Publications

Books

Mosaheb J.I, H.Terashima, Moothien Pillay R,Leckraz S, Kawasaki H and Chineah V (2001): Basic Biostatistics for marine biologists.


Moothien Pillay R, H.Terashima, A.Venkatasami and H.Uchida (2002): Field Guide to Corals of Mauritius. ISBN:99903-964-2-6


Research Papers

Biological Oceanography
 

Pasnin O., C. Attwood & R. Klaus (2016). Marine systematic conservation planning for Rodrigues Island: western Indian Ocean. Ocean & Coastal Management, 130: 213-220.

K.Lampe-Ramdoo, R. Moothien Pillay, C.Conand (2014) An Assessment of holothurian diversity, abundance and distribution in the shallow lagoons of Mauritius. SPC Beche de mer Information Bulletin, No. 34.

Moothien Pillay R., Bacha Gian S, Bhoyroo V, Curpen S (2012). Adapting coral culture to climate change:The Mauritian experience.Western Indian Ocean J.Mar.Sci.Vol. 10, No.2,pp 155-167.

Pasnin O., C. Attwood & R. Klaus (2016). Marine systematic conservation planning for Rodrigues Island: western Indian Ocean. Ocean & Coastal Management, 130: 213-220.

K.Lampe-Ramdoo, R. Moothien Pillay, C.Conand (2014) An Assessment of holothurian diversity, abundance and distribution in the shallow lagoons of Mauritius. SPC Beche de mer Information Bulletin, No. 34.

Moothien Pillay R., Bacha Gian S, Bhoyroo V, Curpen S (2012). Adapting coral culture to climate change:The Mauritian experience.Western Indian Ocean J.Mar.Sci.Vol. 10, No.2,pp 155-167.

Moolenbeek,R.G. & Mussai, P. (2010). A new Chrystella from Mauritius (Gastropoda: Pickworthiidae). Miscellanea Malacologica 4(1): 5-7, 16.IV.2010.

Modoosoodun, K. Appadoo, C. and Oocheetsing, S. (2010). "An investigation of phytoplankton and zooplankton abundance and diversity at Balaclava Marine Protected Area in the North-West coast of Mauritius”, Journal of Environmental Research and Development 5(2): 366-374.

S. Visram, M-C. Yang, R. Moothien Pillay, S.Sadri, O.Henriksson, M.Grahn, C.A. Chen (2010). Genetic connectivity and historical demography of the blue barred parrotfish (Scarus ghobban) in the western Indian Ocean. Marine biology.

Nu-Wei Vivian Wei, Carden, C. Wallace, Chang-Feng Dai, Kamla Ruby Moothien Pillay, Chaolun Allen Chen (2006). Analyses of the ribosomal internal transcribed spacers (ITS) and 5.8S gene indicate that extremely high rDNA heterogeneity is a unique feature in the scleractinian coral genus Acropora (Scleractinia; Acroporidae). Zool. Stud.

Moothien Pillay R., T. Asahida, CA Chen, H Terashima, H Ida. 2006. ITS ribosomal distinctions and genetic structure of populations in two sympatric species of Pavona (Cnidaria: Scleractinia) from Mauritius. Zoological Studies 45(1):132-144(2006).

Bhikajee, M. , Green J.M. and Dunbrack R. (2006) Life history characteristics of Alticus monochrus a supratidal blenny of the southern Indian Ocean. African Zoology (Formerly South African Journal of Zoology.) Vol. 41 No.1 pp1-7.

T. R. McClanahan, A. C. Baker, M. Ateweberhan, J. Maina, K. R. Moothien-Pillay (2005). Refining coral bleaching experiments and models through reiterative field studies. Mar Ecol Prog Ser 305: 301-303.

Moothien Pillay R., H Terashima, H Kawasaki, V Chineah. 2005. Recovery of massive poritid corals from bleaching at Albion, Mauritius . Proceedings of the 10th Int. Coral Reef Symposium.Okinawa.

McClanahan T.R, J.Maina, Moothien Pillay R, A.C. Baker (2005). The interaction between geography,taxa, water flow, and temperature variation on patterns of coral bleaching intensity in Mauritius (2005) in 2004. Marine Ecology Progress Series.

