My research focuses primarily on the foraging and breeding ecology of birds related to optimality and prey-predator interactions.  The prey-predator interactions of waterbirds, nesting characteristics and population characteristics of different species of birds are investigated.  Further, my work focuses on owls pertaining to the role of biocontrol agent against rodent pests and the behaviour of rodents.

A.V.C. College (Autonomous)
PG and Research Dept of Zoology and Wildlife Biology
Designation type:
Faculty/ PI/ Scientist at a University, Institute or NGO
Principal of the College & Head of the Department
State/Union Territory:
Tamil Nadu
Mannampandal, Mayiladuthurai
Primary focus:
Lab, Field
Primary area of study:
Applied/Economic ornithology, Behaviour--Foraging, Conservation
Primary field sites:

Pichavaram mangroves, East coast of Tamil Nadu, Inland wetlands of Tamil Nadu, Agricultural ecosystem, River Exe Estuary UK,

PhD students, Post-docs
Futher information on opportunities:

I do guide the PhD scholars as per their interest related to my research area.