Dr. Subir Kumar Mandal

Designation: Scientist
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E-Mail: skmandal[at]csmcri.res.in

Research Activities

Marine Phytoplankton, Harmful Algal Bloom and Environmental studies in relation to Alagal cultivation


Marine Ecology and Marine Environmental Studies




• UGC-CSIR ( Govt. of India) Net Exam Dec 2002 for Lectureship in Life Sciences.

• CSIR-Senior Research Fellowship award from May 2001- May 2004 by Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), New Delhi, India.

• Best Poster Presentation in a National Seminar at Madurai in 2014.

• Dr. R. Reghu Prashad Memorial Award for Best Poster Presentation at MECOS2, Kochi in 2014.


In International /National Journal

1. Subir Kumar mandal*, Ravindra Pal Singh, Vipul Patel (2011). Isolation and Characterization of Exopolysaccharide secreted by a Toxic Dinoflagellate, Amphidinium carterae Hulburt 1957 and its Probable Role in harmful Algal Blooms (HABs). Microbial Ecology, 62, 518-527.

2. Tushar J Trivedi, K. Srinivasa Rao, Tejwant Singh, Subir Kumar Mandal, Narottom Sutradhar, Asit Baran Panda and Arvind Kumar* (2011). Task-specific, Biodegradable Amino Acid Ionic Liquid Surfactants. Chem Sus Chem. 4, 604-608.

3.Subir Kumar Mandal*, Vaibhav A. Mantri, Soumya  Haldar, Karuppanan Eswaran and Meenakshisundaram  Ganesan (2010). Invasion potential of Kappaphycus alvarezii on corals at Krusadai Island, Gulf of Mannar, India. Algae, 25 (4) 205-216.

4. A. Tewari., H. V. Joshi., R. H. Trivedi., C. Raghunathan, Y. Khambhaty., O. S. Kotiwar and S. K. Mandal. (2001)  The effect of ship-scrapping Industry and its associated wastes on the biomass production and biodiversity of Biota in insitu condition. Marine Pollution Bulletin, Vol.42, No. 6, pp. 462-469.

5.S. K. Mandal and A. B. De. (2001).    A fatal oomycotic disease of the freshwater fish Aplocheilus panchux in India caused by Aphanomyces laevis. Mycopathologia, Vol.154: 21-24.

6. A.B. De and S. K. Mandal. (2002). Record of a fatal oomycotic disease of the freshwater fish Anabas cobojius in India caused by Aplanes braunii. Mycopathologia, vol. 156: 183-186.

7. A. Tewari, H. V. Joshi., R. H. Trivedi., V. G. Sravankumar., O. S. Kotiwar and S. K. Mandal (2004)   Physio-chemical nature of highly turbid sea water and its effect on biomass production and species diversity of phytoplankton. Seaweed Research and Utilization, vol:26 special issue : 111-119.

8. S. K. Mandal, H.V.Joshi, D.C. Bhatt B.Jha and T. Ishimaru (2006). Experiences with some toxic and relatively accessible heavy metals on the survival and biomass production of Amphora costata W. Smith.  Algae 21 (4): 471-477.

9. Devang Upadhyaya, Mayur D Survaiya, Shaik Basha, Subir K Mandal, R B Thorat, Soumya Haldar, Sangita Goel, Himal Dave, Krushnakant Baxi, Rohit H Trivedi, Kalpana H Mody (2013) Occurrence and distribution of selected heavy metals and boron in groundwater of the Gulf of Khambhat region, Gujarat, India. Environmental Science and Pollution Research. 21(5):3880-90 DOI: 10.1007/s11356-013-2376-4.

10. Haldar, S. Mandal, S. K., R. B. Thorat, Goel, S. Baxi, K. D., Parmer, N. P. Patel, V., Basha, S., and K. H. Mody (2014). Water pollution of Sabarmati River—a Harbinger to potential Disaster. Environ Monit Assess (2014) 186:2231–2242. DOI 10.1007/s10661-013-3532-5.

11. Subir Kumar Mandal*, G. Ajay, N. Monisha, J. Malarvizhi, Ganesh Temkar, Vaibhav A. Mantri (2014) Differential response of varying temperature and salinity regimes on nutrient uptake of drifted fragments of Kappaphycus alvarezii: implication on survival and growth. Communicated to a peer reviewed journal during June 2014.

