Prasad  S.
Research Engineer

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Book chapters

ANUPAMA K., PREMATHILAKE T.R., PRASAD S. and ORUKAIMANI G., 2014. Archeobotanical studies, In: Rajan K., Yathees Kumar V. P. (ed), Archeology of Amaravathi River Valley : Porunthal Excavations. Vol.1, Chapter IV, Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya & Sharada Publishing House, Bhopal & Delhi, p. 95-98 & 1 plate, ISBN: 978-93-83221-01-1.
ANUPAMA K., PREMATHILAKE T.R., PRASAD S. and RAJAN K., 2014. Phytolith and pollen studies at Porunthal, In: Rajan K., Yathees Kumar V. P. (ed), Archeology of Amaravathi River Valley : Porunthal Excavations. Vol. 2, Appendix F, Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya & Sharada Publishing House, Bhopal & Delhi, p. 557-564 & 3 plates, ISBN: 978-93-83221-01-1.

Peer-reviewed journal articles

MOHAPATRA P.P., STEPHEN A., PRASAD S., SINGH P. and ANUPAMA K., 2019. Late Pleistocene and Holocene vegetation changes and anthropogenic impacts in the Cauvery delta plains, southern India, Quaternary International, 507 : 249-261,, Uploaded in HAL dt. 19.04.2019. [Publisher link]
RIOTTE J., [et al.], ANUPAMA K. and PRASAD S., 2018. Processes controlling silicon isotopic fractionation in a forested tropical watershed: Mule Hole Critical Zone Observatory (Southern India), Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 228 : 301-319, [Publisher link]
PREMATHILAKE R., ANUPAMA K., RAJAN K., PRASAD S., ORUKAIMANI G. and YATHEES KUMAR V.P., 2017. Implications of phytolith records from an Early Historic megalithic burial site at Porunthal in Southern India, Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, 11 : 491-506. [Publisher link]
PREMATHILAKE R., AKHILESH K., ANUPAMA K., PAPPU S., PRASAD S., GUNNELL Y. and ORUKAIMANI G., 2017. Phytoliths as indicators of Quaternary vegetation at the Paleolithic site of Attirampakkam, India, Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, 14 : 479-499, DOI : [Publisher link]
ANUPAMA K., PRASAD S., PRAMOD S. and DAS P.P., 2016. A Palynological Investigation of Quaternary Sediment Core from Cauvery Delta, Tamilnadu, India, Vistas in Geological Research. A Special Publication in Geology, 14 : 157-164.
ZORI C., GONI M.F.S., ANUPAMA K., PRASAD S. and [et al.], 2015. Indian monsoon variations during three contrasting climatic periods: The Holocene, Heinrich Stadial 2 and the last interglacialeglacial transition, Quaternary Science Reviews, 125 : 50-60. [Publisher link]
PONNUCHAMY R., BONHOMME V., PRASAD S., DAS L., PATEL P., GAUCHEREL C., PRAGASAM A. and ANUPAMA K., 2014. Honey Pollen: Using Melissopalynology to Understand Foraging Preferences of Bees in Tropical South India, PLoS ONE, 9 (7) : e101618, doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0101618. [Publisher link]
PRASAD S. and ANUPAMA K., 2014. Relevance of interlinked plant and pollen resource collections, Current Science, 107 (9) : 1365. [Publisher link]
ANUPAMA K., PRASAD S. and REDDY C.S., 2014. Vegetation, land cover and land use changes of the last 200 years in the Eastern Ghats (southern India) inferred from pollen analysis of sediments from a rain-fed tank and remote sensing, Quaternary International, 325 : 93-104. [Publisher link]
BONHOMME V., PRASAD S. and GAUCHEREL C., 2013. Intraspecific variability of pollen morphology as revealed by elliptic Fourier analysis, Plant Systematics and Evolution, 299 (5) : 811-816, DOI: 10.1007/s00606-013-0762-5. [Publisher link]
ANUPAMA K., PRASAD S., PONNUCHAMY R. and STEPHEN A., 2010. Facets of applied palynology at the French Institute of Pondicherry over the last fifty years, Journal of Palynology, 46 ('Vistas of Palynological Science', Prof. M.S. Swaminathan Festschrift volume) : 343-363.
RAMAN A. and PRASAD S., 2010. Two-hundred year changes in plant-species composition: a case study of Madras city in the Coromandel Coast, Peninsular India, International Journal of Ecology and Environmental Sciences, 36 (4) : 205-214. [Publisher link]
STEPHEN A., ANUPAMA K., ORUKAIMANI G. and PRASAD S., 2008. A new microsieving technique in pollen analysis, The Palaeobotanist, 57 : 551-557.
PRASAD S. and ANUPAMA K., 2008. Light microscopic studies on pollen grains selected Cyperaceae species from southern Tamil Nadu, India: relevance in Holocene sediment studies, The Palaeobotanist, 57 : 227-233, Diamond Jubilee National Conference Special Issue.
GUNAWARDENE N.R., DULIP DANIELS A.E., GUNATILLEKE I.A.U.N., GUNATILLEKE C.V.S., KARUNAKARAN P.V., GEETHA NAYAK K., PRASAD S., PUYRAVAUD J.-P., RAMESH B.R. and SUBRAMANIAN K.A., 2007. A brief overview of the Western Ghats - Sri Lanka biodiversity hotspot, Current Science, 93 (11) : 1567-1572. [Publisher link]
PRABHU C.N., SHANKAR R., ANUPAMA K., TAIEB M., BONNEFILLE R., VIDAL L. and PRASAD S., 2004. A 200-ka pollen and oxygen-isotopic record from two sediment cores from the eastern Arabian Sea, Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 214 (4) : 309-321. [Publisher link]
BARBONI D., BONNEFILLE R., PRASAD S. and RAMESH B.R., 2003. Variation in modern pollen from tropical evergreen forests and the monsoon seasonality gradient in SW India, Journal of Vegetation Science, 14 (4) : 551-562. [Publisher link]

