Research Publication

 Research Publications from Fishery:

1. Occurrence and biological outlines of two species of Scylla (De Haan) in Chilika lagoon, India(

2. Post-eco restoration impact on fish and shellfish biodiversity in Chilika lake. (

3. Fisheries enhancement and biodiversity assessment of fish,prawn and mud crab in Chilika lagoon through hydrological intervention. (

4. Eco-Restoration Impact on Fishery Biodiversity and Population Structure in Chilika Lake (

5.  Eco-Restoration Impact on Fishery Biodiversity and Population Structure in Chilika Lake (

6.  Assessment of the impacts of a new artificial lake mouth on the hydrobiology and fisheries of Chilika Lake, India (

7. Assessment of the impacts of a new artificial lake mouth on the hydrobiology and fisheries of Chilika Lake, India. (

8. Carapace width and weight relationships, condition factor, relative condition factor and gonado-somatic index (GSI) of mud crabs (from Chilika Lagoon, India (

9. Performance evaluation of mud crab fishing gears in Chilika lake (

10.Juvenile abundance and post-larval incursion of mud crabs (Scylla spp.) in Chilika lagoon (

11. Forecasting of commercial fish (beloniformes:order) catch in chilika lagoon, odisha, India (

12.Growth, mortality and stock status of mullets (Mugilidae) in Chilika Lake, India (

13. Time series forecasting model for fisheries in Chilika lagoon (a Ramsar site, 1981), Odisha, India: a case study (

Research Publications from Chemistry and Instrumentation lab:

1. Application of multivariate analysis to determine spatial and temporal changes in water quality after new channel construction in the Chilika Lagoon. (

2.  Assessment of petroleum hydrocarbon in a tropical brackish water lagoon: Chilika, India (

3.  Sources and Variability of Petroleum Hydrocarbon Residues in Sediments of Chilika Lagoon, East Coast of India.(

4.  Spatial distribution and potential biological risk of some metals in relation to granulometric content in core sediments from Chilika Lake, India(

5.  Spatial variation of nitrogen uptake rates in the largest brackish water lagoon of Asia (Chilika, India)

6.   Spatio-temporal variability and the impact of Phailin on water quality of Chilika lagoon . (

7.  Spectral similarity approach for mapping turbidity of an inland waterbody.(

8.  The Impact of Tropical Cyclone ‘Phailin’ on the Hydrology of Chilika Lagoon, India.  

9.  Trace metal concentrations in euryhaline fish species from Chilika lagoon: human health risk assessment.

10.Trends in a satellite-derived vegetation index and environmental variables in a restored brackish lagoon.

Research Publications from Biology/Molecular Ecological:

1. Salinity and macrophyte drive the biogeography of the sedimentary bacterial communities in a brackish water tropical coastal lagoon.

2. Structural and metabolic diversity of rhizosphere microbial communities of Phragmites karka in a tropical coastal lagoon.

3. Taxonomic description and draft genome of Pseudomonas sediminis sp. nov., isolated from the rhizospheric sediment of Phragmites karka.

4. The draft genome sequence of Mangrovibacter sp. strain MP23, an endophyte isolated from the roots of Phragmites karka.

5. Mangrovibacter phragmitis sp. nov., an endophyte isolated from the roots of Phragmites karka.

6. Genetic Analysis of the Bacterioplankton Biology and Ecology Through Next-Generation High-Throughput Molecular Techniques.

7. Spatial and temporal heterogeneity in the structure and function of sediment bacterial communities of a tropical mangrove forest.

8.  Interannual and cyclone-driven variability in phytoplankton communities of a tropical coastal lagoon.

9.  Spatiotemporal distribution and composition of phytoplankton assemblages in a coastal tropical lagoon: Chilika, India.

10. Differential Impact of Anniversary-Severe Cyclones on the Water Quality of a Tropical Coastal Lagoon.

11.  Long-term monitoring of benthic foraminiferal assemblages from Asia's largest tropical coastal lagoon, Chilika, India.

