Koustubh Sharma

Scientist, High Altitudes

Koustubh Sharma

I did my Masters in Physics from the University of Bhopal. It was during this period that I also conducted a small study on the avian fauna of Bhopal, and developed my first stand-alone software to help identify birds. This led to my association with BNHS where I later joined as a Research Analyst. I carried out field research for four years in Panna National Park on Ecology, Distribution and Behaviour of Four-horned antelope and obtained my PhD from the Mumbai University. 

My academic interests lie in quantitative ecology, population ecology, conservation biology, and ecological and GIS modeling. Study designs, data analyses, developing application algorithm for specific, and training are my inclinations in addition to conducting field work in remote locations.Apart from conducting field research and helping several research projects, I have delivered several lectures and interactive talks on wildlife and environment related issues. I have conducted several training workshops for capacity building of field workers, researchers and officers in various countries.

I now work with the Snow Leopard Trust (SLT) as Regional Field Biologist, my main responsibilities are to help research planning, conduct training and field work, and help analyze research data in the various range country programs of SLT. I have recently worked with colleagues on developing protocols for monitoring snow leopards and its prey populations in Ladakh and Mongolia using detection/non-detection surveys.

Projects

Publications

Journal Article

2019

Sampling bias in snow leopard population estimation studies

Book Chapter

2018

Large Carnivore and Conservation and Management

Dataset

2017

Data from: Assessing changes in distribution of the endangered snow leopard Panthera uncia and its wild prey over 2 decades in the Indian Himalaya through interview-based occupancy surveys.

Report

2017

Valuation of Ecosystem Services in Snow Leopard Landscapes of Asia

Journal Article

2017

Assessing changes in distribution of the Endangered snow leopard Panthera uncia and its wild prey over 2 decades in the Indian Himalaya through interviewbased occupancy surveys

Popular Article

2016

A four-horned flash of gold

Journal Article

2015

Status assessment of snow leopard and other large mammals in the Kyrgyz Alay using community knowledge corrected for imperfect detection

Journal Article

2014

Vigorous dynamics underlie a stable population of the endangered snow leopard Panthera uncia in Tost Mountains, South Gobi, Mongolia 12

Journal Article

2014

Tiger poaching and trafficking in India: estimating rates of occurrence and detection over four decades

Journal Article

2014

Vigorous dynamics underlie a stable population of the endangered snow leopard Panthera uncia in Tost Mountains, South Gobi, Mongolia

Journal Article

2014

Vigorous Dynamics Underlie a Stable Population of the Endangered Snow Leopard Panthera uncia in Tost Mountains, South Gobi, Mongolia

Journal Article

2013

Understanding the patchy distribution of four-horned antelope Tetracerus quadricornis in a tropical dry deciduous forest in Central India

Journal Article

2013

Large carnivores and low diversity of optimal prey: a comparison of the diets of snow leopards Panthera uncia and wolves Canis lupus in Sarychat-Ertash Reserve in Kyrgyzstan