Gopinathan Maheswaran

I have been working on the ecology of long-legged wading birds especially storks and herons in north and north-east India. I worked extensively on Black-necked Stork’s ecology for my Ph.D dissertation and published my work in peer-reviewed journals. I also worked on the DST-sponsored project on the Critically Endangered White-bellied Heron in Namdapha Tiger Reserve, Arunachal Pradesh especially on the foraging behaviour as nothing is know about the species biology in India.

Zoological survey of India
Bird Section
Designation type:
Faculty/ PI/ Scientist at a University, Institute or NGO
State/Union Territory:
West Bengal
Primary focus:
Primary area of study:
Behaviour--Foraging, Behaviour--General, Conservation
Primary field sites:

Namdapha Tiger Reserve, Dudhwa National Park, Valmiki Tiger Reserve, Jaldapara National Park,

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

Every year, the Zoological Survey of India recruits JRF.SRF/PDF for our in-house as well as externally-funded projects and those who are interested shall apply.