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Dr. Gunanidhi Sahoo

Gunanidhi Sahoo Name : Dr.   Gunanidhi Sahoo
Designation : Reader
Qualification : M. Sc., M. Phil. and Ph. D.
Phone No. : +91-9438328039
E-mail ID : gunanidhi(dot)nou(at)gmail(dot)com, sahoogunanidhi(dot)zool(at)utkaluniversity(dot)ac(dot)in
  • Calcium metabolism in reptiles
  • Developmental ecology of anuran tadpoles
  • Feeding ecology of amphibian tadpoles
  • Climate change and amphibian development
  • M. Sc., M.Phil. and Ph. D. course work
  1. Guidance :
    1. MPhil Guidance:
      Sl No  Name of the Scholar Year of award of Degree Topic of MPhil Thesis Summary of the Research Outcome(In 100 Words)
      1 Subasish Prusty 2019 Cannibalism among the tadpoles of Indian tree frog Polypedates maculatus
      2 Sushmita Sharma 2019 Effect of titanium dioxide nanoparticles on the larval stages of Polypedates maculatus
      3 Rasmita Naik 2018 Ethnozoological knowledge of educated tribal students of Odisha, India
      4 Nrusingha Behera 2018 Effects of pH on the tadpoles of the frog Polypedates maculatus
      5 Binita Murmu 2017 Dentition in amphibian tadpoles – A review
      6 Bijayalaxmi Parida 2017 Age estimation of amphibians by skeletochronology
      7 Rama Prasad Sahu 2016 Development of digestive system teeth in the tadpoles of common Asian toad Duttaphrynus melanostictus (Schneider, 1799) (Anura: Bufonidae)
      8 Banita Behera 2016 Development of labial teeth in the tadpoles of common Asian toad Duttaphrynus melanostictus (Schneider, 1799) (Anura: Bufonidae)
      9 Shakti Ranjan Behera 2016 Indigenous knowledge of zootherapeutic uses among the tribals of India – A review
      10 Pragyashree Das 2015 Competitive strategy of three species of co-occurring tad[poles in a semi-natural ecosystem
      11 Jasmin Rout 2015 Dietary assessment of the tadpoles of Euphlyctis cyanophlyctis
      12 Sushree Sangita Mahapatra 2015 Niche occupancy and dietary profile of Polypedates maculatus tadpoles in temporary ponds of North Odisha
      13 Manorama sahoo 2014 Intestinal bacterial flora of laboratory-reared D. melanostictus and Microhyla ornate tadpolesIntestinal bacterial flora of laboratory-reared D. melanostictus and Microhyla ornate tadpoles
      14 Jayashree Tripathy 2014 Extraction and characterisation of chitin and chitosan from fresh water prawn Macrobrachium rosenbergii and M. malcomsoni
      15 Reema Das 2013 An ecological and morphometric analysis of the Indian chameleon Chameleo zylanicus (Laurenti, 1768) (Chamelionidaea)
      16 Gajendra Singh Mehra 2013 A taxonomic study of the common wolf snake Lycodon aulicus (Gunther, 1864) (Colubridae: Reptilia)
      17 Rainarani Pattanayak 2012 ESBL bacteria from snake oral cavity
      18 Jyotee Jee 2012 Eggshell calcium utilization pattern in Psammophilus blanfordanus during embryonic development
      19 Tinamamuni PuthalZ 2011 Head shape allometry and head sexual dimorphism in an agamid lizard Sitana ponticeriana
      20 Padmaja Rout 2011 Biochemical and microbiological evaluation of Handia: The traditional rice beverage of Mayurbhanj district
      21 Sharmistha Mahanta 2010 Studies on gonadal kinetics of the common Indian toad Bufo melanostictus Schneider, 1799 (Anura: Bufonidae)
    2. PhD Guidance:
      Sl No  Name of the Scholar Year of award of Degree Registration No Name of the Co-guide if any Fellowship received if any during research Topic of PhD Thesis Summary of the Research Outcome(In 100 Words)
      1 Laxmipriya Padhi 2016 ` Sc./LS/41/ Ph.D./ 2010 UGC-SAP Studies on bacterial flora of oro-pharyngeal cavity of some selected snakes
  2. Journal Publications :
    1. International Publications:
