About Dr. Chandra



Dr. Girish Chandra taught Zoology and Entomology at Kirori Mal College of Delhi University for 37 years. He did his M.Sc. in Zoology and Ph.D. in Entomology from University of Delhi  and specialised in the taxonomy of parasitic Hymenoptera and biological and integrated methods of pest control in agriculture and forestry. He has published over 25 research papers in entomology that include a reseach monograph on parasitic wasps belonging to Ichneumonidae family of Hymenoptera.

He worked as Research Assistant at Commonwealth Institute of Biological Control and then as visiting Postdoctoral Scientist at International Rice Research Insititute, Manila on the biological control of pests and Integrated Pest Management of rice pests.

In May 1979, Dr. Chandra received the Best Paper Award 1979, at the 10th annual conference of the Pest Control Council of the Philippines held at Manila, for the paper entitled, “Taxonomy and bionomics of the insect parasites of Rice leafhoppers and planthoppers in the Philippines and their importance in natural biological control.”

Dr. Chandra also worked for many years as honorary Business Manager and Managing Editor of Oriental Insects, an international journal of insect taxonomy, zoogeography and evolution, earlier published from Delhi University, then published from the University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA. and now being published online by Taylor & Francis Ltd., London.

  List of publications by Dr. Girish Chandra

  1. Rao, V.P., Mathur, K.C., Chacko, M.J., Krishaswamy, S. and Girish Chandra, 1968.  Studies on natural enemies of pine shoot borer in India (for the USA).  CIBC Annual Report, 1968: 41-43.
  2. Rao, V.P., Mathur, K.C., Chacko, M.J. and Chandra, G. 1969.  Studies on natural enemies of pine shoot borers in India (for the U.S.A.). CIBC Annual Report, 1969: 43-44.
  3. Nagarkatti, S. and Chandra, G. 1969.  Supply of natural enemies of citrus whitefly (for the University of California).  CIBC Annual Report, 1969: 55.
  4. Gupta, V.K.  and Chandra, G. 1972.  Oriental species of Xorides (Moerophora) Foerster(Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae).  Oriental Ins., 6(4): 409-417.
  5. Gupta, V.K. and Chandra, G. 1974.  Oriental species of Xorides (Xorides) (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae).  Oriental Ins., 8(4): 395-411.
  6. Gupta, V.K. and Chandra, G. 1975.  A new Agriotypus from Burma and redescription of A. gracilis Waterson (Hymenoptera: Agriotypidae). J. Nat. Hist., 9: 351-355.
  7. Chandra, G. 1976.  On a collection of Banchinae from Australia (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae).  I. Genus Leptobatopsis Ashm.  J. Nat. Hist., 10: 1-6.
  8. Chandra, G. 1976. On a collection of Banchinae from Australia  (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae).  II. Genus Syzeuctus Foerster.  J. Nat. Hist., 10: 223-229.
  9. Chandra, G. 1976.  On a collection of Banchinae from Australia (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae).  III.  Genus Lissonota Graven.  J. Nat. Hist., 10: 331-345.
  10. Gupta, V.K. and Chandra, G. 1976.  Oriental species of Xorides (Gonophonus) (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae). Entomon, 1(2): 163-170.
  11. Chandra, G. and Gupta, V.K. 1977.  Ichneumonologia Orientalis.  The tribes Lissonotini and Banchini.  Oriental Ins. Monograph No. 7: 1-290. 37 plates, 11 maps.
  12. Chandra, G. 1978.  Oriental species of  Ischnoceros and Odontocolon (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae).  Oriental Ins., 12(3): 319-325.
  13. Chandra, G. 1978. A new cage for rearing hopper parasites.  Int. Rice Res. Newsletter, 3(1): 12.
  14. Chandra, G. 1978.  Natural enemies of rice leafhoppers and planthoppers in the Philippines. Int. Rice Res. Newsletter, 3(5): 20-21.
  15. Chandra, G. 1979.  Tetrastichus  sp. (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae), a new parasitoid-predator of the brown planthopper. Int. Rice Res. Newsletter, 4:(4): 18.
  16. Chandra, G. 1979. A review of Oriental Dryinidae (Hymenoptera).  Paper presented at workshop on Advances in Insect Taxonomy in India & the Orient.  October 9-12, Manali, India. Abstract No. 57, p.69.
  17. Chandra, G. 1979.  Taxonomy and bionomics of insect parasites of rice leafhoppers and planthoppers in the Philippines and their importance in natural biological control.  Philipp. Ent., 4(3): 119-139(1980).
  18. Chandra, G. 1980.  Dryinid parasitoids of rice leafhoppers and planthoppers in the Philippines.  I. Taxonomy and Bionomics.  Acta Oecologica/Oecol. Applic., 1(2): 161-172.
  19. Chandra, G. 1980.  Dryinid parasitoids of rice leafhoppers and planthoppers in the Philippines.  II. Rearing techniques.  Entomophaga,
  20. Chandra, G. et al. 1980.  Biological control of rice insect pests. Slide-tape Instructional Unit, PC-12, Rice production training series, IRRI, Manila, Philippines.  Set of 80 slides, tape and printed script.
  21. Chandra, G. 1984.  Stenchaetothrips biformis (Bagnall): Correct name for rice thrips.  Int. Rice Res. Newsletter, 9(1): 22.
  22. Dyck, V.A., Chandra, G., Aguda, R.M., Dulay, A.C. and Palis, F.V. 1980. Natural enemies of rice planthoppers and leafhoppers: Their biolology and value in pest management.  Paper read by Dr. Dyck at the International Congress of Entomology at Kyoto in Aug. 1980 (Mimeographed).
  23. Chandra, G. 2005. Searching and oviposition behaviour of Anagrus flaveolus Waterhouse, an egg parasitoid of delphacid rice hoppers in India. Entomon, 30(4): 303-307.

