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Designation: Asst. Professor
Department: BOTANY

Educational Qualification

  • M.Sc Botany ( MG University Kottayam)
  • PhD Botany ( FRI Deemed University Dehra Dun)
  • Employment History

  • Asst. Professor at St. Alberts College, ernakulam(01-12-2011 to 24-06-2014)
  • Asst. Professor at Govt. College Chittur, Palakkadd(25-06-2014 to 08-06-2017)
  • Present Responsibilities

  • UG/PG Admission
  • Attendance committee
  • NAAC
  • Class Tutor
  • Board of Studies-Botany
  • College beautification committee
  • Board of Studies - Botany (Alberts College, Ernakulam)
  • Achievements

  • Young Scientist Award
    Received young Scientist Award during the 17th Kerala Science Congress held at Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi, Kerala, India
  • Research Interest

  • Lichenology
  • Ecology
  • Pteridology
  • Orchidology
  • Epiphytes
  • Doctoral Thesis Under Supervision

    Doctoral Thesis Under Supervised


  • Pseudoxytenanthera stocksii (Munro) Naithani - A bamboo new record to Kerala,Kumar, M; Sequiera, S,J. Econ. Tax. Bot., VOL19(3), pageno 525-528, Year 1995
  • Impatiens sivarajanii - A new species of Balsaminaceae from Silent Valley National Park, Kerala, India.,Kumar, M; Sequiera, S.,Rheedea, VOL6(2), pageno 51-54., Year 1996
  • Report of abnormal branching in two species of orchids from Kerala.,Kumar, M; Sequiera, S. Joy, C.C.,Indian For., VOL122(4), pageno 343-345., Year 1996
  • Lichen flora of Western Ghats: An appraisal,Kumar, M; Sequiera, S.,J. Econ. Tax. Bot., VOL21(1), pageno 27-39, Year 1997
  • New records of macrolichens from Silent Valley, Kerala,Kumar, M; Sequiera, S.,J. Econ. Tax. Bot., VOL21(1), pageno 67-73, Year 1997
  • Diversity, systematics, distribution and taxonomy of epiphytic pteridophytes of Kerala part of Western Ghats, South India,Kumar, M; Sequiera, S.,Indian Fern J., VOL15, pageno 106-130, Year 1998
  • Some new records and little known species of ferns from Kerala, South India.,Kumar, M; Sequiera, S.,Indian Fern J., VOL15, pageno 102-105, Year 1998
  • Two new species of Oberonia Lindl. from Kerala, India,Kumar, M; Sequiera, S.,J. Orchid Soc. India, VOL12(1/2), pageno 12(1/2), Year 1998
  • Two new species of Ochlandra Thw. Poaceae - Bambusoideae from Southern India,Kumar, M; Seethalakshmi, K.K; Sequiera, S.,Rheedea, VOL9(1), pageno 31-35, Year 1999
  • Liparis walakkadensis, A new species from Kerala,Kumar, M; Sequiera, S.,J. Orch. Soc. India., VOL13(1-2), pageno 29-31, Year 1999
  • Oberonia josephii (Orchidaceae) - a new record for Kerala,11. Kumar, M; Sequiera, S.,Rheedea, VOL9(2), pageno 173-175, Year 1999
  • A little known bamboo - Sinarundinaria microphylla (Munro) Chao & Renv. from Southern Western Ghats, India,12. Kumar, M; Remesh, M; Sequiera, S.; Unnikrishnan, N.,J. Econ. Tax. Bot., VOL24(1), pageno 215-219, Year 2000
  • The position of bamboos in Bamboo Systematics,13. Kumar, M; Sequiera, S. and M. Remesh,Rheedea, VOLRheedea, pageno 33-48, Year 2000
  • Bulbophyllum maskeliyense Livera (Orchidaceae) - A new record for India,14. Kumar, M; Sequiera, S.; Anto, P.V.,J. Econ. Tax. Bot., VOL24(1), pageno 207-209, Year 2000
  • A new species of Schoenorchis (Orchidaceae) from India,Kumar, M; Sequiera, S,Kew Bull., VOL55, pageno 241-245, Year 2000
