Dr. K. Rajendran working as Associate Professor of Botany at the Thiagrajar College, Madurai (Affiliated to Madurai Kamaraj University), Tamil Nadu, India. Gain his M.Sc from Annamalai University and M.Phil from Bharathidasan University, Thiruchirappalli, TamilNadu and appointed as Research Assistant Gr 1 in the Institute of Forest Genetics and Tree Breeding, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu India (ICFRE). During this period he was awarded Ph.D Degree in Forestry at FRI Deemed University Dehra Dun and received FAO fellowship for 3 months Training on Methodology and Advanced techniques of Nutrient cycling Studies in Plantation Forest Ecosystems at Queensland Forest Research Institute, Gympie, Queensland, Australia. After serving for nine years he resigned the post and was appointed as Assistant Professor of Botany and later promoted as Associate Professor at Thiagarajar College, Madurai. At present his research group is working in the field of Agro bio techniques of sustainable Nutrient management Studies in Plantation Forest Ecosystems using nitrogen fixing micro-organisms particularly N2 fixing Frankia in association with Actinomycetes tree species of Casuarinas.
- Nutrient Cycling in Plantation Forestry
Current N-related Projects:
- Role of Frankia in sustainable seedling production and growth of Casuarina plantation
Rajendran,K., V. Sugavanam, P. Devaraj (2000). Influence of biofertilizers on the biomass production of Casuarina equisetifolia in farm forestry. Bangladesh Journal of Forest Science 29 (1), 26-36
Rajendran,K.,V. Sugavanam, P. Devaraj (2003). Effect of microbial inoculation on quality seedling production of Casuarina equisetifolia. Journal of Tropical Forest Science, 82-96
Rajendran,K., P. Devaraj (2004). Biomass and nutrient distribution and their return of Casuarina equisetifolia inoculated with biofertilizers in farm land. Biomass and Bioenergy 26 (3), 235-249
Rajendran, K., M. Jothi Basu (2006). Morphological variation, histology, histochemistry and nutrient contents of Frankia root nodules in Casuarina equisetifolia. Indian Journal of Experimental Biology 44(11):924-928
Rajendran, K. and G.S. Jeyashree (2007). Effect of biofertilizers on quality seedling production of Acacia nilotica.”, Journal of Non-timber forest Products 1 (14), 1-5
M. Uma, T.S. Saravanan and K. Rajendran (2010). Beneficial microbial interaction for the sustainable growth and biomass of Casuarina equisetifolia in farm forestry In: Improving Smallholder Livelihoods through Improved Casuarina Productivity.(Eds.) Chonglu Zhong, Khongsak Pinyopusarerk, Antonine Kalinganire and Claudine Franche. 4th International Casuarina Meeting from 22-3.2010 to 26-3.2010 at Haikou, China. 116-122.
Uma. M., T. S. Saravanan and Rajendran, K. (2011) Litter production and Nutrient dynamics of Casuarina equisetifolia in farm forestry plantation of Southern India The Bioscan 6(3): 525-528
Uma, M., Rajendran, K and Suresh Kuru (2011) Biomass and carbon sequestration potential of Casuarina equisetifolia in farm forestry plantation of east coast in Southern Tamilnadu, India Plant Archives11(2): 957-963
Uma.M., T.S.Saravanan and K. Rajendran (2012) A sustainable Bio-resourse technology for quality seedling production of Casuarina equisetifolia in tropical nursery condition. The Indian Forester 138 (12):1091-1099
Uma,M., T.S. Saravanan and K. Rajendran (2012). Growth, biomass, carbon sequestration potential and nutrient cycling of Casuarina equisetifolia plantations growth in Tamil Nadu. In: Advances in Casuarina Research in India. (Eds.)R.S.C. Jeyaraj, Rekha R, Warier, A. Nicodemus and N. Krishnakumar. Proceedings of the 2nd National Seminar on Casuarinas. 105-109
Saravanan ,T.S., K. Rajendran and K. Santhaguru (2012). Selection of suitable Biofertilizers for production of quality seedlings of Casuarina equisetifolia (Forst.) using decomposed coir pith compost in Root trainers.Asian journal of Experimental Biological Sciences 3 (4), 752-761
T.S. Saravanan, and K. Rajendran (2016). Effect of Bio-inoculants on Growth, Biomass and Nutrient Content of Casuarina Grown in Decomposed Coir Pith in Nursery Condition Nicodemus,A., Pinyopusarerk,K.,Zhong, C.L., Franche,C. (Editors).2016. Casuarina improvement for secuing rural livelihoods. Proceedings of Fifth International Casuarina Workshop, Chennai, India. 3-7 February 2014. Institute of Forest Genetics and Tree Breeding, Coimbatore, India.
Rajendran, K. (2016). Performance of Casuarina equisetifolia L. in Farm Forestry Plantation in Tamilnadu, India Nicodemus, A., Pinyopusarerk, K.,Zhong, C.L., Franche, C. (Editors).2016. Casuarina improvement for secuing rural livelihoods. Proceedings of Fifth International Casuarina Workshop, Chennai, India. 3-7 February 2014. Institute of Forest Genetics and Tree Breeding, Coimbatore, India.
Uma, M. K. Rajrndran and T.S. Saravanan (2016). Evaluating the role of Casuarina equisetifolia Plantation as Carbon Sink. Nicodemus,A., Pinyopusarerk,K.,Zhong, C.L., Franche,C. (Editors).2016. Casuarina improvement for secuing rural livelihoods. Proceedings of Fifth International Casuarina Workshop, Chennai, India. 3-7 February 2014. Institute of Forest Genetics and Tree Breeding, Coimbatore, India
Rajendran, K. (2017). Beneficial microorganisms (Bio-inoculants) on Quality planting stock and round wood production for sustainable nutrient management of Casuarina National conference on tree improvement research in India : current trends and future prospects. Institute Of wood science and Technology, Bangaluru held on 2nd and 3rd Feb 2017
Effect of Bio inoculants on Quality Seedling production and Nutrient Uptake of Casuarina equisetifolia Forst. Grown in decomposed coir pith. T. S. Saravanan., K.Rajendran., M.Uma and P.Chezhian. In Microbiological Research in Agroecosystem Management (ed.) R.K.Velu. Springer India:141-154 ( DOI 10.1007/978-81-322-1087-0)