• Dr. Trilochan Mohapatra, Hon. DG ICAR and Secretary, DARE is handing over hatchery produced seabass seeds to farming women during his visit to CIBA
    Dr. Trilochan Mohapatra, Hon. DG ICAR and Secretary, DARE is handing over hatchery produced seabass seeds to farming women during his visit to CIBA
  • Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Hon’ble Union Minister for Science and Technology, Environment, Forests, Climate Change and Ministry of Earth Sciences visited CIBA Stall at 3rd India International Science Festival – 2017
    Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Hon’ble Union Minister for Science and Technology, Environment, Forests, Climate Change and Ministry of Earth Sciences visited CIBA Stall at 3rd India International Science Festival – 2017
  • ICAR-CIBA and TNFU join hands for sustainable development of aquaculture
    ICAR-CIBA and TNFU join hands for sustainable development of aquaculture
  • Brackishwater cage farming of seabass fish harvest at Vennangupattu village
    Brackishwater cage farming of seabass fish harvest at Vennangupattu village
  • ICAR-CIBA receiving prize for its Hindi magazine
    ICAR-CIBA receiving prize for its Hindi magazine "Jal Tarang" at 89th Foundation day celebrations of ICAR on 16th July 2017
  • CIBA’s Desi Shrimp Feed Technology Transfer with Sri Sathvika Aqua Agro Industries Private Limited, Ongole, for the shrimp feed mill and Vannami Plus technology, an ARYA initiatives from CIBA
    CIBA’s Desi Shrimp Feed Technology Transfer with Sri Sathvika Aqua Agro Industries Private Limited, Ongole, for the shrimp feed mill and Vannami Plus technology, an ARYA initiatives from CIBA
  • An entrepreneur cheerfully holding a bag of hatchery produced milkfish seeds during the event of seed release
    An entrepreneur cheerfully holding a bag of hatchery produced milkfish seeds during the event of seed release
  • Dr. E.G. Silas, Founder Director CIBA & Former V.C, KAU unveiling the logo SCAFi on August 26, 2017 at Headquarters, Chennai
    Dr. E.G. Silas, Founder Director CIBA & Former V.C, KAU unveiling the logo SCAFi on August 26, 2017 at Headquarters, Chennai
  • Shri. Radha Mohan Singh, Hon. Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare releases the products developed by ICAR-CIBA during 89th ICAR foundation day celebrations in New Delhi
    Shri. Radha Mohan Singh, Hon. Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare releases the products developed by ICAR-CIBA during 89th ICAR foundation day celebrations in New Delhi
  • Farm reared mud crab, Scylla serrta: a potential candidate for lucrative brackishwater farming
    Farm reared mud crab, Scylla serrta: a potential candidate for lucrative brackishwater farming
  • Pond reared Mystus cat fish, Mystud gulio using captive bred seed in KRC, CIBA, West Bengal
    Pond reared Mystus cat fish, Mystud gulio using captive bred seed in KRC, CIBA, West Bengal
  • Non invasive sampling of gonads of milkfish broodstock at CIBA, Muttukadu – a skilled expertise in captive breeding of milkfish
    Non invasive sampling of gonads of milkfish broodstock at CIBA, Muttukadu – a skilled expertise in captive breeding of milkfish
  • Scanning electron micrograph of microsporidian parasite Enterocytozoon hepatopenaei (EHP) of shrimp, continue to be disease of concern for shrimp farming in India
    Scanning electron micrograph of microsporidian parasite Enterocytozoon hepatopenaei (EHP) of shrimp, continue to be disease of concern for shrimp farming in India
  • Pond reared Milkfish, Chanos chanos during sampling in Andhra Pradesh
    Pond reared Milkfish, Chanos chanos during sampling in Andhra Pradesh
  • Farmed vannamei shrimp with black gill disease is further screened for other OIE listed pathogens at National Referral Laboratory for Brackishwater Aquatic Animal Diseases, ICAR-CIBA .
    Farmed vannamei shrimp with black gill disease is further screened for other OIE listed pathogens at National Referral Laboratory for Brackishwater Aquatic Animal Diseases, ICAR-CIBA .
  • Pond reared mud crab ready for marketing in the hands of tribal women at Sorlagondi village, Nagayalanka, Andhra Pradesh
    Pond reared mud crab ready for marketing in the hands of tribal women at Sorlagondi village, Nagayalanka, Andhra Pradesh
  • Seabass nursery rearing demonstration at Onjal village, Navsari, Gujrat
    Seabass nursery rearing demonstration at Onjal village, Navsari, Gujrat
  • Vannamei shrimp
    Vannamei shrimp
  • Nurserry rearing of seabass fry in hapas with active participation of women farmers at Pazhaverkadu, Tamil Nadu
    Nurserry rearing of seabass fry in hapas with active participation of women farmers at Pazhaverkadu, Tamil Nadu
  • Pile of farm-reared seabass harvested from pond in Nellore, Andhra Pradesh using hatchery produced seeds
    Pile of farm-reared seabass harvested from pond in Nellore, Andhra Pradesh using hatchery produced seeds

