Dr. O.K. Remadevi


Name:  Dr. O.K.Remadevi


Designation:  Scientist-F & Head of WBD


Qualification: M.Sc (Zoology– Entomology)  Ph.D. Zoology- Entomology


Area of Specialization:

  • Entomology- Pest Management (Bio-control, IPM ),

  • Sericulture ( silkworm and mulberry pest management, nutritional and hormonal physiology)

  • Forest Entomology

  • Wood biodeterioration

  • Timber Pest management

  • Mangrove ecology and insect biodiversity

Awards/Prizes/Special recognitions:

  • 1st rank holder in the M.Sc. Zoology (Entomology) examination conducted by University of  Calicut, Kerala in 1975.

  • Awarded TCTP Fellowship under ODA programme administered by British Council  for a Wood Technology Training Course in School of Agricultural and Forest Sciences

  • University of Bangor, North Wales, U.K., from 27.3.1995 to 31.8.1995. This included a Specialist Training Programme (25.7.1995 to 5.8.1995) at  Forestry Commission Research Stations, U.K.

  • Visiting scientist to the Department of Applied Entomology, Institute of    Phytomedicine, University of Hohenheim, Germany from 2-03.04 to 31.03.04 for interactions and proposing collaborative research in the field of IPM.

  • Invited speaker for Refresher courses for university lecturers,  IFS compulsory Training courses. RAC member for post graduate/ Ph.D students of different Universities.

  • Member of IUFRO working party on Entomology and Member of the Indian Academy of Wood Science and Chairman/ Rapporteur in many national and international conferences.

  • Referee for evaluation of research projects of other institutes and for research papers of journals

Major Scientific Contributions:

          With 27 years of research experience in the field of Entomology, particularly in the field of insect diversity, bio-ecology and pest management, more than 100 publications have been made.

During the service at the Central Sericultural Research and Training Institute, Mysore (CSB,Govt. of India) extensive research was carried out on silkworm/mulberry pests and their management, nutritional and hormonal physiology of silkworms  contributing to the sericultural research for the benefit of the silk industry.

           In the last 12 years, actively engaged in Forest Entomology research with special emphasis on Wood Entomology dealing with bark and wood borers of standing trees, felled logs, timber used in storage and wood based industries.  Notable contributions  are  in the field of management of tree and timber pests, particularly of  Sandal wood., Teak and  other hardwood species.

Work in mangrove entomology is a pioneering research on insect diversity  conducted for the first time in the mangroves of Indian mainland. A total number of 340 species of insects belonging to 122 families of 11 orders were recorded from the mangroves  of East and West coast.


Research Work: -

A.  ICFRE Projects completed:

  1. Studies on the insect pests of nurseries, plantations and natural forests and their control: 1992-2000.

  2. Studies on the insect pest problems of timber in storage, building materials and other structures and its control.1996-1999.

  3. Studies on biodeterioration of mangroves and coastal vegetation.

  4. Investigations on the insect pest problems of wood in packing cases and handicraft industries. 1999-2003. 

  5. Studies of termites  problems of trees and timber and development of termite testing facility.1999-2003.

  6. Investigations on the potential of medicinal and aromatic plants as source of botanical  insecticides. 2000-2004.

B. ICFRE Research projects in hand:

As Principal Investigator:

  1. Studies on entomofauna of mangroves of Karnataka, Goa and Andhra  Pradesh. 340 species of insects belonging to 122 families of 11 orders were recorded from the mangroves  of east and west coast for the first time.

  2.  Studies on teak heartwood borer  Alcterogystia (cossus) cadambae moore and its management”   The damage levels and extent of occurrence of the pest were assessed initially and   studies on life history of the pests were conducted by carrying out  laboratory rearing. Rearing on artificial diet was standardized. 

As Project Associate: 

  1. Impact of disturbance on canopy insect biodiversity: an assessment of forest health.

  2. Bio-systematics studies on parasitoid complex of sandal coccids and their utilization  in biological control.

  3. Studies on the sucking pest complexes of sandal and their management.

  4. Investigations on the resistance of commercially available Bamboo species in Karnataka, to borer pests and termites.

C. External funded projects completed:

  1. Conducted studies on pests of sandal (as sub project leader) and teak (as associate) under the World Bank FREE Project on sandal, Tree Improvement and Biological control of forest pests and participated in the planting stock improvement programme- 1994-2000

  2. Involved in the UNDP programme on agro-forestry of  teak and  monitoring the pest problems.1994-2000

  3. Worked as Co-investigator in the MOEF funded project, “Insect fauna of the  mangroves along Goa, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh coast during 1997-1998.

