Dr.Rekha J. NairTel: 0484-2347976; Cell:
- Fish Taxonomy
- Fishery biology of selected demersal groups.
- Stock assessment and fisheries management
With a Masters in Mariculture and PhD in Flatfish taxonomy, I joined CMFRI in 1996 and started work on the biology and taxonomy of different groups of demersal fishes. I am currently working on groupers, snappers, rays and flatfishes as well as climate change and its effect on marine fish in CMFRI. I have worked on the reef fish distribution along the Indian coasts and presently working on the database of reef fishes of India. My interests include marine fish taxonomy, fishery biology and stock assessment.
- PhD 2012 Zoology, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala
- MSc 1993 Mariculture, Cochin University of Science and Technology
- BSc 1991 Zoology, University of Kerala
|1||Development of Fishery Management Plans for sustaining Marine Fisheries of Kerala and Lakshadweep||CMFRI|
|2||Assessment of the elasmobranch resources in the Indian seas||CMFRI|
|3||Resources Assessment & Barcoding of Elasmobranchs||MoES|
|4||National Initiative on Climate Resilient Agriculture||ICAR|
- Commission Member, Species Specialist Group on Groupers (IUCN) for the period 2013-17
- Won best paper in the Climate Change Session for the paper” Distributional shift of pelagics Indian oil sardine and Indian mackeral towards Northern Indian Ocean: a climate change induced scenario?” at 2nd International Conference on Ecosystem Conservation and Sustainable Development (ECOCASD), 3 to 5 October 2013, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
- Associate Secretary, Marine Biological Association of India, Kochi
- Best Research Paper in Akhil Bharatiya Hindhithar Bashi Vishesh Sthan.
1. Rekha J Nair and A Gopalakrishnan. 2014. A Review on the Fisheries, Taxonomy, and Status of the Flatfishes in Tropical Waters. Reviews in Fisheries Science & Aquaculture, 22(2):1–9, 2014.
2. Nair, Rekha J, Dinesh Kumar,S and Kuriakose, Somy (2014). Midnight Snapper Macolor macularis (Perciformes: Lutjanidae)—a new record of snapper from Indian waters. Marine Biodiversity Records, 7 (e32). pp. 1-4.
3. Rekha J. Nair. 2007. Flatfish Fishery off Cochin and some aspects of the biology and stock of Malabar sole Cynoglossus macrostomus. Indian Journal of Fisheries, 54 (1): 45-49.
4. E. Vivekanandan, K.S Mohamed, S. Kuriakose, T.V Sathianandan, U. Ganga, S. Lakshmi Pillai and Rekha J. Nair. 2009. Status of marine fish stock assessment in India and development of a sustainability index in The 2nd Workshop on the Assessment of Fishery Stock Status in the South and Southeast Asia, 5 – 9 October 2009. Jasmine City Hotel, Bangkok.
5. CD on Fish Database on a MS Access platform was published in 2007 which has a searchable database of all fishes in the National Marine Biodiversity Repository of CMFRI.
- Google Scholar http://scholar.google.co.in/citations?user=nuv5U_AAAAAJ
- ResearchGate - https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Rekha_Nair6?ev=hdr_xprf