World Environment

World Environment is an open access, peer-reviewed scientific journal that publishes original articles, critical reviews, research notes, debate and short reports in all areas related to the environment. These areas include basic science (chemistry, physics, biology and geology), ecology, agriculture, economics, education, engineering, geography, health, law, nanotechnology, planning and policy, politics, sociology, trade and commerce.

Ravindra Malik

Editorial Board Member of World Environment

Associate Professor, Albany State University, USA

Research Areas

Ago-Forestry, Biomass Production, Nutrient Management, Animal Waste Management, Crop Production


1998Ph.DAlabama A&M University
1994MSEast Texas State University
1974M.ScU.P. Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Kanpur, India
1969B.ScGovind Ballabh Pant University of Agri. & Tech. Pant Nagar, India


2011-presentDirector Assessment, Institutional Research and Effectiveness, Albany State University
2008-presentAssociate Professor (Tenured)
2002-2008Assistant Professor, Natural Sciences Department, Albany State University, Albany, GA 31705
2001-2002Research Assistant Professor, Center for Forestry & Ecology, and Plant Science Center, Department of Plant & Soil Sciences, Alabama A&M University, Normal, AL 35762
2000-2001Postdoctoral Research Associate, Plant Science Center, and Center for Forestry & Ecology, Dept. of Plant & Soil Sciences, Alabama A&M University, Normal, AL 35762
1998-2000Postdoctoral Research Associate, Plant Science Center, Dept. of Plant & Soil Sciences, Alabama A&M University, Normal, AL 35762
1994-1998Graduate Assistant, Center for Forestry & Ecology, Dept. of Plant & Soil Sciences, Alabama A&M University, Normal, AL 35762
1994Technical Assistant, SWCD, Soil Conservation Service, USDA, Greenville, Texas
1992-1994Graduate Assistant, Department of Agricultural Sciences, East Texas State University (now Texas A&M-Commerce), Commerce, TX 75429
1977-1992Technical Officer (Agriculture)/Rural Development Officer/Deputy Manager, Agricultural Banking Department, State Bank of India, New Delhi, India
1975-1977Field Technologist/Field Supervisor (Agro-chemicals), Union Carbide India Ltd., New Delhi, India
1974-1975Seed Production Assistant, National Seeds Corporation Ltd., New Delhi, India
1971-1972Farm Manager, Adarsh Sehkari Kheti Samiti Ltd., Allehpur, U.P., India
1969-1971Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Horticulture, College of Agriculture, G.B.Pant Univ. of Agri. & Tech., Pant Nagar, India

Academic Achievement

Teacher of the Year Natural Sciences Department 2006-2007
Teacher of the Year College of Arts and Sciences 2006-2007
Award by ASU Career Services Department "In Appreciation for Your Outstanding Support of Career Services Programs" on February 26, 2006
Two times Fellowship Awarded by the Consortium of Plant Biotechnology Research, Inc. (CPBR) for 2004-2005 and 2006-2007
Research/Teaching assistantship for Ph.D. at Alabama A&M University
Research/Teaching assistantship at East Texas State Uni., (now Texas A&M-Commerce) for M.S.
Friend of FFA award at the ETSU, Commerce, TX
Presented oral paper "Effects of Irrigation Water Quality on Soil Chemical Changes and Plant Growth of Rabbiteye Blueberries (Vaccinium ashei Reade)", at the Commerce chapter of the Sigma Xi club and was awarded as best paper presentation on April, 29, 19
Selected as honored member by America's Registry of Outstanding Professional 2001-2002
Selected in 2001 Edition of Marquis Who's Who in Science and Engineering
Selected in 2000 Millennium Edition of Marquis Who's Who in Science and Engineering
Nominated as a Member of Proceeding Committee, during the first meeting of "Planning Committee for the South East (Alabama) Agroforestry Workshop" held on January 29, 1998 at Montgomery
Best worker with Union Carbide India Ltd. in 1977, in India
ICAR (Indian Council of Agricultural Research) scholarship during B.Sc.(Hons) Ag. & A.H. degree, 1966-1969, at G. B. Pant Univ. of Agri. & Tech. Pant Nagar, India
President, Agricultural Society (students body-1971), at Pant Nagar University, India
Captain, Basket Ball university team, at G. B. Pant Univ. of Agriculture & Technology, Pant Nagar, India
Best Cadet, National Cadet Corps (Army Wing), for several years at Inter College and Pant Nagar University
Captain, Indoor Games, U. P. Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Kanpur, India


