Dr. Mahesh Mohan 

Assistant Professor 
School of Environmental Sciences,
Mahatma Gandhi University,
Priyadarsini Hills P.O.
Kottayam - 686 560

Mob:     +91 9447871596
E-mail: maheshmohan@mgu.ac.in

Web: www.mgu.ac.in; www.sesmgu.in

Research Guidance

PhD                : 5

MSc / MPhil : 38/10

Publications

Journal paper         - 54

Conference paper   - 65

Books / Chapter     - 7

Web of Science Citation Index – February 12, 2020

Citations   –     413                  h – index   – 13           i10 index: 14

Education:

Ph.D. : Studies on mercury pollution in Vembanadu Lake (2010) School of Environmental Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi
University, Kottayam

M.Sc. : Environment Management, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala

B.Sc. : Chemistry, Mahatma GandhiUniversity

 

Area of Specialization: Environmental Pollution

Research Interests:

  • Polar Environmental Research
  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Environmental Pollution
    • Mercury and other metal pollution in various ecosystems
    • Chemical transformations of metals in wetlands
    • Perchlorate contamination
    • Air Pollution
  • Applications of Stable isotopes in Environmental science
  • Forest Management - Ecohydrology, Ethnobotany, Litter degradation.

Publications

PUBLICATIONS

 Research Papers – Published/accepted in International/National Journals

  1. V.K. Saritha, V.G. Gopikrishna, M. Rameshan, Mahesh Mohan. (2019) Impact of Climate Change-induced Flood on Fragile Riparian Vegetation of Braid Bars: -A Case Study from Chalakkudy River, Southwest Coast of India. Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability 2019, 7(2):123-130
  2. Mahesh Mohan, Tresa Nimmy K., Kannan V.M., Gopikrishna V.G., Abdul Shukkur M., Binish M.B., Arun Babu V., Rakesh P.S. (2019) Metal accumulation in Zooplanktons of two Arctic fjords, Ny-Ålesund, Svalbard. Environmental Nanotechnology, Monitoring & Management.
  3. Sreeja R., Arun P.R., Mahesh Mohan, Pradeepkumar A.P. (2019). Textural changes In Fluvial Sediments As An Impact of Anthropogenic Interventions: Case Study Of A Small Mountainous River In Western Ghats, South West India. International Journal of Scientific Research and Reviews, 8(2), 4792-4806
  4. S. Shylesh Chandran, E.V. Ramasamy, Mahesh Mohan, Sruthi S. N, K.K. Jayasooryan, Toms Augustine, Kannan Mohan. (2019) Distribution and risk assessment of trace metals in multifarious matrices of Vembanad Lake system, Peninsular India. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 145: 490-498
  5. MohanachandranNair Shylesh Chandran, Mahesh Mohan, Eswara Venkatesaperumal Ramasamy, Sreelakshmi Unnikrishnan, Gouri G Pandit, Mahesh Tiwari, SanjayKumar Sahu, Rahul C Bhangare, Kannan Mohan. 2018. The historical trend in trace metal enrichment in core sediments from Cochin Estuary, Southwest coast of India, Environmental Nanotechnology, Monitoring & Management. 11(2019).
  6. Arun Sasi S and Mahesh Mohan. 2019. Piscicidal Plants used by Malai Pandaram Tribes in Achankovil River Basin, Kerala: An Ethnobiological Approach. Int. J. Adv. Res. 6(1), 726-730.
  7. Rupesh Kumar Sinha, KP Krishnan, Femi A Thomas, Binish MB, Mahesh Mohan, P John Kurian. 2018. Polyphasic approach revealed complex bacterial community structure and function in deep sea sediment of ultra-slow spreading Southwest Indian Ridge. Ecological Indicators 96(1):40-51
  8. N. Sruthi E.V., Shyleshchandran M S., Mahesh Mohan Ramasamy. (2018) Distribution of priority pollutants in the sediment of Vembanad Estuary, Peninsular India. Marine Pollution Bulletin.133:4294-303.
  9. Mahesh Mohan, U. Sreelakshmi, M.K. Vishnu Sagar, V.G. Gopikrishna, G.G. Pandit, S.K. Sahu, M.Tiwari, P.Y Ajmal, M. Kannan,  M. Abdul Shukur, KP Krishnan. 2018.  Metal Contamination Profile and Sediment Accumulation Rate of Arctic Fjords: Implications from a Sediment Core, Kongsfjorden, Svalbard. Marine Pollution Bulletin.131(453-459)
  10. M Tiwari, RC Bhangare, PY Ajmal, SK Sahu, GG Pandit, M Mohan. 2017. Chronology assessment of sediment core from Kongsfjorden, Arctic using 210 Po/210 Pb dating techniques. Proceedings of the thirteenth DAE-BRNS nuclear and radiochemistry symposium, 2017
  11. Aswathy Jayakumar, Arathy Krishna, Mahesh Mohan, Indu C. Nair, E. K. Radhakrishnan. 2018. Plant Growth Enhancement, Disease Resistance, and Elemental Modulatory Effects of Plant Probiotic Endophytic Fcl1. Probiotics and Antimicrobial Proteins, https://doi.org/10.1007/s12602-018-9417-8
  12. Binish Mechirackal Balan, Sruthy Shini, Kottekkattu P. Krishnan, Mahesh Mohan. 2018. Mercury tolerance and biosorption in bacteria isolated from Ny-Ålesund, Svalbard, Arctic. Journal of Basic Microbiology, DOI: 10.1002/jobm.201700496 , January
  13. N. Shyleshchandran, Mahesh Mohan, E.V. Ramasamy (2017) Risk assessment of heavy metals in Vembanad Lake sediments (south-west coast of India), based on acid-volatile sulfide (AVS)-simultaneously extracted metal (SEM) approach. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-017-0997-8
