Bio

Senior Scientist (Plant Physiology) at ICAR-Indian Institute of Horticultural Research, Bengaluru, India. Earned Doctor of Philosophy (Plant Physiology) in January 2004 from Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi 110012. Thesis title: Studies on endogenous hormonal changes during grain development in wheat . Master of Science in Agriculture (Crop Physiology) in August 1999 from University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad 580005. Thesis title: Effect of growth regulators on physiological indices and reproductive efficiency in bell pepper cv. Tarihal local (Capsicum annuum L.).

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Research Areas:
Abiotic Interactions, Botany, Education and Outreach, Environmental Plant Biology, Phenomics, Physiology

Publications

PEER REVIEWED ARTICLES

Tandon Gitanjali, Lalitha Poluru, Sridhar Gutam, AK Mishra, PS Pandey, H Chandrasekharan. 2013. Availability and Accessibility of Research Outputs in NARS: A case study with IARI. Scholarly and Research Communication, 4(2): 020156, 11 pp.

Gutam S. 2011. Dry matter partitioning, grain filling and grain yield in wheat genotypes. Communications in Biometry and Crop Science. Vol. 6(2): 48–63.

Saravanan R, Mandal K, Gutam S, Samanta JN, Sarojkumar V. 2010. Influence of downy mildew disease on photosynthetic parameters of isabgol. Indian Journal of Plant Physiology. Vol. 15(4): 399-403.

Gutam S Aneeja G Mishra AK Pandey PS and Chandrasekharan H. 2010. Open Access: Making Science Research Accessible. Economic and Political Weekly. Vol. 45(47): 19-22.

Gutam S, Mishra AK, Pandey PS, Chandrasekharan H, and Aneeja G. 2010. Need of open access repositories for NARS in India. Current Science. Vol. 98(12): 1564-1566.

Aneeja G and Gutam S. 2009. Prospects of open access to Indian Agricultural Research: A case study of ICAR. First Monday. Vol. 14(7).

Gutam S, Koti RV, Chetti, MB and Hiremath SM. 2009. Effect of different concentrations of naphthalene acetic acid and mepiquat chloride on physiological components of yield in bell pepper Tarihal local (Capsicum annuum L.). Journal of Agricultural Research. Vol. 47(1): 53-61.

Gutam S, Nath V and Srivastava GC. 2008. Endogenous hormonal content during grain development in wheat. Bangladesh Journal of Agricultural Research. Vol. 33(3): 493-502.

Gutam S, Nath V, Srivastava GC and Kumari S. 2005. Carbohydrate accumulation in developing grains of wheat genotypes. Indian Journal of Plant Physiology. Vol. 10(2): 199-201.

BOOK CHAPTERS

Leena Shah, Vrushali Dandawate and Sridhar Gutam. 2016. The Changing Landscape and Future of Open Access in India. In Conference Papers of the International Conference on Digital Libraries (ICDL) 2016: Smart Future: Knowledge Trends that will Change the World. Edited by Shantanu Ganguly, P K Bhattacharya, Projes Roy, Pallavi Shukla and N Deepa. TERI Press, New Delhi. ISBN:  9788179936535.

Bhavana P. and Sridhar Gutam and 2016. Physiological Aspects of Crop Production under Limited Water Supply. In Approaches to Improve Agricultural Water Productivity. Editors: AK Singh, Santosh S Mali, Bikash Das, P Bhavana, PR Kumar, Bikash Sarkar, BP Bhatt. Publisher: Satish Serial Publishing House.  ISBN: 9789385055805.

Samar I. Bakshi and Sridhar Gutam. 2013. Scholarly Communication through Social Networks: A Study. In Digital Libraries: Social Media and Community Networks. Ed. Shalini R. Urs, Jin-Cheon Na, George Buchanan. Bangalore: Springer, 2013. 178-179.

Singh VK, Ravishankar, H and Gutam S. 2012. Physiological attributes in mango (Mangifera indica L.) impacted by different CO2 and temperature fluxes under Lucknow conditions. In Adaptation and Mitigation Strategies for Climate Change Resilient Horticulture. Ed. K.S. Shivashankara, Prakash Patil, G. Selvakumar, V. Sridhar. Director, Indian Institute of Horticultural Research, 2012.

Das M, Saravanan R and Gutam S. 2009. Physiology and Secondary Metabolism of Medicinal Plants. Souvenir, National Conference on Frontiers in Plant Physiology towards Sustainable Agriculture. Organised by Assam Agricultural University and Indian Society for Plant Physiology, Jorhat, Assam. 5-7 November, 2009. pp. 66-68.

