2. Date & Place of Birth : 19th October 1957; Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India.
3. Institution: Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeobotany, Lucknow
4. Date of Joining Research 1977 (Lucknow University)
Since 1981 working at Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeobotany, Lucknow
5. Academic Qualifications
M.Sc. Botany (Botany) 1977 Lucknow University
Ph.D. Palaeobotany 1985 Lucknow University
6. Research Experience: About 33 years in Palaeofloristics (Mainly fossil woods) of sedimentary sequences associated with Deccan Traps, Warkalli Formation and pre-Siwalik sediments of India. I have studied the Tertiary plant fossils from different areas of Himalayas, Kerala, Deccan Intertrappeans of central and western India and made significant contributions to the floristics, palaeoecology and phytogeography of the Tertiary of India. In addition, investigated anatomical features of the Tertiary fossil woods of Japan (Kyushu Island) and Java Island, Indonesia.
(i)Japanese wood (with Prof.M.Suzuki)– Fossil woods from Oligocene of Japan are very interesting having temperate to subtropical elements and their anatomical features entirely different from Tertiary fossils from India.
(ii)Indonesian woods-(with Noriko Kagemori & Kazuo Terada, Japan; Yance Mandang & Sapri Hadiwisastra, Indonesia) Working in an International project in collaboration with Japanese and Indonesian scientists. The fossil woods from Pliocene sediments of different localities of Java Island were investigated for identification The assemblage is very similar with the Neogene flora of India. Further work is in progress.
7. Awards /Prize / Certificate etc.
Fellowship awarded under Indian National Science Academy(INSA) -Japan Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS), in 1998.
Chandra Dutt Pant Madel for best piece of research work in 2002.
Fellowship awarded under Indian National Science Academy (INSA) –Polish Academy of Sciences (PAS), in 2010.
8. Memberships/ Fellowships of scientific/professional bodies/societies/academies:
1. Fellow, Palaeobotanical Society, Lucknow
2. Life member International Society of Plant Morphologists, New Delhi
3. Fellow, The Palaeontological Society of India, Lucknow
1. Trivedi B.S. & Srivastava Rashmi 1980.Elaeocarpoxylon mohgaonse sp. nov., from the Deccan Intertrappean Series of Mohgaon Kalan, Chhindwara District, Madhya Pradesh. Biovigyanum6: 185-186.
2. Trivedi B.S. & Srivastava Rashmi 1981. A new species of Oleoxylon from the Deccan Deccan Intertrappean beds of Jhiria, Chhindwara District, Madhya Pradesh. Biovigyanum7: 83-84.
3. Trivedi B.S. & Srivastava Rashmi. 1982a. A fossil woods of Ebenaceae from the Deccan Intertrappean beds of District, Madhya Pradesh. (India). J. Indian bot. Soc. 61: 254-259.
4. Trivedi B.S. & Srivastava Rashmi 1982b.Aesculoxylon deccanensis gen. et sp. nov. from Mohgaon Kalan, Chhindwara District, M.P. J. Indian bot. Soc.61: 426-431.
5. Trivedi B.S. & Srivastava Rashmi 1989. Gymnospermous woods from Early Tertiary of Chhindwara District, Madhya Pradesh. Phytomorphology39 (1): 61-68.
6. Awasthi N. & Srivastava Rashmi 1989.Canarium palaeoluzonicum, a new fossil wood from the Neogene of Kerala with remarks on the nomenclature of fossil woods of Burseraceae. Palaeobotanist37 (2): 173-179.
7. Awasthi N. & Srivastava Rashmi 1990. Some new carbonised woods from the Neogene of Kerala coast and their bearing on palaeoclimate. In: Jain K.P. & Tewari R.S. (eds.)- Proc. Symp. "Vistas in Indian Palaeobotany," Palaeobotanist 38: 285-292.
8. Trivedi B.S. & Srivastava Rashmi 1990. Nomenclatural note on some new
combinations in Araucarioxylon and Podocarpoxylon (Fossil). Taxon39(4): 658-659.
9. Srivastava Rashmi 1991. A catalogue of fossil plants from India—4. Cenozoic
(Tertiary) Megafossils. Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeobotany, Lucknow: 1-45.
10. Awasthi N. & Srivastava Rashmi 1992. Additions to the Neogene flora of Kerala Coast, India. Geophytology20 (2): 148-154.
11. Awasthi N. & Srivastava Rashmi 1992. Fossil leaves and a fruit from Warkalli beds, Kerala Coast, India. Geophytology21 (1): 53-57.
12. Mehrotra R.C. & Srivastava Rashmi 1994. Araucarian seed scale from the Deccan Intertrappean beds of India. J. Indian bot. Soc.73: 329-330.
