Debapriyo Chakraborty

Research Scholar, Primates

PhD

Debapriyo Chakraborty

Debapriyo studies parasite communities and its influence on mammalian hosts, particularly, in human modified landscapes. He combines knowledge of population and community ecology with that of parasitology to understand how host and parasite communities may influence each other’s composition and internal dynamics. These interactions, in addition, are prone to changes due to anthropogenic disturbances. Human-driven habitat fragmentation, modification, global connectivity and climate change are expected to considerably modify such interactions, not only locally but, perhaps, at the global level, with serious repercussions to wildlife conservation and, in turn, public health. His overarching interest, thus, is driven by understanding how increasing human interventions may change the dynamics of interactions between hosts and parasites and consequently, perhaps, facilitate the emergence or re-emergence of infectious diseases.

Projects

Publications

Journal Article

In press

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

Book Chapter

2013

Anthropogenic Influences on Macaque Populations and Their Genetic Consequences

Book Chapter

2013

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

Journal Article

2010

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

Journal Article

2007

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