Reshmi R.,
Research Fellow

My interest in observing nature started at school vacations, when I used to go to my home village at Sasthamcotta. My dream to explore the life around was silently kept deep within as the schoolings were strict and time bounded. Spark to my wishes were lightened when I reached master’s degree were I was inspired by the most eminent teacher, a taxonomist, a scientist and above all a true inspiration to his students, Dr. A. Bijukumar. Finally, I was a researcher under his guidance and my area of research interest was in taxonomy and diversity studies of anomuran crabs (Decapoda: anomura). Now continuing small researches along with teaching which is my passion and profession.

Educational qualifications
PhD (Aquatic Biology & Fisheries), University of Kerala 2015
B.Ed., University of Kerala 2008
M.Sc. in Zoology, University of Kerala 2007

Research Interest
Taxonomy (Crustacean), Biodiversity documentation and ecology

Biodiversity, taxonomy and systematics, ornamental fisheries, environmental science.

Recent publications
1. Komai, T., Reshmi, R., Rahayu, D.L. & A. Biju Kumar (2019). Redescription of the little known hermit crab, Clibanarius clibanarius (Herbst, 1791) (Decapoda: Anomura: Diogenidae), based on material from southern India and type material. Zootaxa, (3): 372–384 (International).

2. Reshmi, R., Aneesha, A.B., Robert, P., Suvarna Devi, S & A. Biju Kumar (2017). First report of sand crabs Albunea occulta boyko, 2002 and A. Symmysta (linnaeus, 1758) (Crustacea: Anomura: Albuneidae), from southwest coast of india. Journal of Aquatic Biology & Fisheries, (5): 1-4.

(Full list in curriculum vitae)

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