  4. Bio-invasion, SPS measures and import of wood and wood products into India funded by TIFAC (DST) was undertaken from march, 2003 to sept.2004 as Co PI. Five important ports have been surveyed  and bioinvasive insects and fungi have been collected and studied.

  5. As PI, the project,”Introspection into the phytosanitary procedures for storage of forestry seeds in Karnataka”. Financed by  JBIC (Karnataka Forest Department)    has been completed and the draft final report has been submitted in November 2004.

  6. As PI, the project,”Field incidence and management of major pests of Neem and Pongam in Karnataka. financed by  JBIC (Karnataka Forest Department) has been  completed and the draft final report has been submitted in November 2004.

D. External funded projects in hand as Principal investigator:

  1. Community ecology of a detritus system:  Insects and fungi associated with fallen trees in the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve. Project  has been sanctioned  in March 2004 by the MoEF and it is on going since April, 04

E. External funded projects in hand as Co-Investigator:

  1. Studies on the entomofaunal diversity and their interactions in selected . provenances of sandal – MoEF project has been   ongoing since June, 2004.

  2. Investigations on lesser known aspects of mangrove biodiversity and ecology in the states of Goa, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.  (2004-2008). Ongoing since May, 2004.

F.  Supervision of Ph.D Research work

The research work of 3 candidates registered under the Ph.D Programme of Forest Research Institute (Deemed University) on the following topics is completed and 3 are awarded Ph.D degree.

  1. Insect diversity and insect plant relationships in mangroves of the West coast of  South   India.

  2. Nutritional evaluation of some important forest tees as a source of fodder for ruminants.

  3. Bioecology and management of teak heart wood borer Alcterogystia cadambae   (Cossidae – Lepidoptera).

The following research topics are being pursued by 6  candidates for Ph.D Degree of FRI, Deemed University. 

  1. Investigations on powder post beetle damage to block board and its management.

  2. Prospects of tasar culture in Karnataka and Kerala as a joint forest management practice.

  3. Studies on Ecotourism and Conservation with special reference to butterflies in coastal  Karnataka.

  4. Evaluation of the anti – insect activity of botanicals from selected forest plants.

  5. Diversity of insects in the emergent canopies of wet evergreen forests in Western Ghat.

  6. Biodeterioration of mangrove vegetation and their wood biomass- the role of marine organisms. 


Details of Research Papers Published:

  • REMADEVI, O.K., U.V.K. MOHAMED, U.C. ABDURAHIMAN AND T.C. NARENDRAN (1978). Oviposition behaviour of Perisierola nephantidis Muesebeck (Bethylidae : Hymenoptera), a larval parasite of Nephantis serinopa Meyrick (Xylorictidae : Lepidoptera). Entomon 3(2): 303-305.

  • SUDHEENDRAKUMAR, V.V., O.K. REMADEVI, U.V.K. MOHAMED, T.C. NARENDRAN AND U.C. ABDURAHIMAN (1979). Meteoridea hutsoni (Nixon) (Braconidae : Hymenoptera) a new larval parasite of Nephantis serinopa Meyrick (Xylorictidae : Lepidoptera). Entomon, 4(3): 303-305.

  • REMADEVI, O.K., U.V.K. MOHAMED AND U.C. ABDURAHIMAN (1980). Notes on Megaselia sp. (Diptera : Phoridae) a newly recorded parasite of Nephantis serinopa Meyrick (Lepidoptera : Xylorictidae). Curr. Sci., 49(12): 491-492.

  • BEENA, C.G., U.V.K. MOHAMED, U.C. ABDURAHIMAN AND O.K. REMADEVI (1980). Mating and oviposition behaviour of Trichospilus pupivora Ferr. (Hymenoptera : Eulophidae). Jour. Sci. Res., 2(2): 115-117.

  • REMADEVI, O.K., U.V.K. MOHAMED, U.C. ABDURAHIMAN AND C.G. BEENA (1980). Biological observations of Bracon brevicornis (Hymenoptera : Braconidae), the biological control agent of Nephantis serinopa (Lepidoptera : Xylorictidae). Jour. Sci. Res., 2(3): 197-200.

  • REMADEVI, O.K., U.C. ABDURAHIMAN, U.V.K. MOHAMED AND C.G. BEENA (1980). Biology and behaviour of Trichospilus pupivora (Hymenoptera : Eulophidae) with a note on its field parasitism of Nephantis serinopa (Lepidoptera : Xylorictidae). Ceylon Cocon, Q XXXI (3/4): 119-126.

  • ABDURAHIMAN, U.C., U.V.K. MOHAMED AND O.K. REMADEVI (1981). Laboratory observations on the mating and oviposition behaviour of Elasmus nephantidis  Rohwer. The Philippine Journal of Coconut studies, VI(2): 32-33.

