My prior academic background gave me an insight on plant ecology, where I maintain an active interest. My research interests also include the use of open-source software tools in devising more efficient methods, comprehensive understanding of forest resources and assessment of biotic and abiotic drivers shaping species interactions. Keen interest in dispersal of plants and their propagation techniques. Previously worked with tribal community for putting conservation efforts for diminishing sacred groves. Hornbills being frugivorous birds, can form a model to study forest ecology combined with conservation efforts.