July 15, 2019
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Faculty Member

Scientists

Jayanthi. M. Ms. Dr

Principal Scientist & OIC, Engg. Cell

Designation: Principal Scientist & OIC Engg cell
Discipline: Agricultural structures and process engineering
Division: Crustacean Culture Division
Specialization: Aquaculture engineering, Geo spatial technology
 
CONTACT ME
Phone: +91- 044 – 24618817 Ext:307
Fax: +91- 044 – 24610311
Email:jayanthivenkat@ciba.res.in; jayanthiciba@gmail.com

Brief profile:

Dr.M.Jayanthi is a Principal Scientist and Officer in charge engineering cell at ICAR-Central Institute of Brackishwater Aquaculture. She is leading research programmes on geospatial planning of aquaculture and studies on aquaculture impact assessment. Her work focuses on geospatial technology for sustainable management of coastal resources, particularly site selection, impact assessment, and climate change adaptations. She earned a Master of Engineering in Agriculture from the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University 1993, and a Doctorate in Civil engineering at Anna University in 2001 titled “Environmental Impact of Aquaculture on the Pichavaram Mangroves using Remote sensing and GIS”. She has joined Indian Agricultural Research Service in 1993, a first women Agricultural Engineering scientist in ICAR. She has generated financial resources to the tune of over Rs. 200.31 lakhs as Principal Investigator through external grants.

Research areas:

  • Geospatial planning for aquaculture adhering to environmental laws and site-specific resource characteristics
  • Optimization of energy use for the conservation and reduction of shrimp production cost
  • Assessment of the impact of aquaculture on ecologically important coastal ecosystems such as mangroves, lakes, etc. using RS and GIS
  • Utilization of nonconventional energy resources for aquaculture, in particular for aeration.
  • Identifying Suitable Brackishwater Sites for Increasing Aquaculture Area in the Coastal State of India Using Multi-Criteria Decision Support System
  • Quantification of shoreline changes and sea level rise impacts due to climate change on coastal resources
  • Climate-resilient improved farm designs for aquaculture

Current Projects

S.No Title Funded by
1 Optimization of aerators use to reduce the production cost of shrimps under different brackishwater farming conditions NFDB
2 Identifying suitable brackishwater lands for increasing aquaculture area in the coastal states on India with reference to environmental conditions and regulation using a multi-criteria decision support system ICAR Extramural
3 Mapping of coastal resources and identifying suitable areas for expanding integrated multi-trophic aquaculture (IMTA) in Maharashtra Mangrove cell, Maharashtra
4 Breeding biology, reproductive challenges, and larviculture of candidate crustacean species for brackishwater aquaculture- Efficiency of aeration in the biofloc system Institute
5 National Innovations in Climate Resilient Agriculture (NICRA) ICAR
Recognitions (National & International)
  • Recipient of young scientist award in 2002 from Asian Fisheries Forum for the research work ‘Application of Remote Sensing and Geographical Information System in assessing the impact of aquaculture in Vellar Coleroon estuary system’ presented at the AFSIB young scientist award contest  during Sixth Indian Fisheries forum
  • Recipient of Best research paper award in 1999 for the paper entitled “Remote Sensing and Geographic Information System for Sustainable Aquaculture” in the national seminar on ‘ Development and Transfer of Fisheries Technology’ organized by Fisheries College and Research Institute, Toothukudi.
  • Recipient of DH.S.Sen award in 2005 for the paper entitled “Environmental Impact of Brackishwater Aquaculture in Pichavaram, Tamil Nadu” by M.Jayanthi et al. 2005, presented in the 8th national seminar of the “Indian Society of Coastal Agricultural Research” held at CTCRI. Thiruvendrum.
  • She has been a Member, Technical committee on GIS constituted by DAHDF, Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India  to monitor  Central Sector Scheme on “Strengthening of database and information networking for the fisheries sector”
  • She has undergone training on quantifying the climate change impacts at Kansas state university, USA
  • She has been a reviewer of research project proposals for ICAR and research articles in Elsevier Journals like Ocean and coastal management, Estuarine coast and shelf science
Best 5 Publications during the Career
  • Jayanthi, M., Thirumurthy, S., Samynathan, M. Duraisamy .M, Muralidhar, J.Ashok Kumar and K.K.Vijayan. 2018. Shoreline change and potential sea level rise impacts in a hazardous climate location in the southeast coast of India Environmental Monitoring and Assessment (2018) 190: 51. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10661-017-6426-0
  • Jayanthi M,.Thirumurthy, S.Muralidhar M, Ravichandran. P.2018. Impact of shrimp aquaculture development on important ecosystems in India, Global environmental change, 52 10-21. .https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2018.05.005.
  • Jayanthi M.,.Thirumurthy S,.Nagaraj G, Muralidhar M., Ravichandran P.. 2018. Spatial and temporal changes in mangrove cover across the protected and unprotected forests of India, Estuarine, coast, and shelf Science 213: 81-91. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecss.2018.08.016.
  • Jayanthi , Nila Rekha P., Kavitha N. and.Ravichandran P. 2006 Assessment of the impact of aquaculture on Kolleru Lake (India) using remote sensing and Geographical Information System, Aquaculture Research, 37,  1617-1626.
  • Jayanthi M,.Ravisankar T, Nagaraj G., Thirumurthy S., Muralidhar M.and Saraswathy R.2019. Is aquaculture abandonment a threat to sustainable coastal resource use? – A case study of Andhra Pradesh, India, with options for reuse. Land use policy, 86, 54-66. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.landusepol.2019.04.034.
Best 3 Publications during the last 3 years
  • Jayanthi M,.Thirumurthy, S.Muralidhar M, Ravichandran. P.2018. Impact of shrimp aquaculture development on important ecosystems in India, Global environmental change, 52 10-21. .https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2018.05.005.
  • Jayanthi, M., Thirumurthy, S., Samynathan, M. Duraisamy .M, Muralidhar, J.Ashok Kumar and K.K.Vijayan. 2018. Shoreline change and potential sea level rise impacts in a hazardous climate location in the southeast coast of India Environmental Monitoring and Assessment  190: 51. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10661-017-6426-0
  • Jayanthi M,.Ravisankar T, Nagaraj G., Thirumurthy S., Muralidhar M.and Saraswathy R. 2019. Is aquaculture abandonment a threat to sustainable coastal resource use? – A case study of Andhra Pradesh, India, with options for reuse. Land use policy, 86, 54-66. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.landusepol.2019.04.034.