Dr. K. J. David

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Phone Number
080-2972-0564 Extn. 22
Fax
080-2341-1961
Professional Experience
11
Qualification
PhD (Agrl. Entomology)
Specilization
Systematics of Fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae)
Training
Attended 3 days training program on “Competency Enhancement programme for effective implementation of training functions by HRD Nodal Officer of ICAR” held at ICAR-NAARM, Hyderabad during 13-15th February, 2017.
Attended summer school on Advances in Agricultural Acarology sponsored by ICAR at UAS (Bangalore) from 8th to 28th October 2010
Attended 10 days training on Geospatial Knowledge management for sustainable livelihoods security at ICAR-NAARM during 17th to 27th August 2010
Awards and Honours
Secured Kerala Agricultural University Merit Scholarship for the year 2000-2001 for outstanding performance in academics.
Recipient of Junior Research Fellowship from Indian Council of Agricultural Research during 2003- 2005.
Received Best Oral Presentation Award in Plant Protection group during PG Science week 2016, UAS, Bengaluru.
Received Bir Singh Aasi Memorial Best Publication Award 2015
Recognised as the fellow of the Society for Biocontrol Advancement, Bengaluru.
Brief Achievements
Described 24 species of fruit flies new to science infesting various fruit trees/ medicinal plants/bamboo
Seventeen species and four genera of fruit flies were recorded for the first time from India
Barcodes were generated for 40 species of fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae)
Revised fruit flies of tribe Dacini from India based on phylogenetic analysis employing morphological characters.
Prepared the digital distribution maps of 14 species of Bactrocera Macquart (Diptera: Tephritidae) in Kerala with special reference to Western Ghats, one of the unexplored biodiversity hotspots of India.
Updated keys for the identification of all subgenera of Bactrocera Macquart, species of Acidoxantha Hendel, Acroceratitis Hendel, Euphranta Loew, Philophylla Rondani, Dacus Fabricius, Ceratitella Malloch and Magnimyiolia Shiraki were published.
Illustrated keys to 126 species of fruit flies from peninsular India and Andaman & Nicobar Islands were prepared.
Recognition
Received Dr. B. Vasantharaj David Foundation Young Scientist Award-2019.
Received Jawaharlal Nehru Award for P.G. Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Research in Agricultural and Allied Sciences-2017.
Received "Best oral presentation award" in the 1st International Conference on Biological Control – approaches & applications, held on 27-29th September 2018 at Bengaluru, India.
Received Bir Singh Aasi Memorial Best Publication Award 2015
Received Best Oral Presentation Award in Plant Protection group during PG Science week 2016, UAS, Bengaluru
Recognised as the fellow of the Society for Biocontrol Advancement, Bengaluru
Received Second prize in Insect Photography Contest in 2011 organized by Entomology club, PAU, Ludhiana
Received first prize for paper " Insecticide resistance in field population of Asian citrus psyllid, Diaphorina citri Kuwayama in Central India in 3rd Congress on Insect Science in 2011
Secured Kerala Agricultural University Merit Scholarship for the year 2000-2001 for outstanding performance in academics
Recipient of Junior Research Fellowship from Indian Council of Agricultural Research during 2003- 2005
Publications
Total Number of Publication = 35
Selected Publications
David, K. J.*, Sachin, K. and Hancock, D. L. 2020. A new species of Acrotaeniostola Hendel and new records of Gastrozonini and Ceratitidini (Diptera: Tephritidae) from India. Zootaxa, 4731 (3): 425–432.
David, K. J.*, Sachin, K. and Hancock, D. L. 2020. Two new species and a new record of Dacus Fabricius (Diptera: Tephritidae) from India. Zootaxa, 4743 (4): 553–560.
David, K. J.* and Hancock, D. L. 2019. Taxonomic notes on genus Coelotrypes Bezzi (Diptera: Tephritidae: Trypetinae) with description of two new species. Zootaxa, 4563 (3): 584−594.
David, K. J.* and Ramani, S. 2019. New species, redescriptions and phylogenetic revision of tribe Dacini (Diptera: Tephritidae: Dacinae) from India based on morphological characters. Zootaxa, 4551 (2): 101−146.
David, K. J., Hancock, D. L., Singh, S. K., Ramani, S., Behere, G. T. and Salini, S. 2017. New species, new records and updated subgeneric key of Bactrocera Macquart (Diptera: Tephritidae: Dacinae: Dacini) from India. Zootaxa, 4272 (3): 386-400.
David, K. J. and Hancock, D. L. 2017. A new species of Gastrozona Bezzi (Diptera: Tephritidae: Dacinae: Gastrozonini) with an updated key to species from India. Zootaxa, 4216 (1): 55-64.
David, K. J., Ramani, S., Whitmore, D. and Ranganath, H. R. 2016. Two new species and a new record of Bactrocera Macquart from India. Zootaxa, 4103 (1): 25-34.
David, K. J., Ramani, S. and Prashanth, M. 2016. Post abdominal structures, A new facet in tephritid taxonomic research: A case study of the genus Dacus Fabricius (Diptera: Tephritidae: Dacinae: Dacini). Mysore Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 50 (2): 218-222.
David, K. J. and Singh, S. K. 2015. Two new species of Euphranta Loew (Diptera: Tephritidae: Trypetinae) and an updated key for the species from India. Zootaxa, 3914 (1): 064-070.
Singh, S. K. and David, K. J. 2015. A new species of Magnimyiolia Shiraki (Diptera: Tephritidae: Trypetinae) and new records of Acanthonevrini from India. Zootaxa, 3949 (1): 129-134.
David, K. J., Singh, S. K. and Ramani, S. 2014. New species and records of Trypetinae (Diptera: Tephritidae) from India. Zootaxa, 3795(2): 126-134.
David, K. J., Hancock, D. L. and Ramani, S. 2014. Two new species of Acroceratitis Hendel (Diptera: Tephritidae) and an updated key for the species from India. Zootaxa, 3895 (3): 411-418.
David K. J., Hancock, D. L. Freidberg, A. and Goodger, K. 2013. New species and records of Euphranta Loew and other Adramini (Diptera: Tephritidae: Trypetinae) from south and southeast Asia. Zootaxa, 3635 (4): 439-458.
David K. J. and Hancock, D. L. 2013. The first record of Ortalotrypeta isshikii (Matsumura) and subfamily Tachiniscinae (Diptera: Tephritidae) from India, with redescription of the species. Australian Entomologist, 40 (3): 131-135.
David, K. J. and Ramani, S. 2011. An illustrated key to fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) from peninsular India and Andaman and Nicobar islands. Zootaxa, 3021: 1-31.
Ramani, S., David, K. J., Viraktamath C. A. and Kumar, A. R.V. 2008. Identity and distribution of Bactrocera caryeae (Kapoor) (Insecta: Diptera: Tephritidae)- A species under the Bactrocera dorsalis complex in India. Biosystematica, 2(1): 49-57.
David, K. J., Kumar A. R. V. and Ramani, S. 2008. Distribution of Bactrocera Macquart (Diptera: Tephritidae) in Kerala with special reference to Western Ghats. Journal of Entomological Research Society. 10(2): 55-69.