The Centre for Ecological Sciences (CES) at the Indian Institute of Science offers exciting opportunities for research in a variety of areas in ecology. These include animal behaviour and sociobiology, evolutionary biology, plant–animal interactions, community and habitat ecology, theoretical and mathematical ecology, spatial ecology, molecular ecology, conservation biology, large mammal and forest ecology and climate change. Research is being carried out on a number of taxa, ranging from ants and wasps to elephants, including bees, crickets, spiders, birds, herpetofauna, large mammals and non-human primates. CES maintains various field stations as well as excellent laboratory and computational facilities to facilitate research in these areas. CES encourages approaches that integrate various ecological concepts as well as techniques from theoretical to laboratory and field-based research.