Dr(Ms) Monika Koul

Assistant Professor | Department of Botany Contact (Off.): +91-11-27667458 Contact (Res. / Mob.): 9868899758 Email Address : drmkoul@gmail.com

Specialization

Ecology and Reproductive Biology

Subjects taught

Ecology and Phytogeography Ecology and Environment Management Reproductive Biology of Angiosperms Plant Resource Utilization Environmental Science

Books

Books Fun With Botany” for school students at Vigyan Prasar, DST, Govt. of India. Plant Reproductive Biology and Conservation ISBN: 9789382332909 Chapters in Books “Transport in Plants” in Book “Biology Programme S5. Eds. A Huten, N Gandhi. P Arora and NS Singh. Khosla Publishing House. New Delhi. ISBN: 978-93-83996-88-9 pp157-178, 2016. (Enclosure 5) Monika Koul Cuticle and Epicuticular Wax.2016 E Lessons, Modular interface (Virtual Learning Environ., Inst. of Lifelong Learning, Univ. of Delhi, Delhi). ISSN 2349-154X 2. Shivangi Upadhyay, Monika Koul and Rupam Kapoor 2015. Rhizosphere Microflora in Advocacy of Heavy Metal Tolerance in Plants In: Plant-Growth-Promoting Rhizobacteria (PGPR) and Medicinal Plants Soil Biology Volume 42, pp 323-337. Springer Publications. 3. Monika Koul and Romila Rawat Bisht 2015. Reproductive Success of Angiosperms in Response to Climate: An Assessment. In: Rupam Kapoor, Inderdeep Kaur & Monika Koul . Plant Reproductive Biology and Conservation ISBN: 9789382332909 Pages: 496 IK Publishers, New Delhi, India. 4. Koul, Monika & Bhatnagar, A.K. 2012. Urban Forests: Species selection and biodiversity conservation: 259-270. In Diversity and Conservation of Plants and Traditional Knowledge (eds. S. Panda & C. Ghosh). Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh, Dehra Dun. 5. Monika Koul and Bhatnagar, A.K. 2007. Toxicity and Accumulation of Heavy Metals in Aquatic Flowering Plants In Plant Diversity and Conservation Eds. A.K.Bhatnagar, J.S.Singh and V.P.Singh. 6. Bhatnagar A.K. and Koul, M. 2003 Impact of Climate Change on Medicinal Plants: An Assessment In: Assessment of Climate Change in India and Mitigation Policies (Eds.) S.K. Dash and Prakash Rao. 18-26. WWF, India. Pp. 262

