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Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Dr Anantanarayanan Raman Dr Anantanarayanan Raman

BSc MSc PhD DSc(University of Madras)

Raman comes from an intensive teaching background. For several years he taught Ecology, Environmental Biology, and Forestry to undergraduate and postgraduate students of the University of Madras. During his tenure in Madras, he participated in teaching through the distance-education mode in addition to teaching to internal enrolled students. He taught a variety of environment and ecology related courses.

He holds a bachelor's, master's (Biology), and doctoral degrees in Ecology. His strengths arise out of his extensive international teaching and research experience. As a pre-doctoral scholar, he studied subcellular plant physiology and electron microscopy at Louis Pasteur University, Strasbourg, France for nearly 24 months. This training enabled him  to develop a new approach in studying insect-plant interactions. Population and chemical ecology interested him in later years and using sedentary insect models, he characterized the behaviour of selected plant-feeding insects. In 1990 he worked in America winning the prestigious Fulbright grant. This was followed by a visiting lectureship at the University of Heidelberg in Germany, supported by DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service).

His present research interests lie in the areas of natural resource management, soil ecology, farm forestry, and chemical and molecular ecology of insect-plant interactions. He also conducts research in curricular issues in distance education. He is an amateur historian with a deep interest in culture and heritage.

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Teaching Interests

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Research Interests

  • Chemical and molecular ecology of plant-feeding arthropods
  • Weed biological management using arthropods
  • Restoration ecology of contaminated sites
  • Soil health of managed ecosystems 

Research Students

PhD Current
  • Bhuyian M Saiful "Phytormediation of salinity afflicted sites in Central West NSW".  2012-2016
  • Rizvi Syed "Tripartite interactions among grapevine, light brown apple moth, and powdery mildew".   2012-2016
  • Chris Radcliffe DSA program "Sustainable agricultural management efforts in Papua New Guinea compared with Australian practices".  2012-2017
Masters Current
  • Saad Al Habsi "Arthropod biodiversity in organically managed vineyards in Central-West New South Wales". 2015-2016

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Professional Memberships

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Recent Publications

View Dr Raman's publications on CRO.

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