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Location: Headquarters, Goa
Ph.D. Applied Biology (Bombay University), 1995
Diploma Japanese Language (Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan), 1989
M.Sc. Fisheries (Konkan Krishi Vidhyapeeth), 1981
Scientist G (National Institute of Occeanography, Dona Paula, Goa), 2009 - till date
Scientist F (National Institute of Occeanography, Dona Paula, Goa), 2004 - 2009
Scientist E-II (National Institute of Occeanography, Dona Paula, Goa), 1990 - 2004
Basic and applied aspects of varied habitats like estuaries, salt marshes, intertidal expansion, coral reefs, seagrasses.
Possible effects of nodule mining on the deep-sea environment.
Environmental impact assessment, conservation and management of the coastal ecology. Impact of dredging on the benthic biology & habitat restoration.
Biomedical potential marine organisms.
Deep sea & Antarctic biology.
Scholarships and awards:
MAHARASHTRA BHUSHAN, 2006
MARATHWADA GAURAV, 2006
Smt. Kusumtai Chavan Puraskar, 2006
DARPAN -Award- for Popularization of Science in India, 2006
SHRI D.B. VIKAJI TARAPORWALE FELLOW
MOMBUSHO FELLOW (JAPANESE GOVERNMENT)
Fellow of the Society of Biosciences.
Fellow of the Academy of Environmental Biology
SILVER MEDAL- National Environmental Science Academy
Associate Editor Journal of Environment & Ecoplanning
YOUNG SCIENTIST AWARD (ZAHOOR QASIM GOLD MEDAL) in Biosciences, 1996
Member of the International Steering Committee for Censes of Marine Life COMARG)
Member of the International Steering Committee for Censes of Marine Life SenCeam)
Consultant of International Seabed Authority (UN), Jamaica (2004 & 2006) for deep-sea Environmental Impact study & Seamount biodiversity..
Member, Discovery Channel
Member of the National Expert Committee on Tsunami to review the long-term impact on coastal marine resources (2005)
Member of the International Steering committee on Coml
Member, Standing Committee of Experts on Antarctica
Secretary, Academy of Environmental Biology.
Consultant for Reviewing India
Associate Editor, Journal of Environment & Ecoplanning.
Member - Board of Study in Zoology, Goa University, Goa
Member - Editorial Board of Environment Bulletin.
Life member- The Academy of Environmental Biology.
Life member - The Society of Biosciences.
Life member- Association of Mombusho Scholars.
Annual Member- Antarctic club of India.
Life Member- Association of Administrative Staff College of India.
Member Animal Ethics Committee - Goa University, Goa.
Member, World Wide Funds for Nature, India- Goa.
Any other information:
Supervisor/ Guide for M.Sc./Ph.D. Research students:
Ph.D. : Hydrology (1 completed); Marine Science (04 on going)
M.Sc. : Marine Science (5; 3 on going)
M.Sc. : Zoology (1)
M.Sc : Fisheries (3)
M.Sc. : Biotechnology (1)
M.Sc. : Environmental Science (5)
M.Sc. : Bioinformatics (02)
Participated in Discovery Channel's International Tsunami expedition. Participated in Three Indian Antarctic Expeditions (IV,VI & XII Expeditions).
Darwin's - International Marine Biodiversity monitoring programme (UK).
Indo-Russian collaboration in Oceanology.
Indo-Norwegian collaboration in Aquaculture management. Invited by International Seabed Authoriy to present a working paper on the Seamount biodiversity - Member of the International Steering Committee on COML's Seamount (SenCam) project
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