Moothien Pillay R., B.Willis, H. Terashima (2005). trend in density of zooxanthellae in Acropora millepora (Ehrenberg, 1834) at the Palm Island Group, Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Symbiosis. Vol. 38, No. 3 pp 209-226

Fokeera-Wahedally S.B.M. and Bhikajee, M. (2005) The effect of in situ shading on the growth of a seagrass, Syringodium isoetifolium. Estuarine and shelf Science. No. 64 pp.149-155.

Moothien Pillay R., H. Terashima and H. Kawasaki (2002).The Extent and intensity of the 1998 mass bleaching event on the reef of Mauritius, Indian Ocean. Japanese Coral Reef Society. 4:,43 - 52.

Bhikajee, M. , and Green J M (2002). Behaviour and habitat of the Indian Ocean blenny, Alticus monochrus . African Zoology. (Formerly South African Journal of Zoology.) Vol. 37 No.2 pp221-230.

Bhikajee, M. , (2001) Integrated Coastal Zone Management in Mauritius in "The Voyage from Seychelles to Maputo - Success and Failures of Integrated Coastal Zone Management in Eastern Africa and Island States, 1996-2001. Vol. II - Eastern African Island States and Regional Reports. SEACAM Publications.

Bhagwant S & Bhikajee, M. (1999) Induction of Hypochromic Macrocytic Anaemia in Oreochromis Hybrid (Cichlidae) Exposed to 100mg/L (sublethal dose) of Aluminium. University of Mauritius Journal of Science & Technology. Vol 5. 2000.

Ramma-Naiken M, Bhikajee, M. , Rughoo A & Bhagwant S (1999). Effect of different visual conditions and predation on the sexual behaviour of Poecilia reticulata (Pisces, poecilidae). University of Mauritius Journal of Science & Technology. Vol 1 June 1999.

Ogawa K, Moothien Pillay R.,and H. Kawasaki (1998).Coral-inhabiting barnacles (Cirripedia;Pyrgomatidae) from Albion, Wes Coast of Republic of Mauritius. Bulletin of the Biogeographical Society of Japan.Vol. 53, No. 2.

Jootun L, Bhikajee M., Prayag R and Soyfoo R (1997) Inventories of land-based sources of pollution in Mauritius. Document produced for UNEP’s Global Programme of action for the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land-based Activities in the Eastern Africa Region. 200 pages.

Persand, S and Bhikajee, M. (1997). Studies on an experimental fouling resistant mariculture cage for the red tilapia in Mauritius. Proceedings of the Fourth International symposium on Tilapia in Aquaculture, Orlando, Florida, U.S. November 9-12, 1997. 408-415.

Bhikajee, M. and Gobin P. (1997). Effect of temperature on the feeding rate and growth of a red tilapia hybrid. Proceedings of the Fourth International symposium on Tilapia in Aquaculture, Orlando, Florida, U.S. November 9-12, 1997. 131-140.

Bhikajee, M. , (1997). Mariculture of the red tilapia in enclosed bays and in cages-the Mauritian experience. Proceedings of the Fourth International symposium on Tilapia in Aquaculture, Orlando, Florida, U.S. November 9-12, 1997. 595-602.

Bhikajee, M. , (1997) Past Experience and Potential for Industrial Aquaculture Research at the University of Mauritius. Paper presented at the Seminar on University-Industry Interaction 22-23 April 1997.

Bhikajee, M. , (1997) Recent Advances In Aquaculture In Mauritius. Paper presented at the Annual meeting of Agricultural Scientists. Organised by the Food and Agricultural Research Council, sponsored by the World Bank. Réduit. 12-13 August 1997.

Bhikajee, M., J.M. Green and I. Fagoonee, 1994. Reproductive behaviour of Alticus monochrus. p. 497-501. In Proceedings Fourth Indo-Pacific Fish Conference, 28 Nov. - Dec. 1993. Kasetsart University Bangkok, Thailand.

Bhikajee, M., Green J,M and Peerally A (1992) Preliminary data on the ecology and behaviour of a Mauritian Blenniid fish Alticus monochrus. Bulletin of the Canadian Society of Zoologists. Vol. 2 No. 2. 1992 Pages 30-31.

