Vena Kapoor

Programme Coordinator, Education and Public Engagement

MPhil Conservation Leadership - University of Cambridge, UK Masters in Ecology - Pondicherry University, India Bachelor of Commerce - University of Madras, India

Vena Kapoor
Since 1998, I have worked in the areas of conservation research and practice. My early research was on rainforest restoration in the Western Ghats using spiders as an indicator species and developing conservation education and outreach material. From 2006 - 2010 I managed the administrative and finance team in NCF's head office in Mysore. I received the Ravi Sankaran Inlaks Scholarship in 2010 for the MPhil in Conservation Leadership, University of Cambridge. This interdisciplinary course enabled me to engage with international conservation organisations and I worked for three years with the Cambridge Conservation Initiative which was set up to help improve collaboration between conservation organisations in Cambridge, UK. I joined the Education and Public Engagement Programme of NCF in March 2015 and am currently based in Bangalore, India. https://cambridge.academia.edu/VenaKapoor

Projects

Publications

Popular Article

2019

Eight-eyed and everywhere

Book

2018

Off to see spiders!

Popular Article

2018

Spiders: The weavers and stalkers amongst us

Popular Article

2018

I am a Scientist - Interview

Journal Article

2017

The database of the PREDICTS (Projecting Responses of Ecological Diversity In Changing Terrestrial Systems) project

Popular Article

2016

An alien in the woods

Popular Article

2016

Monsters in sand pits

Popular Article

2015

Stupendous spiders

Popular Article

2015

The spit in the grass!

Poster

2014

Invertebrates of the Western Ghats - Spiders

Journal Article

2014

The PREDICTS database: a global database of how local terrestrial biodiversity responds to human impacts

Journal Article

2009

Restoring rainforest fragments: survival of mixed-native species seedlings under contrasting site conditions in the Western Ghats, India.

Journal Article

2008

Effects of rainforest fragmentation and shade-coffee plantations on spider communities in the Western Ghats, India.

Book

2008

Secrets of the Rainforest – Nature Activity Book for children in Arunachal Pradesh. 

Popular Article

2007

Spinners and Stalkers.

Report

2006

Hanging by a thread: Spider communities in rainforest fragments and shade-coffee plantations in the Anamalai hills, Western Ghats, India.

Journal Article

2006

An assessment of spider sampling methods in tropical rainforest fragments of the Anamalai hills, Western Ghats, India.