DR. OMKAR

Professor

Entomology, Insect Ecology, Life History Traits and Reproductive Strategies

Zoology

Basic Details

DR. OMKAR
52090370
Professor
Zoology

Qualification Details

S.No. Qualification Name Of University Passing Year
1 B.SC. GORAKHPUR UNIVERSITY 1976
2 M.Sc. GORAKHPUR UNIVERSITY 1978

Positions Held

S.No. Employer Designation Employment Period
Date from Date to
1 O260University of Lucknow Professor 27/07/2006 Presently Working

Academic Details

Recent Significant Publications, Articles, Cases

S.No. Title Journal Volume/Issue Year
1 O502Plasticity in reproductive output and development in response to thermal variation in ladybird beetle, Menochilus sexmaculatus. Journal of Thermal Biology, Elsevier 71, 180-188. 2018
2 O503Familiarity dominates related in mate selection in ladybirds. Journal of Zoology, , London, Wiley Blackwell 304(1), 55-64. 2018
3 O504Influence of food availability on mate guarding behaviour of ladybirds. Bulletin of Entomological Research, Cambridge University Press, UK. doi:10.1017/S0007485318000056 2018
4 O505Effect of mating interval on mate guarding and reproductive attributes of ladybird. International Journal of Current Research 10(3), 64406-64409. 2018
5 O506Mating experience influences mate choice and reproductive output in an aphidophagous ladybird, Menochilus sexmaculatus. Animal Biology, Brill, The Netherlands doi: 10.1163/15707563-17000128 2018
6 O507Paternity success in ladybirds: Function of mating interval and order. Journal of Ethology, Springer , 36, 151–159 2018
7 O508Leg impairment affects the reproductive attributes of a ladybird, Menochilus sexmaculatus (Fabricius). Journal of Asia Pacific Entomology, Elsevier, 21: 797-806. 2018
8 O509Polygyny influences the fitness of Parthenium beetle, Zygogramma bicolorata Pallister. Journal of Asia Pacific Entomology, Elsevier 20(1), 215-219. 2017
9 O510Strategic mate guarding behavior in ladybirds. Ethology, Wiley 123, 376-385. 2017
10 O511Prolonged copula duration: an alternative male tactic to amplify sperm transfer, reproductive attributes and paternity outcomes in the Parthenium beetle, Zygogramma bicolorata Pallister. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata, Wiley 164(1), 45-53. 2017
11 O512) Effects of body size and prey quality on fertility and partial mortality life table of two aphidophagous ladybird beetles. Journal of Applied Bioscience 43(1): 20-28. 2017
12 O513Selection and inheritance of developmental variants of Propylea dissecta under thermal stress conditions. Journal of Thermal Biology, Elsevier 69, 275-280 2017
13 O514Expression of an insecticidal fern protein in cotton protects against whitefly. Nature Biotechnology 34(10), 1046-1051. 2017
14 O515Perception of prey quantity modulates oviposition in ladybird, Menochilus sexmaculatus. Journal of Ethology, Springer, Japan 34, 59-64. 2016
15 O516Female mating status alters ovariole maturation in ladybird, Propylea dissecta (Mulsant). European Journal of Entomology Czech Republic 113, 44-50. 2016
16 O517Effect of photoperiod on slow and fast developing individuals in aphidophagous ladybirds, Menochilus sexmaculatus and Propylea dissecta (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae). Insect Science, Wiley Blackwell 23, 117-133. 2016
17 O518Effects of temperature and photoperiod on predation attributes and development of two Coccinella species (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae). Acta Entomologica Sinica China 59, 64-76. 2016
18 O519Semiochemical profile of four aphidophagous Indian Coccinellidae (Coleoptera). Canadian Entomologist, Cambridge University Press, UK 148, 171-186. 2016
19 O520Influence of temperature on reproductive biology and phenotype of a ladybird, Menochilus sexmaculatus (Fabricius). Journal of Thermal Biology Elsevier 58, 35–42. 2016
20 O521Food resource partitioning by small and large variants of ladybirds: consequences of prey species and prey size. Current Science Bangalore 110 (7), 1343-1349. 2016
21 O522Adult body size drives sexual selection mutually in the ladybird, Menochilus sexmaculatus (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae). Acta Entomologica Sinica China 59(2), 209-218. 2016
22 O523Slow and fast development in two aphidophagous ladybirds on scarce and abundant prey supply. Bulletin of Entomological Research, Cambridge University Press 106, 347-358. 2016
23 O524Effects of prey resource fluctuation on predation attributes of two sympatric ladybird beetles. Canadian Entomologist, Cambridge University Press 148, 443-451. 2016
24 O525Inbreeding avoidance in aphidophagous ladybird beetles: A case study in Menochilus sexmaculatus. Canadian Journal of Zoology 94(5), 361-365. 2016
25 O526Last male wins the egg fertilization fight: a case study in ladybird, Menochilus sexmaculatus. Behavioural Processes Elsevier 131, 1-8. 2016
26 O527Endogenously entrained life events of Parthenium beetle, Zygogramma bicolorata Pallister (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). Biological Rhythm Research Taylor & Francis 47(6), 885–896. 2016
27 O528Does regeneration ability influence reproductive fitness in Menochilus sexmaculatus (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae)? Journal of Asia Pacific Entomology Elsevier 19(3), 829-834. 2016
28 O529Comparative reproductive and developmental attributes of two congeneric ladybird beetles on two aphid prey. Journal of Applied Bioscience 42 (2), 121-128. 2016
29 O530Evaluation of predation and developmental attributes of two congeneric ladybird beetles under variable supply of pea aphid. Indian Journal of Agriculture and Allied Sciences 2 (4), 35-42. 2016
30 O531Increased pause between consecutive matings improve reproduction and progeny fitness in Coccinella septempunctata L. (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae). Indian Journal of Agriculture and Allied Sciences 2 (4), 109-115. 2016
31 O532Predation attributes of two congeneric ladybird species (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) on conspecific and heterospecific larval diet. Himalayan Biodiversity 4, 25-32. 2016
32 O533Book: Industrial Entomology (Ed. Omkar) Springer Nature, Singapore p.465. 2017
33 O534Book: Ecofriendly Pest Management for Food Security (Ed. Omkar) Academic Press an imprint of Elsevier Inc., USA, p.762. 2016
34 O535An Introduction to Industrial Entomology. In Industrial Entomology (Ed. Omkar) Springer p.1-3. 2017
35 O536Insects as Food In Industrial Entomology (Ed. Omkar) Springer, 413-434 2017
36 O537Entomoceuticals In Industrial Entomology (ed. Omkar) Springer , 435-449. 2017
37 O538Biocontrol of Insect Pests. In: Ecofriendly Pest Management for Food Security. (Ed. Omkar) Elsevier, Inc., USA, p.25—61. 2016
38 O539Syrphid flies:The Hovering Agents. In: Ecofriendly Pest Management for Food Security. (Ed. Omkar) Elsevier, Inc., USA, p.259-279 2016
39 O540Ladybird Beetles In: Ecofriendly Pest Management for Food Security. (Ed. Omkar) Elsevier, Inc., USA, p .281-310. 2016