RiverQuarium of Albany since 2006
Parks at Chehaw since 2006
Georgia Academy of Science 2007
America Society of Agronomy-since 1998-2003
Crop Science Society of America-since 1998-2003
Soil Science Society of America-since 1998-2003
Life Member Association of Agricultural Scientists of Indian Origin
Member Association of Temperate Agroforesters (AFTA) since 1996-2003
Member National Parks and Conservation Association, since 1995-2008
Member The Nature Conservancy since 1996-2008
Member American Society for Horticultural Science, 1993-1995
Member Sigma Xi, 1994-2000
Member Soil and Water Conservation Society, 1998-2000

Publications: Journals

[1]  Joseph E. Knoll, William F. Anderson, Timothy C. Strickland, Robert K. Hubbard, and Ravindra Malik. 2010. Biomass Production and Nutrient Utilization of Perennial Grasses under No inputs in South Georgia. This manuscript was submitted to "BioEnergy Research" peer refereed journal on October 4, 2010 and recently accepted.
[2]  Karen Harris, William Anderson, and Ravindra Malik. 2009. Genetic relationships among napier grass (Pennisetum purpureum Schum.) nursery accessions using AFLP markers. PGR 38-09-10:52, 5/9/2009-349816.
[3]  Reddy, K.C., Reddy, S.S., R. K. Malik, J.L. Lemunyon, and D.W. Reeves. 2008 (July-August). Effects of Five-Year Continuous Poultry Litter Use in Cotton Production on Major Soil Nutrients. Agronomy Journal. Volume 100, Issue 4, 1047-1055.
[4]  Reddy, K.C., Malik, R., Reddy, S.S., Nayakatawa, E.Z. 2007. Cotton Growth and Yield Response to Nitrogen Applied Through Fresh and Composted Poultry Litter. The Journal of Cotton Science 11:26-34 (2007).
[5]  Malik Ravindra (2006). Fellowship opens the door for biomass research. Albany State University, Research Review (Spring 2006) page 28-33.
[6]  Mays, D.A., K.R. Sistani and Ravi K. Malik. 2003. Use of Winter Annual Cover Crops to Reduce Soil Nitrate Levels. Journal of Sustainable Agriculture. Vol. 21 (4): (2003) 5-19.
[7]  Tolbert, V. R., D.E. Todd Jr., L.K. Mann, C.M. Jawdy, D.A. Mays, R. Malik, W. Bandarnayake, A. Houston, D. Tyler, D.E. Pettry. 2002. Changes in soil quality and below-ground carbon storage with conservation of traditional agricultural crop lands to bioenergy crop production. Environmental Pollution. 116: (2002) S97-S106.
[8]  Malik, R. K. and K. C. Reddy. 2002. Effects of Long-term Poultry Litter Application to Cotton on Succeeding Corn Crop Production. Journal of Sustainable Agriculture. 19 (4): (2002) 47-59.
[9]  Cecil Pounders, R.K. Malik, C.A. Beyl, and Charles Gilliam. 2001.Ground Cover Production Using Low Nutrient Water. In: Proceedings of Southern Nursery Association, Inc. Research Conference. Forty-Sixth Annual Report 2001 pp. 600-601.
[10]  Malik, Ravi. K., T.H. Green, G.F. Brown, C.A. Beyl, K.R. Sistani and D.A. Mays. 2001. Biomass Production of Short-Rotation Bioenergy Hardwoods Plantations affected by Cover Crops. Biomass & Bioenergy. 21: 21-33.