12.  Characterization of benthic habitat settings in a lagoonal ecosystem using free-living nematodes as proxy

13.  Multiple Spatial Scale Analysis Provide an Understanding of Benthic Macro-Invertebrate Community Structure Across a Lagoonal Ecosystem.

14.  Draft Genome Sequence of Halobacillus sp. Strain KGW1, a Moderately Halophilic and Alkaline Protease-Producing Bacterium Isolated from the Rhizospheric Region of Phragmites karka from Chilika Lake, Odisha, India.

15.  Draft Genome Sequence of Acinetobacter sp. Strain BMW17, a Cellulolytic and Plant Growth-Promoting Bacterium Isolated from the Rhizospheric Region of Phragmites karka of Chilika Lake, India

16.  Draft Genome Sequence of Pseudomonas sp. Strain BMS12, a Plant Growth-Promoting and Protease-Producing Bacterium, Isolated from the Rhizosphere Sediment of Phragmites karka of Chilika Lake, India

17.  Streptomyces chitinivorans sp. nov., a chitinolytic strain isolated from estuarine Chilika Lake sediment in Odisha, India.

18.  An inventory of free-living marine nematodes from Asia's largest coastal lagoon, Chilika, India

19.  Taxonomic description and genome sequence of Halobacillus marinus sp. nov., a novel strain isolated from Chilika Lake, India.https:  

Research Publications from Physical Oceanography, Remote sensing, GIS/Modeling Cell:


1. Vivek G, Santonu Goswami, R.N. Samal, S.B. Choudhur. (2019). Monitoring of Chilika Lake mouth dynamics and quantifying rate of shoreline change using 30 m multi-temporal Landsat data, Data in Brief, Volume 22, 2019, Pages 595-600

2.  R. Ratheesh, Nandini Ray Chaudhary, Preeti Rajput, Mohit Arora, Ashwin Gujrati, S.V.V. Arunkumar, Ateeth Shetty, Rakesh Baral, Rakesh Patel, Devenshi Joshi, Harshad Patel, Bharat Pathak, K.S. Jayappa, R.N. Samal, and A.S. Rajawat (2019). Coastal Sediment dynamics, ecology anddetection of coral reefs macroalgae from AVIRIS-NGCurrent Science, Vol.116(7), 1157-1165.

3.   Nilima R. Chaube, Nikhil Lele, Arundhati Misra, T.V.R. Murthy, Sudip Manna, Sugata Hazra, Muktipada Panda and R.N. Samal (2019). Mangrove Species discrimination and health assessment using AIRIS-NG hyperspectral dataCurrent Science, Vol.116(7), 1136-1142.

4.   Mohd Amir, Debajyoti Paul, Rabindro Nath Samal, (2019) Sources of organic matter in Chilika lagoon, India inferred from stable C and N isotopic compositions of particulates and sedimentsJournal of Marine Systems, Volume 194,2019, Pages 81-90, ISSN 0924-7963.

5.  Arvind Sahay, Anurag Gupta, Gunjan Motwani, Mini Raman, Syed Moosa Ali, Meghal Shah, Shard Chander, Pradipta R. Muduli, and R.N. Samal (2019). Distribution of coloured dissolved and detrital organic matter in optically complex waters of Chilika lagoon, odisha using hyperspectral data of AVIRIS-NGCurrent Science, Vol.116(7), 1166-1171.


6. Panda M, Samal RN, Bhatta KS, Lenka S, Rout J, Patra HK, Nanda S. 2018. Diversity and distribution of vascular macrophytes in Ansupa Lake, Odisha, India. Bonorowo Wetlands 8 (1): 1-12. DOI: 10.13057/bonorowo/w080101

7. Vivek G., Santonu Goswami1, R.N. Samal, S.B. Choudhury. (2018) Coastal Ecosystem Monitoring Using Long-Term Satellite Data 2 Records: A case study of Chilika Lake, Odisha.

