| Training (International)|
|Attended summer school on Advances in Agricultural
Acarology sponsored by ICAR at UAS (Bangalore) from 8th to 28th October
|Secured Kerala Agricultural University
Merit Scholarship for the year 2000-2001 for outstanding performance in academics
|Recipient of Junior Research Fellowship
from Indian Council of Agricultural Research during 2003- 2005|
| Brief Achievements|
| Studied the fruit fly fauna of Peninsular India and the
Andaman and Nicobar islands, prepared an illustrated key for the same.
|Mapped the distribution of 14 species of Genus
Bactrocera Macquart (Diptera: Tephritidae) in Kerala.
|Resolved the identity and distribution of B. caryeae
(Kapoor), a member of B. dorsalis complex in India|
| Selected Publications|
|K. J. David and S. Ramani, 2011.
An illustrated key to fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) of
peninsular India and the Andaman and Nicobar islands. Zootaxa,
|K. J. David, A.R.V. Kumar and S. Ramani, 2008.
Distribution of Bactrocera Macquart (Diptera: Tephritidae) in
Kerala with special reference to Western Ghats. Journal of
Entomological Research Society. 10(2): 55-69
|S. Ramani, K.J David, C. A Viraktamath and A. R. V.
Kumar, 2008. Identity and distribution of Bactrocera
caryeae (Kapoor) (Insecta: Diptera: Tephritidae) - A species
under the Bactrocera dorsalis complex in India.
Biosystematica, 2(1): 49-57.
||David, K. J. and Hancock, D. L. 2013. The first record of Ortalotrypeta
isshikii (Matsumura) and subfamily Tachiniscinae (Diptera: Tephritidae) from India,
with redescription of the species. Australian Entomolgist 40 (3): 131-135.
David, K. J., Singh, S. K. and Ramani, S. 2014. New species and records of
Trypetinae from India. Zootaxa. 3795 (2): 126 - 134