  • J. Econ. Tax. Bot.,Kumar, M; Sequiera, S.,J. Econ. Tax. Bot., VOL25(1), pageno 239-246, Year 2001
  • An enumeration of macrolichens from Palakkad District, Kerala State, India.,Kumar, M; Sequiera, S.,Indian J. For., VOL25(3), pageno 347-353, Year 2001
  • Notes on a collection of some lichens from Chembra and Thirunelly hills of Wayanad district of Kerala state, India,18. Kumar, M; Sequiera, S.,J. Econ. Tax. Bot, VOL27 (Suppl.), pageno 1029-1039, Year 2001
  • Ochlandra keralensis (Poaceae-Bambusoideae) - A new reed bamboo from Southern Western Ghats, India.,19. Kumar, M; Remesh, M; Sequiera, S.,J. Econ. Tax. Bot., VOL25(1), pageno 49-51, Year 2001
  • Two new species of Bulbophyllum Thouars (Orchidaceae) from Southern Western Ghats, India.,Kumar, M; Sequiera, S.,J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc., VOL98(1), pageno 98(1), Year 2001
  • . Field Identification key to the native bamboos of Kerala, India,Kumar, M; Remesh, M; Sequiera, S.,.J. American Bam.Soc., VOL15(1), pageno 35-47, Year 2001
  • Two new species of Impatiens (Balsaminaceae) from India,Kumar, M; Sequiera, S,Sida, VOL19(4), pageno 795-802, Year 2001
  • A new species of the hitherto monospecific genus Xenikophyton Garay (Orchidaceae) from India,Kumar, M; Sequiera, S.; J.J. Wood,Kew Bull., VOL57, pageno 227-230, Year 2001
  • Medicinal ferns of Kerala,Kumar, M; Remesh, M; Sequiera, S.,Indian Fern J., VOL20, pageno 1-28, Year 2003
  • Preliminary survey on the lower groups of plants of Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala (India),Kumar, M; Sequiera, S.,Indian J. Forestry, VOL31(2), pageno 261-268, Year 2008
  • Epiphyte Host Relationship of Macrolichens in the Tropical Wet Evergreen Forests of Silent Valley National Park, Western Ghats of India.,Sequiera, S. and Kumar, M.,Tropical Ecology, VOL49(2), pageno 211-224, Year 2020
  • Macrolichens from Kerala Forests,Kumar, M. Sequiera, S. and Remesh, M.,Evergreen, VOL61/62, pageno 1-7, Year 2009
  • Status of Lichen diversity in Kerala, India,Sequiera, S.,Samagra, VOL8, pageno 28-39, Year 2012
  • Phytosociology of lichens in an urban area of Ernakulam District, Kerala State,Sequeira, S.; Rincy,M and Anuja,V.,Devagiri J. Sci., VOL1(1), pageno 49-56, Year 2015
  • Lichens and their utilization potential: A Scenario from High ranges of Idukki District, Kerala State,Sequeira, S.,Sci. & Soc, VOLSci. & Soc, pageno 7-13, Year 2015
  • Lichens of Western Ghats - An overview,Kumar, M; Sequiera, S.,Aravali Books International, New Delhi, VOLBiology of Lichens: K.G. Mukherji et al. (Eds.), pageno 297-331, Year 1999
  • Concepts in bamboo taxonomy - Past, present and future: A global perspective,Kumar, M; Sequiera, S.,Mentor Books, Calicut, VOLBiodiversity, Taxonomy and Conservation of Flowering Plants Sivadasan, M., Philip Mathew, (Eds), pageno 167-188, Year 1999
  • Observations on the epiphytic flora of Silent Valley,Kumar, M; Sequiera, S.,Kerala Forest Department, Trivandrum, VOLSilent Valley - Whispers of Reason Manoharan, T.M. et.al. (Eds), pageno 251-256, Year 1999
  • Vascular Epiphytes of Southern Western Ghats with special reference to endemic species,Sequiera, S; Kumar, M.,International Book Distributors, Dehra Dun, VOLForest Conservation and Management: Challenges of the Millennium Rethy, P. et. al. (Eds.), pageno 121-163, Year 2001
