Dept. > Zoology > Teaching StaffDr. Joyce Jose

Address: W/O Dr. Roby T.J., Thekkudan House
Paralam P.O., Venginissery, Thrissur
Contact Nos: 91 9446812852
Email: joyceofthejungle@gmail.com
Education: 
  • Ph. D., Kerala Forest Research Institute, from Forest Research Institute University, Dehradun
  • PGDCA. from Alphonsa Institute of Computer Studies, 2000. 92%
  • B. Ed. Natural Science, St. Thomas Training College, Pala, Mahatma Gandhi University
  • M.Sc. Zoology (Specialization: Environmental Biology), Alphonsa College Pala, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam.
Thesis: Animal biodiversity of Myristica swamps in Southern Kerala with emphasis on Herpetofauna
Research Interests: Animal biodiversity
Honors Received
  1. DR. C. CHANDRASEKARAN MEMORIAL GOLD MEDAL AND ENDOWMENT AWARD 2010  For Excellent Research In Forest Management And Conservation In Kerala by KFRI &KSTEC
  2. Best paper award in Conference/Symposia-Joyce Jose, Ramachandran, K. K, Roby T. J. and P. Vijayakumaran Nair.. 2011. Species Abundance Distributions as A Diagnostic Tool For Ecological Studies- a Case Study. In the Proceedings of National seminar on Emerging Trends in Biodiversity, Conservation and Sustainable Management. August 25-26 2011. Organised by the Department of Zoology Christain College Chengannur (Sponsored by UGC, KSCSTE, KSBB) .20-29 (Best Paper award)
  3. Best NCC Cadet at 1997 Annual Training Camp, Thrikoodithanam.
Professional Activities

