Systems Ecology and Resource Management

Écologie des Systèmes et Gestion des Ressources

 

- Biocomplexity Research Focus -

Name :

Satyanarayana Behara

Research :

I have completed my Ph.D. on “Ecobiology and Remote Sensing based study of Coringa Mangroves in the Godavari Delta, East coast of India”, under the aegis of EC (European Commission) and DOD (Dept. of Ocean Development, Govt. of India) funded projects (1995-2002) at the Marine Biological Laboratory, Andhra University, India. My prime research works are on mangrove ecology (qualitative/quantitative distribution of flora and fauna), remote sensing and GIS. I also adore my job (full and/or part-time) teaching the marine biological aspects (e.g. estuarine and mangrove ecology) as well as field oriented (practical) training for both Bachelor (B.Sc.) and Master (M.Sc.) students. I’m still interested to focus on the implication of mangrove flora and fauna for paleoenvironment and Quaternary sea-level investigations.

Grants/Awards :

1999: Technical and subject expertise (with Prof. AV Raman) for the document, “Mangroves and the Man” produced on Coringa mangrove ecosystem in collaboration with EMRC (Educational Media Research Center, Hyderabad, India), awarded Best Program Award under the category of Environment, Development and Human rights.

 

2000: IAAB (Indian Association of Aquatic Biologists) Best Paper Award for the presentation, “Remote Sensing as a tool for monitoring the mangrove cover at Coringa, Kakinada Bay, East coast of India”, in the National seminar on “Wetlands-Ecology, Economy and Sustainability” (WEES), held at Rajahmundry, East Godavari District, Andhra Pradesh, India (30 October).

 

2001: Certificate from Alcorn State University, US in recognition of services to “Monitory International Research Training” (MIRT) program (5 June - 7 August 2001) at the Andhra University, India.

 

2002: Senior Fellowship under “Indo-China Cultural Exchange Program” by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD), Dept. of Secondary and Higher Education, Govt. of India (September 2002 - July 2003).

 

2005: Research grant (Chinese RMB 50K) from Post-Doctoral Science Foundation of China, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China (No. 2005037619) (July).

 

2007: E-Science fund (Malaysian RM 138.5K) from the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (# 04-01-12-SF0049) (September).

 

2008: FRGS fund (Malaysian RM 98K) from the Ministry of Higher Education, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (# JPT.S(HIK)2000/09/01/04 Jld.12(76)) (November).

 

2010: FNRS (Belgium) Post-Doctoral Fellowship from the F.R.S. - FNRS Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique, Brussels, Belgium (# F6/15 – MCF/OL Convention no 2.4532.09) (January).

Publications :

(in peer reviewed journals)

2002:  “Mangrove floristic and zonation patterns of Coringa, Kakinada Bay, East coast of India by B. Satyanarayana, A.V. Raman, Frank Dehairs, P. Chandramohan and C. Kalavati. Wetlands Ecology and Management 10: 25-39 (SCI, Impact factor 1.2).

 

2003: “Protozoa associated with leaf litter degradation in Coringa mangrove forest, Kakinada Bay, East coast of India” by K. Padma Dorothy, B. Satyanarayana, C. Kalavati, A.V. Raman and Frank Dehairs. Indian Journal of Marine Sciences 32(1): 45-51 (SCI, Impact factor 0.3).

 

2004: “Selectivity of sub-tidal benthic invertebrate communities for local micro algal production in an estuarine mangrove ecosystem during the post-monsoon period” by S. Bouillon, N. Koedam, W. Baeyens, B. Satyanarayana and F. Dehairs. Journal of Sea Research 51(2): 133-144 (SCI, Impact factor 2.2).

 

“Inferring urban land use from IKONOS image” by Xiuying ZHANG, B. Satyanarayana, Xuezhi Feng and Youshui Zhang. Proceedings of the IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS) 4: 2695-2698 (SCI, Impact factor 3.82).

 

2007:  Foraminiferal distribution in the mangrove sediments of two tropical microtidal estuaries, Kapar and Matang, Western peninsular Malaysia” by Mohd-Lokman Husain, B. Satyanarayana, Razarudin Ibrahim and Sulong Ibrahim. INQUA 2007 Abstracts, Quaternary International 167-168 (Supplement -1): 184-185 (SCI, Impact factor 1.47).

 

2008:  Environmental control over the distribution of salt marsh foraminifera at Kapar mangrove ecosystem, West peninsular Malaysia” by Mohd-Lokman Husain, B. Satyanarayana, Razarudin Ibrahim and Sulong Ibrahim. The International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability 4(2): 27-36. 

