Sreedhar Vijayakrishnan

Research Scholar, Western Ghats

M.Sc. Wildlife Biology and Conservation

I’m interested in elephant behaviour especially in human-modified landscapes and in conflict situations. I’ve been captivated by the species since I can remember, and it was this admiration to elephants that led me to pursue a Masters in Wildlife Biology and Conservation. For my Masters dissertation, I investigated the behavioural and physiological responses in Asian elephants in a human-dominated landscape in the Western Ghats. I believe in multidisciplinary approaches involving behaviour, physiology, genetics, and a wide range of other areas in dealing with larger-than-life issues such as conflict and this is what got me particularly interested in the Anamalai Elephant Programme of the Nature Conservation Foundation.

I am currently pursuing a PhD from the National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bengaluru.

Projects

Publications

Journal Article

2018

Whose habitat is it anyway? Role of natural and anthropogenic habitats in conservation of charismatic species

Journal Article

2018

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

Popular Article

2018

Varttamānakāla Gajasanrakṣaṇaṁ

Book Chapter

2017

Primates in Urban Settings

Popular Article

2015

Pachyderm Problems

Popular Article

2013

Before the Last Trumpet