Equipped with many scientists and practicing herpetologists on board serving in various
capacities (both honorary and employed), the Snake Park is an ideal herpetological research
organization in the city. The Dy. Director is also the chief full time Scientist in the Park
who takes care of research activities. Herpetological researches including field surveys and
lab work covering diverse aspects such as systematics, taxonomy, ecology, ethology, biogeography
and conservation are being carried out. We network with other academic institutions to carry out
collaborative researches. We entertain internship programmes from college students pursuing life
sciences (preferably Zoology major). Co-mentoring of academic projects from the college depts.
are also undertaken.
We welcome scholars and college students to approach us and make use of our resources.
LIST OF RESEARCH THESES BY SCIENTISTS OF CHENNAI SNAKE PARK TRUST OR BASED ON WORK IN THE CHENNAI SNAKE PARK
- Meganathan,S. 1990. Haematological studies in Reptiles. M.Phil dissertation submitted to Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirapalli
- Pitchaiah, C.1991. Colour change due to external stimuli in Indian chamaeleon Chamaeleo zeylanicus. M.Phil dissertation submitted Madras University, Chennai.
- Kannan, P. 1994. Herpetofaunal assemblage in Mayiladuthurai area. M.Sc. dissertation submitted to Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirapalli.
- Kalaiarasan, V.1996. The Community structure of reptiles in the scrub juncle forests in Chengai-MGR and Madras districts, Tamil Nadu. Ph.D thesis submitted to Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirapalli.
- Madan Mohan, M. 1996. A survey of Ecto & Endo parasitic worm burden in captive and wild snakes at Madras Snake Park. M.Sc. Dissertation submitted to Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirapalli.
- Velmanickavalli, A. 1997. Studies on certain epidemiological parameters of ecto and endoparasites of captively maintained snakes. M.V.Sc. dissertation submitted to Tamil Nadu Veterinary and animal Sciences University, Chennai.
- Aengals, R.. 1999. Studies on the ecology of common arboreal and land snakes in scrub jungle forests of Chengalpattu-MGR District, Tamil Nadu. Ph.D thesis submitted to Madras University,Chennai.
- Ganesh, S.R., 2017. Studies on the montane herpetofauna of Southern Eastern Ghats, Peninsular India. Ph.D thesis submitted to Madras University, Chennai.