Prachi Mehta

We are interested in understanding distribution patterns, resource utilization and conservation needs of raptors, wetland birds and forest birds. Since 2013, we are examining the ecological requirements of Forest Owlet and other owl species to understand the mechanism of resource partitioning among sympatric owls. Through one of our recent projects, we are trying to understand interspecific interactions among hornbills, owls and woodpeckers.

Wildlife Research and Conservation Society
Designation type:
Faculty/ PI/ Scientist at a University, Institute or NGO
Senior Scientist and Director
State/Union Territory:
Primary focus:
Primary area of study:
Conservation, Ecology--Community ecology, Ecology--Macroecology
Primary field sites:

Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Karnataka

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

We advertise for the available posts on “Opportunities” section on our website ( and also post it on YETI mailing list and other platforms. Many Masters students have carried out their project dissertations with us. Students interested in pursuing Masters thesis on any of our projects are requested to approach us minimum 6 months in advance to discuss the research questions etc. We have paid positions for Project assistant, Research Biologists and Research Officers who can work in the field and in the office as the requirement may be