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Dr.Indira Divipala

Tel: ; Cell: 9500182699
Focus of Research:
  • Crustacean fisheries
  • GIS based resource distribution mapping
  • Remote sensing assisted fishery resources forecasting

Done Masters in Fisheries Science from Department of Fishery Biology, College of Fisheries, Panangad, Kochi, Kerala. I joined for ARS service in 2011 (94th FOCAR at NAARM). I have been working as Scientist in Crustacean Fisheries Division at Madras Research Centre of CMFRI, Chennai since 2012. I am currently working on stock assessment of Crustacean resources. I am involved with the GIS based resource mapping and remote sensing assisted  marine resources forecasting. Also carried out survey on availability of pearl oyster along north Andhra Pradesh coast. I am particularly interested in fish biology and biodiversity.  

  • MFSc 2008 College of Fisheries, Panangad, Kochi, Kerala
  • BFSc 2005 College of Fisheries, Muthukur, Andhra Pradesh
Current Research Projects
No Title Funded By
1 Remote sensing assisted biodynamic forecasting paradigm for Indian marine fishery resources CMFRI
2 Development of Fishery Management Plans for sustaining Marine Fisheries of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry CMFRI
3 GIS based resource mapping of distribution and abundance of finfishes and shellfishes off Indian coast for suggesting operational based strategies for fisheries management CMFRI
4 Development of tissue culture technology for in vitro production of pearls from the black lip pearl oyster Pinctada margaritifera and the refinement of in vitro pearl formation in Pinctada fucata CMFRI
5 National Initiative on Climate Resilient Agriculture (NICRA)- Marine Fisheries ICAR
Awards & Recognitions:
  • 2009 ICAR SRF for PhD in CIFE.
  • 2008 ICAR Non JRF for PG in College of Fisheries, Panangad, Kochi, Kerala


Best 5 Publications:

1. Divipala, Indira and Thirumilu, P (2013) Unusual landing of the rare penaeid shrimp Metapenaeus lysianassa at Karaikkal, south-east coast of india. Marine Fisheries Information Service; Technical and Extension Series (215). pp. 32-33.
2. Divipala, Indira and Thirumilu, P (2013) Rare occurrence of two stomatopod species from Chennai coast. Marine Fisheries Information Service; Technical and Extension Series (215). p. 33.
3. Geetha, R and Divipala, Indira and Vinod, K and Kizhakudan, Shoba Joe and Manivasagam, M and Zacharia, P U (2013) Coastal vulnerability to climate change: A pilot study in Cuddalore district of Tamil Nadu. Marine Fisheries Information Service; Technical and Extension Series (217). pp. 42-45.
4. Divipala, Indira and Anna Mercy, T V and Nair, J Rajasekharan (2013) Reproductive biology of Chela fasciata Silas – an endemic ornamental barb of the of Western Ghats of India. Indian Journal of Fisheries, 60 (4). pp. 41-45.

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