Dr. Abdullah Adil Ansari

Dr. Abdullah Adil Ansari

University of Guyana, Guyana

Highest Degree
Ph.D. in Life Science, Zoology from Madras University, India

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Dr. Abdullah Adil Ansari is currently working as Research Associate for 3 years at Uttar Pradesh Land Development Corporation (World Bank Project), Lucknow in association with IRSBB, Chennai, India. He completed his Ph.D. degree in Life Science-Zoology from Madras University. He assumed a faculty position in the University of Guyana with the finding of the Faculty of Natural Sciences in Jan 2005. One of his responsibilities was to sit up a Dept. of Biology at the Faculty. At the University he has served as a Lecturer for period of three years. During this period he took up teaching assignments in the area of Vertebrate Zoology, parasitology, animal physiology and conducted research relating to application of vermitechnology in organic solid waste management and its extension in field. Then he was appointed in 2009 as the Senior Lecturer and Head of Zoology Unit in the Department Biological Sciences, Kebbi State University of Science and Technology, Aliero, Kebbi State, Nigeria and served up to period of two years and then was appointed Senior Lecturer in the Department of Biology, University of Guyana. He also served as HOD Biology from 2012 for period for one year and subsequently took over as Dean, Faculty of Natural Sciences. Since 1998 his research has focused on several issues including vermin technology, soil biology and ecology, land reclamation, organic farming, organic solid waste management, earthworm taxonomy, soil microbiology and environmental pollution. He teaches several courses in Biology at the University and is responsible for supervision of research at undergraduate, post graduate and Ph.D. levels. He has several publications in Journals of repute.

Area of Interest:

Plant and Soil Sciences
Ecological Research
Sustainable Agriculture
Crop Production
Soil Biology

Selected Publications

  1. Ramnarain, Y.I., L. Ori and A.A. Ansari, 2018. Effect of the use of vermicompost on the plant growth parameters of pak choi (Brassica rapa var. chinensis) and on the soil structure in suriname. J. Global Agric. Ecol., 8: 8-15.

  2. Ganeshnauth, V., S. Jaikishun, A.A. Ansari and O. Homenauth, 2018. The Effect of Vermicompost and Other Fertilizers on the Growth and Productivity of Pepper Plants in Guyana. In: Automation in Agriculture-Securing Food Supplies for Future Generations, Hussmann, S. (Ed.). Intech Publisher, Croatia, pp: 167-186.

  3. Sambhu, H., T. Northfield, A. Ansari and S. Turton, 2017. Tropical rainforest and human-modified landscapes support unique butterfly communities that differ in abundance and diversity. Environ. Entomol., 46: 1225-1234.
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  4. Ramnarain, Y.I., L. Ori and A.A. Ansari, 2017. Evaluation of the use of vermicompost on the crop production of 2 varieties of Pak choi (Brassica rapa var. chinensis) and on the soil structure in Suriname. Asian J. Agric., 1: 73-79.

  5. Pestano, F., E. Liverpool, S. Gomathinayagam and A. Ansari, 2017. Investigation of entomopathogenic fungi from insects at university of Guyana Turkeyen Campus. Curr. Trends Biomed. Eng. Biosci., Vol. 5. 10.19080/CTBEB.2017.05.555656.
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  6. Kurup, R., G. Deonarine and A.A. Ansari, 2017. Malaria trend and effect of rainfall and temperature within Regions 7 and 8, Guyana. Int. J. Mosquito Res., 4: 48-55.

  7. Jaikishun, S., A.A. Ansari, P. DaSilva and A. Hosen, 2017. Carbon storage potential of mangrove forest in Guyana. Bonorowo Wetlands, 7: 43-54.

  8. Jaikaran, S., D. Seecharran and A.A. Ansari, 2017. Growth and bioremediation properties of oyster mushroom (Pleurotus ostreatus) using gold and bauxite mining soils in Guyana. Mushroom Res., 26: 57-67.

  9. Fareed, R., A. Ansari, D. Seecharran and L. Munroe, 2017. Investigating the degrading properties of three different strains of fungi on commonly used pesticides in Guyana. Bio Farmasi (Rumphius J. Nat. Prod. Biochem.), 15: 5-14.
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  10. Dookram, K., S. Jaikishun, A.A. Ansari and D. Seecharran, 2017. A comparison of the effects of mangrove ecosystems (disturbed and undisturbed) on the populations of birds and fishes at Hope Beach, East Coast Demerara, region 4, Guyana. Int. J. Agric. Technol., 13: 331-342.
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  11. Ramnarain, Y.I., A.A. Ansari and L. Ori, 2016. Research report on one local earthworm species in Suriname. J. Biol. Nat., 5: 26-30.

  12. Govindra, P.P., A. Ansari, S. Jaikishun and D. Seecharran, 2016. Effect of earthworm (Perionyx excavates) powder on selected bacteria and fungi. J. Adv. Biol. Biotechnol., 5: 1-15.

