Books and Manuals

  • Proceedings of the seminar on “Gulf of Mannar Marine Biosphere Reserve: Reef and its resources-Participatory approach for conservation and sustainable utilization” held in Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu, India, 23.03.2001. SDMRI Research Publication No.1.
  • Proceedings of the national seminar on “Marine and coastal ecosystems: Coral and mangrove-Problems and management strategies”, organized by SDMRI, 26-27 September 2001. SDMRI Research Publication No.2.
  • Proceedings of the national seminar on “Marine biodiversity as a source of food and medicine”, organized by SDMRI, 26-28 September 2002. SDMRI Research Publication No.3.
  • A field guide to stony corals (Scleractinia) of Tuticorin in Gulf of Mannar, Southeast coast of India. SDMRI Special Research Publication No.4. (Authors: J.K. Patterson Edward, Jamila Patterson, M. Venkatesh, C. Chellaram, G. Mathews and Dan Wilhelmsson)
  • Vermiculture and vermicomposting-an alterative livelihood option. SDMRI Special Research Publication No.5.
  • Training manual on Lobster Fattening. SDMRI Special Research Publication No.6.
  • Training manual on Crab Fattening. SDMRI Special Research Publication No.7.
  • Training manual on seaweed culture. SDMRI Special Research Publication No.8.
  • Proceedings of the national seminar on “Reef Ecosystem Remediation”, organized by SDMRI, 24-26 September 2003. SDMRI Special Research Publication No.9.
  • Training Manual on “Marine and Coastal Biodiversity Assessment for Conservation and Sustainable Utilization”, 20-24 March 2006. SDMRI Special Research Publication No.10.
  • Sea turtles and their conservation. SDMRI Special Research Publication No.11.
  • Coral reefs of the Gulf of Mannar, Southeastern India-Distribution, Diversity and Status. SDMRI Special Research Publication No.12 (Authors: J.K. Patterson Edward, G. Mathews, Jamila Patterson, Dan Wilhelmsson, Jerker Tamelander and Olof Linden), 2007, 113 p.
  • Conservation and management of coral reefs and seagrasses of the Gulf of Mannar and Palk Bay, Southeastern India: Significant contributions from SDMRI during 2000-2008. SDMRI Special Research Publication No. 13 (Authors: J.K. Patterson Edward, Jamila Patterson and Dan Wilhelmsson), 2008, 35 p.
From Blog
2016, Coral Bleaching and Mortality in Gulf of Mannar, India

The Third Global Coral Bleaching Event caused significant coral mortality in Gulf of Mannar, Southea

Coral Health Training Workshop at SDMRI, 05-08 Dec. 2016

A training workshop on coral health was conducted for the young reef researchers across India at Sug

Latest nEWS
Vaan Island in Gulf of Mannar on the verge of submergence
Erosion has been a serious threat to Vaan Island as it is shrinking in size over the years. The
MoEF sanctions project to assess the impact of exotic seaweed
-First long term comprehensive study to develop appropriate management plan to protect the affec