Shawn Dsouza

Research Assistant – Biodiversity and Resource Monitoring

Shawn DsouzaResearch Assistant – Biodiversity and Resource Monitoring Qualifications:  M.Sc. Biodiversity, MES Abasaheb Garware College, Pune. – 2017 B.Sc. Zoology, SIES College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Mumbai – 2015 Profile: I completed my Masters in Biodiversity from Pune University in May 2017. For my Master’s dissertation, I studied the effects of habitat modification and…
Trisha Gupta

Research Assistant – Biodiversity and Resource Monitoring

Trisha GuptaResearch Assistant – Biodiversity and Resource Monitoring Qualifications: M.Sc. Marine Biodiversity and Conservation, Ghent University, Belgium, 2016 B.Sc. Zoology, Chemistry and Botany, Christ University, Bangalore, 2014 Profile: I’ve been fascinated by the ocean from a very young age, and always looked for any excuse to be by the water. My research interests lie in…
Ishaan Khot

Junior Programme Officer – Biodiversity and Resource Monitoring

Ishaan KhotJunior Programme Officer – Biodiversity and Resource Monitoring Programme Qualifications:  M.Sc. Marine Biology, Pondicherry University, Port Blair campus, Andaman & Nicobar Islands (2015). B.Sc. Life Sciences, Ramnarain Ruia College, Mumbai (2012). Advanced Open Water Diver, PADI, Andaman & Nicobar Islands (2015). E-mail: ishaan.khot@dakshin.org;  ishaankhot@gmail.com Profile:  I have always been greatly fascinated by the human dimensions of nature…
Chetan Rao

Programme Officer – Biodiversity and Resource Monitoring

Chetan RaoSenior Research Assistant – Marine Flagships, Biodiversity and Resource Monitoring Program Qualifications: M.Sc. Wildlife Science, Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun, 2011. B.Sc. Zoology, Ramnarain Ruia College, Mumbai, 2009 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…
Adhith Swaminathan

Senior Research Assistant – Biodiversity and Resource Monitoring

Adhith SwaminathanSenior Research Assistant – Biodiversity and Resource Monitoring Programme, Base Manager – Andaman Nicobar Environment Team Qualifications: M.Sc. Marine Environmental Management, University of York, UK, 2009. B.Sc. Visual Communication, Madras University, Chennai, 2007. Email: adhith.me@gmail.com Profile: I have been fascinated by the marine environment, sea turtles in particular, since the age of 10. Since completing my masters,…
Madhuri Ramesh
Madhuri Ramesh Qualifications: PhD Conservation science and sustainability studies (Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, 2018) Email: madhuri.ramesh@dakshin.org Profile:  I grew up in the coastal city of Chennai, looking for olive ridley turtles that nested on bustling urban beaches. After years of working in other landscapes such as…
Prof. Raman Sukumar
Prof. Raman SukumarDr. R. Sukumar is a Professor at the Centre for Ecological Studies, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore Profile: Dr. R. Sukumar is a Professor at the Centre for Ecological Studies, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. He is also the Managing Trustee, Asian Nature Conservation Foundation and a Project Leader, Wildlife Trust Alliance, New York.…
Meena Balgopal
Meena BalgopalMeena Balgopal is a discipline-based educational researcher and an insect ecologist. Meena Balgopal is a discipline-based educational researcher and an insect ecologist. Her training is diverse and spans agro-ecology, insect ecology, and science education. For the past 15 years she has been studying the role that instructional strategies have on learners’ environmental (and scientific)…
Samyuktha Varma
Samyuktha Varma Samyuktha Varma is a writer and researcher based in Bangalore, India. She has a Masters in Gender and Social Policy from the London School of Economics and has worked with NGOs, large and small, across South Asia on issues such as social protection, natural resource management and agriculture, and waste and its reuse.…