Species interactions in animal communities
My research interests lie at the intersection of Animal Behaviour and Community Ecology and throughout my PhD I combined these interests to answer questions related to species interactions in animal communities. I recently graduated from the Centre for Ecological Sciences, Indian Institute of Science. My PhD dissertation was titled 'Understanding rules of assembly and species interactions in mixed-species bird flocks'. 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.
Currently I am a postdoc as a part of a large team setting up long term ecological monitoring in different landscapes across India.
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.