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Dr. A. Krishna Kumar

Scientist C, , Natural Resources and Environmental Management (NREM)

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In Peer Reviewed Journals:

  1. A. Krishnakumar, D. Padmalal and V. Sobha “Is Environmental Degradation is the root cause of incidences of various communicable diseases in Kerala – A case Analysis of Thiruvananthapuram district.” Journal of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, vol. 47, 2005. No.2, p. 91-102.
  2. A. Krishnakumar, V. Sobha and D. Padmalal “Status of Nutrients and Heavy metals in the recently deposited sediments of Vellayani freshwater lake, Kerala” –International Journal of Ecology, Environment and Conservation, 11(2):2005; pp.235-240.
  3. A. Krishnakumar, B. Baijulal, P. Unnikrishnan and R. S. Baiju “Qualitative hydrogeochemical evaluation of two aquatic bodies of Kerala, India with special reference to Environmental management”. International Journal for Ecology, Environment and Conservation, 11(3-4), 2005; pp. 521-526.
  4. A. Krishnakumar, V. Sobha and D. Padmalal, R.S. Baiju and B. Baijulal “Hydrogeochemical characterization and socio-environmental implications of Vellayani freshwater lake, Southern Kerala, India”. Journal of Eco-Chronicle, Vol. 1, No.1, 2006, pp. 35-46.
  5. R. S. Baiju, V. Sobha, D. Padmalal, B. Baijulal, A. Krishnakumar and V. Njanaprakash “Environmental setting and hydrochemical characteristics of two tropical reservoirs of South India with special reference to potability”. Journal of Eco-Chronicle, Vol. 1, No.4, 2006, pp. 171-180.
  6. A. Krishnakumar “Degradation and regeneration of Environment with special reference to resource extraction activities in Thiruvananthapuram district, Kerala”. Journal of APT Tunes, 2007.
  7. A. Krishnakumar, V. Vinduja C. Rakhi and Revathi Das “Assessment of the Quality of Water Resources in Coastal Urban Lands of Two Small Catchment Rivers, South West India”. International Journal of Management of Environmental Quality (In Press), 2014.
  8. A. Krishnakumar. “River pollution due to heavy metal accumulation -a study of Karamana river flowing through the capital of Kerala state”. Journal of DEK Researcher (In Press), 2014
  9. A. Krishnakumar, Saranya P. Geethu Prasad P and Rakhi C “ Holocene Records of human driven geological impacts in a Ramsar wetland of India” Journal of Aquatic Procedia, Elsevier (In Press), 2015

Study Reports:

  1. A. Krishnakumar “Reflections on an integrated approach for environmental management through the Department of Environment, Govt. of Kerala”. Report submitted to Govt. of Kerala (2009).
  2. A. Krishnakumar “Soil quarrying at Uliyazhathura village, Thiruvananthapuram district”. Submitted to the Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment, Govt. of Kerala (2011).
  3. A. Krishnakumar “Sand extraction from Mannurkkara village, Thiruvananthapuram district”. Submitted to the District Collector, Thiruvananthapuram (2012)
  4. A. Krishnakumar “Hard rock quarrying at Kinalur-Karinthalam Grama Panchayat”. Submitted to the Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment, Govt. of Kerala (2012)
  5. A. Krishnakumar “Hard rock quarrying in Manickal Grama Panchayat, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala” -Submitted to the Manickal Grama Panchayat, Govt. of Kerala (2012)
  6. Monitoring Global change impacts in Sahyadri mountain ranges (C N Mohanan, A K Varma, B.K Jayaprasad, K Raju and A. Krishnakumar). Final report Plan 278, CESS (2012).
  7. A. Krishnakumar “Hard rock mining at Athani quarry, Wayanad district” – Submitted to the District Collector, Wayanad district (2013)
  8. A. Krishnakumar “Removal of sand and clay from Vilappil village, Thiruvananthapuram district”. Report submitted to the District Collector, Thiruvananthapuram (2013)
  9. The inventory of Wetlands of Kerala with 92 plates (Mohanan, C.N, Jayaprasad B.K, Krishnakumar A, Rajimol, T.R, Vijayakumaran Nair, P and Harikumar P.S). Report submitted to the Department of Environment and Climate change (2013)
  10. A. Krishnakumar “Environmental study report on paddy land reclamation in Kottakkal village, Malappuram” submitted to the District Collector, Malappuram and State Agricultural Production Commissioner. (2014)
  11. A. Krishnakumar “Environmental assessment report on the effects of hard rock quarrying on water supply tanks in Kareepra and Veliyam Grama Panchayats of Kollam district, Kerala” submitted to the Department of Environment, Govt. of Kerala. (2014)
  12. A. Krishnakumar “Extraction of alluvium from Tirur River at Purathur-Padinjarekkara, Malappuram district, Kerala” submitted to the District Collector, Malappuram, Govt. of Kerala (2014)
  13. A. Krishnakumar “Effects of hard rock quarrying on water treatment plant in Pulimath Grama Panchayat, Thiruvananthapuram district, Kerala”. Submitted to the District Collector, Thiruvananthapuram (2014)

