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Anvar Ali
Fellow and Trustee
After completing my Master’s Degree in Industrial Fisheries from the Cochin University of Science and Technology (Kochi-India), I was a research fellow at the Division of Biodiversity & Conservation Biology, Department of Zoology, University of Kerala working on a project that examined conservation measures for two endemic and endangered freshwater catfishes. I subsequently got a job with the Kerala Government Brackishwater Fish Farmers Development Agency, as an Aquaculture Expert, where... More

Benno Pereira
Fellow and Trustee
I completed my BSc and MSc degree in Zoology and a PhD in Aquatic Biology & Fisheries from the University of Kerala (India). Since joining the Department of Aquaculture, St. Albert’s College in 1995, I have taught the undergraduate and graduate programs in Zoology, Aquaculture and Fisheries and supervised MSc and PhD dissertations in various areas of fisheries science... More

K Krishnakumar
Fellow and Trustee
I am an Aquatic Biologist with a BSc degree in Aquaculture and an MSc in Applied Fisheries and Aquaculture from St. Albert’s College, Kochi, India. Since leaving University, I worked as a Researcher at Conservation Research Group (CRG) carrying out freshwater fish inventories in the major rivers of the region. Currently I work as a Program Officer at the Community Environment Resource Center of the Ashoka Trust for Ecology and Environment (ATREE), Alleppey, Kerala... More

Rajeev Raghavan
Fellow and Trustee
I am interested in interdisciplinary research on issues related to natural resource management. Much of my previous as well as current work focuses on resource use and its links to conservation and local livelihoods in the aquatic ecosystems of Western Ghats Biodiversity Hotspot in South India. With my broad academic and research background in fisheries science/aquaculture (Mahatma Gandhi University-India; University of Madras-India; Institute of Hydrobiology of the Chinese Academy of.... More

Shijo Joseph
Fellow and Trustee
I am an environmental biologist with research interest in ecosystem analysis, environmental biophysics, remote sensing, GIS and modeling. I am particularly interested in areas such as mechanistic characterization of diversity, carbon flux assessment, dynamic global vegetation modelling (DGVM) and climate change studies. I graduated from the School of Environmental Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, India with a Master’s in Environmental Management and subsequently.... More

Anitha K
Fellow
My primary research interest is centered on the understanding of spatial organization of plant communities in tropical forest ecosystems. I have been associating with studies addressing the spatial organization of plant communities along various altitudinal, climatic and disturbance gradients. My focal research area includes phytodiversity assessment, pollination studies and phenological studies. I have a special interest in studying the ecology as well as phenology of mass flowering Strobilanthes... More

Erny Paul
Fellow
I am a Senior Lecturer in Zoology at the Bharata Mata College, Kochi and currently a part time PhD candidate at CRGCS. My thesis examines the life history and demography of the endangered bagrid catfish, Mystus malabaricus from River Chalakudy, Kerala, India.

Feby F A S
Fellow
I am currently a Lecturer in Biochemistry at the Department of Aquaculture, St. Albert's College, Kochi, from where I completed my BSc degree in Industrial Fisheries. I subsequently graduated with an MSc in Biochemistry from the Mahatma Ganadhi University and an MPhil in Bioscience from the Bharatidasan University.

Gopinathan
Fellow
I am a Senior Lecturer in Zoology at the Mahatma Gandhi Arts and Science College, Mahe, India. My academic background is in Zoology having completed undergraduate, graduate and PhD degrees in Zoology from the University of Kerala.

Jose Emmanuel
Fellow and Director
After completing university degrees (BSc, MSc and MPhil) from the University of Kerala, I joined the Madras Crocodile Bank Trust as a project fellow and worked for several years in the Andaman Islands. Subsequently, I returned to academia and have taught at schools in the Kingdom of Baharain, and at the Department(s) of Zoology and Aquaculture at St. Albert’s College, Kochi, India. My research interests are in diversity and conservation of aquatic fauna and flora. Since October 2009.... More

Siby Philip
Fellow
My research interests are in evolutionary genetics, fish biogeography and conservation. After completing my undergraduate and graduate degree(s) in Zoology from the Kannur and Manonmaniam Sundaranar University respectively, I worked as a Research Fellow at the Laboratory of Conservation Biology, Department of Zoology, University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram, India. Currently, I am based at the Laboratory of Ecotoxicology, Evolution and Genomics, CIIMAR, Centro Interdis.... More

Bindu Kaimal
Adjunct Fellow
I have an undergraduate degree in Zoology from the Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala India, an MS degree in Ecology from the Pondicherry University, India and a second MS degree in Environmental Science from the Arkansas State University, USA. Subsequently, I was awarded a PhD degree in Environmental Sciences from the Arkansas State University for my work on “Advances in analytical techniques for the detection of trace elements in feathers”. My research interests are in... More

 
Joyce Jose
Adjunct Fellow
I have a Masters Degree in Zoology (with specialisation in Environmental Science) from Mahatma Gandhi University and a Ph.D from the Kerala Forest Research Institute on the Animal Diversity of Myrestica swamps in southern Kerala, with emphesis on herpatofauna. After leaving University, I was a Research Associate at the Malanad Development Society. Currently I am a Lecturer in Zoology at the Marthoma College, Thiruvalla, Kerala. My research interests are in biodiversity conservation with special reference to reptiles.

