Dr. Baaby Job

Assistant Professor
Email: baabyjob@cmscollege.ac.in

Education

  • B.Sc., University of Calicut, 2002
  • M.Sc., University of Calicut., 2004
  • M. Phil., Cochin University of Science and Technology, 2008
  • Ph.D., University of Calicut, 2014

Area of Specialization

  • Entomology
  • Sphecidae taxonomy

Taxonomic studies on the Spheciformes (Hymenoptera: Apoidea) of Kerala

Sphecids are solitary wasps, quick fliers and occupy diverse niches from natural habitats to manmade dwellings. 49 species of sphecids under 19 genera and three families- Ampulicidae, Sphecidae and Crabronidae were studied. A total of 92 places were visited for specimen collection and random sampling method was adopted. The collection method mainly employed was Sweep net. This was found to be the most successful and reliable method for collecting these conspicuous, brightly coloured wasps. In addition to this Rearing was also employed in which the mud nests collected were kept undisturbed in the lab. 35 species under 14 genera were collected from different parts of the state. Out of these 12 species were new to science and 3 species new record for the state. The diagnoses of 14 species under 5 genera were included from literature citations. Consequently 49 species of sphecid fauna coming under 19 genera was dealt with in this study. Detailed descriptions were given for new species, known species redescribed, dichotomous keys to subfamilies, genera and species as well as character data matrix for the genera which recorded the highest number of were prepared. In addition to this, distribution maps, graphical representation of species diversity and check list of sphecid fauna were also provided. Crabronidae represented the most diverse family with 31 species, forming 63% of the total species studied. Family Sphecidae contributed 29% of sphecid population with 14 species. Family Ampulicidae were represented by 4 species and formed 8% of the total sphecid population. The highest species diversity was shown by Palakkad district with records of nineteen species. This was followed by Ernakulam and Malappuram with records of eighteen species each. The whole study had been successful in bringing out the taxonomic information on these lesser known groups of Kerala

  • ZY3B03U Animal Diversity Non Chordata
  • ZY4B04U Animal Diversity Chordata
  • ZY5B05U Cell Biology and Molecular Biology
  • ZY5B07U Evolution, Zoogeography and Ethology
  • ZY6B11U Microbiology and Immunology
  • ZY1C01U Animal Diversity – Non-Chordata
  • ZY2C02U Animal Diversity Chordata Post graduate
  • ZY1CT03 Biochemistry
  • ZY2CT08 Developmental Biology
  • ZY3CT11 Animal Physiology
  • ZY3CT12 Cell and Molecular Biology
  • ZY3CT14 Immunology
  • ZY 4A ET01 Morphology and Taxonomy—Entomology
  • ZY 4A ET02 Anatomy and Physiology– Entomology
  • Vishnupriya C.B. and Baaby Job, “Evaluation of antitumour activities of different plants on Agrobacterium tumefaciens, its isolation and characterization, Life Sciences International Research Journal, 2018, 5(2): 87-92.
  • Neetha Balachandran, Baaby Job, Sandhya P.V. and P. Lakshmi Devi Menon, “Effect of water pollution: a histological examination in Rasbora dandia (Hamilton, 1822), Indian Journal of Scientific Research, 2018, 20(1): 85-90
  • Baaby Job and P. Lakshmi Devi Menon, “ A proposed model for Identification of Sphecidae using DNA barcoding”, Discourse, Xaverian Research Journal, 2016, 4(2)
  • Presty John and Baaby Job, “Need and Importance of DNA Barcoding: Current status in Genus Pheidole Westwood Identification”, Discourse, Xaverian Research Journal 4(1), 2016
  • Jithya P.R., P. Lakshmi Devi Menon, Baaby Job and Presty John, “Diet Predicts Nutrients Preference- Omnivorous Ant PreferCarbohydrate Rich Liquid Diet While Predatory Ant Prefer Lipid and Protein”, International Journal of Biodiversity and Species Research, September 2016Vol 1 [1]Pages 19-26
  • Minnu George, Lakshmi Devi Menon, Presty John, Baaby Job,  Sandhya P.V, Midhu K Johnson, “A preliminary checklist of butterflies recorded from Vimala College, Thrissur, Kerala” in International journal of Zoological studies, Vol 1 (4), May-June 2016: 32-35
  • Lakshmi Devi Menon P, Narendran TC, Presty John and  Baaby Job, “Distribution and diversity of Chalcidoidea (Hymenoptera) associated with rice ecosystem in Palakkad district of Kerala state” in International Journal of Entomology Research, Vol 1 (4), May 2016: 6-9.
  • Nadheera M B, Presty John, P. Lakshmi Devi Menon, Baaby Job & Muthukumar Subramaniam, “Fish Diversity in Selected Stretch of the River Karuvannur in Thrissur, Kerala (India) during winter season” in NeBio, Vol 7(1), March 2016.
  • Nayana Paul, Presty John, Baaby Job & P. Lakshmi Devi Menon, “”Comparison of Ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) diversity in different habitats of Machad region of Thrissur” in Bulletin of Environment, Pharmacology and Life Sciences, Vol 5(2), Jan 2016: 28-33.
  • Baaby Job and Joseph Louis Olakkengil, “Diversity and Distribution of Sphecid fauna of Thrissur District” in International Journal of Environmental Science and Food Technology, Vol8 (I: IV), Feb 2014: 13-17

