Subhankar Kumar Sarkar

Subhankar Kumar Sarkar

Subhankar Kumar Sarkar

Subhankar Kumar Sarkar

Department: Department of Zoology
Phone Number: 9674445370
Institutional E-Mail: sksarkarzoo18@klyuniv.ac.in
Web URL: https://vidwan.inflibnet.ac.in/profile/271267
Educational Qualifications:

1. B.Sc (Zoology Hons.) – Ramkrishna Mission Vivekananda Centenary College, University of Calcutta (erstwhile).
2. M.Sc (Zoology, special paper – Entomology) – University of Calcutta.
3. Ph.D (Zoology) – University of Calcutta.

Awards and Honours (National/International)

1. Junior Research Fellow (2002-2004) – Ministry of Environment and Forests (MOEF), Govt. of India, University of Calcutta. PI – Prof. D . Raychaudhuri
2. Senior Research Fellow (2004-2005) – Ministry of Environment and Forests (MOEF), Govt. of India, University of Calcutta. PI – Prof. D . Raychaudhuri
3. Enlisted as scarab worker from India in the University of Nebraska – Lincoln State Museum, Division of Entomology, USA (In scarab workers world directory prepared by Brett C. Ratcliffe). https://unsm-ento.unl.edu/workers/SSarkar.html
4. Second best presentation award in the UGC sponsored national seminar “Bioresource & Human Welfare”, organized by Lady Brabourne College, Kolkata in collaboration with Botanical Survey of India and Zoological Survey of India, held during 20th – 21st January 2011.

Collaborative Programs

International –
• School of Environment, Earth and Ecosystem Sciences, The Open University, Milton Keynes MK7 6AA, United Kingdom.
• CAS Key Laboratory of Tropical Forest Ecology, Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China.
National –
• Department of Agricultural Biotechnology, IRDM Faculty Centre, Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda University, Narendrapur, Kolkata, West Bengal, India.
• Department of Botany, University of Calcutta, Kolkata, West Bengal, India.
• Department of Zoology, Vidyasagar University, Midnapore, West Bengal, India.
• Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, N.R.S. Medical College & Hospital, Kolkata, India.
• Department of Forensic and State Medicine, Calcutta National Medical College & Hospital, Kolkata, India.
• Department of Botany, Sidho-Kanho-Birsha University, Purulia, West Bengal, India.
• Department of Botany, Presidency University, Kolkata, West Bengal, India.
• Department of Zoology, Barasat Govt. College, Barasat, West Bengal, India.
• Department of Zoology, Bethune College, Kolkata, West Bengal, India.

Research Area:

1. Our research primarily deals with the taxonomy of insects, particularly beetles. We are also focused on establishing the phylogeny of these insects through computational algorithms based on morphological and molecular data. Moreover, we are also trying to quantify the bio-resource value of these insects and their utility in human welfare.
2. Apart from our regular research on insect taxonomy, we have also taken up some work on Forensic Entomology in collaboration with experts in this field, where we are trying to estimate the PMI value through study of maggots.
3. As a part of collaborative work, we are also working on the discovery of insect fossils from various parts of India.

Teaching Experience:

1. Associate Professor – University of Kalyani – 07.04.19 – continued
2. Assistant Professor – University of Kalyani – 04.11.15 – 06.04.19
3. Assistant Professor – Raja Peary Mohan College (Affiliated to University of Calcutta) – 07.04.2005 to 03.11.2015

Administrative Experiences

• Deputy Coordinator – DESKU ENVIS Resource Partner in Environmental Biotechnology – KU, Ministry of Environment Forest and Climate Change
(MOEFCC), Govt. of India. September 2020 – till date
• Member of Academic Expert committee, Tagore School of Rural Development and Agricultural Management, University of Kalyani. 2018-2020
• Acted as Jt. Course Coordinator of “21 days Summer Training Programme on Biodiversity” organized by University of Kalyani.
• Acted as Jt. Course Coordinator of GSDP programme on “People’s Biodiversity Register” organized by DESKU ENVIS RP in Environmental Biotechnology, KU.

