Prize for best talk – SCCS Cambridge

PhD student Unmesh Katwate received the second best talk award at the SCCS Cambridge 2019 edition for his presentation on the cryptic cyprinid diversity of Western Ghats read more →

Shalu wins best poster award at International Biodiversity Congress

Co-supervised PhD student, Shalu Kannan received the award for the best poster at the International Biodiversity Congress held at the Forest Research Institute, Dehradun from 4th to 6th October 2018. read more →

National Workshop on Tools and Techniques for Management of Aquatic Ecosystems

Dr. Rajeev delivered an invited talk on ‘taxonomy of river and lake fishes’ at the National Workshop on Tools and Techniques for Management of Aquatic Ecosystems organized by the Center for Excellence in Aquatic Resource Management at the Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies (KUFOS). 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 on sustainability of small-scale fisheries in Western Ghats

Small, least conspicuous fish species are targeted through subsistence fisheries in many regions of the world, but little is known about their population dynamics or exploitation levels. In the Western Ghats of India, part of a global biodiversity hotspot and an exceptional region of freshwater fish diversity and endemism, several small species of loaches are.. read more →

Do frogs really eat cardamom? Understanding the myth of crop damage by amphibians in the Western Ghats, India

In a new paper published in Ambio, Rajeev Raghavan and colleagues examine the age-old myth of frogs consuming cardamom in plantations across the Western Ghats Biodiversity Hotspot. read more →