  14. K. Nejumal, Mahesh Mohan, K.P. Krishnan,  D. Dineep, U.K. Aravind,C.T. Aravindakumar (2017) Presence of bisphenol S and surfactants in the sedimentsof Kongsfjorden: a negative impact of human activities in Arctic? Environ Monit Assess. 190:22.
  15. P. Krishna and M. Mohan. (2017) Evaluation of Phytoconstituents of Syzygium arnottianum Leaves. International Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemical Research 2017; 9(10); 1380-1385
  16. Mahesh Mohan, Chandini P.K., K.P. Krishnan, Gopikrishna V.G., Sajin Kumar K. S. and Kannan V.M. (2017) Mercury fractionation in the sediments of Kongsfjorden, an Arctic Fjord, Svalbard, International Journal of Marine Sciences, Biopublishers, Canada, Vol.7, No.26, 260-271
  17. Sijimol M. R., Mahesh Mohan, Gopikrishna V. G. and Dineep D. (2017). Perchlorate in drinking water around rocket manufacturing and testing facilities and firework manufacturing sites in Kerala, India. Energy Ecology and Environment ,DOI 10.1007/s40974-017-0055-x Springer
  18. Krishna M.P and Mahesh Mohan. Litter decomposition under forest ecosystems - a review, Energy Ecology and Environment , Energ. Ecol. Environ. (2017) 2(4):236–249, DOI 10.1007/s40974-017-0064-9Springer
  19. Ramasamy EV, Jayasooryan KK, Shylesh Chandran MS, Mahesh Mohan . (2017) Total and Methyl Mercury in the Water, Sediment and Fishes of Vembanad, a Tropical Backwater System, India, Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. 189:130
  20. Thafna K.K., Navya Cherian, Binish M.B., Gopikrishna V.G., Mahesh Mohan. 2017. Disrtibution of nutrients in the soils of a unique tropical agroecosystem. Environmental Pollution and Protection Vol. 2, No. 2, 56-65
  21. Kannan, V.M., Renjini, P., Gopikrishna V.G., Binsh, M.B. and Mahesh Mohan. Haemotological Variations of Etroplus suratensis with respect to Heavy Metal contamination in two Distinct regions of Vembanadu Estuary, South-West Coast of India. Submitted to Environmental Pollution and Protection (accepted)
  22. Mahesh Mohan, Gopikrishna V.G., Navya Cherian, Jyothy S., Toms Augustine, Sreedharan K. (2016). Monitoring of Toxic Pollutants in the Marine Environment- A Review. International Journal of Marine Sciences,(Biopublisher, Canada), 6(9): 1-20 (doi: 10.5376/ijms.2016.06.0009)
  23. Sijimol MR, Mahesh Mohan, Dineep D (2016) Perchlorate contamination in Bottled and Other Drinking Water Sources of Kerala, Southwest coast of India. Energy Ecology and Environment, Energ. Ecol. Environ. (2016) 1(3):148–156, Springer
  24. Navya, V.G. Gopikrishna, V. Arunbabu & Mahesh Mohan. (2015). Distribution and fractionation of mercury in the soils of a unique tropical agricultural wetland ecosystem, southwest coast of India. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment (2015) 187:749. DOI 10.1007/s10661-015-4972-x
  25. Sreeja R , Arun P.R., Mahesh Mohan and Pradeepkumar A.P. (2015). Groundwater Potential of a Fastly Urbanizing Watershed in Kerala, India: A Geospatial Approach. International Journal of Engineering Research ISSN:2319-6890)(online), 2347-5013(print) Volume No.4, Issue No.10, pp : 578-581
  26. Binish M.B., Sruthy S., Mahesh Mohan (2015) Effect of heavy metals (Pb, Cd, Cu) on the growth of sulphate reduction associated bacterium Clostridium bifermentans isolated from Cochin estuary, Southwest coast of India. International Journal of Marine Sciences,(Biopublisher, Canada) , 5(50):1-5
  27. M. R. Sijimol, S. Jyothi, A.P. Pradeepkumar, M.S. Shylesh Chandran, and Mahesh Mohan. (2015). A Review on Fate, Toxicity and Remediation of Perchlorate, Environmental Forensics, 16:2, 125-134, Taylor & Francis
  28. Bhagyalekshmi S., Mahesh Mohan, Sreedharan K., Ajaykumar B. (2015), Evaluation of the factors controlling the spatial distribution of soil piping: a case study from the Southern Western Ghats, India. Arabian Journal of Geosciences, Springer DOI 10.1007/s12517-015-1793-8
  29. Joshy George, Ebhin Masto, Lal Chand Ram, T. B. Das, Tofan Rout; Mahesh Mohan. (2014). Assessment of human exposure risk from soil heavy metals near a coal fired power plant, Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, 68:3, pp 451-461,Springer DOI 10.1007/s00244-014-0111-x
  30. Sijimol MR and Mahesh Mohan. (2014). Environmental Impacts of Perchlorate with Special Reference to Fireworks - A Review, Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. 186:7203–7210 Springer. DOI 10.1007/s10661-014-3921-4
  31. Mahesh Mohan, MS Shylesh Chandran, KK Jayasooryan, EV Ramasamy. (2014). Mercury in the sediments of Vembanad Lake, Western Coast of India. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. 186:3321–3336 DOI 10.1007/s10661-014-3620-1
  32. Sowmya, M., Rejula, M.P., Rejith, P.G., Mahesh Mohan, Makesh Karuppiah and A.A.M. Hatha (2014) Halophilic metal tolerant bacteria from Vembanadu Lake as possible means of bioremediation of lead and cadmium. Journal of Environmental Biology, 35 (4): 655-660.
  33. Krishna MP, Rinoy Varghese, Mahesh Mohan, AA Mohamed Hatha. (2014). Antibacterial activity of Acmella paniculata extract on human pathogenic bacteria. International Journal of Herbal Medicine, 2(1):132-134
