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Dr. M. S. Shylesh Chandran

Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, School of Physical Sciences, Amritapuri

Qualification: Ph.D
shyleshcms@am.amrita.edu
Ph: +91-9447 484668
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Bio

Dr. M S Shylesh Chandran presently serves as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Chemistry, Amrita School of Physical Sciences, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Kerala, India. He attained his doctoral degree from the School of Environmental Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University,  Kerala, under Dr. E.V. Ramasamy’s (Professor & Dean of Environmental Sciences) guidance in March 2015. He has several years of research experience in the multifarious discipline of the environmental science stream and published several research articles in reputed journals in the area of environment, ecology,geo-chemistry,environmental geology and geoinformatics . Serve as a reviewer of several reputed journals like Chemosphere; Science of the Total Environment; Marine Pollution Bulletin; Ecological Indicators; Environmental Science and pollution research; Wetlands; Environmental Monitoring, and Assessment.

Research Areas  

  • Environmental Science/ Environmental Geochemistry/ Environmental Pollution and Management
  • Climate change and carbon sequestration
  • Ecotoxicology and risk assessment
  • Environmental Geology/ Coastal Processes/ Coastal Zone Management
  • Ecology & Biodiversity Conservation
  • Remote sensing and Geoinformatics (GIS)
Publications

Journal Article

Year : 2023

Bioaccumulation of pesticide residue in earthworms collected from the agricultural soils of Kuttanad—a unique agroecosystem in India

Cite this Research Publication : Sruthi, S.N., Ramasamy, E.V. & Shyleshchandran, " Bioaccumulation of pesticide residue in earthworms collected from the agricultural soils of Kuttanad—a unique agroecosystem in India" M.N. Environ Sci Pollut Res 30, 94940–94949 (2023). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-023-28944-5

Publisher : SpringerLink

Year : 2021

Mercury contamination at Vembanad Lake and near-shore regions in the southwest coast of India

Cite this Research Publication : Mahesh Mohan, M.S. Shylesh Chandran, E.V. Ramasamy. "Mercury contamination at Vembanad Lake and near-shore regions in the southwest coast of India ,"2021. Regional Studies in Marine Science, Volume 44, 101754, ISSN 2352-4855,https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rsma.2021.101754

Publisher : Elsevier

Year : 2020

Ecosystem Carbon Stock of Selected Mangrove Forests of Vypin – Cochin Region, Southwest Coast of India

Cite this Research Publication : Ecosystem Carbon Stock of Selected Mangrove Forests of Vypin – Cochin Region, Southwest Coast of India S. Shylesh Chandran, Arun Ravi, Sheffy Molly John, Silpa Sivan, M. S. Asha, Pratheesh C. Mammen, K. J. Sajith Kumar and S. N. Sruthi.2020. Wetlands, 40, pp. 2263–2273 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s13157-020-01365-7.

Publisher : Springer Link

Year : 2019

The historical trend in trace metal enrichment in core sediments from Cochin Estuary, Southwest Coast of India

Cite this Research Publication : "The historical trend in trace metal enrichment in core sediments from Cochin Estuary, Southwest Coast of India " ,M S ShyleshChandran, Mahesh Mohan, E. V. Ramasamy, U. Sreelakshmi, Gouri G. Pandit, Mahesh Tiwari, Sanjay Kumar Sahu, Rahul C. Bhangare, and V. M. Kannan. 2019. Environmental Nanotechnology, Monitoring & Management, 11, p.100203. ISSN: 2215-1532.

Year : 2019

Distribution and risk assessment of trace metals in multifarious matrices of Vembanad Lake system, Peninsular India

Cite this Research Publication : "Distribution and risk assessment of trace metals in multifarious matrices of Vembanad Lake system, Peninsular India" M.S. ShyleshChandran, E.V.Ramasamy, Mahesh Mohan, Sruthi S.N, K.K. Jayasooryan, Toms Augustine, Kannan Mohan. 2019. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 145, pp.490-498. ISSN: 0025-326X.

