Dr. Abhijit Mitra

Associate Professor and Former Head

Department of Marine Science

University of Calcutta, India



1994, Ph.D., Marine Science, University of Calcutta, India

1986, M.Sc. (Gold Medalist), Marine Science, University of Calcutta, India

1983, B.Sc. (Hons.), Zoology, University of Calcutta, India

Research Fields

Climate Change

Coastal Ecology

Mangrove Biodiversity

Carbon Sequestration

Publications (selected) at most 25 items

  1. Mitra, Abhijit; Banerjee, Kakoli; and Subhosmitha Sinha. Shrimp tissue quality in the lower Gangetic delta at the apex ofBay of Bengal. Toxicological & Environmental Chemistry, 2011, Vol. 93 (3), pp. 565 – 574.
  2. Mitra, Abhijit; Sengupta, Kasturi and  Kakoli Banerjee. Standing biomass and carbon storage of above-ground structures in dominant mangrove trees in the Sundarbans. Forest Ecology and Management (ELSEVIER DOI:10.1016/j.foreco.2011.01.012), 2011, Vol. 261(7), pp. 1325 -1335.
  3. Mitra, Abhijit; Halder, Piu and Kakoli Banerjee. Changes of selected hydrological parameters inHooghlyestuary in response to a severe tropical cyclone (Aila). Indian Journal of Geo Marine Sciences, 2011, Vol. 40(1), pp. 32- 36.
  4. Mitra, Abhijit; Banerjee, Kakoli and Kasturi Sengupta. Impact of AILA, a tropical cyclone on salinity, pH and dissolved oxygen of an aquatic sub-system of Indian Sundarbans.National Academyof ScienceLetters,India, 2011, Vol. 81 (Part II), pp. 198 - 205.
  5. Barua, Prabal; Mitra, Abhijit; Banerjee, Kakoli and M. Shah Nawaz Chowdhury. Seasonal variation of heavy metals accumulation in water and oyster (Saccostrea cucullata) inhabiting central and western sector of Indian Sundarbans. Environmental Research Journal, 2011, Vol. 5 (3), pp. 121-130.
  6. Mitra, Abhijit; and Kakoli Banerjee. Trace elements in edible shellfish species from the lower Gangetic delta. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety (ELSEVIER DOI:10.1016/j.ecoenv.2011.04.031), 2011, Vol. 74, pp. 1512-1517.
  7. Mitra, Abhijit; Mondol, Kunal and Kakoli Banerjee. Spatial and tidal variations of physico-chemical parameters in the lower Gangetic delta region, WestBengal,India. Journal of Spatial Hydrology, 2011, Vol. 11 (1), pp. 62 – 69.
  8. Mitra, Abhijit; Choudhury, Ranju and Kakoli Banerjee. Concentrations of some heavy metals in commercially important finfish and shellfish of the RiverGanga. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 2012, Vol. 184, pp. 2219 – 2230 (SPRINGER DOI 10.1007/s10661-011-2111-x).
  9. Raha Atanu Kumar; Banerjee, Kakoli; Das, Susmita and Abhijit Mitra. Influence of suspended solid on in situ and ex situ chlorophyll a: a case study of Indian Sundarbans. Indian Journal of Geo Marine Sciences, 2012, (accepted).
  10. Raha, Atanu; Das, Susmita; Banerjee, Kakoli and Abhijit Mitra. Climate change impacts on Indian Sunderbans: a time series analysis (1924 – 2008). Biodiversity and Conservation, 2012, (SPRINGER DOI 10.1007/s10531-012-0260-z).
  11. Mitra, Abhijit; Barua, Prabal, Zaman, Sufia and Kakoli Banerjee. Analysis of trace metals in commercially important crustaceans collected from UNESCO protected World Heritage Site of Indian Sundarbans. Turkish Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 2012, Vol. 12, pp. 53 – 66 (DOI 10.4194/1303-2712-v12_1_07
  12. Mitra, A; Sengupta, Kasturi and K Banerjee. Spatial and temporal trends in biomass and carbon sequestration potential of Sonneratia apetala Buch-Ham in Indian Sundarbans. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, India, Section B: Biological Sciences, 2012, Vol. 82(2), pp. 317 - 323 (SPRINGER DOI 10.1007/s40011-012-0021-5).
  13. Mitra, A; Banerjee, Kakoli and Saurav Sett. Spatial variation in organic carbon density of mangrove soil in Indian Sundarbans. NationalAcademyofScience Letters, 2012, Vol. 35, pp.147 – 154 (SPRINGER DOI 10.1007/s40009-012-0046-6).
  14. Mitra, Abhijit; Zaman, Sufia; Kanti Ray, Saumya; Sinha, Subhasmita and Kakoli Banerjee. Inter-relationship between phytoplankton cell volume and aquatic salinity in Indian Sundarbans. NationalAcademyofScience Letters, 2012, (SPRINGER DOI 10.1007/s40009-012-0083-1).
  15. Mitra, Abhijit; Trivedi, Subrata; Zaman, Sufia; Pramanick, Prosenjit; Chakraborty, Shankhadeep; Pal, Nabonita; Fazli, Pardis and Kakoli Banerjee. Decadal Variation of Nutrient Level in Two Major Estuaries in the Indian Sundarbans. Jordan Journal of Biological Sciences, 2015, Vol. 8 (3), 231-236.
  16. Mitra, Abhijit and Roberto Cazzolla Gati. Carbon census in the mangrove ecosystem of lower Gangetic delta. Economology Journal, 2015, Vol V, 11-27