Dr. A.K.S.K.Prasad - FSU Biological Science Courtesy Faculty Member -->
BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE
COURTESY FACULTY MEMBER

Dr. A.K.S.K. Prasad

Office: 850-386-6046
Lab: 850-644-0000
Fax: 850-644-9829
Mail code: 0000
E-mail: prasad@bio.fsu.edu


Senior Research Associate
Environmental Planning and Analysis

2005 Curriculum Vitae (pdf)
2005 NOAA Proposal Curriculum Vitae (pdf)


Research and Professional Interests:

Research experience: 29 years of Research experience in the Systematics of micro algae (Botany). Diatom systematics, phytoplankton systematics, Algae Blooms in freshwater and coastal waters

1989-to date: Scientist (Courtesy appointment), Department of Biological Science, Florida State Univ.

1989-to date: Senior Research Scientist, Environmental Planning & Analysis, Inc., Tallahassee, Fl. U.S.A. Duties: Identification and enumeration of micro algae (phytoplankton and benthos) from freshwater, estuarine and marine environments in north Florida; Systematics of micro algae. Diatom systematics, Phytoplankton systematics.

2005 July 18-23: Convener, 17 th International Botanical Congress Invited Symposium on Algal Blooms and their effects on community structure. Vienna, Austria.

2005: Secretary, International Phycological society

1984 - 1988 May & 1989 May - Dec. 1990: Research Associate, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Fl. 32306 U.S.A. Phytoplankton systematics, Identification and enumeration of micro algae in freshwater, estuarine and marine environments in southeastern United States, Caribbean waters and northeast Gulf of Mexico)(Choctawhatchee bay, Perdido Bay, Apalachicola Bay. Effect of microalgae to toxic wastes in several freshwater streams in southeastern United States. Supervisor: Professor R.J. Livingston.



Selected Publications:

• List of publications on microalgal systematics:

Desikachary, T. V. , Sankaran, V. & Prasad, A. K. S. K. (1974). Preliminary conclusions on arevision of the genus Nostoc Vauch. International Symposium on Taxonomy of Algae, University of Madras, India. p. 13.

Duckett, J. G. & Prasad, A. K. S.K. (1974). Ultrastructural studies on the Nostoc colonies associated with Blasia pusilla and Anthoceros spp. Journal of Bryology 8: 181-182,

Duckett, J. G., Prasad, A. K. S. K. (1975). Ultrastructural studies on the blue-green algae associated with Bryophytes Anthoceros and Blasia, and the heterosporous fern Azolla. British Phycological Journal 10: 311.

Duckett, J. G., Prasad, A. K. S. K., Davies, D. A. & Walker, S. (1977). A cytological Analysis of Nostoc-Bryophyte relationship. The New Phytologist 79: 349-362.

Prasad, A. K. S. K. & Vidya Kumari, A. (1978). Bumilleria Borzi (Xanthophyceae) from South India. Revue Algologique 12: 317-321.

Prasad, A. K. S. K. , Sundaralingham, V. S. & Subbulakshmi, G. (1979). Studies on South Indian Soil Algae: Gloeocystis gigas Collins Revue Algologique 14: 239-245.

Prasad, A. K. S. K. (1979). Ellipsoidion regulare Pascher from South India. Archives of Protistenkunde 122: 353-359.

Prasad, A. K. S. K. (1980). Observations on the cell wall structure of Scotiellocystis oocystiformis ( Lund) Fott using scanning Electron Microscope. Symposium on Electron Microscopy, Sardar Patel University, India. p.28.

Sankaran, V. & Prasad, A. K. S. K. (1980). Preliminary conclusions on a revision of the genus Nostoc Vaucher. In:Taxonomy of Algae, (ed.) by T. V. Desikachary, University of Madras. p.97-108.

Prasad, A. K. S. K. (1981) A numerical Analysis of Blue-green algae. In: Algae and their Utilization, University of Madras. p. 23.

Prasad, A. K. S. K. & Janaki, V. C. (1981). Scoteillocystis Fott from South India and comments on the taxonomy of certain species of Scoteilla Fritsch. Archives of Protistenkunde 124: 409-422.

Balusamy, M., Krishnamuthy, V., Desikachary, T. V. & Prasad A. K. S. K. (1982). New records of Indian siphonous algae. First International Phycological Congress, New Foundland. p. 27.

Prasad, A. K. S. K. (1982). Notes on South Indian Soil Algae: Chlorosarcinopsis Herndon (Chlorosarcinales, Chlorophyceae) in India. Archives of Protistenkunde 126: 273-282.

