From Director

Dr. C. Kunhikannan
Director

Designation Director
Educational Qualification M Sc., Ph D, FIAT

Experience

Sl.No. Organisation Designation From To Duties
1 Institute of Forest Genetics and Tree Breeding Coimbatore-2 (ICFRE) Director July 2020. Till Date
Overall management of research and administration of the institute, Plant diversity documentation natural forests, wetlands, plantations and iron ore/ coal blocks; Preparation of R&R Plan for mine affected areas in Karnataka; Environmental auditing and environmental performance index rating of opencast coal mines.
2 Institute of Forest Genetics and Tree Breeding Coimbatore-2 (ICFRE) Scientist G January 2019. 30 June 2020.
Plant diversity documentation natural forests, wetlands, plantations and coal blocks; Preparation of R&R Plan for mine affected areas in Karnataka; Environmental auditing and environmental performance index rating of opencast coal mines.
3 Institute of Forest Genetics and Tree Breeding Coimbatore-2 (ICFRE) Scientist F January 2014. December 2018.
Plant diversity and regeneration studies of natural forests and plantations, Eco-restoration of degraded forests, preparation R&R Plan for mine affected areas in Karnataka, Carrying capacity studies in Saranda Forest of Jharkhand and Environmental auditing of opencast coal mines.
4 Institute of Forest Genetics and Tree Breeding Coimbatore-2 (ICFRE) Scientist E January 2009. December 2013.
Plant diversity and regeneration studies of natural forests, Environmental Impact Assessment of Hydro-electric project, Bhutan, Eco-restoration of degraded forests, preparation R&R Plan for mine affected areas in Karnataka and Re-assignment of Forest types.
5 Institute of Forest Genetics and Tree Breeding Coimbatore-2 (ICFRE) Scientist D January 2003. December 2009.
Plant diversity and regeneration studies of natural forests including mangroves, sacred groves, Environmental Impact Assessment of bauxite mining sites at Araku valley, Visakhapatnam, Eco-restoration plan for Kudremukh mines, Evaluation of NAP activities in Kerala.
6 Tropical Forest Research Institute, Jabalpur and Institute of Forest Genetics and Tree Breeding Coimbatore-2 (ICFRE) Scientist SD (Re-designated as Scientist C. w.e.f. 1.4.01) August 1997. January 2003.
Survey and Documentation of medicinal plants of Central India; Germplasm collection of grasses, Plant diversity studies of natural forests and plantation, Scanning Electron Microscopic studies.
7 Tropical Forest Research Institute-Jabalpur (ICFRE) Scientist SC August 1992. August 1997.
Survey and Documentation of medicinal plants of Central India; Germplasm collection of grasses, Plant diversity studies of natural forests and plantation, SEM studies.
8 Tropical Forest Research Institute, Jabalpur (ICFRE) Research Assistant Grade I October, 1990. July, 1992.
Survey and Documentation of medicinal plants of Central India.
9 Forest Department, Kerala Research Assistant September 12, 1989. September 11, 1990.
Enumeration and regeneration survey of trees of Silent valley National Park, Kerala.

Communication Address

Dr. C. Kunhikannan
Director
Institute of Forest Genetics & Tree Breeding,
P.B. No. 1061, Forest Campus,R.S. Puram,
Coimbatore – 641 002, Tamil Nadu (INDIA)

Tel No : 0091-422-2431942 ; Fax No :0091-422-2430549
E-mail: dir_ifgtb@icfre.org, kunhikannan@icfre.org