Dr. Saravanakumar Ayyappan | Marine Biology and Oceanography | Best Researcher AwardūüŹÜ

Annamalai University, India

Author Profile

Early Academic Pursuits

A. Saravanakumar began his academic journey with a Diploma in Computer Application from Vivekananda College, affiliated with Madurai Kamaraj University, in 1995. Subsequently, he pursued a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology, graduating with distinction from the same institution. His passion for marine life led him to undertake a Master's degree in Marine Biology & Oceanography at the Centre of Advanced Study in Marine Biology, Annamalai University, where he excelled and graduated with top honors in 1998.

Professional Endeavors

After completing his Ph.D. in Marine Biology from Annamalai University in 2003, Dr. Saravanakumar embarked on a remarkable journey in academia and research. He joined Annamalai University as an Assistant Professor in October 2004 and has since contributed significantly to both teaching and research in the field of marine biology and oceanography. His expertise spans various domains, including mangrove ecology, coral reef ecosystems, ocean acidification, and remote sensing applications in marine sciences.

Contributions and Research Focus

His research focus encompasses the intricate dynamics of mangrove ecosystems, the biodiversity of coral reefs, and the impacts of ocean acidification on marine life. He has dedicated over two decades to studying the diversity and ecology of mangroves, emphasizing their critical role in coastal ecosystems and biodiversity conservation. Furthermore, his research extends to understanding the effects of environmental changes, such as ocean acidification, on marine organisms and ecosystems.

Accolades and Recognition

Throughout his career, Dr. Saravanakumar has garnered recognition for his scholarly contributions and research endeavors. He has presented papers at various international conferences, including the 4th International Scientific Conference in St. Petersburg, Russia, where he showcased his work on benthic faunal diversity in mangrove waters. His collaborative projects with institutions in Russia and Germany underscore his global recognition and engagement in international scientific collaborations.

Impact and Influence

His extensive teaching experience, spanning over two decades, has shaped numerous young minds in the field of marine biology and oceanography. His mentorship and guidance have inspired several students to pursue advanced research and contribute to the conservation and sustainable management of marine ecosystems. His research findings and contributions have also influenced policy-making decisions concerning coastal and marine resource management.

Legacy and Future Contributions

As an Associate Professor at Annamalai University, He continues to impart knowledge, conduct pioneering research, and mentor the next generation of marine scientists. His legacy lies in his unwavering commitment to advancing our understanding of marine ecosystems and promoting their conservation. In the future, he aims to further explore the impacts of climate change on marine biodiversity and contribute to the development of innovative strategies for marine conservation and management.


A total of  1719 citations for his publications, demonstrating the impact and recognition of his research within the academic community.

  • Citations¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†¬† 1719
  • h-index¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†18
  • i10-index¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† 37

Notable Publications 

Seasonal variations in physico-chemical characteristics of water, sediment and soil texture in arid zone mangroves of Kachchh-Gujarat

Seasonal influence of physico-chemical parameters on phytoplankton diversity, community structure and abundance at Parangipettai coastal waters, Bay of Bengal, South East Coast …

Spatial and temporal distribution of macrobenthos in different mangrove ecosystems of Tamil Nadu Coast, India

Personal protective equipment (PPE) pollution driven by the COVID-19 pandemic in coastal environment, Southeast Coast of India

Seasonal variation in photosynthetic rates and satellite-based GPP estimation over mangrove forest

Seagrass Halodule pinifolia active constituent 4-methoxybenzioic acid (4-MBA) inhibits quorum sensing mediated virulence production of Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Analysis of solar tunnel dryer performance with red chili drying in two intervals

Chlorophyll fluorescence, dark respiration and metabolomic analysis of Halodule pinifolia reveal potential heat responsive metabolites and biochemical pathways under ocean warming

Long-term variability of satellite derived total alkalinity in the southwest Bay of Bengal


Saravanakumar Ayyappan | Marine Biology and Oceanography | Best Researcher Award

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