Balusamy, M., Krishnamurthy, V., Desikachary, T. V. & Prasad, A. K. S. K. (1982). On Bornetella nitida (Harv,) Munier-Chelmas from the Andaman Islands. Seaweed Research & Utilization 5: 99-101.

Prasad, A. K. S. K. (1983). Notes on Phytoflagellates: Chroomonas Hansg. from Madras, India. Phykos 22: 57-60.

Prasad, A. K. S. K. (1985). Ecballocystopsis desikacharyi sp. nov. (Chlorodendrales, Chlorophyceae) from South India: structure and reproduction. Phycologia 24: 241-243.

 

• List of publications in Diatom Systematics .

Prasad, A. K. S. K. (1986). Delphineis livingstonii n. sp. (Diatomaceae, Bacillariophyceae) from St. George Sound,northeastern Gulf of Mexico. Botanica Marina 29:517-522.

Prasad, A. K. S. K. (1987). Marine Diatoms of St. George Sound, northeastern Gulf of Mexico: II. Neodelphineis pelagica Takano (Diatomaceae, Bacillariophyceae). Northeast Gulf science 9:125-129.

Prasad, A. K. S. K. & Nienow, J. A. (1986). Marine diatoms of sediments from Croft Bay, Antarctica. Antarctic Journal of the United States 21(5): 181-183.

Desikachary, T. V., Gauthaman, S., Hema, S., Prasad, A. K. S. K. & Prema, P. (1987). The genus Perisonoe (Fragilariaceae, Bacillariophyceae) from the Indian Ocean. Current Science 56: 879-882.

Prasad, A. K. S. K. & Livingston, R. J. (1987). An Atlas of diatoms and other algal forms from selected drainage areas in central and north Florida. Florida Department of Environmental Regulations.

Prasad, A. K. S. K. & Nienow, J. A. (1987), Rimoportulae in Eupodiscus radiatus (Bacillariophyceae) from the northeastern gulf of Mexico. Journal of Phycology 24: 120-123.

Livingston, R. J. & Prasad, A. K. S. K. (1987). Use of micro algae as indicators of toxic waste impact in stream systems of southeastern Unted States. International Symposium on Phycology, University of Madras,

Prasad, A. K. S. K. & Felgenhauer, B. E. (1988). Cingulum morphology in the marine benthic diatom Dimeregramma fulvum (Diatomaceae, Bacillariophyceae). Transactions of the American Microscopical Society 107: 277-285.

Prasad, A. K. S. K. & Felgenhauer, B. E. (1988). Colony formation and valve morphology in the marine benthic diatom Dimeregramma fulvum (Diatomaceae, Bacillariophyceae). British Phycological Journal 23: 365-378.

Fryxell, G. A. & Prasad, A. K. S. K. (1989). The diatom Eucampia antarctica(Castracane) Mangin at the Antarctic ice edge: varieties and life stages. EOS 70(15): 376.

Prasad, A. K. S. K., Livingston, R. J. & Ray, G. L. (1989). The marine epizoic diatom Falcula hyalina from Choctawhatchee bay, the northeastern Gulf of Mexico: frustule morphology and ecology. Diatom Research 4:119-129.

Desikachary, T. V., Prasad, A. K. S. K. & Prema, P. (1989). Valve morphology of marine benthic diatom Neofragilaria nicobarica. Cryptogamie Algologique 24; 97-104.

Fryxell, G. A., Prasad, A. K. S. K. & Fryxell, P. (1989) Eucampia antarctica (Castracane) Mangin: complex nomenclatural and taxonomivc history. Taxon 38: 638-640.

Livingston, R. J. & Prasad, A. K. S. K. (1989). A photographic atlas of north Florida estuarine phytoplankton and a summarization of life history relationships and associations with various environmental conditions. Report for the Florida Department of Environmental Regulations.

Fryxell, G. A. & Prasad, A. K. S. K. (1990). Eucampia antarctica (Castracane) Mangin (Biddulphiaceae,Bacillariophyceae): Life stages at the Weddell Sea ice edge. Phycologia 29:27-38.

Prasad, A. K. S. K. , Nienow, J. A. & Livingston, R. J. (1990). The genus Cyclotella (Bacillariophyta) in Choctawhatchee Bay, Florida with special reference to C. striata and C. choctawhatcheeana. Phycologia 29: 418-436.

Ashworth, T.K., Prasad, A. K. S. K. & Fryxell, G. A. (1990). Phytoplankton distributions across the Weddell Sea Ice Edge during Austral Winter. EOS.

