Dr. Shivaji Prabhakar Chavan

Professor and H. O. D. Zoology
School of Life Sciences
S. R. T. M. University, Nanded – 431 606
Maharashtra State, India
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(Member of Scientific Team: 39th Indian Scientific
Expedition to Antarctica - Year 2019-2020). 39-ISEA
‘MAITRI STATION’ of India, Schirmacher Oasis,
East Antarctica.

Personal & Academic Information:
Date of Birth: 15 April 1967
Qualification: M. Sc. (Zoology), B. Ed., Ph. D. (Zoology)
Specialization: Zoology (Ecology and Biology of Water Birds, Fishery Science)
Teaching Experience:  UG: 17
PG: 17 Total Teaching Experience: 28 Years.
Courses taught till date: Animal Taxonomy and Evolution, Fish Biology, Aquaculture and Fisheries, Medical and General Parasitology, General Entomology, Applied Entomology,Ecology and Animal Behaviour, Applied Zoology, Apiculture, Sericulture, Goat Farming, Animal Physiology, Invertebrate and Vertebrate Structure and Functions
Summary of Academic Career:

Joined the teaching Profession as Assistant Professor in Fishery Science in year 1993, then remained busy in mentoring and teaching activities for UG students at DSM.s College of Arts, Comm, and Science at Parbhani, Maharashtra. Till then I continued my research interests in various subjects. Initially I studied the Helminth taxonomy especially I studied the Fish tapeworms from Godavari River Basin and reviewed few genera of fish tapeworms. To learn the modern trends and basic methods in Helminth Systematics, SEM and TEM Microscopy I was at Institute of parasitology, Ceske, Budejovice, Czech Republic.

In recent I get attracted towards the Ecology and Biology of Water Birds (Waders). Since 2012 I studied the nesting and breeding behavior of Yellow Wattled Lapwing, Painted Stork, River Tern. Anthropogenic activity stress on habitat use for nesting and breeding in River Tern, Black winged stilt, Golden Ring Plover. Feeding Behaviour of Painted Stork, habitat share and feeding in water birds. The avian diversity of Godavari river basin. Some interesting nesting patterns as Engineering of Colonial mud-nests of Wire tailed swallow. Diversity of nest materials in Passerines and reasons has also remained my curiosity.

The creatures on this mother Earth follow the rules and orders of Nature. The abnormal and beyond natures speed of regulation of ecosystem processes the only creature challenging is human being, this is major worry for  naturalists. Time has reached now to correlate every happening in the physical world and its process with anthropogenic activities. Conservation of bird species mainly by protection of habitat and related issues is my current research Interest.

Thrust Areas of Research: Ecology, Biology and Conservation of Water Birds, Anthropogenic activity disturbances on Birds. Migratory bird species of SE Asia Flyway. Breeding Ecology and Biology of South Polar Skua at Antarctica.
Research Publications:  SCI : 10
Web of Science : 15
UGC : 20
Conference Proceedings : 06
Citations: SCOPUS : 40                           Google Scholar : 118
Paper Presentations:  22
Research Guidance:  Ph.D.   :  Awarded -  6              Registered - 8
M.Phil. :  Awarded -  7 
Research Projects:   

Completed   : 04

Recent Project Completed: at ANTARCTICA (2019-2020).
PI: Shivaji P. Chavan. (2020). Breeding Ecology and Biology of South Polar Skua (Stercorarius maccormicki) at Schirmacher Oasis, Antarctica’. It was a part of 39th Indian Scientific Expedition to Antarctica in Year 2019-2020.
Funded by Ministry of Eearth Sciences, New Delhi through National Centre for Polar and Ocean Research , Goa (NCPOR).