  Scientific-Staff 

murali 
Muralidhar. M. Dr
Designation : Principal Scientist & SIC – Environment Group
Discipline : Soil Chemistry/Fertility/Microbiology
Division : Aquatic Animal Health and Environment Division
Specialization : Soil Chemistry/Fertility/Microbiology
Research areas:
  • Environmental sustainability of brackishwater aquaculture -Environment impact assessment, environmental monitoring, shrimp farms wastewater characterization and treatment and carrying capacity estimation studies.
  • Climate change and brackishwater aquaculture – impacts, mitigations and adaptations; contribution of aquaculture to climate change; Greenhouse gases emission, Life cycle analysis, carbon sequestration and methanogenesis.
  • Addressing the soil and water quality management issues in shrimp culture ponds - Better management practices, Sediment-water interface studies, portable water analysis kits and products for the improvement of soil and water quality.
Brief profile:

After taking masters in in 1989and PhD in 1994, I am working in ICAR-CIBA since 1994on various topics related tobrackishwater aquaculture and environment related aspects. I currently work in Environment Section of Aquatic Animal Health and Environment Division in CIBA. I have contributed to development of carrying capacity based planning software for optimization of shrimp aquaculture development in the country, environment impact assessment protocols for shrimp aquaculture, hatchery wastewater treatment model, fabrication of floating chamber for collection of greenhouse gases flux, inventory from aquaculture systems, carbon sequestration potential of aquaculture ponds, vulnerability of aquaculture to climate change, fabrication of soil core sampler for collection of samples at sediment-water interface,advisories on the application of inputs such as lime materials, bleaching powders and mineral mixtures, and better management practices.

Current Research Projects (3 important ones):

NoTitle Funded By
1 National Innovations in Climate Resilient Agriculture (NICRA)ICAR
2Environmental impact assessment of (EIA) of mangrove crab (Scylla serrata) farming in the coastal villages of Sindhudurg District, Maharastra and carrying capacity assessment of creeks for crab farmingUNDP-GEF
3 Development of water and soil health card for environmental management of brackishwater aquaculture systemsInstitute

Recognitions (National & international level) :
  • Norman Borlaug Fellowship
  • NAIP Foreign training Fellowship
  • Best poster presentation awards (2 times)
Best 5 Publications during the career:
  1. Muralidhar, M and B.P Gupta. 2007. Quality of water discharged from shrimp hatcheries and its impact on surrounding coastal environment. Indian Journal of Fisheries, 54 (2): 189-194.
  2. Muralidhar, M.,Gupta, B.P and Jayanthi, M. 2005. Quantity –Intensity relationship and fixation of phosphorus in soils from shrimp farming areas of Coastal India. Indian Journal of Fisheries, 52 (4):421-431.
  3. Saraswathy, R., Muralidhar, M., Kailasam, M., Ravichandran, P., Gupta, B.P., Krishnani, K.K., Ponniah, A.G., Sundaray, J.K., Panigrahi, A., Nagavel, , A., Effect of stocking density on soil, water quality and nitrogen budget in Penaeus monodon (Fabricius, 1798) culture under zero water exchange system. Udaya Sekhar Nagothu, M.Muralidhar, M.Kumaran, B.Muniyandi, N. R. Umesh, K. S. KrishnaPrasad, SenaDeSilva. 2012. Climate Change and Shrimp Farming in Andhra Pradesh, India: Socio-economics and Vulnerability. Energy and Environment Research, 2 (2), 137-148.
  4. Ayyappan, S., M.Muralidhar and M.Krishnan. 2005. Tsunami and coastal aquaculture: Implications for soil profile, structure and productivity. Journal of the Indian Society of Soil Science, 54 (4): 558-565.
Best 3 Publications during last 3 years:
  1. M. Muralidhar, M. Kumaran, J. Ashok Kumar, J. SyamaDayal, M. Jayanthi, R.Saraswathy, N. Lalitha, A. Panigrahi, A. Sreenivasa Rao, B. Muniyandi and P.Murugan. 2013. Climate change and coastal aquaculture in West Godavari District, Andhra Pradesh: Impacts, vulnerability, adaptations and mitigations for resilience. Journal of Agrometeorology, 15 (Special Issue II): 116-122.
  2. Kuldeep K. Vass, AshwaniWangeneo, Srikanta Samanta, Subhendu Adhikari and M. Muralidhar. 2015. Phosphorus dynamics, eutrophication and fisheries in the aquatic ecosystems in India. Current Science, 108 (7), 1306 -1314.
  3. Prasanna Kumar Patil, M. Muralidhar, Haresh G Solanki, Pretesh P Patel, Krishna Patel and Chavali Gopal1. 2016. Effect of culture intensity and probiotics application on microbiological and environmental parameters in Litopenaeus vannamei culture ponds. Journal of Environmental Biology, 37 (1), 21-29.
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