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Dancing, diving and dipping: Ecology and conservation of Himalayan river birds
12 Feb 2022 @ 4:00 pm
Dr Ankita Sinha
Birds along rivers have fascinating adaptations, plumage, calls and foraging strategies. These have enabled them to live in complex land-water transition habitats . During her PhD, Ankita studied patterns of distribution and endemism in river birds globally. She conducted field-surveys spanning different seasons across multiple years, from 2015 to 2019 in the Western Himalaya to understand factors driving habitat selection in specialist river birds. Join in this webinar to know more about river birds, their unique ecology, threats and conservation challenges.
Ankita’s prime interests are community ecology and biogeography and she is interested in questions around strategies that enable different species to co-exist. Currently she is working at the G.B. Pant National Institute of Himalayan Environment & Sustainable Development, Almora in the National Mission on Himalayan Studies.