13. Srivastava Rashmi & Awasthi N. 1994. Carbonised woods of Sterculiaceae and Sapindaceae from Middle Miocene sediments of Kerala coast. Palaeobotanist 42 (2): 178-182.
14. Bande M.B. & SrivastavaRashmi1995.Grewia -type of fossil wood from the Deccan Intertrappean beds of India. Geophytology24 (2): 131-135.
15. Srivastava Rashmi 1996. Systematic anatomy of fossil woods in the Tertiary
flora of India. pp. 129-138 in Donaldson, L.J., Singh, A.P., Butterfield, B.G. & Whitehouse, L.J. (Editors)- Recent Advances in Wood Anatomy, New Zealand Forest Research Institute, Ltd.
16. Awasthi N., Mehrotra R.C. & Srivastava Rashmi 1996. Fossil woods from the Deccan Intertrappean beds of Madhya Pradesh. Geophytology25: 113-118.
17. Awasthi N., Guleria J.S., Prasad M. & Srivastava Rashmi 1996. Occurrence of Acrostichum Linn., a coastal fern in the Tertiary sediments of Himachal Pradesh, north-west Himalaya. Palaeobotanist43 (2): 83-87.
18. Srivastava Rashmi & Awasthi N. 1996. Fossil woods from Neogene of Warkalli beds of Kerala coast and their palaeoecological significance. Geophytology 26 (1): 89-98.
19. Srivastava Rashmi & Saxena R. K. 1998. Carbonised woods from the Sindhudurg Formation ( Miocene ) in Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg Dristricts, Maharashtra, India . Geophytology27 (1&2): 23-33.
20. Srivastava, Rashmi 1999. Fossil woods of Artocarpus from Warkalli Formation of Kerala Coast, India. Phytomorphology 48(4): 391-397.
21. Guleria J.S., Srivastava Rashmi & Prasad M. 2000. Some fossil leaves from the Kasauli Formation of Himachal Pradesh, North-west India. Himalayan Geology20(1-2): 43-52.
22. Guleria J.S. & Srivastava Rashmi 2000. Observations on the fossil fern Goniopteris prolifera Presl. and its present status. Phytomorphology 50 (1): 11-13.
23. Srivastava A K, Abbas S.R., Mehrotra R.C. & Srivastava Rashmi 2000. Cecidomyiid leaf galls from Palaeocene leaf of Northeast India. Acta Palaeobotanica 40 (1): 43-47.
24. Srivastava Rashmi 1999 (issued in 2000). Bhartiya vano ka udbhav evum vikas : puravanaspatik vishleshan. Vigyan Garima Sindhu30: 49-53 (in Hindi).
25. Srivastava Rashmi & Suzuki M. 2001. More fossil woods from the Palaeogene of Northern Kyushu, Japan. IAWA Journal 22: 85-105.
26. Guleria J.S. & Srivastava Rashmi 2001. Fossil dicotyledonous woods from the
Deccan Intertrappean Beds of Kachchh, Gujarat, Western India. Palaeontographica 256B: 17-33.
27. Arya R., Guleria J.S. & Srivastava Rashmi 2001. New records of plant fossil from the Kasauli sediments of Himachal Pradesh, North-West India. Phytomorphology 51(1): 41-57.
28. Guleria J.S., Srivastava Rashmi & Arya R. 2001. Occurrence of fossil Miltragyna in the Early Miocene of Himachal Pradesh, India. Palaeobotanist49: 485-489.
29. Srivastava Rashmi & Guleria J.S. 2001.Grewinium, a substitute name for Grewioxylon Shallom non Schuster. Palaeobotanist49: 531-532.
30. Srivastava Rashmi 2001. Angiospermous fossil woods from lignite beds of Warkalli Formation, Kerala coast, India. pp. 135-144. In Dutta et al. (Editors) Proceedings of National Seminar on Recent Advances in Geology of Coal and Lignite Basins of India, Calcutta, 1997, Geological Survey of India Special publication 54.
31. Srivastava Rashmi & Kagemori N. 2001. Fossil wood of Drybalanops from Pliocene deposits of Indonesia. Palaeobotanist50: 395-401.
32. Guleria J.S., Gupta S.S. & Srivastava Rashmi2002. Fossil woods from Upper Tertiary sediments of Jammu region (Jammu & Kashmir) North-West India and their significance. Palaeobotanist50: 225-246.
*33. Srivastava Rashmi2002. Rashtrya Jeevashm Udyan, Ghughua. BSIP News Letter. 18 (In Hindi).
34. Kagemori N., Kawai S., Terada K., Mandang Y, Srivastava Rashmi, Futatsugawa S, Sera K. 2003. PIXE analysis of silicified fossil woods from the Pliocene Genteng Formation, West Java, Indonesia. NMCC Annual Report 11: 248-253.