In Proceedings:

  1. A. Krishnakumar V. Sobha and D. Padmalal “Hydrogeochemistry of the Vellayani lake Kerala, with special reference to its drinking water potential” National Conference on Inland water potential, pollution, Management and Conservation, 1999; Madhya Pradesh.
  2. A. Krishnakumar and V. Sobha “Sediment geochemistry and water quality assessments of two freshwater lakes of Kerala: Its implications in environmental conservation and management” Proceedings of the 14th Kerala Science Congress, Kochi, 2002.
  3. V. Sobha, N. B. Mithrambika and A. Krishnakumar “Sedimentation, sediment-water interaction: Its implications in water quality – A case study of Vellayani lake, Southern Kerala”, National symposium on Algae and Environment, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, 2003.
  4. V. Sobha and A. Krishnakumar “Environmental degradation through mining and quarrying- A preliminary study of Neyyar river basin, Southern Kerala” Proceedings of the 15th Kerala Science Congress, 2003.
  5. V. Santhosh, K. Maya, D. Padmalal and A. Krishnakumar “Environmental Impact Assessment of Tile and Brick clay mining in the Chalakudy basin, Central Kerala” – National Seminar on Trends in Environmental Geochemistry, 2003 at Annamalai University, Tamilnadu
  6. A. Krishnakumar V. Sobha V. Santhosh and D. Padmalal “Status of Nutrients and Heavy metals in the recently deposited sediments of Vellayani freshwater lake, Kerala” National Seminar on Environmental Geochemistry, Dept. of Earth Sciences, Annamalai University, 2003
  7. A. Krishnakumar “Textural and Heavy metal accumulation studies of Karamana river, South Kerala, India”- Proceedings of the National Seminar on Sediments and Sedimentary rocks: Resource potential, depositional processes, implication to ecosystem and environmental changes organized by the Department of Earth Sciences, Pondicherry Central University, Puducherry, 2012.
  8. A. Krishnakumar “Spatio-Temporal changes of forests in Neyyar and Karamana basins, Thiruvananthapuram districts: A GIS based analysis”. Proceedings of the National seminar on Western Ghats – biogeography, biodiversity and conservation, Manjeri, 2013.
  9. A. Krishnakumar “Geochemical and Textural characterization of the sediments of Neyyar River, Kerala originating from the Western Ghats”. National Conference on Sedimentation and Tectonics with special reference to energy resources of North-East India organized by the Department of Earth Sciences, Manipur University, Imphal, 2013.
  10. A. Krishnakumar, Vinduja V. “Decadal changes of water quality in Vellayani lake, Kerala with special reference to climate change, National seminar on Spatial technologies for Watershed planning organized by Kerala State Land Use Board, Thiruvananthapuram, 2014
  11. Revathy Das, Krishnakumar A and Vinduja V. “Spatio-temporal land use changes in the Sasthamcotta wetland region: A GIS based study” Proceedings of the National Seminar on Lakes, Rivers and Wetland ecosystems, A climate change perspective, 2014.
  12. Geethu Prasad , Krishnakumar A, Saranya P, Reji Srinivas and K. Anoop Krishnan “ Geochemical signatures of Anthropocene in the sediments of the Tropical Ashtamudi Wetland System, Kerala, SW Coast of India. National Conference on Sedimentation and Stratigraphy, Pune, 2014
  13. A. Krishnakumar “Response to climate change: Base line scenario and sustainable human development with special reference to Kerala initiatives. National seminar on Lakes, Rivers and Wetland ecosystems – A climate change perspective, Ponnani 2014.

In Edited Books:

  1. A. Krishnakumar, D. Padmalal and V. Sobha “Hydrogeochemistry of Vellayani lake with special reference to its drinking water potential”- In: Conservation and Management of Aquatic Ecosystems (Ed: K.S. Unni), Daya Publishers, 2002, New Delhi; pp. 44-61.
  2. A. Krishnakumar, V. Sobha and D. Padmalal “Urban solid waste generation and management with special reference to environmental degradation”. Ed: K. Sreekumar, Cochin University Union, Kochi and Centre of Subaltern Studies, Thiruvananthapuram, 2005; pp.01-20.
  3. A. Krishnakumar, V. Sobha and D. Padmalal “Degradation and Regeneration of Environment with special reference to Resource Extraction Activities in Trivandrum District, Kerala”. Ed: K.S. Rao, Delhi, 2009; pp.55-62.
  4. A. Krishnakumar, S K Khanduri , S. Ajit and P. Sreekantan Nair “An Appraisal of the Environmental Status of Ernakulum District in Human Development Perspectives”. EMAK, Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram, 2009; pp. 25-31.