LIST
OF PUBLICATIONS

(Updated in March 2015)

(In: International
Journals -8 Nos.; National Journals 9; Book Chapter -2; Science Magazines (ISSN)
4
; Popular Science Articles 2; Abstracts -10; Science Weblogs – 5; Posters
– 3)

 

International
Journals
( with Journal Impact factor)

Kiran Raj, M. S., 
Sivadasan,
M., Veldkamp, J.F., Alfarhan, A.H. & A.S.M. Amal Tamimi 2015.
A revised Infrageneric classification of Dimeria R. Br.
(Poaceae-Andropogoneae).  Bangladesh Journal of Plant Taxonomy  22(1):
47-54. [JOURNAL IMAPACT FACTOR: 0.994]

Kiran Raj, M.S., Sivadasan, M., Alfarhan, A.H. and Veldkamp, J.F. 2015. Dimeria raviana
(Poaceae:Panicoideae), a new species from South Western Ghats, India. Phytotaxa
195: 193−196. [JOURNAL IMAPACT FACTOR: 0.994]

Kiran Raj, M.S., M.Sivadasan, J. F.
Veldkamp, A. H. Alfarhan, & Jacob Thomas. 2013. Nanooravia gen. nov., subtribe Dimeriinae
(Poaceae-Panicoideae-Andropogoneae) from India. Nord. Jour. Botany 31: 161-165.
DOI: 10.1111/j.1756-1051.2012.01207.x [JOURNAL
IMAPACT FACTOR: 0.994]

Kiran Raj, M.S., M.Sivadasan, J. F.
Veldkamp, A. H. Alfarhan, & Jacob Thomas. 2013. Validation of Nanooravia santapaui (Poaceae-Panicoideae-Andropogoneae-Dimeriinae)
Nord. Jour. Botany 31: 638. DOI:
10.1111/j.1756-1051.2012.00358.x [JOURNAL
IMAPACT FACTOR: 0.994]

Kiran Raj, M.S. 2010. Global
biodiversity crisis and priorities in Indian plant systematics. Curr. Sci. 99(11): 149. [JOURNAL IMAPACT FACTOR: 0.782]

Kiran
Raj,
M.S. & M.
Sivadasan.
2008. A new species of Dimeria R. Br.
(Poaceae, Panicoideae, Andropogoneae) from Goa, India.
Novon 18:  183-186. (JOURNAL
IMAPACT FACTOR: 0.663)

Mohanan,
N. Ravi, M.S. Kiran Raj & T. Shaju.
2001. A
new species of Memecylon (Melastomaceae), from India.  Nord. Jour. Bot. 21(5): 493-496. (JOURNAL IMAPCT FACTOR: 0.882)

Ravi, N.,
N. Mohanan, T. Shaju, M.S. Kiran Raj & R. Rajesh.
2001.  Three more new species
of Ischaemum L. (Poaceae) from Kerala,
India.  Bot. Studies 42: 223-230. (JOURNAL IMAPCT FACTOR: 0.534)

 

National Journals

Ravi,
N., N. Mohanan & M.S. Kiran Raj. 2001. 
Three new species of
Poaceae from South India.  Rheedea 11(2): 87-96. (ISSN 0971-2313)

Ravi, N., N. Mohanan, M.S. Kiran Raj, T.
Shaju & R. Rajesh.
2000.  Two new species of Poaceae from Kerala,
India.  Rheedea 10(2): 91-98.

Ravi, N., N. Mohanan, M.S. Kiran Raj, T.
Shaju & R. Rajesh.
2000. Another new species of Ischaemum
L. from Kerala, India.  Rheedea
10(1): 49-53. (ISSN 0971-2313)

Ravi, N, N. Mohanan, T. Shaju, M.S. Kiran Raj
& R. Rajesh.
1998. 
Three new species of Ischaemum L. (Poaceae) from Kerala,
India.  Rheedea 8(2): 149-158.
(ISSN 0971-2313)

Seema
G., M.S. Kiran Raj, N. Mohanan & N. Omana Kumary.
2004. Ischaemum impressum Hack. (Poaceae) – an addition to the flora of Kerala State.
J. Econ. Tax. Bot. 28 (3): 549-551.
(ISSN 0250-9768)

Mohanan, N., M.S. Kiran Raj, T. Shaju, N.
Ravi. 1999. 
Rediscovery
of Poeciloneuron pauciflorum Bedd. (Bonnetiaceae), a little known
endemic species ‘presumed to be extinct’, from Western Ghats.  Ann. Forestry 7(1): 87-89.

Ravi, N., M.S. Kiran Raj, N. Mohanan &
L. Shaji.
2004.  Melinis
minutiflora
P. Beauv. (Poaceae), an interesting new record for Peninsular
India.  J. Econ. Tax. Bot. 28(1):
81-83. (ISSN 0250-9768)

Ravi,
N., N. Mohanan, M.S. Kiran Raj, & T. Shaju. 2001.  Gamotia micrantha var. micrantha,
a new record for India.  Jour. Eco.
Tax. Bot
. 24(2): 297-299. (ISSN 0250-9768)

Mohanan, N., R. Jayakumar, T. Shaju & M.S.
Kiran Raj
. 2000. 
On the rediscovery of Nothopegia aero-fulva Bedd. (Anacardiaceae),
a rare and narrow endemic species of Western Ghats.  Jour. Econ. Tax. Bot. 24(1): 78-80

 

Science Magazines

Kiran Raj, M.S. 2011. Grasses, the energy
source of the future. Science India 14(5):
15-17 (ISSN 0972-8287)

Kiran Raj, M.S. 2010. Biodiversity in
Brief.  Science India 13(6): 33-34. (ISSN 0972-8287)

Kiran Raj, M.S. & Radhika Raj. 2010. A
beauty contest among flowers. Science
India
13(4): 4-8 (ISSN 0972-8287)  Cover page Article

Kiran Raj, M.S. 2010. Buddha’s Peacock
revisited in Malabar. Atropos 41:
55-56 (ISSN 1478-8128)

 

Book Chapter

Kiran Raj, M.S., M.
Sivadasan, N. Ravi. 2003. Grass diversity of Kerala – endemism and its phytogeographic
al
significance.  In: M. K
Janardhanam & D. Narasimhan (Eds.). Plant
diversity, human welfare and conservation
. Goa University, Goa. 8-30 pp.

