Marine Benthic Ecology

Dipti Raut

Room no: 104 A,
Academic Block - 1

+91-9439049872

raut.dipti2@gmail.com

Dipti Raut is presently an Associate Professor (Stage 3) in the Department of Zoology. She has more than 15 years of experience teaching Zoology, and her research forte is Marine Benthic Ecology. Her research focuses on coastal monitoring (mangroves, estuaries, intertidal, subtidal regions, harbors, and Bays) pertaining to the biodiversity of sea bed life and the impacts of pollution. The works culminated  in over 20 research publications in peer-reviewed journals. She completed her Post-graduation with a specialization in Fisheries (University first) from Ravenshaw College, Odisha, and subsequently M.Phil and Ph.D. from Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, under the supervision of Late Prof. A.V Raman of Marine Biology Laboratory, Andhra University. She worked on the hydrographic and benthic changes in relation to pollution in a boat harbor in Visakhapatnam. With a Fellowship award from the Commission of European Communities, she pursued her Doctoral research on the Benthic macrofauna of mangrove waterways and the bay environment of Kakinada East coast of India. The National Centre for Polar and Ocean Research, Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India selected her for participation in two (2015 and 2017) Arctic Expeditions to study climate change. She continues exploring life in the marine benthic realm with her research team. 

Selected Publications

  1. Sonali Sanghamitra Rout, Bhagyashree Dash, Bharathi Adapa, N.V. Subba Rao, K. V. Surya Rao, Akkur Raman & Dipti Raut. (2021). First Report Of Hastula anomala (Gray, 1834) (Gastropoda: Terebridae) From Indian Waters. Vol.44, No.1 pp. 85-88. Journal of Conchology
  2. S Rout, B Dash, N.V.S Rao, K.V.S Rao, A.V Raman, D. Raut. (2021). First record of Veneridae clam Protapes ziczac (Linnaeus, 1758) from East coast of India, Andhra Pradesh Vol. 50 (03), pp. 250-252. Indian Journal of GeoMarine Sciences
  3. Bhagyashree Dash, Sonali Sanghamitra Rout, A. Bharati, N. V. Subba Rao, K. V. Surya Rao, Akkur V. Raman and Dipti Raut. (2021). (Mactrid (MOLLUSCA: BIVALVIA) Mactrinula dolabrata (Reeve, 1854) in Indian waters: A first report. 62 (2). Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India
  4. Bhagyashree Dash, Sonali Sanghamitra Rout, N. V. Subba Rao, K. V. Surya Rao, Akkur V. Raman and Dipti Raut. (accepted 2021). First report of Lioconcha polita (Röding, 1798) from East peninsular India, Andhra Pradesh. Vol. 50 (03), Indian Journal of GeoMarine Sciences
  5. Raut, D., Ganesh, T., Murty, N. V. S. S., & Raman, A. V. (2005). Macrobenthos of Kakinada Bay in the Godavari delta, East coast of India: comparing decadal changes. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science62(4), 609-620.
  • Group
  • Research
  • Publications
  • Teachings

Pragyan Priyadarshini

Research Scholar

Sonali Sanghamitra Rout

Research Scholar

Bhagyashree Dash

Research Scholar

Shradhanjali Prusty

Research Scholar

Ms. Sophia Pattnaik

Research Scholar

Group Alumni

Dr. Biswaprajna Mohanty

Thesis Title : Taxonomy And Ecology Of Brachyuran Crabs Of  Devi Estuary And Associated Mangrove Environment, Astarang, East Coast Of India

Dr. Aswini Nayak

Thesis Title : Benthic Macrofauna of Mahanadi Estuary, Odisha, East Coast of India.

  1. Exploration of coastal regions for the documentation of seafloor life. 
  2. Identifying benthic species range extensions and contractions.
  3. Utilizing benthos as proxies for interpreting the impacts of environmental perturbations.
  4. Establishing species repositories of marine benthos.

Project Mentor

Ms. Sophia Pattnaik WOS-B, DST, is working on Evaluation of stimulants to enhance the productivity of Indian freshwater pearl mussel, Lamellidens marginalis, under laboratory conditions. She has been conducting workshops for learners, particularly from the rural areas, on the procedures of freshwater pearl culture. The techniques of freshwater pearl culture: A pictographic manual and Freshwater pearl culture: A diversified aquaculture enterprise are her noteworthy contributions with societal impacts.

