Dr. Abhijit Mitra, Associate Professor and former Head, Dept. of Marine Science, University of Calcutta (INDIA) has been active in the sphere of Oceanography since 1985. He obtained his Ph. D as NET qualified scholar in 1994. Since then he joined Calcutta Port Trust and WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature-India), in various capacities to carry out research programmes on environmental science, biodiversity conservation, climate change and carbon sequestration. Presently He is serving as the advisor of Oceanography Division of Techno India University, Kolkata. He has to his credit about 325 scientific publications in various National and International journals, and 28 books of postgraduate standards. He is presently the member of several committees like PACON International, IUCN, SIOS, Mangrove Society of India etc. and has successfully completed about 16 projects on biodiversity loss in fishery sector, coastal pollution, aquaculture, alternative livelihood, climate change and carbon sequestration. He also visited as faculty member and invited speaker in several Universities of Singapore, Kenya, Oman and USA. In 2008 He was invited as visiting fellow at University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, USA to deliver a series of lecture on Climate Change. He also successfully guided 24 Ph.D students. Presently his research areas include environmental science, mangrove ecology, sustainable aquaculture, alternative livelihood, climate change and carbon sequestration.
Environmental Science; Mangrove Ecology; Sustainable Aquaculture; Alternative livelihood; Climate change and Carbon Sequestration.