Dr.S.P.Venkata Ramana
Asst. Professor & P.I (DST ,CSIR & UGC Projects)
Department of Zoology
Yogi Vemana University
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Ph. D. Environmental Sciences, Andhra University. Visakhapatnam
M. Sc. (Zoology) 1st Class, S.V. University, Tirupati.
B.Sc. (BZC) 1st Class, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam.
Work experience (PDF/Teaching etc.) :
1. Worked as Academic Counselor in Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Open University Study center from 1993 to 2009 and teaching Science and Technology, & Zoology for Degree students (Contact classes)
2. Post. Doc.: Research Associate in CSIR project during 1999 – 2002, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam.( 3 years)
3. Post. Doc.: Young Scientist & Principal Investigator - DST Fast Track project during 2005 – 2008, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam.( 3 years)
4. Worked- as Counselor in Acharya Nagarjuna University study center from 2006 - 2008 teaching M.Sc. Zoology. (Contact classes)
5. Worked as Local faculty in the Department of Zoology, Andhra University during the academic year 2008-2009 for M.Sc. Zoology.
6. Working as Asst. Professor in the Department of Zoology, Yogi Vemana University from July 2009 to date.
Area(s) of research interest:
Environmental Biology, Biodiversity & Entomology and Animal Behavior & Evolution.
Research grants (during the last five years) : 03
As Principal Investigator
         Project – “Captive breeding and conservation management of endangered Butterflies in the hill region of Southern Andhra Pradesh”. CSIR. (2010 - 2014) (Completed)
         Project - “Biodiversity of insect fauna A major survey in the Eastern Ghats of Southern Andhra Pradesh” .UGC (2013-2017) (Completed)
As Co – Principal Investigator
         Study of Floristic diversity, above ground biomass and soil organic carbon in dry deciduous forests of Sri Lankamala wild life sanctuary, Southern Ghats of Andhra Pradesh. UGC (2014-17).
As DST – Inspire Research Supervisor
         Biodiversity of Butterflies-“Effect of climate and habitat destruction on Butterfly diversity in plains and hill regions of Seshachalam bio reserve forest of Eastern Ghats”. (2013-2018)
Research students (Ph.D. awarded/working): 1+3 = 4
Mr. P. Harinath : CSIR Project Park Assistant, UGC Project Fellow
Title : Diversity and Eco-biological studies of some tropical butterflies based on larval performance in the Eastern Ghats of Southern Andhra Pradesh. (Ph.D. Awarded in May, 2016)br/>
Mr. K. Suryanarayana : DST – INSPIRE (SRF)
Title : Biodiversity of Butterflies- “ Effect of climate and Habitat destruction on Butterfly diversity in plains and hill regions of Seshachalam bio reserve forest of Eastern Ghats”.

Mrs. P. Naga lakshmi : Research Scholar
Title : Biodiversity and Life cycle strategies of endemic and Endangered Papilionid Butterflies in the plains and Forest regions of Southern Andhra Pradesh.

