Programme Coordinator, Education and Public Engagement
My research interests lie at the intersection of Community Ecology and Animal Behaviour. During my PhD at the Centre for Ecological Sciences at IISc, I combined these interests to answer questions related to species interactions in animal communities. I studied interactions within mixed-species animal groups, how they influence community composition and the importance of some functional links in these groups in the mixed-species bird flocks system. I am also interested in science education and writing.
At NCF I will take on the role of coordinating the scientific and managerial aspects of the bird theme under the Long Term Ecological Observatories (LTEO) programme.