NCAOR Staff - Dr. Bhaskar Parli Venkateswaran

Dr. Bhaskar Parli Venkateswaran

Scientist E
Department Name : Biological Oceanography
Desk No : +91-832-2525676

Field Of Specilization : Microbial processes, Carbon biogeochemistry & Food-web dynamics, Microbial extracellular polymers
Current Research Activities : Microbial dynamics and carbon flux in Indian Ocean sector of Southern Ocean Bacterial-phytoplankton interactions in fjord system

Academic Record

1998-2004: Ph.D. (Microbiology), Goa University, Goa, India.

1992-1994: M.Sc. (Microbiology), Bhavnagar University, Gujarat, India.



2006        JSPS Fellowship, by the Japanese Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS),   Japan

2000        DAAD Fellowship by German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Germany. 

Research Area

  • Carbon flux studies: Sediment trap based carbon flux measurements.
  • Microbial processes: Carbon uptake rates, respiration rates and enzyme activity.
  • Organic carbon inventory: Distribution of dissolved and particulate carbohydrates and proteins.
  • Microbial food-web dynamics: Bacteria-phytoplankton-OM-microzooplankton interactions.
  • Siderophore distribution, chemistry and microbial diversity: Siderophore chemistry and distribution and its role in carbon-flux. 

Professional Record

 2015-present: Scientist-D, Ocean Sciences Group

 2010-2015: Scientist-C, Ocean Sciences Group

 2009-2010: Auxiliar Investigador Convidado, University of Algarve, Faro, Portugal.

 2008-2009: Invited Lecturer, Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan.

 2006-2008: JSPS Post-Doctoral Fellow, Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan

 2004-2008: Research Associate, SIBER Project, NIO, Dona Paula, Goa.

 2001-2003: Free-lance research, NIO, Dona Paula, Goa, India.

 1998-2001: CSIR-SRF, NIO, Dona Paula, Goa, India.

 1995-1998: Project Assistant in Indo-US project on “Particle sedimentation”