Non peer-reviewed journal articles

SARAVANAN G., RAJAN V.R., PRASAD S. and MUTHUSANKAR G., 2014. Climate change research (1991–2012): comparative scientometric study of Argentina, Brazil, China, India and Mexico, Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal), 1134. [Publisher link]

Conference papers (published)

PRASAD S., NAVYA R. and ANUPAMA K., 2016. Microscopic Interpretation of Pollen Grains- Preparations and Acetolysis. Advances in Microscopy, Histochemisty and Plant Microtechniques, Proceedings and Lab Manual, Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli, India, p. 103-107.
SARAVANAN G. and PRASAD S., 2012. Scientometric Portrait of G. Thanikaimoni: A Palynologist of High Repute, In: Sadasivamurthy P., Shivalingaiah D., Sangam S.L., Sampath Kumar B. T.,Keshava (ed), National Conference on Scientometrics : Conference Proceedings, Dept. of Studies and Research in Library and Information Science, Tumkur University in Association with Institute of Scientometrics, Tumkur University, Tumkur, p. 279-291, ISBN: 978-81-924393-7-2.
ANUPAMA K., SUDHAKAR S., PRASAD S. and PUJAR G.S., 2008. Temporal dynamics using a spatially resolved technology: applying RS to target sites for reconstructing vegetation history in the Eastern Ghats, Proceedings of the National Seminar on Conservation of the Eastern Ghats, December 28-29, 2007, ENVIS Centre, Hyderabad, p. 474-477.
PRABHU C.N., SHANKAR R., ANUPAMA K., TAIEB M., BONNEFILLE R., VIDAL L. and PRASAD S., 2003. A 200-KA pollen record from two sediment cores from the Eastern Arabian Sea, In: Anupama K., Achyuthan H. (ed), Late Quaternary Environment Change: Emerging Issues Proceedings of the International PAGES Workshop and training programme, 10th-15th February 2003, and the common seminar at Anna University, Chennai, 8th February 2003, Publication du Départment d'Écologie; 42, Institut Français de Pondichéry, Pondicherry, p. 147-152, ISBN: 978-81-8470-113-5. [Publisher link]
ANUPAMA K., ARAVAJY S. and PRASAD S., 2002. Pollen and ecological studies in the Southern Eastern Ghats: a new methodological approach, Proceedings of the National Seminar on Conservation of Eastern Ghats, March 24-26, 2002, Environment Protection Training and Research Institute (EPTRI) jointly with Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams ; co-hosted by Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, p. 88-102.


ANUPAMA K., PRASAD S. and SINGH P., 2016. Pollen Analyses of Quaternary Sediments: Reconstructing Vegetation and Environment History in the Cauvery Floodplain [DST No: SR/S4/ES-21/Cauvery/P-11], Project Completion Report submitted to the DST [Directorate of Science and Technology]. Project Participants: A. Stephen (IFP) & P.P. Mohapatra (PU); Assistance – G. Orukaimani & S. Aravajy.
ANUPAMA K., PAPPU S., PREMATHILAKE T.R. and PRASAD S., 2014. INQUA-HaBCom (International Union for Quaternary Research – Humans and the Biosphere Commission) workshop-cum-training programme entitled 'Palaeoanthropological Perspectives on Plant Communities in South Asia', jointly organized by the Sharma Centre for Heritage Education and the French Institute of Pondicherry (IFP) at the IFP from 27th October to 2nd November, 2014, Quaternary Perspectives, 21 (2), 6. [Publisher link]
SUDHAKAR S., ANUPAMA K., PRASAD S., PUJAR G.S., SHILPA B., SUDHA K., STEPHEN A., ASLAM A. and ARAVAJY S., 2007. Modern Pollen Rain in the Eastern Ghats for Reconstruction of Paleovegetation and climate: Application of Remote Sensing and GIS Techniques, Final Report of Palynological & Ecological component, ISRO-DOS Biosphere geosphere Studies Series, FED_ NRSA, July. .
ANUPAMA K., PRASAD S. and PONNUCHAMY R., 2007. Reconstruction of Palaeomonsoonal changes using sedimentary records from man made tanks in Southern India - Palynological & Ecological aspects, Interim Report, ISRO- GBP, September 2007 .