Dr Maya

Dr. K. Maya

Scientist F, , Hydrological Processes (HyP)

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In peer reviewed journals:

  1. Maya K., Vishnu Mohan., Rutha B Limaye., Padmalal D and Kumaran K P N (2017) Geomorphic responses to sea level and climate changes during Late Quaternary in a humid tropical coastline: Terrain evolution model from Southwest India, PLOS ONE, https.//doi.org/10.137/journal.pone.0176775., p32
  2. Vishnu Mohan S., John S. E., Rajimol T. R., Maya K., Sajan K. and Padmalal D. (2016). Human interventions and consequent environmental degradation of a protected freshwater lake in Kerala, SW India, Geosciences Journal, Vol. 20(3), pp 391-402.
  3. John S. E., Maya K. and Padmalal D. (2016) Environmental Impact Assessment of Soil Quarrying from the Hills of Central Kerala, Southwest Coast of India, International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications Vol. 6(8), pp. 514-520.
  4. Padmalal D., Maya K., Vishnu Mohan S. and Baburaj B. (2014). Holocene land-sea interactions and landform changes in the coastal lands of Vembanad lagoon, Kerala, SW India. Indian Journal of Geo-Marine Sciences, Vol.43, No.7.
  5. Vishnu Mohan S., Padmalal D., Maya K. and Baburaj B. (2014). Sea level oscillations, climate change and landform evolution in the western coastal lowlands of Trivandrum block in peninsular India. Indian Journal of Geo-Marine Sciences, Vol.43, No.7.
  6. Padmalal D., Kumaran K.P.N., Ruta B. Limaye, Baburaj B., Vishnu Mohan S. and Maya K. (2014). Effect of Holocene climate and sea level changes on landform evolution and human habitation: Central Kerala, India. Quaternary International, Vol.325, pp. 162-178.
  7. Shiekha E. John, Vishnu Sagar M. K., Maya K. and Padmalal D. (2014) Dissolved nutrients (NO3-N and PO4-P) and Fe in the interstitial and overlying waters of two tropical fresh water lakes in southern Kerala, India. Journal of Applied Geochemistry, Vol. 16, No. 4, pp. 381-392.
  8. Maya K., Padmalal D., Baburaj B. and Narendra Babu K. (2014). Water quality assessment of a small tropical river basin, Southwest coast of India. Journal of Applied Geochemistry, Vol.16, No.2, pp. 306-320.
  9. Badarudeen A., Sajan K., Srinivas R., Maya K. and Padmalal D. (2014). Environmental significance of heavy metal concentrations in leaves and stems of the mangrove vegetations along the south-west coast of India. Indian Journal of Geo-Marine Sciences, Vol.43, No.6, pp. 1021-1029.
  10. Anooja S., Padmalal D., Maya K., Vishnu Mohan S. and Baburaj B. (2013). Heavy mineral contents and provenance of the Late Quaternary sediments of Southern Kerala, Southwest India. Indian Journal of Geo-Marine Sciences, Vol.42, No.6, pp. 749 – 759.
  11. Maya K., Remya S. I., Baburaj B., Baijulal B., Lekshmi I., Nisha U. R., Sangeetha J. and Padmalal D. (2013). Natural and anthropogenic determinants of water quality changes in a small tropical river basin, SW India. International Journal and Agricultural Sciences, Vol.3, Issue 1, pp. 363-372.
  12. Maya K., Santhosh V., Padmalal D. and Aneesh Kumar S.R. (2012). Impact of mining and quarrying in Muvattupuzha river basin, Kerala- An over view on its environmental effects. Bonfring International Journal of Industrial engineering and management, Vol.2, Special issue 1, pp. 36-40.
  13. Santhosh V., Padmalal D., Baijulal B. and Maya K. (2012). Brick and tile clay mining from the paddy lands of central Kerala (southwest coast of India) and emerging environmental issues. Environmental Earth Sciences. Vol.68, pp. 2111-2121.
  14. Padmalal D., Maya K., Narendra Babu K., Baiju R.S. and Baburaj B. (2012). Hydrochemical characterization and water quality assessment of the coastal springs of southern Kerala, India. Journal of Applied Geochemistry, Vol.14, No.4. pp 466-481.
  15. Baburaj B., Padmalal D., Remya S.I., Maya K. and Lekshmi I. (2012). DIN, DIP, DIC and SO4 Fluxes from the Neyyar River (Kerala) into the Receiving Coastal Waters. Bonfring International Journal of Industrial Engineering and Management Science, Vol.2, Special Issue 1, pp. 1 – 7.
  16. Maya K., Padmalal D., Narendra Babu K. and Sreeja R. (2009). Lime shell mining from the Vembanad Lake Basin (Kerala State), SW India: Problems and prospects. The Icfai University Journal of Earth Science, Vol.3, pp. 41-54.
  17. Padmalal D., Maya K., Sreebha S. and Sreeja R. (2008). Environmental effects of river sand mining: a case from the river catchments of Vembanad lake, Southwest India. Environmental Geology, Vol.54, pp. 879-889.
  18. Babu K.N., Padmalal D, Maya K, Sreeja R. and Arun P.R. (2007). Quality of surface and ground water around tile and brick clay mines in Chalakudy river basin, southwestern India. Journal of Geological Society of India, Vol.169, pp 279-284.
  19. Maya K., Babu K.N., Padmalal D. and Seralathan P. (2007). Hydrochemistry and dissolved nutrient flux of small catchment rivers, south – west India. Journal of Chemistry and Ecology, Vol.23, No.1, pp 13-27.
  20. Arun P.R., Sreeja R., Sreebha S., Maya K. and Padmalal D. (2006). River sand mining and its impact on physical and biological environments of Kerala rivers, Southwest coast of India. Eco-chronicle, Vol.1, pp. 1-6.
  21. Padmalal D, Maya K. and Seralathan P. (1997). Geochemistry of Cu, Co, Ni, Zn, Cd and Cr in surfacial sediments of a tropical estuary, southwest coast of India - a granulometric approach. Environmental Geology, Vol.31(1/2), pp.85-93.

