Radhakrishnan K. V.

After completing my Master’s Degree in Industrial Fisheries from the Cochin University of Science and Technology (Kochi-India), I worked as a Senior Research Fellow (SRF) in the World Bank aided National Agriculture Technology - Indian Council of Agriculture Research Project on Germpalsm Inventory, Evaluation and Gene Banking of Freshwater fishes of Kerala for a period of five years. This also contributed to my doctoral degree.Subsequently, I joined the Post Graduate Department and Research Centre of Aquaculture and Fishery Microbiology at M.E.S Ponnnai college as a Lecturer.

I have a wide range of research interests from taxonomy, ecology, biology to stock assessments of freshwater fishes. I was honored with the ‘best young scientist award’ by the Kerala Sate Council for Science and Technology, in the year 2005. As a result of my sampling surveys in 25 river systems of Western Ghats, I could discover 9 new fish species, 4 new records from Kerala and 14 new extension ranges of fishes.

Presently I am a Post Doctoral Fellow at the Institute of Hydrobiology (IHB), Chinese Academy of Sciences, China with scholarships from the China Post Doctoral Foundation and the Young Foreign Scientist Fellowship. My research at IHB is focused on 'otoliths' and its application in various aspects of fish life history such as age and growth, recruitment, migration and stock determination. I am also engaged in projects related to ecological problems of Yangtze River including exotic invasion. .


K.V. Radhakrishnan,W. He, M. Liu and Songguang Xie (2009): otoliths – the biological CD-ROMs of fish. Current Science, 97(8)

K.V Radhakrishnan and B.M.Kurup (2002):Inland indigenous ornamental fish resources of Kerala. Fishing Chimes 12 (1): 27-33.

B.Madhusoodana Kurup, T.G. Manojkumar and  K.V.Radhakrishnan (2002): Salarias reticulates (Pisces; Blennidae), a new freshwater blenny from Chalakudy river, Kerala (South India) Journal of Bombay Natural History Society 102 (3), 195-197

K.V.Radhakrishnan and B.Madhusoodana Kurup (2002): Extension of range of Nemacheilus keralensis (Rita & Nalbant) and Puntius ophicephalus (Raj) to river Meenachil, Kerala. (South India) Journal of Bombay Natural History Society 102(3), 236-237.

K.V.Radhakrishnan and B.Madhusoodana Kurup (2003): Range extension of Travancoria elongata (Pethiyagoda and Kottelat) to river Periyar, Kerala, South India. Journal of Bombay Natural History Society Vol (31), 56-57

B.Madhusoodana Kurup and K.V. Radhakrishnan (2005): Fishes of the genus Nemacheilus (Bleeker 1863) in Kerala with description of a new species, Nemacheilus periyarensis. Journal of Bombay Natural History Society. Vol. 102(1).75-78

B.Madhusoodana Kurup and  K.V.Radhakrishnan (2006): Freshwater fish biodiversity of Kerala: Status and utilization for commercial fishing, Food security and livelihood. Fishing Chimes 25 (10): 111-122.

B.Madhusoodana Kurup, T.G. Manojkumar and  K.V.Radhakrishnan (2007). Fish and Fisheries of Periyar Lake. Indian Journal of Fisheries, Vol (1), 152-161.

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