Year : 2018

Quantitative Geomorphological Analysis to Infer the Hydrological Behaviour of Streams Draining into the Vembanad Lake–A Ramsar Site along the Southwest Coast of India

Cite this Research Publication : "Quantitative Geomorphological Analysis to Infer the Hydrological Behaviour of Streams Draining into the Vembanad Lake–A Ramsar Site along the Southwest Coast of India" M.S. Shylesh Chandran and B. Ajaykumar. 2018. Journal of the Geological Society of India, 92(1), pp.45-53. ISSN: 0974-6889.

Year : 2018

Distribution of priority pollutants in the sediment of Vembanad Estuary, Peninsular India

Cite this Research Publication : "Distribution of priority pollutants in the sediment of Vembanad Estuary, Peninsular India " N. Sruthi, M. S. Shylesh Chandran, Mahesh Mohan and E. V. Ramasamy. 2018. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 133, pp.294-303. ISSN: 0025-326X.

Year : 2017

Total and methyl mercury in the water, sediment, and fishes of Vembanad, a tropical backwater system in India

Cite this Research Publication : "Total and methyl mercury in the water, sediment, and fishes of Vembanad, a tropical backwater system in India", E.V. Ramasamy, K. K. Jayasooryan, M.S. Shylesh Chandran and Mahesh Mohan. 2017. Environmental monitoring and assessment, 189(3), p.130. ISSN: 1573-2959.

Year : 2017

Contamination from organochlorine pesticides (OCPs) in agricultural soils of Kuttanad agroecosystem in India and related potential health risk

Cite this Research Publication : "Contamination from organochlorine pesticides (OCPs) in agricultural soils of Kuttanad agroecosystem in India and related potential health risk", S N. Sruthi, M.S. ShyleshChandran, S.P. Mathew, and E.V. Ramasamy. 2017. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 24(1), 969-978. ISSN: 1614-7499.

Year : 2017

Risk assessment of heavy metals in Vembanad Lake sediments (south-west coast of India), based on acid-volatile sulfide (AVS)-simultaneously extracted metal (SEM) approach

Cite this Research Publication : Risk assessment of heavy metals in Vembanad Lake sediments (south-west coast of India), based on acid-volatile sulfide (AVS)-simultaneously extracted metal (SEM) approach M.N. ShyleshChandran, Mahesh Mohan and E V Ramasamy. 2017.Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 25(8), pp.7333-7345. ISSN: 1614-7499.

Year : 2015

A Review on Fate, Toxicity and Remediation of Perchlorate

Cite this Research Publication : A Review on Fate, Toxicity and Remediation of Perchlorate R. Sijimol, S. Jyothi, A.P. Pradeepkumar, M.S. Shylesh Chandran , and Mahesh Mohan. 2015.. Environmental Forensics , 16:2, 125-134. ISSN: 1527-5930.

Year : 2015

Anthropogenic Mercury contamination of Vembanad Backwater, West Coast, India-Evidence from sediments

Cite this Research Publication : "Anthropogenic Mercury contamination of Vembanad Backwater, West Coast, India-Evidence from sediments" M.S. Shylesh Chandran, K.K. Jayasooryan, Subin K Jose, Mahesh Mohan and E V Ramasamy.2015. Journal of Environmental science and Engineering, 57(3):214-224. ISSN 0367-127.

Year : 2015

GIS Based Morphometric Analysis of the Kochara Sub-Watershed of Greater Periyar Plateau (GPP) of South Western Ghats, India

Cite this Research Publication : "GIS Based Morphometric Analysis of the Kochara Sub-Watershed of Greater Periyar Plateau (GPP) of South Western Ghats, India "Baiju, C. K., B. Ajay Kumar, Girish Gopinath, M. S Shylesh Chandran, and T. Ramkumar. 2015. International Journal of Advanced Remote Sensing and GIS, 4(1), pp.895-910. ISSN 2320-0243.

Year : 2014

Mercury in the sediments of Vembanad Lake, western coast of India

Cite this Research Publication : Mercury in the sediments of Vembanad Lake, western coast of India.  Mohan, M., Shylesh Chandran, M. S. , Jayasooryan, K. K and E V Ramasamy .2014. Environmental monitoring and assessment ,  186 (6), pp.3321-3336. ISSN 1573-2959.

Year : 2013

River sinuosity in a humid tropical river basin, south west coast of India

Cite this Research Publication : River sinuosity in a humid tropical river basin, south west coast of India Ajay Kumar, Girish Gopinath and M. S. Shylesh Chandran .2013. Arabian Journal of Geosciences , 7(5), pp.1763-1772. ISSN: 1866-7538.

