Arid Forest Research Institute

Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education
(An Autonomous Body of Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Govt. of India)
 
  

Dr. Meeta Sharma

M.Sc., Ph.D.

Scientist B

Forest Protection Division

Area Of Specialization:

M.Sc. in Zoology with specialization in Entomology from JNVU, Jodhpur in 1990.  Awarded Ph. D. Degree in 1998 by FRI, Deemed University, Dehradun on the topic " Investigations on the morphology, Bionomics, Ecology and Management of Rohida defoliator, Patialus tecomella Pajni, Kumar & Rose (Coleoptera: Curculionidae)". Ninteen years of research experience in the field of forest protection of arid and semi-arid region. Conducting Survey, Collection, Preservation, Identification & Life cycle studies on pest species of seed, nursery, plantation & timber of forest tree species in various agro forestry, social forestry & forestry zone of arid & semi-arid region of India. Conducted research to evolve suitable control measures and management of pests in forest nurseries, plantation, of forest trees species in arid and semi arid regions. Associated with the application of insecticide & control of insect pest & White flies in nursery, experimental field trials of  various plantation of AFRI, Jodhpur & SFD, Rajasthan. Conducted survey and collection of vegetation, soil sample and socio-economic data under UNDP- Rajasthan.

Publications

Papers in International Journals

1. Ahmed, S.I., Kumar Shivesh and Meeta Gaur (1995). Seasonal fluctuation in the population of Bruchidius albizziae Arora (Bruchidae) and its effect on seeds of Albizzia lebbeck (L) Benth in Indian Thar Desert.Antennae 19(3): 106-107.
2.  Sharma, Meeta and Sharma, N. (2013). Diversity of Butterflies in Gir Wildlife Sanctuary, Sasan, Gujarat. Ecology, Environment and Conservation, 19(3): 913-917
3.  Sharma, Meeta and Sharma, N. (2013). Nectar resource use by Butterflies in Gir Wildlife Sanctuary, Sasan, Gujarat. Biological Forum-An International Journal. 5(2): 56-63.
4.   Bhawana Sharma, K.K.Srivastava, Neelam Verma, Ram Niwas, Meeta Singh (2014). Antifungal potential of leaf extract of Datura stramonium L., against some important plant pathogenic fungi. Acta Biologica Indica. 3(2):659-662.
5.  Sharma, Meeta and Sharma Noopur (2014). Seed insect pests associated with important forest tree species in arid and semi-arid regions of Gujarat, India. Ecology, Environment and Conservation, 20 (1): 137-141.

Papers in National Journals

 

 

  1.