Conferences, Seminars &Talks

S.No. Details Year.
1 O363Convener, National Conference on Impact of Environmental Xenobiotics on Human Health and Biodiversity, Department of Zoology, University of Lucknow, March 30-31, 2018 2018
2 O364Convener, International Symposium on Current Trends in Biological Sciences, Department of Zoology, University of Lucknow, March 27-28, 2018. 2018

Awards & Recognitions

S.No. Name Of Awards Year.
1 O365Saraswati Samman by the Department of Higher Education, Govt. of UP 2017
2 O366Outstanding Alumnus Award from Awesome Alumni Almamater Association, Department of Zoology, DDU Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur 2017
3 O367Fellow, The National Academy of Sciences, India, Allahabad 2015
4 O368Prof. G. S. Shukla Gold Medal by The Academy of Environmental Biology, India 2014
5 O369Rescholar Award of Excellence in Agricultural Entomology by Association of Entomologists, Patiala 2014
6 O370Prof. T N Ananthakrishnan Award by The Prof. T. N. Ananthakrishnan Foundation, Chennai 2012

Academic/Administrative Services to the University

S.No. Details
1 O471Chairman, Board of Studies, University of Lucknow, 2016-till date
2 O472Chairman, Departmental research Committee, University of Lucknow, 2016-till date
3 O473Chairman, DST-FIST programme, University of Lucknow, 2016-till date
4 O474Chairman, UGC-SAP (DRS-II), University of Lucknow, 2016-till date
5 O475Coordinator (Zoology), DST-PURSE, University of Lucknow, 2017-till date
6 O476Additional Chief Provost, Lucknow University Halls (Boys), University of Lucknow, Nov. 01, 2008 to April 12, 2010
7 O477University Representative, CPMT and CBAT examinations. University of Lucknow
8 O478University Observer, CPMT and CBAT examinations. University of Lucknow
9 O479Assistant Superintendent (Conduct, 2012 & 2013) University of Lucknow
10 O480Observer (December 2013 & June 2014), UGC NET examinations University of Lucknow
11 O481Superintendent, M.Sc. Zoology Semester Examinations, May & December 2010- 2014, May 2015, May & December 2016-2018. University of Lucknow
12 O482Provost, AND Hall, University of Lucknow, Lucknow University of Lucknow Dec. 20, 2007 to April 12, 2010
13 O483Assistant Provost, Golden Jubilee Hall
14 O484Assistant Provost, Tilak Hall, April 1996 to Nov. 7, 1997
15 O485Member, Checking Squad Annual Examinations, 1989 and 1991
16 O486Assistant Superintendent (Checking), Lucknow University Annual Examinations 1990 & 1996
17 O487Assistant Director, Undergraduate Admission Test, Lucknow University 1992-1995, 1998 & 1999
18 O488Associated with admission in P.G. Class (M.Sc. I Zoology) in 1996, 1997, 1999, 2002, 2004- 2010, 2012- 2017, 2018
19 O489Coordinator, Undergraduate Results (Arts), Lucknow University Annual Examinations 1996 & 1997.
20 O490Assistant Superintendent, Undergraduate Results, Lucknow University Annual Examinations 1998, 2004 -2008.
21 O491Assistant Superintendent, Undergraduate Results, Lucknow University Back Paper Examinations -2004, 2006.
22 O492Assistant Director, Post Graduate Admission Test-1999
23 O493Assistant Superintendent, U.G. Arts Collection and Processing, LU Annual Examinations-2002
24 O494Assistant Superintendent, Undergraduate Arts Evaluation, Lucknow University Annual Examinations -2009
25 O495Counsellor, LU Postgraduate Admissions –2002, 2009
26 O496Counsellor, LU Undergraduate Admissions –2009
27 O497Head Examiner, B.Sc. Zoology Practical Examinations, University of Lucknow

Teaching Areas / Specialization

S.No. Details
1 O498Nonchordate Zoology
2 O499Applied Entomology
3 O500Biotechnology
4 O501Toxicology

Research Areas & Interests

S.No. Details
1 O502We work on ladybird beetles, biological control agents of a number of agricultural and horticultural insect and acarine pests.
2 O503Primarily evaluate modulation of developmental, reproductive and predation ecology in response to abiotic and biotic factors.
3 O504All experiments are aimed to enhance the efficacy of these biological control agents.