List of Publications(Peer-Reviewed)

1. M Hazra, RA Spicer, T Hazra, SK Sarkar, TEV Spicer, S Bera, MA Khan. 2022. Plant–insect interaction patterns in the late Neogene palaeoforest of Chotanagpur Plateau, eastern India. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 300 (104633): 1–16. IF 1.940. (SCI, Scopus)
2. S Ghosal, S Chattopadhyay, A Biswas, A Das, SK Sarkar. 2022. Distinction of fly artifacts from bloodstains in crime scenes: A brief literature review. Arab Journal of Forensic Sciences & Forensic Medicine. In Press. (SCI, Scopus)
3. T Dalui, S Chowdhury, SK Sarkar. 2022. A study on the life history of plain tiger Danaus chrysippus Linnaeus (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae) in West Bengal. International Journal of Entomology Research 7(4): 99–104. (SCI)
4. M Hazra, T Hazra, RA Spicer, SK Sarkar, TEV Spicer, S Bera, MA Khan. 2021. Galling: the prevalent form of insect folivory in the latest Neogene monsoon-influenced tropical forests of the Chotanagpur Plateau, Eastern India. Palaeoworld. In Press. IF 1.841. (SCI, Scopus)
5. T Dalui, SK Sarkar. 2021. Efficacy of some commercially available insecticides against mango fruit borer, Autocharis (=Noorda) albizonalis (Hampson, 1903) (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae). Journal of Entomological Research 45 (4): 720–723. IF 0.66. (SCI, Scopus)
6. M Hazra, T Hazra, RA Spicer, SK Sarkar, TEV Spicer, S Bera, MA Khan. 2021. First fossil evidence of leaf-feeding caterpillars from India and their feeding strategies. Lethaia. 54 (5): 891–905. IF 2.247. (SCI, Scopus)
7. BP Kharel, SK Sarkar. 2021. World checklist and key to Indian species with a new record of Tiniocellus Péringuey, 1901 (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) from India. Journal of Asia-Pacific Biodiversity 14 (3): 321–327. IF 0.92. (SCI, Scopus)
8. S Ghosh, SK Sarkar, S Chakraborty. 2021. Two new records of the subfamily Luciolinae Lacordaire, 1857 (Coleoptera: Lampyridae) with a checklist of genus Abscondita from India. Journal of Asia-Pacific Biodiversity 14 (1): 53–59. IF 0.92. (SCI, Scopus)
9. T Dalui, SK Sarkar. 2021. Seasonal incidence and damage potentiality of Litchi fruit borer (Conopomorpha sinensis Bradley, 1986) in relation to major abiotic environmental factors. Ecology, Environment & Conservation 27 (Feb. Suppl. Issue): S303–S308. IF 0.26. (SCI, Scopus)
10. BP Kharel, SK Sarkar. 2020. A first faunistic study on the tribe Oniticellini Kolbe, 1905 (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) of Baikunthapur Tropical Forest of the Himalayan foothills, West Bengal, India. Biodiversity Data Journal 8: e57444. IF 1.331. (SCI, Scopus)
11. BP Kharel, P Schoolmeesters, SK Sarkar. 2020. A first faunistic account on the Onthophagus Latreille, 1802 (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae, Scarabaeinae) of the Nadia district, West Bengal, with a preliminary checklist from India. Check List 16 (2): 361–381. IF 0.46. (SCI, Scopus)
12. M Hazra, T Hazra, RA Spicer, SK Sarkar, TEV Spicer, S Bera, MA Khan. 2020. In situ occurrence of a gall midge (Insecta, Diptera, Cecidomyiidae) on fossilized angiosperm leaf cuticle fragments from the Pliocene sediments of eastern India. Journal of Asia-Pacific Entomology 23: 762–771. IF 1.101. (SCI, Scopus)
13. M Hazra, T Hazra, SK Sarkar, S Bera, MA Khan. 2020. First fossil dragonfly from India. Current Science 119 (7): 1204–1207. IF 0.85. (SCI, Scopus)
14. Ghosal S, Sarkar SK, Chowdhuri S. 2020. A brief review on non-invasive radio imaging advances in forensic entomology. Global Journal for Research Analysis 9(2): 144–146. (ICI, UGC)
15. Kharel BP, Chakraborti U, Bhadra K, Sarkar SK. 2020. A preliminary report on Coleoptera Linnaeus, 1758 fauna of Kalyani (a suburban city), West Bengal, India. BIONOTES 22 (2): 55–64. (SCI)
16. Sarkar SK, Saha S, Raychaudhuri D. 2019. Anomala Samouelle, 1819 (Rutelinae: Scarabaeidae) of Buxa Tiger Reserve, Dooars, West Bengal, India. Part – II. World Scientific News 118: 17–42.
17. Sarkar SK, Saha S, Raychaudhuri D. 2018. Taxonomy of Oxycetonia Arrow, 1910 (Scarabaeidae: Cetoniinae) of Buxa Tiger Reserve, Dooars, West Bengal, India. Journal of Entomological Research 42(1): 121 – 128. (SCI, Scopus)
18. Chakraborti U, Bhadra K, Sarkar SK. 2018. Butterfly diversity in and around Kalyani, a suburban city near Kolkata, West Bengal. BIONOTES 20 (2): 66–67. (SCI)
19. Sarkar SK, Saha S, Raychaudhuri D. 2017. Anomala Samouelle, 1819 (Rutelinae: Scarabaeidae) of Buxa Tiger Reserve, Dooars, West Bengal, India. Part – I. World Scientific News 65: 94–122.
20. Sarkar SK, Saha S, Raychaudhuri D. 2016. Taxonomic studies on Adoretus Dejean, 1833 (Rutelinae: Scarabaeidae) of Buxa Tiger Reserve (a forest under biodiversity hotspot zone), Dooars, West Bengal, India. Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies 4(6): 1–11. (SCI)
21. Sarkar SK, Saha S, Raychaudhuri D. 2016. Taxonomic account of Popillia Dejean, 1821 (Rutelinae: Scarabaeidae) of Buxa Tiger Reserve (A forest under biodiversity hot spot zone), Dooars, West Bengal, India. Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies 4(4): 581–585. (SCI)
22. Sarkar SK, Saha S, Raychaudhuri D. 2016. On the Mimela Kirby, 1823 (Rutelinae: Scarabaeidae) of Buxa Tiger Reserve (a forest under biodiversity hot spot zone), Dooars, West Bengal, India. World Scientific News 50: 95–105.
23. Sarkar SK, Saha S, Raychaudhuri D. 2015. On the taxonomy of Scarabaeine fauna (Coleoptra: Scarabaeidae) of Buxa Tiger Reserve (BTR), West Bengal, India. Munis Entomology & Zoology 10 (1): 18–48. (SCI)
24. Sarkar SK, Saha S, Raychaudhuri D. 2014. Taxonomic account of Dynastinae fauna (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) of Buxa Tiger Reserve (West Bengal, India). Romanian Journal of Biology- Zoology 59 (2): 89–111. (SCI)
25. Sarkar SK, Saha S, Raychaudhuri D. 2014. Diversity Spectrum of scarab beetles (Scarabaeidae: Coleoptera) of Buxa Tiger Reserve. Proc. Nat. Con. on Biodiversity NCB- 2014 – Issues, Concern and Future Strategies. West Bengal Biodiversity Board & Zoological Survey of India. 261–272.
26. Sarkar SK, Saha S, Raychaudhuri D. 2010. Further additions to the Scarab Beetles of Buxa Tiger Reserve, Jalpaiguri, West Bengal. BIONOTES 12(4): 131–132. (SCI)