8.  Venkata Vijay Arun Kumar Surisetty, Arvind Sahay, Ratheesh Ramakrishnan, Rabindro Nath Samal & Ajay Singh Rajawat (2018) Improved turbidity estimates in complex inland waters using combined NIR–SWIR atmospheric correction approach for Landsat 8 OLI dataInternational Journal of Remote Sensing, 39:21, 7463-7482, DOI: 10.1080/01431161.2018.1471538

 9.  Sahoo, R.K., Mohanty, P.K., Pradhan, S., Pradhan, U.K., Samal, R.N. (2018). Bed sediment characteristics and transport processes along the inlet channel of Chilika Lagoon (INDIA). Indian Journal of Geo-Marine Sciences (IJMS).

10.  Pradhan, S., Samal, R. N., Choudhury, S. B., and Mohanty, P. K. (2018) Hydrodynamic and Cohesive Sediment Transport Modeling in Chilika Lagoon, ISPRS Ann. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., IV-5, 141-149,

11.  Pradhan, S., Mohanty, P.K., Samal, R.N., Sahoo, R.K., Baral, R., Mahanty, M.M., Barik, S.K., and Mishra, S. (2018). Beach Morphology Near the Inlet of Chilika Lagoon. In: Murali K., Sriram V., Samad A., Saha N. (eds) Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference in Ocean Engineering (ICOE2018). Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, vol 23. Springer, Singapore.

12.  Mahanty, M.M., Mohanty, P.K., Pradhan, S., Samal, R.N., Pattnaik, A.K., Rao, V.R. (2018). Spit and inlet morphodynamics of a tropical coastal lagoonMarine Geodesy.

13.  Kaushik Gupta, Anirban Mukhopadhyay, Sandip Giri, Abhra Chanda, Sayani Datta Majumdar, Sourav Samanta, Debasish Mitra, Rabindro N. Samal, Ajit K. Pattnaik, Sugata Hazra, (2018) An index for discrimination of mangroves from non-mangroves using LANDSAT 8 OLI imagery, MethodsX, Volume 5, 2018, Pages 1129-1139.

14.  Baral, R., Pradhan, S., Samal, R.N., Mishra, S.K. (2018). Shoreline Change Analysis at Chilika Lagoon Coast, India using Digital Shoreline Analysis System. Journal of Indian Society of Remote Sensing.


15.  Subhasis Pradhan, Sujit Kumar Mishra, Rakesh Baral, Rabindro Nath Samal & Pratap Kumar Mohanty. (2017). Alongshore Sediment Transport Near Tidal Inlets of Chilika Lagoon; East Coast of India. Marine Geodesy, 40:2-3, 187-203.

16.  Panda MMurthy TVR, Samal RN, Lele N, Patnaik AK and Mohan PK (2017). A comparative study of manglicolous lichens and their distribution inside Bhitarkanika National Park (Odisha), India. Studies in Fungi 2 (1): 1–13. Doi 10.5943/sif/ 2/1/1.

17.  Panda MMurthy TVR, Samal RN, Lele N, Patnaik AK and Chand PK (2017). Diversity Of True And Mangrove Associates Of Bhitarkanika National Park (Odisha), India. Int. J. Adv. Res. 5(1), 1784-1798. DOI: 10.21474/IJAR01/2948.

18.  Lele N, Kripa MK, Panda M, Samal RN, Murthy TVR (2017). Quantifying Gross Primary Productivity of an Indian mangrove forest using GEOLEO satellite dataAsian Conference on Remote Sensing – 2017, New Delhi, India.

19.  Panda MSamal RN, Lele N, Murthy TVR, Chand PK and Nanda S (2017). Study on Distribution, Taxonomy and Economic valuation of the mangrove Genus Acanthus L. in Bhitarkanika National Park, Odisha. Indian Journal of Plant Sciences 6 (2): 72-79.

