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Dr. Reji Srinivas

Scientist C, Coastal Processes (CoP)

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Phone(Off) : 0471-2511760

Fax : 0471-2442280

Education:

Ph.D. : 2002, Marine Geology
Thesis : Geochemical, Sedimentological and Remote Sensing Studies of Kayamkulam Estuary, Southwest Coast of India – A GIS Approach under Faculty of Marine Sciences, Cochin University of Science and Technology.
M.Sc. : 1995, Marine Geology from Department of Marine Geology and Geophysics, Cochin University of Science and Technology.

Professional career:

2013 - Present Scientist C, National Centre for Earth Science Studies.
2010 - 2013 Scientist B, Marine Sciences Division, CESS.
2008 - 2010 Taught Marine Geology at Post-graduate level, Cochin University of Science and Technology.
2004 - 2008 Research Associate, Centre for Earth Science Studies.
2003 - 2004 Post-Doctoral, Cochin University of Science and Technology.

Areas of Interests:

Beach and Coastal Processes, Beach placer minerals, Estuarine studies, Ground water studies.

Membership of Professional Bodies:

  1. Life Member in The Indian Association of Sedimentologists, Membership No.LM 232.
  2. Life membership in Indian Society of Applied Geochemists (ISAG) Registration No. L.M.563.
  3. Life membership in Indian Association of Hydrologists” Life Membership No.1944.
  4. Life Member, National Remote Sensing Agency.
  5. Life Member, Ocean Society of India.
  6. Fellow of the Society, The Society Earth Scientists.

Workshop/Training Programme:

  1. National Seminar on Emerging Trends in Geoscience -Archean to Anthropocene (Arche-An2017) on 21-22 March 2017, Department of MG and MGP, Cochin University of Science and Technology.
  2. Workshop on “Rare Earths, Zircon and Titanium Resources form the Beach Placer Deposits of India: Theory and Practice”, 7-11 November, 2016, organized by Geological Society of India, Atomic Minerals Directorate for Exploration and Research and National Centre for Earth Science Studies.
  3. Participated in the fives day tier II training course on “Ground Water Resource Management” held at Thiruvananthapuram conducted by Central Ground water Board, Kerala Region during 14th to 18th March 2016.
  4. Participated in the one day National workshop on ‘Coastal Environmental Day’ ESSO-National Centre for Earth Science Studies, Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India,, Thiruvananthapuram on 19th February 2016.
  5. Brain storming meeting on GRACE Mission – opportunities for India – organized by ESSO-National Centre for Earth Science Studies, Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India, on January 28, 2016 with financial support of DST, GoI.
  6. Participated in the National workshop on Western Ghats: Evolution and environmental issues, conducted by MoES held at ESSO-National Centre for Earth Science Studies, Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India, during January 1 – 2, 2016.
  7. 7th Annual workshop on the science of Climate Change and Sustainable Development - Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), Pune, Centre for Climate Change Research (CCCR) and ESSO-National Centre for Earth Science Studies, Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India, jointly organized the workshop during August 19-20, 2015 at NCESS.
  8. National Workshop on Continental Crust and Cover Sequence in the Evolution of the Indian Sub-Continent, held at ESSO-National Centre for Earth Science Studies, Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India, during January 20-21, 2015.
  9. Training on “Digital Surface Modelling & Watershed Modelling” organized by National Water Academy, Central Water Commission, Government of India, Pune during 2nd – 13th December, 2013.
  10. Training on “Remote Sensing Application in Coastal and Marine Management” held from 23rd- 27th September, 2013, conducted by Integrated Coastal and Marine Area Management (ICMAM) Project Directorate, Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India, Chennai.
  11. Training course on “Coastal Erosion and Protection” organized by Central Water and Power Research Station, Ministry of Water Resources, Government of India, Pune during 21st – 23rd August, 2013.
  12. “Coastal Shipping Activities” organized by Department of Ports, Govt. of Kerala on 5th July 2013 at Beach Hotel, Kollam.
  13. Short Term Training on Isotope tracer techniques for water resources development and management, sponsored by D S T, Government of India, held at CWRDM, Kozhikode (2010).
  14. International Workshop on Fluvial and Marine Processes of Cenozoic and Formation of Placers (IGCP-514), organized by Centre for Earth Science Studies, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala and Goa University, Goa (2007).
  15. Short Term Training Programme on Numerical Simulation of Groundwater Flow and Mass Transport for Effective Management of Aquifers, sponsored by D S T, Government of India, held at CESS, Thiruvananthapuram (2005).
  16. Short Term Training Programme on Mathematical Modelling of Groundwater Flow and Mass Transport through Theory and Hand on Training, sponsored by D S T, Government of India held at JNU, Delhi (2004).
  17. Certificate Course in GIS Application in Coastal Zone Management conducted by Indian Institute of Remote Sensing, Department of Space, Government of India, Dehradun (1999).

