Dr. Gurjeet Kaur

Assistant Professor

Department of Ecology and Environmental Sciences

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Dr. Gurjeet Kaurr did MPhil and PhD in Environmental Engineering from Centre for Pollution Control and Environmental Engineering, Pondicherry University. In her PhD, she has conducted survey of termite species in and around Puducherry and worked on novel technique of termigradation (harnessing termites for ligneous waste). She has worked as Guest Faculty in the Department of Ecology and Environmental Sciences for three years (2018-2021) before joining as an Assistant Professor in December 2021.

Her primary areas of interest include Pollution Mitigation specialization in Solid waste management, Environmental Management and behavioural ecology.

During her Doctorate research she was selected in JENESYS (Japan-East Asia Network of Exchange for Students and Youths) programme on Environment and Community Revitalization, held at Tokyo, Japan, in 2011 funded by Japan Government.

She has also received Best Paper Award on survey of termites at National Symposium on Biodiversity: Richness, uses, Threat and Conservation, Department of biology, held at GRI, Gandigram, Tamil Nadu, India, 2011.

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Gurjeet Kaur., S. Gajalakshmi, and S. A. Abbasi, 2021. Rapid disposal of weed lantana (Lantana Camara) in the Environment with controlled use of termites. International Journal of Ecology, Environment and Conservation, Issue 4, UGC Approved Journal.

Gurjeet Kaur., S. Gajalakshmi, and S. A. Abbasi, 2018. Laboratory studies on trail following behavior of the termite Hypotermes obscuriceps towards 2-Phenoxyethanol. International Journal of Entomological Research, 06 (02). ISSN: 2310-3906.

Gurjeet Kaur, T. Anatharaju, S. Gajalakshmi, and S. A. Abbasi., 2017. Inventory of termites in thickly vegetated region of Northeastern Puducherry, India. International Journal of Biodiversity and Conservation, 9 (8), 265-272.

T. Anatharaju., Gurjeet Kaur, S. Gajalakshmi, S.A.Abbasi., 2014. Sampling and Identification of termites in Northeastern Puducherry. Journal of Entomology and Zoology studies (JEZS); 2 (3):225-230.

Gurjeet Kaur., S. Gajalakshmi, S. A. Abbasi., 2013. Termite biodiversity in Pondicherry University campus: a reappraisal on the basis of feeding preference studies. International Journal of Chemical and Environmental Engineering Systems (IJCEES), 4, 30-38.

Awards & Achievements​

She was selected in JENESYS (Japan-East Asia Network of Exchange for Students and Youths) programme on Environment and Community Revitalization, held at Tokyo, Japan, in 2011 funded by Japan Government.
She has received Best Paper Award on survey of termites at National Symposium on Biodiversity: Richness, uses, Threat and Conservation, Department of biology, held at GRI, Gandigram, Tamil Nadu, India, 2011.

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