Dr.Sanath Kumaran

Sanath Kumaran is married to Kavita Subramaniam and are blessed with 2 lovely children, Sanjnah and Keshava. Sanath holds a PhD in Tropical Montane Cloud Forest Hydrometeorology from Universiti Putra Malaysia. He holds a Bachelor degree in Agriculture Science and a Master of Philosopy degree with a major in biotechnology. In 2000, he attended the International Course on Hydrological Data for Water Resource Planning sponsored by UNESCO and WMO at Czech University of Agiculuture , Prague, Czech Republic. Sanath Kumaran is currently the Director of Envirologic Consulting, which began its operation early 2007, as a sole proprietorship based in Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia. Prior to his embarking as a consultant, he held various positions as an Agronomist (Golden Hope Plantations Berhad: 1990 - 1993), Forest Conservation Officer (WWF-Malaysia: 1996 - 2000). During that time he represented WWF-Malaysia as a NGO member in the Board of Trustee in the Malaysian Timber Certification Council. He then was a technical officer and interim head of office for Wetlands International Malaysia Programme in 2007. He was also a team member of an International Tropical Timber Organization Diagnostic Mission to Papua New Guinea in 2007. As a scientist, he has authored more than 20 technical papers, conference papers, and contributed to chapters in books. At present, Sanath is focussed on providing environmental services mainly to the forestry and oil palm sector, contributing his environmental management and conservation skills and experiences collaborating with a team of affiliates and associates to enhance the client's management objectives. Sanath loves to travel, both on work and with family. He also volunteers his time in community service to empower people to move forward in their objectives.

Sep 172010

The philosophy of Prof. Randy Pausch who died of pancreatic cancer in 2008.

This is amazing, he died of pancreatic cancer in 2008, but wrote a book ‘The last lecture” before then, one of the bestsellers in 2007. What a legacy to leave behind…

In a letter to his wife Jai and his children, Dylan, Logan, and Chloe, he wrote this beautiful “guide to a better life” for his wife and children to follow.

May you be blessed by his insight.


1. Don’t compare your life to others’. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
2. Don’t have negative thoughts of things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment
3. Don’t over do; keep your limits
4. Don’t take yourself so seriously; no one else does
5. Don’t waste your precious energy on gossip
6. Dream more while you are awake
7. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need..
8. Forget issues of the past. Don’t remind your partner of his/her mistakes of the past. That will ruin your present happiness.
9. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. Don’t hate others.
10. Make peace with your past so it won’t spoil the present
11. No one is in charge of your happiness except you
12. Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn.
Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away like algebra class but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.
13. Smile and laugh more
14. You don’t have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.

15. Call your family often
16. Each day give something good to others
17. Forgive everyone for everything
18. Spend time with people over the age of 70 & under the age of 6
19. Try to make at least three people smile each day
20. What other people think of you is none of your business
21. Your job will not take care of you when you are sick. Your family and friends will. Stay in touch.

22. Put GOD first in anything and everything that you think, say and do.
23. GOD heals everything
24. Do the right things
25. However good or bad a situation is, it will change
26. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up
27. The best is yet to come
28. Get rid of anything that isn’t useful, beautiful or joyful
29. When you awake alive in the morning, thank GOD for it
30. If you know GOD you will always be happy. So, be happy.

While you practice all of the above, share this knowledge with the people you love, people you school with,
people you play with, people you work with and people you live with.
Not only will it enrich YOUR life, but also that of those around you.Randy Pausch.

My very first book is published

 Environment, Forestry, Malaysia, Mossy Forest  Comments Off on My very first book is published
Aug 262010

Finally after almost 6 months of working with the German publisher, my first book is published.  My humble gratitude to all who made this possible.  It seems like a long journey, since I first began my research in 2003 in the cool mountains of Cameron Highlands, Malaysia.

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to purchase a copy or email me at sanath@kenviro.com to get a copy at discounted price.

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Product Description

In the book you are holding, you will understand the micro-climate, hydrometeorological processes, cloud water interception and elements of canopy water balance model of two contrasting montane rainforest types in Cameron Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia. The study was carried out at Mount Brinchang, at two elevations (lower montane forests: 1600m a.s.l. and upper montane forests: 2031m a.s.l). Using standard weather stations and louvered fog gauges; rainfall, cloud water interception, air temperature, relative humidity, wind speed and solar radiation were recorded continuously from 1 November 2003 through 28 February 2005. The Penman-Monteith evaporation was estimated for both forest types. In addition, throughfall and stemflow in 0.02 hectare plots at both elevations were measured weekly. The vegetation structure of trees (?5cm diameter) at both forest sites was also studied. Quantitative evidence is obtained for the first time in Malaysia on cloud water interception and selected elements of canopy water balance for Malaysian montane rainforests.

About the Author

Sanar Kumaran (Sanath) specializes in conservation biology and environmental management. Currently he works in Malaysia, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. He is passionate about experiential learning methodology and currently lives with his wife, Kavita and two children in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia. He holds a Ph.D. in forest hydrometeorology.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 312 pages
  • Publisher: VDM Verlag Dr. Müller (July 22, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 3639241673
  • ISBN-13: 978-3639241679
  • Product Dimensions: 8.7 x 5.9 x 0.7 inches