Frogs and Fish

Professor Sathyabhama Das Biju from the University of Delhi, dubbed the frog man of India for his contributions to the taxonomy and conservation of South Asian amphibians visited the group and interacted with the students. Also seen in the photo is Professor Bijukumar from the University of Kerala who joined for discussions on freshwater taxonomy. read more →

INSPIRE Science Internship Camp

Dr. Rajeev Raghavan was an invited speaker at the INSPIRE Science Internship Camp for school students organized by the Sacred Heart College, Thevara. read more →

Conference on Evolutionary and Integrative Biology (CEIB 2017)

Anoop VK, PhD student presented his work on the ‘genetic diversity and phylogeography of the Western Ghats hillstream loach genus Mesonoemacheilus’ at the Conference on Evolutionary and Integrative Biology at the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Pune. read more →

National Seminar on Mainstreaming Biodiversity

Dr. Rajeev Raghavan delivered a talk on ‘Fishes of Western Ghats: diversity, threats and conservation’ at the National Seminar on Mainstreaming Biodiversity organized by the Department of Zoology, Maharajas College, Ernakulam read more →

Visitors from Natural History Museum and University of Kelaniya

Dr. Ralf Britz from the Natural History Museum (London) and Hiranya Sudasinghe from the University of Kelaniya (Sri Lanka) are visiting to undertake collaborative work on the taxonomy of several group of freshwater fishes of India and Sri Lanka. read more →

New paper from PhD student

Anoop VK published the first paper from his PhD thesis in Zootaxa discussing the taxonomic identity of three species of zodiac loaches. VK Anoop, N Dahanukar, A Ali & R Raghavan (2017) Taxonomy of the zodiac loaches, Mesonoemacheilus triangularis, M. tambaraparniensis and M. periyarensis endemic to the Western Ghats of India (Teleostei: Nemacheilidae). Zootaxa 4341.. read more →

Biogeography India Meeting

PhD student VK Anoop attended the Biogeography India meeting held at the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru from 26th to 28th September 2017. He also received a travel grant and bursary from the organizers. read more →