Faculty Details

Dr. Priyalakshmi G

Associate Professor
Department : Zoology Qualification : M. Sc. (Zoology), Ph. D (Marine Biology), B.Ed Phone : 0484-2304164 Mobile : 9895104164 Email : priyalakshmig@yahoo.co.in Date of Birth : 26-05-1968 Date of Joining : 18-09-1995

Research

Publications

Research Publication:
Sl.No Publication Publication   Year
 1 International

G. Priyalakshmi and N. R. Menon, “Ecology of Interstitial Faunal Assemblage from the Beaches along the Coast of Kerala, India”, International Journal of Oceanography, HindawiPublishingCorporation, 2014, ArticleID284979, 9pages.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/284979

 2014
2

 G. Priyalakshmi , N. R. Menon & M. Antonio Todaro, A new species of pseudostomella (Gastrotricha; Macrodasyida; Thaumastodermatidae) from a sandy beach of Kerala, India, Zootaxa, Vol.1616 (2007): 61-68 (ISSN 1175-5326)

2007
 3 National

Priyalakshmi G & Menon N. R.,(2015) Composition and Biomass of Nematode fauna of selected beaches of Kerala, India., Bharata Mata Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies, vol.II,Issue II, pp: 66-81

2015
4

Priyalakshmi G & Menon N. R.,(2015) Identification of interstitial nematodes by traditional taxonomy: its challenges, Proceedings of the National Seminar-Integrating Taxonomy to DNA Barcoding, pp: 28-33

2015
5 G. Priyalakshmi and N. R. Menon, “Interstitial Polychaetes inhabiting the beaches of south-west coast of Kerala”. Proceedings of the National Seminar ‘Invertebrate Taxonomy – Current Trends and Future Prospects’, (2014):70-77(ISBN: 978-81-929844-0-7) 2014
6  Priyalakshmi G & Menon N. R.,(2014) “Impact of Tourism on the Meiofaunal density and diversity of Cherai Beach, Kerala, India”, Proceedings of the National Seminar-Emerging Trends in Biodiversity Studies. Pp: 69-82. ISBN 978-81-924940-1-2 2014
7

G. Priyalakshmi. “Changes in the meiofaunal structure of Cherai beach – Tourism induced or impact of climate change? Proceedings of the National Seminar ‘Climate Change Scenario: Threats and potential impacts on ecosystem, (2013): 78-89

2013
8.

G. Priyalakshmi and Radhika C.N., “Prevalence of Obesity and Chronic energy deficiency in a semi-urban population of Chittethukara”.  Proceedings of the International Conference on ‘Nutritional Medicine,

 Health and Wellness.  (2012):139-149 ( ISBN 978-81-924940-0-5)

2012
9 G. Priyalakshmi and N. R. Menon, Cherai Beach: A Haven of Taxonomic Diversity in Biodiversity and Taxonomy by Edited by: A. BijuKumar.copyright©2012, Narendra Publishing House, N. Delhi. 217-225. (ISBN 978-93-80428-94-9) 2012
10 G. Priyalakshmi and N. R. Menon, “Kerala- an abode of taxonomically challenging permanent meiofauna, Gastrotricha”, Journal of Marine Biological Association of India, Vol.54 (2). (2012): 61-64. 2012
11 G. Priyalakshmi and N. R. Menon, ‘Sediment transport and bioinvasion – possible impact of tsunami-Protodriloides chaetifer an example’, Journal of Marine Biological Association of India.  Vol.49, No.1( 2007): 86-88 (ISSN 0025-3146)      2007

Details of Workshops/ Conferences/ Seminars/ Symposia Attended/ Papers Presented / Talks Given:

Sl.
No
Title of the seminar/
conference etc.
Invited /
Contributed
/Partic-ipation
Venue/ Agency Dates Inter-national/ National/
Regional
Title of the Paper
1 “Integrating Taxonomy to DNA Barcoding” Contributed UGC

St. Xavier’s College, Aluva

11.09.2015 National Identification of Interstitial Nematodes by Traditional Taxonomy: its challenges
2 “Life Sciences-A Neorealistic Approach” Participated UGC

St. Xavier’s College, Aluva

05.02.2016 National
3 Workshop in connection with the syllabus revision of Zoology (U.G.) Programme Participated M.G.University Kottayam 24.02.2016 State level
4 “ Emerging Trends in Biodiversity Studies” Contributed UGC

St. Teresa’s College, Ernakulam

04.12.2015 & 05.12.2015 National Impact of Tourism on the meiofaunal density and diversity of Cherai Beach, Kerala
5 ‘Food, Environmental & Medical Toxicology’ Participated UGC

Cochin College, Kochi

29.08.2014 & 30.08.2014 National       ……
6 “Climate Change Scenario: Threats and potential impacts on ecosystem” Contributed UGC

Morning Star Home Science College, Angamaly

30.07.2013 & 31.07.2013 National “Changes in the meiofaunal structure of Cherai beach – Tourism induced or impact of climate change?”
7 “Invertebrate Taxonomy – Current Trends and Future Prospects” Contributed UGC

Nirmala College, Muvattupuzha

12.11.2013 & 13.11.2013 National “Interstitial Polychaetes inhabiting the beaches of south west coast of Kerala”
8 ‘Nutritional Medicine, Health and Wellness’, Contributed UGC

St. Teresa’s College, Ernakulam

07.06.2012

&

08.06.2012

 

International

‘Prevalence of Obesity and chronic energy deficiency in a semi-urban population of Chittethukara’
9 ‘Emerging Trends in

Biotechnology’