Books Published / Book Chapters

1. Sarkar SK. 2014. Chapter-Scarabaeidae. In Atlas of Insects and Spiders of Buxa Tiger Reserve” by D. Raychaudhuri & S. Saha. West Bengal Biodiversity Board, Dept. of Environment, Govt. of West Bengal & Nature Books India. 168–196. (ISBN: 978-93-82258-12-4).

Invited Lecture / Session Chaired

1. Invited talk on “Current status of insect taxonomy in India” in Certificate course on “People’s Biodiversity Register” under Green Skill Development Programme (GSDP) organized by ENVIS Resource Partner on Environmental Biotechnology, University of Kalyani. 15th March, 2021. University of Kalyani.
2. Invited talk on “Molecular vs. Morphological Taxonomy” in Two-Week Online Faculty Development Programme on “Recent Trends in Life Sciences”. 14th September, 2020. Barasat College, West Bengal State University.
3. Invited talk on “A new approach to teaching and learning during COVID 19: Scopes and challenges” in State Level Webinar on “A new approach to teaching and Learning during COVID 19”. 10th August, 2020. Barasat College, West Bengal State University.
4. Invited talk on “Biodiversity and Environment” in 21 days Summer Training Programme on – Health vs. Environment and Nutrition. 17th July 2019 University of Kalyani.
5. Invited talk on “Biopesticides: advantages and disadvantages” in 21 days Summer Training Programme on – Environmental Biotechnology. 19th July 2019. University of Kalyani.

Membership of Learned Societies

1. Member – Centre for Systematic Entomology, Inc. Gainesvelle, Florida, USA.
2. Member – Entomological Society of America (ESA) Networks, USA.
3. Life member – Zoological Society, Kolkata, India.

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