  34. VM Kannan, Toms Augustine, Navya Cherian, Mahesh Mohan. (2014). Geochemistry and heavy metals in the soils of Unique tropical rice agricultural ecosystem, Journal of Environment, 3(1). Scientific Journals, UK
  35. Rogimon P. Thomas, Manuel Thomas, Joby Paul, and Mahesh Mohan, Antifungal activity of Verbinaceae, Biosciences Biotechnology Research Asia, 10(1), 355-360. [2013]
  36. Rogimon P. Thomas, Joby Paul, Rameshan M., N. Hari and Mahesh Mohan , Ecological distribution mapping of the genus Vitex in Kerala State, Acta Biologica Indica.1(2): 165-170. [2013]
  37. S. Shylesh Chandran, Sujatha S., Mahesh Mohan, J.M. Julka and E.V. Ramasamy. Earthworm diversity at Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, Western Ghats, India. Biodiversity and Conservation-Springer (2012)
  38. Shylesh Chandran M.S., Jayasooryan K.K., Subin K. Jose, Mahesh Mohan and E.V.Ramasamy. Anthropogenic Mercury Contamination of Vembanad Backwater, Western Coast, India – Evidence from Sediments. Journal of Environmental Science and Engineering-
  39. Rahul Ramesh, Shylesh Chandran M.S., Sreedharan K., Mahesh Mohan. 2012. Mercury contamination in the artisanal gold mining regions of Nilambur, Kerala, South India. Journal of Environment, 01, Issue 01, pp. 16-22 Scientific Journals, UK.
  40. Shylesh Chandran M.S., Sudheesh S., E.V. Ramasamy, Mahesh Mohan. 2012. Sulphur fractionation in the sediments of Cochin estuary. Journal of Environment, 01, Issue 01, pp. 10-15, Scientific Journals, UK
  41. Ajaykumar B., Sreedharan K., Mahesh Mohan., Joby Paul., A.P. Thomas., Nair P. K. K. Evaluation of the Holocene environmental changes of the Southwest coast, India: a palaeo-palynological approach, Journal of Earth System Science (Springer) (2012). 121:4, 1093-1103
  42. EV Ramasamy, Toms A, Shylesh CMS, Jayasooryan KK, Mahesh M., Mercury Fractionation in the Sediments of Vembanad Wetland, West Coast of India, Environmental Geochemistry and Health-Springer, DOI 10.1007/s10653-012-9457-z.
  43. Mahesh Mohan, Toms Augustine, Jayasooryan K.K., Shylesh Chandran M.S. and Ramasamy E.V. Fractionation of selected metals in the sediments of Cochin estuary and Periyar River, Southwest coast of India, The Environmentalist-Springer, DOI 10.1007/s10669-012-9399-0.
  44. Mahesh Mohan, M.S. Shylesh Chandran, E.V.Ramasamy. (2011). Vulnerable earthworm species identified from Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, International Journal of Zoological Research.
  45. Mahesh Mohan, Deepa, M., E.V. Ramasamy and A.P. Thomas. 2011 Accumulation of mercury and other heavy metals in edible fishes of Cochin backwaters, Southwest India. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment.DOI 10.1007/s1066/-011-2258-5, Springer
  46. Ajaykumar B., P.S. Rakesh, Mahesh Mohan, K.S.Unni and A.P.Thomas. (2011). Interpretation of the quantitative geomorphology of the Meenachil river basin, Kerala, South India using remote sensing and geographical information system. Ecology, Environment and Conservation, 17(2): 297-311.
  47. Ajaykumar B., Mahesh Mohan, M.K.Renjith, K.S.Unni and A.P.Thomas. (2011). Holocene morphological modification of southwest coast of India: Evidence from the palaeo-deposits of Meenachil river basin, Kerala. Ecology, Environment and Conservation, 17(2): 313-324.
  48. Mahesh Mohan, Deepa M. and Thomas A.P. (2010) Comparison of metal accumulation in the selected fishes from two sites of Vembanad Backwaters, Kerala, India. Journal of Environmental Science and Engineering. 52(3): 193-198. NEERI
  49. Narendra Babu K., Omana P.K. and Mahesh Mohan. (June 2010) Water and sediment quality of Ashtamudi estuary, a Ramsar site, southwest coast of India - a statistical appraisal. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 165:1, pp: 307-319
  50. Ajaykumar B., Mahesh Mohan, Shylesh Chandran M.S., Jayasooryan K.K., Unni K.S. and Thomas A.P. (2010) Mechanism and geochemical implications to the Late Holocene organic carbon burial event- an example from Southwest coast of India, Journal Environmental Earth Sciences, Springer, 59(7): 1409-1416. DOI 10.1007/s12665-009-0127-0
  51. K. Baiju, M. Arumugam, B. Ajaykumar, Mahesh Mohan and P. S. Rakesh (2009) Environmental Impacts of Sand Mining from Meenachil River, Kerala, India. Journal Ecology Environment and Conservation, 15(3), 587-593.
  52. Bindu T, Sylas V.P., Mahesh M., Rakesh P.S., Ramasamy E.V. (2008). Pollutant removal from domestic waste water with Taro (Colocasia esculenta) planted in a subsurface flow system. Ecological Engineering, 33: 68-82. Elsevier
  53. K.Omana and Mahesh M. (2008). The new mercury pollution threat to aquatic ecosystems of India – An example from Kerala. Ecology, Environment and Conservation, 14(2-3): 1-4.
  54. Mahesh Mohan and P. K. Omana. (2007). Statistical Analysis of water quality data from a Ramsar site, Vembanad Backwaters, Southwest coast of India. Asian Journal of Microbiology Biotechnology and Environmental Science, Vol. 9, No.1.
  55. Ajaykumar B., Mahesh Mohan, Rakesh P.S., Vijith, H. and Satheesh R. (2007). Late Holocene geological changes in the modification of Meenadom Ar sub-watershed: as inferred from textural and morphometric analysis. Echo-chronicle, Vol. 2, No.3: 133-144.

