Sandip Tapkir, M.Phil.
Date of birth:
14. 07. 1988
Education and academic employment:
2020 Master of Philosophy, Department of Zoology, S. P. Pune University, India
2014 Master of Science, University of Pune, India
2010 Bachelor of Science, University of Pune, India
Areas of research interest:
Ethology, Ecotoxicology and Conservation biology
My research interest revolves around the physiological and behavioral responses of aquatic organisms to the climate change and biological invasion. I am curious to comprehend the morphological adaptations in freshwater fishes occurred due to the competition for food and habitat. I would also like to decipher the prey predator relationships in freshwater fishes.
UGC- research project: Length-length relationship (LLR), length-weight relationship (LWR) and reproductive biology of lepidophagous fish, Pachypterus khavalchor, Kulkarni (1952) & Isolation of chitinase producing bacteria from the gut from Northern Western Ghats, India.
BCUD research project: Isolation and characterization of TTX producing bacteria from the gut of bicolored frog tadpoles, Clinotarsus curtipes.
Length-length relationship (LLR), length-weight relationship (LWR) and reproductive biology of Zebra loach, Botia striata from, Northern Western Ghats, India.
Basic Mountaineering Course (BMC) from Nehru Institute of Mountaineering (NIM), Uttarakhand, India, September 2008.
1. Tapkir, S. D., Gosavi, S. M., Kharat, S. S. & Kumkar, P. (2019). Impact, recovery and carryover effect of Roundup® on native and non-native predator recognition in common spiny loach, Lepidocephalich thysthermalis. Ecotoxicology, 28(2), 189-200. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10646-018-02011-z
2. Phuge, S.,Tapkir, S. D., Bhand, V., Kour, G., Pandit, R. S. (2020). Comparative Analysis of Anti-predator Behaviour and Life History Traits of the Tadpoles Exposed to Predation Risk and Corticosterone. Proceedings of the Zoological Society, 1-7. https://doi:10.1007/s12595-019-00320-7
3. Gosavi, S. M., Kharat, S. S., Kumkar, P., Tapkir, S. D. (2019). Assessing the sustainability of lepidophagous catfish, Pachypterus khavalchor (Kulkarni, 1952), from a tropical river Panchaganga, Maharashtra, India. The Journal of Basic and Applied Zoology, 80(9).https://doi.org/10.1186/s41936-019-0080-8
4. Pise, M., Gorule, P. A., Kharat, S. S., Verma, C., Tapkir, S. D., Kumkar, P., Gosavi, S. M. (2018). Length‐weight relationships of four freshwater fishes from northern Western Ghats of India. Journal of Applied Ichthyology, 34(6), 1394–1396. https://doi.org/10.1111/jai.13820
5. Tapkir, S. D., Kharat, S. S., Kumkar, P., Gosavi, S. M. (2017). Effects of the invasive Tilapia on the Common Spiny Loach (Cypriniformes: Cobitidae: Lepidocephalich thysthermalis)-implications for conservation. Journal of Threatened Taxa, 9(9), 10642 10648. https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.218.104.22.16842-10648.
6. Gorule, P. A., Pise, M., Kharat, S. S.,Tapkir, S. D., Londhe, P., Sarkar, S.,Gosavi, S. M.(2019). Length-weight relationships of nine freshwater fishes from six rivers of the Western Ghats of India. Journal of Applied Ichthyology. https://doi.org/10.1111/jai.13887