Monica Kaushik

I am interested in understanding the correlates of bird communities in urban areas, mainly urban green spaces. We investigated the effects of landscape and local scale factors in explaining the variation in bird community characteristics. We are now focusing on the role of urban predators and other less studied factors in shaping the bird assemblages. Additionally, we are interested in understanding the strategies of birds that help them to survive in cities and ever changing forest areas.

Azim Premji University
School of Art and Sciences
Designation type:
Faculty/ PI/ Scientist at a University, Institute or NGO
Assistant Professor
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Primary focus:
Primary area of study:
Conservation, Ecology--Community ecology, Ecology--Habitat ecology
Primary field sites:

Rajaji National Park, Dehradun, Uttarakhand

Interns, Masters students seeking a thesis guide, Project assistants
Futher information on opportunities:

I am looking for a research assistant to work on avian assemblages in urban green spaces. This is a paid position; interested students and researchers can write to me for more details.

Students seeking research experience can write to me.

Masters students must write to discuss research ideas and design a study in advance.