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 →

Student Conference on Conservation Science

PhD students Anoop, Unmesh, Akshaya, Shalu, Ramvilas, Arya and Shilpa attended the 8th Student Conference on Conservation Science held at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore from 21st to 24th September 2017. read more →

Barcoding the world’s snakeheads

Rajeev Raghavan co authored a paper in PLoS One, the most comprehensive barcoding effort on snakehead fishes till date. read more →

Meeting with Amanda Vincent

PhD students Shalu Kannan and Ramvilas Ghosh caught up with Amanda Vincent, Director of Project Seahorse and Professor at the Fisheries Center, University of British Columbia during her Indian trip to discuss about their work on seahorses and sea fans of the Indian waters. read more →

Diversity in journals! Eight in eight months of 2017!!

Research from the lab has found its way to eight different journals in the eight months of 2017 with AT LEAST two more to be represented by the end of the year! read more →

Doctoral Fellowships from the Kerala State Biodiversity Board

Congratulations to PhD students Anoop V.K and Arya Sidharthan for being selected for the Kerala State Biodiversity Board’s Doctoral Fellowship 2017. While Anoop will use this fellowship to work on the systematics and evolution of hill stream loaches of the family Nemacheilidae in Western Ghats, Arya will focus her research on the taxonomy and ecology of.. read more →