Dr. Vaibhav A. Mantri

Designation: Sr. Scientist
Phone No:
2567760
Phone Ext. No: 6131
E-Mail: vaibhav[at]csmcri.res.in

Research Activities


Farming of seaweeds for diversification of livelihood of rural coast population


Expertise


Seaweed biodiversity studies, optimization of culture for seedling production, experimental seaweed farming for improvement in agronomically important traits


Research publications 

  1. Mantri VA, Ashok KS, Mohammed Musamil T, Gobalkrishnan M, Saminathan KR, Behra DP, Eswaran K, Tiruuppathi S, Pothal JK, Ghosh PK (2017) Tube-net farming and devise for efficient tissue segregation for industrially important agarophyte Gracilaria edulis (Rhodophyta). Aquacultural Engineering 77: 132 – 135
  2. Ashok KS, Harikrishna P, Gobalkrishnan M, Saminathan KR, Monish N, Malarvizhi J, Veeragurunathan V, Mantri VA, Rajasankar J (2016) Does orientation of raft helps in augmenting yield during lean period?: A case study of Gracilaria edulis cultivation in open sea by vertical raft alignment along the south-eastern coast of India. Aquacultural Engineering 74: 186-197
  3. Mantri VA, Eswaran K, Shanmugam M, Ganesan M, Veeragurunathan V, Tiruuppathi S, Reddy CRK, Seth A (2017) An appraisal on commercial farming of Kappaphycus alvareziiin India: success in diversification of livelihood and prospects. Journal of Applied Phycology 29: 335–357
  4. Veeragurunathan V, Prasad K, Singh N, Malarvizhi J, Mandal SK, Mantri VA (2016) Growth and biochemical characterization of green and red strains of the tropical agarophytes Gracilaria debilis and Gracilaria edulis (Gracilariaceae, Rhodophyta). Journal of Applied Phycology 28: 3479–3489      
  5. Mantri VA, Ashok KS, Saminathan KR, Rajasankar J, Harikrishna P (2015) Concept of triangular raft design: Achieving higher yield in Gracilaria edulis. Aquacultural Engineering 69: 1 – 6 

Books/ Book chapters

  1. Mantri VA, Reddy CRK, Jha B (2010) Reproductive processes in red algal genus Gracilaria and impact of climate change. In Seaweeds and their role in globally changing environments: Alvaro Israel, Rachel Einav, Joseph Seckback (Eds.) Springer Science, Dordrecht, The Netherlands. pp. 319 – 338.
  2. Subba Rao PV, Mantri VA, Ganesan K, Kumar SK (2007) Seaweeds as a human diet an emerging trend in the new Millennium. Advances in Applied Phycology: R. K. Gupta, V. D. Pandey (Eds.) Daya Publishing House, New Delhi, pp. 85 - 96

Patents

  1. Ghosh PK, Mantri VA, Pothal JK, Verragurunathan V, Thiruppathi S (2017) Device for seaweed harvesting. United States Patent Publication number US9736984B2; Auguest 22, 2017.
  2. Siddhanta AK, Meena R, Prasad K, Ramavat BK, Ghosh PK, Eswaran K, Thiruppathi S, Mantri VA (2005) A cost effective process for preparing agarose from Gracilaria spp. United States Patent Application  publication number: US2005/0267296/ A1; December 1, 2005.

Poster presentation (best five/latest five)

Professional recognition/Awards/prize/fellowships

  1. CSIR-Award for S&T Innovations for Rural Development (CAIRD) for Seaweed cultivation and value addition. September 2013
  2. Awarded CSIR Raman Research Fellowship for the year 2010- 2011

Members of scientific societies

  1. Life Member of Seaweed Research Utilisation Association of India    

Research project handled

  1.  Impact of large scale cultivation of seaweeds on coastal environment of India, Funded by Ministry of Environment and Forest (2013-2015) Rs. 54,42,000/-

Dissertations guided PhD No - 3 MSc  No - 6