  • REMADEVI, O.K., U.V.K. MOHAMED AND U.C. ABDURAHIMAN (1981). Some aspects of the biology of Perisierola nephantidis Muesebeck (Hymenoptera : Bethylidae), a larval parasitoid of Nephantis serinopa Meyrick (Lepidoptera : Xylorictidae) Polskie Pismo Ent., 51: 597-604.

  • MOHAMED, U.V.K., U.C. ABDURAHIMAN AND O.K. REMADEVI (1982). Notes on two carabid (Carabidae : Caleoptera) predators of Nephantis serinopa Meyrick (Xylorictidae : Lepidoptera) from Kerala. Entomon, 7(3): 341-343.

  • ABDURAHIMAN, U.C., U.V.K. MOHAMED AND O.K. REMADEVI (1982). Studies on the biology of a predator, Cardiastethus sp. (Hemiptera : Anthocoridae) found on the galleries of Nephantis serinopa Meyr. (Lepidoptera : Xylorictidae). Current Science, 51(11): 574-576.

  • ABDURAHIMAN, U.C., U.V.K. MOHAMED AND O.K. REMADEVI (1983). Studies on the biology of Antrocephalus hakonensis (Hymenoptera : Chalcididae), a pupal parasitoid of Opisina arenosella, the coconut caterpillar. Cocos 1: 11-16.

  • MOHAMED, U.V.K., U.C. ABDURAHIMAN AND O.K. REMADEVI (1983). Bio-ethology of Brachymeria (Neobrachymeria) nosatoi (Chalcididae: Hymenoptera), a pupal parasite of the coconut pest, Nephantis serinopa (Xylorictidae : Lepidoptera). Jour. Sci. Res., 5(3): 147-151.

  • MOHAMED, U.V.K., U.C. ABDURAHIMAN AND O.K. REMADEVI (1982). Coconut caterpillar and its natural enemies. A study of the parasites and predators of Nephantis serinopa Meyrick. Zoological Monograph, Dept. of Zoology, University of Calicut, Kerala, pp. 162.

  • KUMAR, P., VENKATA REDDY, O.K.REMADEVI, M.S.JOLLY AND  R.K.DATTA (1985).  Ovicidal activity of diflubenzuron on the eggs of uzifly, Tricholyga bombycs Beck.   (Diptera: Tachinidae).   Indian J.Seric., XXIV(2):58-61.

  • SAMSON, M.V. AND O.K. REMADEVI (1985). A new record on the parasites of the uzifly,  Tricholyga bombycis Beck. Current Science, 54(21): 1144.

  • KUMAR, P., M.S., JOLLY, S.S.SINHA, M.V.SAMSON AND O.K.REMADEVI (1987).  Physical control of uzifly, Tricholyga bombycis Beck,  and its impact on population.   Indian Journal of Sericulture,   XXVI (1): 5-7.

  • KUMAR, P., O.K. REMADEVI, K. BANERJEE, M.K.R. NOAMANI AND M.S. JOLLY (1988). Record of a new pupal parasite, Spilomicrus karnatakensis of Tricholyga bombycis. Sericologia, 28(3): 415-416.

  • KUMAR, P., M.S.JOLLY, V.VENKATA REDDY, M.V.SAMSON AND O.K.REMADEVI, (1988). Comparative rearing performance of silkwork, Bombyx mori I L. Inside nylon, cotton and jute nets in different seasons.  Com.Physiol, Ecol.,  13(2):77-80. 

  • KUMAR, P., O.K. REMADEVI, B.D. SINGH AND M.S. JOLLY (1989). A new record of a pupal endoparasite, Exoristobia philippinensis Ashmead (Hymenoptera : Encyrtidae), of the Uzi fly, a serious parasite of silkworm. Current Science, 58(4): 212.

  • RAMI REDDY, K.V., K.V.BENCHAMIN AND O.K.REMADEVI, (1989). Biochemical changes in uzi infected larvae of silkworm, Bombax mori,  C.S.R.T.I. New letter, 4 (2): 11-12.

  • REMADEVI, O.K. (1989). Bark eating caterpillar, Indarbela quadrinotata (Walker) attacks mulberry too. C.S.R.T.I. News letter, 4(3): 4.

  • RAMI REDDY, K.V., O.K.REMADEVI AND K.V.BENCHMIN (1991).  Impact  of uzifly  parasitisation on the body growth, silk gland tissue somatic index and   haemolyphy properties on silkworm,  Bombyx mori.  Indian Journal of  Sericulture,  30 (2): 113-120.