Year : 2012

Mercury Contamination in the Artisanal Gold Mining Regions of Nilambur, Kerala, South India

Cite this Research Publication : Mercury Contamination in the Artisanal Gold Mining Regions of Nilambur, Kerala, South India Rahul Ramesh, M.S. Shylesh Chandran , K. Sreedharan and Mahesh Mohan. 2012. Journal of Environment, 01(01), pp. 16-22. ISSN 2049-8373.

Year : 2012

Sulphur fractionation in the sediments of Cochin Estuary

Cite this Research Publication : Sulphur fractionation in the sediments of Cochin Estuary M.S. Shylesh Chandran , Sudheesh S., Ramasamy E.V and Mahesh Mohan. 2012. Journal of Environment , 01 (01), pp. 1-6. ISSN 2049-8373.

Year : 2012

Earthworm diversity at Nilgiri biosphere reserve, Western Ghats, India

Cite this Research Publication : Earthworm diversity at Nilgiri biosphere reserve, Western Ghats, India M.S. Shylesh Chandran ., Sujatha S., Mahesh Mohan and E.V. Ramasamy. 2012. Biodiversity and conservation, 21(13), pp.3343-3353. ISSN: 1572-9710.

Year : 2011

Fractionation of selected metals in the sediments of Cochin estuary and Periyar River, Southwest coast of India

Cite this Research Publication : Fractionation of selected metals in the sediments of Cochin estuary and Periyar River, Southwest coast of India Mahesh Mohan, Toms Augustine, Jayasooryan K.K., Shylesh Chandran M.S . and Ramasamy E.V. 2011. The Environmentalist, 32(4), 383-393. ISSN: 0251-1088.

Year : 2011

Mercury fractionation in the sediments of Vembanad wetland, west coast of India

Cite this Research Publication : Mercury fractionation in the sediments of Vembanad wetland, west coast of India V. Ramasamy , A. Toms , C. M. S. Shylesh ,K. K. Jayasooryan and M. Mahesh. 2011. Environmental geochemistry and health, 34(5), 575-586. ISSN: 1573-2983.

Year : 2011

Vulnerable Earthworm Species Identified from Nilgiri Biosphere

Cite this Research Publication : Vulnerable Earthworm Species Identified from Nilgiri Biosphere Mahesh Mohan, Shylesh Chandran M S and E.V. Ramasamy.2011. International Journal of Zoological Research , 7(6), pp.410-413. ISSN: 1811-9778.

Year : 2010

Mechanism and geochemical implications to the Late Holocene organic carbon burial event- an example from Southwest coast of India

Cite this Research Publication : Mechanism and geochemical implications to the Late Holocene organic carbon burial event- an example from Southwest coast of India Ajaykumar B., Mahesh Mohan, Shylesh Chandran M.S. , Jayasooryan K.K., Unni K.S. and Thomas A.P. 2010. Journal Environmental Earth Sciences , 59:1409–1416. ISSN: 1866-6299.

Conference Proceedings

Year : 2019

Biomass and Carbon Stock of Mangroves In Vypin – Cochin Region, Peninsular India

Cite this Research Publication : M S Shylesh Chandran , Sruthi S Nair, Arun Ravi, Sheffy Molly John, Silpa Sivan, Asha M S, Pratheesh C Mammen and Sajith Kumar. ‘Biomass and Carbon Stock of Mangroves In Vypin – Cochin Region, Peninsular India. International Conference Air Pollution and Monitoring (ICMAM 2019), March 08-11, 2019. School of Environmental Science, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala.

Year : 2019

Distribution and Risk Assessment of Metals in Vembanad Lake System, Peninsular India.

Cite this Research Publication : M S Shylesh Chandran , E V Ramasamy, Mahesh Mohan, Sruthi S N, Jayasooryan K K , Toms Augustine, Kannan Mohan. Distribution and Risk Assessment of Metals in Vembanad Lake System, Peninsular India. Environmental Status of Estuarine and coastal systems in India (ECEI 2019) , March 14-15, 2019. Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Kerala.