Bhikajee, M., Daby, D and Ramessur R,T . (1991) Potential for new marine resources exploitation in Mauritius. Paper presented at the National Seminar on Industrial Development Strategy. Ministry of Commerce and Industry. University of Mauritius, Réduit. May 1991.


Chemical Oceanography


S. Kawagucci, J. Miyazaki, T. Noguchi, K. Okamura, T. Shibuya, T. Watsuji, M. Nishizawa, H. Watanabe, K. Okino, N. Takahata, Y. Sano, K. Nakamura, A. Shuto, M. Abe, Y. Takaki, T. Nunoura, M. Koonjul, M. Singh, G. Beedessee, M. Khishma, V. Bhoyroo, D. Bissessur, L.S. Kumar, D. Marie, K. Tamaki, K. Takai. (2016). Fluid chemistry in the Solitaire and Dodo hydrothermal fields of the Central Indian Ridge. Geofluids16(5), 988-1005.

Beedessee, G., Ramanjooloo, A., & Marie, DEP 2015, ‘Ten years of marine natural products in Mauritius: Progress and challenges’ Marine Chemistry, Vol. 170, pp 23.

Tangman, S, Govinden Soulange, J & Marie, DEP 2015, ‘Journal of Coastal Life Medicine’, Journal of Coastal Life Medicine, Vol. 3, no. 1, pp 44-51.

Beedessee, G, Ramanjooloo, A, Tiscornia, I, Cresteil, T, Raghothama, S, Arya, D, Rao, S, Gowd, KH, Bollati-Fogolin, M & Marie, DEP 2014, ‘Evaluation of hexane and ethyl acetate extracts of the sponge Jaspis diastra collected from Mauritius Waters on HeLa cells’, Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, Vol. 66, no. 9, pp 1317- 27.

Beedessee, G., Ramanjooloo, A., & Marie, DEP 2015, ‘Ten years of marine natural products in Mauritius: Progress and challenges’ Marine Chemistry, Vol. 170, pp 23.

Tangman, S, Govinden Soulange, J & Marie, DEP 2015, ‘Journal of Coastal Life Medicine’, Journal of Coastal Life Medicine, Vol. 3, no. 1, pp 44-51.

Beedessee, G, Ramanjooloo, A, Tiscornia, I, Cresteil, T, Raghothama, S, Arya, D, Rao, S, Gowd, KH, Bollati-Fogolin, M & Marie, DEP 2014, ‘Evaluation of hexane and ethyl acetate extracts of the sponge Jaspis diastra collected from Mauritius Waters on HeLa cells’, Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, Vol. 66, no. 9, pp 1317- 27.

Ramanjooloo, A, Cresteil, T, Lebrasse, C, Beedessee, G, Oogarah, P, Van Soest, RWM & Marie, DEP 2014, ‘α-Glucosidase inhibitory activity of marine sponges collected in Mauritius waters’, Natural Product Research: Formerly Natural Product Letters, Vol. 29, no. 4, pp 383- 7.

Beepat, SS, Appadoo, C, Marie, DEP, & Sivakumar, K 2014, ‘Distribution, abundance and ecology of the sponge Spheciospongia vagabunda (Phylum: Porifera, Class: Demospongiae) in a shallow lagoon of Mauritius’ Western Indian Ocean Journal of Marine Science, Vol. 12, no. 1, pp 15-23.

Govinden-Soulange, J, Marie, DEP, Kauroo, S, Beesoo, R & Ramanjooloo, A 2014, ‘Antibacterial Properties of Marine Sponges from Mauritius Waters’, Tropical Journal of Pharmaceutical Research, Vol. 13 No. 2, pp 249-25.

Ramanjooloo, A, Beedessee, G, Arya, D, Van Soest, RWM, Cresteil, T & Marie, DEP 2013, ‘The apoptotic activity of one VLC fraction of the sponge Petrosia tuberosa on human cervical cells and the subsequent isolation of a bioactive polyacetylene’, Natural Product Communications, Vol. 8, pp 635-638.

Beedessee, G, Ramanjooloo, A, Aubert, G, Eloy, L, Arya, D, Van Soest, RWM, Cresteil, T & Marie, DEP 2013, ‘Ethyl acetate extract of the Mauritian sponge Jaspis sp. induces cell arrest in human promyelocytic leukemia cells’, Environmental toxicology and pharmacology ,Vol. 36, pp 58-65.

