Gangadhar Narsing Tambre

Gangadhar Narsing Tambre


I am a doctoral researcher at the School of Geography, University of Leeds, and my research focuses mainly on microplastic pollution in marine environments and its effects on benthic ecosystem functions. I have completed M.Sc Zoology from SRTM University, Nanded, MH, India and started my research journey with CSIR- National Institute of Oceanography, Goa. Where I was looking at benthic ecology and taxonomy. As a part of projects, I have participated in International Research Cruises and gained knowledge of onboard sampling methodologies. I have also worked at Goa University on MoEF & CC, Govt of India-sponsored project entitled ‘The Herpetofauna of Western Ghats of Goa, Maharashtra and Karnataka’, India.

Brief CV

October 2021 – Present:  PhD researcher, School of Geography, University of Leeds

January 2020 – August 2021: Project Associate – I, Department of Zoology, Goa University, India

2017 - 2020: Project Assistant – II, CSIR- National Institute of Oceanography, Goa. India

2014 - 2016: M.Sc. Zoology, Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University, Nanded. Maharashtra, India

2011 – 2014: B.Sc. Life Science, Maharashtra Udaygiri Mahavidhyalaya, Udgir. MH, India.


Conference, Symposium, and Awards:

International Conference ‘CHALLANGER- 150’ held at Natural History Museum. London. United Kingdom. 4 – 9 September 2022

“Sponge Taxonomy Workshop” held at CSIR-National Institute of Oceanography, Goa, 20th to 22th Nov-2019.

Awarded with ‘Best Paper Award’ in “International Conference on Benthos (ICB19)” for verbal presentation of paper on, “Juveniles of Hook nosed sea snakes (Hydrophis schistosus, Daudin, 1803) control the population of catfish (Arius jella) revealed from fishery by-catch,” held during 6th – 8 th March 2019 at Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT), Kerala, India.

"Isotopes in Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences" organized by Inter-University Accelerator Centre (IUAC), New Delhi and CSIR- NIO, held at CSIR- National Institute of Oceanography, Goa, 18th to 20th Feb-2019.

Workshop on “Inventory and bioprospecting of marine invertebrates of the Maharashtra coast with special emphasis on sponges and associated microorganisms” Sept- 2017.


Research groups and institutes

  • River Basin Processes and Management

Research interests

•Species Diversity


•Marine Benthic Ecology

•Invertebrate Zoology

•Molecular Biology



•Marine Pollution


  • Master of Science in Zoology (2016)
  • B.Sc. (Life Science) (2014)