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Paramasivam Sivapatham

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Savannah State University


Dr. Paramasivam received his BSc degree in Agriculture having Soil Science as major field of study from University of Perdeniya, Sri Lanka. Following the completion of BSc degree he served as an Instructor in the Department of Agricultural Chemistry (Soil Science) and continued his MS Dgree (Soil Science) at the PostGraduate Institute of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. Subsequently, he joined an Agricultural Consulting Company as Research Officer-In Charge and served for 3 years in Sri Lanka. In 1989, Dr. Paramasivam got admitted to graduate school at Louisiana State University for his doctoral degree through “World Hunger Scholarship Program” in Agronomy and conducted dissertation research which mainly focused on Dynamics of Clay Fixed Ammonium in three different angles covering Soil Chemistry, Soil Fertility and Soil Microbiology areas. Upon completion of his doctoral degree, Dr. Paramasivam assumed postdoctoral assignment at the Citrus Research and Education Center of the University of Florida, and focused his research studies on Citrus Nutrition, and Groundwater Quality issues. Subsequently, Dr. Paramasivam joined Savannah State University in July 2000, and focused his research on surface water quality, waste management, and gaseous emission studies while teaching major courses in Environmental Science discipline along with Integrated Science, Physical Geology, and Senior Research. During his career, he has published over 15 book chapters, 60 research papers in refereed journals of repute, 45 proceeding papers, and made over 75 conference presentations along with 7 invited presentations at national and international arena. Dr. Paramasivam is also serving as an invited reviewer for several scientific journals in the field of Soil and Environmental Sciences and also for College Level Text Books on Integrated Science by McGraw-Hill and John Wiley Publishers .

Research Interest

Nitrogen Dynamics, Trace Metal Chemistry, Waste Management, Groudwater Quality, Emission of various gases (including greenhouse gases) from soils amended with organic and inorganic fertilizer materials.

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