Santanu Ray

Santanu Ray

Distinguished Visiting Professor

Dr Santanu Ray is a Distinguished Visiting Professor in the School of Informatics at Digital University Kerala. 
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Areas of interest

Systems Ecology and Ecological Modelling in mangrove estuary, reservoir and lake ecosystems
1. Theoretical Modelling with Analytical Solutions
2. Dynamic Process Based Simulation Modelling
3. Structural Dynamic Modelling
4. Systems Ecology in the form of Ecological Network Analyses
5. Integrated Ecosystem Theories

Research and Teaching Experience

1. 2009 (March) onwards: Professor, Dept. of Zoology, Visva-Bharati University.

2. Institute of Ecology, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602, USA. Worked with Prof.
Eugene. P. Odum, Prof. Barnard. C. Patten, Prof. Peter. Varity and Prof. Robert. E. Ulanowicz.

3. Section of Environmental Chemistry, Royal Danish School of Pharmacy, Copenhagen, Denmark
(Worked with Prof. Sven Erik Jorgensen).

4. Department of Theoretical Biology, Czech Academy of Science, University of South Bohemia, Czech Republic (Worked with Prof. Milan Straskraba).

5. Assistant Professor (Adjunct faculty) Department of Biology, University of South Bohemia
(Jhioceska Univerzita), Czech Republic.

6. Post-doctoral researcher, Department of Marine Science, Calcutta University, India, and partly
at the Department of Mathematics, Jadavpur University, Calcutta.

7. Ph.D. researcher at the Department of Marine Science, Calcutta University, India.

Teaching Areas of Interest

1. Quantitative ecology particularly on population, community and ecosystem ecology in graduate
and postgraduate level.
2. Systems ecology and ecological modelling viz., theoretical modelling, process based simulation
modelling, structural dynamic modelling and ecological network analysis
3. Interested in bio statistics and quantitative biology at any level.
4. Integrated ecosystem theories and their applications
5. Evolution and its quantitative interpretation