Malabika Kakati Saikia

Malabika Kakati Saikia

Assistant Professor

MSc (Gauhati) PhD (Gauhati)

Animal Ecology and Wildlife Biology

Department of Zoology
Gauhati University, Guwahati, 781014




Saikia, M. K. (2017). Endemic vertebrate fauna of Northeast India with special reference to herpetofauna, Avian fauna and Mammalian Fauna: A preliminary Review. In pp 81-98, Reflections (110th Orientation Programme, UGC Human Resource Development Centre, Gauhati University) (Das, P Ed.) Maleya Offset Press, Mirza, India. ISBN: 978-81-932883-5-1.

2. Anam, J., Ahmed, M., Saikia M. K. and Saikia, P.K. (2016). Food and Feeding Behaviour of Open bill Stork (Anastomus oscitans) in Assam, India.Journal of Global Bioscience, Volume 5, Number 6: 4188-4196. ISSN No. 2320-1355. Impact Factor: 1.115.

3. Saikia, Kakati M, J. Kalita and Saikia, P.K.( 2015). New records of butterflies and authentication of several species of butterflies existence in Assam. Journal of New Biological Report, 4(2): 180-196. ISSN 2319 – 1104.

4. Saikia, Kakati M and saikia, P. K. (2015).New records of forest birds in North and South Bank Landscapes of Assam, India, Journal of New Biological Report, 4(2): 169-176. ISSN 2319 – 1104.

5. Ahmed, M, Anam, J, Saikia, M. K and Saikia, P. K. (2015). Orb weaver spider fauna of agroecosystem of Sonitpur district, Assam, India. Journal of Tropical Zoology, 5:29-46. ISSN No. 0917-7978.

6. Ahmed, Mansur, Anam, J, Kakati, M. Saikia and Saikia, P. K. (2014). New    records of spider species under Wadicosa Genus (Sub-order: Araneae; Family: Lycosidae) from Agricultural field of Sonitpur District, Assam, India.  Journal on New Biological Reports, 3(1): 60 – 65 (2014), ISSN No. 2319 – 1104.

7. Saikia Kakati, M.(2014). Diversity of tropical butterflies in urban altered forest at Gauhati University campus, Jalukbari, Assam, India. Journal of Global Biosciences, 3(2): 52-63. ISSN: 2320-1355.

8. Saikia Kakati Malabika and Kalita J. (2014). Diversity and distribution of butterflies in Rani Garbhanga reserve forest, Kamrup, Assam, Journal of Science, e ISSN 2277 - 3290 Print ISSN 2277 – 3282, IDs JOS/83, 89/1/2014 (Accepted for publication).

9. Ahmed, Mansur, Anam, J, Kakati, M. Saikia and Saikia, P. K. (2014). Records of new Genus Chrysilla (Group Spider: Sub-order: Araneae: Family: Salticidae) in India. Journal on New Biological Reports, 3(1):  38-43, ISSN No. 2319 – 1104.

10.         Saikia, Kakati Malabika and Saikia, P. K. (2014). Ecology of Butterflies in tropical scattered forest of Manas biosphere reserve,   Assam, India. Journal of Global Biosciences, 3(3): 660-680. ISSN: 2320-1355.

11.Saikia, Kakati Malabika and Saikia, P. K. (2014). Management perspectives for avian population conservation and enrichment in Deepor beel Ramsar site, North-east India. Journal of Global Biosciences, 3(2): 428-451. ISSN: 2320-1355.

12.Ahmed, M, Anam, J,  Saikia, Kakati Malabika and Saikia, P.K. (2013). The Spider Heteropoda ventoria Linnaeus 1767(Family Sparassidae) used as a traditional medicine by the Char Chapori people of Assam. Indian Journal of Arachnology, 2(1): Page: 1-15. 2013. ISSN 2278 – 1587.

13.Kakati Saikia Malabika (2012). Ecology of Nymphalid butterflies in Assam Himalaya (Study conducted in Assam-Meghalaya foothill tropical forests) Book Publcation,  LAP Academic Publication Ltd., Germany. 140pp.

