Sreeja V.,
Research Scholar

I have born and brought up in Chavara Village in Kollam District. While pursuing my Post Graduation I got fascinated in research and teaching field. After completing my Msc degree I got the KSCSTE Fellowship for research in Taxonomy –Zoology. My research area is Taxonomy of Cephalopods, the most innovatively adapted invertebrates, representing phylum Mollusca. My Guide, Dr. A. Bijkumar’s scholarly guidance, helpful advices, valuable suggestions, delightful encouragement and consistent support helped me to complete my PhD and also select right path in my life. Along with my teaching profession I am actively participating in the biodiversity conservation activities (Convener, Bhoomithra Sena Club, Directorate of Environment and Climate Change, Govt. of Kerala).

Educational qualifications
Ph D (Aquatic Biology & Fisheries), University of Kerala 2014
MSc (Zoology), University of Kerala 2006

Research Interest
Taxonomy of cephalopods, ethology of octopus

Awards and Honors
Principal’s Award (N. S. S. College, Pandalam, Pathanamthitta), Second Rank in M.Sc Zoology (2006) University of Kerala, KSCSTE Research fellowship, Best Poster Awards, Discovery of new species of octopus (Cistopus platinoidus) from the Kerala coast, FLAIR member (New Initiatives in Higher Education, Government of Kerala).

Recent publications
1. V. Sreeja., A. Biju Kumar and Mark D. Norman (2015). First report of Cistopus taiwanicus liao and lu, 2009 (cephalopoda: octopodidae) from the indian coast. Journal of Aquatic Biology & Fisheries | Vol. 3 | 2015 | pp. 43-49 ISSN 2321–340X.

2. V. Sreeja., Mark D. Norman; A. Biju Kumar (2015).A new species of pouched octopus, Cistopus Gray, 1849 (Cephalopoda: Octopodidae) from the southwest coast of India Zootaxa 4058 (2): 244–256

(Full list in curriculum vitae)

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