Shraveena Venkatesh


Shraveena VenkateshPhD student

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I have always had a strong interest in Biology and a fascination for the marine realm. I completed a BSc in Zoology, Botany and Chemistry in India in 2015 and then pursued an MSc degree in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation in Belgium and Ireland. The courses, internships and surveys, I have worked on, led me to develop an interest in the impacts of human activities on aquatic environments and its inhabitants. I moved to Scotland and joined the RLI as a PhD student in November, 2018.

Research Interests

  • Impacts of fisheries and aquaculture
  • Applications of eDNA
  • Elasmobranch biology and ecology

Current projects
Environmental DNA metabarcoding for assessing benthic ecological status associated with Salmon farming

Past projects
Comparative microanatomy of the gravid oviduct in egg-laying and live-bearing sharks

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