Aparna Krishnan


Research Assistant, Western Ghats


My research interests are in tropical forest ecology and plant-animal interactions. Studying how different organisms interact to shape a forest's tree community fascinates me. I am also intrigued about how forests are impacted by human-driven changes and how such forests can be revived. I did my Master’s in Wildlife Biology and Conservation from the National Centre for Biological Sciences, and for my dissertation, I studied how forest fragmentation alters mammal seed predation in the Anamalai hills. I am currently working at NCF on evaluating the science of and identifying effective strategies for forest restoration. Apart from chasing animals and observing plants as a wildlife scientist, I am a Bharatanatyam dancer, and I enjoy painting.