      1 Evaluation of cultivable aerobic bacterial flora from Russell’s viper (Daboia russelli) oral cavity Microbial Pathogenesis In press (134, 2019) 0882-4010 - Print Peer-reviewed 2.581 S.K. Panda L.P.Padhi G. Sahoo 2019-20
      2 Evaluation of cultivable aerobic bacterial flora from Russell’s viper (Daboia russelli) oral cavity Microbial Pathogenesis In press (134, 2019) 0882-4010 - Print Peer-reviewed 2.581 S.K. Panda L.P.Padhi G. Sahoo 2019-20
      3 Oviposition site selection by the Asian common toad D. melanostictus (Schneider, 1799) in an Indian biosphere reserve Herpetozoa 157-171, 31(3/4), 2019 1013-4425 - Print 2682–955X -online Peer-reviewed 18030 1.120 J. Rout S. Mahapatra, S. Asrafuzaman G. Sahoo 2019-20
      4 Oral bacterial flora of Indian cobra (Naja naja) and their antibiotic susceptibilities Heliyon e01008, 4, 2018 24058440 Peer-reviewed - S. K. Panda L.P. Padhi G. Sahoo Corresponding author 2018-19
      5 Dietary preference of Euphlyctis Dietary preference of E. cyanophlyctis tadpoles in different habitats in and around Similipal Biosphere Reserve, Odisha, India Int. J. Conservation Science 259-268, 8(2), 2017 2067-533X Peer-reviewed 2792 - S. Mahapatra, J. Rout G. Sahoo J. Sethi Corresponding author 2017-18
      6 Sources of calcium for the agamid lizard Psammophilus blanfordanus during embryonic development Acta Herpetologica 3-10, 11(2), 2016 1827-9635 – Print 1827-9643 – Online Peer-reviewed 507 0.729 J. Jee B.K. Mohapatra S.K. Dutta G. Sahoo Corresponding author 2016-17
      7 Sexual size and shape dimorphism in an agamid lizard Sitana ponticeriana (Sauria: Agamidae) Advances in Zoology and Botany 15-20, 2(1), 2014 2331-5083 – Print 2331-5091 - Online Peer-reviewed - T. Puthal G. Sahoo Corresponding author 2014-15
      8 Anti-diahhheal activities of medicinal plants of Similipal Biosphere Reserve, Odisha, India. Int. J. Med. Arom. Plants 123-134, 2(1), 2012 2249-4340 Peer-reviewed - S.K. Panda N. Patra G. Sahoo A.K. Bastia S.K. Dutta 2012-13
      9 Chemical composition and ultrastructure of shells of unfertilized eggs of Olive Ridley turtles, L. olivacea Current Herpetology 37-43, 29(1), 2010 1345-5834 – Print 1881-1019 - Online Peer-reviewed 14229 0.524 G. Sahoo, B.K. Mohapatra S. K. Dutta First and Corresponding 2010-11
      10 Structure and chemical composition of shells of abnormal eggs of olive ridley turtle, L. olivacea (Eschscholtz, 1829) (Testudines: Cheloniidae) Herpetozoa 137-143, 22(3/4), 2009 1013-4425 - Print 2682–955X -online Peer-reviewed 18030 1.120 G. Sahoo, B.K. Mohapatra S. K. Dutta 2009-10
      11 Structural changes in olive ridley turtle eggshells during embryonic development Herpetological Journal 143-149, 19, 2009 0268-01 Peer-0reviewed 18026 1.268 G. Sahoo, B.K. Mohapatra S. K. Dutta First and Corresponding 2009-10
      12 Calcium metabolism in olive ridley turtle eggs during embryonic development. Comparative Biochemistry & Physiology, Part A, 91-97, 121, 1998 1095-6433 Peer-reviewed 16324 2.142 G. Sahoo R.K. Sahoo P. Mohanty-Hejmadi 1998-99
      13 Ultrastructure and characteristics of eggshells of the olive ridley turtle, Lepidochelys olivacea, from Gahirmatha, India. Acta Anatomica 261-267, 156, 1996 0001-5180 – Print 1421-9654 - Online Peer-reviewed 339 1.333 G. Sahoo B.K. Mohapatra R.K. Sahoo P. Mohanty-Hejmadi 1996-97
    2. National Publications:
      1 G. Sahoo, R.K. Sahoo & P. Mohanty-Hejmadi. Distribution of heavy metals in the eggs and hatchlings of olive ridley turtles, Lepidochelys olivacea, from Gahirmatha, Orissa. Indian Journal of Marine Sciences, (25): 371-372, 1996. IF - 0.294.
      2 G. Sahoo, R.K. Sahoo & P. Mohanty-Hejmadi. Calcium metabolism in olive ridley turtle eggs during embryonic development. Comparative Biochemistry & Physiology, Part A, (121):91-97, 1998. IF - 2.258.