20.  Panda MLele N, Samal RN, Murthy TVR, Patnaik AK and Nanda S (2017). Diversity, Phenology and Variation of Seasonal Leaf Photosynthetic Pigments in Mangroves of Chilika lagoon (Odisha), IndiaBioscience Discovery, 8(2):211-219.


21.  Mahanty, M.M., Mohanty, P.K., Pattnaik, A.K., Panda, U.S., Pradhan, S., and Samal, R.N. (2016). Hydrodynamics, temperature/ Salinity variability and residence time in the Chilika lagoon during dry and wet period: measurement and modelling. Continental Shelf Research 125(2016) 28-43.

22.  Panda M, Samal RN and Pattnaik AK. (2016). Impact of Climate change on Mangrove forest and It’s Role to resist climate change induced stress. In: Global Warming: Sea Level Rise & Community Adaptation Strategies. Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan University, Bhubaneswar, India & Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Vancouver, Canada, pp. 171-190.


23.  Mahanty, M.M., Mohanty, P.K., Panda, U.S., Pradhan, S., Samal, R.N., & Rao, V.R. (2015). Characterization of tidal and non-tidal variations in the Chilika lagoon on the east coast of India. International Journal of scientific and engineering research (IJSER)


24.  Sahoo, R.K., Mohanty. P.K., Samal.(2014) R.N. Inlet hydraulics of Chilika lagoon. Indian J. Geo-Marine Sciences, 2014. Vol.45(01), 137-144.


25.  U.S. Panda. , P.K. Mohanty ,R.N. Samal (2013). Impact of tidal inlet and its geomorphological changes on lagoon environment: A numerical model study. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 116 (2013) 29e40

26.  Adikanda Ojha, Jajnaseni Rout, Samal. R.N, Rajesh. G, Pattnaik. A.K, Pritirekha Daspatnaik. (2013) Evaluation of landuse/ landcover dynamics of Chilika catchment. International Journal of Geomatics and Geosciences.Volume 4, No 2013.


27.  Ranga Rao, R.N. Samal, A.K. Pattnaik, M.M. Mahanty and M. Manikandan (2012) Past and Present trends in flushing characteristics of Chilika Lagoon, East Coast Of India. Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on coastal and port Engineering in Developing Countries. 20-24th February 2012.

28.  Samal, R.N., Rout, J., Ojha, A., Pradhan, S., & Pattnaik, A.K. (2012). Geomorphological Change Analysis of Chilika lagoon inlets- A Case StudyIndian journal of Geomorphology.

29.  Rout, J., Ojha, A., Pradhan, S.,Samal, R.N. 2012. GIS for rural development and spatial planning system. Geospatial World (June 2012).

30.  Debasish Mahapatro, R. K. Mishra  , R.N. Samal, A. K. Patanaik.(2012) Study of Macrobenthos in Relation to Eutrophication at Chilika Lagoon, East Coast of IndiaMarine Science 2(6): 139-148 doi: 10.5923/


31.  Ranga Rao V., M.V. Ramana Murthy., R. N. Samal., M. M. Mahanty, S K Barik., N.T.Reddy., Pravakar Mishra and B.R.Subamanian (2010) Hydrodynamics process and Inlet Dynamics of Chilika,  A   tropical lagoon on East Coast of India. Proceedings of ICHE 2010, IIT Madras, August 2-5, 2010

32.  Debasish Mahapatro, Premalata Pati, R.C. Panigrahy, R.N. Samal, A.K. Pattanaik and S. Panda ( 2010) Lake Study of macrofaunal diversity in a sensitive coastal ecosystem, Chilika lake, East Coast of India. Wetlands, Biodiversity and Climate Change 22nd-24th December 2010 ;Theme 6: Coastal ecosystem: Biodiversity, livelihood aspects, conservation.


