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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)  
Research Interests:  
Avian Biology, Biodiversity Conservation, Mammal Ecology



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
M.Sc. in Wildlife Biology, Bharathidasan University, India.  

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

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

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:
Project Fellowship UNDP  

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

Junior Reseach Fellowship from Rufford Small Grants, University of Gothenberg and Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund.  
Junior Research Fellowship from Ministry of Environment and Forests, Govt. of India.  
  • 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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