      3 G. Sahoo, M.R. Prasad & R. K. Sahoo. Some biological characteristics of Bay of Bengal along the Orissa coast during 1994. Journal of the Zoological Society of India, (40-41): 59-66, 2000.
      4 G. Sahoo, B.K. Mohapatra, &S.K. Dutta. Structural  changes in olive ridley turtle eggshells during embryonic development. Herpetological Journal, (19): 143-149, 2009. IF - 1.338.
      5 G. Sahoo, B.K. Mohapatra, & S.K. Dutta. Structure and chemical composition of shells of abnormal eggs of olive ridley turtle, Lepidochelys olivacea (Eschscholtz, 1829) (Testudines: Cheloniidae). Herpetozoa, 22(3/4)): 137-143, 2009. IF - 0.800
      6 G. Sahoo, B.K. Mohapatra, &S.K. Dutta. Chemical composition and ultrastructure of shells of unfertilized eggs ofOlive Ridley turtles, Lepidochelys olivacea. Current Herpetology, 29(1): 37-43, 2010.
      7 S.K. Panda, L.P. Padhi, G. Mohanty, G, Sahoo,  & S.K. Dutta. Phytochemical analysis and antimicrobial analysis of different plant parts of Vitexnegundo L. J.  Pharmacy Research, 4(9): 3184-3189, 2011.
      8 S.K. Panda,  N. Patra, G. Sahoo, A.K. Bastia & S.K. Dutta. Anti-diahhheal activities of medicinal plants of Similipal Biosphere Reserve, Odisha, India. Int. J. Med. Arom. Plants, 2(1):  123-134, 2012.
      9 S. Behera, S.K. Panda & G. Sahoo. Distribution of trace metals in some carangid fishes of Orissa coast. NOU J. Sci. & Tech. 1(2): 1-5, 2013.
      10 T. Puthal & G. Sahoo. Sexual size and shape dimorphism in an agamib lizard Sitana ponticeriana (Sauria: Agamidae). Advances in Zoology & Botany. 2(1):15-20. DOI: 10.13189/azb.2014. 020103, 2014.
      11 S.K. Panda, A.K. Bastia, & G. Sahoo. Process characteristics and nutritional evaluation of handia - A cereal based ethnic fermented food from Odisha. Indian J. of Traditional Knowlwdge, 13(1): 149-153, 2014. IF - 0.411.
      12 G. Sahoo. Reptilian eggshell architecture - a review. Pranikee, J. Zool. Soc. odisha. 2014.
      13 G. Sahoo, B.K. Mohapatra, R.K. Sahoo & P. Mohanty-Hejmadi. Contrasting ultra structures in the eggshells of olive ridley turtles, Lepidochelys olivacea, from Gahirmatha, Orissa.Current Science, 70(3): 246-248, 1996. IF - 0.833 IF - 0.833.
      14 G. Sahoo, B.K. Mohapatra, R.K. Sahoo & P. Mohanty-Hejmadi. Ultra structure and characteristics of eggshells of the olive ridley turtle, Lepidochelys olivacea, from Gahirmatha, India. Acta Anatomica, (156): 261-267, 1996. IF - 2.435.