  • REMADEVI, O.K., S.B.MAGADAM, N.SHIVASANKAR, K.V., BENCHMIN  AND R.K.DATTA, (1991).  Studies on the growth rate and growth pattern in the  1st instar larvae of some multivolatine races of silkworm, Bombyx mori  (lepidoptera:Bomycidae).   Indian Journal of Sericulture,  30 (2), 125-130. 

  • REMADEVI, O.K., S.B. MAGADUM, N. SHIVASANKAR AND K.V. BENCHAMIN (1992). Evaluation of the food utilization efficiency in some polyvoltine breeds of silk worm, Bombyx mori L. Sericologia, 32(1): 61-66.

  • JOLLY, M.S., M. BAIG AND O.K. REMADEVI (1992). Studies on the alternate hosts of uzifly, Exorista sorbillans Wied.  Sericologia, 32(1):123-124.

  • RAMI REDDY, K.V., K.V. BENCHAMIN AND O.K. REMADEVI (1992). Metabolic profiles of haemolymph and fat body of silkworm, Bombyx mori in response to parasitisation by the uzifly, Exorista sorbillans (Diptera : Tachinidae), during the final instar. Sericologia, 32(2): 227-233.

  • KUMAR, P., O.K. REMADEVI, RAM KISHORE AND K. SENGUPTA (1992). Parasites of the uzifly, Exorista sorbillans Wiedemann (Diptera : Tachinidae) xiv. Biology of Nesolynx thymus G. Sericologia, 32(3): 495-496.

  • TRIVEDY, K., O.K. REMADEVI, S.B. MAGADUM AND R.K. DATTA (1992). Can anti-juvenoids be used in Sericulture Industry. Indian Silk, 39: 39 & 51.

  • RAMI REDDY, K.V., S.B MAGADUM, O.K. REMADEVI, K.V. BENCHAMIN AND R.K. DATTA (1992). Bio-chemical action of Vertebrate hormones on the silk gland, fat body and gonads of silkworm, Bombyx mori (L.). J. Reprod. Biol. Comp. Endocrinal, 4(2): 82-88.

  • RAMI REDDY, K.V., O.K. REMADEVI, S.B. MAGADUM, K.V. BENCHAMIN AND R.K. DATTA (1992). Uzi parasitization : Gluconeogenic precursor levels and related enzyme activity profiles in silkworm, Bombyx mori L. Indian J. Seric., Vol. 31(2): 123-129.

  • ANANTHA RAMAN, K.V., K.V. BENCHAMIN, S.B. MAGADUM, O.K. REMADEVI AND R.K. DATTA (1993). Studies on the nutritional efficiency in silkworm Bombyx mori L. Indian Journal of Sericulture, 32(1): 43-49.

  • TRIVEDY, K., O.K. REMADEVI, S.B. MAGADUM AND R.K. DATTA (1993). Effect of juvenile hormone analogue, labomin on the growth and economic characters of silkworms, Bombyx mori L. Indian J. Seric., 32(2): 162-168.

  • REMADEVI, O.K., S.B. MAGADUM, K.V. BENCHAMIN AND R.K. DATTA (1993). Mutual correlation among the nutritional and economic characters of the multivoltine silkworm, Bombyx mori L. (Lepidoptera : Bombycidae). Indian J. Seric., 32(2): 189-195.

  • MAGADUM, S.B., R.K. DATTA, O.K. REMADEVI, MUKESH MOHAN AND S.K. CHAUDHURY (1994). Formulation of artificial diet for silkworm, Bombyx mori L. Evaluation of semi-synthetic diets for your age rearing. Ind. J. Sericulture, 33(1):68-69.

  • TRIVEDY, K., R.K. DATTA, O.K. REMADEVI AND S.B. MAGADUM (1994). Effect of the anti-juvenoid, KK-42 on the silkworm, Bombyx mori (L.).  Journale Italiano Di Entomologia, 7:  123-130.

  • REMADEVI, O.K., T.O. SASIDHARAN AND U.C. ABDURAHIMAN (1994). Ovisite preference of Goniozus nephantidis Mues (Hymenoptera : Bethylidae), the biological control agent of the coconut pest, Opisina arerosella Walker (Lepidoptera : Aecophoridae). Insect Sci. Applic., 15(4/5):439-443. 

  • TRIVEDY, K., O.K. REMADEVI, S.B. MAGADUM AND R.K. DATTA (1994). Effect of anti-juvenoid KK-42 on the PMX or NB4D2 hybrid of the silkworm, Bombyx mori.  J. Seric., 2(1&2) : 1-9.

  • REMADEVI, O.K. AND V.R. SIVARAMAKRISHNAN (1994). A new record of Indarbela quadrinotata Walker (Lepidoptera : Indarbelidae), the bark eating caterpillar on Couroupita guianensis Aubl. (Lecythidaceae). Myforest, Vol. 30)1): 27.

