Dr. Vijo Thomas Kurien

Assistant Professor
Email: [email protected]


  • B. Sc., M G University, 2001
  • M.Sc., Madras University, 2003
  • M.Ed., Madras University, 2008
  • Ph.D., M.G University, 2021

Area of Specialization

  • Soil biodiversity, Climate change & Environmental history
  • Soil biodiversity and Earthworm systematics
  • Soil respiration and Climate change
  • Ecology and Environmental history
  • ZY1921101- Biosystematics and Animal diversity
  • ZY1922105- Ecology-Principles and practices
  • ZY1923111- Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • ZY1924301- Entomology-Morphology and Taxonomy
  • ZY1815105- Environmental biology and Human rights
  • ZY1816112- Occupational and Applied Zoology
  • ZY1813203- Physiology and Immunology
  • ZY1814204- Applied Zoology
  •  ZY1815401- Vocational Zoology (Open course)
  •  ZY1921601- Practical-1 for PG
  • ZY1921602- Practical-2 for PG
  • ZY1924801- Project for PG
  • ZY1815605- Environmental biology and Human rights (UG practical for Core)
  • ZY1816612- Occupational Zoology (UG practical for Core)
  • ZY1811702- Physiology and Immunology (UG Practical for Complimentary)
  • ZY1811704- Applied Zoology (UG Practical for Complimentary)
  1. A preliminary study on the mutualistic interaction between ants and Okra plants and its   impact on plant health’ (National symposium on Plant health management: Current trends and novel mitigation strategies, organized by Indian Phytopathological Society, South zone, 11-12 September 2023)
  2. ‘Domestic migrant labourers-Health challenges and scope for future research’ (International conference on socio-cultural impacts of migration: Challenges and possibilities, organised by Kerala Sociological Society, 6 – 7 January 2020).
  3. ‘Soil CO2 efflux in selected tropical land use systems of Kerala, part of Western Ghats, India’ (International conference on Air pollution and Monitoring, ICAM-2019, organised by Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, 8-11 March 2019)
  4. ‘Impact of land-use changes on the soil carbon fractions and carbon management index of a selected soil series, in the southern western Ghats region of kerala, india’ (National online conference on Environment, Human health and Sustainable Development Goals, organized by Environment and Social Development Association-ESDA, Delhi, 5-6 June 2020).
  5. Responses of soil microbial community biomass and composition following land-use changes in the southern Western Ghats region of India’ (International Web Conference Perspective on Agricultural and Applied Sciences in COVID-19 Scenario -PAAS-2020, organised by Agricultural & Environmental Technology Development Society (AETDS), Uttarakhand, India, 4-6 October 2020).
  6. ‘Soil health status of selected land use systems in a region of achenkovil Watershed, Kollam district: a study on the impacts of land use and Management’(31st Kerala Science Congress, held at Fatima Mata National College, Kollam, 2-3 February 2019).
  1. A study on the soil health of selected land use systems’(Second International Seminar on Emerging trends in Organic farming and Sustainable agriculture, organised by Mahatma Gandhi University Kottayam, 22-24 April 2018)