Goldin Quadros

Goldin Quadros
Salim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History · Wetland Ecology

Ph.D.

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July 2009 - February 2010
The Institute of Science, Mumbai
Position
  • Impact of SEZ on Bird migration on Uran wetlands
Description
  • Bird Migration, Wetlands, SEZ
August 2008 - March 2009
World Wildlife Fund
Position
  • Study of Lakes of Mumbai
Description
  • Lakes, Mumbai
July 2008 - October 2009
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
Position
  • Study of Biodiversity of IIT-Bombay Campus
Description
  • Biodiversity, flora, Fauna. IIT-Bombay
Education
May 1999 - November 2001
University of Mumbai
Field of study
  • marine Intertidal Benthos - Zoology

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The Indian coast and its adjacent wetlands host large congregations of shorebirds, including winter and passage migrants of high conservation priority, along the Central Asian Flyway. Identifying crucial wintering and stopover sites and seasons is an important step toward conserving shorebirds and their habitats along the Indian coast. We assessed...
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The systematic study of feather microstructure supports species identification, which is important in cases of illegally traded birds and bird-aircraft strikes. Our study focused on morphometric, macro- and micro-characters of feathers of Common Myna Acridotheres tristis from India. Among macro-characters, silver-colored filoplume feathers with pal...
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The solar powered Sacoglossan molluscs, Elysia bangtawaensis Swennen, ranging from 35 mm to 40 mm in length, were located for the first time from two locations in the Thane Creek Flamingo Bird Sanctuary. This is a Northwestern extension of its reported former range which was Ratnagiri in Maharashtra.
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Turdoides affinis is a species of group dwelling old world passerine of family Leiothrichidae. Unavailability of genome-wide sequence and species-specific molecular markers has hindered comprehensive understanding of phylogenetic and physiological aspects of T. affinis evolution. We generated genome-wide microsatellite markers through whole genome...
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Spiders the generalist predators are considered ecosystem health indicators and are significant predators of insect's pests and play an important role in regulation of ecological balance. The study on the diversity and feeding habits of spiders was undertaken in three different habitats from Coimbatore District viz. the agricultural farms of ICAR-...
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Puddling behaviour of lepidopterans was observed along a stretch of road near Dehing-Patkai National Park, Assam. The survey was conducted for 15 days from 4:00 to 11:00 hrs and 15:00 to 18:00 hrs on a selected road stretch of the protected area. Six lepidopteran species of three families were encountered feeding on available resources. False Tiger...
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Substantial temperature rise is reported in the Himalayas, and the vulnerability of the region to climate change is well recognized. An apt adaptation strategy to cope with climate change calls for informed people’s partici�pation, which was rarely investigated in the western Himalayas. Having been better informed, people in developed areas adopt b...
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In this research paper, bivariate COM-Poisson Thomas distribution is introduced. It is a generalization of the bivariate Thomas distribution. The characteristics of the distribution such as, joint probability generating function, joint probability mass function, mean, variance, covariance and correlation coefficient are derived. The simulation stud...
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Psittacula cyanocephala is an endemic parakeet from the Indian sub-continent that is widespread in the illegal bird trade. Previous studies on Psittacula parakeets have highlighted taxonomic ambiguities, warranting studies to resolve the issues. Since the mitochondrial genome provides useful information concerning the species evolution and phylogen...
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Psittacula cyanocephala is a parakeet endemic to the Indian sub-continent, widespread in the illegal bird trade. Previous studies on Psittacula parakeets have highlighted taxonomic ambiguities, warranting further studies to resolve such issues. Since the mitochondrial genome provides useful information about a species concerning its evolution and p...
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The list of birds of Sindhudurg coastal district was compiled based on primary and secondary information. All observations were made along the Sindhudurg coast, i.e., from Terekhol to Vijaydurg. Wetland birds were recorded during sampling while terrestrial birds were recorded opportunistically. Besides, we also collated bird occurrence records from...
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C oastalhabitatsareamongthemostproductiveandthreatenedhabitatsintheworld. Around 60% of global human populations live in the coastal ecosystems. Escalating population growth, unsustainable resource use and increasing urbanization/tourism in Asia currently threatens the coastal ecosystem and the shorebirds, which depend on it. The entire Indian coas...
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Marine coastal areas are among the world’s most productive ecosystems. In the course of time, world over these coastal ecosystems are increasingly coming under immense pressure from various human activities. In India, coastal habitats sustain the livelihoods of over 20 million people. India has a long coastline, which is under tremendous developmen...
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Marine mollusc comprising of gastropods and bivalves in India are recorded from the diverse habitats such as mangroves, coral reef, rocky coasts, sandy beaches, sea grass beds and also at greater depth in the sea. They are more diverse and abundant in the rocky intertidal zone along the coast, sandy shores, inter tidal flats and mangrove areas. Dur...
