Dr. S. Salini
Scientist
Division of Insect Systematics
E-mail:shalini.nbaii@gmail.com, shalinis.nilavu@gmail.com
Fax:080-2341 1961
Phone:080-2351 1982 Extn.331
Qualification Ph. D (Agril. Entomology), M. Sc.(Agril. Entomology)
Specialization Insect Taxonomy
Professional Experience 7 years
Publications 12
Training (National)
Attended the summer school training, “Advances in Agricultural Acarology” held at Dept. of Entomology, GKVK, UAS, Bangalore from 08.10.2010 to 28.10.2010.
Conferences attended (National)
"Insect Biodiversity Studies: Where does India stands in the global map?" at Riverside Transit Campus, Central University of Kerala, Kasaragod, Kerala from 29-31 March, 2016.
"Biodiversity and Evaluation, perspective and Paradigm shift" at Sree Sankara College, Kalady, Cochin from 2-3 December, 2015
Recognition
Secured 10th rank in All India combined examination for Junior Research Fellow and Masters’ degree award examination conducted by I C A R in 2004
Brief Achievements
Studied the Pentatomidae fauna from south India (studied and illustrated 96 species of Pentatomidae)
Prepared a checklist and generic key for Pentatomidae for the first time from south India.
Several new records for Pentatomidae (4 for India, 5 for south India, 12 for Karnataka) were reported
Insect Pest Management in Grapes (Marathi Version) on CD ROM)
Training imparted to internal team members of various private companies on “Plant protection in two pruning and single  cropping  system in viticulture” with special reference to management of Mealybugs and Stem borer
Empowered grape farmers regarding the various insect pests as well as their management in Grapes by various means like transfer of technology through various ‘Charchasatras’, Web advisory for weather forcast for grape insect pests management, via e-mails and also field visits.
Selected Publications
Salini, S., 2011.  Redescription of Dardjilingia Yang (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Pentatomidae) from India. Zootaxa, 4144(1): 131-137
Salini, S. and Viraktamath, C. A. 2015. Genera of Pentatomidae (Hemiptera: Pentatomoidea) from south India- an illustrated key to genera and checklist of species. Zootaxa, 3924(1): 1-76. (Monograph)
Salini, S and Belavadi, V. V., 2015. External scent efferent system of Pentatomidae (Hemiptera: Pentatomoidea). Mysore Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 49(2): 324-328.
Salini, S., 2011. Polymorphism in Southern Green Stink Bug, Nezara viridula (L.) (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae). Current biotica, 4(4): 482-485.
Salini, S and Yadav, D. S., 2011. Occurrence of Stromatium barbatum (Fabr.) (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) on Grapevine in Maharashtra. Pest Management in Horticultural Ecosystem. 17(1): 48-50
Salini,S., D S Yadav and Rajendra Jadhav (2011). मिलिबग्जचे एकत्मिक कीड व्यवस्थापन (Integrated Management of Mealybugs). December Issue. द्राक्षवृत्त (Grape News). Published by महाराष्ट्र राज्य द्राक्ष बगाइतदार संघ (The Maharashtra State Grapes Grower Association).