Mr. B. Sreekanth : Research Scholar
Title : Life cycle & larval performance of endemic and Endangered Lycaenidae Butterflies in the Eastern Ghats of Southern Andhra Pradesh.
Awards and achievements:
Awards & Honors:
1. Awarded “A.P. State Biodiversity Best Conserver Award” by A. P. State Biodiversity Board presented on International day for Biological Diversity – 2017 (22.05.2017) at Vijayawada. (Life time achievement award).
2. Post. Doc. Research Associate in CSIR project during 1999 – 2002.
3. Post. Doc. Young Scientist & Principal Investigator in DST Fast Track project during 2005 - 2008.
4. International Scientist of the year 2008 - Awarded from International Biographical Research Centre, Cambridge, London.
5. External coordinator (Valuation) for Rayalaseema University, Kurnool PG examinations. (2011 to 2018).
6. Editorial member, Research Journal of Biology. Date: 01-05-2014.
7. Life member in Indian Science Congress (Membership no : L24710)
8. BOS Member for Zoology, Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa 2013 to till date.
9. BOS Member for Zoology & Anthropology (UG) (University nominee) in Govt. College for Men, Kadapa 2017 to till date.
10. Guest Editor- in- chief for the International Journal: Bulletin of Applied & Pure Sciences, New Delhi.
11. DST Govt. of India, State level Science Exhibition jury judge at Vishakhapatnam, Vijayawada & Guntur - 2010 -2018
12. DST Govt. of India, District level Science exhibition Jury Judge at Nellore, Kadapa, Prakasham, Krishna, 2010 - 2018
1. Established Insects Gallery at Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa.
2. Established Model Butterfly Park & Museum at Andhra University, Visakhapatnam (2006) & Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa (2010)
Selected publications (Total Publication : 98 (National & International)):
1. V. Prasanna Kumar, P. Harinath, G. Meerabai and Dr. S. P. Venkata Ramana. Patterns of butterfly diversity in three tropical habitats of the Eastern Ghats of Southern Andhra Pradesh. Discovery Life – An International Journal. Vol. 4(11): 10-15, 2013. ISSN: 2278-5442. Impact Factor - 0.29.
2. S.P. Venkata Ramana P. Harinath and V.Prasanna kumar Life history of the dark grass blue Zizeeria karsandra (Lepidoptera: Rhopalocera: Lycaenidae) from southern Andhra Pradesh – India CIBTech Journal of Zoology 2014 vol. 3(1) January-April,pp1-6. ISSN:2319-3883(Online), Impact Factor - 0.6.
3. P. Harinath and S.P. Venkata Ramana, New larval host plants for some tropical butterflies of southern Andhra Pradesh – India. Asian Journal of experimental Sciences. Volume 28, Number 2, July 2014.
4. P. Harinath , K.Suryanarayana, V. Prasanna Kumar and S.P. Venkata Ramana Biology And Food Efficiency Of The Dark Blue Tiger Butterfly Tirumala Septentrionis (Lepidoptera: Rhopalocera: Danaidae) In Southern Andhra Pradesh . Journal of Research in Biology, 2, 122 -131(2014).
5. P. Harinath, V. Prasanna Kumar, K. Suryanarayana and S. P. Venkata Ramana. Insect Diversity of Sri Lankamalleswara Reserve forest in the Eastern Ghats of Southern Andhra Pradesh. Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies 2014; 2 (6): 198-212, Impact factor: 0.2.
6. Harinath, P, K. Suryanarayana and S.P. Venkata Ramana Diversity and Abundance of Odonates (Dragonflies & Damselflies) at Sri Lankamalleswara reserve forest in the Eastern Ghats of southern Andhra Pradesh. Discovery-Species, ISSN 2319 – 5746, 2015, 12(34), 52-66.
7. Suryanarayana. K, Harinath. P, Meerabai. P, Venkata Reddy. M and Venkata Ramana S.P.* Life cycle of the Common Banded awl Hasora Chromus (Cramer) (Lepidoptera: Rhopalocera: Hesperiidae) from Southern Andhra Pradesh. Cibtech Journal of Zoology 2015 Vol. 4 (1) January-April, pp.45-51 ISSN: 2319–3883. Impact Factor - 0.6.
8. Harinath. P, Venkata Reddy. M, Suryanarayana. K, and Venkata Ramana S.P.* Eco-biology of the spot swordtail Graphium nomius (Esper) (Lepidoptera: Rhopalocera: Papilionidae) from the Eastern Ghats of Southern Andhra Pradesh. International Journal of Plant and Animal and Environmental Sciences, Volume-5, Issue-3, July-Sept-2015. ISSN-2231-4490.
9. Harinath Palem, Suryanarayana Kanike, M. Venkata Reddy, Venkata Ramana Sri Purushottam* Biology and Food Utilization Efficacy of the Small Grass Yellow Eurema brigitta (Cramer) (Lepidoptera: Rhopalocera: Pieridae) in the Eastern Ghats of Southern Andhra Pradesh, South Asian Journal of Life Sciences, July 2015 | Volume 3 | Issue 2 | Page 63. Impact Factor - 0.4.
10. P. Harinath, K Suryanarayana, S. P. Venkata Ramana, The efficiency of food utilization by the small orange tip butterfly Colotis etrida (Boisduval, 1836) (Lepidoptera: Rhopalocera: Pieridae) in the Eastern Ghats of Southern Andhra Pradesh-India, Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies E-ISSN: 2320-7078, P-ISSN: 2349-6800 2016; 4(4): 198-204, Impact factor – 0.2.
11. S. P. Venkata Ramana , P Harinath, K Suryanarayana, B.Sreekanth, Life history of Virachola isocrates (Lepidoptera: Rhopalocera: Lycaenidae) in Andhra Pradesh. Europian Academic Research. ISSN 2286-4822 Vol. IV, ISSUE 10, Aug 2016, Pp:3400 - 3408 , Impact factor : 3.4546(UIF).
12. Harinath palem, Suryanarayana Kanike, Venkataramana Sri Purushottam: Diversity of Spiders (Arachnida: Araneae) in different Ecosystems - Eastern Ghats - Southern Andhra Pradesh – India. S. Asian J. Life Sci. 4(2): July 2016, pp. 51-60, Impact Factor: 3.4546 (UIF), DRJI Value: 5.9 (B+).
13. P. Harinath, K. Suryanarayana, P. Naga Lakshmi and S. P. Venkata Ramana*. Life History of the Indian palm bob (Suastus Gremius, Fabricius) (Lepidoptera: Rhopalocera: Satyridae) From Southern Andhra Pradesh. Bulletin of Pure and Applied Sciences. Vol.36 A (Zoology), No.2, 2017: P.50-56.
14. Suryanarayana, K., VenakataReddy, M., Sreekanth, B., Nagalakshmi, P. and Venkataramana, S.P., 2018. “Butterfly diversity (Lepidoptera: Rhopalocera) from three road side sites at different elevations of Seshachalam, Nallamala hills - Eastern Ghats - Andhra Pradesh - India” International Journal of Current Research in Life Sciences, 7, (04), 1789-1793.
15. P. Harinath, K. Suryanarayana, and Sri Purushottama Venkata Ramana. The food consumption, utilization and life history traits of some tropical butterflies in the Eastern Ghats of Southern Andhra Pradesh – India. Biodiversity and Bioprospects : Indian Scenario and Perspectives, Indian Science Congress -2018, Book Article, Page no: 199-144.
Conference/symposia attended (during last five years):
18(Including Inviting talk)
Conference /symposia/workshop organized (During last five years) : 03
1. Convener & Organizing secretary for SERB, APSCHE & YVU sponsored two day National Seminar on Insect Biology & Conservation Management – 2017 (IBCM - 17), Department of Zoology, Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa. 14th, 15th March 2017.
2. Organizing Secretory for UGC sponsored one day National work shop on “Role of Animals as Experimental Tools”. Department of Zoology, Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa, 13th March 2015.
3. Organizing Secretary for UGC sponsored Two day’s National conference on Environmental protection and management -2014. Dept. Of Zoology, Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa, February14th -15th, 2014.
1. S. P. Venkata Ramana. The Flying Jewels - Butterflies. Sri Venkateswara Publications, Kadapa. 2011. (Field guide for Educational purpose)
2. P. Harinath, S. P. Venkata Ramana. Diversity & Eco-biology of Butterflies in the Eastern Ghats of Andhra Pradesh, Lambert academic Publishing, Germany, ISBN 978-3-659-92594-8. 2016.

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