In books:

  1. Padmalal D., Nair K. M., Kumaran K.P.N., Sajan K., Vishnu Mohan S., Maya K., Santhosh V. and Anooja S. (2013). Evidences of climate and sea level changes in a Holocene Bay Head Delta, Kerala, Southwest coast of India. In. Climate change and island and coastal vulnerability, (Eds. J. Sundaresan, S. sreekesh, A. L. Ramananthan, L. Sonnenschein, R. Boojh), Springer, The Netherlands, pp. 191-208.
  2. Vishnu Mohan S., Padmalal D., Sreebha S. and Maya K. (2013). Environmental effects of sand mining from Kallada river, Kollam district, Kerala state. In. Earth Resources and Environment (Ed. R. Venkatachalapathy), pp. 353-362.
  3. Padmalal D., Maya K., Sreebha S. and Sreeja R. (2009). Mining Kerala’s mineral wealth – Problems and prospects. In. Sasthrapadham – a blueprint for sustainable development of the state of Kerala. Directorate of Public Relations, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kochi, pp. 348 – 350.
  4. Padmalal D., Maya K. and Nair K.M. (2008). Environmental problems of Kerala (Malayalam). In. Grameenam (Ed. S. Anilkumar), Published by Centre for Science Communications, Directorate of Public relations and Publications, CUSAT, pp. 39-53.
  5. Padmalal D., Maya K., Naredra Babu K. and Mini S.R. (2005). Tile and brick clay mining and related environmental problems in the Chalakudy basin, Central Kerala – Case study IV. In. Water resources of Kerala: Issues and case studies (Eds. K.N. Nair and S. Chattopadhyay). Kerala research programme on local level development, CDS, Thiruvananthapuram. pp. 80-82.
  6. Padmalal D., Arun P.R., Maya K. and Ramachandran K.K. (2004). Mining of some natural resources of Greater Kochi Region – Problems and Perspectives. In. Silver Jubilee Compendium, (Eds. G. R. Rabindrakumarcand N. Subhash). Centre for Earth Science Studies, Thiruvananthapuram, pp. 347-357.
  7. Padmalal D., Maya K., Naredra Babu K. and Mini S.R. (2004). Tile and brick clay mining and related environmental problems in the Chalakudy basin, Central Kerala. Discussion paper No. 96, KRPLLD, Centre for Development Studies, Thiruvananthapuram.
  8. Padmalal D., Maya K., Mini S.R. and Arun P.R. (2003). Impact of river sand and gravel mining: A case of Greater Kochi Region (Kerala), Southwest coast of India In. Water Resources System Operation, Proc. Int. Con. on Water and Environment, Bhopal (India), (Eds. V. P. Singh and R. N. Yadava), Allied Publishers Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi. pp. 48-59.

In Proceedings of Conferences/ Seminars:

