RESEARCHERS AND VOLUNTEERS

Manishankar Mishra
Research Assistant

Manishankar is presently pursuing his Master of Science degree in Wildlife and Management from Kuvempu University, Shivamogga. He joined BCIT in 2018 as a volunteer and is now working on various projects covering acoustics, distribution mapping and conservation issues. He is keen to carryout research on bats and finds them very interesting mammals to study. Mani also has a bachelor’s degree in Forestry. Mani is keen to work on the acoustic calls of bats.

Preetham Jadhav
Research Assistant

Preetham is presently pursuing his Master of Science degree in Wildlife and Management from Kuvempu University, Shivamogga. He joined BCIT in 2018 as a volunteer and is now working on various projects covering acoustics, distribution mapping and conservation issues. He has been curious about bats for a long time and feels bats are the least studied, are challenging to study due to their nocturnal nature and are marred by myths. He is passionate about carrying out long term research on bats.

Our Volunteers

Kaushik Narayanan
Trivandrum

Kaushik has a master’s degree in Genomics from Madurai Kamaraj University, Tamilnadu, where his thesis was on social behavior and bioacoustics of bats. He has carried out field studies and assisted other researchers on various projects across South East Asia. He is presently volunteering with BCIT on our Diversity Survey project.

Neeraj Bhanuprakash
Bengaluru

Neeraj is a tax advisor with a Big 4 company and a keen naturalist. Actively volunteering with BCIT for nearly five years now, he contributes to its diversity surveys, roost monitoring projects and photo documents various species being a wildlife photographer himself.

Dhanush Shetty
Shivamogga

Dhanush is presently pursuing his Master of Science degree in Wildlife and Management from Kuvempu University, Shivamogga. He has worked on conflicts related to elephants in estates, paddy fields and private farms. Being a wildlife artist, he has created artwork for BCIT apart from participating in field work.

Shraddha Kumari
Tumkur

Shraddha Kumari K is a Lecturer in Zoology at Government First Grade College, Tumkur. She is presently working on diversity and web patterns of spiders, has delivered many talks and has published national and international research papers about spiders. She got her interest on bats due to their interesting ecological behaviors. She has an urge to study what species of bats prey on her core subject “the spiders”.

Tarun Sridhara
Bengaluru

Tarun is a passionate naturalist who left a software engineering job to pursue his dream of serving as an IFS officer. A long-standing permanent supporter, he contributes to bat related research work and various other tasks on the field and in office. He has volunteered with various research organizations, carried out transect surveys and various other conservation-oriented projects.

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