  • First report of teleomorphic stage of Normandina pulchella from India,Y. Joshi, V.B. Sreekumar and S. Sequeira,KAVAKA, VOL47, pageno 155-157, Year 2016
  • Effect of different oil cakes and leaf extracts on growth of Ganoderma in in vitro condition,Sureshkumar, K. A., Sequeira, S., ManojKumar, A. and Smitha, C. K.,Devagiri J. Sci., VOL1(1), pageno 57-60, Year 2015
  • Distribution of South Indian bamboos and their taxonomic status,Kumar, M; Sequiera, S,Proceedings of the National Seminar on Bamboo, VOL28-29 November 1996, pageno 18-24, Year 1996
  • Diversity and ecology of lichens of Silent Valley National Park, , Kerala, India,Sequiera, S; Kumar, M.,Proc. XVII Kerala Science Congress, VOLXVII Kerala Science Congress, pageno 166-168, Year 2005
  • Lichens: the unsung members of Kerala forests.,Sequiera, S; Kumar, M.,Proc. XVII Kerala Science Congress, VOLJanuary 29-31, pageno 181-182, Year 2005
  • Diversity and distribution of macrolichens in the Kerala part of Western Ghats, India,Kumar, M; Sequiera, S,National Conference of Forest Biodiversity Resources: Exploitation, Conservation & Management, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai., VOL21-22 March, pageno 77-78, Year 2006
  • Diversity and Composition of Lichens of Tropical Wet Evergreen Forests – A case study from Silent Valley National Park, Western Ghats, India,Sequiera, S.,Proceedings of the UGC Sponsored National Conference on Biodiversity and Bioprospecting with reference to plants and microbes, VOL8-9 December, pageno 8-9 December, Year 2011
  • Diversity of lichens of high altitude forest ecosystems of Kerala part of Western Ghats,Sequiera, S,Proc. National Seminar on Western Ghats: Biogeography, Biodiversity and Conservation, VOLManjeri, 14-16, Year 2013
  • More sites for the endangered Malabar Daffodil,Kumar, M, Sequiera, S.; Remesh, M.,Biodiversity India, ISCB Newsletter, VOL8-12, pageno 12, Year 2000
  • Lichens of high ranges and their utilization potential,Sequeira, S.,Proc. National Seminar cum Workshop on Herbarium techniques, VOL24th and 25th September, Year 2014
  • Lichen Diversity on trees of central coast of Kerala: A preliminary study,Aswathi, A., Sequeira, S., Christy, A. and Arsha, S. M,Albertian J. Mult. Res., VOL1, pageno 72-75, Year 2019
  • Scope and Advancements in Lichenology,Arsha, S. M., Sequeira, S., Aswathi, A. and Christy, A.,Albertian J. Mult. Res., VOL1, pageno 147-152, Year 2019
  • Diversity and Conservation of Lichens of Kerala: An Overview,Christy, A., Sequeira, S., Aswathi, A. and Arsha, S. M.,Albertian J.Mult. Res., VOL1, pageno 153-155, Year 2019
  • Parmelioid lichens of Kerala, Current status and need of taxonomic and phylogenetic updation of the family Parmeliaceae,S.M. Arsha, Stephen Sequeira, A. Aswathi and Arun Christy,Proc. 31st Kerala Science Congress, VOL2-3 February (Extended abstract), pageno 120-121, Year 2019
  • Arecanut and coconut trees, the unique hosts preferred by epiphytic lichens in lower altitude: A case study from Ernakulam district, Kerala,A. Aswathy, Stephen Sequeira, Arun Christy and S.M. Arsha,Proc. 31st Kerala Science Congress, VOL2-3 February (Extended Abstract), pageno 121, Year 2019
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