Year : 2019

Environmental Fate and Transport of Mercury in Vembanad Estuarine System, A Case Study from Southwest Coast of India

Cite this Research Publication : M S Shylesh Chandran , Mahesh Mohan, E V Ramasamy. Environmental Fate and Transport of Mercury in Vembanad Estuarine System, A Case Study from Southwest Coast of India. International Conference on Frontiers in Marine Science Challenges and Prospects (MARICON 2019) , December 16-20, 2019. Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kerala.

Year : 2013

Accumulation of selected heavy metals in different aquatic macrophytes of Kuttanad wetland ecosystem, Kerala

Cite this Research Publication : Sylas V P, John C M, Shylesh Chandran M S , Jayasooryan K K and Unni K S. Accumulation of selected heavy metals in different aquatic macrophytes of Kuttanad wetland ecosystem, Kerala. National Conference of Heavy Metals in Environment (HME 2013). November 28-30, 2013. School of Environmental Science, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala.

Year : 2013

Heavy Metal (Cd, Pb, Cu, Zn) Concentrations in Surface Sediments and Porewater From Cochin Estuary, Kerala

Cite this Research Publication : Toms Augustine, Shylesh Chandran M.S ., Jayasooryan K K , Mahesh Mohan and E V Ramasamy. Heavy Metal (Cd, Pb, Cu, Zn) Concentrations in Surface Sediments and Porewater From Cochin Estuary, Kerala. National Conference of Heavy Metals in Environment (HME 2013). November 28-30, 2013. School of Environmental Science, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala.

Year : 2013

Distribution of mercury in core sediments of a tropical estuary –west coast of India

Cite this Research Publication : Shylesh Chandran M S , Mahesh Mohan, Jayasooryan K K and E V Ramasamy. Distribution of mercury in core sediments of a tropical estuary –west coast of India. National Conference of Heavy Metals in Environment (HME 2013). November 28-30, 2013. School of Environmental Science, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala.

Year : 2012

Mercury pollution in the aquatic ecosystems of India – case study from a Ramsar site, South India

Cite this Research Publication : Navya Cherian, Mahesh Mohan, Shylesh C M S and EV Ramasamy. Mercury pollution in the aquatic ecosystems of India – case study from a Ramsar site, South India. International conference on Anthropogenic impact on environment and bioremediation. November 26-28, 2012. Sri Venkateshwara University, Tirupathi.

Year : 2012

Pesticide usage and earthworm distribution in selected areas of Kuttanad Agro -ecosystem, National Seminar on Sustainable Development: Recent Trends in Meeting the Challenges (NSSD 2012)

Cite this Research Publication : Sruthi. S. Nair, M S Shylesh Chandran and E.V. Ramasamy. Pesticide usage and earthworm distribution in selected areas of Kuttanad Agro -ecosystem, National Seminar on Sustainable Development: Recent Trends in Meeting the Challenges (NSSD 2012) . January 20-21, 2012. School of Environmental Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala.

Year : 2012

Holocene climate changes over the Indian Subcontinent – A review

Cite this Research Publication : B. Ajay Kumar, C. K. Baiju, Mahesh Mohan, K. Sreedharan, Shylesh Chandran and A. P. Thomas. Holocene climate changes over the Indian Subcontinent – A review. LAKE 2012: National Conference on Conservation and Management of Wetland Ecosystems . November 6-8,2012. School of Environmental Science, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala.

Year : 2012

Spacio -temporal variations of Water quality and heavy metal concentration in Vembanadu Lake, Ramsar Site South West coast of India

Cite this Research Publication : Shylesh Chandran M S , Mahesh Mohan, Jayasooryan KK, Ramasamy EV. Spacio -temporal variations of Water quality and heavy metal concentration in Vembanadu Lake, Ramsar Site South West coast of India. LAKE 2012: National Conference on Conservation and Management of Wetland Ecosystems . November 6-8,2012. School of Environmental Science, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala.

Year : 2011

Community health risk assessment on mercury contaminated fish consumption at Cochin backwaters

Cite this Research Publication : Jayasooryan K K , Shylesh C M S , Mahesh M and Ramasamy E V. Community health risk assessment on mercury contaminated fish consumption at Cochin backwaters. Disaster, Risk and Vulnerability Conference (DRVC 2011). February 16 -18, 2011. School of Environmental Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala.

