Dr. Neetha V.

Dr. Neetha V. was born in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. She did her schooling in Chennai and completed her under graduation at Stella Maris College, Chennai under the University of Madras. She ranked first in her post graduate degree in Loyola College, Chennai also affiliated to University of Madras. Neetha qualified UGC-National Eligibility Test and then joined for Ph. D in Institute for Ocean Management, Anna University as Junior Research Fellow. She then continued her research career as a post doctoral fellow at the Leibniz Institute for Applied Geophysics, Hannover, Germany where she was funded by BMBF, Government of Germany. She has publication her research findings in several international journals and has made presentations at National Conferences. She joined St. Aloysius College, Elthuruth as government guest lecturer. She has been working as government guest lecturer here at Sacred Heart College, Chalakudy since 2015.

Academic Profile

Education

  • Ph. D (Institute for Ocean Management, Anna University)
  • M Sc. Zoology (University of Madras)

Postdoctoral / Professional Experience

  • Research Fellow at Leibniz Institute for Applied Geophysics, Hannover, Germany.

Research Interests

Environmental Science, Climate Change, Green house gases, Mangroves

Understanding of biogeochemical processes that affect the flow of carbon through its various reservoirs in a tropical coastal ecosystem is the need of the hour. In field measurements to quantify green house gases using especially in highly heterotrophic environments such as mangrove and coral reef ecosystems and delineating the sources of these gases using stable isotopes and understanding their production or sequestration helps understand their levels in the atmosphere. Such studies give a better understanding of the sources and sinks of these gases for predicting the global trace gas productions in similar ecosystems around the world and an insight into their role in climate change.

Publications

  1. Neetha V and R Ramesh, “Dissolved Trace Gas Concentrations in the Hooghly Estuary”, Millenium Zoology, Vol: 16 (1), ISSN 0973 – 1946, (2015) (In Press).
  2. V Neetha, “Mangroves in Climate Change”, Proceedings of the National Workshop on Mangrove Conservation, Held at St. Aloysius College, October 16-17, 2015, ISBN No. 978-81-909551-8-8, (2015) (In Press).
  3. Neetha V and Ramachandran R, “CO2 and Dissolved CH4 in mangrove surrounding waters of Jharkali, Sundarbans, North East India”, Millennium Zoology, ISSN 0973 – 1946. Vol. 15(1), pp. 12-15, (2014)
  4. Neetha V, “Trace gases (CO2 and CH4) from waters surrounding mangroves on the east coast of India and the Andaman Islands”, Proceedings of the National Conference on Modern Trends in Zoological Research, ISBN No. 978-81-909551-8-8, pp. 194-198, (2014)
  5. Neetha V, Barnes J, Ramesh R, Jennifer D, Purvaja R, Upstill Goddard R C, “Carbon dioxide and methane emissions from mangrove associated waters of the Andaman Islands, Bay of Bengal. Estuaries and Coasts” 37: Print ISSN 1559-2723, Online ISSN 1559-2731, Publisher Springer US, pp. 381-398 (2013)
  6. Jennifer Divia, Neetha V, Hariharan G, Kakolee B, Purvaja R, Ramesh R, “N2O emission from South Andaman mangrove and surrounding creek waters”, International journal of oceans and oceanography, ISSN 0973-2667, Volume 7 (1), pp. 73-82 (2013)
  7. M Jayaprakash, R Nagarajan, P M Velmurugan, L Giridharan, V Neetha and B “Urban Geochemical Assessment of Sediment Quality Using Multivariate Statistical Analysis of Ennore Creek, North of Chennai, SE Coast of India. Pertanika”, Journal of Science & Technology, ISSN: 0128-7680, Vol. 22 (1) 315-328, (2014)

Conferences

  1. Presented paper titled “Mangroves in Climate Change” in UGC sponsored National Workshop on Mangrove Conservation, held at St. Aloysius College, on 16th & 17th October, 2015.
  2. Participated in national seminar on “Eco-friendly aquaculture”, organized by Department of Zoology, held at Sacred Heart College, Chalakudy on 15th & 16th September, 2015.
  3. Presented paper in UGC sponsored “National Conference on Modern Trends in Zoological Research”, held at St. Aloysius College, Elthuruth on 25th & 26th March, 2014.

Invited Lectures

Positions Held in the College

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