14.Malabika Kakati Saikia and Saikia P K (2012).Wildlife habitat evaluation and mammalian checklist of Nameri national park, Assam, India. Bioresearch Bulletin 4: 185-199.

15.Saikia Kakati, Malabika. (2011). Impact of tropical forest degradation on Nymphalid butterflies: a case study in Chandubi tropical reserve forest, Assam, India. in International Journal of Biodiversity & Conservation: ISSN: 0960-3115 page:  (Impact factor 2.146).

16.Saikia, Kakati, Malabika  and Saikia, P. K.  (2011). Present distribution status and ecology of white-winged wood duck and hornbills in Nameri National Park, considering the tropical forest disturbances of Assam. ZOO’s PRINT, 26: (11):1-11. November 2011.ISSN No. 0960-3115.

17.Saikia, P., K. Saikia, M. K., Bhattacharjee, P. C., Coulter, M. C. and Sharma, D. K. (2011). Conservation of Adjutant Storks (Ciconidae: Leptoptilos dubius and L. Javanicus) in South and South east Asia. In pp. 189-212, Animal Diversity, natural History and Conservation (Eds), Gupta V. K. And Verma V. K.  Daya Publishing House, Delhi-110 035.

18.Saikia, P. K. and Kakati Saikia Malabika (2010). Biodiversity of Deepor Beel Ramsar Site, Volume-1, Faunal Diversity. Book Volume, Published by Lambert Academic Publishing, Co. Ltd. Germany, ISBN No. 978-3-8433-8907-5.100pp.

19.Saikia, B. P. Saoud, B, M. Kakati Saikia and P. K. Saikia (2010). Present distribution status and conservation threats of Indian Gharial in Assam, India. International Journal of Biodiversity and Conservation, Vol. 2(12), pp. 382387, December 2010. ISSN: 0960-3115 (Impact factor 2.146.).

20.Saikia Kakati, Malabika, J. Kalita and P. K. Saikia. (2010). Biology and life cycle generations of Common crow-Euploea core core Cramer (Lepidoptera: Danainae) on Hemidesmus indica host plant. International Journal of Ne Bio. Volume: 1(3): Pages: 28-37.(Impact Factor: 0 .02).

21.Saikia Kakati, Malabika, Jatin Kalita and Prasanta Kumar Saikia. (2010). Seasonality of Nymphalid butterflies in Rani-Garbhanga Reserve Forest, Assam, India. International Journal of Ne Bio. Volume: 1(4):10-21.

22.Saikia Kakati, Malabika, Saikia, P. K. and Katita, J. (2009). Ecology & Conservation Needs of Nymphalid Butterflies in Disturbed Tropical Forest of Eastern Himalayan Biodiversity Hotspot, Assam, India. International Journal of Biodiversity & Conservation: Vol.1 (7): 2009: Pages: 231-250. ISSN: 0960-3115 (Impact factor 2.146.).

23.Konwar, P, Saikia, P and Malabika Kakati Saikia (2009). Abundance of food plant species and  Food Habit of Rhinoceros unicornis in Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary, Assam, India. International Journal of Threatened Taxa, Volume: 1(9): 457-460. 2009. (Impact factor: 0.5).

24.Saikia Kakati Malabika and Saikia, P. K. (2006). Diversity of Butterflies fauna in Manas Biosphere Reserve, Assam, India. Pp. 44-59, In Rabha, A., Saikia, B. P., Dey, N. K. and Basumatary, C. K. (eds.). Manas, a technical report. Published by Manas Centenary Celebration Committee. Baska, Assam.

25.Saikia Kakati, Malabika, Saikia, P. K. et al. (2006).  Faunal Diversity of Manas Tiger Reserve of Assam, in Pp. 621-670, Alfred, J. R. B. Ramakrishna and Rajesh Gopal (eds.). Faunal Diversity of Tiger Reserve of India. Published by Zoological Survey of India, Kolkata and Director, Project Tiger, New Delhi.2006.

