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Why learn about amphibians ?

What to expect at Ambhi-bio...

  • Learn about amphibian taxonomy
  • Understand their fascinating life cycles 
  • Explore their habitats and specialized behaviours  
  • Get insights into the life of The Himalayan Salamander
  • Partner in conserving amphibians 

The stalwarts you will connect with...

Dr. Seshadri KS

 Post-Doctoral Fellow

Centre for Ecological Sciences

Indian Institute of Science(IISc)

Ph.D. in Biological Sciences from the National University of Singapore (NUS). His research is focussed on aspects of animal behavior, ecology, and conservation within diverse taxa. 

TOPIC: Amphibian Ecology, Behaviour and, Conservation: A case from the Western Ghats

                                                                  Dr. K.P. Dinesh


Zoological Survey of India (ZSI): Western Ghats Regional Centre 

For his post doctoral research at CES-IISc he examined the extent and patterns of distribution of genetic diversity within the Ranid family of the Western Ghats.He continues to elucidate problems in taxonomy, systematics and delimitation of the species, and is attempting to define the altitudinal and latitudinal range of distribution for ranids and other frogs.

TOPIC: Taxonomic studies on the Amphibians of the Western Ghats

Shruti Sengupta


President WISH foundation, Kolkata


Her primary interest is in evolutionary ecology with focus on thermal physiology of reptiles and amphibians. For ectotherms, temperature becomes a determining factor of life and death. She is trying to understand their coping mechanism with climate change both in short and in long term.

TOPIC: Water dogs of India and other salamanders

Dr. Varun Torsekar

PhD , Centre for Ecological Sciences,

Indian Institute of Science (IISc)

His work focused on the evolutionary history of the frog genus Nyctibatrachus from the Western Ghats.  He is intrigued by the phenomenon of speciation and the issue of cryptic species. He is specifically interested in the evolutionary and biogeographic history of endemic anuran groups of the Western Ghats, their relationships with each other, and the factors that drive speciation and diversification in these groups. 

TOPIC: Evolution of Amphibians


Open to ALL above 15 years.


Dates: 5th & 6th September 2020
Time  : 4 to 7:30 PM
Maximum participants: 25 only!
Medium: Simple English. 


Rs. 1,550/-



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