Zoological Survey of India

Zoological Survey of India

Zoological Survey of India, Govt. Of India
 
MOEF

Major Projects

Scientists of the centre have undertaken number of research projects of National importance and participated in several Marine Expeditions to fulfilling the mandate of assessing marine biodiversity of India. The projects undertaken in important marine habitats and Marine Protected areas have made significant contributions in terms of faunal inventorization, systematic studies, status surveys, addressing issues related to resource use and management, and EIAs. A total 79 projects have been completed until 2012, with 6 projects currently running. The major projects are listed below:

  • Inshore fauna of Madras Coast
  • Eggs and larvae of Marine Animals of Madras Coast
  • Taxonomy and life history and bio-ecology of Hemichordata and Protochordata
  • Studies on Cephalopoda, Bivalves , Anthozoans, Scyphomedusae, Chaetognaths Benthos of the Madras Coast
  • Studies on Fishes of Coromandel Coast
  • Studies on Stomatopods of Tamil Nadu coast: Ecology and Taxonomy
  • Coastal and Marine Ecosystem of East Coast of India.
  • Status survey of Marine Ecosystem along Tamil Nadu with special reference to Bio-optical and Remote Sensing Technique
  • Ecology and Biodiversity of Gulf of Mannar Biosphere.
  • Ecology and Biodiversity of Palk Bay
  • Coral reef degradation in Indian Ocean - Gulf of Mannar Biosphere Reserve
  • Enumerative survey and study of Dugong dugon in the Gulf of Mannar Biosphere Reserve area.
  • Studies on the Benthos of the Continental Shelf and Slope of Tamil Nadu coast
  • Coral and Gorgonid fauna of Madras coast.
  • Coral fauna of Gulf of Kutch.
  • Studies on Benthic Brachyuran crabs of Madras coast
  • Studies on Pelagic Crabs of East Coast of India .
  • Meio-fauna of Gulf of Mannar
  • Studies on the intertidal fauna of East Coast of India
  • Studies on the seasonal variation and faunal composition of Pulicat Lake, Southeast coast of India
  • Status assessment of seacucumber resources in Gulf of Mannar and Palk Bay.
  • Epi-benthic faunal assemblages in the sea grass ecosystems of Gulf of Mannar and Palk Bay
  • Reef associated Bryozoans of Gulf of Mannar Marine Biosphere Reserve
  • Faunal diversity in the mangroves of  Bhitarkanika, Orissa
  • Studies on the Free-living protozoan fauna of estuaries in various coastal zones of Tamil Nadu
  • Taxonomy of Meiobenthic communities with special emphasis on free living marine Nematodes, Polychaetes & Tardigrades in Andhra Coast.
  • Revisionary studies on Scleractinian coral genus Montipora Blainville, 1830