Anindya Sinha

Adjunct Faculty, Primates

PhD in Molecular Biology, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, India, 1993 MSc in Botany, with specialisation in Cytogenetics; 1983 1985, University of Calcutta, Kolkata BSc in Botany (Honours), Zoology and Chemistry; 1979-1982, Presidency College / University of Calcutta, Kolkata

Dr Anindya Sinha's wide-ranging research interests are in the areas of behavioural ecology and cognitive psychology of primates, animal molecular genetics, evolutionary biology, conservation biology and the philosophy of biology. He has a master’s degree in botany, a doctorate in molecular biology, and has earlier worked on the biochemical genetics of yeast, the social biology of wasps, and the classical genetics of human disease. He is also interested in biology education and popularisation of science, and has lectured extensively in a variety of educational and research institutions. He is a connoisseur of music, movies and art.

He is a Professor and Dean, Academic Affairs, at the National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bengaluru.

Projects

Publications

Journal Article

In press

Mixed fortunes: old expansion and recent decline in population size of a subtropical montane primate, the Arunachal macaque

Journal Article

2018

Physiological stress responses in wild Asian elephants Elephas maximus in a human-dominated landscape in the Western Ghats, southern India

Book Chapter

2017

Primates in Urban Settings

Journal Article

2014

Positive interactions between Irrawaddy dolphins and artisanal fishers in the Chilika Lagoon of eastern India are driven by ecology, socio-economics and culture

Book

2014

Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Consciousness and the Self

Book Chapter

2014

Experientially Acquired Knowledge of the Self in a Nonhuman Primate

Book Chapter

2014

Nature and Culture in the wild: Biological foundations of behavioural traditions in non-human primates

Journal Article

2014

Local and Landscape Correlates of Primate Distribution and Extinction in Upper Brahmaputra Valley

Book

2013

The Macaque Connection: Cooperation and Conflict between Humans and Macaques

Book Chapter

2013

The Monkey in the Town’s Commons, Revisited: An Anthropogenic History of the Indian Bonnet Macaque

Book Chapter

2013

Arunachal macaque Macaca munzala (Sinha, Datta, Madhusudan and Mishra 2005)

Popular Article

2013

Becoming one of them

Book Chapter

2013

Bonnet macaque Macaca radiata

Journal Article

2012

Socio-economic drivers of Forest Cover Change in Assam: A Historical Perspective

Journal Article

2012

Trends in extinction and persistence of diurnal primates in Upper Brahmaputra Valley

Journal Article

2011

Less than wild? Commensal primates and wildlife conservation

Journal Article

2010

Genetic Polymorphism in the Serotonin Transporter Promoter Region and Ecological Success in Macaques

Journal Article

2009

Winter Ecology of the Arunachal Macaque Macaca munzala in Pangchen Valley, Western Arunachal Pradesh, Northeastern India

Journal Article

2008

In search of the munzala: distribution and conservation status of the newly-discovered Arunachal macaque Macaca munzala

Journal Article

2008

A Voucher Specimen for Macaca munzala: Interspecific Affinities, Evolution, and Conservation of a NewlyDiscovered Primate

Journal Article

2007

Phylogenetic relationships and morphometric affinities of the Arunachal macaque Macaca munzala, a newly described primate from Arunachal Pradesh, northeastern India

Journal Article

2007

Foraging ecology and time-activity budget of the Arunachal macaque Macaca munzala – A preliminary study

Journal Article

2006

Distribution and Conservation Status of the Arunachal Macaque, Macaca munzala, in Western Arunachal Pradesh, Northeastern India

Journal Article

2006

Science in the wilderness: the predicament ofscientific research in India's wildlife reserves

Journal Article

2006

Distribution and conservation status of the Arunachal macaque Macaca munzala in western Arunachal Pradesh, northeastern India

Journal Article

2005

Macaca munzala: A New Species from Western Arunachal Pradesh, Northeastern India

Journal Article

2005

Ecology proposes, behaviour disposes: Ecological variability in social organization and male behavioural strategies among wild bonnet macaques

Journal Article

2005

Discovery of the Tibetan macaque Macaca thibetana in Arunachal Pradesh, India

Journal Article

2005

The Arunachal macaque Macaca munzala: a new primate species from western Arunachal Pradesh, north-eastern India

Journal Article

2005

Not in their genes: Phenotypic flexibility, behavioural traditions and cultural evolution in wild bonnet macaques

Journal Article

2003

Changing social strategies of wild female bonnet macaques during natural foraging and on provisioning