Sajal Ray

University of Calcutta

Sajal Ray received his MSc and MPhil degrees from Calcutta University in Zoology and Environmental Science respectively and was awarded Ph.D. from Jadavpur University. His thesis reported immunotoxicity of pesticide in an economically important snail of India. As an awardee of Fogarty Visiting Fellowship, Dr. Ray carried out his postdoctoral research in Cardiac pathology at National Institutes of Health, USA. His research interest is studying the immunological responses of mollusks, sponge, crab, and earthworm exposed to pollutants. His team is engaged in understanding the evolutionary mechanism of immunity in phylogeny. He presented his research at various conferences including the World Congress of Malacology at Washington D.C. Sajal Ray, currently, a Professor of Zoology at Calcutta University has been teaching Zoology for nearly thirty years at postgraduate level.

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Invertebrates exhibit a wide range of diversity in body plan, physiology, behaviour, adaptation and preferences for habitat and food. Their relationship with the environment is unique and multidimensional. This book is organized into two sections containing chapters on the frontier areas of research in ecophysiology and management-related problems of various invertebrates. Topics covered include hibernation physiology; the amelioration potential of drug and parasitic host response of molluscs; the genetics and biology of hydrocorals; and current trends of management, aquaculture, and harvesting of ecologically and economically important molluscs and sponges. This book is an enriched edition of invertebrate zoology and is a useful source of information for researchers and students in various disciplines. In recent years, a paradigm shift in research on invertebrates has occurred under the backdrop of climate change and environmental contamination. This important shift in the research is well reflected in this book.

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