 

2009:  “Multivariate methods distinguishing mangrove community structure of Coringa in the Godavari Delta, East coast of India” by B. Satyanarayana, A.V. Raman, Mohd-Lokman Husain, Frank Dehairs, V.S. Sharma and Dahdouh-Guebas Farid. Aquatic Ecosystem Health & Management 12(4): 401-408 (SCI, Impact factor 0.24).

            

            “Enhancement of Chlorophyll-a in the Northeastern Indian Ocean after the 2004 South Asian Tsunami” by DanLing TANG, Hui ZHAO, B. Satyanarayana, GuangMing ZHENG, Ramesh P. SINGH, JianHai LV and Zhongzheng Yan. International Journal of Remote Sensing 30(17): 4553-4565 (SCI, Impact factor 0.98).

 

2010: “Assessment of mangrove vegetation based on remote sensing and ground-truth measurements at Tumpat, Kelantan Delta, East coast of Peninsular Malaysia” by B. Satyanarayana, Khairul Azwan Mohamad, Indra Farid Idris, Mohd-Lokman Husain and Dahdouh-Guebas Farid. International Journal of Remote Sensing – IN PRESS (SCI, Impact factor 0.98). 

            

            “Mangrove species distribution and abundance in relation to local environmental settings: a case-study at Tumpat, Kelantan Delta, East coast of Peninsular Malaysia” by B. Satyanarayana, Indra Farid Idris, Khairul Azwan Mohamad, Mohd-Lokman Husain, Noor Azhar Mohamed Shazili and Dahdouh-Guebas Farid. Botanica Marina – IN PRESS (SCI, Impact factor 0.77). 

Books/Chapters :

2006:  DanLing TANG, B. Satyanarayana, Hui Zhao and R.P. Singh. A preliminary analysis of the Sumatran tsunami influence on Indian Ocean Chl-a and SST. In: Advances in Geosciences, Volume 5: Oceans & Atmospheres (OA), pp. 15-20, Wing-Huen Ip and Hyo Choi (Eds.), World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd, Singapore (ISBN # 981-256-981-2).

 

2007:  D.V. Subba Rao, B. Ingole, D. Tang, B. Satyanarayana and H. Zhao. Tsunamis and Marine Life. In: ‘The Indian Ocean Tsunami’, Chapter 31, pp. 373-391, Tad S. Murty, U. Aswathnarayana and N. Nirupama (Eds.), Taylor and Francis, London (ISBN # 9780415403801).

 

             B. Satyanarayana. Application of Remote Sensing: an approach for distinguishing vegetation structure and decadal changes in mangroves. Publication of the University Malaysia Terengganu, Malaysia, 24pp. (ISBN # 978-983-2888-52-9).

 

2008:  Mohd-Lokman Husain and B. Satyanarayana (eds.). “A preliminary investigation on Tok Bali mangrove ecosystem” – Report submitted by the Institute of Oceanography (INOS), University Malaysia Terengganu (UMT) to the TALISMAN Malaysia Limited. Publication of the University Malaysia Terengganu, Malaysia, 67pp. (ISBN # 978-983-2888-68-0).

Papers in Conference Proceedings and other Journals

2001: “Remote sensing in Mangrove Research - Relationship between Vegetation Indices and Dendrometric Parameters: A case for Coringa, East coast of India by B. Satyanarayana, Bennoit Thierry, Danny Lo Seen, A.V. Raman and G. Muthusankar. Proceedings of the Asian Conference on Remote Sensing, Singapore (1): 567-572, 5-9 November 2001.

        

            “GIS, Multi-date and Multi-source data for determining shoreline changes: A case for Gautami Godavari delta, East coast of India” by B. de Solan, G. Muthusankar, D. Lo Seen, B. Thierry, A.V. Raman and B. Satyanarayana. Proceedings of Annual Convention of the Indian Society of Remote Sensing, Ahmedabad, 11-13 December 2001 (CD ROM publication).

 

2003:  “Degradation of Coringa Mangrove Ecosystem due to Hinterland Farm Practices: A case for Coringa, East coast of Indiaby E.U.B. Reddi, A.V. Raman, B. Satyanarayana and Feng Xuezhi. Journal of Nanjing Forestry University 27(2): 1-6.

 

            “A study on Impact of the Hinterland for some Eco-economic and Sustainable solutions to conserve Coringa mangroves’ by E.U.B. Reddi, A.V. Raman and B. Satyanarayana. Journal of Ecology, Environment and Conservation 9(2): 213-216.

