Usha Bhagirathan

Dr. Usha Bhagirathan

Qualification: 

Ph.D.

Designation: 

Assistant Professor

Department: 

Zoology

Courses presently handled: 

B.Sc. Zoology (Core and Complementary courses)

Area of Interests: 

Fisheries, Marine Biology, Environmental Science

Publications: 

1. Impact of bottom trawling on sediment characteristics – A study along inshore waters off Veraval coast, India Usha Bhagirathan, B. Meenakumari, K.V. Jayalakshmi, S.K.Panda, V.R Madhu and D.T. Vaghela. 2010. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. 160, 355-369. (Springer). NAAS Impact factor:7.5.;

2. Occurrence of live Octocorals in the trawling grounds off Veraval coast, Gujarat, Arabian Sea. Usha Bhagirathan, Panda, S.K., Madhu, V.R. and B. Meenakumari. 2008. Turkish Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 8 (2), 369-372. ISI Impact factor:0.591.;

3. Bottom trawling – threat to sustainability of Octocorals off Veraval coast. Usha Bhagirathan, S.K. Panda, V.R. Madhu and B. Meenakumari. 2008. In: Glimpses of Aquatic Biodiversity, Natarajan et al. (eds.). Glimpses of Aquatic Biodiversity – Rajiv Gandhi Chair Spl. Pub., 7: 270-275.;

4. Impact of bottom trawling on benthic communities: A review. B. Meenakumari, Usha Bhagirathan and P.Pravin. 2008. Fishery Technology. 45 (1), 1-22. NAAS Impact factor: 4.1;

5. Impact of bottom trawling on the meiobenthos off Veraval coast, Gujarat. Usha Bhagirathan, B. Meenakumari, Satyen Kumar Panda, V.R. Madhu and D.T. Vaghela. 2010. In: Coastal Fishery Resources of India: Conservation and Sustainable Utilisation (Meenakumari, B., Boopendranath, M.R., Edwin, L., Sankar, T.V., Gopal, N. and Ninan, G., Eds.), p. 410- 417 , Society of Fisheries Technologists (India), Cochin 

6. Effects of bottom trawling on the ecological integrity of macrobenthos off Veraval, Gujarat. Usha Bhagirathan, Satyen Kumar Panda, B. Meenakumari, V. R. Madhu and D. T. Vaghela. 2012. Journal of Marine Biological Association of India. 54(1), 5-12. NAAS Impact factor:4.5;

7. Impact of bottom trawling on the epifauna off Veraval coast, India. Usha Bhagirathan, Meenakumari, B., Satyen Kumar Panda, Madhu V.R., Vaghela D.T. and J.K. Jethva. 2014. Indian Journal of Geo-Marine Sciences. 43(2), 294-309. NAAS Impact factor:6.9 ;

8. Observations on bio-optical properties of a phytoplankton bloom in coastal waters off Cochin during the onset of southwest monsoon. Usha Bhagirathan, Shaju S.S., Ragesh N., B. Meenakumari and P. Muhamed Ashraf. 2014. Indian Journal of Geo-Marine Sciences. 43(2), 289-296. NAAS Impact factor:6.9;

9. An appraisal of fishing craft, gear and fish landings of Mangalam reservoir, Palakkad district. Usha Bhagirathan, Lekshmi R. Chandran and K.Rajani. 2014. In: Proceedings of UGC sponsored National Conference on Modern Trends in Zoological Research held at St. Aloysius College, Elthuruth. 157-161. ISBN: 978-81-909551-8-8;

10. Distribution of strong-acid extractable trace metals along Veraval coast, India: Assessment of the effects of bottom trawlingt. Usha Bhagirathan, Meenakumari, B. and P. Muhamed Ashraf. KAAV International journal of Science, Engineering and Technology. 2016. 75-88. ISSN: 2348-5477

11. Hyperspectral variability of phytoplankton blooms in coastal waters off Kochi, South-eastern Arabian Sea. P. Minu, S. S. Shaju, V. P. Souda, Usha Bhagirathan, P. Muhamed Ashraf and B. Meenakumari. (2015) Fishery Technology 52 : 218 – 222. NAAS Impact factor: 4.1 

12. Biodiversity of epibenthic communities along Veraval coast, Gujarat. Usha Bhagirathan and B. Meenakumari. 2015. In Proceedings of UGC National Seminar on ‘Biosciences in the Genomic era”,S.N. College, Cherthala, on July 2nd and 3rd, 2015. P: 89-96. 