Journals Articles

1. Koul M and Thakur, 2016. PLANTATION OF SHRUBS IN URBAN AREAS TO CONTEST AIR POLLUTION Proceedings of the National Seminar on Water and Air Quality in Urban Ecosystem, New Delhi, 22, March-2016. Pp. 62-67 ISBN:978-93-5267-493-0 62 2. S Biswas, M Koul, AK Bhatnagar 2015. Effect of arsenic on trichome ultrastructure, essential oil yield and quality of Ocimum basilicum L. Medicinal Plant Research, Bioline Publishers, Canada Vol. 5, No. 6. 1-7. 3. Mandeep Kaur, Pamposh and Monika Koul. 2013 Water quality and pollution status of Najafgarh Jheel (Delhi) International Journal of Multidisciplinarity Vol . 1(10) 321-326. 4. Biswas, S., Koul, M., Bhatnagar, A. K. 2011. Effect of salt, drought and metal stress on essential oil yield and quality in plants. Natural Product Communications. Vol. 6. 1559-64. 5. Santosh Kumar Vats, Anjana Singh, Monika Koul* and Prem Lal Uniyal 2010. Study on the Metal Absorption by two Mosses in Delhi Region (India) Journal of American Science 2010; 6(3), 176-181. 6. Koul*, M., Kapoor, R. and Luikham, N. 2001. Influence of lead in soil on mycorrhizal development and plant growth of Cyamopsis tetragonoloba (Linn.) Taub. Indian J. Exp. Biol. 39: 459- 463. 7. M. Koul* and Bhatnagar A. K. 2005. Phenology and climate change, Current Science 8. M. Koul* Bhatnagar A. K. 2007. Plant Reproductive Biology Crucial for Conservation Current Science .92: 1207-1208. 89:243. Amit Moza and Monika Koul 2016 Bamboo The Green Gold Science Reporter SR Vol.52 26-27. 2. Monika Koul 2015 Questioning in Science: Implications and Consequences Science Reporter SR Vol.52 26-27. 3. Monika Koul 2014. Water Foot Print: Time to Reduce the Impact. Science Reporter Vol 51 (6) 12-16. 4. Monika Koul 2014 Biological weapons: a real threat. Dream 2047, July 2014, Vol. 16 No. 10, 29-30. 5. Koul, Monika 2013. DST's INSPIRE Camps need a fresh look. Current Science.105 (2):145-146. 6. Monika Koul. 2013. Research in Basic Sciences: Need for Fresh Outlook. Science Reporter Vol 50 (3)26-27. 7. Monika Koul 2013. Green Nanotechnology: Solution for Clean Drinking Water Dreamz. Vol 15(8)25-26. 8. Monika Koul, Shreyasee Biswas and Akanksha Madan 2012. Field trips and excursions: role in science education. The Botanica 59-61. 9. Koul, Monika & Bhatnagar, A.K. 2012. Can we add more value to our conferences/symposia? International Journal of Educational Planning and Administration, 2 (2): 107-109. 10. Monika Koul 2011. Urban Forests Fighting for Survival Science Reporter Vol 48 (6) 29-33. 11. Monika Koul 2010. Forest Fires and Biodiversity Loss. VIPNET NEWS Vol 8 No. 12. 12. Monika Koul and A.K. Bhatnagar 2010. Who will save the plants from the botanist? Current Science Vol. 99 No. 10. 1304. 13. Monika Koul* and A.K. Bhatnagar 2009. Looking afresh and urban greens. Environews, Vol 15 No. 3: 5-7. 14. Monika Koul* and A. K. Bhatnagar 2009. Species watch groups – key to biodiversity conservation Environews, Vol 15 No. 2: 5-7. 15. M. Koul*, M. 2005. Forsteronia refracata holds key to breast cancer research, Curr. Sci. 87: 1222. 16. Koul. M.2003. Guar: a multipurpose leguminous crop. The Botanica 53: 198-205. 17. Koul, M. 2001. Forests and ecological security. The Botanica. 51: 100-110. 18. Koul*, M. 2001. Need for biological control of insect pests in Brassica crops. Brassica 2(4): 3-10. 19. Tomar, M.; Neelu; Koul, M. and Narang, S., 1998. Forest fires. The Botanica 48: 100-149. 20. Koul, M.; Johri, A. and Uniyal, P. L. 1997. Kalesar wildlife sanctuary: Unexplored wilderness. The Botanica 47: 114- 118. POPULAR ARTICLES: 1. Conserve soil 5th December, 2106. Daily Excelsior 2. Pesticides in food August 11, 2016 Daily Excelsior 3. www.dailyexcelsior.com/remembering-eminent-women-scientists (March 8, 2016) 4. Spread Awareness and raise Curiosity 28 Feb, 2016 5. Science for Nation Building 28-2-15 6. Celebrating scientific temper http://www.dailyexcelsior.com/celebrating-scientific-temper/ 28-2-1014 7. Raising Environmental Awareness 5th June,2014 8. Celebration wild life weekhttp://www.dailyexcelsior.com/celebrating-wildlife-week/ 6-10-2014 9. Welcome Kudankulumhttp://www.dailyexcelsior.com/welcome-udankulum/ 19/7/2013 10. Wake up to the fire http://www.dailyexcelsior.com/wake-up-to-the-fire/ 5th June 2013 11. A wonder herb, The Times of India, Supplement, April 15, 2005. 12. A carrot a day….. The Times of India, Supplement, December 10, 2004. 13. A menace called cocaine, The Times of India, Supplement, November 26, 2004 14. What’s cooking? The Times of India, Supplement, October 8, 2004. 15. Beauty and what cost. The Times of India, Supplement June 6, 2004 16. Obituray Dr. T. N. Khoshoo. The Botanica Vol 52, 2002. 17. An Anti-carcinogenic Cooking Medium. The Pioneer, December 23, 2001. 18. The Terror at Our Doorstep. The Indian Express, October 24,2001. 19. Human Cloning is Okay. The Indian Express, October 3, 2001. 20. Getting the Hang of Biosafety .The Indian Express, July 27, 2001. 21. Story of Cocaine Plant. The Pioneer, July 17, 2001. 22. Blue Print for Delhi's Survival. The Pioneer, September 3, 2000. 23. BotPouri. The Botanical NewsThe Botanica (2000-2005)