      15 Dietary assessment of five species of anuran tadpoles from northern Odisha J. Threatened Taxa 12382-12388, 10(10), 2018 0974-7907 – Online, 0974-7893– Print Peer-reviewed - S. Asrafuzaman S. Mahapatra J. Rout G. Sahoo Corresponding author 2018-19
      16 Opportunistic predatory behavior in Duttaphrynus melanostictus (Schneider, 1799) tadpoles Current Science 1760-1764, 112(8), 2017 0011-3891 Peer-reviewed 14405 0.756 S. Mahapatra S.K. Dutta G. Sahoo Corresponding author 2017-18
      17 Three anuran tadpoles from Odisha do not help in mosquito biocontrol Int. J. Mosquito Research, 44-47, 4(5), 2017 2348-5906 – Online, 2348-7941 – Print, Peer-reviewed - S. Asrafuzaman J. Rout S. Mahapatra G. Sahoo Corresponding author 2017-18
      18 The intestinal bacterial flora of tadpoles of D. melanostictus (Schneider, 1799) Pranikee – J Zoological Soc, Orissa 77-84, 28, 2016 0970-4450 Peer-reviewed - M. Sahoo S.K. Panda S. Mahapatra G. Sahoo Corresponding author 2016-17
    3. Review Articles(State Level Publications):
  3. Conference Publication(Presented/Published in proceedings):



    1. Presented/Published in proceedings
      1 Amphibians as a model resource group of animals for the mankind Nat. Seminar on “Animal science research for mankind: perspective and prospects”, North Orissa University, Odisha, 24-25 March., 2017 National
      2 Prawn wastes: An amazing source of useful materials Nat. seminar on “Biotechnology for sustainable utilization of bioresources”, North Orissa University, Odisha, 17-19 Feb., 2017 National
      3 Chitin and chitosan from fresh water prawn wastes – possible applications Nat Seminar on “Science and technology for national development in India”, KIIT University, Bhubaneswar, 12-13 December 2016 National
      4 Status of herpetofauna in Satkosia wildlife sanctuary Nat. Seminar on “Challenges & practices of biodiversity conservation with special reference to herpeto0-fauna”, North Orissa University, Odisha, 20-21 Nov., 2015 National
      5 Dietary assessment of Euphlyctys cyanophlyctis tadpoles from northern Odisha National seminar on “Current Approaches in Life Sciences” MPC Autonomous College, Odisha, 21-22 March, 2015 National
      6 Snakebite incidences and antibiotics practices in Odisha Int. Conf. on “Innovative applications of chemistry in pharmacology and technology”, Berhampur University, 6-8 February, 2015 International
      7 Role of animals in the conservation of phytoresources in protected areas National seminar on “phytoresources: Utilization and Conservation’ North Orissa University, 24-25 March, 2014 National
      8 Sources of calcium for the developing embryos of the common agamid lizard Psammophilus blanfordanus ISCA 100th session, Calcutta University, 3-7 January, 2013 National
      9 Bacterial flora from oropharyngeal cavity of potentially harmful and harmless snakes Internat. Conference on “Microbial world: Recent innovations and future trends” KIIT University, Bhubaneswar, 22-25 Nov. 2012 International
      10 Bacterial flora of Indian chameleon (Chameleo zylanicus, Laurenti) Nat. Seminar on “Current trend of wildlife research in India with special reference to herpetology”, North Orissa University, 10-11 March, 2012 National
      11 Antibiotics in the management of snakebite incidences in Orissa Internat. Conference on “Microbial Biotechnology for Sustainable Development” Punjab University, Chandigarh, 3-6 Nov. 2011 International
      12 Population ecology of some anurans in the Satakosia Wildlife sanctuary, Orissa National Workshop on “Similipal Biosphere Reserve: interdisciplinary perspectives” North Orissa University, Odisha, 4-5 Sept. 2006 National
      13 Nutrient characteristics of coastal waters of Orissa National Conf. on Future perspectives of Indian coast, Organised by Regional Research Laboratory, Trivandrum, 11-14 Nov. 1997 National
      14 Heavy metals content in sediments of estuarine and coastal region of Orissa Indian Nat. Conf. on Harbour & ocean engineering Organised by Central Water & Power Research Station, Pune, 08-10 June, 1994 National
      15 Biology of the Olive ridleys of Gahirmatha, Orissa, India Fourth Annual Symposium on Sea turtle Biology and Conservation Organised by U S Dept. of Commerce, NOAA-NMFS at South Carolina, 01-05 March, 1994 International
  1. Edited Books :
  2. Text Books :
  3. Book Chapters :
    1 L.P. Padhi, S.K. Panda, S.K. Dutta & G Sahoo Oral microflora of venomous snakes, 15-37 P.B.Gundala & P. Chinthala, Recent Trends in Microbial Diversity & Bio-prospecting, New Delhi, Westville Pub. House, 2014 978-93-63496-14-8 National