Participated CUSAT 01.09.2011 & 02.09.2011 National                        …
10 ‘Biodiversity at  Risk-an Indian Perspective’ Participated UGC

Bharata Mata College,Thrikkakara

28.09.2011 & 29.09.2011 National                        …
11 ‘Space Technology &India’ Participated Swadeshi Sasthra Prasthan

Bharata Mata College, Thrikkakara

09.12.2011 Regional                        …
12 ‘Conservation of Environment & Ecofriendly Management of Domestic Waste- a Sustainable Approach’ Participated UGC

Morning Star Home Science College,Angamaly

11.08.2010 & 12.08.2010 State level                         …
13 ‘Frontiers in Biotechnology’ Participated KVM College of Engineering & Information Technology, Cherthala 13.10.2010 National                          …
14 ‘Orientation Programme on Student Welfare Activities’ Participated Mahatma Gandhi University /

St. Teresa’s College, Ernakulam

10.11.2010 State level                          …
15 1st Indian Biodiversity Congress Contributed Chandrasekharan Nair Stadium,

Thiruvananthapuram

28-12-2010 & 30-12-2010 National Cherai Beach: A Haven of Taxonomic Diversity
16  ‘Impact of Climate Change on Aquatic ecosystems’ Participated  CUSAT 18.02.2010 & 19.02.2010 National                          …
17 ‘Restructured syllabi in course, credit & semester system’ for college teachers in Zoology Participated MG University

BaseliusCollege, Kottayam

23rd, 24th & 31st Aug, 2009 State level                          …
18 ‘Bioactive compounds from marine organisms’ Participated CUSAT 14.03.2008 & 15.03.2008. National         ……
19 ‘Marine biology – Advances & Prospects’ Participated CUSAT 10.11.2006 National     ……
20 ‘Introduction to the study of marine meiofauna’ Participated Annamalai University 24.07.2006 to 26.07.2006. National       ……
21 The Seventh Asia Pacific Marine Biotechnology Conference Participated NIO,Goa

 

Taj Residency, Kochi

2nd to 5th Nov, 2006 International       ……..
22 ‘Aquaculture, Environmental Studies and Laws’ Participated St Xavier’s College for Women, Aluva 24.02.1999& 25.02.1999 National        ……
23 ‘Women Empowerment’ Participated KCCHE (Kerala Centre for Christian Higher Education

St. Teresa’s College, Ernakulam

18.11.1995 State level     …….

International /National/ State – Level Workshops /Conference Organized:

Sl.No Title of the seminar/ conference etc. Funding Agency Venue/Agency Dates International/ National/ Regional
1 Training Workshop in “Molecular Biotechnology” UNIBIOSYS

Biotech Research Lab

Bharata Mata College,Thrikkakara 30.12.2014

&

31.12.2014

State level
2 ‘Biodiversity at risk-An Indian  Perspective’ UGC Bharata Mata College,Thrikkakara 28.09.2011

&

29.09.2011

State level

 

 

Research Projects:

Minor Projects:
Sl.No Title of the Project Funding Agency Amount Period Co-investigators
 

1.

‘Tourism induced changes in the meiofaunal diversity of Cherai Beach- a prominent tourist beach of Kerala.’ UGC 1,10,000/- 2011-13 NIL
2. Screening, Production and Industrial Applications of Laccase producing microbes from Mangrove Island of Valanthacaud, Kochi, Kerala UGC 3,50,000/- 2015-17 NIL

 

Courses attended for Professional Developments:

Sl.No Name of the Course Organizing institute Period
1. Refresher Course in Life Science CUSAT 02.05.2002 to 23.05.2002
2. Orientation Programme on ‘Value Based Education’ Academic Staff College, Thiruvananthapuram 13.02.2003 to 12.03.2003
3. Refresher course in ‘Life Science’ CUSAT 02.03.2009 to 23.03.2009
4. Refresher course in ‘Environmental Science’(interdisciplinary) Academic Staff College, Thiruvananthapuram 01.10.2012 to 22.10.2012

Experience

Positions held or holding if any:

Sl.No Position Year
1 Member of Zoological Society of Kerala.
2 Member of Marine Biological Association of India.
3 Member of the editorial board of ‘Bharata Mata Journal of  Multidisciplinary Studies’. 2014 onwards
4 ENCON club co-ordinator 2014 onwards
5 BMC Quiz club co-ordinator 2016
6 Zoology Association Staff advisor
7 Arts Club Advisor 2011-2013
8 College council member 2014-15
9 Executive member of Zoological Society of Kerala 2016-17
10 Question Paper setter of CUSAT, Ph D. DAT exam July, 2014 2014
11 QP setter of I Sem Zoology Core, Oct, 2014  and II semester Zoology Core, Feb-March, 2015 of St.Teresa’s College, (Autonomous) 2014;2015
12 Question paper setter of Maharaja’s College (Autonomous) for I B.Sc. zoology 2015-16
13 Reviewer of International Journal of Applied Science and Technology. Paper entitled ‘Monitoring and Evaluation of the Structure of Macrozoobenthos of Oran Coast, West Algeria 2014

 

Academics

Education

Sl. No Course Institution Period Rank or Grade
1. B. Sc (Zoology) St. Teresa’s Colllege, Ernakulam 1985-88 Distinction

III Rank

2. M. Sc. (Zoology) Maharaja’s College, Ernakulam 1989-91 Distinction

I Rank

3. B.Ed.(Natural Science) St. Joseph’s Training College, Ernakulam 1991-92 I Rank
4 Ph. D (Marine Biology) CUSAT 2009

Area of Specialization / Research Interests

AREA OF SPECIALIZATION / RESEARCH INTERESTS
Research in Marine Biology
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