FRONTIER ELEPHANTS- People Go Back
I have a PhD in the behavioural ecology of Asian elephants in a human-dominated landscape of the Eastern Ghats from the National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore. I am fascinated by the behavioural plasticity of large mammals to their changing environments
My wide-ranging research interests are in the areas of behavioural ecology and cognitive psychology of primates, animal molecular genetics, evolutionary biology, conservation biology and the philosophy of biology. I am also interested in biology education and popularisation of science.
I am currently working as a Research Assitant at FERAL. I am interested in understanding the use of camera trapping as a tool to monitor wildlife and their threats.
My areas of interests are wildlife ecology (Asian elephant ecology and management; population dynamics; wildlife-human conflicts), tropical forest ecology (diversity, structure and dynamics of tropical forests), and climate change (reconstructing Quaternary climate change; assessing impacts of future climate change on forests and biodiversity
As part of FEP, I've been learning and writing about the changing behaviour of elephants who inhabit the forests near towns and villages. I've also been interacting with people whose livelihood is being impacted by these animals.
I am a Research Assistant on this project. Human-animal conflict mitigation has always interested me, and the FEP program has been a major contributor to my experience in the field. When not in the jungles I like setting lap times in racing sims.
I am a Project Associate with the FEP, working on elephant movement and human-elephant conflict. My research interests lie in animal movement, plant-animal interactions and landscape ecology. I also try to get more people interested in ecology by writing and getting researchers to talk about their work at public gatherings in Bangalore.
I have an MPhil in Biological Sciences from Fordham University, New York, USA, and my research interests lie in understanding the ecology and distribution of primates and finding long term conservation strategies for them in the southern Western Ghats.
I am a Project Associate with the FEP, working on the projects 'My Elephant in My Village' and 'Monitoring of Elephants and their Threats'. My interests lie in understanding the underlying factors affecting human-elephant conflict and finding scientific and feasible mitigating measures.