12. Subir Kumar Mandal*, Ganesh Temkar, N. Monisha, J. Malarvizhi, G. Ajay, M. Gobalakrishnan, K Eswaran (2014) Probable causes of havoc wreck on Kappaphycus alvarezii and its impact on marine phytoplankton community composition. Communicated to a peer reviewed journal during July 2014.

13. Subir Kumar Mandal*, Vipul R. Patel, Ganesh Temkar, Basil M. George, and Mini Raman (2014) Spectral signature of Discosphaera tubifer bloom and their pigment composition. Communicated to a peer reviewed journal during Jul 2014.

14. Subir Kumar Mandal*, Vipul R. Patel, and Mini Raman (2014) Gymnodimine toxin production by Gymnodinium sp. within semi-enclosed estuarine back water in northern west coast of India (In preparation)

Chapter in Books

1. S. K. Mandal., and H. V. Joshi., (2004) "Impact of ship-breaking activities on the coastal seawater at Alang, Gulf of Cambay, Gujarat India. In: the proceeding of the National Seminar on Pollution in Urban Industrial Environment (NSPUIE-2004) organized by Regional Research Laboratory (CSIR), Bhuvaneshwar and Institute of Ecotoxicology and Environmental Science, Kolkata 2004


1. S. K. Mandal., H. V. Joshi.,  and D. C. Bhatt (2004)  "Biodiversity of Marine Phytoplankton at the Coastal area of Alang Ship-breaking Yard, Alang, Gulf of Cambay, India" . Poster presented in the International IUPAC Conferences on Biodiversity and Natural Products: Chemistry and its medical applications. Organized by the University of Delhi, at New Delhi.

2. S. K. Mandal., H. V. Joshi.,  and D. C. Bhatt (2004)  "Insitu measurements of petroleum oil spillage and it's effect on marine phytoplankton at Alang ship breaking yard ." Presented to the International Workshop on Marine Pollution and Ecotoxicology (WMPET 2004) organized by National Institute of Oceanography, Goa, India.

3.R. B. Thorat, H.V. Joshi, S. K. Mandal, Nisha Anand, B. Jha (2005) "Bioaccumulation of Zn by two seaweeds: Ulva lactuca and Gracillaria corticata for effluent treatment. Presented in the International Conference on Coastal Hazards, organized by ICC and SASTRA Deemed University, Thanjavur, dated 9-11 February 2005.

4. S.K.Mandal (2007) "Impacts of anthropological activities on Marine phytoplankton at the coastal area of Alang ship breaking yard, Alang, India". has been accepted for presentation in the forth Coming international Conference on "Coastal Zone Environment and Sustainable Development -Vulnerability,Adaptation and Beyond" organized by SES, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi, India in Feb. 2007.

5. S.K. Mandal*, M. Tanaka, K. Takahashi and T. Ishimaru  (2007) "Arsenic Absorbance By Two Cyanobacterial Species, Isolated From Surroundings Of Tokyo Bay, Japan" has been accepted for presentation in the forth Coming international Conference on "Coastal Zone Environment and Sustainable Development -Vulnerability,Adaptation and Beyond" organized by SES, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi, India in Feb. 2007.

6. S. K. Mandal* and Vipul R. Patel (2013). Diatoms may thrive over dinoflagellate due to climate change-mediated shift in tropical region. “International workshop on Ocean Acidification: Consequences for Marine Ecosystems” organised by Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Kolkata, Mohanpur campus, PO: Krisi Viswavidyalaya, Mohanpur-741252, Nadia, West bengal.

7. Ganesh Temkar and Subir Kumar Mandal* (2014). Seasonal occurrences and Species distribution of Rhizosolenia Brightwell 1858 in South Palk bay region, Tamil Nadu, India” organised by Department of seed science & Technology and Department of agricultural microbiology, Agricultural College and Research Institute, Madurai-625104, Tamil Nadu in collaboration with Seaweed Research and Utilisation

8. Ganesh Temkar, Subir Kumar Mandal*, N. Monisha, J. Malarvizi, G. Ajay, R. Jenifer (2014) Dominance of Rhizosolenia: Does Kappaphycus play any role?” in MECOS2 (Marine Ecosystem Challenges: and Opportunities 2014) organised by Marine Biological Association of India at Kochi during 2-5 Dec 2014