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The Symposium
There are vast number of organisms found on earth which interact with each other and also with the surroundings. Diversity among the living species called as biodiversity constitutes animals, plants and microorganisms. The living and non-living things in the earth interact each other which may be in a favourable or unfavourable manner in a surrounding called environment. In other words, environment can be defined as naturally built surrounding for animal and plant activities. Human beings divided the earth into many parts for the purpose of constructing homes, industries, agriculture practices and for many other purposes. All these anthropogenic activities lead to loss of natural biodiversity and many wild plants and animals losing their shelter. Consequently, the existence of lots of species of plants and animals becomes threatened. Maintenance of reserve forest becomes necessary in order to provide shelter to many endangered species of animals as well as plants. The study of biodiversity, agriculture, environment and forestry are all interconnected with each other in one or the other way. Any sort of imbalance among these four areas causes adverse effects to human beings. Since agriculture fulfils the need of hunger, proper applications of technology and fertilizers in that area is needed. Forests provide raw materials for various industries like paper and pharmaceutical, forest encloses richness in its diversity and property. Science now a days with new inventions making way to retain the natural environment on earth with lots of efforts and possible experiments, with the help of tissue culture technology, many endangered species of forests or wild trees having medicinal and industrial applications are being propagated; the application of several other techniques also have significance in biodiversity assessment, agricultural productivity and environmental sustainability, with the aim of conserving the biodiversity, agriculture, environment and forests.







Symposium Theme
Plant, Soil and Environment
Agricultural, Marine and Forest Biodiversity
Biodiversity Assessment and Ecosystem Management
Inventory, Characterization and Use of Biodiversity and Bioresources
Mapping and Protection of Forests and Resources
Protection and Restoration of Degraded Ecosystems
Food Safety and Food Security
Unutilized and Underutilized Plant Genetic Resources
Crop Production and Crop Protection
  Genetic and Molecular Improvement of Plants and Animals
Environmental Toxicology and Pollution Control
Environmental Impact Assessment
Environmental Management and Sustainable Development
New, Alternative and Renewable Bioenergy Sources
Environmental Microbiology and Environmental Biotechnology
Biodiversity Informatics
Biodiversity, Conservation and sustainability




Symposium Organizing Committee

Chief Patron
Dr. T. Radhakrishnan Director, Directorate of Groundnut Research, Junagadh, Gujarat, India
Prof. Dr. Tansima Yeasmin Director, Institute of Biological Sciences, Rajshahi University, Rajshahi, Bangladesh

Prof. Dr. K.M. Harinikumar University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Prof. Dr. R. Kavyashree Principal, The Oxford College of Science, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Organizing Secretary
Dr. T. Vijaya Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India
Dr. Devarajan Thangadurai Karnatak University, Dharwad, Karnataka, India

Scientific Programme Committee

Dr. Kostiantyn G. Dreval Donetsk National University, Donetsk, Ukraine; Dr. M. David Karnatak University, Dharwad, Karnataka, India; Dr. Ranjeet R. Kumar Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, India; Dr. T. Dhamodharan Sri Venkateshwara University, Tirupati, India; Dr. A. Vijaya Bhaskara Rao Pondicherry University, Pondicherry, India; Dr. Olga Babenko LN Gumilyov Eurasian National University, Astana, Kazakhstan; Dr. Aloka Kumari University of Kwazulu-Natal, Scottsville, South Africa; Dr. Mohd Azmuddin Abdullah Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia; Dr. Arup K. Mukherjee Central Rice Research Institute, Cuttack, India; Dr. Gokul Shankar AIMST University, Kedah, Malaysia; Dr. Kadirvel Govindasamy ICAR-RC for NEH Region, Umiam, India; Dr. Shishir K. Gangwar Mekelle University, Mekelle, Ethiopia; Dr. Anusha Bhaskar PRIST University, Thanjavur, India; Dr. Preeti Sharma Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra, India; Dr. Hari K. Shrestha Asta Ja Research & Development Centre, Kathmandu, Nepal; Dr. S.L. Krishnamurthy Central Soil Salinity Research Institute, Karnal, India; Dr. Ram Prasad Amity University, Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India; Dr. A.G.B. Arugoda Open University of Sri Lanka, Colombo, Sri Lanka; Dr. Swati Barche Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India; Dr. Renu ICAR-NBAIM, Maunath Bhanjan, Uttar Pradesh, India; Dr. Y. Rajashekar Institute of Bioresources and Sustainable Development, Imphal, Manipur, India; Dr. P.G. Vathsala Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, Karnataka, India; Dr. D. Muralidhara Rao Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh, India; Dr. Akila Chandrasekhar Yogi Vemana University, Kadappa, Andhra Pradesh, India; Prof. Yogesh T. Jasrai Gujarat University, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India; Dr. Mrinal Samanta Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture, Bhubaneswar, India; Dr. G. Sivakumar National Bureau of Agriculturally Important Insects, Bangalore, India; Dr. Ranjith N. Kumavath Central University of Kerala, Kasaragod, Kerala, India; Dr. R.S. Prakasham Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India; Dr. E. Padmini Bharathi Women’s College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India; Dr. T.R. Anju Cochin University of Science and Technology, Cochin, Kerala, India





Call for Abstracts

The symposium organizing committee invites academic faculty, scientific researchers, young investigators and research scholars to submit their abstract for either oral or poster presentation. The abstract can be sent by email to baef.aabs@gmail.com with mobile number and email of the presenting author (not more than 250 words in times new roman).


Symposium Registration Details
The symposium registration fee is non-refundable, non-negotiable and non-transferable. This symposium is for limited participants only on a first come, first served basis and no spot registration facility/no cancellation facility will be made available.