Current Research

  1. Behavioural study of certain poisonous snakes in captivity. 1999-2000. (For B.Sc. dissertation).
  2. A study of rainwater harvesting technology as a solution to water scarcity problems of two case study areas.  2000-2002 (For M.Sc. dissertation).
  3. Monitoring rainwater harvesting initiatives and checking its ecological effects. 2001-2002 as part time research assistant for Malanadu Development Society, Kanjirapally.
  4. "Mapping Biodiversity of Myristica swamps in Southern Kerala". KFRI project  Nov 8th , 2004-till March 31st ,2007 as Research Fellow
  5. KFRI Wildlife Museum Restoration Project June 2007-June 2008 onwards as Senior Research Fellow.
Research Papers
  1. Joyce Jose, Ramachandran, K. K.  & Nair, P. V. (2007). A Preliminary Overview and Checklistof the spider fauna of Myristica swamp forests of southern Kerala, India.Newsl. Br. arachnol. Soc.109. 12-14
  2. Joyce Jose, Ramachandran, K. K.  and Nair, P.V.  (2007). A rare and little known lizard, Otocryptis beddomi from the Myristica swamps of Southern Kerala, India.Herpetological Bulletin, 101: 27-31
  3. Joyce Jose, T.J. Roby, K.K. Ramachandran, K. Swarupanandan, Thomas. P. Thomas and P. Vijayakumaran Nair (2004). Biophysical characterization, conservation and management of a rare forest ecosystem, the Myristica swamps of Southern Kerala. In the Envis News letter Vol 3(1), SACON. 
  4. Joyce Jose, T.J. Roby, K.K. Ramachandran, Thomas. P. Thomas and P. Vijayakumaran Nair (2007). Myristica swamps - a forgotten wetland. In the Envis News letter Vol 3(1), SACON. 
  5. Joyce Jose, K.K. Ramachandran, and P. Vijayakumaran Nair  (2007). Occurrence of the Forest Cane Turtle Geoemyda Silvatica (Reptilia, Testidunes, Bataguridae) from aMyristica swamp of Kulathupuzha Forest Range, Southern Kerala. In the Envis News letter Vol 3(1), SACON. 
  6. Roby T.J and Joyce Jose. (2008). Biodiversity measurement as a diagnostic tool to assess ecosystem health- a case study from Myristica swamp forests of Kulathupuzha.Rational Discourse. XIII-1&2.114-119
Conferences
  1. Subramanian Bhupathy, V. J. Jins, Santhanakrishnan Babu and Joyce Jose. 2016. Distribution and conservation status of the caenophidian snake, Xylophis captaini Gower & Winkler, 2007 in the Western Ghats, India. Current science., 110 (5): 908-912. (ISSN No. 0011-3891)
  2. Joyce Jose, T. J. Roby, K. K. Ramachandran, P. V. Nair. 2015.The State of Myristica Swamp Forests in Southern Western Ghats, India - Butterfly Species Richness as an Indicator. Indian Forester.141 (10): 1056-1066. ISSN No. 0019-4816 (Print), ISSN No. 2321-094X (Online)
  3. Joyce Jose, Roby T.J., Ramachandran, K.K. and Nair P.V. (2014). Species abundance distribution of selected communities in the Myristica swamp forest of southern Kerala. Current science. 107(3): 447-453. (ISSN No. 0011-3891)
  4. Roby T.J., Joyce Jose and Nair P.V. (2014). Checklist of flora of Myristica Swamps – A critically endangered fresh water ecosystem of Southern Western Ghats of Kerala, India. Indian Forester.140 (6): 608-616. ISSN No. 0019-4816 (Print), ISSN No. 2321-094X (Online)
  5. Joyce, J., Ramachandran, K.K, Roby, T.J. & Nair, P.V. (2014) A preliminary checklist of amphibians in and around the Myristica swamp forests of Kulathupuzha, South Western Ghats. Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies, Vol.2 (1): pp.11-18. (ISSN 2320-7078)
  6. Roby, T.J, Nair, P.V. & Joyce, J. (2014) GIS techniques for mapping highly fragmented ecosystems- A case study on the Myristica swamp forests of Southern Kerala, India, Research Journal of Recent Sciences, Vol. 3(ISC-2013), pp.110-119. ISSN 2277-2502
  7. Surabhi M. and Joyce J. (2014). Spider assemblages of Marthoma college campus, Thiruvalla, Pathanamthitta Dt., Kerala. Scientia. Vol.10, No. 1, 144-154. ISSN : 0976 - 8289
  8. Roby, T.J., Joyce J. & Nair, P.V. (2014) Conservation status of Vateria indica (Linn.) and prediction of potential habitat areas with emphasis on Myristica Swamps of Southern Western Ghats, India. Research Journal of Chemical and Environmental Sciences. Vol 2 (1):pp. 60-71.( Online ISSN 2321-1040)
  9. Roby, T.J., Joyce ,J. & Nair, P.V. (2013) Syzygium travancoricum (Gamble) -a critically endangered and endemic tree from Kerala, India- threats, conservation and prediction of potential areas; with special emphasis on Myristica swamps as a prime habitat. International Journal of Science, Environment and Technology. Vol. 2 (6): 1335-1352. ISSN 2278-3687 (O)
  10. Vishnu Priya, S., Joyce, J. & Roby, T.J. (2013) Meristic and morphometric analysis to delineate intra specific populations of fishes in different habitats - A case study on Etroplus maculatus in Kuttanad region. Scientia, Vol.9, No. 1, 170-182. ISSN : 0976 - 8289
  11. Joyce Jose, Ramachandran, K.K. and Nair, P.V. (2007). A rare and little known lizard, Otocryptis beddomi from the Myristica swamps of Southern Kerala, India. Herpetological Bulletin, 101: 27-31.
  12. Joyce Jose, Roby T.J., Ramachandran, K. K. and Nair, P.V.(2008). Myristicaswamps: a treasure trove of biodiversity. In the Proceedings of the Lake 2008 at IISc.URL: http://wgbis.ces.iisc.ernet.in/energy/lake2008/program/theme3.htm#t5http://wgbis.ces.iisc.ernet.in/energy/lake2008/program/theme3.htm
  13. Liza Mathew K. and Joyce Jose (2007).A Study on Attitude towards Women's Rights among the Adults of Kottayam District. In the Proceedings of the International Conference of AIAER on Educational Research and Learning beyond Cognition.
  14. Joyce Jose, Ramachandran, K. K, Roby T. J. and P. Vijayakumaran Nair.. 2011. Species Abundance Distributions as A Diagnostic Tool For Ecological Studies- a Case Study. In the Proceedings of National Seminar on Emerging Trends in Biodiversity, Conservation and Sustainable Management. August 25-26 2011. Organised by the Department of Zoology Christain College Chengannur (Sponsored by UGC, KSCSTE, KSBB) .20-29 (Best Paper award)
  15. Joyce JoseRoby T.J., K.K. Ramachandran, K. Swarupanandan, Thomas. P. Thomas and P. Vijayakumaran Nair (2004). Biophysical characterization, conservation and management of a rare forest ecosystem, the Myristica swamps of Southern Kerala. In the Proceedings of Second National Congress of the Western Ghats Forum at Coimbatore. 9-11. 
  16. Joyce Jose, K.K. Ramachandran, and P. Vijayakumaran Nair (2007). Animal diversity of the Myristica swamp forests of, Southern Kerala with special reference to herpetofauna. In the Proceedings of the 19th Kerala Science Congress, 29th -31st January 2007. 724-726
  17. Roby T.J and Joyce Jose. (2008). Biodiversity measurement as a diagnostic tool to assess ecosystem health- a case study from Myristica swamp forests of Kulathupuzha. In the Proceedings of the 20th Kerala Science Congress, 29th -31st January 2008.515-517 (selected as contest paper) 
  18. Three day Workshop in Restructuring Syllabi in Course, Credit and Semester 2009 held on 23rd 24th abd 31st july at Basileus College, Kottayam
  19. One day Workshop in Restructuring Syllabi in Course, Credit and Semester Grading System - held on - - 2009 at St Thomas College, Kozhencherry.
  20. UGC sponsored Orientation Programme conducted by the UGC academic staff college University of Calicut, at John Mathai Centre Trissur from 06-01-2010 to 04-02-2010
  21. UGC sponsored workshop on Modern Biological Techniques and Bioinformatics with Special Reference to Restructured Syllabus on 11th and 12th August 2011, at Baselious College, Kottayam.
  22. Two Day CBCSS Zoology Curriculum Review Workshop for Zoology Teachers organized by Board of Studies (UG) in Zoology, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam. 6 - 7 December, 2011, Baselious College, Kottayam.
  23. Western Ghats Reptile Conservation Assessment and Management Plan (CAMP) & Training Workshop held at ZOO and Karl Kubel Institute, Coimbatore from 28 Feb to 4 March 2011. This Workshop was conducted by Wildlife Information Liaison Development (WILD) Society, Zoo Outreach Organisation (ZOO), and the South Asian Reptile Network (SARN) along with the IUCN Global Reptile Assessment (GRA) and is funded by the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) 
Co-Curricular
  1. NCC "C" Certificate holder with A Grade.
  2. CSM, Jesus Youth and Zoology Association, Debating , Quiz and Elocution Clubs
Other Social Activities
  • Was an active member of student and church youth groups and organized health and environmental awareness classes for students and women
  • Was an active member of various student clubs and participated in various intercollegiate competitions and won prizes.
  • Was invited to serve as a quiz mistress for inter collegiate biological science quiz- ZOOFEST 2011 and 2012
  • Have served as resource person for environmental and biodiversity awareness programmes in schools and colleges.

 

Updated on: 04 Apr 2015