  1. Shiekha E John, Rajimol T R Maya K and Padmalal D (2016) Assessment of ‘degradation of Paravur Kayal using GIS and geo-environmental tools –Strategies for restoration and management. National Conference on Ecology, Sustainable Development and Wildlife Conservation (NCESW); Pp23. St. Joseph’s College, Bengaluru.
  2. Padmalal, D., Maya, K. and Vishnu Mohan, S. (2016) Holocene climate change in SW India – a multi proxy study using coastal sediments as an archive, 35th International Geological Congress, Cape Town, South Africa.
  3. Maya K., Vishnu Mohan S., Limaye R. B., Padmalal D. and Kumaran K. P. N. (2016) Sediment archives in the tsunami affected areas of southern Kerala, India: evidence of sea level changes and coastal evolution, Accepted for presentation in 33rd Convention of Indian Association of Sedimentologists on November- 12-14, proposed to be held at , Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi.
  4. Vishnu Mohan S., Limaye R. B., Maya K., Padmalal D. and K. P. N. Kumaran (2016) Tracing signatures of mud bank formation in the late Holocene sediments along Kerala coast, SW India, Accepted for presentation in 33rd Convention of Indian Association of Sedimentologists on November- 12-14, proposed to be held at , Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi.
  5. Vishnu Mohan, S., Shiekha E John, Rajimol, T. R., Maya ,K. and Padmalal, D. (2016) Environmental degradation of Paravur estuary, Kerala, SW India, National Workshop on Western Ghats - Evolution and Environmental Issues, National Centre for Earth Science Studies, pp. 62.
  6. Padmalal, D., Maya, K. and Ajayakumar Varma, R. (2016) Geochemical fluxes through the small rivers of southern Western Ghats, India, National Workshop on Western Ghats - Evolution and Environmental Issues, National Centre for Earth Science Studies, pp. 19.
  7. Padmalal D., Maya K. and John S. E. (2015) Environmental effects of soil quarrying in Kerala: An overview, Proceedings of the National Seminar on Soil Pollution and Paradigms for Sustainable Soil Management, Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Kerala, Kariavattom Campus, Thiruvananthapuram, pp. 22-27.
  8. Vishnu Mohan S., Maya K., Shiekha E. John., Sajan K. and Padmalal D. (2015). Geochemical indicators of Holocene depositional processes in the estuarine systems of southern Kerala, SW India (Abstract volume). Proceedings of National workshop on ‘Continental crust and cover sequences in the evolution of the Indian sub-continent’, pp. 92.
  9. Shiekha E John, Maya K. and Padmalal D. (2014) Environmental effects of river sand mining: a case study from SW India. Proceedings of National Seminar on Mineral Resources of Kerala (MINERALIA), pp 115-125.
  10. Aswathy K. A., Shiekha E John, Maya K. and Padmalal D. (2014) Impacts of brick and tile clay mining from the wetlands of Periyar river basin, Kerala, India. Proceedings of the National Seminar on Mineral Resources of Kerala (MINERALIA), pp 137-144.
  11. Vishnu Mohan S., Padmalal D., Maya K. and Baburaj B. (2014). Sea level oscillations, climate change and landform evolution in the western coastal lowlands of Trivandrum block in peninsular India. Proceedings of the fifth Indian National Conference on Harbour and Ocean Engineering (INCHOE 2014), pp 209-214
  12. Padmalal D., Maya K., Vishnu Mohan S. and Baburaj B. (2014). Holocene land-sea interactions and landform changes in the coastal lands of Vembanad lagoon, Kerala, SW India. Proceedings of the fifth Indian National Conference on Harbour and Ocean Engineering (INCHOE 2014), pp 492-496.
  13. Ramdev P.R., Padmalal D. and Maya K. (2014) Morphometric signatures and terrain evolution- A case study of Periyar and Muvattupuzha river basins, Kerala, SW India. Proceedings 26th Kerala Science Congress held at Wayanad, pp. 1788-1796. (The first author received Best Poster Award).
  14. Aswathy K.A., Rajimol T.R., Maya K., Narendra Babu K. and Padmalal D. (2014). Water quality of a few lentic water bodies of Karamana river basin with special reference to internal loading of PO4-P and Fe. Proceedings 26th Kerala Science Congress held at Wayanad, pp. 2588-2596.
  15. Shiekha E. John, Vishnu V., Manoj J., Maya K. and Padmalal D. (2014). Major and trace element chemistry of borehole cores from Paravur estuarine basin, Kerala, SW India. Proceedings 26th Kerala Science Congress held at Wayanad, pp. 2604-2610.
  16. Maya K., Shiekha E. John, and Padmalal D. (2013). Evolution of mineral resources of the coastal lands of Vembanad lake with special reference to mining and mining-related environmental problems. 23rd Kerala Swadeshi Science Congress, MG University, Kottayam, pp. 446-450.
