Prabitha Mohan, the first Ph.D. student of the lab, worked passionately on manipulative parasitoids, published two excellent papers, and later joined the COVID lab of the University, has been selected as a Post-Doctoral Fellow in a multi-institutional long-term project monitored by the Indian Institute of Science. She has joined Dr. K.A. Subramaniam’s lab in Zoological Survey of India, Chennai! We wish her the best!
Are sacred groves functioning well as expected? Hari’s research on pre-predator interaction using artificial caterpillar models suggests yes and no. Follow here his paper.
Rajesh has published his paper on dynamics of ant community in sacred groves. We are surprised that the sacred groves are under severe pressure from invasive ants. The number of them grew up several folds over the years! Here is the paper.
Follow https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WV0HtqRJwp8 for the talk