First record of the Mayan Cichlid in South Asia

Rajeev Raghavan co-authored a paper which documented for the first time the Mayan cichlid, Mayaheros urophthalmus in natural waters of Southern Asia. The paper published in Journal of Applied Ichthyology discusses the occurrence of this species in Kerala, India and its potential impacts on native species and the ecosystem. read more →

World Oceans Day Webinar

Dr. Rajeev Raghavan participated as an observer for Voyo (Voice of Youth for Oceans), a webinar organized by the Department of Aquatic Biology and Fisheries, University of Kerala in conjunction with the World Oceans Day. read more →

Tangled Bank – Webinar Series

Dr. Rajeev Raghavan delivered a webinar on ‘fishes of the Western Ghats’ in Tangled Bank Webinar series, organized by the Department of Botany, Central University of Punjab. The full talk can be accessed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fX52PJ_-QDc read more →

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 →