Book chapter

  • Baaby Job and Joseph Louis Olakkengil, “Diversity and Distribution of Sphecoid Wasps in India with special reference to Kerala” in “Arthropod Diversity and Conservation in Tropics and Subtropics “, Editors Akshay Kumar Chakravarthy& Shakunthala  Sridhara, Springer, December 2016.

Proceedings

  • A study on the spiders (Araneae) associated with Calotropis gigantea (L) W.T. Aiton, 1811 in Peechi, Thrissur, in Proceedings of UGC sponsored national seminar on agroforestry with special reference to apiculture, ISBN 978-81-937052-0-9
  • A taxonomic study on the family Eurytomidae (Hymenoptera:Chalcidoidea) Associated with rice ecosystems in Thrissur and Palakkad districts of Kerala, in Proceedings of UGC sponsored national seminar on agroforestry with special reference to apiculture, ISBN 978-81-937052-0-9.
  • Koothattukulam: A hot spot for Sphecoid Fauna, in Proceedings of 21st Swadesi Science Congress (2012), Kollam, Kerala.

Paper presentations

  • A study on the spiders (Araneae) associated with Calotropis gigantea (L) W.T. Aiton, 1811 in Peechi, Thrissur, in UGC sponsored national seminar on agroforestry with special reference to apiculture, held at CMS College, Kottayam from 7th -8th December 2017.
  • Effect of water pollution: a histological examination in Rasbora dandia (Hamilton, 1822) at 23rd Swadeshi Science congress, Kollam, held at Amritha Viswa Vidhyapeetham, Amritha University, Amrithapuri Campus, Kollam from 7th-9th November, 2017.
  • Paper presented on “Taxonomic review of genus Trypoxylon Jurine, 1796(Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Crabronidae) of Kerala with two new records” at UGC sponsored National seminar held at Government Chitoor College on 10/12/2015.
  • Paper presented on “DNA Barcoding: A Proposed model for the identification of Sphecidae” at UGC sponsored National seminar held at St. Xavier’s College for Women on 10/9/2015.
  • Paper presented on “Diversity and Distribution of Sphecoid Wasps in India with special reference to Kerala” at 4th International Conference on insect science 2013, GKVK, Bangalore
  • Paper presented on “ Koothattukulam :A hot spot for Sphecoid Fauna” at 21st Swadesi Science Congress (2012), Kollam, Kerala.

Zoology
Department