35. Khare E.G., Prasad M. & Srivastava Rashmi 2003. Some more fossil leaf impressions from Deccan Intertrappean Beds of Madhya Pradesh. National conference on Biodiversity and Applied Biology of Plants, Department of Botany, University of Lucknow. (Abst.).
36. Srivastava Rashmi 2003. Fossil dicotyledonous woods from Deccan Intertrappean sediments of Ghansor, Seoni District, M. P. and their palaeoclimatological significance. National conference on Biodiversity and Applied Biology of Plants, Department of Botany, University of Lucknow.(Abst.).
37. Srivastava Rashmi2003. Neogene flora of India with special reference to South-East Asian elements. International Workshop on silicified woods from Java Island, Indonesia held at Wood Research Institute, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan. : 8-9(Abst.).
38. Srivastava Rashmi & Guleria J.S. 2004. Leaf impressions from Kasauli Formation of Himachal Pradesh and their palaeoenvironmental significance. Geophytology 32: 97-106.
39. Ambwani K, Kar R.K. Srivastava Rashmi & Debi D. 2004. Occurrence of urticaceous fruit from the Deccan Intertrappean beds of Mohgaon Kalan, Chhindwara District, Madhya Pradesh. Geophytology 32: 29-33.
40. Srivastava Rashmi & Guleri, J.S. 2004. Fossil wood of Anacardiaceae from the
41. Kar, R.K., Mohabey, D. M. & Srivastava Rashmi 2004. Angiospermous fossil
woods from the Lameta Formation (Maastrichtian), Maharashtra, India. Geophytology 33: 21-27.
42. Srivastava Rashmi & Kar R.K. 2004. Record of new petrified epiphyllous fungi
(Polyhyphaethyrites) from the Deccan Intertrappean beds of Mohgaon Kalan, Madhya Pradesh, India. Current Science 87(7): 868-869.
43. Guleria J.S., Srivastava Rashmi & Misra K.S. 2004. A rare occurrence of plant
and animal fossils in the Deccan Basalts of Khandwa District, Madhya Pradesh, India. International Confferece on ‘Modern trends in Plant Sciences with special reference to the role of Biodiversity in Conservation’ held at Department of Botany, Amravati University, Amravati. (Abst).
44. Srivastava Rashmi 2004. Palaeobiodiversity in Tertiary sequences of India.
International Conference on ‘Modern trends in Plant Sciences with special reference to the role of Biodiversity in Conservation’ held at Department of Botany, Amravati University, Amravati, p.147. (Abst).
45. Guleria, J.S., Srivastava, Rashmi, Nanda, A.C. & Sehgal R.K. 2005. Two fossil
woods from the Siwalik Subgroup of Northwest Himalaya. Journal of the Geological Society of India. 66 : 609-616.
46. Awasthi, N. & Srivastava, R.2005. Neogene flora of Kerala coast and its
palaeoecological and phytogeographical implications. In: R Reddy et al. (eds.) Gleanings in Plant Sciences, Prof. Ramanujam Commem. Vol. Dttasons, Nagpur: 265-277.
47. Guleria J.S. & Srivastava Rashmi 2005. Vegetation and environment of the
Deccan Plateau of India across Cretaceous-Tertiary Boundary : An analysis based on megafossils.Workshop on Recent Advances and Perspective Challenges in Indian Non-Marine Late Cretaceous, Nagpur; Gondwana Geological Magazine Special Volume 8 : 75. .(Abst).
48. Guleria J.S., Mehrotra R.C. & Srivastava Rashmi 2005. Fossil remains of Acorus Linn. in the Palaeogene sediments of India. National Seminar on Geology and Energy Resources of NE India: Progress & Perspective and Annual General Meeting of Geological Society of India, Nagaland University, Kohima. 18-19. (Abst).
49. Srivastava Rashmi & Guleria J.S. 2006. A Catalogue of Cenozoic (Tertiary)
plant Megafossils from India (1989-1005). B.S.I.P. Diamond Jubilee Spec-Publ., 1-76.
dicotyledonous woods of India and their ecological/functional aspects. In Changing Scenario in Palaeobotany and allied subjects, Diamond Jubilee International Conference, Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeobotany, Lucknow. : 159-161. (Abst).
51. Srivastava Rashmi 2006. Vegetational pattern in the Neogene sequence
of India. 7th European Palaeobotany-Palynology Conference, Czech Republic, Prague. : 132-133. (Abst).
*53. Srivastava Rashmi 2007. Report on B.S.I.P. Mahila Club: 56-57 (In Hindi).
54. Srivastava Rashmi 2008. Fossil dicotyledonous woods from Deccan Intertrappean beds of Seoni District, Madhya Pradesh and their palaeoenvironmental significance. Conference on Plant Life Through the Ages, Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeobotany, Lucknow: 184. (Abst).