Year : 2011

Fractionation and bioavailability of mercury and cadmium in the sediments of Cochin estuary, Kerala

Cite this Research Publication : Toms Augustine, Shylesh Chandran M S , Jayasooryan K K , Mahesh Mohan and Ramasamy E V. Fractionation and bioavailability of mercury and cadmium in the sediments of Cochin estuary, Kerala. 3RD International Geography Congress . May 6 – 8, 2011. Centre for Water Resources Development and Management (CWRDM), Kerala.

Year : 2010

Mercury in water and sediments of Cochin backwaters, Kerala.

Cite this Research Publication : Mahesh M, Jayasooryan K K , Shylesh C M S , Subin Jose and Ramasamy E V. Mercury in water and sediments of Cochin backwaters, Kerala. 97 th Indian Science Congress. January 3-7, 2010, Trivandrum .

Year : 2010

Mercury in the core sediment of Vembanad backwater – an implication towards anthropogenic contamination

Cite this Research Publication : Shylesh Chandran MS , Jayasooryan.KK , Subin K Jose, Mahesh Mohan and EV Ramasamy.( 2010). Mercury in the core sediment of Vembanad backwater – an implication towards anthropogenic contamination. Proceedings – Lake 2010: Wetlands, Biodiversity and Climate Change . December 22-24, 2010. Indian Institute of Science (IISC), Bangalore .

Year : 2010

Earthworm biodiversity at Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, Western Ghats, India

Cite this Research Publication : M S Shylesh Chandran , Mahesh Mohan and E V Ramasamy. Earthworm biodiversity at Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, Western Ghats, India. International Workshop on Biodiversity and Climate Change . December 19-22, 2010. Indian Institute of Technology ( IIT ). Kharagpur.

Year : 2009

Mercury fractionation in the sediments of the lower reaches of Periyar River

Cite this Research Publication : Toms A, Mahesh M, Shylesh C M S and E V Ramasamy. Mercury fractionation in the sediments of the lower reaches of Periyar River. National Seminar on Emerging Trends in Environment and Development (KUNSED 2009) , Trivandrum .

Education
2016 Ph.D. School of Environmental Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, India
2006 M.Sc Environmental Science and Management, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, India.
Students Guidance
Name of Students Topic
Miss. Ajeesha A Asiz A study on the estimation of priority pollutants and their accumulation in water, sediment, and benthic fauna from the Ashtamudi Wetland of Kerala, India.
Appointments

Academic Appointments 

2022 September to present Assistant Professor

Department of Chemistry, Amrita School of Arts and Science

2019 May – 2022 August Project Scientist B
Marine Geoscience Group, MoES- National Centre for Earth Science Studies, Kerala, India
2018 March – 2019 April Project Scientist
KSCSTE-Institute for Climate Change Studies, Kottayam, Kerala, India

 

Administrative Appointments 

2015 August – 2016 December Technical Officer (Environment)
Kerala Sustainable Urban Development Project, Govt. of Kerala.
Achievements/Awards
  • Selected for CSIR SRF in 2013
  • Preferred for Post Doctoral Fellowship of Kerala State Council for Science Technology and Environment (KSCSTE) in 2016.
  • Two project proposals have been selected as Principal Investigator
  • Serve as a resource person for several academic and nonacademic programs.
  • Serve as a reviewer of several reputed journals like Chemosphere, Science of the total environment, Marine Pollution Bulletin, Ecological Indicators, Environmental Science and Pollution Research, Wetlands, Environmental Monitoring and Assessment etc.
Ongoing works
  • Monitoring and riskassessment of priority pollutants in different environmental matrices from Ashtamudi Wetland of Kerala, India.
  • Microplastic pollution in environmental matrices
  • Climate change mitigation strategy to reduce global warming.
Collaborations

Collaborations with other universities/institutions 

Dr. Shahrul Nadzir Senior Lecturer, Department of Earth Sciences and Environment, University Kembangan Malaysia, Malaysia. (https://www.apn-gcr.org/person/mohd-shahrul-mohd-nadzir/)
Dr. Mahesh Mohan Assistant Professor,   School of Environmental Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, India. (https://ses.mgu.ac.in/dr-mahesh-mohan-2/)
Dr. Shijo Joseph Professor (Assistant), Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies
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