 General Articles

1.Insects: Masters of our planet. New Outlook, 1984-85 : 15-18.

2.Why insects look like they look? New Outlook, 1985-86 : 37-44.

3.Ant societies. New Outlook, 1986-87 : 43-48.

4.Spider tactics. New Outlook, 1987-1988 : 71-76.

5.Science and secrets of yoga. New Outlook, 1988-89 : 42-49.

6.Honey and the Honey bee. New Outlook, 1989-90 : 74-77.

7.The seeing machine. New Outlook, 1990-91 : 55-60.

8.AIDS: Nothing comes to aid the AIDS affected person. Science Master, 7(2) : 15-18 (1986).

9.Brain, Mind and Meditation. New Outlook, 1991-92 : 55-60.

10.Obituary: Jan Pieter van Lith (1912-1979). Oriental Ins., 15(3) : 2329-332 (1981).

11.The riddle of Human origin. New Outlook, 1992-93 : 14-20.

12.The mystery of Mass Extinctions. New Outlook, 1993-94 : 14-19.

13.Greed (English poem). New Outlook, 1994-95 : 18.

14.Unbhigyata (Hindi poem). New Outlook, 1994-95 : 9.

15.Building up a yogic mind. New Outlook, 1995-96 : 44-49.

16.Intelligent body, Spiritual mind. New Outlook, 1996-97 : 35-40.

17.The need for Spirituality. New Outlook, 1997-98 : 15-21.

18.Man on the seventh planet. New Outlook, 2000-2001 : 22-25.

19.Control thoughts, be happy. New Outlook, 2001-2002 : 43-46.

20.Uttaranchal ko dekha hamne (Hindi poem). New Outlook, 2001-2002 : 8.

21.Man—A self-destructive species. New Outlook, 2002-2003: 39-42.

22.The Caged Silence (English poem). New Outlook, 2002-2003: 45.

23.Patal Bhubaneshwar: The underground abode of Gods. New Outlook, 2003-2004: 50-53.

24.The Science of Pranayama. New Outlook, 2004-2005: 13-15.

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