55. Guleria J.S. & Rashmi Srivastava 2008. Angiospermous woods from Deccan Intertrappean beds of Chiraidongri, Mandla District, Madhya Pradesh. Conference on Plant Life Through the Ages, Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeobotany, Lucknow: 57. (Abst).
*56. Srivastava Rashmi 2008. Savitri Sahni Mahila Samiti: Gatividhiyon bhara dvitiya varsh. BSIP News Letter. 38-39 (In Hindi).
57. Srivastava Rashmi 2008. Fossil wood resembling Sonneratia with fungal infection from Deccan Intertrappean sediments of Seoni District, Madhya Pradesh. Geophytology 37: 87-92.
58. Srivastava Rashmi, Kapgate D.K. & Chaterjee S. 2009. Perminaralised fungal remains in the fossil wood of Barringtonia from the Deccan Intertrappean sediments of Yavatmal District, Maharashtra, India. Palaeobotanist 58: 11-19.
59. Srivastava Rashmi & Mehrotra R.C. 2009. Plant remains from the Dafla
Formation, West Kameng District, Arunachal Pradesh. Palaeobotanist 58: 33-49. *60. Srivastava Rashmi 2009. Savitri Sahni Mahila Samiti: Ek aur safal varsh. BSIP News Letter. 34-35 (In Hindi).
61. Srivastava A.K.& Srivastava Rashmi 2010. Insect-plant dynamics in fossil flora of India. Alavesia 3: 3-10. 62. Guleria J.S., Srivastava Rashmi, B. Ajay Kumar& Satheesh R.2010. Holocene woody vegetation and environment of Meenachil River Basin, Kottayam District, Kerala, India. Geophytology: 38: 1-14. *63. Srivastava Rashmi 2010. Savitri Sahni Mahila Samiti: Uddeshyon ki ore agrasar. BSIP News Letter. 35-36 (In Hindi).
64. Srivastava Rashmi 2010. Fossil dicotyledonous woods from Deccan Intertrappean sediments of Ghansor, Seoni District, Madhya Pradesh, India. Palaeobotanist59: 129-138.
65. Srivastava G, Srivastava Rashmi & Mehrotra R.C. 2011. Ficus palaeoracemosa sp. nov.- a new fossil leaf from the Kasauli Formation of Himachal Pradesh and its palaeoclimatic significance. J. Earth Science System120 (2): 253-262.
66. Terada K, Kagemori N, Mandang Y., Srivastava Rashmi & Kagemori Y 2011. What can fossil wood tell us? The identification of fossil woods from thee Pliocene of West Java, Indonesia. The 177th Symposium on Sustainable Humanosphere, Proceedings of the wood culture and science, Kyoto: 44-47.
67.Srivastava Rashmi & Krassilov V.A. 2012. Revision of Early Cretaceous angiosperm remains from the Rajmahal basin, India with notes on the palaeoecology of Pentoxylon plant. Cretaceous Research33: 66-71.
68. Srivastava Rashmi, Saxena R.K. & Srivastava G. 2012.Pterospermumo-carpon, a new malvalean fruit genus from the Sindhudurg Formation (Miocene) of Maharashtra, India and its phytogeographical significance. J. Earth Science System121: 183-193.
69. Srivastava Rashmi 2011. Indian Upper Cretaceous-Tertiary flora before collision
of Indian Plate: A reappraisal of Central and Western Indian Flora. Memoir of the Geological Society of India 77: 281-292.
2013. Further contributions to the palynological studies showing marine
incursion in the Talchir Formation, Manendragarh, Koriya District,
Chhattisgarh. Science and Technology Journal 1(2): 3-7.
71.Srivastava Rashmi, Chandel R.S. & Singh S. 2014. Fossil wood of Dipterocarpus from Nagri Formation (Middle Miocene) of India: palaeoclimatic and phytogeographical significance. The Palaeobotanist 63(1): 41–49.
72. Srivastava Rashmi & Srivastava G. 2014. Fossil fruit of Cocos L. (Arecaceae) from Maastrichtian-Danian sediments of central India and its phytogeographical significance. Acta Palaeobotanica 54(1): 67–75; DOI: 10.2478/acpa-2014-0003
73. Kumaran K.P.N., Padmalal D., Nair K.M., Limaye Ruta B., Guleria J.S., SrivastavaRashmi, Shukla A. 2014.Vegetation response and landscape dynamics of Indian Summer Monsoon variations during Holocene: An eco-geomorphological appraisal of tropical evergreen forest subfossil logs. Plos One 9(4): e93596, doi:10.1371. 74. Sharma D.C., Khan M.S., Khan M.S., Srivastava Rashmi, Srivastava A.K. & Shukla R. 2014. A report on biocompounds from palm fossil of India. Bioinformation 10(5): 316-319 (print); ISSN 0973-2063 (online) 0973-8894.