Assistant Professor

Dr. Shoji D Thottathil

Department of Environmental Science

Interests

  1. Carbon biogeochemistry of aquatic systems
  2. Carbonic greenhouse gas (CH4 and CO2) emissions from freshwater environment
  3. Dissolved organic matter and microbial dynamics in aquatic networks

Education

2002

Kannur University
India
Bachelors

2007

Annamalai University
India
Masters

2012

Kyoto University
Japan
Masters

2018

University of Quebec at Montreal
Canada
Ph.D.

Experience

  • 2012-2013, Researcher | Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
  • 2008-2009, Junior Research Fellow | Goa University, Goa, India
  • 2005-2008, Project Assistant | National Institute of Oceanography, Kochi, Kerala, India

Research Interest

  • Methane (CH4) and carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from inland water networks – streams, rivers, reservoirs, lakes, and estuaries
  • Regulation of CH4 production and oxidation in aquatic systems
  • Dissolved organic matter dynamics and bacterial metabolism along the streams – rivers - estuarine continuum
  • Fate of terrestrial carbon in aquatic systems

Awards & Fellowships

  • 2014, Merit Scholarship for Foreign Students, Fonds de Research du Quebec – Nature and Technologies, Quebec, Canada Government
  • 2013, Scholarship of Excellence in Faculty of Science, University of Quebec at Montreal, Canada
  • 2010, Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho Mext) Scholarship, Japanese Government

Memberships

  • Association for the Science of Limnology and Oceanography
  • International Society of Limnology

Publications

  • Extent and regulation of summer methane oxidation in northern lakes -D. Thottathil, P.C.J. Reis, P.A. del Giorgio, Y.T. Prairie. Journal of Geophysical Research-Biogeosciences Under revision (2018)
  • Kinetics of methane oxidation in northern freshwater lakes. D. Thottathil, P.C.J. Reis, Y.T. Prairie. Biogeochemistry, Under revision (2018)
  • Biogeochemical control on fluorescent dissolved organic matter dynamics in a large freshwater lake (Lake Biwa, Japan). D. Thottathil, K. Hayakawa, Y. Hodoki, C. Yoshimizu, Y. Kobayashi, S. Nakano. Limnology and Oceanography 58: 2262-2278
  • Identification of species and genotypic composition of Cryptomonas (Cryptohyceae) populations in the eutrophic lake Hira, Japan using single-cell PCR. H. Nishino, Y. Hodoki, D. Thottathil, K. Obayashi, Y. Takao, S. Nakano (2005). Aquatic Ecology 49: 263-272.
  • Influence of allochthonous input on autotrophic-heterotrophic switch-over in shallow waters of a tropical ecosystem (Cochin Estuary), India. D. Thottathil, K.K. Balachandaran, N.V. Madhu, G.V.M. Gupta, S. Nair (2008). Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science 78: 551-562.
  • Tidal switch on metabolic activity: Salinity induced responses on bacterioplankton metabolic capabilities in a tropical estuary. D. Thottathil, K.K. Balachandran, K.V. Jayalakshmi, G.V.M. Gupta, S. Nair (2008). Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Sciences 78: 665-673.
  • CO2 supersaturation and net heterotrophy in a tropical estuary (Cochin, India): Influence of anthropogenic effect. V.M. Gupta, S.D. Thottathil, K.K. Balachandran, N.V. Madhu, P. Madeswaran, S. Nair (2009). Ecosystems 12: 1145-1157.
  • Short-term variability of water quality and its implications on phytoplankton production in a tropical estuary (Cochin Backwaters –India). N.V. Madhu, K.K. Balachandran, G.D. Martin, R. Jyothibabu, D. Thottathil, M. Nair, T. Joseph, K.K. Kusum, (2010). Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 170: 287-300.
  • The September 2004 stench off the southern Malabar Coast – A consequence of holococcolithophore bloom. N. Ramaiah, J. T. Paul, V. Fernandes, T. Raveendran, O. Raveendran, D. Sundar, C. Ravichandran, D. M. Shenoy, G.Mangesh, S.  Kurian, V.J. Jerson, Thottathil SD, N. V. Madhu, S. Sreekumar, P. A. Lokabharathi, S. R. Shetye.  2005. Current Science, 88 (4): 551-554

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