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Designation: Assistant Professor

Department: Zoology

Type of Appointment: Permanent

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Educational Qualifications: M.Sc (Zoology), PhD (Marine Biology–Taxonomy)

Years of Teaching Experience: 01 years teaching experience, 06 years of experience in research

Subjects Taught: Zoology, Environmental science

Areas of Interest: Poriferan taxonomy and ecology; benthic reef ecosystems; Scientific SCUBA diving, Bird watching

Research Papers Published/Presented (Paper title, Publication Name/Conference Name, page number, volume, month and year):

Research Articles

  • Pereira, P. and Raghunathan, C. 2018. Diversity of Sponges in Marine Protected Areas of North Andaman, India. Thalassas: An International Journal of MarineSciences, 34 (2), 361–372. (IF: 0.657).

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Book Chapter

  • Pereira P., Raghunathan C., Mondal T., Kailash Chandra. 2016. Marine Sponges of India. In: Kailash Chandra, Raghunathan C, Mondal T, Dash S. (eds.) Current status of marine faunal diversity in India, Published by the Director, Zoological Survey of India, pp. 106–124.
  • Raghunathan, C. and Pereira, P. Sponges. In: Kailash Chandra et al. (eds.) Faunal Diversity of Great Nicobar Biosphere Reserve. Conservation Area Series 61, Published by the Director, Zoological Survey of India, Kolkata. pp. 49-56.
  • Pereira, P. and Raghunathan, C. 2018. Marine Sponges. In: Kailash Chandra and Raghunathan C. (eds.) Faunal Diversity of Biogeographic Zones: Islands of India, p 524. Published by the Director, Zoological Survey of India, Kolkata, pp. 45–56.

Poster Presentations

  • Studies on The Impact of Ecotourism on Bird Fauna of Spice Plantations (Kulagarhs) in Ponda Taluka, Goa (2012-2013) – presented during the International Conference on Faunal Biodiversity and their Conservational Strategies held during 22-23 March 2014 at University of Lucknow, Lucknow.

An account of Marine Sponges in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India – accepted for poster presentation in the 14th International Coral Reef Symposium (ICRS 2021) to be held at Bremen, Germany during 18–23 July 2021 (Abstract No: ICRS2020-2234 under the theme, “Species and their Populations”).

Extracurricular activities/hobbies: T–shirt painting of marine fauna; Wildlife photography