Research Scholar, Western Ghats
M.Sc. Wildlife Biology and Conservation
I’m interested in elephant behaviour especially in human-modified landscapes and in conflict situations. I’ve been captivated by the species since I can remember, and it was this admiration to elephants that led me to pursue a Masters in Wildlife Biology and Conservation. For my Masters dissertation, I investigated the behavioural and physiological responses in Asian elephants in a human-dominated landscape in the Western Ghats. I believe in multidisciplinary approaches involving behaviour, physiology, genetics, and a wide range of other areas in dealing with larger-than-life issues such as conflict and this is what got me particularly interested in the Anamalai Elephant Programme of the Nature Conservation Foundation.
I am currently pursuing a PhD from the National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bengaluru.