    2 L.P. Padhi, G. Sahoo, S.K. Dutta & S.K. Panda Oral microflora of venomous snakes, 22-46 V. Katiyar & A. Joshi. Microbial research – An overview New Delhi, I.K. Int. Publishing House Pvt.Ltd., 2018 978-93-85909-44-3/2019 National
    3 S. Mahapatra, J. Rout & G. Sahoo Ecology of anuran tadpoles, 182-194 H.K. Sahu, J. Sethy & R.K. Mishra, Biodiversity Cons, Res & Mgt., New Delhi, Himalaya publishing House, 2015 978-93-5202-849-8 National
    4 L.P. Padhi, S.K. Panda & G. Sahoo Salmonella associated with snakes, 286-297 S.K. Panda & H.K. Sahu, Ethno-Pharmacology, Biodiversity & Conser., Kunal Books, New Delhi, 2017 978-932499-5-6 National
    5 P. Raj, K. Vasudevan, G. Sahoo & S.K. Dutta, Larval Taxonomy of Indian Anurans, 117-130 A. Das, Diversity & Ecology of Amphibians of India, Dehradun, ENVIS, Wildlife Institute of India, 2017 978-81-929285-5-5 National
    6 S.K. Panda, G. Sahoo & A.K. Bastia Tribal indigenous beverage “Handia”: its process characteristics and medicinal value, 232 – 250 L.K. Sahoo Tribal Healtha: A Regional Perspective, New Delhi, Serial Publications Pvt. Ltd., 2018 978-93-86611-11-6 National
  4. Research Books :
  1. Workshops:
    1 Acted as Coordinator, Skill-based workshops on “Science paper Writing and Editing”,Utkal University, 17 – 18 March, 2017
    2 Coordinator, Skill-based workshops on “Applied Zoology”17 – 18 November, 2015
  2. Seminars:
    1 Acted as Convener in WB-OHEPEE funded Advances in Zoology held at PG Council, Utkal University on dated 02-03 March, 2019
    2 Acted as Convener in National Seminar on Climate Change and Future of Animals at PN College, Khurda on dated 22-23 December 2018
    3 Acted as Coordinator in IISC, Bangalore funded National Seminar on Recent Innovations in Cell Sciences at Utkal University on 23-24 February, 2018
    4 Acted as Organising Secretary, National Conference on Conservation of Easter Ghats, 16-17 April, 2016
1 Visited Uppsala University, Sweden for Research.
2 Received EMINTE (Erasmus Mundus India to Europe, EMINTE) fellowship.
3 Erasmus Mundus India to Europe (EMINTE) Fellowship International European Union 2015, One month Uppsala University, sweden
  1. Teaching:
  2. Important Activities:
  3. Research Projects Undertaken:
    1 Epidemiological study of snakebite incidence in Mayurbhanj District and assessment of their antibiotic prophylactic therapy 2010 to 2013 9.41 UGC, New Delhi F. No. 37-282/ 2009 (SR) Dated 13 Jan 2010
    2 Systematics of select amphibian species using their larval morphology and ontogeny 2013 to 2016 38.438 SERB, New Delhi SR/SO/AS-26 2012 Dated 28.12.2012
  4. Invited Lectures:
    1 Calcium metabolism in reptiles during embryonic development 5th School in Herpetology, North Orissa University Sponsored by SERB, 18.03.2012 National
    2 Evolution of viviparity: Role of reptiles 5th School in Herpetology, North Orissa University Sponsored by SERB, 19.03.2012 National
    3 Geosciences education for nature awareness Annual seminar, Seemanta Mohavidy alaya, Odisha, 18.02.2013 State
    4 The eggshell: structure, composition, mineralization and its role in development 3rd School in Herpetology (Phase – II), Madras Crocodile Bank/Centre for Herpetology, TN, Sponsored by SERB, 10-15 Dec., 2014 National
    5 Use of animals in scientific research and IAEC North Orissa University, 21-22.03.2014 National
    6 Water management NSS Special camp, Seemanta Engineering College, Odisha, 7.1.2015 State
    7 Eggshell structure in reptiles: A possible tool for taxonomy School in Herpetology, Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun, 11-15 October, 2015, Sponsored by SERB, New Delhi National
    8 Role of local resources in understanding biology National Seminar, Pingla Thana Mahavidyalaya, West Bengal, 27.2.2018 National
  5. Administrative/Executive experience:
    1 SWAYAM Coordinator, Utkal University Head of the Dept., 01.06.2017 to 07.06.2019 Secretary, Zoological Society of Orissa Chairman, Institutional Animal Ethics Committee of Utkal University
  6. Conference organized as Organizing Secretary:
    1 Skill-based workshops on “Applied Zoology” State level Utkal University 17 – 18 November, 2015 Coordinator
    2 Skill-based workshops on “Science paper Writing and Editing” State level Utkal University 17 – 18 March, 2017 Coordinator
    3 Conservation of Easter Ghats National Council for Green Revolution, Hyderabad 16-17 April, 2016 Organising Secretary
    4 Recent Innovations in Cell Sciences National Indian Academy of Sciences 23-24 February, 2018 Coordinator
    5 Climate Change and Future of Animals National ZSO & P N (A) College, Khurda 22-23 December 2018 Convenor
    6 Advances in Zoology National WB-OHEPEE 02-03 March, 2019 Convenor