Dr. Subir Kumar Mandal

Dr. Subir Kumar Mandal

Senior Scientist

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Dr. Subir Kumar Mandal

Senior Scientist


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Research publications (Top ten /latest)

  1. Ganesh Temkar and Subir Kumar Mandal (2017). New record of Rhizosolenia cochlea (Brun, 1891) and Rhizosolenia bergonii (Peragallo, 1892) from the Palk Bay, southeast coast, India. Indian Journal of Geo Marine Sciences, 46 (11), 2201-2206.
  2. V. Veeragurunathan, Kamlesh Prasad, Nripat Singh,  J. Malarvizhi, Subir Kumar Mandal and Vaibhav A. Mantri (2016). Growth and biochemical characterization of green and red strains of the tropical agarophytes Gracilaria debilis and Gracilaria edulis (Gracilariaceae, Rhodophyta). Journal of Applied Phycology, DOI 10.1007/s10811-016-0898-0
  3. Subir Kumar Mandal*, Vipul R. Patel, Ganesh Temkar, Basil M. George & Mini Raman (2015) Bio-optic characterization of Discosphaera tubifer bloom occurs in an overcrowded fishing harbour at Veraval, India. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 187:1-16 DOI 10.1007/s10661-015-4798-6.
  4. Subir Kumar Mandal*, G. Ajay, N. Monisha, J. Malarvizhi, Ganesh Temkar & Vaibhav A. Mantri (2015) Differential response of varying temperature and salinity regimes on nutrient uptake of drifting fragments of Kappaphycus alvarezii: implication on survival and growth. Journal of Applied Phycology,  27:1571-1581 DOI 10.1007/s10811-014-0469-1
  5. Haldar, S. Mandal, S. K*., R. B. Thorat, Goel, S. Baxi, K. D., Parmer, N. P. Patel, V., Basha, S., and K. H. Mody (2014). Water pollution of Sabarmati River—a Harbinger to potential Disaster. Environ Monit Assess (2014) 186:2231–2242. DOI 10.1007/s10661-013-3532-5.
  6. Subir Kumar mandal*, Ravindra Pal Singh, Vipul Patel (2011). Isolation and Characterization of Exopolysaccharide secreted by a Toxic Dinoflagellate, Amphidinium carterae Hulburt 1957 and its Probable Role in harmful Algal Blooms (HABs). Microbial Ecology, 62, 518-527.
  7. Tushar J Trivedi, K. Srinivasa Rao, Tejwant Singh, Subir Kumar Mandal, Narottom Sutradhar, Asit Baran Panda and Arvind Kumar* (2011). Task-specific, Biodegradable Amino Acid Ionic Liquid Surfactants. Chem Sus Chem. 4, 604-608.
  8. Subir Kumar Mandal*, Vaibhav A. Mantri, Soumya  Haldar, Karuppanan Eswaran and Meenakshisundaram  Ganesan (2010). Invasion potential of Kappaphycus alvarezii on corals at Krusadai Island, Gulf of Mannar, India. Algae, 25 (4) 205-216.
  9. Subir Kumar Mandal*, Hemantkumar Vithaldas Joshi, Devabratta Chandrashanker Bhatt, Bhavanath Jha and Takashi Ishimaru (2006) Experiences with Some Toxic and Relatively Accessible Heavy Metals on the Survival and Biomass Production of Amphora costata W. Smith. Algae Volume 21(4): 471-477.
  10. A. Tewari, H. V. Joshi., R. H. Trivedi., V. G. Sravankumar., O. S. Kotiwar and S. K. Mandal (2004)   Physio-chemical nature of highly turbid sea water and its effect on biomass production and species diversity of phytoplankton. Seaweed Research and Utilization, vol: 26 special issue : 111-119.

Professional recognition/Awards/prize/fellowships

  1. Japan Government Fellowship 2005 (Monbukagakusho: MEXT).
  2. UGC-CSIR (Govt. of India) Net Exam Dec 2002 for Lectureship in Life Sciences.
  3. CSIR-Senior Research Fellowship award from May 2001- May 2004 by Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), New Delhi, India.

