Dr. K. A. Subramanian

Scientist E

Dr. K. A. Subramanian

Scientist E

Highest Academic degree, year

 Ph.D., 2004





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Area of Expertise

  • Aquatic Entomology: Ephemeroptera, Odonata, Hemiptera and Coleoptera.
  • Freshwater Biodiversity Conservation.
  • Geographic Information System.


Experience after

Ph. D.

  • DBT-Post Doctoral Fellow: 2003-2005, NCBS, TIFR, Bangalore.
  • DST-Young Scientist: 2006-2008, CES, IISc, Bangalore.
  • Since 2008, Zoological Survey of India


Significant Achievements(max 5 bullet points)

  • Described over 35 new taxa of Ephemeroptera, Odonata, Hemiptera and Psocoidea.
  • Published first photographic field guide to the dragonflies of India
  • Published first GIS based atlas of Odonata of the Western Ghats.
  • Member of IUCN-SSC Odonata Specialist Group.
  • Contributed to IUCN Redlist Assessment of odonates and freshwater ecosystems of eastern Himalaya and the Western Ghats.



  • Ph.D. guide: Calcutta University ( 1 student)
  • Ph.D. guide: University of Madras ( 6 students, 2 completed)


Research Focus(max. 5 bullet points)

  • Systematics, ecology and biogeography of aquatic insects.
  • Long term ecological monitoring of arthropods.
  • Use of GIS tools in biodiversity conservation.





  • Subramanian, K.A., Emiliyamma, K.G., Babu, R., Radhakrishnan, C. &Talmale,S.S., 2018. Atlas of Odonata (Insecta) of the Western Ghats: 1-417. (Published by theDirector, Zool. Surv. India, Kolkata) Published: March, 2018 ISBN – 978-81-8171-495-4.
  • Subramanian, K.A., Dinesh, K.P. and Radhakrishnan, C. (2013). Atlas of EndemicAmphibians of the Western Ghats. Zoological Survey of India, Kolkata.
  • Subramanian, K.A. (2009). Dragonflies of India-A field guide. VigyanPrasar,Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India. 168pp.ISBN: 978-81-7480-192-0
  • Kalkman, V.J., Babu, R., Bedjanič, M., Conniff, K.,Gyeltshen, T., Khan,M.K., Subramanian, K.A., Zia, A. & Orr, A.G. (2020) Checklist ofthe dragonflies and damselflies (Insecta: Odonata) of Bangladesh,Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Zootaxa, 4849 (1):001–084.
  • Subramanian, K.A., Babu, R. and Kalkman, V.J. 2020. Orthetrumerythronigrum sp. nov.(Odonata: Libellulidae) from the Great Nicobar Island,India. Zootaxa, 4869 (2): 242–250.
  • Joshi, S., Subramanian, K.A., Babu, R., Sawant, D. and Kunte, K. (2020). Three newspecies of ProtostictaSelys, 1885 (Odonata: Zygoptera: Platystictidae) from theWestern Ghats, India, with taxonomic notes on P. mortoni Fraser, 1922 andrediscovery of P. rufostigmaKimmins, 1958. Zootaxa, 4858 (2): 151–185.
  • Babu, R & Subramanian, K.A. (2019). A new species of GomphidiaSelys, 1854(Insecta: Odonata: Anisoptera: Gomphidae) from the Western Ghats of India. Zootaxa4652 (1): 155–164.


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