Dr. P.Krishnan

MFSc., MBA., PhD.,PG Dip. in Environmental Law (NLSUI)

Contact Address

NAARM, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad-500 030. Phone (Office):

Email Address: krishnanars@naarm.org.in; krishnanars@yahoo.com

Curriculum Vitae

Work Experience

Dr. P. Krishnan served as Scientist at ICAR-Central Island Agricultural Research Institute, Port Blair for ten years since 2003. He served as Scientist E and Project Lead in the Coastal and Marine Resources Conservation Division at National Centre for Sustainable Coastal Management, Chennai during 2013-16 on deputation. He has undertaken research studies on diverse aspects viz., coastal bio-resource conservation, fisheries resource management, aquatic environment and health management, conservation planning and policy, ITK, etc. He has been serving as Principal Scientist (Agricultural Research Management), NAARM since Oct 2016.

Recognitions and Honours

2014    Fakhrudhin Ali Ahmed Award from ICAR, New Delhi

2013    Best Scientist Award from ICAR-CIARI, Port Blair

2011    Rajendra Prasad Puraskar from ICAR, New Delhi

2011    Dr. Karunasagar Best PG Thesis Award from Professional Fisheries Graduates Forum, Mumbai

2010    Best Young Scientist Award from Hiralal Chaudhari Foundation, CIFE, Mumbai

2008    Young Scientist Award from Asian Fisheries Forum (Indian Br.), Kolkata

1998    Prof. Rangaswamy’s Prize (Gold Medal) from TANUVAS, Chennai

1995    TANUVAS University Medal from TANUVAS, Chennai

Areas of Interest:

Research Management, Agricultural Law and Policy, Science-based Conservation Planning of Natural Resources, Coastal Zone Management, Fisheries Resource Management, Vulnerability Assessment

Select Publications (2011-16)

Policy Briefs/Documents

Ramesh, R., Krishnan, P., Purvaja, R., Senthil Vel, A., Vivekanandan, E., Soundararajan, R., Shesdev- Patro., Sreeraj, C.R., Abhilash, K.R., 2016. Sustainable Fisheries Development Plan for Lakshadweep Islands. National Centre for Sustainable Coastal Management, MoEFCC, Chennai. p88.

Ramesh, R., Purvaja, R., Krishnan, P., Senthil Vel, A., Venkataraman, K., Deepak Samuel, V., Sreeraj, C.R., Abhilash, K.R., Robin, S. 2016. Conservation Management Plan for Lakshadweep islands. National Centre for Sustainable Coastal Management, MoEFCC, Chennai. p95.

Ramesh, R., Krishnan, P., Purvaja, R., Senthil Vel, A., Srinivasalu, S., Ananthan, P.S., 2016. Critically Vulnerable Coastal Areas – A Framework for Conservation involving Community (Malvan, Maharashtra), National Centre for Sustainable Coastal Management, MoEFCC, Chennai. p8.

Ramesh, R., Krishnan, P., Purvaja, R., Senthil Vel, A., Srinivasalu, S., 2016. Critically Vulnerable Coastal Areas – A Framework for Conservation involving Community (Gulf of Mannar, Tamil Nadu), National Centre for Sustainable Coastal Management, MoEFCC, Chennai. p8.

Ramesh, R., Krishnan, P., Purvaja, R., Senthil Vel, A., Ananthan, P.S., 2016. Critically Vulnerable Coastal Areas – A Framework for Conservation involving Community (Achra Rathnagiri, Maharashtra), National Centre for Sustainable Coastal Management, MoEFCC, Chennai. p8.

Ramesh, R., Krishnan, P., Purvaja, R., Senthil Vel, A., Bhatta, R.C 2016. Critically Vulnerable Coastal Areas – A Framework for Conservation involving Community (Kndapur, Karnataka), National Centre for Sustainable Coastal Management, MoEFCC, Chennai. p8.

