Bachelor of Sciences in Fisheries, Zoology and Chemistry, Master of Sciences in Zoology (aquaculture specialization), PhD Ecobiology and Remote Sensing, associate professor at the Institute of Oceanography and Environment (INOS), Higher Institution Centre of Excellence (HICoE) in Marine Sciences, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT) (Malaysia).
Marine biology; Malaysia.

Dr. Behara Satyanarayana (born, 18 Aug 1972) is currently working as Associate Professor at the Institute of Oceanography and Environment (INOS), Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT, Malaysia) (since 2013). He started his research career as a Mangrove Biologist in India (Andhra University: 1995-2002) and continued exploring these wetlands in other Asian countries like Sri Lanka, China, Malaysia and also in the African countries like Cameroon and The Gambia. His research interests include mangrove ecology, vegetation dynamics, habitat restoration, conservation and management, including Remote Sensing & GIS applications. Being a potential Scientific Collaborator to the University Libre Brussels (Belgium) (since 2010), Dr. Satyanarayana is also managing the Erasmus Mundus excellence labelled ‘Tropical Biodiversity and Ecosystems’ (TROPIMUNDO) Master programme as a Local Coordinator for Malaysia (since 2014). He is a member of the IUCN Mangrove Specialist Group (MSG) (since 2019), and actively engaged in both mangrove flora and faunal (e.g. horseshoe crabs) investigations together with his counterparts from Malaysia as well as other countries. So far, the academic accomplishments of Dr. Satyanarayana were recognized through several National/International scientific awards/recognitions, 12 Research grants and 85 Peer-reviewed publications.

Key publications

Satyanarayana, B., Quispe Zuniga, M.R., Hugé, J., Sulong, I., Mohd-Lokman, M., Dahdouh-Guebas, F. (2021). Mangroves fueling livelihoods: A socio-economic stakeholder analysis of the charcoal and pole production systems in the world’s longest managed mangrove forest. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 9: 621721. DOI: 10.3389/fevo.2021.621721

Wolswijk, G., Satyanarayana, B., Dung, L.Q., Siau, Y.F., Ali, A.N.B., Saliu, I.S., Fisol, M.A.B., Gonnelli, C., Dahdouh-Guebas, F. (2020). Distribution of mercury in sediments, plant and animal tissues in Matang Mangrove Forest Reserve, Malaysia. Journal of Hazardous Materials 387: 121665.

Mat Zauki, N.A., Satyanarayana, B., Fairuz-Fozi, N., Nelson, B.R., Martin, M.B., Akbar-John, B., Chowdhury, A.J.K. (2019). Citizen science frontiers horseshoe crab population regain at their spawning beach in East Peninsular Malaysia. Journal of Environmental Management 232: 1012-1020. DOI: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2018.12.002

Ruwaimana, M., Satyanarayana, B., Otero, V., Muslim, A.M., Abdullah, M.S., Ibrahim, S., Raymaekers, D., Koedam, N., Dahdouh-Guebas, F. (2018). The advantages of using drones over space-borne imagery in the mapping of mangrove forests. PLoS ONE 13(7): e0200288.

Satyanarayana, B., Van der Stocken, T., Rans, G., Kodikara, K.A.S., Ronsmans, G., Jayatissa, L.P., Mohd-Lokman, H., Koedam, N., Dahdouh-Guebas, F. (2017). Island-wide coastal vulnerability assessment of Sri Lanka reveals sand dunes, planted trees and natural vegetation may play a role as potential barriers against ocean surges. Global Ecology and Conservation 12: 144-157.


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