Livingston, R. J., Jordon, F., Karstetter, W. R., Koenig, C. C., Prasad, A. K. S. K. & Ray, G. L. (1990). Ecology of Choctawhatchee River System. In: Rivers of Florida, (ed.) by R. J. Livingston. Ecological Studies, volume 83, Springer Verlag, New York. pp.418- 436.

Prasad, A. K. S.K. & Fryxell, G. A. (1991). Habit, frustule morphology and distribution of the antarctic marine benthic diatom Entopyla australis var. gigantea (Grev.) Fricke (Entopylaceae). British Phycological Journal 26: 101-122.

Prasad, A. K. S. K. (1992). Type material of the Micocene diatom Dimeregramma brandywinensis Patrick and its transfer to the genus Delphineis Andrews. Micropaleontology 38: 418-420.

Prasad, A. K. S. K. & Fryxell, G. A. (1993). The genus Thalssiosira: T. cedarkeyensis, a new marine benthic diatom from the Florida coast of the Gulf of Mexico with tangential undulated valves and occluded processes. Phycologia 32(3): 204-212.

Prasad, A. K. S. K. & Livingston, R. J. (1993). Frustule morphology of the plantonic pennate diatom Fragilaria gessneri Hustedt (Bacillariophyceae) from Florida coast of the Gulf of Mexico, with a description of Desikaneis gen. nov. Phycologia 32(6): 434-443.

Prasad, A. K. S. K. & Livingston, R. J. (1996). A micromorphological and systematic study of Coscinodiscus jonesianus (Bacillariophyta) from Florida coastal waters. Nova Hedwigia, Beihefte 112: 247-263

Prasad, A. K. S. K., J. A. Nienow & V. N. R. Rao 1996. (Editors), Contributions in Phycology, A Festschrift in Honour of Professor T. V. Desikachary on the occasion of his 75th Bithday. Nova Hedwigia, Beiheft volume 112, 553 pp. J, Cramer, Stuttgart.

Prasad, A.K.S.K., K. A. Riddle & R. J.Livingston 1997. Fine Structure, Taxonomy and Systematics of Fryxelliella, a new genus centric diatoms, having a new valve feature, circumferential marginal tube with descriptions of F. floridana sp. nov. and F. inconspicua (Grevill) comb. nov. Phycologia 36(4): 305-323.

Prasad, A.K.S.K., K. A. Riddle & J. A. Nienow 2000. The marine diatom genus Climaconeis (Berkeleyaceae, Bacillariophyta): two new species, C. koenigiiand C. colemaniae from Florida Bay, USA. Phycologia 39: 199-211.

Prasad, A.K.S.K. & P. C. Silva 2000. Proposal to censerve the name Staurophora Meresch. (Bacillariophyceae) against Staurophora Willd. (Hepaticae). Taxon 49: 283-284.

Prasad, A.K.S.K., J. A. Nienow & K. A. Riddle 2001. Fine structure, taxonomy and systematics of Reimerothrix (Fragilariaceae, Bacillariophyta), a new genus of synedroid diatoms from Florida Bay, USA. Phycologia 40 (1): 35-46.

Prasad, A.K.S.K. , J. .A. Nienow & R. J. Livingston 2002. The diatom genus Tryblioptychus Hendey (Thalassiosiraceae, Coscinodiscophyceae): Fine structure, Taxonomy, systematics and distribution. Diatom Research 17 (2): 291-308.

Prasad, A.K.. S. K. 2003. Fine structure and taxonomy of two species of the marine diatom genus Climaconeis (Berkeleyaceae: Bacillariophyta): C. silvae sp.nov. and C. riddleae sp. Nov. from the Caribbean Sea and Florida Bay, USA. Hidrobiologica 13(1): 9-22.

Prasad, A. K. S. K. and R. J. Livingston 2005. Fine structure and taxonomy of Synedropsiskarsteteri sp. nov. (Fragilariaceae, Bacillariophyta), a bloom-forming, brackish-water, planktonic araphid diatom from Perdido bay, northeastern Gulf of Mexico. Diatom Research 20(1): 112-128.

Prasad, A.K.S.K., J.A. Nienow, K. A. Riddle. 2005 . A light and scanning electron microscopical study of living marine diatom, Pseudauliscus peruvianus from Gulf coast of Florida and Alabama and comments on its lectotypification and systematics of the genus. Nova Hedwigia (Beiheft) (In press).

Prasad, A. K. S. K., & J. A. Nienow. (in review). The diatom genus Cyclotella.(Bacillariophyta); C.desikacharyi sp. nov. and the bloom-forming C. choctawhatcheeana Prasad from Florida Bay, USA. Phycologia 45 (1): 69-82

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