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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)
 
   

 

 

   
Santhakumar B.  
   
Project Fellow, Tropical Ecology & Conservation Biology Lab  
Doctoral Student, Salim Ali Centre for Ornithology & Natural History, Coimbatore.  
   
   
Email : srshanth (at) gmail.com  
     
     
Research Interests:  
 
Avian Biology, Biodiversity Conservation, Mammal Ecology
 
   
     

Education:

 
   
2012-present:

Ph. D. in Zoology (doing). Bharathiar University, India. Topic: Community structure of birds along elevational gradients in Sutlej and Yamuna river basins in Western Himalaya.

 
Advisors: Dr. P.R. Arun
   
2005-2007:
M.Sc. in Wildlife Biology, Bharathidasan University, India.  
 
2001-2004:

B.Sc. in Zoology, Bharathidasan University, India.

 
Affiliations:
 
  2015-present: Project Fellow, Tropical Ecology & Conservation Biology Lab, India.  
    2012-present: Doctoral student, Salim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History, Coimbatore, India.  
  2012-2014:

Research Fellow, Salim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History, Coimbatore, India.

 
    2010-2011: Junior Research Fellow, FERAL, Pondicherry, India.  
    2008-2010: Junior Research Fellow, Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi, Kerala, India.  
    2008: Research Assistant, Kerala Agriculture University, Thrissur, Kerala, India.  
  2007: Research Assistant, CCMB, Hyderabad, Andra Pradesh, India.  
Fellowships, grants and awards:
 
   
2015:
Project Fellowship UNDP  
 
2012:

Junior Reseach Fellowship from Department of Energy, Govt of Himachal Pradesh.

 
   
2010:
Junior Reseach Fellowship from Rufford Small Grants, University of Gothenberg and Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund.  
 
2008:
Junior Research Fellowship from Ministry of Environment and Forests, Govt. of India.  
Publications:
 
  • Ali, A.M.S, S.B. Shanthakumar, S. R. Kumar, R. Chandran, S. S. Marimuthu and P.R. Arun. 2013. Birds Of Sálim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History (SACON) Campus, Anaikatty Hills, Southern India. Journal of Threatened Taxa, 5(17):5288-5298. (PDF).

  • Kumar, S.R., S.B Shanthakumar and R. Chandran. 2013. Elliot's Forest Lizard (Calotes ellioti) in Dry Forests of Anaikatty Hills, Western Ghats, Tamil Nadu. Cobra, 7 (2):27-29. (PDF).

  • Ali, A.M.S., S.R. Kumar, S.B. Shanthakumar, R. Chandran. 2013. Sighting of Bald Common Myna Acridotheres tristis. Birding ASIA, 19:10-13. (PDF)

  • Shanthakumar, S.B., Divya K.Das, K.K. Ramachandran and V. Asok. 2010. Biodiversity of Eringole Sacred Grove in the Western Ghats, Kerala. Proceedings of 22 nd Kerala Science Congress, pp. 585-586. (PDF).

 
         
     
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