Advances in Life Sciences

Advances in Life Sciences is an international journal publishing articles that emphasize the molecular, cellular, and functional basis of therapy. All articles are rigorously reviewed. The journal favors publication of full-length papers where modern scientific technologies are used to explain molecular, cellular and physiological mechanisms.

Narayan Ramappa Birasal Birasal

Associate Professor, Zoology Department, KLE Society's Gudleppa Hallikeri College Haveri, India

Research Areas

Effect of River impoundments, Ornithology, Biodiversity, Freshwater medusae, Limnology


1989Ph.DKarnatak University Dharwad
1984M.ScKarnatak University Dharwad
1982B.ScKarnatak University Dharwad


2013-presentWorking as Principal Investigator in Minor Research Project financially supported by University Grants Commission, New Delhi (TITLE OF ongoing MRP: A survey of birds found in and around Haveri district)
2009-2011Worked as Principal Investigator in Minor Research Project financially supported by University Grants Commission, New Delhi (TITLE OF completed MRP: Limnological studies of Varada river water)
2004-2006Worked as Co-investigator in Minor Research Project financially supported by University Grants Commission, New Delhi (TITLE OF completed MRP: Survey of winter migratory birds visiting annually to Heggeri tank)


Life member: Indian Science Congress
Fellow member: International Science Congress Association
Life member: Scientific Planet Society

Publications: Journals

[1]  Chemical changes in the surface waters during the filling phase of a tropical reservoir on Kali river, North Kanara district, Karnataka By N R Birasal, V K Deshpande, B Y M Goudar and V B Nadkarni. Proceedings of the International seminar on Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) of water resources projects, Roorkee, India December 1985 Vol 2: 801 – 810
[2]  The first five months of the Supa reservoir, river Kali, India By N R Birasal, B Y M Goudar and V B Nadkarni. Regulated rivers: Research & Management Vol 1 : 275 – 282 (1987) (International Journal of John Wiley Publications)
[3]  Enzymatic approach to the study of algae for the treatment of pharmaceutical wastewater By B B Hosetti, N R Birasal and H S Patil. Environment and Ecology Vol 6 (2) : 274 -279 (1988)
[4]  Ecology of Zooplankton of Supa reservoir of Kali river during the filling phase (Western Ghats, Karnataka By N R Birasal, V B Nadkarni and B Y M Goudar. J Freshwater Biology 1 (1) : 15 – 23 (1989)
[5]  Evaluation of catalyse activity as an indicator of self purification of River Kali By B B Hosetti and N R Birasal J. Natcon 1(2) : 123 – 126 (1989)
[6]  The physico-chemical status of the Kali river after the closure of the Supa dam : A preliminary report By N R Birasal, V B Nadkarni, S E Krishnamurthy and S G Bharati. J Freshwater Biol 3(4) : 251 – 257 (1991)
[7]  Occurrence of Limnocnida indica Annandale in the Pandri river (Western Ghats, Karnataka, India) with a note on freshwater medusae of India By N R Birasal. Journal. Bomb. Nat. Hist. Society 91 (1) : 91 – 95 (1994)
[8]  The primary productivity of the Supa reservoir during its filling phase By N R Birasal J Environ. Biol. 17 (2) : 127 – 132 (1996)
[9]  Some studies on the changes in the freshwater ecosystem during the impoundment of the Kali river (Karnataka state, India). Birasal Narayan Ramappa Int. Arch.Sci. Technol. 2001, 1(1) : 1-5
[10]  Jamaica Cherry is the Best Tree to Grow on Roadsides: Brought From Tropical America is naturalized throughout southeast Asia. J Biodivers Endanger Specie. Birasal NR (2013) Editorial article 1:e110. doi: 10.4172/2332-2543.1000e110
[11]  Birasal NR (2014) Agricultural Ecosystem: An Encouraging Field for Ornithologists. J Biodivers Endanger Species 2:119. doi:10.4172/2332-2543.1000119 (Research Article)
[12]  Narayan Ramappa Birasal (2014) Communicated on 02.04.2014 to the Journal of Biodiversity, Bioprospecting and Development (Journal of OMICS group, USA) Density of Indian Grey Hornbills (Ocyceros birostris) in and around Haveri

Publications: Conferences/Workshops/Symposiums

[1]  Ecoplanning for stop over site of avifauna in Heggeri lake (March 2005 National conference on Environment pollution & ecoplanning)
[2]  A check list of the microphytes & macrophytes in & around Heggeri lake (July 2005 State level seminar on Biodiversity & its conservation)
[3]  Bird diversity of lakes found in & around Haveri – A glance ( April 2009 National seminar on Environmental degradation: An imminent challenge of 21st century)
[4]  Water quality status of Varada river, Karnataka state (October 2010 National seminar on Environmental Hazards in 21st century)
[5]  Occurrence of Limnocnida indica in Varada river (October 2010 State level seminar on Biodiversity of Deccan Plateau )
[6]  Autonomy and academic freedom (January 2012 National conference on Autonomy in Higher education)
[7]  Use of animal products in Traditional medicines (February 2012 National conference on Conservation of biodiversity with special reference to Global issues & ethnobiology)