Zoology Department

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Dr Divya PS

divyanu111@gmail.com
+91 9947008647

Designation

  • Assistant professor

Department

  • Department of ZOOLOGY

Edu. Qualifications

  • Msc
  • Phd

Areas of Interest/Specialization

Courses/subject Taught

  • Ethology
  • biotechnology
  • Environmental microbiology.

Field of Research

  • Aquatic biology

Experience

  • 3 years’ experience as assistant professor (Contract) in Zoology department in St: Stephans college, Pathanapuram affiliated to Kerala University.
  • 8 years’ experience as research scholar in Department of Aquatic biology, University of Kerala.

Papers Published

  • Stress response of biomolecules (protein, lipids, carbohydrates and Glycogen) in a fresh water fish Rasbora dandia exposed to perchlorate, Journal of Aquatic biology and fisheries, 2016:4(64-71). ISSN: 2321-340X
  • Spatio-temporal distribution of perchlorate and its toxicity in hydrilla verticellata, Elsevier, Journal of Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 2017: 144(490-497).
  • Assessment of perchlorate induced acute toxicity study in Rasbora dandia. Journal of science and research (IJSR) 7(12) 765-768.
  • A preliminary study of species diversity and community structure of avian fauna of karingali wetlands – kerala, Res.Environ Lif.sci:2019:12(2)52-56.
  • Impact of perchlorate on a freshwater fish Rasbora dandia- hormonal, and biometric study Mukt Shabd Journal, Volume IX, Issue IV, 2020, ISSN NO: 2347-3150
  • Stress response of an aquatic plant hydrilla verticellata to perchlorate (rocket fuel):  Journal of Information and computational Science: 2020: 10(2)1275-1282, ISSN 1548-7741.
  • Histological changes observed in liver of a fish Rasbora dandia exposed to perchlorate. Journal of Information and computational Science: 2020: 10(3)1275-1282, ISSN 1548-7741.
  • A rewiew of perchlorate toxicity in flora and fauna.  Journal of Xidian University Volume 14, Issue   3, 2020, ISSN NO: 1001-2400.
  • Perchlorate induced antioxidant enzymatic activity in a fish Rasbora dandia.  Journal of Xidian University: Volume 14, Issue 3, 2020, ISSN NO: 1001-2400.
  • Perchlorate contamination in aquatic environment: Overview and Update, Journal of Aquatic biology and fisheries, 2020:  ISSN: 2321-340X.

Papers Presented

  • Stress response of Aquatic Plants (Hydrilla verticellata) to Perchlorate (Rocket fuel), International Symposium on Photochemistry & Dr,A.Hisham Endowment award Ceremony. Kerala academy of Science (KAS) Kerala Science and Technology Musium, Trivandrum. dtd 25th, April,2015.
  • Perchlorate (Rocket fuel) contamination and associated Ecotoxicological risk on flora and Fauna in a community pond.  National Multi-Disciplinary Annual Research Conference (MARC).  Internal Quality assurance Cell & Various Schools, University of Kerala, University of Kerala, Trivandrum, dtd 15th   to 18th, December,2015.
  • Perchlorate contamination report in kerala. Recent trends In Bioremediation Protocols In Wetlands with Special Reference To Wet Lands of South India. Post Graduate and Research Department Of Zoology. NSS College, Pandalam, Pathanamthitta, Kerala, dtd    26th to 28th, February ,2019.
  • Eco toxicology studies in a rocket fuel contaminated community pond. International Conference on Air Pollution and Monitoring. School of Environmental Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University. Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, dtd  9th  to 11th ,  March2019
  • Perchlorate Contamination in Aquatic Environment: Overview and Update. Rivers for Future. Department of Aquatic Biology and Fisheries, CISSA, WWF- Kerala University of Kerala, 5th to 7th, March2020.

Seminars/Conferences Attended.

  • Kerala Environment Congress, Centre For Environment and Development Trivandrum, dtd  8th to 10th , May,2007.
  • National Conference on Aquatic Microbiology: status, Challenges and Opportunities. Department of Aquatic Biology & Fisheries, University of Kerala, Trivandrum, dtd   24th to 25th, April,2008
  • International Conference on Ecosystem conservation, Climate Change and Sustainable Development Directorate of Environment & Climate change, Department of Aquatic Biology & Fisheries, University of Kerala, Trivandrum, dtd      3th to 5th, October,2013.
  • International Seminar on SVASH, Swami Vivekananda association of science and Humanities, Vivekananda Cultural Institute, Trivandrum, dtd   26th April,2014.
  • 27th Kerala Science Congress, Kerala state council for science and Technology (KSCSTE), Alappuzha, dtd  27th to 29th ,January,2015.
  • Seminar on Challenges of coastal governance in Kerala. Department of Aquatic Biology & Fisheries.
  • Kerala state council for science and Technology. Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi.  Department of Botany, University of Kerala, Trivandrum, dtd   4th, December,2015
  • International Conference  on aquatic Exotic: Trends, challenges and policies. Department of Aquatic Biology & Fisheries. University of Kerala, Trivandrum, dtd 28th to 30th, March ,2016.
  • Webinar on Respiratory Viruses, Virus Receptors and Virus Infection Augmented Bacterial Receptors and Secondary Bacterial Infection, IQAC in association with Department of Botany. Fatima Mata National College (Autonomous) Kollam, Kerala, India   27 May 2020.
  • Emerging Epidemic Diseases and Drug Repositioning – A way for Identifying Immediate Solution, IQAC in association with Department of Zoology, Fatima Mata National College (Autonomous) Kollam, Kerala, India 25 May 2020.
  • World Oceans Day Celebration -2020 Online Quiz Series, Earth science and technology cell, Ministry of earth science. Satyabhama institute of science and technology June 8,2020.
  • ENCOV 2020”, ‘Nature, Environment and COVID-19 19 in the present scenario’ post graduate Department of Zoology in collaboration with IQAC and Health Club, Christian College, Chengannur 10th July 2020.
  • Online Science leadership workshop, Science academies Central university of Punjab, Bathinda India 22-28 June 2020
  • RBCDSAI’s International Summit on Data Science and AI Robert bosch center for data science and artificial intelligence. Indian Institute of Technology Madras 18 –20 June 2020.

Workshops/Trainings Attended

  • Training in ornamental fisheries, Matsyafed Pathanamthitta on  dtd 13th to 14th Nov. 2003.
  • Colloquium on Nano scale Science and Arthropod Bioresources, Centre for Arthropod Bioresources and Biotechnology, Department of Zoology, University of Kerala, Trivandrum, dtd     18th to 19th, Dec,2006.
  • National workshop on Research Methodology with special reference to constitutional law and human rights, Centre for Human Rights and Social Justice, Department of Law, University of Kerala, Trivandrum, dtd  26th to 27th ,April,2007
  • Workshop on Fisheries Data Analysis Using R Statistical package, Department of Aquatic Biology & Fisheries. Central University Facility, DST-PURSE program, University of Kerala, Trivandrum, dtd   21th to 23th, April,2014.
  • Workshop on Research Methodology Kerala University Research Students union & Internal Quality assurance Cell, University of Kerala, Trivandrum, dtd 29th   to 30th, May ,2015.
  • Workshop on Marine Biodiversity, Survey, Monitoring and DNA Bar-coding methods. Department of Aquatic Biology & Fisheries. Kerala state Higher education Council University of Kerala, Trivandrum, dtd  29th  ,November  ,2016.

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