I am an ecologist interested in sea turtle ecology and conservation, and by extension, all things marine. For my Ph.D., I will focus on sea turtle foraging ecology and habitats.
Sea turtles are known to spend most of their lives in the water, utilising oceanic and neritic habitats to forage and rest. Their habitat preferences are influenced by numerous factors such as their energy requirements, forage quality and quantity, habitat quality and structure and so on. Therefore, it is crucial to improve our understanding of sea turtle ecology and interactions with their habitats, to take a holistic approach towards their protection and inform conservation decisions.
I am fascinated by the resilience of the ocean and its inhabitants towards anthropogenic pressures and the constant change in the environment.
PhD student, Swansea University, UK
Project Associate/Manager, Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) - India, Bengaluru, India
Research Assistant, Dakshin Foundation, Bengaluru, India
Research Assistant/Affiliate, Dakshin Foundation, Bengaluru, India
MSc. Conservation Biology, University of Kent, UK
BSc. Zoology, University of Pune, India