Kiran Raj, M.S.
M. Sivadasan, N.Ravi. 2008. Peninsular India, the centre of diversity of
andropogonoid grasses. In: B. Simon
(ed.), 4th International Conference: The
Comparative Biology of the Monocotyledons and 5th International Symposium:
Grass Systematics and Evolution
. 
Monocot IV. Coppenhagen
. 81-82 pp.

Abstracts

N. Mohanan, N. Ravi, T. Shaju, M.S. Kiran Raj
& R. Rajesh.
1998. Endemic crop relatives
restricted to ‘Hot spot’ Agasthyamala, Western Ghats. International Conference
on Conservation of Tropical Communities & Ecosystems. 2-6 December.
Techno Park, Thiruvananthapuram. 94p.

N. Ravi., M.S. Kiran Raj & M.
Sivadasan.
2002. Grass diversity of Kerala – Endemism
and its Phytogeographical significance. – National Seminar on Plant Taxonomy
in Nation Development
. September 26-27. Goa University, Goa. 91p.

Kiran Raj, M.S. & M. Sivadasan. 2003.  Grass genetic resources of Kerala (in
Malayalam). – Swedeshi Science Symposium on Crop diversity and tribal
empowerment.
November 6-8. M S Swaminathan Research Foundation, Wayanad.
105 p.

Kiran Raj, M.S. & M. Sivadasan. 2004. Re-investigation of the subtribe
Dimeriinae (Poaceae – Andropogoneae). – National Seminar on New frontiers in Plant Taxonomy and Biodiversity conservation.
December 29-31. Tropical Botanic Garden Research Institute, Thiruvananthapuram.
78-79 p.

Kiran Raj, M.S., V. A. Jaleel & M. Sivadasan 
2005.
A
synoptic account of endemic aroids of Peninsular India. – National Seminar on Emerging
trends in Plant Taxonomy
. October 20-21. Nagpur University, Madhyapradesh
117p.

Kiran Raj, M.S. & M.
Sivadasan 2006.
Grass genetic Resources of Southern Western Ghats,
India. – National Conference on Forest Biodiversity Resources: Exploitation,
Conservation and Management
. March 21-22. Madurai Kamaraj University,
Madurai. 54p.

Kiran Raj, M.S. & M. Sivadasan. 2006.
Dimeria Sect. Annulares (Poaceae) in India. – International Seminar on Present trends and Future prospects of
Angiosperm Taxonomy
. October 4-6. Agarkhar Research Institute, Pune.
52-53p.

Kiran Raj, M.S. & M.
Sivadasan.
2007.
Wetland grasses of Kerala: Significance and functions. – International Seminar
on Changing Scenario in Angiosperm Systematics. November 19-21. Kolhapur University,
Maharashtra. 72-73.

Kiran Raj, M.S. & M. Sivadasan. 2007.
Aromatic and medicinal grasses of Western Ghats, India. – National Conference
on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants.
December 10-12. Gulbarga University, Karnataka. 32p.

Kiran Raj, M.S.
& Praveen Bose 2012. Taxonomic studies on Family Elaeocarpaceae of Kerala.
National Seminar on Medicinal and
Aromatic Plants
. March 10-12. S. N. College, Punalur, 143p. (Abstract).

 

Popular
Articles

Kiranraj, M.S. 2003. Grasses of Kakkayam
Forest. Malabar Tragon 2(2): 9.

Kiranraj, M.S. 2008. Unveiling Vedic code. Global
Ayurveda
20: 42.

 

Science weblogs (frequently
updated since 2010, the International Year of Biodiversity)

http://grassnest.wordpress.com (On-line project, recognised by United Nations-Convention on
Biological Diversity(UN-CBD) and enlisted as one of the Multimedia Resource
Page of UN ‘Decade on Biodiversity: 2011-2020’)

http://grassnest.blogspot.com (Articles on Taxonomic survey and Photo documentation on Kerala
grasses)

http://grassnet.livejournal.com (Research articles on Peninsular Indian grasses)

http://dimeria.blogspot.com (Synoptic account on the Ph.D thesis of the author)

http://mskraj.blog.com (Synoptic
account on the published research articles )

 

Posters

“Grass
diversity of Kerala – Endemism and its Phytogeographical significance” at
the National Seminar on Plant Taxonomy in Nation Development, held at
Goa in September 2002. (POSTER) : 36 x 28 in

“A
synoptic account of endemic aroids of Peninsular India” at the National Seminar
on Emerging trends in Plant Taxonomy
held at Nagpur University, held at Madhyapradesh in October 2005. (POSTER): 50
x 35 cm

A synoptic
classification of family Poaceae (POSTER) :  40 x 60 cm

 


M.S. KIRANRAJ, M.Sc., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor,
Department of Botany,
Sree Narayana College, Cherthala
Alappuzha – 688 582, Kerala
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GRASSNEST,
Prakkulam P.O.,
Kollam – 691 602, Kerala, INDIA
http://grassnest.wordpress.com

 

 

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