Total Outlay : 16
Selected Publications:

1.Shivaji Chavan and Arvind Kumbhar (2020). Breeding Ecology of River Tern (Sterna aurantia) at Ujjani-Bhigwan Reservoir Bird Sanctuary near Pune-Solapur Highway, India. Asian Journal Of Conservation Biology. 9 (2). 352-358. (Scopus Indexed).
2. Anirban Ash1, Tomáš Scholz1,*, Alain de Chambrier2, Jan Brabec1, Mikuláš Oros3, Pradip Kumar Kar4, Shivaji Prabhakar Chavan5, Jean Mariaux2 (2012): “Revision of Gangesia (Cestoda :Proteocephalidea) in the Indomalayan Region : morphology, molecules and surface ultrastructure” PLOS ONE Online, www.plosone.org, October, 2012| Volume 7| Issue 10| e46421| online (SCI, TR, IF. 4.36). Academia .edu. (Citations = 14). Researchgate.net
3. Shivaji P. Chavan, S. Hambarde, A. N. Kulkarni, Dudhmal Dilip (2015): Birds from Godavari river basin of Maharashtra State, India: Annotated status and new reports. Int. J. Curr. Res. And Acad. Rev. 3 (4), 328-351. (Citations =12).Researchgate.net

4. František Moravec • S. P. Chavan, (2012) 83: 117-122 DOI: 10.1007/s11230-0129375-6 (Online), Female morphology of Philometra hyderabadensis Rasheed, 1963 (Nematoda: Philometridae), a little-known parasite of the catfish Wallago attu Bloch & Schneider in India, as revealed by SEM observations; Systematic Parasitology (Springer Journals.com) (SCI, TR IF. 1.086). Citations = 02. Researchgate.net.

5. Babare R. S., Chavan S. P. and Kannewad P. M.(2013): Gut Content analysis of Wallago attu and Mystus(Sperata) seenghala the common catfishes from Godavari river system in Maharashtra state. Adv. Biores. 4 (2): 123-128. Citations = 12. Academia .edu.
6. Shivaji Chavan, Rajesh Achegawe and Sharda Padghane (2016): Characters of nesting site, ground nest and eggs of Yellow-Wattled Lapwing Vanellus malabaricus (Aves : Charadridae), International Journal of Zoology Studies. 1 (6) 12-17. (ISSN: 2455-7269. www.zoology journals.com. RJIF Impact Factoor 5.14. Academia .edu. Citations = 05

  • Papers in Journals = 42, Book Chapters = 06
  • Book’s Publication

1. S. P. Chavan, S. D. Niture, M. S. Kadam (2008): Aquaculture and Aquarium keeping. Educational Publishers and Distributors, Aurangabad. M. S. PP 271. (ISBN: 978-81-906858-1-8).
2. Shivaji Chavan (2021). Antarctica Ek Sanshodhan Pravas (Book in Marathi Language). Pub. Sahitya Prasar Kendra, Nagpur (Publication in process, due date: April, 2021).

Resource Person:
Invited Talks:   International : 01
National         : 50
Guest Lectures:  50 
Chaired Sessions:  12
Positions Held:

Member, BOS Zoology, SRTM University, Nanded.
Member, RAC and RRC Zoology, S. R. T. M. Univ. Nanded.
Chairman, Syllabus framing Committee for PG Zoology at University Campus S. R. T. M. University, Nanded.
Member, RRC : P. A. H. Solapur University, Solapur.
External Examiner for Ph. D. Thesis: Dr. BAM University, Aurangabad;
Bharathiar University, Coimbatore; SGB Amravati Univ. , Amravati; STM
Nagpur University, Nagpur; BC North Maharashtra University, Jalgaon;
Annamalai University TN.

  • Reviewer, Board of Editors: Journal of Bioresources: Rajiv Gandhi
    Central University, Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh.
  • Short Term Post Doc Research Training: Institute of Parasitology,
    Ceske Budjovice, Czech Republic (2009).
  • Research papers presented in International Conference: KU, Kansas State, USA; Wuhan University, China (2007, 2011).
  • Invited Faculty: 01 Month Program for lectures on Biodiversity,
    Rajiv Gandhi Central University, Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh
  • Participation as Scientist in 39th Indian Scientific Expedition to
    Antarctica at Maitri Station of India from Nov. 2019 to March, 2020,
    for Research on South Polar Skua(Breeding endemic migratory bird at Antarctica)
Extension/Outreach Activities: Awareness program for common people living in Filaria (Elephantasis) disease endemic area in Nanded district.
Programs organized/attended:  
Seminars/Conferences/Workshops etc attended:   85

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