  17. Rajimol T.R., Ramdev P.R., Baburaj B., Maya K. and Padmalal D. (2013). Coastal plain rivers of Thiruvananthapuram district, Kerala – River characteristics, human interventions and management strategies. Awarded Best Paper, 23rd Kerala Swadeshi Science Congress, MG University, Kottayam, pp. 336-340. (The first author received Best Paper Award).
  18. Ramdev P.R., Shiekha E. John, Maya K. and Padmalal D. (2013). Environmental effects of hard rock quarrying on land and water resources of small catchments – A case study. 23rd Kerala Swadeshi Science Congress, MG University, Kottayam, pp. 327-331.
  19. Shiekha E John, Maya K. and Padmalal D. (2013). Impact of mining induced channel incision on water resource potential – evidences from Kerala rivers. 23rd Kerala Swadeshi Science Congress, MG University, Kottayam, pp. 370-375.
  20. Shiekha E. John, Maya K. and Padmalal D. (2013). Impacts of hard rock quarrying: An environmental case study from Greater Kochi Region, Kerala, India. 25th Kerala Science Congress, Technopark, Thiruvananthapuram, pp. 67-69.
  21. Maya K., Padmalal D., Santhosh V. and Aneesh Kumar S.R. (2011). Instream and floodplain sand mining from Muvattupuzha river basin, consequences and strategies. National seminar on mining of river sand and its impacts on the environment, CWRDM, Kozhikode. pp. 111- 124.
  22. Vishnu Mohan S., Sreebha S., Padmalal D., Maya K. and Linikrishna K.L. (2011). Sand mining in Pamba river. National seminar on mining of river sand and its impacts on the environment, CWRDM, Kozhikode. pp. 141- 151.
  23. Anooja S., Baijulal B., Maya K., Sreebha S. and Padmalal D. (2011). Impact of sand mining on river bed changes and bed material characteristics – A case analysis. National seminar on mining of river sand and its impacts on the environment, CWRDM, Kozhikode. pp. 173- 181.
  24. Baijulal B., Jissy Jyothi S., Padmalal D. and Maya K. (2011). Environmental effects of alluvial sand mining on the biological environment. National seminar on mining of river sand and its impacts on the environment, CWRDM, Kozhikode. pp. 195- 205.
  25. Vishnu Mohan S., Linikrishna K. L., Maya K. and Padmalal D. (2010). Impact of Instream sand mining: an example from southern Kerala. Proceedings of the 22nd Kerala Science Congress, KFRI, Peechi, pp. 631- 632.
  26. Maya K., Padmalal D., Babu K.N. and Sreeja R. (2008). Lime shell mining from Vembanad lake, Kerala – Problems and prospects. Proc. 20th Kerala Science Congress, pp. 362-365.
  27. Sreeja R., Arun P.R., Maya K. and Babu K.N. (2006). Water quality in areas adjoining brick clay mines in Chalakudy river basin, Central Kerala, India. Proc. of Kerala Sci. Congress, pp. 395-397.
  28. Padmalal D., Maya K., Sreebha. S. and Arun P.R. (2005). Impact of river sand mining: An over view of Kerala rivers. Paper presented in the workshop- cum- training on river sand management, CESS.
  29. Sreebha S., Sobha V. and Maya K. (2005). Municipal Solid wastes (MSD) composition, its physico-chemical analysis and management options for Thiruvananthapuram corporation area. 17th Kerala Science Congress, KFRI, Peechi, pp. 196 – 198.
  30. Padmalal D., Arun P.R., Maya K. and Ramachandran K.K. (2004). Mining of some natural resources of Greater Kochi Region (GKR) problems and perspectives – In. Silver Jubilee compendium, CESS. pp. 347-357.
  31. Sreeja R., Maya K., Rajesh Reghunath and Padmalal D. (2003). Instream sand mining from Periyar river and emerging environmental issues, Kerala, Proc. 15th Kerala Science Congress, pp. 804-805.
  32. Padmalal D. and Maya K. (2000). Sand mining from Kerala Rivers. Mruthika – A WWF India, Kerala State Office Publication, August-September issue, pp. 4-7.
  33. Maya K., Padmalal D. and Ramachandran K. K. (2000). Quantification, characterization and management of solid wastes of Central Kerala. 12th Kerala Science Congress, 27-29th Jan, 2000 pp.583-587.
  34. Maya K., Padmalal D. and Mohanan C.N. (1998). A preliminary investigation on Purakkad Wetlands, Alappuzha district, Kerala. 10th Kerala Science Congress, pp. 82-83.
  35. Badarudeen A., Maya K. and Sajan K. (1997). Sediment, Organic Carbon and Trace Metal distributions in the Mangrove Environment, Veli, Kerala. Proc. 9th Kerala Science Congress, pp. 85-87.
  36. Maya K., Badarudeen A. and Padmalal D. (1996). Palaeo-environmental interpretation of the Tertiary deposit at Varkala, Kerala. Proc. 8th Kerala Sci. Cong, pp. 87-88.

Books & Monographs

  1. Padmalal D. and Maya K. (2014). Sand mining: Environmental impacts and selected case studies, Springer, London, 162p.
  2. Padmalal D., Maya K. and Vishnu Mohan S. (2013). Late Quaternary climate, sea level changes and coastal evolution – A case study from SW India, Monograph, ISBN 81-901842-1-0, Published by Centre for Earth Science Studies, Thiruvananthapuram, 164p.