Ankita Katkar
Ankita Katkar

Ankita Katkar


109 Hilbun Hall
Mississippi State, MS 39762

Giving back to our Planet Earth is my lifetime goal and being a concerned global citizen, I am committed towards contributing to the global efforts in creating awareness and giving solutions about Geological, Hydrogeological and Environmental issues. 


PhD. Student at Department of Geosciences, Mississippi State University (since 2019) 

PgC  Hydrogeology, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland (2017-2018) 

M.Sc. Geology, K.J. Somaiya College of Science and Commerce, Mumbai, India (2015-2017)  

BSc. Geology, Fergusson College, Pune, India (2011-2015)  

Research Interests

I am a current PhD student working on Ocean Acidification parameters affecting the largest oyster reef in the Western Mississippi Sound. I am also quantifying and tracing the sources of CDOM (Colored Dissolved Organic Matter) found in abundance in coastal waters brought in by nutrient rich river water.  

Recent Publications

  • Katkar, A. P., Dash, P., Sankar, M. S., Mercer, A. E., & Moorhead, R. J. (2019, November). Effects of coastal acidification on the largest oyster reef in the western Mississippi Sound. In 2019 CERF Biennial Conference. CERF.