33.  Ranga Rao V, Madan M M, Samal R N, Pattnaik, A K, Jena B K, Reddy N T, Subhasis P, Manikandan M and Venkatraghavan S,. 2009. A study on inlet dynamics in relation to improving the flushing capacity of the Chilika lake, a tropical lagoon on north-east coast of IndiaProceedings Indo-Brazil Workshop. ICMAM-PD, Ministry of Earth sciences, Chennai, 202-211

34.  Priyabrata Santra, Rabi Narayan Sahoo, Bhabani Sankar Das, Rabindra Nath Samal, Ajit Kumar Pattnaik, Vinod Kumar Gupta (2009) Estimation of soil hydraulic properties using proximal spectral reflectance in visible, near-infrared, and shortwave-infrared (VIS–NIR–SWIR) regionGeoderma: Vol. 152, Nos. 7-4, ISSN 0016-7061.


 35.  S. K. Sasamal, S. B. Chaudhury, R. N. Samal & A. K. Pattanaik (2008) QuickBird spots flamingos off Nalabana Island, Chilika Lake, India, International Journal of Remote Sensing, 29:16, 4865-4870, DOI: 10.1080/01431160701814336

36.  Samal, R.N., Nihar Ranjan Das and A.K.Pattnaik (2006): Remote Sensing, GIS and GPS as a tool to map the forest plantation in the catchments of the Chilika lagoon, India, Proceedings of Map India 2006.

37.  Sasmal, S.K., S.B. Choudhury, B.Jena, R.N.Samal & A.K.Pattnaik (2005): Environmental assessment of Chilika lagoon with high resolution satellite data- A case study for Nalaban Area – Lake 2004 workshop at Bhubaneswar.

38.  Samal, R.N., N.R.Das, M.R.Das & A.K.Samal (2005) : Mapping by Global Positing System (GPS) and Geographic Information System (GIS) – Presented at the UGC sponsored National Seminar on “ Natural Resource Management  and Sustainable Development, Revensha University, Cuttack, February 25-26, 2005. 

39.  Samal, R.N., A.K.Pattnaik, Nihar Ranjan Das & Mithun Karmakar (2005): Integration of RS, GPS and GIS as tools for Conservation and management of Chilika- A Ramsar site of India – LAKE 2004 workshop at Bhubaneswar.

40.  Rath, K.C., R.N.Samal (2004) Geoinformatics and its Utilities , Proceeding  of national Seminar on Geospatial information science in the service of Mankind, PP 1-7

41.  Panda, G.K., R.N.Samal, A .Priyadarsini (2004): Weed infestation in the Chilika Lake- A study using Digital Image Processing,  Management of Coastal Ecosystem, PP 84-88

42.  Samal R.N., Das N.R., Karmakar M. and Pattnaik A.K.. (2003). Monitoring inlet changes in Chilika Coastal lagoon, Orissa by using Remote Sensing Technique. Paper presented at International Seminar on Geo-spatial Knowledge & its application, 17th January, 2003 , Bhubaneswar.

43.  Samal R.N., D.K.Nayak, A.K.Pattnaik, N.R.Das & M.Karmakar (2003) Monitoring of New Inlet of Chilika Lagoon, on East Coast of India by Global Positioning System (GPS) & Remote Sensing Technique. Paper presentation at  INCOIS & AP Geographical Society seminar at Hyderabad from 22nd to 23rd February 2003.

44.  K.S.Bhatta, R.N.Samal &  A.K.Pattnaik, (2002), Impact of the new mouth on the salinity propagation of Chilika lagoon, Souvenir, International Workshop on Restoration of Chilika lagoon, 18th-20th January 2002(pp 6-7).

45.  A.K.Pattnaik, R.N.Samal & K.S.Bhatta (2002), Aquatic Vegetation monitoring of Chilika lagoon through Remote Sensing Technique, Souvenir, International Workshop on Restoration of Chilika lagoon, 18th-20th January 2002(pp 15-16).

46.  A.K.Pattnaik, R.N.Samal & K.S.Bhatta (1999), Sediment Dynamics of Chilika Lake - A Remote Sensing based approach. (Communicated to ISRS Symposium - 1999).