CES welcomes a new faculty member: Umesh SrinivasanWed, 2020-02-26 12:38
It gives us great pleasure to welcome Dr. (Dr.) Umesh Srinivasan to CES. Umesh joins as Assistant Professor after completing a postdoc at Princeton University, prior to which he completed his PhD at NCBS. The doctor in parenthesis refers to an MBBS he did before he became obsessed with ecology and conservation!
Umesh is primarily interested in all forms of global change (especially land use and climate change) and the impacts of global change on biodiversity. His current work focuses on understanding how synergies between climate warming, forest degradation and other drivers of global change impact the behaviour, demography and the structure and function of bird communities in the Himalayas. Apart from the research, he also works with the Bugun community of Singchung village in Arunachal Pradesh and the Arunachal Pradesh Forest Department on a range of conservation issues. These initiatives include wildlife and nature education for schoolchildren from Arunachali tribal communities and the management of the Singchung Bugun Village Community Reserve, established to protect the critically endangered Bugun Liocichla.