Book Chapters Published

  1. Joice K. Joseph, Karunakaran Akhil Dev, A.P. Pradeepkumar, Mahesh Mohan. (2018). Big Data Analytics and Social Media in Disaster Management. In Pijush Samui, Dookie Kim, Chandan Ghosh (Ed.), Integrating Disaster Science and Management Global Case Studies in Mitigation and Recovery, Elsevier.
  2. Ajaykumar B., Shijo Joseph, Mahesh Mohan, Nair P.K.K., Unni K.S and Thomas A.P. (2011)  Implications for the Evolution of Southwestern Coast of India: A Multi-Proxy Analysis Using Palaeodeposits. In Alisa N. Souter (Editor), Encyclopedia of Environmental Research, Nova Publishers
  3. Ajaykumar B., Shijo Joseph, Mahesh Mohan, Nair P.K.K., Unni K.S and Thomas A.P. (2011)  Implications for the Evolution of Southwestern Coast of India: A Multi-Proxy Analysis Using Palaeodeposits, in  Julian R. Crane and Ashton E. Solomon (Editors) ‘Estuaries: Types, Movement Patterns and Climatical Impacts’, Nova Publishers, New York.
  4. Ajaykumar, Shijo Joseph, P. C. Abhilash, Mahesh Mohan, K. Anitha and A. P. Thomas (2011)  Fossil Wood: A Key to the Past’, In Lorenzo F. Botannini (Editor) ‘Wood: Types, Properties, and Uses’, Nova Publishers, New York.
  5. Mahesh Mohan and P.K. Omana. (2008). Mercury pollution in Vembanad Lake and adjoining Muvattupuzha river, Kerala, India. In Pratap K. Mohanty (ed.), Monitoring and modeling Lakes and Coastal Environments, Springer, p 43-49. DOI 1007/978-1-4020-6646-7
  6. Mahesh Mohan and P.K. Omana. (2007). Mercury pollution in Vembanad Lake, Kerala, India. In Pratap K. Mohanty (ed.), Lakes and coastal wetlands: conservation restoration and management, Capital Publishing Company, New Delhi.
  7. Mahesh Mohan and B. Ajaykumar. (2010). Mercury in the environment - sources, impacts and control measures. In Patro, L (Ed.), Environmental Toxicology, Sonali Publications, New Delhi

