Dr. Swetapadma  Dash
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Dr. Swetapadma Dash

Research Scientist
Zoological Survey of India, India

Highest Degree
Ph.D. in Zoology from Kumaun University Nainital, Uttarakhand, India

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Dr. Swetapadma Dash is currently working as Scientist D at Estuarine Biology Regional Centre, Zoological Survey of India. She has completed her Ph.D. in Zoology from Kumaun University Nainital, Uttarakhand, India. Her main area of interest focuses on Environmental Sciences, and Entomology. Her area of expertise includes Entomology W.S.R. Diptera, Aquatic Hemiptera & Coleoptera, Biodiversity, and Molecular Taxonomy. She has published 1 book, 1 book chapter, 21 research articles in national and international journals, and 15 paper presentations contributed as author/co-author.

Area of Interest:

Environmental Sciences
Diptera Systematics
Biodiversity Conservation

Research Publications in Numbers


Selected Publications

  1. Dash, S., 2015. Aquatic Insect Diversity of Baitarani Estuary of Odisha. In: Aquatic Ecosystem: Biodiversity, Ecology and Conservation. Rawat, M., S. Dookia and C. Sivaperuman (Ed.). Springer India, India., pp: 93-102.
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  2. Dash, S., R.K. Hazra and S.S. Bisht, 2014. Investigation on the mosquito fauna of shoreline habitats of Orissa coast, India. J. Mosq. Res., 4: 1-5.
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  3. Dash, S., 2014. Morphological and molecular characterization of genus anopheles (diptera: culicidae) of ganjam district,Odisha, India. Rec. zool. Survey India, 114: 317-340.
  4. Dash, S., 2011. Studies on the mosquito fauna inhabiting shoreline habitats of Orissa (diptera: culicidae). Rec. Zool. Survey India, 111: 9-24.
  5. Dash, S. and R.K. Hazra, 2011. Mosquito diversity in the chilika lake area, Orissa, India. Trop. Biomed., 28: 1-6.
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  6. Mishra, S.S., S. Rath and S. Dash, 2010. On occurrence of a flying fish, paraexocetus mento (valenciennes) from Orissa coast. Rec. ZooI. Survey India, 110: 135-136.
  7. Dash, S. and R.K. Hazra, 2009. A preliminary note on the mosquito fauna (diptera culicidae) of southern coastal districts of Orissa. Rec. Zool. Survey India, 109: 87-98.
  8. Dash, S. and S.S. Mishra, 2007. Notes on the fish resources of the Bahuda estuary Orissa, India. J. Indian Fish. Assoc., 34: 11-14.
  9. Sureshan, P.M., S. Dash and T. Samanta, 2006. On a collection of scolopendrid centipedes (chilopoda: scolopendromorpha) from Orissa with notes on some new distributional records. Rec. ZooI. Survey India, 106: 27-34.
  10. Singh, B.K., S. Dash and R.S. Fartyal, 2004. Revision of the species of the sub-genus drosophila (drosophila) of the kumaon region, India, with the description of eight new species (insecta, diptera, drosophilidae). Senckenbergiana Biol., 83: 167-180.
  11. Somvanshi, R., V. Devi and S. Dash, 2000. Pathological evaluation of naturally dead guinea pigs fed with (50%) linguda (diplazium esculentum) young fronts. Vegetos, 13: 15-20.
  12. Somvanshi, R., M. Kataria, S. Dash, V. Devi and R. Kumar, 2000. Evaluation of clinicopathological changes occurring in laboratory rats on feeding of cheilanthes farinosa fern. Indian Vet. Med. J., 24: 247-249.
  13. Singh, B.K., S. Dash and R.S. Phartyal, 2000. Further additions to the genus Leucophenga from Kumaon, India (Insecta, Diptera, Drosophilidae). Senckenbergiana Biol., 80: 149-154.