Conference/ Symposium etc. Paper Presented

1. Thakur Pratibha and Monika Koul 2016. Shrubs to contest air pollution levels in Delhi. National Seminar on Water and Air Quality in Urban Ecosystem" conducted by Ecoclub, Shivaji College, University of Delhi 2. Monika Koul. 2016 ‘Biosafety issues related to medicinal plants: Concerns and Challenges’ National Conference of Stakeholders on “Agrotechnology, Commerce and Sustainable Use of Medicinal Plants for Equitable Healthcare” on 6 and 7 February 2016 at National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NASC), New Delhi. 3. Nikita and Monika Koul 2016. Heavy metal uptake and contamination in medicinal plants: Hype or Reality” National Conference on “Plant Science Research: Looking Beyond 21st Century for Environmental and Agricultural Revolution Organized by Society of Plant Research (Vegetos) and Department of Botany, University of Delhi. 4. Bhatnagar, A.K., Koul Monika and Thakur Pratibha 2014. Pollination Limitation: A threat to biodiversity and Food Production. 3rd Global Congress on Plant reproductive Biology, conservation and Crop Improvement Organized by Society of Plant Reproductive Biologists, Agra, India. Pp 39 5. Monika Koul & Jaswant Sokhi. 2013. Bamboos and their role in environmental conservation. In National Seminar on Climate change, environment and sustainable development organized by National Environment Science Academy, New Delhi India and Department of Botany, Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, India. 9-10 December, 2013, Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi pp 35. 6. Bhatnagar, A.K. & Koul, Monika. 2012. Urban Green spaces : Ecological and Economic Evaluation. In Ist Biennial International Congress on Urban Green Spaces organized by Center for Urban Green Spaces, Aravali Foundation for Education, Department of Environment, Govt. of NCT, Delhi : 51-52 (Abstract), March 5-7, 2012. (Gave an oral presentation in the conference) at India International Centre, Max Muller Marg, Lodhi Estate, New Delhi. 7. Biswas Shreyasee, Koul Monika & Bhatnagar, A. K. 2011.Effect of Arsenic in soil on trichome ultrastructure, essential oil yield and antioxidative properties of O. basilicum L. In 3rd International Congress on Aromatic and Medicinal Plants organized by Universita degli Studi di Cagliari Dipartimento di Scienze Chimiche Cittadella Universitaria, Cagliari, Italy (Abstract), April 13-15. 8. Monika Koul and A.K. Bhatnagar 2010. Root cortical cells sequester maximum cadmium in Cyamopsis tetragonoloba as revealed by X-ray microanalysis. In: Fourth International Conference on Plants and Environmental Pollution (ICPEP-2), Lucknow, India, December 8-11, 2010. 9. Monika Koul and A.K. Bhatnagar 2010. Estimation and localization of cadmium in endosperm/gum in Cyamposis tetragonoloba (L.) Taub. In An International Conference on Challenging and Emerging Dimensions in Medicinal/Herbal Plants and their Products: A Global Perspective: 26-28 November 2010; Chennai Trade Centre, Chennai, India. 10. Shreyasee Biswas, Monika Koul and A.K. Bhatnagar 2010. Arsenic in soil affects yield and quality of essential oil in Ocimum basilicum L. In An International Conference on Challenging and Emerging Dimensions in Medicinal/Herbal Plants and their Products: A Global Perspective: 26-28 November 2010; Chennai Trade Centre, Chennai, India. 