Papers presented in International and National Seminars : 65

  1.  Gopikrishna VG. and Mahesh Mohan. 2019. Presence of selected heavy metals in surface soils of Norwegian Arctic. 3. International Conference on Frontiers of Mass Spectrometry (ICMS-2019) , MG University, 04-07 December 2019
  2. Abdul Shukkur M., Shabeer T.S., Gopikrishna V.G., Mahesh Mohan. 2019., PM5 Associated Trace Metals in Cochin Urban Area, Fourth International Conference on Frontiers of Mass Spectrometry, December 4 – 7, 2019, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam.
  3. Abdul Shukkur M., Mahesh Mohan, Shabeer T.S. and Gopikrishna V G. 2019., Atmospheric contamination over Cochin Urban Area – A preliminary assessment, International Conference on Air Pollution and Monitoring, March 8 – 11, 2019, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam.
  4. Abdul Shukkur M., Gopikrishna V.G. and Mahesh Mohan. 2019., Atmospheric mercury contamination in India –A review, International Conference on Air Pollution and Monitoring, March 8 – 11, 2019, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam.
  5. Gopikrishna V.G., Akhil Ghosh, Mahesh Mohan. Total and methyl mercury in the lake and stream sediments, Ny-Alesund, Svalbard. NCPS 2019
  6. Shahnas K.F.,Gopikrishna V.G., Kannan V.M., Mahesh Mohan Mercury and other metals in the sediments of Kongsfjord and Krossfjord, Ny-Ålesund. NCPS 2019
  7. K. Nejumal, D. Dineep, Mahesh Mohan, K.P. Krishnan, U.K. Aravind, C.T. Aravindakumar. Non target analysis of Emerging Contaminants in the sediments of Kongsfjorden (Arctic) Using High Resolution Mass Spectrometry. NCPS 2019
  8. EV Ramasamy, Sruthy S., Mahesh Mohan, Ajay harit. Microplastics in the sediments of Arctic Fjords. NCPS 2019
  9. Mechirackal Balan Binish, Sruthy Shini, Rupesh Kumar Sinha, Kottekkattu Padinchati Krishnan and Mahesh Mohan. Mercuric reductase gene (merA) in mercury tolerant Sulphate reducing bacterium from the sediments of Kongsfjorden, Svalbard. NCPS 2019
  10. Gopikrishna VG., Anu Sebastian, Akhil Ghosh KA, Kannan VM, Mahesh Mohan. 2018. Distribution of total mercury and methyl mercury in the fresh water lakes of Ny-Alesund, Svalbard. International Conference on Water- Pollution to Purification, 7-10, December 2018.
  11. Krishna M.P. and Mahesh Mohan (2017) Analysis of Bioactive Compounds in Leaves of Mastixia arborea using GC-MS, 3rd International Conference on Frontiers of Mass Spectrometry, December 11-14, 2017.
  12. Navya Cherian, Arun Babu V., Mahesh Mohan. The Interrelationship of Mercury in Environmental Matrices of a Tropical Agricultural Wetland Ecosystem, India. Environmental Chemistry of Water, Sediment, Soil and Air: Early Career Researchers Meeting, 21 November , 2018. The Royal Society of Chemistry, Burlington House, London, United Kingdom
  13. Bineesh MB, Sruthy S., Kannan VM, Sreedharan K., Ramasamy EV., Mahesh Mohan. Heavy metal contamination in the sediments of Vembanad Lake, India-an ICPMS approach. 3rd International Conference on Frontiers of Mass Spectrometry, December 11-14, 2017.
  14. Binish M.B., Sruthy S., Kishnan K.P. and Mahesh Mohan, Biosorption of mercury by metaltolerant bacteria from arctic using FT-IR spectroscopy. International Conference on Photochemistry and its applications. November 10-13, 2017
  15. Mahesh Mohan, Gopikrishna V.G., Sreelakshmi U., Chandini P.K., Abdul Shukur M., Kannan V.M., Krishnan K.P., Pandit G.G., Sahu S.K., Tiwari M., Ajmal P.Y. & Navya Cherian. Contamination profile and distribution of mercury in the sediments of an Arctic Fjord, NyÅlesund, Svalbard. International Conference on mercury as Global Pollutant –ICMGP , Providence, USA, July 16-21, 2017
  16. Navya Cherian, Arunbabu V., Mahesh Mohan. Mercury geochemistry in a unique tropical agricultural wetland ecosystem, India. International Conference on mercury as Global Pollutant –ICMGP , Providence, USA, July 16-21, 2017
  17. K. Nejumal, D. Dineep, Mahesh Mohan, K.P. Krishnan, U.K.Aravind, C.T. Aravindakumar. Scanning of Emerging Pollutants in Kongsfjorden Using High Resolution Mass Spectrometry. Proceedings of the National Conference on Polar Sciences, May 16-17, 2017.
  18. Binish Mechirackal Balan, Sruthy Shini, Kottekkattu Padinchati Krishnan and Mahesh Mohan. Mercury reduction potential of bacteria isolated from melt water streams, Ny-Ålesund, Svalbard, Arctic. Proceedings of the National Conference on Polar Sciences, May 16-17, 2017.
  19. Sruthy, M.B.Binish, V. Arun Babu, Mahesh Mohan and E.V.Ramasamy. Microplastics-an emerging pollutant in Arctic fjord systems. Proceedings of the National Conference on Polar Sciences, May 16-17, 2017.
  20. M. Kannan, U. Sreelakshmi, M.K. Vishnu Sagar, V. G. Gopikrishna, G.G. Pandit, S.K. Sahu, M. Tiwari, P.Y. Ajmal, M. Abdul Shukkur and Mahesh Mohan. Temporal trends of selected heavy metals in the core sediment of Kongsfjorden, Ny-Alesund. Proceedings of the National Conference on Polar Sciences, May 16-17, 2017.
  21. Vishnu Sagar M.K., Tresa Nimmy K.A., Gopikrishna V.G., Kannan V.M., Binish M.B., Arun Babu V., Rakesh P.S. and Mahesh Mohan. Metal accumulation in zooplanktons of Arctic Fjords, Ny-Alesund, Svalbard. Proceedings of the National Conference on Polar Sciences, May 16-17, 2017.
  22. G. Gopikrishna, V.M. Kannan, K.P. Krishnan and Mahesh Mohan. Mercury and other metals in the surface water of an Arctic fjord, Svalbard. Proceedings of the International Conference on Water, December 12-15, 2016
