Three new species of filament barbs

PhD student Unmesh Katwate led a paper in Vertebrate Zoology, describing three new species of filament barbs (genus Dawkinsia) from the Western Ghats of India read more →

MongaBay India covers lab research for their article on covid19 and conservation

MongaBay India interviewed Dr. Rajeev Raghavan for an article on how covid-19 has impacted the science and practice of conservation in India read more →

Editorial Board of Asian Journal of Conservation Biology

Rajeev Raghavan has joined the editorial board of the Asian Journal of Conservation Biology (AJCB) read more →

Visit to LACONES, CCMB

PhD student Arya Sidharthan visited the Umapathy Lab at the Center for Cellular and Molecular Biology/CCMB, Hyderabad and received training in detection of aquatic biodiversity using environmental DNA/eDNA. read more →

Field surveys in the Laccadive Archipelago

Co-Supervised PhD students, Ramvilas Ghosh and Shalu Kannan carried out field surveys in the islands of the Laccadive Archipelago, together with extended lab members Liju Thomas and Shilpa Jose. read more →

Visit by Neelesh Dahanukar, IISER Pune

Dr. Neelesh Dahanukar, long-term collaborator and supporter of the lab visited and interacted with PhD and Masters students on 2nd March 2020. read more →

IUCN Red List Workshop

Dr. Rajeev Raghavan co-led an IUCN Red List Workshop to assess the conservation status of the freshwater fishes of the Indus River, at Kandy, Sri Lanka from 25th February to 2nd March 2020. read more →

Lab discovery finds a place in Prime Minister’s address

The discovery of the world’s largest cave fish from Meghalaya was the focus of the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi’s address to the nation – Mann Ki Baat on 24th February 2020 read more →

Round Table sessions at Second International Mahseer Conference

Rajeev Raghavan led the round table session on ‘mahseer taxonomy’ at the Second International Mahseer Conference held at Chiang Mai from February 11 to 16 2020. read more →

Discovery of the world’s largest cavefish

Rajeev Raghavan was involved in the discovery of the world’s largest cavefish, a yet-to-be described species of Mahseer (Tor sp.), which was covered by several leading media houses including National Geographic. read more →