Research Papers

Deepak Samuel, V., Sreeraj, C. R., Krishnan, P., Parthiban, C., Sekar, V., Chamundeeswari, K., Titus Immanuel, Shesdev, P., Purvaja, R. and Ramesh, R. 2016. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 8(7): 8977-8988.

Chandra Shekar, M., Arularasan, S., Galiba Uz Zaman, Krishnan, P. and Suresh, E. 2016. Genetic diversity in natural populations of neogastropod, Babylonia zeylanica (Bruguiere, 1739) along Tamilnadu, southeast coast of India: A molecular approach through microsatellite markers. Indian Journal of Geo-Marine Sciences. 45(4): 603-612.

Lavina-Vincent, C., Supriya Duttta, Gaurav Banerjee, Saravanan, R., Sachithanandam, V. and Krishnan, P. 2016. A molecular analysis of selected marine fishes from the southwest coast of India for species delineation. Marine Biodiversity. DOI 10.1007/s12526-016-0495-0.

Shesdev, P., Krishnan, P., Gopi, M., Raja, S., Sreeraj, C.R., Purvaja, R. and Ramesh, R. 2015. Snowflake coral, Carijoa riisei from Grand Island, Goa: a case of invasion of an alien species or re-establishment of a native species? Current Science, 109(6): 1028-1030.

Ravikumar, T., Krishnan, P., Nagesh Ram, Kiruba Sankar, R., Dam Roy, et al., 2015. Hodi, a traditional craft of Nicobari tribe. Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge, 1 (1): 161-168.

Ravikumar, T., Nagesh-Ram, Dam-Roy, S., Krishnan, P., et al., 2015. Traditional usages of ichthyotoxic plant Barringtonia asiatica (L.) Kurz. by the Nicobari tribes J. of Marine & Island Cultures, (4): 76–80.

Prabukumar, S., Kamal Sarma, Grinson George, Krishnan, P., Dam Roy, S., Kiruba Sankar, R., 2015. Impact of Coastal pollution on microbial and mineral profile of edible oyster (Crassostrea rivularis) in the coastal waters of Andaman. Bull Environ Contam Toxicol. 95(5):599-605.

Goutham-Bharathi, M.P., Dam-Roy, S., Krishnan, P., et al., 2014. Species diversity and distribution of mangroves in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India. Botanica Marina, 57(6): 421–432.

Grinson-George, Sarma, K., Goutham Bharathi, M.P., Kaliyamoorthy, M., Krishnan, P. and Kirubasankar, R. 2014. Efficacy of different modes in disseminating Potential Fishing Zone (PFZ) forecasts: a case study from Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Ind J. Fisheries, 61(1): 84-87.

Anand, A., Krishnan, P., Grinson George, Goutham Bharathi, M.P. Kaliyamoorthy, M., Hareef Baba Shaeb, K., Suryavanshi, A.S., Srinivasa Kumar, T. and Joshi, A.K. 2014. Influence of mesoscale eddies on commercial fishery in the coastal waters of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India. International Journal of Remote Sensing. 35(17): 6418–6443.

Subhash Chand, Krishnan, P. and Sethi, S.N. 2013. Economic impact assessment of rehabilitation Schemes of Tsunami Affected Farmers of Bay Islands in India. Indian Research Journal of Extension Education. 13(1).

Subhash Chand, Srivastava, R.C., Krishnan, P. and Dam Roy, S. 2013. Valuation of mangrove services of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India. Basic Research Journal of Agricultural Science and Review. 26(6).

Badhai, J., Kumari, P., Krishnan, P., Ramamurthy, T., and Das, S.K. 2013. Presence of SXT integrating conjugative element in marine bacteria isolated from the mucus of the coral Fungia echinata from Andaman Sea. FEMS Microbiology Letters, 338(2):118-23.

