association for Advancement of Entomology (AAE)

Short term courses/ Workshops attended:
Short term courses: 1
Work shops: 2

Conferences
International conferences: 2
National conferences: 7

Research Publications:
1. K. Soumya, P. N. Ganga Visalakshy, A. Krishnamoorthy, S. J. Kavitha & K. Gopalakrishna Pillai (2017) Host-age-dependent parasitism and reproductive success of Apanteles stantoni (Hymenoptera: Braconidae), a larval parasitoid of Diaphania indica (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae), Biocontrol Science and Technology, 27:1, 70-80, DOI: 10.1080/09583157.2016.1253829

2. K. Soumya, P. N. Ganga Visalakshy, A. Krishnamoorthy & K. Gopalakrishna Pillai (2017). Dolichogenidea stantoni (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) a potential biocontrol agent for melon borer, Diaphania indica. Entomon 42(1) : 1-6

3. K. Soumya, A. Krishnamoorthy and M. G. Venkatesha (2015). Occurrence of Jack shoot and fruit borer, Diaphania caesalis (Walker) (Pyralidae: Lepidoptera) in Kerala, India. Current Biotica 9(3):295-299,

4. Soumya K and Y Shibu Vardhan. (2016). Genotoxicity screening of Catharanthus roseus Lextracts in Drosophila melanogaster M (Diptera: Drosophilidae). Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies 4(6): 173-177

5. K. Soumya, P. N. Ganga Visalakshy, A. Krishnamoorthy & K. Gopalakrishna Pillai (2016) Effect of host plants on the extent of parasitism of Diaphania indica (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) by Dolichogenidea stantoni (Hymenoptera: Braconidae). Pest Management in Horticultural Ecosystems, 22(1): 58-62.

6. K. Soumya, A. Krishnamoorthy, Prakash Patil and M. G. Venkatesha. (2015) Evaluation of jackfruit germplasm against jack shoot and fruit borer, Diaphania caesalis (Wlk.) (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae). Pest Management in Horticultural Ecosystems, 21 (1): 8-10.

7. Soumya K and Y Shibu Vardhan. (2017). Evaluation of Toxic Effects of Catharanthus Roseus L Extract in Drosophila Melanogaster M (Diptera: Drosophilidae): Wing Contour Bioassay. Indian journal of entomology, 81(1): 32-36.

8. P. N. Ganga Visalakshy, K. Soumya, A. Krishnamoorthy & K. Gopalakrishna Pillai (2017) Improvements in mass-rearing of the melon borer, Diaphania indica (Saunders) (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae). Pest Management in Horticultural Ecosystems, 23(2): 58-61.

9. K. Soumya, P. N. Ganga Visalakshy, A. Krishnamoorthy, C. Swathy & K. Gopalakrishna Pillai (2017). Integrated Pest Management of melon borer, Diaphania indica (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) in bittergourd. The journal of biological control, 32(4): 18-21.

10. Soumya Kallekkattil, Aswatha Krishnamoorthy, Prakash Patil, Venugopalan Rangarajan and Melally G Venkatesha. (2017) Forecasting the incidence of jackfruit shoot and fruit borer Diaphania caesalis Walker (Pyralidae: Lepidoptera) in Jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus Lam.) ecosystems. Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies, 5(1): 483-487

Research papers presented in National Conferences
1. K. Soumya, A. Krishnamoorthy, Prakash Patil and M. G. Venkatesha. Evaluation of jackfruit germplasm against jack shoot and fruit borer, Diaphania caesalis (Wlk.) (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae). Proc. National seminar on underutilized fruits, December 01-03,2014 Held at Central Horticultural Experimental Station (CHES), ICAR-IIHR, Chettalli, Kugadu, Karnataka, India.

2. K. Soumya, A. Krishnamoorthy, P. Venkata Ramy Reddy and M. G. Venkatesha. Seasonal incidence of jack shoot and fruit borer Diaphania caesalis (Pyralidae: Lepidoptera), Proc. National seminar on management of jack under adverse climatic conditions, value addition and marketing,22-23 April, 2016.Held at College of Horticulture, Kolar, Karnataka, India.

3. K. Soumya, P. N. Ganga Visalakshy, A. Krishnamoorthy & K. Gopalakrishna Pillai. Diversity of natural enemies of melon borer, Diaphania indica in Karnataka, India. Proc. Third National meet of Entomologists, 07-08 October 2016.Held at ICAR-IIHE, Hesseraghatta, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.

4. K. Soumya, P. N. Ganga Visalakshy, A. Krishnamoorthy & K. Gopalakrishna Pillai. Studies on the role of microbes in increasing the efficiency of Apanteles stantoni, a larval parasitoid of Diaphania indica on bitter gourd. Proc. Third National meet of Entomologists, 07-08 October 2016.Held at ICAR-IIHE, Hesseraghatta, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.

Research papers presented in International Conferences
1. Soumya.K, A. Krishnamoorthy and M. G. Venkatesha. Biology And Morphometrics Of Jack Shoot And Fruit Borer Diaphania Caessalis(Pyralidae: Lepidoptera) In Bangalore. Proc. International Conference on Innovative Insect Management Approaches for Sustainable Agro Eco System (IIMASAE) 27-30 January 2015. Held at Agricultural College and Research Institute Madurai, Tamilnadu, India

2. Soumya K, and Y Shibu Vardhan. Evaluation of toxicity and genotoxic effects of Catheranthus roseus (Lin) extract on Drosophila melanogaster: Stress protein and wing contour bioassay. Proc. Third International Conference on Agriculture and Horticulture, 27-29 October, 2014. Held at Hyderabad International Convention Centre, India by OMICS group.
http://dx.doi.org/10.4172/2168-9881.S1.012

Conference attended
1. International Conference on Innovative Insect Management Approaches for Sustainable Agro Eco System (IIMASAE) 27-30 January 2015. Held at Agricultural College and Research Institute Madurai, Tamilnadu, India

2. Third International Conference on Agriculture and Horticulture, 27-29 October, 2014. Held at Hyderabad International Convention Centre, India by OMICS group

3. National seminar on underutilized fruits, December 01-03,2014 Held at Central Horticultural Experimental Station (CHES), ICAR-IIHR, Chettalli, Kugadu, Karnataka, India.

4. National seminar on management of jack under adverse climatic conditions, value addition and marketing,22-23 April, 2016.Held at College of Horticulture, Kolar, Karnataka, India

5. Third National meet of Entomologists, 07-08 October 2016.Held at ICAR-IIHE, Hesseraghatta, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.

6. Third National meet of Entomologists, 07-08 October 2016.Held at ICAR-IIHE, Hesseraghatta, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.

7. State Level Seminar on Forensic Biology orgasnised by Jain University Bangalore, 28th July 2017.

8. Symposium on Insects in Research held at Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, 5th January 2018.

9. UGC Sponsored National Conference Mind Body Matters- An interdisciplinary Insight, held on 1st and 2nd February 2018, at Jyoti Nivas College, Bangalore.