Das M, Saravanan R and Gutam S. 2008. Medicinal Plants: Physiology and Secondary Metabolism. In Souvenir, Golden Jubilee Conference on Challenges and Emerging Strategies for Improving Plant Productivity. IARI and ISPP, New Delhi. pp. 88-93.

Maiti S, Gutam S and Geetha KA. 2008. Medicinal and Aromatic Plants. In: S. Kannaiyan, V.A. Parthasarathy and D. Prasath eds. Intellectual Property Rights in Horticulture. New Delhi: Associated Publishing Company. 277-296.

BOOKS

Gutam S. 2010. Endogenous Hormonal Changes in Grain Development. VDM Verlag Dr. Müller, Germany. ISBN 978-3639267297.

Sridhar Gutam. 2014. Sharing Your Work in Open Access. Open Access India.

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

Sridhar Gutam. 2013. Has Quinoa Opened Up Wider Opportunities for Young Farmers? Farmlettesr. Vol. 17: 17-18.

Sridhar Gutam and Jyotsna Kaur Habibullah. 2013. Contract Farming: High Potential Profits for Women in Uttar Pradesh, India. Farmletters. Vol. 19: 34-37.

Gutam S. 2009. India needs legislation for accessing publicly funded research. SSV News and Views. 7(1): 26-33.

Gutam S., Chandrasekharan H and Devakumar C. 2009. Open Access: Relevance to National Agricultural Research System. Agribioinformatics. 2(1).

CONFERENCE/ SEMINAR/ WORKSHOP/ SUMMER-WINTER SCHOOL/ REFRESHER COURSE PRESENTATIONS

Leena Shah, Vrushali Dandawate and Sridhar Gutam. 2016. The Changing Landscape and Future of Open Access in India. In International Conference on Digital Libraries (ICDL) 2016 under the theme Smart Future: Knowledge Trends that will Change the World. Organised by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi. December 13-16, 2016.

Sridhar Gutam. 2016. Next Green Revolution: This Time With Open Source Agrobiodiversity! In Conference: 5th National Convention and International Agricultural Conference. Krishibid Institution Bangladesh, Dhaka. September 29-30, 2016.

Sridhar Gutam. 2016. Rice Fallow Divergence: Catalysing the Pulses Revolution in Jharkhand?. In Conference: Pulses for Sustainable Agriculture and Human Health Organized by International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS), TCi of Cornell University (TCi-CU) and Indian Council of Food and Agriculture (ICFA). New Delhi.  NASC Complex, Pusa New Delhi India.  May 31, 2016 - to June 1, 2016.

Sridhar Gutam. 2016. Phenology - The Study of Nature. Refresher Course in Life Sciences, UGC HRD Centre, Ranchi University. March 4-20, 2016.

Sridhar Gutam. 2016. Open Access to Scholarly Communication for Maximizing Visibility and Impact. Refresher Course in Life Sciences, UGC HRD Centre, Ranchi University. March 4-20, 2016.

Sridhar Gutam. 2016. Annual Review-cum-Workshop on Real Time Mango Pest Surveillance under NICRA project organized at ICAR-Research Complex for Eastern Region, Ranchi. September 13-14,  2015.

Sridhar Gutam. 2015. Agricultural Practices of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants. AICTE Sponsored Quality Improvement Program (QIP) 2015. Division of Pharm. Chemistry & Pharmocology, Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra (Ranchi). December 09 to 22, 2015.

Sridhar Gutam. 2015. Abiotic Stress and Secondary Metabolites. AICTE Sponsored Quality Improvement Program (QIP) 2015. Division of Pharm. Chemistry & Pharmocology, Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra (Ranchi). December 09 to 22, 2015.

Susmita Das, Lalitha Poluru and Sridhar Gutam. 2015. ETDs in Agriculture: Status and Way Forward with Case Studies from India and Bangladesh. ETD 2015: 18th International Symposium on Electronic Theses and Dissertations - “Evolving Genre of ETDs for Knowledge Discovery”. Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi. 4th - 6th November 2015.

Sridhar Gutam. 2014. Efforts for Opening up of Access to Research Outputs in India. Invited talk on Open Access terrain in India. 15th September, 2014. Ethiopia Room, FAO, Rome. Italy.

Sridhar Gutam 2013. Policy and institutional approaches for securing food and nutritional security through subtropical fruits. Science Forum 2013. Bonn, Germany.  September 23-25, 2013.