Research Projects

  • Completed
  1. Macrobenthos Community Structure Of Mahanadi Estuary, East Coast Of India.  University Grants Commission, India.  
  2. Benthic Macrofauna Of Mangrove Fringed Devi Estuary Odisha, East Coast Of India.   Odisha Biodiversity Board.   
  3. Shallow Water Benthic Communities & Food-Web Dynamics: A Case For The East Coast Of India.  MoES,  New Delhi, Collaboration with Marine Biology Laboratory, Andhra University.
  4. Petroleum corridor Project off Kakinada-Visakhapatnam Project On ‘Marine Environmental Impact Assessment Study For VK-PCPIR SDA Area’ association with INDOMER Coastal Hydraulics (P) Ltd., Chennai funded by Government of Andhra Pradesh.   Collaboration with Marine Biology laboratory, Andhra University.
  5. Benthic studies of Kongsfjorden, west coast of Spitsbergen, Svalbard. Project in the Arctic in collaboration with The National Centre for Polar and Ocean Research, Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India, Andhra University, and Pondicherry University. Registered with Svalbard research forum in 2015.
  • Ongoing:
  1. Macrobenthos and phytoplankton community structure of Dhamra estuary, Odisha East coast of India DST Odisha.

Research Awards:

  1. Sonali Sanghamitra Rout, Bhagyashree Dash, Dipti Raut, Akkur Raman (2019). Shallow-Water Macrobenthos Of Coastal Andhra Pradesh, Bay Of Bengal (2019). Best Paper Award 2019 at International Conference On Benthos, School Of Marine Sciences, Cochin University Of Science And Technology, Kochi
  2. Dipti Raut, Aswini Nayak, Jawed Equbal, Sonali Sanghamitra Rout, Bhagyashree Dash, Akkur Raman (2020). Response of benthic macrofauna in relation to pollution of Mahanadi estuary, Odisha Best Paper Award 2020 at International Conference on Advances in Coastal Research With Special Reference To The Indo Pacific, National Centre For Coastal Research, Chennai
  1. Bhagyashree Dash, Sonali Sanghamitra Rout, Avvari Lovaraju, Basuri Charan Kumar, Adapa Bharati, Ganesh Thiruchitrambalam, Behara Satyanarayana, Akkur Vasudevan Raman, Madhusoodhanan Rakhesh, Dipti Raut (2021). Macrobenthic community of a tropical Bay system revisited: Historical changes in response to anthropogenic forcing. Accepted in the Journal Marine Pollution Bulletin.
  2. Sonali Sanghamitra Rout, Bhagyashree Dash, N.V. Subba Rao, K. V. Surya Rao, Akkur Raman & Dipti Raut (2021).  New records of Conidae (Mollusca, Gastropoda) from Andhra Pradesh, east  coast of India Accepted in the Journal Indian Journal of GeoMarine Sciences.
  3. Bhagyashree Dash, Sonali Sanghamitra Rout, N. V. Subba Rao, K. V. Surya Rao, Akkur V. Raman and Dipti Raut. (2021). First report of Lioconcha polita (Röding, 1798) from East peninsular India, Andhra Pradesh. Vol. 50 (03), Indian Journal of GeoMarine Sciences.
  4. Sonali Sanghamitra Rout, Bhagyashree Dash, Bharathi Adapa, N.V. Subba Rao, K. V. Surya Rao, Akkur Raman & Dipti Raut. (2021). First Report Of Hastula anomala (Gray, 1834) (Gastropoda: Terebridae) From Indian Waters. Vol.44, No.1 pp. 85-88. Journal of Conchology.
  5. S.S Rout, B Dash, N.V.S Rao, K.V.S Rao, A.V Raman, D. Raut. (2021). First record of Veneridae clam Protapes ziczac (Linnaeus, 1758) from East coast of India, Andhra Pradesh Vol. 50 (03),  pp. 250-252. Indian Journal of GeoMarine Sciences
  6. Bhagyashree Dash, Sonali Sanghamitra Rout, A. Bharati, N. V. Subba Rao, K. V. Surya Rao, Akkur V. Raman and Dipti Raut. (2021). (Mactrid (MOLLUSCA: BIVALVIA) Mactrinula dolabrata (Reeve, 1854) in Indian waters: A first report. Vol. 62 (2). Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India 