[11]  Reddy, K.C., Nayakatawa, E.Z., and Malik, R.K. 2001. Strategies to Sustain Cotton Production Systems in SE USA. I World Congress on Conservation Agriculture: A Worldwide Challenge, Madrid (Spain), October 1st-5th 2001 (In proceedings).
[12]  Malik, R. K., T. H. Green, G. F. Brown and D. Mays. 2000. Use of Cover Crops in Short-Rotation Hardwood Plantations to Control Erosion. Biomass and Bioenergy. 18: 479-487.
[13]  Reddy, K. C., Nyakatawa, E. Z. and Malik, R. K. 2000. Sustainable Cotton Production Systems for SE USA. Paper presented at the International Conference on Managing Natural Resources for Sustainable Agricultural Production in the 21st Century, February 14-18, 2000, New Delhi, India (In proceedings).
[14]  Malik, R. K. and K. C. Reddy. 1999. Effects of Poultry Litter on Cotton Lint Yield. In: Proceedings of Beltwide Cotton Conferences. 2:1293-1295. National Cotton Council, Memphis, TN.
[15]  Malik, R. K. and K. C. Reddy. 1999. Effects of Nitrification Inhibitor on Nitrate Leaching in Cotton Production Systems. Full paper, peer reviewed (In press. Proceedings of the 10th International Soil Conservation Organization Conference, Sustaining the Global Farm, May 23-29, 1999, at the Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana).
[16]  Virginia, R. Tolbert, Jonathan E. Lindberg, Tom H. Green, R. Malik, W. E. Bandarnayake, J. Dev Joslin, Frank C. Thornton, D. D. Tyler, A. E. Houston, D. Pettry, S. Schoenholtz, and B. R. Bock, C. C. Trettin. Soil and Water Quality Implications of Production of Herbaceous and Woody Energy Crops. In: Proceedings of the International
[17]  Workshop on "Environmental Aspects of Energy Crop Production". Organized and sponsored by IEA Bioenergy Task XII Activity 3.1 "Liquid Biofuels" and IEA Bioenergy Task XII Activity 3.2 "Lignocellulose Solid Fuels" in cooperation with ENEA and ITBIA.
[18]  Malik, R. K., T. H. Green, G. F. Brown and V. R. Tolbert. 1997. Use of cover crops in short-rotation hardwood plantations. In: Proceedings of the Ninth Biennial Southern Silvicultural Research Conference, Clemson University, South Carolina, February 25-27, pp. 242-246.
[19]  Malik, R. K., T. H. Green, D. Mays, B. R. Bock, J. D. Joslin, F. C. Thornton, V. R. Tolbert, G. F. Brown and K. R. Sistani. 1996. Cover crops for erosion control in Bioenergy hardwood plantations. In: Proceedings of the Seventh National Bioenergy Conference, September 15-20, 1996, Nashville, TN. pp. 949-955.

Publications: Books/Book Chapters

[1]  Book Reviewed. Pringle Laurence. 2001 Global Warming-The Threat of Earth's Changing Climate (47 pages). Reviewed for SB&F Science Books & Films. Sea Star Books. New York.
[2]  Two books on "Plants and Trees" and "Roots" written for Children of Mali, Africa, for TAGS at Albany State University, grant funded by USAID (June, 2003)
[3]  Wrote many chapters for Grade 5 students of Republic of Namibia on "Natural Science and Health Student's Manual" for ASU T.A.G.S. Center IV (October, November, 2004).
[4]  Wrote many chapters for teachers of Republic of Namibia "Natural Science and Health Teacher's Manual" for ASU T.A.G.S. Center IV (November 2004 & January 2005.