  • REMADEVI, O.K. AND V.R. SIVARAMAKRISHNAN (1995). Future of tasar silk industry in relation to forestry in India. Indian Silk, 33(11)-35-38.

  • REMADEVI, O.K., U.C. ABDURAHIMAN AND T.O. SASIDHARAN (1995). A new method for observing the hatching, moulting and for determining the number of larval instars in Goniozus nephantidis Mues (Hymenoptera : Bethylidae). Entomon, Vol. 20(1): 45-47.

  • SANTHAKUMARAN, L.N., O.K. REMADEVI AND V.R. SIVARAMAKRISHNAN (1995). A new record of the insect defoliator, Pteroma plagiophleps Hamp. (Lepidoptera : Psychidae) from mangroves along the Goa Coast (India). The Indian Forester, 121(2): 153-155.

  • REMADEVI, O.K. AND D.P. KHALI (1996). Blending Silviculture with Moriculture. Indian Silk, 34(12): 13-15.

  • NEWS PAPER REPORT. Teak grows well with mulberry. The Economic Times, p. 13. Monday, the 13th May, 1996.

  • REMADEVI, O.K. AND V.R. SIVARAMAKRISHNAN (1996). Biomass utilisation by Diacrisia obliqua Walker, feeding on Tectona grandis Linn F. and Parthenium hysterophorus L. Proc. IUFRO Symp. on Impact of diseases and insect Pests in Tropical forests:  441-447.

  • SIVARAMAKRISHNAN, V.R. AND O.K. REMADEVI (1996). Insect pests in forest nurseries in Karnataka, India, with notes on insecticidal control of a psyllid on Albizia lebbeck. Proceedings of the IUFRO Symposium on "Impact of diseases and insect pests in Tropical Forests" : 460- 463.

  • B. MAGADUM AND O.K. REMADEVI (1996). Correlation between various  utritional parameters of silkworm, Bombyx mori L.  during 5th instar. J.Seric., (2): 61-63. 

  • REMADEVI, O.K AND A.RATNA RAO (1996). Lac insect in Sandal. The Hindu, p.28, 26th December, 1996.

  • S.B. MAGADUM, O.K. REMADEVI, N.SHIVASHANKAR AND R.K.  UTTA(1996). Nutritional indices in some bivoltine breeds of silkworm, Bombyx  mori L. Indian J. Seric 35(2):95-98.

  • REMADEVI, O.K., U.C. ABDURAHIMAN AND T.O. SASIDHARAN (1996).Notes on the host range of Goniozus nephantidis with a new report on Anigraea albomaculata, as an alternate host.   Entomon, 21 (3 & 4): 281-282.

  • REMADEVI, O.K. (1996). Report on Menochilus sexmaculatus (Fabr.) (Coleoptera: coccinellidae), predator of Leucaena psyllid, Heteropsylla cubana Crawford. My Forest, 32(4):  313-316.

  • MAGADUM,S.B.,O.K. REMADEVI, R.K. DUTTA AND N. SHIVASHANKAR       (1996). Correlation between various nutritional parameters of silkworm, Bombyx mori L. during vth instar. Ind. J.  Seric., 35 (2): 138-141.

  • REMADEVI, O.K., RAJA MUTHUKRISHNAN, A. RATNA RAO, V.R. SIVARAMAKRISHNAN AND L.N. SANTHAKUMARAN (1997). Epidemic outbreak of lac insect, Kerria lacca (Kerr.), on sandal, Santalum album and its control. The Indian Forester, 123 (2) : 143-147.

  • O.K. REMADEVI AND T.O. SASIDHARAN (1997). Biological control of uzifly. The Indian Textile Journal CVII(7) : 82-84.

  • MAGDUM V.B., S.B. MAGADUM AND O.K. REMADEVI (1997). Influence of diflubenzuron on the breeds of silkworm, Bombyx mori L. PKV Journal of Research. (in press).

  • O.K.REMADEVI AND RAJA MUTHUKRISHNAN (1997). Efficacy of         Chlorpyriphos  as protectant of wood against borer and  termite attack. Wood news 7 (1): 22-25.

  • REMADEVI,O.K., L.N. SANTHAKUMARAN AND RAJA  MUTHUKRISHNAN     (1997). Bio-ecology of Pteroma plagiophleps, the  defoliator pest of a mangrove tree, Rhizophora mucronata    along  Goa coast. My   Forest 33 (1): 375-379.

  • REMADEVI, O.K, S.B. MAGADUM, K. SASINDRAN NAIR AND  .K.DATTA (1997). Effect of kinetin (6-furfuryl amino purine)   treatment  on the  bearing performance of silkworm, Bombax  mori L.  Bull. Seric. Research 8:55-59.

