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Biologist , Ecologist

Govindapillai Achuthan Nair, Indian biologist, ecologist. Fellow Linnean Society London; member Institute Biology, New York Academy of Sciences.


Nair, Govindapillai Achuthan was born on February 17, 1946 in Thiruvananthapuram, India. Son of Philisophy Govinda Pillai and Parvathy Gourikutty Amma.


Bachelor of Science, Kerala University, Trivandrum, India, 1965. Doctor of Philosophy, Kerala University, Trivandrum, India, 1981. Doctor of Science, Kerala University, Trivandrum, India, 2001.

Master of Science, Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, India, 1969.


Senior research associate Madurai (India) University, 1974-1976. Senior and postdoctoral fellow Kerala University, Trivandrum, 1979-1984, research associate department ocean development, 1984-1986. Assistant professor zoology University Garyounis, Benghazi, Libya, 1987-1989, associate professor zoology Libya, 1990-1995, professor zoology and ecology, 2000—2004.

Principal researcher Environmental Resources Research Center, Trivandrum, 1996-1999. Associate professor zoology University Garyounis, Benghazi, 2000—2004. Director, professor Biosciences SAFI Institute Advanced Study, Calicut, India, 2005.

Principal investigator Minister of Higher Education Government of Libya, Benghazi, 1990-1995. Project director Minister of Defense Government of India, 1997-1998. Visiting professor department environmental science Kerala University, India, since 2006.


  • Other Work

    • Joint editor Aquatic Biology journal, 1983-1986. Author: Biology of Terrestrial Isopoda, 1984, member editorial boards various journals, since 1996. Contributor over 110 articles to professional journals.


Fellow Linnean Society London. Member Institute Biology, New York Academy of Sciences.


  • Other Interests

    Stamp and butterfly collecting, travel, reading, cricket, tennis.


Married Parvathi Lakshmi Devi, May 13, 1975. Children: L. Deepthi Nair, L. Aarathi Nair, A. Aditya Nair.

Philisophy Govinda Pillai

Parvathy Gourikutty Amma

Parvathi Lakshmi Devi

L. Deepthi Nair

L. Aarathi Nair

A. Aditya Nair