1. Name: M. Rajkumar
  2. Designation: Scientist-C
  3. Date of Birth: 03.04.1985
  4. Date of Joining: 24.12.2013
  5. Date of joining to the present post: 01.07.2017
  6. Discipline: Forest Ecology
  7. Address (Off.):

                  Room No. 5, Forest Ecology and Rehabilitation Division

                  Tropical Forest Research Institute, PO. RFRC, Mandla Road

                  Jabalpur 482021, Madhya Pradesh

  1. Address (Resi.):

                  Type V-22, TFRI Colony, PO. RFRC, Mandla Road

                  Jabalpur 482021, Madhya Pradesh

  1. Telephone (Off.): Intercom 127
  2.  Fax: -
  3. Email address: rajkumarm@icfre.org, rajinecol@gmail.com
  4. Educational Qualifications: M. Sc. Ecology and Environmental Sciences

13.  Research Experience:

·         Scientist-B in Forest Ecology and Rehabilitation Division, Tropical Forest Research Institute, Jabalpur; December 2013 – June 2017.

·         Visiting Researcher in Unité de Génétique et Amélioration des Fruits et Legumes, INRA, Avignon, France; August 2012 – October 2012.

·         Junior Research Fellow in Department of Ecology and Environmental Sciences, Pondicherry; 2011 – Jan 2013.

·         Project Assistant in Department of Ecology and Environmental Sciences, Pondicherry University.  September 2007 – April 2008.

  1. Membership/Fellowship of Professional Societies/Associations:

·         Member - Indian Ecological Society

·         Member – Society for Conservation Biology (SCB)

·         Member - Indian Bird Conservation Network (IBCN)          

  1. Workshops/Conferences/Symposiums


·         Asia Section of the Society for Conservation Biology 2018, Amity Institute of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences, Noida.

·         National Seminar on Climate Change and Role of Communities for Adaptation and Mitigation, organised at SFRI, Jabalpur, 2017.

·         International Conference on ‘Tropical Island Ecosystems: Issues related to livelihood, sustainable development and climate change’ 2011.

·         First Indian Biodiversity Congress 2010. Organised jointly by Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and Centre for Innovation in Science and Social Action (CISSA), Trivandrum.

·         International Tropical Ecology Congress, FRI, Dehradun, India. 2007.

·         Asian Chapter of the Association Tropical Biology and Conservation 2007, Mahabalipuram, India.


·       Workshop on Scientific Writing organized by Current Science, Bangalore, held at IFGTB, Coimbatore, 2017.

·       Workshop on Biodiversity Act 2002, India. March 2015 Funded by National Biodiversity Authority, Chennai and organized by TFRI, Jabalpur.

·       Workshop on Orientation of GIS and Remote Sensing Applications 2009. Department of Ecology and Environmental Sciences, Pondicherry University.

·       Workshop on Predicting species potential distributions from incomplete spatial data 2006. Department of Ecology, French Institute of Pondicherry.




·         Induction training at Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE), Dehradun, 2017.

·         Training on Role of Scientists in Natural Resource and Environment Management. Funded by DST and organized by IIFM, Bhopal, 2016.

·         Training on Land Restoration and Biodiversity Conservation for sustainable livelihood India. February 2014. Sustainable Land and Ecosystem Management (SLEM) programme of ICFRE; organized by IFGTB, Coimbatore.

  1. Awards

Gold Medal in Post Graduation: Former President of India Shri. K. R. Narayanan Gold Medal (Best SC/ST in PG Courses), Batch 2015-2017, Pondicherry University

  1.  Miscellaneous
  2.  Publications

      RG: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Muthu_Rajkumar

      Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.co.in/citations?hl=en&user=i12W4iUAAAAJ

       ORCiD: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1104-989X