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Aquatic ecosystems like ponds, lakes, rivers, etc are known to provide several ecosystem services to the society like irrigation, water, aesthetics, etc. Occurrence of birds in such wetland habitats also helps in maintaining the trophic structure and proves useful in evaluating the health of the ecosystem. Avifauna plays an important role in severa...
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The Flock structure and composition of five species of Gulls viz., Brown-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus brunnicephalus), Pallas’s Gull (Ichthyaetus ichthyaetus), Heuglin’s Gull (Larus heuglini), Slender-bill Gull (Chroicocephalus genei) and Steppe Gull (Larus barabensis) were assessed from December 2014 to April 2015 in Sindhudurg district, Maharasht...
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Wetlands are one of the most threatened of all biomes on earth. Coimbatore is an important industrial city of India which is located on the banks of the river Noyyal. Presently, there are 28 wetlands mostly fed by the river Noyyal. The prevailing drainage and sewerage system open into the adjoining wetlands and the river Noyyal without appropriate...
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The physico-chemical parameters like temperature, light penetration, total solids, chlorinity and dissolved oxygen were studied of two lakes i.e. one natural (Sion Lake) and one man-made (MNPS Lake) lake in the viscinity of Sion, Mumbai. The study revealed insignificant difference in between the water quality of both the lakes. However it was obser...
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It is evident that cultural eutrophication (i.e. human induced) is an important environmental problem that the city water bodies are now facing. While the literature informs us about the importance and status of the lakes in Coimbatore city, it also highlights the gaps in the information base. So far, no long-term studies as well as research coveri...
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Ants are considered as one of ihe most diverse, abundant and ecologically significant organisms on earth. The parks, gardens and small patches of natural vegetation provide suitable environment for ecological com~nunities in urban habitats, like Mumbai. The diversity of ants (Hymenoptera) was studied in 2010-2012. at Maharashtra Nature I'ark Societ...
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As human beings, we continue to have significant impacts on the environment and its resources. Environmentai education seems to be the best tool for providing the public with an understanding of the ramifications of thzir actions and behavior patterns in order to increase sensitivity and concern sunnunding environmental issues. This can be done b!,...
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Biodiversity has multiple values owing to the different ecosystem services it provides. The types of values include economic, social and environmental, In any of which are poorly recognized and/or understood. Species provide a variety of functions and help maintain relatively stable ecosystems. Our understanding of the functioning of biodiversity w...
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Introduction Land use and land cover change assessments are important for monitoring and evaluating the health of the environment. Changes in land use and land cover impact various ecosystem goods and services including impacts on biodiversity worldwide (Sala et al., 2000), soil degradation (Trimble and Crosson, 2000), climate (Sagan, Toon, and Pol...
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The fish diversity and associated environment of 12 strategically selected intertidal stations along the extremely polluted Thane creek on the west coast of India were studied for a year and compared with past available data to investigate changes in the creek ecology due to various anthropogenic activities like industrial, domestic, and solid wast...
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Thane city is known for its lake, however over the years with increase in human population and the related anthropogenic activities the lakes have been neglected. The neglect had lead to severe pollution of the lakes affecting the ecology as well as the livelihood of the locals dependent on the lakes. The Thane Municipal Corporation started the pro...
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The mangrove Avicennia marina is a dominant mangrove along the anthropogenically stressed tropical Thane creek, west coast of India. Leaf anatomy of the mangrove along the Thane creek was assessed in relation to stationwise and seasonwise variations in salinity. It was noticed that under the conditions of higher salinity Avicennia marina showed inc...
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Polychaete assemblages and associated environment of 12 strategically selected intertidal stations along the extremely polluted Thane creek on the west coast of India were studied monthly for a year and compared with past available data to investigate changes in the creek ecology due to various anthropogenic activities like industrial, domestic, an...
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The studies of biodiversity have now assumed greater significance as ecologists try desperately to document global biodiversity in the face of unprecedented perturbations, habitat loss and extinction rates. With advances in science and technology, we are on the verge of understanding the natural world while at the same time in real danger of destro...
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The mangroves have adapted themselves best in the s hallow sea coast, sheltered estuaries and deltaic zones of the tropics and subtropics with characteri stic environmental conditions viz. temperature rang es between 20 0 C to 30 0 C, moderate to high monsoon precipitation i.e. 1000 - 3000 mm/ annum, high humidity but with coastal aridity. On the s...
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Thane Creek long, 72° 55 to 73° E and Lat.19°.00 to 19°.15′N) is 26 km long creek having highly industrialized and urbanized Thane Mumbai Complex along its banks. It receives high amount of untreated domestic sewage and industrial effluent 294 mld and 145 to 260 mld respectively (TMC Report 2000). The present study was carried out during 2001-2002,...