 

            “Sediment accumulation in the mainstreams of Qiantang jiang and Cao’e jiang in Zhejiang Province using Remote Sensing Technicals” by B. Satyanarayana, Feng Xuezhi, Zhang Youshui, Ramadan. E and V.S. Sharma. Journal of Geographical Science 13(3): 1-7.

 

2004:  “Inferring Urban land-use in the fringe area of Nanjing city from IKONOS imagery” by Elnazir Ramadan, Feng Xue-Zhi, B. Satyanarayana, Zhang You-Shui and Cheng Zheng. Journal of Nanjing University 40(3): 362-369.

 

            “Application of GIS in the preparation of Species distributional maps  for Coringa mangroves based on ground truth data” by B. Satyanarayana, A.V. Raman, Xiuying Zhang, Feng Xuezhi and F. Dehairs. Journal of Nanjing Forestry University 28(4): 13-18.

 

2005:  “Mangroves too as Medicinal Plants – The case of Coringa in the Godavari Delta, A.P.” by B. Satyanarayana and A.V. Raman. Proceedings of the AP Akademi of Sciences 9(2): 175-182.

 

            “Satellite remote sensing of Chlorophyll-a distribution in the northeast Arabian Seaby DanLing TANG, B. Satyanarayana, R.P. Singh and Hui Zhao. Proceedings of the 31st International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment (ISRSE), St. Petersburg, Russia, 20-24 June 2005 (CD ROM publication).

 

            Analysis on ecological significance of Coringa mangroves in the Godavari Delta, East coast of India, using biological and remote sensing data” by B. Satyanarayana, A.V. Raman, DanLing TANG, D. Lo Seen, V.R. Rao, C. Kalavati and F. Dehairs.  Proceedings of the 9th International Symposium on Physical Measurements and Signature in Remote Sensing (ISPMSRS), Beijing (XXXVI): 630-632, 17-19 October 2005.

 

            “Seasonal changes in the phytoplankton plumes off the Yangtze River associated with river discharge, wind and tide” by  DanLing TANG, Im Sang Oh, Taewook Park and B. Satyanarayana. Proceedings of the 9th International Symposium on Physical Measurements and Signature in Remote Sensing (ISPMSRS), Beijing (XXXVI): 675-677, 17-19 October 2005.

 

2007:  “Down-core variations of Foraminiferal distribution in the mangrove sediments of Kapar and Matang, West Coast of Peninsular Malaysia” by Mohd-Lokman Husain, B. Satyanarayana and Razarudin Ibrahim. Journal of Sustainability Science and Management 2(2): 38-54. 

 

            “Fish diversity and abundance in artificial reefs of Kuala Terengganu waters” by Fathi Awadh Omer, Khalid Bin Samo, B. Satyanarayana and Yusri Yusf. Proceedings of the Malaysian Science and Technology Congress (MSTC 2007), Kuala Lumpur: 357-361, 2-4 September 2007 (CD ROM publication).

 

            “Fi“Fishing trails close to the artificial reefs in Kuala Terengganu coastal waters, Eastern Peninsular Malaysia” by Fathi Awadh Omer, Khalid Bin Samo, B. Satyanarayana and Yusri Yusf. Proceedings of the Malaysian Science and Technology Congress (MSTC 2007), Kuala Lumpur: 362-368, 2-4 September 2007 (CD ROM publication).

 

2009: “Marsh foraminiferal distribution and association patterns in the mangrove sediments of Kapar and Matang, Western peninsular Malaysia” by Mohd-Lokman Husain, B. Satyanarayana, Razarudin Ibrahim and Sulong Ibrahim. Proceedings of the 8th International Annual Symposium on Sustainability Science and Management (UMTAS), Malaysia: 579-589, 3-4 May 2009.

 

           ″Mangrove species’ association and distribution patterns in Tumpat, Kelantan Delta, East coast of Peninsular Malaysia″ by B. Satyanarayana, Farid Dahdouh-Guebas, Indra Farid Idris, Khairul Azwan Mohamad, Mohd-Lokman Husain and Sulong Ibrahim. 10th VLIZ (Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee) Young Scientists’ Day Special Publication, 43: 122.

 

Contact :

 

Satyanarayana Behara

Post-Doctoral Researcher

Faculté des Sciences

Département de Biologie des Organismes

Écologie des Systèmes et Gestion des Ressources

Université Libre de Bruxelles - ULB

Campus du Solbosch, CP 169

Avenue Franklin D. Roosevelt 50

B-1050 Bruxelles

Belgique - Belgium

Tel. +32 (0)2 650 2164

Fax. +32 (0)2 650 21 25

E-mail : sbehara@ulb.ac.be / satyam2149@gmail.com

Website : http://www.ulb.ac.be/sciences/biocomplexity/


 

 


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