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Ph.D. – Ecology | Centre for Ecological Sciences, Indian Institute of Science - Bengaluru

Prof. Shreekant Deodhar
Ph.D. in Ecology from Centre for Ecological Sciences, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru; M.Sc in Biodiversity from Savitribai Phule Pune University; B.Sc in Microbiology from Savitribai Phule Pune University; Diploma in French from Savitribai Phule Pune University.

Assistant Professor - Environmental Studies

 

Prof. Shreekant Deodhar is Assistant Professor – Environmental Studies at FLAME University. He received his Doctorate Degree in Ecology from Centre for Ecological Sciences, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru. He holds Master’s Degree in Biodiversity and Bachelor’s Degree in Microbiology from University of Pune.

Prof. Shreekant has a total work experience of over six years and has worked with IISc ,The University of Trans- Disciplinary Health & Sciences Technology and National Centre for Biological Science, Bengaluru.

His work focuses on Animal Behaviour, Plant-animal Interactions, Study-design and Data Visualization. He carried out his doctoral research on the natural history and reproductive behaviour of the Rock Agama (Psammophilus dorsalis). He has extensive experience in analysing ecological datasets using R. He is passionate about wildlife conservation, outreach and science communication. For his postdoctoral work at the faunal museum at IISc, he focused on dissemination of ecological findings to the public at large using digital media for promoting remote learning and improving accessibility of biodiversity data. He has taught various courses and modules in statistics, ecology and environmental studies across multiple reputed academic institutions in India.

Prof. Shreekant is keenly interested in ornithology and art. He co-founded the Bangalore Argentine Tango School, where he taught for several years and established collaborations with artistes and teachers from various countries across Europe and South America.

  1. Deodhar, S., Isvaran K. (2018) “Why do males use multiple signals? Insights from measuring wild male behavior over lifespans”, Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 6:75
  2. Deodhar, S., Isvaran, K., (2017) “Breeding phenology of the Peninsular Rock Agama (Psammophilus dorsalis): patterns in space, time and morphology”, Current Science, 113(11), 2120-2126
  3. Bhave, R., Deodhar, S., and Isvaran, K., (2017) “Intrinsic factors are relatively more important than habitat features in modulating risk perception in a tropical lizard”, Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 71:146
  4. Kulkarni, O., Gilda, S., Shintre, N., Deodhar, S., Dalvi, M., Wele, A., (2012) “Comparative anti microbial potential of Standardized syrup and suspension form of Talisadi Choorna – A classical Ayurvedic formulation”, Journal of Pharmacy Research, 5(10), 4957-4961
  5. Rachakonda, S., Deodhar, S. and Kulkarni, Y., (2010) “Predation on Hemidactylus treutleri (Squamata: Gekkonidae) by the peninsular rock agama Psammophilus dorsalis (Squamata: Agamidae) in Rishi Valley, Andhra Pradesh, India”, Herptology Notes, 3, 33-35