Books/Chapters Published:

  1. Reji Srinivas, Arun T. J and Sajan K (2017) A Base Line Study on the Vallarpadam Seaport area - SW Coast of India, ISBN 978-3-330-04317-6 LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany, pp 212.
  2. Sreela, SR, Reji Srinivas, Saji GD and K Sajan (2016) An Overall Evaluation of the Water Potential of Bharathapuzha River Basin, Kerala, India ISBN 978-93-85640-28-5 Archers & Elevators Publishing House, India pp. 180.
  3. Sajan and Reji Srinivas (2015) Characterization of the modern sediments of Ashtamudy estuary, Kerala, India ISBN 978-93-85640-27-8 Archers & Elevators Publishing House, India. pp 120.
  4. Reji Srinivas and K Sajan (2015) An overview of geochemistry and sedimentology of the Kayamkulam estuary, southwest coast of India ISBN 978-93-85640-26-1 Archers & Elevators Publishing House, India pp 160.

Chapter In Book:

  1. Archana.M.Nair, Lekshmi Mohanlal, C.R Ayishath Nabeela, T. D Aneesh and Reji Srinivas, (2016). ‘Study on the Impact of Land use changes on Urban Hydrology of Cochin, Kerala, India.’ In Urban Hydrology, Watershed Management and Socio-economic Aspects. Springer, ISBN 978-3-319-40194-2 Vol.73, pp 69-82.

Publications:

  1. Babu Nallusamy, Akash K., Syed Hamim Jeelani, Mohammed-Aslam M A, Reji Srinivas, Suresh Babu D. “Tholeiitic basalt geochemistry and detailed petrography with emphasis on weathering pattern occurring around Kadaganchi, Aland Taluk, Kalaburagi, Karnataka, Journal “Environmental Geochemistry” ISSN 0972-0383 Accepted (2017).
  2. Reji Srinivas, R Shynu, MK Sreeraj and KK Ramachandran (2017) Trace metal pollution assessment in the surface sediments of nearshore area, off Calicut, south-west coast of India. Marine Pollution Bulletin Ms. Ref.No.: MPB-D-17-00160R2 (In press).
  3. Silpa B.L, Reji Srinivas, Aneesh T.D, Krishna.R.Prasad, Arun T.J and Sajan K., (2016) An appraisal of pollution level in the sediments of forthcoming Vizhinjam Port Zone, Southwest Coast of India. Indian Journal of Geo-Marine Science, (Accepted, MS/3527/2017).
  4. Silpa.B.L, Reji Srinivas, Likhil.A.C, Aneesh T.D, Krishna Prasad and Sajan K., (2016) Microtextures on quartz grains in the beach sediments of a high energy regime, Kerala, SouthWest coast of India. Indian Journal of Geo-Marine Science, Vol. 45 (2), February 2016, pp. 191-196.
  5. Badarudeen A, Sajan K., Reji Srinivas, Maya K.& Padmalal D. Environmental significance of heavy metals in leaves and stems of Kerala mangroves, SW coast of India, Indian Journal of Geo-Marine Sciences Vol 43(6), pp 1021-1029 (2014).
  6. Sreela Reghu, Girish Gopinath, Reji Srinivas, Rajesh Regunath and Kurian Sajan “Demarcation of Groundwater Prospective Zones in Humid Tropical River Basin: A Geospatial Approach” Iranian Journal of Earth Sciences Vol 5 pp 13-20 (2013).
  7. Babu Nallusamy, Reji Srinivas, Sinirani Babu and Suresh Babu DS “Production of Synthetic Rutile from Three Grades of Ilmenites and their Characterization from Southwest Coast Of India” International Journal of Earth Sciences and Engineering Vol 6(3),pp 468-474 (2013).

Papers Presented In Seminars:

