Name : Visghneshwaran Anbukkarasu

Designation : Junior project fellow, Ph.D. student

Brief Background :

I have completed my B.Sc., (Microbiology, 2013-2016) at Sengunthar Arts and Science college and my M.Sc.(Microbiology, 2016-2018) atBharathidasan University. Currently, I am working as a junior project fellow in MoEFCC funded project (2018-2021)to document the diatom diversity of peninsular India.

Contact Details :

  • M. Sc., (Microbiology)

I am interested inunderstanding the diatom community structure of the Western Ghats streams and rivers and I am exploring the possibility of using diatoms as bioindicators to monitor aquatic health. Also, I am associated with many novel taxa discoveries from the Western Ghats region.

  1. Vigneshwaran, A., Kulikovskiy, M. S., Glushchenko, A., Kociolek, J. P., & Karthick, B. (2019). A new species of Cymbella (Bacillariophyceae, Cymbellaceae) from the Pavana River, Western Ghats, India. Phytotaxa395(3): 209-218. DOI: 11646/phytotaxa.395.3.5
  2. Guiry M. D.; Vigneshwaran, A.; Karthick, B. (2020). Validation and replacement of some diatom names published by H.P.Gandhi. Notulae algarum. 133
  3. Vigneshwaran, A., Wetzel, C. E., Williams, D. M., & Karthick, B. (2020). A re-description of Fragilaria fonticola Hustedt and its varieties, with three new combinations and one new species from India. Phytotaxa453(3):179-198. DOI: 11646/phytotaxa.453.3.2
  4. Pardhi, S., Vigneshwaran, ADOI: 10.11646/phytotaxa.468.2.2Kociolek, J. P., Glushchenko, A., Kulikovskiy, M., & Karthick, B. (2020). Morphological investigation and description of two new Gomphonema Ehrenberg (Bacillariophyta) species from India and Vietnam with biogeographical comments. Phytotaxa468(2): 175-189.