Bhoj Kumar Acharya

I am currently working at the Department of Zoology, Sikkim University. I have been undertaking research on ecology and biogeography of various taxonomic groups in the Eastern Himalaya for the past twenty years, with birds and butterflies as the main focus. My research interests are to understand the large-scale ecological patterns with particular emphasis on species richness, abundance and distribution patterns along ecological gradients. Current research focuses on biodiversity values using multi-taxa approach in socio-ecological landscapes in the Eastern Himalaya.

Sikkim University
Designation type:
Faculty/ PI/ Scientist at a University, Institute or NGO
Associate Professor
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Primary area of study:
Conservation, Ecology--Community ecology, Ecology--Macroecology
Primary field sites:

Sikkim, Darjeeling, Kalimpong

Masters students seeking a thesis guide, PhD students
Futher information on opportunities:

Those students who are interested for MSc thesis guidance can write an intent letter with brief synopsis. For PhD, aspiring students have to appear for an interview called by Sikkim University. The advertisement is normally given during April-May every year. The project positions, whenever available, will also be hosted in Sikkim University website