Sharma Meeta and Ahmed, S.I. (2009). Impact and efficacy of phyto-pesticides against patialus tecomella. Pajni, Kumar and Rose (Coleoptera: curculionidae) a serious pest of marwar teak defoliator on western Rajasthan. (Communicated to Indian Forester, Dehradun).
2. Sharma Meeta and Ahmed S.I. (2009). Relative resistance of different provenances of Marwar teak to Patialus tecomella Pajni, Kumar & Rose (Coleoptera: curculionidae). Annals of Entomol. 27(1-2):49-52.
3. Sharma Meeta, Ahmed S.I. (2009). Karanj-  Ak Vilakshan Pedh. AFRI Darpan, (Hindi), Jan.-Sept. 7, (1-3).
4. Sharma Meeta, Ahmed S.I. (2008). Shusk aur Ardh sushk shetro mein kamjor peristhithikiya tantra ko shati phuchana vale keet avum unka niyantran.  AFRI Darpan ( Hindi), April-June. 6(2)
5. Ahmed, S.I , and Sharma Meeta   (2007). Rajasthan me Rohida (Tecomella undulata) utpadan vradhi  avum  uske Gunatmak sudhar hatu  samakit  prabandhan.  AFRI Darpan ( Hindi), Jan-Dec. 1(4).
6. Sharma, Meeta and  Ahmed, S.I. (2006) Insect pest spectrum of Marwar teak, Tecomella undulata (SM) Seem in desert forests of western Rajasthan, Annals of Forestry, 14 (2): 317-329.
7. Sharma, Meeta and  Ahmed, S.I. (2006) Influence of temperature and relative humidity on the survival and longevity of larvae and adult weevils of Patialus tecomella , Pajni, Kumar & Rose (Coleoptera: Curculionidae).  Indian Forester, 132 (8): 1029-1040.
8. Ahmed, S.I , Chaudhuri  K.K., Sharma Meeta  and Kumar Shivesh (2004).  New insect pest records of Khejri and rohida from Rajasthan and their possible management strategies. Indian Forester, 130 (12): 1361-1374.
9. Sharma Meeta and Ahmed, S.I. (2004). Orientation of Rohida defoliator, Patialus tecomella (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) to different light colours and varieties of Tecomella undulata (SM.) Seem. Indian Forester, 130 (12): 1416-1421.
10. Sharma Meeta and Ahmed, S.I. (2004). Beauveria bassiana (Balsamo) Vuillemin, a potential entomopathogenous fungal pathogen isolated from marwar teak defoliator, Patialua tecomella Pajni Kumar and Rose (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Indian Forester, 130 (9): 1060-1064.
11. Thangamani D. and Sharma, Meeta (2004). Paudhshala me deemak va phaphund se hani (effect of termite and fungus in nursery) Published in Hindi in AFRI Darpan, Jan.-Mar, 1(4).
12. Sharma Meeta and Ahmed, S.I. (2003). Relative toxicity of different insecticides against marwar teak defoliator, Patialus tecomella Pajni, Kumar and Rose (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Ann. For, 11 (1): 127-132.
13. Yousuf, M. and Sharma Meeta (2002). Koshika Drav chusak keet: Safed makhi se padap Jagat ko hone wali hania tatha uska Neyantran. Paryavaran, 14, (4), pp. 18-20.
14. Meeta Sharma and S.I. Ahmed (2001). Effect of larval crowding on the development and reproduction of Patialus tecomella Pajni, Kumar and Rose (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Journal Trop. Forestry, 17 (4): 71-76
15. Gaur Meeta , Sundarraj R. and Murugesan, S. (2001). Diversity of Aleyrodid fauna (Aleyrodidae :Homoptera) in Indian arid zone. Annals of Arid Zone.
16. Gaur Meeta and Sundaraj R. (2001). Distribution of Aleyrodid fauna (Aleyrodidae: Homoptera) In Indian Arid Zone. Annals of Arid Zone, 40 (4) :473-476.
17. Sundararaj, R., Sharma Meeta and Ahmed S.I., (2000). Aleyrodids infesting rose (Rosa chinensis ) in Indian arid zone, Hexapoda , 12(1&2):19-24.
18. Sharma, Meeta and Ahmed, S.I (2000). Biology and field efficacy of Billeae atkinsoni (Diptera:Tachinidae) a potential pupal parasite of marwar teak defoliator in arid and semi arid areas. Indian Forester, 126 (4): 409-418.
19. Gaur Meeta and Ahmed, S.I (1998). Bioecology and bio-management of rohida defoliator, Patialus tecomella Pajni Kumar and Rose, a serious threat to marwar teak in Rajasthan. Ann. Ent.. 16(2): 43-48.
20. Ahmed, S.I., Gaur Meeta and Gupta, R.K (1998). Morphometrical studies of larvae of rohida defoliator, Patiallus tecomella Pajni, Kumar and Rose (Coleoptera: Curculionidae).Van Vigyan 36 (2,3,4):74-77
21. Gaur Meeta, Sundaraj R. and Murugesan, S. (1997). Host range of babul whitefly Acaudaleyrodes rachipora  in Indian Arid Zone. Indian Journal of Entomology, 59 (2), pp. 232-236.
22. Yousuf, M.. Ahmed, S.I. and Gaur Meeta (1997). Brachygrammatella aligarhensis, a potential egg parasitoid of Oxyrachis tarandus (Fabricius).  Bulletin of Pure and Applied Sciences. 16 (a)(1-2): pp53-58.
23. Gaur, Meeta and Ahmed, S.I (1996). Bionomics of Patialus tecomella (Coleoptera: Cuculionidae) A serious defoliator of  Tecomella undulata Plantation in Rajasthan . Bulletin of Pure and Applied Sciences. 15(2): 123-126.
24. Gaur, Meeta and Ahmed, S.I (1996).Incidence of Patialus tecomella Pajni (Coleoptera: Cuculionidae) on Tecomella undulata in Rajasthan India. Bulletin of Pure and Applied Sciences. 15(1): 51-53.
25. Yousuf, M.. and Gaur Meeta (1996). Record on complete defoliation and host range of Taragama siva Lefbevere (Lepidoptera : Lasiocampidae). Bioscience research bulletin, 12 (2), pp. 85-88.
26. Ahmed S.I and Gaur Meeta (1992).Van nashak keet niyantran men roganu janit keetanu  suksm jivanu ka mahatva, suyogyta avam sulaksham shamta. Van avam Prakariti  3(1): 27-31 (in Hindi).

