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DETAILED LIST OF ONGOING RESEARCH PROJECTS / ACTIVITY

(01.04.2017 to 31.03.2018)

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No.

TITLE OF THE PROJECT/

NAME OF THE P.Is.

DT. OF INITIATION/

COMPLETION

NAME AND DESIGNATION OF RESEARCHERS

 

 1 Ecology of Elephant (Elephas maximus) in south-west Bengal including population dynamics, migratory pattern, feeding habits and human- elephant conflict

PI:  Dr. H. N. Kumara

Co Investigator :  Dr. P. A. Azeez

Mar 2016 – Mar 2019 Ms. Aakriti Singh

(Research Fellow)

 2 A comprehensive study of potential ecological impact of windmill farms on wildlife with special emphasis to avifauna in Karnataka

 

PI:  Dr. H. N. Kumara

Co PI:  Dr. S. Babu

Mar 2016 – Sep 2017 Mr. Mahesh D. Bilaskar,

(Research Fellow)

Mr. Harif Parengal

(Research Fellow)

Mr.Tamiliniyan

(Research Fellow)

 3 ENVIS: Wetland ecosystems including inland wetlands

Coordinator : Dr. K. Sankar

April 2017-March 2018 Dr. B  Hemambika

(Programme Officer)

 

Ms. A. Julfia Begum

(Information Officer)

 

Mr. Mohammed  Ibrahim

(Information Technical Assistant)

 

 4 Conservation of the Andaman Serpent-eagle Spilornis elgini in the Andaman Islands: Phase – I

PI:  Dr. Manchi Shirish S

Dec 2014 – June 2017

 

 5 Dispersal patterns in the Edible nest Swiftlet using biotechnological roots

PI:  Dr. Manchi Shirish S

Co PI:  Dr. R. P. Singh

Jan 2016 – Dec 2018 Mr. Prathamesh Gujarpadhye (Project Fellow)
 6 Identifying Indian cavity nesters most vulnerable to the loss of large trees

PI – Dr. Mark Stanback,

Professor of Biology, Davidson College, Dept. of Biology, Box 7040Davidson, NC 28035-7040. USA.

Co-PI – Dr. Manchi Shirish S.

April 2016 – June 2017

 

 7 Survey for small cats in Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Mumbai

Dr. Shomita Mukherjee,

Dr. P.V. Karunakaran,

Mr. Nayan Khanolkar

Freelance Photographer & Lecturer, Mumbai

March 2017 – Sep 2018
 8 Habitat Assessment of Mangalavanam Bird Sanctuary

Dr. P. V. Karunakaran,

Dr. Goldin Quadros,

Dr. S. Babu

March 2017 – May 2017 Sri. Kuldeep J.M.

(Project Fellow)

 9 Nature Education Programme of SACON

Dr. P. Pramod

Apr 2017 – Mar 2018

Nil
 10 Polycylic aromatic hydrocarbons [PAHs] in Pallikaranai Wetland, Chennai; fish as an indicator

INSPIRE Fellow : Ms. Mythreyi Devarajan

Supervising Faculty :  Dr. S. Muralidharan

Sep 2013 – Aug 2018 Ms. Mythreyi Devarajan

INSPIRE Fellow

 

 

 11 Ecological investigation on five select endemic trees and their conservation strategies in the forests of Tamil Nadu, India

DST Young Scientist :  Dr. C. Muthuperumal

Supervising Faculty : Dr. P. Balasubramanian

Apr 2016 – Mar 2019 Dr. C. Muthuperumal

Young Scientist

 12 Assessing anthropogenic threats to large carnivore population in the Western Ghats part of Tamil Nadu

Dr. T. Ramesh, Scientist

&  Ramanujan Fellow

March 2017 – March 2022 To be engaged
 13 Ecological exploration and socio-economic valuation of pit lakes in Eastern coal fields, India: implications for conservation and sustainable use

Dr. Santanu Gupta

Inspire Faculty

 

Sep 2016 – Aug 2020 To be engaged