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Jawaharlal Nehru Tropical Botanic Garden and Research Institute
Palode, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India - 695562
Dr. A.A. Prasannakumari
    Scientist - B
Garden Management, Education, Information and Training Divisions
Fax: 91(0) 472 - 2869646
E-mail: prasanna79128@gmail.com
Area of Interest : Development of a plant based heritage museum.
Academic Qualifications  
    M. Sc. [Botany], Kerala University, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, 1996
B.Ed. [Botany], Kerala University, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, 1997
M.Phil. [Botany], Kerala University, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, 1999
Ph. D. [Botany], Kerala University, 2007
Major Achievements
  Extensive literature survey was performed and more than 75 plant based ethnic artefacts were collected through field trips, purchase and donation. The collected items were labelled systematically indicating their name, use and plant parts used for making the items. Plant artefacts collected include kitchen wares, thatching materials, mats and mattresses of various kinds, agricultural implements, cosmetics and other miscellaneous items. All the collected items were displayed during the “Open House” Program which was held on 6th to 10th December 2012 at JNTBGRI.
List of Publications
Research papers
  Prasannakumari A A, M S Arathy, and T Ganga Devi 2000, Bio-geo- chemical studies of a temple pond with special reference to macroflora. Pollution Research, 19(4):623-631.  
  Prasannakumari A A, T Ganga Devi & C P Sukeskumar 2003, Surface water quality of River Neyyar- Thiruvanamthapuram, Kerala, India. Pollution Research, 22 (4):515-525.  
  Prasannakumari A A, & T Ganga Devi, 2012. Biochemical components of the selected macroflora associated with the Neyyar, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India. International Journal of Environmental Sciences, 2 (4): 2012: 2005-2012.  
  Prasannakumari A A & N. Mohanan, 2012. Plant based Traditional Kitchen Wares of Kerala. Journal of Traditional and Folk practices (Accepted for publication).  
Popular article
  Raj Vikraman R. (2010). ‘Bromeliads- a plant group of curiosity’, TBGRI Half-yearly Newsletter, December 2010.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
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