We study how forest degradation combines with climate change to impact Himalayan biodiversity at multiple levels, from geographic range shifts to behaviour and demography. Our main ongoing work is in the eastern Himalayas of Arunachal Pradesh, where we have been monitoring bird populations in primary and logged forest for a decade using mist netting and bird ringing. We combine this with behavioural observations to understand how climate change and forest loss are altering the composition of mixed-species bird flocks across the elevational gradient.
Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary
Opportunities are unpaid, and most lab-based (curating data collected in the field, analysing bird and arthropod data). We do not usually offer field-based internships.