  Category Indian Delegates SAARC Countries Rest of the World
  Faculty/Scientist/Postdoctoral Fellow INR 4000 USD 100  USD 150
  AABS Fellow/Life Member INR 3500 USD 90  USD 125
  PhD Scholar/Student INR 3000 USD 80  USD 100


Important Deadlines
Submission of Abstract – 30th October 2015
Final Registration – 10th November 2015






FABSc and AABS Awards
Association for the Advancement of Biodiversity Science invites applications/nominations for FABSc and for the following AABS Symposium Awards. For further instructions, submit your complete biodata to drsangeetha.baef@gmail.com by 25th October 2015.

AABS Symposium Awards
Academic Excellence Award, Award for Excellence in Environmental Science, Award for Excellence in Sustainability Science, Best Women Scientist Award, Community Service Award, Distinguished Achievement Award, Distinguished Career Award, Distinguished Service Award, Eminent Botanist Award, Eminent Plant Conservationist Award, Eminent Plant Taxonomist Award, Eminent Zoologist Award, International Agricultural Science Award, International Award for Environmental Conservation, International Award for Environmental Informatics, International Award for Environmental Microbiology, International Award for Environmental Physiology, International Award for Environmental Toxicology, International Award for Forest Conservation, Outstanding Contribution Award, Outstanding Environmentalist Award, Renowned Biodiversity Science Award, Research Excellence Award, Splendid Medal, Teaching Excellence Award, The Environmental Science Prize, Young Scientist Award, Young Women Scientist Award

Best Paper/Presentation/Poster Awards
A number of best paper awards (5), best paper presentation awards (5) and best poster awards (5) will be conferred at the symposium (in order to qualify for the award, the paper must be presented at the symposium).





Additional Information

Location and Host 
The symposium will be held in Ooty, a capital town of district Nilgiris in Tamil Nadu, India known as ‘the queen of hill stations’. Ooty is the most popular hill station in South India, located in Western Ghats at the height of 2240 meters. Ooty is 88 kilometres apart from Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu) which is well-connected with most of Indian cities. Bangalore in Karnataka is 295 kilometres away from Ooty which also has connectivity with most of the cities across the globe. There are regular flights from Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai connecting Bangalore and Coimbatore to Ooty. To reach Ooty by bus, there are several government and luxury buses from Bangalore, Mysore, Coimbatore, Calicut and Chennai. There is a railhead at Mettupalyam, 40 kilometres away from Ooty. Many trains are there to Mettupalyam from Chennai, Coimbatore, Mysore and Bangalore. Some of the trains that connects Ooty to Mettupalyam includes Ooty/Udagamandalam Passenger train, Mettupalyam Udagamandalam Passenger train, Mangalore Mail and Mangalore Express and heritage train known as the Nilgiri Mountain train which goes uphill on an exciting journey. Fortune Hotel Sullivan Court, the symposium venue is a modern-day tribute to John Sullivan, who founded the scenic town of Ooty in 1821. For further details, visit http://www.fortunehotels.in/resort/Ooty Fortune_Resort_Sullivan_Court.aspx

Symposium Publications (Edited Books and Journals) 
A book of abstracts will be provided to accompany the symposium. Delegates will also receive a peer-reviewed book containing key scientific papers associated with the symposium that will be published by organizing committee following the symposium in association with international scientific publishers based at USA, Canada and Bulgaria. Additionally, depending on the importance, originality, quality, relevance and other editorial considerations, a few selected research articles will be invited for publication in our international journals, Acta Biologica Indica, Biodiversity Research International and Eurasian Journal of Environmental Biology. Delegates presenting papers at the symposium will be contacted directly by the symposium organizing committee with information about the inclusion of a contribution after the symposium.

Local Transportation and Accommodation
The symposium venue, Fortune Hotel Sullivan Court is situated close to the city of Ooty and located near proximity to central bus stand and railway station in Ooty. All the symposium participants and others, who attend, need to make their own arrangements for local transportation (to/from/between) and accommodation as per their budget and convenience. For a list of hotels/villa/guest houses/resorts that are close to ‘Fortune Hotel Sullivan Court’, we recommend you to check with google (www.google.com), tripadvisor (www.tripadvisor.com), makemytrip (www.makemytrip.com) or booking (www.booking.com) to know more updated information and availability.





Registration and Downloads




For further symposium details, abstract submission and symposium registration, please contact
Prof. Dr. K.M. Harinikumar
Department of Plant Biotechnology
University of Agricultural Sciences
Bengaluru, Karnataka 560065, India
Email: harinikm@rediffmail.com
Mobile: +91-9448832077
Prof. Dr. Tansima Yeasmin
Institute of Biological Sciences
Rajshahi University
Rajshahi, Bangladesh

Email: yeasmin_bio@yahoo.com
Mobile: +880721750791
  Dr. Mohd Azmuddin Abdullah
Institute of Marine Biotechnology
Universiti Malaysia Terengganu
Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia

Email: azmuddin@petronas.com.my
Mobile: +60166983802
Dr. Devarajan Thangadurai PhD
Department of Botany
Karnatak University
Dharwad, Karnataka 580003, India
Email: drthanga.sabt@gmail.com
Mobile: +91-9986050133
Dr. Kostiantyn G. Dreval
Department of Biology
Donetsk National University
Donetsk, Ukraine

Email: k.dreval@gmail.com
Mobile: +380663627183
  Dr. A.G.B. Arugoda
Department of Agriculture
Open University of Sri Lanka
Colombo, Sri Lanka

Email: agbar@ou.ac.lk
Tel.: +94112881062(562)
Organized by
Association for the Advancement of Biodiversity Science
Supporting Partners
Society for Applied Biotechnology
Eurasian Academy of Environmental Sciences
Imperial Scientific Publishing
Bioscience Publications