Uddalak Tathagato Bindhani
Uddalak Tathagato Bindhani is a PhD Research Scholar at the Animal Behaviour and Cognition Programme (Ecology, Behaviour and Conservation), School of Natural Sciences and Engineering, National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bengaluru. His primary research interests lie in understanding the effects of anthropogenic pressures on the behavioural ecology of wild fauna so as to implement effective mitigation and conservation measures. He graduated with honours in Zoology from Presidency College, Kolkata, under the University of Calcutta followed by his Masters in Forestry, with a specialization in Wildlife Management and Eco-development, from the Forest Research Institute, Dehradun. His M. Sc. Dissertation, undertaken at the Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun, provided an innovative way to utilize natural markings to identify individual toads. Uddalak loves photographing fauna and exploring wilderness areas. His leisure hours are spent reading or watching cricket and football.