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PERSONAL DATA

Gender male
Job title Assistant Professor
Department Department of Marine Biology
Institution
King Abdulaziz university ( KAU)
Faculty of Marine Science Post Box: 80207 Jeddah 21589
Address
Faculty of Marine Sciences Post Box: 80207
Jeddah
Makkah Province
21589
Regions Mediterranean Sea - Eastern Basin
Tel 00966537387686
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PROFESSIONAL DATA

Degree PhD
Job type Teaching/Education , Research
Research Area(s) Biological Oceanography, Marine Ecology , Fisheries, Aquaculture , Marine Biotechnology, Marine Products , Pollution , Limnology , Biological Oceanography, Marine Ecology , Fisheries, Aquaculture , Marine Biotechnology, Marine Products , Pollution , Limnology
Research Activities Marine Cyclopoid copepods (Ph.D. thesis); Good working Knowledge on freshwater, estuarine & marine copepods, rotifers and cladocerans; Culture of live feeds (phytoplankton and zooplankton) for use in aquahatcheries (prawns, shrimps, ornamental fishes and bivalve molluscs culture)

English - Good in writing, speaking & reading; Sanskrit - Good in writing, speaking & reading; Tamil - Good in writing, speaking & reading; Hindi - Good in writing, speaking & reading and Telugu - Good in writing, speaking & reading.
Research Region 41, Saudi Arabia,
Skills/Expertise 1. Taxonomy, biology and ecology of marine cyclopoid copepods. 2. Reproductive biology and culture of rotifers and cladocerans (freshwater), copepods (both freshwater and marine), prawns, shrimps and bivalve molluscs. 3. Computers: Windows, Microsoft Office and database management. 4. Culture of algae, diatoms, copepods for use as live food in aquaculture. 5. Larval rearing of prawn, shrimp and bivalve using cultured live-feeds.
Comments Presently studying parasitology of copepods, especially the effect of symbionts on Copepoda and also symbiotic copepods from corals and their nature of infection and disease on the host, along with their effect on the higher trophic level.
PUBLICATIONS (as reported by Dr. Gopikrishna MANTHA)

Seng├╝l B, Tang KW, and MANTHA G. (2015). Seasonal variations of abundance and live/dead compositions of copepods in Mersin Bay, northeastern Levantine Sea (eastern Mediterranean). Turkish Journal of Zoology, 39: 494-506
Al-Aidaroos AM, El-Sherbiny M, Mantha G (2014). Spatial heterogeneity of zooplankton abundance and diversity in the Saudi coastal waters of the Southern Red Sea. Indian Journal of Geo-Marine Science (accepted & in press).
Mantha G, Awasthi AK, Al-Aidaroos AM, Hwang JS (2013). Diversity and abnormalities of cyclopoid copepods around hydrothermal vent fluids, Kueishantao Island, northeastern Taiwan. Journal of Natural History 47(5-12): 685-697.
Mantha G, Moorthy MSN, Altaff K, Dahms HU, Sivakumar K, Hwang JS (2012). Community structure of Harpacticoida (Crustacea: Copepoda) from the coast of Chennai, India. Zoological Studies 51(4): 463-475.
Mantha G, Moorthy MSN, Altaff K, Dahms HU, Sivakumar K, Hwang JS (2012). Seasonal shifts of meiofauna community structures of sandy beaches along the Chennai coast, India. Crustaceana 85(1): 27-53.
Gopikrishna M, Sivakumar K, Muthupriya P (2004). Cyclopoids. In: Altaff, K. (ed.) A Manual of Zooplankton, towards National Workshop on Zooplankton, organized by The New College, Chennai, India from 5th-10th July 2004, 100-108pp.
Altaff K, Dilshad Begum I, Gopikrishna M, Sivakumar K (2004). Biodiversity of copepods of Chennai coast, India. Convergence 6(1-4): 46-60.
Debabani C, Gopikrishna M, Altaff K (2001). Study on the growth of post larvae of Macrobrachium rosenbergii (de Man) on a copepod and a cladoceran livefood. Journal of Aquatic Biology 16(1-2): 81-85.
Al-Aidaroos AM, El-Sherbiny M, Satheesh S, Mantha G, Agust? S, Carreja B, Duarte CM. Strong sensitivity of Red Sea zooplankton to UV-B radiation. Estuaries and Coasts (doi: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12237-014-9868-4).
Al-Aidaroos AM, El-Sherbiny M, Satheesh S, Mantha G, Agust? S, Carreja B, Duarte CM. High mortality of Red Sea zooplankton under ambient UV-B radiation. PlosOne (accepted & in press).


Created: 2006-06-28 Last Updated: 2015-05-15 by Gopikrishna MANTHA