  23. Gopikrishna V.G., Akhilghosh K.A. and Mahesh Mohan. Distribution of total mercury and methyl mercury in lake and river sediments in Arctic, Ny-Alesund. Proceedings of the National Conference on Polar Sciences, May 16-17, 2017.
  24. Krishna MP and Mahesh Mohan. 2016. Forest litter bacteria for waste water treatment. International conference on Water – Pollution to Purification, December 12-15, Kottayam.
  25. MK Vishnusagar, Mahesh Mohan, VG Gopikrishna, Bineesh MB, Abdul Shukkoor. 2016. Heavy metal contamination of sediments in Kongsfjorden an Arctic Fjord in NyAlesund, Norway. International conference on Water – Pollution to Purification, December 12-15, Kottayam.
  26. MR Sijimol , Mahesh Mohan and KK Nejumal. 2016. Perchlorate degradation in drinking water- a lab scale study. International conference on Water – Pollution to Purification, December 12-15, Kottayam.
  27. Navya C, Arunbabu V, Mahesh Mohan. Mercury Accumulation in a Unique Indian Agricultural Wetland Ecosystem, International Conference, Coimbatore
  28. Navya C, Arunbabu V, Mahesh Mohan. 2016. Accumulation of mercury in rice plants collected from an unpolluted paddy field in India. SETAC Asia-Pacific conference, Singapore, 16-19 Spetember
  29. Binish, M.B., Sruthy, S. and Mahesh, Mohan. 2016.Mercury tolerance of Sulphate Reducing Bacteria isolated from the sediments of Cochin Estuary. 28th Kerala Science Congress.
  30. Sijimol M.R., Dineep D., C.T. Aravindakumar and Mahesh Mohan. 2015. Perchlorate determination in environmental samples using Shimadzu LC-MS 2020. Frontiers in MS Technology and Emerging Applications,IICMS, Chennai.
  31. Sijimol MR, Mahesh Mohan and Dineep D. 2015. Identification of perchlorate in environmental matrices using Liquid Chromatography Mass Spectrometry. International Conference on MS, Kottayam
  32. Karunakaran Akhil Dev, Sreenu Suku, Joice K Joseph, K. S. Saran, C. M. John, Mahesh Mohan, and A.P. Pradeepkumar- Risk perceptions of Vypin Island people for climate disasters in Ernakulum district, Kerala, India at international conference on climate change resilience, department of ecology and environmental sciences , Pondicherry University, Pondicherry , 2015
  33. Binish, M.B., Sruthy, S. and Mahesh, Mohan. 2015. Significance of multiple antibiotic and mercury resistance of an anaerobic bacterium Clostridium bifermentans isolated from Cochin Estuary. Kerala Environment Congress.
  34. Sijimol MR and Mahesh Mohan. 2015. Firework as a source of perchlorate contamination in the soil. National Conference on Soil, University of Kerala.
  35. Krishna M.P. and Mahesh Mohan. 2015. Identification of potential litter degrading bacteria from the Pampadum Shola National Park. Kerala Science Congress.
  36. Sijimol, M. R., Renju Kuttappan and Mahesh Mohan (2014) Fireworks: A disaster and an environment pollution source. In the proceedings of 2nd Diasaster Risk and Vulnerabilty Conference. A.P. Pradeepkumar, F.­J. Behr, F.T. Illiyas and E. Shaji  (Editors). Pg. No. 242-246. ISBN 9788192344928
  37. Navya Cherian, Thafna KK, Kannan VM, Mahesh Mohan. 2014. Mercury contamination in agricultural wetland ecosystems-a case study from Kerala. Lake 2014.
  38. Navya Cherian, Thafna KK, Kannan VM, Mahesh Mohan. 2014. Mercury contamination in a unique tropical agricultural wetland ecosystem. Proceedings of Workshop cum National Symposium on Environment (NSE19), Kottayam, Kerala.
  39. R. Sijimol, D. Dineep, Mahesh Mohan. 2014. Perchlorate contamination of bottled water in Kerala, Proceedings of Workshop cum National Symposium on Environment (NSE19), Kottayam, Kerala.
  40. Sijimol MR and Mahesh Mohan. 2014. Fireworks and perchlorate contamination. National Seminar on Conservation of Energy, water and Environment, St. Stephens College, Uzhavoor, Kerala
  41. C M S Shylesh, M Mahesh and E V Ramasamy.(2013). Distribution of mercury in core sediments of a tropical estuary- west coast of India. National Conference on heavy metals in the environment (HME 2013), Kottayam, Kerala
  42. Navya Cherian, Kannan VM, Thafna KK, Mahesh Mahesh (2013). Distribution of total mercury in the soils of Kuttanad agricultural wetland. National Conference on heavy metals in the environment (HME 2013), Kottayam, Kerala
  43. Navya Cherian, Mahesh Mohan, Shylesh CMS and EV Ramasamy, (2012) Mercury pollution in the aquatic ecosystems of India – case study from a Ramsar site, South India, International conference on Anthropogenic impact on environment and bioremediation, Tirupathy 2012
  44. Kannan V .M, Toms Augustine, Navya Cherian, Mahesh Mohan. 2012. Geochemistry and Heavy Metals in the Soils of Kuttanad Agricultural Ecosystem, Kerala. LAKE-2012, National Conference on Conservation and Management of Wetland Ecosystems conducted at School of Environmental Sciences, MG University, Kottayam.
  45. Thafna K.K., Navya Cherian, Binish M.B., Mahesh Mohan. 2012. Distribution of Nutrients in the Soils of Kuttanad Wetland Agroecosystem, Kerala LAKE-2012, National Conference on Conservation and Management of Wetland Ecosystems conducted at School of Environmental Sciences, MG University, Kottayam.
