Dr. Manojkumar  Pardeshi
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Dr. Manojkumar Pardeshi

Research Scientist
Bhagavathi Ana Labs Pvt. Ltd., India

Highest Degree
Ph.D. in Zoology from Maharaja Sayajorao University of Baroda, India

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Dr. Manojkumar Pardeshi is M.Sc. in Zoology from Pratap College, Amalner (North Maharashtra University - NMU) and perceived Ph.D. from Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad University of Baroda, Gujarat, India. He has been worked in Desert Regional Station-Zoological Survey of India (DRS-ZSI, Jodhpur, Rajasthan) and Gujrat Institute of Desert Ecology (GUIDE, Bhuj, Gujrat). He has been working in the field of Biodiversity from last 10 years. He was involved in “Biodiversity Assessment” and “Biodiversity Conservation” related projects funded by Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India (MoEF, GoI) and State Government of Gujarat (GoG). He was also involved in consultancy projects “Biological Impact Assessment (BIA)” for various industries. Presently, he is “NABET/QCI” approved “A” category expert in “Ecology and Biodiversity”.

Area of Interest:

Pharmacology and Toxicology
Reptiles (Herpetofauna)
Pharmaceutical Analysis

Research Publications in Numbers


Selected Publications

  1. Gajera, N., V. Vijaykumar and M. Pardeshi, 2015. Mammalian Species Distribution and Diversity in Major Land Uses of Arid Regions of Kachchh, Gujarat. In: Biodiversity Distribution and Conservation, Khinchi, S.S. (Ed.). Pointer Publications, Jaipur, India, pp: 180-205.
  2. Koladiya, M.H., A.K.R. Mahato and M. Pardeshi, 2014. Status of Avi-Fauna in Lakhara wetland, Kachchh biosphere reserve, Gujarat, India. Cibtech J. Zool., 3: 37-41.
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  3. Kumar, D. and M. Pardeshi, 2011. Biodiversity of termites in agro-ecosystem and relation between their niche breadth and pest status. J. Entomol., 8: 250-258.
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  4. Pardeshi, M.K., N. Gajera, R. Patel, D. Worah and V.V. Kumar, 2010. Species of conservation significance within and vicinity of Narayan Sarovar Sanctuary: Biodiversity and distribution. Biol. Forum: Int. J., 2: 19-24.
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  5. Pardeshi, M., N. Gajera and P.N. Joshi, 2010. Kachchh biosphere reserve: Rann and biodiversity. Res. J. For., 4: 72-76.
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  6. Pardeshi, M., D. Kumar and A. Bhatttacharyya, 2010. Termite (Insecta: Isoptera) fauna of some agricultural crops of Vadodara, Gujarat (India). Zool. Rec., 110: 47-59.
  7. Pardeshi, M. and V.V. Kumar, 2010. Additional Records of Keeled Rock gecko Cyrtopodion scabrum (Heyden, 1827) from Kachchh district, Gujarat, India. Reptile Rap, 10: 9-10.
  8. Pardeshi, M. and B.A.K. Prusty, 2010. Termites as ecosystem engineers and potentials for soil restoration. Curr. Sci., 99: 11-11.
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  9. Khan, M.S. and M. Kumar, 2010. Notes on morphology, habits, ecology and distribution of short-tailed ground agama; Brachysaura minor (Hardwicke and Gray 1827). Pak. J. Wildlife, 1: 31-35.
  10. Pardeshi, M., V.V. Kumar and S.K. Das, 2009. Observations on unusual foraging behavior of Acanthodactylus cantoris Gunther, 1864 in the Western Kachchh region of Gujarat, India. J. Bombay Nat. History Soc., 106: 209-210.
  11. Pardeshi, M. and D. Kumar, 2009. Termites associated with prosopis juliflora and their ecological aspects in western Kachchh. Proceedings of National Symposium on Prosopis: Ecological, Economic Significance and Management Challenges (NSPC), Feb. 20-21, Gujarat Institute of desert Ecology, Bhuj (Kachchh), pp: 28-30.
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  12. Karthik, T., Y. Patel, M. Koladiya, M. Pardeshi and P. Joshi, 2009. Dispersal of Prosopis juliflora seeds in the feces of wildlife in the banni grassland of Kachchh desert, Gujarat. Tigerpaper, 23: 28-28.
  13. Pardeshi, M., V.V. Kumar, N. Gajera and A. Kumar, 2008. Hardwicks spiny-tailed lizard (Uromastyx hardwickii, Gray 1827) preyed on by Indian sand boa (Eryx johnii, Russell 1801). J. Bombay Nat. History Soc., 105: 343-344.
  14. Joshi and M. Pardeshi, 2008. Lilo Kanchido (Chamaeleon): Ek anokho jeev. Prakruti, 12: 6-8.
  15. Andawan, L.M., M. Pardeshi, J. Joshua and S.F.W. Sundarraj, 2008. Resighting of Indian or greater false vampire in kodinar, Junagadh district of Gujarat. Tigerpaper, 35: 28-28.
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  16. Pilo, B., G.P. Senan, E. Manoj, B. Desai and M. Dave et al., 2005. Conservation status of Citruilus colocynthis (L.) Schard. in Gujarat state. Ecol. Environ. Conserv. Pap., 11: 105-110.
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  17. Das, S.K., J. Joshua and M.K. Pardeshi, 2005. First record of the keeled rock gecko Cyrtodactylus scarbum (Heyden 1827) from Gujarat state, India. Herpestence, 3: 1-3.
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  18. Das, S.K., V.K. Pandey and M.K. Pardeshi, 2003. Notes on herpetofauna of talchhapar wildlife sanctuary, Rajasthan, India. Cobra, 53: 13-16.
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  19. Kumar, S., C. Sivaperuman, M. Pardeshi and Q.H. Baqri, 2002. Comb duck Sarkidiornis melanotus (Pennant, 1769) in the thar desert of Rajasthan, India. Newslett. Birdwatchers, 42: 102-109.