  1. Krishna R Prasad, Reji Srinivas, Abhilasha, Aneesh T.D, Arun T.J and Silpa B.L (2016). ‘An assessment of drinking water quality in Vamanapuram River, a lotic ecosystem, Kerala, India.’ National seminar on Geology, Geochemistry, Tectonics, Energy and Mineral Resource of Northeast India. pp. 81, held at Department of Geology, Nagaland University, during 9 to 11 November 2016 (Paper presented and full paper published in proceeding).
  2. T.D Aneesh, Reji Srinivas, M. Archana Nair, R.P Krishna and C.R Ayishath Nabeela (2016). ‘Study of ground water recharge-ability in the context of urbanization, using remote sensing and GIS, Ernakulam District, Kerala.’ International Conference & Exhibition on Innovative Technologies and Field Applications for Sustainable Water, Waste Water & Energy Management- SWWEM-16, conducted by IISc, Bangalore, from 17th - 18th August 2016 (Paper presented and full paper published in proceeding).
  3. Reji Srinivas, Krishna R Prasad, Aneesh TD, Arun TJ,, N Babu and K Sajan: Industrial and anthropogenic effect on the sediments of lower reaches of Periyar river, Kerala, south west coast of India in the National Conference On “Emerging Trends in Earth Sciences” March 30-31, 2015 at Dept. of Geology, School of Earth Sciences, Central University of Karnataka, Kalaburagi, Karnataka.
  4. Arun TJ, Reji Srinivas, Aneesh TD, Krishna R Prasad, N Babu and K Sajan: Studies on textural characteristics and heavy mineral compositions in sediments of Cochin estuary, south west coast of India in the National Conference On “Emerging Trends in Earth Sciences” March 30-31, 2015 at Dept. of Geology, School of Earth Sciences, Central University of Karnataka, Kalaburagi, Karnataka.
  5. Krishna R Prasad, Reji Srinivas, T.D Aneesh, C.S Suraj. K. Sajan (2014). ‘Anthropogenic and industrial effluence in the sediment texture and geochemistry of lower reaches of river Periyar, Kerala.’ Proceedings of the National Seminar on Lakes, Rivers and Wetland Ecosystems- A climate change perspective, Wetclimate, edited by K.S Arunkumar and V.A Ayisha, conducted by Dept of PG Studies and Research in Geology, MES Ponnani College, Malappuram Kerala. Pp 110 -118 during19–21 March 2014.
  6. Sakeer S. Kurian Sajan, Girish Gopinath, Reji Srinivas and Rajesh Reghunath “A Geospatial Approach for the Demarcation of Groundwater Prospect Zones in Karamana River Basin “International Symposium on Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM–2014)” February 19–21, 2014, CWRDM, Kozhikode, Kerala, India. (ISBN:978-81-8424-906-1).
  7. A. Krishnakumar and Reji Srinivas “Evaluation of the surface and groundwater sources of Neyyar and Karamana basins, Southern Kerala with special reference to water quality and salinity intrusion problems in the coastal urban environment”, International Symposium on Integrated water Resources Management, held at Centre for Water Resources Development and Management, Kozhikode, during 19-21 February, 2014.
  8. Sarath Raj E.K, Prasad R, Sheela Nair L, Reji Srinivas, Balakrishnan Nair T.M “Influence of wind on wave climate along the Kerala coast” HYDRO 2013 International Conference, IIT Madras during 4 – 6th December 2013.

Poster Presentations:

  1. Saranya P, Krishnakurmar A, Reji Srinivas Heavy metal accumulation and biological risk assessment in a protected wetland, south west coast of India. International conference on Geosciences and Environmental and XXXII convention of Indian Association of Sedimentologists hled at Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu, during 7-10 January 2016.
  2. Krishna R Prasad; Reji Srinivas; T D Aneesh; Silpa B L and Arun T J, Physicochemical Charecteristics of Akathumuri Anchuthengu Kadinamkulam (AAK) Estuarine System, Southwest Coast of India, National workshop on Western Ghats: Evolution and Environmental Issues, Pp 38, 1st held on January 1st- 2nd, 2016.
  3. Arun T J; Reji Srinivas; Krishna R Prasad; T D Aneesh and Silpa B L, The Western Ghats: a commutator of climatic pattern for weathering processes in southern peninsular India. A review, National workshop on Western Ghats: Evolution and Environmental Issues, Pp 36, 1st held on January 1st- 2nd, 2016.
  4. Silpa BL, Reji Srinivas, Krishna R Prasad and Arun T J Presented a poster on “Beach sediment characteristics of different energy regimes of Kerala coast” in “National workshop on Western Ghats: Evolution and Environmental Issues”, Pp 46, 1st held on January 1st- 2nd, 2016.
  5. T D Aneesh; Reji Srinivas; Archana M Nair; Krishna R Prasad; Arun T J and Krishnakumar A, Effects of Landuse changes on the hydrology of an urban areas: A case study of Tier II metro in the South India, National workshop on Western Ghats: Evolution and Environmental Issues, , Pp 35, 1st held on January 1st- 2nd, 2016.
  6. Aneesh T.D , Reji Srinivas, Archana M Nair, Arun T.J, and Krishna R Prasad. (2015). Climate Change and Sustainable Development - Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), Pune, Centre for Climate Change Research (CCCR) and ESSO-National Centre for Earth Science Studies, Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India, jointly organized the workshop during August 19-20, 2015 at NCESS.