  7. Brachyuran Crabs of Devi Estuary: Taxonomic Perspective (2021). Biswaprajna Mohanty, Dipti Raut…. Book. Publishing House: Odisha Biodiversity Board. 
  8. S S Rout, B Dash, D Raut, D R K Sastry & A Raman. (2020). New record of the echinoid Clypeaster reticulatus (Linnaeus, 1758) off Andhra Pradesh, east peninsular India. Indian Journal of Geo Marine Sciences. Vol. 49 (12), pp. 1866-1868
  9. Mohanty, B., Nayak, A., Dash, B., Rout, S. S., Kumar, B. C., Patnaik, L., … & Raut, D. (2019). Biodiversity and ecological considerations of brachyuran crabs (Crustacea: Decapoda) from Devi estuary–mangrove region on the east coast of India. Regional Studies in Marine Science32, 100865.
  10. Purushothaman J., Raut D., and Pillai., H.U.K. 2019. Zooplankton-Drifting micro-organisms. In: Faunal diversity of mangrove ecosystem in India: 517-538 (published by the Director, Zool.Surv. India, Kolkata)
  11. Mohanty, B., Raut, D., Roy, M. K. D., Raman, A. V., Patnaik, L., Nayak, A., … & Rout, S. S. (2019). First record of a Leucosid crab Paranursia abbreviata Bell, 1855 from Devi estuary, Odisha Coast, India. Indian Journal of Geomarine Sciences.  Vol.48(01).
  12. Rout, S. S., Dash, B., Bharathi, A., Raut, D., Roy, M. D., Sastry, D. R. K., & Raman, A. (2019). Notes on three species of leucosiid crabs of the genus Arcania (Crustacea: Brachyura: Leucosiidae) off east peninsular India. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India61(1), 20.
  13. Nayak, A., Kumar, B. C., Lovaraju, A., Raut, D., Rout, S. S., Dash, B., … & Raman, A. (2018). Benthic infauna from mudflats of Atharbanki mangrove waterway in Odisha, India. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India60(1), 34.
  14. Mohanty, B., Raut, D., Roy, M. K. D., Raman, A. V., Patnaik, L., Nayak, A., … & Dash, B. (2018). New host record of pea crab Arcotheres purpureus (Alcock, 1900) (Crustacea: Decapoda: Pinnotheridae) with first description of male. Marine Biodiversity Records11(1), 1-6.
  15. Mahapatro, D., Panigrahy, R. C., Panda, S., Mishra, R. K., Raut, D., & Karna, S. K. (2018). First record of a flathead lobster from Chilika lagoon, Bay of Bengal. Indian Journal of Geomarine Sciences. Vol.47(09). 
  16. Mohanty, B., Raut, D., Roy, M. K. D., Raman, A. V., Patnaik, L., Nayak, A., … & Rout, S. S. (2016). Sighting the Spider Crab Elamena xavieri Kemp, 1917 (Crustacea: Decapoda: Hymenosomatidae) a Century after its first report on the Indian Seacoast. Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society (JBNHS)113, 43-46.
  17. Mohanty, B., Dipti, R., Malay, K. D. R., Akkur, V. R., Patnaik, L., Nayak, A., … & Dash, B. (2016). First record of two goneplacid crabs off Devi estuary, Odisha coast, India (Crustacea: Decapoda: Goneplacidae). Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India58(1), 97-100.
  18. Dipti, R., Rao, P., & Raman, A. (2013). Assessment Of Benthic Community Alterations In Relation To Pollution In A Boat Harbor In Visakhapatnam, East Coast Of India. Ecoscan7(1&2), 51-56.
  19. Raut, D., Ganesh, T., Murty, N. V. S. S., & Raman, A. V. (2005). Macrobenthos of Kakinada Bay in the Godavari delta, East coast of India: comparing decadal changes. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science62(4), 609-620.
  1. Animal Diversity
  2. Taxonomy
  3. Animal Behaviour & Chronobiology
  4. Physiology
  5. Endocrinology
  6. Immunology