Dr. Manchi Shirish S
SAM_9598

Brief Resume

Dr. Manchi Shirish S. did his M.Sc. in Environmental Sciences from Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune, Maharashtra. He studied Changing Status of the Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary in Pune. He obtained his Ph.D., researching on the ecology of swiftlets in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Before joining SACON, almost for a short term, Dr. Shirish worked in the Fergusson College as Field Biologist then Junior Research Fellow. He worked on Bat (Chiroptera) diversity and distribution in Central Western Ghats of Maharashtra. He joined SACON as Junior Research Fellow in 2003, where he started his association with conservation of the Edible-nest Swiftlet in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Later, he continued as Senior Research Fellow and Research Associate before finishing his Ph.D. and joining the same institute and the division as Scientist in 2009. Dr. Shirish then in working on several endemic birds like Narcondam Hornbill, Andaman Serpent-eagle in the islands. While continuing his work in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, he is also part of different coastal areas on eastern and westerns coasts of India.

Recently, during August 2015, Dr. Shirish has been promoted as Senior Scientist and continuing his services in Conservation Ecology Division of SACON.

Academic Records

B.Sc., Zoology, Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune, Maharashtra.

M.Sc., Environmental Sciences, Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune, Maharashtra.

Ph.D., Zoology (Conservation Ecology), Bharathiyar University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu.

Research Experience & Administration

around 14 years of Research experience in the wildlife biology, after Post Graduation. Holding different additional responsibility like Library In-charge from June 2013 to February 2016 and Hostel Warden from November 2009 to September 2010.

Area of Specialization

Ecological Research and Conservation of the birds. Speleological research and explorations.

DETAILED RESUME

NAME

Manchi Shirish S.

 

FATHER’S NAME

Sheshnarayan Narsayya Manchi

 

DATE OF BIRTH

17th January 1980

 

SEX

Male

 

NATIONALITY

Indian

 

PRESENT POST-HELD     

Senior Scientist, Division of Conservation Ecology, Sálim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History (A Centre of Excellence under the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Govt. of India), Anaikatty P.O., Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu – 641108, India.

 

PAY SCALE

15600-39100+7600 PB3

 

ADDRESS OF CORRESPONDENCE       

Division of Conservation Ecology, Sálim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History (ACentre of Excellence under the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Govt. of India), Anaikatty P.O., Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu – 641108, India.

Email: ediblenest@gmail.com

Tel: +91 422 2203112, +91 422 2203100, 109

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

Examinations passed University Year Class/GPA obtained
B.Sc.

(Zoology)

Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune, Maharashtra

 

2000 First
M.Sc.

(Environmental Sciences)

Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune, Maharashtra

 

2002 5.9 GPA
Ph.D.

(Zoology)

Bharathiyar University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu 2009 Awarded in August 2009

EMPLOYMENT DETAILS

  • Worked as Field Biologist in Department of Zoology, Fergusson College, Pune, Maharashtra (22-06-02 to 06-09-02)
  • Worked as Junor Research Fellow in Department of Zoology, Fergusson College, Pune, Maharashtra (07-09-02 to 22-02-03)
  • Worked as Junior Research Fellow in Sálim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu (21-05-03 to 31-03-07)
  • Worked as Senior Research Fellow in Sálim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu (01-04-07 to 30-06-09)
  • Worked as Research Associate in Sálim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu (03-08-09 to 31-09-09)
  • Employed as Scientist in Sálim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu (31-09-09 to 17-09-15)
  • Employed as Senior Scientist in Sálim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu (18-09-15 to present)

POSTGRADUATE TEACHING AND Ph.D. GUIDESHIP EXPERIENCE

  • Recognized D. guide by the Bharathiyar University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu
  • Recognized D. guide by the Manipal University, Manipal, Karnataka

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE AND RESEARCH PROJECTS SUPERVISION