Kamal Sarma, Anand Kumar, A., Grinson George, Krishnan, P., Prabakaran, K. Dam Roy, S., Srivastava, R.C. 2013. Impact of coastal pollution on biological, biochemical and nutritional status of edible oyster in Phoenix Bay Jetty and North Wandoor of Andaman.  Indian Journal of Animal Sciences, 83(3): 89–95.

Kamal-Sarma, Prabakaran, K., Krishnan, P., Grinson-George, Anand Kumar, A. 2013. Response of a freshwater air-breathing fish, Clarias batrachus to salinity stress: an experimental case for their farming in brackishwater areas in Andaman, India. Aquacult. International, 22: 183-196.

Balakrishnan, M., Grinson-George, Krishnan, P., et al., 2013. Interactive digital database on coral biodiversity of Andaman – an ICT initiative to digitize and manage an ecologically sensitive resource due to climate change. Journal of Agrometeorology, 15(1):1-4.

Grinson-George, Krishnan, P., Dam-Roy, S., Sarma, K., Goutham Bharathi, M.P. Kaliyamoorthy, M., Krishnamoorthy, V. and Srinivasa Kumar, T.  2013. Validation of Potential Fishing Zone (PFZ) forecasts from Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Fishery Technology, 50: 208-212.

Zamir-Ahmed, S.K., Ravikumar, T., Krishnan, P., and Jeyakumar, S. 2013. Traditional fishing crafts and gears used by the Nicobari tribes in Car Nicobar. Ind. J. Trad. Knowledge, 12(1): 144-148.

Gireesh-Babu, P., Nilambari Pawar, Krishnan, P., Pavan Kumar, A., Zaidi, S.G.S., Deepa-Bhartiya, Neeraj-Kumar, Sridhar-Sivasubbu, Rajendran, K.V. and Aparna-Chaudhari. 2012. Functional characterization of the zebrafish gadd45α b gene promoter and its application as a biosensor. Current Science. 103(4).

Krishnan, P., Grinson-George, Vikas, N., Titus-Immanuel, Goutham-Bharathi, M.B., Anand, A., Vinod Kumar, K. and Senthil Kumar, S. 2012. Tropical storm off Myanmar coast sweeps reefs in Ritchie’s Archipelago, Andaman. Environ. Monitoring & Assessment, 185(6): 5327-5334.

Krishnan, P., Giresh Babu, Neeraj Kumar, Deepa Bhartiya. and Aparna Chaudhari. 2012. Design and comparative evaluation of antisense and long hairpin RNA expression constructs in vitro. Journal of Inland Fisheries Society of India. 44(1): 30-36.

Krishnan, P., Dam Roy, S., Grinson George, Srivastava, R.C., Anand, A., Murugesan, S., Kaliyamoorthy, M., Vikas, N. and Soundararajan, R. 2011. Elevated sea surface temperature during May 2010 induces mass bleaching of corals in the Andaman, Current Science, 100(1): 111-117

Grinson-George, Krishnan, P., Sarma, K., Kirubasankar, R., Gouthm Bharathi, M.P., Kaliyamoorthy, M., Krishnamoorthy, V. and Srinivasa Kumar, T. 2011.  Integrated Potential fishing Zone (IPFZ) forecasts: a promising Information and Communication Technology tool for promotion of green fishing in the islands. Ind. J. Agricult. Econ. 66(3):  513-519.

Sathish-Kumar., Krishnan, P., Makesh, M., Aparna Chaudhari, Purushothaman, C.S. and Rajendran, K.V. 2011. Natural host-range, experimental transmission and real-time PCR-based quantification of Laem-Singh virus (LSNV). Diseases of Aquatic Organisms. 96: 21-27.

Sethi, S.N., Mahendran, V., Nivas, K., Krishnan, P., Dam Roy, S., Nagesh-Ram., and Sethi, S. 2011.  Detection of white spot syndrome virus (WSSV) in brood stock of tiger shrimps, Penaeus monodon and other crustaceans of Andaman waters.