Dr. Vivek Pandi

Assistant Professor

Evolutionary Biology

Science of Earth, Oceans, Space


Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
Ph.D Ecology and Environmental Sciences Pondicherry University 2017
M.Sc. Plant Biology & Plant Biotechnology University of Madras 2012
B.Sc Botany Madurai Kamaraj University 2009


Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
Goa University National Post-Doctoral Research Fellow Principal Investigator 18 Months
SPI Group Project Manager Group Lead, CDM (Forstry) Specialist 14 Months


Area of Interest

Plant Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Forest Botany

Area of Expertise

Ecology of Climbers; Biodiversity & Converstion; Population Ecology; Plant Functional Traits; Carbon Dynamics; Ecosystem Services; Long-term Monitoring Plots; CDM

Area of Research

Ecology of Lianas; Evolution of Climbing behaviour in Plants ; Leaf Functional Traits; Paleobotany

Professional Affiliations & Contributions

  1. Member: International Society for Tropical Ecology
  2. Life Member: Society for Tropical Plant research
  3. Reviewer :  a) Flora(Elsevier),  b) Trees, Forests and People (Elsevier)                                                                                  

Pan-tropical prediction of forest structure from the largest trees.

01/06/2018 Bastin,J-F Vivek,P

Global Ecology and Biogeography ( John Wiley & Sons). Pageno: 1366-1383; Vol:27 (11)

Contrasting leaf-trait strategies of dominant liana and tree species in a tropical dry evergreen forest of India

03/11/2018 Vivek, P Parthasarathy, N


Flora (Elsevier). Page no:143 – 149; Vol: 249

Short-term girth increment in tree species of tropical dry evergreen forest on the Coromandel coast of India

02/02/2016 Vivek, P Parthasarathy, N

Journal of Global Ecology and Environment. Page:147 – 152; Vol:4(3)

Host-preference of four dominant liana species with contrasting climbing strategies in tropical dry evergreen forest of India

02/12/2015 Vivek, P Parthasarathy, N

Journal of Global Ecology and Environment . Page No: 86 – 91; Vol: 4(2)

Comparison of tree diversity and biomass in community-managed and protected tropical dry evergreen forest sites on the Coromandel Coast of India

03/03/2016 Sriram, R Vivek,P

Research & Reviews: Journal of Ecology. Page no:1 – 9; Vol:5(1)

Liana diversity and functional trait analysis in tropical dry evergreen forest of India.

01/10/2015 Vivek, .P Prathasarathy, N.

Journal of Plant Ecology (Oxford). Page : 501-512; Vol:8(5)

Assessing the resilience of global seasonally dry tropical forests

01/08/2015 Pulla, S Vivek, P

International Forestry Review (Commonwealth Forestry Association). Page:91-113; Vol:17(S2)

Diversity and Carbon stock assessment of trees and lianas in tropical dry evergreen forest on the Coromandel Coast of India

02/10/2015 Vivek, P Parthasarathy, N

Tropical Plant Research. Page:230-239; Vol:2(3)

Assessment of nutritional value in selected edible greens based on the chlorophyll content in leaves

21/01/2013 Vivek, P Prabhakaran, S Ravi Shankar, S

Research in Plant Biology. Page:45-49; Vol:3(5)

Biodiversity of lianas and their functional traits in tropical forests of peninsular India.

01/08/2015 Parthasarathy,N Vivek, P Muthumperumal, C Muthuramkumar, S Ayyappan, N

Springer International Publishing Switzerland. Page no:123-149

Liana composition and diversity among tropical forests of peninsular India

18/10/2014 Parthasarathy, N Muthuramkumar, S Muthumperumal, C ViVek, P Ayyapaan, N Reddy, S. M

John Wiley and sons Publishers.US. Page:36-49

Biodiversity and ecology of lianas in TDEFs of India

13/11/2018 Vivek Pandi

Lambert Academic Publishers, Germany.

Biodiversity, Ecology & Conservation of tropical dry evergreen forest

01/08/2015 N.Parthasarathy Vivek.P K.Anil

Lambert Academic Publishers, Germany.

TRY plant trait database – enhanced coverage and open access

15/01/2020 Jens kattge Vivek, P

Global Change Biology. Page no:119-188; Vol:26(1)