Ranjana Jaiswara (2014-2017)

Ranjana worked on the taxonomy of field crickets and we discovered a new species from Kerala. Ranjana is currently an INSPIRE Faculty at Panjab University, Chandigarh.

Mahandran V. (2017-2019)

Mahi worked on the mutualism between fruits bats and Mahua trees. He is now a Postdoctoral Fellow at Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Yunnan, China.

Sujata Saini (2019-2021)

Sujata worked on the diversity of moths along an elevational gradient in Himachal Pradesh. Sujata is currently a project manager at the dept of Parasitology, PGIMER, Chandigarh.

doctoral student 

Richa Singh (2014 - 2020)

At BEL Richa worked on the impact of environmental factors on the sexual signalling and life history traits of a field cricket. 

After her Ph.D. Richa worked on birds at IIT Mandi and then in WII on a project on tigers. In November 2022, Richa joined Purdue University as a Fulbright scholar in the lab of Dr. Ximena Bernal. She will be studying the sensory ecology of frog-biting mosquitoes.

doctoral student 

Sonam Chorol (2016 - 2022)

At BEL Sonam worked on understanding communicative complexity in avian vocalizations.  

In Noivember 2022 Sonam joined IISER Pune as a postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Dr. Raghav Rajan. She will be examining the neural basis of complex communication in zebra finches.

master's student 

Kaustubh Verma (2022)

Kaustubh worked with me on geographical variation in Purple Sunbird vocalizations. He is currently a PhD student at IISER TVM with Prof. Hema Somanathan.

Vaibhav (2021)

Vaibhav worked on ontogeny of mating calls in crickets.

Aditya krishnan (2020)

Adi worked with Dr. Holger Goerlitz at MPIO examining Jamming Avoidance in Echolocating Bats. He is current a PhD student at Johns Hopskin Univ working on bats with Prof. Cindy Moss.

Geetika Aggarwal (2022)

Geetika worked on acoustic communication in Large Grey Babblers. SHe is current a PhD student at CES< IISc with Prof. Kartik Shanker.

Ushnik Das (2021)

Ushnik worked with Dr. H. Ehrenreich on behaviour of mice with syndromal autism. He is currently doing a MS in Univ. of Antwerp on biomedical neuroscience.

Rohit Negi (2020)

Rohit worked with me and Prof. Mewa Singh on anti-predator behaviour of Nicobar Long-tailed Macaques. He is current working with Prof. Julia Fischer in Gottingen.

Afzal C. (2022)

Afzal worked on male calling behaviour and female phonotaxis in a field crickets. 

Sooraj Murali (2021)

 Sooraj worked on the nonbreeding vocalizations of Purple Sunbird.

Sooraj also examined microgeographic variation in Purple Sunbird vocalizations.

Prathibha P. (2020)

PP worked with me and Dr. Joby Joseph at UoH on neural response to sound and life history traits in crickets. She is current a PhD student with Dr. Michael Smith at Auburn Univ. working on honeybees.

barsa Das (2021)

barsa worked with me and Sujata on moth diversity in the Shivaliks. She went on to work with Prof. Trevor Price on a project 

Deepak Negi (2020)

Deepak worked with me and Sujata on a comparative study of wing venation patterns in moths. He followed his passion and is now a Youtuber!

Pankhuri Singhal (2020)

Pankhuri worked with me on seasonal variation in male song in Purple Sunbird.

Karthik T. (2020)

Karthik examined audience effect in relation to mating behaviour in crickets. Karthik is a project assistant at the Kalahari Meerkat Project.

Jain P.K. (2019)

Jain worked with me on the perception of conspecific calls in noise in crickets. Jain is set to join as a Ph.D. student in Oklahoma Univ, USA.

Awani Bapat (2019)

Awani worked with Dr. Vidya TNC at JNCASR on the foraging behaviour of Asian elephants. Awani is a PhD student at the Univ. of Vienna.


Pranav B (2018)

Pranav was a student in Pondicherry University and did his Master 's thesis with me on Babblers. He is a Ph.D. student in CES, IISc.

Tarunkwishor Y. (2018)

Tarun worked on moth diversity. He is doing his PhD in IISER TVM with Ullasa K. on butterflies

Nakul Raj (2017)

Nakul was a student in Central Univ Punjab and worked with me on the vocalization of Common Myna. He is now into wildlife film-making

Monika Singh (2017)

Monika was a student at Forest Research Institute and did her Master 's thesis with me examining avian frugivore diversity. She is a Ph.D. student in IFGTB, Coimbatore.

Lata Kalra (2017)

Lata worked on agonistic behaviour in crickets. She is a PhD. student with Prof. Mark Bee in Univ of Minnesota, USA

Samriddhi Panwar (2017)

Samriddhi examined mating call preferences in field crickets in relation to species recognition.

Saumya Gupta (2016)

Saumya worked on winner-loser effects in crickets. She is a Ph.D. student with Prof. Mark Bee in Univ. of Minnesota, USA 

Sekhar M.A. (2016)

Sekhar worked on effect of turbidity and landmark use in Zebrafish. He is all set to join as a Ph.D. student in Univ. North Dakota, USA.

Shiven (2016)

Shiven worked on heterospecific call avoidance in field crickets.

Shivaprasad Patil (2015)

Shiv worked on conspecific spacing in natural choruses of crickets.