26.Saikia, P. K. and Malabika. Kakati Saikia (2006). Diversity of Insect Fauna with special Reference to Butterflies in Manas Biosphere Reserve, Assam. (Project Report).91pp.

27.Saikia Kakati, , Malabika, J. Kalita and P. K. Saikia (2005). Biology of Common Leopard Butterfly Phalanta phalanta (Lepidoptera) in Assam. Journal of Ecobiology, 17(4): 383-392.

28.Saikia Kakati Malabika, P. K. Saikia and J. Kalita (2005). Studies on the Diversity and Seasonal variation of Butterflies in Greater Jalukbari, Kamrup Assam. J. Tropical Zoology, 3: 29-41.

29.Saikia P. K. and Malabika Kakati (Saikia). (2000). Diversity of Bird Fauna in North East India.  Jour. Assam. Science Soc., 41(4):379-396.

30.Saikia, P. K. and Malabika Kakati Saikia (2000). Endangered Fauna of North East India with special reference to conservation.  M. Green. Earth, 1(3): 8-16.

31.Saikia P. K. Malabika Kakati Saikia (1999).  Avifaunal Diversity and habitat Characteristics of Nameri National Park, Sonitpur Assam. Project Report (OBC, UK sponsored Project) P1-57.

32.Saikia Kakati Malabika (2012). Ecology and Distribution of nymphalid butterflies in Nameri National park and Chandubi Reserve forest of Assam with special reference to forest disturbances. DST Final Project report sumbitted to DST, 2012. File No. SR/WOS-A/LS-24/2009-40.pp.

Popular Article Published

33.Saikia Kakati, M. (1994). Keoladeo National Park- Bharatpur’s Bird haven. Sunday Sentinel  10th July 1994.

34.Saikia Kakati, M. (2004). Nature’s unique Butterflies: The verge of Extinction. Journal of Prantik  Vol: April (2), 2004. Pp 39-41.

35.Saikia Kakati, M. (2004). Butterfly Treasure House. Horizon: The Assam Tribune Saturday Special. May 8, 2004 Pp 4.

36.Saikia Kakati, M.( 2003). Have wings will Fly. The Assam Tribune, Sunday Special, Assam Tribune, September 25, 2003 Pp 3. 

 1. Received Awards of DST Women Scientist(A) for Post Doctoral Research from DST Government of India, New Delhi.

2. Assam State Biodiversity Board appointed as a Butterfly Expert in Biodiversity Portal. 




 [1]M. Sc. In Zoology, Specialization in Animal Ecology and Wildlife Biology,(GU)

[2] PhD (GU) on Diversity, distribution & Ecology of Nymphalidae Butterflies in Rani-Garbhanga Reserve Forest, Kamrup, Assam.  

[3] Post Doc. Research (GU)Ecology and Distribution of Nymphalid Butterflies in Nameri National Park and Chandubi Reserve Forest of Assam with special reference to Forest Disturbances.


      (i) ABOVE  21 DAYS:    4 NOS.

  1. 6 month Research methodology Course and data analysis using computer software at Universty of Leeds, UK from 2ND  October 2002-2nd  April 2003.

23 months programme on Computer  Programming C++, NIIT Academy, New

      Delhi. 2005.

3. 48 days course on Word processing advance MS word 2000 and Advance MS Power Point , at Leeds UK from 20/01/2003-08/03/2003.

(4) ORIENTATION PROGRAMME: 28 days programme under

UGC-HRDC Gauhati University, 2017 (from 19th January 2017-15th

          February, 2017.


As a member of Organizing Committee for  National Seminars/ Training

 programme and Workshops :                     

1.      7 days Workshop and Training programme on Waterbird census, from 18th January, 2016- to 24/01/2016, Department of Zoology, Gauhati University.

2.      7 days Workshop and Training programme on Waterbird census, from 18th January, 2016- to 24/01/2017, Department of Zoology, Gauhati University.

3.      7 days Workshop and Training programme on Waterbird census, from 10th January, 2018- to 21/01/2018, Department of Zoology, Gauhati University.

