Suresh Kumar

My core interest has been natural history, the basic understanding, especially of lesser-known and threatened avian species, their ecology, and conservation. In the last many years, I along with my team have been involved in tracking fine-scale movements and migration of a number of species, notable among these is the study on Amur Falcons from Northeast India, and Cranes and Flamingos in the arid plains of Western India. Members of my team are also involved in monitoring common species such as the Barn Swallow and House Sparrow of the Himalayas, also how land-use changes are influencing these species.

Wildlife Institute of India
Endangered Species Management
Designation type:
Faculty/ PI/ Scientist at a University, Institute or NGO
Senior Scientist
State/Union Territory:
Primary focus:
Primary area of study:
Conservation, Ecology--General, Others
Other primary area of study:
Movement Ecology
Primary field sites:

Himalayas, Northeast India, Rann of Kutch

Volunteers, Interns, Masters students seeking a thesis guide, Post-docs
Futher information on opportunities:

Intern and short-term positions are available throughout the year and are for a maximum duration of six months. Those interested can apply by sending an email to me and join formally as an intern after paying an internship fee of Rs. 5000 which includes a caution deposit of Rs. 3000 (refundable). Internship positions may be paid, and the amount ranges from Rs.8000 to Rs. 12000 per month depending on the educational qualification of the applicant. Those seeking a guide for a master’s dissertation research can enquire through email and on average I supervise two students per year.