Gutam S, VK Singh and S Rajan. 2012. Strategy for Phenotyping Physiological Traits in Mango (Mangifera indica L.) for the development of Abiotic Stress Tolerant Varieties. In National Seminar of Plant Physiology on "Physiological and Molecular Approach for Development of Climate Resilient Crops". ANGRAU Hyderabad. December 12-14, 2012.

Gutam S. 2012. Agricultural Repositories in India: A Survey. In OR2012, the 7th International Conference on Open Repositories, Edinburg, UK July 9-13, 2012.

Sridhar Gutam 2012. agINFRA session at the International Conference on Trends in Knowledge and Information Dynamics (ICTK2012). NIMHANS Convention Centre, Bangalore, India, 11 July 2012.

Gutam S. 2012. Krishiprabha 2.0 – Next Version of an Open Access National Agricultural Thesis and Dissertations Repository of India. ETD2012, 15th International Symposium on Electronic Theses and Dissertations, Lima, Peru. Sept. 12-14, 2012.

Gutam S. 2012. Opening access to Agricultural Information. In International Conference on Statistics and Informatics in Agricultural Research. IASRI, New Delhi, 18-20, Dec., 2012.

Ravishankar H, Singh VK and Gutam S. 2012. Evaluation of salinity stress tolerance in mango (Mangifera indica L.) genetic resources - way forward. In 2nd National seminar on 'management of salt affected soils and waters” challenges of the 21st century' CSSRI RRS, Lucknow. March 16-17, 2012.

Ravishankar H, Singh VK and Gutam S. 2012. Phenotyping stress tolerance traits in mango (Mangifera indica L.). In 2nd National seminar on 'Management of salt affected soils and waters” challenges of the 21st century' CSSRI RRS, Lucknow. Mar. 16-17, 2012.

Gutam S, Singh VK, and Ravishankar H. 2011. Salt tolerant rootstocks for increasing quality production of mango (Mangifera indica L.). In Swadesh Prem Jagriti Sangosthi 2011. Dehradun, Uttarakhand.

Gutam S. 2011. Information and Data Sharing in NARS. International Expert Consultation on “Building the CIARD Framework for Data and Information Sharing”. Jointly organised by GFAR, CAAS and FAO. Beijing, China. June 20-23, 2011.

Gutam S. 2011. Open Access: India's NARS Marching Ahead. Berlin9 Open Access Conference - The Impact of Open Access in Research and Scholarship. November 9-10, 2011, Washington, DC.

Singh VK, Kumar K, Adak T, Gutam S, and Singh AK. 2011. Chlorophyll fluorescence for the diagnosis of salt stress in mango (Mangifera indica L.). In Global Conference on Augmenting Production and Utilization of Mango: Biotic and Abiotic Stresses. Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. June 21-24, 2011.

Gutam S. 2010. Access of Open Source Software and Databases in Biology. In: National Training Programme on Bioinformatics in Crop Improvement, NBPGR, New Delhi. Oct. 19-25, 2010.

Gutam S. 2010. Demonstration of OAJMAP – an Open Access Journal of MAPAI, In Workgroup meeting of e-Granth. USI, IARI, New Delhi. Aug. 27, 2010.

Devakumar C and Gutam S. 2010. Scope of Webometrics in Agricultural Research and Education. In National Conference on Knowledge Management in the Globalized Era. Organised by Association of Agricultural Librarians and Documentalists of India. 21-23, April, 2010. New Delhi.

Gutam S and Chandrasekharan H. 2009. Eprints@IARI – An Open Access Institutional Repository of IARI. In Sensitization workshop of E-Publishing and Knowledge System in Agricultural Research Project. 14, November, 2009. NASC Complex, New Delhi. Organised by DIPA, ICAR.

Gutam S and Das M. 2009. Making Indian Journal of Plant Physiology into an open access journal: for increased readership and impact. In Souvenir, National Conference on Frontiers in Plant Physiology towards Sustainable Agriculture. Organized by Assam Agricultural University and Indian Society for Plant Physiology, Jorhat, Assam. 5-7 November, 2009. pp. 66-68.

Gutam S, Mishra AK, Pandey PS and Chandrasekharan H. 2009. Open Access in Agricultural Research. In International Consultation on Agricultural Research for Development and Innovation: Addressing emerging challenges and exploiting opportunities. 7 – 11 December 2009, Hyderabad, India. Jointly organized by GFAR, FAO, CGIAR (ICRISAT) and APAARI.