  46. Ajaykumar, M. S. S.Chandran, K. Sreedharan, Mahesh Mohan and A. P. Thomas, (2011) Holocene environmental modifications along the southwest coast of India : as inferred from the multiproxy analysis of palaeodeposits of Meenachil River, Kerala, India, Presented in the International conference.....Lucknow
  47. Toms Augustine, Shyleshchandran M S,Jayasooryan K K, Mahesh Mohan and E.V.Ramasamy. Fractionation and bioavailability of mercury and cadmium in the sediments of Cochin estuary. 3rd INTGC 2011, CWRDM, Kozhikode.
  48. B Ajay Kumar, C K Baiju, Mahesh Mohan, V P Sylas, M S S Chandran and P S Rakesh, Soil piping phenomenon: Examples from Idukki district, Kerala, India. in Pradeepkumar A P, Behr F-J. and Ramasamy E V (eds) Applied Disaster Research: Proc Disaster Risk and Vulnerability Conf 2011, March 12-14, 2011, MG University, Kottayam, India. ISBN No. 978-3-943321-03-6.
  49. K K Jayasooryan, C M S Shylesh, M Mahesh and E V Ramasamy. Community health risk assessment on mercury contaminated fish consumption at Cochin backwaters, in Pradeepkumar A P, Behr F-J. and Ramasamy E V (eds) Applied Disaster Research: Proc Disaster Risk and Vulnerability Conf 2011, March 12-14, 2011, MG University, Kottayam, India. ISBN No. 978-3-943321-03-6.
  50. Shylesh Chandran M.S., Jayasooryan K.K., Subin K. Jose, Mahesh Mohan and E.V.Ramasamy (2010) Mercury in the Core Sediment of Vembanad Backwater – An Implication Towards Anthropogenic Contamination, Lake - 2010, IISc, Bangalore.
  51. S. Shylesh Chandran, Mahesh Mohan and E.V. Ramasamy (2010). Earthworm species diversity at Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, International Conference on Biodiversity, IIT, Kharagapur.
  52. Mahesh M., Jayasooryan, K.K., Shylesh C.M.S., and Ramasamy E.V. (2010). Impact of climate change on the transformation and transport of mercury in the environment. International Conference on Climate Change and Developing Countries, Kottayam
  53. Mahesh M., Jayasooryan, K.K., Shylesh C.M.S., Subin, J. and Ramasamy E.V. (2010) Mercury in water and sediments of Cochin backwaters, Kerala. Indian Science Congress, January 2010, Trivandrum.
  54. Toms A., Mahesh M., Shylesh C.M.S., E.V. Ramasamy. (2009). Mercury fractionation in the sediments of the lower reaches of Periyar river, National Seminar on Emerging Trends in Environment and Development, KUNSED 2009, Trivandrum.
  55. Toms Augustine, Mahesh Mohan, A.P. Thomas and E.V. Ramasamy. (2009). Heavy metal content in the water and aquatic macrophytes of lower reaches of Periyar river, Proceedings of Kerala Environment Congress, Kannur, May 26-27.
  56. Toms Augustine, Mahesh Mohan, K. K. Jayasooryan, E.V. Ramasamy and A.P. Thomas. (2009). Concentration and Bioavailability of Cd, Pb and Cu in Sediments of Lower Reaches of Periyar River, Kerala. Kerala Science Congress 2009.
  57. Mahesh Mohan. (2008). Changing Environment and Vector-Borne Diseases, Presented in State Level Seminar on Vector Borne Diseases and their control, February 23rd 2008, Alappuzha. Organized by Department of Indian System of Medicine, Govt. of Kerala
  58. Ajaykumar B., Mahesh Mohan, Rakesh P.S., Unni, K.S. and Satheesh R. (2008). Inference on the late Holocene modifications of the Meenachil river basin through the textural and morphometric analysis. Presented in XVIII Kerala Science Congress, January 28-31, 2008, Thiruvanathapuram, organised by Kerala State Council for science Technology and Environment.
  59. Renjith, Mahesh M., Ajaykumar, Satheesh R. and Benno Joseph. 2007. “Channel re-orientation of the Meenachil River, Kerala, as inferred from the textural characteristics of the terrestrial sand deposits”. Presented in the 19th Kerala Science Congress held at Kannur during 29-31 January 2007.
  60. Sujatha S., Mahesh M. and E.V. Ramasamy. (2007). Composting And Vermicomposting of Pistia Stratiotes with Three Epigeic Earthworm Species in the National Seminar Cum Workshop on Conservation and Inventerization of Soil Fauna. Organised by P.G. and Research Department of Biotechnology, K.S.R.College of Arts and Science, Tiruchengode.
  61. Shylesh Chandran M.S., Mahesh Mohan, Ramasamy, E.V. 2007. Vermicomposting of Municipal Solid Waste Using an Indigenous Earthworm- Plutellus Sp. Presented in Kerala Environment Congress, 2008.
  62. Mahesh Mohan and P.K. Omana. (2006). Distribution of mercury and the threat to Vembanadu ecosystem, Ramsar site, Kerala presented in XVIII Kerala Science Congress, January 30-31, 2006, Thiruvanathapuram, organised by Kerala State Council for science Technology and Environment
  63. Mahesh Mohan and P.K. Omana. (2004). Mercury pollution in Vembanad Lake, Kerala, India presented in the International Conference on Conservation, Restoration and Management of Lakes and Coastal Wetlands 9-13 December 2004 at Bhubaneswar, Orissa.
  64. Mahesh Mohan and Omana P.K. (2006) “Water quality of Vembanadu Lake, Ramsar site, Kerala” Presented in the National Conference on Current Perspectives in Aquatic Biology, 17-18 March, 2006, Chennai organised by Limnological Society of India and Zoology Department, Madras University.
  65. Mahesh Mohan, Benno joseph, R. Satheesh and B. Ajaykumar. 2004. “Textural analysis of bed sediments of terrestrial sand mining sites of Meenachil river basin and their implication to the status of Meenadom Ar”, presented in the International Seminar on Earth Resource Management-2004. Oraganised by Mineralogical society of India and Department of Applied Geology, Kuvembu University.

