Biology Colloquium |V V Robin
October 19 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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Title: Using continental islands to study ecological and evolutionary patterns in birds
Abstract: In this talk Robin will talk about his use of a continental island system – the Shola Sky Islands to study the ecology and evolution of birds. Mountains are often described as centres of biodiversity. But how does this biodiversity come about? This is the central question that Robin will answer with genetic and acoustic data. He will also highlight, using remotely sensed data, how recent changes in the landscape are impacting such biodiversity.
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Meeting ID: 924 7106 5101
About the Speaker: VV Robin is an Assistant Professor at IISER Tirupati and has been working on birds from for the last 20 years, much of it on Shola Sky Islands. He has a master’s in Ecology from Pondicherry University, a Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolution from NIAS, IISc campus, and a PostDoc at Loyola University, Chicago. He also has been an NCBS Fellow, a Salim Ali -Lok Wan Tho Ornithological Fellow, a Fulbright Scholar, and a National Geographic Explorer. His research interests broadly cover patterns and processes in ecology, behavioral ecology, biogeography, and evolutionary ecology. He uses bioacoustics, genetics, and remote-sensing-based GIS mapping as the main tools for his research, some of which translates to conservation action. More information on his research is at www.skyisland.in