Priti Bangal

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.