  • REMADEVI, O.K., RAJA MUTHUKRISHNAN AND SANTHAKUMARAN,  .N. (1997). Natural infestation of lac insect, Kerria lecca (Kerr.) on Acacia auriculaeformis - threat or boon? Wood News, 7(3) : 13-14.

  • REMADEVI, O.K., C.A.JAYAPRAKASH (1997).  How to employ control  measures for mulberry pests? Textile Industry of India 36 (10) : 34-35.

  • REMADEVI, O.K,   VINOD KUMAR, K.SARMILA, S.B.MAGADUM AND  R.K.DUTTA 1997).             Bioassay for the effect of water and protein supplementation to rain-fed mulberry leaves, on the economic traits of silkworm, Bombax  mori L.  Bull.Seric.Research  8: 61-65.

  • MAGADUM.S.B AND O.K. REMADEVI (1997). Nutritional indices  in bivoltine breeds of silkworm, Bombyx mori L. Res.  Bull. Punjab Univ. 47 (I-IV): 51-53.

  • REMADEVI, O.K. AND V. R. SIVARAMAKRISHNAN (1997). Indian wax scale, Ceroplastes ceriferus (Fabricius) (Hemiptera:  Coccidae), a potential pest of Santalum  album L. My Forest    33 (2):469-471.

  • REMADEVI, O.K. AND RAJA MUTHUKRISHNAN (1998). Bionomics of Inglisia bivalvata Green (Hemiptera : Coccidae), causal agent for the dieback and mortality of sandal, Santalum album L. Journal of Tropical Forest Science  10 (3): 388-397.

  • REMADEVI, O.K, K.S.THYAGARAJAN, RAVI KUMAR AND RAJA   MUTHU-KRISHNAN (1998). Suppression of Parthenium using  extracts from Eucalyptus tree. Proceedings of Ist   international conference on Parthenium management, 1997: 36-38.

  • REMADEVI, O.K. AND RAJA MUTHUKRISHNAN (1998). Farmers level  trials on the control of defoliators on teak saplings.   Advances in IPM for Horticultural crops.  Proceedings of Ist National Symposium on Pest Management in    Horticultural crops. 179-182. 

  • REMADEVI,O.K., RAJAMUTHUKRISHNAN AND SANTHAKUMARAN.L.N. (1998).  Studies on the sap sucking pests of Santalum album in nurseries and plantations. Sandal and its Products.  Proceedings of an International Seminar held at Bangalore, India,  Canberra ACIAR Proceedings No. 84: 200-203.

  • REMADEVI, O.K., SIVARAMAKRISHNAN.V.R., AND SARMA.C.R., (1998) Control of arboreal termites on Santalum album Linn.  in plantations.  Sandal and its products. Proceedings of an International Seminar held at Bangalore, India,  Canberra ACIAR Proceedings No 84: 196-199.

  • REMADEVI, O.K., AND RAJAMUTHUKRISHNAN, (1998). Incidence, damage potential and biology of wood-borers of Santalum album Linn. Sandal and its Products.  Proceedings of an International Seminar held at Bangalore, India. Canberra,  ACIAR Proceedings No. 84: 192-195.

  • REMADEVI,O.K., S.B.MAGADUM, K.SASHIDRAN NAIR AND R.K.DATTA  (1998). Plant growth hormones and silk.  The Indian textile Journal, CVIII (8): 78-80.

  • REMADEVI, O.K AND RAJA MUTHUKRISHNAN (1999). Biological control of pest of sandal,  Santalum album Linn.  Proceedings of biological control of forest insect pest – workshop cum Peer Review held at FRI, Dehra Dun, Dec. 1999, 38-42.

  • REMADEVI, O.K AND THEAGARAJAN.K.S. (2000). Use of oil of Eucalyptus tereticornis as a weedicide against Parthenium hysterophorus L.  Fafai Journal, 2(1): 29-31.

  • SUNDARARAJ, R., O.K.REMADEVI AND RAJA MUTHURKISHNAN (2000).  Occurrence of Aleurodicus disperses Russell (Aleyrodidae: Homopteran) as a whitefly pest of important trees in Bangalore (India).   Indian Journal of Forestry   23(3): 319-321. 

  • REMADEVI, O.K. (2000).  Innovative strategies for pest control in forestry p.135-137.  In:  Innovative Pest and Disease Management in Horticultural and Plantation crops.  Allied Publishers Ltd.  pp.286. 

  • REMADEVI, O.K., K.S.RAO AND V.R.SIVARAMAKRISHNAN, (2000). Incidence of an insect borer, Macrotoma spinosa fab. (Coleoptera:Cerambycidae) in the logs of  Casuarina equisetifolia used in marine aquaculture farms.   Myforest  36(4): 277-279.

