S.M. Sundarapandian obtained his PhD from Madurai Kamaraj University in 1998. He joined as a lecturer in the Department of Botany, Saraswathi Narayanan College, Madurai Kamaraj University in 2000 and became Senior Lecturer in 2005. In 2009 he joined as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Ecology & Environmental Sciences, Pondicherry University. He is operating one UGC Major Research Project. He is a life member in Indian Science Congress Association, National Institute of Ecology and Indian Society of Chronobiology and a member in International Association of Vegetation Science and International Association of Tropical Ecology.
His areas of are specialization: Biodiversity and conservation, climate change, Carbon sequestration, soil biology and fertility, invasion biology and population ecology