Dr. M V. Durai


Designation: SCIENTIST-C
Division: Silviculture & Forest Management Division
Phone (Office): +091-80-22190100
Email: vediappand(at)icfre(dot)org; duraimv(at)gmail(dot)com


Research Experience:

Areas of Specialization:


Forest Soils


M.Sc (Forestry), Ph.D (Forestry).

Research Activities

Research Interests:
Genetic Improvement of Sandal, Red sanders, Bamboo and Mahogany

Urban forestry

Tree trans-plantation

Agroforestry models

Research Expertise



Current Research Projects:



Details of Research Papers Published in National/International Journals:

Durai M V. 2019. The Investigation on effect of seed size on germination of eucalyptus species. International Journal of Recent Scientific Research Research, 10(4c): 31803-805.

Durai, M .V .(2019). Pro-health benefits of wood - a sustainable biophilic material. International Journal of Forestry and crop improvement, 10(1):1-22.

Durai M V, Muthu Kumar A, Srinivas Rao, Mohan Karnat and Surendra Kumar (2019). Effect of species and weather conditions on survival and establishment of whole tree transplants in Gorewada zoo, Nagpur (Maharashtra). International Journal of Advanced Biological Research, 9(2):136-144

Durai M V, N. Ravi and R.Raja Rishi. 2019. Studies on effect of organic substrates on quality and quantity of vermicompost. International Journal of Science and Nature, 10(2):104-106.

Durai M V, N. Ravi, R.Raja Rishi V.Shettapanavar and N. Mohan Karnat. 2019. Impacts of eucalypts plantations on ground water resources � Review. International Journal of Science and Nature, 10(2):75-81.

Durai M V. 2017. Mahogany- A potential Multi-purpose tree for future. Van Sangyan, 4(7): 34-47.

Durai MV, A Balu, R Raja Rishi and A Karthikeyan. 2017. First Report of Apate monachus (Coleoptera: Bostrychidae) in Big-leaf Mahogany (Swietenia macrophylla King) Plantations in India. Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies 2017; 5(6): 1900-1902.

Durai M V. 2017. Cost Effective Method for Sustainable Vermicompost Production. Online International Interdisciplinary Research Journal (Bi-0Monthly), 7: 95-96.

Durai M V, G Balamuniappan, R Anandalakshmi, S Geetha and N Senthil Kumar. 2016. Qualitative and quantitative analysis of phytochemicals in crude extract of big � Leaf mahogany (Swietenia macrophylla King.), International Journal of Herbal Medicine, 4(6): 88-91.

Durai M V, G Balamuniappan and S Geetha. 2016. Phytochemical screening and antimicrobial activity of leaf, seed and central-fruit-axis crude extract of Swietenia macrophylla King, Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry 2016; 5(3): 181-186.

Durai M.V., R. Anandalaks hmi, Rajesh and R. Tamilarasi. 2015. Effect of Irrigation water on Seed Germination and its Associated Parameters in Casuarina junghuhniana miq and Acacia auriculiformis, Indian Forester, 143(3): 228-231.

Durai M V. 2013. First report on Armillaria tabescens causing root rots in Dalbergia sissoo in India, Current biotica 6(4) 504 � 508.

Durai, M V and A. Senthil Murugan. 2013. Responses of tree species in vermicompost and vermin-lechate incorporated coal mine soil. Indian Forester 139 (12): 1092 - 1096.

Durai M V and S Sankar. 2013. Criteria and Indicators for sustainable agroforestry management: Home garden agroforestry system. Indian Forester, 139(9) : 780- 783.

Durai M V.2013. Vermi-lechate for enhanced growth of seedlings of Gmelina arborea. Indian Forester, 139(6): 559 � 611.

Durai M V. 2012. Occurrence of Albino seedlings in Swietenia mahagoni (L.) Jacq. Indian Forester 138(5), 486 � 487.

Durai M V. 2012. Influences of biotic factors on productivity of home garden agroforestry system, Indian Forester, 138(12): 1125 � 1130.

Durai M V. 2012. Effect of root trainer size on quality of seedlings production of Gmelina arborea. Indian Forester, 138(4): 383 � 385.

Durai M V, A Senthil Murugan, Smitha G Nair and R Das. 2011. Physico- chemical properties of soils of mangrove forest in Sundarbans Tiger Reserve in West Bengal, India. Indian Forester, 137(9): 1092 � 1098.

Durai M V. 2010. Growth performance of mangroves in fresh water environment. Indian Forester, 138(5): 687 -688.

Durai M V, P K Ralhan, R Sharma, A Singh and S Chauhan. 2009. Nutrient harvest through pruned material and whole tree in Populus deltoides based agri-siliviculture system in Central Punjab, 135(12): 1716 � 1723.

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ICAR fellow for M.Sc programme