Peroth Balakrishnan Tropical Ecology and Conservation Biology Lab

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Tropical Ecology and
Conservation Biology Lab
  Principal Investigator:  
  Peroth Balakrishnan, Ph D  
     
Jawaharlal Nehru Tropical Botanic Garden & Research Institute (JNTBGRI)
 
Wildlife Research and Conservation Trust (WRCT)
 
   
         
   

Welcome to the Tropical Ecology & Conservation Biology Lab!

 
           
       
   

The major research areas of our lab include conservation biology, evolutionary and behavioural ecology. The specific interests include: plant-animal interactions (seed dispersal, seed predation, pollination) species interactions (mutualisms, herbivory, predator-prey and parasite-host interactions), ecosystem services, life history theory, population dynamics and life-history evolution, comparative approaches to study evolution of the life history traits, evolutionary ecology of adaptive phenotypic traits, ecology and conservation of threatened and fragmented populations, wildlife–habitat relationships, biodiversity conservation in human-altered habitats, human dimensions of wildlife and conservation, evidence based conservation and conservation education. Read more

We have been awarded major research grants from the SERB, Department of Science & Technology, Government of India; United Nations Development Programme, International Foundation for Science, Sweden and INASP, UK. We welcome and seek collaborations with research groups that share similar or complementary research interests.

Current major projects include:

   
       
       
             
       

Dr. Peroth Balakrishnan

     
Division of Conservation Biology
 
Jawaharlal Nehru Tropical Botanic Garden & Research Institute (JNTBGRI),
     
Palode - 695 562 ,
 
Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India.
     
contact: +91 9846891245
 
     
baluperoth (at) gmail.com
   

Lab news/events:

 
baluperoth (at) jntbgri.res.in
           
    UNDP Grants: Our lab recieved two major grants from UNDP Read more  
       
   

DST Grant: life-history variation and demography of tropical rainforest birds: Our lab has been awarded a grant from the Department of Science & Technology, Government of India to study the influence of environmental and biotic factors on life-history variation and demography of tropical rainforest birds. Read more

 
         
   

INASP-EIPM Small Grant: Dr Peroth Balakrishnan has been awarded INASP-Evidence-Informed Policy Making Small Grant for a project titled “Use of research evidence in conservation planning by conservation managers in the Western Ghats biodiversity hotspot, south India”. Read more

 
         
   

Ms. Bindu T.N. receives a research grant from International Foundation for Science, Sweden to study the dynamics of bacuovirus infections in Hyblaea puera (Cramer) populations: patterns and prevalence of horizontal and vertical transmission. More

 
         
    Current openings: Two positions of JRF/JPF available in the lab. For deails visit the institutes website  
 
 
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