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Details of Dr. Sanitha K Sivadas   


Gender female
Job title SERB-Principal Investigator
Department Biological Oceanography Division
CSIR-National Institute of Oceanography, Goa CSIR-National Institute of Oceanography
Dona Paula
Regions Mediterranean Sea - Eastern Basin
Tel 91-09764706190
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Degree Ph.D
Research Area(s) Biological Oceanography, Marine Ecology , Pollution , Biological Oceanography, Marine Ecology , Pollution
Research Activities I am interested in answering the following questions- What are the oceanographic, environmental and biotic factors that determine benthic biodiversity patterns at temporal scale and from local to global scale? What is the role of the benthic community in the marine ecosystem functioning? How do benthic communities respond to various disturbances like climate change and how these responses affect the benthic-ecosystem functioning relationship? Therefore, I would like to focus my future research in the following areas- Marine biodiversity and biogeography patterns and standardise the regional macrobenthic taxonomy.

Hindi, Malayalam, Konkani
Research Region 71
Working languages English
Skills/Expertise Benthic Ecologist. Expertise in taxonomic identification of marine macrofauna. Experience in samples collection and processing of biological samples. Knowledge of various softwares used in analysis of ecological data (Prime-E, Statitica, MVSTEP, SSP) and graphic software such as Adobe illustrator, Photoshop, Surfer and Grapher. Basic knowledge of ArcGIS and R –programme.
PUBLICATIONS (as reported by Dr. Sanitha SIVADAS)

1.Sivadas SK, Nagesh R, Gupta GVM, Gaonkar UV, Mukherjee I, Ramteke D, Ingole BS (2016). Testing the efficiency of temperate benthic biotic indices in assessing the ecological status of a tropical ecosystem. Marine Pollution Bulletin 106(1-2): 62-76. 2.Ingole BS, Gaonkar UV, Deshmukh A, Mukherjee I, Sivadas SK, Gophane A (2014). Macrobenthic community structure of coastal Arabian Sea during the Fall intermonsoon. Indian Journal of Geo-Marine Science 43(12):2223-2232. 3.Sivadas SK, Redij A, Sagare P, Thakur N and Ingole BS (2014). Temporal variation in macroinvertebrates associated with intertidal sponge Ircinia fusca (Carter 1880) from Ratnagiri, West coast India. Indian Journal of Geo-Marine Science. 43(6): 921-926. 4.Sivadas SK, Ingole BS, Fernandes, C.E.G. (2013). Environmental gradient favours functionally diverse macrobenthic community in a placer rich tropical bay. Scientific World Journal. Article ID 750580, 12 pp. 5.Gaonkar U, Sivadas SK Ingole BS (2013). Effect of tropical rainfall in structuring macrobenthic community of Mandovi estuary, West Coast of India. Journal of Marine Biological Association, UK. 93(7):1727-1738. 6.Sivadas SK, Ingole B, Ganesan P, Sautya S, Nanajkar M (2012). Role of environmental heterogeneity in structuring the macrobenthic community in a tropical sandy beach, west coast of India. Journal of Oceanography. 68:295-30. 7.Sivadas S, Ingole B, Sen A (2012). Some ecological aspect and potential threat to an intertidal gastropod, Umbonium vestiarium (Linne 1758). Journal of Environmental Biology. 33:1039-1044. 8.Moodley L, Nigam R, Ingole BS, PrakashBabu, C, Panchang R, Nanajkar M, Sivadas S, van Breugel P, van Ijzerloo L, Rutgers R, Heip CHR, Soetaert K, Middelburg, JJ (2011). Oxygen minimum seafloor (mal) functioning. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology Ecology. 398 (1-2): 91-100. 9.Sivadas S, Ingole B, Nanajkar M (2011). Temporal variability of macrofauna from a disturbed habitat in Zuari estuary, west coast of India. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. 173 (1-4):65-78. 10.Sivadas S, Ingole B, Nanajkar M (2010). Benthic polychaetes as indicators of anthropogenic impact. Indian Journal Marine Science 39(2):201-211. 11.Ingole BS, Sautya S, Sivadas S, Singh R, Nanajkar M (2010). Macrofaunal community structure in the western Indian continental margin including the oxygen minimum zone. Marine Ecology. 31: 148- 166. 12.Ingole BS, Sivadas S, Nanajkar M, Sautya S, Nag A (2009). A comparative study of macrobenthic community from harbours along the central west coast of India. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 154(1-4): 135-146. 13.Sivadas S, Gregory A, Ingole B (2008). How vulnerable is Indian coast to oil spills? Impact of MV Ocean Seraya oil spill. Current Science. 95 (4): 504-512. 14.Ingole BS, Sivadas S, Goltekar R, Clemente S, Nanajkar M, Sawant R, D?Silva C, Sarkar A, Ansari ZA (2006). Ecotoxicological effect of grounded MV River Princess on the intertidal benthic organism off Goa. Environment International. 32:284-291.

Created: 2016-05-26 Last Updated: 2016-05-26