All talks will take place in the lecture hall at "Smt. Indrani Balan Science Activity Centre (SIBSAC), IISER Pune"

Poster session and lunch will be arranged at "IISER Pune Dining Hall Complex"

Day 1: 20 December 2019 (Friday)


Time Details Venue

08:30am – 10:00am Breakfast and Registration LHC (Balan hall)

10:00am – 10:15am Introduction LHC (Balan hall)

10:15am – 10:45am Invited talk: Dr. Madhav Gadgil LHC (Balan hall)

"Ecology for the people: Aquatic ecosystems"

10:45am – 11:15am Invited talk: Dr. Sanjay Molur LHC (Balan hall)

"Freshwaters: are we doing enough to conserve?"

11:15am – 11:30am Tea break

11:30am – 12:00noon Invited talk: Dr. K. Sivakumar LHC (Balan hall)

"Marine Protected Areas Network of India:

Is it enough for conservation of biodiversity?"

12:00noon – 12:30pm Invited talk: Dr. Aravind Madhyastha LHC (Balan hall)

"Developing protocol and identifying priority regions

for conservation of freshwater biodiversity in India"

12:30pm – 12:45pm Transit from Auditorium to Dining block

12:30pm – 03:15pm Lunch and Poster First-floor Dining Block

03:15pm – 03:30pm Transit from Dining block to Auditorium

03:30pm – 04:00pm Invited talk: Dr. Rajeev Raghavan LHC (Balan hall)

"Freshwater fishes and their conservation in

the Western Ghats Hotspot"

04:00pm – 04:30pm Invited talk: Prof. A. Biju Kumar LHC (Balan hall)

"Spineless: known, unknown and unknowable

marine invertebrate biodiversity of India and

conservation challenges"

04:30pm – 04:45pm Tea break

04:45pm – 05:15pm Invited talk: Dr. Rameshori Yumnam LHC (Balan hall)

"Freshwater Fish Diversity of Northeast India

and prevailing Conservation Status"

05:15pm – 05:45pm Invited talk: Dr. Mandar Nanajkar LHC (Balan hall)

"Conservation and restoration of corals reefs"

05:45pm – 07:00pm Posters Ground Floor Dining Block

07:00pm onwards Dinner Dining Hall Complex


Day 2: 21 December 2019 (Saturday)


Time Details Venue

09:00am – 09:30am Invited talk: Dr. Karthick Balasubramanian LHC (Balan hall)

"Diatoms across land, water and air:

In search of glass houses to infer the environment"

09:30am – 10:00am Invited talk: Dr. Ravail Singh LHC (Balan hall)

"Deep-sea ecosystems: biodiversity reservoir and

environemtnal challenges"

10:00am – 10:30am Invited talk: Dr. J. A. Johnson LHC (Balan hall)

"Stream fish ecology with special reference to

species-habitat relationship"

10:30am – 10:45am Tea break

10:45am – 11:15am Invited talk: Dr Anuradha Bhat LHC (Balan hall)

"Understanding beta-diversity and dispersal

dynamics towards assessing status of fish

communities in stream ecosystems"

11:15am – 11:35pm Invited talk: Dr Neelesh Dahanukar LHC (Balan hall)

"Maharashtra Gene Bank Programme: model

system for aquatic conservation in India"

11:35am – 12:05pm Invited talk: Dr Baban Ingole LHC (Balan hall)

"Diversity of Sponge and Associated biological

communities around the Malvan Marine Sanctuary

and Grande Island, Goa"

12:05pm – 12:35pm Invited talk: Dr. Yogesh Shouche LHC (Balan hall)

12:35pm – 12:50pm Transit from Auditorium to Dining block

12:50pm – 02:25pm Poster and Lunch First-floor Dining Block

02:25pm – 02:40ppm Transit from Dining block to Auditorium

02:40pm – 03:00pm Invited talk: Dr. Ulfat Baig LHC (Balan hall)

"Phylogenetic diversity, predatory behavior and

activity screening of cultivable actinobacteria isolated

from marine sponges and associated environments

from the western coast of India"

03:00pm – 03:30pm Invited talk: Professor Swapnaja Mohite LHC (Balan hall)

"Participatory approach towards the conservation

of aquatic biodiversity along the Konkan coast"

03:30pm – 04:00pm Invited talk: Shree Manish Rajankar LHC (Balan hall)

"Sustainability of livelihood of dependent

communities through freshwater biodiversity

conservation and restoration in Bhandara and

Gondia districts of Maharashtra"

04:00pm – 04:15pm Tea break

04:15pm – 04:35pm MGB student talk: Kalyan De LHC (Balan hall)

"Coral reef degradation in the Malvan Marine

Sanctuary: Consequence of climate change and

increasing human disturbances"

04:35pm – 04:55pm MGB student talk: Sambhaji Mote LHC (Balan hall)

"The holobioant approach to study sponge-coral


04:55pm – 05:00pm Vote of thanks LHC (Balan hall)

05:00pm – 05:30pm Certificate distribution