  1. Conducted a study on “Ecological mapping of Mula-Mutha bird sanctuary” from May 2001 to June 2001 for Summer Training.
  2. Conducted a study on “Changing Status of Mula-Mutha bird sanctuary” from May 2001 to May 2002 for Sc. Dissertation.
  3. Conducted a study on “Assessment of Bat diversity in Pune District” from 22-06-02 to 06-09-02.
  4. Conducted a study on “Assessment of Bat diversity in Central Western Ghats of Maharashtra, India.” from 07-09-02 to 22-02-03.
  5. Conducted a research study in Andaman and Nicobar Islands “Breeding Ecology of Edible-nest Swiftlet (Aerodramus fuciphagus) and Glossy Swiftlet (Collocalia esculenta) in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India” from January 2004 to August 2009 for Ph.D.
  6. Conducted a study on “In-situ and Ex-situ Conservation of Edible-nest Swiftlet in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India” from 23-05-03 to 19-12-08
  7. Conducted a study on “Identification and mapping of Lesser Florican Breeding Sites in Western India” from 01-08-07 to 31-01-08.
  8. Conducted a study on “Monitoring Post-tsunami coastal ecosystem recovery in the Nicobar Islands and developing site specific restoration measures” from 20-12-08 to 30-06-09.
  9. Conducted a study on “Conservation of the Endangered Species and Habitats – The Edible-nest Swiftlet in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands” from 30-08-09 to 31-09-09
  10. Supervised the study on “Conservation of the Endangered Species and Habitats – The Edible-nest Swiftlet in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands” from 31-09-09 to 30-04-14.
  11. Supervising the study on “Status, Ecology and Conservation of Narcondam Hornbill Aceros narcondami on Narcondam Island, India” from 10-11-2010 to Present.
  12. Supervised the study on “Reassessment of the impact of nest collection on the Edible-nest Swiftlet in the Andaman Islands” from 01-09-11 – 31-05-13.
  13. Co-supervised the study on “Estimation of abundance of feral elephants in Interview Island Wildlife Sanctuary, from 01-04-12 to 31-08-12.
  14. Co-supervising the study on “Conducting Baseline studies for Thane Creek” from 29-10-15 to present.
  15. Co-supervising the study on “Ecotoxicology of Fishes, Crabs and Bivalves at Thane Creek” from 29-10-15 to present.
  16. Co-supervising the study on “Ecological Status Assessment for Palk Bay” from 02-11-15 to present.
  17. Co-supervising the study on “Identifying Indian cavity nesters most vulnerable to the loss of large ” 01-02-15 to present.
  18. Supervising the study on “Dispersal Patterns in the Edible-nest Swiftlet of Andaman Islands, India.” From 01-01-16 to present.

 

ACADEMIC VISITS TO FOREIGN COUNTRIES

  1. Received a bursary to attend the Students Conference on Conservation Science, University of Cambridge, UK, 28-30 March.
  2. Invited to deliver an invited talk at International Conference and Training on Swiftlet Ranching, Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin, Kuala Terrenganu, Terrenganu, Malaysia, 17th -19th July 2011.

SEMINAR/SYMPOSIUM ATTENDED (NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL)

  1. Presented a paper entitled “Participatory approach towards species conservation and livelihood generation in Andaman Islands, India: A Case-study” in Society for Conservation Biology Fiji 2014 conference on Resilient Island Ecosystem and Communities held in Suva, Fiji. 9th to 11th July 2014.
  2. Presented a paper entitled “Abundance of the potential predators around the Edible-nest Swiftlets breeding caves at Baratang Island” during the Second International Conference on Indian Ornithology, of Sálim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History, Coimbatore, India, 19th to 23rd November 2013.
  3. Presented a paper entitled “Does breeding stage affect the roosting behaviour of birds? – A case study of the Edible-nest Swiftlet in Andaman Islands” during the Second International Conference on Indian Ornithology, of Sálim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History, Coimbatore, India. 19th to 23rd November 2013.
  4. Presented a paper entitled “Review of an On-going Conservation Program of the Edible-nest Swiftlet in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands” during the First International Conference on Indian Ornithology, of Sálim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History, Coimbatore, India. 20th to 22nd November 2011.
  5. Presented a paper entitled “Conservation of the Edible-nest Swiftlet Aerodramus fuciphagus in the Andaman & Nicobar Islands: A critical analysis” during the International Conference and Training on Swiftlet Ranching, Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin, Kuala Terrenganu, Terrenganu, Malaysia, 17th to 19th July 2011.
  6. Presented a paper entitled “Breeding Habitat requirements of the Edible-nest Swiftlet in North and Middle Andaman Islands” during the International Conference and Training on Swiftlet Ranching, Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin, Kuala Terrenganu, Terrenganu, Malaysia, 17th to 19th July 2011.
  7. Presented a paper entitled “Narcondam Hornbill and Its Conservation: A Review” Young Ecologists Talk and Interaction (YETI), Guwhati, 12th to 15th December 2011.
  8. Presented a paper entitled “Species Recovery: The Edible-nest Swiftlet in the A & N Islands” during the International Conference, ‘Conserving Nature in a Globalizing India’, Bangalore, 17th to 19th February 2009.
  9. Presented a paper entitled “Foraging habits and habitat requirements of the Edible-nest Swiftlet and Glossy Swiftlet in the Andaman Islands” Young Ecologists Talk and Interaction (YETI), Bangalore, 24th – 26th September 2009.
  10. Presented a paper entitled “A review of an ongoing program on the in-situ and ex-situ conservation of Edible-nest Swiftlet in Andaman Islands” during the Students Conference on Conservation Science, University of Cambridge, UK, 28th to 30th March 2006.
  11. Presented a paper entitled “Changing Status Of Mula-Mutha Bird Sanctuary” during the 3rd National Symposium on Avian Bio-Diversity Issues And Conservation Strategies, ANGRAU, Hyderabad (Andra Pradesh), 7th to 8th February 2002.
  12. Presented a paper entitled “Environmental degradation of an urban lacustrine body in Pune, India” during the International Conference on Tropical Ecosystems: Structure, Diversity And Human Welfare, Bangalore, 15th to 18th July 2001.

