Dr. Shoji D. Thottathil was awarded following international scholarships
- Merit Scholarship for Foreign Students , Fonds de Research du Québec (Québec - India) - Nature and Technologies, Government of Quebec, Canada (2014 - 2018).
- Scholarship of Excellence in Faculty Science, Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada (2013-2014)
- Monbukagakusho Mext Scholarship, Japanese Government (2010-2013)
Dr. Shoji D. Thottathil is a Limnologist and Aquatic Biogeochemist. His research primarily focuses on understanding the patterns and drivers of carbon cycling in inland waters (streams, rivers, lakes, reservoirs, and estuaries). His research interests include organic matter (OM) cycling and emission of carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4) in response to changing hydrology, nutrients, and OM matter loading due to the ongoing climate change and anthropogenic activities. Methane being a highly potent Greenhouse gas, his research attempts to delineate the regulation of rates and pathways of CH4 production, oxidation, and different modes through which CH4 is transported from inland waters to the atmosphere (bubble and aquatic plants-mediated, and diffusive pathways) at local to regional scales. Dr. Thottathil is currently focusing on the landscape-level regulation of CH4 emissions in tropical aquatic networks.
Project Title: Methane Emission from Tropical Aquatic Networks: Elucidating the underpinning mechanisms and landscape-level drivers
Funding agency: Science & Engineering Research Board (SERB), Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India
Amount: 30 Lakhs
Duration : 2019 - 2021
Research Interests: Aquatic Ecology and Biogeochemistry
Greenhouse gas emissions from aquatic systems
Dissolved organic matter dynamics across aquatic continuum