 

Research collaborations :

  • Arctic Environmental Research with ESSO NCAOR, MoES
  • National programme on Survey and exploration of Hydrothermal sulphide vents/ deposits in parts of Central and South-West Indian ridges, by ESSO-NCAOR, MoES
  • Obama-Singh 21st Century Knowledge Initiative Programme, UGC, Government of India with Brown University, USA
  • Indian participant of the working group WP 1: Contaminant flow and deposition in the Kongsforden/Krossfjorden system of the Kongsjorden flagship programme, Svalbard, Norway.

Research Group :

Sl. No. Name Area Status
1. Joshy George Metal Pollution Awarded
2. Rogimon Molecular Taxonomy Awarded
3. Navya Cheriyan Mercury Geochemistry Awarded
4. Siji Mol M R Perchlorate Contamination Awarded
5. Krishna M B Forest Ecology Awarded
6. Binish M B Metal – Microbe Interaction On going
7. Abdul Shukkur M Air Pollution On going
8. Arun Sasi S Ethnobiology On going
9. Phebe Joseph Climate Change On going
10. Neethu Joy Phytochemistry On going
11. Kannan V M Ecotoxicology, Arctic On going
12. Gopikrishna V G Mercury Geochemistry, Arctic On going

Research projects (Completed):

MoUs signed

  1. MoU signed with National Centre for Polar and Ocean Research (NCPOR) during 2015 for the Science Plan “Dynamics and Functioning of Arctic fjords: Regional and Global Perspectives”
  2. MoU signed with Kerala State Pollution Control Board in 2019 for the “Assessment of Metals Associated with Particulate Matter in Kerala”

Project on going / Completed

1) DST-SERB Fast Track Project : Mercury geochemistry in agricultural wetland ecosystem

2) KSCSTE Project: Accumulation of mercury and cadmium in benthic food web of Cochin estuary- a stable isotope approach

3) Arctic Expedition: Mercury Geochemistry in the sediments of Kongsfjorden, Ny-Alesund, Arctic

4) DoECC, Govt. of Kerala – Student Project : Impact of Climate Change on the Mercury Geochemistry in a Tropical Wetland Ecosystem

5) DoECC, Govt. of Kerala – Student Project : Geochemistry of selected heavy metals in Kuttanad agricultural wetland ecosystem

6) KSCSTE- BTL Project (as scientist mentor) Evolution of Karamana river basin and its implications on hydrogeology: A geomatics approach using morphometric analysis

7) UGC Major Project: Mercury pollution in the sediments of Vembanad Wetland: a chronological approach

8) OSI 21st Century Knowledge Initiative Programme : An Interdisciplinary and Community Oriented Innovative Approach Towards Sustainable Development

Ongoing

Ongoing

  1. Arctic Expedition : Long - Term Environmental Monitoring of Kongsfjorden System of Arctic region for climate change studies (2019)
  2. ESSO-NCPOR, MoES : PACER-POP Project - Emerging Contaminants and Toxic Metals in the Environmental Matrices of Ny-Ålesund, Arctic. (Sanctioned in 2019)
  3. DoECC, Govt. of Kerala: A Miyawaki model approach for developing forest island in Mahatma Gandhi University Campus. (sanctioned : Budget : 11.77 L)
  4. GOI-GEF-UNDP : Eco-restoration of flood affected riparian vegetation and braid bars in Chalakkudy River

Visiting Positions:

  • Guest Research Faculty of Kerala State Biodiversity Board (2014 onwards)
  • Participated in Indian Arctic Expedition 2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17
    Team Leader of Indian Arctic Expedition, July Batch, 2015

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