Chapters in Books

1. Singh M.P., Satya Vir, Patel Nisha, Lodha S. , Bhansali R.R., Arun Kumar, Tripathi R.S., Soni B.K., Kaul R.K., Raj Singh, Rajpurohit T.S. , Rathore B.S., Ahmed S.I. , Srivastava K.K., Sharma Meeta , Verma Neelam and Singh Sangeeta (2009). Management of pests, diseases and weeds in arid production systems. In Trends in Arid Zone Research in India, Amal Kar, B.K. Garg, M.P. Singh and S. Kathju (eds.), Central Arid Zone Research Institute, Jodhpur, pp. 411-457.
2. Ahmed, S.I , and Sharma Meeta   (2009)." Insect pests of Forestry plants and their management". Chapter for the book ,Editor Dr. M.P. Singh, CAZRI. on the Eve of 50 years of CAZRI(1st OCT. 09).
3. Ahmed, S.I. , Kumar Shivesh, Sharma Meeta ,Chouhan Sahadev, Paunikar, S.D. and Khan, A.U. (2006). Integrated management of insect pest and mites associated with important arid and semi-arid tree species in India. Published in " Group of  forcasting and analysis of systems and technologies (GFAST) : New Delhi.
4. Ahmed, S.I., K.K.Chaudhuri,  Sharma Meeta,  Kumar Shivesh, Sahadev Chouhan, S.D. Paunikar and A.U Khan (2004). Insect pests and mites of important forest tree species and their management in arid and semi -arid region in Plant Protection in Arid Production System (Ed. Dr. M.P.Singh), Published by CAZRI, Jodhpur.
5. Meeta Sharma and S.I. Ahmed (2000). Integrated pest management of marwar teak defoliator, Patialus tecomella, Pajni, Kumar and Rose (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), in arid and semi arid areas. In Recent trends in insect pest control to enhance forest productivity. (Ed by P.K.Shukla and K.C.Joshi) Tropical Forest Research Intitute ,Jabalpur:pp. 199-211.
6. Ahmed, S.I., and Gaur Meeta (1998). A comprehensive review on the biological control of babul and Rohida defoliator in arid and semiarid regions. Proceeding of the workshop-cum-peer review on biological control of forest insect pests held at FRI, Dehradun on 14 and 15th oct. 1998. Edited by Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed, Scientist SF and Chief Technical advisor, FRI (ICFRE), Dehradun.