11. Gitila Laisram, Monika Koul and A.K.Bhatnagar. 2009. Water Chestnut (Trapa bispinosa Roxb.) has a strong anti-oxidative defense system to combat arsenic stress. In: National Seminar on Exploration Utilization and Strategy Action Plan for Sustainable Management of Plant Resources (Feb 27-28, 2009), in University of Guwhati , India. 12. Koul, M. 2008 “Bioterrorism – the terror at our door step” in the orientation course Organized by CPDHE and ILLL, University of Delhi 6th May to 3rd June, 2008. 13. Koul. M., Sourav S. Deo. and Bhatnagar, A. K. 2007.Educational and recreational value of wetland ecosystems: an appraisal In National Conference of Wetlands, Science and Society – An assessment of their integration held at Indian National Science Academy INSA, New Delhi, December 11-13, 2007. 14. Singh, D., Koul, M. and Bhatnagar, A.K. 2006. Phenological monitoring (first flowering data) of some important tree species in Delhi in response to increasing temperature trends. In: National Conference on Biodiversity related International Conventions: Role of Indian scientific community organised by Delhi University Botanical Society at INSA. March 8-10. pp 116. 15. Koul. M., Mehra, N. C. and Bhatnagar, A. K. 2004. Leaf epidermal features and epicuticular wax of Grevillea robusta (Silk Oak) leaves as indicator of automobile pollution. In: XXVII Annual Meeting of EMSI and Conference on Electron Microscopy and Allied Fields, EMSI and NPL, New Delhi, India. April 1-3. 250-251. 16. Koul. M. and Bhatnagar, A. K. 2004. Assessment of edible gum/edible endosperm from Cyamopsis tetragonoloba (Linn.) Taub. For lead toxicity in soil. In: IUPAC International Conference on Biodiversity and Natural Products: Chemistry and Medical Applications, New Delhi, India. January 26-31, 2004. 17. Koul, M. and Bhatnagar, A. K. 2002. Effect of lead in soil on leaf epidermal features of Cyamopsis tetragonolaba (Linn.) Taub. In: Second International Conference on Plants and Environmental Pollution (ICPEP-2), Lucknow, India, February 4-9, 2002. 18. Misra, A., Koul, M. and Bhatnagar, A. K. 2002. Accumulation and effect of cadmium in soil on Brassica juncea (Linn.) Czern. & Coss. var. Varuna. In: Second International Conference on Plants and Environmental Pollution (ICPEP-2), Lucknow, India, February 4-9, 2002. 19. Koul, M. and Misra, A. 2001. Impact of pollution on Indian plant diversity. In: Golden Jubilee Symposium on "Biotechnological Innovations in Conservation and Analysis of Plant Diversity" (February 7-9, 2001), Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi. 20. Bhatnagar, A. K. and Koul, M. 2001. Botanical studies and Homoeopathic medicine - An assessment of their integration. In: Seminar for Developing an Interaction between CCRH and Homoeopathic Pharmaceutical Industry, New Delhi, September 27-28, 2001. 21. Koul, M.; Neelu and Bhatnagar, A. K. 2000. Accumulation and impact of lead in soil on growth and development of Cyamopsis tetragonoloba (Linn.) Taub. In: National Seminar on Plant Physiology at Interface of Agri-Horticulture and Industry Agricultural University, Udaipur, December 30, 1999- January 1, 2000. 22. Koul, M.; Sharma, S. and Sahoo, D. 1998. Seaweed cultivation in Indian Coast. In: National Symposium on Sustainable Aquaculture February 20-21, 1998, organised jointly by University of Delhi and Society for Indian Ocean Research, University of Delhi, New Delhi, pp. 23.

