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Dr. A. Manimekalan, M.S., Ph.D., Associate professor (Ichthyologist)

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A.    Research projects

a)      On going

                    i.            Received a research grand from DST-SERB, New Delhi, on the topic entitled Biodiversity, conservation and molecular characterization of endemic and threatened fishes of Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, Western Ghats with the total budget of Rs 41,06,000.00 for the duration of 4 Years.

 

                  ii.            Received a research grand from University Grand commission (UGC) New Delhi, on the topic entitled Fish germplasm inventory, habitat quality assessment and mapping of streams/river of Southern Eastern Ghats linking with GISwith the total budget of Rs. 8.5 Lakhs, for the duration of 3 Years.

 

b)     Completed

1.      Received a research grand from DST-New Delhi, on the topic entitled "Impact/Biotic interaction between exotic and native fishes in Southern Indian rivers /reservoirs" with the total budget of Rs. 12.58 Lakhs, for the duration of 3 Years.

 

2.      Awarded a research project from NSF-USA to study the Phylogeny of Cypriniformes fishes of India under “Cypriniformes Tree of Life project” with the total budget of $1,29,410 USD for the duration of 3 Years

 

3.      Diversity and Distribution of Fishes in Muthupet and Point Calimere Wild Life Sanctuary. TN, Forest Department funded project. Budget Rs. 50, 000/-Duration 6 month (Dec 2005-May 2006).

 

4.      Cat fish diversity in Anamalai hills. NSF-USA funded project. Budget: $3,000 USD; Duration 6 months

 

5.      Diversity, distribution of fishes of the Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park TN, Forest Department funded project. Budget Rs. 50, 000/-Duration 6 month (April 2003 -June 2004)

 

6.      Diversity, Ecological structure and Conservation of threatened fishes of the Nilgiri Biosphere. CSIR-Delhi funded project. Budget Rs. 2.48 Lakhs; duration 3 Years. (Oct 97 -Sep 2000)

 

  1. Computing skills: Good in Computer hardware and networking; Good in statistical data analysis using SPSS, XLstat and Biostat, Well experienced in AcrGIS

 

F. Workshop/Training program attended

 

a.         National

 

  1. Attended training program on Geospatial Technology and application” conducted by JSS University, Mysore. Sponsored by DST from 6th to 27th August, 2012.

 

  1. Attended training on “Bioinformatics Tools & Resources in Fisheries Establishment ” from 24th to 28th 2011 organized by Natioanl Bureau of Fish Genetic Resources, Lucknow, under the project of National agricultural Bioinformatics Grid in ICAR” funded by National Agricultural Innovation Project, New Delhi.

 

  1. Attended training program on “Application of atmospheric Science and remote sensing in environmental management” Organized by DRDO-BU CLS. Sponsored by ISRO from 17 May to 1st June 2010

 

  1. Attended one day orientation programme on “Development of self – Instructional Materials for Distance Learners” organized by the school of distance education and Academic staff college on 31.03.2010 at Bharathiar University, Coimbatore.

 

  1. Attended training program on “Essentials of C #” organized by ICT Academy of Tamil Nadu, during 22 & 23 Feb 2010.

 

  1. Attended workshop on “Standardizing Forest cover monitoring techniques” from 1 to 5th September 2006, organized by WWF – Asian Rhino & Elephant Action Strategy and Tiger Programmes. Ooty.

 

  1. Attended “Molecular and morphological workshop on Cypriniformes” in the department of Biology, Saint Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri, USA during 15th May to 2nd June, 2009 sponsored by NSF, USA.

 

  1. Workshop on “Biogeographic Information system for Indian Ocean” Organized by National Institute of Oceanography Regional Centre, Kochi, 25-26 September 2006.

 

  1. Workshop on “Ethics of Biotechnology” Organized by Flora and Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli. 10th Aug 2002.

 

  1. Workshop on “Life history traits as a tool for conservation and management of fish population” National Bureau of Fish Genetic Resources (NBFGR), Lucknow at CMFRI, Cochin, Kerala, 25-28 February 2001.

 

  1. Workshop on “Captive breeding of prioritized cultivable and ornamental fishes for commercial utilization and conservation” Organized by National Bureau of Fish Genetic Resources (NBFGR), Lucknow at Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi, Kerala, 1-5 March 2001.

 

  1. Workshop on “Fish habitat inventory” - Organized by National Bureau of Fish Genetic Resources (NBFGR), Lucknow at Department of Zoology, Assam University, Chilchar, Assam.

 

  1. Indo-U.S workshop on “Conservation and Development of National Fishery Resources of Western Himalayas” Fish and Fisheries Laboratory, Department of Zoology, Punjab University, Chandigarh. 7-8 December 1998.

 

  1. Exposure to the Environmental status in Tamil Nadu- Department of Environment, Govt. of Tamil Nadu. 28-29 March, 1998, Erode

 

Workshop on “Conservation Assessment & Management Plan (C.A.M.P)” under the Biodiversity Conservation Prioritisation Project (B.C.P.P.); Organized by National Bureau of Fish Genetic Resources, Lucknow, 22-26 September 1997.

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