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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)



Sreejith Sivaraman  
Junior Project Fellow, Tropical Ecology & Conservation Biology Lab  
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  Research Interests:  
Wildlife ecology and conservation, behaviour ecology, biodiversity monitoring, eco restoration and invasive species management.
  Present work:

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 (funded by Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Government of India)




M.S. Wildlife Studies, KVAS University, India

B.Sc. in Zoology, MG University, India.  
    2017-present: Junior Project Fellow, Tropical Ecology & Conservation Biology Lab, JNTBGRI, Thiruvananthapuram, India.  
  2017: Research Intern, Wildlife Conservation Society, Bengaluru, India.  
Fellowships, grants and awards:
    2017: Project Fellowship, MoEF&CC, Govt of India.  
  • Sreejith Sivaraman. 2016. Comparative study on Non volant small mammal diversity between forest and agriculture land in Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary. MSc dissertation, KVAS University.

  • Attended Regional Asian elephant and Tiger Veterinary workshop organized by US FISH and WILDLIFE, Pookode, February 2016
  • Aattended Short course on conservation medicine conducted by  College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Pookode, 2016
  •  Aattended Students Conference on Conservation Science organized by Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, September 2015
  • Aattended U.G.C National seminar on Biodiversity Conservation – Threats and Challenges organized by P.G. & Research Department of zoology University College, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, August 2015
  • Aattended Second National biodiversity congress organized by Kerala Biodiversity Board at Trivandrum, February 2015
  • Aattended three day international workshop on “Identifying Priority Areas in Wildlife Conservation and the Role of KVASU” organized by KVASU in collaboration with the faculty of University of Edinburgh, University of Calgary, Kerala Forest Research Institute and Kerala State Forest Department at College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Pookode, November 2014.
Training/workshops/field experience:
  • Attended one week training on ecological methods, bio-statistics and experimental design at National Centre for Biological Sciences, Bangalore.
  • Attended two day training on Taxonomic Study of Insects ATREE banglore.
  • Attended two week training at Trivandrom Zoo and Thrisur Zoo.
  • Training from Kerala Forest Research Institute in wildlife ecology, behaviour, wildlife management, survey, statistics and sampling techniques in KFRI, Peechi, from June to July, 2015.
  • Volunteered in Line transect survey at Wayanad conducted by WCS (Large mammals) in 2015.
  • Volundeered in Tiger census conducted by WWF India at Ooty in 2016.
  • Worked as intern for WCS, Banglore at Silent Valley National Park on Lion Tailed Macaque population study during February and March of 2017.
  • Actively involved in the annual population monitoring programme for small mammals, carnivores, birds, butterflies, Odonates and Herpatofauna in various Wildlife Sanctuaries and National Parks in Kerala and Tamil Nadu.  
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