Gutam S, Mishra AK, Pandey, PS and Chandrasekharan H. 2009. e- Resources in Agriculture for NARS. In International Consultation on Agricultural Research for Development and Innovation: Addressing emerging challenges and exploiting opportunities. 7-11 December 2009, Hyderabad, India. Jointly organized by GFAR, FAO, CGIAR (ICRISAT) and APAARI.

Gutam S, Vipin Chaudhary and Manivel P. 2009. Variability for physiological parameters and field resistance to hada beetle in ashwagandha germplasm. In Golden Jubilee Conference on Challenges and Emerging Strategies for Improving Plant Productivity. Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, Resource Centre, Bangalore. June 26, 2009.

Gutam S. 2009. Effect of plant population density on growth and development of guggal and its oleo-gum-resin production. In National Conference on theme "Frontiers in Plant Physiology towards Sustainable Agriculture" organized by Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat and Indian Society for Plant Physiology. Jorhat, Assam. 5-7 November, 2009.

Gutam S. 2009. Open Access and Science Quality. In Consultation on Enhancing Open Access in Indian Agriculture: Prospects, Opportunities, Advantages and Challenges. 6-7 September, 2009. ICRISAT, Hyderabad.

Abraham T, Vaidya N, Kumar, Gutam S, and Guttikonda A. 2009. Open access journal publishing in the agricultural sciences. PKP Scholarly Publishing Conference 2009.

Aneeja G and Gutam S. 2008. Prospects of open access to Indian agricultural Research: A case study of ICAR. In 8th Indian Science Communication Congress on 'Media Convergence and Knowledge Revolution'. Tamil Nadu Science and Technology Centre, Science City, Chennai. 10-14 December 2008.

Volunteer Activities

Memberships

  • Administrator, Open Access forum, AIMS (FAO of UN).
  • Ambassador, Open Knowledge Foundation – India.
  • Ambassador, DOAJ
  • Associate Editor, DOAJ.
  • Associate Fellow, Free Software Foundation of India.
  • Contributor, Australian Science, an online science blog.
  • Convener, Database and Information Committee, 5th International Nitrogen Conference, New Delhi.
  • Convenor, Open Access India
  • Country Representative, YPARD (Young Professionals for Agricultural Development). 2013.
  • Executive Member, IARI Alumni Association, New Delhi (2005-07).
  • Global Member, Internet Society – India Chapter, Chennai.
  • Founder Secretary, Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Association of India.
  • Joint Secretary, Central Executive Committee, Agricultural Research Service Scientists Forum (ARSSF), New Delhi (2008-11).
  • Key Note address on ‘Role of E-Resources in Scientific Communication’ at GGDSD College, Chandigarh. February 20, 2013.
  • Life Member, Indian Science Congress Association (L30904).
  • Life Member, Indian Society for Plant Physiology.
  • Life Member, Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Association of India.
  • Life Member, National Academy of Biological Sciences.
  • Life Member, Society for Development of Subtropical Horticulture.
  • Member, Editorial Board, AgriBioinformatics Newsletter, New Delhi (2009-10).
  • Member, Free Software Initiatives, New Delhi.
  • Member, FORCE11, a community of scholars, librarians, archivists, publishers and research funders.
  • Member, International Association for the Study of the Commons.
  • Member, International Association for Promoting Geoethics.
  • Member, International Consortium for Agricultural Systems Applications.
  • Member, International Scientific Programme Committee, SciDataCon 2014.
  • Member, International Urban Forest Data Standards Committee (June 2009).
  • Member, Open Access Week Advisory Committee (2015).
  • Member, Programme Committee, National Conference on Emerging Trends & Techniques for Electronic Resource Management in Libraries (2015).
  • Member, Society for Scientific Values (2009).
  • Member, Scientific Committee, ICOA 2016 - International Conference on Open Access: Open Access to scientific publications: Between use and preservation of the digital memory
  • Member, Scientific Committee, ICOA2014 - International Conference on Open Access: "Open access and scientific research, Tunisia (2014).
  • Member, Social Media Team, GCARD2, 2012, Uruguay.
  • Member, Social Media Team, World Congress on Agroforestry 2014, New Delhi.
  • Member, Society for Scientific Values.
  • Member, UNESCO’s Open Access (OA) Curriculum Design Committee (2014).
  • Member, WHO Influenza Vaccine Patent Landscape Project Team (2010).
  • Member, World Association of Young Scientists.
  • Pro bono intellectual property volunteer, PIIP Advisors, Washington D.C.
  • Working Group Member, Open Science, Open Knowledge Foundation.
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