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)
 
   

 

 

People

     

 

 

Principal Investigator:

       
           
PEROTH BALAKRISHNAN, Ph D    
           

I serve as a Scientist in the Division of Conservation Biology at JNTBGRI, Thiruvananthapuram and as an Adjunct Scientist with the Wildlife Research and Conservation Trust.

I have broad research interests in evolutionay and behavioural ecology and conservation biology. I am also interested in the evolutionary ecology of adaptive phenotypic traits, plant-animal interactions (seed dispersal, seed predation, pollination) and other species interactions (mutualisms, predator-prey and parasite-host interactions) and thier conservation importance. Read more.

If you are in interested in our lab contact me.

   
   
   
   
   
   
 

 
Current members:  

 

  BHARATI PATEL Junior Research Fellow          
Research interest: Forest ecology, biodiversity monitoring, wildlife-habitat relationships, plant systematics and evolution, science communication

Currently, I am working as Research Fellow in a project titled Patterns of tree cavity occurrence and use by vertebrates in tropical forests of the Western Ghats: a community web approach and its implications in forest management. Read more.

   

 

  RAHUL. R. Junior Project Fellow          
Research interests: Cavity nesting, Avian Ecology, Biodiversity Conservation

Currently, I am working as Project Fellow in a project titled Patterns of tree cavity occurrence and use by vertebrates in tropical forests of the Western Ghats: a community web approach and its implications in forest management. Read more.

   

 
Visiting researchers:
 
         
     
           

My research interests include: management of insect pests, population and evolutionary dynamics of tritrophic interactions of plants, insect herbivores and natural enemies, conservation biological control, and biodiversity conservation in agricultural and plantation ecosystems. Read more

   

 
ZAIBIN A.P.        
           

I am a Ph D student in Avian Ecology at Sálim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History. I attempt to understand "Insular biogeography of Nicobar Islands from a bird community perspective". I carry out my field work in Nicobar archipelago in the project entitled "Monitoring post tsunami coastal ecosystem recovery in the Nicobar Islands and developing site-specific restoration measures".

My specific interests include: biogeography, community ecology and species level ecology. Read more

   
   

 
Lab alumni    
     
Dr. V.P. PRAVEEN, Project Fellow    
     
Research interests: Ecological Interactions, Forest Ecology.    
     
Praveen worked with the lab in a project titled 'Identification of Indicator Species for Special Conservation Efforts in the High Range Mountain Landscapes of the Western Ghats'. Currently, he is an associate with the Nature and Heritage Conservation Initiative, Thiruvananthapuram Read more.    
       

 
SANTHAKUMAR B. Project Fellow      
   
Research interests: Avian Biology, Biodiversity Conservation, Mammal Ecology.  
   
Santhakumar worked with the lab in a project titled 'Identification of Indicator Species for Special Conservation Efforts in the High Range Mountain Landscapes of the Western Ghats'. Currently, he is a a doctoral student at Salim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History, Coimbatore. Read more.
 

 
DIVIN MURUKESH M. Junior Research Fellow    
     
Research interests: Avian Biology, Biodiversity Conservation, Functional Entomology and Road Ecology.

Divin worked with the lab as a research fellow in a project titled Assessing the influence of environmental and biotic factors on life history variation and demography of tropical rainforest bulbuls (aves: pycnonotidae). At present he is a doctoral student at Centre for Conservation Ecology, DGMMES College, Mampad. Read more.

   

 
Undergarduate students :2012-13
    AMRITHA C.K..  
    PRIYA N.P.
    RAJESH K.
 
   
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Undergraduate students : 2011-2012  
 
    HARIKRISHNAN, P.  
    SRUTHI GOPINATHAN
    RASHEEDAMOL, K.
 
   
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Undergraduate students : 2010-2012  
 
   
 

SHABEEB KURIKKAL M.

  VIPEESH N.
 
 
Research topic:
Distribution, abundance and nest site characteristics of the House Sparrow Passer domesticus in manjeri municipality, Kerala
       
   

 

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