Workshop/ Conference/ Symposium ATTENDED

1. Attended FACULTY TRAINING PROGRAM IN RESEARCH PROJECT MANAGEMENT: Proposal to Publication and beyond (FTP-RPM) workshop to be held on 19th July 2016. 2. Workshop/Seminar on Role of Technical Terminology in higher Education, 23-24 July, 2015 organized by commission for Scientific and Technical Terminology, Ministry of Human Resource Development, held at Hans Raj College, University of Delhi. 3. Attended and participated in UGC-ASC (UGC sponsored Refresher Course in Life Sciences for 3-weeks December 9 to December 30, 2014 conducted by CPDHE, University of Delhi. 4. Attended a 2 day workshop Reproductive Biology organized by ILLL, University of Delhi and Dayal Singh College, University of Delhi 17-18th March, 2015. 5. Attended the Academic Congress held at University of Delhi. 6. Attended a one day workshop on Environment Management held in Department of Botany, University of Delhi, Delhi – 110007, 8th August, 2012. 7. Attended and participated in UGC-ASC (UGC sponsored Refresher Course) Research Methodology for 3-weeks December 10 to December 31, 2011 conducted by CPDHE and ILLL, University of Delhi. 8. Attended a 10 day Workshop entitled “Developing Champions of ICT Capacity Building in DU”, organized by ILLL (University of Delhi) and Microsoft Corporation from 14th September-25th September, 2009. 9. Attended a four day Workshop for Question Bank Preparation entitled, “Development of online quizzes in Life Sciences” April 2009 at the Institute of Lifelong Learning, University of Delhi. 10. Attended and participated in UGC-ASC (UGC sponsored Orientation Course) for 4-weeks May 6 to June 3, 2008 conducted by CPDHE and ILLL, University of Delhi. 11. Attended Workshop on Revised Practical Syllabus for Biology Laboratory Course for B.Sc. Programme 1st Year from September 2-4, 2008 organized jointly by Institute of Lifelong Learning (ILLL) and Daulat Ram College, University of Delhi. 12. Participated in the Workshop on Taxonomy, Reproductive Biology and Conservation (Sponsored by MoEF, Government of India) and organized by Centre for Environmental Management of Degraded Ecosystems, University of Delhi 18th – 27th February. 2009. 13. Attended a Workshop on Content Creation in E-learning organized by School of Open Learning, University of Delhi, South Campus. 14. Attended a Workshop entitled, “Biotechnology for Environmental Protection and Sustainable Development”, organized by Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India in cooperation with Department of Environment, Government of Canada. (February 5-6, 2003). 15. Attended a workshop entitled “Integration of sustainable development in higher education, A TERI University imitative to discuss the role of universities as agents of transformation,” 19th January 2010 held at TERI University Campus, Vasant Kunj Attended the Academic Congress organized by University of Delhi, Delhi-110007 Attended a National Conference on Orchids organized by Orchid Society of India and Himalayan Resource Centre for Conservation of Biodiversity at Almoraha, Uttrakhand March 2010. Attended Higher Education Summit 2011, Organized by Digital Learning on 5th February, at Claridges, New Delhi. Attended an international conference on “Climate Change: Business Sustainability and Society organized by ASSOCHAM, 11-12th November, 2008, held at India Habitat Centre Lodhi Road. Attended Seminar on “Recent Trends in Botany”, organized by organized by Delhi University Botanical Society, University of Delhi, 16-17th February, 2007 Attended National Seminar on “Biodiversity Related International Conventions: Role of Indian Scientific Community” organized by Delhi University Botanical Society, University of Delhi, March 8-10, 2006 held at INSA, Delhi. Attended National Seminar on”Relevance of Botany in Conservation and Improvement of Plants” February 8-9, 2006 organized by Delhi University Botanical Society at University Convention Centre, University of Delhi. Attended on day symposium on “New developments in Rapeseed Mustard”, Organized Jointly by DUBS and MRPC at University Convention Centre, University of Delhi. Attended Conference on “Resource Development and Marketing Issues in Rapeseed-Mustard, March 28-29, 2005 Organized jointly by MRPC and NAFED at National Institute of Agricultural Marketing Jaipur, Rajasthan, India. Attended National Seminar on “Genetically Modified Organisms – Biosafety Aspects” March 10-11, 2005 Indian National Science Academy (INSA), New Delhi Organized by Delhi University Botanical Society, University of Delhi, Delhi - 110007. Attended National Seminar on Climate Change in India and its Impact on Plant Diversity and Productivity. December 22-23, 2003, Organized by Delhi University Botanical Society, University of Delhi, Delhi - 110007. National Seminar on Genetically Modified and Transgenic Food crops. November 26-27, 2002 Organized by Delhi University Botanical Society, University of Delhi, Delhi - 110007. Attended National Convention on "Transgenic Rapeseed-Mustard - An Assessment" organized by Mustard Research & Promotion Consortium (January 16- 17, 2002), India International Centre, New Delhi. Attended Indian Science Congress, 88th session organized jointly by Indian Science Congress Association and Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), (January 3- 7, 2001), IARI, New Delhi. Attended a Symposium, "Wildlife Conservation in Urban Environment", October 6, 2000 organized by Ministry of Environment and Forest, New Delhi. Participated in National Convention on Rapeseed -"Mustard at the Doorstep of the New Millennium" organized jointly by Mustard Research & Promotion Consortium, Eco-Transformation Centre and Food Research & Analysis Centre, (March 24-25, 2000), New Delhi. National Seminar on Plant Physiology at Interface of Agri-Horticulture and Industry. 30th December 1999 -lst January 2000. Participated in Conference on "Mustard Oil Crises, Why, How and What Next" organized jointly by Mustard Research & Promotion Consortium and Eco-Transformation Centre, (Apri121, 1999), New Delhi. International Seminar on "Indian Ocean in the 21st Century Linkages and Networking" Vigyan Bhavan, (February 9-10), 1998, New Delhi. Attended a panel discussion on Protection of Girl Child organized at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi, 23rd January, 2010 representing Hans Raj College NSS Unit.

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