Mr Amrit Mishra

Mr Amrit Mishra

School of Biological and Marine Sciences (Faculty of Science and Engineering)


EU, Marine Ecosystem Health and Conservation (MARES)Doctoral Researcher:2013-2016 Topic;Global climate change effects on the Carbon metabolism of seagrass and its role as CO2 sinks: Supervisors: Dr Jason Hall Spencer (University of Plymouth), Dr.Rui Santos (University of Algarve, Portugal) Co- Supervisor: Dr. Joao Silvia (University of Algarve), Dr. Eugenia Apostolaki( Hellenic Center for Marine Research, Greece)


M.Sc Marine Biology (1 st Class): 2009-2011, Department of Ocean Studies and Marine Biology, Pondicherry Central University, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India. Project title: Bacterial epiphytes of Seagrass of Andaman Islands, Supervisor: Dr. R. Mohanraju B.Sc, Microbiology (1stClass Honors), Microbiology: 2006-2009: Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology, Odisha, India. P.G certificate program in Environment Management;July-December 2012, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India Project; Impact of commercial algae culture on coral ecosystems in Mandapam, India Supervisor; Dr. T.V. Ramachandran

Professional membership

British Ecological Society,UK International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Coastal Ecosystems Management (CEM) The International Association for Ecology (INTECOL) Ecological Society of America, US International Scientific Network for Investigation of Deep Sea (INDEEP), UK Society for Conservation Biology, US

Research interests

My research interests are marine ecology, climate change effects on the marine ecosystem,ecology of seagrass and associated ecosystem, sea turtle biology, marine microbiology, ocean chemistry. Currently I am working on the CO2 vents in Greece and Italy in Mediterranean Sea and the Ria Formosa Lagoon in Portugal.

Grants & contracts

EU, MARES Scholarship, 2013-2016 PlyMSEF Grant 2015 PlyMSEF, Grant in Aid, 2015 European Space Agency, Scholarship, 2015 POGO and Nippon foundation Grant, 2015

1.Mishra A K ,Melbourne L, Pilczynska J, Chaabane S, (2014) Abundance and morphology of Ellisolandia elongata from Palmaria Island (Natural Regional Park of Porto Venere, La Spezia, Italy), NW Mediterranean Sea. In: Lombardi C., Ragazzola F. (2014) Expert Training Course on the Effects of Ocean Acidification and Global Warming on Mediterranean selected marine organisms (Polychaetes and Coralline algae) - in situ and laboratories study for monitoring Future Oceans. For-Mare Technical Report, 19-26. 2. Mishra, Amrit Kumar.,Lombardi, Chiara: “Effect of Ocean Acidification and Global warming on Mediterranean Organisms, in-situ and laboratory studies for monitoring future Oceans”. IUCN, CEM ;Newsletter; October, 2014. 3. Mishra, A.K., Kumar Manish: 2012. Nutrient load and Heavy metal concentration of Mangrove sediments of Portblair. National Conference on Environment Pollution- A Future Ahead, MITS, Odisha.India

Other academic activities

SCUBA Diving, Ocean acidification research, Sea Turtles research, Seagrass ecology,marine microbiology , bioactive compunds

Additional information

I like to take pictures both underwater and terrestrial. Recently I got the best picture award at the International Training by International Atomic Energy Agency (IEAE), in Italy.