  • REMADEVI, O.K .(2001). Cultural control the most viable component of IPM for the management of teak defoliators In  Recent trends in insect pest control to enhance forest productivity. p. 23-27.  Proceedings of a Workshop on Entomology and Biological control held at TFRI, Jabalpur, India, 25th September 2000, ICFRE No: 67 ICFRE BK 55

  • REMADEVI, O.K. AND RAJA MUTHUKRISHNAN.  2002.  A note on infestation of a new coccid pest, Hemilecanium imbricans(Green) (Hemiptera: Coccidae) on Swietenia macrophylla King. Ann. For. 10 (2): 359-360.

  • REMADEVI, O.K. (2002).  Powder post beetle attack  on plantation timber in depots and its  management.   My Forest 38 (1): 23-27).

  • REMADEVI, O.K., RAJAMUTHUKRISHNAN, RAJI.B.,SANTHAKUMARANL.N., AND SATYANARAYANA RAO.K. (2001). Insect pest of mangroves and coastal trees along east coast of India. Proceedings of workshop on forestry, Forest Products and Coastal population . Editors K.S., Rao, Surekha Sawant and Pankaj Aggarwal, I.S.B.N. No. 81-900284-3, ICFRER No.82 ICFRE Bk-59 IWST, Bk-1

  • NAGAVENI.H.C., O.K.REMADEVI, M.N.SHARMA AND R.V.RAO (2002). Studies on the durability  of  plantation grown Tecomella undulata(sm) SEEM. TDA. 48 (1&2): 32-36.

  • REMADEVI, O.K., H.C.NAGAVENI  and RAJA MUTHUKRISHNAN, (2001) Evaluation of the efficacy of Cashew Nut Shell Liquid (CNSL) as a wood preservative against termites and fungi. TDA  48 (3&4): 15- 19.

  • RAO, K.S. AND O.K.REMADEVI, (2001).  Wood use in rural housing   Proceedings of the  “Rural Enterprise Summit organized by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) from 9-12th November, 2000.

  • RAO, K.S.,  O.K.REMADEVI AND SUREKHA G.SAWANT.2000.  Some aspects of biodeterioration of the mangrove flora along India. Coast.  National  seminar on ‘Conservation of Biodiversity and coastal aquaculture’ held at Karwar  University Post Graduate Centre, Karwar, 6-8th Nov. 2000. 

  • REMADEVI, O.K., (2003). Detection, Identity and Management of insect pests of timber.   IWST    Technical Bulletin, No.3 : 16pp.

  • REMADEVI, O.K., SUNDARARAJ, R. AND RAO, K.S.  Scope of neem products and pheromones for the management of forest insect pests.    Journal of Forestry Products, 11(2):125-130.

  • REMADEVI, O.K., SUNDARARAJ, R. AND RAJAMUTHUKRISHANAN 2002. Evaluation of the efficacy of permethrin as a termiticide for timber protection in field condition. In "Environment, Biodiversity & Bioethics: Current Trends and Future Directions" (Ed. M.Selvanayagam).297-304.

  • K.S.RAO, A.K. BANSAL, R.SUNDARARAJ, O.K.REMADEVI AND S.K.NATH,  (2001). Greening India through agro forestry and JFM. Proceedings of the 2nd   Regional workshop held in Bangalore on 12th September 2000. pp 108.

  • B.RAJI,    O.K.REMADEVI AND  K.S.RAO. 2003.  First report on the incidence of white flies from  eumangroves. My Forest 39(4): 371-374.

  • NARENDRAN, T.C., B.RAJI AND O. K. REMADEVI, 2004.  A Review of the  oriental species of Megastigmus Dalman ( Hymenoptera: Torymidae). Entomon:  28(4):299-307.

  • S.B. MAGADUM, O.K. REMADEVI,   N.SHIVASHANKAR AND S.B.DANDIN ( 2002).  Variations in growth parameters in different breeds of silkworm,  Bombyx  mori   during Vth stadium.  Indian Journal of Sericulture.(in press) . 

  • REMADEVI .O. K., NAGAVENI.H.C , RAJA MUTHUKRISHNAN AND  M.N. SHARMA (2002) Rhinoprime  protective coating for wood. Wood news 12(2): 41 (2002).

  • SUNDARARAJ, R., REMADEVI, O.K. AND RAJAMUTHUKRISHNAN. 2003. Comparative efficacy of some insecticides in ground contact against subterranean termites. Pestology,27 (2): 16-18.