  13. Godwin, A.E. and A.A. Ansari, 2016. Assessment of physico-chemical quality of water in Aliero Dam (Kebbi State, Nigeria). Int. J. Climate Res., 1: 17-21.

  14. Ansari, A.A., S. Rambarran and S. Jaikishun, 2016. Effect of Vermiwash (as potential fungicide) produced using medicinal plants against the Alternaria alernata (Fr.) Keissl. affecting cucumber (Cucumis sativis L.) in Guyana. J. Global Agric. Ecol., 4: 142-151.

  15. Ansari, A.A., S. Jaikishun, S.K. Islam, K.F. Kuri and D. Nandwani, 2016. Principles of Vermitechnology in Sustainable Organic Farming with Special Reference to Bangladesh. In: Organic Farming for Sustainable Agriculture, Nandwani, D. (Ed.). Springer International Publishing, Switzerland, pp: 213-229.

  16. Wrights, J., A.A. Ansari and K. Sukhraj, 2015. Prevalence and association of parasitic helminths among the cross section of male and female gender groups at University of Guyana, Georgetown, Guyana. Res. J. Parasitol., 10: 50-57.
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  17. Persaud, R., K. Sukhraj, A. Ansari and R. Ali, 2015. The bacterial flora of wounds suffered by diabetic patients in Guyana. Int. J. Innov. Res. Sci. Eng. Technol., 4: 18982-18987.
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  18. N’dejelekulu, A.D., R. Kurup and A.A. Ansari, 2015. Antibacterial and physico-chemical properties of local honey in Guyana. Br. J. Med. Res., 8: 564-569.

  19. Nedd, G., R. Kurup, A.A. Ansari and K. Holder, 2015. Antimicrobial properties of the fruit pulp of three local fruits: Morinda citrifolia, Persea Americana and Musa sapientum in Guyana. J. Biol. Nat., 3: 87-93.

  20. Jaikishun, S., A. Ansari, P.P. Govindra and D. Seecharran, 2015. Taxonomy of earthworm species collected from East Coast of Guyana. Annu. Res. Rev. Biol., 8: 1-7.

  21. Giddings, C.D., A.A. Ansari and P. DaSilva, 2015. Microbial quality of three fresh water fish species from two local markets in Region 6, (Corentyne, East Berbice) Guyana. Asian J. Applied Microbiol., 2: 35-43.

  22. Bryne, C.A., A. Nankishore and A.A. Ansari, 2015. Wastewater management using an aquatic and Semi-aquatic Plant species, Cattail (Typha domingensis) and duckweed (Spirodela polyrhiza L.). J. Agric. Ecol. Res. Int., 3: 75-80.
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  23. Bansavatar, C.S., R. Kurup and A.A. Ansari, 2015. Antimicrobial properties of Ocimum sanctum and Calotropis gigantean leaves. Br. Microbiol. J., 8: 532-539.
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  24. Ansari, A.A., M. Pereira and S. Jaikishun, 2015. Effect of vermiwash obtained from different sources (Neem, Rice Straw and Bagasse) and standardised hydroponics solution on the growth of Colocasia esculenta (Australian Poi) in Guyana. Am. J. Exp. Agric., 7: 275-283.
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  25. Ansari, A.A. and L. Humphrey, 2015. An investigation into the preferential palatability of earthworms (Eisenia fetida) on leaves of Terminalia catappa, Blighia sapida and Hibiscus rosasinensis. Res. J. Soil Biol., .

  26. Ansari, A. and A. Hanief, 2015. Microbial degradation of organic waste through vermicomposting. Int. J. Sustainable Agric., 2: 45-54.
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  27. Jaikishun, S., N. Hunte, A.A. Ansari and S. Gomathinayagam, 2014. Effect of vermiwash from different sources (Bagasse, neem, paddy straw, in different combinations) in controlling fungal diseases and growth of tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum) fruits in Guyana. J. Biol. Sci., 14: 501-507.

  28. Rajeshkumar, S., S. Gomathinayagam, A. Ansari and N. Munuswamy, 2013. Infection of acanthocephalan parasite Neochinorhynchus agilis species in Grey mullet (Mugil cephalus)-A candidate species from Corentyne Coast, Berbice, Guyana. Int. J. Curr. Res. Rev., 5: 53 -62.
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  29. Ansari, A.A., 2012. Permutations and Combinations of Organic Waste-Vermitechnology. LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany, Pages: 76.

  30. Ansari, A.A. and S.A. Ismail, 2012. Earthworms and Vermiculture Biotechnology. In: Management of Organic Waste, Kumar, S. and A. Bharti (Eds.). Intech Publisher, Croatia, pp: 87-96.

