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  • Swati Udayraj presents a talk on our work on the Squirrels of India database at the TDWG 2022 conference. Talk title: Building a Database using Unconventional Sources: Squirrels of India, by Swati Udayraj, Senan D'Souza, Aravind P S, Nandini Rajamani
  • The Ladakh field season draws to a close. Big ups to the team of interns and lab-members who helped in data collection. Shout-out to Technology for Wildlife Foundation with whom, the Sciurid Lab is collaborating, on some exciting drone technology.


  • After months of work spread out over the year, the field work on the occurrence of palm squirrels across the Tirupati landscape is complete. Kudos to the large team of interns and lab members!


  • Mingyur Rigzen's article on conserving glaciers in Ladakh titled "Melting Glaciers And Human Adaptability" is published in Sanctuary Asia, Vol. 42 No. 6, June 2022. https://sanctuarynaturefoundat...
  • Rithika S, MSc Ecology student at Pondicherry University, defends her Master's thesis titled "A study on the usage of a citizen science platform as a tool for biodiversity analysis across the urban-rural gradient of Tirupati".


  • A batch of interns complete their internship on the 'Squirrels of India' database.
  • Harsha Jagadeesh, BSMS IISER Tirupati, submits her Master's thesis titled " A study on camouflage-influenced behavioural decisions in Funambulus palmarum".
  • Keerthi O., BSMS IISER Tirupati, submits her Master's thesis titled "Coat colouration and camouflage advantages in giant squirrels in the genus Ratufa".


  • The Eastern Ghats Symposium 2022 was held on 30th April and 1st May at the Marasa Sarovar, Tirupati, organised by Dr. Nandini Rajamani and team.

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    Indian Giant Squirrel from Kodaikanal field site, Tamil Nadu © Jude D
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    Observing Ladakh pikas at the Tsokar field site in Ladakh. © Nandini Rajamani