Beedessee, G, Ramanjooloo, A, Surnam-Boodhun, R, Van Soest, RWM & Marie, DEP 2013, ‘Acetylcholinesterase-Inhibitory Activities of the Extracts from Sponges Collected in Mauritius Waters’, Chemistry and Biodiversity, Vol. 10, pp 442-451.

Beedessee, G, Ramanjooloo, A, Aubert, G, Eloy, L, Surnam-Boodhun, R, Van Soest, RWM, Cresteil, T & Marie, DEP 2012, ‘Cytotoxic activities of hexane, ethyl acetate and butanol extracts of marine sponges from Mauritian Waters on human cancer cell lines’, Environmental toxicology and pharmacology, Vol. 34, pp 397-408.

Munoz, J, Moriou, C, Gallard, JF, Marie, DEP & Donnazoles, AAM 2012, ‘A and B from Axinella donnani sponge: very close derivatives from the postulated intermediate ‘pre-axinellamine’, Tetrahedron Letters, Vol. 5, pp 5828-5832.

Appadoo, C, Beepat, SS, & Marie, DEP 2011, ‘Study of Physico - Chemical parameters affecting the distribution of sponge Xestospongia exigua (phylum porifera, class demospongiae) in a northern lagoon of Mauritius’, Journal of Environmental Research And Development, Vol. 5, no. 3A, pp 741-748.

Marie D.; Gurib-Fakim, A; Gray, A and Waterman, P.G. (2006). The constituents of Psiadia terebinthina, an endemic Asteraceae from Mauritius. Natural Product Research. 20 (13) Pp. 1169-1175.

De Clerk, O; Coppejans, E; Schils, T; Verbruggen, H; Leliaert, F; De Vriese, T and Marie, D. The marine red algae of Rodrigues (Mauritius, Indian Ocean). (2005) Journal of natural history (Proceedings). Pp 3021 – 3058.

Coppejans, E; Leliaert, F; Verbruggen, H; de Clerk, O; Schils, T; de Vriese, T and Marie, D.E.P (2005). The marine green and brown algae of Rodrigues (Mauritius, Indian Ocean). Journal of natural history (Proceedings) Pp 2959 – 3020.

Mavar Manga, H; Brkic, D; Marie, D.E.P and Quetin-Leclercq, J. (2004). In vivo-inflammatory activity of Alchornea cordifolia (Schumach & Thonn.) Mull. Arg. (Euphorbiaceae). Journal of ethnopharmacology (92), Pp. 209 – 214.

S. Kawagucci, J. Miyazaki, T. Noguchi, K. Okamura, T. Shibuya, T. Watsuji, M. Nishizawa, H. Watanabe, K. Okino, N. Takahata, Y. Sano, K. Nakamura, A. Shuto, M. Abe, Y. Takaki, T. Nunoura, M. Koonjul, M. Singh, G. Beedessee, M. Khishma, V. Bhoyroo, D. Bissessur, L.S. Kumar, D. Marie, K. Tamaki, K. Takai. (2016). Fluid chemistry in the Solitaire and Dodo hydrothermal fields of the Central Indian Ridge. Geofluids16(5), 988-1005.


Physical and Geophysical Oceanography
 

Link, F., G. Rümpker, A. Kaviani, and M. Singh (2016), Simultaneous inversion for anisotropic and structural crustal properties by stacking of radial and transverse receiver functions, In EGU General Assembly Conference Abstracts, vol. 18, p. 13091.

Singh, M., A. Kaviani, and G. Rümpker (2016), The crustal structure beneath Mauritius from teleseismic P-receiver functions - oceanic or continental?, Geophys. Res. Lett., 43, 9636–9643, doi:10.1002/2016GL070529.