  31. Ansari, A.A. and J. Rajpersaud, 2012. Physicochemical changes during vermicomposting of water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes) and Grass clippings. ISRN Soil Sci., 10.5402/2012/984783.
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  32. Ansari, A.A. and J. Rajpersaud, 2012. Management of water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes) and grass clippings through biodung mediated vermicomposting. Res. J. Environ. Sci., 6: 36-44.
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  33. Ansari, A.A., 2011. Worm powered environmental biotechnology in organic waste management. Int. J. Soil Sci., 6: 25-30.
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  34. Ansari, A.A., 2011. Vermitech: An innovation in organic solid waste management. J. Sustainable Dev. Environ. Prot., 1: 107-113.
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  35. Ansari, A.A. and S. Jaikishun, 2011. Vermicomposting of sugarcane bagasse and rice straw and its impact on the cultivation of Phaseolus vulgaris L. in Guyana, South America. J. Agric. Technol., 7: 225-234.
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  36. Ansari, A.A. and P. Saywack, 2011. Identification and classification of earthworm species in Guyana. Int. J. Zool. Res., 7: 93-99.
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  37. Ansari, A.A., 2010. Indigenous approach in organic solid waste management in Guyana (South America). Kathmandu Univ. J. Sci. Eng. Technol., 6: 54-59.
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  38. Ansari, A.A. and S.P. Jaikishun, 2010. An investigation into the vermicomposting of sugarcane bagasse and rice straw and its subsequent utilization in the cultivation of Phaseolus vulgaris L. in Guyana. Am. Eurasian J. Agric Environ. Sci., 8: 666-671.
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  39. Ansari, A.A. and S. Kaminie, 2010. An investigation into the anti-microbial and anti-fungal properties of earthworm powder obtained from Eisenia fetida. Int. J. Microbiol. Res., 1: 62-66.
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  40. Ansari, A.A. and K. Sukhraj, 2010. Effect of vermiwash and vermicompost on soil parameters and productivity of okra (Abelmoschus esculentus) in Guyana. Afr. J. Agric. Res., 5: 1794-1798.
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  41. Ansari, A.A., 2009. Indigenous approach in organic solid waste management in guyana (South America). Global J. Environ. Res., 3: 26-28.
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  42. Ansari, A.A. and B.B. Waleema, 2009. Effect of agricultural chemicals on aquatic ecosystem in Guyana. Global J. Environ. Res., 3: 22-25.
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  43. Ansari, A.A. and C. Alexander, 2009. Effect of natural honey (Produced by African sculata in Guyana) against bacteria (Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus) and Fungus (Candida albicans). World J. Dairy Food Sci., 4: 73-77.
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  44. Shazura, A., S. Rasheed and A.A. Ansari, 2008. Study on the mangrove ecosystem in maldives. J. Innovation Dev. Strategy, 2: 74-76.

  45. Ansari, A.A., 2008. Soil profile studies during bioremediation of sodic soils through the application of organic amendments (Vermiwash, tillage, green manure, mulch, earthworms and vermicompost). World J. Agric. Sci., 4: 550-553.
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  46. Ansari, A.A., 2008. Effect of vermicompost on the productivity of potato (Solanum tuberosum), spinach (Spinacia oleracea) and turnip (Brassica campestris). World J. Agric. Sci., 4: 333-336.
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  47. Ansari, A.A., 2008. Effect of vermicompost and vermiwash on the productivity of spinach (Spinacia oleracea), onion (Allium cepa) and potato (Solanum tuberosum). World J. Agric. Sci., 4: 554-557.
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  48. Ansari, A.A. and S.A. Ismail, 2008. Reclamation of sodic soils through vermitechnology. Pak. J. Agric. Res., 21: 92-97.

  49. Ansari, A.A. and S.A. Ismail, 2008. Paddy cultivation in sodic soils through vermitech. Int. J. Sustainable Crop Prod., 3: 1-4.
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  50. Ansari, A.A. and S.A. Ismail, 2008. Biodynamic management in sodic soils. J. Soil Nat., 2: 1-4.
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  51. Ansari, A.A., 2007. Organic Waste-Reduce, Recycle and Management Through Vermitech. Advance Research Series, India.

  52. Ismail, S.A., S. Sunderavadivel, J.A. Reddy, K.S. Geetha and A.A. Ansari, 2003. Bioremediation of Sodic Soil through Vermitech. LEISA INDIA, AME Foundation, Bangalore.

  53. Ansari, A.A. and S.A. Ismail, 2003. An integral approach in organic farming. Proceedings of National Seminar on Environmental Biotechnology-Envirotechnology, December 29-30, 2003, Chennai, pp: 48-49.

  54. Ansari, A.A. and S.A. Ismail, 2001. Vermitechnology in organic solid waste management. J. Soil Biol. Ecol., 21: 21-24.

  55. Ansari, A.A. and S.A. Ismail, 2001. A case study on organic farming in Uttar Pradesh. J. Soil Biol. Ecol., 27: 25-27.

  56. Ansari, A.A. and S.K. Mishra, 1994. An account of the technicalities of human genome analysis. J. Bio. Educ. .