Morrison - Entomologist - Karur, TN, India

Noble Morrison

Karur, TN, India

Services

Entomologist

Summary:

Insect survey, Insect collection, Insect rearing mass as well as experiments, population dynamics of any insect, insect plant interaction studies, Insect biological control.

Work History

Junior Research Fellow in a CSIR

Loyola college

(11)

Junior Research Fellow in a CSIR funded project, "Thysanopterans as pollinators of Fabaceae and Solanaceae" from at Entomology Research Institute, Loyola college, Chennai, India.

Impact of biochemical components of flowers on the life history, population and reproductive parameters of thrips were studied.


Academic Achievements

Junior research fellow

Dept. of Science & Tech

India funded project "Ecophysiological aspects of some predatory bugs with special reference to reduviidae: Insecta" ERI, Madras, India.

Life-history studies and behavioural aspects, biosystematics, egg ultra-structure and differential secretion by salivary glands were highlighted

May, 1985- April, 1986

In-charge officer cum Scientist (permanent position)

Central Silk Board

December 2007 - May 2008

December 2007 to May, 2008
(2)

Working as an In-charge officer cum Scientist (permanent position) in CSRTI- Research Extension Centre, Central Silk Board- Govt. of India, Karugal Post, Kaylanur cross, Madivala, Kolar, Karnataka.

Silkworm rearing, Mulberry cultivation and disease management, Mass production and supply of Nesolynx thymus(NT) in the field to control the uzi flies attacking the silkworm rearing.
Promotion of Bivoltine silkworm rearing and insect biological control to maintain the mulberry gardens of sericulture farmers in the extension area.
Organization of field day, awareness program, workshop and farmers field school in the extension area.

Scientist Pest Management Laboratory, Central Sericultural Research and Training Institute (CSRTI), Sreerampuram, Mysore-570008, India.
Biological control measures of Silkworm & Mulberry pests:
Continuous production of NT in the lab conditions and supply to the farmers on cost basis, demonstration to farmers and practical classes for the M. Sc. Sericulture Technology students.
Supervision of parasitoid cultures at the farmers field culture units.

Mass production of Predators viz Coccinellid beetles Scymmnus coccivora and Cryptolaemus montrouzieri to control Mealy bugs, Maconellicoccus hirsutus, in Mulberry plants.

Periodical Survey (once in a week) to the mulberry plantation to assess the pest and predators availability.

June - November 2007
(On study
Leave)
(3)

Department of Forestry, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona AZ-86011. Project site at Ogden, Utah UT-84403, USA.
Arthropods survey on Cotton wood plant ecosystem for a NSF funded project work to explore the growth of the Cotton wood plant, Populus sp., with and without the influence of birds as well as the Arthropods community available in the ecosystem. Collection of insects from the leaf litters of different genotypes of cottonwood plants.

Scientist Pest Management Laboratory

CSRTI

June 2006 - May 2007

Sreerampuram, Mysore-570008, India.

Biological control measures of Silkworm & Mulberry pests:
Mass production of hyper-parasitoids Nesolynx thymus(NT) Continuous production of NT in the lab conditions and supply to the farmers on cost basis, demonstration to farmers and practical classes for the M. Sc. Sericulture Technology students.

Supervision of parasitoid cultures at the farmers location.

Mass production of Predators viz Coccinellid beetles Scymmnus coccivora and Cryptolaemus montrouzieri to control Mealy bugs, Maconellicoccus hirsutus, in Mulberry plants.

Periodical Survey (once in a week) to the mulberry plantation to assess the pest and predators availability.

Scientist in silkworm physiology laboratory

November 2002 - May 2006

CSRTI, Mysore, India.
Research done to improve the fecundity of silkworm Bombyx mori using different Oil seed plant extracts.
This work improved the fecundity up to 22% compared to control.

Extractions of ecdysteroid hormone from different plant sources
Obtained uniform maturation of silkworms on hybrids as well as in the pure races. This also enhanced the fecundity by 5% more in the treated batches when compared to non-treated phyto ecdysteroids.

Bio-assay of the phyto-ecdysteroids treatment on Silkworms and its impact on growth, reproduction and uniform maturity in spinning.

Demonstration of phyto-ecdysteroid application on the silkworms to the farmers, students and sericulture trainers.

Scientist in silkworm

Genetics laboratory, CSRTI

October 2000 - October 2002

Improvement of silkworm races using biochemical marker. Amylase isozyme has been used as a biochemical marker and introgression of amylase into the economically potential bivoltine races of silkworm by backcross method.

Achieved to evolve a hardy silkworm hybrid (gen3XCSR2) which could tolerate high temperature and has shown a survival of 88% during unfavorable conditions.

Senior Research Assistant

silkworm Genetics laboratory

October 1990 - September 2000

CSRTI Identified the presence of Amylase isozyme in the gut juices indicated the higher survival rate under unfavorable field conditions.

Senior Research Fellow

CSIR

March 1990 - September 1990

India, Research work-"Insect-host interaction with particular reference to biochemical parameters of host as well as reproductive biology and ultra structural components of mirids (MIRIDAE: HEMIPTERA)" at Entomology Research Institute (ERI), Chennai. The project work has been terminated with a preliminary survey work because of the present job offer from Central Silk Board.

Senior Research fellow in Dept. of Environment, India, funded project

Southern India" at ERI

March 1988 - February 1990

Mar.1988- Feb.1990
(9)

Senior Research fellow in Dept. of Environment, India, funded project "Succession, species diversity, trophic level and composition of entomofauna in the leaf-litter eco-system of western ghats and Southern India" at ERI, Madras, India.

Rich entomofaunal resources as well as acarines were found responsible for the litter break down. Both species richness and species diversity were found high in natural forest ecosystem. The impact of insecticides, weedicide and fungicides application reduced the population size and the diversity of entomofauna.

May 1986- Feb.1988

BEST STUDENT In M. Sc

Madurai- Kamaraj University

Selected as a Senior Research fellow in Council of Science and Industrial Research, India during March, 1990.
✓ Central Sericultural Research and Training Institute, (Ministry of Textiles - Central Silk Board-Government of India), given an award of appreciation for the service as "MAN OF THE INSTITUTE AMONG THE SCIENTISTS" for the year 2004.

Preference of Research Interest
I. Insect biological control - Predatory insects' life history, behavior and their predatory potential on agricultural and horticultural Plantation pests.

II. Insect biodiversity and its identification through biosystematics and Identification through behavioral and functional aspects.
III. Studies on Insect - plant interaction
Field oriented research on entomofauna particularly in diverse forest ecosystem and other plantation areas.

Qualifications & Certifications

history studies of the Insects

Loyola college

sericulture

institute revenue generation program

Environmental Planning and Management

Evening College

Entomology

University of Madras

Field oriented Entomology

Res. Inst.,. Loyola college

Zoology

Kamaraj University

Zoology

American college

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