  • MOHAMMAD HAYAT, NARENDRA, T.C., REMADEVI, O.K. AND MANIKANDAN.  2003.  “Parasitoids (Hymenopotera: Chalcidoidea; Ceraphronoidea) Attacking Sandal Wood, Santalum album L.”.  Oriental Insects, 37: 309-334.

  • SUNDARARAJ, R., RAJA MUTHUKRISHNAN AND REMADEVI, O.K.  2003.  Field evaluation of some insecticides against termite infestation of sandal (Santalum album L.) trees.  My Forest 39 (4): 375-378.

  • REMADEVI, O.K, NAGAVENI, H.C. AND RAJA MUTHUKRISHNAN.  2003.  “Pest and Diseases of Sandalwood Plants in Nurseries and their management” paper presented in the 5th meeting of IUFRO working party held at Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi from 6th to 8th May, 2003. ( in Press).

  • REMADEVI, O.K. AND RAJI, B.2003  “Psychids  as major pests of nursery  plants Rhizophora mucronata an important species along the west coast”. Paper  presented in the 5th meeting of IUFRO working party held at Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi from 6th to 8th May, 2003. (in Press).

  • REMADEVI, O.K. AND R. VEERANNA.2004  “Impact  of biodeterioration on the timber quality of teak in Karnataka”.  Proceedings of the international conference on “ Quality Timber Products of Teak from Sustainable Forest Management”, KFRI, Peechi, 2-5 December 2003

  • REMADEVI, O.K., RAJA MUTHUKRISHNAN AND SRINIVASA Y.B. 2004 Clonal variation in the incidence of  phytophagous insects – some thoughts on divergence of teak. Proceedings of the International conference on Quality timber products of Teak from  Sustainable  Forest Management, KFRI, Peechi, 2-5 December 2003. p. 339-343.

  • SUNDARARAJ, R., O.K.REMADEVI AND RAJAMUTHUKRISHNAN,2004 Some plant products as antifeedants against the teak defoliator, Hyblea puera Cramer (Hyblaeidae: Lepidoptera) and teak skeletonizer, Paliga machoeralis Walker (Pyralidae: Lepidoptera). Annals of Forestry (In Press).

  • B. RAJI AND O.K. REMADEVI 2002.    Insect diversity in the mangrove forests along the west coast of India.  . Contributions to Biosciences Edited by Prof.B.N. Pandey and Prof. P.S.Murthy. Proceedings of the 13th National Conference on "Zoology Vision for 21st Century", held at Bangalore University, Bangalore from 28th to 31st December 2002, P. 77-87.

  • RAJAMUTHUKRISHNAN, REMADEVI, O.K. AND SUNDARARAJ, R. 2002. Beetle pests of timbers used for handicrafts and packing cases in Karnataka: A survey report.  Contributions to Biosciences Edited by Prof.B.N. Pandey and Prof. P.S.Murthy.  Proceedings of  the 13th National Conference on "Zoology Vision for 21st Century", held at Bangalore University, Bangalore from 28th  to 31st December 2002, P. 202-211.

  • SUNDARARAJ, R., REMADEVI, O.K. AND RAJA. MUTHUKRISHNAN 2003. Efficacy of rubber wood impregnated with some insecticides against subterranean termites. Proceedings of the “National workshop on Wood Preservation in India: challenges, opportunities and strategies” held at Institute of Wood Science & Technology, Bangalore from 20th to 21st Oct.,2003,  P.69-72.

  • RAJA. MUTHUKRISHNAN, REMADEVI, O.K. AND SUNDARARAJ, R. 2003.  Natural durability of Indian and exotic timbers against termites.  Proceedings of the “National workshop on wood preservation in India: challenges, opportunities and strategies” held at Institute of Wood Science and Technology, Bangalore from 20th and 21st October, 2003, P. 41-44.

  • K.S.Rao, O.K.Remadevi, Surekha Sawant and Raji B. (2004) Entomo, epi- and in-fauna of mangroves. Proceedings of the National workshop on “Conservation Restoration and Sustainable Management of Mangrove Forests in India”. Held at Visakhapatnam, during the period 18-22 February, 2004.( in press)

  • REMADEVI, O.K. AND RAJA MUTHUKRISHNAN.  2004.  Field trials to test  termiticidal efficacy of selective chemicals on wood.  J. Ind. Acad. of Wood Sci., (N.S.), 1(1&2): 113-117. 

Full Address for correspondence :


Dr. O.K. Remadevi

Scientist-F, & Head of Wood biodegradation Division.

Institute of Wood Science and Technology

18th Cross Malleswaram, Bangalore – 560003 (INDIA)

Tel No.: 0091-80-23346811(O);  0091 80 23311119(R)

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E-Mail:  okremadevi@icfre.org