Subir Mandal



Dr. Subir Kumar Mandal is a scientist working onMarine Coastal Ecology and Climate Change. He has passed out post graduate degree in Marine Sciences from the University of Calcutta, Kolkata and awarded Ph. D. degree in the same subject area from the Bhavnagar University, Bhavnagar, Gujarat. He spent much of his research carrier in Marine Environmental Pollution research and developed his skills in identifying marine microalgae (phytoplankton) and the impact of marine pollution on their diversity. During his doctoral work, he carried out environmental impact studies on Marine Phytoplankton due to ship scrapping activities at Alang. He was awarded “Monbukagakusho Fellowship” by Japanese Government and worked at Tokyo University of Marine Science and Marine Science and Technology, Tokyo. There, he worked on bioremediation of As3+ and As5+ using marine cyanobacteria. During his post-doctoral, he worked on validation program of a newly developed bench top FRRF (Fast Rate Repetitive Fluorescence) to detect anoxigenic photosynthesis. After joining CSIR-CSMCRI as Junior Scientist, he started working on identifying Harmful Algal Bloom forming organisms using satellite data. He has different collaborative project with Space Application Centre (ISRO) at Ahmedabad. Currently, he is handling two other projects. Out of which, one is Marine biogeochemical cycles and Climate Change and the other one is finding potentials of marine living resources.


Area of Interest

To work on Marine Environmental Pollution as well as Climate Change and their impact on Marine Coastal Ecology, Marine Macro algae Aquaculture andHarmful Algal Blooms (HABs). Another interesting field of my current research work is bio-prospects of marine micro algae.

top publication

1. 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.
2. 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
3. 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.
4. Devang Upadhyaya, Mayur D Survaiya, Shaik Basha, Subir K Mandal, R B Thorat, Soumya Haldar, Sangita Goel, Himal Dave, Krushnakant Baxi, Rohit H Trivedi, Kalpana H Mody (2013) Occurrence and distribution of selected heavy metals and boron in groundwater of the Gulf of Khambhat region, Gujarat, India. Environmental Science and Pollution Research. 21(5):3880-90 DOI: 10.1007/s11356-013-2376-4.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. 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.
9. 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.
10. A.B. De and S. K. Mandal. (2002). Record of a fatal oomycotic disease of the freshwater fish Anabas cobojius in India caused by Aplanes braunii. Mycopathologia, vol. 156: 183-186.
11. A. Tewari., H. V. Joshi., R. H. Trivedi., C. Raghunathan, Y. Khambhaty., O. S. Kotiwar and S. K. Mandal. (2001) The effect of ship-scrapping Industry and its associated wastes on the biomass production and biodiversity of Biota in insitu condition. Marine Pollution Bulletin, Vol.42, No. 6, pp. 462-469.
12. S. K. Mandal and A. B. De. (2001). A fatal oomycotic disease of the freshwater fish Aplocheilus panchux in India caused by Aphanomyces laevis. Mycopathologia, Vol.154: 21-24.