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PERSONAL DATA

Gender female
Job title Principal Research Scientist
Department Biological Oceanography
Institution
Mauritius Oceanography Institute ( MOI)
4th Floor, France Centre Victoria Avenue Quatre Bornes
Address
4th Floor, France Centre, Victoria Avenue
Quatre-Bornes
Regions Mediterranean Sea - Western Basin
Tel 230-4274434
Fax 230-4274433
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Website http://moi.gov.mu
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PROFESSIONAL DATA

Degree PhD
Job type Research
Research Area(s) Biological Oceanography, Marine Ecology , Biological Oceanography, Marine Ecology
Research Activities Coral taxonomy, coral reef ecology, Phylogeny and population genetics

Creole
Research Region 71
Skills/Expertise Ecological surveys, environmental monitoring, coastal ecosystem research,coral taxonomy, molecular genetics
PUBLICATIONS (as reported by Dr Kamla MOOTHIEN PILLAY)

Moothien Pillay K.R, H. Terashima, A. Venkatasami, H. Uchida. 2002. Field guide to Corals of Mauritius. Eds. Albion Fisheries Research Centre, Mauritius. pp 334. Mosaheb J.I, H. Terashima, R. Moothien Pillay, S. Leckraz, H. Kawasaki, V. Chineah: Basic Biostatistics for Marine Biologists. Eds. Albion Fisheries research Centre, Mauritius. pp 116
Moothien Pillay K.R, H. Terashima, H. Kawasaki. 2002. The extent and intensity of the 1998 mass bleaching event on the reefs of Mauritius, Indian Ocean. Galaxea, JCRS, 4: 43-52 Moothien Pillay R., B. Willis, H. Terashima. 2005. Trend in density of zooxanthellae in Acropora millepora (Ehrenberg, 1834) at the Palm Island Group, Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Symbiosis 38 (3): 209-226 Moothien Pillay R., H. Terashima, H. Kawasaki, V. Chineah. 2005. Recovery of massive poritid corals from bleaching at Albion, Mauritius. Proceedings of the 10th Int. Coral Reef Symposium.Okinawa. In press McClanahan T.R, J. Maina, Moothien Pillay R, A.C. Baker. 2005. Effects of geography, taxa, water flow and temperature variation on coral bleaching intensity in Mauritius. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 298: 131-142 Moothien Pillay K.R., T. Asahida, C.A Chen, H Terashima, H Ida. 2006. ITS ribosomal DNA distinctions between and genetic structures of populations of two sympatric species of Pavona (Cnidaria: Scleractinia) from Mauritius. Zool. Stud.45 (1): 132-144 Moothien Pillay K.R. 2000. Mauritius escapes the worst of bleaching. Reef Encounter 27: 11 Moothien Pillay K.R. 2001. Field guide to coastal fishes of Mauritius. Reef Encounter 30: 46 McClanahan T.R, K. R. Moothien Pillay, H. Terashima 2004. Mauritius: a small refuge with conservation potential? Reef Encounter 32: 56
1. Ogawa k, R. Moothien Pillay, H. Kawasaki. 1998. Coral-inhabiting barnacles from Albion, West Coast of Mauritius. Bull. Biogeogr. Soc. Japan 53 (2): 1-21 2. Moothien Pillay K.R, H. Terashima, H. Kawasaki. 2002. The extent and intensity of the 1998 mass bleaching event on the reefs of Mauritius, Indian Ocean. Galaxea, JCRS, 4: 43-52 3. Moothien Pillay R., B. Willis, H. Terashima. 2005. Trend in density of zooxanthellae in Acropora millepora (Ehrenberg, 1834) at the Palm Island Group, Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Symbiosis 38 (3): 209-226 4. Moothien Pillay R., H. Terashima, H. Kawasaki, V. Chineah. 2005. Recovery of massive poritid corals from bleaching at Albion, Mauritius. Proceedings of the 10th Int. Coral Reef Symposium, pp 617-623. 5. McClanahan T.R, J. Maina, Moothien Pillay R, A.C. Baker. 2005. Effects of geography, taxa, water flow and temperature variation on coral bleaching intensity in Mauritius. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 298: 131-142 6. McClanahan T.R, A. Baker, J. Maina, M. Atewebrehan, R. Moothien Pillay. 2005. The importance of refining coral bleaching experiments and models through reiterative field studies. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 305: 301-303 7. Moothien Pillay K.R., T. Asahida, C.A Chen, H Terashima, H Ida. 2006. ITS ribosomal DNA distinctions between and genetic structures of populations of two sympatric species of Pavona (Cnidaria: Scleractinia) from Mauritius. Zool. Stud.45 (1): 132-144 8. Wei N-W.V, C.C Wallace, C-F Dai, K.R. Moothien Pillay, C.A. Chen. 2006. Analyses of the ribosomal internal transcribed spacers (ITS) and 5.8S gene indicate that extremely high rDNA heterogeneity is a unique feature in the scleractinian coral genus Acropora (Scleractinia; Acroporidae). Zool. Stud. 45: 404-418 9. Visram S, Yang MC, Moothien Pillay R, Said S, Henriksson O, Grahn M, Chen CA (2010) Genetic Connectivity and Historical Demography of the Blue Barred Parrotfish (Scarus ghobban) in the Western Indian Ocean. Mar. Bio. 157 (7): 1475-1487 10. S. Keshavmurthy, S.Yang, A. Alamaru, Y. Chuang, M. Pichon, D. Obura, S. Fontana, S. Palmas, F. Stefani, F. Benzoni,A. MacDonald, A.Noreen, C. Chen, C. Wallace, R. Moothien Pillay, V. Denis, Affendi, Y. Amri, J. Reimer, T.Mezaki, C. Sheppard et al. 2013. DNA barcoding reveals the coral ??laboratory-rat??, Stylophora pistillata encompasses multiple identities. Sci. Rep. 3: 1520 11. R. Moothien Pillay, S. Bacha Gian, V. Bhoyroo, S. Curpen. 2012. Adapting coral culture climate change: the Mauritian experience. Western Indian Ocean J. Mar. Sci.10 (2): 155-167 Books 1. Moothien Pillay K.R, H. Terashima, A. Venkatasami, H. Uchida. 2002. Field guide to Corals of Mauritius. Eds. Albion Fisheries Research Centre, Mauritius. pp 334.


Created: 2006-05-26 Last Updated: 2013-07-19 by Kamla MOOTHIEN PILLAY