4.      7 days Workshop Training Programme on use of SPSS statistical software package for research,1 week, 06/09/2009-12/09/2009, IGNOU, 2009.

5.      Bioinformatics: Current Approach and application, 23-26 September 2008, Assam Agricultural University, Khanapara.


6.      Current trends in bioinformatics Teaching & research, 10th-12th August 2009, Gauhati University 


7. Training programme on the use of GIS in wildlife research, 2010, Department of Zoology, Gauhati University. 

1.           Membership

1.      British Ecological  Society(BES), UK

2.      Member of Bombay Natural History Society(BNHS), Mumbai

3.      Life Member, Gauhati University Alumni Association

4.      Assam Science Society, Guwahati.

5. Life member, Asian Storks Ibises and Spoonbill Interest Group(ASSIG)  

 [1]. Butterfly Ecology, Distribution and Diversity in Northeast India. Spider Diversity and Biodiversity Conservation

[2]. Butterfly Taxonomy and Identification.

[3]. Wildlife Research and management 

[4] Ecological studies on wildlife Species.

Guiding of PhD Students:

[1] Sangeeta Medhi - Working on the Ecology and Behaviours of Indian Rhinoceros in kaziranga National Park- Final Registration.

[2] Indumoni Chetia- Working on the Habitat used types/ Habitat Suitability  analysis of Indian Rhinoceros in Kaziranga national Parks- Final Registration.

[3] Guiding above 25 Graduate Students for M. Sc. Final Semester Dissertations working on various fields of Ecology and Wildlife.  


  1. International Seminar and Symposium on Global Climate Change, University of Cambridge, UK, Organized by British ecological society, from 28-30 March 2011.
  2. International Conference on Bird & Environment, held at Gurukul Kangri University from 21-24 November 2004, Haridwar, Sponsored by Gurukul Kangri University and Ornithological Society of India.
  3. Studies and conservation aspects of Heronries in Greater Guwahati” Session VI A Ecology & conservation of Wetland birds, Pan Asian Ornithological Congress and bird life Asia conference from 9/11/96-16/11/96, SACON, Coimbatore, India.
  4. National
  5.  Diversity and abundance of tropical butterflies in urban altered forest at Gauhati University campus, Jalukbari, Assam, India, UGC Sponsored national Seminar on Current trends of Animal Science research in India, 21st to 22nd March 2014, Organised by PG Department of Zoology, NOU, Sriram Nagar Vihar, Takatpur, Baripada, Odisha.Ecology and distribution of nymphalid butterfly on forest disturbances, 7th Group Monitoring workshop cum 15th meeting in the Subject expert committee, DST, Govt of India. held on 28-29 July, 2011. 
  6.  52nd Annual Technical Session of Assam Science Society, held at Gauhati University Department of Zoology, from 28th to 15th February 2010, Sponsored by Assam Science Society and Gauhati University, Assam.
  7. Butterfly Diversity its conservation threats in Manas National park. UGC Sponsored National Seminar on Biodiversity of North East India and its future conservation 10th and 11th February, 2010.
  8. Diversity of Butterflies in manas National park, Assam, National Seminar of Zoology for Human Welfare, Zoological Society of Assam, 2nd February, 2006, Gauhati University, Assam.
  9. Habitat suitability index modeling of White breasted waterhen-Amaurornis phoenicopterus in Jalukbari, Kamrup, district, Assam. National Seminar on Recent trends in Environmental science and its application and 1st annual conference of society for environmental health & risk assessment (Assam), 24th October, 1996
  10. Diversity and conservation of Nymphalid butterflies” Habitat disturbance/ session VI life science, Organised by Assam Science Society, at Gauhati University, Guwahati, Assam Annual Technical Session and National Conference on Current trend of research, Assam Science Society, on 28-29 Jan, 2005 
  11. Diversity and distribution of Nymphalid butterfly fauna in Jeypore Reserve forest Dibrugarh, Assam” National Zoological Congress, 19th All India congress of Zoology, National Zoological Congress, 19th All India congress of Zoology Organised by Gauhati University, Guwahati, Assam, India, 21-31 Dec. 2008