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The present paper describes a Pollution Evaluator Index (PEI) for coastal aquatic ecosystems. It is based on parameters of water and sediment. For calculating the PEI, the average values of the parameters are compared with their standard limit values for unpolluted ecosystems (described by researchers) and percent variation from the limit values is...
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Degradation of natural resources is a major environmental issue the world is currently facing. Estuaries, creeks and coastal water ecosystems are such natural resources that are important as breeding and feeding grounds for fishes and crustaceans. Human activities and alterations made by reclamation have had an adverse effect on their ecology. Due...
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Fishery of TIzaize creek has sigizificantly clecli~zed due to her/:,!: pollution. Hence fishermerz grow fish in aquaculture ponds along the banks of the creek. They collect creek water in tlze ponds during the spi*ing tide of nzorzsooiz when the polllrtnrzts are dilllied nrzd the water coiztaiizsfishes. In the following months adding fi-esh water i...
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Study of physico-chemical parameters of water was carried out for two quarry lakes near Yeoor Hill area of Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Thane for a period of 12 months, from July 1999 to June 2000. Both the lakes showed alkaline pH and moderate values for total hardness. DO ranged from 2.7 mg/l to 10 mg/l in Lake I, and from 3.2 mg/l to 13.4 mg/l i...
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An attempt has been made to obtain the comparative fin fish and shell fish fauna qualitatively from Thane creek and Ulhas river estuary durin Nov 2001 to Oct 2002 dividing each of these two coastal water bodies into three zone (Riverine zone I, Middle zone II, Seaward zone III). Although the total number of species found in the Thane creek was high...
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Zooplankton were studied from three zones of Ulhas estuary and Thane creek for a period of one year (Sept.2001 to Aug. 2002). Total 25 types were recorded in Ulhas river estuary and 23 in Thane creek. Rotifers, nauplii, copepods and eggs were the dominant types in Ulhas river estuary while nematodes, poly-chaete larvae, molluscan larvae, nauplii an...
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Blooms of diatom, Leptocylindrus spp were observed in the shallow region ofThane creek, west coast of India, during postmonsoon (October t o March, 1991 -92 and 1992-93) when there was a build up of nutrients.The blooms formed subsurface aggregates at approximately half meter depth and below, under certain environmental conditions such as abrupt ch...
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Metals like Fe, Zn, Cu, Pb, C r & A s in different components ofThane creek were studied during 199 1 -94.The re-sults showed that water had metals higher than the permissible limits except in Cu & Zn.The biotic components allowed accumulation of essential metals Fe, Zn & Cu, whereas they regulated toxic trace metals As. C r & Pb. How-ever lead con...
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Studies on fishery of Thane Creek from Oct. 91 to Apr. 93 revealed dominance of fish fishery (89%) as compared to crustacean fishery (11%). Total 18 fish species and 4 crustacean species were recorded of which only Mugil cephalus, Mystus gulio, Tilapia mossambica and Metapenaeus monoceros occurred throughout the year. Average monthly fishery was 16...
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The hydrological parameters of Thane Creek were studied during the spring high tide and the spring low tide from October 1991 to April 1993. During the study persistent hypoxic conditions coupled with exceptionally high nutrients (nitrates, phosphates and silicates) were observed in the creek. A comparison with the data of 1984-85 revealed the dete...
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For the beautification and conservation of lakes in the city of Thane, Thane Municipal Corporation has undertaken certain measures. Masunda lake which is in the heart of the city is the place of attraction and relaxation for the populace. The Municipal Corporation has built an enclosure within the lake where people can dispose off the Nirmalya ( re...
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S!,*aies on the meiobenthos of intertidabone of mangrove mudflats revealed dominance of nematodes (78.35%) with insignificant seasonal variations. The other constituents were tube polychaetes and oligcchaetes, the latter contributing a major share to meiobenthos only at the station in the proximity of sewage outlet. Generally the rneiobenthic abund...
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The hydrological aspects of a part of Thane creek near Thane city were studied during October 1991 to April 1993. The Physical Parameters studied included Temperature, Light Penetration, Suspended solids and current velocity; the chemical parameters assessed were pH, Salinity, Dissolved Oxygen and B.O.D. while nutrients like, Nitrate-Nitrogen, Inor...
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The macrobenthic study of mangrove mudflats along shallow region of Thane creek revealed dominance of seaanemone, Acontiactis gokhaleae at HLWM of Vitawa station near geomorphic head of the creek. This station is also characterised by lower population density of polychaetes suggesting predator-prey relationship. The abundance of sea anemone has bee...

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Biodiversity mapping and conservation requirements of the caves of Vengurla rocks
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Baseline understanding of Thane creek through previous studies conducted and existing literature. Documentation of Floral and Faunal diversity of Thane creek. Undertake the stakeholder analysis with especial focus on flamingo sanctuary area.
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Assess and map the faunal diversity in the caves of Vengurla Rocks Archipelago, Sindhudurg, Maharashtra