I am a Conservation/Tropical Biologist who loves to study Community Ecology. For my Ph.D., I studied community of Scrubland Birds in Eastern Ghats of India. By understanding the foraging and nesting habitat usage, niche separation and overlap, I quantify habitat requirements for Scrubland Birds.
To develop effective wildlife management practices and conservation measures, I also study the socio-economic structure of the indigenous people and their interaction with neighboring forests.
I am a Civil Engineer turned Biologist who is passionate about Ecology. I aim at gaining a deeper understanding of interactions between various taxa and using this knowledge for developing conservation measures keeping the indigenous people in context.
I am also a passionate teacher and have particular liking to involve undergraduates in hands-on research so that they would get a deeper understanding of science and society. Currently, I am a Postdoctoral Scholar at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.