Arid Forest Research Institute

Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education
(An Autonomous Body of Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Govt. of India)
 
  

Smt. Seema Kumar

M.Sc.

Head & Scientist-E

Forest Protection  Division

Area Of Specialization:

Zoology (Entomology) & Education. Working in the field of pest problems of forest nursery and seed pests of arid and semi-arid regions have developed skill in observing invertebrate and vertebrates especially insects and aves diversity for data recording and analysis. Has also contributed in the field of dissemination of forestry research extension and evaluation of Combating Desertification Project/Hariyali Pariyojna of State Forest Department, Rajasthan. Have published a book along with number of research paper, articles and reports.

Publications

Papers in National Journals

1   Kumar, S. and Seema Kumar 1993. New records of Horse flies (Diptera: Tabanidae) from Andaman and Nicobar Islands. J. Andaman Sci. Assoc., 9(172): 100 – 102.
2.
 Kumar, Seema, Ahmed, S.I. and Chouhan, S. 1994. Annotated list of insect pests of forest trees of arid and semi-arid regions of Rajasthan and Gujarat. Okiossay. 11 (1 & 2): 7-11.
3.
Ahmed, S.I and Kumar, Seema 1995. Pest problems on neem (Azadirachta indica A. Juss) and their management in arid zone. Neem News Letter of International Neem Network. 2 (3): 29-33.
 4.  Kumar, Seema, Ahmed, S.I., Yousuf, M. and Chouhan, S. 1995. Myllocerus dalbergiae Ramamurthy and Ghai (Coleoptera: Curculionidae): A new nursery pest record on Moringa oleifera from Rajasthan, India. Bulletin of Pure & Applied Sciences.  14 (2): 97-99.
5.
Ahmed, S.I., Kumar, Seema and Chouhan, S. 1995. Mollusc pest of neem nurseries, their incidence of attack and cultural management. Neem News Letter of International Neem Network. 2 (1): 30 - 32.
 6.  Murugesan, S.; Sundararaj, R.; Ahmed, S.I. and Kumar, Seema. 1995. New record of Myllocerus laetivirens Marshall (Curculionidae: Coleoptera) as a pest of neem (Azadirachta indica) and rohida (Tecomella undulata). Neem News Letter of International Neem Network. 2 (1): 33.
 7.  Kumar, Seema and Ahmed, S.I. 1996. Salvadora persica - A new host record for Catopsilia crocale Cram (Lepidoptera: Pieridae). Indian Forester. 122 (1): 83-84.
 8.  Kumar, Seema, Yousuf, M. Ahmed, S.I. and Chouhan, S. 1996. Seasonal incidence and control of Leucoptera sphenograpta Meyrick (Lepidoptera: Lyonetiidae): A nursery pest of Dalbergia sissoo from Rajasthan. Bulletin of Pure & Applied Sciences. 15 (2): 113-116.
 9.  Kumar, S. and Kumar, Seema. 1997. Diptera fauna of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. J. Andaman Sci. Assoc., 12(1  & 2): 36 – 43.
 10.  Kumar, Seema and Ahmed, S I. 1997. Insect pests of forest trees in nurseries of Rajasthan. Ind. J. Ent., 59 (3): 331-335.
 11.  Kumar, Seema, Ahmed, S.I. and Chouhan, S. 1997. Myllocerus laetivirens Marshall (Coleoptera: Curculionidae): A new pest record on neem in arid zone of India. Ann. Agric. Res., 18 (1): 102-103.
12.
Ahmed, S.I., Kumar, Seema and Sharma, Sangeeta. 1998. Nuclear polyhedrosis of babul defoliator, Taragama siva Lefebvre (Lepidoptera: Lasiocampidae). Myforest. 34 (1): 715-721.
 13.  Kumar, Seema and Ahmed, S.I. 1998. New distributional record of Lymnaea (Pseudosuccinea) Acuminata F. Typica (Lamark) (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Lymnaeidae) from Thar Desert (Rajasthan). Indian Forester. 124 (1): 77-78.
 14.  Kumar, Seema and Ahmed, S.I. 1998. New distributional record of Lymnaea (Pseudosuccinea) Acuminata F. Typica (Lamark) (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Lymnaeidae) from Thar Desert (Rajasthan). Indian Forester. 124 (1): 77-78.
 15.  Yousuf, M.; Kumar, Seema and Chouhan, S. 1998. The species of Tumidiclava Girault (Hymenoptera : Trichogrammatidae) from Rajasthan, India. Shashpa. 5 (1): 5-8. New Delhi.
 16.  Kumar, Seema and Ullah A. 1998. Tecomella undulata ‑ A new host for aak grasshopper Poekilocerus pictus Fab. (Orthoptera : Pyrgomorphidae) from Rajasthan. Indian Forester. Dehradun. Indian Forester 123 (11): 1081-1082.
 17.  Kumar, Seema, Srivastava, K.K. and Ullah A. 1998. New record of fungal infection-Fusarium sp. in the culture of land slug Laevicaulis alte (Ferussac)- A severe pest of Azadirachta indica (Neem) seedlings in Rajasthan and Gujarat. Indian Forester. 124 (5): 351-353.
18.
Ahmed, S.I.; Kumar, Seema and Mathur, Goldy. 1999. Bioecology and Management of Helopeltis antonii Signoret (Heteroptera: Miridae), A serious pest of neem tree Rajasthan and Gujarat. Ann. Entomol. 17(1): 27-32.
19. Kumar, Seema and Ahmed, S.I. 2000. New records of pestiferous land molluscs from Rajasthan, India. Rec. zoo. Surv. India. 98 (3): 67-70.
20.
Kumar, Seema and Ullah, Ameen. 2000. Host Range of Bruchidius albizziae Arora (Coleoptera: Bruchidae)- A serious seed pest of Forest Tree species from Rajasthan. Save Forest and Wildlife. 1:36-38.
21.
Rathore, N.S. and Kumar, Seema. 2005. Some observations on the biology of Microtermes unicolor Synder (Termitidae) in the Indian Desert, Rec. zool. Sur. India. 104 (1-2): 165-174.

Papers presented in Seminars/Workshops/Conferences

1 Kumar, S. and Kumar, Seema. 1994. Diptera fauna of the Thar Desert. In: Meetings on Gaps in Researches in the Thar Desert held at DRS, ZSI, Jodhpur, March 15-17, 1994. Abstract: 46.
2 Ahmed, S.I. and Kumar, Seema. 1998. Recent Dimensions of pests and non-insect pests management through microbial and cultural practices in arid zones. In: Workshop on Plantation Technology on Wastelands, jointly organized by IFFDC, Udaipur and AFRI, Jodhpur at AFRI, Jodhpur, Jan 13-15. 1998.
3 Kumar, S. and Kumar, Seema. 1998. New records of moth flies from Rajasthan, India. In: National Seminar on Entomology in 21st Century, Udaipur. 30 April– 2 May.  Abstract: 201.
4 Ahmed, S.I. and Kumar, Seema. 1998. Prominent Biological Threats to Neem. In: National Seminar on Entomology in 21st Century, Udaipur. 30 April  - 2 May.  Abstract: 133.
5 Kumar Seema. 1998. Role of Women in Forest Protection: In Arid Zone. In International Conference of Women in Science organized by Indian Women Scientists Association, Mumbai, 8th-11th October, 1998. Abstract: pp. 38-39.
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Kumar S. 2009. Bamboo-A Multipurpose plant for biodiversity conservation and livelihood. In: National Seminar on Bamboo "Plantation, Management and its Utilization" bamboo workshop held on 17th - 19th March, 2009. Abstract: pp. 58.

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