My research interests lie at the intersection of Animal Behaviour and Community Ecology. During my PhD I combined these interests to answer questions related to species interactions in animal communities. I graduated from the Centre for Ecological Sciences, Indian Institute of Science in March 2020. I studied interactions within mixed-species animal groups, how they influence community composition and importance of some functional links in these groups using mixed-species bird flocks as a model system. Post this, I was a postdoc as a part of a large team setting up long term ecological monitoring in different landscapes across India.
I now continue to engage in research on mixed-species bird flocks with my students and past collaborators and also find time to continue to work with the bird monitoring community in India.
Formally, I work as a Programme coordinator with the Education and Public Engagement Programme at Nature Conservation Foundation.
I am also interested in science education, writing and the learning sciences and have pursued my interests in these fields alongside my research over the past few years.