Sirajudeen T.K.,
Research Scholar

Started loving fish and aquatic life since my under graduation in Industrial Fish & Fisheries from Calicut University. Since then several academic and civic acquaintances triggered my interest in aquatic systems especially fishes. Masters in Aquatic Biology & Fisheries from University of Kerala affirmed my strengths in the field. Later started research as marine fish taxonomist specialized on ornamental and reef associated fishes. With a passion in teaching serving as Teacher in subjects such as Aquaculture, Fisheries, Ecology, Fish Processing and Zoology. Also love to engage in awareness programmes and lectures about environmental and conservation issues.

Educational qualifications
Ph D (Aquatic Biology & Fisheries), University of Kerala

Research Interest
Fish Taxonomy, Aquatic Biodiversity, Aquarium fisheries and Aquaculture innovations.

Aquaculture, Fisheries, Ecology, Aquarium keeping, Fish Processing, Zoology and Biodiversity.

Awards and Fellowships
Second Rank in M. Sc. Aquatic Biology & Fisheries (University of Kerala); Research Fellowship of Kerala State Council for Science Technology & Environment (Govt. of Kerala); Two Best Paper Awards.

Recent publications
1. Sirajudheen T. K., Shyam.S. Salim., Bijukumar A. and Bindu Antony (2014). Problems and Prospects of Marine Ornamental fish trade in Kerala, India. Journal of Fisheries Economics and Development. Vol. XV, Number - 1.

2. Sirajudheen T. K. and A. Biju Kumar (2013). Diversity and abundance of marine ornamental fishes associated with trawl by-catch of northern Kerala, India. Published online in Journal of Basic and Applied Biology, ISSN 0973-8207. Vol. 7, No.3, 2013, pp. 173-176.

(Full list in curriculum vitae)

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