Dyment J., Bissessur D. and Deplus C., 2013 - Mauritius like nobody has seen it before - A new bathymetric view of Mauritius Island - 02 December 2013, RHUM-RUM Cruise 2013, http://www.rhum-rum.net/en/

Bissessur D., Pons E., 2012 - Projet RHUM-RUM: Bathymétrie WP 38 par M. Dass Bissessur - Université de La Réunion, Documentaire Service des Usages du Numérique, http://podcast.univ reunion.fr/default/index/download/id/1518

Bissessur D., Dyment J., Deplus C., 2012 - Ancient ridge-hotpot interactions in the Mascarene Basin - International Conference on Ridges and Hotspots around the Mascarene Islands, 3-7 September 2012, Mauritius

Deplus C., Bissessur D., de Voogd B., Dyment J., 2012 - Emplacement of La Réunion hotspot volcano on pre-existing structures of the oceanic lithosphere: insight from the FOREVER cruise - International Conference on Ridges and Hotspots around the Mascarene Islands, 3-7 September 2012, Mauritius

Dyment J., Bissessur D., Deplus C., Hémond C., Janin M. & de Voogd B., 2012 - A large, catastrophic flank collapse in Mauritius ~3.5 Millions Years ago? - International Conference on Ridges and Hotspots around the Mascarene Islands, 3-7 September 2012, Mauritius

K. Nakamura , H. Watanabe, J. Miyazaki, K. Takai, S. Kawagucci, T. Noguchi, S. Nemoto, T. Watsuji, T. Matsuzaki, T. Shibuya, K. Okamura, M. Mochizuki, Y. Orihashi, T. Ura, A. Asada, D. Marie, M. Koonjul, M. Singh, G. Beedessee, M. Bhikajee, K. Tamaki. (2012). Discovery of new hydrothermal activity and chemosynthetic fauna on the Central Indian Ridge at 18–20°S. PLoS one7(3), e32965.

Dass Bissessur, 2011 - Structure, age and evolution of the Mascarene Basin, Western Indian Ocean - PhD Thesis, 05 October 2011, IPGP Paris, Supervisors: Dyment J. & Deplus C., 168 pp.

Bissessur D., Dyment J., Deplus C. and Yatheesh V., 2010 - Evolution of the Mascarene Basin with respect to the Reunion hotspot inception in the Deccan - EGU 2010, Vienna, 02-07 May 2010, Geophysical Research Abstracts, 12-14433.

Bissessur D., Dyment J., Deplus C. and Patriat P., 2010 - Interaction between the nascent Reunion hotspot and the dying Mascarene spreading centre - AGU 2010 Fall Meeting, San Francisco, 13-17 December 2010, Eos Trans. AGU, Abstract V21A-2315.

Bissessur, D., Dyment, J., Deplus, C. and Yatheesh, V., 2009. A triple junction trace beneath Reunion island ? insight from marine magnetic anomalies, EGU 2009, Vienna, 19-24 April 2009, Geophysical Research Abstracts, pp. 6383.

M. Rezah Badal, S.D.D.V Rughooputh, Lars Rydberg, Ian S. Robinson, Charitha Pattiaratchi (2009). Eddy formation around South West Mascarene Plateau (Indian Ocean) as evidenced by satellite ‘global ocean colour’ data. Western Indian Ocean J. Mar. Sci. Vol. 8, No. 2, pp. 139 - 145, 2009.

Dyment J., Hémond C., Bissessur D., Magofond2 Scientific Party, Gimnaut Scientific Party, and Knox11rr Scientific Party. Interaction of La Réunion hotspot and the Central Indian Ridge near Rodrigues Island (Indian Ocean). Geophysical Research Abstracts, 11(Abstract EGU2009-4471), 2009.

Deplus C., de Voogd B., Dyment J., Bissessur D., Sisavath E., Depuiset F. and Mercier M., 2009 - New insights on the oceanic lithosphere at La Reunion hotspot volcano - EGU 2009, Vienna, 19-24 April 2009, Geophysical Research Abstracts, 11-5728.

Deville Y., Bissessur D., Puigt M., Hosseini S., Carfantan H., 2006 - A time-scale correlation-based blind separation method applicable to correlated sources. ESANN 2006: 337-344.

Runghen, H., M. Bhuruth, SDDV Rughooputh, (2005). A Digital Oil Spill Sensitivity Atlas for Mauritius using GIS. GIS Development, Vol. 1. Issue 21.

Runghen, H., M. Bhuruth, SDDV Rughooputh, HCS Rughooputh, (2003). Oil Spill Information System for Mauritius: Oil Spill Shoreline Sensitivity Mapping & Analysis, Industrial Technology, 2003 IEEE International Conference, p 450-455. Vol. 1.

 

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