Chapters in Proceedings

1. Sharma Meeta, Ahmed S.I. and Ashok Kumar (2009). Impact of Phyto-Pesticides against Patialus tecomella (Coleoptera : curculionidae), a serious pest of Marwar Teak in Western Rajasthan.  Submitted in the national conference on applied entomology- Impact of Global warming on the incidence and management of insect pests in Agriculture- held at M.P. University of Agriculture & Technology, Udaipur- 313 001 on 5-7 March 2009
2. Ahmed, S.I., Sharma Meeta and Srivastava, R.L. (2005). Integrated pest management of marwar teak defoliator. Proceeding of national conference on applied Entomology: current status, challenges and opportunities., held on 26-28th sept. at Rajasthan College of Agriculture, Udaipur, organized by Entomological Research association, Udaipur.
3. Ahmed, S.I., Kumar Shivesh and Sharma Meeta (2003). Significant pest problems in Oran and Gaucher lands and their management. Proceedings of workshop "On development of suitable strategy for rehabilitation of Orans and Gauchars in Rajasthan." Organised by Arid Forest Research Institute, Jodhpur, held on 16th-17th April 2002, Sponsored by United Nations children's Fund. Pp. 51-55.
4. Ahmed, S.I., and Sharma Meeta (2000). A report on Insect pests of Neem and its Biopesticidal formulations. Write-up submitted to the Director, AFRI. for the consultancy of Neem planting in Malasiya.
5. Gaur Meeta, R. Sundararaj and S. Murugesan  (1999).  Host range and distribution of the babul whitefly Acaudaleyrodes rachipora (Singh) (Aleyrodidae: Homoptera) in Indian arid Zone. Proceedings of workshop " Management of Arid Ecosystem" Eds. A.S. Faroda, N. L. Joshi, S. Kathju & Amalkar, Arid Zone Research associations of India and scientific publishers.
6. Murugesan, S., Gaur Meeta, Sundaraj R. and Kumar S. (1996). Population trend of the Oleander aphid, Aphis nerii on host and nonhost trees and their nutrient composition. Preceeding IUFRO Symp. On Impact of diseases and insect pests in Tropical Forests. PP. 423-426.
7. Yousuf, M. and Gaur Meeta (1993). Some noteworthy insect pests of Prosopis juliflora from Rajasthan, India. Proceeding of a conference held at CAZRI, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India on November 21-23, 1993 edited by J.C. Tiwari, M.M. Pasiecznik, L.N. Harsh and P.J.C. Haris.
8. Yousuf, M. and Gaur Meeta (1993). Taragama siva Lefbevre (Lepidoptera: Lasiocampidae) , a serious defoliator of Prosopis juliflora. Proceeding of a conference held at CAZRI, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India on November 21-23, 1993 edited by J.C. Tiwari, M.M. Pasiecznik, L.N. Harsh and P.J.C. Haris.

Papers presented in Seminar/Workshop/Conferences

1. Sharma Meeta and Ahmed,S.I. (2010). Impact of abiotic factors on the population dynamics of Rohida defoliator. Poster presentation in the National Seminar on" Impact of Climate Change on Biodiversity and Challenges in Thar Desert" held at DRC, ZSI, Jodhpur on 9 th July, 2010.  
2. Ahmed , S.I.,.Pandy, V.P , Sharma   Meeta and   Sundararaj, R. (2010) .Impact of abiotic factors on the development of the babul whitefly Acaudaleyrodes rachipora (Singh) (Aleyrodidae: Hemiptera). Poster presentation in the National Seminar on" Impact of Climate Change on Biodiversity and Challenges in Thar Desert" held at DRC, ZSI, Jodhpur on 9 th July, 2010.
3. Sundararaj, R. , Pushpa, Meeta Sharma and Ahmed,S.I. (2010). Whiteflies (Aleyrodidae: Hemiptera) of Indian arid zone. Poster presentation in the National Seminar on" Impact of Climate Change on Biodiversity and Challenges in Thar Desert" held at DRC, ZSI, Jodhpur on 9 th July, 2010
4. Sharma Meeta and Ahmed S.I. (2009). Controlling Marwar teak defoliator, Patialus tecomella through integrated pest management strategy in Rajasthan. Poster  presented in  International conference on "Nurturing Arid Zones for people and the Environment: Issues and Agenda for the 21st Century' at CAZRI, Jodhpur, from 24-28 Nov,09.
5. Sharma Meeta and Ahmed S.I. (2008). Integrated pest management of marwar teak defoliator in arid and semi arid region. Proc. Integrated Pest and Disease Management (IPDM). A National Symposium on Integrated Pest and Disease Management (IPDM) in Arid and Semi-Arid Areas, at Arid Forest Research Institute, Jodhpur during 12-13 March 2008.
6. Sundaraj R. , Murugesan, S. and Gaur Meeta,  (1996). Compatibility of Neem seed oil with some organo phosphorus insecticides against P. tecomella (Coleoptera:Curculionidae) Paper presented in 2nd regional Forestry Research meeting of western region at AFRI, Jodhpur.
7. Murugesan, S. Gaur Meeta, Sundaraj R. and Kumar S. (1993).  Free aminoacid and other nutrient composition for oleander aphid Aphis nerii Boy (Homoptera: Aphidae), distinction between host and nonhost trees. Paper presented in the IUFRO Symposium at KFRI, Peechi, Nov. 22-24.

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