Ankur Jamwal

Areas of Interest & Expertise

  • Aquatic Pollution
  • Contaminants of Emerging Concern
  • Aquaculture
  • Climate Change
  • Abiotic Stress
  • Wetland Ecosystems
  • One Health
  • Stress Interactions


Ankur is an ecophysiologist with a Master’s degree from Indian Council of Agricultural Research-Central Institute of Fisheries Education (ICAR-CIFE), Mumbai, and PhD in Biology from the University of Saskatchewan, Canada. 

Prior to joining the University, Ankur worked at Dr. Rajendra Prasad Central Agricultural University (RPCAU), Pusa, Bihar for more than four years. Prior to that, he was a Postdoctoral Scientist at the University of Lethbridge, Canada.

Ankur’s current research is based on the principles of One Health, wherein he tries to understand the physiological effects of environmental contaminants on humans and other vertebrates through diets grown using contaminated water. 

He studied how the mining effluents affect the health of the wildlife in the higher Canadian Arctic region. He also studied the extent of arsenic and cadmium accumulation from mining effluents in Arctic ringed seals and hare, an important part of the diet among Inuits and other indigenous tribes in the higher Canadian Arctic. As part of his research, he also studied the mechanistic underpinnings of behavioural toxicity in vertebrates using zebrafish as a model experimental animal. 

At RPCAU, he researched the sustainable utilisation of scarce resources for aquaculture. He also studied the physiological effects of hypoxia, thermal stress, and pesticides in agricultural runoff in cultivable fish species. 

As a trained fisheries professional, Ankur provides aquaculture consultations, especially in the mitigation of stress in fish.

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