Profile: I joined Dakshin in December 2013 as a project assistant on the long term monitoring project of olive ridley sea turtles in Ganjam, Odisha. I subsequently moved on to work on another marine reptile- sea snakes, one of the speciose but less understood animal. I currently supervise the effect of fishing practices on the ecology of sea snakes in Malvan, Maharashtra.
Rao, C. “The Big Squeeze” Saevus. July. 2014. 27-29. Print (Popular Article)
Rao, C., G. Talukdar., B. C. Choudhury., P. G. Shankar., R. Whitaker and M. Goode. 2013. Habitat use of King Cobra (Ophiophagus hannah) in a heterogeneous landscape matrix in the tropical forests of the Western Ghats, India. Hamadryad 36(2) 69-79
Rao, C., Talukdar, G and Choudhury, B.C. 2011. Factors influencing movement pattern, habitat use and distribution of king cobra (Ophiophagus hannah)- a multi scale approach. Thesis submitted to the Wildlife Institute of India.
Rao, C. “Human-wildlife conflict in India”. Economic times. July 2010. Print (Popular article)