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HomeScientific Staff Dr.V.Kripa


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Role:Principal Scientist & Head-in-Charge, FEMD
Focus of Research:
  • Ecosystem Services and Critical Habitats
  • Climate change and fisheries
  • Bivalve mariculture

Have taken a masters degree  in  Mariculture  from CMFRI in  1984 and joined CMFRI as a scientist in 1986 was posted in Molluscan Fisheries Division at Head quarters. Subsequently got a CSIR fellowship  in 1994.  Was shifted to  Mariculture Division in 2004. Have served at Calicut and Tuticorin RCs of CMFRI. Am currently heading the Fisheries Environment Management Division.  In bivalve mariculture, have contributed to refining several technical processes, its commercialization and women empowerment.  Have interests in evaluating the ecosystem services, reversing environment degradation and in blue carbon estimates and modeling its impacts. 

  • PhD  1998  Cochin University of Science & Technology
  • MSc  1984  Marine Biology, CUSAT
  • BSc  1982  Zoology, University of Kerala  
Current Research Projects
No Title Funded By
1 Pollution and Litter in the Coastal and Marine Ecosystem and their Impact CMFRI
2 Ecosystem process of critical marine habitats and development of protocols for restoration CMFRI
3 Sustainable molluscan mariculture practices CMFRI CMFRI
4 National Initiative in Climate Resilient Agriculture ICAR
5 Commercial viability of black pearl production in the A&N Islands and Conservation mariculture of ETP gastropods MoES
6 Eco-biological investigations on major pelagic fishes and ecological modeling of the epipelagic habitat off Kerala and Lakshadweep MoES
7 Towards developing models for prediction of recruitment success in major Indian marine fish stocks MoES
Awards & Recognitions:
  • 2002 - National - Rajya Bhasha Award- under non Hindi speaking category –from MoHA
  • 2007- International –Work on Gender mainstreaming in Fisheries -from Asian Fisheries Society-
  • 2011 TVR Pillay Aquaculture Award for outstanding aquaculture research and extension
  • 2012 and 2013 National Science Popularization awards - Vigyan Prasar Award  -for  two documentaries (oyster farming; ocean or plocean? respectively)
  • Member, Academic Council of Kerala University for Fisheries and Ocean Studies


Best 5 Publications:

1. Kripa, V and Surendranath, V G (2008) Social impact and women empowerment through mussel farming in Kerala, India. Development, 51 . pp. 199-204.
2. Kripa, V, Mohamed, K S,  Prema, D, Mohan, Anjana and Abhilash, K S (2014) Persistent occurrence of potential fishing zones in the southeastern Arabian Sea. Indian Journal of Geo-Marine Sciences, 43 (5). pp. 737-745.
3. Kripa, V, Abraham, K J, Libini, C L, Velayudhan, T S, Radhakrishnan, P, Mohamed, K S and Mohan Joseph, M (2008) Production of Designer Mabe Pearls in the Black-lipped Pearl Oyster, Pinctada margaritifera, and the Winged Pearl Oyster, Pteria penguin, from Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India. Journal of the World Aquaculture Society, 39 (1). pp. 131-137.
4. Mohamed, K S , Sathianandan, T V, Kripa, V and Zacharia, P U (2013) Puffer fish menace in Kerala: a case of decline in predatory control in the southeastern Arabian Sea. Current Science, 104 (4). pp. 426-429.
5. Jugnu, R and Kripa, V (2009) Effect of Chattonella marina [(Subrahmanyan)Hara et Chihara 1982] bloom on the coastal fishery resources along Kerala coast, India. Indian Journal of Marine Sciences, 38 (1). pp. 77-88.

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