Sangeetha is preparing for her debut foreign trip! Sangeetha would be attending and offering a poster presentation of her Ph.D. work in the Ecology Beyond Borders (joint meeting of British Ecological Society, UK, GFO, Germany, NecoV, and EEF) to be held at Ghent, Belgium during 10-14 December 2017.
Invasion of the mind-snatching wasps!
Prabitha’s recent paper on body-guard manipulation of a parasitoid wasp has been featured by Research Matters!
Recently, Kannur District Collector by handing over a copy to the Divisional Forest Officer of Kannur, released Roshnath’s first book on Bird Atlas of Kannur District on Saturday, 11/11/2017! Roshnath is a passionate and a promising bird watcher of Kerala and research on ecology of heronry birds of India.
Our research shows that the globally invasive yellow crazy ants (Anoplolepis gracilipies) preys upon honey bees in pumpkin flowers and affect yield in the crop species. See a popular article on our Biological Invasions paper The Hindu article on Biol Inv
Several individuals of a new species of a parasitic wasp (Anokha nigra) were discovered from the leaf litter of sacred groves of Kammadam Sacred grove in Kasaragod District of Kerala State in India! The inventory shows the rich biodiversity harbors in the sacred groves of India. Parasitic wasps are important functional guilds of forest floor having a great role in biological control of insect pests.
See the paper here
Roshnath and his ornithologist friends report that the heronry birds are abandoning their ages old nesting trees in Kannur District! Thanks to the poor town planning and development! However, it is welcome that the District administration is showing great interest to increase the awareness about heronry bird nesting in Kannur joining hands with the bird watchers of the town.
Congratulations Asha and Rajesh for bagging the Outstanding Young Scholar Award in the 12th International Conference of Ecology held in Beijing, China!
A survey that involved Ph.D. student Roshnath and other stakeholders found that heronry of Kasaragod is stable. See the report here
Asha and Rajesh are preparing to attend the International Congress of Ecology to be held in Beijing, China during 20 – 25 August 2017! They will be giving talk presentations in the thematic session “The importance of biodiversity in human-modified landscapes”. Congratulations!!
Prabitha has received a travel grant from Science Engineering Research Board, Government of India, New Delhi to attend the Ento 2017 (Entomological Networks: Ecology, Behavior, and Evolution) meeting to be held at New Castle University, UK. She will be giving a talk presentation. Congratulations Prabitha!!