Research interests include nematode biodiversity, nematode control and management and animal behaviour studies. Current research studies include:
- Root knot and sugarcane nematodes;
- Nematode associations with endemic plants of Fiji;
- Nematode management using natural products (Indigenous plant & animal based materials are being evaluated for their potential application in nematode control);
- Effect of steroidal Plant Hormones/ PGRs (synthetic and natural) on nematode systems.
Khurma, U. R. and Mangotra, A. (2004). Screening of some Leguminosae seeds for nematicidal activity. South Pacific Journal of Natural Science 22: 50-52.
Singh, R, Naiker, M. and Khurma, U. R. (2004). Evaluation of Nematode Suppressive Potential of Kava. International KAVA conference 2004, at Suva , Fiji .
Ohri, P. and Khurma, U. R. (2002). The Response of Root-Knot Nematode, Meloidogyne incognita, to Brassinosteroids. Indian J. Nematol. 32: 175-178.
Ohri, P., Bhardwaj, R. and Khurma, U. R. (2002). Role of Brassinolide on juvenile emergence of Meloidogyne incognita. International J. Nematol. 12: 175-178.