Dr.K.V.Gururaja holds a Ph.D. on the effect of fragmentation on amphibian communities in the Western Ghats. He has travelled extensively in the Western Ghats and the Western Himalayas. He carried out his postdoctoral research on conservation priority areas in four major West flowing rivers of the Western Ghats based on amphibian distribution. His interests vary from amphibian ecology, behaviour biology, acoustics, conservation and management and training young minds. He is currently Urban Planner / GIS Analyst at the Centre for infrastructure, Sustainable Transport and Urban Planning (CiSTUP), Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.