Research Team, Herbarium JCB

Dr. K. SANKARA RAO, Ph.D, FASc., FLS
Distinguished Fellow, CES, IISc
Herbarium In-Charge
Lead Researcher and Database Mentor
E-Mail: herbarium.ces@iisc.ac.in; shankarrao@iisc.ac.in;
sankara.kolluri@gmail.com


Dr. DEEPAK KUMAR, B.E., M.Tech, M.B.A, Ph.D.
Web Design and Programming
E-Mail: dipkmr@gmail.com


Dr. K. RAJA KULLAYI SWAMY, B.Ed, M.Sc., Ph.D.
Field Botany, Taxonomy, Data Compilation (Gymnosperms and Angiosperms)
E-Mail: raju.botany@gmail.com; kusome.raja79@gmail.com

ARUN SINGH R, M.Sc.
Field Botany, Taxonomy (Pteridophytes, Gymnosperms and Angiosperms) and Digitization.
E-Mail: arunherbarium@yahoo.com; arunrocksin@gmail.com

Dr. K. GOPALAKRISHNA BHAT, Ph.D.
Taxonomy (Ferns and Allies)
E-Mail: kakunje_bhat@yahoo.co.in

Parvathy A.M, M.Sc.
Data compilation, Digitization
E-Mail: parvathy.a.mana@gmail.com


DINESH VALKE
Field Botany and digital images
E-Mail: dinesh.valke@gmail.com

Chaitrashree C, M.Sc.
Data compilation, Digitization
E-Mail: chaitra1994c@gmail.com


JANARDHANAN PILLAI, M.Sc.
Technical Officer, CES, IISc.
E-Mail: jp@iisc.ac.in



Contributions

Collections
K. Sankara Rao, T. Pullaiah, (Duplicates donated by Department of Botany, S. K. University, Anantapur-Andhra Pradesh), Raja K. Swamy, Arun Singh R., R. Raghavendra Rao, C. J. Saldanha, S. B. Manohar, S. R. Ramesh, B. R. Ramesh, B. Gurudev Singh, K. R. Keshavamurthy, K. P. Sreenath, V. Ravichandran, Srinivas S.V and Y.L Krishnamurthy (Herbarium Dept. of Applied Botany, Kuvempu University, Shimoga, Karnataka)

Digital Images of Herbarium Specimens
Collection of Ferns and Allies of P. K. Rajagopal & K. Gopalakrishna Bhat in the MGM college Herbarium, Udupi, Karnataka (64 images of 55 species)
Vascular Plant specimens in the Herbarium of the Regional Research Laboratory, Bhubaneswar, Odisha (721 images of 530 species)
Vascular Plant specimens in the Regional Herbarium of Kerala (RHK), St. Berchmans College, Changanassery, Kottayam, Kerala (113 images of 83 species)

Species Description
Cecil J. Saldanha et al., K. Gopalakrishna Bhat, K. Sankara Rao, T. Pullaiah

Field Photographs
K. Sankara Rao, Navendu Page, Arun Singh R, Raja K. Swamy, Anurag N. Sharma, Aung Si, S. Karuppusamy, A. N. Sringeswara, Dinesh Valke, B.V. Gundappa, M. Sanjappa, K.G Bhat, V. Ravichandran, Noel Sebastian, Shantanu Pramod Shukla, Yathiraj, Harish R. Bhat, Rajasri Ray, S. Siddharthan, Ushaprabha Page, Vaishali Kulkarni, R.K. Mission Team (Shivanahalli, Bangalore), Rajesh Tandon, Arun Kumar, N., Nikhil More, Shiasta Ahmed

Special contributions
Palms of Karnataka - K. Gopalakrishna Bhat
Pteridophytes of Karnataka - P.K. Rajagopal and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat
Orchids of Bombay illustrations - Zarir J. Kapadia
Impatiens of Western Ghats - V. Bhaskar and A.N. Srigeswara
Endemic Woody Plants of the Western Ghats - Navendu Page
Trees of Bangalore - K. Sankara Rao

Volunteers
Sandeep Pulla, Arun Kumar N., Ankur Shringi, Agnisikhe

Acknowledgements


  • Prof. Umesh Varshney and Prof. D.N.Rao for encouragement.

  • Dr. M Sanjappa (former Director, Botanical Survey of India) for generous help in identifying Legumes.

  • Dr. S.Balaji, I.F.S., Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, Government of Tamil Nadu for according permission to explore forests in Tamil Nadu and all forest officers of Tamil Nadu (Mr V.Thirunavukkarau, IFS; Mr. Dinkar Kumar, IFS) for facilitating the field visits.

  • Mr. N.V. Sivaram Prasad, Assistant Conservator of Forests, Tirumala, Andhra Pradesh Forest Department, for facilitating field explorations in Tirumala Hills, Talakona- and Sadashivakona Reserve Forests.

  • Prof. Raman Sukumar, CES, IISc and ANCF team (Dr. Chanchal K. Sar) at Bhubaneswar for logistic support and help during field explorations in Odisha.

  • Dr. P. K. Rajagopal for facilitating digitization of specimens at MGM college Herbarium, Udupi, Karnataka.

  • Dr. N.K Dhal for facilitating digitization of specimens at RRL Herbarium, Bhubaneswar.

  • Dr. Scaria K Varghese and Dr. Job Joseph for facilitating digitization of specimens at Regional Herbarium of Kerala (RHK), SB College, Changanassery.

  • Mr. Yashwant G Kanade, Mr. K. Venkatesulu and Ms. Hemavathi of Biological Sciences Library, IISc for help with books and reference material.

  • Fr. Francis Serrao SJ (Provincial- Bangalore Jesuit Educational Society) for according permission to reproduce data from Dr. C. J. Saldanha's Floras.

  • Fr. Leo D’Souza SJ (former Principal and Rector of St. Aloysius College, Mangalore) for encouragement.

     
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