Systems Ecology and Resource Management

Écologie des Systèmes et Gestion des Ressources


- Biocomplexity Research Focus -

Name :

Nibedita Mukherjee

Research : Functional Ecology of mangroves

The aim of my thesis research is to understand the ecosystem functionality of mangroves. I am investigating the functional elements of a mangrove. I am also trying to gain a better understanding of the functional pathways in mangrove ecosystems and how the functional elements bear upon the pathways.

Publications :

Peer-reviewed articles:

a) Rapid multiplex PCR-based species identification of wild tigers using non-invasive techniques. Nibedita Mukherjee, Samrat Mondal, Anish Andheria and Uma Ramakrishnan, (2007). Conservation Genetics (8): 1465-1470

b) Shelter from the storm? The use and misuse of coastal vegetation bioshields for managing natural disasters on the coast. Rusty A. Feagin, Nibedita Mukherjee, Kartik Shanker, Andrew H. Baird, Joshua Cinner, Alexander M. Kerr, Nico Koedam, Aarthi Sridhar, Rohan Arthur, L.P. Jayatissa, Danny Lo Seen, Manju Menon, Sudarshan Rodriguez, Md. Shamsuddoha and Farid Dahdouh-Guebas (2010) Conservation Letters 3:1-11

c) From Bathymetry to Bioshields: A Review of Post-Tsunami Ecological Research in India and its Implications for Policy. Nibedita Mukherjee, Farid Dahdouh-Guebas, Vena Kapoor, Rohan Arthur, Nico Koedam, Aarthi Sridhar and Kartik Shanker (2010) Environmental Management  46(3): 329-339.

Book Chapter:

Mukherjee, N., Balakrishnan M., Shanker K. (2009) “Bioshields and ecological restoration in tsunami-affected areas in India” Pages 131–134 in E. Dahl, E. Moskness, J. Stottrup, editors. Integrated coastal zone management. Wiley Blackwell Publishing, Hoboken, New Jersey.



Contact :



Faculté des Sciences

Département de Biologie des Organismes

Écologie des Systèmes et Gestion des Ressources

Université Libre de Bruxelles - ULB

Campus du Solbosch, CP 169

Avenue Franklin D. Roosevelt 50

B-1050 Bruxelles

Belgique - Belgium

Tel. +32 (0)2 650 21 64

Fax. +32 (0)2 650 21 25

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