My research is motivated by innate curiosity in the natural world and also a keen interest in answering questions that can inform conservation and management efforts. I have strong interests in coral reef ecology, reef fish communities and community dynamics of the marine ecosystem. For the past few years have worked (alongside colleagues) on a range of basic and applied studies in marine systems. The majority of my research is focussed in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, but I have also worked in other regions in India. Currently, I am focusing on (1) documenting patterns and processes of reef ecosystem (2) describing on-going shifts on reef ecosystems caused due to the impact of humans and climate change.

Theme of research

Coral reefs and fish Community ecology and conservation

Species research and conservation

Socio-ecological resilience of marine systems