Members of scientific societies

  1. Life member of the Marine Biological association of India.
  2. Life Member of Indian Science Congress.

Research project handled

  1. “Pigment Biomarkers and Spectral Fingerprints of mono-specific algae for development of detection algorithms of algal blooms from remote sensing data” funded by Space Application Centre (SAC), Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO). (2010-2013). Rs.27,60,000/-
  2. “Modeling of Bio-Geo-Chemical Cycles in Coastal Oceans” Funded by Space Application Centre (SAC), Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO). (2013-2018). Rs.35,60,000/-
  3. “Ocean Science Towards Forecasting Indian Marine Living Resource Potential” funded by Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), New Delhi. Duration (2013-18). Rs. 35,40,000/-

Dissertations guided PhD No-Two number of students registered under AcSIR MSc No-One student completed

Books/ Book chapters (Best five/latest five)

  1. S. K. Mandal., and H. V. Joshi., (2004) "Impact of ship-breaking activities on the coastal seawater at Alang, Gulf of Cambay, Gujarat India. In: the proceeding of the National Seminar on Pollution in Urban Industrial Environment (NSPUIE-2004) organized by Regional Research Laboratory (CSIR), Bhuvaneshwar and Institute of Ecotoxicology and Environmental Science, Kolkata 2004.


  1. A single author National level patent filed on “A Device For Layer wise Surface Liquid Sample Collection”. Patent File Number 201611029036 dated 26 August 2016.

 Poster presentation (best five/latest five)

  1. Oyeku Gideon, Murali Krishna P, Mini Raman and Subir Kumar Mandal* (2018). “Detecting Micro-organisms in the Ocean using BIG EYE” won the Best Poster Presentation Award in a National Conference on “Gujarat Science Congress”, organised by CSIR-CSMCRI, G. B. Marg, Bhavnagar and M. K. Bhavnagar University, Bhavnagar on 4 & 5 February 2018.
  2. Subir Kumar Mandal*, Veeragurunathan V and M.Ganesan (2017): “Present status of the Kappaphycus alvarezii in Indian scenario” won the Best Poster Presentation Award in a National Conference on “Invasive Alien Species in India”, which was organized by Government of India, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Zoological Survey of India and Botanical Survey of India on 14 & 15 December 2017.
  3. Ganesh Temkar, Subir Kumar Mandal*, N. Monisha, J. Malarvizi, G. Ajay, R. Jenifer (2014) Dominance of Rhizosolenia: Does Kappaphycus play any role?” won the Dr. Reghuswami Memorial Award in MECOS2 (Marine Ecosystem Challenges: and Opportunities 2014) organised by Marine Biological Association of India at Kochi during 2-5 Dec 2014.
  4. Ganesh Temkar and Subir Kumar Mandal* (2014). Seasonal occurrences and Species distribution of Rhizosolenia Brightwell 1858 in South Palk bay region, Tamil Nadu, India” poster presented won the Best Poster Presentation Award in a National Seminar on “Algae for sustainable Agricultural production” organised by Department of seed science & Technology and Department of agricultural microbiology, Agricultural College and Research Institute, Madurai-625104, Tamil Nadu in collaboration with Seaweed Research and Utilisation on 29 & 30 Sept 2014.
  5. S. K. Mandal* and Vipul R. Patel (2013). Diatoms may thrive over dinoflagellate due to climate change-mediated shift in tropical region. “International workshop on Ocean Acidification: Consequences for Marine Ecosystems” organised by Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Kolkata, Mohanpur campus, PO: Krisi Viswavidyalaya, Mohanpur-741252, Nadia, West Bengal.

Marine Phytoplankton, Harmful Algal Bloom and Environmental studies in relation to Alagal cultivation

Marine Ecology and Marine Environmental Studies