Lavanchawee Sujarittanonta
Adjunct Fellow
I am currently the Assistant Director for International Relations & Promotion for the Institute for Sufficiency Economy Research and Promotion (ISERP), Chiang Mai University, Thailand. My interest in environmental conservation started since 1997 when I attended Yale University’s School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and completed a master degree in international environmental law and policy. I subsequently worked on economic growth and environmental protection with the UNDP followed... More

Mini Sekharan
Adjunct Fellow
I am currently a Lecturer in Fisheries Management at the School of Industrial Fisheries, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kochi, India, from where I graduated with an MSc and PhD in Industrial Fisheries. My research interests are in ornamental fishes – aspects of their marketing, economics and management.

Mithun Sukumaran
Adjunct Fellow
I completed a BSc degree in Zoology (with Aquaculture as specialization) from St. Aloysius College, Edathua (Kerala-India) and an MSc degree in Aquatic Biology & Fisheries at the University of Kerala, (Trivandrum-India). Since leaving University, I worked as a research fellow at NSS College, Pandalam on a project related to 'biodiversity assessment, nutritional status and economic evaluation of non-target species wasted by trawlers in the fishing harbors of Kerala'. I am currently back to school and... More

Nitayanandan M
Adjunct Fellow
I completed a BSc degree in Zoology (with Industrial Fisheries as specialization) from the Madras Christian College (Chennai, India) and an MSc in Oceanography and Coastal Area Studies from Alagappa University (Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu, India). I was subsequently Research Fellow at the Marine Biological Station of the Zoological Survey of India, Chennai, in the All India co-ordinated project on Marine Biodiversity of East Coast of India and later a technical assistant with the National Biodiversity Authority.... More

Radhakrishnan K V
Adjunct Fellow 
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.... More

Rohit Singh
Adjunct Fellow 
After completing a Master’s degree in wildlife sciences from Aligarh Muslim University (India), I worked as a consultant for various conservation organizations. Since 2006, I direct Pehal Society, a conservation NGO working towards sustainability in India’s wildlife. My area of interest is in wildlife crime control and I am currently the member of the Wildlife Crime Control Cell of the Special Task Force of the Uttrakhand Police Department. I also conduct work against wildlife trade in Uttar Pradesh, Uttaranchal. ... More

Fibin Baby
Research Associate
I have a first degree in Zoology and a master’s degree in Applied Fisheries & Aquaculture from the Mahatma Gandhi University (India). Whilst an MSc candidate (2003-2005), I was actively involved in freshwater biodiversity inventories carried out by CRG in the major rivers of Kerala which led to a master’s thesis on the bionomics of a critically endangered and endemic bagrid catfish, Horabagrus nigricollaris. I returned to CRGCS in Novermber 2008 as a research associate to work... More

Shylaja Menon
Research Associate
I have a Bachelor’s degree in Zoology, a Master’s degree in Applied Fisheries & Aquaculture, and a Bachelor of Education Degree from the Mahatma Gandhi University. Since leaving University, I have worked in the seafood industry before joining St. Albert’s College as a Lecturer in 2008. My research interests are in freshwater fish physiology and nutrition.

Ramprasanth M R
Project Fellow
Since completing my undergraduate degree in Aquaculture from St. Albert’s College, Kochi, I worked as an instructor at the Government Vocational Higher Secondary School, Palakkad, Kerala. Apart from my current responsibilities as a project fellow in CRGCS, I am also involved in the conduct of the Integrated Rural technology Center, Palakkad in the capacity of the Head of the Aquaculture Division. My research interests are in ornamental fisheries and aquaculture.

Santhi P.S.
Project Fellow
After completing my undergraduate and graduate degrees in Biotechnology, I joined the Center for Research in Global Change and Sustainability (CRGCS) to work on molecular taxonomy of endemic freshwater fishes of Western Ghats. Although my primary research interest is in molecular biology and its application to aquatic organisms, I currently involve with various projects at the Center including those on the aquaculture potential of small dense fishes.

Prasobh N
Graduate Student
I study for a Master’s Degree in Applied Fisheries and Aquaculture at St. Albert’s College, Kochi. My research interests are in the use of traditional ecological knowledge (TEK) in conservation of endemic and threatened freshwater fishes of Kerala.

Simmy Solomon
Graduate Student
I am currently a graduate student of Applied Fisheries and Aquaculture at St. Albert’s College, Kochi, from where I completed my first degree in Industrial Fish and Fisheries. My research interests are in freshwater fish ecology and also in the use of traditional knowledge in freshwater fish conservation.

Sukanya K
Graduate Student
I am currently a graduate student of Applied Fisheries and Aquaculture at St. Albert’s College, Kochi. At CRGCS, I am working on the life history and population dynamics of an endemic cyprinid and its role in reservoir fisheries in Central Kerala.

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Field Assistant

 
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Local Assistant

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