 

Ph.D. WORK AWARDED/REGISTERED UNDER MY GUIDANCE

  1. Akshaya Mohan Mane. Roosting Ecology of the Edible- nest Swiftlet in North and Middle Andaman Islands. Bharathiyar University, Coimbatore, India. (Registered in 2012).
  2. P. Sankar. Life history strategies of two socially distinct birds of Western Ghats, India. Bharathiyar University, Coimbatore, India. (Registered in 2014).

M.Sc. DISSERTATION SUPERVISION

  1. Supervised M.Sc. dissertation on “Occurrence of Serpent Eagles in North and Middle Andaman Island” conducted by Sayli Sawant, M.Sc. student, Department of Environmental Management, Forest Research Institute (Deemed) University, INDIAN COUNCIL OF FORESTRY RESEARCH & EDUCATION, Dehradun between February to May 2015.
  2. Supervised M.Sc. dissertation on “Density of Owls in logged and unlogged forest of Baratang Island, Andaman and Nicobar Islands” conducted by Anuj Trivedi, M.Sc. student, Department of Environmental Management, Forest Research Institute (Deemed) University, INDIAN COUNCIL OF FORESTRY RESEARCH & EDUCATION, Dehradun between February to May 2015.

PUBLICATIONS

In Peer Reviewed Journals (National & International)

  1. Shirish Manchi. 2015. Visual Impact of Tectonic Movements on the Caves in Andaman Islands. Ambient Science. 02 (2): 39-41.
  2. Shirish Manchi, Asad Rahmani and Dhritiman Mukherjee. Grey-faced Buzzard Butastur indicus: First record from India. Journal of Bombay Natural History Society. 111 (1): 45.
  3. Manchi and R. Sankaran. 2014. Effect of Protection on White-nest Swiftlet Aerodramus fuciphagus population in Andaman Islands, India – an assessment, Oryx. 48 (2): 213-217.
  4. Manchi S. and Kumar J. S. 2014. Sighting of the Blue-winged Pitta Pitta moluccensis on Narcondam Island, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India. Indian Birds. 9 (1): 23-24.
  5. Manchi, S. Records of the Andaman Barn-owl Tyto deroepstorfii in North-, and Middle Andaman Islands. Indian Birds. 8 (3): 66–67.
  6. Pankaj Koparde and Manchi Shirish S. Avifaunal Records from Chalis Ek, North Andaman Island: Insights into Distribution of Some Andaman Island Birds, Check List. 9(1): 034–041.
  7. Manchi and R Sankaran. 2010. Foraging habits and habitat requirments of the Edible-nest Swiftlet and the Glossy Swiftlet in the Andaman Islands. Wilson Journal of Ornithology. 122 (2): 259-272.
  8. Manchi and R. Sankaran. 2009. Impact of the great earthquake of 2004 on limestone caves in North and Middle Andaman Islands, India. Current Science. 97: 1230-1234.
  9. Manchi and R. Sankaran. 2009. Predators of swiftlets and their nests in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Indian Birds. 5(4): 118-120
  10. Prasanth Narayanan and S. Manchi. 2007. Sighting of Malabar Whistling-Thrush from the Deccan. Malabar Trogon. 5(3): 13.

Popular Articles & Articles in News Letter

  1. Manchi Shirish S. 2014. WILD-O-PEDIA. SAEVUS. Vol-3 (6): 26-29.
  2. Manchi Shirish S. 2011. Conservation of the Edible-nest Swiftlet in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Souvenir of the International Conference on Indian Ornithology, Salim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History. Pp. 22-23. November, 2011, Coimbatore, India.
  3. Madhuri and S. Manchi. 2009. Ravi Sankaran’s Circle. Current Conservation. 21-22.

Other Publications/reports

  1. Manchi Shirish S. Reassessment of the impact of nest collection on the Edible-nest Swiftlet in the Andaman Islands. Sálim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History, Coimbatore. SACON Technical Report – 126. Report submitted to WWF-India, New Delhi. 34 pp.
  2. Syiem Biang La Nam, Kumara H. N. and Manchi Shirish S. Impact of Lantana Camara on abundance of bulbuls around SACON Campus, Anaikatty Hills. Technical Report submitted to Sálim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History, Coimbatore.
  3. Manchi and A. Mane. 2012. Conservation of the Edible-nest Swiftlets in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Technical Report submitted to Department of Environment and Forests, Andaman and Nicobar Islands. 37 pp.
  4. Kumara H. N., Manchi S. S., Ashwin H. P., Pethe and Mane A. 2012. Estimation of abundance of feral elephants in Interview Island Wildlife Sanctuary, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India, Technical Report submitted to Department of Environment and Forests, Andaman and Nicobar Islands. 18 pp.
  5. Sankaran and S. Manchi. 2008. Conservation of the Edible-nest Swiftlets in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Technical Report submitted to Department of Environment and Forests, Andaman and Nicobar Islands. 31 pp.

TECHNICAL AND ADVISORY SERVICES TO OTHER AGENCIES INCLUDING INTERNATIONAL

Trustee, Wildlife Research and Conservation Society (www.wrctindia.org)