13. Biodiversity of macrobenthic fauna along Veraval coast, Gujarat. Usha Bhagirathan and B. Meenakumari. 2017. In Proceedings of International seminar on Coastal Biodiversity Assessment (COBIA 2017) St.Gregorious College, Kottarakkara, 5th to 7th January 2017. P: 244-256, ISBN:978-93-5267-385-8 

Papers presented in Seminars • ‘Bottom trawling – threat to sustainability of Octocorals off Veraval coast’. Usha Bhagirathan, S.K. Panda, V.R. Madhu and B. Meenakumari. Presented at the International Conference on Biodiversity Conservation and Management (Biocam 2008) held at Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Cochin on 3rd - 6th February 2008.

• ‘Effects of bottom trawling on the ecological integrity of macrobenthos off Veraval, Gujarat’. Usha Bhagirathan, Satyen Kumar Panda, B. Meenakumari, V. R. Madhu and D. T. Vaghela. Presented at the International Symposium on Marine Ecosystem Challenges and Opportunities (MECOS 2009) held at Cochin during 9th -12th February 2009. http://www.video.marinebiztv.com/videos.php?&video=NDAyNQ==

• ‘Impact of bottom trawling on the meiobenthos off Veraval coast, Gujarat’. Usha Bhagirathan, B. Meenakumari, S.K. Panda, V.R. Madhu and D.T. Vaghela. Poster presented at the National Seminar on Conservation and Sustainability of coastal Living Resources of India (Conservefish 2009) held at Central Institute of Fisheries Technology, Cochin on 1st - 3rd December 2009.

• ‘Bio-optical properties of a phytoplankton bloom in coastal waters off Cochin during the onset of southwest monsoon’ .Usha Bhagirathan, Shaju S.S., Ragesh N., B. Meenakumari and P. Muhamed Ashraf. Poster presented at the International Symposium on Remote sensing & Fisheries held on 15th-17th February 2010 at Kochi. In book of Abstracts 184 p.

• ‘A comparative study on pre-monsoon inherent bio-optical properties of estuarine and coastal waters of Cochin’. Shaju S.S., Usha Bhagirathan, Ragesh N., P. Muhamed Ashraf, Nishad Perur and B. Meenakumari. Poster presented at the International Symposium on Remote sensing & Fisheries held on 15th-17th February 2010 at Kochi. In book of Abstracts 184 p.

• ‘In-situ estimation of underwater light field during north east monsoon in Bay of Bengal’. P. Muhamed Ashraf, Shaju, S.S., Gayatri D., Usha Bhagirathan and B. Meenakumari. Poster presented at the International Symposium on Remote sensing & Fisheries held on 15th-17th February 2010 at Kochi. In book of Abstracts 184 p.

• ‘Application of the multivariate statistical oftware PRIMER in benthic impact assessment studies. Usha Bhagirathan, B. Meenakumari, Satyen Kumar Panda and V. R. Madhu. Presented at the National Conference on Interdisciplinary Realms of Statistics organized by the Dept. of Statistics, Sree Keralavarma college, Thrissur in association with Kerala Statistical Association held at Thrissur on 9th & 10th January 2015.

• Distribution and Biodiversity of Meiobenthos along Veraval coast, Gujarat. Usha Bhagirathan and B. Meenakumari.  UGC National seminar on Marine Ecosystem Health (MEH 2017) at Cochin University of science and Technology, 16-17 March 2017, (In Book of abstracts; MEH 2017 P-26, Page 113-114).

National Conference on Modern Trends in Zoological Research, 25th and 26th March  2014, St. Aloysius College, Elthuruthu, Thrissur

UGC National Seminar on ‘Biosciences in the Genomic era”,S.N. College, Cherthala, on July 2nd and 3rd, 2015

International seminar on Coastal Biodiversity Assessmnet (COBIA 2017) St.Gregorious College, Kottarakkara, 5th to 7th January 2017

Memberships: 

Life Member:1. Society of Fisheries Technologists of India (SOFTI),

                     2. Kerala Sasthra Sahitya Parishath,

                     3. Kerala Zoological Association of India,

                     4. NSS Karayogam, Chirakkal Desham

Email: 

Telephone: 

9388628080

Mobile: 

9895203130

Address: 

'Sivam', Kunduvara House, Kottapuram Road, Thrissur- 680 004.